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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James J.
 Whitey Bulger
Feliciano Gonzalo Alfonso Cabero
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Chau Yung
William 
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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.