Michael McGarrity Named Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division.

FBI Director Christopher Wray announced the appointment of Michael McGarrity as the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. McGarrity most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office. Mr. McGarrity joined the FBI in 1996 and began his career in the New York Field Office, where he investigated violent gangs, Colombian drug trafficking organizations, and international money laundering networks. After the terror attacks on September 11, 2011, Mr. McGarrity transferred to the New…

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International Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme.

Ellis herself laundered several million dollars’ worth of fraud proceeds through her bank accounts and other accounts under her control, and she also arranged for the creation of high-quality forgeries of checks and other documents used in the schemes. Her daughter, a bank employee in Virginia, helped create counterfeit cashier’s checks and monitored the flow of money between accounts used by the criminals. And Cortese, a long-time lawyer with plenty of knowledge about how law firms operated, helped launder money through law firms’ trust accounts and often met in person…

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FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Serial Bank Robbery Subject Dubbed the “Chameleon Beard Bandit”.

Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Lee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Richmond Field Office requests the public’s assistance in identifying the individual believed responsible for a series of multi-state bank robberies that have occurred September 2017 to January 2018 and who investigators have nicknamed the “Chameleon Beard Bandit.” Investigators believe the following financial institutions were robbed by the same subject. Bank of America at 2 Park Drive in Durham, North Carolina on September 29, 2017 1st Trust Bank at 271 London Shopping Center in London, Kentucky on October…

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FBI Seeking Information From a Bank Robbery Today in Hialeah, Florida.

The FBI is seeking information from a bank robbery that took place today (1/17/2018) at approximately 3:30 p.m. at a Firstbank Florida bank branch, 1325 W 49th Street, Hialeah, FL. The robber entered the bank and demanded money from a bank employee. There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery. There were no injuries. The amount of money taken will not be released at this time. If anyone has information as to the identity of this bank robber, they are urged to call the FBI at (754)…

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FBI Seeking Information for Bank Robbery in Littleton.

The Littleton Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the following bank robbery: Colorado State Bank and Trust10026 W. San Juan WayLittleton, Colorado1/10/18, 10:05 a.m. The suspect made a verbal demand upon approaching the teller and threatened a weapon. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’06” – 5’07” tall, approximately 180 pounds, and wore a blue beanie hat, dark sunglasses, dark turtleneck, and dark “Nike” shirt, with a light blue undershirt, dark pants, and dark tennis shoes. The suspect fled in a…

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FBI Seeking Information for Bank Robbery in Lakewood.

The Lakewood Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the following bank robbery: US Bank363 S Teller St.Lakewood, Colorado1/16/18, 10:00 a.m. The suspect presented a demand note and fled southbound on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, in his early twenties, 6’00” tall, medium build, wearing a greenish hooded coat, dark scarf, dark grey slacks, and black shoes. Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission…

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FBI Offers Reward of up to $10,000 for “Froggy Robber” Suspect.

The FBI in Oregon is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a bank robbery suspect who investigators have nicknamed “Froggy Robber”. This suspect earned his nickname because in each of the four bank robberies he is suspected of committing he jumps over the teller counter to get to the cash. In each of the robberies, the man used a knife to threaten the bank employees as well. The robberies include: October 19, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.—Columbia Bank, 1455 SE…

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FBI Jacksonville Special Agent Receives Distinguished Civil Rights Honor.

JACKSONVILLE, FL—Lawrence P. Borghini, a special agent (SA) with the FBI Jacksonville Division, has been selected as the recipient of the FBI’s Civil Rights Program Award, in recognition of his outstanding efforts to dismantle a criminal human trafficking organization that was operating throughout the southeast United States. The award, presented once annually, highlights exemplary work in civil rights investigations. Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Charles P. Spencer and officials from the Civil Rights Unit at FBI Headquarters presented SA Borghini with the award during a private ceremony held at the…

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FBI Arrests Bend Man on Child Pornography Charge.

FBI agents, with the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, served a federal search warrant at the Bend home of Pierce Morrow, age 22, on Thursday, January 18, 2018. During the course of the search, agents determined that they had enough probable cause to arrest Morrow on a charge of possession and distribution of child pornography. Morrow is currently being held in the Deschutes County Jail and will be transported to the U.S. Courthouse in Eugene on Friday, January 19th where he will make an initial appearance before U.S.…

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FBI Seeks Information on Missing Fairfax County Juvenile.

