FB I’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending March 8, 2013

Washington, D.C. March 08, 2013
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  1. New York: Associate of Osama bin Laden Arrested for Conspiring to Kill Americans

    Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, aka “Suleiman Abu Gayth,” was arrested and charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals. Full Story
  2. Washington: Sixth Anniversary of Disappearance of Retired FBI Agent

    On March 8, 2007, Mr. Levinson traveled to Kish Island, Iran, as a private investigator. He has not been publicly seen or heard from since he went missing the following day on March 9, 2007. Full Story
  3. Portland: Oregon Man Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

    Reaz Qadir Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen, allegedly provided assistance to an individual who participated in a May 27, 2009 suicide bomb attack at Pakistan’s ISI Headquarters that killed approximately 30 individuals and injured 300 more. Full Story
  4. Miami: Defendant Convicted of Providing Material Support to Terrorism

    Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan was convicted on all counts in the indictment charging him with providing material support to terrorists, including the Pakistani Taliban. Full Story
  5. Washington: Former U.S. Consulate Guard Sentenced for Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to China

    Bryan Underwood was sentenced to nine years in prison in connection with his efforts to sell classified photographs, information, and access related to the U.S. Consulate to China’s Ministry of State Security. Full Story
  6. Los Angeles: Three Philippine Nationals Convicted of Importing Military-Grade Weapons

    Sergio Syjuco, Cesar Ubaldo, and Arjyl Revereza were convicted of illegally importing military-grade weapons into the United States after being caught in a sting operation that was conducted in the Philippines. Full Story
  7. Baltimore: Parkville Man Indicted in Plot to Export Industrial Products and Services to Iran

    U.S. citizen Ali Saboonchi and Arash Rashti Mohammad are alleged to have conspired to evade the Iran Trade Embargo by exporting American manufactured industrial goods and services to Iranian businesses. Full Story
  8. Jackson: Former Mendenhall Police Chief Arrested

    Donald “Bruce” Barlow, who was the chief of police in Mendenhall, Mississippi, until October 2010, was charged with extortion and witness tampering. Full Story
  9. Miami: Man Admits Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

    Paul Thomas Layman, a former health care clinic director and licensed therapist, pleaded guilty in connection with a health care fraud scheme involving defunct health provider Health Care Solutions Network Inc. Full Story
  10. Richmond: Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Defrauding Elderly Widow

    Lenora Banks-Davis, aka “Jacqui Banks-Davis,” defrauded the victim over the course of a 30-year relationship. Full Story