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December 2010

December 23, 2010

U.S. Recovers Porcelain Centerpiece from “Swan Service” Stolen from a German Castle During World War II

December 16, 2010

U. S. Attorneys’ Offices Contributed to $6.68 Billion in Civil and Criminal Collections in Fiscal Year 2010

December 15, 2010

Tamba Kaba Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison and $25,000 Fine for Smuggling African Elephant Ivory into the United States Through JFK International Airport

December 15, 2010

Abdul Kadir Sentenced to Life in Prison for Conspiring to Commit Terrorist Attack at JFK Airport

December 15, 2010

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

December 14, 2010

New York State Senator and His Son Charged with Embezzling Funds from Not-for-profit Bronx Health Care Centers

December 8, 2010

Eastern District of New York Staff Recognized at Annual Director’s Awards Ceremony

December 6, 2010

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Regional Results of “Operation Broken Trust” Targeting Investment Fraud

December 2, 2010

U.S. Recovers Stolen Degas Masterpiece Set to Be Sold at Auction

November 2010

November 30, 2010

MS-13 Street Gang Leader Sentenced to Thirty-five Years’ Imprisonment for Murder

November 29, 2010

Schiavone Construction to Pay $20 Million and Costs of Investigation to Resolve Public Works Hiring Fraud

November 23, 2010

Former CEO of Comverse Technology, Inc. Settles Civil Case with U.s. Attorney’s Office and Forfeits over $46 Million

November 18, 2010

Malaysian National Indicted for Hacking into Federal Reserve Bank

November 17, 2010

Investment Manager Convicted of Securities Fraud and Mail Fraud for Operating 30-year Ponzi Scheme

November 9, 2010

United States Seeks Injunctive Relief Against a Brooklyn Business Selling Uninspected Poultry and Meat to the Public

November 4, 2010

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to “Free-riding” Securities Fraud Scheme

November 3, 2010

$28 Million in Forfeited Assets Restored to Victims in Fraudulent Spot Foreign Currency Ponzi Scheme

November 2, 2010

Government Settles with Art Collector, Allowing Two Rare Ceramic Antiquities to Be Repatriated to Government of Peru

November 1, 2010

United States Attorneys Available to Receive Election Complaints

October 2010

October 29, 2010

Former Agape World, Inc. President and Owner Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

October 27, 2010

Eastern District of New York Staff Recognized by Attorney General Holder at Annual Awards Ceremony

October 26, 2010

Hawaii Resident Charged with Making False Statements in a Matter Involving International Terrorism

October 21, 2010

Lawyer Sentenced to Five Years and Former Assistant Sentenced to Eighteen Months for Preparing Fraudulent Alien Legalization Applications

October 15, 2010

Leader of $92 Million Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Pleads Guilty

October 14, 2010

Five Additional Corporate Executives Charged in Connection with Securities Fraud and Obstruction of Justice Committed by Chief Officers of Spongetech Delivery Systems, Inc.

October 14, 2010

13 Members of the Latin Kings Street Gang Indicted on Long Island

October 14, 2010

Former American Airlines Employee Indicted for Leading a Criminal Enterprise Involving Corrupt Dispatchers and Baggage Handlers

October 6, 2010

Nine Members of a Gowanus Crack Cocaine and Heroin Distribution Organization Indicted

September 2010

September 16, 2010

United States Announces Settlement of Superfund Suit for Reimbursement of Cleanup Costs at the B.c.f. Oil Refining Corporation Site in Brooklyn, New York

September 15, 2010

Members and Associates of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Tri-state Area Sweep

September 14, 2010

David H. Brooks, Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer of Dhb Industries, Inc., and Sandra Hatfield, Former Chief Operating Officer, Convicted of Insider Trading, Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice

September 9, 2010

Four Charged in Multi-million Dollar Internet Fraud Conspiracy

August 2010

August 25, 2010

Twelve Members of the Bloods Street Gang Indicated on Racketeering, Murder,drug Distribution, and Firearms Charges

August 12, 2010

Justice Department Resolves Discrimination Case Against Flushing, N.y., Restaurant That Ejected Patrons Because of Religion

August 3, 2010

Pound Ridge Man Indicted for Luring Young Foreign Women to His Home for Sex Crimes

August 2, 2010

American and Guyanese Citizens Convicted of Conspiracy to Launch Attack at JFK Airport

July 2010

July 27, 2010

Ñetas Gang Members Receive Life Imprisonment for Murder of Innocent Civilian

July 23, 2010

Senior Managers of Holding Company Charged with Bank Fraud Conspiracy

July 16, 2010

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 94 Doctors, Health Care Company Owners, Executives, and Others for More than $251 Million in Alleged False Billing

July 7, 2010

Colombo Organized Crime Family Underboss John “Sonny” Franzese Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Loansharking

July 6, 2010

Alleged Heroin Importer Extradited from Spain

July 1, 2010

Mexican Couple Plead Guilty to Forcing Mexican Minor into Prostitution in Brooklyn

June 2010

June 28, 2010

Former Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin Sentenced to 18 Months Following Convictions for Filing False Tax Returns, Tax Evasion, and Making False Statements

June 25, 2010

Defendant Sentenced to Nearly Twenty-four Years for Forcing Minors and Women into Prostitution

