Federal prosecutors notched three more convictions this week of defendants accused of filing false asylum claims for immigrant clients. That brings the total to 30. On Tuesday, a jury in Manhattan federal court found Ling Liu, Vanessa Bandrich, and Rui Yang guilty of conspiracy to commit immigrati ... More >>
The FBI reportedly has isolated images of someone who they feel is a suspect in the Boston bombings.
You may well have seen the trailer already. (There was a commercial on the Oscars just the other night.) It's The Heat, directed by the Bridesmaids guy. Plot description: "Uptight FBI special agent Sandra Bullock is paired with testy Boston cop Melissa McCarthy to take down a ruthless drug lord. ... More >>
This could be a breakthrough. According to CNN this morning, FBI officials have discovered a mysterious 'stain' on the concrete wall in the basement of a SoHo apartment. The site - a half-block away from where the young Patz vanished a little over 30 years - once belonged to long-standing suspe ... More >>
Mohammed Wali Zazi, whose son Najibullah plotted to bomb the subway, could get up to 40 years in prison for destroying evidence and lying to cops, according to the Associated Press (via Wall Street Journal.) Najibullah earlier admitted that he started making bombs in his Denver house and plo ... More >>
The new 9/11 health bill requires "tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake" to prove to the government that they're not terrorists before they can receive medical care, ... More >>
The 1997 murder of Christopher Wallace, b/k/a/ the rapper The Notorious B.I.G., remains unsolved. Last week, the case became both more transparent and more suspicious as the FBI opened up its files into an investigation about not just who shot Biggie Smalls, but also who helped orchestrate th ... More >>
Bored at work today? Feel like solving a murder? The FBI has resorted to asking the public for help with the open murder case of Ricky McCormick. The body of the 41-year-old was found along Highway 67 in West Alton, Illinois, with his throat likely slashed, the Mystery Report says. In his poc ... More >>
A federal judge heard oral arguments this week over the conviction of four Newburgh men for plotting to blow up two Riverdale synagogues and shoot down an airplane with a missile. They were caught in an elaborate FBI sting. The case was the subject of a comprehensive Village Voice article w ... More >>
via CNNRemember Jessica Tata, the Texas woman who was added to the FBI's 15 Most Wanted list after a fire killed four children at her day care? She's finally been located, having turned herself in at the U.S. consulate in Nigeria. In February, she left seven kids alone in her home day ... More >>
FBI's poster of Bin Laden.The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list of course includes Osama bin Laden, but it doesn't say he's wanted for murdering several thousand New Yorkers on 9/11. What gives? Why the pussyfooting around such an obvious fact?
Terror Babies. Yes, "Terror Babies." Anderson Cooper recently had Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) on his show to discuss Terror Babies. And Gohmert freaked out on Cooper and started yelling at him. What are Terror Babies, you ask?
via Detroit NewsAssuming the identity of "Prince Josef von Habsburg-Lothringen of Austria," a name that sounds as fake as the color of his gelled, frosted-tipped hair, a Michigan con artist pulled off an elaborate scam for years with a SoHo apartment grand enough to match his bogus name. What ... More >>
APThere's an old gray-hair robbing banks out in California, and earlier this week he struck again. He waits in line with the patience of one who has all the time in the world, what with retirement, then shows his handgun with a gentlemanly, old-world flourish and passes over a (we presume han ... More >>
This work permit would fit nicely next to the FBI logo on future CDsWhat happens to record stores in the great hereafter? They become Subway Restaurants, of course. (Unless they become discount Nordstroms, or whatever the former 4th Street Tower Records is when it's not a Halloween costume sh ... More >>
Though Chuck Schumer insists the Monday federal raids on three Queens homes suspected of involvement in terrorist activities were "preventative" and that there is "no imminent threat," the FBI and Homeland Security are warning police departments to be on the lookout for explosive materials, a ... More >>
(Earlier coverage here.) What was reported as a single-shooter incident at the American Civic Association in Binghamton is now portrayed as a situation with three suspects -- two of whom have been apprehended. Witnesses tell MSNBC the two arrested men appear to be Asian and around 5-foot-9, as the s ... More >>
The FBI gave Greg Scarpa Sr. a wad of cash, a gun, and instructions to find out where three slain civil rights workers were buried in 1964, according to Linda Schiro. Those killings formed the basis of the film Mississippi Burning, which told quite a different story. With the charges against the ... More >>
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
Not only the president is in need of an education on the Bill of Rights
Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI or the NYPD.
His Queens wedding plans in doubt, Tauqir Zafar Rizvi waits in immigrant detention
Key questions left unanswered in hijacked 9-11 probe
Intelligence whistleblowers storm Capitol Hill, asking for the right to be heard.
Prying in a Terrorized World
Translator keeps blowing 9-11 whistle on FBI; U.S. Keeps shutting her up
Clean Air Act Polluted by the Justice Department
Terrorism Investigators Risk Scaring Off Their Best Helpers
Indications of Serious Flaws in a 9-11 FBI Flop
Reverend Al Sharpton Is Furious About the Airing of a 1983 Drug Sting Videotape. On His Side?
Double-Playing 9-11 Errors
Where Fear Is Always on Saleand the Truth Is Made to Order
Has the Attorney General Been Reading Franz Kafka?
Manhunt Puts Middle Easterners at Mercy of Ordinary Americans
When 'Voluntary' Terrorism Interviews Are Not Necessarily So
Government Gives No Information on Detainees
FBI Documents Raise Questions of Wider Conspiracy, Feds' Forewarning
Finding Documents the Man Wants to Hide
According to the FBI and Israeli Intelligence, Semion Mogilevich Rules Over an Arms-Trafficking, Money-Laundering, Drug-Running, and Art-Smuggling 'Red Mafia'