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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 2, 2013

Washington, D.C. August 02, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: 105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

    The FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. Full Story


  2. Norfolk/New York: Three Somali Pirates Sentenced to Life for Murders of Four Americans Aboard SV Quest

    Ahmed Muse Salad, aka “Afmagalo,” Abukar Osman Beyle, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the February 22, 2011 murders of Scott Underwood Adam, Jean Savage Adam, Phyllis Patricia Macay and Robert Campbell Riggle. Full Story


  3. Houston: Man Enters Plea to Introducing Stem Cells into Interstate Commerce

    Vincent Dammai, a former assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of South Carolina, pled guilty to introducing stem cells processed at the university into interstate commerce without FDA approval. Full Story


  4. Louisville: Barren County Sheriff Sentenced on Two Counts of Obstructing Justice

    Christopher Brian Eaton received an 18-month prison sentence for corruptly persuading two of his deputies to write false reports regarding an alleged unreasonable use of force against a man arrested by Eaton and several of his deputies outside a church in February 2010. Full Story


  5. San Juan: Three Men Sentenced in Operation Guard Shack Prosecution

    Former Police of Puerto Rico officers Daviel Salinas-Acevedo and Miguel Santiago-Cordero were each sentenced to serve 181 months in prison and Wendell Rivera-Ruperto was sentenced to 420 months in prison for providing security for what they believed were illegal drug deals. Full Story


  6. New York: Fund Manager and Real Estate Developer Arrested and Charged in $96 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

    Brian R. Callahan and Adam J. Manson allegedly diverted investor funds to purchase beachfront property in Montauk, New York, and fund lavish lifestyles. Callahan raised $118 million from investors and used $96 million to operate a large-scale Ponzi scheme. Full Story


  7. Birmingham: Former Non-Profit Official and Her Daughter Charged with Theft of Nearly $500,000 from Agency

    Ruth Gayle Cunningham was the executive director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, a community action agency that administers programs for low-income and disadvantaged residents, for 20 years. Full Story


  8. Mobile: President of Sovereign Citizen Group Sentenced Promoting Tax Fraud Scheme

    James Timothy Turner, aka “Tim Turner,” the self-proclaimed president of the Republic for the united States of America, was sentenced to serve 18 years in federal prison. Full Story


  9. Minneapolis: Man Sentenced for Stealing Prosthetics from Fairview Medical Center and Selling Them Online

    Peter Stasica admitted he sold prosthetics and related supplies and sold them on eBay. Full Story


  10. San Diego: Insurance Agents and Attorneys Charged in $50 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme

    Insurance brokers Byron Frisch and Kristian Giordano and attorneys Kasra Sadr and Brenda Barrera Merriles were arraigned on charges related to their fraudulently causing life insurance companies to issue more than $50 million worth of policies to unqualified applicants who had no intention of paying the policy premiums. Full Story