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December 2012

December 27, 2012

Two Alleged Operatives of the Tamil Tigers Terrorist Organization Extradited to Brooklyn

December 21, 2012

Three Supporters of Foreign Terrorist Organization Al-shabaab Charged in Brooklyn Federal Court, Face Life in Prison

December 20, 2012

Six Long Island Men Charged with Using Stolen Social Security Numbers to File False Tax Returns

December 19, 2012

Leader and Member of the Latin Kings Street Gang Each Sentenced to Sixteen Years’ Imprisonment for Their Participation in Shootings on Long Island

December 19, 2012

Amgen Inc. Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Brooklyn and Pays $762 Million to Resolve Criminal Liability and Civil Fraud Allegations

December 18, 2012

Alleged Fugitive “Deadbeat Parent” Arrested for Failure to Pay over $1 Million in Child Support

December 11, 2012

Taiwanese National Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-grade Carbon Fiber

December 11, 2012

HSBC Holdings Plc. And HSBC Bank Usa N.a. Admit to Anti-money Laundering and Sanctions Violations, Forfeit $1.256 Billion in Deferred Prosecution Agreement

December 10, 2012

United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch Announces Extradition of Mexican Sex Traffickers as Part of Comprehensive Program to Combat Trafficking and Reunify Victims and Families

December 07, 2012

U. S. Attorney’s Office Collects over $600 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in FY 2012

December 05, 2012

International Organized Crime Cyber Fraud Ring Responsible for Millions of Dollars in Fraud Dismantled

November 2012

November 27, 2012

Alleged Gambino Associate, Westies Member, and Demon Knights Motorcycle Gang Member Charged with Violent Extortion

November 19, 2012

Alleged Leader of Ethnic-albanian Organized Crime Syndicate Extradited to the United States to Face Drug and Money-laundering Charges

November 19, 2012

Alleged Member of Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring Extradited from Mexico to Face Charges in Brooklyn

November 16, 2012

Al-qaeda Operative Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in One of the Most Serious Terrorist Threats to the United States since 9/11

November 16, 2012

Arrests of Alleged Corrupt Colombian Government Employee and Criminal Defense Attorney in Obstruction of Justice Case

November 14, 2012

Former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

November 14, 2012

Former High-ranking Nassau County Housing Official Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

November 13, 2012

Long Island Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Oxycodone and Income Tax Evasion

November 09, 2012

38 Defendants in Historic Colombo Family Case Plead Guilty

November 09, 2012

Alleged Mexican Drug Kingpin Extradited to the United States to Face Criminal Enterprise, Drug, and Money-laundering Charges

November 09, 2012

United States Attorney Announces Settlement of Fair Housing Act Case Against Co-op Which Denied Woman Her Comfort Animal

November 08, 2012

Deer Park, Long Island Man Arrested in $2 Million Extortion Plot

November 06, 2012

Mexican Kingpin Pleads Guilty to U.S. Drug Charges

November 05, 2012

United States Attorneys Available to Receive Election Complaints

November 01, 2012

Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline

October 2012

October 26, 2012

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 188 Months’ Imprisonment for Sexually Assaulting an Undocumented Alien Minor While Smuggling Her from Texas to New York

October 23, 2012

United States Intervenes in Action Alleging That New York City Department of Education Improperly Billed Medicaid for Psychological Services to Special Education Students

October 18, 2012

Investment Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

October 17, 2012

JTTF Arrests Man in Lower Manhattan after He Attempted to Bomb New York Federal Reserve Bank

October 16, 2012

Eight Members of Three Brooklyn-based Motorcycle Gangs Charged Federally with Trafficking of High-caliber Weapons

October 16, 2012

Former American Airlines Employee Sentenced to Life in Prison for Leading a Criminal Drug Enterprise Involving Corrupt Airline Dispatchers and Baggage Handlers

October 15, 2012

NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Civil Rights Violation

October 15, 2012

United States Resolves False Claims Act Claims Against Rxamerica for Allegedly Submitting False Pricing Relating to the Company’s Medicare Part D Plan

