Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending July 2, 2009

  1. New York: Bernard Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison

    Bernard L. Madoff was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 150 years in prison for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that resulted in billions of dollars of losses to thousands of investor-victims. He was also ordered to forfeit a total of $170,799,000,000. Full Story
  2. Philadelphia: Joseph T. Lukas Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes to Vietnamese Officials

    Joseph T. Lukas, a former executive of Philadelphia-based Nexus Technologies Inc., pled guilty in connection with his participation in a conspiracy to bribe Vietnamese government officials in exchange for lucrative contracts to supply equipment and technology to Vietnamese government agencies, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Full Story
  3. Washington Field Office: Frank M. Lombard Arrested on Allegations He Offered, Via the Internet, to Permit a Traveler to Sexually Molest His Adopted 5-Year-Old Son

    Frank M. Lombard, the Duke University Associate Director of the Center for Health Policy, was charged with attempting to persuade a person he did not realize was a task force officer from the Metropolitan Police Department to travel to North Carolina to have sex with Lombard's 5-year-old adopted child. Full Story
  4. Norfolk: Paul Alonzo Ewing, Former Portsmouth Police Officer, Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

    Paul Alonzo Ewing pled guilty in Norfolk federal court to a three-count Criminal Information charging him with possession of child pornography. An analysis of Ewing's computers and a thumb drive revealed at least 150 images of a known victim of child pornography. Full Story
  5. New York: Eleven Charged in Massive Scheme to File Fraudulent Tax Returns Using Stolen Puerto Rican Identities

    A four-count indictment charging 11 defendants for their roles in a massive scheme to steal identities of residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and file fraudulent federal and state tax returns in the names of those people seeking millions of dollars of tax refunds was unsealed. Over the course of the scheme, more than $18 million in fraudulent federal and state tax refunds were sought from the IRS, NYSDTF, and other state tax authorities. Full Story
  6. Dallas: Jesse William McGraw Arrested on Federal Charges for Hacking into Hospital's Computer System

    Jesse William McGraw, a contract security guard at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, was arrested on felony charges outlined in a criminal complaint. According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, McGraw is the leader of the hacker group "Electronik Tribulation Army. The affidavit alleges that McGraw committed computer intrusions of several computers in the Carrell Clinic hospital building, including computers controlling the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and computers containing confidential patient information. Further investigation revealed that McGraw was planning to use his compromised systems to commit additional crimes on or before July 4, 2009, a date that McGraw, according to the affidavit, called "Devil's Day." Full Story
  7. Knoxville: John Reece Roth Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Military Research Technical Data

    John Reece Roth, a former University of Tennessee professor, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for violating the Arms Export Control Act by conspiring to illegally export, and actually exporting, technical information relating to a U.S. Air Force (USAF) research and development contract. Full Story
  8. Indianapolis: Jarvis Brown Sentenced To Five Consecutive Life Sentences for Multiple Murders in Indianapolis and Evansville

    Jarvis Brown was sentenced in federal court to five consecutive life imprisonment sentences, plus an additional 20 year sentence. In 2005, Brown's group of heavily armed and violent cocaine and marijuana dealers operating in Indianapolis went on a crime spree that ultimately resulted in a series of approximately 13 drug dealer robberies, three attempted gambling house robberies, approximately 13 shootings, three gun murders, four gun assaults wherein the victims sustained permanent and life threatening injuries, and one witness murder. Full Story
  9. Seattle: Strip Club Mogul and Associates Indicted for RICO Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Mail Fraud

    A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed charging Frank Colacurico, Sr., his son Frank Colacurcio, Jr., and four of their close associates with a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) scheme to promote prostitution at the strip clubs they operate in the greater Seattle area, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and twelve counts of mail fraud. Full Story
  10. Memphis: Arthur Sease Sentenced to Prison Term of Life Plus 255 Years for Civil Rights, Narcotics, Robbery, and Firearms Crimes

    Arthur Sease IV, a former Memphis Police Department officer, was sentenced to a prison term of life plus 255 years. A jury convicted Sease in February 2009 of 44 counts of civil rights, narcotics, robbery, and firearms offenses. Full Story

 

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