The FBI Washington Field Office along with the Fairfax County Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jholie Moussa, 16, of Fairfax County, Virginia. Jholie Moussa was last seen in the 4200 block of Sonia Court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday, January 12. Jholie, a black female, is approximately 5’2”, weighs approximately 104 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur collar, a plaid shirt, and blue jeans with UGG boots. Anyone with information regarding Jholie…

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FBI Offers up to $10,000 Reward in Fugitive Hunt for Barrett Busschau.

The FBI is offering a new reward and launching a media campaign in an effort to generate tips in the cold case fugitive hunt for Barrett Preston Busschau. Busschau, now 42 years old, disappeared from Oregon in 1993 after Clackamas County authorities arrested him on multiple sex abuse charges involving children. The FBI is running Facebook ads in both the Portland-metro area and in South Africa, where he may be living. In addition, the FBI Laboratory has produced an age-progressed photo of what Busschau may look like now, and the…

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FBI is Seeking Information From a Bank Robbery Today in Fort Lauderdale.

The FBI is seeking information from a bank robbery that took place today (1/16/2018) at approximately 5:20 p.m. at a Wells Fargo Bank, 6245 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The robber entered the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money from a bank employee. There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery. There were no injuries. The amount of money taken will not be released at this time. If anyone has information as to the identity of this bank robber, they are urged to…

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FBI Seeking General public Assistance Regarding the Sticky Finger Bandit.

The Wheat Ridge and Arvada Police Departments, & the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the following bank robberies: First Bank US Bank4390 Wadsworth Blvd.Wheat Ridge, Colorado11/15/17, 12:50 p.m. US Bank9590 W. 58th AveArvada, Colorado01/12/18, 4:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Bank7878 Wadsworth Blvd.Arvada, Colorado01/12/18, 5:20 p.m. In each robbery, the suspect, who has been dubbed the “Sticky Finger Bandit,” presented a threatening demand note and fled on foot. The suspect has not yet displayed a weapon in his robberies. In one instance the suspect wore a wig, &…

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FBI Tech Tuesday—Building a Digital Defense Against Diet Scams.

Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against diet scams. Earlier this month, we talked about setting New Year’s resolutions to keep your new tech gadgets safe. This week, we are sharing some advice from our friends at the Federal Trade Commission about a different kind of resolution—the kind that has you desperate to drop a few pounds. This time of year you are likely seeing all kinds of ads on social media for the latest new gadget, drug, or breakthrough to help…

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FBI Media Alert: FBI Offers Reward for Belen Bank Robber.

A man who covered his face with a black bandana that had a skull pattern on it robbed a bank in Belen on Tuesday (1/16/2018) and fled in a white four-door sedan. The suspect was described as approximately 5’8″ to 5’10” tall, with a slim build. He wore sunglasses, dark gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt with a dark blue jacket over it, dark pants, and dark shoes. He wore a hood over his head and concealed his face with a black bandana with a white skull pattern. The suspect entered…

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Man Indicted, Returned From Indonesia by FBI to Face Fraud Charges in Oregon.

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, January 12, 2018, Richard Macadangdang Sales, 68, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the Northern District of California after FBI agents from the Bend, Oregon, Residence Agency escorted him back to the U.S. from Indonesia. In December 2017, a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon, indicted Sales on four counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering for an alleged scheme that cheated investors of more than $900,000. The indictment alleges that between 2011 and 2013, investors were led to…

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The FBI Announces Our Fourth Annual Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy, June 19-22, 2018.

The Cleveland Division of the FBI is happy to announce our Fourth Annual Future Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy, June 19-22, 2018. This is a four-day program for students ages 16-18 years of age that live within the FBI Cleveland Division area of responsibility (Northern Ohio). FAIT is a chance for youth to learn about the FBI and is similar to a mini Citizens Academy. Students selected for the FAIT Academy spend four fun, educational, interactive days at the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office headquarters and other locations participating in both…

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FBI Task Force Arrests Alleged Bank Robber.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) FBI-Solano County Violent Crime Task Force officers and Dixon Police Department officers arrested an alleged bank robbery suspect outside of the Best Western located at 1345 Commercial Way, in Dixon, Calif., on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at approximately 10:20 a.m. The alleged bank robber is identified as Corey Johnson, 31, of Vacaville. Yesterday’s arrest is the result of a joint investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Highway Patrol, Dixon Police Department, Fairfield Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Solano County Sheriff’s…

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