Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 27, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending February 27, 2009

  1. Houston: Stanford Financial Group Executive Arrested

    Chief Investment Officer Laura Pendergast-Holt was charged with obstruction of the SEC investigation of allegations that the Stanford Financial Group defrauded investors. Full Story
  2. Springfield: Saudi National Indicted

    Ali Al-Marri, who entered the U.S. on September 10, 2001 on a student visa, was charged with providing material support to al Qaeda and conspiring with others to provide material support to al Qaeda. Full Story
  3. Washington Field Office: Dutch Citizen Pleads Guilty

    Wesam al-Delaema, an Iraqi-born Dutch citizen, pled guilty to conspiring with the “Mujahideen from Fallujah” to murder Americans in Iraq using IEDs. Full Story
  4. Cincinnati: U.S. Citizen Sentenced in Terrorism Conspiracy

    Christopher Paul, aka Abdul Malek, was sentenced for conspiring to use explosive devices against targets in Europe and the U.S. and providing material support to terrorists. Full Story
  5. New York: Investment Managers Arrested on Fraud Charges

    Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh were arrested for securities fraud totaling more than $550 million. Full Story
  6. Washington Field Office: Import-Export Bank Employee Indicted

    Maureen Njideka Edu, a business development specialist, was charged with conspiring to accept and solicit bribes to facilitate obtaining loan guarantees and other financial support from the Ex-Im Bank. Full Story
  7. Los Angeles: Chinese National Found Guilty

    Zhi Yong Guo was found guilty of illegally exporting sensitive thermal-imaging technology to China. Full Story
  8. Dallas: Lawyer Indicted on Weapons Charges

    David Neal Duncan was indicted for twice attempting to board an aircraft with a concealed loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol. Full Story
  9. Dallas: Indictment in Powder-Laced Hoax Letters

    Richard Goyette, aka Michael Jurek, was charged with mailing 64 letters laced with white powder to 52 Chase Bank branches as well as to offices of the FDIC and to offices of the Office of Thrift Supervision. Full Story
  10. Forty-Eight Children Recovered in Operation Cross Country III

    A three-day national enforcement action, part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative, led to the recovery of 48 children being prostituted domestically and to the arrest of 571 criminals. Full Story


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