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Dec 02, 2010 11:45 PM

Three Arizona Residents Indicted in $1 Million Loan Kickback Scheme

Three Arizona Residents Indicted in $1 Million Loan Kickback Scheme

Three Yuma, Arizona residents were charged in a 68-count indictment with committing fraud against AEA Federal Credit Union, located in Yuma and Parker, Arizona. The indictment alleges that William Liddle, the former vice president of business lending for AEA, conspired with Yuma businessman Frank Ruiz to approve suspicious business loans in exchange for almost $1 million in kickbacks to Liddle and his wife, Rhonda Liddle.

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Dec 02, 2010 10:25 PM

Former Treasurer of National Republican Congressional Committee Sentenced for Embezzlement

Former Treasurer of National Republican Congressional Committee Sentenced for Embezzlement

Christopher J. Ward, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland, the former treasurer of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), was sentenced to 37 months in prison for stealing approximately $844,718 by issuing unauthorized checks and wire transfers from the NRCC and political committees who were clients of his business, using the funds for his personal benefit.

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Dec 02, 2010 09:10 PM

Hospital Purchasing Official Pleads Guilty in New York to Bid Rigging, Fraud Conspiracies

Hospital Purchasing Official Pleads Guilty in New York to Bid Rigging, Fraud Conspiracies

Mario Perciavalle, a former purchasing official at Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine in New York City, pled guilty to participating in bid rigging and fraud conspiracies related to contracts for maintenance and insulation work performed at Mount Sinai.

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Dec 02, 2010 02:00 AM

Jury Finds Connecticut Man Guilty of Making Grenades

Jury Finds Connecticut Man Guilty of Making Grenades

A federal jury in Bridgeport, Conn., today found Alexander DeFelice, 33, of Milford, Conn., guilty of conspiracy and firearms offenses stemming from an alleged attempt to sell firearms and explosive grenades to what he thought was a white supremacist group located outside of Connecticut.

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Dec 01, 2010 09:45 PM

Former New Orleans Police Officer Sentenced in Danzinger Bridge Shootings

Former New Orleans Police Officer Sentenced in Connection with Danzinger Bridge Shootings

A former officer with the New Orleans Police Department, was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to obstruct justice and for misprision of a felony (for concealing a known crime), in connection with a federal investigation of two police-involved shootings that left two civilians dead and four others seriously wounded in the area of the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

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Dec 01, 2010 09:00 PM

Mary F. Rook Named Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Division

Mary F. Rook Named Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Mary F. Rook special agent in charge of the FBI’s Anchorage Division. Ms. Rook most recently served as the chief in the Training Division’s Law Enforcement Programs Section. She oversaw multiple programs, including the National Academy Program, International Training, and the Leadership Development Institute.

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Dec 01, 2010 12:25 AM

Singapore Airlines Cargo to Plead Guilty, Pay $48 Million Fine for Price Fixing

Singapore Airlines Cargo to Plead Guilty, Pay $48 Million Fine for Price Fixing

Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $48 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix the cargo rates charged to certain customers in the U.S. and elsewhere for international air shipments.

Including today's charge, as a result of this investigation, a total of 20 airlines and 17 executives have been charged in the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into price fixing in the air transportation industry. To date, more than $1.7 billion in criminal fines have been obtained and four executives have been sentenced to serve prison time. Charges are pending against the remaining 13 executives.

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Nov 30, 2010 10:05 PM

MS-13 Street Gang Leader Sentenced in New York to 35 Years for Murder

MS-13 Street Gang Leader Sentenced in New York to 35 Years for Murder

Wilver R. Lopez, a leader in the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang on Long Island, was sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment for the September 17, 2004 murder of 24-year-old fellow MS-13 member Genaro Venegas in Bethpage, New York.

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Nov 30, 2010 09:15 PM

Doctor Charged in Scheme to Submit Fraudulent Fen-Phen Claims

Doctor Charged in Scheme to Submit Fraudulent Fen-Phen Claims

Dr. Abdur Razzak Tai, of Orlando, Florida, was indicted in Pennsylvania on 13 counts of mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to submit fraudulent Fen-Phen claims. Tai was charged in connection with his review of the echocardiograms of more than 1,100 patients who filed claims with the American Home Product Settlement Trust in Philadelphia. According to the indictment, Tai falsely certified that these patients' tests showed that they had sustained heart damage whereas, in fact, many of these claimants had not been harmed.

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Nov 29, 2010 09:25 PM

Somali Sentenced for Acts of Piracy Against the USS Ashland

Somali Sentenced for Acts of Piracy Against the USS Ashland

Jama Idle Ibrahim, a/k/a Jaamac Ciidle, of Somalia, was sentenced in Norfolk, Virginia to 30 years in prison for acts of piracy against the USS Ashland, which he believed was a merchant vessel that he intended to seize and hold for ransom. Ibrahim pled guilty on August 6, 2010, to attacking to plunder a vessel, engaging in an act of violence against persons on a vessel, and to using a firearm during a crime of violence in regard to an attack against the USS Ashland on April 10, 2010.

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