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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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Mar 01, 2011 09:45 PM

Oregon Man Guilty of Operating $172 Million Illegal Money Transmitting Business

Victor Kaganov, a naturalized citizen living in Tigard, Oregon, pled guilty to operating an illegal money transmitting business. Kaganov emigrated from Russia and set up, on behalf of Russian ...

Oregon Man Guilty of Operating $172 Million Illegal Money Transmitting Business

Victor Kaganov, a naturalized citizen living in Tigard, Oregon, pled guilty  to operating an illegal money transmitting business. Kaganov emigrated from Russia and set up, on behalf of Russian clients, numerous shell corporations in Oregon. Through these shell corporations, Kaganov moved more than $172 million in and out of the United States to more than 50 countries worldwide in approximately 4,200 wire transactions.

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Mar 01, 2011 06:30 PM

Delta Airlines Employee Charged in Massachusetts with Impersonating Air Marshal

Delta Airlines ramp worker Abdirahman Y. Hassan, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with falsely impersonating a federal air marshal during the course of an investigation into a ...

Delta Airlines Employee Charged in Massachusetts with Impersonating Air Marshal

Delta Airlines ramp worker Abdirahman Y. Hassan, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with falsely impersonating a federal air marshal during the course of an investigation into a motor vehicle accident.

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Feb 28, 2011 10:50 PM

Security Chief Charged with Obstructing Investigation of West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

Hughie Elbert Stover, of Clear Fork, West Virginia, was charged with the felonies of making false statements to federal agents and obstruction of justice in connection with the federal investigation ...

Security Chief Charged with Obstructing Investigation of West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

Hughie Elbert Stover, of Clear Fork, West Virginia, was charged with the felonies of making false statements to federal agents and obstruction of justice in connection with the federal investigation of events at Massey Energy Company's Upper Big Branch Mine (UBB). Stover is chief of security at UBB and at least two other Massey operations.

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Feb 28, 2011 10:35 PM

Self-Described “Militant Extremist” Sentenced in Maryland for Visa Fraud

Brahim Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo residing in Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced to five years in prison for visa fraud. Lajqi's sentence was enhanced for conducting activities to ...

Self-Described “Militant Extremist” Sentenced in Maryland for Visa Fraud

Brahim Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo residing in Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced to five years in prison for visa fraud. Lajqi's sentence was enhanced for conducting activities to fulfill his pledge to retaliate against the United States for its involvement in the Kosovo conflict, which Lajqi believed had led to the deaths of several family members.

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Feb 28, 2011 10:25 PM

Man Sentenced for Role in $80 Million Ponzi Scheme Involving Investments in ATMs

Vance Moore, II, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 97 months in prison for his participation in an $80 million Ponzi scheme involving investments in automated ...

Man Sentenced for Role in $80 Million Ponzi Scheme Involving Investments in ATMs

Vance Moore, II, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 97 months in prison for his participation in an $80 million Ponzi scheme involving investments in automated teller machines.

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Feb 25, 2011 10:15 PM

Head of New Mexico Real Estate Company Indicted in $76 Million Ponzi Scheme

Douglas F. Vaughan, of Albuquerque, was indicted on charges stemming from his operation of a promissory note investment program, which he marketed as a means of generating revenue to grow his real ...

Head of New Mexico Real Estate Company Indicted in $76 Million Ponzi Scheme

Douglas F. Vaughan, of Albuquerque, was indicted on charges stemming from his operation of a promissory note investment program, which he marketed as a means of generating revenue to grow his real estate business, but that was actually a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme.

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