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Jan 31, 2011 11:40 PM

FBI Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 in Fugitive Hunt

The FBI in Portland, Oregon is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of David Anthony Durham, 43, who is wanted in connection with the January 23 ...

FBI Offers Reward of Up to $10,000 in Fugitive Hunt

The FBI in Portland, Oregon is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of David Anthony Durham, 43, who is wanted in connection with the January 23 shooting of a Lincoln City police officer.

Durham is described as white, 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 160 to 185 pounds. He has blue eyes, long brown hair and was last seen wearing full green camouflage clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants and tan or dark-colored boots. He was also seen wearing a dark-colored beret.

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Jan 31, 2011 09:05 PM

Three Arrested in Connection With Crime Spree

Three Houston-area residents have been indicted and arrested in connection with a crime spree targeting area convenience stores and fast food restaurants. According to the indictment, Robert Lee ...

Three Arrested in Connection With Crime Spree

Three Houston-area residents have been indicted and arrested in connection with a crime spree targeting area convenience stores and fast food restaurants. According to the indictment, Robert Lee White, 24, John Wesley Batiste, Jr., 23, and Savana Marie Miller, 25, all of Beaumont, committed 11 armed robberies during a 40-day crime spree that began on Oct. 22, 2010.

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Jan 29, 2011 06:40 PM

$20,000 Reward for 'Geezer Bandit'

A bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” is believed to have robbed 13 banks since August 2009. The suspect is believed to have robbed the Bank of America in Goleta, California, on January 28. During ...

$20,000 Reward for 'Geezer Bandit'

Agents in FBI jacketsA bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” is believed to have robbed 13 banks since August 2009. His most recent robbery occured January 28 at the Bank of America in Goleta, California. During the robbery, the “Geezer Bandit” reportedly threatened the victim teller with a weapon and demanded money. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

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Jan 28, 2011 09:15 PM

Man Arrested for Sending Threat Letters to L.A. Office

FBI special agents and the United States Postal Inspection Service arrested a Claremont man this morning on federal charges of sending threatening letters containing a powdery substance to multiple ...

Man Arrested for Sending Threat Letters to L.A. Office

FBI special agents and the United States Postal Inspection Service arrested a Claremont man this morning on federal charges of sending threatening letters containing a powdery substance to multiple offices of the Department of Children and Family Services and the Los Angeles County Children's Courthouse over a period of approximately 18 months. Each letter contained either a white powdery substance or a bluish granular substance that was determined to be a chemical poison.

"Using threatening letters and hoax powders to convey discontent is a serious crime and ... has significant consequences," said Steven Martinez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles. "The major law enforcement response generated every time such a letter is received is time-consuming and accomplished at the expense of costs taxpayers."

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Jan 28, 2011 08:40 PM

Sheriff's Sergeant Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

Lucas County Sheriff’s Sergeant John E. Gray was sentenced today in Ohio to three years in prison for federal civil rights violations and records falsification relating to the in-custody death of a ...

Sheriff's Sergeant Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

Lucas County Sheriff’s Sergeant John E. Gray was sentenced today in Ohio to three years in prison for federal civil rights violations and records falsification relating to the in-custody death of a pretrial detainee at the Lucas County Jail. Evidence at trial showed that in 2004 Gray assaulted an inmate in a cell at the Lucas County Jail and left him lying unconscious without seeking medical help for him. Thereafter, he wrote false reports concealing the incidents.

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Jan 27, 2011 09:15 PM

Director Addresses Citizens Crime Commission of New York

Director Robert S. Mueller, III, discussed the evolving threat of organized crime today with members of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York.

Director Addresses Citizens Crime Commission of New York

Director Mueller at Citizens Crime Commission of New YorkDirector Robert S. Mueller, III, discussed the evolving threat of organized crime today with members of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York. 


"Some believe that organized crime is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, this is not the case," Director Mueller said. "Traditional criminal syndicates still con, extort, and intimidate American citizens."

"But the playing field has changed. We have seen a shift from regional families with a clear structure, to flat, fluid networks with global reach. These international enterprises are more anonymous and more sophisticated. Rather than running discrete operations, on their own turf, they are running multi-national, multi-billion dollar schemes from start to finish."

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Jan 27, 2011 08:40 PM

Minnesota Siblings Plead Guilty in $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A 36-year-old Savage, Minnesota man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to participating in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved no fewer than 25 properties in Minnesota ...

Siblings Plead Guilty in $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A 36-year-old Savage, Minnesota man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to participating in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved no fewer than 25 properties in Minnesota communities. Ericvan Anthony McDavid specifically pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. His sister, Renee Lynise McDavid, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to the case. For his crime, Ericvan McDavid faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. His sister faces a potential five years for her crime.

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Jan 27, 2011 07:15 PM

Two More Indicted in Kansas Drug Trafficking Case

Indictments allege that from January 2009 to May 13, 2010, Fabian Dunbar, 25, and Antonio Clark, 25, both of Leavenworth, Kansas, were part of a drug trafficking organization operating in three ...

Two More Indicted in Kansas Drug Trafficking Case

Indictments allege that from January 2009 to May 2010, Fabian Dunbar, 25, and Antonio Clark, 25, both of Leavenworth, Kansas, were part of a drug trafficking organization operating in three neighborhoods in Leavenworth. Last June, 15 residents of Leavenworth were indicted on charges of participating in a drug trafficking organization. A superseding indictment adds Dunbar and Clark to those charged.

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Jan 26, 2011 07:30 PM

Last Fugitive in Organized Crime Takedown Surrenders

Joseph Lombardi, aka “Joe Dogs”, surrendered today to the FBI in New York. Lombardi was the only remaining fugitive in last week’s largest coordinated Organized Crime takedown in the history of the ...

Last Fugitive in Organized Crime Takedown Surrenders

Agents in FBI jacketsJoseph Lombardi aka “Joe Dogs”, surrendered today to the FBI in New York. Lombardi was the only remaining fugitive in last week’s largest coordinated Organized Crime takedown in the history of the FBI.

Hundreds of arrests were carried out in the early morning sweep last Thursday, and processed (left) at a U.S. Army facility in Brooklyn.

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Jan 26, 2011 07:20 PM

Philadelphia Man Admits Using Internet to Entice Minors

Jason Betensky, 27, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in Hartford, Connecticut to one count of using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Philadelphia Man Admits Using Internet to Entice Minors

Jason Betensky, 27, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in Hartford, Connecticut to one count of using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

According to court records, from approximately 2003 to 2007, Betensky was a counselor at a summer camp in North Carolina, where he learned information about the campers. When contacting the campers online, Betensky posed as a young female, sometimes pretending to have met them at camp. He later persuaded some of the campers to engage in sexually explicit conversations and to send him sexually explicit images and videos.

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