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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. September 20, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Washington: FBI Seeks Information on September 16, 2013, Navy Yard Shootings

    The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance with obtaining any information regarding Aaron Alexis, deceased, who was responsible for the shootings at the Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, D.C. Full Story

  2. Washington/Pittsburgh/Salt Lake City: Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism and Weapons Offenses in Connection with Shooting at White House

    Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez fired at least eight rounds at the White House in November 2011 and admitted that the attack was a terrorist act. Full Story

  3. New York: Court Judgment Finds Office Building Secretly Owned and Controlled by Government of Iran Subject to Forfeiture for Violations of the Iranian Transactions Regulations and Money Laundering Offenses

    The seizure and sale of the 36-story Midtown Manhattan office building would be the largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture and would provide a means of compensating victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism. Full Story

  4. New York: Malian National Indicted for Murder of U.S. Diplomat

    Alhassane Ould Mohamed was charged with the murder and attempted murder of United States Embassy personnel stationed in Niamey, Niger, in December 2000. Full Story

  5. New Orleans: Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in Connection with Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    In addition, a former Halliburton manager was charged for allegedly directing the evidence be destroyed. Full Story

  6. Chicago: Former Cook County Official Convicted of Wire Fraud, Accepting Kickbacks

    Eugene Mullins, former director of the Department of Public Affairs and Communications, was convicted of steering four county contracts to four acquaintances and taking a portion of the contract payments as kickbacks. Full Story

  7. Pittsburgh: Former County Prosecutor in West Virginia Convicted of Oxycodone Distribution

    James Casimiro, III admitted to obtaining painkillers from a cancer patient and selling them for profit while he was still employed as an assistant prosecutor. Full Story

  8.  Washington: UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd. Sentenced for Long-Running Manipulation of London Interbank Offered Rate

    Together with approximately $1 billion in regulatory penalties and disgorgement, the Justice Department’s criminal penalties bring the total amount of the resolution to more than $1.5 billion. Full Story

  9. Newark: Two Plead Guilty in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

    Qaiser Khan admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, following the guilty plea of co-conspirator Shafique Ahmed last week. Full Story

  10. Cleveland: Trafficking Indictment Filed Against 60 People in Heroin Conspiracy      

    The 203-count federal indictment describes a conspiracy to bring heroin from Chicago and Atlanta and sell it throughout Cleveland.  Full Story