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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending February 8, 2013

Washington, D.C. February 08, 2013
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  1. New York: Bangladeshi National Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan

    Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis admitted to attempting to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb on behalf of al Qaeda. Full Story

  2. Jacksonville: Three Indicted in Florida A&M University Hacking Case

    Carl Joseph Coutard, Carliss Pereira, and Christopher J. Wright were charged with conspiring to access the iRattler computer system at the Florida A&M University in order to divert financial aid money to themselves. Full Story

  3. Cleveland: Sixteen People Sentenced for Religiously Motivated Assaults on Practitioners of the Amish Religion

    The convictions stemmed from five separate assaults that occurred in four Ohio counties in which the defendants forcibly removed beard and head hair from practitioners of the Amish faith with whom they had ongoing religious disputes. Full Story

  4. Washington: Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Shooting of Security Guard at Family Research Council

    Floyd Lee Corkins, II targeted the organization because of its views, including its advocacy against recognition of gay marriage, and entered the building with the intention of shooting and killing as many employees as he could. Full Story

  5. Atlanta: Thirteen Charged in Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Ring Operating in Savannah

    In total, 25 defendants have now been charged for their roles in an alleged sex trafficking and prostitution ring stretching from Mexico to Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, and elsewhere. Full Story

  6. Philadelphia: Charges Allege $311 Million Global Hedge Fund Fraud Scheme

    Helmut Kiener and John C. Tausche, business associates in the hedge fund management industry, were charged with defrauding institutional investors. Full Story

  7. Newark/New Haven/New York/Philadelphia: Eighteen People Charged in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam

    The defendants allegedly fabricated identities to obtain credits cards and doctored credit reports to pump up the spending and borrowing power associated with the cards to then borrow or spend as much as they could based on their fraudulently obtained credit history and not repay the debts. Full Story

  8. San Diego: Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Unapproved Cancer Drugs

    Martin Paul Bean, III admitted to conspiring to import unapproved foreign oncology drugs and sell them to doctors throughout the United States. Full Story

  9. Cincinnati: Man Charged with 20 Counts of Producing Child Pornography

    James O. Napier was accused of producing child pornography that involved an 11-month-old infant and an approximately 9-year-old child. Full Story

  10. Dallas: Cherokee County Individuals Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

    Eleven individuals were charged in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Full Story