Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 3, 2010

  1. Washington Field: Pakistani Taliban Leader Charged for Role in Murders of Americans in Afghanistan

    Hakimullah Mehsud, the self-proclaimed emir of the Pakistani Taliban, was charged for his alleged involvement in the murder of seven American citizens on December 30, 2009 at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Full Story
  2. Indianapolis: Chinese National Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading Agricultural Company Based in Indianapolis

    Kexue Huang was arrested and charged in a 17-count indictment for economic espionage that was intended to benefit the People’s Republic of China that occurred while he was working as a research scientist at Dow AgroSciences LLC. Full Story
  3. Honolulu: Six Charged in Human Trafficking Conspiracy that Exploited 400 Thai Farm Workers

    A jury indicted six individuals for engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and document servitude of approximately 400 Thai nationals. Full Story
  4. New York: Alleged Bin Laden Aide Re-Sentenced to Life in Prison for Brutal Attack on Prison Guard

    Mahmoud Mamduh Salim was re-sentenced to life in prison for his brutal assault on Corrections Officer Louis Pepe of the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York on November 1, 2000. He attacked Pepe while incarcerated in the MCC awaiting trial in the case of United States v. Bin Laden, (the Embassy Bombings Case). Full Story
  5. Atlanta: Pharmaceutical Company Allergan Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $600 Million to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Promotion of Botox®

    Pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, has agreed to plead guilty and pay $600 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company's unlawful promotion of its biological product, Botox, for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Full Story
  6. Newark: Founder and President of Allied Health Care Services Inc. Arrested, Charged with $87 Million Fraud

    The founder and president of durable medical equipment company Allied Health Care Services Inc., was charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $87 million from banks based on phony lease agreements. Full Story
  7. Minneapolis: Man Pleads Guilty to Operating $80 Million Ponzi Scheme with Bank Money

    A Lakeville, Minnesota man pled guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 17 lenders in Minnesota and several other states. According to the investigation, lenders lost more than $79 million. Full Story
  8. New Orleans: Mayor and Chief of Police of Port Allen, Louisiana Indicted

    The mayor and chief of police of Port Allen, Louisiana were charged with 22 counts of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, mail fraud, wire fraud, use of an interstate facility in aid of racketeering, and forfeiture. Full Story
  9. Albuquerque: Former Los Alamos Employee Sentenced for Stealing Irradiated Gold

    Alex Maestas, a former employee of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for stealing a two-ounce piece of gold which was contaminated with a small amount of americium and plutonium (which rendered the gold radioactive) from the laboratory. Full Story
  10. Kansas City: Pottawatomie County Man Sentenced for Stealing More Than $500,000 from His Mother’s Trust Fund

    Kent Joseph Gockel was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for stealing more than $500,000 from his mother’s trust fund. Full Story

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