Friday, May 29, 2009

Top 10 stiri FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. Dallas: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case
Federal court in Dallas sentences the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Full Story
2. New York: Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik Indicted in False Statements Case in District of Columbia
Bernard Kerik, a former New York City Police Commissioner, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to White House officials during his vetting for the position of Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Full Story
3. Chicago: Fugitive Financier Surrenders in Chicago
Abe Karn, who was wanted in connection with a massive mortgage fraud investigation, surrendered to the FBI. Full Story
4. Kansas City: Eight Uzbekistan Nationals Among 12 Charged with Racketeering, Human Trafficking, Immigration Violations
Eight Uzbekistan nationals were among 12 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) charges related to labor racketeering, forced labor trafficking, and immigration violations in a $6 million scheme to employ illegal aliens at hotels and other sites in 14 states. Full Story
5. Washington Field: Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Campaign Fundraising Scheme
Jerry Pierce-Santos, of Vienna, Virginia, pled guilty to illegally making conduit contributions to a candidate seeking federal office. Full Story
6. Chicago: Plainfield School Bus Driver Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography
Mario Meschino was arrested by the Chicago FBI's Innocent Images Task Force. Full Story
7. Salt Lake City: Man Indicted on Mail, Wire Fraud, and Tax Evasion Charges in Connection with Real Estate Investment Scheme
Claud R. Koerber, aka Rick Koerber, was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion in connection with an alleged fraudulent investment scheme he devised to get money from investors. His scheme took in about $100 million in investor funds; more than $50 willion was used to make Ponzi payments; and other investor money was diverted to other uses. Full Story
8. Charlotte: Mooresville Pharmacist and Website Employee Each Sentenced for Roles in Drug Distribution Conspiracy
A North Carolina pharmacist and a former employee at were sentenced to 40 months and 23 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a massive conspiracy to distribute millions of hydrocodone pills to thousands of customers throughout the country. Full Story
9. New York: Two Stock Brokers Plead Guilty to Stock Manipulation Scheme
Two stock brokers pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to securities fraud charges arising from a scheme to manipulate the stock of Smart Online. Full Story
10. Washington Field: Defense Contactor Pleads Guilty in Connection with Procurement of Bullet-Proof Vest Contract in Iraq
Defense contractor Diana Bakir Demilta, a U.S. citizen, pled guilty to wire fraud and admitted to engaging in other bribery-related conduct in connection with contracts in Iraq. Full Story

Friday, May 15, 2009

Top 10 stiri FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. Miami: Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts, and One Defendant Acquitted on Charges of Conspiring to Support Al Qaeda, Attack Targets in the United States
Miami jury convicts five men of multiple charges that include conspiring to provide material support to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. Full Story
2. Washington Field Office: Defense Department Official Charged with Espionage Conspiracy
A Defense Department official has been charged with conspiracy to communicate classified information to an agent of a foreign government. Full Story
3. Atlanta: Fugitive from Virginia State Prison System on the Run 27 Years Arrested in Georgia
Conasauga Safe Streets Task Force arrests Richard Boucher on federal unlawful flight/fugitive charges stemming from his 1982 escape from a Virginia Department of Corrections Prison in Chesapeake, VA. Full Story
4. New York: Swedish Citizen Oussama Kassir Found Guilty of Providing Material Support to al Qaeda
Oussama Abdullah Kassir is found guilty of charges relating to his participation in an effort to establish a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon and his operation of several terrorist websites. Full Story
5. Detroit: Members of “Highwaymen Motorcycle Club” Indicted on Violent Crime, Drug and Gun Charges
Seventy-four members and associates of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club were charged in Detroit on charges including participating in the affairs of a corrupt organization through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO), committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering, distributing controlled substances, and committing various federal gun violations. Full Story
6. San Diego: Federal Indictment Unsealed with Second-Degree Murder Charge for the Death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar
Jesus Navarro-Montes is charged on three counts of federal narcotics violations and second degree murder in connection with the death of United States Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar. Full Story
7. Louisville: Louisville Woman Charged with Extortion, Making False Statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kentucky woman charged with the intent to extort money, a threat to injure the reputation of University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, and willfully making materially false statements to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the course of their investigation into the extortion. Full Story
8. Kansas City: Overland Park Man Admits Making Anthrax Threat
John Philip Barker pleads guilty to sending a white powder through the U.S. mails that he claimed was anthrax. Full Story
9. Los Angeles/Newark: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Launching Attack that Shut Down Church of Scientology Websites
New Jersey man pleads guilty to his role in a cyber attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable. Full Story
10. FBI Headquarters: Timothy J. Healy Named Director of Terrorist Screening Center
Timothy J. Healy has been named director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Full Story

