FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 8, 2011

FBI: As a threat-based and intelligence-driven national security organization, the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

 

  1. New York: Accused al Shabaab Leader Charged with Providing Material Support to al Shabaabfbi and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was indicted on charges of providing material support to two designated foreign terrorist organizations, as well as conspiring to teach and demonstrate the making of explosives and possessing firearms and explosives in furtherance of crimes of violence. Full Story

  2. San Diego: Former Ranking Member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization Pleads Guilty

    Rigoberto Yanez-Guerrero, a former ranking member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization, entered a guilty plea in federal court. Yanez was extradited by the government of Mexico to the U.S. in December 2010 to face charges for narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime-related offenses. Full Story

  3. San Antonio: Federal Jury in Del Rio Convicts Two Texas Mexican Mafia Members

    Two Texas Mexican Mafia members face life in federal prison after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts against the defendants for various federal racketeering offenses committed in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and the surrounding area. Full Story

  4. Miami: Ponzi Scheme Defendant Sentenced

    Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Lorn Leitman was sentenced to 210 months in prison for his role in a 10-year Ponzi scheme. Full Story

  5. Albuquerque: California Lawyer Sentenced for Defrauding New Mexico Investor

    Paul Conrad Ward, a lawyer who resides in La Jolla, California, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for devising a scheme that caused a victim in New Mexico to give $500,000 to a business entity controlled by Ward, purportedly to be invested in an overseas trading program. Full Story

  6. Houston: Three Family Members Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scam

    Claymon “Butch” Trammell, along with his wife, Jeannettea Williams, and daughter Michelle Trammell, pled guilty in to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with their roles in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story

  7. Tampa: St. Petersburg Police Department Detective Indicted

    Anthony V. Foster was charged with seven counts with public corruption charges involving a wire fraud scheme and attempted extortion under color of official right. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison per count. Full Story

  8. Baltimore: Maryland Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Billing Medicare Over $1.1 Million

    Larry Bernhard, a podiatrist who operated his business from his home, pled guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft related to a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare for more than $1.1 million. Full Story

  9. Newark: Former Secaucus Mayor Convicted of Bribery

    Former Secaucus, New Jersey Mayor Dennis Elwell was convicted for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for real estate projects. Full Story

  10. Jackson: Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing FEMA Funds Meant to Aid Katrina Victims

    Demonica L. Rogers admitted that she stole and converted federal funds by allowing her personal bank accounts to be used to receive stolen federal disaster funds from FEMA in the amount of $21,000 following Hurricane Katrina. Full Story

 

 

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