FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending October 5, 2012

  1. Headquarters: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 Individuals for Approximately $430 Million in False Billing

    Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations led to charges against doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals in Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Brooklyn, Baton Rouge, and Chicago. Full Story

  2. Houston: Russian Agent, 10 Others Indicted in New York

    Eleven members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, were charged with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to Russian military and intelligence agencies. Full Story

  3. Charlotte: Arrest Made in 1996 Murder of Jonesville Officer

    Scott Vincent Sica was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Sergeant Gregory Keith Martin while he was conducting a traffic stop. Full Story

  4. New York: Additional Charges Filed Against Former Madoff Employees

    Among other things, the superseding indictment expands the timeframe during which the five defendants allegedly participated in a conspiracy to defraud Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC’s investment advisory clients. Full Story

  5. Dallas: FCI Fort Worth Inmate Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot Against Federal Judge

    Phillip Monroe Ballard, in federal custody on tax charges, allegedly solicited the murder-for-hire of U.S. District Judge John McBryde of the Northern District of Texas. Full Story

  6. Miami: Doctors Sentenced for Participating in $205 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Dr. Mark Willner and Dr. Alberto Ayala, former medical directors at the mental health care company American Therapeutic Corporation, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison. Full Story

  7. Houston: Katy Man Arrested for Making a Terroristic Threat

    Patrick Joseph Hudson allegedly made threatening comments in an Internet chat room regarding a school shooting that was to take place somewhere around the Katy, Texas area. The threat did not specify a particular school but referenced elementary school children. Full Story

  8. San Juan: Former Mayor of Barceloneta Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

    Sol Luis Fontanes-Olivo was charged with bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. Full Story

  9. Cleveland: Hate Crimes Charges Filed Against Indiana Man for Religiously Motivated Attack on the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

    Randolph Linn was charged with intentionally defacing, damaging, and destroying religious real property because of the religious character of that property and using fire and explosives to commit a felony. Full Story

  10. Jacksonville: Man Nets 10 Years for Arson of Reproductive Health Facility in Pensacola

    Bobby Joe Rogers was sentenced for the New Year’s Day arson that destroyed the American Family Planning Clinic in Pensacola, Florida. Full Story