Friday, December 31, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending Decembre 31, 2010

  1. Minneapolis: Redby Couple Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder
    A Redby couple was sentenced in connection to the murder of a 21-year-old man on October 1, 2009. Renee Delores Ann Smith was sentenced to 121 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree. Kelly James Maxwell was sentenced to 222 months on one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree. Full Story
  2. Cincinnati: Powell Man Sentenced for Selling More Than 35,000 Illegally Copied Videogames Over the Internet

Monday, December 27, 2010

Randy M. Cho Allegedly Swindled Nearly $8 Million from More Than 50 Victims in Investment Fraud Scheme

CHICAGO—A former Chicago man was charged with allegedly engaging in an investment fraud scheme, swindling nearly $8 million from more than 50 victims who were led to believe they were buying shares of stock in well-known companies. The defendant, Randy M. Cho, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false federal income tax return in a criminal information filed in U.S. District Court. Cho allegedly misused a significant portion of the funds he raised from investors for his own personal benefit, while using other funds he fraudulently obtained from new investors to make Ponzi-type payments to previous investors. Cho, 39, of Newton, Mass., and formerly of Chicago, will be arraigned at a later date in U.S. District Court, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Alvin Patton, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago, announced today.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Operation Broken Trust: Case Examples

The following are examples of enforcement actions taken as a part of Operation Broken Trust:
$485 Million Investment Scam Defrauded Thousands
Joseph Blimline pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Texas on Aug. 31, 2010, for his role in one of North Texas’ largest oil and gas investment Ponzi schemes defrauding 7,700 investors of more than $485 million. Blimline was a majority owner of Provident Royalties, an investment company. Beginning in 2006, Blimline and others involved at Provident Royalties made false representations and failed to disclose other material facts to their investors to induce the investors into providing payments to Provident. The investors were not told that Blimline had received millions of dollars of unsecured loans and had been previously charged with securities fraud. Blimline issued approximately 20 oil and gas offerings, and used a significant amount of the money raised in these offerings to purchase oil and gas assets from earlier offerings and to pay dividends to earlier investors in order to facilitate the scheme. Blimline also pleaded guilty to charges related to a separate, but similar oil and gas scheme based in Michigan that defrauded investors out of $50 million. The criminal case against Blimline was brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas and was investigated by the FBI, in coordination with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which previously had filed a civil action to freeze the assets of Blimline and others.

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending Decembre 17, 2010

  1. Portland: Federal Indictment Charges Three in Scheme to Evade Iran Embargo and Defraud the IRS with False Charitable Donations
    A jury charged Hossein Lahiji, Najmeh Vahid, and Ahmad Iranshahi in a two-count indictment for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to commit money laundering. The defendants allegedly transferred purported donations totaling more than $1.8 million to a Portland charity and invested the funds in Iran, in violation of the Iranian embargo. Full Story
  2. New York: Three Insiders at Public Companies and One Executive of Expert-Networking Firm Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Inside Information to the Firm's Clients

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hal Turner entenced to 33 Months in Prison for Threatening Three Federal Appeals Court Judges in Chicago

CHICAGO—Hal Turner, an Internet radio talk show host and blogger, was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., for threatening to assault three federal appeals court judges in Chicago in retaliation for their 2009 ruling upholding handgun bans in Chicago and a suburb. Turner, 48, of North Bergen, N.J., has been in federal custody since he was convicted by a jury on Aug. 13, 2010, after a trial.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jose Hernandez Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Bribery in Probe of Crooked Permits

City Inspector Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Bribery in Probe of Crooked Permits
CHICAGO—A City of Chicago building inspector was sentenced today to three years in federal prison after being convicted at trial in September on bribery charges for accepting two $1,000 cash bribes from a cooperating contractor and demanding two $2,000 cash bribes from developers to approve inspections at residential and commercial construction sites, federal law enforcement officials and the city's Inspector General announced today. The defendant, Jose Hernandez, was sentenced for soliciting or obtaining cash bribes totaling approximately $30,000 from contractors, developers and homeowners since at least 2005.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Donald R. Peppers Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Producing, Transporting, and Possessing Child Pornography

CHICAGO—A former Hoffman Estates man was sentenced yesterday to 27 years in federal prison for manufacturing, transporting, and possessing child pornography. The defendant, Donald R. Peppers, 36, pled guilty in August, admitting that he had produced a video of himself sexually molesting a 1-year-old minor knowing that it would be disseminated in interstate commerce via computer. Using an online profile in the name of "illinoisdonboy31," Peppers communicated via computer about brutally sexually molesting children, and he created and traded images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

FBI Seeking Information in Alternate Billing Corporation Matter


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          NATIONAL PRESS OFFICE
Dec. 16, 2010                                                                          (202) 324-3691
                                                                                                www.fbi.gov



The FBI is seeking information from consumers who believe that they have been improperly charged on their telephone bill for services neither ordered nor authorized related to Alternate Billing Corp, 24078 Greenway Road, Forest Lake, Minnesota, or any of its affiliated companies or services listed below. 

800VMailbox
BusinessSEOPro
Digital VMail
Durham Technology
eProtectID
eSafeId
Identity Holdings
InfoCall
Instant 411
InstantSEOPro
Matchgamepro
Mobile 411 Plus
My411Connect
MyIDSafe
MyIProducts
NeedTheInfo
ProIdentityProtect
Safeguard My Credit
Streaming Flix
Streaming Flix - FamilyWebSafety
Streaming Flix - Iconz of Rock VIP
Streaming Flix - Mobile
Streaming Flix - National Lampoon
Streaming Flix - No Good TV Digital
Streaming Flix – UBD
Studio 127
Uvolve
VolCoff

Our inquiry is ongoing, and while we can’t provide any additional information at this time, we do need to hear from persons who believe they were improperly billed.

