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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. September 14, 2012
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  1. Washington Field: Virginia Man Sentenced for Plot to Carry Out Suicide Bomb Attack on U.S. Capitol

    Amine Mohamed El-Khalifi was sentenced to 30 years for what he intended to be a terrorist operation. Full Story

  2. Pittsburgh: Man Pleads Guilty in Bomb Plot

    Michael Steven Cech admitted to distributing information relating to explosives with the intent that it be used for a crime of violence. Full Story

  3. Newark: Trenton Mayor, Brother, and Associate Charged with Conspiracy to Extort Bribes

    Mayor Tony F. Mack; his brother, Ralphiel Mack; and his close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, were arrested in connection with a scheme to extort others who were purportedly developing a public parking garage. Full Story

  4. Albuquerque: Las Cruces Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Killing a Federal Witness

    Paul Othello Smalls killed a man who was aiding a federal investigation and committed other offenses. Full Story

  5. Philadelphia: Former Vice President of Pennsylvania Lending Institution Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

    Michael J. Schlager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a $53 million fraud conspiracy that caused the Bank of Lancaster County to cease its independent existence. Full Story

  6. Jacksonville: Radiology Technician Sentenced to 30 Years for Product Tampering

    Steven Beumel admitted that he stole syringes of Fentanyl during patients’ procedures and replaced them with syringes of saline contaminated with Hepatitis C. Full Story

  7. New York: Three Leaders of Local 348-S of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Sentenced

    Anthony Fazio, Sr., Anthony Fazio, Jr., and John Fazio, Jr., were sentenced to 151 months, five years, and 135 months in prison, respectively, in connection with racketeering, extortion, money laundering, and witness tampering charges. Full Story

  8. El Paso: Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Marijuana Smuggling Scheme

    Jesus Chavez was sentenced for his role in a scheme to take advantage of unsuspecting drivers to smuggle an estimated 3,000 kilograms of marijuana from Juarez, Mexico into El Paso.  Full Story

  9. Newark: Two Men Sentenced to More Than a Century in Prison for Seven Armed Robberies, Shooting of Wayne Police Officer

    Nelson Otero and Maxcime Cagan were sentenced to 174.5 years and 172.5 years in prison, respectively. Full Story

  10. Boston: Acting New England Crime Boss Pleads Guilty in Racketeering and Extortion Conspiracy

    Anthony L. Dinunzio, the acting leader of the New England La Cosa Nostra crime family, admitted his role in a conspiracy to extort protection payments from adult entertainment businesses in Rhode Island. Full Story