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Dec 15, 2010 08:15 PM

Fugitive Extradited from Mexico to Arizona to Face Drug Charges

Victor Flores, who fled the country before he was to face trial in 2001 on cocaine charges related to a Naco, Arizona drug tunnel that was used to smuggle 20 tons of cocaine from its inception in ...

Fugitive Extradited from Mexico to Arizona to Face Drug Charges

Victor Flores, who fled the country before he was to face trial in 2001 on cocaine charges related to a Naco, Arizona drug tunnel that was used to smuggle 20 tons of cocaine from its inception in 1996 until May 1999 when the tunnel was discovered, was extradited to the U.S. from Hermosillo, Mexico. Flores is charged in seven counts of the indictment with a variety of drug and gun violations, and he is alleged to have possessed with intent to distribute over 6,660 pounds of cocaine. An additional count alleges that he possessed three fully automatic machine guns to guard the load.

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Dec 14, 2010 10:30 PM

New York State Senator, Son Charged with Embezzling from Nonprofit Health Care Centers

Pedro Espada, Jr., a New York State Senator for the 33rd Senatorial District in the Bronx, New York, and his son, Pedro Gautier Espada, were indicted on five counts of embezzlement from a nonprofit ...

New York State Senator, Son Charged with Embezzling from Nonprofit Health Care Centers

Pedro Espada, Jr., a New York State Senator for the 33rd Senatorial District in the Bronx, New York, and his son, Pedro Gautier Espada, were indicted on five counts of embezzlement from a nonprofit health care network receiving federal funding, and one count of conspiracy. The total amount allegedly embezzled by the defendants exceeded $500,000.

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Dec 14, 2010 08:55 PM

Dutch Woman, 17 Other FARC Members Indicted on Hostage-Taking, Weapons Charges

Tanja Anamary Nijmeijer, a Dutch national who moved to Colombia and joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2002, and 17 other members of the FARC designated foreign terrorist ...

Dutch Woman, 17 Other FARC Members Indicted on Hostage-Taking, Weapons Charges

Tanja Anamary Nijmeijer, a Dutch national who moved to Colombia and joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2002, and 17 other members of the FARC designated foreign terrorist organization were indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on seven counts of terrorism and weapons charges arising out of their participation in the hostage-taking of three American citizens in the Republic of Colombia.

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Dec 14, 2010 07:25 PM

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in International Child Pornography Ring

David Michael Fagerness, of Georgia, pled guilty in Los Angeles, California to transporting child pornography using a secret Internet bulletin board that allowed approximately three dozen members to ...

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in International Child Pornography Ring

David Michael Fagerness, of Georgia, pled guilty in Los Angeles, California to transporting child pornography using a secret Internet bulletin board that allowed approximately three dozen members to trade thousands of images and videos of child pornography depicting young boys in sexually explicit situations. His guilty plea is the result of an international investigation into the "Lost Boy" online bulletin board. Federal authorities, working in conjunction with a coalition of international law enforcement agencies, shut down the Lost Boy bulletin board approximately two years ago.

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Dec 13, 2010 10:55 PM

Financial Adviser Guilty in Conspiracy to Defraud Guardians of Disabled Children

Charles Winitch, a former financial adviser at a large wealth management firm in Manhattan, pled guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud clients of that firm by engaging in unauthorized and ...

Financial Adviser Guilty in Conspiracy to Defraud Guardians of Disabled Children

Charles Winitch, a former financial adviser at a large wealth management firm in Manhattan, pled guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud clients of that firm by engaging in unauthorized and inappropriate trading in certain accounts in order to obtain large commissions.

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Dec 13, 2010 09:40 PM

Former Executive Sentenced in Texas for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Former Executive Sentenced in Texas for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Justin Laurin Prather, of Lubbock, Texas, a former employee of CitiCapital Commercial Corporation and senior vice president of GE Capital Commercial, Inc., was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $17.4 million in restitution for running three separate fraud schemes.

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Dec 13, 2010 08:10 PM

Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography Using Step-Granddaughter

Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography Using Step-Granddaughter

Donald Wayne George, of Oroville, Washington, was sentenced in Portland, Oregon to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography involving his 4-year-old step-granddaughter.

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Dec 10, 2010 11:15 PM

Former Exec Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Defrauding Investors, Clients of $93 Million

Former Exec Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Defrauding Investors, Clients of $93 Million

Jeremy Blackburn, a co-founder of Canopy Financial, Inc., a bankrupt health care transaction software company based in Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty to his role in a fraud scheme that cheated investors of approximately $75 million, while at the same time misappropriating more than $18 million from customer accounts intended for health care savings and expenses.

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Dec 10, 2010 09:25 PM

Former Goldman Sachs Computer Programmer Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

Former Goldman Sachs Computer Programmer Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

Sergey Aleynikov was found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court of one count of theft of trade secrets and one count of transportation of stolen property in interstate and foreign commerce in connection with the theft of proprietary computer code concerning a high-frequency trading platform from his former employer, Goldman Sachs.

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Dec 09, 2010 11:15 PM

Two Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Goodyear Trade Secrets

Two Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Goodyear Trade Secrets

A federal jury convicted Clark Alan Roberts and Sean Edward Howley, both former engineers with Wyko Tire Technology Incorporated, located in Greenback, Tennessee, of stealing trade secrets from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Specifically, they were found guilty of guilty of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, trade secret theft, unlawful photographing of trade secrets, transmittal of trade secrets, possession of trade secrets, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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