Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2010

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 1, 2010

  1. Albuquerque: Arizona Fugitives Indicted on Capital Charges

    Arizona fugitives John McCluskey, Tracy Province, and their accomplice, Casslyn Welch, were indicted in connection with the August 2, 2010 carjacking and murder of Gary and Linda Haas of Oklahoma. Full Story
  2. Detroit: Panasonic Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. Subsidiary Agree to Plead Guilty for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Refrigerant Compressors

    Panasonic Corporation and a Whirlpool Corporation subsidiary pled guilty and were criminally fined $140.9 million for their role in an international conspiracy to fix the prices of refrigerant compressors. Full Story
  3. New York: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 37 Defendants Involved in Global Bank Fraud Schemes that Used “Zeus Trojan” and Other Malware to Steal Millions of Dollars from U.S. Bank Accounts

    Thirty-seven defendants were charged in 21 separate cases for their roles in global bank fraud schemes that allegedly used hundreds of false-name bank accounts to steal over $3 million from dozens of U.S. accounts that were compromised by malware attacks. Full Story
  4. Chicago: Chicago Man Indicted for Allegedly Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    Shaker Masri, who was arrested last month for allegedly planning to travel to Somalia and engage in fighting with a foreign terrorist organization, was indicted on the same charges by a federal grand jury. Full Story
  5. Memphis: Former Memphis Police Officer Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

    Former Memphis Police Officer Isaac White was sentenced to 18 months in prison, two year's supervised release, and a $4,000 fine. Full Story
  6. Boston: Twenty-Four Arrested in Drug and Gun Sweep

    The FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement executed the arrests of 24 individuals on federal drug and gun charges. Full Story
  7. Phoenix: Nogales Mayor Indicted on Charges of Bribery, Theft, Fraud, and Money Laundering

    Octavio Garcia Von Borstel, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, was arrested by agents of the FBI's Tucson Resident Agency on charges of bribery, money laundering, and illegally conducting an enterprise. Prosecution is being handled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Full Story
  8. Newark: Former New Jersey State Senator Wayne R. Bryant and Attorney Eric D. Wisler Indicted on Corruption Charges

    Former New Jersey State Senator Wayne R. Bryant and attorney Eric D. Wisler were charged with multiple counts of fraud and bribery. Full Story
  9. New Orleans: Former Mandeville Mayor Re-Sentenced to 40 Months for Mail Fraud and Tax Evasion

    Edward J. Price was re-sentenced in federal court to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $17,756.00 to the Internal Revenue Service. Full Story
  10. Atlanta: Twenty-Three Defendants Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges

    Twenty-three defendants face drug-related charges and several also face weapons charges. The indictment follows a 12-month Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation into drug trafficking activities in Thomson and Atlanta. Full Story

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