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Corruption Ring Disrupted

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 00:00
A county executive in Missouri and one of his campaign donors have been convicted and sentenced for their roles in a pay-to-play bribery scheme.

FBI Top Ten List Turns 70

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 05:30
The FBI looks back at seven decades of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program—from the creation of the famous list in 1950 to the modern-day ways we’re reaching out to the public about dangerous offenders.

Robbers Sentenced

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 23:49
A man and woman who targeted and violently robbed seven senior citizens in West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee have been convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 17:00
A Rhode Island woman who targeted friends, family, and neighbors in a dubious investment scheme that fleeced her victims of nearly $5 million was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Romanian Hackers Sentenced

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:00
For nearly a decade, the Bayrob Group infected thousands of computers with malware and stole millions of dollars from victims. But with help from private sector and law enforcement partners, the FBI shut down their criminal operation.

Looking for Asha

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:00
Twenty years after the mysterious disappearance of 9-year-old Asha Degree from her home in North Carolina, the FBI and local investigators continue to actively search for clues in the case.

2019 Internet Crime Report Released

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 00:00
Last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center received 467,361 complaints, recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to victims, and saw criminals deploying new tactics and techniques to carry out scams—with no signs of letting up.

A New Partnership with Kenya

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 00:26
The FBI and State Department have partnered to bring Kenyan police and intelligence officers to the FBI Academy, where they will undergo training in preparation for the establishment of the first Joint Terrorism Task Force outside of the U.S.

Chinese Hackers Charged in Equifax Breach

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 23:44
Four Chinese military-backed hackers were indicted in connection with the 2017 cyberattack against Equifax, which led to the largest known theft of personally identifiable information ever carried out by state-sponsored actors.

Confronting the China Threat

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 00:40
FBI Director Christopher Wray described the economic espionage threat from China as one of the most serious threats to the economic and national security of the U.S. and called for a whole-of-society response to combat the problem.

Stopping Domestic Terrorism

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 03:35
An Ohio couple who planned a mass shooting are now serving prison sentences thanks in part to a concerned citizen who shared a tip with law enforcement.

Sentence in BEC Scheme

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:02
A leader of a business email compromise ring that stole more than $120 million from two American companies is spending time behind bars. Learn how to protect yourself from this growing crime.

The Bureau and the Great Experiment

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:30
A century after the Volstead Act authorized the U.S. government to carry out the 18th Amendment, we look back at the Bureau’s role in pursuing violators of the new federal prohibition laws.

2019 Preliminary Crime Statistics Released

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 22:00
According to the FBI's Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, both violent crime and property crime decreased in the first half of 2019 compared to the same time frame in 2018.

Casino Cheaters Caught

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 02:04
With help from a casino employee, a baccarat player cheated his way to more than $1 million in winnings from two Maryland casinos before the men’s scheme was unraveled and justice was served.

Air Base Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism’

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 07:24
FBI and DOJ officials released new details about a terrorist shooting last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola and highlighted a significant hurdle in the investigation—the inability to extract information from the deceased shooter’s encrypted phones.

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 01:07
This month—and year-round—the FBI and its partners work to stop human trafficking, as illustrated by a case in Mississippi where a teenager was rescued from her trafficker thanks to an observant police officer.

Asylum Seekers Extorted

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 05:10
Four men who ran a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted recent immigrants have been sentenced to prison after one brave victim came forward to law enforcement.

Asylum Seekers Extorted

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 05:10
Four men who ran a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted recent immigrants have been sentenced to prison after one brave victim came forward to law enforcement.

Sentence in Staged Accident Scheme

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 22:00
One of the leaders of a staged accident ring will be spending time behind bars for her role in faking car and home accidents in exchange for $5.6 million in insurance payments.