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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 21, 2012

Washington, D.C. December 21, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Washington: UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd. Pleads Guilty in Long-Running Manipulation of LIBOR Benchmark Interest Rates

    The Justice Department’s criminal penalties bring the total amount of the resolution to more than $1.5 billion. Full Story

  2. Portland: Two Chinese Individuals Charged in Scheme to Obtain Controlled Dual-Use American Technology

    The defendants allegedly stole the name of an American business in an attempt to purchase programmable logic devices capable of military applications. Full Story

  3. Los Angeles: Florida Man Sentenced in Scheme to Steal Personal Data from Celebrities

    Christopher Chaney received 10 years in prison for hacking into the personal e-mail accounts of more than 50 people associated with the entertainment industry, including actors Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Renee Olstead. Full Story

  4. Albuquerque: Grants Man Arrested for Posting Threats on Internet

    Paulo Nikko Peral was charged in relation to allegedly asking whether he “should go up to [his] school and start shooting people” in a posting on an Internet website. Full Story

  5. Cleveland: Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Religiously Motivated Attack on Mosque

    Randolph Linn admitted to hate crimes stemming from the arson of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. Full Story

  6.  Newark: Members of White Supremacist Group Charged in Hate Crime

    Christopher Ising and Michal Guanr were arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve 2011 hate crime assault of three Middle Eastern men. Full Story

  7. New Haven: Drug Dealer Sentenced to Death for Murdering Three People

    Azibo Aquart, founder and leader of a drug trafficking group, was sentenced to death for the brutal bludgeoning murders of three victims over a drug dispute. Full Story

  8. Miami: Former NYPD Detective Sentenced in Timeshare Fraud

    Frank DeFilippo received 151 months in prison for organizing a scheme that victimized more than 1,000 people, many of whom were senior citizens. Full Story

  9. Detroit/Philadelphia: Former Football Coach Charged with Producing Child Pornography, Interstate Extortion, and Cyber Stalking

    Joseph J. Ostrowski’s alleged crimes involve victims in 14 states, including students who participated in athletic programs as well as adults. Full Story

  10. New York: Amgen Inc. Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge, Agrees to Pay $762 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability and False Claims Act Allegations  

    The American biotechnology giant admitted to illegally introducing the drug Aranesp into interstate commerce for uses that the FDA declined to approve. Full Story