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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. March 29, 2013
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  1. New York: Guilty Plea Unsealed Involving Senior Terrorist Leader and Liaison Between al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Who Provided Material Support to Both Terrorist Organizations

    Somali national Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame pleaded guilty in December 2011 as part of a cooperation agreement with the United States. Full Story

  2. Washington: Former U.S. Soldier Charged with Conspiring to Use Destructive Device While Fighting with al Qaeda-Affiliated Group in Syria

    Eric Harroun was arrested and charged with conspiring to use a rocket propelled grenade while fighting with the al Nusrah Front, an organization commonly referred to as al Qaeda in Iraq. Full Story

  3. Honolulu/New York: Staten Island Man Convicted of Making False Statements in a Matter Involving International Terrorism

    U.S. citizen Abdel Hameed Shehadeh flew on a one-way ticket to Islamabad, Pakistan to wage violent jihad against United States military forces, but told investigators from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that he had traveled to Pakistan to visit a university. Full Story

  4. Seattle: Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Plot to Attack Military Processing Center

    Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph Anthony Davis, planned to use grenades and machine guns to attack recruits in a federal office complex in south Seattle. Full Story

  5. Denver: FBI Top Ten Fugitive Now in Custody

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, wanted in Jefferson County, Colorado for the murder of a long-time family acquaintance of his girlfriend, voluntarily returned to the United States from El Salvador to face charges. Full Story

  6. Newark: Former Employee of New Jersey Defense Contractor Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Exporting Sensitive Military Technology to China

    Chinese citizen Sixing Liu, aka Steve Liu, was also convicted of stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents. Full Story

  7. Miami: Former Police Sergeant Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations, Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy, and Obstruction of Justice

    Raul Iglesias received 48 months in prison for planting cocaine on a subject, stealing drugs and money from other subjects, obstructing justice, and making false statements to federal investigators. Full Story

  8. San Diego: Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Admits Receiving Bribes to Allow Aliens to Enter the U.S. Illegally

    Hector Rodriguez received cash, use of luxury vehicles, and use of an apartment in return for admitting illegal aliens into the U.S. through his inspection lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Full Story

  9. Pittsburgh: Four Indicted in Multi-Faceted Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    George Kubini, Dov Ratchkauskas, Sandra Svaranovic, and Arthur Smith are alleged to have participated in a conspiracy involving hundreds of properties and tens of millions of dollars worth of fraudulent loans. Full Story

  10. Mobile: Self-Proclaimed President of Sovereign Citizen Nation Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes

    James Timothy Turner traveled the country conducting seminars teaching attendees how to defraud the IRS by preparing and submitting fictitious “bonds” to the United States government in payment of federal taxes. Full Story