The following are some the top 10 FBI stories of this past week ending November 12, 2011. Also be aware of common fraud schemes listed on the FBI website. They included telemarketing, letters from Nigeria, advance fee schemes, healthcare fraud, ponzi and pyramid schemes. See tips for avoiding them here. To report cases of fraud, use our online tips form or contact your nearest FBI office or overseas office.

  1. FBI_Badge_and_GunNew York: Seven Charged for Engineering Sophisticated Internet Fraud Scheme That Infected Millions of Computers Worldwide and Manipulated Internet Advertising Business

    Charges were announced against six Estonian nationals and one Russian national for engaging in a massive and sophisticated Internet fraud scheme that infected with malware more than 4 million computers located in over 100 countries. Of the computers infected with malware, at least 500,000 were in the U.S., including computers belonging to U.S. government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, commercial businesses, and individuals. Full Story
  2. San Antonio: Superseding Indictment Returned Against Naser Jason Abdo in Connection with Bomb Plot

    A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment against Naser Jason Abdo charging him in connection with use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder of officers or employees of the U.S., and possession of a firearm and a destructive device in furtherance of a federal crime of violence. Full Story

  3. Miami: Colombian Paramilitary Leader Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Narco-Terrorism

    Carlos Mario Jimenez-Naranjo, aka “Macaco,” a paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, was sentenced to 33 years in prison for leading an international drug trafficking conspiracy that supported a foreign terrorist organization. Full Story

  4. San Diego: Reward of $20,000 Offered in “Geezer Bandit” Investigation

    The FBI and local law enforcement are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and arrest the individual dubbed the “Geezer Bandit.” The Geezer Bandit is believed to be responsible for 15 bank robberies dating back to August 28, 2009. The first robbery in this series was in Santee, California, and the latest was on Friday, September 30, 2011, in La Jolla, California. Full Story

  5. New York: Shooter in Chinese Organized Crime Murders Sentenced to 400 Months in Prison

    Luyen Dao Nguyen was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 400 months in prison for crimes he committed as a member of the Frank Ma Organization, a Chinese organized crime group. Full Story

  6. Atlanta: Former Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Public Corruption and Drug Trafficking Charges

    A former Fulton County Deputy Sheriff pled guilty to attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine and to accepting bribes of more than $2,000 to facilitate the distribution of cocaine inside and outside the Fulton County Jail. Full Story
  7. Oklahoma City: Norman Man Charged with Attempted Arson in Indian Country

    A federal indictment was unsealed charging Raymond Ray Morris with attempting to set a mobile home on fire in rural Cleveland County, putting the lives of those present in jeopardy. Full Story

  8. Springfield: Former East St. Louis Official Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Bribery Offenses

    Arthur Johns, the former director of Community Development for the city of East St. Louis, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison on two counts of aiding and abetting wire fraud and one count of accepting improper benefits in connection with business conducted by his office. Full Story

  9. Kansas City: Grain Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Conspiracy; $3 Million Scheme Victimized 100 Farmers

    The owner of a Gallatin, Missouri grain company pled guilty in federal court to a scheme that stole more than $3 million from 100 northwest Missouri farmers. Full Story
  10. Miami: Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty in $25 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

    A patient recruiter of a Miami health care agency pled guilty in connection with her participation in a $25 million home health Medicare fraud scheme. Full Story