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Jul 29, 2011 08:00 PM

AWOL Soldier Naser Abdo Charged in Connection with Bomb Plot at Ft. Hood

Naser Jason Abdo, an absent without leave (AWOL) soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with a bomb plot. Abdo allegedly ...

AWOL Soldier Naser Abdo Charged in Connection with Bomb Plot at Ft. Hood

Naser Jason Abdo, an absent without leave (AWOL) soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with a bomb plot. Abdo allegedly intended to use the materials in his possession to assemble two destructive devices with the intention of detonating them inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood.

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Jul 28, 2011 09:30 PM

New York Men Indicted in Maryland in Scheme to Steal and Sell Valuable Historical Documents

Barry H. Landau and Jason James Savedoff, both of New York City, were indicted in Baltimore, Maryland on charges of conspiring to steal historical documents—including original documents of Benjamin ...

New York Men Indicted in Maryland in Scheme to Steal and Sell Valuable Historical Documents

Barry H. Landau and Jason James Savedoff, both of New York City, were indicted in Baltimore, Maryland on charges of conspiring to steal historical documents—including original documents of Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt—from museums in Maryland and New York, and selling them for profit. A nationwide investigation is continuing.

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Jul 26, 2011 04:00 PM

FBI Turns 103

On July 26, 1908, Attorney General Charles Bonaparte ordered DOJ attorneys to refer most investigative matters to the Chief Examiner, Stanley W. Finch, who would determine if there were special ...

Charles Bonaparte
Charles Bonaparte

FBI Turns 103

On July 26, 1908, Attorney General Charles Bonaparte ordered Department of Justice attorneys to refer most investigative matters to the chief examiner, Stanley W. Finch, who would lead a small corps of special agents. The organization had neither a name nor an officially designated leader. Yet, the former detectives and Secret Service men were the forerunners of the FBI.

Both Attorney General Bonaparte and President Theodore Roosevelt, who completed their terms in March 1909, recommended that the force of 34 agents become a permanent part of the Department of Justice. Attorney General George Wickersham, Bonaparte's successor, named the force the Bureau of Investigation on March 16, 1909. At that time, the title of chief examiner was changed to chief of the Bureau of Investigation.

The Bureau of Investigation was renamed the United States Bureau of Investigation on July 1, 1932. Then, beginning July 1, 1933, the Department of Justice experimented for almost two years with a Division of Investigation that included the Bureau of Prohibition. Public confusion between Bureau of Investigation special agents and Prohibition agents led to a permanent name change in 1935 for the agency composed of Department of Justice's investigators: the Federal Bureau of Investigation was thus born.

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Jul 25, 2011 07:20 PM

Minnesota Mortgage Broker Charged in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Mortgage broker Derrick Ivan Lance, of Edina, Minnesota, was charged for his role in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties.

Minnesota Mortgage Broker Charged in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Mortgage broker Derrick Ivan Lance, of Edina, Minnesota, was charged for his role in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties.

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Jul 22, 2011 07:00 PM

Father of Would-Be Suicide Bomber Convicted of Obstructing Terrorism Investigation

Mohammed Wali Zazi, the father of convicted terrorist Najibullah Zazi, was found guilty in New York of destroying bomb-making materials and conspiring to obstruct the federal investigation into ...

Father of Would-Be Suicide Bomber Convicted of Obstructing Terrorism Investigation

Mohammed Wali Zazi, the father of convicted terrorist Najibullah Zazi, was found guilty in New York of destroying bomb-making materials and conspiring to obstruct the federal investigation into Najibullah Zazi’s terrorist plot to attack the New York City subway system.

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Jul 21, 2011 09:30 PM

Project Delirium Results in Nearly 2,000 Arrests During 20-Month Operation

Approximately 1,985 individuals have been arrested on narcotics-related charges as part of a 20-month, multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as Project Delirium, which targeted the La ...

Project Delirium Results in Nearly 2,000 Arrests During 20-Month Operation

Approximately 1,985 individuals have been arrested on narcotics-related charges as part of a 20-month, multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as Project Delirium, which targeted the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel. Seizures of more than 12 tons of drugs and $62 million in U.S. currency have also been made.

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Jul 21, 2011 09:15 PM

Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Florida in $25 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Vicente Guerra-Nistal, a patient recruiter for a Miami home health care agency, pled guilty in connection with his participation in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in Florida in $25 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Vicente Guerra-Nistal, a patient recruiter for a Miami home health care agency, pled guilty in connection with his participation in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme.

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Jul 21, 2011 09:00 PM

Four Indicted in Arizona for Compelling Vietnamese Nationals into Labor Servitude

Four family members were arrested and indicted for exploiting the labor of at least five immigrant Vietnamese nationals for years at their business in Flagstaff, Arizona. The family allegedly brought ...

Four Indicted in Arizona for Compelling Vietnamese Nationals into Labor Servitude

Four family members were arrested and indicted for exploiting the labor of at least five immigrant Vietnamese nationals for years at their business in Flagstaff, Arizona. The family allegedly brought the victims into the U.S by offering them a better life, including promises of happy marriages to U.S. citizens and educational opportunities. Shortly after the victims arrived in the United States, they discovered that the family would not fulfill their promises and the victims instead faced compelled servitude in the family’s home and business.

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Jul 20, 2011 09:15 PM

Illinois Man Sentenced for Swindling $5 Million from 150 Victims in Investment Fraud Scheme

Scott M. Ross was sentenced in Chicago to six years in federal prison for engaging in an investment fraud scheme that swindled more than $5 million from approximately 150 victims who invested in ...

Illinois Man Sentenced for Swindling $5 Million from 150 Victims in Investment Fraud Scheme

Scott M. Ross was sentenced in Chicago to six years in federal prison for engaging in an investment fraud scheme that swindled more than $5 million from approximately 150 victims who invested in funds he purported to operate. Ross misused money he raised from investors for his own benefit, including salary and a stadium sky box, and to make Ponzi-type payments to certain customers who complained.

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Jul 20, 2011 09:00 PM

Jersey City Bloods Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

Saleen Neal, a leader in the Jersey City Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, admitted to conspiring to murder a rival gang member and to distribute narcotics as part of a ...

Jersey City Bloods Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

Saleen Neal, a leader in the Jersey City Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, admitted to conspiring to murder a rival gang member and to distribute narcotics as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

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