CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1999 |
Christopher Rawlings, the Woodland Hills entrepreneur who was killed last week during a botched kidnapping, was running several businesses suspected of bilking more than $19 million from people, many of whom thought they were investing in records and movies, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1998 |
Continuing a five-year trend, serious crime reported in cities across the nation fell during the first half of 1998, with Los Angeles showing a 10% decline, according to statistics released by the FBI on Sunday. Los Angeles County, Burbank, Glendale, Lancaster and Palmdale enjoyed declines in serious crime compared with the first half of 1997. Santa Clarita experienced the only increase in the county's northern areas, according to the statistics, with a 6.8% rise.
May 6, 1998 |
The FBI offered a $1-million reward Tuesday for help in arresting Eric Rudolph, who has been charged in January's fatal bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, and for the first time also linked him to the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In making the expected announcement of an increase in the reward from $100,000, FBI Director Louis J.
April 30, 1998 |
The FBI is preparing to add Eric Robert Rudolph, charged with the nation's first fatal bombing of an abortion clinic, to its 10 most wanted list and offer a $1-million reward for his capture, officials said Wednesday. Bureau officials had originally planned to announce that the 31-year-old carpenter from Murphy, N.C.
March 30, 1998 |
The FBI uses many methods in its crusade against crime and, according to a few angry residents of cyberspace, one of those methods looks suspiciously like "spam." Last month, the FBI sent bulk e-mail, titled "Militants Call for Anti-U.S. Attacks Worldwide," to thousands of online addresses. The missive warned that Islamic militants had issued "a religious decree calling on Muslims everywhere to attack U.S. citizens, facilities and allies of the U.S. around the world."
November 14, 1997 |
The FBI has acknowledged overlooking key intelligence information gathered as far back as 1991 that investigators believe shows further Chinese government efforts to buy political influence in the United States, senior U.S. government sources said Thursday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno learned of the new evidence on the night of Nov. 5. A senior Justice Department official said Reno was "livid" at the FBI foul-up and two days later apologized to Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.
November 13, 1997 |
The FBI has told families of victims of TWA Flight 800 that it found "absolutely no evidence" that a criminal act brought the plane down and is suspending its investigation, according to a letter obtained by the Associated Press. "Our investigation has found absolutely no evidence to cause us to believe that the TWA Flight 800 tragedy was the result of a criminal act," wrote James K. Kallstrom, who headed the FBI criminal probe.
November 1, 1997 |
The FBI sharpshooter who killed Vicki Weaver during a standoff at a mountain cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, five years ago sought to have the state's involuntary manslaughter case against him moved to federal court. The Justice Department supported Lon Horiuchi's bid in a separate filing to the U.S. District Court in Idaho. The 13-year FBI veteran is accused of criminal negligence for firing into the cabin, killing Weaver as she stood behind the door in August 1992.
October 29, 1997 |
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno is considering whether to take the side of the FBI sharpshooter accused of involuntary manslaughter in the 1992 clash between federal agents and anti-government separatists in Ruby Ridge, Ida.