Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2008

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

FBI'S TOP TEN NEWS STORIES
FOR THE WEEK ENDING May 2, 2008

1.   New Orleans: Guilty Pleas for Violating Iranian Transactions Regulations

James C. Angehr and John N. Fowler, owners of Engineering Dynamics, Inc., pled guilty to conspiring to export software to Iran. Full Story

2.   Indianapolis: Head Teller Sentenced for Embezzling Over $7 Million from Credit Union

Patricia H. Sherman was sentenced for embezzling funds from her employer, a credit union, which caused the credit union to be placed in conservatorship. Full Story

3.   New Orleans: Guilty Plea in Federal Hate Crime

Jeremiah Munsen pled guilty for his role in using nooses to threaten marchers who participated in the “Jena Six” civil rights rally. Full Story

4.   Atlanta: 43 Year Sentence for Shooting at ATF Agents

Chardriquez Durden received a 43 year sentence for assaulting federal agents with a firearm when they attempted to execute a search warrant. Full Story

5.   Boston: Indictment for Sending Threatening Mail to Woman of Iranian Descent

Earl F. McBride was indicted on charges of mailing threatening communications over a seven month period to a woman of Iranian descent. Full Story

6.   San Francisco: Sentencing in Copyright Infringement

David M. Fish was sentenced as a result of Operation Copycat, part of a larger federal crackdown against the illegal online distribution of copyrighted materials. Full Story

7.   Newark: Mayor and Wife Convicted

Guttenberg Mayor David Delle Donna and his wife were convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right and income tax fraud. Full Story (pdf)

8.   Buffalo: Safe Streets Task Force Arrests 30

Thirty individuals associated with the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation gang were arrested on federal drug-related violations. Full Story

9.   Jacksonville/Philadelphia: Guilty Plea in International Child Exploitation Enterprise

Stepan Bondarenko pled guilty to his involvement in a vast global child pornography trafficking enterprise. Full Story

10.  Albuquerque: Ten Special Interest Illegal Aliens Arrested

Ten special interest illegal aliens were arrested pursuant to an ongoing investigation into an illegal alien smuggling operation wherein fraudulent identification documents were produced to obtain authentic New Mexico drivers’ licenses. Full Story (pdf)

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