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December 2008

December 18, 2008

Superseding Indictment Unsealed Charging Organized Crime Members for Their Roles in Four “Cold Case” Murders, Including the 1997 Murder of New York City Police Officer Ralph Dols and the 1999 Murder of Mob Underboss William “Wild Bill” Cutolo

December 9, 2008

Genovese Organized Crime Family Captain and Associate Indicted for Racketeering and Other Offenses

December 5, 2008

Director of Movable Bridges Division of New York City Department of Transportation Sentenced for His Role in Bribery Scheme

December 3, 2008

Six Defendants Arrested for African Elephant Ivory Smuggling Conspiracy Operating Through JFK International Airport.

November 2008

November 25, 2008

United States Files Superfund Suit for Reimbursement of Cleanup Costs and Penalties at a Contaminated Site in Levittown, New York

November 20, 2008

Four Current and Former Federal Contract Corrections Officers Indicted for Excessive Force and Obstruction

November 19, 2008

Sixteen Defendants Indicted in Two Mortgage Fraud Schemes Involving over $13 Million in Loans

November 13, 2008

Father and Son Convicted of Running Illegal Internet Pharmacy

November 13, 2008

Former Employee of Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Indicted for Destroying and Falsifying Records in Connection with Federal Investigation

November 12, 2008

Former Executive Director of a Brooklyn Nonprofit Agency Defrauds the National Child Food Program of More than $500,000

November 12, 2008

MS-13 Gang Member to Be Arraigned Today on Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault, Racketeering, and Illegal Firearms Charges

November 7, 2008

Press Statement

November 6, 2008

United States Files Civil Suit Against Bouchard Transportation Company for Discharge of 56,000 Barrels of Gasoline into the the Arthur Kill Waterway in Staten Island

November 3, 2008

Genovese Organized Crime Family Captain Michael Coppola Indicted on Racketeering Charges, Including 1977 Murder of Giovanni Larducci and Mob Control of New Jersey Waterfront

November 3, 2008

United States Attorneys Available to Receive Election Complaints

October 2008

October 31, 2008

NYPD Police Officer and Two Others Indicted for Armed Robbery Conspiracy and Narcotics Trafficking

October 28, 2008

Nineteen Defendants Charged with Crack Cocaine Distribution in Brooklyn

October 27, 2008

Bonanno Organized Crime Family Associate Convicted by Jury of Murder in Aid of Racketeering, Racketeering, and Other Crimes of Violence

October 23, 2008

Defendant Indicted in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

October 22, 2008

The United States Files Civil Complaint to Enjoin Fraud in Government Insured Mortgage Loans

October 10, 2008

New York Resident Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Explosives and Silencer

October 10, 2008

Twenty Six Defendants Charged in Narcotics Ring Operating in Greenpoint and Williamsburg Sections of Brooklyn

October 2, 2008

Construction Company Owner and Associates Arrested for Violent Retaliation Against Plaintiffs in Federal Labor Lawsuit

September 2008

September 24, 2008

Long Island Fitness Club Owner Indicted for Three Murders

September 22, 2008

United States Files Suit Against Long Island Co-op Apartment Building and its Board of Directors for Violating Fair Housing Act Requirements

September 19, 2008

Two Defendants Plead Guilty to Operating Underage Prostitution Business

September 17, 2008

Press Statement

September 15, 2008

Staten Island University Hospital to Pay the U.s. $74 Million to Settle Claims of Defrauding Federal Health Care Programs

September 11, 2008

Former Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officer Sentenced on Conviction Arising from Inmate Beating and Subsequent Cover-up

September 8, 2008

United States Attorneys Available to Receive Election Complaints

September 4, 2008

Brooklyn Drug Dealer Sentenced to Life in Prison for Narcotics Trafficking and Two Murders

September 3, 2008

Two Former Credit Suisse Brokers Indicted for Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Conspiracy in Connection with a Fraudulent Scheme to Sell Mortgage-backed Collateralized Debt Obligations

August 2008

August 28, 2008

Chief Executive Officer of New York Investment Firm Indicted on Charges of Securities Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

August 28, 2008

Bonanno Organized Crime Family Acting Captains, Soldier, and Associate Indicted for Racketeering and Other Offenses

August 22, 2008

Cocaine Cartel Leader to Face Charges in the United States

August 21, 2008

Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Trafficking in More than Half a Million Tubes of Counterfeit Toothpaste

August 18, 2008

Queens-based Residential Cooperative and Property Manager Charged with Criminal Disposal of Asbestos

August 18, 2008

The United States and General Dynamics Settle Civil Fraud Claims for over $ 4 Million

August 14, 2008

Two Former Directors of Queénch, Inc. Sentenced for Securities Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

