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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 22, 2011

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  1. DOJ/Multiple Field Offices: Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the U.S. for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks  fbi

    Fourteen individuals were arrested on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group Anonymous. Two additional defendants were arrested on other cyber-related charges. Full Story

  2. DOJ/Multiple Field Offices: Project Delirium Results in Nearly 2,000 Arrests During 20-Month Operation

    Approximately 1,985 individuals were arrested on narcotics-related charges as part of a 20-month, multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as Project Delirium, which targeted the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel. Full Story

  3. Washington: Two Charged with Conspiring to Act as Unregistered Agents of Pakistani Government

    Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and Zaheer Ahmad were charged with participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in the United States without disclosing their affiliation with the Pakistani government as required by law. Full Story

  4. Boston: Brookline Man to Plead Guilty to Foreign Economic Espionage

    Elliot Doxer agreed to plead guilty to foreign economic espionage for providing Akamai trade secrets to an undercover agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer. Full Story

  5. Minneapolis: Man Pleads Guilty to al Shabaab-Related Terrorism Offense

    Omer Abdi Mohamed pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim abroad. Mohamed admitted being a member of a conspiracy that recruited young men of Somali descent to travel to Somalia to fight against Ethiopian troops.Full Story

  6. Chicago: Illinois Man Sentenced for Swindling $5 Million from 150 Victims in Fraud Scheme

    Scott Ross was sentenced to six years in prison for engaging in an investment fraud scheme that swindled more than $5 million from approximately 150 victims who invested in funds he purported to operate. Full Story

  7. Baltimore: Maryland Police Officer and Four Others Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

    Baltimore City Police officer Daniel Redd and four others were indicted on drug and gun charges. The indictment was unsealed upon the arrest of Redd and the remaining defendants.Full Story

  8. Newark: New Jersey Couple Charged in International Kidnapping and Coercion Plot

    Husband and wife David and Judy Wax were charged in connection with their alleged roles in the kidnapping of an Israeli citizen living in New York in order to coerce his consent to divorce a woman living in Israel. Full Story

  9. Miami: Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Florida in $25 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Vicente Guerra-Nistal, a patient recruiter for a Miami home health care agency, pled guilty in connection with his participation in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme. Full Story

  10. Phoenix: Four Indicted for Compelling Vietnamese Nationals into Labor Servitude

    Four family members were arrested and indicted for exploiting the labor of at least five immigrant Vietnamese nationals for years at their business in Flagstaff, Arizona. The family allegedly brought the victims into the U.S by offering them a better life. Full Story

 

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