Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2008

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

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 4, 2008

1. Salt Lake City: Indictment in Ricin Investigation

Thomas Tholen was indicted on the knowledge that a federal felony was committed - the production and possession of ricin - and failed to report the crime. Full Story

2. Washington Field Office: Defense Department Official Pleads Guilty to Espionage

Gregg William Bergersen, a former Weapons Policy Analyst for the Department of Defense, pled guilty to conspiracy to disclose national defense information. Full Story

3. Tampa: Passenger Found with Suspicious Items at Orlando International Airport

Kevin Brown, a Jamaican national, was charged with carrying a weapon or explosives on an aircraft. Full Story

4. Chicago: Indictment for Stealing Trade Secrets Bound for China

Hanjuan Jin, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in China, was indicted on charges of stealing business trade secrets from her employer, a telecommunications company, and attempting to take them to China. Full Story

5. New York: UN Procurement Official Sentenced

The former Chief of the Commodity Procurement Section, Sanjaya Bahel, was sentenced on public corruption charges. Full Story

6. Birmingham: Former Chancellor Pleads Guilty

Roy Johnson, former Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, pled guilty to bribery, money laundering and witness tampering charges. Full Story

7. Sacramento: Mortician Charged with Embezzlement

Trent Mark Davis, formerly a licensed funeral director, was indicted on charges of embezzling funds and bank fraud. Full Story

8. Phoenix: Bosnian National Sentenced

Adnan Alisic, a Bosnian national, was sentenced to 211 months imprisonment for his role in the armed robbery of an armored car. Full Story

9. San Diego: Guilty Plea to Racketeering Conspiracy Targeting Casinos

Phuong Quoc Truong, the leader of the "Tran Organization," a casino-cheating enterprise, pled guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise. Full Story

10. New Haven: Operation Higher Education Nabs Another

Daniel Jaeger, arrested as a result of Operation Higher Education, a multi-national software piracy investigation, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. Full Story

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