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

    A federal jury convicted Balraj Naidu, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, for conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Full Story
  3. Headquarters: FBI Releases 2009 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed in Action

    Forty-eight 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 was released providing data about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks. Full Story
  4. Dallas: Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Attempting to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction to Bomb Skyscraper in Downtown Dallas

    Hosam Maher Husein Smadi was sentenced to 24 years in prison for attempting to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper in September 2009. Full Story
  5. Washington Field: Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Encouraging Violent Jihadists to Kill U.S. Citizens

    Zachary Adam Chesser pleaded guilty on charges of communicating threats against the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to desensitize law enforcement and attempting to provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organization, Al-Shabaab. Full Story
  6. New York: Four Men Found Guilty of Plotting to Bomb New York Synagogue and Jewish Community Center and to Shoot Military Planes with Stinger Missiles

    James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were found guilty of plotting to detonate explosives near a synagogue and Jewish community center, and to shoot military planes located at the New York Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. Full Story
  7. Cleveland: Twenty-Three Charged With Drug-Related Crimes Involving Powder and Crack Cocaine

    A federal grand jury returned a 55-count indictment charging 23 individuals from the Mansfield area, with various drug-related crimes involving powder and crack cocaine. Full Story
  8. Los Angeles: Burbank Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Ponzi Scheme that Caused More Than $6.1 Million in Losses

    Clelia Flores was sentenced to five years in federal prison, and to pay $6,123,063 in restitution to 169 people investors who were victimized by her Ponzi scheme that collected more than $10 million dollars with bogus promises of 25 percent returns every 45 days. Full Story
  9. El Paso: Federal Jury Convicts Former Chief Operations Officer for the National Center for the Employment of the Disabled

    A federal jury found Ernesto Alonzo Lopez, former National Center for the Employment of the Disabled Chief Operations Officer, guilty on federal charges for embezzling millions of dollars in government program funds. Full Story
  10. Phoenix: Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Civil Rights Violation

    Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Edward Moreno was sentenced to 12 months' supervised release, four months confinement under house arrest and ordered to pay restitution of $1,392.25, for depriving the civil rights of a Mexican national when Moreno, acting under color of law, assaulted the victim in a U.S. Border Patrol Facility in Arizona. Full Story

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