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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. June 28, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Boston: Federal Grand Jury Returns 30-Count Indictment Related to Boston Marathon Explosions and Murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier

    Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was charged by indictment with the use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and conspiracy; bombing of a place of public use resulting in death and conspiracy; malicious destruction of property resulting in death and conspiracy; use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death; carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury; interference with commerce by threats or violence; and aiding and abetting. Full Story

  2. New York: Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda Affiliate

    A complaint and information were unsealed charging Justin Kaliebe, an American citizen and resident of New York, with attempting to travel to Yemen to join the foreign terrorist organization al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Full Story

  3. Dallas: Woman Indicted in Connection with Ricin Letters

    Shannon Guess Richardson was indicted and charged with threatening the president of the United States and mailing threatening letters to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Full Story

  4. San Diego: Man Charged with Obstructing Murder Investigation

    Brian Karl Brimager was indicted on charges that he obstructed justice and made false statements to law enforcement in connection with the investigation of former girlfriend Yvonne Baldelli’s suspected murder in Panama. Full Story

  5. Milwaukee: Sinovel Corporation and Three Individuals Charged in Wisconsin with Theft of AMSC Trade Secrets

    A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China; two employees of that manufacturer; and a former employee of a subsidiary of AMSC were charged with stealing trade secrets from AMSC and causing an alleged loss of more than $800 million. Full Story

  6. Indianapolis: Man Sentenced on Sextortion Charges

    Richard L. Finkbiner was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a sexual exploitation and extortion scheme that targeted minors across the country. Full Story

  7. Portland: Couple Indicted on Charges Related to an Anti-Gay Assault

    George Allen Mason, Jr. and his wife, Saraya Sophia Lisa Gardner, were indicted on charges related to the assault of a 26-year-old gay man who was walking his dog with his boyfriend. Full Story

  8. Detroit: Former Police Officer Sentenced to Prison on Bribery Charges

    Craig Clayton, a former Highland Park Police officer, was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring with three other police officers to commit extortion and protect a shipment of cocaine. Full Story

  9. Houston: Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Gang Member Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison

    James Marshall Meldrum, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, was sentenced to 150 months in prison for his role in the gang’s criminal enterprise. Full Story

  10. Los Angeles: U.S. Immigration Official Named in Federal Indictment That Alleges Bribes Paid to Approve Applications for Citizenship and ‘Green Cards’

    Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted on federal charges that allege she took thousands of dollars in bribes from three immigrants who were seeking either citizenship or lawful permanent resident status in the United States. Full Story