The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. In executing the following priorities, we will produce and use intelligence to protect the nation from threats and to bring to justice those who violate the law.

The FBI was established in 1908. See our History website and How the FBI Got its Name for more details on our evolution and achievements over the years. The FBI motto: “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” Learn about the origins of this motto.  

  1. New York: Three Men Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Plotting to Bomb Bronx Synagogues and Shoot Down U.S. Military Planes  fbi

    Three men were each sentenced to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to use stinger surface-to-air guided missiles to shoot down military planes located at the New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport. Full Story

  2. Atlanta: Man Convicted by Jury for Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

    After a five-day trial, Jean-Daniel Perkins was found guilty on charges of bank fraud, credit card fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Perkins defrauded American Express, SunTrust Bank, and hundreds of individual credit card holders of millions of dollars. Full Story

  3. New Orleans: Mayor of Port Allen, Louisiana Convicted of Racketeering

    Derek A. Lewis, the mayor of the City of Port Allen, Louisiana, pled guilty to violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Full Story

  4. Miami: Doctor Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud

    Miami doctor Rene De Los Rios was sentenced to 235 months in prison for his participation in a $23 million HIV injection and infusion Medicare fraud scheme. Full Story

  5. Los Angeles: Lead Defendant in International Computer Hacking Ring Sentenced in Two Cases to 13 Years in Federal Prison

    Federal judges in two cases imposed sentences totaling 13 years in prison against the Kenneth Lucas, the leader of the domestic arm of an international “phishing” operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to collect personal information that was used to defraud American banks. Lucas was sentenced in the second case which involved an indoor marijuana grow at his residence. Full Story

  6. Baltimore: Prince George’s County Council Woman Leslie Johnson Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charge 

    Prince George’s County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson pled guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering in order to obstruct a federal corruption investigation. Full Story

  7. Washington Field: TBW Executive Sentenced to 30 Years for Role in $2.9 Billion Fraud Scheme 

    Lee Bentley Farkas, the former chairman and owner of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), was sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to forfeit approximately $38.5 million for his role in a more than $2.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of TBW and Colonial Bank. Full Story

  8. Phoenix: Kaibeto Man Charged in Navajo Nation Police Officer Murder

    Victor Bigman was charged by criminal complaint with first-degree murder in the death of Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety Sergeant Darrell Curley. Full Story

  9. Chicago: Romanian Man Sentenced for Role in International Fraud Scheme Involving Online Auction Websites

    Adrian Ghighina was sentenced in Chicago to 48 months in prison for his role in moving and hiding the illicit proceeds of an international fraud scheme. Full Story

  10. Kansas City: Man Who Shot at FBI Agents Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

    Nicholas Henry pled guilty to one count of attempting to kill an FBI agent and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Full Story