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December 2009

December 18, 2009

Genovese Organized Crime Family Captain Michael Coppola Sentenced to 16 Years’ Imprisonment on Racketeering Conviction

December 17, 2009

Three New York City Home Health Agencies Pay $9.7 Million to the United States to Settle False Claims Act Claims

December 15, 2009

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Expands Operations into Brooklyn, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; and Baton Rouge, La.

December 15, 2009

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Operations in Brooklyn Lead to Charges Against Two Individuals

December 11, 2009

MS-13 Members Receive Significant Sentences for Gang Violence after Retrials

December 8, 2009

Federal Immigration Officer Arrested for Receiving Bribes to Approve Immigrants for Citizenship

December 4, 2009

Defense Attorney Sentenced to 168 Months’ Imprisonment for Witness Tampering and Possession of Illegal Eavesdropping Equipment

December 4, 2009

Three Former Managers at A.b. Watley Group, Inc., a Former Merrill Lynch Stockbroker, and a Former Lehman Brothers Stockbroker Sentenced in “Squawk Box” Securities Fraud Conspiracy Case

November 2009

November 25, 2009

Mexican Couple Arrested for Forcing a Young Mexican Woman into Prostitution in Brooklyn

November 24, 2009

Seven Defendants Charged for Falsifying Construction Testing Documents

November 19, 2009

Operation Targeting Colombian Narcotics Money Launderers Results in Seizure of More than 400 Bank Accounts

November 17, 2009

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 121 Months’ Imprisonment for Her Participation in an Organization That Forced Young Mexican Women into Sexual Slavery in New York

November 17, 2009

Podiatrist Agrees to Settle Allegations That He Defrauded the Medicare Program by Submitting Inflated Claims for Payment

November 10, 2009

Statement of United States Attorney Benton J. Campbell Concerning the Verdict in United States V. Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin

November 5, 2009

Defendant Sentenced for Forcing a Young Mexican Woman into Sexual Slavery in New York

November 5, 2009

The United States and Tutor Perini Corporation Settle Civil Fraud Claims for $9.75 Million

November 5, 2009

Director of Singapore Firm Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Controlled Aircraft Components to Iran

October 2009

October 20, 2009

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

October 15, 2009

New York Investment Firm Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

October 13, 2009

Chief Executive Officer of New York Investment Firm Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

October 8, 2009

United States Announces Settlement with Air Jamaica Limited in Civil Action for Violations of Federal Aircraft Safety Regulations

October 7, 2009

Bonanno Organized Crime Family Ruling Panel Member, Captains, Soldiers, and Associates Indicted for Racketeering, Assault and Other Offenses

October 5, 2009

Stock-loan Finder Indicted for Kickbacks and Fraud Involving Stock-loan Desks of Wall Street Brokerage Firms

September 2009

September 30, 2009

United States Files Civil Suit Against Owner and Operator of Melville Landfill for Violating Hazardous Air Pollutant Requirements

September 24, 2009

Najibullah Zazi Indicted for Conspiracy to Use Explosives Against Persons or Property in the United States

September 24, 2009

Brooklyn Resident Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Murder Overseas and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

September 23, 2009

United States Files Suit Against Two Owners in Fresh Meadows for Fair Housing Act Violations

September 17, 2009

Gambino Family Soldier Charles Carneglia Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy and Murder

September 10, 2009

Four Defendants Sentenced for Racially Motivated Election Night Assaults

September 10, 2009

Three Charged with Securities Fraud Conspiracy for Operating Brooklyn-based Boiler Room

September 10, 2009

United States Files Suit Against Long Island Housing Complex for Fair Housing Act Violations

September 8, 2009

Money Manager Arrested and Charged with Securities Fraud for Operating 30-year Ponzi Scheme

August 2009

August 20, 2009

Jury Finds Attorneys Guilty of Witness Tampering and Possession of Illegal Eavesdropping Equipment

August 19, 2009

8 Defendants Indicted in $22 Million Fraud Against At&t Wireless, T-mobile, Asurion Protection Services, Llc, and Their Customers

August 17, 2009

Jury Finds Former Credit Suisse Broker Guilty of Securities Fraud

August 10, 2009

Three Arrested in Long Island Sex Trafficking and Alien Harboring Case

July 2009

July 20, 2009

Alleged Mexican Cartel Leaders and Associates Targeted in Newest Effort to Combat Drug Trafficking Organizations

July 10, 2009

Executive Director of Morgan Stanley’s Domestic Stock Lending Desk Sentenced to 38 Months for Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud, and Making a False Statement to the FBI