June 17, 2010

Colombian Trafficker with Links to Mexican and Colombian Cartels Extradited from Mexico to the United States

June 16, 2010

President of Port Authority Union Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

June 15, 2010

Seventeen Individuals Charged and Twelve Locations Searched in Major Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Prosecution

June 14, 2010

Former Chief Merchandising Officer of Aéropostale, Inc. and the Owner of a Former Major Supplier Indicted in Multi-million Dollar Fraud Scheme

June 10, 2010

Former NYPD Detective Sentenced to 15 Years' Imprisonment

June 09, 2010

Leader of Violent Drug Crew Sentenced to 27 Years' Imprisonment

June 08, 2010

United States Files Settlement Agreement with Long Island Housing Complex for Fair Housing Act Violations

May 2010

May 18, 2010

New York City Police Department Detective Arrested on Federal Civil Rights Charges for Sexual Misconduct

May 14, 2010

Leader of Violent Drug Crew Sentenced to Life in Prison

May 13, 2010

Former New York City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Robberies and Heroin Trafficking

May 12, 2010

Owner of International Clothing Retailer Arrested on Bank Fraud Charges

May 06, 2010

NYPD Police Officer Indicted for Armed Robbery Conspiracy and Narcotics Trafficking

May 05, 2010

Chief Officers of Spongetech Delivery Systems, Inc., Arrested and Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

May 03, 2010

Loretta E. Lynch Sworn in as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

April 2010

April 22, 2010

MS-13 Gang Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison

April 20, 2010

Investment Firm President and Four Others Arrested for Securities Fraud

April 16, 2010

Seventeen Members and Associates of the Ms-13 Street Gang Arraigned in Federal Court on Racketeering, Witness Tampering, and Firearms Charges

April 15, 2010

Former Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Stock-loan Trader Pleads Guilty to Receiving Cash Kickbacks in Connection with Stock-loan Transactions

April 6, 2010

Three Attorneys, Two Real Estate Brokers, and Five Others Indicted in $10 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 2010

March 26, 2010

Producer of Child Pornography Sentenced to 264 Months’ Incarceration

March 24, 2010

Three Podiatrists and a Pharmacy Owner Arrested on Health Care Fraud Charges

March 24, 2010

Lawyer and Former Assistant Convicted for Preparing Fraudulent Alien Legalization Applications

March 23, 2010

Defendant Convicted of Ordering Two Homicides, and in a Case of Mistaken Identity, Killing the Wrong People

March 22, 2010

Fraudulent Spot Foreign Currency Trader Sentenced to 188 Months’ Incarceration for His Participation in $66 Million Ponzi Scheme

March 10, 2010

Gambino Soldier Who Protected Sicilian Mafia Activities in U.s. Arrested in Coordinated U.s. – Italian Law Enforcement Operation

March 10, 2010

Queens MS-13 Gang Leader Amilcar Gomez Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Racketeering and Murder

March 9, 2010

Indictment Unsealed Charging Colombo Family Administration Member Theodore Persico and Seven Other Defendants

March 8, 2010

Five Church Leaders Plead Guilty to Securities Fraud Conspiracy

March 04, 2010

Genovese Organized Crime Family Captain Anthony Antico Charged with Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Conspiracy to Rob Staten Island Jeweler Louis Antonelli

March 04, 2010

Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Murder and Fraud in Connection with Two Missing Persons and a Cold Case Homicide

February 2010

February 25, 2010

Two Charged with Terror Violations in Connection with New York Subway Plot

February 24, 2010

Superseding Indictment Unsealed Charging Luchese and Bonanno Captains, Soldier and Associates Variously with Racketeering, Racketeering Conspiracy, Extortion and Other Crimes

February 22, 2010

Najibullah Zazi Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Use Explosives Against Persons or Property in U.S., Conspiracy to Murder Abroad and Providing Material Support to AL-QAEDA

February 17, 2010

Attorney Steven Coren Sentenced to 30 Months’ Incarceration Following Conviction for Mail and Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Obstruction of Justice in Scheme to Defraud Government Agencies

February 17, 2010

Defendant Convicted in $10 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

February 16, 2010

Federal Officials Close the Investigation into the Death of Sean Bell

February 09, 2010

Investment Advisor Who Ran a $45 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to Nine Years’ Imprisonment

February 2, 2010

Former New York City Police Department Sergeant Sentenced to Six Months’ Imprisonment for Making False Statements to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents

January 2010

January 27, 2010

United States Enters into Fair Housing Act Settlement with Long Island Co-op Apartment Building and its Board

January 27, 2010

Eleven Members of a Crack Cocaine and Heroin Distribution Organization Indicted

January 25, 2010

Two Defendants Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Ltte, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

January 25, 2010

Former Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns, Tax Evasion, and Making False Statements

January 22, 2010

Former Credit Suisse Broker Eric Butler Sentenced to Five Years’ Imprisonment for Securities Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Securities and Wire Fraud

January 22, 2010

Two Defendants Sentenced to 26 and 14 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Ltte, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

January 22, 2010

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison

January 8, 2010

Previously-convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Thirty-five Years for the Production of Child Pornography

January 8, 2010

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with New York City to Correct Conditions at Kings County Hospital Center

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