Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2008

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

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 25, 2008

1. New Law Enforcement Strategy Launched to Combat Increasing Threat of International Organized Crime

The Law Enforcement Strategy to Combat International Organized Crime establishes an investigation and prosecution framework as committed and connected as the international organized crime structure it must combat. Full Story

2. New York/Newark: Arrest in Conspiracy to Disclose National Defense Information to Israel

Ben Ami Kadish was arrested on charges that he participated in a conspiracy to disclose national defense information to the Government of Israel. Full Story

3. San Francisco: Canadian Firm Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Military

Newcon Optik, a vision goggles manufacturing firm, and two of its executives were indicted for their roles in a scheme to defraud the U.S. military in the supply of equipment for the Iraqi army. Full Story

4. San Francisco: Pilot of Oil Tanker Indicted on New Charges

John Joseph Cota, pilot of the Cosco Busan, was charged with making false statements to the Coast Guard regarding his medications and medical conditions and negligently caused the discharge of heavy fuel into San Francisco Bay. Full Story

5. New York: Bristol-Myers Executive Pleads Guilty

The former senior vice-president of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Andrew Bodnar, was indicted on charges of lying to the federal government about a patent deal involving Plavix. Full Story

6. Omaha: Part-time Police Officer Sentenced

Donald W. Rager, an internet predator who sexually abused boys he met in internet chat rooms, was sentenced to over 31 years imprisonment. Full Story

7. El Paso: Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty

Margarita Crispin, a former Customs and Border Protection Officer, pled guilty to knowingly allow vehicles loaded with marijuana to pass through Port of Entry lanes. Full Story

8. Houston: Mother Arrested in "Beloved Doe" Case

Maria Dana Martinez was arrested and charged with the death of her son whose remains were found in a dumpster. Full Story

9. Minneapolis: Couple Indicted for Document Trafficking and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime Against the U.S.

Eric Christopher Thorsen and Amy Ruth Bergquist were indicted on multiple charges of victimizing people they met on the internet through advertisements for sex. Full Story

10. Washington Field Office: Sentencing in $30 Million Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Export-Import Bank

Daniel Curran, former owner of Dankim Trading Corp., was sentenced for his connection to a $30 million scheme to defraud the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Full Story

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