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FBI's Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending November 16, 2007
For the Week Ending November 16, 2007

Washington, D.C. November 16, 2007
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1. Detroit: Former Employee of FBI and CIA Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.

Nada Nadim Prouty engaged in a pattern of deceit to secure U.S. citizenship, to gain employment in the intelligence community, and to obtain and exploit her access to sensitive counterterrorism intelligence. 

2. San Francisco: Barry Bonds Indicted

Barry Lamar Bonds was indicted on perjury charges and obstruction of justice. 

3. San Juan: Former Commissioners Indicted in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Dean C. Plaskett, former commissioner of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources, and Marc A. Biggs, former commissioner of the Department of Property and Procurement, were charged with demanding and accepting bribes and kickbacks; with conspiracy to violate the federal program bribery statute; and with multiple counts of obstructing justice. 

4. Miami: International Money Launderer Pleads Guilty After Extradition from Switzerland

Gabriel MacEnroe pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering after being extradited from Switzerland in May, 2007. MacEnroe received $2.8 million through a pyramid scheme from U.S. victims. 

5. New York: Former New York City Police Commissioner Indicted

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik was indicted on charges of filing false income tax returns; defrauding the public of honest services; making false statements on a loan application; and making false statements to the White House in connection with a job application. 

6. Dallas: Sentence for Impersonating Federal Employee

Christopher Wayne Ralston pled guilty to impersonating the director of operations at the Department of Justice. 

7. Los Angeles: Member of “Botnet Underground” Charged in Identity Theft

John Schiefer, well-known member of the “Botnet Underground,” was charged with using “botnets” (armies of compromised computers) to steal the identities of victims across the country by extracting information from their computers. 

8. New York: Former Chief Financial Officer Sentenced for $267 Million Accounting Fraud

Paul Humphreys, former chief financial officer of Safety-Kleen Corp. was sentenced in connection with a fraudulent scheme to manipulate Safety-Kleen’s financial statements in an attempt to meet earnings targets. 

9. Cleveland: Police Officer Pleads Guilty

Zvonko Sarlog, a Cleveland police officer, pled guilty to conspiring to distribute five or more kilos of cocaine and to money laundering. 

10. Portland: White Supremacist Sentenced for Attack on Synagogue

Gabriel Doyle Laskey was sentenced for his role in a 2002 attack on Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon, in which a group of men threw stones etched with swastikas through the synagogue’s windows.