Friday, December 10, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending Decembre 10, 2010

  1. Baltimore: Maryland Man Charged in Plot to Attack Armed Forces Recruiting Center
    Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, was charged with attempting to murder federal officers and employees and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property. Full Story
  2. DOJ/Multiple Field Offices: Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Results of Largest-Ever Nationwide Operation Targeting Investment Fraud

Friday, December 3, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending Decembre 3, 2010

  1. Minneapolis: Red Lake Man Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter
    Ryan Roy Cloud was sentenced to 78 months in prison on one count of voluntary manslaughter for killing a 27-year-old Red Lake man on February 1, 2010. Full Story
  2. New York: MS-13 Street Gang Leader Sentenced to 35 Years' Imprisonment for Murder

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bank robbery in Niles

Update: december, 8, 2010
Marcel Herrera arrested by the FBI Chicago/ Niles Police


The TCF Bank located at 7759 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL was robbed at approximately 6:55 PM Tuesday. 

Robber is described as a Hispanic/male; 5'10" tall, medium build, 25 – 30 years of age, scruffy facial hair with goatee, wearing a brown fedora with a black band and a small red feather, red or brown thick framed sunglasses, dark colored jacket, jeans, spoke good english (no accent).  Verbally announced a robbery, no weapon was displayed. Photo attached.

FBI and Niles Police are investigating. If you know the suspect please call the authorities.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cameron McKoy arrested by the FBI

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

November 16, 2010 FBI, SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
http://springfield.fbi.gov

CHICAGO MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING BOMB THREAT
AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.

Cameron McKoy, 18, of Chicago was arrested earlier today in Chicago, Illinois, by the FBI and Western Illinois University Police Department for his alleged involvement in a bomb threat made to Western Illinois University in October. McKoy is expected to make an initial appearance in the United States District Court in Peoria later today at which time more information regarding this charge will be available.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prostitutie organizata cu implicarea unor politicieni si vedete

 Politicienii PSD, vedete, angajati ai TVR sau afaceristi  sunt doar cativa din cei care se foloseau de o retea de prostitutie de lux, ascunsa sub umbrela unei agentii de fotomodele. Pe o parte din acestia autoritatile judiciare i-au pus sub acuzare.

Reproduceri din rechizitoriu care se intinde pe cateva sute de pagini:

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Examinand materialul de urmarire penala privind pe inculpatii:
- Tamârjan Ion Valeriu, 34 ani, fara antecedente penale;
- Costan Relu Cornel, 36 ani, fara antecedente penale;
si invinuitii:
- Costan Cristina, 29 ani, fara antecedente penale;
- Vintilescu Aurelian, 50 ani, fara antecedente penale;
- Voicu Alexandru Gabriel, 22 ani, fara antecedente penale;
- Nicola Radu Stefan, 28 ani, fara antecedente penale.
Situatia de fapt

Prostitutie organizata cu implicarea unor politicieni si vedete-2

Dialogurile:

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GABI – da, sa le tinem aici aproape ca altfel nu stiu ce fac. Aia CREATA nu-i problema cu CREATA.
TIV – si sambata sa le ducem la TAHIR! Ca daca TAHIR, asa, e ok. Il mai imbunam p-asta.
GABI – e, dar CREATA iti dai seama ca o sa mearga pe TAHIR!
TIV – cu atat mai bine, dar eu vreau sa-i dau pe la nas pe-aia inalta!
GABI – pe CAMELIA!
TIV – da!
GABI – da, da, da, inteleg.
TIV – uitati, ca una, alta, poate cine stie, va fi si ea si nu stiu ce, ca sa se simta omul importanta acolo.
GABI – da, trebuie sa o faci sa se simta importanta, asta este cel mai
TIV – da, da, asta e! Si cred ca de saptamana viitoare vor sa plece incolo. Si ca sa le tinem in priza nitel asa, sa le mai chemam
odata aici.
GABI – da, da, da. Trebuie sa stam langa ele ca altfel cine stie cu cine discuta, cu cine sta de vorba. Dar ia stai putin, care e treaba,
asta-i pornita tare, asta a vrut sa-si de-a demisia de acolo de la munca.
TIV – CLAUDIA?
GABI – da.
TIV – da frate, stiu!
GABI – da mai, a inceput sa planga aia, femeia aia acolo, am vorbit cu ea la telefon. Ea nu stie ca eu stiu combinatia! Intelegi? Ea
stie ca e doar intre tine si ea. Intelegi? Eu nu i-am dat de inteles ca eu stiu, si astea. Eu zic: mama, poze, cutare. Asta-i strategia
acum. Mi-am dat seama de atunci de cand cu ANDREEA asta care a
TIV – da, da, da, ii dam pe la nas ca o punem pe coperta acum, ca-i facem imagine, imagine ii faci, bai fii atenta, te punem pe
coperta la revista.

