Tuesday, August 28, 2012


           William C. Monroe, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today the arrest of a Lansing, Illinois man for attempting to travel with the intent of engaging in sex with a minor.
                    MARTIN N. PAZDZUIRA, age ­­­­45, of 18525 Stony Island in Lansing, was arrested in Forest Park without incident late Friday afternoon by special agents and officers assigned to the Chicago FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force (IITF).  PAZDZUIRA was charged in a criminal complaint filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, which is a felony offense.
                   According to the complaint, on August 1, 2012, information was provided to the IITF that PAZDZUIRA had photographs on his cellular phone of nude girls who appeared to be minors.  PAZDZUIRA had also allegedly claimed to have traveled by train into Chicago from his home on three occasions to have sex with underage girls he met on an internet chat site.  PAZDZUIRA’s screen name on the internet site was “redone2150.”

Monday, August 20, 2012

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 17, 2012

  1. New York/Norfolk: Somali Hostage Negotiator in Piracies Sentenced to Life

    Mohammad Saaili Shibin, aka “Khalif Ahmed Shibin,” the man convicted as the person in Somalia responsible for negotiating the ransom of an American yacht and a German-owned vessel, was sentenced to 10 concurrent life sentences for piracy as well as additional life sentences for other charges. Full Story
  2. Newark: Former Teacher Sentenced for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


             CHICAGO – A Chicago man employed by the Cook County Department of Revenue to conduct inspections and ensure merchants selling tobacco products have paid required taxes was arrested by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly taking bribes to alert nonpaying merchants of upcoming inspections.   The arrest was announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent- in-Charge of the Chicago field office of the FBI, and Gary S. Shapiro, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
             ROBERT MITCHELL, 39, whose last known address was 2411 West Flournoy, Chicago, was arrested Tuesday evening on Chicago’s near west side following the filing of a criminal complaint in U. S. District Court on August 6, 2012, and unsealed after the arrest.  The investigation that led to yesterday’s arrest began in late 2011 when a Cooperating Witness (CW) told the FBI of an alleged offer from Mitchell.  The CW is the manager of a convenience store that sells cigarettes and other tobacco products and knows the owners of several other convenience stores in the Chicago area that also sell tobacco products.  The complaint alleges that Mitchell identified himself to the CW as a Cook County tobacco inspector willing to provide advance notice of upcoming tobacco inspections in exchange for money. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance regarding the alleged investment fraud investigation involving Michael Steven Banuelos.

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance regarding the alleged investment fraud investigation involving Michael Steven Banuelos.

If you have information related to this case, please contact FBI San Francisco’s tip line at 415-553-7400 or e-mail us at San.Francisco@ic.fbi.gov.

In an announcement made by the United States Attorney Office for the Northern District of California on July 26, federal authorities arrested Michael Steven Banuelos after a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted him for wire fraud and money laundering resulting from his operation of an alleged investment scheme through which he defrauded investors out of more than $2 million.