Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2008

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories
for the Week Ending May 16, 2008

1. Los Angeles: Lockheed Martin Agrees to Pay $10.5 Million to the U.S.

Lockheed Martin agreed to pay $10.5 million to the U.S. to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act. Full Story

2. Kansas City: Cyberstalking Indictment

Shawn D. Memarian was indicted for using the internet to send malicious emails and posting malicious items on internet social sites. Full Story

3. Sacramento: Mother and Son Indicted

Lavon Carter, Jr. and his mother, Laverne Vaughn, were indicted for sex trafficking of a minor on Craigslist.org. Full Story (pdf)

4. Washington Field Office: 14 Members of Colombian Paramilitary Group Extradited to U.S.

Fourteen alleged members of a former paramilitary and drug-trafficking group were extradited from Colombian to the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges. Full Story

5. Washington Field Office: Guilty Plea in Espionage Charge Involving China

Tai Shen Kuo pled guilty to conspiracy to deliver national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Full Story

6. Los Angeles/St. Louis: Mom Indicted for Using Myspace to Cyber Bully

Lori Drew was indicted for fraudulently using a Myspace account to inflict emotional distress on a young girl which led to her suicide.  Full Story

7. New York: Booker for Emperors Club VIP Pleads Guilty

Temeka Rachelle Lewis pled guilty to her participation in an international prostitution ring and money laundering.  Full Story (pdf)

8. Los Angeles: Private Eye and Associates Convicted

Anthony Pellicano and two associates were convicted on numerous charges including the payment of money to police officers in exchange for confidential law enforcement information.  Full Story

9. Washington Field Office: Wilbros Group Inc. Agrees to Pay $22 Million Criminal Penalty

Wilbros Group Inc., a publicly traded company, agreed to pay $22 million from making corrupt payments to Nigerian and Ecuadorian government officials. Full Story

10. Baltimore: Pakistani Sentenced for Money Laundering Conspiracy

Adeel Sattar, a Pakistani national, was sentenced for transferring approximately $1.6 million abroad through a “hawala,” an informal money transfer system.  Full Story

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