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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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Jan 25, 2011 07:35 PM

Life Sentence for Role in 1998 Bombings of African Embassies

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombings of two United States embassies in East Africa.

Life Sentence for Role in 1998 Bombings of African Embassies

Kenya embassy bombingAhmed Khalfan Ghailani was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombings of two United States embassies in East Africa. The near-simultaneous bombings in Kenya (left) and Tanzania murdered 224 innocent people, including 12 Americans, and wounded thousands of others. The FBI played a central role in the investigation.

“They spent years of their lives putting this case together—traveling around the world, interviewing hundreds of witnesses, and piecing together fragments of evidence from the bombed-out shells of two American embassies,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s statement 

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Jan 25, 2011 07:30 PM

Man Wanted for More Than a Decade Nabbed

A man on the run for more than a decade was arrested in Rockwell, Texas this morning after investigators received tip calls from viewers of America’s Most Wanted. Jack Allen Poteat was indicted in ...

Man Wanted for More Than a Decade Nabbed After TV Profile

A man on the run for more than a decade was arrested in Rockwell, Texas this morning after investigators received tip calls from viewers of America’s Most Wanted. Jack Allen Poteat was indicted in June 1999 for first-degree statutory rape involving a 13-year-old girl in Monroe, NC. He failed to appear for his jury trial in October 1999 and has been a fugitive ever since.

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Jan 25, 2011 04:30 PM

Federal Fugitive Arrested in Minnesota

Cruze Anthony White last night surrendered to FBI agents and a deputy U.S. Marshal on a highway located on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. White had been a federal fugitive since being charged in ...

Federal Fugitive Arrested in Minnesota

Cruze Anthony White last night surrendered to FBI agents and a deputy U.S. Marshal on a highway located on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. White had been a federal fugitive since being charged in the November shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Keith DeMarrias, of Redby. Two others were injured.

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Jan 25, 2011 02:30 PM

Hawaii Man Sentenced for Providing Defense Information to China

Noshir S. Gowadia, 66, of Maui, Hawaii, was sentenced late yesterday to 32 years in prison for giving classified national defense information to China. A federal jury last summer found Gowadia, an ...

Maui Man Sentenced for Providing Defense Information to China

Noshir S. Gowadia, 66, of Maui, Hawaii, was sentenced late yesterday to 32 years in prison for giving classified national defense information to China. A federal jury last summer found Gowadia, an engineer with Northrop Grumman Corporation from approximately 1968 to 1986, guilty of criminal offenses relating to his design, for China, of a system that would render a Chinese cruise missile resistant to detection by infrared missiles.

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