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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending May 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. May 17, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: 2012 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Released

    Forty-seven law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty—25 fewer than the previous year. Full Story

  2. Headquarters: IC3 2012 Internet Crime Report Released

    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received and processed 289,874 complaints, and unverified losses reported rose 8.3 percent over the previous year. Full Story

  3. Multiple Field Offices: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 89 Individuals for Approximately $223 Million in False Billing

    Operations in eight cities resulted in charges against doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes. Full Story

  4. Salt Lake City: Boise Man Arrested; Terrorism Charges Filed in Idaho and Utah

    Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbekistan national legally present in the United States, was charged for allegedly conspiring to provide material support and resources to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Full Story

  5. Newark: Organizer of International Securities Fraud Ring Sentenced to Prison for Using Hackers to Falsely Inflate Stock Prices

    Christopher Rad received 71 months in prison for his central role in a worldwide conspiracy to manipulate stock prices through a botnet of virus-controlled computers. Full Story

  6. Atlanta: State Representative Indicted on Fraud and Tax Charges

    Tyrone Brooks, Sr. is alleged to have misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials. Full Story

  7. Memphis: Two Tennessee Men Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights of African-American Residents

    Dakota James Calderhead and Kristian Chancellor Mathis admitted their involvement in the racially motivated vandalizing of homes in the Spring Lake subdivision. Full Story

  8. New York: Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Participating in Massive Immigration Fraud Scheme

    Xia Ping Wen, Song Luo, and Xiao Feng Xu admitted their roles in a scheme involving thousands of asylum applications submitted to immigration authorities by at least 10 law firms. Full Story

  9. Philadelphia: Drug Kingpin and Sister Convicted of Arson Murders

    Kaboni and Kidada Savage were found guilty of orchestrating the murders of a federal witness’ family and of conspiring to participate in a long-term, large-scale, violent drug trafficking enterprise. Full Story

  10. New York: Operator of 18 Chinese-Language Child Pornography Websites Pleads Guilty

    From his apartment in Flushing, Yong Wang maintained a vast network of websites where members could access numerous links to an extensive child pornography collection. Full Story