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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 16, 2011

Washington, D.C. December 16, 2011
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  1. Washington Field: FBI and Law Enforcement Partners Hope to ID Offender Known as the Potomac River Rapist

    The FBI launched a media campaign that includes a reward of up to $25,000 to assist investigators in catching a cold-case serial rapist and murderer who attacked women in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Full Story

  2. Las Vegas: Sixteen Charged in International Internet Fraud Scheme  

    Federal charges were unsealed against 16 individuals for their involvement in an international Internet scheme that defrauded online purchasers of purported merchandise. Full Story

  3. Norfolk/New York: Two Somalis Sentenced to Life in Connection with Piracy of S/V Quest

    Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali and Jilani Abdiali, both of Somalia, were sentenced to life in prison for their acts of piracy against the S/V Quest, which resulted in the murder of four U.S. citizens. Full Story

  4. San Francisco/Houston: Three Hitachi-LG Data Storage Executives Guilty in Bid-Rigging and Price-Fixing Conspiracies

    Three Korean Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. executives agreed to plead guilty and to serve prison time in the U.S. for their participation in a series of conspiracies to rig bids and fix prices for the sale of optical disk drives. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: Connecticut Man Allegedly Affiliated with Anonymous Arrested on Charges of Attacking and Shutting Down Celebrity Website

    FBI special agents arrested a Connecticut man who is charged with waging a denial of service attack against GeneSimmons.com, a website operated by the front man for the rock band KISS. Full Story

  6. New York: Thirteen Charged with Narcotics Trafficking Offenses

    Thirteen individuals were charged for narcotics trafficking offenses related to the distribution of crack cocaine and powder cocaine in and around Monticello, New York. Full Story

  7. Sacramento: Minnesota-Based Medtronic Inc. Pays $23.5 Million to Settle Claims That Company Paid Kickbacks to Physicians

    Medtronic Inc., of Fridley, Minnesota, agreed to pay the U.S. $23.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claim Act by using physician payments related to post-market studies and device registries as kickbacks to induce doctors to implant the company’s pacemakers and defibrillators. Full Story

  8. Baltimore: Cocaine Dealer Exiled to 11 Years in Prison in Connection with a Baltimore and Eastern Shore Drug Conspiracy

    Clevon Johnson was sentenced to 11 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and to violating his supervised release in connection with a previous federal drug conviction. Full Story

  9. New Haven: Man Involved in 2005 Triple Murder Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Azikiwe Aquart was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder of three Bridgeport residents in August 2005. Full Story

  10. Indianapolis: High-Profile Financier Charged with Securities Fraud

    Keenan R. Hauke was charged with securities fraud in connection with allegedly defrauding more than five dozen victims of over $7 million from 2004-2011. Full Story