|Washington, D.C. July 08, 2011|
- New York: Accused al Shabaab Leader Charged with Providing Material Support to al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was indicted on charges of providing material support to two designated foreign terrorist organizations, as well as conspiring to teach and demonstrate the making of explosives and possessing firearms and explosives in furtherance of crimes of violence. Full Story
- San Diego: Former Ranking Member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization Pleads Guilty
Rigoberto Yanez-Guerrero, a former ranking member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization, entered a guilty plea in federal court. Yanez was extradited by the government of Mexico to the U.S. in December 2010 to face charges for narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime-related offenses.
- San Antonio: Federal Jury in Del Rio Convicts Two Texas Mexican Mafia Members
Two Texas Mexican Mafia members face life in federal prison after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts against the defendants for various federal racketeering offenses committed in Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and the surrounding area.
- Miami: Ponzi Scheme Defendant Sentenced
Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Lorn Leitman was sentenced to 210 months in prison for his role in a 10-year Ponzi scheme. Full Story
- Albuquerque: California Lawyer Sentenced for Defrauding New Mexico Investor
Paul Conrad Ward, a lawyer who resides in La Jolla, California, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for devising a scheme that caused a victim in New Mexico to give $500,000 to a business entity controlled by Ward, purportedly to be invested in an overseas trading program. Full Story
- Houston: Three Family Members Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scam
Claymon “Butch” Trammell, along with his wife, Jeannettea Williams, and daughter Michelle Trammell, pled guilty in to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with their roles in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme. Full Story
- Tampa: St. Petersburg Police Department Detective Indicted
Anthony V. Foster was charged with seven counts with public corruption charges involving a wire fraud scheme and attempted extortion under color of official right. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison per count. Full Story
- Baltimore: Maryland Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Billing Medicare Over $1.1 Million
Larry Bernhard, a podiatrist who operated his business from his home, pled guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft related to a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare for more than $1.1 million. Full Story
- Newark: Former Secaucus Mayor Convicted of Bribery
Former Secaucus, New Jersey Mayor Dennis Elwell was convicted for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for real estate projects. Full Story
- Jackson: Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing FEMA Funds Meant to Aid Katrina Victims
Demonica L. Rogers admitted that she stole and converted federal funds by allowing her personal bank accounts to be used to receive stolen federal disaster funds from FEMA in the amount of $21,000 following Hurricane Katrina. Full Story
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