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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2012
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  1. New York: Joint Terrorism Task Force Arrests Man After He Attempted to Bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank

    Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda. Full Story

  2. Minneapolis: Man Convicted of Supporting Foreign Terrorist Organization al Shabaab

    Mahamud Said Omar, a Somali citizen with permanent U.S. resident status, facilitated the travel of young men from Minnesota to Somalia, where they trained with and fought for the terrorist group. Full Story

  3. Houston/New York: Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Iranian Military Officials to Assassinate Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States

    Manssor Arbabsiar admitted to participating in a plan to murder the ambassador at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Full Story

  4. Chicago: Eight Self-Identified ‘Boy Lovers’ Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation Crimes

    A group of men that met in person and online to discuss their sexual interest in children and to trade child pornography received sentences ranging from nine years to 120 years in prison. Full Story

  5. Richmond: Top Executives at Kolon Industries Indicted for Stealing DuPont’s Kevlar Trade Secrets

    The indictment seeks forfeiture of at least $225 million in proceeds from the alleged theft of trade secrets from Kolon’s competitors. Full Story

  6. Miami: Owner of Home Health Company Sentenced for $42 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

    Eulises Escalona received 10 years in prison for conspiring with patient recruiters to bill the Medicare program for unnecessary home health care and therapy services. Full Story

  7. San Francisco: Taiwan Auto Lights Manufacturer and Its California Distributor Plead Guilty in Price Fixing Conspiracy

    Eagle Eyes Traffic Industrial Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, E-Lite Automotive Inc., admitted to participating in a seven-year, international conspiracy to fix the prices of aftermarket auto lights. Full Story

  8. Los Angeles: New Defendants Charged in Connection with Oxycontin Ring That Allegedly Bilked Medicare

    A superseding indictment charges 16 defendants with being part of a drug trafficking organization that illegally obtained and distributed more than 900,000 Oxycontin pills, in part through fraud against public insurance programs such as Medicare. Full Story

  9. Richmond: Violent Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to Six Life Sentences

    James Louis Whittlesey robbed five banks in three states, fired a gun at a police officer during a three-month crime spree, fled the country, and later tried to escape federal custody. Full Story

  10. St. Louis: Former Police Sergeant Sentenced on Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges

    Larry J. Davis received more than four years in prison for diverting seized packages containing marijuana for distribution and sale. Full Story