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This week’s top ten FBI stories:fbi

  1. Multiple Field Offices: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 Individuals for Approximately $295 Million in False Billing

    A nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities resulted in charges against 91 defendants for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $295 million in false billing. Full Story

  2. Seattle: Attempted Bomber Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime and Weapons Charges

    Kevin William Harpham pled guilty to the placement of an improvised explosive device alongside the planned Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March in Spokane on January 17, 2011. Full Story

  3. Headquarters: Bank Crime Statistics Released for Second Quarter of 2011

    During the second quarter of 2011, there were 1,023 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,146 reported violations in the same quarter of 2010. There were 1,007 robberies, 15 burglaries, one larceny, and two extortions of financial institutions reported between April 1 and June 30, 2011. Full Story

  4. Washington Field: Noted Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

    Stewart David Nozette, a scientist who worked for multiple government agencies, pled guilty to attempted espionage for providing classified information to a person he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer. Full Story

  5. New York: New York City Resident Indicted for Providing Material Support to Terrorists

    An indictment was unsealed charging Agron Hasbajrami, a legal U.S. resident and Albanian citizen residing in New York City, with providing material support to terrorists. Full Story

  6. Los Angeles: Entertainment Executive Pleads Guilty to Massive Stock Fraud, Scamming Investor

    Drew Savitch Levin, a Hollywood producer who founded and ran various television production and distribution companies, pled guilty to federal charges in two cases—one involving stock fraud and another stemming from a scam that bilked an investor in one of the companies. Full Story

  7. Oklahoma City: Army Private, Mother Charged with First-Degree Murder of 10-Year-Old Boy

    Connell C. Williams and Candice C. Holloway were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Holloway’s 10-year-old son on the Fort Sill Army Post. Full Story

  8. Minneapolis: Man Charged in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Douglas Rex Butler was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties. Full Story

  9. New Haven: Marlborough Man Admits Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Bank Fraud Conspiracy

    Mirza H. Baig pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud stemming from his involvement in a multi-million-dollar bank fraud scheme. Full Story

  10. Phoenix: Four Defendants Indicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    A jury returned an indictment charging four defendants with allegedly conspiring to commit mortgage fraud in order to obtain 19 loans totaling approximately $5.85 million between the years 2006 through 2007. Full Story