Articles Tagged With ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation’s prime Federal law enforcement organization. Operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI is concurrently a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[2] A lead U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FBI warns about sextortion schemes targeting minors

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The FBI is warning about a significant increase in sexual extortion, or sextortion, schemes targeting minors, with a subsequent rise in cases leading to suicide. Children who use online gaming platforms, gaming consoles, live-streaming or video platforms,... (Continue reading)

Santa Ynez official and husband arrested for entering Capitol on Jan. 6

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Federal agents arrested a Central Coast Community Services District board member and her husband for being inside the United States Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. [Independent] Karen Jones is a Santa Ynez Valley Community Services District... (Continue reading)

FBI warns of sextortion scheme targeting minors

By KAREN VELIE The FBI issued a warning Friday about the increase of financially motivated “sextortion” schemes targeting primarily males between the ages of 14 to 17. The FBI is asking parents to watch for online activity that may lead... (Continue reading)

Three Santa Maria men kidnap teenager, hold him for ransom

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Federal agents on Friday arrested three Santa Maria men who kidnapped a 17-year-old boy this week in San Bernardino County and then held him for ransom, while threatening the teen’s mother that they would cut off her... (Continue reading)

Egyptian national indicted for fraud, no murder charges

An Egyptian national who allegedly drove his severely autistic children off a pier at the Port of Los Angeles to collect money off of their life insurance policies is charged with multiple counts of fraud, but not murder, prosecutors said.... (Continue reading)

Former L.A. County official to plead guilty in bribery case

A man who worked in Los Angeles County’s Real Estate Division agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to lying to FBI agents and subscribing to a false tax return in an effort to cover up his receipt of illegal bribes. [Cal... (Continue reading)

FBI agents searching for man kidnapped in California

FBI agents are searching for a Santa Ana man who was kidnapped from a San Gabriel shopping center last month and held for $2 million ransom, according to a press release. [Cal Coast Times] On July 16, three men kidnapped... (Continue reading)

Terrorist sentenced to an extra 20 years for attacking prison warden

A man who was already serving a 25-year sentence for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization was sentenced Monday to serve an additional 20-year prison term for trying to kill the warden of the federal prison where he... (Continue reading)

Fraudulent Facebook and Twitter scheme lands Montecito man in jail

FBI agents arrested a Montecito resident on Wednesday for allegedly running several fraudulent investment schemes, one related to Facebook and Twitter stock. [Cal Coast Times] Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos, 71, operated two Santa Barbara investment services firms – Prima Capital and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria bandit sought for nine bank robberies

The FBI says the man who robbed a Coast Hills Credit Union on Wednesday is linked to nine bank robberies in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. Authorities have deemed the serial robber the “Seasoned Bandit.” On Wednesday, the Seasoned... (Continue reading)