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Mar 14, 2011 06:30 PM

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

The FBI reminds the public to use caution when making donations in the aftermath of natural disasters. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit these tragedies for their own gain by sending fraudulent ...

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

The FBI reminds the public to use caution when making donations in the aftermath of natural disasters. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit these tragedies for their own gain by sending fraudulent e-mails and creating phony websites designed to solicit contributions.

The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud have an existing tip line to receive information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the earthquake and tsunami that affected Japan: (866) 720-5721.

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Mar 14, 2011 06:15 PM

Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List Turns 61

The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list celebrates 61 years today. Since its inception, 494 fugitives have been on the "Top Ten" list, and 463 have been apprehended or located; 152 fugitives have ...

Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List Turns 61

Top Ten Fugitives sealThe Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list celebrates 61 years today. Since its inception, 494 fugitives have been on the "Top Ten" list, and 463 have been apprehended or located; 152 fugitives have been captured/located as a result of citizen cooperation.

At a minimum, a reward of up to $100,000 is offered by the FBI for information which leads directly to the arrest of a "Top Ten" fugitive. In some instances, the reward is more than $100,000.

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Mar 11, 2011 10:15 PM

Alaska Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill a Judge and His Family

Lonnie G. Vernon, of Salcha, Alaska, was arrested on charges outlined in an indictment that he threatened to kill a federal district judge in Alaska and the judge's family, in retaliation for and on ...

Alaska Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill a Judge and His Family

Lonnie G. Vernon, of Salcha, Alaska, was arrested on charges outlined in an indictment that he threatened to kill a federal district judge in Alaska and the judge's family, in retaliation for and on account of the performance of the judge's official duties.

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Mar 11, 2011 09:45 PM

Texas Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner, Employee Charged with Fraud

Juan DeLeon Jr. the owner of a McAllen, Texas-area durable medical equipment company; and one of his employees, David Villanueva, were indicted on charges of conspiracy, multiple counts of health ...

Texas Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner, Employee Charged with Fraud

Juan DeLeon Jr. the owner of a McAllen, Texas-area durable medical equipment company; and one of his employees, David Villanueva, were indicted on charges of conspiracy, multiple counts of health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billing for power wheelchairs and diabetic supplies.

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Mar 10, 2011 10:25 PM

California Couple Arrested in $130 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Thomas Chia Fu and his wife, Cheri L. Shyu, both of Newport Coast, California, were arrested after being indicted on federal charges of defrauding a consortium of eight banks, including Bank of ...

California Couple Arrested in $130 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Thomas Chia Fu and his wife, Cheri L. Shyu, both of Newport Coast, California, were arrested after being indicted on federal charges of defrauding a consortium of eight banks, including Bank of America, out of approximately $130 million.

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Mar 10, 2011 07:55 PM

One Yemeni, 13 Somalis Indicted in Piracy Attack That Killed Four U.S. Citizens

Thirteen Somalis and one Yemeni were indicted in Norfolk, Virginia on piracy and kidnapping charges in connection with pirating a yacht and taking hostage four U.S. citizens, who were ultimately ...

One Yemeni, 13 Somalis Indicted in Piracy Attack That Killed Four U.S. Citizens

Thirteen Somalis and one Yemeni were indicted in Norfolk, Virginia on piracy and kidnapping charges in connection with pirating a yacht and taking hostage four U.S. citizens, who were ultimately killed before their release could be secured.

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Mar 10, 2011 07:00 PM

Two Members of New York State Legislature Face Corruption Charges

New York State Senator Carl Kruger and State Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. were charged in Manhattan federal court with accepting bribes in exchange for official acts. Six others were also charged ...

Two Members of New York State Legislature Face Corruption Charges

New York State Senator Carl Kruger and State Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. were charged in Manhattan federal court with accepting bribes in exchange for official acts. Six others were also charged in the bribery schemes, including an Albany lobbyist, two hospital CEOs, a health care consultant, a real estate developer, and a doctor.

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Mar 09, 2011 10:00 PM

Washington Man Arrested in Connection with Attempted Bombing of MLK Day Parade

Kevin William Harpham, of Colville, Washington, was arrested and charged in connection with the placement of an improvised explosive device alongside the planned Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity ...

Washington Man Arrested in Connection with Attempted Bombing of MLK Day Parade

Kevin William Harpham, of Colville, Washington, was arrested and charged in connection with the placement of an improvised explosive device alongside the planned Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March on January 17, 2011, in Spokane, Washington.

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Mar 09, 2011 09:45 PM

Pakistani National Indicted in Nuclear-Related Illegal Export Scheme

Pakistani national Nadeem Akhtar, a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted on charges related to a scheme to illegally export items to Pakistan that are used directly or indirectly in ...

Pakistani National Indicted in Nuclear-Related Illegal Export Scheme

Pakistani national Nadeem Akhtar, a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted on charges related to a scheme to illegally export items to Pakistan that are used directly or indirectly in activities related to nuclear reactors and the processing and production of nuclear-related materials

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Mar 09, 2011 05:25 PM

Twelve Indicted in Arizona in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Twelve Arizona residents were charged in two indictments for their involvement in multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracies. Between the two cases, the defendants fraudulently obtained more ...

Twelve Indicted in Arizona in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Twelve Arizona residents were charged in two indictments for their involvement in multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud conspiracies. Between the two cases, the defendants fraudulently obtained more than $19 million in loans and more than $5 million in “cash back” loan proceeds. The defendants are charged with various counts of conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit transactional money laundering.

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