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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 16, 2011

Washington, D.C. September 16, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Charlotte: Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terror Conspiracy to Wage Violent Jihad

    Dylan Boyd, aka “Mohammed,” pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Full Story

  2. San Juan: Thirty-Nine Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking in the Municipality of Ceiba, Puerto Rico

    A joint law enforcement operation dismantled a drug trafficking conspiracy operating at Jardines de Ceiba public housing project and other areas in Ceiba. Full Story

  3.  Kansas City: Missouri Man Convicted of Attempted $100 Million Fraud Scheme

    Denny Hardin was found guilty on 21 charges of creating false obligations and of mail fraud as part of an attempted $100 million fraud scheme. Full Story

  4. Headquarters: Mark F. Giuliano Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

    Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Mark F. Giuliano as the new executive assistant director of the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters. He most recently served as assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division. Full Story

  5. Buffalo: Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

    Renel Velasquez pled guilty to racketeering charges related to his involvment in the criminal activities of the 10th Street Gang. Full Story

  6. San Francisco: TomorrowNow, Inc., Sentenced on Computer Intrusion and Copyright Infringement Charges

    TomorrowNow, Inc., was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine to the United States of $20 million for unauthorized access to computer servers belonging to Oracle Corporation and for willfully infringing copyrights held by Oracle. Full Story

  7. Houston: Bridgestone Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Bribe Foreign Government Officials

    Bridgestone Corporation has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $28 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies to rig bids and to make corrupt payments to foreign government officials in Latin America related to the sale of marine hose and other industrial products manufactured by the company and sold throughout the world. Full Story

  8. New York: Man Receives 30 Years for Identity Theft Involving Three Murdered Persons

    Dmitriy Yakovlev, a Russian immigrant and trained surgeon, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for identity theft, bank fraud, and credit card fraud involving three Brooklyn residents who disappeared or were found murdered shortly after encounters with the defendant between 2003 and 2007. Full Story

  9. Los Angeles: Man Arrested for Selling Stolen Art and Forged Paintings for Millions  

    A Florida man was arrested pursuant to a federal indictment that alleges he sold paintings stolen from a Los Angeles art gallery, and that he had sold forged artworks to a collector with false claims that they had been painted by esteemed artists. Full Story

  10. Atlanta: Fake Doctor Admits Treating, Illegally Disclosing Info of 1,000 Patients

    Matthew Brown pled guilty in federal district court to charges of health care fraud and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Full Story