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  • Meth Ring Dismantled

    Meth Ring Dismantled

    September 22, 2017

    An FBI-led task force in Idaho helped put 11 members of a drug ring behind bars—but the work to combat gangs and criminal networks that profit from dealing methamphetamine and other illicit drugs in the area continues.

  • A Psychological Twist

    A Psychological Twist

    September 19, 2017

    A mother and son who owned several psychological services companies received lengthy prison terms for fraud schemes spanning six years that bilked Medicare of more than $13 million in bogus claims.

  • Bankruptcy Fraud

    Bankruptcy Fraud

    September 15, 2017

    In this unusual bankruptcy fraud case, an Indiana woman stole her husband’s identity—while the couple was still married—and began to loot his 401(k) retirement fund and other assets.

  • Safe Online Surfing

    Safe Online Surfing

    September 12, 2017

    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge—a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety—has been updated and redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Staying Ahead of the Threat

    Staying Ahead of the Threat

    September 7, 2017

    During a meeting of intelligence and national security leaders, FBI Director Christopher Wray stressed the importance of partnerships and intelligence in staying ahead of evolving threats.

  • Cold Case Solved

    Cold Case Solved

    September 5, 2017

    Nearly 50 years after the murder of a young father in Arkansas, the FBI and its partners helped secure a confession from the killer, who will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Avoid Charity Schemes

    Avoid Charity Schemes

    August 31, 2017

    Federal authorities are issuing warnings to potential donors wishing to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey that unscrupulous scammers may set up shop in the storm’s wake.

  • Sex Traffickers Sentenced

    Sex Traffickers Sentenced

    August 29, 2017

    A Chicago man and his twin sons received lengthy prison terms for running a prostitution business that, among other tactics, used social media to find and recruit underage victims.

  • Wanted: Your Campus ID

    Wanted: Your Campus ID

    August 25, 2017

    Students at colleges and universities across the country are being warned of a credit card scheme that enlists them to help purported classmates buy high-end electronics at their campus bookstores.

  • Cold Case Homicide

    Cold Case Homicide

    August 22, 2017

    After 25 years, the murder of 21-year-old Tammy Zywicki remains unsolved, but the FBI and the Illinois State Police believe new techniques for testing DNA may help reveal the killer’s identity.

  • On the Front Line

    On the Front Line

    August 18, 2017

    As the central intake for all public leads and tips made to FBI offices nationwide, the Public Access Line receives and analyzes thousands of calls each day to send to investigators in the field.

  • Financial Fraud

    Financial Fraud

    August 15, 2017

    A well-regarded estate planner with impressive training and credentials was sentenced to a decade behind bars for betraying her clients and defrauding them out of millions of dollars.

  • Becoming an Agent, Part 4

    Becoming an Agent, Part 4

    August 10, 2017

    The graduation ceremony at the FBI Academy marks the culmination of 20 weeks of hard work and sacrifice, when new agent trainees officially become special agents of the FBI.

  • Stopping a Violent Burglary Ring

    Stopping a Violent Burglary Ring

    August 7, 2017

    An alert citizen and strong law enforcement partnerships helped dismantle a robbery crew that kidnapped jewelry store employees to facilitate multi-million-dollar heists.

  • Becoming an Agent, Part 3

    Becoming an Agent, Part 3

    August 3, 2017

    The law enforcement skills portion of the curriculum at the FBI Academy—which includes realistic exercises and intense tactical training—is very demanding and replicates what new agents might encounter in the field.

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