Two FL Residents Face Terrorism Charges
On November 30, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi were charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Gang and Organized Crime Members Arrested in NY
On November 27, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced that James Ferrara, Daniel Hanley, and Peter Kanakis were arrested for “extortionate extension of credit, extortionate collection of credit, and conspiracy to do the same.
Albanian Organized Crime Leader Extradited to US
Last Tuesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Arif Kurti (aka “the bear,” “Arty,” and “Nino”) was arrested in Albania after the Eastern District of New York issued an arrest warrant.
Women Stole $7 Million from HIV and Cancer Charity
On November 13, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced that Keisha Jackson of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and Jameshia Bryant of South River, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to defrauding a charity out of $7 million.
17 Arrested for Gang Activity in Sacramento Area
On November 8, 2012, Public Affairs Specialist Gina Swankie with the US Attorney’s Office announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) arrested 17 individuals and conducted 11 search warrants in the Sacramento area.
Father/Son Get 66 Years Combined for Armed Robbery
On November 8, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced that Clifford Durham, Jr, 39, and Clifford DeAngelo Jackson, 23, from Georgia were sentenced for attempted armed robbery, armed commercial robbery, and using firearms during the crimes.
Newly Released Crime Statistics Show National Decline
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released the new 2011 crime statistics at the end of October this year, and the statistics show a general decline in most violent crimes in various parts of the United States.