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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 5, 2013

Washington, D.C. July 05, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. New York/Newark: Canadian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

    Suresh Sriskandarajah attempted to procure sophisticated military technology, including submarine and warship design software and night vision equipment, for the group also known as the Tamil Tigers. Full Story

  2. Portland: Woman Sentenced to Prison for Selling More Than 5,000 Illegally Obtained Sprint Cell Phones Over the Internet

    Tamara Diane Brown, a former employee at The Pape Group Inc., received 21 months in prison for using her corporate authority to order large quantities of cell phones and selling them on eBay. Full Story

  3. Houston: Four Parole Officers from Two Texas Department of Criminal Justice Offices Charged with Accepting Payoffs

    The officers allegedly chose to accept money from parolees in order to allow them to continue their illegal narcotics trafficking and distribution activity. Full Story

  4. Minneapolis: Man Pleads Guilty to Engaging in Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

    Andre James Hertzog recruited two young women and compelled them to engage in commercial sex acts by using physical violence and psychological coercion. Full Story

  5. Phoenix: Father and Son Convicted of Operating $100 Million Ponzi Scheme That Targeted Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Guy Andrew Williams and his father, Brent F. Williams, who served as the managing director and chief financial officer, respectively, of Mathon entities, were found guilty of 38 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering. Full Story

  6. New Haven: Florida Resident Pleads Guilty to Role in $90 Million Pharmaceutical Theft

    Amed Villa, a citizen of Cuba last residing in Miami, conspired with others to steal pharmaceuticals from the Eli Lilly Company warehouse and storage facility in Connecticut. Full Story

  7. New York: Former Vice President of High-End Jewelry Company Arrested for Stealing More Than $1 Million in Jewelry

    Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun allegedly abused her position and authority to check out more than 165 pieces of jewelry that she then sold to another company. Full Story

  8. Los Angeles: Doctor and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty to Participating in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Dr. Emmanuel Ayodele and Alejandro Maciel engaged in a scheme to illegally solicit people with Medicare benefits for power wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment that the patients did not need. Full Story

  9. Buffalo: Child Pornography Website Administrator Sentenced

    Jeremy Otrosinka received 180 months in prison for creating and administering an Internet site that was a password-protected bulletin board dedicated to the discussion and sharing of child pornography. Full Story

  10. Washington: Six Members of Drug Ring Sentenced to Prison

    The men were sentenced on federal narcotics and money laundering charges stemming from their roles in a ring that distributed significant amounts of cocaine in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Full Story