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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending December 2, 2011

Washington, D.C. December 02, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. San Diego: Woman Guilty of Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    Nima Yusuf, 25, a resident of San Diego, pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization. Full Story

  2. El Paso: Barrio Azteca Gang Associates Plead Guilty in El Paso to Racketeering Conspiracy

    Two associates of the Barrio Azteca gang pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy, with charges involving drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, intimidation, violence, threats of violence, and murder. Full Story

  3. Department of Justice: Federal Courts Order Seizure of 150 Website Domains Involved in Selling Counterfeit Goods as Part of DOJ, ICE-HSI, and FBI Cyber Monday Crackdown

    Seizure orders were executed against 150 domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as part of Operation in Our Sites. Full Story

  4. Philadelphia: Leader of Violent City Drug Gang Convicted of All Charges

    Alexander Rivera and his wife, Ileana Vidal, were convicted of all charges against them stemming from their roles in a drug conspiracy involving the Alexander Rivera Narcotics Distribution Organization. Full Story

  5. Birmingham: Man Sentenced to Prison for Mailing Series of Hoax Anthrax Letters

    A federal judge sentenced a Talladega County man to four years and three months in prison for mailing a series of hoax anthrax letters in Alabama in March and April of last year. Full Story

  6. New York: Chief of Staff to New York State Assemblyman Charged with Bribery and Hobbs Act Extortion Conspiracy

    Ryan N. Hermon, chief of staff for New York State Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr., was charged with bribery and conspiracy to solicit more than $250,000 in exchange for performing official acts for the bribe payers. Full Story

  7. St. Louis: Sixteen Indicted in Heroin Trafficking Ring

    The FBI St. Louis Division’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force arrested 10 members of a violent drug trafficking organization. The simultaneous arrests took place in nine separate locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County. Full Story

  8. Chicago: Chicago Bear Caleb Hanie Endorses FBI National Child ID Program

    Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Chicago office, was joined by Caleb Hanie of the Chicago Bears Football Club in unveiling a digital version of the paper child ID kits distributed by the National Child ID Program. Full Story

  9. Detroit: Doctor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud, Drug Trafficking, Corruption

    Gwendolyn Washington, M.D., was sentenced to 120 months in prison for public corruption, health care fraud, and conspiring to illegally distribute prescription drugs. Full Story

  10. Cincinnati: Final Defendants Sentenced in Seven-Person Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    Six family members and an employee of one of the companies they owned were sentenced in for a mortgage fraud scheme involving nine properties they bought and sold for their own use between 2004 and 2009. Full Story