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Mar 08, 2011 10:25 PM

Colorado Woman Guilty of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a U.S. citizen, former resident of Colorado, and co-defendant of Collen R. LaRose (aka "Jihad Jane"), pled guilty in Philadelphia to one count of conspiracy to provide material ...

Colorado Woman Guilty of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a U.S. citizen, former resident of Colorado, and co-defendant of Collen R. LaRose (aka "Jihad Jane"), pled guilty in Philadelphia to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

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Mar 08, 2011 08:50 PM

Puerto Rico Senator and Businessman Convicted for Roles in Bribery Scheme

Puerto Rico Senator Hector Martinez Maldonado and Juan Bravo Fernandez, the former president of one of the largest private security companies in Puerto Rico, were convicted for their roles in a ...

Puerto Rico Senator and Businessman Convicted for Roles in Bribery Scheme

Puerto Rico Senator Hector Martinez Maldonado and Juan Bravo Fernandez, the former president of one of the largest private security companies in Puerto Rico, were convicted for their roles in a bribery scheme involving legislation beneficial to Bravo Fernandez’s business.

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Mar 07, 2011 05:00 PM

Arrest in East Coast Rapist Case

Authorities have made an arrest in the case of a violent serial offender who has attacked or attempted to attack a dozen women in Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for more than a ...

Arrest in East Coast Rapist Case

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Authorities have made an arrest in the case of a violent serial offender who has attacked or attempted to attack a dozen women in Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for more than a decade. Composite sketches of the suspect were posted on digital billboards in a push to garner new tips in the case. The publicity push was coordinated with the Fairfax County Police Department, which launched a dedicated website containing additional information about the case.

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Mar 07, 2011 04:50 PM

Leader of Medicare Fraud Ring Sentenced to Prison

Alberto Noriega, of Miami, has been sentenced to federal prison for leading a Medicare fraud ring that submitted more than $9 million in false and fraudulent Medicare claims for alleged infusion ...

Leader of Medicare Fraud Ring Sentenced to Prison

Alberto Noriega, of Miami, has been sentenced to federal prison for leading a Medicare fraud ring that submitted more than $9 million in false and fraudulent Medicare claims for alleged infusion therapy services.

Over time, Noriega and his co-conspirators submitted approximately $9,129,420 in false and fraudulent infusion therapy claims to seven insurance companies. To submit the claims, Noriega used genuine Medicare beneficiary information including names, social security numbers and dates of birth—that he illegally obtained from a number of sources.

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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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