Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending February 20, 2009

  1. Miami: Physicians and Medical Workers Charged in $10 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Dr. Carmen Lourdes del Cueto, Dr. Roberto Rodríguez, Dr. Carlos Garrido and three medical assistants were charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and money laundering. Full Story
  2. San Diego: Operation Keys to the City Nabs 36

    36 San Diego street gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia were charged with racketeering conspiracy, firearms offenses and drug-trafficking. Full Story
  3. Mobile: Insurance Executive Convicted

    John W. Goff was convicted on 25 felony charges including embezzling over $4 million from XL America Corporation, an international insurance company. Full Story
  4. Chicago: Six Individuals Indicted in $10 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Six individuals, which include loan officers, processors, a contractor and an unlicensed appraiser, were charged with fraudulently obtaining loan proceeds by submitting false loan applications. Full Story
  5. New Orleans: Operation Screaming Eagle Leads to Guilty Plea

    Winfred “Randy” Johnston, Jr., an employee of the Bossier Parish School Board, pled guilty to defrauding the school board in connection with the purchase and maintenance of air conditioning systems. Full Story
  6. Houston: Indictment in Diaper Fraud

    Ene Etim Hogan, owner of Shanet Medical Source, was charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid in excess of $1 million in an adult diaper fraud case. Full Story
  7. Sacramento: Gang Member Pleads Guilty

    Charles Barksdale aka Sho, a member of the “G-Mob” gang, pled guilty to his role in a nationwide, million-dollar bank fraud scheme. Full Story
  8. Sacramento: Two Guilty Pleas in Tomato-Industry Probe

    Jennifer Lou Dahlman and James Richard Wahl, Jr. pled guilty in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into various illicit activities in the tomato processing industry. Full Story
  9. Springfield: Operation Malicious Mortgage Nabs Another

    Keith L. Pitman pled guilty to making a false statement to a financial institution in conjunction with a mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story
  10. Buffalo: Kodak Employee and Others Sentenced

    John Nicolo, his wife Constance Roeder, and David Finnman were sentenced for defrauding Eastman Kodak Company, IBM, Global Crossing and ITT Industries, Inc. in connection with several real property tax appraisal and assessment schemes. Full Story


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