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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 12, 2012

Washington, D.C. October 12, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Members Reveal Results of Distressed Homeowner Initiative

    The yearlong initiative resulted in multiple criminal defendants charged across the country in cases involving thousands of homeowner victims and millions of dollars in losses. Full Story

  2. New York: Lebanese Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

    Jamal Yousef, aka “Talal Hassan Ghantou,” conspired to provide military-grade weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia in exchange for more than a ton of cocaine. Full Story

  3. Denver: Army Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Theft of Fuel in Afghanistan

    Christopher Weaver admitted to receiving payments in exchange for facilitating the theft of approximately 100 fuel trucks at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Full Story

  4. Dallas: Owner of Texas Home Health Services Company Admits Role in $374 Million Fraud Scheme

    Cyprian Akamnonu pleaded guilty to his participation in a home health fraud scheme in which he and others conspired to bill Medicare for unnecessary services that were never performed. Full Story

  5. Miami: Forty Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes that Resulted in Thousands of Identities Stolen and Millions of Dollars in Identity Theft Tax Filings

    Members of the Identity Theft Tax Fraud Strike Force announced the most recent results of their investigative efforts to combat the rising wave of stolen identity refund scams. Full Story

  6. Los Angeles: Two U.S. Contractor Employees Sentenced for Kickback Conspiracy and Tax Crimes Related to Iraq Reconstruction Efforts

    Billy Joe Hunt and Gaines R. Newell took more than $1 million in kickbacks from subcontractors in exchange for awarding contracts on the Coalition Munitions Clearance Program. Full Story

  7. Memphis: Woman Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

    Kala Bray and a co-defendant lured Memphis-area juveniles to Houston with promises of a trip to a water park. Full Story

  8. Houston: Twenty-Five Alleged Members and Associates of Texas Mexican Mafia Prison Gang Indicted

    The defendants were charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine; firearms violations; and distributing explosive materials. Full Story

  9. Washington: Leader of Methylone Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty

    Matthew Scott Baker led a trafficking ring that purchased multi-kilogram amounts of the illegal narcotic known as “bath salts” from China and distributed the substance throughout northern Virginia. Full Story

  10. Cincinnati: Ohio State Representative Clayton R. Luckie, II Indicted on 49 Counts

    The indictment alleges, among other things, that Luckie failed to accurately list expenditures made by his campaign committee and diverted campaign funds to personal bank accounts. Full Story