Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2008

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

FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 12, 2008

1. Washington Field Office: Former Abramoff Colleague Indicted

Kevin A. Ring, a former lobbyist and associate of Jack A. Abramoff, was indicted on public corruption and obstruction of justice charges. Full story

2. Baltimore: Project Safe Childhood Nabs State Delegate

Robert Allen McKee, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and the Executive Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County, pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Full story

3. Minneapolis: Texas Men Charged With Illegal Possession of Molotov Cocktails

David Guy McKay and Bradley Neil Crowder were charged with the illegal possession of Molotov cocktails and were allegedly involved in planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention. Full story

4. Buffalo: State Supreme Court Judge Pleads Guilty

Former State Supreme Court Judge Ronald H. Tills pled guilty to transporting a woman across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. Full story

5. Denver: Pastor Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Elie Quinonez, a former church pastor as well as a correctional officer, was sentenced for the use of the Internet to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors. Full story

6. New York: Italian National Pleads Guilty

Raffaello Follieri pled guilty to swindling investors through false and misleading statements about his Vatican connections and netting over $2 million through his scheme. Full story

7. San Antonio: Alien Smuggling Organization Dismantled

Manuel Sandoval and Juan De Dios Jimenez were sentenced for their roles in the smuggling of an undocumented alien and holding the alien against his will. Full story

8. New Orleans: Stockbroker Convicted for Internet Threats

Lloyd Dewitt Tiller, Jr. was convicted of sending threatening information over the Internet to an official of the Canadian government. Full story

9. New York: State Assemblyman Arrested

Anthony Seminerio, a member of the New York State Assembly, was arrested for allegedly using his consulting company to conceal $500,000 in corrupt payments. Full story

10. Miami: HIV Clinic Administrator Pleads Guilty

Dilcia Marinez pled guilty to her role to defraud Medicare in a $14 million HIV infusion scheme and laundering the proceeds. Full story

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