FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending April 29, 2011

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  1. Denver: Suspect in FBI Manhunt Captured by Boulder Police Department FBI_Hostage_Rescue

    The FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced the capture of Earl Albert Moore by the Boulder Police Department. Full Story

  2. Kansas City: Ellisville Man Sentenced for Racketeering Enterprise that Engaged in Forced Labor Human Trafficking Rescue Project

    The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Ellisville, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a criminal enterprise involving illegal aliens working in 14 states, including employees at hotels in the Kansas City and Branson areas. Full Story

  3. Indianapolis: United States Attorney’s Violent Crime Initiative Yields Results

    Thirteen individuals were indicted for trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in theTerre Haute community. The indictment charges 13 individuals with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Full Story
  4. Dallas: Lufkin Woman Sentenced for Involvement in Murders

    April Flanagan was sentenced to 180 months in prison after she pled guilty on Nov. 29, 2010, to violent crime in aid of racketeering activity, conspiracy to murder David Mitchamore, and acting as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Christy Rochelle Brown. Full Story

  5. New York: Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

    Donald Longueuil pled guilty to conspiracy and securities fraud charges arising from an insider trading scheme in which he obtained and traded on material, nonpublic information.Full Story

  6. Jackson: FBI Arrests Husband and Wife on Katrina-Related Fraud Charges

    Victor Planetta and Eileen Planetta were arrested on charges of embezzling and converting totheir own use money belonging to the small business administration, namely, disaster loan proceeds in excess of $250,000. Full Story

  7. Newark: Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to $13.6 Million Scam

    Ali Sandra Venetis, the owner of Branchburg, New Jersey-based investment adviser Systematic Financial Associates, Inc., admitted to defrauding over 50 investors of more than $7 million. Full Story

  8. Boston: Cape Cod Gambling Group Charged with Illegal Gambling and Obstruction

    Adam Hart, William Neoftistos and Timothy Reardon were charged with operating an illegal gambling business and conspiring to obstruct a Massachusetts State Police investigation intotheir activities. Full Story

  9. Omaha: Former Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

    Mary Lee Reinking, a former mortgage broker with Crow Valley Mortgage in Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced to five years probation, including one-year home confinement, in connection with Reinking’s previous guilty plea to one count of wire fraud. Full Story

  10. New Haven: New Haven Man Charged with Orchestrating Arsons and Committing Insurance Fraud

    A jury returned a second superseding indictment charging Angelo Reyes with additional federal offenses related to his alleged participation in the July 2009 arson of the People’s Laundromat in the Fair Haven section of New Haven, and the March 2005 arson of a property he previously owned in Fair Haven. Full Story