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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 7, 2012

Washington, D.C. September 07, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Cleveland: Three More Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

    Self-proclaimed anarchists admitted involvement in a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction to destroy the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge. Full Story

  2. Dallas: Business Owner Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Case

    Ryan Walker Grant tried to hire individuals from Mexico to kill Arlington, Texas Mayor Robert Cluck and Tom Brandt, a Dallas attorney who represents the city of Arlington. Full Story

  3. Baltimore: Man Pleads Guilty to Five Armed Robberies of Armored Vehicles

    David Marquise Howard and other co-conspirators robbed employees of Dunbar Armored at gunpoint, and, in each instance, stole cash and a handgun from a Dunbar employee. Full Story

  4. Kansas City: Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

    Jason Dewayne Beshears will also plead guilty in state court in a separate case involving the sexual abuse of the same 4-year-old victim, where he must agree to a sentence of life in prison. Full Story

  5. San Antonio: Reputed Leader of Tri City Bomber Street Gang Pleads Guilty in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

    Jeffrey Juarez pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and ecstasy. Full Story

  6. Albuquerque: Man Sentenced in $74 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Douglas F. Vaughan was sentenced to 12 years in prison for wire and mail fraud charges in relation to a scheme that involved approximately 600 investors. Full Story

  7. Tampa: Twenty-One Individuals Charged with Conspiracy, Marriage Fraud

    U.S. citizens were recruited to marry aliens so that they could fraudulently obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States. Full Story

  8. Kansas City: Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Stealing Trade Secrets from Missouri Manufacturing Plant

    Ji Li Huang and Xiao Guang Qi allegedly attempted to purchase trade secrets of Pittsburgh Corning for the purpose of opening a competing plant in China. Full Story

  9. Washington Field: Arizona Man Sentenced for Selling Access to Botnets

    Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling command-and-control access to and use of thousands of malware-infected computers. Full Story

  10. Miami: Hialeah Gardens Police Department Detective Sentenced in Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

    Lawrence Perez was sentenced to more than 12 years for conspiring with a group of drug dealers to aid and protect their illegal marijuana business. Full Story