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Mar 07, 2011 04:30 PM

Leader of Fraudulent Driver's License Scheme Sentenced

Zhong Li, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in Atlanta to serve over four years in federal prison for conspiring with a Georgia driver's license examiner to issue fraudulent driver's licenses ...

Leader of Fraudulent Driver's License Scheme Sentenced

Zhong Li, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in Atlanta to serve over four years in federal prison for conspiring with a Georgia driver's license examiner to issue fraudulent driver's licenses to illegal aliens from China.

Li's customers paid $2,000 to $3,000 for the licenses, then Li, in turn, paid an accomplice at the Georgia Department of Driver Services up to $500 for each fraudulently issued license. According to the charges, between 1998 to 2006, Li placed advertisements in a Chinese language newspaper claiming he could assist persons who did not have documentation to obtain driver's licenses in Georgia and other states.

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Mar 04, 2011 09:00 PM

Jared Lee Loughner Charged for Multiple Murders, Attempted Assassination

A federal grand jury returned a 49-count superseding indictment against Jared Lee Loughner for the murder of a federal judge and a Congressional staff member, as well as for causing the deaths of ...

Jared Loughner Charged for Multiple Murders, Attempted Assassination

A federal grand jury returned a 49-count superseding indictment against Jared Lee Loughner for the murder of a federal judge and a Congressional staff member, as well as for causing the deaths of four other participants and injuries to many more during his alleged attempt to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle D. Giffords on January 8.

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Mar 04, 2011 08:50 PM

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

Francis Robinson, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, and an individual he met online exchanged over 21 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent boys, according to a plea agreement. In ...

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

Francis Robinson, 30, of North Beach, and an individual he met online exchanged over 21 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent boys, according to a plea agreement. In one chat with the individual on December 31, 2007, the individual requested that Robinson resend videos of the rape of young boys. During this chat, Robinson sent the individual an image of an adult male overpowering a male child.

In December 2009, FBI agents seized Robinson's computer containing 683 images and 57 videos of child pornography, the overwhelming majority of which depicted young males aged 15 and under. Approximately 10-20 of those images involved toddlers.

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Mar 03, 2011 11:00 PM

Fifteen Charged with Casino-Related Racketeering, Extortion, Narcotics Crimes

A federal grand jury in San Francisco charged 15 individuals with committing racketeering, extortionate extension of credit, and narcotics offenses at and through two Bay Area casino card clubs, ...

Fifteen Charged with Casino-Related Racketeering, Extortion, Narcotics Crimes

A federal grand jury in San Francisco charged 15 individuals with committing racketeering, extortionate extension of credit, and narcotics offenses at and through two Bay Area casino card clubs, Artichoke Joe's Casino and Oaks Card Club.

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Mar 03, 2011 09:45 PM

Superseding Indictment in New York Charges 25 MS-13 Gang Members

A 70-count, third superseding indictment was unsealed in New York charging 25 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha street gang (MS-13) with murder, assault with dangerous weapons, witness ...

Superseding Indictment in New York Charges 25 MS-13 Gang Members

A 70-count, third superseding indictment was unsealed in New York charging 25 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha street gang (MS-13) with murder, assault with dangerous weapons, witness tampering and retaliation, extortion, narcotics trafficking, firearms offenses, obstruction of justice, and related crimes.

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Mar 03, 2011 09:25 PM

California Mayor, City Official Indicted in Federal Corruption Case

John Victor Pomierski, the former mayor of Upland, California; and John Edward Hennes, a member of the Building Appeals Board of Upland, were indicted on federal corruption charges that outline an ...

California Mayor, City Official Indicted in Federal Corruption Case

John Victor Pomierski, the former mayor of Upland, California; and John Edward Hennes, a member of the Building Appeals Board of Upland, were indicted on federal corruption charges that outline an $70,000 extortion scheme targeting two Upland businesses.

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Mar 02, 2011 10:25 PM

Maryland Man Guilty in Bribery Scheme Aimed at Dominating D.C.’s Taxicab Industry

Taxicab business owner Yitbarek Syume, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty to conspiring to commit bribery, bribery, and mail fraud charges stemming from his scheme to dominate the taxicab market ...

Maryland Man Guilty in Bribery Scheme Aimed at Dominating D.C.’s Taxicab Industry

Taxicab business owner Yitbarek Syume, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty to conspiring to commit bribery, bribery, and mail fraud charges stemming from his scheme to dominate the taxicab market in the District of Columbia.

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Mar 02, 2011 10:00 PM

Six Charged with Murder, 11 Indicted for Narcotics and Firearms Offenses in New York

A 12-count superseding indictment was returned in Rochester, New York charging 11 defendants with a variety of narcotics and firearms offenses. Six of those defendants were also charged with ...

Six Charged with Murder, 11 Indicted for Narcotics and Firearms Offenses in New York

A 12-count superseding indictment was returned in Rochester, New York charging 11 defendants with a variety of narcotics and firearms offenses. Six of those defendants were also charged with committing a murder in 1998, while two of the defendants were accused of committing a second murder in 1999.

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Mar 02, 2011 04:25 PM

Exec Testifies Before Senate on FBI Efforts to Combat Crimes Against Children

FBI Assistant Director Kevin L. Perkins, Criminal Investigative Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Helping Law Enforcement Find Missing Children."

Exec Testifies Before Senate on FBI Efforts to Combat Crimes Against Children

FBI Assistant Director Kevin L. Perkins, Criminal Investigative Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled "Helping Law Enforcement Find Missing Children."

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Mar 01, 2011 10:20 PM

Three Arrested for Weapons Trafficking; Gun Linked to Death of ICE Agent

Three Dallas-area men were arrested on federal firearms charges related to trafficking firearms to Los Zetas, a notoriously violent and ruthless Mexican drug trafficking organization. Ballistic tests ...

Three Arrested for Weapons Trafficking; Gun Linked to Death of ICE Agent

Three Dallas-area men were arrested on federal firearms charges related to trafficking firearms to Los Zetas, a notoriously violent and ruthless Mexican drug trafficking organization. Ballistic tests traced one of the firearms used in last month's shooting of ICE agents to one of the defendants.

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