Saturday, January 22, 2011

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending January 22, 2010

  1. New York/Newark/Boston: Ninety-One Leaders, Members, and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Families in Four Districts Charged with Racketeering and Related Crimes, Including Murder and Extortion

    Ninety-one members and associates of seven organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra (LCN), including the New England LCN family, all five New York-based families, and the New Jersey-based Decavalcante, family were charged with federal crimes in 16 indictments returned in four judicial districts, and 36 additional defendants were charged for their roles in alleged associated criminal activity. Full Story

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KHARL R. WILLIAMS Arrested in Bank Robbery

A 43-year old Elgin man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of bank Robbery, which is a felony offense. KHARL R. WILLIAMS was charged with the Sunday robbery of the TCF bank branch, located at 2501 West Schaumburg Road.
WILLIAMS appeared  before Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez in Chicago, earlier today, at which time he was formally charged.  WILLIAMS was ordered held without bond, pending his next scheduled court appearance.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending January 14, 2010

  1. Phoenix: Initial Appearance for Jared Lee Loughner
    The United States Attorney for the District of Arizona announced that Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shooting investigation, made his initial appearance in federal court. Loughner remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing. Full Story
  2. New York: Abdel Nur Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Providing Material Support to the Conspiracy to Commit a Terrorist Attack at JFK Airport

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Third Quarter of 2010

During the third quarter of 2010, there were 1,325 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, an increase from the 1,212 reported violations in the same quarter of 2009.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,310 robberies, 13 burglaries, two larcenies and six extortions of financial institutions2 reported between July 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2010.
Highlights of the report include:
  • Loot was taken in 90 percent of the incidents, totaling more than $9.3 million.
  • Of the loot taken, 20 percent, or nearly $1.4 million, was recovered and returned to financial institutions.
  • Bank crimes most frequently occurred on Friday. Regardless of the day, the time frame when bank crimes occurred most frequently was between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Acts of violence were committed in 4 percent of the incidents, resulting in 21 injuries, four deaths, and nine people being taken hostage.3
  • Demand notes were the most common modus operandi used, closely followed by oral demands.4
  • Most violations occurred in the southern region of the U.S., with 482 reported incidents.

These statistics were recorded as of October. 27, 2010. Note that not all bank crimes are reported to the FBI, and therefore the report is not a complete statistical compilation of all bank crimes that occurred in the U.S.
1 In the third quarter of 2009, there were 1,184 robberies and 28 burglaries. No larcenies or extortions were reported.
2 Financial institutions include commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations and credit unions.
3 One or more acts of violence may occur during an incident.
4 More than one modus operandi may have been used during an incident.

View the entire report

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending January 7, 2010

  1. Washington Field/St. Louis: Former CIA Officer Arrested for Alleged Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information and Obstruction of Justice

    Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, a former CIA officer, was arrested in St. Louis on charges that he illegally disclosed national defense information and obstructed justice. Sterling was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count each of unlawful retention of national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property, and obstruction of justice. Full Story

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brunt Bros., Its Owner, and Non-Minority Contractor Indicted for Alleged Minority Contract Fraud on City Sewer Work

CHICAGO—The owner of a Chicago company certified as a minority-owned business, his company, and the former president of a non-minority contractor were indicted today on federal fraud charges for allegedly scheming to use the minority business merely as a "pass-through" on a multi-million-dollar sewer cleaning and inspection contract. The company, Brunt Bros. Transfer, Inc., allegedly fraudulently received more than $3 million since 2000 after being hired to clean and videotape city sewers south of 63rd Street as part of the Southern Third Chicago Sewers Contract, also known as the Southern District Contract, when, in fact, it did not actually perform the work specified by the contract.