Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2009

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

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending May 15, 2009

  1. Miami: Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts, and One Defendant Acquitted on Charges of Conspiring to Support Al Qaeda, Attack Targets in the United States

    Miami jury convicts five men of multiple charges that include conspiring to provide material support to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. Full Story
  2. Washington Field Office: Defense Department Official Charged with Espionage Conspiracy

    A Defense Department official has been charged with conspiracy to communicate classified information to an agent of a foreign government. Full Story
  3. Atlanta: Fugitive from Virginia State Prison System on the Run 27 Years Arrested in Georgia

    Conasauga Safe Streets Task Force arrests Richard Boucher on federal unlawful flight/fugitive charges stemming from his 1982 escape from a Virginia Department of Corrections Prison in Chesapeake, VA. Full Story
  4. New York: Swedish Citizen Oussama Kassir Found Guilty of Providing Material Support to al Qaeda

    Oussama Abdullah Kassir is found guilty of charges relating to his participation in an effort to establish a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon and his operation of several terrorist websites. Full Story
  5. Detroit: Members of "Highwaymen Motorcycle Club" Indicted on Violent Crime, Drug and Gun Charges

    Seventy-four members and associates of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club were charged in Detroit on charges including participating in the affairs of a corrupt organization through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO), committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering, distributing controlled substances, and committing various federal gun violations. Full Story
  6. San Diego: Federal Indictment Unsealed with Second-Degree Murder Charge for the Death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar

    Jesus Navarro-Montes is charged on three counts of federal narcotics violations and second degree murder in connection with the death of United States Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar. Full Story
  7. Louisville: Louisville Woman Charged with Extortion, Making False Statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Kentucky woman charged with the intent to extort money, a threat to injure the reputation of University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, and willfully making materially false statements to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the course of their investigation into the extortion. Full Story
  8. Kansas City: Overland Park Man Admits Making Anthrax Threat

    John Philip Barker pleads guilty to sending a white powder through the U.S. mails that he claimed was anthrax. Full Story
  9. Los Angeles/Newark: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Launching Attack that Shut Down Church of Scientology Websites

    New Jersey man pleads guilty to his role in a cyber attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable. Full Story
  10. FBI Headquarters: Timothy J. Healy Named Director of Terrorist Screening Center

    Timothy J. Healy has been named director of the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Full Story


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