The Week’s FBI Crime Roundup

July 17th, 2009

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has released its roundup of the top ten stories of the week.  Money-laundering, fraud, and bribery cases came in at numbers 5, 7, and 8.  From the FBI:

5. Buffalo: Two People Charged in United Nations Fraud Case

A 14-count Indictment was unsealed charging Deborah Bowers and Steve Jabar with wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements in connection with a scheme to defraud the United Nations Development Fund for Women of tens of thousands of dollars. Full Story

7. San Antonio: Federal Probation Officer Charged with Drug Trafficking and Bribery

Armando Mora, a United States Probation Officer, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and bribery. According to the criminal complaint, Mora received bribe payments from members of a drug trafficking organization to provide sensitive and confidential information from government records. Full Story

8. Detroit: Charges Arise from Deals with Former Detroit City Council Member Conyers

Samuel L. Riddle, Jr., was indicted for conspiracy, extortion, bribery, and making false statements to the FBI after conspiring with former Detroit City Council President Pro Tempore Monica Conyers. Riddle is charged with aiding and abetting Conyers in receiving bribes relating to the Synagro sludge hauling contract with the City of Detroit. Full Story

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Written by Clark Gascoigne

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