Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2008

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING February 8, 2008

1. New York: 62 Organized Crime Members and Associates Indicted on 30-Year Crime Span

As a result of a massive coordinated law enforcement initiative, 62 defendants associated with the Gambino, Genovese, and Bonanno organized crime families were charged with crimes spanning more than three decades. Full Story

2. San Juan: Terrorist Arrested

Avelino Gonzalez-Claudio, a member of "Ejercito Popular Boricua-Los Macheteros," a domestic terrorist organization, was arrested after 22 years as a fugitive from justice. Full Story

3. Kansas City: 43 Nabbed in Operation Stonewalled

Operation Stonewalled, a joint investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement, unearthed a large drug trafficking network. Full Story

4. Charlotte: Two Convicted in $70 Million Retirement Investment Scheme

Scott B. Hollenbeck and Laurinda Holohan were convicted in a sophisticated fraud scheme that targeted elderly investors. Full Story

5. Tampa: Guilty Plea in Biodiesel Fuel Scam

Karl H. Rehberg and his wife, Helen Svekis Rehberg, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in their $20.6 million biodiesel fuel scam. Full Story

6. Kansas City: Indictments in $1.2 Million High-Tech Fencing Scheme

Seven individuals were indicted for participating in a scheme to shoplift merchandise and sell it on Ebay. Full Story

7. Cincinnati: Indictment in $26 Million Illegal Gambling Operation

Phillip Roth and his stepmother, Beverly Roth, were indicted on charges of operating an illegal gambling operation and money laundering. Full Story

8. Jackson: Guilty Plea in Terrorism Hoax

Joanna Jean Leisure pled guilty to conveying false information by telephone concerning an alleged attempt to bomb a Greyhound bus. Full Story

9. Kansas City: Bosnian National Pleads Guilty

Adil Majlovic pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to provide fraudulent commercial driver's licenses to large numbers of Somali and Bosnian nationals. Full Story

10. San Antonio: City Manager and Parks Director Plead Guilty in Bribery Case

Isauro Trevino, former City Manager of Mission, and Joe Villegas, former Director of Parks and Recreation, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right. Full Story

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