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FBI’s Top Ten—Escape from Alcatraz, Crime Stats, and Hacking

fbialcatraz 500WASHINGTON, DC (6/17/12)—At the conclusion of nearly every week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases a list of what they consider to be their “Top Ten” news stories.

The FBI’s Top Ten list for the week ending on Friday, June 15th, 2012, as well as information about the historic “escape from Alcatraz” photo attached above, is as follows:
 

1. Headquarters: FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2011

According to the Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, the nation experienced a 4.0 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2011 when compared with data from 2010. Click here for the full story.


2. Richmond/Washington Field: Authorities Launch Multimedia Campaign in Morgan Harrington Murder Case

Federal, state, and local law enforcement launched a multimedia campaign that includes two enhanced composite sketches of a suspect in the 2009 murder of the Virginia Tech student. The unknown murder suspect is also connected by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax City, Virginia. Click here for the full story.
 

3. New York: Al Shabaab Associate Pleads Guilty

Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to and to receive military-type training from al Shabaab, a terrorist organization based in Somalia. Click here for the full story.
 

4. Charlotte: Member of North Carolina Jihadist Terrorist Cell Found Guilty

Anes Subasic was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. Click here for the full story.
 

5. Houston: Allen Stanford Sentenced for Orchestrating $7 Billion Investment Fraud Scheme

R. Allen Stanford, former chairman of the board of directors of Stanford International Bank (SIB), was sentenced to a total of 110 years in prison for operating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated billions from SIB to finance his personal businesses. Click here for the full story.
 

6. Los Angeles: Associate of Hacking Group Indicted for Conspiracy to Conduct Cyber Attacks

Ryan Cleary, an associate of LulzSec, an offshoot of the larger group Anonymous, was charged with multiple computer attacks targeting a news organization and private companies. Click here for the full story.
 

7. Washington Field: ING Bank Agrees to Forfeit $619 Million for Illegal Transactions with Cuban and Iranian Entities

ING Bank N.V. agreed to forfeit millions to the Justice Department and the New York County District Attorney’s Office for conspiring to violate federal and state laws by illegally moving billions of dollars through the U.S. financial system. Click here for the full story.
 

8. Boston: Catherine Greig Sentenced for Harboring “Whitey” Bulger

Catherine E. Greig was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for her role in harboring and concealing one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives, James J. “Whitey” Bulger. Click here for the full story.
 

9. San Antonio: Los Zetas Leader Indicted in Money Laundering Scheme

Fourteen defendants were indicted, including leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, in connection with a conspiracy to launder drug distribution proceeds by purchasing, training, breeding, and racing American quarter horses in the United States. Click here for the full story.
 

10. Boston: Pennsylvania Man Arrested on Computer Hacking Charges

Andrew James Miller was charged with remotely hacking into computer networks belonging to the University of Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Energy, and other institutions and companies and then selling unauthorized access to those networks. Click here for the full story.
 

MAIN PHOTO: Escape from Alcatraz
Fifty years ago this week, three locked-up criminals tried their luck at a nearly impossible feat—successfully breaking out of the world’s most secure prison through a complex plan that included the use of the homemade dummy heads pictured above. Mission accomplished…or was it? While the convicts were indeed able to make their way off “The Rock,” what happened to them after that remains a mystery to this day. For more details and information, including an extensive photo gallery, our 2007 story written for the 45th anniversary of the infamous prison break, and related Freedom of Information Act records on the case, see http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/escape-from-alcatraz.
 

Luke Short
SurfKY News
Information and photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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