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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Scamming Nuns

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PHILADELPHIA—Adriano Sotomayor, 55, of Margate, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for 17 counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud members of the Dominican Sisters of the Rosary of Fatima (“Sisters of Fatima”) and others of more than $1 million. Sotomayor carried out his fraud scheme between May 2009 and February 2012. He was indicted on November 15, 2011, and went on the run. He was captured by the FBI Fugitive Squad in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 27, 2012, and pleaded guilty to his fraud scheme on February 22, 2013.

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FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2012

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According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, released today, the nation experienced a 1.2 percent increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2012 when compared with data from 2011. The report is based on information the FBI gathered from 13,770 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2011 and 2012.

 

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HSI, local partners seize $1.5 million in counterfeit, pirated goods

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized $1.5 million in counterfeit and pirated merchandise as part of Operation Forged Dreams. The operation took place Sunday with assistance from the Puerto Rico Department of Health's Office of Investigations, the Puerto Rico Police Department and the Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs.

 

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Three Former Broker-dealer Employees Plead Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to...

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 Bribery of Foreign Officials, Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

Three employees of a New York-based U.S. broker-dealer have pleaded guilty for their roles in bribery schemes involving two state economic development banks in Venezuela.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York and Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos of the New York Office of the FBI made the announcement.

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CBP Reminds Travelers What to ‘Know Before You Go’ this Labor Day

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Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding Labor Day travelers of some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing to enter the United States after international travel. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2012, CBP processed nearly 100 million travelers at ports of entry nationwide. This year, CBP is on track to exceed that. 

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CBP Seizes $3.9 Million in Counterfeit Consumer Goods

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Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of 70,000 counterfeit consumer products July 22 at the port of Newark, N.J. Working closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CBP officers intercepted an estimated $3.9 million worth of the illicit products, including razor blades, toys, sunglasses, markers and batteries, for violating intellectual property laws. 

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Seattle-area man admits to illegally importing and selling counterfeit luxury car accessories

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SEATTLE — A Kent man who sold more than $500,000 in counterfeit luxury-brand vehicle accessories pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.

Guoxiong Xian, 34, faces a recommended sentence of 18 months in prison and more than $495,000 in restitution as a result of an undercover investigation by the Seattle-Tacoma Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST Seattle), led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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4MIN News August 27, 2013: Magnetic Connection, Coronal Hole

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August 2013 Fires - Info on a few of the major Fires

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Idaho Fires 


 

Lightning started four large wildfires in central Idaho in early August 2013. After igniting on August 8, the Elk Complex fire and Pony Complex fire both grew rapidly on August 10, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The red outlines show the fire area as detected by MODIS.

 

 

 

 

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3MIN News August 26, 2013: Starwater, Carbon/Temp Chart, Spaceweather

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