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

    Eleven individuals, including current Alabama state legislators, lobbyists and business owners, were charged for their roles in a conspiracy to offer and bribe legislators for their votes and influence on proposed legislation. Full Story
  3. New York: Faisal Shahzad Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Life in Prison for Attempted Car Bombing in Times Square

    Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison in Manhattan federal court for his attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1, 2010. Full Story
  4. Phoenix: Three Life Sentences for Brutal Murder in Gila River Indian Community

    Eugene Joseph Escalanti was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences for first-degree murder charges, kidnapping, and felony murder. Full Story
  5. Sacramento: Four Fresno Police Officers Indicted for Civil Rights Charges

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging former Fresno, Calif., Police Department (FPD) Officers Christopher Coleman, Paul Van Dalen, and Sean Plymale; and current FPD Sergeant Michael Manfredi with civil rights and obstruction of justice offenses related to the assault of a man in their custody in October 2005. Full Story
  6. Boston: Employee Charged with Seeking to Provide Confidential Business Information to a Foreign Government

    Elliot Doxer, an employee of a high-technology company headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., was arrested and charged in federal court with secretly providing confidential business information over an 18-month period to a person he believed to be an agent of a foreign government. Doxer worked in the finance department of Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies Inc., a provider of Internet content delivery services. Full Story
  7. Springfield: Fairview Heights Man Indicted on Explosive, Threat Charges

    Roman O. Conaway was charged in a two-count indictment for making a false threat to detonate an explosive device and influencing a federal officer by threat. Full Story
  8. Los Angeles: Former Top Official with Inland Empire Indian Tribe Pleads Guilty, Admits Taking Nearly $875,000 in Bribes

    The former chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians pleaded guilty to federal charges for accepting approximately $875,000 in bribes from tribal vendors and concealing that income from the Internal Revenue Service. Full Story
  9. Atlanta: Pharmaceutical Company Allergan Pleads Guilty; Sentenced to Pay a Total of $375 Million

    Allergan, Inc. pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay $375 million for its unlawful marketing and promotion of its product, Botox® Therapeutic for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Full Story
  10. San Antonio: Austin Area Man Sentenced in Cyanide Hoax Case

    Gary Dale Horton, of Jonestown, Texas, was sentenced to two years in federal prison in connection with a cyanide hoax in May 2010. Full Story

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