August 14, 2008

Three Charged with April 2008 Murder of Staten Island Jeweler Louis Antonelli

August 11, 2008

MS-13 Street Gang Member Sentenced to Forty Years' Imprisonment for Murder

August 6, 2008

Bonanno Organized Crime Family Acting Boss and Three Soldiers Plead Guilty to Murder Conspiracy and Other Charges

July 2008

July 28, 2008

The United States and Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers Agree to Appointment of Union Corruption Officers

July 22, 2008

Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking and Admits Her Role in an Organization That Forced Young Mexican Women into Sexual Slavery in New York

July 21, 2008

United States Announces Settlement of Claims Against Corporation for Violating Federal Leak Prevention Requirements at Twenty-five Metropolitan New York City Gas Stations

July 16, 2008

City Employee Arrested for Her Role in Counterfeit Check Cashing Ring

July 15, 2008

Airline Maintenance Company Owner Arrested for Running Fraudulent Schemes

July 9, 2008

Lawrence Aviation Industries, Inc. and its Owner/operator Plead Guilty to Illegally Storing Hazardous Waste on Long Island

July 8, 2008

Fraudulent Spot Foreign Currency Traders Plead Guilty and Forfeit over $28 Million in U.s. Currency and Property

June 2008

June 26, 2008

Former Bureau of Prisons Captain Sentenced for Excessive Force Conspiracy, False Statements, and Two Separate Acts of Obstruction of Justice

June 26, 2008

Varsha Sabhnani Sentenced to 132 Months' Imprisonment for Her Conviction in Long Island "Slave" Case

June 19, 2008

Two Senior Managers of Failed Bear Stearns Hedge Funds Indicted on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges

June 12, 2008

President of National Settlement Agency Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

June 4, 2008

Colombo Organized Crime Family Acting Boss, Underboss, and Ten Other Members and Associates Indicted

May 2008

May 27, 2008

Lawyer Indicted on Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Charges for Stealing from Client Escrow Account

May 22, 2008

Six Defendants Indicted for Kickbacks and Fraud at the Stock-loan Desks of Wall Street Brokerage Firms

May 21, 2008

Eleven Defendants Indicted in $14 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

May 19, 2008

U.S. Army Translator Sentenced to 121 Months' Imprisonment for Unauthorized Possession of Classified Documents Concerning Iraqi Insurgency and for Using a False Identity

May 16, 2008

Leader of the Folk Nation, a Violent Brooklyn Street Gang, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Racketeering and Multiple Murders and Attempted Murders

May 15, 2008

Former Court Assistant Sentenced to 40 Months' Imprisonment for Possession of Child Pornography and Social Security Fraud

May 8, 2008

Two Former Principals of Olympia Mortgage Indicted on Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Bank Fraud Charges

May 6, 2008

Eight Members of a Violent Police-impersonation Robbery Crew Indicted

May 2, 2008

Long Island Priest Sentenced to Forty-one Months' Imprisonment for Possession of Child Pornography

April 2008

April 25, 2008

Justice Department to Review the Shooting of Sean Bell and Others

April 24, 2008

Oncologist and His Wife Agree to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Involving Importation of Oncology Drugs from Canada

April 11, 2008

Identical Twin Leaders of Violent Crack Distribution Crew Plead Guilty to Racketeering, Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery, and Drug Conspiracy

March 2008

March 27, 2008

Colombo Organized Crime Family Captain and Five Associates Indicted for Racketeering and Other Offenses

March 25, 2008

Former Chief Executive Officer of Friedman's Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Convicted in Accounting Fraud Scheme

March 24, 2008

Two Officials in the Bridges Division of New York City Department of Transportation Plead Guilty to Bribery Scheme

February 2008

February 28, 2008

Eight Luchese Organized Crime Family Members and Associates Indicted for Racketeering and Other Offenses

February 11, 2008

Media Advisory - Correction

February 7, 2008

Sixty-two Defendants Indicted, Including Gambino Organized Crime Family Acting Boss, Acting Underboss, Consigliere, and Members and Associates, as Well as Construction Industry and Union Officials

February 1, 2008

Director of Singapore Firm Arraigned on Charges of Illegally Exporting Controlled Aircraft Components to Iran

February 1, 2008

United States Files Civil Action Against Air Jamaica Limited for Violations of Federal Aviation Safety Regulations

January 2008

January 31, 2008

NYPD Detective and Sergeant, Together with Two Others, Face Federal Felony Charges in Brooklyn

January 30, 2008

Three Defendants Plead Guilty in "Advance-fee" Fraud Scheme

January 24, 2008

Three Former Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officers and a Lieutenant of the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center Convicted of Charges Stemming from Inmate Beating and Subsequent Cover-up

January 15, 2008

Spot Foreign Currency Trader Arrested for Running Fraudulent Scheme

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