Third Man Pleads Guilty
A Chico man admitted to participating in spray-painting anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi graffiti on the walls of a synagogue and anti-Christian graffiti on two churches. Details
Iranian National Charged
A citizen of Iran is accused of exporting specialized metals from the U.S. through companies in Turkey to Iran. Details
1/31/2011 - Dallas Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison Without Parole for Committing Second Bank Robbery
2/1/2011 - Iranian National Charged with Illegally Exporting Specialized Metals from the United States to Iran
Information on David Durham has been added to the FBI website in the crime alerts section. He is wanted for the shooting of a police officer in Oregon.
Crime Alerts for Federal Bureau of Investigation. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
The FBI is seeking assistance with locating David Anthony Durham who is alleged to have been involved in the shooting of a police officer following a traffic stop in Lincoln County, Oregon, on January 23, 2011.
Portland Most Wanted for Federal Bureau of Investigation. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
|01/31/11||FBI and Carlsbad Police Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify US Bank Robber|
|01/31/11||Chase Bank Robbery|
Securities Broker Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Embezzling $1.7 Million
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:57:27 -0600
Gregory J. Buchholz, 46, of Bridgewater, was sentenced in Bridgeport to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for embezzling approximately $1.7 million from clients of his financial services business.
Louisiana Man Sent to Federal Prison for Transporting Minors for Prostitution
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:57:26 -0600
Dmarcus Antwain Ward, 26, of Minden, Louisiana was sentenced to federal prison for transporting individuals across state lines for purposes of prostitution.
'Seaside Partners Fund' General Partner Sentenced to Prison for Investment Fraud
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:57:25 -0600
Robert L. Duncan, 49, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced on a charge of wire fraud in connection with an investment scheme through his company, "Seaside Partners Fund," which was based in Atlanta.
West Haven Woman Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:57:24 -0600
Alicia Martineau, 24, of West Haven, pleaded guilty in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud stemming from her participation in a mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Pennsylvania Man Who Transported Stolen Watch is Sentenced
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:57:23 -0600
Orlando Johnson transported from Connecticut to New York City a Rolex wristwatch that he knew had been stolen. The watch, which had a retail value of $7,075, had been stolen from a jewelry store in Fairfield in early 2005.
|01/31/11||Securities Broker Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Embezzling $1.7 Million from Clients|
|01/31/11||Pennsylvania Man Who Transported Stolen Watch is Sentenced|
|01/31/11||West Haven Woman Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme|
|01/31/11||“Seaside Partners Fund” General Partner Sentenced to Prison for Investment Fraud|
|01/31/11||Louisiana Man Sent to Federal Prison for Transporting Minors for Prostitution|
Three Yonkers Men Found Guilty of Murder, Robbery, Narcotics, and Firearms Offenses
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:15:18 -0600
Davon Young, Thomas Chambliss, and Gregory Fuller were all found guilty of murder, robbery, narcotics conspiracy, robbery conspiracy, firearms possession, and witness tampering offenses.
01/31/11 Third Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charge Related to Desecration of Synagogue and Churches in Modesto
New and Improved N-DEx: A search engine for law enforcement agencies is expanding nationwide this month. More
Connecticut Man Admits Operating Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:21:24 -0600
Syed A. Babar, of New London, Connecticut, pled guilty to multiple federal charges related to his involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme.
Seven Indicted for Series of Texas Armed Bank Robberies
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:15:39 -0600
Seven Texas men were charged in a 13-count indictment for their alleged involvement in a series of Houston-area armed bank robberies.
Texas Doctor Sentenced, Ordered to Forfeit $43 Million Gained Through Fraud
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:13:51 -0600
Dr. Arun Sharma, of Kemah, Texas, was sentenced to 15 years in prison 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.
Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Carjacking Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:05:23 -0600
Jorge Luis de la Fuente-Monton and Fernando Antonio Munoz-Martinez, both 19-year-old citizens of Mexico, pled guilty in McAllen, Texas in connection with an aggravated robbery in which they assaulted an off-duty Border Patrol agent, brandished a knife, and stole his vehicle.
Navajo Man Sentenced in New Mexico for Child Sex Assault Conviction
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:58:07 -0600
Irvin Bitsilly, a73-year-old enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tohatchi, New Mexico, was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter and his step-granddaughter, who is allegedly the biological child of Bitsilly as a result of the assault of his stepdaughter.
New York Broker Indicted for Alleged Role in International Stock Fraud Scheme
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:48:57 -0600
Stock broker Gregg M. Berger, of New York, was indicted in Detroit, Michigan for his role in a wide-ranging fraud scheme to illegally "pump-and-dump" thinly traded Chinese and Israeli stocks by using spam e-mails that promoted the stocks to artificially inflate their prices. The scheme generated $30 million for Berger's co-conspirators and more than $600,000 in commissions for himself.
