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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 25, 2011

Washington, D.C. November 25, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. San Antonio: Judge Limas Associate Pleads Guilty

    Another defendant pled guilty in the FBI’s public corruption investigation of former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas. Jose Longoria pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce under color of official right or extortion, two counts of extortion, and one count of aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud by Limas. Full Story

  2. Atlanta: Tennessee Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Fraudulent Hedge Fund Scheme

    Jon Hankins was sentenced to prison 40 months in prison and three years of supervised released on charges of wire fraud in connection with his scheme to lure investors to invest into his fraudulent hedge fund. Full Story

  3. Phoenix: Two More Involved in Internet Sports Gambling Ring Sentenced

    Two men were sentenced for their involvement in an Internet sports gambling conspiracy. Oscar Barden was sentenced to three years’ probation and 150 hours of community service, and Richard DiCapua was sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service. Full Story

  4. New York: Psychiatrist and Pharmacist Among 15 Charged with Narcotics Trafficking

    Fifteen individuals were charged for engaging in narcotics trafficking. Ten defendants are charged with unlawfully distributing large quantities of prescription pain medications and unlawfully distributing secobarbital, and a second complaint charges four individuals with conspiring to distribute several different narcotics. Full Story

  5. Albuquerque: Two Texas Residents Indicted for Conspiracy and Bribery of a Public Official

    Debbie Ayala and David Rogelio Leyva were indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges. Full Story

  6. St. Louis: Former Coral Mortgage Operator Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million-Dollar Securities Fraud

    Matthew Kent, vice president and co-operator of Coral Mortgage Bankers Corporation’s University City office, pled guilty to one felony count of wire fraud. Full Story

  7. Newark: CEO of Home Start America Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Conspiracy

    Michael Kaufman, the CEO and founder of purported real estate investment firm Home Start America, Inc. who directed a long-running, large-scale wire fraud conspiracy with loan officer David Wynn through Kaufman’s company, was sentenced to 50 months in prison. Full Story

  8. Omaha: Lincoln Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

    Vitaly Petrov Revenkov was charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine between May of 2010 and July of 2011. Full Story

  9. Chicago: Three Men Plead Guilty to Fraud Involving Sports Memorabilia

    Three men pled guilty to separate but related fraud schemes involving the sports memorabilia business and the purchase and sale of equipment and uniforms used by professional and collegiate athletes. Full Story

  10. Richmond: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in $670 Million Fraud Scheme

    A certified public accountant and purported outside auditor for Provident Capital Indemnity Ltd. pled guilty for his role in a $670 million fraud scheme involving victims throughout the United States and abroad. Full Story