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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 30, 2010

Washington, D.C. July 30, 2010
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  1. Los Angeles: Goleta Man Indicted in Connection with Murder-for-Hire Plot Targeting Bel Air Resident and Others

    A Goleta resident, Eugene Temkin, was charged and arrested at his residence without incident. At that time, a criminal complaint was filed outlining the scheme by Temkin to hire a third party to murder his former business partner, the man’s wife and the man’s business partner. Full Story

  2. Charlotte: MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Death After Conviction on Racketeering Charges Related to Double Murders

    Alejandro Umana was sentenced to the death penalty on murder charges for the deaths of Ruben and Manuel Salinas. He is the first MS-13 member in the country to receive the death penalty. Full Story

  3. Honolulu: Founding Member of Abu Sayyaf Group Pleads Guilty to 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

    Madhatta Haipe, a citizen of the Philippines and founding member of Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyyah, also known as the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), pled guilty to four counts of hostage taking in connection with the 1995 abduction of 16 people, including four U.S. citizens, in the Philippines. Full Story

  4. FBI Headquarters: FBI, Slovenian and Spanish Police Arrests Mariposa Botnet Creator, Operators

    The FBI, in partnership with the Slovenian Criminal Police and the Spanish Guardia Civil, announced significant developments in a two-year investigation of the creator and operators of the Mariposa Botnet. Full Story

  5. Birmingham: Former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    Former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 2008 convictions for accepting bribes from a sewer contractor whose company had about $50 million in contracts with the county. Full Story

  6. Washington Field: Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Co-Conspirator Sentenced to 10 Years

    Lonnell Glover was sentenced to life in prison for his role as leader of a Phencyclidine (PCP) and heroin distribution organization in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is also required to forfeit $1,050,000 as proceeds from his drug conspiracy. Full Story

  7. Sacramento: Sacramento Man Ordered to Pay Victims and Government Responders for Costs Related to Anthrax Hoax

    Marc M. Keyser was ordered to pay nearly $7,000 in costs that various victims and government agencies incurred in response to Keyser’s fake anthrax mailings in October 2008. He was sentenced to prison in April, but deferred determination of the amount of restitution to be paid back. Full Story

  8. Houston: Former Manager of Local Medical Group Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

    A former office manager for a local medical group was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by a three year term of supervised release for tax evasion. The individual failed to pay taxes on approximately $1 million embezzled from the employer, and ordered to pay $297,855 in back taxes. Full Story

  9. New York: Former Fugitive in Multi-Million-Dollar New Square Fraud Scheme Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 27 Months in Prison

    Avrum Friesel was sentenced to 27 months in prison for his participation in a long-running scheme to defraud millions of dollars from a number of federal and state programs. Friesel fled from the United States in 1997, was arrested in 2008 and extradited to the United States in August 2009, over 12 years after he was initially charged. Full Story

  10. Seattle: Entertainment Club Corporations and Associates Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy and Prostitution Related Charges

    Three associates and co-owners of the Colacurcio strip clubs were sentenced for conspiracy to commit RICO – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. The men, and the corporations they formed, are forfeiting more than $7.5 million in property. The clubs closed in May 2010. Full Story