The following are some the top 10 FBI stories of this past week ending October 28, 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. Minneapolis: Five Individuals Indicted in a Fraud Conspiracy Involving Exports to Iran of U.S. Components Later Found in Bombs in Iraq 

    Five individuals and four of their companies were indicted as part of a conspiracy to defraud the United States that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the U.S. to Iran, at least 16 of which were later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices in Iraq. Full Story
  2. Headquarters: FBI Releases 2010 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

    According to information released by the FBI, 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year; 72 officers died in accidents while performing their duties; and 53,469 officers were assaulted in the line of duty. The 2010 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted provides data about these incidents. Full Story

  3. New Insider Trading Charges Announced Against Former Corporate Chairman and Director Rajat K. Gupta 

    The unsealing of a six-count indictment was announced against Rajat K. Gupta, a former corporate chairman and member of the boards of directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and the Procter & Gamble Company, for allegedly engaging in an insider trading scheme with Raj Rajaratnam, the founder and former head of the Galleon Group. Full Story

  4. Washington Field: General Services Administration Employee Sentenced to Prison for Role in Bribery Scheme as Part of Multi-Year Corruption Investigation 

    A General Services Administration (GSA) customer service manager was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme related to payments he received for awarding GSA contracts to various government contractors. Full Story

  5. Albuquerque: Shiprock Man Receives Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder Conviction

    An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation received a 168-month prison term for shooting and killing another Navajo man with whom he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Full Story

  6. Baltimore: Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Valuable Historical Documents from Museums   

    Jason James Savedoff pled guilty to conspiring to steal historical documents—including original documents of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John Adams, Franklin Roosevelt, and others—from museums in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut and selling them for profit. Full Story
  7. San Francisco: Eight Northern California Real Estate Investors Guilty in Bid Rigging Scheme

    Eight Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in two separate conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California. Full Story

  8. Newark: Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty in First-Ever Federal Conviction for Brokering Illegal Kidney Transplants for Profit

    An Israeli citizen living in Brooklyn admitted to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for payments of $120,000 or more before he was caught conspiring to organize another black market sale. Full Story

  9. Springfield: Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud 

    Real estate developer Harold Rosen pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with his contract with the city of East St. Louis to construct a $5.6 million low-income, affordable housing project. Full Story

  10. Knoxville: Woman Sentenced in Aggravated Embezzlement Case 

    Leslie Janous was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. In addition to her term in prison, Janous was ordered to pay restitution of more than $6.6 million to her former employer, Scancarbon, Inc., the company that she defrauded.Full Story