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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 12, 2010

Washington, D.C. November 12, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Headquarters/Multiple Field Offices: Sixty-Nine Children Rescued During Operation Cross Country V

    The FBI, its law enforcement partners and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concluded Operation Cross Country V, a three-day national enforcement action as part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. The operation led to the recovery of 69 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Full Story

  2. Portland: Imprisoned Spy Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Government and Money Laundering

    Harold J. Nicholson pled guilty to the crimes of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit international money laundering. The maximum penalties for those crimes are five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, and 20 years in prison and a fine of $500,000, respectively. Full Story

  3. New York: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 17 People with Participating in $42.5 Million Fraud on Organization That Makes Reparations to Victims of Nazi Persecution

    Criminal charges were unsealed against 17 alleged members of a long-running scheme that defrauded programs established to aid survivors of Nazi persecution out of more than $42 million. Full Story

  4. Philadelphia: Indictment Names 13 in an Alleged Violent Drug Gang Conspiracy

    An indictment was filed against 13 alleged members of the Alexander Rivera Violent Drug Gang charging them in a drug conspiracy. The defendants are charged with distributing 280 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine and other drugs. Full Story

  5. Chicago: Former Chicago White Sox Executive and Two Former Scouts for Sox in Latin America Indicted for Allegedly Obtaining Illegal Kickbacks from Players' Signing Bonuses

    A former professional baseball player scouting executive for the Chicago White Sox and two former scouts for the team in Latin America were indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting kickbacks totaling approximately $400,000 from signing bonuses and contract buyouts paid to secure 23 prospective players between December 2004 and February 2008. Full Story

  6. New Haven: Former Manager of Connecticut ATM Company Admits Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Bank Fraud Conspiracy

    John DeMilo of Branford, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud stemming from his involvement in a multi-million-dollar bank fraud scheme. Full Story

  7. Minneapolis: Five Plead Guilty to Stealing $5 Million from Mortgage Lenders

    The last two of five defendants pled guilty in federal court in connection to a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story

  8. San Diego: Nearly Two Dozen Arrested on Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charges in "Operation Eclipse"

    Indictments were unsealed charging approximately two dozen defendants on drug conspiracy charges after the FBI and the East County Regional Gang Task Force searched locations throughout east San Diego County. Full Story

  9. Houston: Collaborative Anti-Gang Effort Leads to Lengthy Prison Terms for Raza Unida Street/Prison Gang Leaders, Members, and Associates

    Two members and associates of a street prison gang were sentenced, bringing the total to 13 of Raza Unida gang members and associates sentenced for drug trafficking, and other charges arising from an April 2009 investigation. Full Story

  10. Boston: Pharmaceutical Company Lawyer Charged with Obstruction and Making False Statements

    Lauren Stevens, of Durham, North Carolina, was charged with one count of obstructing an official proceeding, one count of concealing and falsifying documents to influence a federal agency and five counts of making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration. Full Story