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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending January 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. January 27, 2012
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  1. Denver: Man Arrested for Providing Material Support to a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization

    Jamshid Muhtorov was arrested by members of the FBI’s Denver and Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Forces on a charge of providing and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic Jihad Union, a Pakistan-based designated foreign terrorist organization. Full Story

  2. Washington Field: Former CIA Officer Charged with Disclosing Classified Information to Journalists

    Former CIA officer John Kiriakou was charged with repeatedly disclosing classified information to journalists, including the name of a covert CIA officer and information revealing the role of another CIA employee in classified activities. Full Story

  3. Baltimore: Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction in Plot to Attack Armed Forces Recruiting Center

    U.S. citizen Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, pled guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property in connection with a scheme to attack an armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland. Full Story

  4. San Diego: 119 Individuals with Ties to Mexican Mafia Charged

    Two Mexican Mafia members and 117 street gang members and associates with ties to the Mexican Mafia were charged with racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking violations, and firearms offenses in three countywide law enforcement operations. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Role in International Child Pornography Ring

    A Michigan man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime supervised release for participating in a child exploitation enterprise and producing child pornography. Full Story

  6. New York: Four Connecticut Police Officers Charged with Civil Rights Offenses

    A federal grand jury in Bridgeport, Connecticut indicted four East Haven police officers on charges of conspiring to violate and violating the civil rights of members of the East Haven community. Full Story

  7. Washington Field: Man Pleads Guilty to Shootings at Pentagon, Other Military Buildings

    Yonathan Melaku, of Alexandria, Virginia, pled guilty to damaging property and to firearms violations involving five separate shootings at military installations in northern Virginia between October and November 2010, and to attempting to damage veterans’ memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. Full Story

  8. Anchorage: Three Men Charged in Superseding Indictment in Conspiracy to Kill Federal Officers

    Three Fairbanks-area residents were charged with additional federal offenses, including conspiracy to kill federal officers and employees. Full Story

  9. Miami: Nurse Pleads Guilty to Role in $25 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

    Jorge Pineiro admitted to his role in the operation of two home health care companies with the purpose of billing Medicare for expensive services that were not medically necessary and/or were never provided. Full Story

  10. Charlotte: FBI Offers $20,000 for Information in Armored Car Robbery and Shooting

    The FBI Charlotte Division is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible for robbing an armored car and shooting a Loomis employee outside an ATM in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 23. Full Story