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Initial Human Trafficking, Cargo Theft Data Released Through UCR

Initial Human Trafficking, Cargo Theft Data Released Through UCR Today, the FBI released its first-ever public compilations of human trafficking data and cargo theft data collected through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Both reports contain 2013 data. As with any new UCR collection effort, the data in both the human trafficking and cargo theft reports is limited for a variety of reasons—the time and resources it takes for agencies to implement technical changes within

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National Explosives Task Force

National Explosives Task Force One role of the National Explosives Task Force is to alert partners to potential incidents through the use of bulletins and advisories, such as the one above regarding unexploded munitions at recycling facilities. Bomb threats are not a new tactic for criminals and terrorists, but when scammers used them in a ruse in 2013 to fraudulently obtain pre-paid money cards from retailers around the country, first responders needed to know about

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Panel Conducts Review of FBI Since 9/11 Commission Report

Panel Conducts Review of FBI Since 9/11 Commission Report Director Comey listens as former Attorney General Edwin Meese discusses the findings of the 9/11 Review Commission. Meese, along with Georgetown University professor Bruce Hoffman (left) and former Congressman Tim Roemer (right) comprised the commission. A congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the FBI’s implementation of recommendations contained in the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004 today issued its findings. The release of the 9/11 Review Commission’s

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Law Enforcement in Ohio Solicits Public’s Help to Identify and Locate Buckeye Bandit

Law Enforcement in Ohio Solicits Public’s Help to Identify and Locate Buckeye Bandit View poster | View press release The FBI—along with its partners at the Columbus Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives—are appealing again to the public for assistance in finding a serial bank robbery suspect believed to be responsible for at least 20 Columbus-area robberies between 2013 and 2015. Referred to as the Buckeye Bandit

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Leader of Violent Street Gang Going to Prison

Leader of Violent Street Gang Going to Prison In March 2012, during an investigation into the Grape Street Crips, members of the New Haven Safe Streets Task Force executed a number of search warrants, including one for the above residence of the gang’s leader, Donald Ogman. Investigators found crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and other illegal items. Following a multi-agency investigation, the leader of a dangerous criminal organization responsible for not only a great deal of

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Still Seeking Clues in Biggest Art Theft in U.S. History

Still Seeking Clues in Biggest Art Theft in U.S. History It was 25 years ago, on March 18, 1990, that two men dressed as police officers gained access to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole 13 objects valued at approximately $500 million. In addition to artwork by Degas and Rembrandt, they took a Vermeer painting that was one of only 36 in existence. In 2013, the museum offered a $5 million reward

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Financial Fraud Scheme in Hollywood

Financial Fraud Scheme in Hollywood Development art depicting characters in the movie OZ3D—an animated version of the Wizard of Oz—which was never made by Gigapix studios even after hundreds of victims were lured into investing millions of dollars in the project. The owners of Gigapix Studios told investors they had a sure thing: They were going to make an animated version of the Wizard of Oz called OZ3D, and those who got in on the

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Law Enforcement and Race: Continuing the Conversation

Law Enforcement and Race: Continuing the Conversation Director Comey’s remarks to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives touched on diversity, terrorism, and the need for better reporting of incidents where force is used by police and against them. The sometimes uneasy relationship between members of law enforcement and the diverse communities they serve can be a difficult topic to discuss, but FBI Director James B. Comey today encouraged the National Organization of Black

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