October 15, 2012

United States Announces $475,000 Penalty in Settlement of Claims That Defendants Violated Federal Leak Prevention Requirements at Seven New York City Gas Stations

October 15, 2012

Mark Hotton and Five Others Indicted for Orchestrating Multi-million Dollar Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

October 12, 2012

Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud; Will Not Challenge Jury Conviction for Stealing from Bronx Health Clinics

October 9, 2012

Convicted Boiler Room Owner and Business Associate Charged with Plotting to Kill Federal Judge and Federal Prosecutor

October 5, 2012

Fugitive Who Shot at Deputy United States Marshals Pleads Guilty to Assault, Robbery, and Firearms Charges

October 4, 2012

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Participation in International Arms Smuggling Ring

October 4, 2012

Doctor, Four Chiropractors and 10 Others Arrested in Brooklyn and Long Island as Part of Nationwide Medicare Strike Force Initiative

October 3, 2012

Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence, Operating in the U.S. and Russia, Indicted

October 2, 2012

Supervisory Officials at NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges

September 2012

September 28, 2012

Long Island Doctor Indicted for Causing Oxycodone Overdose Deaths of Two Patients

September 27, 2012

United States Announces Settlement of Superfund Suit for Reimbursement of Cleanup Costs at the Stanton Cleaners Area Groundwater Contamination Site in Great Neck, New York

September 26, 2012

Chinese National Arrested after Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-grade Carbon Fiber to China

September 25, 2012

Department of Justice Awards Funding to Enhance Communities’ Ability to Improve Safety in Distressed Neighborhoods

September 21, 2012

Eleven MS-13 Members Charged with Murders, Attempted Murders, Assaults and Armed Robberies in Superseding Indictment

September 19, 2012

Couple Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Help Drivers Cheat on Commercial Driver’s License Exam

September 18, 2012

Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling African Elephant Ivory

September 18, 2012

Former President of Union Local Arrested for Accepting Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Kickbacks Embezzled from Union Welfare Fund

September 06, 2012

Former Soldier Pleads Guilty to Participation in International Arms Smuggling Ring

September 05, 2012

The United States and Ny Downtown Hospital Settle Civil Fraud Claims for $13.4 Million

August 2012

August 30, 2012

Durable Medical Equipment Supplier Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of More than $1 Million

August 30, 2012

Individual Charged with Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of More than $30 Million

August 23, 2012

52-year-old Queens Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking a Minor Sentenced to 210 Months’ Imprisonment

August 20, 2012

Former President of Children's Social Networking Company and Stockbroker Found Guilty of Securities Fraud and Commercial Bribery Charges

August 15, 2012

Long Island Medical Supplier Convicted of $10.7 Million Medicare Fraud

August 13, 2012

Three Indicted in $5 Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

August 01, 2012

U.S. Army Translator Re-sentenced to 108 Months’ Imprisonment for Unauthorized Possession of Classified Documents Concerning Iraqi Insurgency and for Using a False Identity

August 01, 2012

Members of a Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring Plead to Guilty to Forcing Women and a Minor into Prostitution

July 2012

July 31, 2012

Thomas Qualls Extradited from Canada after Fleeing Trial

July 30, 2012

Two Queens Attorneys Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

July 27, 2012

Former Nassau County Housing Official Arrested for Theft of Government Funds

July 26, 2012

Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager Sentenced to 78 Months for Operating a Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

July 25, 2012

Brooklyn Man Charged with Transporting a Minor in Interstate Commerce to Engage in Sexual Activity

July 24, 2012

Former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng Arrested for Fraud

July 18, 2012

Hacker Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Role in Two Hacking Schemes Involving a Total of More than 240,000 Stolen Credit Card Numbers

July 09, 2012

Financial Advisor Charged in Ponzi Scheme

July 05, 2012

CEO of Axius Inc. and Finance Professional Indicted for Alleged Roles in Scheme to Bribe Stock Brokers and Manipulate Stock Prices

