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

    A criminal complaint was unsealed charging Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, a U.S. citizen and resident of Hawaii, with making false statements in a matter involving international terrorism. Shehadeh was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full Story
  3. Detroit: Former Detroit Public Schools Executive, Several Others Named in Superseding Indictment

    Stephen Hill, a former executive director of the Risk Management Department of the Detroit Public Schools, was indicted on charges of extortion, program fraud, conspiracy to commit those offenses, and money laundering conspiracy. Full Story
  4. Salt Lake City: Mother and Daughter Plead Guilty to Defrauding Port of Hope

    Bobbi A. George, of Middleton, Idaho pled guilty to wire fraud for her involvement in the misappropriation of $177,000 from the Port of Hope, a non-profit entity which operates drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout Idaho. Her mother, Connie Stills, admitted her involvement and pled guilty last month for embezzling approximately $1.3 million. Full Story
  5. Cincinnati: Fugitive Ohio Executive Previously Convicted for Role in $2.8 Billion Fraud Arrested in Mexico

    Former National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) executive Rebecca S. Parrett was arrested in Mexico. Parrett fled in March 2008 after a federal jury convicted her on charges stemming from her role in a $2.8 billion fraud that led to NCFE’s collapse. Full Story
  6. Atlanta: Three Former Fulton County Jailers Sentenced for Obstructing Federal Civil Rights Investigations

    Three former Fulton County Jail detention officers were sentenced for obstructing federal civil rights investigations. Charges include lying to a federal grand jury, making false statements to a special agent of the FBI, and writing false incident reports with the intent to hinder a federal investigation. Full Story
  7. Boston: GlaxoSmithKline to Plead Guilty and Pay $750 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Liability Regarding Manufacturing Deficiencies at Puerto Rico Plant

    SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc., a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, PLC, pled guilty to the manufacture and distribution of certain adulterated drugs. The resolution includes a criminal fine and forfeiture totaling $150 million and a civil settlement under the False Claims Act and related state claims for $600 million. Full Story
  8. Birmingham: Madison County Man Charged with Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters

    A federal grand jury indicted an Alabama man for mailing hoax anthrax letters in September to political offices in Homewood, Alabama and Washington, D.C., and to an insurance office in Nebraska. Full Story
  9. Baltimore: Forged Wyeth and Mesopotamian Antiquities Seized

    The United States Attorney for the District of Delaware announced the seizure of a fraudulent Andrew Wyeth painting from a New York auction house, and the seizure of Mesopotamian antiquities from a California antiquities dealer as a result of two separate investigations. Full Story
  10. Columbia: Over 63,000 South Carolina Students Pledge Against Gun Violence

    Members of the U.S. Attorney's Office and their law enforcement partners met with 63,000 students from 131 schools across the state as part of the ninth annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. Full Story

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