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November 26, 2013 |
A San Gabriel con man who skipped sentencing after pleading guilty to defrauding more than $11 million from dozens of families has been captured in Las Vegas, the FBI said Tuesday evening. David Kaup, 30, was arrested by federal agents Tuesday morning at a Las Vegas home where had been living. Authorities received a tip on Kaup's whereabouts after news organizations reported about his case, the FBI said. Kaup pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 50 families in three separate fraud schemes.
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September 10, 1999
Should the FBI now be known as the FIB? ROBERT LEES Los Angeles
April 20, 2013 |
Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was identified by a foreign government as a "follower of radical Islam and a strong believer" whose personality had changed drastically in just a year, according to the FBI. As investigators considered possible motives for Monday's fatal bombings, U.S. authorities acknowledged that an unnamed government had contacted the FBI to say the 26-year-old ethnic Chechen “had changed drastically” since...
December 26, 2011 |
First, he preached the Gospel in South Los Angeles. Then he picked up a badge and gun as an LAPD officer working the Wilshire Division. From there, he moved to the FBI, serving as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, then in Tennessee. His life, he said, was "my American dream. " But now Darin McAllister is in federal prison in eastern Kentucky, serving a four-year sentence as part of a Justice Department investigation into mortgage fraud. His life today, he says, is "my American nightmare.
September 24, 2013 |
Why hasn't anyone on Wall Street gone to prison for the 2008 financial crisis? Perhaps because the FBI is recommending far fewer white-collar prosecutions. The FBI has recommended only 2,001 white-collar cases for criminal prosecution so far this fiscal year, on pace for a nearly 7% drop from last year, according to a report Tuesday by a research group affiliated with Syracuse University. It would be one of the lowest years on record and would extend a years-long trend, according to government data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
March 19, 2013
A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the FBI to stop issuing "national security letters" to phone companies and Internet service providers, denying the bureau an investigative tool it has used with alarming frequency to secretly gather logs of Americans' calls, emails and related activity. It was the second time a federal court found a key aspect of such letters - the gag order that almost invariably accompanies them - to be unconstitutional. Congress should swiftly change the law to bring more oversight to the process and narrow the letters' use. Congress created the letters in the 1980s to help the FBI track communications by foreign agents in the United States without a court's prior approval or oversight, but over time lawmakers broadened the letters' use and reach.