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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 6, 2010

Washington, D.C. August 06, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Minneapolis/Mobile/San Diego: Fourteen Charged with Providing Material Support to Somalia-Based Terrorist Organization al Shabaab

    Four separate indictments were unsealed charging 14 individuals with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services to the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab. Full Story

  2. Chicago: Chicago Man Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Terrorist Organization

    Shaker Masri was arrested by members of the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force. Masri was charged in a criminal complaint with one count each of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization (al Shabaab) and attempting to provide material support through the use of a weapon of mass destruction. Full Story

  3. Multiple Field Offices: Department of Justice Releases First National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

    The National Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction was announced. It provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the dangers facing children from child pornography, online enticement, child sex tourism, commercial sexual exploitation and sexual exploitation in Indian Country. Full Story

  4. New York: American and Guyanese Citizens Convicted of Conspiracy to Launch Attack at JFK Airport

    Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir were convicted of conspiring to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport by exploding fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under the airport. Full Story

  5. Tampa: Bradenton Bomb Maker Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Charge

    John Nicholas pled guilty to one count of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. The case stemmed from a tip received by the Joint Terrorism Task Force that Coors was involved in making explosive devices. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Full Story

  6. New Orleans: Ten-Count Federal Indictment for Carjacking - Murder, Witness Tampering Resulting in Murder, and Gun Violations Unsealed

    A 10-count indictment against Steven Earl Hardrick was unsealed this week. If convicted, Hardrick faces maximum penalties of life in prison or the death penalty. Full Story

  7. Cincinnati: Six Charged with Crimes Including Operating a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, and Fraud in Connection with Waverly "Pill Mill"

    A federal grand jury charged six individuals in connection with the operation of a fraudulent pain management clinic, Ohio Medical and Pain Management, LLC. Full Story

  8. San Francisco: Blackhawk Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Investment Fraud Scheme

    A Blackhawk resident was sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered to pay restitution. Full Story

  9. Norfolk: The Last Indicted Bounty Hunter Gang Member Pleads Guilty

    James Martin Harris pled guilty to one count of racketeering and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Harris will be sentenced on November 9, 2010 and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Full Story

  10. Kansas City: Former Wichita Municipal Court Worker Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Bail Bond Records

    A Wichita Municipal Court collections officer pled guilty to changing computerized court records so that bondsmen wouldn’t have to pay bond forfeitures. Full Story