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FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 7, 2007
For the Week Ending December 7, 2007

Washington, D.C. December 07, 2007
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

1. Detroit: Marine Corps Captain Pleads Guilty to Citizenship Fraud Conspiracy

Samar Khalil Spinelli (born Samar Khalil Nabbouh), a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, pleaded guilty to conspiring with former FBI and CIA employee, Nada Nadim Prouty, to commit citizenship fraud and passport fraud. 

2. Boston: State Trooper Charged With Cocaine Distribution

John T. Foley, a 36-year veteran of the State Police, was indicted on charges of cocaine distribution. 

3. San Francisco: Broker Sentenced for Illegal Export of Security-Sensitive Technology to China

Philip Cheng was sentenced for his role in brokering the illegal export of national security-sensitive technology to China. 

4. Miami: Attorney Sentenced for Defrauding Asbestos Clients

Louis S. Robles, a Miami-based lawyer, who represented clients suffering from asbestos-related injuries, was sentenced for misappropriating more than $13 million of settlement proceeds. 

5. Charlotte: Postmaster Indicted in Murder-for-Hire

David Willis, Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service at Cornelius, North Carolina, was indicted for solicitation to commit a crime of violence and the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire. 

6. New Haven: Priest Sentenced for Stealing Church Funds

Michael Jude Fay, the former pastor of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, pleaded guilty to a multi-year scheme of stealing over $1.3 million in church funds. 

7. Anchorage: Guilty Plea in Money Laundering and Misapplication of Government Grant Funds

Murilda C. “Chris” Hayes, executive director of Love Social Services Center, pled guilty to money laundering and to illegally diverting government grant funds awarded to LSSC to the church where her husband was pastor. 

8. New York: Three Indicted in Pump and Dump Scheme

Chief Executive Officer Philip Anthony Orlando, Chief Operating Officer Anthony John Orlando, Jr., and registered representative Anthony John Johnson, all of Park Capital Securities LLC) were indicted on charges of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud.  

9. New York: Norman Hsu Indicted in Massive Fraud Scheme

Norman Hsu was indicted on defrauding investors of more than $20 million and with violating federal campaign finance laws by making contributions to political candidates in the names of others. 

10. Dallas: “Swatters” Plead Guilty to Conspiracy

Jason R. Trowbridge and Chad A. Ward pled guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and computer intrusions in furtherance of harassing and swatting telephone calls.