Thursday, May 14, 2009

FBI cauta pe cel care a plasat bomba la BNSF

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Gerald D. Pennington, Chief of Police for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) announced today that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the bombing of a BNSF switching shed, earlier this week.
The blast took place during the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 12th, inside a concrete bungalow building near Sugar Grove, Illinois. The building contained electronic components that controlled rail switches for the BNSF’s Aurora line, in and around the Sugar Grove area. The explosion was first discovered when a BNSF dispatcher received a switch malfunction alarm. When BNSF employees investigated, they determined that the building housing the switching controls had been severely damaged by an explosion.
Subsequent investigation by the BNSF Police and the Kane County Sheriff’s office determined that the damage was caused by an explosive device, believed to be a pipe bomb, which was apparently dropped into the building through a roof top air vent.

The blast caused a major disruption of rail traffic for several hours to the BNSF’s Aurora line, which carries both freight traffic and Amtrak passenger trains. No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, either directly or through disruption to rail traffic.
In announcing this reward offer, Mr. Grant said “While no injuries or loss of life resulted from this incident, this bombing was certainly an intentional act and will be aggressively investigated by the FBI.”
The Chicago FBI is investigating this incident jointly with the BNSF Railroad Police Department and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Forensic examination of bomb fragments recovered from the site is being conducted by the FBI’s Crime Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. The reward offer announced today is being made by the BNSF Railroad.
This incident is being investigated under the Federal Train Wreck statue, which provides for a maximum penalty of up to 20 years incarceration for anyone convicted of intentionally damaging or destroying tracks, switches or other railway infrastructure.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the BNSF tip line at (800) 832-5452.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Top 10 stiri FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. Phoenix: Mesa Man Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI During Investigation into Organization that Supported Hamas An Arizona man pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI in an investigation involving national security and related to international terrorism financing. Full Story
2. Detroit: Eight Charged in “Point Shaving” Scheme at the University of Toledo Two Detroit area businessmen and six former University of Toledo athletes were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit sports bribery. Additionally, six of the defendants were also charged with unlawful use of interstate facilities. Full Story
3. Las Vegas: Former Bank of China Managers and Their Wives Sentenced for Stealing More Than $485 Million, Laundering Money through Las Vegas Casinos Two former managers of the Bank of China and their wives were sentenced by a federal jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, international transportation of stolen property as well as passport and visa fraud. Much of the stolen proceeds were laundered through casino betting. Full Story
4. San Francisco: Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Alleged Computer Intrusions at NASA and Cisco Philip Gabriel Pettersson, aka “Stakkato,” 21, a Swedish national, was indicted on computer intrusion and trade secret theft charges. The five-count indictment includes one intrusion count and two trade secret misappropriation counts involving Cisco Systems Inc., a provider of computer network equipment and producer of Internet routers. Full Story
5. New York: President of Alavi Foundation Indicted for Obstruction of JusticeFarshid Jahedi, the president of the Alavi Foundation, wass indicted for allegedly destroying documents subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating the Foundation’s relationship with Bank Melli Iran and the ownership of a Manhattan office building. Full Story6. Milwaukee: Five People Charged in $14 Million Mortgage FraudA federal grand jury returned a twenty four count indictment charging five people with wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story
7. Washington Field Office: Civilian Contractor, U.S. Army Major and His Wife Indicted for Alleged Bribe Scheme Involving Contracts at Camp Arifjan in KuwaitA 23-count indictment was unsealed alleging that a civilian contractor paid more than $2.8 million in bribes to a U.S. Army contracting official stationed at Camp Arifjan, an Army base in Kuwait, and the official’s wife, and that the three individuals committed honest services fraud and money laundering offenses in connection with the same conduct. Full Story
8. Sacramento: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with Ongoing Tomato Industry Probe: Former Director of Purchasing for B&G Foods Inc. Admits to Accepting BribesA Randolph, New Jersey man pled guilty to two counts of honest services mail fraud in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into various illicit activities in the tomato processing industry. Full Story
9. Detroit: Detroit Businessmen Indicted Along with Former Professional Thoroughbred Jockey Three Michigan men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit sports bribery, and were also charged with unlawful use of interstate facilities. Full Story
10. New York: New York Man Pleads Guilty to Investment FraudNorman Hsu pled guilty to ten counts of mail and wire fraud stemming from his role in an investment fraud scheme that defrauded investors across the United States. Full Story

