FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 15, 2011

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  1. Miami/Pittsburgh: Organized Romanian Criminal Groups Targeted by DOJ and Romanian Law Enforcement

    An ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals in Romania and the United States were disrupted as a result of a series of law enforcement actions coordinated since 2010 between Romanian and U.S. law enforcement. More than 100 individuals have been arrested and charged in Romania and judicial districts in the United States. Full Story                                                                                                                       

  2. St. Louis: 18 Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Multiple States                                                    FBI_Hostage_Rescue

    A nationwide takedown on an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang resulted in the arrest of 15 members of Wheels of Soul in seven states, charged with racketeering conspiracy. Full Story 

  3. San Diego: Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder in Killing of Wife Aboard Cruise Ship
    Robert John McGill pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of his wife, Shirley McGill.  McGill pleaded guilty to killing his wife aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Elation, on July 14, 2009. Full Story
  4. Newark: New Jersey Gang Member Admits Mistaken Identity Murder  
    Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, admitted to murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 as part of a racketeering conspiracy. Full Story
  5. Philadelphia: Man Indicted for Soliciting Islamic Extremists to Kill Americans in U.S.

    Emerson Winfield Begolly was indicted for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within the United States and posting bomb-making instruction materials online. Full Story

  6. Birmingham: Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Series of Hoax Anthrax Letters  

    Clifton Lamar Dodd pled guilty to 23 counts of mailing letters that contained a threat in the form of white powder that could reasonably have been perceived as the biological toxin, anthrax. Full Story

  7. Kansas City: Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer Plead Guilty in $11 Million Fraud Scheme

    A former real estate agent and a former loan officer are among five co-defendants who entered guilty pleas to their roles in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved upscale homes in Missouri. Full Story

  8. Detroit: Investment Adviser Sentenced to 10 Years in Ponzi Scheme

    Dante DeMiro was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, and was ordered to pay over $12.9 million in restitution to the victims of an investment Ponzi scheme. Full Story

  9. Phoenix: Army Private Charged with Attempting to Board Flight While Possessing Small Amount of Explosive

    U.S. Army Private First Class Christopher Eric Wey was arrested and charged with attempt to carry an explosive on an aircraft and transportation of a stolen explosive. Full Story

  10. New Haven: Former Hospital CFO Sentenced in Connecticut for Fraud Schemes

    William Roe, who served at different times as chief financial officer of St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio and Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn., was sentenced to 33 months in prison for defrauding the hospitals of approximately $200,000. Full Story