Monday, November 8, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 6, 2010

  1. San Diego: Three Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, and Issa Doreh were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, and related offenses. Full Story
    St. Louis: Two Indicted on Charges of Providing Material Support to al Shabaab
    St. Louis, Missouri resident Mohamud Abdi Yusuf was indicted and arrested on four charges of providing material support to a designated terrorist organization (al Shabaab) and one charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions. Minneapolis, Minnesota resident Abdi Mahdi Hussein was also indicted and arrested on a charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions. Full Story

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JUSTICE McCALLISTER and TIFFANY R. JONES arrested for robbery by the FBI

Two south suburban residents were charged earlier today with the armed take-over robbery of the US Bank branch, located at 18300 South Kedzie in Homewood late yesterday morning, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Lawrence C. Burnson, Chief of the Homewood, Illinois Police Department (HPD); and Thomas Folliard, Chief of the Hazel Crest, Illinois Police Department (HCPD).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Web of Victims A Chilling Case of ‘Sextortion’

The hacker knew every move the unsuspecting victim made. He controlled her computer webcam and microphone. He could see her in her bedroom, hear her conversations, knew every keystroke she made online. And he threatened to expose her secrets unless she bowed to his demands.
It may sound like the plot for a scary teen movie, but it actually happened, and there wasn’t just one victim—there were more than 200, and dozens of them were adolescent girls.

Don't Let It Happen to You
Here are a few precautions that can keep you from being victimized by a social engineering attack:
- Don’t take for granted that your computer’s anti-virus software is a guarantee against intrusions.
- Turn off your computer when you aren’t using it. (The majority of computers involved in the sextortion case were laptops; many of the victims chatted on social networks so much that they never turned off their machines.)
- Cover your webcam when not in use.
- Don’t open attachments without independently verifying that they were sent from someone you know.
- It’s okay to be suspicious. If you receive a message with an attachment from your mother at 3 a.m., maybe the message is not really from your mother. “Most people are too trusting when it comes to their computers,” Agent Kirkpatrick said.
- If your computer has been compromised and you are receiving extortion threats, don’t be afraid to talk to your parents or to call law enforcement.
Unlike many computer intrusions, where a hacker uses malicious software to steal identities or financial information, this case was primarily about spying and extortion—or as our Los Angeles cyber squad more aptly termed it, “sextortion.”

Friday, October 29, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 29, 2010

  1. Washington Field: Virginia Man Arrested for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-Area Metro Stations with People He Believed to Be al Qaeda Members

    Farooque Ahmed was arrested for attempting to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning multiple bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C. area. Full Story
  2. New York/Honolulu: Hawaii Resident Charged with Making False Statements in a Matter Involving International Terrorism

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cold cases solved by the FBI

Master and latent fingerprints
On the right is a latent print taken from the San Diego crime scene. On the left, the fingerprint in the IAFIS database matched to the crime scene print by a San Diego Police Department latent print examiner.
Two Cold Cases Solved
Fingerprint Technology Played Key Role
10/25/10
January 1972. A man was murdered—stabbed more than 50 times in his San Diego, California home. His house had been ransacked, and his car was stolen. Police recovered latent fingerprints from the crime scene, but at that time there was no national automated system available to match the prints. All possible leads were followed, but the case eventually went cold.

Friday, October 22, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 22, 2010

  1. Miami: Two Miami Corporations and Four Individuals Indicted for Health Care Fraud Scheme Involving Approximately $200 Million in Medicare Billing

    Two Miami health care companies, four owners and senior managers were indicted for their alleged participation in a fraud scheme involving approximately $200 million in Medicare billing for purported mental health services. Full Story
  2. Baltimore: Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Regional Computer Forensics Labs A Decade of Accomplishments

RCFL work station
The duties of examiners range from collecting digital evidence at crime scenes, conducting examinations on a wide assortment of electronic devices, and testifying in court as to the results of the exams.


10/21/10
Earlier this year, Denver resident Najabullah Zazi pled guilty to—among other things—conspiring to bomb the New York City subway system. A critical aspect of this investigation was the work done by the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, which analyzed Zazi’s laptop, turning up bomb-making instructions and Internet searches for hydrochloric acid…and processed surveillance video of Zazi and others buying large quantities of ingredients that could be used to make explosives.

Monday, October 18, 2010

FBI Releases 2009 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

October 18, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
According to information released today by the FBI, 48 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year; 47 officers died in accidents while performing their duties; and 57,268 officers were assaulted in the line of duty. The 2009 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted released today provides comprehensive tabular data about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks.

In the Line of Duty 48 Officers Made Ultimate Sacrifice

10/18/10     

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2009
Full Report
An assistant police chief with 27 years of law enforcement experience was shot and killed on an Arkansas highway after stopping a suspected stolen vehicle.

A 30-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot multiple times while on patrol near San Diego.

A patrol officer in Pennsylvania awaiting backup was ambushed in his police cruiser after responding to a 9-1-1 call.


These three officers, who paid the ultimate price for their desire to serve and protect the public, are just three of the 48 law enforcement officers from around the nation who lost their lives in the line of duty during 2009.

You can read more about the sacrifices made by these brave men and women in the just-released Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2009, an annual reminder of the dangers of policing.

