Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2008

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

FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 28, 2008

1. Dallas: Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted

The Holy Land Foundation of Relief and Development and five of its leaders were found guilty of illegally funneling at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas. Full story

2. Dallas: Korean Arrested in Bribery Conspiracy

Gi-Hwan Jeong, a South Korean businessman, was ordered detained for his alleged role in a $206 million bribery conspiracy. Full story

3. New York: Art Dealer Arrested

Giuseppe Concepcion was charged with engaging in a scheme to defraud his customers by selling fake paintings that he represented to be authentic works of famous artists. Full story

4. New York: Luchese Family Acting Capo and Others Arrested

Anthony Croce, acting Captain in the Luchese Organized Crime Family, and seven others were arrested on gambling and narcotics charges. Full story

5. Miami: Arrests in Sex Trafficking of Immigrant Women

Extensive collaboration among law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of four individuals; nine victims were rescued. Full story

6. Newark: Identity Theft Ring Busted

Four individuals who were part of a multi-national identity theft ring were arrested as a result of an ongoing multi-agency law enforcement investigation. Full story (pdf)

7. Oklahoma City: Tribal Officials Indicted

Two former representatives to the Business Committee of the Cheyenne and Arapho Tribes William F. Blind, Jr. and his wife, Vinita H. Sankey, were charged with embezzling tribal funds. Full story

8. Omaha: Agriprocessors and Managers Indicted

Agriprocessors Inc., CEO Sholom Rubashkin, and others were indicted on numerous charges including conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens for profit. Full story

9. Miami: Bayer HealthCare Agrees to Pay $97.5 Million

Bayer HealthCare LLC agreed to pay the United States $97.5 million to settle allegations of paying kickbacks to suppliers. Full story

10. Boston: Salesman Charged With Impersonating Federal Agent

Stephen Grant was arrested for bypassing security at Logan Airport and boarding a commercial flight by pretending to be an armed federal agent. Full story (pdf)

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