July 01, 2011 FBI National Press Office
— filed under: Breaking News, Press Release
1.New York: Three Men Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Plotting to Bomb Bronx Synagogues and Shoot Down U.S. Military Planes
Three men were each sentenced to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to use stinger surface-to-air guided missiles to shoot down military planes located at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport. Full Story
2.Atlanta: Man Convicted by Jury for Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes
After a five-day trial, Jean-Daniel Perkins was found guilty on charges of bank fraud, credit card fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Perkins defrauded American Express, SunTrust Bank, and hundreds of individual credit card holders of millions of dollars. Full Story
3.New Orleans: Mayor of Port Allen, Louisiana Convicted of Racketeering
Derek A. Lewis, the mayor of the City of Port Allen, Louisiana, pled guilty to violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Full Story
4.Miami: Doctor Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud
Miami doctor Rene De Los Rios was sentenced to 235 months in prison for his participation in a $23 million HIV injection and infusion Medicare fraud scheme. Full Story
5.Los Angeles: Lead Defendant in International Computer Hacking Ring Sentenced in Two Cases to 13 Years in Federal Prison
Federal judges in two cases imposed sentences totaling 13 years in prison against the Kenneth Lucas, the leader of the domestic arm of an international “phishing” operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to collect personal information that was used to defraud American banks. Lucas was sentenced in the second case which involved an indoor marijuana grow at his residence. Full Story
6.Baltimore: Prince George’s County Council Woman Leslie Johnson Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charge
Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering in order to obstruct a federal corruption investigation. Full Story
7.Washington Field: TBW Executive Sentenced to 30 Years for Role in $2.9 Billion Fraud Scheme
Lee Bentley Farkas, the former chairman and owner of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), was sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to forfeit approximately $38.5 million for his role in a more than $2.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of TBW and Colonial Bank. Full Story
8.Phoenix: Kaibeto Man Charged in Navajo Nation Police Officer Murder
Victor Bigman was charged by criminal complaint with first-degree murder in the death of Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety Sergeant Darrell Curley. Full Story
9.Chicago: Romanian Man Sentenced for Role in International Fraud Scheme Involving Online Auction Websites
Adrian Ghighina was sentenced in Chicago to 48 months in prison for his role in moving and hiding the illicit proceeds of an international fraud scheme. Full Story
10.Kansas City: Man Who Shot at FBI Agents Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
Nicholas Henry pled guilty to one count of attempting to kill an FBI agent and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Full Story
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by TimTurner 8 years ago
I just randomly found this and I had NO IDEA that the majority of the Top 10 richest Congressmen were Democrats. I really thought it would've been Republicans.Here is the list from 2008: http://innovation.cqpolitics.com/cq-rol … gress_2008John Kerry leads the way with net worth...
by Shari 8 years ago
American student Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder in Italy and sentenced to 26 years in prison.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8394750.stm
by m920621m 7 years ago
Why to sentence a person for 515 years in prison?Recently I was listening to news on a radio and I heard that some guy was sentenced for 515 years in prison. Also several years ago Bernard Madoff was sentenced for 150 years in prison. To me those two cases seem to be very weird and illogical, since...
by dmop 6 years ago
How do you know the difference between good and evil?
by pippap 3 years ago
In the battle between good and evil - which is winning?In today's world, doing the right thing is becoming increasingly difficult. Are more people "going over to the dark side"?
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 30, 2010 Los Angeles: Goleta Man Indicted in Connection with Murder-for-Hire Plot Targeting Bel Air Resident and OthersA Goleta resident, Eugene Temkin, was charged and arrested at his residence without incident. At that time, a criminal...
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