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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. March 15, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters/Denver: MS-13 Gang Member Named to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias is wanted for the murder of a long-time family acquaintance of his girlfriend. The 69-year-old victim was found brutally beaten, stabbed, and dumped in the mountains of Jefferson County, Colorado, in 2011. Full Story

  2. Sacramento/Los Angeles: Former Web Producer Indicted for Conspiring with Anonymous Members to Attack Internet News Site

    Matthew Keys, a former web producer for a Tribune Company-owned television station in Sacramento, was charged for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into and alter the website for The Los Angeles Times. Full Story

  3. Detroit: Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, His Father, and City Contractor Convicted on Racketeering, Extortion, Bribery, Fraud, and Tax Charges

    Kwame M. Kilpatrick and Bobby W. Ferguson were convicted of using Kilpatrick’s positions as mayor of Detroit and Michigan State House Representative to execute a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy. Full Story

  4. Baltimore: Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Drug Dealing and Gun Charge Uncovered by Federal Wiretap

    Kendell Richburg, who was assigned to the Violent Crimes Impact Section in the Northwestern District of the Baltimore Police Department, conspired with a street-level drug trafficker to distribute heroin. Full Story

  5. Dallas: Aryan Brotherhood Inmate Sentenced for Federal Hate Crime for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

    John Hall was sentenced to 71 months after pleading guilty to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a charge stemming from his assault of a fellow inmate whom he believed to be gay. Full Story

  6. Washington: Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Multiple Teen Girls and Running a Child Exploitation Enterprise

    Edwin Barcus, Jr. admitted to running a commercial sex business that prostituted at least seven juvenile girls in locations throughout Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Full Story

  7. San Antonio: McAllen Urologist and Wife Charged in Heath Care Fraud Scheme and Conspiracy to Violate Iranian Sanctions

    Hossein and Najmeh Vahid Lahiji were accused of sending money representing profits of their alleged illegal health care fraud scheme to Iran for the purpose of making an investment in real estate rental property. Full Story

  8. Minneapolis: Men Convicted of Robbery and Killing on Red Lake Indian Reservation

    Geshik-O-Binese Martin and Edward McCabe Robinson were found guilty of murdering a couple on the reservation on New Year’s Day 2011. Full Story

  9. New York: Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot Targeting Federal Judge

    Dejvid Mirkovic admitted to conspiring to murder the U.S. District Judge who presided over the boiler room fraud conviction of Mirkovic’s co-conspirator, a close business associate. Full Story

  10. Pittsburgh: Homestead Heroin Trafficking Ring Dismantled

    After a nearly year-long federal, state, and local law enforcement investigation, 34 residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York were indicted on charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws. Full Story