Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 29, 2008

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

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 07, 2008

1.   Sacramento: Guilty Plea in Theft of Trade Secrets

Allen W. Cotton, a former employee of Genesis Microwave, pled guilty to the theft of controlled U.S. technology and offering them for sale to foreign governments. Full Story

2.   New Haven: Former Sailor Found Guilty of Terror Ties

Hassan Abu-Jihaad, formerly known as Paul R. Hall, was found guilty of disclosing classified information related to national defense and providing material support to an organization having ties to al-Qaeda. Full Story

3.   Anchorage: Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty

James Clark, former chief of staff to the former governor of Alaska, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud. Full Story

4.   Miami: Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Acting as Illegal Agent of Foreign Government

Carlos Kauffman pled guilty to conspiracy to act as an agent of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Full Story

5.   Indianapolis: Public Officials Indicted for Civil Rights Violations

Chief Thomas Houston, Deputy Chief Thomas Branson, and Sergeant Thomas Decanter of the Gary, Indiana Police Department were indicted for multiple civil rights violations. Full Story

6.   New York: Operators of International Prostitution Ring Charged

Mark Brener, Cecil Suwal, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, and Tanya Hollander, organizers and managers of the Emperors Club VIP, were charged with conspiracy to violate federal prostitution statutes and money laundering. Full Story

7.   New York: Former Executive Charged in Massive Securities Fraud Scheme

Former Treasurer and Senior Executive Vice President of Doral Financial Corporation (“Doral”) Mario S. Levis, aka Sammy Levis, was charged with the financial manipulation of stock in Doral. Full Story

8.   Los Angeles: Illegal Alien Charged With Computer Hacking

An illegal alien from Indonesia, Hario Tandiwidjojo, was charged with hacking into business kiosks at hotels and stealing credit card information. Full Story

9.   Boston: Arrest in Framing, Robbing Innocent Man

Jose “Tito” Alvarez was arrested on charges of conspiring to violate another person’s civil rights. Full Story

10.  Atlanta: Georgia Tech Employee Indicted in “P-Card” Scheme

Donna Renee Gamble was indicted on charges of defrauding Georgia Tech and the National Science Foundation, a U.S. Government agency. Full Story

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