"Jihad Jane" Pleads Guilty in Plot to Recruit Violent Jihadist Fighters, Commit Murder Overseas
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 17:41:00 -0600
Colleen R. LaRose, aka "Jihad Jane," a U.S. citizen and former resident of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 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.
Massachusetts Men Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:08:33 -0600
Craig Sparks and Benjamin Michaud, both formerly of Worcester, Massachusetts, were each sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for the armed robbery of a Bank of America branch in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Florida Teacher Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:30:01 -0600
Former school teacher Ripley Ridenour, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for receipt of child pornography.
Texas Man Sentenced for Committing Second Bank Robbery
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:39:48 -0600
Leonard Bernard Wilson, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for committing a bank robbery using a dangerous weapon.
Iranian National Charged with Illegally Exporting Specialized Metals from U.S. to Iran
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:09:20 -0600
Milad Jafari, a citizen and resident of Iran, has been indicted for illegally exporting and attempting to export specialized metals from the United States through companies in Turkey to several entities in Iran, including some entities that have been sanctioned for involvement in ballistic missile activities.
Up to $10,000 Reward Offered
David Anthony Durham is wanted in connection with the shooting of Lincoln City Police Officer Steven Dodds. Details | Poster
2/1/2011 - New London Man Admits Operating Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
2/1/2011 - Seven Indicted for Series of Houston-Area Armed Bank Robberies
2/1/2011 - Dr. Arun Sharma Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Forfeit More Than $43 Million in Cash/Property Gained Through Fraud
2/1/2011 - Two Plead Guilty to Carjacking
2/1/2011 - 73-Year-Old Navajo Man Receives a Five-Year Prison Sentence for Child Sex Assault Conviction
New and Improved N-DEx
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0600
A search engine for law enforcement agencies is expanding nationwide this month.
2/1/2011 - Guilty Plea in Drug Trafficking Case
Cedar Rapids Woman Charged
An Iowa woman is accused of forging checks, credit card fraud, and altering bank statements to conceal her fraud scheme. Details
2/2/2011 - FBI Task Force Solves Chase Bank Robbery
2/2/2011 - Statement of the U.S. Attorney David B. Fein on the Arrest of Adam Zachs
2/2/2011 - Brookwood Man Faces 34-Count Federal Indictment in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Tallmadge Man Charged
A 54-year-old man is accused of possessing the biological toxin ricin and falsely telling investigators it was "ant poison." Details
A Tucson loan officer and a real estate agent are accused of conspiring to obtain multiple mortgages based on fraudulent representations. Details
2/1/2011 - Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Conspiracy to Unlawfully Obtain UMC Patient Record Information
2/1/2011 - Orr Woman Indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
2/1/2011 - $5,000 Reward Offered in Salem Bank Robbery
2/1/2011 - FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Help to Identify Torrey Pines Bank Robber
New and Improved N-DEx
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0600
A search engine for law enforcement agencies is expanding nationwide this month.
2/3/2011 - Man Charged in Extortion Scheme Involving Former Philadelphia Police Inspector
2/2/2011 - Fremont Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Extort Child Pornography from Minor
2/2/2011 - District Man Sentenced to Five-Year Prison Term for Perjury in Racketeering Case
Canadian Resident Pleads Guilty in New York Drug Trafficking Case
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:53:23 -0600
Robert Oliver, of Canada, pled guilty in Buffalo, New York in connection with knowing that heroin was being sold at his place of employment, but rather than reporting the crime, he concealed the activity and allowed the drug sales to take place.
New York Woman Pleads Guilty in Drug Trafficking Case
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:52:27 -0600
Amber Makelke, of Kenmore, New York, pled guilty to use of communication facility to commit a drug trafficking crime.
Connecticut Fugitive Arrested in Mexico After 22 Years on the Lam
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:49:24 -0600
Adam Zachs, formerly of West Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. Zachs was convicted of the 1988 murder of a Connecticut man and fled while released on bond in 1989.
Alabama Man Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:39:01 -0600
Scott Eric Perry, of Brookwood, Alabama, was indicted on wire fraud and false statement charges related to a more than $1 million mortgage fraud scheme in the Birmingham area.
Texas Man Charged in Ohio for Interstate Travel to Engage in Sex with Minor
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:03:56 -0600
Forrest S. Twight, of Cedar Park, Texas, was indicted in Cleveland, Ohio in connection with allegedly making arrangements through the Internet and text messaging to travel to Ohio to meet a minor and transport the minor back to Twight's Texas residence, with the intent to engage in sexual activity with the minor.