Of the 48 officers killed in the line of duty last year
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Friday, October 15, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 15, 2010

  1. Department of Justice/Multiple Field Offices: 73 Members and Associates of Organized Crime Enterprise, Others Indicted for Health Care Fraud Crimes Involving More Than $163 Million

    Seventy-three defendants, including a number of alleged members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise, were charged in indictments unsealed in five judicial districts with various health care fraud-related crimes involving more than $163 million in fraudulent billing. Indictments were filed in California, Georgia, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio. Full Story

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 8, 2010

  1. San Juan: 89 Law Enforcement Officers, 42 Others Indicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes in Puerto Rico
    Eighty-nine law enforcement officers and 44 others, including national guardsmen and U.S. Army soldiers in Puerto Rico, were charged in 26 indictments unsealed by a grand jury. Full Story
  2. Mobile: Alabama Legislators, Staff Member, Lobbyists and Businessmen Charged in 39-Count Indictment for Roles in Wide-Ranging Conspiracy to Influence and Corrupt Votes Related to Electronic Bingo Legislation

Medicare Fraud & Organized Crime Bust

It was the largest Medicare fraud scheme ever committed by a single enterprise and criminally charged by the Department of Justice. Today, 73 defendants—including members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise—were publicly named in federal indictments announced in five states. They were charged with various health care fraud-related crimes involving more than $163 million in fraudulent billings.
Of those indicted, 55 were arrested early this morning in a nationwide takedown carefully planned and carried out by the FBI and our federal, state, and local partners. More than two dozen search warrants were also executed at the same time.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Defendants Allegedly Compromised Dozens of Accounts and Transferred More Than $3 Million in Stolen Funds to Hundreds of Accounts Opened Under False Identities



PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; CYRUS R. VANCE, JR., the District Attorney for New York County ("DANY"); JANICE K. FEDARCYK, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"); RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner for the City of New York; CHRISTOPHER PAUL, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service ("DSS"); JAMES T. HAYES, JR., Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of Homeland Security Investigation ("HSI"); and BRIAN G. PARR, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service ("USSS"), announced charges against 37 defendants, in 21 separate cases, for their roles in global bank fraud schemes that allegedly used hundreds of false-name bank accounts to steal over $3 million from dozens of U.S. accounts that were compromised by malware attacks.

Friday, September 24, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 24, 2010

  1. New York: Aafia Siddiqui Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 86 Years for Attempting to Murder U.S. Nationals in Afghanistan and Six Additional Crimes
    Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in prison for the attempted murder and assault of U.S. nationals, officers, and employees serving in Afghanistan. Full Story
  2. New Haven: Connecticut Man Charged with Sending Numerous Anthrax Hoax and Bomb Threat Letters Nationwide

Couple charged for trading secrets

With the “greening” of the American economy, it’s not surprising that the technology behind hybrid cars and vehicles of all kinds is an increasingly attractive target to would-be information thieves looking to make a fast buck.
This summer, in fact, a Michigan couple was charged in just such a case—for allegedly walking off with an estimated $40 million in General Motors (GM) hybrid-related trade secrets, hoping to sell them to one of GM’s Chinese competitors.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Second Quarter of 2010

During the second quarter of 2010, there were 1,146 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statute, a decrease from the 1,304 reported violations in the same quarter of 2009.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,135 robberies, 11 burglaries, zero larcenies, and one extortion of financial institutions2 reported between April 1, 2010 and June 31, 2010.
Highlights of the report include:
  • Loot was taken in 91 percent of the incidents, totaling more than $8.4 million.
  • Of the loot taken, 21 percent of it was recovered. More than $1.3 million was recovered and returned to financial institutions.
  • Bank crimes most frequently occurred on Friday. Regardless of the day, the time frame when bank crimes occurred most frequently was between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Acts of violence were committed in 5 percent of the incidents, resulting in 23 injuries, five deaths, and nine persons being taken hostage.3
  • Oral demands and demand notes 4 were the most common modus operandi used.
  • Most violations occurred in the Western region of the U.S., with 403 reported incidents.
These statistics were recorded as of August 10, 2010. Note that not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, and therefore the report is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank crimes that occurred in the U.S.
View the entire report and learn more about the FBI at www.fbi.gov.
1 In the second quarter of 2009, there were 1,278 robberies, 19 burglaries, seven larcenies, and zero extortions reported.
2 Financial institutions include commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions.
3 One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.
4 More than one modus operandi may have been used during an incident.

Monday, September 20, 2010

SAMI SAMIR HASSOUN arrested for bombing plot in Cgicago


A 22-year old Chicago man was arrested early Sunday morning, immediately after placing a backpack which he thought contained an explosive device into a curbside trash receptacle near a crowded north side street corner, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
                    SAMI SAMIR HASSOUN, who lives in the 4700 block of North Kedzie in Chicago, was arrested just after midnight Saturday, without incident, on Seminary Avenue near the 3500 block of North Clark Street, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). The arrest followed an investigation that accelerated in June of this year.  HASSOUN was charged in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each of Attempted use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Attempted use of an Explosive Device, both of which are felony offenses.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 17, 2010

  1. New York: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Long Island Man with Engaging in Hawala Activity That Funded Attempted Times Square Bombing

    Mohammad Younis was charged with operating an unlicensed money transfer business between the United States and Pakistan. One of the money transfers allegedly facilitated the May 1, 2010, attempted car bombing in New York City’s Times Square. There are no allegations, however, that Younis was aware of the intended use of the funds. Full Story
  2. Newark: 53 Defendants Charged in Coordinated Identity Theft and Fraud Takedown

Friday, September 10, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September10, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 10, 2010
  1. Washington Field: Somali Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Piracy in Takeover of Merchant Ship

    Jama Ibrahim pled guilty to conspiracy to commit piracy under the law of nations and conspiracy to use a firearm during, and in relation to a crime of violence. The charges stem from a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel. Full Story
  2. Chicago: Aircraft Leasing Company, Its Owner, and Six Other Defendants Indicted in Alleged $50 Million Fraudulent Financing Scheme

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wanted by the FBI

DATQUNN SAWYER and WAYMOND ORR arrested for child prostitution

Two Chicago men were arrested earlier today while a third man remains at-large, culminating a two-year joint federal/state investigation into a child prostitution ring that was centered on Chicago’s west side. The arrests were announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), who were joined in making this announcement by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and Anita Alvarez, Cook County State’s Attorney.

