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May 20, 2011 09:30 PM

Three Somalis Plead Guilty to Charges Relating to Piracy of Quest

Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, Mohamud Salad Ali, and Ali Abdi Mohamed, all of Somalia, pled guilty in Norfolk, Virginia to acts of piracy and hostage-taking against the S/V Quest, which resulted in the ...

Three Somalis Plead Guilty to Charges Relating to Piracy of Quest

Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, Mohamud Salad Ali, and Ali Abdi Mohamed, all of Somalia, pled guilty in Norfolk, Virginia to acts of piracy and hostage-taking against the S/V Quest, which resulted in the murder of four U.S. citizens.

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May 20, 2011 09:00 PM

Texas Man Guilty of Attempted Carjacking of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Other Crimes

Jose Antonio Armendariz, last known to reside in Penitas, Texas, was found guilty of all 12 counts charged against him in relation to the 2006 hostage-taking of a local rancher, two 2006 carjackings, ...

Texas Man Guilty of Attempted Carjacking of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Other Crimes

Jose Antonio Armendariz, last known to reside in Penitas, Texas, was found guilty of all 12 counts charged against him in relation to the 2006 hostage-taking of a local rancher, two 2006 carjackings, and the 2009 attempted carjacking of an off-duty Border Patrol agent.

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May 19, 2011 09:30 PM

Prominent Businessman Convicted in California for Stealing $21 Million from Clients

Ezri Namvar, a prominent Los Angeles businessman and real estate developer, was found guilty of four wire fraud charges for stealing approximately $21 million from four clients who allowed his ...

Prominent Businessman Convicted in California for Stealing $21 Million from Clients

Ezri Namvar, a prominent Los Angeles businessman and real estate developer, was found guilty of four wire fraud charges for stealing approximately $21 million from four clients who allowed his “qualified intermediary” company to hold their money in safekeeping before it was reinvested in real estate.

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May 19, 2011 09:20 PM

CEO of Telecommunications Company Pleads Guilty in Foreign Bribery Conspiracy

Jorge Granados, the former chief executive officer of Miami-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode), pled guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to government officials in Honduras, ...

CEO of Telecommunications Company Pleads Guilty in Foreign Bribery Conspiracy 

Jorge Granados, the former chief executive officer of Miami-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode), pled guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to government officials in Honduras, violation of the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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May 19, 2011 07:15 PM

Insurance Broker and Housing Authority Director Charged in New Jersey with Election Fraud

Insurance broker Francis X. Gartland and Thomas J. O'Leary, the executive director of the South Amboy Housing Authority, were charged in Newark, New Jersey with conspiracy to defraud the United ...

Insurance Broker and Housing Authority Director Charged in New Jersey with Election Fraud

Insurance broker Francis X. Gartland and Thomas J. O'Leary, the executive director of the South Amboy Housing Authority, were charged in Newark, New Jersey with conspiracy to defraud the United States, violations of federal elections laws, and causing false statements to be submitted to the Federal Election Commission in connection with the 2006 Democratic primary campaign of Joseph Vas for United States Congress in New Jersey's 13th District.

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May 18, 2011 09:15 PM

Two Georgia Residents Charged in Sex Trafficking Ring That Used Internet to Recruit Women

Soloman Manasseh Mustafa and Kalandra Annette Wallace were indicted for their alleged roles in a sex trafficking ring operating in the Atlanta area. Both defendants face charges of sex trafficking, ...

Two Georgia Residents Charged in Sex Trafficking Ring That Used Internet to Recruit Women

Soloman Manasseh Mustafa and Kalandra Annette Wallace were indicted for their alleged roles in a sex trafficking ring operating in the Atlanta area. Both defendants face charges of sex trafficking, kidnapping, transporting women across state lines for prostitution, and document servitude. Mustafa also faces charges of receiving material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, and of coercion and enticement of a minor for sexual activity.

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May 18, 2011 09:10 PM

New Jersey Business Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients of $10.2 Million

Arthur Piacentini, of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for defrauding the clients of his payroll services company, including public ...

New Jersey Business Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Clients of $10.2 Million

Arthur Piacentini, of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for defrauding the clients of his payroll services company, including public entities and private companies, and using their money to satisfy the payroll and tax obligations of other entities.

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May 18, 2011 09:00 PM

Illinois Businessman Indicted in Investment Fraud Scheme

Edward Lynn Moskop, of Belleville, Illinois, was indicted on mail fraud and money laundering charges. It is alleged that from 1991 to 2010, Moskop obtained by fraud approximately $2,400,000 from 25 ...

Illinois Businessman Indicted in Investment Fraud Scheme

Edward Lynn Moskop, of Belleville, Illinois, was indicted on mail fraud and money laundering charges. It is alleged that from 1991 to 2010, Moskop obtained by fraud approximately $2,400,000 from 25 victims, including his own relatives, persons referred by trusted friends and attorneys, a local VFW Post, as well as long-time customers of his insurance business.

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May 17, 2011 09:30 PM

Former Title and Escrow Agent Indicted in D.C. for Mortgage Fraud

Ronald Johannes Sneijder, a former owner of a title and escrow company based in the District of Columbia, was indicted on federal charges relating to mortgage fraud. The total amount of loans was ...

Former Title and Escrow Agent Indicted in D.C. for Mortgage Fraud 

Ronald Johannes Sneijder, a former owner of a title and escrow company based in the District of Columbia, was indicted on federal charges relating to mortgage fraud. The total amount of loans was approximately $1,829,000.

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May 17, 2011 08:00 PM

Former County Executive Pleads Guilty in Maryland to Federal Extortion and Bribery

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, of Mitchellville, Maryland, pled guilty to his role in an extortion conspiracy relating to the performance of his official duties and ...

Former County Executive Pleads Guilty in Maryland to Federal Extortion and Bribery

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, of Mitchellville, Maryland, pled guilty to his role in an extortion conspiracy relating to the performance of his official duties and tampering with a witness and evidence.

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