FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the week
Los Angeles: Alleged Fugitive Faces New Charges Related to Pipe Bombs Found in Coachella Valley Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in apprehending Edward Allen Costa, who was indicted on federal charges of illegally possessing pipe bombs that were strewn about residential neighborhoods in Palm Springs last year.
Boston: Chinese National Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Military Electronics Components Zhen Zhou Wu was resentenced to 84 months in prison for conspiring over a 10-year period to illegally export military and sophisticated electronics to the People’s Republic of China.
Kansas City: Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack on Koch Industries Eric J. Rosol admitted to taking part in a denial-of-service attack on Koch Industries’ Web site.
Omaha: Former Nebraska State Senator Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Brenda Council used campaign funds to place wagers at casinos in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Memphis: Millington Man Charged with Sex Trafficking High School Teens Michael A. Lilley allegedly recruited girls as young as 15 years old from at least three high schools to work as prostitutes at his home, where he and another individual provided them alcohol and drugs.
Detroit: G.S. Electech Inc.
Executive Indicted for Role in Bid Rigging and Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars Japanese national Shingo Okuda allegedly participated in the conspiracy by, among other things, agreeing during meetings and discussions to coordinate bids and fix prices of automotive parts submitted to Toyota.
Newark: Three Admit Roles in $100 Million Bribes-for-Test- Referrals Scheme Involving Clinical Laboratory With the guilty pleas of Dr.
Angelo Calabrese, Dr. Paul Ostergaard and salesman David McCann, 17 people have now admitted their roles in the sophisticated bribery scheme.
Kansas City: Catholic Priest Sentenced to 50 Years for Producing Child Pornography Shawn Ratigan, a diocesan priest and former pastor or assistant pastor in several area parishes, was sentenced for exploiting five victims who ranged in age from 2 to 12 years old at the time of the offenses.
St. Louis: Twenty-Five People Arrested on Federal Drug and Weapons Charges Several of the individuals indicted were members of the Saddle Tramps Motorcycle Club, including the club’s president, Arvil B. Matthews.
Milwaukee: Twenty-Three Defendants Charged with Distribution of Heroin Brothers Victor, Geraldo and Praxedes Reyes allegedly led the drug trafficking organization that has been selling cocaine and heroin on the south side of Milwaukee for many years.