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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 6, 2013

Washington, D.C. September 06, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. San Francisco: ‘Dirty DUI’ Cop Convicted of Extortion and Honest Services Fraud  

    Stephen Tanabe, a former deputy with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, engaged in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for his services as a deputy sheriff. Full Story

  2. Atlanta: Two Forsyth City Councilmen Plead Guilty to Accepting Bribes

    James Edward Calloway and Desi Surtane Hansford, who both served on the Combined Utilities Committee, admitted to accepting bribes in connection to the city’s water waste contract. Full Story

  3. New York: Two Defendants Plead Guilty to Participating in Gambling Rings Connected to Organized Crime

    Edwin Ting and Justin Smith admitted to their respective roles in high-stakes illegal gambling businesses connected to Russian-American organized crime enterprises. Full Story

  4. Baltimore: Two Indicted in $275 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

    Richard Shusterman and Jonathan E. Rosenberg were indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud equity investors and asset-based lenders in medical accounts receivable. Full Story

  5. San Juan: Ten U.S. Postal Service Employees and Two Doctors Arrested and Indicted in Workers’ Compensation Scam

    Current and former USPS employees who illegally received workers ’ compensation benefits were charged with fraud, along with two doctors who prepared fraudulent medical reports for a fee. Full Story

  6. Miami: Two Patient Recruiters of Home Health Company Admit Roles in $48 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Elizabeth Monteagudo and Cristobal Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to receive health care kickbacks. Full Story

  7. Memphis: Woman Sentenced for Child Sex Trafficking

    Victoria Wallace, a high-ranking member of the Piru Street gang, received 18 years in prison for her role in a conspiracy to prostitute minors. Full Story

  8. Newark: Former School Crossing Guard Pleads Guilty to Production, Distribution of Child Sex Abuse Images

    Kenneth Christensen admitted to taking compromising photographs of a naked child and distributing them and hundreds of other photographs of child sexual abuse over the Internet. Full Story

  9. Seattle: Eight Individuals Linked to Heroin, Meth, and Cocaine Trafficking Arrested

    The members of the wide-ranging conspiracy maintained drug stash houses from Vancouver to Seattle and conducted their deals at local restaurants. Full Story

  10. New Haven: Former Madison Art Gallery Owner Pleads Guilty

    David J. Crespo, who conducted business under the name Brandon Gallery, pleaded guilty to mail fraud stemming from his sale of fraudulent artwork. Full Story