Monday, November 8, 2010

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 6, 2010

  1. San Diego: Three Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, and Issa Doreh were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, and related offenses. Full Story
    St. Louis: Two Indicted on Charges of Providing Material Support to al Shabaab
    St. Louis, Missouri resident Mohamud Abdi Yusuf was indicted and arrested on four charges of providing material support to a designated terrorist organization (al Shabaab) and one charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions. Minneapolis, Minnesota resident Abdi Mahdi Hussein was also indicted and arrested on a charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions. Full Story
  2. San Antonio: CBP Inspector Charged with Drug Trafficking, Alien Smuggling, Bribery

    Former Customs and Border Protection inspector Luis Enrique Ramirez was charged in a 13-count indictment returned in Brownsville, Texas with drug trafficking, alien smuggling, and bribery. Full Story
  3. Boston: Man Sentenced for Burning African-American Church

    Benjamin Haskell, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the 2008 burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominately African-American Church, on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the United States. Full Story
  4. New Orleans: Police Chief Charged with Making False Statements to Federal Agents

    Ronald G. "Tapper" Hendricks, chief of police of Vidalia, Louisiana, was charged with making false statements to federal law enforcement agents in the course of an investigation into the use and disposition of certain firearms at the Vidalia Police Department. Full Story
  5. Washington Field: All Nippon Airways Guilty of Price Fixing Japan-based

    All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $73 million criminal fine for its role in two separate conspiracies—to fix one or more components of cargo rates charged for international air cargo shipments, and to fix unpublished passenger fares on tickets purchased in the United States. Full Story
  6. New York: French Doctor Charged in New York in Insider Trading Securities Fraud Scheme

    Yves Benhamou, a citizen and resident of France, was charged with engaging in an insider trading scheme in which he used his dual roles as an adviser on a clinical drug trial and as a private, paid consultant to provide material, nonpublic information about the drug trial's progress to a portfolio manager of a hedge fund group. The hedge fund group then used that information to avoid approximately $30 million in losses. Full Story
  7. Los Angeles: Two Execs Convicted on Charges of Illegal Stock Sales

    Richard Bailey and Florian Ternes, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, who respectively were the chief executive officer and the chief operating officer of Gateway Distributors, Inc., a publicly traded corporation, were both convicted in Los Angeles of two counts of issuing and selling unregistered stock. Full Story
  8. Pittsburgh: Collar-Bomb Defendant Convicted

    Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was convicted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery in which death resulted, and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence. Full Story
  9. Washington: FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

    On November 1, 2010, the FBI’s International Operations Division hosted approximately 100 international attachés currently assigned to their countries' embassies in the U.S. in an effort to enhance our international partnerships. Full Story
  10. New York: Fraudsters Behind Multi-Million-Dollar Advance-Fee Scheme Convicted

    Noemi Dodakian and Chong Shing Wu were found guilty by a federal jury in New York of wire fraud conspiracy based on their participation in a fraudulent advance-fee scheme that spanned years and robbed victims across the country of more than $7 million. Full Story

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