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May 02, 2011 10:40 PM

Three Maryland Gang Leaders Plead Guilty in Racketeering Conspiracy

Eric Brown, Ray Olivis, and Rainbow Williams, all of Baltimore, Maryland, pled guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to conduct and participate in the activities of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF), a ...

Three Maryland Gang Leaders Plead Guilty in Racketeering Conspiracy

Eric Brown, Ray Olivis, and Rainbow Williams, all of Baltimore, Maryland, pled guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to conduct and participate in the activities of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF), a racketeering enterprise.

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May 02, 2011 10:25 PM

Executive Sentenced in Massachusetts for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

Gary C. Gitto was sentenced in Boston to 59 months in prison on conspiracy and wire fraud charges in connection with his role in a multi-million-dollar scheme run from a former plastics company in ...

Executive Sentenced in Massachusetts for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

Gary C. Gitto was sentenced in Boston to 59 months in prison on conspiracy and wire fraud charges in connection with his role in a multi-million-dollar scheme run from a former plastics company in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, where he served as an owner and officer.

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May 02, 2011 04:25 PM

Donald E. Oswald Named Special Agent in Charge of Minneapolis Division

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Donald E. Oswald the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division. In this role, he will oversee the FBI's operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, ...

Donald E. Oswald Named Special Agent in Charge of Minneapolis Division 

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Donald E. Oswald the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division. In this role, he will oversee the FBI's operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. He most recently served as the chief inspector in the Office of Inspections.

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Apr 29, 2011 08:00 PM

Former Texas Representative Admits to Role in Extortion Scheme

Former Texas representative Jose Santiago “Jim” Solis, has been convicted of aiding and abetting the extortion by former state district judge Abel Corral Limas.

Former Texas Representative Admits to Role in Extortion Scheme

Former Texas representative Jose Santiago “Jim” Solis, has been convicted of aiding and abetting the extortion by former state district judge Abel Corral Limas.

Solis admitted his part in former Judge Limas’ use of the office of judge of the 404th District Court as a criminal enterprise to enrich himself and others, including Solis, through extortion. Limas accepted money and other consideration from attorneys in civil cases pending in his court, including Solis, in return for favorable pre-trial rulings in certain cases, including a case involving a helicopter crash at South Padre Island in February 2008. Solis specifically admitted to paying Limas $8,000 in May 2008, a payment they described as eight “golf balls,” for favorable rulings.

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Apr 29, 2011 06:00 PM

9/11 Pentagon Stone Dedicated at Washington Field Office

The Washington Field Office on Wednesday hosted a ceremony to commemorate the permanent placement of a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon following September 11, 2001.


9/11 Pentagon Stone Dedicated at Washington Field Office

The Washington Field Office on Wednesday hosted a ceremony to commemorate the permanent placement of a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon following September 11, 2001.

The limestone block, weighing 800-pounds, was presented to the Washington Field Office by the U.S. Army Joint Force Headquarters Military District of Washington. The stone is part of a larger stone block that was recovered from the west façade of the Pentagon where terrorists crashed a plane into the building in 2001.

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Apr 29, 2011 01:30 AM

Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

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

Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

Donald Longueuil pled guilty today in New York City to conspiracy and securities fraud charges arising from an insider trading scheme in which he obtained and traded on material, nonpublic information. He participated in this scheme while working as a research analyst and a portfolio manager at two different hedge funds.

Longueuil, 35, agreed as part of his plea agreement to forfeit $1,251,685 representing the amount of proceeds obtained as a result of the securities fraud offenses.

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Apr 29, 2011 01:00 AM

President of Technology Firm Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Scheme

The founder and president of a technology services company located in Rhode Island and Georgia pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence to bribing a public official in a kickback ...

President of Technology Firm Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme

The founder and president of a technology services company located in Rhode Island and Georgia pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence to bribing a public official in a kickback scheme netting more than $9 million of naval funds.

Anjan Dutta-Gupta, 58, of Roswell, GA, founder and president of Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, pleaded guilty to paying bribes to a civilian program manager and senior systems engineer with the United States Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), who maintained offices in Newport, R.I and Washington, D.C., and to others, to ensure payment and additional funding to existing Naval contracts and work orders for work purportedly to be performed at ASFT.

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Apr 29, 2011 12:30 AM

Former U.S. Probation Officer Convicted on Civil Rights Charges

Mark John Walker, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, pleaded guilty to violating victims' Constitutional rights by engaging in sexual contact or aggravated sexual abuse with female offenders who were under his ...

Former U.S. Probation Officer Convicted on Civil Rights Charges

Mark John Walker, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, pleaded guilty to violating victims' Constitutional rights by engaging in sexual contact or aggravated sexual abuse with female offenders who were under his direct supervision as a federal probation officer from 2006 to 2009. While exercising his authority as a probation officer, Walker willfully violated the victims' civil rights by kissing them or touching their breasts, buttocks and inner thighs without their consent and in order to gratify his own sexual desires.

"We have a very high standard when it comes to the actions of federal officers," said Arthur Balizan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "This defendant's criminal actions did great harm to women who were already very vulnerable. That is intolerable."

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Apr 27, 2011 11:30 PM

FBI Arrests Husband and Wife on Katrina-Related Fraud Charges

Victor Planetta Planetta, 57, and Eileen Planetta, 53, of Slidell, Louisiana, were arrested by special agents of the FBI, with assistance from officers of the Slidell, LA Police Department on April ...

FBI Arrests Husband and Wife on Katrina-Related Fraud Charges

Victor Planetta Planetta, 57, and Eileen Planetta, 53, of Slidell, Louisiana, were arrested yesterday by special agents of the FBI, with assistance from officers of the Slidell, LA Police Department. The indictment charges that the husband and wife embezzled and converted to their own use money belonging to the Small Business Administration, namely, disaster loan proceeds in excess of $250,000.

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Apr 27, 2011 11:25 PM

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 into their activities. ...

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 into their activities. All the defendants have agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with the government’s investigation. The three allegedly operated an illegal gambling business from approximately 2000 through 2009.

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