Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 24, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending April 24, 2009

  1. San Francisco: Marin Man Added to FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ List

    The FBI announces the addition of animal rights extremist Daniel Andreas San Diego to the Most Wanted Terrorists list. Mr. San Diego is only the second United States citizen, and the only domestic terrorist, to appear on the Most Wanted Terrorists list. Full Story
  2. New York: Somalian Pirate Brought to U.S. to Face Charges for Hijacking the Maersk Alabama and Holding the Ship’s Captain Hostage

    Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse arrives in U.S. to face charges stemming from his alleged participation in the April 8, 2009, hijacking of the Maersk Alabama container ship in the Indian Ocean, and the subsequent taking of the captain of the ship as a hostage. Full Story
  3. Washington Field Office: MS-13 Leader Found Guilty of 2007 Murder in Springfield

    Virginia jury convicts Oscar Omar Lobo-Lopez of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering activity, murder in aid of racketeering activity, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence causing death. Full Story
  4. Atlanta: Former Military Official Pleads Guilty to Participating in Bribery Conspiracy Involving $206 Million Telecommunications Contract in Korea

    A former Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) official pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery involving a multimillion dollar telecommunications contract, and for not reporting the bribes he accepted on his income tax returns. Full Story
  5. Sacramento: Folsom Man Indicted in $40 Million Ponzi Scheme Defrauded 150 Investors, Many from His Church

    Grand jury indicts man for mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in a massive investment fraud scheme involving 150 investors, many of whom he met in church. Full Story
  6. Los Angeles: Multiple Arrests of Two Dozen Federally Charged in Valley Operation Targeting Hispanic Gangs and Associates in Connection with Narcotics Distribution Ring

    Two dozen individuals associated with the Mexican Mafia and other Hispanic street gangs are charged federally for their roles in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the San Fernando Valley. Full Story
  7. New York: Former Professional Football Player Pleads Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

    Former gridiron pro pleads guilty to scheme that defrauded investors of millions of dollars. Full Story
  8. Pittsburgh: West Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charges

    West Virginia man is guilty of charges involving using fire to intimidate and interfere with a person’s housing rights. Full Story
  9. Knoxville: Union County Man Indicted on Federal Election Tampering and Vote Buying Charges

    A six (6) count indictment returned by a federal grand jury charges a Tennessee man for allegedly paying and offering to pay six (6) different individuals for voting during an early election held in Union County, Tennessee in August, 2006. This election was held in part for the purpose of selecting a candidate for the office of Member of the United States Senate. Full Story
  10. 10. San Juan: FBI and Police of Puerto Rico Recover Stolen Cargo Container

    The FBI and the Police of Puerto Rico recovered a stolen shipping cargo container which held bales of corn meal used for a U.S. Department of Agriculture food distribution program. Full Story

 

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