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Nov 08, 2010 11:00 PM

Exec Sentenced in New York on Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Charges

Exec Sentenced in New York on Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Charges

Ali Hariri, a former executive at Atheros Communications, Inc., was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 18 months in prison for his participation in the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history.

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Nov 08, 2010 02:45 PM

Sixty-Nine Children Rescued During Operation Cross Country V

Sixty-Nine Children Rescued During Operation Cross Country V

Over the past 72 hours, the FBI, its local and state law enforcement partners, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concluded Operation Cross Country V, a three-day national enforcement action as part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. The operation included enforcement actions in 40 cities across 34 FBI divisions around the country and led to the recovery of 69 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, nearly 885 others, including 99 pimps, were arrested on state and local charges.

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Nov 05, 2010 11:35 PM

Former Employee of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pleads Guilty to Theft of Trade Secrets

Former Employee of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pleads Guilty to Theft of Trade Secrets

Shalin Jhaveri pled guilty in Syracuse, New York to stealing trade secrets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he was employed as a technical operations associate in the management training program. At the time of his arrest, Jhaveri was meeting in a hotel room with an individual he believed was an investor willing to finance a business venture Jhaveri planned to start in his native India. Jhaveri transferred Bristol-Myers trade secrets to this investor, an individual he knew was not employed by or associated with Bristol-Myers in any capacity.

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Nov 04, 2010 10:30 PM

Seeking Information in Connection with the Kidnapping and Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl

Seeking Information in Connection with the Kidnapping and Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl

Thomas Steven Sanders

The FBI is seeking information on Thomas Steven Sanders, who has been charged in Louisiana with the abduction of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose skeletal remains were discovered on October 8, 2010 in a wooded area north of Harrisonburg, Louisiana.

On September 3, 2010, Sanders was captured on film purchasing ammunition at a Wal-Mart in Las Vegas. The forensic anthropologist in this case reported that Lexis suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The ammunition Sanders purchased was consistent with the caliber weapon used during the homicide.

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Nov 03, 2010 09:35 PM

Illinois Man Charged in $5 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Illinois Man Charged in $5 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Scott M. Ross, of Woodstock, Illinois, was charged with allegedly engaging in an investment fraud scheme that swindled more than $5 million from approximately 150 victims who invested in funds he purported to operate.

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Nov 03, 2010 09:30 PM

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Timber Fraud Scheme

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Timber Fraud Scheme

Aaron Wilbert Freeman, of Rome, Georgia, pled guilty to multiple charges related to his scheme to cause Temple-Inland, Inc. to pay more than $4 million between 2003 and 2006 for timber that did not exist.

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Nov 03, 2010 07:10 PM

Two Indicted in Missouri on Charges of Providing Material Support to al Shabaab

Two Indicted in Missouri on Charges of Providing Material Support to al Shabaab

St. Louis, Missouri resident Mohamud Abdi Yusuf was indicted and arrested on four charges of providing material support to a designated terrorist organization (al Shabaab) and one charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions. Minneapolis, Minnesota resident Abdi Mahdi Hussein was also indicted and arrested on a charge of conspiracy to structure financial transactions.

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Nov 02, 2010 11:30 PM

Three California Men Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

Three California Men Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

San Diego residents Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, and Issa Doreh were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, and related offenses.

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Nov 02, 2010 02:00 PM

FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

Director Mueller speaks to international partners at conferenceOn November 1, 2010, in an effort to enhance our international partnerships, the FBI’s International Operations Division hosted—at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C.—approximately 100 international attachés currently assigned to their countries' embassies located in our nation’s capital. These attachés—who represent law enforcement, security, and intelligence agencies from 53 countries—are the counterparts to our overseas legal attachés working in offices and sub-offices in 75 key cities around the world.

The foreign guests were briefed by FBI executives on some of the Bureau’s operational priorities—including terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, cyber crimes, and international corruption—that impact our partners as well. Referring to last week’s identification of two packages containing explosive materials in transit from Yemen to the U.S., Director Robert Mueller told participants that this [event] “puts an exclamation point” on the importance of developing international partnerships in response to an increasingly  international crime problem. He also said that these partnerships can form despite impediments like different judicial systems, and are built by exchanging information, working cases jointly, and training.

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Nov 01, 2010 10:30 PM

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Burning African-American Church

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Burning African-American Church

Benjamin Haskell, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the 2008 burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominately African-American Church, on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the United States.

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