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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 4, 2011

Washington, D.C. November 04, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. St. Louis: Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organization

    Mohamud Abdi Yusuf pled guilty to conspiring with others to provide money to the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab. Yusuf transferred money to al Shabaab under fictitious names and telephone numbers utilizing money remitting businesses operating in the United States. Full Story

  2. Atlanta: Four Men Arrested, Charged in Plots to Purchase Explosives, Silencer and to Manufacture a Biological Toxin

    Four alleged members of a fringe militia group were arrested in connection with their plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin for use in attacks against other U.S. citizens and government personnel and officials. Full Story

  3. Chicago: Two Dozen Belizean Bloods Gang Members and Associates Charged

    A federal investigation of alleged passport fraud and narcotics trafficking by members and associates of the Belizean Bloods street gang operating in Evanston and Chicago resulted in charges against two dozen defendants. Full Story

  4. Baltimore: Charges Filed Against 22 Members of Violent “Dead Man Incorporated” Gang

    Twenty-two alleged members of the violent street gang “Dead Man Incorporated” were indicted on racketeering, murder, and drug charges that may bring life in federal prison. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: More Than Two Dozen Identified in Massive Fraudulent Document Manufacturing Operation in Los Angeles

    More than 300 law enforcement officers from federal and local agencies executed dozens of arrest and search warrants relative to multiple fraudulent document rings supporting a variety of criminal activity operating in California, Illinois, and Texas with connections to other states and Mexico. Full Story

  6. New York: Twelve Charged in Health Care Fraud Schemes Totaling Over $95 Million

    Twelve individuals, including three medical doctors, a doctor of osteopathy, and a chiropractor, were charged for their roles in separate health care fraud schemes that resulted in the submission of more than $95 million in false claims to the Medicare program. Full Story

  7. Detroit: Alleged Leader of $30 Million Home Health Medicare Fraud Scheme Arrested

    A Detroit-area resident was charged and arrested for his alleged leading role in a $30 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health services. Full Story

  8. Newark: FBI Rounds up 45 Guns from the Streets of Newark, East Orange, and Irvington in Firearm Trafficking Investigation

    Eight individuals have been charged with federal firearms violations following a year-long investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force that led to the confiscation of 45 guns. Full Story

  9. Oklahoma City: Former Ponca Tribe Accountant Sentenced for Embezzling from Tribe

    Thomasine Areketa was sentenced to serve 24 months of probation, with 180 days of home detention and electronic monitoring, for embezzling funds from the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Full Story

  10. Albuquerque: Navajo Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Federal Assault and Firearms Conviction

    William Belin, a member of the Navajo Nation from Tee Nos Pos, Arizona, was sentenced to 300 months in prison for his conviction on assault and firearms offenses in connection with his attempt to murder his girlfriend. Full Story