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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.

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Attorney General Eric Holder's statement

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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Jan 24, 2011 11:45 PM

Ann Pettway Charged in 1987 Kidnapping from Harlem Hospital

Annugetta Pettway, also known as Ann Pettway, was charged today with kidnapping in connection with the 1987 abduction of a 19-day-old girl from Harlem Hospital in Manhattan. FBI agents yesterday ...

Ann Pettway Charged in 1987 Kidnapping from Harlem Hospital

Annugetta Pettway, also known as Ann Pettway, was charged today with kidnapping in connection with the 1987 abduction of a 19-day-old girl from Harlem Hospital in Manhattan.

FBI agents yesterday interviewed Pettway, who told them that she had difficulty having her own children and had had several miscarriages. She admitted going to Harlem Hospital, taking the victim with her by train to Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raising her there as her own.

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Jan 24, 2011 08:45 PM

Leader of the Detroit Highwaymen Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison

Aref "Scarface" Nagi, 46, former leader of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, was sentenced today to 37 years in federal prison after having been found guilty last year on a variety of charges, ...

Leader of Detroit Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to Prison

Aref "Scarface" Nagi, 46, former leader of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, was sentenced today to 37 years in federal prison after having been found guilty last year on a variety of charges, including conspiracy to violate federal racketeering laws and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Jan 24, 2011 08:25 PM

Border Corruption Task Force Arrests Fugitive

Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr. was taken into custody at approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday in the vicinity of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District ...

Border Corruption Task Force Arrests Fugitive

Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr. was taken into custody at approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday in the vicinity of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District, of California, Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr., and his father Marcos Gerardo Manzano Sr., are charged with violations of federal immigration laws.

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Jan 21, 2011 10:25 PM

Rhode Island Man Guilty of Lasering Commercial Flight on Landing Approach

Joseph Aquino, of Warwick, Rhode Island, pled guilty to willfully interfering with the safe operation of an airborne commercial aircraft and endangering the safety of the 23 passengers and three crew ...

Rhode Island Man Guilty of Lasering Commercial Flight on Landing Approach

Joseph Aquino, of Warwick, Rhode Island, pled guilty to willfully interfering with the safe operation of an airborne commercial aircraft and endangering the safety of the 23 passengers and three crew members onboard by illuminating the cockpit of an incoming flight on final approach to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick with a laser light, momentarily blinding the pilot.

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