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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
FBI Human trafficking, a form of human slavery, is a multi-billion dollar industry and is not a thing of the past. The FBI’s Washington Field Office’s (WFO) Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force actively investigates matters involving child exploitation, juvenile sex trafficking, and adult sex/labor trafficking. The task force is...
FBI The FBI Seattle Field Office selected Tukwila, Washington leader Katrina Dohn for a 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Every year, each FBI field office honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to his or her local community through service. On January 22, 2018, in a ceremony at...
FBI CHICAGO — An Indiana man has been indicted on a federal kidnapping charge for allegedly abducting a child from a Calumet City street in broad daylight last month. On Dec. 20, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., BRYAN PROTHO grabbed the child as she walked on the sidewalk near 153rd Street...
FBI KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for lying on his passport application. Isse Aweis Mohamud, 22, of Kansas City, a naturalized citizen of the United States born...
FBI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Joplin, Mo., middle school teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 38, of Joplin, was...
FBI SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging a Shreveport businessman with scamming more than $96 million from investors and financial institutions.   David D. deBerardinis, 56, of Shreveport, was charged with four counts of wire fraud and...
FBI TRENTON, N.J. –The owner of a New Jersey trucking company was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for committing tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud while operating his wine delivery business, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Giacomo Giorlando, 54, of Morganville, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge...
FBI OAK RIDGE, TN—The FBI’s Knoxville field office and the Oak Ridge Police Department are hosting child abduction training this week for law enforcement agencies from middle and east Tennessee. More than 100 officers from local, state, and other federal agencies gathered in Oak Ridge as FBI agents, who are...
FBI DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas last month, and unsealed earlier this month, charges Donna H. Woods, 63, of DeSoto, Texas, and Donatus I. Anyanwu, 59, of Dallas, Texas, with offenses related to a scheme to defraud a program used by needy schools...
FBI FORT WORTH — Willie Thompson, Jr., 53, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to serve a total of 262 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2017 to his role in the conspiracy to rob Haltom’s Jewelers...