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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Los Angeles: Alleged Fugitive Faces New Charges Related to Pipe Bombs Found in Coachella Valley

    Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in apprehending Edward Allen Costa, who was indicted on federal charges of illegally possessing pipe bombs that were strewn about residential neighborhoods in Palm Springs last year. Full Story

  2. Boston: Chinese National Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Military Electronics Components

    Zhen Zhou Wu was re-sentenced to 84 months in prison for conspiring over a 10-year period to illegally export military and sophisticated electronics to the People’s Republic of China. Full Story

  3. Kansas City: Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack on Koch Industries

    Eric J. Rosol admitted to taking part in a denial-of-service attack on Koch Industries’ website. Full Story

  4. Omaha: Former Nebraska State Senator Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

    Brenda Council used campaign funds to place wagers at casinos in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Full Story

  5. Memphis: Millington Man Charged with Sex Trafficking High School Teens

    Michael A. Lilley allegedly recruited girls as young as 15 years old from at least three high schools to work as prostitutes at his home, where he and another individual provided them alcohol and drugs. Full Story

  6. Detroit: G.S. Electech Inc. Executive Indicted for Role in Bid Rigging and Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

    Japanese national Shingo Okuda allegedly participated in the conspiracy by, among other things, agreeing during meetings and discussions to coordinate bids and fix prices of automotive parts submitted to Toyota. Full Story

  7. Newark: Three Admit Roles in $100 Million Bribes-for-Test-Referrals Scheme Involving Clinical Laboratory

    With the guilty pleas of Dr. Angelo Calabrese, Dr. Paul Ostergaard, and salesman David McCann, 17 people have now admitted their roles in the sophisticated bribery scheme. Full Story

  8. Kansas City: Catholic Priest Sentenced to 50 Years for Producing Child Pornography

    Shawn Ratigan, a diocesan priest and former pastor or assistant pastor in several area parishes, was sentenced for exploiting five victims who ranged in age from 2 to 12 years old at the time of the offenses. Full Story

  9. St. Louis: Twenty-Five People Arrested on Federal Drug and Weapons Charges

    Several of the individuals indicted were members of the Saddle Tramps Motorcycle Club, including the club’s president, Arvil B. Matthews. Full Story

  10. Milwaukee: Twenty-Three Defendants Charged with Distribution of Heroin

    Brothers Victor, Geraldo, and Praxedes Reyes allegedly led the drug trafficking organization that has been selling cocaine and heroin on the south side of Milwaukee for many years. Full Story