Friday, September 3, 2010

FAKE FUNERALS, EMPTY CASKETS

It’s a morbid tale involving phony death certificates, staged funerals with paid actors, and coffins buried with no bodies, but in the end, it’s just a financial fraud scheme like thousands of others we investigate every year.
Earlier this month in Los Angeles, the fourth and final member of an insurance fraud ring was convicted in federal court. Jean Crump—a former mortuary employee—was found guilty of joining three other women in a scheme to defraud insurance companies by filing $1.2 million in phony life insurance policy claims.
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Also victimized were several financial assignment companies, often used by funeral homes and mortuaries to advance cash for funeral expenses in exchange for a portion of the deceased’s life insurance policies.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

GUSTAVO PABLO and ULANA KOZAK arrested for bank robbery

An arrest was made earlier today of a suspect in the “Belmont - Central Bandit” serial bank robbery investigation announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD); and Thomas Dart, Cook County Sheriff.
GUSTAVO PABLO, age 31, of Chicago, was arrested Thursday morning, without incident, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) at his residence. Also taken into custody this morning was ULANA KOZAK, age 22, who is also from Chicago. Both PABLO and KOZAK were charged in a criminal complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each of Bank Robbery, which is a felony offense.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

$600 Million Settlement in Botox Case

The pharmaceutical company Allergan has agreed to pay $600 million in criminal and civil penalties for aggressively promoting its flagship drug Botox for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for paying kickbacks to doctors, and for other violations of the False Claims Act.
Today’s announcement represents the culmination of a complex, three-year investigation by the FBI and our federal partners in which millions of documents and dozens of hours of electronic evidence were collected.
“This case sends a clear message,” said Brian Lamkin, special agent in charge of our Atlanta Division, “that the FBI will not allow manufacturers to promote their prescriptions or products for uses beyond their intended purpose.”

Friday, August 27, 2010

PLAINFIELD SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ARRESTED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today the arrest of
ANTHONY SKOIEN, age 47, of 2419 Garden Street, Joliet, Illinois. SKOIEN was arrested earlier today at his residence, without incident, by Special Agents assigned to the Chicago FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force (IITF).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Uzbek Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Uzbekistan national pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a criminal enterprise involving illegal aliens working in 14 states, including employees at hotels in the Kansas City, Mo., area and in Branson, Mo.
Nodirbek N. Abdoollayev, 28, a citizen of Uzbekistan residing in Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith to the charge contained in a Jan. 7, 2010, superseding indictment.
Abdoollayev admitted that, from February to October 2007, he participated in a racketeering enterprise with other individuals who were part of a visa fraud scheme.

Former Bosnian Serb Soldiers Sentenced for Refugee Fraud in Phoenix Sixteen Former Soldiers Lied About Military Service During Bosnian War

PHOENIX—Nearly a dozen persons who served in the Republic of Srpska Army (VRS) during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been sentenced in Phoenix for lying about their military service. When they applied for refugee status in the United States following the end of the war, they failed to disclose they had been soldiers in the VRS.
A federal investigation into refugee fraud resulted in the arrest of 16 former soldiers living in the Phoenix area. All were charged with failing to report their service in the VRS.

Friday, August 20, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 20, 2010


  1. Washington Field: Former MLB Player Roger Clemens Indicted, Charged with Obstruction of Congress, Making False Statements, and Committing Perjury Before Congressional Committee

    Roger Clemens was indicted and charged with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements, and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was investigating steroid use in major league baseball. Full Story
  2. Chicago: Far North Suburban Man Charged with Cheating Two Dozen Investors of $3.7 Million in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Friday, August 13, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 13, 2010

  1. Richmond: “Grandad Bandit” Accused of Robbing 25 Banks in 13 States Arrested

    Michael Francis Mara, 52, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, dubbed the “Grandad Bandit” by investigators, was arrested by the FBI in Baton Rouge for robbing at least 25 banks in 13 states in less than two years. Full Story
  2. Honolulu: Hawaii Man Convicted of Providing Defense Information and Services to People’s Republic of China

    A federal jury found Noshir S. Gowadia guilty of five criminal offenses relating to his design for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) of a low signature cruise missile exhaust system capable of rendering a PRC cruise missile resistant to detection by infrared missiles. Full Story

Friday, August 6, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 6, 2010


  1. Minneapolis/Mobile/San Diego: Fourteen Charged with Providing Material Support to Somalia-Based Terrorist Organization al Shabaab
    Four separate indictments were unsealed charging 14 individuals with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services to the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab. Full Story
  2. Chicago: Chicago Man Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Terrorist Organization

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fourteen Charged with Providing Material Support to Somalia-Based Terrorist Organization al Shabaab


