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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 30, 2011

Washington, D.C. December 30, 2011
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  1. San Antonio: Federal Indictments Lead to Arrests in Stem Cell Case

    Three men were arrested for their participation in a scheme to manufacture, distribute, and sell to the public stem cells and stem cell procedures that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Full Story

  2. Los Angeles: Fugitive Wanted for Quadruple Homicide Extradited to U.S. from Mexico

    A fugitive wanted for a quadruple homicide in 2000 in the city of San Bernardino, California was returned to the U.S. following his June capture in Tijuana by Mexican law enforcement officials working with the FBI’s Inland Regional Apprehension Team. Full Story

  3. Springfield: Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possessing Pipe Bomb Components

    Robert Allen Sloat was sentenced to 110 months in prison on charges of possession of explosive materials by a previously convicted felon and possession of an unregistered destructive device. Full Story

  4. Washington Field: Maygar Telekom and Deutsche Telekom to Pay Nearly $64 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation

    Magyar Telekom Plc., a Hungarian telecommunications company, and Deutsche Telekom AG, a German telecommunications company and majority owner of Magyar Telekom, agreed to pay a combined $63.9 million criminal penalty to resolve a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation into activities by Magyar Telekom and its subsidiaries in Macedonia and Montenegro. Full Story

  5. Chicago: Investment Adviser Charged with Defrauding 10 Clients of $4.26 Million

    Steven W. Salutric was charged in connection with his alleged operation of an investment fraud scheme that swindled the retirement savings of some elderly clients and, overall, caused about 10 clients to lose more than $4.26 million. Full Story

  6. Albuquerque: Former Navajo Police Department Officer Indicted on Civil Rights Charges

    A federal grand jury indicted a former officer with the Navajo Police Department on charges related to the sexual abuse of a woman who was in his custody. Full Story

  7. Buffalo: Former Public Official Sentenced for Bribery

    James H. Wood, a former field office supervisor for the Buffalo regional office of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the Department of Transportation, was convicted of bribery, sentenced to 18 months in prison, and ordered to forfeit $41,300 to the U.S. government. Full Story

  8. Oklahoma City: Man Sentenced, Ordered to Pay $4.3 Million in Restitution in Connection with Condominium Project

    Derek Christopher Swann was sentenced to serve 40 months in prison for money laundering related to a failed Edmond, Oklahoma commercial and residential development. Full Story

  9. Cincinnati: Trucking Sales Company Owner Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud

    Phillip Bell was sentenced to 26 months in prison and ordered to pay $375,000 in restitution for selling semi-trailers he did not own to customers across the country. Full Story

  10. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Identity Theft

    Anthony Iacono was sentenced to 81 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining over $2 million in loans secured by properties owned by his parents and other family members using fraudulent powers of attorney and credit cards in the names of relatives and businesses owned by relatives. When he failed to pay the loans, his family bore the brunt of the lenders efforts to recover their money. Full Story