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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 22, 2013

FBI Washington, D.C. March 22, 2013
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  1. New York: Alleged al Qaeda Operative Charged for Terrorism Offenses Against Americans Overseas

    Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, aka “Spin Ghul,” was charged with conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb American diplomatic facilities in Nigeria, providing material support to al Qaeda, and related firearms and explosives counts. Full Story

  2. San Diego/Mobile: $5 Million Rewards Offered for Two Fugitives on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List

    The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering the rewards for information on Jehad Serwan Mostafa and Omar Shafik Hammami, two members of the Somalia-based terrorist organization  al Shabaab. Full Story

  3. Honolulu: Defense Contractor Charged with Communicating Classified Information

    Benjamin Pierce Bishop was arrested on charges of communicating classified national defense information to a Chinese citizen he is alleged to have been romantically involved with. Full Story

  4. Newark: New York Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Hacking AT&T’s Servers

    Andrew Auernheimer was sentenced for stealing e-mail addresses and other personal information belonging to approximately 120,000 Apple iPad users and disclosing that information to an Internet magazine. Full Story

  5. San Juan: Four Police of Puerto Rico Officers Indicted on Federal Civil Rights, Obstruction of Justice, and Perjury Charges

    The officers were charged in connection to the assault of two men in 2008 and the federal investigation that followed. Full Story

  6. San Francisco: Former California Public Employee System CEO and Former Placement Agent Indicted for Conspiracy and Fraud

    Alfred J. Villalobos and Federico R. Buenrostro Jr. allegedly conspired to create and transmit fraudulent documents in connection with a $3 billion investment by the California Public Employee Retirement System into funds managed by Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm based in New York City. Full Story

  7. Los Angeles: Former Hedge Fund Manager Arrested in Italy After Being on Run for Five Years Indicted in $200 Million Scheme

    Florian Wilhelm Jürgen Homm, a German national who managed a series of hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands, allegedly oversaw a stock manipulation scheme designed to “pump up” the reported returns of his hedge funds. Full Story

  8. Detroit: Forty-Four Individuals Indicted in Health Care Fraud and Drug Distribution Scheme   

    The defendants were charged with a drug conspiracy involving prescription drug controlled substances such as Oxycontin, Opana, and Vicodin. Full Story

  9. Little Rock/Dallas: Operation Crystal Clear Results in Charges Against 24 Defendants

    The individuals were charged for their alleged involvement in the large-scale drug trafficking of methamphetamine in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Full Story

  10. Boston: FBI Provides New Information Regarding the 1990 Isabella Steward Gardner Museum Art Heist  

    Information is being sought from those who possess or know the whereabouts of the 13 stolen works of art by publicizing new details about the case and continuing to highlight the $5 million reward for the return of the art. Full Story