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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending May 20, 2011

Right Side News reporting:

The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. In executing the following priorities, we will produce and use intelligence to protect the nation from threats and to bring to justice those who violate the law.

The FBI was established in 1908. See our History website and How the FBI Got its Name for more details on our evolution and achievements over the years. The FBI motto: “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” Learn about the origins of this motto.

 

  1. Headquarters: FBI Releases Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in 2010fbi

    According to preliminary statistics released by the FBI, 56 of our nation’s law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty during 2010. By region, 22 victims were killed in the South, 18 in the West, 10 in the Midwest, three in the Northeast, and three in Puerto Rico. The total number of officers feloniously killed in 2010 was eight more than the 48 officers slain in 2009. Full Story

  2. Miami: Six Charged in Florida for Providing Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban

    Six individuals located in South Florida and Pakistan were indicted on charges of conspiring to provide and providing material support to a conspiracy to murder, maim, and kidnap persons overseas and conspiring to provide material support to the Pakistani Taliban. Full Story

  3. Los Angeles: 75 Members and Associates of the Black P-Stones Street Gang Charged with Narcotics Violations 

    As part of a task force investigation and community-focused initiative known as Operation Red Dawn, over 900 officers and agents participated in the execution of pre-dawn arrest and search warrants targeting members and associates of the Black P-Stones street gang, a faction of the notorious Bloods street gang. Full Story

  4. Phoenix: Man Indicted for First-Degree Murder in New Year’s Eve Slaying on the Tohono O’odham Nation

    Jalen Montana was indicted on one count of first-degree murder. The indictment alleges that on or about January 1, 2010, Montana killed another man by stabbing him in the chest. Full Story

  5. New York: Genovese Family Soldier Extradited from Italy to Face Racketeering Charges for His Alleged Role in Two Murders and Other Crimes

    Emilio Fusco was extradited from Italy to face racketeering and other charges in connection with his role as a made member of the Genovese organized crime family. Full Story

  6. Baltimore: Former County Executive Pleads Guilty in Maryland to Federal Extortion and Bribery

    Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson pled guilty to his role in an extortion conspiracy relating to the performance of his official duties to and tampering with a witness and evidence. Full Story

  7. Newark: New Jersey Business Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients of $10.2 Million 

    Arthur Piacentini was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for defrauding the clients of his payroll services company. Full Story

  8. Washington Field: Former Title and Escrow Agent Indicted in D.C. for Mortgage Fraud

    Ronald Johannes Sneijder, a former owner of a title and escrow company based in the District of Columbia, was indicted on federal charges relating to mortgage fraud. The total amount of loans was approximately $1,829,000. Full Story

  9. Atlanta: Two Georgia Residents Charged in Sex Trafficking Ring That Used Internet to Recruit Women

    Soloman Manasseh Mustafa and Kalandra Annette Wallace were indicted for their alleged roles in a sex trafficking ring operating in the Atlanta area. Both defendants face charges of sex trafficking, kidnapping, transporting women across state lines for prostitution, and document servitude. Full Story

  10. Springfield: Illinois Businessman Indicted in Investment Fraud Scheme

    Edward Lynn Moskop was indicted on mail fraud and money laundering charges. It is alleged that from 1991 to 2010, Moskop obtained by fraud approximately $2.4 million from 25 victims. Full Story

 

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