FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 1, 2013

  1. Atlanta: South Carolina Man Charged with Threatening to Kill the President of the United States

    Patrick Randell McIntosh was charged with possessing three firearms and ammunition while under indictment for a felony and for threatening the life of the president on Facebook. Full Story

  2. Miami: Six Broward County Residents Charged with Use of Fraudulent ATM Cards

    The defendants allegedly placed or attempted to place “skimming” devices on ATMs at 18 bank branches throughout Florida, resulting in the theft of at least 407 bank customers’ information. Full Story

  3. Jackson: Former Police Officers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes

    Former Jackson Police Officers Monyette Quintel Jefferson, Terence Dale Jenkins, and Anthony Ricardo Payne, Jr. were sentenced to 10 years, 10 years, and nine years in prison, respectively, for accepting bribes from an undercover agent believed to be a drug trafficker. Full Story

  4. Boston/Miami/Washington: Former Michigan Man Convicted of Child Sex Tourism Charges

    Matthew Andrew Carter operated the Morning Star Center for impoverished children in Haiti, where he required them to participate in sexual acts in order to receive food, remain at the center, and/or receive school tuition payments. Full Story

  5. Tampa: Colombian National Sentenced to 20 Years for International Narcotics Trafficking

    Jose Rivas and a co-conspirator departed Colombia in a vessel smuggling 568 kilograms of cocaine and were interdicted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea. Full Story

  6. Los Angeles: Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges for Running Day-Trading Ponzi Scheme

    Syed Qaisar Madad admitted that investors lost more than $31 million when his scheme collapsed in March 2011. Full Story

  7. Washington Field: Ringleader of Alleged Bank Fraud Arrested After More Than Four Years as a Fugitive

    Tobechi Enyinna Onwuhara was arrested in Australia and brought to the United States to face charges accusing him of leading a home equity line of credit fraud scheme that attempted to steal more than $38 million and caused approximately $13 million in losses. Full Story

  8. Oklahoma City: Army Private Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder of 10-Year-Old Boy

    Connell C. William and the boy’s mother admitted to intentionally withholding food from the child as a form of punishment from early 2011 until May of that year, ultimately resulting in the child’s death. Williams will receive a life sentence without the possibility of release. Full Story

  9. Baltimore: Founder of Dead Man Incorporated Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison

    James Sweeney was “Supreme D” of the violent racketeering enterprise originally created as a prison gang in Maryland in 2000. Full Story

  10. San Francisco: Former Silicon Valley Engineer Sentenced for Stealing Marvell Trade Secrets

    Suibin Zhang was sentenced to three months in prison for downloading and stealing trade secret information found in dozens of documents, datasheets, hardware specifications, design guides, and other confidential and proprietary items from Marvell. Full Story