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Jan 03, 2011 06:35 PM

'Dapper Bandit' Arrested for Bank Robberies

The FBI and San Diego Police Department announced the arrest of a 41-year-old Fresno, California, man in connection with the "Dapper Bandit” bank robbery investigation. John Richard Martinez was ...

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The FBI and San Diego Police Department announced the arrest of a 41-year-old Fresno, California, man in connection with the "Dapper Bandit” bank robbery investigation.

John Richard Martinez was booked on December 31 for two bank robberies, but the "Dapper Bandit" investigation involves at least six more bank robbery investigations since last November.

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Jan 01, 2011 03:00 PM

New York Office Works Around the Clock on New Year’s Eve

Long before the ball dropped last night and well before the crowds began to gather to ring in the New Year in Times Square, members of the FBI’s New York Office were working around the clock to ...

New York Office Works Around the Clock on New Year’s Eve

Times SquareLong before the ball dropped last night and well before the crowds began to gather to ring in the New Year in Times Square, members of the FBI’s New York Office were working around the clock to ensure it really was a happy New Year’s Eve. The New York FBI deployed hundreds of personnel including agents, analysts, and professional staff representing squads across the entire office to assist with security efforts.

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Dec 30, 2010 09:25 PM

Superseding Indictment Against Arizona Fugitives

A federal grand jury in Albuquerque returned a superseding indictment charging Arizona fugitives John Charles McCluskey, 45, and Tracy Allen Province, 42, and their accomplice Casslyn Mae Welch, 44, ...

Superseding Indictment Against Arizona Fugitives

A federal grand jury in Albuquerque returned a superseding indictment charging Arizona fugitives John Charles McCluskey, 45, and Tracy Allen Province, 42, and their accomplice Casslyn Mae Welch, 44, with the August 2, 2010 carjacking and murder of Gary and Linda Haas of Oklahoma. According to the criminal complaint against them, the three suspects carjacked the couple along with their camping trailer in New Mexico, shot and killed them, and then burned their bodies in the trailer.The Notice of Special Findings in the superseding indictment alleges, among other things, that the defendants intentionally killed Gary and Linda Haas, and preserves prosecutors' ability to seek the death penalty.

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Dec 30, 2010 03:30 PM

'Granddad Bandit' Indicted for Bank Robberies

A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a Louisiana man suspected as “The Granddad Bandit” for two Alabama bank robberies. The FBI arrested Michael Frances Mara on Aug. 12 in Baton Rouge for a bank ...

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'Granddad Bandit' Indicted for Bank Robberies

A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a Louisiana man suspected as “The Granddad Bandit” for two Alabama bank robberies. The FBI arrested Michael Frances Mara on Aug. 12 in Baton Rouge for a bank robbery outside of Alabama. The arrest came soon after the FBI began using electronic billboards (above) across the country as it sought the man suspected in a string of robberies.

“The FBI’s appeal to the public paid off with information that led to MARA’s arrest,” U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said yesterday in a statement.

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Dec 29, 2010 08:00 PM

Ohio Man Sentenced for Selling Illegally Copied Videogames

Qiang “Michael” Bi, 36, of Powell was sentenced to 30 months incarceration for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games over the Internet between 2005 and 2009.

Ohio Man Sentenced for Selling Illegally Copied Videogames

Qiang “Michael” Bi, 36, of Powell was sentenced to 30 months incarceration for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games over the Internet between 2005 and 2009. During their investigation, FBI agents learned that Bi would buy a single copy of a game, illegally duplicate it and sell the copies on eBay.com and Amazon.com. He also set up a website for customers to download the games they bought. Bi agreed to forfeit $367,669 in cash which represents the proceeds of the crimes.

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Dec 29, 2010 07:45 PM

California Woman Charged With Selling Inside Information

Winifred Jiau, 43, of Freemont, California, was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges relating to her involvement in an insider trading scheme. According to the complaint, Jiau obtained inside ...

California Woman Charged With Selling Inside Information

Winifred Jiau, 43, of Freemont, California, was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges relating to her involvement in an insider trading scheme. According to a complaint unsealed in Manhattan, Jiau obtained inside information about multiple publicly traded companies and sold the information to portfolio managers at hedge funds. In return, she allegedly received more than $200,000 over a two-year period.

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Dec 28, 2010 07:15 PM

Fugitive Turns Self In to FBI

FBI Fugitive Shawna Leimomi Moore-Saia turned herself in at the Los Angeles Office of the FBI at about 3:00 p.m. on Monday. A federal judge had issued an arrest warrant for Moore-Saia on October 27 ...

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FBI Fugitive Shawna Leimomi Moore-Saia turned herself in at the Los Angeles Office of the FBI at about 3 p.m. on Monday. A federal judge had issued an arrest warrant for Moore-Saia on October 27 based on charges of identity theft, aggravated identity theft, credit card fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering.

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Dec 27, 2010 09:35 PM

Principals of Defunct Hedge Fund Indicted

Thomas Repke, 57, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arraigned today in Atlanta on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy, relating to his operation of the Utah-based investment company, ...

Principals of Defunct Hedge Fund Indicted

Thomas Repke, 57, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arraigned today in Atlanta on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy, relating to his operation of the Utah-based investment company, “Coadum Capital.” He was indicted December 15 along with an alleged accomplice, James Jeffery, 58, of Belleville, Ontario, Canada. The indictment alleges a major international investment fraud scheme that defrauded over 100 victims around the country out of tens of millions of dollars, most of which has been transferred to overseas accounts.

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Dec 27, 2010 09:30 PM

Former Chicago Man Allegedly Swindled Nearly $8 Million

A former Chicago man was charged with allegedly engaging in an investment fraud scheme, swindling nearly $8 million from more than 50 victims who were led to believe they were buying shares of stock ...

Former Chicago Man Allegedly Swindled Nearly $8 Million

A former Chicago man was charged with allegedly engaging in an investment fraud scheme, swindling nearly $8 million from more than 50 victims who were led to believe they were buying shares of stock in well-known companies.

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Dec 27, 2010 09:00 PM

Reward Offered in Park Ranger's Shooting

The Salt Lake City FBI, the United States Marshals Service, and the Utah Department of Natural Resources on Dec. 22 announced a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to the apprehension ...

Reward Offered in Utah Park Ranger's Shooting

Lance Leeroy ArellanoThe Salt Lake City FBI, the United States Marshals Service, and the Utah Department of Natural Resources on Dec. 22 announced a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to the apprehension and/or recovery of the person who shot Utah State Parks Ranger Brody Young. A suspect,  Lance Leeroy Arellano, left, is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 165 pounds, with long black hair and hazel eyes.The shooting occured on November 19 southwest of Moab, Utah.

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