WASHINGTON—The Justice Department announced that four separate indictments were unsealed today in the District of Minnesota, the Southern District of Alabama, and the Southern District of California charging 14 individuals with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services to the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab.
In the Southern District of Alabama, prosecutors unsealed a superseding indictment charging Omar Shafik Hammami, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Alabama, with providing material support to al Shabaab. Separately, prosecutors in the Southern District of California unsealed an indictment charging Jehad Serwan Mostafa, a U.S. citizen and former resident of California, with providing material support to al Shabaab. In the District of Minnesota, prosecutors unsealed two indictments. One indictment charges Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan with providing funds to al Shabaab. These two defendants, who are naturalized U.S. citizens and residents of Minnesota, were arrested today. Separately, prosecutors unsealed a third superseding indictment charging 10 men with terrorism offenses for leaving the United States to join al Shabaab. Seven of these defendants had been previously charged by either indictment or criminal complaint. The remaining three defendants had not been charged before.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for First Quarter of 2010

During the first quarter of 2010, there were 1,183 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,521 reported violations in the same quarter of 2009.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,160 robberies, 21 burglaries, two larcenies, and three extortions of financial institutions2 reported between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010.
Highlights of the report include:
  • Loot was taken in 92 percent of the incidents, totaling more than $9.3 million.
  • Of the loot taken, 21 percent, or more than $1.9 million, was recovered and returned to financial institutions.
  • Bank crimes most frequently occurred on Friday. Regardless of the day, the time frame when bank crimes occurred most frequently was between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Acts of violence were committed in 3 percent of the incidents, resulting in 18 injuries, two deaths, and 35 persons being taken hostage.3
  • Oral demands were the most common modus operandi used, closely followed by demand notes.4
  • Most violations occurred in the Southern region of the U.S., with 420 reported incidents.
These statistics were recorded as of April 19, 2010. Note that not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, and therefore the report is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank crimes that occurred in the U.S.

SHAKER MASRI arrested by the FBI for FOR ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

A 26-year old Chicago man, who authorities believed was planning to travel to Somalia and engage in jihadist fighting with a terrorist group, was arrested last night just hours before he was scheduled to leave Chicago announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
SHAKER MASRI, who lived in the Streeterville area of Chicago, was arrested late yesterday in Countryside, Illinois, without incident, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) following an 18-month investigation. MASRI was charged in a criminal complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each of attempting to Provide Material Support to a Designated Terrorist Organization and attempting to provide material support through the use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, both of which are felony offenses.

Friday, July 30, 2010

FIDEL and MIGUEL SANCHEZ arrested for illegal drugs

Two brothers were arrested earlier this week, charged with delivering nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to an undercover officer, announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Jeffrey Swoboda, Chief of the Elgin Police Department (EPD).
The two men, MIGUEL SANCHEZ, age 23, of Kansas City, Kansas, and his brother, FIDEL SANCHEZ, age 30, whose last known address was 1006 6th Street in Harvard, Illinois, were arrested late Monday, without incident, by FBI Special Agents and EPD Officers.

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 30, 2010

  1. Los Angeles: Goleta Man Indicted in Connection with Murder-for-Hire Plot Targeting Bel Air Resident and Others

    A Goleta resident, Eugene Temkin, was charged and arrested at his residence without incident. At that time, a criminal complaint was filed outlining the scheme by Temkin to hire a third party to murder his former business partner, the man’s wife and the man’s business partner. Full Story
  2. Charlotte: MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Death After Conviction on Racketeering Charges Related to Double Murders

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FBI, Slovenian and Spanish Police Arrests Mariposa Botnet Creator, Operators

The FBI, in partnership with the Slovenian Criminal Police and the Spanish Guardia Civil, announced today significant developments in a two-year investigation of the creator and operators of the Mariposa Botnet. A botnet is a network of remote-controlled compromised computers.
The Mariposa Botnet was built with a computer virus known as “Butterfly Bot” and was used to steal passwords for websites and financial institutions. It stole computer users’ credit card and bank account information, launched denial of service attacks, and spread viruses. Industry experts estimated the Mariposa Botnet may have infected as many as 8 million to 12 million computers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 23, 2010

  1. San Diego: Forty-Three Defendants with Ties to a Drug Cartel in Mexico Charged with Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Conspiracy

    Members and associates of the Fernando Sanchez Organization, an offshoot of the Arlellano-Feliz drug-trafficking cartel were charged with participating in a federal racketeering (RICO) conspiracy. The RICO conspiracy involves the commission of both state and federal crimes, including murder, kidnapping, robbery, drug trafficking and money laundering offenses. Full Story

Thursday, July 22, 2010

TWENTY-FIVE CHARGED WITH DRUG OR WEAPONS VIOLATIONS in Chicago

Twenty-five Chicago area defendants were charged in criminal complaints filed earlier this week in either U.S. District Court or Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago with drug or weapons violations, including four who were charged with conspiracy to possess in excess of five kilograms of cocaine in what is alleged to have been an attempted robbery of a suspected drug “stash house.”
The charges were announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD); and Anita Alvarez, Cook County State’s Attorney.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

