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Mar 24, 2011 07:05 PM

Charges in Conspiracy to Manipulate Stock of Fortune 500 Company

Barry Minkow, 44, of San Diego, was charged with conspiracy to manipulate the stock price of Lennar Corporation, a former Fortune 500 company doing business in Miami-Dade. According to the ...

Charges in Conspiracy to Manipulate Stock of Fortune 500 Company

Barry Minkow, 44, of San Diego, CA, was charged with conspiracy to manipulate the stock price of Lennar Corporation, a former Fortune 500 company doing business in Miami-Dade.

According to the charges, Minkow ran an investigation firm and was hired to put economic pressure on Lennar Corp. to pay money demanded by a business partner in a prior land deal. To this end, beginning in January 2009, Minkow used the Internet, press releases, e-mail communications, videos, and the mail to broadcast false and misleading statements about Lennar Corp., with the intent of artificially depressing the company's stock price.

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Mar 24, 2011 06:25 PM

Man Arrested for Explosive Components Found at Federal Building

A 42-year old man from Kingsford, Michigan, was arrested this morning on charges relating to explosive components found at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit on February 26. Gary John ...

Man Arrested for Explosive Components Found at Federal Building

A 42-year old man from Kingsford, Michigan, was arrested this morning on charges relating to explosive components found at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit on February 26.

Gary John Mikulich, an engineering graduate of Michigan Tech University, has long complained of the FBI generally, and FBI Detroit in particular. Mikulich and his vehicle match the description of an individual who purchased a Husky brand tool bag and a GE timer used in the commission of the crime alleged in the complaint.

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Mar 23, 2011 08:25 PM

California Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty in $10 Million Ponzi Scheme

Richard H. Nickles, of Irvine, California, who owned and operated the investment firm Innovative Advisory Services, Inc., pled guilty to mail fraud and securities fraud charges in connection with his ...

California Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty in $10 Million Ponzi Scheme

Richard H. Nickles, of Irvine, California, who owned and operated the investment firm Innovative Advisory Services, Inc., pled guilty to mail fraud and securities fraud charges in connection with his operation of a Ponzi scheme that collected more than $10 million from about two dozen victims, many of whom were elderly residents of Orange County and Los Angeles County. As a result of the scheme, victims suffered losses of approximately $6.22 million.

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Mar 23, 2011 04:30 PM

FBI Response to Independent Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel Report on Anthrax Mailings

The FBI appreciates the efforts, time, and expertise of the panel and its highly respected chair and members. The panel’s analysis, findings, and recommendations provide important insight that will ...

FBI Response to Independent Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel Report on Anthrax Mailings

“The FBI appreciates the efforts, time, and expertise of the panel and its highly respected chair and members. The panel’s analysis, findings, and recommendations provide important insight that will further contribute to the public’s understanding of the investigation into the deadly anthrax mailings. The report also provides valuable perspectives that may be useful in preventing future attacks—in addition to what the government has already learned in the course of the investigation.”

Press release | Report summary

Mar 23, 2011 02:25 PM

Memorial for Agent Slain 15 Years Ago

A memorial ceremony was held yesterday in memory of the 15th anniversary of the death of Special Agent Charles L. “Chuck” Reed, who was shot and killed on March 22, 1996, while working undercover in ...

Memorial for Agent Slain 15 Years Ago

SA Charles ReedA memorial ceremony was held yesterday in memory of the 15th anniversary of the death of Special Agent Charles L. “Chuck” Reed, who was shot and killed on March 22, 1996, while working undercover in a drug investigation in Philadelphia. Two of Reed’s sons are now special agents, both serving in Philadelphia.

On March 22, 1996, while working undercover, Reed met in his car in the parking lot of waterfront hotel with a reputed drug dealer. A gun battle ensued inside the car, and both the suspect and Reed were shot and killed.

Hall of Honor webpage

Mar 22, 2011 10:45 PM

Seven Plead Guilty in New York in $2 Million Lottery Telemarketing Fraud Scheme

Seven residents of Israel pled guilty in Manhattan federal court for their participation in a lottery telemarketing fraud scheme through which they stole approximately $2 million from elderly victims ...

Seven Plead Guilty in New York in $2 Million Lottery Telemarketing Fraud Scheme

Seven residents of Israel pled guilty in Manhattan federal court for their participation in a lottery telemarketing fraud scheme through which they stole approximately $2 million from elderly victims in the United States between 2007 and September 2008.

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Mar 22, 2011 09:30 PM

Disbarred Illinois Lawyer Guilty in Federal Mortgage Fraud Case

Lorie Westerfield, a disbarred Chicago lawyer, was convicted on fraud charges in connection with her role in facilitating staged real estate transactions involving Chicago homes in 2003.

Disbarred Illinois Lawyer Guilty in Federal Mortgage Fraud Case 

Lorie Westerfield, a disbarred Chicago lawyer, was convicted on fraud charges in connection with her role in facilitating staged real estate transactions involving Chicago homes in 2003.

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Mar 22, 2011 08:15 PM

Exec of California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Chien Chung Chen, a former executive vice president of a U.S. distributor for a Taiwan producer of aftermarket auto lights, agreed to plead guilty in San Francisco to his participation in a global ...

Exec of California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Chien Chung Chen, a former executive vice president of a U.S. distributor for a Taiwan producer of aftermarket auto lights, agreed to plead guilty in San Francisco to his participation in a global conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by fixing the prices of aftermarket auto lights.

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Mar 22, 2011 06:25 PM

Twenty Charged in Tennessee Drug Conspiracy

Twenty defendants have been charged in Nashville, Tennessee with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. All but one of the defendants are in ...

Twenty Charged in Tennessee Drug Conspiracy 

Twenty defendants have been charged in Nashville, Tennessee with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. All but one of the defendants are in custody.

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Mar 21, 2011 09:45 PM

ICE Attorney Sentenced for Taking Bribes from Immigrants Seeking Status in U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas, of Alta Loma, California, was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison for taking nearly $500,000 in bribes from ...

ICE Attorney Sentenced for Taking Bribes from Immigrants Seeking Status in U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas, of Alta Loma, California, was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison for taking nearly $500,000 in bribes from immigrants who were promised immigration benefits that would allow them to remain in the United States.

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