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NATIONAL
December 9, 2003 | Rennie Sloan, Times Staff Writer
A U.S. customs agent testified Monday that a tip from another federal agency led to the discovery of "suspicious" documents stashed in a backpack belonging to Army Chaplain Capt. James Joseph Yee, who is accused of mishandling classified materials from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
A man posing as an FBI agent -- sporting the requisite dark blue suit, belt-clipped badge and "FBI" business cards -- has robbed two banks in California and Arizona of more than $100,000 in cash and recently attempted to hold up a third on busy State Street in Santa Barbara. The unknown robber, possibly a former banking industry employee, has been dubbed the "Impersonator Bandit" by federal authorities, who announced a $70,000 reward this week for information leading to his capture.
WORLD
July 24, 2003 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Responding to an international outcry, the Mexican government has sent 300 federal agents to Ciudad Juarez to bolster a local police force that has proved incapable of halting a decade-old string of rapes and killings of women in the violent border city. The intervention is the first in which federal police will share responsibility for the security of an entire Mexican city, officials said.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has given the head of the bureau's internal discipline unit a supervisory assignment outside Washington, three months after rebuking the official for his conduct toward a whistle-blower. The transfer of Robert Jordan from the Office of Professional Responsibility to special agent in charge of the Portland, Ore., division was announced by Mueller in a routine news release posted to the FBI's Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2003 | Hilda Munoz, Times Staff Writer
State agents confiscated approximately $152,000 worth of methamphetamine and an estimated $500,000 in U.S. currency from two Los Angeles homes Thursday morning. The raids occurred after agents seized 47 kilos of cocaine and an estimated $500,000 from a Canadian man seen visiting both homes, said Shirley Lessiak, a special agent with the Department of Justice. The cocaine has a potential street value of $4.7 million, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
William Gore, FBI special agent in charge of the San Diego office, will retire at the end of January and become chief of investigations for the San Diego County district attorney's office.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Secret Service agent has admitted he scrawled anti-Muslim statements on a prayer calendar during the home search of a man charged with smuggling bogus checks into the United States, authorities said Thursday. The incident took place when agents searched the Dearborn, Mich., home of Omar Shishani, who has pleaded not guilty to bringing $12 million in forged cashier's checks on a flight from Indonesia.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2002 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A current and a former FBI agent pleaded not guilty Tuesday to helping an alleged stock manipulator by giving him secret information from FBI computers. Former agent Jeffrey A. Royer, 39, and Lynn Wingate, 34, a New Mexico-based special agent on administrative leave from the bureau, were arraigned in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn before Judge Raymond J. Dearie. Their pleas were entered by their court-appointed lawyers.
NEWS
September 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An FBI agent in Manila was forced to hand over "confidential documents" and personal effects when she was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel, police said. Several men, one of whom held a gun, waited in the hotel for 30-year-old special agent Jennifer Boone, Philippine police said. The gunman escorted her to her room and took the documents, a camera and a mobile phone, police said. A U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Undercover agent William L. Queen came out of hiding Wednesday to accept the Federal Bar Assn.'s annual Medal of Valor award for showing "exceptional skill and dedication" in Southern California. Queen, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, had been hiding since May, when his secret role within the Mongols motorcycle gang ended with the arrest of some of the group's top members.
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