“QUICK CHANGE BANDIT” SOUGHT BY FBI


Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual depicted on the attached wanted flyer. This individual, who is responsible for the armed robbery of at least three Chicago banks since December of last year, has been dubbed the “Quick Change Bandit”.
The most recent theft took place on July 3rd, when the North Community Bank branch, located at 448 North Wells Street in Chicago was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money. According to witnesses, a lone robber entered the bank, approached a teller window and displayed a black handgun. He then announced a robbery and ordered the teller to give him the money in her drawer, threatening her with harm if his instructions were not followed. The robber placed the money into a black colored shoulder bag and fled the bank, disappearing into the passing crowd.
Other robberies attributed to the “Quick Change Bandit” are the March 26th theft from the Fifth Third Bank branch, located at 1 South Dearborn Street and the December 31, 2009 robbery of the MB Financial Bank branch, located at 1 South Wacker Drive, both in Chicago. No injuries were reported in any of these incidents.
The “Quick Change Bandit” is described as a black/male, 30 – 40 years of age, 6’0” – 6’6” tall, stocky build, with black hair and brown eyes. He has worn a cap and sunglasses during each robbery and carries a black shoulder bag with him into the bank. He has been dubbed the “Quick Change Bandit” as he is believed to hide a second set of clothes outside the bank, which he changes into immediately after robbing the bank, aiding in his escape.

Monday, July 19, 2010

FBI JOINS SEARCH FOR KILLER OF CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL BAILEY

At the request of the Chicago Police Department, the FBI has joined in the search for the killers of Officer Michael Bailey, who was shot to death outside his home on Sunday morning. In connection with this investigation, a reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the persons responsible for this murder.

Anyone having any information about the shooting death of Officer Bailey is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or Chicago Police Area 2 Violent Crimes at (312) 747-8272.
 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Felipe Sanchez arrested for child pornography

Felipe Sanchez, age 61, of 3810 West 69th Place in Chicago, was arrested yesterday by the Chicago FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force at his residence.
Sanchez was charged with Possession and Distribution of child pornography, which are both felony offenses.  He appeared in US District Court in Chicago yesterday afternoon, at which time he was formally charged. Sanchez was ordered held without bond until his next scheduled court appearance on Monday.

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 16, 2010


  1. Multiple Field Offices: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 94 Doctors, Health Care Company Owners, Executives and Others for More than $251 Million in Alleged False Billing

    Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in major cities across the country. The operation is the largest federal health care fraud takedown since Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations began in 2007. Full Story
  2. New Orleans: Six New Orleans Police Officers Indicted in Danziger Bridge Case

SHERRY HALLIGAN was arrested by the FBI

A suspect wanted for the January 2003 murder of a Florida man was arrested today in the southwest suburbs of Chicago announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Michael A. Holub, Chief of the LaGrange, Illinois Police Department (LPD).
SHERRY HALLIGAN, age 51, whose last known address was 1050 South 6th Street in LaGrange, Illinois, was arrested earlier today, without incident, by members of the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) and officers from the LPD at an apartment in Palos Hills, Illinois. HALLIGAN has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt, coordinated by the Chicago FBI, since April of 2004 after she was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, which is a felony offense.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Twenty-Four Defendants Indicted for False Federal Tax Refunds

CHICAGO—Twenty-three new defendants are facing federal charges, along with a Skokie man who was arrested in April, alleging that they participated in a conspiracy since 2008 to claim more than $2.35 million in fraudulent federal income tax refunds and economic stimulus payments. All two dozen defendants allegedly shared the proceeds of Internal Revenue Service tax refunds, totaling more than $1.3 million, by withdrawing the tax funds deposited into co-defendants’ bank accounts, knowing that they were not entitled to the fraudulently obtained refunds.

Interpol Leads New International Effort

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 Whitey Bulger
Feliciano Gonzalo Alfonso Cabero
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The FBI is seeking to locate and apprehend international fugitives by participating in Interpol’s Operation Infra-Red. Click on the pictures above to learn more about these wanted individuals. If you have information about any of these fugitives, please contact your local FBI office or send an e-mail to Interpol’s fugitive unit.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS

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As the commander of a paramilitary security force in the West African nation of Liberia, he led a reign of terror from 1999 to 2003. Along with his associates, he tortured a series of victims in the most horrific ways: burning them with cigarettes, scalding water, candle wax, and an iron…severely beating them with firearms…cutting and stabbing them…and shocking them with an electric device.
Roy Belfast, Jr., aka Chuckie Taylor, was brought to justice for his human rights crimes…in a federal court in Miami, where he was sentenced to 97 years in prison.

Monday, July 12, 2010

DAVID KYLE MURCH arrested for SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

DAVID KYLE MURCH, age 19, of the northwest suburb, was arrested Sunday morning, without incident, by FBI Special Agents and Officers of the SPD in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. MURCH was charged in a criminal complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York with one count of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual contact with a minor, which is a felony offense.
According to the complaint, a 15-year old female from Georgia

Friday, July 9, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July, 9, 2010

  1. New York: Ten Russian Agents Plead Guilty and are to be Removed from the United States

    Ten individuals pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to serve as unlawful agents of the Russian Federation within the United States and will be immediately expelled from the United States. Each of the defendants arrested on June 27, 2010 pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government within the United States without notifying the U.S. Attorney General. Under their plea agreements, the defendants were required to disclose their true identities in court and to forfeit certain assets attributable to the criminal offenses. Full Story
  2. Headquarters: FBI Director Mueller Names Timothy P. Murphy Deputy Director

THOMAS J. RILEY arrested for bank robbery

An arrest was made yesterday of a suspect in the “Double Dip Bandit” serial bank robbery investigation announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD); and Thomas Dart, Cook County Sheriff.
THOMAS J. RILEY, age 45, of Chicago, was arrested Thursday afternoon, without incident, by CPD officers assigned to the 14th District. At the time of the arrest, RILEY was in the vicinity of Humboldt Park when he was stopped by patrol officers for suspicious activity. He was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and is currently in state custody on charges related to the drug possession. RILEY was charged in a criminal complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of Bank Robbery, which is a felony offense. RILEY was actively being sought by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) when arrested.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RANDOLPH NATHANIEL WALKER arrested for bank robbery

