Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 6, 2009

  1. Portland: West Point Graduate Indicted for Money Laundering and Theft of Government Property

    Capt. Michael Dung Nguyen was charged with theft of government property, money laundering and structuring financial transactions. While deployed to Iraq, Nguyen stole more than $690,000 from the Commander’s Emergency Response Program. Full Story
  2. Baltimore: Illegal Alien Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy  

    Mohammad Akhtar was sentenced for his role in a racketeering conspiracy related to a scheme to bribe officials to illegally obtain green cards. Akhtar is a Pakistani national residing illegally in New Jersey. Full Story
  3. Oklahoma City: Indictment in Alien Smuggling Case

    Jorge Angel Kusanovic was indicted and charged with 15 felony counts involving alien smuggling, encouraging illegal entry, harboring aliens and possessing false immigration documents. Kusanovic maintained control over the aliens by illegally intercepting and recording their telephone calls without their consent. Full Story
  4. San Antonio: CBP Inspector Sentenced for Alien Smuggling and Bribery

    Former Customs and Border Protection inspector Guadalupe Garza was sentenced for alien smuggling and bribery. Garza corruptly demanded, received and accepted things of value to allow illegal aliens to enter the U.S. Full Story
  5. Buffalo: Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Harboring and Concealing Aliens

    Ying Dong and Bing Lu pled guilty to harboring and concealing illegal aliens whom they employed at their massage parlor, Eastern Spa. Full Story
  6. Houston: Two UK Citizens Indicted for Bribing Nigerian Government Officials

    Jeffrey Tesler and Wojciech Chodan were indicted for their alleged participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe high-level Nigerian officials in order to obtain lucrative contracts as part of a Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. venture scheme. Full Story
  7. Los Angeles: CPA Sentenced in Massive Fraud Against HSBC

    Richard Po-Chun Wong was sentenced for defrauding HSBC Business Credit out of approximately $46 million through several elaborate schemes. Through his accounting practice, he prepared false financial documents for his clients, “redid” their books and helped them secure credit lines. Full Story
  8. Philadelphia: Three Individuals Charged with Operating Internet Prostitution Ring

    Roger Sedlak, his wife, Marianna, and Kelli Kaylor were indicted on charges of operating a multi-state, internet-based prostitution ring. Each defendant faces a maximum of 35 years in prison. Full Story
  9. San Diego: Guilty Plea in International Debit Card Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracy

    Mikhail M. Tuknov, Jr. pled guilty to debit card fraud and conspiracy to launder money through Automated Teller Machines. Tuknov admitted to using 1044 fraudulent debit cards and related PINs. Full Story
  10. Phoenix: Four Indicted for Investment Fraud

    A 90-count indictment was returned against operators of Mac Investments, Inc. alleging that at least 300 individuals were victims of the $8 million fraud. The defendants used aliases when promoting the scheme, a cashless ATM business program. Full Story

 

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