Ohio Man Charged with Possessing Ricin, Making False Statements
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:02:12 -0600
Jeff Boyd Levenderis, of Tallmadge, Ohio, was indicted on one count of possessing a biological toxin (ricin) and one count of making false statements in connection with his possession of the ricin.
Arizona Loan Officer and Real Estate Agent Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:26:26 -0600
Loan officer Scott Tyson and real estate agent Susan Levy, both of Tucson, Arizona, were indicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with their participation in a $1.2 million mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Nevada Man Guilty in Scheme to Unlawfully Obtain Patient Record Information
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:45:52 -0600
Richard W. Charette, of Las Vegas, Nevada, pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to receive and disclose University Medical Center of Southern Nevada hospital patient records in order to solicit business and clients for personal injury attorneys.
Minnesota Woman Indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:32:57 -0600
Teresa Lynn Hill, of Orr, Minnesota, was indicted for assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with allegedly stabbing a man on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation.
Maryland Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Minors to Produce Pornography
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:37:50 -0600
Joseph Lawhorn, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by supervised release for life, for the sexual abuse of two minor males to produce child pornography.
Former Senate Office Manager Convicted in $75,000 Wire Fraud Scheme
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:16:00 -0600
Ngozi T. Pole, of Waldorf, Maryland, a former office manager for U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, was convicted of five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property in connection with using his position as a congressional staffer to steal more than $75,000 of government money.
Former Accountant Convicted of Stealing from Georgetown University's Credit Union
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:13:33 -0600
Reginald A. Clark, of Washington, D.C., was convicted on federal charges stemming from the theft of nearly $220,000 from Hoya Federal Credit Union on the campus of Georgetown University, where he had been employed as an accountant.
Overland Park Man Sentenced
A former logistics manager admitted to taking kickbacks from freight carriers and has been ordered to pay $939,000 in restitution. Details
The Wall Street banks were given briefings last month on the possible threats from al-Qaeda after published reports surfaced focusing on those businesses, said Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - Timothy A.Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Financial institutions in New York were told by the FBI that they face a potential terrorist threat from al-Qaeda, a spokesman for the bureau said.
The banks were given briefings last month on the possible threats from al-Qaeda after published reports surfaced focusing on those businesses, said Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“The threat information is that it’s not imminent and not specific,” Margolin said yesterday in a phone interview.
The FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes the New York Police Department, regularly give briefings to the public sector about terrorist threats, he said.
“In the nearly 10 years since 9/11, we give briefings as circumstances warrant,” Margolin said. “This threat was in the course of a periodic updates given to them in the evolving threat stream.”
In January, an editorial written by Anwar al-Awlaki was posted on the Internet magazine Inspire, published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni branch of the terrorist organization that took credit for Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Yemeni-American cleric supports violence against U.S. targets and encourages the targeting of major Western financial institutions under an editorial titled: “Is it halal to dispossess the wealth of the disbelievers in America and other Western Countries?”
“We therefore suggest that the following should be targeted: Government owned property, banks; global corporations,” he wrote. “Wealth belonging to disbelievers with known animosity towards Muslims.”
Al-Awlaki, who was born in the U.S., also has posted videos on the Internet justifying the killing of American civilians and urged Muslims in the U.S. Army to kill their fellow soldiers.
Both the U.S. government and its citizens should be targeted, he said.
“The reasoning behind comparing the booty to hunting and wood gathering is because the property which exists in the hands of the disbelievers is not considered to be rightfully theirs,” al-Awlaki said.
In October, Faisal Shahzad, who drove a bomb-laden vehicle into New York’s crowded Times Square in May, was sentenced to life in prison.
“The Koran gives us the right to defend, and that’s what I’m doing,” Shahzad told U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum in New York at his sentencing. “Brace yourself, because the war with Muslims has just begun. Consider me only a first droplet of the flood that will follow me.”
U.S. authorities have been closely monitoring the use of mail and shipping as a potential method for terrorists attacks after two bombs were discovered in printer cartridges being shipped on U.S.-bound aircraft in October.
Investigators have been looking at whether the shipments were staged as rehearsals for a future attack, a U.S. official has said.
United Parcel Service Inc. said the FBI checked packages on three jets from Europe, while FedEx Corp. embargoed shipments from Yemen in October after a parcel from the country was seized by officials at its Dubai facility.
The attempted bombings seem to be the work of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, in a November television interview.
The sophistication of the bombs “shows that it was an al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula effort,” Brennan said on ABC’s “This Week” program.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department, who didn’t give his name, declined to comment when asked about the FBI threat announcement yesterday. Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, also declined to comment.
