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

Washington, D.C. December 07, 2012
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  1. Seattle: Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Attack Military Processing Center

    Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph Anthony Davis, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Full Story

  2. Norfolk: Former Navy Sailor Charged in Virginia with Attempted Espionage

    Robert Patrick Hoffman, II was indicted for attempting to provide classified information to individuals whom he believed to be representatives of the Russian Federation. Full Story

  3. New York: International Organized Crime Cyber Fraud Ring Dismantled

    Law enforcement officials in Romania, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada arrested multiple defendants for their alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar scheme that targeted consumers on U.S.-based Internet marketplace websites. Full Story

  4. Dallas: Former Head of Dallas Crime Stoppers Sentenced on Conspiracy and Tax Convictions

    Theadora Ross, a former senior corporal with the Dallas Police Department, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for defrauding the nationwide program that offers cash rewards for information from anonymous callers that leads to the arrest and indictment of criminals. Full Story

  5. Jackson: Two Men Plead Guilty to Committing Hate Crimes Against African-Americans

    William Kirk Montgomery and Jonathan K. Gaskamp pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to assault African-Americans, which culminated in the death of James Craig Anderson. Full Story

  6. Tampa: President of Car Dealership Convicted of Money Laundering

    Joel Torres laundered narcotics proceeds for the Gulf Cartel, a drug trafficking organization based out of Mexico, and sold vehicles to local Cartel members. Full Story

  7. New York: Brooklyn Clinic Employee Pleads Guilty in Connection with $71 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Yuri Khandrius admitted his participation in a scheme to pay cash kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries and to using the beneficiaries’ names to bill Medicare for services that were medically unnecessary or never provided. Full Story

  8. Indianapolis: Man Sentenced to 330 Months in Prison for Participating in International Child Pornography Distribution Ring

    In addition to his child pornography trafficking activities, Jeremy Daniel Labrec had sexual contact with six young boys, all of whom were five years of age or younger. Full Story

  9. Louisville: Two Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Export Aircraft and Aircraft Parts to Iran

    Hamid Asefi, a citizen and resident of Iran, and Behzad Karimian, aka Tony Karimian, a U.S. citizen and Mesaba Airlines pilot, admitted to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Full Story

  10. Anchorage: FBI Requests the Public’s Assistance Developing Information Concerning Suspected Serial Killer

    Israel Keyes, deceased, is believed to have committed multiple kidnappings and murders across the country between 2001 and March 2012. Full Story