July 02, 2012

Missing Bank Director Charged with Embezzling $17 Million in Bank Funds

June 2012

June 29, 2012

Former Citigroup Vice President Sentenced to 97 Months for Embezzling More than $22 Million

June 27, 2012

Long Island-based Falconstor Software, Inc. Charged with Conspiring to Bribe J.P. Morgan Chase Executives and Related Securities Violations

June 22, 2012

Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to 57 Months for Extortion and Criminal Civil Rights Violation

June 21, 2012

Bronx Man Sentenced to 92 Months for Attempting to Export Carbon Fiber to Iran

June 20, 2012

Nine Alleged Narcotics Traffickers from Far Rockaway, Queens, Indicted on Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

June 18, 2012

United States Files Civil Complaint Against Internet-based Consumer Electronics Vendor Alleging Violations of the False Claims Act

June 15, 2012

Staten Island Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 10 Years for Operating a Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

June 15, 2012

Westchester Investment Manager Sentenced to 10 Years for Operating a Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

June 14, 2012

Check Cashers in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Los Angeles Charged for Alleged Violations of Anti-money Laundering Laws

June 08, 2012

Gambino Organized Crime Family Associate John Burke Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Two Murders

June 06, 2012

United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch and District Attorneys of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties Announce Comprehensive Prescription Drug Initiative

June 05, 2012

Former Hip-hop Manager James Rosemond, Also Known as “Jimmy Henchman,” Convicted of Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise

June 05, 2012

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Inspections Supervisors and Three Real Estate Developers Arrested on Bribery Charges

May 2012

May 24, 2012

Residential Mortgage-backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group Announces New Resources to Investigate Rmbs Misconduct

May 24, 2012

International Gun Trafficking Ring Dismantled by Arrests of North Carolina Resident and Chinese Nationals

May 22, 2012

Three Ñetas Gang Members Charged with Murdering Two 17-year-old Rival Gang Members

May 21, 2012

Corporate Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud

May 16, 2012

Former Dockworker Pleads Guilty to Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

May 14, 2012

Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Convicted of Stealing from Non-profit Medical Clinics

May 14, 2012

Fitness Club Owner Convicted of Obstruction of Justice Murder Conspiracy

May 09, 2012

Former New York City Police Officer Sentenced to 25 Years for Conspiring to Commit Drug Robberies, Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin, and Illegally Using a Firearm

May 09, 2012

Colombo Organized Crime Family Acting Boss and Soldier Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

May 04, 2012

Superseding Indictment Charges Six Ms-13 Members with Murder, Conspiracy, Assault and Armed Robbery

May 01, 2012

Al Qaeda Operative Convicted by Jury in One of the Most Serious Terrorist Threats to United States since 9/11

April 2012

April 25, 2012

Former Morgan Stanley Managing Director Pleads Guilty for Role in Evading Internal Controls Required by FCPA

April 25, 2012

Colombian Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 40 Years for International Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

April 25, 2012

Former Agape World, Inc. Account Representatives Charged with Massive Ponzi Scheme

April 24, 2012

Construction Giant Lend Lease (F/K/A Bovis) Charged with Defrauding Clients in Three Separate Schemes – Will Pay over $50 Million and Institute Comprehensive Reforms

April 18, 2012

Antiquities Dealer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Egyptian Cultural Property

April 18, 2012

Eleven Individuals, Including Members and Associates of the Genovese Organized Crime Family, Indicted

April 18, 2012

Three Charged in Connection with Multi-million Dollar Fraud Schemes

April 13, 2012

Chief Executive Officer of Holding Company Charged with Bank Fraud Arising out of $750 Million Check Kiting Scheme

April 12, 2012

Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Embezzling Toddlers’ School Lunch Funds

April 12, 2012

Albanian National Arrested En Route to Fight Jihad Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Support Terrorists

April 11, 2012

Brooklyn Man Convicted of Child Exploitation and Receipt of Child Pornography

April 05, 2012

Importers Charged Wtih Securities Fraud

April 03, 2012

Khalid Awan Re-sentenced to 14 Years’ Imprisonment for Providing Material Support and Resources to Indian Terrorist Organization

