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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 23, 2012

Washington, D.C. November 23, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: 2011 Statistics Released on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

    Seventy-two law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2011. Another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties, and 54,774 officers were assaulted in the line of duty. Full Story

  2. Los Angeles: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism

    The defendants allegedly made arrangements to join al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to kill, among others, American targets. Full Story

  3. Cleveland: Three Men Sentenced for Roles in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

    Douglas L. Wright was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, Brandon L. Baxter was sentenced to more than nine years in prison, and Connor C. Stevens was sentenced to more than eight years in prison. Full Story

  4. Newark/Little Rock: New York Man Convicted of Hacking AT&T’s Servers

    Andrew Auernheimer, the head of a self-described “security research” hacking group, stole e-mail addresses and other personal information belonging to approximately 120,000 Apple iPad users and disclosed the information to Gawker online magazine. Full Story

  5. Memphis: Hungarian Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in International Fraud Scheme Involving Online Marketplace Websites

    Beatrix Boka admitted her involvement in a plot to fraudulently list vehicles for sale online, which victims would pay for but never receive. Full Story

  6. Milwaukee: Oak Creek Sikh Temple Shooting Investigation Conclusion

    The investigation indicates that Wade Michael Page acted alone in killing six and wounding four other victims. Full Story

  7. Minneapolis: Iranian National and His Company Charged in Plot Involving Export of Military Antennas from the United States

    Amin Ravan and IC Market Iran allegedly conspired to export 55 military antennas to Singapore and Hong Kong, violating the Arms Export Control Act. Full Story

  8. Boston: Colombo Family Street Boss Sentenced to 199 Months on Racketeering and Firearms Charges

    Ralph F. Deleo was the head of the DeLeo Crew, a criminal enterprise based in Somerville that engaged in the importation, trafficking, and distribution of narcotics and controlled substances; extortion; loan sharking; and interstate and foreign travel in aid of racketeering. Full Story
  9. Omaha: New Jersey Man Convicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

    Johnelle Lewis Bell was convicted of 12 counts of sex trafficking and interstate prostitution in relation to a traveling prostitution venture that operated in at least 13 states. Full Story

  10. New York: Former Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager Charged for $276 Million Insider Trading Scheme

    Mathew Martoma allegedly used material, non-public information that he received from a doctor who served as an adviser to Elan Corporation PLC on the clinical trial of a potential Alzheimer’s Disease drug to make profits and avoid losses for the hedge fund. Full Story