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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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Jul 19, 2011 09:30 PM

Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the U.S. for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks

Fourteen individuals were arrested today on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous.” Two additional ...

Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the U.S. for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks

Fourteen individuals were arrested today on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group Anonymous. Two additional defendants were arrested on other cyber-related charges.

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Jul 19, 2011 07:30 PM

Maryland Police Officer and Four Others Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Baltimore City Police Officer Daniel Redd and four other individuals were indicted on drug and gun charges in connection with their roles in a heroin trafficking conspiracy.

Maryland Police Officer and Four Others Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Baltimore City Police Officer Daniel Redd and four other individuals were indicted on drug and gun charges in connection with their roles in a heroin trafficking conspiracy.

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East Haven Man Admits Obtaining $4.7 Million in Fraudulent Mortgages on 21 Homes in New Haven County

Jul 19, 2011 04:40 PM

Two Charged with Conspiring to Act as Unregistered Agents of Pakistani Government

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, a U.S. citizen and resident of Fairfax, Virginia; and Zaheer Ahmad, a U.S. citizen and resident of Pakistan, were charged with participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as ...

Two Charged with Conspiring to Act as Unregistered Agents of Pakistani Government

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, a U.S. citizen and resident of Fairfax, Virginia; and Zaheer Ahmad, a U.S. citizen and resident of Pakistan, were charged with participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in the United States without disclosing their affiliation with the Pakistani government as required by law.

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Jul 18, 2011 09:30 PM

Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Offense

Omer Abdi Mohamed, a 26-year-old Minneapolis man, pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim abroad. Mohamed admitted being a member of a ...

Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Offense

Omer Abdi Mohamed, a 26-year-old Minneapolis man, pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim abroad. Mohamed admitted being a member of a conspiracy that recruited young men of Somali descent to travel to Somalia to fight against Ethiopian troops, who were in Somalia assisting the internationally recognized Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

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Jul 18, 2011 09:15 PM

Commodities Trader Convicted in New York of Threatening to Kill Government Officials

Vincent McCrudden, a former commodities trader, pled guilty in New York to two counts of transmitting threats to kill more than 40 current and former officials of the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

Commodities Trader Convicted in New York of Threatening to Kill Government Officials

Vincent McCrudden, a former commodities trader, pled guilty in New York to two counts of transmitting threats to kill more than 40 current and former officials of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the National Futures Association, and the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

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Jul 18, 2011 09:00 PM

New Jersey Couple Charged in International Kidnapping and Coercion Plot

Husband and wife David Wax and Judy Wax, of Lakewood, New Jersey, were charged in connection with their alleged roles in the kidnapping of an Israeli citizen living in New York in order to coerce his ...

New Jersey Couple Charged in International Kidnapping and Coercion Plot

Husband and wife David Wax and Judy Wax, of Lakewood, New Jersey, were charged in connection with their alleged roles in the kidnapping of an Israeli citizen living in New York in order to coerce his consent to divorce a woman living in Israel.

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Jul 15, 2011 05:15 PM

U.S. and Romania Targeting Organized Romanian Criminal Groups

An ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals in Romania and the United States has been disrupted as a result of a series of law enforcement actions ...

U.S. and Romania Targeting Organized Romanian Criminal Groups

An ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals in Romania and the United States has been disrupted as a result of a series of law enforcement actions coordinated since 2010 between Romanian and U.S. law enforcement, including numerous arrests and searches that took place yesterday in Romania.

More than 100 individuals have been arrested and charged in Romania and judicial districts in the United States. Yesterday, Romania law enforcement executed 117 searches targeting more than 100 individuals allegedly involved in the fraudulent scheme involving fake sales of merchandise through the Internet.

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Jul 14, 2011 07:00 PM

Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Soliciting Jihadists to Kill Americans

Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., today for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within ...

Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Soliciting Extremists to Kill Americans in U.S.

Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., today for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within the United States and posting bomb-making instruction materials online.

The indictment alleges that since July 2010, Begolly has placed a number of postings encouraging attacks within the United States, including the use of firearms, explosives and propane tanks against targets such as police stations, post offices, synagogues military facilities, train lines, bridges, cell phone towers and water plants.

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