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    Stopping Human Trafficking

    Jaboree Williams was a pimp and drug dealer who brutally abused and psychologically tortured his victims. And thanks to the joint efforts of the FBI and local law enforcement, he will spend the next 30 years in federal prison. “He preyed on vulnerable women who were having difficult times in their lives,” said Special Agent… Keep Reading…

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    Theft of Federal Funds for Housing

    Alternatives Living, Inc., was a non-profit organization in the New Orleans area with a stated mission of providing affordable housing to the elderly, homeless families, and individuals with mental disabilities. And through the state of Louisiana, the non-profit received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out its noble… Keep Reading…

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    Reauthorizing Section 702 Before it Expires is Vital to Keeping the Nation Safe

    Reauthorizing Section 702 before it expires is vital to keeping the nation safe. Let us be clear: if Congress fails to act, vital intelligence collection on international terrorists and other foreign adversaries will be lost. The country will be less secure.   There is no substitute for Section 702. If Congress fails to reauthorize this… Keep Reading…

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    FBI NEWS: Commodities Fraud Sentencing

    Word of Warning to Investors: Do Your Due Diligence  Self-professed investment professional Pedro Jaramillo was a pro at promoting himself and his financial prowess. Through a slickly produced online video, phony office space on Wall Street, and promises of unrealistic financial returns, this Peruvian national living in New York managed to convince more than two… Keep Reading…

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    Online Scammers Require Payment Via Music Application Gift Cards

     FBI – – Complaints filed with Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) from 2017 show online scammers are asking victims to pay fraudulent fees using music application gift cards as part of multiple fraud schemes. These schemes include auction frauds, employment/opportunity scams, grandparent scams, loan frauds, romance scams, ransomware, tax frauds, and various other online schemes…. Keep Reading…

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    DEA brings in record amount of unused prescription drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (drop box here) and more than 4,200 of its law enforcement and community partners collected more unused prescription drugs than at any of the 12 previous National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events.  (drop box here)  On Saturday, April 29, the event brought in 900,386 pounds (450 tons) at close to… Keep Reading…

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    Drug Trafficking Aryan Brotherhood Methamphetamine Operation Dismantled

    When a federal judge recently sentenced the last two of 34 Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members to prison for their roles in a methamphetamine drug distribution network, it marked the end of the gang’s foothold in Central Texas—and also highlighted the extraordinary partnership between local, state, and federal law enforcement that brought the criminals… Keep Reading…

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    Charges Announced in Massive Cyber Intrusion Case

    Two of the Perpetrators Believed to be Russian Intelligence Officers Four individuals—two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers and two criminal hackers—have been charged by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California in connection with one of the largest cyber intrusions in U.S. history, which compromised the information of at least 500… Keep Reading…

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    Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

    Servers Enabled Nefarious Activity Worldwide It was a highly secure infrastructure of servers that allegedly offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns and “money mule” money laundering schemes, targeting victims in the U.S. and around the world. But the Avalanche network, which was specifically designed to thwart detection by law enforcement,… Keep Reading…

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    Leader of New Haven Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty

    Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WILSON VASQUEZ, also known as “Will” and “Pancho,” 43, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to heading a large heroin distribution ring. This matter stems from a joint investigation headed by the… Keep Reading…

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    New Microchip-Enabled Credit Cards May Still Be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

    By October 2015, many U.S. banks will have replaced hundreds of millions of traditional credit and debit cards, which rely on data stored on magnetic strips, with new payment cards containing a microchip known as an EMV chip. While EMV cards offer enhanced security, the FBI is warning law enforcement, merchants, and the general public… Keep Reading…

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    Co-Founder of OXYwater Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

    A co-founder of Imperial Integrative Health Research and Development LLC (Imperial) was sentenced to serve 83 months in prison in federal court today for his role in a fraud scheme related to Imperial and its product, OXYwater, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Carter… Keep Reading…

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