Former Abramoff Colleague Convicted in Illegal Lobbying Scheme
Kevin A. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked with Jack A. Abramoff, was convicted on charges including conspiracy, honest services fraud, and paying gratuities related to a scheme to corrupt public officials by providing a stream of things of value.
California Woman Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab
Nima Ali Yusuf, of San Diego, California, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to al Shabaab, and making false statements to a government agency in a matter involving international terrorism.
Internet Crime Complaint Center Reaches 2 Million Entries
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has logged its 2 millionth consumer complaint alleging online criminal activity. The milestone entry was submitted on November 9, 2010.
The IC3 receives, develops, and refers cyber crime complaints to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. The IC3 gives cyber crime victims a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
Three Police Officers, Six Others Charged in Maryland
In two indictments unsealed today, a federal grand jury has indicted a total of nine defendants, including three Prince George’s County Police officers. Seven defendants, including two of the officers, are charged in the first indictment with conspiring to commit extortion under color of official right in a scheme involving the transport and distribution of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol. The second indictment charges the third officer and another man with a drug and gun conspiracy.
$20,000 Reward Offered in Northern Virginia Shootings
The FBI announced a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shootings at five military-related installations in Northern Virginia.
The five shootings occurred during the overnight and early morning hours of Oct. 16 and 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 25 and 26, Oct. 28 and 29 and Nov. 1 and 2. The shooting occurred at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Pentagon, a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting facility and a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting facility. Evidence has confirmed that shots fired at each of the locations are linked to a single weapon.
Fugitive Thomas Sanders Captured in Mississippi
Thomas Sanders had been sought on kidnapping charges after authorities discovered the skeletal remains of a 12-year-old girl, Lexis Roberts, in Harrisonburg, Louisiana. The girl was the daughter of Sanders' girlfriend, Suellen Roberts, who along with Sanders went missing in September. Sanders, who is suspected in the abduction of Lexis, was captured by federal agents Sunday in Gulfport Mississippi.
Three Indicted on Hate Crime Charges Related to Assault of Disabled Navajo Man
Paul Beebe, William Hatch, and Jesse Sanford, all of Farmington, New Mexico, were indicted on federal hate crime charges related to a racially motivated assault of a 22-year-old man of Navajo descent who has a significant cognitive impairment.
FBI Receives Strategy Execution Honor
On 11/10/10, Palladium Group, Inc. named the FBI to its Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy® for the Bureau's use of a Strategy Management System to improve intelligence capabilities, critical incident response effectiveness, talent and technology readiness, and other performance objectives.
Former Chicago White Sox Executive, Two Scouts Indicted in Kickback Scheme
David S. Wilder, a former professional baseball player scouting executive for the Chicago White Sox, and two former scouts for the team in Latin America—Jorge L. Oquendo Rivera and Victor Mateo—were indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting kickbacks totaling approximately $400,000 from signing bonuses and contract buyouts paid to secure 23 prospective players between December 2004 and February 2008.