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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. December 14, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters: International Organized Cyber Crime Ring Related to Butterfly Botnet Disrupted

    Ten individuals were arrested in several countries for their link top multiple variants of the Yahos malware, which is linked to more than 11 million compromised computer systems and over $850 million in losses via the Butterfly Botnet, which steals computer users’ credit card and bank account numbers and other personal identifiable information. Full Story

  2. Headquarters: FBI Releases 2011 Hate Crime Statistics

    The statistics provide data about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of the bias-motivated incidents reported by law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. Full Story

  3. Mobile: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    U.S. citizens Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, aka Rasheed Wilson, were arrested on charges related to a plot to travel overseas to wage violent jihad. Full Story

  4. Chicago: Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorism

    Shaker Masri received nearly 10 years in prison for planning to travel to Somalia in 2010 to engage in jihadist fighting for al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization. Full Story

  5. Newark: Man Sentenced in Cyber Phishing Fraud Scheme

    Waya Nwaki received 75 months in prison for his role in an Internet fraud ring that stole more than $1.3 million after phishing confidential account information from Internet users. Full Story

  6. Los Angeles: Former U.S. Congressman Sentenced in Tax Case Related to Scam that Sold Unregistered Securities in Internet Firms

    Wester Shadric Cooley was sentenced to one year in prison in a tax fraud case related to his failure to disclose to the IRS nearly $500,000 of investor funds he received from a $10 million investment fraud scheme. Full Story

  7. Omaha: Former Des Moines Police Officer Sentenced for Excessive Use of Force and Obstruction of Justice

    Mersed Dautovic was sentenced to 20 months in prison for violating a person’s civil rights by beating him during a traffic stop. Full Story

  8. Washington: HSBC Admits to Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Violations, Forfeits $1.256 Billion in Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    HSBC admitted to violating the Bank Secrecy Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act. Full Story

  9. Chicago: Former Mexican Hotel Operator Pleads Guilty in First Stage of Resolving $500 Million Scheme to Defraud Investors

    Michael E. Kelly admitted that he fraudulently obtained approximately $500 million from some 8,000 investors throughout the United States. Full Story

  10. Dallas: Provident CFO Indicted in $485 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

    W. Mark Miller is alleged to have conspired with others to defraud investors in an oil and gas scheme that involved 7,700 investors throughout the United States. Full Story