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

  1. Tampa: Florida Resident Charged with Plotting to Bomb Locations in TampaFBI_Badge_and_Gun

    A 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 Shabaab

    A 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 Disappearance

    One 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 Arrested

    FBI 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 Case

    Fifteen 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 Murder

    Draindell 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 Woman

    A 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 Investigation

    Francisco 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 Conspiracy

    Saepharn 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 Plans

    Angelo 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