Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending february 4, 2010

  1. Charlotte: Iranian National Charged with Illegally Exporting Specialized Metals from the United States to Iran

    Milad Jafari, a citizen and resident of Iran, was indicted for illegally exporting and attempting to export specialized metals from the U.S. through companies in Turkey to several entities in Iran, including some entities that have been sanctioned for involvement in ballistic missile activities. Full Story
  2. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Woman Pleads Guilty in Plot to Recruit Violent Jihadist Fighters and to Commit Murder Overseas

    Colleen R. LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” pled guilty to all counts of a superseding indictment charging her with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements, and attempted identity theft. Full Story

  3. San Antonio: Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Carjacking Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent

    Two 19-year-old men pled guilty to carjacking the vehicle of an off-duty Border Patrol agent. Jorge Luis de la Fuente-Monton and Fernando Antonio Munoz-Martinez face up to 15 years in federal prison without parole for the conviction. Full Story
  4. Houston: Doctor Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Forfeit More Than $43 Million in Cash/Property Gained Through Fraud

    Dr. Arun Sharma was sentenced to 15 years for engaging in a conspiracy with his wife, Dr. Kiran Sharma, to commit health care fraud and committing health care fraud over a 10-year-period in the Southern District of Texas. Full Story
  5. Birmingham: Man Faces 34-Count Federal Indictment in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    A federal grand jury indicted a Brookwood, Alabama man on wire fraud and false statement charges related to a more than $1 million mortgage fraud scheme in the Birmingham area. Full Story
  6. New Haven: Securities Broker Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Embezzling $1.7 Million from Clients

    Gregory J. Buchholz was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling approximately $1.7 million from clients of his financial services business. Full Story
  7. Detroit: New York Broker Indicted for Alleged Role in International Stock Fraud Scheme

    An indictment was unsealed charging stock broker Gregg M. Berger for his role in a wide-ranging fraud scheme to illegally "pump-and-dump" thinly traded Chinese and Israeli stocks. Full Story

  8. Sacramento: Third Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charge Related to Desecration of Synagogue and Churches in Modesto, California

    Andrew Kerber pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of congregants of Congregation Beth Shalom, a synagogue in Modesto, California, Full Story
  9. San Diego: Maxwell Technologies Inc. Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation and Agrees to Pay $8 Million Criminal Penalty

    Maxwell Technologies Inc. agreed to pay an $8 million criminal penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for bribing Chinese government officials to secure sales of Maxwell’s products to state-owned manufacturers of electric-utility infrastructure in several Chinese provinces. Full Story
  10. Jackson: Mississippi Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted for Civil Rights Offenses and Obstruction of Justice

    A jury returned an indictment charging Choctaw County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Deputy Billy C. Scott, Jr. with civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. Full Story

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