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June 9, 2009 |
FBI Director Robert Mueller says his agency will continue to use informants inside American mosques despite complaints from Muslim organizations. Mueller told reporters Monday in Los Angeles that investigations in places of worship will be respectful of 1st Amendment rights but will continue if warranted by evidence of possible wrongdoing. A Muslim organization has asked the Justice Department to investigate complaints that the FBI is asking followers of the faith to spy on Islamic leaders.
January 20, 2002 |
FBI Director Robert Mueller arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials expected to focus on security issues, official sources said. Egyptian sources said Mueller would discuss "means of strengthening ties between Egypt and the United States, particularly in the fields of security and surveillance." "The FBI director is on a regional tour and is here to get to know his Egyptian counterparts. . . . Some of the investigations into Sept. 11 involve Egyptians," a U.S. Embassy official said.
January 19, 2000 |
This wine, from Mueller's plot called Ranch 23, is an elegant, polished, delicately etched Pinot with a sweet, pretty nose and a lovely lacy quality. It leaves a whisper of flavor behind that's intriguing enough to entice you back to the glass again and again. About $24. Available at Beverage Warehouse, Marina del Rey, (310) 306-2822; Dome Liquors, Fullerton, (714) 524-0800; Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463; and The Wine Exchange, Orange, (714) 974-1454.
September 17, 2009 |
The number of mortgage fraud cases under investigation by the FBI has risen about 63% since last year, according to bureau Director Robert S. Mueller III. There were more than 2,600 cases pending as of July 31, up from about 1,600 cases in fiscal 2008, Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Most of the cases involved losses of more than $1 million, he said.
May 31, 2011 |
Before he was granted refugee status in the U.S. and settled down in Bowling Green, Ky., Waad Ramadan Alwan was allegedly a sniper and skilled bomb maker who targeted U.S. forces and bragged that his "lunch and dinner would be an American. " Alwan is one of two Iraqi refugees who the Justice Department announced Tuesday had been charged with participating in an alleged plot to send cash, explosives and Stinger missiles to Iraq for use against Americans. The men are among 56,000 Iraqis who took advantage of special programs to come to the United States after demonstrating they were in danger from Iraqi militias for their religious beliefs or because they were translators for U.S. government or media organizations.
September 20, 2006 |
Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales told a Senate panel that Congress should require Internet providers to preserve customer records so prosecutors could use them to fight child pornography. Gonzales and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III this summer met with several Internet providers, including Time Warner Inc.'s AOL, Comcast Corp., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.
May 24, 1999 |
Commercial jets began flying this weekend from the $585-million Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the first new major airport in the U.S. since Denver International opened four years ago. The airport is part of Austin's plan to support its burgeoning high-technology industry and attract businesses to the region. The city is home to 1,200 high-tech companies; the headquarters of Dell Computer Corp., the biggest direct seller of personal computers, is in nearby Round Rock.