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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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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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