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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. August 23, 2013
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  1. Springfield: Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Explosives

    Thomas Lee Stanton admitted that he possessed destructive devices, including four “cricket” bombs, two Molotov cocktails, and other explosive-making materials. Full Story

  2. Norfolk: Former Navy Sailor Convicted of Attempted Espionage

    Robert Patrick Hoffman, II attempted to provide classified information to individuals whom he believed to be representatives of the Russian Federation. Full Story

  3.  San Antonio: Former Judge Sentenced to 72 Months for Taking Bribes

    Former 404th State District Judge Abel Corral Limas accepted money and other consideration from attorneys in civil cases pending in his court in return for favorable pre-trial rulings. Full Story

  4. Phoenix: Former Customs Officer Sentenced to 151 Months for Importing More Than 1,200 Pounds of Marijuana into the United States from Mexico

    Luis Carlos Vasquez used his position as an inspector at the Douglas Port of Entry to allow pick-up trucks loaded with marijuana to cross the international border without inspection. Full Story

  5. San Juan: Seventy-Five Individuals Arrested and Indicted for Social Security Fraud

    Three doctors, a former Social Security employee, and 71 Social Security claimants were charged for alleged fraud in the application process for disability insurance benefits in Puerto Rico. Full Story

  6. New York: Two Arrested in Thailand in Connection with One of the Largest International Penny Stock Frauds and Advance Fee Schemes in History

    Sandy Winick and Gregory Curry Winick allegedly masterminded fraudulent schemes that reached across at least 35 countries. Full Story

  7. Salt Lake City: Texas Investment Manager Pleads Guilty in Utah to Role in $72 Million Fraud Scheme      

    Robert Andres, who operated Winsome Investment Trust, recruited investors by misrepresenting Winsome’s assets and asset allocation and the way in which funds were invested. Full Story

  8. Albuquerque: Consultant to Former New Mexico Secretary of State Sentenced for Theft of Help America Vote Act Funds, Other Crimes

    Armando C. Gutierrez was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted for conspiracy, theft of government property, obstruction of justice, and money laundering. Full Story

  9. San Diego: Fourth Man Admits Involvement in Murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent

    Mexican national Marcos Rodríguez-Perez pleaded guilty in connection with the July 2009 murder of Robert Rosas, Jr., admitting he was one of three gunmen. Full Story

  10. Los Angeles: Thirty People Indicted on Federal Narcotics Charges

    Alleged members of two drug trafficking organizations that operated across Southern California were charged following an investigation into the importation of cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico into the United States. Full Story