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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 ...

Former Fugitive MooreFugitive 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 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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Dec 23, 2010 09:00 PM

California Children Recovered in International Parental Kidnapping Case

California Children Recovered in International Parental Kidnapping Case

Through the cooperation of several international government and law enforcement agencies, three children that were kidnapped by their father—Michael Mobin Meskal, a Syrian citizen—earlier this year were recovered overseas and returned to the United States.

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Dec 23, 2010 08:15 PM

California Police Officer Sentenced on Federal Civil Rights Charge for Sexual Assault

Feliciano Sanchez, a former officer with the Bell, California Police Department, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison and three years of supervised release for sexually assaulting a female ...

California Police Officer Sentenced on Federal Civil Rights Charge for Sexual Assault 

Feliciano Sanchez, a former officer with the Bell, California Police Department, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison and three years of supervised release for sexually assaulting a female motorist and violating her civil rights.

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Dec 23, 2010 04:00 PM

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