FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 21, 2012

  1. Chicago: Former CME Group Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Globex Computer Trade Secrets While Planning to Improve Electronic Trading in China

    Chunlai Yang admitted that he downloaded more than 10,000 files containing CME computer source code that made up a substantial part of the operating systems for the Globex electronic trading platform. Full Story

  2. San Francisco: Taiwan-Based AU Optronics Corporation Sentenced to Pay $500 Million Criminal Fine for Role in LCD Price Fixing Conspiracy

    The liquid crystal display (LCD) producer was sentenced for its participation in a five-year conspiracy to fix the prices of thin-film transistor LCD panels sold worldwide. Full Story

  3. Cleveland: Sixteen Defendants Convicted of Federal Hate Crime Charges

    The federal hate crime charges arose out of a series of religiously motivated assaults on practitioners of the Amish religion. Full Story

  4. Atlanta: Man Who Operated Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Life

    Soloman Manasseh Mustafa committed violent sexual acts against his victims, bound them with duct tape, took their identification, and committed other atrocities in order to hold them captive. Full Story

  5. Baltimore: Police Officer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking While on Duty

    Daniel Redd was sentenced for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin and for using a gun in a drug trafficking crime. Full Story

  6. New York: Online Poker Executive Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering, Bank Fraud, and Internet Gambling Offenses

    The former director of payments for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker admitted participation in a scheme to deceive banks into processing hundreds of millions of dollars of Internet gambling transactions. Full Story

  7. Salt Lake City: Investigation Leads to Indictment of 21 People on Gun and Drug Charges

    Law enforcement agents identified Aryan Knight gang members who were trafficking methamphetamine, as well as associates of the gang who were the source of the drugs. Full Story

  8. Portland: Former CEO of Sunwest Management Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

    Jon Michael Harder was charged with defrauding more than 1,000 investors out of approximately $130 million during a two-year period. Full Story

  9. Philadelphia: Phony Psychiatrist Sentenced for Defrauding Patients, Doctors, and Insurance Companies

    Jo Benoit was sentenced to six years in prison for a health care fraud scheme that victimized more than 50 patients. Full Story

  10. Washington Field: Culpeper Man Sentenced to More Than 50 Years for Armed Robberies, Carjacking

    George Golder Phillips, II was sentenced for committing a series of armed robberies of financial institutions and businesses and for kidnapping and carjacking a woman. Full Story