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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending May 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. May 10, 2013
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  1. New York: Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism

    Ahmed Abassi is alleged to have fraudulently applied for a work visa in order to remain in the United States to facilitate an act of international terrorism. Full Story

  2. Chicago: Taiwanese Father and Son Arrested for Allegedly Violating U.S. Laws to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Hsien Tai Tsai, aka “Alex Tsai,” a resident of Taiwan whom the U.S. government has linked to the supply of weapons machinery to North Korea, and his son, Yueh-Hsun Tsai, aka “Gary Tsai,” who resides in suburban Chicago, are facing charges for allegedly conspiring to violate U.S. laws designed to thwart the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Full Story

  3. New York: State Senator from Brooklyn Charged with Embezzlement and Obstruction of Justice

    John Sampson has indicated that he illegally diverted the stolen funds to pay expenses arising from his unsuccessful run for Kings County District Attorney in 2005. Full Story

  4. Miami: State Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Charges

    Bernard Beliard, a former employee of the South Florida Reception Center, used his official law enforcement position to access and sell personal identifying information of inmates. Full Story

  5. Baltimore/Las Vegas/New York: Pimp Convicted in Maryland for Sex Trafficking and Gun Crimes

    Jeremy Naughton, aka “Jerms Black,” used violence, sexual abuse, and threats to compel them to work for him as prostitutes. Full Story

  6. San Antonio: Former Senior Executive of ArthroCare Corporation Pleads Guilty in $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

    David Applegate admitted to defrauding the medical device company’s shareholders and members of the investing public by falsely inflating earnings. Full Story

  7. Detroit: Leader of Arson Ring Sentenced to 137 Years in Prison

    Ali Darwich, along with eight co-defendants, burned down numerous houses and businesses, committed insurance fraud, and submitted false claims for reimbursement. Full Story

  8. San Antonio: Four Convicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Los Zetas Drug Trafficking Proceeds, Extortion, and Bribery

    The brother of purported Los Zetas leaders, a Mexican businessman, a horse trainer, and a purchasing agent were found guilty for their roles in a complex conspiracy to launder the proceeds to purchase, train, breed, and race American quarter horses in the United States. Full Story

  9. Albuquerque: Twenty-Nine Facing Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Based on a Multi-Agency Investigation

    The defendants were charged in 13 criminal complaints with distributing cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana in and around southern Doña Ana County. Full Story

  10. Minneapolis: The Man-in-Black Bank Robber Pleads Guilty to Multiple Holdups

    Mark Edward Wetsch admitted responsibility for 31 bank robberies he committed in Minnesota in 2011. Full Story