March 2012

March 22, 2012

Two Men Arrested for String of Thefts from U.S. Mail Stolen Items Include Diamonds, Electronics and Other Goods

March 19, 2012

Queens Man Indicted Federally for Fire-bombings of Islamic Mosque and Hindu Temple

March 16, 2012

Individual Posing as Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charges

March 15, 2012

Business Consultant Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

March 14, 2012

Former President and Fund Administrator of Electrical Union Charged with Embezzlement

March 13, 2012

Twenty Alleged Members of a Heroin Trafficking Organization Indicted on Long Island

March 13, 2012

Staten Island Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Oxycodone

March 08, 2012

Trucking Company Owners, Employees and Shop Steward Indicted on Embezzlement, Unlawful Payments and Health Care Fraud Charges

March 07, 2012

United States Announces Settlement of Clean Air Act Suit Against Suffolk County Landfill Owners and Operators

March 06, 2012

Leader of Credit Card Fraud Ring Sentenced to 39 Months

March 05, 2012

Queens Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced to 30 Years’ Imprisonment for Distributing Thousands of Kilograms of Cocaine and Marijuana and Threatening Federal Judge, Prosecutor and Investigating DEA Agents

March 02, 2012

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 27 Years’ Imprisonment for Conspiring to Kill U.s. Soldiers Abroad and Attempting to Provide Material Support to Al-shabaab

March 01, 2012

Couple Charged with Scheme to Help Drivers Cheat on Commercial Driver’s License Exam

February 2012

February 27, 2012

Long Island Pharmacist Arrested on Illegal Sale of Oxycodone and Fentanyl Charge

February 16, 2012

Commodities Pool Operator Pleads Guilty in Connection with a Ponzi Scheme

February 14, 2012

United States Files Civil Suit Against Long Island Co-op for Violating Fair Housing Act

February 13, 2012

Leader of Bloods Street Gang Indicted for Racketeering, Including Three Murders and Three Attempted Murders

February 09, 2012

Boiler Room Operator Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Multi-million Dollar Scheme

February 09, 2012

Jury Finds Staten Island Real Estate Developer Guilty of Operating a Multi-million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

February 09, 2012

$1 Billion to Be Paid by the Bank of America to the United States Largest False Claims Act Settlement Relating to Mortgage Fraud

February 08, 2012

Leader and Three Members of Violent Jamaican Drug Posse Convicted of Engaging in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Narcotics Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

February 08, 2012

Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

February 08, 2012

Fugitive Who Shot at Deputy United States Marshals Indicted on Attempted Murder, Assault, Robbery and Firearms Charges

February 07, 2012

Brooklyn Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography

February 01, 2012

Oceanside Woman Indicted for Operating Ponzi Schemes

January 2012

January 31, 2012

Seven Members, Associates and Leaders of Folk Nation Gang Indicted for Racketeering and Murder

January 27, 2012

Five Members of the Bonanno Crime Family Arrested for Racketeering and Related Charges

January 24, 2012

NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Extortion and Criminal Civil Rights Violation

January 23, 2012

Five Members of the MS-13 Street Gang Indicted for Murder, Conspiracy, Assault and Armed Robbery

January 18, 2012

New York City Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Export Carbon Fiber to Iran

January 13, 2012

Kareem Ibrahim Sentenced to Life in Prison for Conspiring to Commit Terrorist Attack at JFK Airport

January 11, 2012

Final Three Defendants Plead Guilty in Multi-million Dollar Fraud Against Cellular Service Providers

January 11, 2012

Long Island Doctor to Be Arraigned Today on Child Sexual Exploitation and Health Care Fraud Charges

January 06, 2012

Kosovar, Deme Nikqi, Extradited from Albania to United States to Face Human Smuggling Charges

January 06, 2012

Genovese Organized Crime Family Associate Frank Dimattina Convicted of Extortion and a Related Firearms Charge

January 05, 2012

Ten Members, Associates and Leaders of Ms-13 Gang Indicted for Racketeering

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