Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2008

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

FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 14, 2008

1. Washington Field Office: Guilty Plea in $33 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

Vijay K. Taneja pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme which caused an estimated loss of at least $33 million. Full story

2. Alaska: Sentencing in Public Corruption Case

William Weimar was sentenced as part of an ongoing investigation into public corruption in the state of Alaska. Full story

3. Cleveland: Three South Korean Nationals Indicted

Sang Ho Shin, Dong Sik Kim and Yeon Hee Lee were charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets from a U.S. company. Full story

4. Baltimore: Teenager Indicted

Collin McKenzie-Gude was indicted on illegal possession of an explosive device and production of government identification cards. Full story (pdf)

5. New York: Stock Promoter Pleads Guilty

Jason Jadidian pled guilty to conspiracy to commit commercial bribery in a stock promotion scheme. Full story

6. Dallas: School District Exec Sentenced

Ruben B. Bohuchot, former Chief Technology Officer at the Dallas Independent School District, was sentenced for a bribery and money laundering scheme involving technology contracts. Full story

7. Los Angeles: ICE Official and Wife Indicted on 75 Additional Charges

ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas and his wife, Maria Kallas, were charged in a 75-count superseding indictment in connection with a scheme to take bribes from immigrants seeking citizenship. Full story

8. New York: Nonprofit Exec Arrested on Fraud Charges

Andy A. Lewis, former executive director of the Better Brooklyn Community Center, was arrested for defrauding the National Child Food Program. Full story

9. Denver: Airplane Hoax Indictment

Mark Randall Rayborn was indicted on charges of making a false threat of an explosive while on board a Northwest Airlines flight. Full story

10. Miami: Car Salesman Pleads Guilty

Dayton Diaz, a car dealership sales manager, pled guilty to selling customer information to an identity theft ring. Full story

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