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August 23 07:42 AM

FBI Top News Stories of the Week


Boston: Federal Jury Convicts James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Following a two-month-long trial, a federal jury convicted Bulger, holding him responsible for the murders of 11 people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and firearms possession. Phoenix: Former Tucson Businessman Convicted of Possessing 24 Explosive Devices Todd Russell Fries is already serving a sentence of 151 months after being convicted last year of unlawful possession and use of a chemical weapon and providing false information to the FBI. New York: Iranian National Sentenced for Conspiring to Export Satellite Technology from the United States to Iran Seyed Amin Ghorashi Sarvestani received 30 months in prison for conspiring to export goods, including satellite technology and hardware, from the United States to Iran in violation the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Washington: Former Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Campaign The former Illinois congressman received 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud his re-election campaigns of about $750,000 in funds that he used to pay for personal items and expenses. Pittsburgh: West Virginia Circuit Judge Arrested for Framing Romantic Rival, Rigging Grand Jury Judge Michael Thornsbury was charged with conspiring to have a romantic rival illegally arrested and with manipulating a state grand jury to pursue criminal charges against the individual. Minneapolis: Sex Trafficking Sting at South Dakota Motorcycle Rally Nets Nine Arrests All the defendants allegedly negotiated with law enforcement agents posing as pimps and agreed to pay for sex with 12- to 15-year-old girls. New York: Charges Brought Against Two Derivatives Traders in Connection with Multi- Billion-Dollar Trading Loss at JPMorgan Chase & Company Criminal complaints against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout were unsealed for the traders’ alleged participation in a conspiracy to hide more than $500 million in losses resulting from derivatives trading in JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office. Philadelphia: New Jersey Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Scamming Nuns

Adriano Sotomayor received the sentence for defrauding members of the Dominican Sisters of the Rosary of Fatima and others of more than $1 million. Richmond: Randy Allen Taylor Arrested in Alexis Murphy Abduction Case The FBI has requested the public continue to share information that would assist in locating 17-year-old Alexis Murphy and/or creating a timeline for authorities of her activities and Taylor’s activities prior to her disappearance. New York: Former Studio Assistant to Artist Jasper Johns Charged in $6.5 Million Scheme to Sell Stolen Works James Meyer, who worked for the artist for more than 25 years, allegedly sold 22 works that he stole from Johns’ studio in Sharon, Conn.

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