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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. November 16, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: Two Added to Most Wanted Terrorists List

    Omar Shafik Hammami is a United States citizen who is wanted for allegedly providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, and Raddulan Sahiron is wanted for his alleged role in the overseas kidnapping of an American. Full Story

  2. Dallas: Saudi Student Sentenced to Life for Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was enrolled at South Plains College near Lubbock, purchased chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device and researched potential U.S. targets. Full Story

  3. Boston: Gamer Charged with Hacking into and Disabling Gaming Company’s Computer Servers

    Anil Kheda allegedly hacked servers belonging to Rampid Interactive, a New Hampshire-based company that publishes and hosts a multi-player online role-playing game called “Outwar.” Full Story

  4. Pittsburgh: Loveland Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Internet Extortion

    Alexander Waterland admitted to downloading a large amount of data from the University of Pittsburgh server, including identifying information of students and faculty, to threaten the university. Full Story

  5. Seattle: Spokane Police Officer Sentenced for Civil Rights and Obstruction Violations in Connection with In-Custody Death of Otto Zehm

    Karl F. Thompson, Jr. was sentenced to 51 months in prison for the beating death of an unarmed citizen and the extensive cover-up that followed. Full Story

  6. Columbia: Man Sentenced for Committing Hate Crime Against African-American Teenager

    Chase McClary received four years in prison for his racially motivated attack of a 16-year-old victim that resulted in severe injuries to his head, face, and neck. Full Story

  7. Chicago: Former Dixon Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Stealing $53 Million

    Rita A. Crundwell admitted to stealing from the city since 1990 and using the proceeds to finance her quarter horse farming business and lavish lifestyle. Full Story

  8. Newark: Women Plead Guilty to Roles in Fraud Leading to Theft of $7 Million in Charity HIV and Cancer Medication

    Keisha Jackson and Jameshia Bryant admitted that they defrauded a charity program using their access to a company hired to administer the program. Full Story

  9. New Haven/San Juan: Man Sentenced for Role in 1983 Wells Fargo Robbery

    Norberto Gonzalez-Claudio received 60 months in prison for his involvement in an armored truck robbery of approximately $7 million. Full Story

  10. New York: Queens Foundry Owner Charged with Plot to Sell Fake Jasper Johns Sculpture

    Brian Ramnarine allegedly schemed to sell for $11 million a bronze sculpture he falsely represented to be a genuine work of the American artist. Full Story