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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. November 30, 2012
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  1. Portland: Canadian Fugitive Surrenders in Nation’s Largest Eco-Terrorism Case

    Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a fugitive for 10 years, surrendered herself into FBI custody at the international border in Blaine, Washington, Thursday to face federal arson, destructive device, and conspiracy charges in Oregon, Colorado, and California. Full Story

  2. Boston: Former Employee of Exeter Hospital Indicted in Connection with Hepatitis C Outbreak

    David M. Kwiatkowski, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, has been indicted for his alleged role in causing the Hepatitis C outbreak that infected patients in New Hampshire as well as other states. Full Story

  3. San Juan: Forty-Four Individuals Indicted for Drug Trafficking

    The defendants are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, and alprazolam at Villas de Monterey Public Housing Project and other areas nearby within the municipality of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Full Story

  4. Sacramento: Former Campaign Committee Treasurer Sentenced for Fraud

    Kinde Durkee was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for five counts of mail fraud related to a long-running scheme in which she misappropriated millions of dollars from various federal and state campaign committees. Full Story

  5. Pittsburgh: Former Massey Executive Charged in Mine Safety Conspiracy

    Longtime Massey Energy Company executive David Hughart was charged with two federal crimes: conspiring to impede the Mine Safety and Health Administration and conspiring to violate mine health and safety laws. Full Story

  6. Chicago: Illinois State Representative Indicted on Federal Bank Fraud Charges

    LaShawn K. Ford, an Illinois State Representative who also invested in real estate in Chicago, was indicted on federal bank fraud and related charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a $500,000 increase and a two-year extension on a line of credit from the failed ShoreBank. Full Story

  7. Philadelphia: Death Charge Added to Indictment Against Pill Mill Doctor

    Dr. Norman Werther was charged via superseding indictment with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death in addition to charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and money laundering. Full Story

  8. Honolulu: Eight Indicted in Connection with Big Island Gambling Business

    Eric Ford and numerous individuals were indicted for operating an illegal gambling business, which included sports betting, poker games, and craps games, from at least November 2009 until November 2012. Full Story
  9. Los Angeles: Two Men Convicted in Armenian Power Case

    Angus Brown and Arman Sharopetrosian were each sentenced to 25 years in prison for bribing bank insiders to gather information that allowed them to take over bank accounts in a scheme that caused losses of at least $8 million. Full Story

  10. Richmond: Man Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Half-Billion Fraud Scheme

    Jorge Luis Castillo, a certified public account, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in an approximately half-billion-dollar fraud scheme that affected more than 3,500 victims throughout the United States and abroad. Full Story