Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of the safety culture at the 15-year-old site, which was evident in the bungled response to the emergency, federal investigators said…

    Associated Press
    • Stowaway slept in wheel well of plane at California airport, FBI says

      A teenage stowaway who survived a flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a passenger plane told investigators he spent the night sleeping in the jet's cramped compartment at a California airport before the flight took off, an FBI official said. The 15-year-old boy from the Northern California city…

      Reuters
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        • Little Credit Union Uncovers Massive Tax Fraud

          Until federal agents received a tip from a tiny credit union in Western Pennsylvania, the Internal Revenue Service was apparently unaware of what federal prosecutors are calling a “massive” fraudulent tax refund scheme that went on for years. The five men indicted on fraud charges in the case…

          The Fiscal Times
          • N.C. prosecutor was real target of elaborate kidnap plot

            CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina prosecutor was the original target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father by mistake, an indictment released Tuesday said. Nine people were charged in the kidnapping of…

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            • Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case

              IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond.

              Associated Press
              • The FBI Allegedly Used the No-Fly List to Coerce Muslims to be Informants

                Four Muslim men are accusing the FBI of using the "no fly" list as an threat in order to coerce them into cooperating with terror investigations. In the lawsuit, one of the men, Awais Sajjad, says that he went to Kennedy Airport in September 2012 but was prevented from boarding his flight to…

                The Atlantic Wire
                • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

                  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.

                  Associated Press
                  • Teen who stowed away on Hawaii flight resting in hospital

                    A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet was resting in hospital on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is…

                    Reuters
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                      • Lawsuit claims FBI using no-fly list to recruit informants

                        When he refused, the FBI agents “kept him on the list in order to pressure and coerce Mr. Sajjad to sacrifice his constitutionally-protected rights,” according to an amended lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in New York. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Sajjad and three other men, accuses the…

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                        • Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications

                          FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The defense team for five people facing trial before a war crimes tribunal stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively,…

                          Associated Press