Saturday, January 14, 2012

FBI Top Ten News Stories Week Ending Jan 13, 2012

FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending January 13, 2012

Washington, D.C. January 13, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691
  1. Tampa: Florida Resident Charged with Plotting to Bomb Locations in TampaA 25-year-old resident of Pinellas Park, Florida was charged in connection with an alleged plot to attack locations in Tampa with a vehicle bomb, assault rifle, and other explosives. Full Story
  2. Baltimore: Former Army Solider Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to al ShabaabA man who secretly converted to Islam days before he separated from the Army was charged with attempting to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization, and was arrested upon his return to Maryland after traveling to Africa. Full Story
  3. Salt Lake City: Update on Sherry Arnold DisappearanceOne man has been taken into custody and another is being questioned in connection with the disappearance of Sherry Arnold, a Montana teacher who went missing Saturday, January 7, 2012, at approximately 6:30 a.m., while on her morning run. Full Story
  4. Houston: Harris County Constable and Others ArrestedFBI agents arrested long-time Harris County Precinct One Constable Jack Abercia, his chief lieutenant, and his office chief on federal public corruption charges. Full Story
  5. Detroit: Fifteen Individuals Indicted in Large-Scale Drug Conspiracy CaseFifteen individuals were indicted for their roles in a large scale drug conspiracy that dated back to 2008 and involved in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, five kilograms of cocaine, and 280 grams of crack cocaine. Full Story
  6. Norfolk: Bounty Hunter Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted MurderDraindell Domonta Bassett Jr., was sentenced in federal court for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity including conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Full Story
  7. Milwaukee: Former Police Officer Convicted of Sexually Assaulting WomanA federal jury convicted Ladmarald Cates, a former Milwaukee police officer, of a civil rights charge stemming from his July 16, 2010, sexual assault of a Milwaukee woman. Full Story
  8. El Paso: Federal Life Sentences Handed Down in Double Murder InvestigationFrancisco Sauseda and Armando Sauseda, Sr., were sentenced to life in federal prison for their roles in two drug-related homicides in 2009. Full Story
  9. Anchorage: Fairbanks Man Sentenced for Role in Drug ConspiracySaepharn was sentenced to 78 months in prison and five years’ supervised release for his 2010 distribution of methamphetamine. Full Story
  10. New Haven: New Haven Man Charged with Orchestrating Arsons to Further Development PlansAngelo Reyes was charged with federal offenses stemming from his alleged participation in the arson of two properties so that he could purchase them at a decreased value in order to provide better access to adjacent properties that he owned and developed. Full Story

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