FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 21, 2008
|Washington, D.C. November 21, 2008|
1. Pittsburgh: Agent Killed in the Line of Duty
Special Agent Samuel Hicks was fatally shot while executing a federal search warrant associated with a drug distribution ring.
2. Reward Increased for Operation Backfire
The FBI and the ATF announced an increased reward for information regarding four domestic terrorism fugitives.
3. Boston: State Senator Indicted
Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson was charged with eight counts of attempted extortion.
4. Washington Field Office: Tax Auditor Pleads Guilty
El-Hadj Drame, a tax officer with the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, pled guilty to accepting a bribe.
5. Kansas City: Operation Suspicious Minds Nabs 23
Twenty-three defendants were charged with drug trafficking conspiracies as well as immigration and firearms violations as a result of an extensive investigation involving federal and local law enforcement.
6. New York: Police Sergeant Charged
New York Police Department Sergeant Haytham Khalil was charged with accessing the FBI Terrorist Watch List without authorization.
7. New York: Pastor Convicted
William H. Spencer, the pastor of the House of Truth in California, was convicted for bankruptcy fraud.
8. Omaha: Prosecutor Pleads Guilty
Former Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney Jeffrey Richard Tekippe pled guilty to the possession of stolen firearms.
9. Philadelphia: Two Charged with Illegal Trading with Iran
Mohammad Reza Vaghari and Mir Hossein Ghaemi were charged with conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
10. Washington Field Office: Attorney Indicted
Michael Miltry Hadeed, Jr. was indicted in connection with an on-going investigation of a large-scale immigration fraud scheme.