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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 3, 2010

Washington, D.C. December 03, 2010
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  1. Minneapolis: Red Lake Man Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter

    Ryan Roy Cloud was sentenced to 78 months in prison on one count of voluntary manslaughter for killing a 27-year-old Red Lake man on February 1, 2010. Full Story

  2. New York: MS-13 Street Gang Leader Sentenced to 35 Years' Imprisonment for Murder

    Wilver R. Lopez, a leader in the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang on Long Island, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder of 24-year-old fellow MS-13 member Genaro Venegas. Full Story

  3.  San Diego: Former School Superintendent and Two College Professors Charged with Wire Fraud

    Two former professors from San Diego State University and the former superintendent of El Centro Elementary School District were charged with fraud in connection with the use of federal grant monies obtained from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Full Story

  4. New Haven: Jury Finds Connecticut Man Guilty of Making Grenades, Selling Guns Intended for White Supremacist Group

    A federal jury found Alexander DeFelice guilty of conspiracy and firearms offenses stemming from an alleged attempt to sell firearms and explosive grenades to what he thought was a white supremacist group located outside of Connecticut. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: Nigerian National Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Role in $2.7 Million International Lottery Scam

    Emmanuel I. Onwuzulike, a Nigerian man involved in running several bogus lottery companies out of London, England, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison andordered to pay full restitution for bilking mainly elderly victims out of more than $2.7 million. Full Story

  6.  Dallas: Lufkin Woman Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Murders  

    April Flanagan pled guilty to charges related to a double homicide of David Mitchamore and Christy Rochelle Brown, which took place in Nacogdoches in August 2007. Full Story

  7. Phoenix: Loan Kickback Scheme Results in 68-Count Federal Grand Jury Indictment

    A jury returned a 68-count indictment against William and Rhonda Liddle and Frank Ruiz. They are charged with committing fraud against AEA Federal Credit Union, located in Yuma and Parker, Arizona. The indictment alleges that William Liddle, former vice resident of business lending for AEA, conspired with Yuma businessman Frank Ruiz to approve business loans in exchange for almost $1 million in kickbacks to Liddle and his wife. Full Story

  8. Philadelphia: Doctor Charged in Scheme to Submit Fraudulent Fen-Phen Claims

    Dr. Abdur Razzak Tai was charged by indictment with 13 counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to submit fraudulent Fen-Phen claims. Full Story

  9. Washington Field: Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

    Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $48 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices in the air transportation industry. Full Story

  10. Oklahoma City: Former Quest CFO to Serve 16 Years in Prison for Defrauding Company

    David Grose was sentenced to serve 192 months in federal prison for wire fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud Quest Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly-traded oil and gas exploration and production business, out of $1 million. Grose was ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon release prison, forfeit $1 million in assets, and pay $1 million in restitution. Full Story