Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending April 10, 2009

  1. Washington Field Office: Two Department of Defense Contractors Charged in Bribery Conspiracy Related to DOD Contracts in Afghanistan

    The charged were located in Afghanistan and taken into U.S. custody and transferred to the United States, with the authorization of Afghan authorities. Full Story
  2. New Haven: Former Member of U.S. Navy Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Disclosing Classified Information

    Hassan Abu-Jihaad was sentenced in New Haven for disclosing previously classified information relating to the national defense. Full Story
  3. Norfolk: Virginia Physicist Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Illegally Exporting Space Launch Data to China and Offering Bribes to Chinese Officials

    A PhD physicist was sentenced was sentenced to 51 months in prison for illegally exporting space launch technical data and defense services to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and offering bribes to Chinese government officials. Full Story
  4. Philadelphia: FBI’s Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Network Increases Number of Accredited Labs

    The Philadelphia lab becomes the ninth RCFL to receive accreditation. Full Story
  5. Louisville: Fen-Phen Lawyers Convicted of Wire Fraud and Wire Fraud Conspiracy

    Two Fen-Phen Lawyers accused of hoarding $94 million from their clients were convicted on eight counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit to wire fraud. Full Story
  6. Atlanta: Bank-Robbing “Dracula” Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Prison

    A man wearing a Dracula mask was sentenced to serve more than 20 years in prison on charges of armed bank robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Full Story
  7. San Antonio: Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Over Two Million Dollars Worth of Counterfeit Goods

    A 54-year-old Texas woman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for trafficking over $2 million dollars in counterfeit goods. Full Story
  8. San Juan: FBI Fugitive Wanted in Wisconsin Arrested

    A routine name check determined there was an outstanding arrest warrant from the FBI-Milwaukee Field Office for Puerto Rican ferry passenger Liosony Perez-Sosa. Full Story
  9. Washington Field Office: Three International Airline Companies Agree to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

    Three international airline companies have each agreed to plead guilty and pay criminal fines totaling $214 million for conspiring to fix prices in the air cargo industry. Full Story
  10. Phoenix: Former 5th Grade Teacher Pleads Guilty to One Count of Receipt of Child Pornography

    A former fifth grade school teacher was sentenced for purchasing child pornography on the Internet and possessing numerous images and videos of child pornography. Full Story

 

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