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
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.

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


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

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.