Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 13, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending February 13, 2009

  1. Houston: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Pleads Guilty

    Kellogg Brown & Root LLC pled guilty to bribing Nigerian officials in order to obtain construction contracts and agreed to pay $402 million criminal fine. Full Story
  2. Washington Field Office: Major League Baseball Player Pleads Guilty

    Miguel O. Tejada pled guilty to misrepresentations he made to a Congressional Committee investigating the wrongful use of performance enhancing drugs. Full Story
  3. San Francisco: Taiwanese Executive Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracies

    Cheng Yuan Lin, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd, was indicted for his participation in global conspiracies to fix the price of cathode ray tubes. Full Story
  4. Cincinnati: Police Officer Pleads Guilty

    Adrian D. Mitchell pled guilty to fraudulently filing a life insurance claim form and defrauding a widow out of approximately $188,000 in life insurance proceeds. Full Story
  5. Phoenix: Operation Lively Green Nabs Air Force Sergeant

    Rommel I. Schroer pled guilty to his role in a widespread bribery and extortion conspiracy. Full Story
  6. New York: Acting Boss of the Gambino Crime Family Indicted

    John D'Amico was charged with murder to prevent government cooperation and racketeering conspiracy. Full Story
  7. Salt Lake City: 4 Indicted for Racial Assault

    Michael J. Bullard, Jennifer J. Hartpence, Richard C. Armstrong and James D. Whitewater were arrested on hate crime charges. Full Story
  8. Boston: Former Tribal Chairman Pleads Guilty

    Glenn A. Marshall, former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, pled guilty to violating campaign finance laws, embezzlement from the tribe and other criminal charges. Full Story
  9. Philadelphia: Canadian Indicted in International Stock Fraud Ring

    George Georgiou was charged with conspiracy, stock fraud and wire fraud for his role in a multi-million dollar international stock fraud. Full Story
  10. Louisville: University Professor Pleads Guilty

    Katrina Phelps pled guilty to intentionally misapplying federal funds from Western Kentucky University. Full Story


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