Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2010

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 10, 2010

  1. Washington Field: Somali Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Piracy in Takeover of Merchant Ship

    Jama Ibrahim pled guilty to conspiracy to commit piracy under the law of nations and conspiracy to use a firearm during, and in relation to a crime of violence. The charges stem from a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel. Full Story

  2. Chicago: Aircraft Leasing Company, Its Owner, and Six Other Defendants Indicted in Alleged $50 Million Fraudulent Financing Scheme

    The owner of an aircraft leasing company, his corporation, and others face an expanded federal indictment alleging that they engaged in a fraudulent financial scheme that raised more than $50 million. Full Story

  3. New Orleans: Main Defendant in a Major Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

    One of Shreveport’s biggest drug traffickers was sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 50 kilograms of powder cocaine. Full Story

  4. Charlotte: Concord Man Arrested for Providing Bomb-Making Advice

    Justin Moose was arrested on charges of providing information related to the manufacture and use of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction to a person he believed was planning to bomb a women’s health clinic. Full Story

  5. Minneapolis: Long Lake Man Indicted for Mailing Suspicious White Powder to Dow Jones & Co.

    Richard Kozak is charged with sending a letter containing a suspicious white powder to Dow Jones & Co. and with conveying false information regarding a type of biological weapon after receiving unsolicited mail from the company. Full Story

  6. Newark: New Jersey Doctor Arrested, Charged with Four Others in $1.8 Million Medicaid Fraud Involving Fake Physicians

    A doctor with a practice in Elizabeth, New Jersey that received more than $13.7 million in Medicaid payments over the past year was charged, along with four others, with fraudulently obtaining money from Medicaid. Full Story

  7. New York: Man Charged in Connection with Fraudulent Purchase of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Painting

    Thomas Doyle was arrested on charges of orchestrating the fraudulent purchase of Portrait of a Girl, a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Full Story

  8. Richmond: Three Principals of A&O Entities Arrested and Charged for Their Alleged Roles in $100 Million Fraud Scheme

    Three principals of a group of businesses that acquired and marketed life settlements to investors were arrested and charged in an 18-count indictment for their alleged roles in a $100 million fraud scheme with more than 800 victims across the United States and Canada. Full Story

  9. Philadelphia: Former Police Officers Face Additional Charges

    An indictment was unsealed against former Philadelphia police officers charging an additional count stemming from a drug conspiracy case for possession with the intent to distribute. Full Story

  10. Boston: Attorney Charged in Property Mortgage Scam

    Michael Anderson was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering in connection with a multi-year, multi-property mortgage fraud scheme in Dorchester and Roxbury. Full Story

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