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Alexandru Dragomir, Iosif Rauca si Gabriel Mircea Staicu arestati pentru clonare de carduri in Florida

Alexandru Dragomir, de 28 de ani, din Hallandale,FL, Iosif Rauca, 35 de ani si Gabriel Mircea Staicu, 41 de ani, ambii din Boca Raton, FL sunt trei din cele patru persoane arestate de curand in Florida, conform unui comunicat al FBI, Miami.
Acestia au fost pusi sub acuzare si risca o pedeapsa de 15 ani de inchisoare pentru fraude cu carduri bancare.
Pe numele lor a fost pusa o cautiune de 250,000 de dolari.
Conform procurorului din Florida acestia foloseau un dispozitiv de copiere a bandei magnetice de pe cardurile cetatenilor. Acestea erau instalate pe bancomate, impreuna cu camere video in miniatura pentru a copia codul PIN. Cu informatiile astfel obtinute acestia confectionau carduri de banca false pe care le foloseau ulterior in a scoate banii sau a face cumparaturi.
Banii se pare ca erau apoi trimisi in diferite locatii din America si Romania, folosind serviciile Western Union.
Pentru prinderea lor si-au unit fortele cei de la Serviciul Secred si Biroul Federal de Investigatii.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Top 10 stiri FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. Springfield: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to al Qaeda
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda. Full Story
2. Washington Field: Colombian National Arraigned on Charges of Providing Material Support to the FARC
Luz Mery Gutierrez Vergara was extradited from Colombia and made her initial appearance to face charges for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to provide material support to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, commonly known as the “FARC.” Full Story
3. Baltimore: Five Charged in $70 Million “Dream Home” Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A federal grand jury has indicted four defendants and an information has been filed against a fifth defendant for their participation in a massive mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly promised to pay off homeowners’ mortgages on their "Dream Homes." Full Story
4. San Francisco: Korean Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participation in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy
Bock Kwon, a high-level Korean executive from LG Display Co. Ltd., pled guilty to participating in a global conspiracy to fix prices in the sale of Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display panels. Four companies have agreed to plead guilty and to pay more than $616 million in fines, and nine executives have been charged. Full Story
5. Los Angeles: Pemgroup Founder Arrested on Federal Charges of Structuring Transactions to Avoid Federal Reports
Danny Pang was arrested on federal charges of structuring cash transactions to keep them under the $10,000 figure that triggers a report to be filed with the federal government. Full Story
6. Philadelphia: Three Brothers Sentenced to Life Prison Terms for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers
Three brothers who were convicted of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military during an armed attack on a military base were sentenced to life prison terms. Dritan Duka and Shain Duka were sentenced to prison terms of life plus an additional, consecutive 30 years. The third brother, Eljvir Duka, received a life prison term. Full Story
7. New York: Genovese Family Captain Found Guilty of Murder, Racketeering, Robbery, Extortion, Firearms, and Other Charges
Angelo Prisco, a Captain in the Genovese Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra, was found guilty after a two-week jury trial for murder, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, firearms crimes, property theft, and operating an illegal gambling business. Full Story
8. New York: Former Hedge Fund Manager Arthur G. Nadel Indicted On Fraud Charges
Arthur Nadel was indicted on securities, mail, and wire fraud charges stemming from a ten-year scheme to defraud investors out of millions of dollars. Full Story
9. San Francisco: Citigroup Investment Banker, Two Others Charged in Insider Trading Scheme
A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 38 count indictment against three Bay Area defendants charging securities fraud and conspiracy relating to an insider trading scheme in which the defendants made profits in excess of $5.3 million. Full Story
10. New York: Top Taliban Associate and Mujahideen Warlord Sentenced on Drug Charges
Bashir Noorzai, a former Mujahideen warlord and strong ally of the Taliban, was sentenced to life in prison on heroin importation and distribution conspiracy charges. Full Story