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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 20, 2010

Washington, D.C. August 20, 2010
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  1. Washington Field: Former MLB Player Roger Clemens Indicted, Charged with Obstruction of Congress, Making False Statements, and Committing Perjury Before Congressional Committee

    Roger Clemens was indicted and charged with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements, and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was investigating steroid use in major league baseball. Full Story
  2. Chicago: Far North Suburban Man Charged with Cheating Two Dozen Investors of $3.7 Million in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Joseph A. Dawson was charged with wire fraud in connection with engaging in a Ponzi scheme, allegedly cheating more than two dozen victims of approximately $3.7 million they invested with a trading firm he owned. Full Story
  3. Kansas City: Uzbekistan National Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

    An Uzbekistan national pled guilty in federal court to his role in a criminal enterprise involving illegal aliens working in 14 states, including employees at hotels in the Kansas City and Branson, Missouri areas. Full Story
  4. Phoenix: Former Bosnian Serb Soldiers Sentenced for Refugee Fraud in Phoenix

    Nearly a dozen persons who served in the Republic of Srpska Army during the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina were sentenced in Phoenix for lying about their military service when they applied for refugee status in the U.S. Full Story
  5. Atlanta: Clayton County Police Officer Charged with Federal Corruption, Narcotics, and Firearms Violations and Stealing from Motorists

    A patrol officer with the Clayton County Police Department was indicted on charges of accepting money to use his law enforcement position to protect illegal drug transactions, possessing a stolen firearm, and stealing personal property from drivers during traffic stops. Full Story
  6. New York: Top FARC Associate Sentenced to 29 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Import Tons of Cocaine into the United States

    Erminso Cuevas Cabrera, a top associate of the narco-terrorist organization Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC) was sentenced to 29 years in prison for conspiring to import ton-quantities of cocaine into the United States. Full Story
  7. Baltimore: Former Baltimore City Police Detective Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Theft of Funds and Diamond Watch and for Making False Claims to DEA

    Mark J. Lunsford was sentenced to 20 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing Baltimore City Police Department funds, submitting a false claim to DEA, and stealing a diamond watch that came into his custody as a DEA Task Force officer. Full Story
  8. Boston: Superseding Indictment Charges Five; Details Four Bribery Schemes in Ongoing North Providence Corruption Probe

    Five individuals, including three former North Providence town councilmen, were charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy, extortion, and bribery. The indictment includes four alleged extortion and bribery schemes and demands for more than $100,000 in bribes. Full Story
  9. New Orleans: Mayor of New Roads Indicted

    The ongoing investigation of Operation Blighted Officials resulted in an indictment charging the mayor of New Roads, Louisiana with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. If convicted, he faces up to 65 years in prison and a $1,750,000 fine. Full Story
  10. Minneapolis: IRS Agent Pleads Guilty to Soliciting a Bribe

    A tax revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service pled guilty to soliciting and receiving a $9,700 bribe in exchange for reporting a lower federal tax obligation than was actually owed by a small business. Full Story