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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. August 31, 2012
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  1. Charlotte: North Carolina Resident Sentenced for Terrorism Violations

    Daniel Patrick Boyd recruited his sons and others into conspiracies to murder persons abroad and provide material support to terrorism. Full Story

  2. Washington Field: Former U.S. Consulate Guard Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to China

    Bryan Underwood admitted his efforts to sell classified photographs, information, and access related to the U.S. Consulate to China’s Ministry of State Security. Full Story

  3. Anchorage: Couple Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Murder Federal Officials

    Lonnie and Karen Vernon made plans to murder a U.S. District Court Judge and an IRS revenue officer in response to an ongoing civil tax case that was pending against them for their failure to pay taxes over the course of many years. Full Story

  4. Jacksonville: John Doe Sentenced for Aggravated Identity Theft and Fraud Charges Involving U.S. Navy and JAXPORT

    A man who has yet to be affirmatively identified by law enforcement was sentenced to 10 years after assuming the identity of a living victim 22 years ago and obtaining at least 23 government-issued forms of identification. Full Story

  5. Chicago: Former Motorola Inc. Software Engineer Sentenced for Stealing Trade Secrets

    Hanjuan Jin, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in China, was secretly working for a Chinese company that developed telecommunications technology for the Chinese military when she was stopped by U.S. customs officials at O’Hare International Airport on her way to China. Full Story

  6. Detroit: Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes Charge

    Dwayne Avery admitted that he assaulted a victim because he believed the victim was gay. Full Story

  7. Philadelphia: Judge Sentences Members of Violent Home Invasion Gang That Targeted Business Owners

    Five defendants were charged for armed home invasion robberies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Full Story

  8. Seattle: Safe Streets Task Force Targets Major Narcotics Distribution Ring

    More than 100 federal and local law enforcement agents fanned out across the Puget Sound Region and Northern California to arrest more than 20 defendants for distributing thousands of Oxycodone pills. Full Story

  9. Detroit: Japanese Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

    Nippon Seiki Co. Ltd. admitted its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of instrument panel clusters, commonly known as meters, installed in cars sold in the United States and elsewhere. Full Story

  10. Birmingham: Huntsville Man Charged with Fraud and Unauthorized Wearing of Military Medals

    Christopher Bernard Graham was charged for possessing an identification card that was illegally produced to appear as though it were issued under the authority of the United States, as well as with wearing the U.S. Army Combat Uniform. Full Story