FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 28, 2012

  1. Newark: Former Defense Contractor Employee Convicted of Exporting Sensitive Military Technology to China

    Sixing Liu, aka “Steve Liu,” was also convicted of stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents. Full Story

  2. Albuquerque: Jeremiah Jackson Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

    Jeremiah Jackson was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for killing two women while attempting to avoid apprehension in the aftermath of a bank robbery. Full Story

  3. Anchorage: North Pole Man Sentenced on Explosives and Weapons Convictions

    Militia member Coleman L. Barney was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to possess grenades and silencers and to five years for possession of an unregistered destructive device. Full Story

  4. Washington Field: Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Other Charges in Contracting Scheme Involving U.S. Army

    Oh Sung Kwon pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a bribery scheme in which he paid thousands of dollars to a U.S. Army official in return for government contracts, as well as a separate scheme involving fraudulent real estate sales and refinances. Full Story

  5. New Orleans: Former Two-Term Jefferson Parish President Pleads Guilty

    Aaron F. Broussard admitted to participating in a conspiracy to commit bribery, wire fraud, and theft concerning programs receiving federal funds. Full Story

  6. Norfolk: Developer Sentenced in $61 Million Bank and Historic Tax Credit Fraud Schemes

    Eric H. Menden was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for engaging in a $41 million bank fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of the Bank of the Commonwealth and a separate historic-tax-credit fraud scheme that cost state and federal governments over $12 million and investors more than $8 million. Full Story

  7. New Orleans: Woman Indicted for Impersonating an OSHA Employee to Conduct Fraudulent Hazardous Waste Safety Trainings During Gulf Oil Spill Clean Up

    Connie M. Knight was charged with impersonating a federal employee for the purpose of enticing people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous waste safety training. Full Story

  8. New York: Superseding Indictment Returned Against East Haven Police Officers

    East Haven Police Officers David Cari, Dennis Spaulding, and Jason Zullo were charged with conspiring to violate and violating the civil rights of members of the East Haven community. Full Story

  9. Chicago: Alleged Associates of Two Chicago-Area Drug Trafficking Organizations Facing Federal Narcotics Charges

    Two leaders of separate drug trafficking organizations that operated independently but sometimes supplied each other with multiple kilograms of cocaine were arrested and are among 39 defendants who are facing federal drug charges. Full Story

  10. Miami: Orange County Husband and Wife Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

    Gergawattie and Bhardwaaj Seecharan were sentenced to 121 months and 60 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a $50 million mortgage fraud. Full Story