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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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Nov 01, 2010 09:55 PM

Louisiana Police Chief Charged with Making False Statements to Federal Agents

Louisiana Police Chief Charged with Making False Statements to Federal Agents

Ronald G. "Tapper" Hendricks, chief of police of Vidalia, Louisiana, was charged with making false statements to federal law enforcement agents in the course of an investigation into the use and disposition of certain firearms at the Vidalia Police Department.

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Nov 01, 2010 05:30 PM

All Nippon Airways Guilty of Price Fixing on Air Cargo and Air Passenger Services

All Nippon Airways Guilty of Price Fixing on Air Cargo and Air Passenger Services

Japan-based All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA) has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $73 million criminal fine for its role in two separate conspiracies—to fix one or more components of cargo rates charged for international air cargo shipments, and to fix unpublished passenger fares on tickets purchased in the United States.

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Oct 30, 2010 12:05 AM

Agape World President/Owner Pleads Guilty in $195 Million Ponzi Scheme

Agape World President/Owner Pleads Guilty in $195 Million Ponzi Scheme

Nicholas Cosmo, the former president and owner of Agape World, Inc. and Agape Merchant Advance, LLC, pled guilty in New York to federal mail fraud and wire fraud charges for his role in running a Ponzi scheme that resulted in losses in excess of $195 million dollars.

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Oct 29, 2010 09:35 PM

Securities Attorney, Stock Broker Sentenced for $43 Million Stock Manipulation Scheme

Securities Attorney, Stock Broker Sentenced for $43 Million Stock Manipulation Scheme

G. David Gordon, a securities attorney, and Richard Clark, a businessman and former stock broker, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were each sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for their roles in a $43 million pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme.

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Oct 29, 2010 04:40 PM

FBI's New Website

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In our "FBI This Week" podcast, the chief of the FBI’s Online/Print Media Unit discusses some of the highlights of our new website.

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Oct 28, 2010 08:05 PM

Two Plead Guilty in Scheme to Defraud FCC Program

Two Plead Guilty in Scheme to Defraud FCC Program

John T.C. Yeh, the owner of Viable Communications Inc., and his brother, Joseph Yeh, the company's former vice president for corporate strategy, pleaded guilty in New Jersey to engaging in a conspiracy to defraud the FCC's Video Relay Service (VRS) program. VRS is an online video translation service that allows people with hearing disabilities to communicate with hearing individuals through the use of interpreters and web cameras.

In pleading guilty, John and Joseph Yeh admitted that beginning in 2007, they conspired with others to pay individuals to make fraudulent VRS phone calls using their company's VRS service. The defendants are alleged to have submitted a total of approximately $55 million in VRS claims to the FCC.

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Oct 28, 2010 06:30 PM

FBI Fugitive Alert

Lance Johnson Wanted PosterFBI Fugitive Alert

The FBI is on the hunt for Lance Fredrick Johnson, who is wanted for criminal sexual conduct in Michigan. Johnson allegedly sexually assaulted a teenaged female family member during 2008-2010. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact your local FBI office.

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Oct 27, 2010 08:00 PM

Al Qaeda Supporter Arrested for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-Area Metro Stations

Al Qaeda Supporter Arrested for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-Area Metro Stations

Ashburn, Virginia resident Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Pakistan, was arrested today for attempting to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning multiple bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Oct 27, 2010 01:30 AM

FBI Opens Investigation Into Three Shootings in Northern Virginia

FBI Opens Investigation Into Three Shootings in Northern Virginia

The FBI announced today that it has opened an investigation into three shootings that have occurred in Northern Virginia since October 17, 2010.

Investigative evidence has confirmed that shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia involved a single weapon. Ballistics testing is underway for an overnight shooting that took place on October 25 or October 26 at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly, Virginia.

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