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Apr 27, 2011 10:30 PM

Former Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

Mary Lee Reinking of Clinton, a former mortgage broker with Crow Valley Mortgage in Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced to five years' probation, including one-year home confinement, in connection with ...

Former Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

Mary Lee Reinking of Clinton, a former mortgage broker with Crow Valley Mortgage in Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced to five years' probation, including one-year home confinement, in connection with Reinking's previous guilty plea to one count of wire fraud. Reinking also was ordered to pay $97,343 in restitution. The fraud was uncovered as part of a broader FBI investigation of fraudulent mortgage practices in connection with the purchases of dozens of rental properties in Davenport between 2004 and 2006. 

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Apr 26, 2011 08:20 PM

Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to $13.6 Million Scam

The owner of Branchburg, New Jersey-based investment adviser Systematic Financial Associates, Inc., admitted today to defrauding over 50 investors of more than $7 million by soliciting investments in ...

Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to $13.6 Million Scam

The owner of Branchburg, New Jersey-based investment adviser Systematic Financial Associates, Inc., admitted today to defrauding over 50 investors of more than $7 million by soliciting investments in a fictitious investment program.

Sandra Venetis, 59, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., pleaded guilty to an Information charging her with one count of securities fraud and one count of transacting in criminal property. She admitted to using investor funds to pay the operating expenses of Sytematic Financial Associates and using new investor funds to make principal and interest payments to existing investors in Ponzi-scheme fashion.

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Apr 26, 2011 04:30 PM

Suspect Captured in Southwest Plaza Mall Investigation

The FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is announcing the ...

Suspect Captured in Southwest Plaza Mall Investigation

Earl Moore Captured

The FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is announcing the capture of Earl Albert Moore this morning in Boulder, Colorado, by the Boulder Police Department.  

Moore, 65, was wanted for the attempted placing of a destructive device in the incident that occurred at the Southwest Plaza Mall on April 20 in Jefferson County.

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Apr 26, 2011 01:15 PM

More Than 100,000 'Like' FBI on Facebook

The FBI's Facebook page has more than 100,000 followers who became fans or said they "Like" the social media presence since its launch in May 2009. Our Facebook page, along with our Twitter and ...

More Than 100,000 'Like' FBI on Facebook 

FBI Facebook pageThe FBI's Facebook page has more than 100,000 followers who became fans or said they "Like" the social media presence since its launch in May 2009.

Our Facebook page, along with our Twitter and YouTube sites, allows us to reach a broad audience with breaking news, stories, and our efforts to enlist the public's help to catch fugitives or find missing children.

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Apr 25, 2011 07:15 PM

Chris Briese Named Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named M. Chris Briese special agent in charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Division. Mr. Briese most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Critical Incident ...

Chris Briese Named Special Agent in Charge in Charlotte

SAC BrieseDirector Robert S. Mueller, III named M. Chris Briese special agent in charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Division. Mr. Briese most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Critical Incident Response Group in Quantico, Virginia.

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Apr 22, 2011 09:15 PM

Alabama Woman Sentenced for Fraud Scheme Based on Non-Existent Lawsuit

Katherine Hope Lane, of Shelby County, Alabama, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for her role in a four-year scheme that collected $425,000 for the expenses of a lawsuit that did not ...

Alabama Woman Sentenced for Fraud Scheme Based on Non-Existent Lawsuit 

Katherine Hope Lane, of Shelby County, Alabama, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for her role in a four-year scheme that collected $425,000 for the expenses of a lawsuit that did not exist.

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Apr 22, 2011 09:05 PM

New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Killing His 95-Year-Old Grandmother

Brian Joseph Chavez, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Cochiti, pled guilty in Albuquerque, New Mexico to murdering his 95-year-old grandmother by shooting her several times in the chest. Chavez ...

New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Killing His 95-Year-Old Grandmother

Brian Joseph Chavez, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Cochiti, pled guilty in Albuquerque, New Mexico to murdering his 95-year-old grandmother by shooting her several times in the chest. Chavez claimed he had killed his grandmother at her request and in order to end her suffering.

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Apr 21, 2011 09:25 PM

Somali Hostage Negotiator Charged with Piracy in Attack on Merchant Ship

Ali Mohamed Ali, of Somalia, was arrested and indicted in Washington, D.C. for conspiracy to commit piracy and other charges that allege he acted as a negotiator on behalf of Somali pirates during ...

Somali Hostage Negotiator Charged with Piracy in Attack on Merchant Ship

Ali Mohamed Ali, of Somalia, was arrested and indicted in Washington, D.C. for conspiracy to commit piracy and other charges that allege he acted as a negotiator on behalf of Somali pirates during the takeover of a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden that started on November 7, 2008 and lasted for 71 days.

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Apr 21, 2011 09:15 PM

New York Businessman Arrested for Operating $12 Million Ponzi Scheme

Joseph Mazella, the founder and president of the Great Atlantic Group, Inc., a Staten Island, New York-based real estate and financial consulting company, was charged with securities fraud, wire ...

New York Businessman Arrested for Operating $12 Million Ponzi Scheme

Joseph Mazella, the founder and president of the Great Atlantic Group, Inc., a Staten Island, New York-based real estate and financial consulting company, was charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in connection with his alleged operation of a $12 million Ponzi scheme from 2007 to 2010.

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Apr 21, 2011 09:00 PM

Minnesota Woman Indicted for Making Threats Against Vice President, Federal Agents

Kim Rolene Hutterer, of New Prague, Minnesota, was charged with threatening to kill Vice President Joe Biden and several federal law enforcement officers.

Minnesota Woman Indicted for Making Threats Against Vice President, Federal Agents

Kim Rolene Hutterer, of New Prague, Minnesota, was charged with threatening to kill Vice President Joe Biden and several federal law enforcement officers.

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