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Jun 09, 2011 10:00 PM

FBI Announces Identity of Somalia Checkpoint Suicide Bomber

The FBI announced the identity of one of the two suicide bombers responsible for the suicide bombing attack at a Transitional Federal Government checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 30. One ...

FBI Announces Identity of Somalia Checkpoint Suicide Bomber

The FBI in Minneapolis announced the identity of one of the two suicide bombers responsible for the suicide bombing attack at a Transitional Federal Government checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 30. One suicide bomber has been positively identified as Farah Mohamed Beledi.

Beledi, 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Minneapolis in July 2010. He is one of 13 men from the Twin Cities who have been charged with terrorism offenses for traveling to Somalia and joining the designated terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

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Jun 09, 2011 08:00 PM

U.S. Subsidiary of Belgian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Off-Label Promotion

The U.S. subsidiary of Belgian pharmaceutical manufacturer UCB S.A. pleaded guilty today to the off-label promotion of its epilepsy drug Keppra and will pay more than $34 million to resolve criminal ...

U.S. Subsidiary of Belgian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Off-Label Promotion

The U.S. subsidiary of Belgian pharmaceutical manufacturer UCB S.A. pleaded guilty today to the off-label promotion of its epilepsy drug Keppra and will pay more than $34 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising out of its illegal conduct, the Justice Department announced today.

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Jun 09, 2011 04:30 PM

Seeking Fugitive Eric Justin Toth

Eric Justin Toth, a former private-school teacher, is wanted for allegedly possessing child pornography in Washington, D.C. It is alleged that in June 2008, pornographic images were found on a school ...

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Seeking Fugitive Eric Justin Toth

4/23/13 Update: Eric Justin Toth was arrested in Nicaragua. Details

Eric Justin Toth, a former private-school teacher, is wanted for allegedly possessing child pornography in Washington, D.C. It is alleged that in June 2008, pornographic images were found on a school camera that had been in Toth’s possession.

Toth may advertise online as a tutor. Since June 2008, Toth is believed to have traveled to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is believed to have lived in Arizona in 2009.

If you have any information, please submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.

Jun 08, 2011 02:30 PM

Director's Statement at Hearing on Extension of FBI Director's Term

Director Robert S. Mueller issued a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on legislation to extend his 10-year term. "If my term is extended, I look forward to working with the committee ...

Director's Statement at Hearing on Extension of 10-Year Term

Director Mueller testifies before Senate Judiciary panelDirector Robert S. Mueller issued a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on legislation to extend his 10-year term.

"In early May, the president asked if I would be willing to serve an additional two years, and I told him I would be honored to do so," he said.

"The president has further asked that Congress pass the legislation necessary to extend my term, and the committee is considering that legislation at today’s hearing. If my term is extended, I look forward to working with the committee and the men and women of the FBI to meet the challenges that face us in the years to come." Read more

Jun 08, 2011 02:15 PM

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge

Zakariya Boyd, 22, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina, was first charged along with seven other defendants in a federal indictment returned on July 22, 2009.

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge

Zakariya Boyd, aka “Zak,” pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern, N.C., to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Boyd, 22, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina, was first charged along with seven other defendants in a federal indictment returned on July 22, 2009.

According to the superseding indictment, from before November 2006 through at least July 2009, Boyd conspired with the other named defendants and others to provide material support and resources to terrorists, including currency, training, transportation and personnel. The object of the conspiracy, according to the indictment, was to advance violent jihad, including supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping or maiming persons abroad.

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Jun 08, 2011 02:00 PM

Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

Anthony J. Graff, 49, of Cincinnati was sentenced in United States District Court here to 210 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

Cincinnati Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

Anthony J. Graff, 49, of Cincinnati was sentenced in United States District Court here to 210 months in prison for receiving child pornography. A search of Graff’s residence resulted in the seizure of numerous computer items, many of which contained child pornography. Some of the videos and/or images depicted children less than 12 years of age, and also included sadistic, masochistic or other violent acts.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:15 PM

Real Estate Firm President Sentenced in New York for Stealing $1.5 Million

Elviston Ramasir, the former president of a Long Island real estate services company, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for committing two separate real estate fraud schemes. In one scheme, he ...

Real Estate Firm President Sentenced in New York for Stealing $1.5 Million

Elviston Ramasir, the former president of a Long Island real estate services company, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for committing two separate real estate fraud schemes. In one scheme, he stole approximately $1.5 million from an investor by promising huge rates of return on investments in properties that Ramasir promised to buy, but never did. In the second scheme, he used Craigslist to solicit renters for two properties he owned, and then defrauded those potential renters by keeping their money and not allowing them to occupy the properties.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:10 PM

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More Than 25 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jarell Sanderson, of New Britain, Connecticut, was sentenced to 310 months in prison in connection with his role in recruiting two 14-year-old girls to work as prostitutes.

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More Than 25 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jarell Sanderson, of New Britain, Connecticut, was sentenced to 310 months in prison in connection with his role in recruiting two 14-year-old girls to work as prostitutes.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:00 PM

City of Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve False Claims, Medicaid Fraud Violations

City of Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve False Claims, Medicaid Fraud Violations

The city of Dallas has agreed to pay the U.S. and Texas $2.47 million and enter into certain compliance obligations to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. The U.S. and Texas contend Dallas caused upcoded claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for city-dispatched 911 ambulance transports between 2006 and 2010.

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Jun 06, 2011 09:05 PM

Police Officer, Defense Attorney Indicted and Arrested in California on Bribery Charges

Rialto (California) Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil and criminal defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. The indictment alleges that Vigil, who ...

Police Officer, Defense Attorney Indicted and Arrested in California on Bribery Charges

Rialto (California) Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil and criminal defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. The indictment alleges that Vigil, who served as a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration, agreed to accept a $2,500 bribe in exchange for falsely telling the Orange County District Attorney's Office that a criminal defendant being represented by Witsoe was a cooperator who had provided information to the DEA.

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