Law Enforcement

Former Camp Buehring Postmaster Sent to Prison for Stealing Half a Million Dollars in Money Orders

Delmus Eugene Scott, Jr., 34, of Humble, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for theft of government money, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Scott was the former custodian of public effects (COPE), which is the equivalent to a postmaster in the United States.

Hampton Roads Businessman Indicted for Alleged $11 Million Historic Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

George P. Hranowskyj, 48, of Chespeake, Virginia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury accused of engaging in a six-year historic tax credit fraud scheme that cost the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia more than $11 million and enriched him and others by approximately $8 million.

Three Charged in New York in Connection with Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Three men were charged today in a criminal complaint for their participation in $15 million fraudulent investment schemes between December 2008 and April 2012. Defendants’ initial appearances are scheduled this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go in Brooklyn.

Russian National Charged in New Jersey in $1 Million Trading Account Hack, Securities Fraud Scheme

Hackers Allegedly Compromised, Liquidated Brokerage Accounts Through Fraudulent Trades

A Russian national living in New York has been charged for his alleged role in a ring that stole approximately $1 million by hacking into retail brokerage accounts and executing sham trades, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman announced today.

Judge orders Samsung, Apple to resolve patent fight through talks

With both Samsung and Apple locked in fierce court battles over patent infringement, a judge has ordered the two sides to talk in an effort to settle their patent fight.

Former Executive of New York-Based Tax Liens Company Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

WASHINGTON—A former executive of a New York-based tax liens company who supervised the purchasing of municipal tax liens at auctions in New Jersey pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids for the sale of tax liens auctioned by municipalities throughout the state, the Department of Justice announced.

Former NutraCea CEO Indicted for Securities Fraud

Bradley David Edson, 51, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 11, 2012, for one count of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, nine counts of wire fraud, five counts of false certification on periodic reports, four counts of false statements to auditors of a publicly traded company, and seven counts of transactional money laundering. Edson is to be arraigned on the charges on May 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward C. Voss.

UN envoy condemns eviction of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem homes

West Bank Israeli settlement of Har Gilo, located near Jerusalem.

Facebook supports US' new Cispa cyber security bill

Social networking giant Facebook has said it will support a new cyber security bill, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Cispa), which is currently under consideration by the United States Congress.

Norway Gunman: 'I Would Do it Again'

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian gunman who admits he killed 77 people last July, says he would do it again. Anders Behring Breivik called the massacre the most "spectacular" political attack in Europe since World War II.