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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 9, 2012

Washington, D.C. November 09, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Phoenix: Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced in Tucson Shooting

    Loughner was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Full Story

  2. Charlotte: Jury Finds Convicted Terrorist Guilty of Murder-for-Hire Plot

    Hysen Sherifi plotted to pay a hit man to murder and behead three witnesses and three law enforcement officers who testified against him in his 2011terrorism trial. Full Story

  3. Kansas City: Man Sentenced to 245 Years for Drugging 13 Children, Videotaping Molestations

    James Phillip “Phil” Edwards admitted to using his young son to unwittingly lure victims and their friends to his home for sleepovers. Full Story

  4. New York: Long Island Man Arrested in Home Depot Extortion Plot

    Home Depot employee Daniel Sheehan planted an explosive device and threatened to detonate three others at Long Island Home Depot stores if he was not paid a $2 million ransom demand. Full Story

  5. Jacksonville: En Fuego for Jesus Ministry Members Convicted of Child Sex Trafficking

    Luis E. Morales, founder of the ministry, and Rebecca Rivera, one of his “prophets,” transported children of the ministry across state lines to engage in commercial sex acts. Full Story

  6. Houston: Thirty-Four Alleged Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Gang Members Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

    The defendants range from senior leaders to soldiers of the “whites only,” prison-based gang that has members operating inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and elsewhere in the United States. Full Story

  7. Dallas: Inmate Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

    John Hall, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Seagoville, Texas, assaulted a fellow inmate whom he believed to be gay, violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Full Story

  8. Washington: Two Pakistani Nationals Indicted for Conspiring to Illegally Ship Pharmaceuticals into the U.S.

    Sheikh Waseem Ul Haq and Tahir Saeed were accused of operating Internet sites that illegally shipped $2 million of pharmaceuticals from Pakistan and the United Kingdom to customers worldwide. Full Story

  9. Sacramento: Safe Streets Task Force Investigation Nets 17 Arrests

    The arrests and searches were the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation to identify a network of gang members engaged in the trafficking of methamphetamine and firearms. Full Story

  10. Honolulu: Two Indicted in $200,000 Fraud Related to Sham Stevie Wonder Concert at University of Hawaii

    An authorized agent for Stevie Wonder reported that neither he nor his management had any knowledge of the concert. Full Story