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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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Feb 25, 2011 09:50 PM

Alleged Supporter of Terrorist Group Extradited from Paraguay

Moussa Ali Hamdan, a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon and a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia after being ...

Alleged Supporter of Terrorist Group Extradited from Paraguay 

Moussa Ali Hamdan, a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon and a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia after being extradited from Paraguay. Hamdan is among several defendants charged in a conspiracy to provide material support to Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Feb 24, 2011 10:00 PM

Saudi Arabian Student Arrested in Texas for Plotting Terrorist Attack

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged ...

Saudi Arabian Student Arrested in Texas for Plotting Terrorist Attack

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device and his research of potential U.S. targets, which included the Dallas address for former President George W. Bush.

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Feb 24, 2011 09:30 PM

Virginia Man Sentenced for Supporting al Shabaab, Encouraging Jihadists to Kill U.S. Citizens

Zachary Adam Chesser, of Fairfax County, Virginia, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for communicating threats against the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to ...

Virginia Man Sentenced for Supporting al Shabaab, Encouraging Jihadists to Kill U.S. Citizens

Zachary Adam Chesser, of Fairfax County, Virginia, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for communicating threats against the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to desensitize law enforcement, and attempting to provide material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Feb 24, 2011 08:25 PM

Treasurer of Mortgage Lending Company Pleads Guilty in $1.9 Billion Fraud Scheme

Desiree Brown, the former treasurer of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), pled guilty to conspiring to commit bank, wire, and securities fraud for her role in a more ...

Treasurer of Mortgage Lending Company Pleads Guilty in $1.9 Billion Fraud Scheme

Desiree Brown, the former treasurer of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), pled guilty to conspiring to commit bank, wire, and securities fraud for her role in a more than $1.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failures of Colonial Bank and TBW.

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Feb 23, 2011 11:00 PM

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime in Connection with Mosque Arson

Henry Clay Glaspell, of Arlington, Texas, pled guilty to a hate crime charge stemming from the ethnically motivated arson of a children's playground at the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington in ...

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime in Connection with Mosque Arson

Henry Clay Glaspell, of Arlington, Texas, pled guilty to a hate crime charge stemming from the ethnically motivated arson of a children's playground at the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington in July 2010.

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Feb 23, 2011 10:45 PM

Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Computer Servers of NASA, Minnesota Company

Jeremey Parker, of Houston, Texas, pled guilty in Minneapolis, Minnesota to hacking into computer networks at a Minnesota business and at NASA.

Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Computer Servers of NASA, Minnesota Company

Jeremey Parker, of Houston, Texas, pled guilty in Minneapolis, Minnesota to hacking into computer networks at a Minnesota business and at NASA.

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