South Dakota Man Convicted of Tampering with Evidence
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:58:54 -0600
Robert Medearis, of Mission, South Dakota, was found guilty of using an axe to remove and destroy the windshield of a vehicle that had been involved in a crash in which a child was seriously injured. The windshield contained DNA evidence from a person in the vehicle who had struck and fractured the windshield in the crash.
Minnesota Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:57:38 -0600
Matthew Charles Stuart, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, was sentenced to 90 days in prison for possessing more than 600 images of child pornography.
Pennsylvania Man Charged with Attempted Bank Robbery
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:39:24 -0600
Donald Jerome Meadows, of Horsham, Pennsylvania, was indicted in connection with the attempted robbery of a Bank of America branch in Horsham on December 22, 2010.
Louisiana Woman Sentenced for Defrauding American Red Cross
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:14:17 -0600
Nadine Tillis, of Hammond, Louisiana, was sentenced to six months in prison for wire fraud relating to fraudulent applications for financial assistance after Hurricane Katrina.
Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy Indicted for Civil Rights Offenses, Obstruction of Justice
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:52:54 -0600
Choctaw County, Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy Billy C. Scott, Jr. was charged in connection with allegedly ordering his police dog to attack a man without any legitimate law enforcement purpose, and with failing to keep the victim from harm and falsifying a report in order to cover up his misconduct.
Connecticut Man Sentenced for Amassing Arsenal of Illegal Weapons
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:47:46 -0600
Alan D. Zaleski, of Berlin, Connecticut, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for illegally possessing machine guns and numerous other unregistered weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, silencers, grenades, and improvised explosive devices.
New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sex Abuse Offense
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:39:27 -0600
Raymond Joseph Martin, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, pled guilty in Albuquerque, New Mexico to abusive sexual contact, admitting that he touched his granddaughter's genitals, both directly and through her clothing, on several occasions when the child was 8 to 10 years old.
More Charges Filed Against Former Philadelphia Police Inspector in Extortion Scheme
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:32:24 -0600
Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Carlo Daniel Castro and William Wong, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged in a superseding indictment with additional offenses related to an extortion scheme carried out by the defendants.
Pennsylvania Man Charged in Extortion Scheme
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:26:41 -0600
Alan Kats, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged with offenses related to an extortion scheme to collect a $36,000 debt owed to him.
Former New Mexico State Official Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:17:32 -0600
Wayne Shirley, of Cedar Crest, New Mexico, an attorney who served as the chairman of the New Mexico Public Utilities Commission under Governor Gary Johnson, pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.
Navajo Man Pleads Guilty in New Mexico to Federal Rape Charge
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:12:05 -0600
Sterling Clyde, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, pled guilty to an indictment charging him with aggravated sexual abuse in connection with forcibly raping a woman in Shiprock, New Mexico.
California Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Extort Child Pornography from Minor
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:49:41 -0600
James Dale Brown, of Fremont, California, pled guilty to possessing child pornography and attempting to extort additional child pornography images of an underage girl whom he harassed via the social networking website Facebook.
D.C. Man Sentenced for Perjury in Gang and Drug-Related Racketeering Case
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:38:30 -0600
Kenneth A. Cole, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to five years in prison on a perjury charge stemming from contradictory statements that he made while under oath about a drug trafficking conspiracy. Cole is already serving a 10.5 year-term after being previously convicted of participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving the M Street Crew, a racketeering and drug enterprise that had taken over the 18th and M Street neighborhood of Northeast Washington and turned it into their own private marketplace for drug trafficking during 2000 to 2004.
Texas Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:05:00 -0600
Eight members of a large scale drug trafficking and money laundering organization operating out of the McAllen, Texas, area from approximately 2004 through 2009 were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 180 to 360 months, without parole.
Nevada Woman Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Crimes
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:10:35 -0600
Gail Bilyeu, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for submitting six fraudulent mortgage loan applications totaling approximately $2.6 million during 2004 and 2005.
Employee of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Convicted of Stealing Nearly $250,000
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:57:27 -0600
Osama Esam Saleem Ayesh, a resident of Jordan hired by the U.S. Department of State as a shipping and customs supervisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, was found guilty of stealing nearly $250,000 intended for the payment of shipping and customs services for the embassy.
Tennessee Contractor Indicted for Fraud and Money Laundering
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:45:30 -0600
Anthony Dowlen, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a contractor and real estate developer, was indicted on charges of transportation of fraudulently obtained money and money laundering.
FBI Response to Senate Fort Hood Report
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 11:38:44 -0600
The FBI released a statement in response to the report issued by Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins, of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on the events surrounding the shootings at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
Tennessee Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Drug Charges
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:27:48 -0600
Gregory "Frog" Thomas, of Hartford, Tennessee, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.