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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 27, 2013

Washington, D.C. September 27, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters/Multiple Field Offices: Nine Japan-Based Automobile Parts Manufacturers and Two Executives Agree to Plead Guilty, Pay $740 Million for Fixing Prices on Automobile Parts Sold to U.S. Car Manufacturers

    More than 30 different price-fixed products were sold to Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, as well as to the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru. Full Story

  2. Washington: Law Enforcement Shares Findings of the Investigation into the Navy Yard Shootings

    Law enforcement officials shared a timeline of events, surveillance videos, and photos concerning the the shootings that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013. Full Story

  3. New York: Alleged International Terrorist Arraigned Following Extradition from Nigeria

    Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi was charged with providing material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and using firearms in furtherance of that crime. Full Story

  4. Washington/Indianapolis: Former Federal Contractor to Plead Guilty to Unlawfully Disclosing National Defense Information

    Donald John Sachtleben, a former FBI bomb technician who later worked as a government contractor for the agency, filed a petition to plead guilty to newly filed charges of unlawfully disclosing national defense information relating to a disrupted terrorist plot. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: Temecula Student Arrested in Sextortion Case Involving Multiple Victims

    Jared James Abrahams allegedly hacked several online accounts anonymously to extort young females into sending him nude photos and video or submitting to five-minute Skype sessions. Full Story

  6. San Juan: Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Enforcement Director Pleads Guilty to Using DPNR as Criminal Enterprise for Drug Trafficking

    Roberto Tapia admitted to extensive cocaine trafficking activities over a substantial period of time and to utilizing his position with and assets of DPNR to facilitate those activities. Full Story

  7. Atlanta: Leader of International Sex Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

    Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez admitted to his role in a sex trafficking organization that enticed women from Mexico, Nicaragua, and elsewhere to travel to the United States with false promises of the American dream. Full Story

  8. Birmingham: Former Tuscaloosa Police Sergeant Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexually Assaulting Woman in Custody

    Jason Glenn Thomas stopped and detained a female pedestrian without placing her under arrest and then transported her in a department-issued patrol vehicle to a remote area to sexually assault her. Full Story

  9. San Diego: More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

    The defendants are accused of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 million in bogus IRS tax refunds. Full Story

  10. Los Angeles: Operation Smokin’ Aces Targets Mexican Mafia Operations in Orange County

    A total of 129 defendants, each linked to an Orange County street gang that claims allegiance to the Mexican Mafia, have been named in indictments issued by county and federal grand juries. Full Story