Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2008

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

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 15, 2008

1. Los Angeles: Boeing Engineer Charged in Chinese Espionage Case

Dongfan "Greg" Chung, an engineer in Boeing's defense and space unit since 1973, was arrested on charges of stealing Boeing trade secrets for the People's Republic of China. Full Story

2. Washington Field Office: DOD Employee Arrested in Chinese Espionage Case

Gregg William Bergersen, a Weapons Systems Policy Analyst at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense, was arrested for passing classified U.S. documents to the People's Republic of China. Full Story

3. Chicago: 25 Charged in Massive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Twenty-five individuals were indicted on criminal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving over 150 properties. Full Story

4. New Haven: Jordanian Pleads Guilty to Immigration Fraud, Money Laundering and Tax Offenses

Fares Khraisat, a citizen of Jordan, pled guilty to a variety of charges including participating in a commercial bribery scheme and money laundering. Full Story

5. Los Angeles: Juvenile Pleads Guilty to Infecting Military Computers

A juvenile member of the "botnet" underground pled guilty to causing damage to computers used by the federal government for national defense. Full Story

6. Kansas City: School Librarian Sentenced for Sexual Encounters with a Grade School Girl

Anthony Baker, a former librarian at Muncie Elementary School, was sentenced to 17.5 years on child pornography charges. Full Story

7. Memphis: Criminal Complaint Filed for Vandalizing Islamic Center

Three men were charged with burning down and vandalizing the Islamic Center of Columbia. Full Story

8. Atlanta: Prison Sentence for Making False Bomb Threat

David Anthony Flood was sentenced for willfully and maliciously conveying false information concerning an alleged attempt to damage and destroy buildings. Full Story

9. Anchorage: Former Fairbanks Mayor Found Guilty

James C. Hayes, former Fairbanks mayor, was found guilty of conspiracy, theft from a program receiving federal funds, money laundering, and filing false tax returns. Full Story

10. Newark: Senator Indicted on Fraud and Extortion Charges

Former State Senator Joseph Coniglio was indicted on charges of defrauding the public of his honest services and extortion. Full Story

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