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During the first quarter of 2011, there were 1,092 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,183 reported violations in the same quarter of 2010. Full Story
Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistani native who operated a Chicago-based immigration business, was convicted of participating in conspiracy involving a terrorism plot against a Danish newspaper and providing material support to a terrorist organization based in Pakistan. The jury acquitted Rana of conspiracy to provide material support to the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed more than 160 people, including six Americans. Full Story
Zakariya Boyd pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Boyd was first charged along with seven other defendants in an indictment returned in 2009.Full Story
Christopher J. Tigani pled guilty to a four-count criminal information charging him with two counts of violating the Federal Election Campaign, and two counts of making a materially false statement on an income tax return. Tigani faces a maximum of 16 years imprisonment.Full Story
The Denver Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are continuing their investigation into the kidnapping and sexual assault of an eight-year-old child, and locating the suspect, Bret Lee Luckett Thompson. Full Story
The city of Dallas agreed to pay the U.S. and Texas $2.47 million and enter into certain compliance obligations to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Full Story
FBI Minneapolis identified Farah Mohamed Beledi as one of the two suicide bombers responsible for the suicide bombing attack at a Transitional Federal Government checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 30. Full Story
Robert Williams pled guilty to health care fraud in connection with a scheme in which he submitted more than $2 million in fraudulent claims for group psychological therapy that he never provided. Full Story
The U.S. subsidiary of Belgian pharmaceutical manufacturer UCB S.A. pled guilty to the off-label promotion of its epilepsy drug Keppra and will pay more than $34 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising out of its illegal conduct. Full Story
An Inland Empire police officer and an Orange County criminal defense attorney were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. Both surrendered to the FBI after being named in a three-count indictment. Full Story