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Apr 12, 2011 03:15 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in Synagogue Explosion Arrested in Ohio

UPDATE: An individual believed to be Ron Hirsch, the man wanted in connection with the 4/7/11 explosion in Santa Monica, California, was taken into custody in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Monday evening. ...

UPDATE: Suspect in Synagogue Explosion Arrested in Ohio

An individual believed to be Ron Hirsch, the man wanted in connection with the 4/7/11 explosion in Santa Monica, California, was taken into custody in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Monday evening. The individual in custody was arrested following a call to law enforcement by a concerned citizen who had come into contact with a man believed to be Hirsch. This is a continuing investigation and additional details will be provided as they are developed.

Seeking Information on Whereabouts of Synagogue Explosion Suspect

Ron Hirsch, aka J. Fisher, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an investigation into last week's explosion outside the Chabad House synagogue in Santa Monica, California, is believed to have boarded a Greyhound bus bound for New York on the day of the incident.

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Apr 11, 2011 09:00 PM

Ten Charged in California in Bribery, Illegal Bookmaking, and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Ten defendants were charged in California in connection with a scheme to enrich themselves by operating an illegal sports bookmaking business and distributing marijuana, and, with their criminal ...

Ten Charged in California in Bribery, Illegal Bookmaking, and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Ten defendants were charged in California in connection with a scheme to enrich themselves by operating an illegal sports bookmaking business and distributing marijuana, and, with their criminal proceeds, conspiring to bribe NCAA Division I college basketball players to alter the outcome of games so that the defendants could profit by betting on the games at Las Vegas, Nevada casinos. The defendants include a former assistant coach at the University of San Diego and two former college basketball players.

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Apr 11, 2011 08:50 PM

Virginia Man Sentenced for Plotting Metro Attacks with Purported al Qaeda Members

Ashburn, Virginia resident Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was sentenced to 23 years in prison, followed by 50 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to ...

Virginia Man Sentenced for Plotting Metro Attacks with Purported al Qaeda Members

Ashburn, Virginia resident Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was sentenced to 23 years in prison, followed by 50 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his attempts to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Apr 08, 2011 10:45 PM

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $21.4 Million to Resolve FCPA, Oil for Food Violations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in ...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $21.4 Million to Resolve FCPA, Oil for Food Violations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in Greece, Poland, and Romania in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The agreement also resolves kickbacks paid to the former government of Iraq under the United Nations Oil for Food Program.

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Apr 08, 2011 09:25 PM

New York Rabbi Pleads Guilty to Role in Money Laundering Conspiracy

Mordchai Fish, the principal rabbi of Congregation Sheves Achim in Brooklyn, New York, pled guilty in Trenton, New Jersey to conspiring to launder approximately $900,000 he believed was criminal ...

New York Rabbi Pleads Guilty to Role in Money Laundering Conspiracy

Mordchai Fish, the principal rabbi of Congregation Sheves Achim in Brooklyn, New York, pled guilty in Trenton, New Jersey to conspiring to launder approximately $900,000 he believed was criminal proceeds.

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Apr 07, 2011 10:00 PM

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Threatening U.S. Congressman

Norman LeBoon, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for threatening United States Congressman Eric Cantor (7th District Virginia) and a member of his family in connection with ...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Threatening U.S. Congressman

Norman LeBoon, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for threatening United States Congressman Eric Cantor (7th District Virginia) and a member of his family in connection with  LeBoon's production and transmission of a YouTube video over the Internet that contained a threat to injure and kill.

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Apr 07, 2011 08:25 PM

Chicago Police Officers Face Civil Rights, Tax, and Murder-for-Hire Charges

One current and three former Chicago police officers who were members of the disbanded Special Operations Section, an elite city-wide unit, were charged with federal civil rights violations for ...

Chicago Police Officers Face Civil Rights, Tax, and Murder-for-Hire Charges

One current and three former Chicago police officers who were members of the disbanded Special Operations Section, an elite city-wide unit, were charged with federal civil rights violations for allegedly presenting false information and testimony to conceal unlawful searches or arrests during which hordes of cash were often stolen between 2003 and 2006. Two of the former officers were also charged with federal tax offenses, and one of them is also facing a charge that was filed against him previously for allegedly planning the murder-for-hire of a former fellow officer who was a potential witness against him.

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Apr 07, 2011 05:15 PM

Somali Sentenced in D.C. for Armed Piracy Attack on Merchant Ship

Jama Idle Ibrahim, of Somalia, was sentenced in Washington, D.C. to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel, the M/V CEC Future, that began in ...

Somali Sentenced in D.C. for Armed Piracy Attack on Merchant Ship

Jama Idle Ibrahim, of Somalia, was sentenced in Washington, D.C. to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel, the M/V CEC Future, that began in November 2008 and lasted for 71 days.

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Apr 06, 2011 08:40 PM

Attorney and Trader Charged in New Jersey in $109 Million Insider Trading Scheme

Professional stock trader Garrett D. Bauer, of New York, and Matthew H. Kluger, of Oakton, Virginia, an attorney who formerly worked as a corporate associate at three prominent, international law ...

Attorney and Trader Charged in New Jersey in $109 Million Insider Trading Scheme

Professional stock trader Garrett D. Bauer, of New York, and Matthew H. Kluger, of Oakton, Virginia, an attorney who formerly worked as a corporate associate at three prominent, international law firms, were arrested on charges arising from their alleged participation in a long-term insider trading scheme that involved more than $109 million in illegally traded shares and netted at least $32 million in illicit profits.

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Apr 06, 2011 07:25 PM

Owner of Illinois Art Gallery, Two Others Indicted in Counterfeit Art Scheme

Alan Kass, the owner, operator, and president of the Kass/Meridan Gallery (KMG) in Chicago, was indicted in connection with allegedly selling hundreds of counterfeit and unauthorized prints and other ...

Owner of Illinois Art Gallery, Two Others Indicted in Counterfeit Art Scheme

Alan Kass, the owner, operator, and president of the Kass/Meridan Gallery (KMG) in Chicago, was indicted in connection with allegedly selling hundreds of counterfeit and unauthorized prints and other purported original artworks—supposedly by such artists as Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Marino Mariniand fraudulently obtaining more than $480,000 for these items from victims throughout the U.S. and other countries. Also indicted were Sawyer K. Cade, a KMG employee, and John Panos, of New York and Florida, who allegedly distributed counterfeit, unauthorized, and forged artwork, which he sold to Kass and others throughout the country.

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