FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 30, 2011

United to Protect: The FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center

Before the attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Intelligence Community had no central location from which to pool, share, and analyze information specifically related to terrorist threats. 

Now, in an unprecedented government integration effort, experts from 16 federal agencies are sitting side by side at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) with one major mission: avoiding another major terrorist attack on U.S. soil. read more...

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  1. Newark: International Fugitive Captured After More than 40 Years

    George Wright, a fugitive for over 41 years, was arrested by Portuguese authorities, pursuant to a provisional arrest request from the United States. The United States is seeking his extradition from Portugal to serve the remainder of a 15- to 30-year sentence for a New Jersey state murder conviction. Full Story

  2. Boston: Man Charged with Plotting Attack on Pentagon and U.S. Capitol and Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested and charged in connection with his plot to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives. Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Full Story

  3. Washington Field: Former Guard Charged with Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to People’s Republic of China

    Bryan Underwood, a former contract guard working at a U.S. Consulate in China, was charged in a superseding indictment with one count of attempting to communicate national defense information to a foreign government. Full Story

  4. Philadelphia: More than Two Dozen Boeing Employees Arrested in Prescription Drug Sting

    Agents from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration arrested employees and former employees of Boeing’s Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in an effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant. Full Story

  5. San Diego: Thirty-Six Defendants with Ties to Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Charged in Federal Drug Conspiracy Investigation

    Twenty-six individuals with ties to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were arrested this week. Six defendants were already in custody and four are considered fugitives at this time. Full Story

  6. San Juan: Twenty-Seven Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking

    Twenty-seven individuals were indicted on drug-related charges as a result of a joint investigation into a drug distribution conspiracy at the Brisas del Mar Public Housing Project and other areas located in the Municipality of Salinas, Puerto Rico. Full Story

  7. Seattle: Public Awareness Campaign Launched to Seek New Information in the Murder of Assistant U.S. Attorney

    Attorney General Eric Holder joined the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, the Wales family, and the FBI in Seattle to announce a new media and social media effort to seek information related to the 2001 slaying of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas C. Wales. Full Story
  8. Detroit: Furukawa, Three Execs Guilty in Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

    Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, agreed to plead guilty and pay a $200 million fine for its role in a criminal price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy involving the sale of parts to automobile manufacturers. Three executives, who are Japanese nationals, have also agreed to plead guilty and to serve prison time in the United States ranging from a year and a day to 18 months. Full Story

  9. El Paso: New Mexico Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Murder of a Child

    Thelton Andres Riley was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for the death of a 7-month-old child on August 10, 2009, on Fort Bliss. Full Story

  10. Springfield: Man Sentenced for Making False Threat to Detonate Explosives

    A Fairview Heights man was sentenced for making a false threat to detonate an explosive device and for influencing a federal officer by threat. Full Story

 

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