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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 31, 2010

Washington, D.C. December 31, 2010
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  1. Minneapolis: Redby Couple Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder

    A Redby couple was sentenced in connection to the murder of a 21-year-old man on October 1, 2009. Renee Delores Ann Smith was sentenced to 121 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree. Kelly James Maxwell was sentenced to 222 months on one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree. Full Story

  2. Cincinnati: Powell Man Sentenced for Selling More Than 35,000 Illegally Copied Videogames Over the Internet

    Qiang “Michael” Bi was sentenced to 30 months incarceration for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games over the Internet between 2005 and 2009. He is required to make restitution to the companies who created the games. Full Story

  3. Los Angeles: Orange County Man Surrenders After Being Indicted in Investment Fraud Case that Caused $2.4 Million in Losses

    Charles Davis surrendered to agents in Orange County. Davis was indicted in an investment scheme in which he allegedly defrauded approximately 40 investors with losses exceeding $2 million. Full Story

  4. Atlanta: Principals of Defunct Hedge Fund Indicted for $30 Million International Fraud Scheme

    Thomas Repke was arraigned on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy relating to his operation of the Utah-based investment company, “Coadum Capital.” Repke was indicted on December 15 along with an alleged accomplice, James Jeffry. Full Story

  5. New York: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Consultant of Expert-Networking Firm with Insider Trading

    Winifred Jiau, a/k/a “Wini,” was arrested on charges relating to her involvement in an insider trading scheme. Jiau was charged with conspiring to commit securities fraud and engaging in securities fraud by selling material, nonpublic information about publicly-traded companies to multiple hedge funds for the purpose of executing profitable securities transactions. Full Story

  6. Chicago: Former Chicago Man Allegedly Swindled Nearly $8 Million from More Than 50 Victims in Investment Fraud Scheme

    Randy M. Cho was charged with allegedly engaging in an investment fraud scheme, swindling nearly $8 million from more than 50 victims who were led to believe they were buying shares of stock in well-known companies. Cho purportedly offered and sold more than $9.6 million of shares in well-known companies to more than 50 U.S. and foreign investors. Full Story

  7. New Haven: FBI Task Force Investigation into New Haven Cocaine Ring Results in Federal Charges Against Nine Men

    A jury returned a seven-count indictment charging nine individuals with narcotics trafficking offenses related to the distribution of cocaine in and around New Haven. The nine men charged in the indictment were previously arrested on federal criminal complaints. Full Story

  8. FBI Lab/Albuquerque: FBI Responds to Relocation of CODIS Server from the City of Albuquerque to Santa Fe

    The FBI Lab Director issued a statement in response to local Albuquerque media outlets’ coverage regarding the CODIS server being moved from the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Police Criminalistics Lab to the NM Department of Public Safety in Santa Fe, per NDIS procedures. Full Story

  9. Oklahoma City: Final Defendant Sentenced in Norman Oxycontin Trafficking Ring

    The last of 24 defendants was sentenced following a long-term investigation and prosecution of a wide-spread OxyContin trafficking operation based in Norman. The investigation resulted in the conviction of individuals from central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Noble, Lexington and Wellston. Full Story

  10. Albany: Schenectady Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Michael Cassadei was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of more than $130,000, for his role as an organizer of a local mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story