A Pittsburgh man suspected of robbing the same Chicago bank three times in the past month was arrested yesterday afternoon after employees in the bank saw him outside, apparently preparing to rob the bank a fourth time. Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was joined today by Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Thomas Dart, Cook County Sheriff, in announcing the arrest of RANDOLPH NATHANIEL WALKER, age 59, who is believed to be a Pennsylvania native.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

$20,000 REWARD FOR “DOUBLE DIP BANDIT”

The search for a serial bank robber, who is believed to be responsible for the armed robbery of at least ten (10) banks in the metropolitan Chicago area, dating to February of this year, has intensified announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, a reward offer of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this individual, who has been dubbed the “Double Dip Bandit”, is now being offered.

Friday, July 2, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July, 2, 2010

  1. New York City/Boston/Newark/Washington Field: Ten Alleged Secret Agents Arrested in the United States

    Eight individuals were arrested for allegedly carrying out long-term, “deep-cover” assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation. Two additional defendants were also arrested for allegedly participating in the same Russian intelligence program within the United States. Full Story
  2. Houston: Technip S.A. Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation and Agrees to Pay $240 Million Criminal Penalty

Thursday, July 1, 2010

JUAN PRADO arrested in tow scam

Criminal charges against a sixth Chicago Police Officer were unsealed today as part of an ongoing investigation into bribes and extortion involving the automotive towing industry in Chicago. The charges were announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD); and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GARY CHEETHAM ARRESTED FOR MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Roselle, Illinois man was arrested last night at O’Hare International Airport after being charged with child pornography violations announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
GARY CHEETHAM, age 54,of 104 East Pratt Boulevard in the western suburb, was arrested last night, without incident, by Special Agents assigned to the Chicago FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force (IITF) after returning to Chicago on a commercial airline flight. CHEETHAM was charged in a criminal complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count each of Manufacture and Distribution of Child Pornography, both of which are felony offenses.

Busted Chicago Police Officer and his "weird" daughter


 The feds arrested today JAMES WODNICKI, age 48, who is a 20-year veteran of the CPD.  He has been charged in connection with a federal investigation into bribes and extortion involving the towing industry in Chicago. The officer allegedly solicited a $150 payment from a tow truck operator who, at the time, was secretly working for the FBI.
This was part of a five-year multi-jurisdictional investigation, “Operation Tow Scam,” into allegations that Chicago Police officers solicited bribes and extorted cash and other payments from tow truck operators around Chicago area. Criminal charges were filled against eight other people.
Officer Wodnicki has a Facebook account and among other pictures he poses next to a police car which incidentally is near by a tow truck.

 His daughter Angela has an interesting profile calling herself  "a weird person" who is surprised that didn't killed anyone yet, but believes "she still got time".

She writes: "okay, im a pretty weird person. alright to look at but definitely strange, at least on occasion. i'm half polish and half asian, and for some reason that combination equaled large boobs and very tall. also, news flash: i am a woman, and therefore CANNOT DRIVE. i am surprised myself that i have not yet killed someone. but hey, i still got time, right? my parents are creepy, but creepy in a good way. my daddy shoots people (not really) but he could if he wanted to.."
 and she continues "i wish to be stronger and hope to be more attractive (who doesnt?) one day, i will become fascist dictator of the world."

JAMES WODNICKI and GIOVANNI RODRIGUEZ arrested by the FBI in tow scam

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A Chicago Police Officer and a private tow truck operator were arrested yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into bribes and extortion involving the automotive towing industry in Chicago. The arrests were announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

10 Most Wanted FBI List


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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending June 25, 201

  1. New York: Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to 10 Federal Crimes Arising from Attempted Car Bombing in Times Square

    Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to all counts of the 10-count indictment against him, for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1, 2010. Shahzad was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 3, 2010, after he was identified by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection while attempting to leave the United States on a commercial flight to Dubai. Full Story
  2. San Juan: Puerto Rico Senator and Businessman Charged in Bribery Scheme

Monday, June 28, 2010

FBI needs your help:MURDER VICTIMS JENNINGS, LOUISIANA AREA





A Multi-Agency Investigative Team led by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office located in Jennings, Louisiana, is seeking information regarding the murders of eight women; Loretta Lynn Chaisson Lewis, Ernestine Daniels Patterson, Kristen E. Gary Lopez, Whitnei Charlene Dubois, Laconia Shontell Brown, Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno, Brittney Gary and Necole Jean Guillory. The victims, who range in age from 17 to 30 years old, were found deceased in and around the Jennings, Louisiana area from May 2005 through August 2009.
For additional information relating to these crimes/cases, please see Crimes in Jefferson Davis Parish at http://www.jeffdaviscrimes.net.

These women were found deceased in and around the Jennings, Louisiana, area since May of 2005. A Multi-Agency Investigative Team is seeking information regarding their murders. The women ranged from 17 to 30 years of age.
REWARD: The FBI, the Jefferson Davis Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office are offering a reward of up to $85,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) responsible for these murders.
CONTACT: If you have information that you think may be helpful to the investigation, please contact the Multi-Agency Investigative Team Hotline at 337/824-6662, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.