July 7, 2009

United States Announces Payment of a $1.4 Million Penalty in Settlement of Claims for Violating Federal Leak Prevention Requirements at 21 New York City Area Gas Stations

July 2, 2009

The United States Obtains Court-ordered Relief Against Brooklyn Slaughterhouse Selling Uninspected Poultry to the Public

July 2, 2009

Title Insurance Company Owner/operator Charged in $1.7 Million Fraud Scheme

July 1, 2009

Former Long Island Tavern Owner Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment in Arson-for-hire Scheme

June 2009

June 25, 2009

United States Files Civil Suit Against Mineola Corporation for Violating Hazardous Air Pollutant Requirements

June 24, 2009

Investment Pool Manager Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors in Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

June 22, 2009

Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors in Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

June 11, 2009

United States Files Civil Suit Against Long Island City Dry Cleaner for Violating Hazardous Waste Management Requirements

June 9, 2009

Four Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Ltte, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

June 4, 2009

Nine Indicted in $92 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

May 2009

May 29, 2009

Lawrence Aviation Industries, Inc.’S Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cohen Sentenced for Illegally Storing Hazardous Waste on Long Island

May 8, 2009

Monsey Man Sentenced to 30 Years’ Imprisonment on Conviction for Sexual Abuse of Daughter

May 6, 2009

Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin Arrested for Filing False Tax Returns and Making False Statements

April 2009

April 29, 2009

Former Chief Executive Officer of Friedman’s Inc. and Crescent Jewelers Sentenced to 12 Years’ Imprisonment for Securities Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Conspiracy

April 28, 2009

Mortgage Company and its President Agree to Be Enjoined from Government Mortgage Programs

April 22, 2009

Three Former Managers at a .B. Watley Group, Inc., Two Former Merrill Lynch Stockbrokers, and a Former Lehman Brothers Stockbroker Convicted in “Squawk Box” Securities Fraud Conspiracy Case

April 16, 2009

Contractor Charged in Kickback and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Con Ed Projects

April 15, 2009

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated to Pay $302 Million to Resolve Allegations That a Subsidiary Sold Misbranded Test Kits

April 15, 2009

Former Con Ed Employee Charged in Kickback Scheme

April 14, 2009

Five Founders and Marketers of Two Hedge Funds Indicted on Conspiracy and Securities Fraud Charges

April 1, 2009

Investment Advisor Arrested and Charged with Wire Fraud for Stealing Millions of Dollars from a Client

April 1, 2009

Defendant Indicted in $18 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 2009

March 31, 2009

Nine Charged in Multi-million Dollar Leased-funds Accounts Fraud Conspiracy

March 24, 2009

Executive Director of Morgan Stanley’s Domestic Stock Lending Desk Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud and Making a False Statement to the FBI

March 20, 2009

Attorney Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Obstruction of Justice in Scheme to Defraud Government Agencies

March 19, 2009

Former Executive of Olympia Mortgage Corp. Sentenced for Wire Fraud Conspiracy

March 19, 2009

MS-13 Gang Leader and Soldier to Be Arraigned on Murder Charges

March 17, 2009

Gambino Family Soldier Charles Carneglia Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

March 13, 2009

Bonanno Organized Crime Family Associate Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for 2005 Racketeering Murder

March 13, 2009

Director of Singapore Firm Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Controlled Aircraft Components to Iran

March 11, 2009

Monsey Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of Daughter

March 06, 2009

Two Former Nypd Detectives Who Secretly Worked as Mafia Associates Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Racketeering and Murder

March 6, 2009

Victory Memorial Hospital Agrees to Settle Claims That it Defrauded the Medicare Program

March 3, 2009

United States Announces Settlement of Superfund Suit for Reimbursement of Cleanup Costs at the Spectrum Finishing Corporation Site in West Babylon, New York

February 2009

February 27, 2009

Colombo Organized Crime Family Acting Boss Alphonse T. Persico and Administration Member John J. Deross Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for the Murder of William “Wild Bill” Cutolo and Related Witness Tampering

February 19, 2009

United States Announces Settlement of Claims for Violating Federal Leak Prevention Requirements at Three New York City Gas Stations

February 2, 2009

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty to Anti-obama Assaults

January 2009

January 27, 2009

Four Defendants Plead Guilty to All Charges, Including Conspiring to Acquire Anti-aircraft Missiles and Provide Material Support to the Ltte, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

January 27, 2009

President of Long Island Investment Firms Charged in $370 Million Fraud Scheme

January 26, 2009

Press Statement

January 14, 2009

Ten Con Ed Supervisors and One Former Con Ed Employee Charged in Kickback Scheme

January 7, 2009

Three Indicted for Federal Hate Crime Conspiracy

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