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10 things the FBI won’t fire you for

A year-in-review email recently circulated to employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that leaked online this week (PDF) reveals a series of disciplinary actions taken against agents during 2012. While some of the agents’ transgressions were entertaining for how out-of-line they got, it’s also particularly interesting to highlight…

FBI examining possible Heinz insider trades

The FBI is examining possible insider trading in Heinz shares ahead of last week’s buyout announcement, after US regulators identified suspicious trades from a Swiss account, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. “We’re aware of the trading anomalies the day before the announcement,” said Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser. “And…

American hacker becomes election watchdog in Ecuador

Kevin Mitnick, who once gained notoriety as America’s most wanted computer hacker, now heads a thriving Internet consultancy tasked with helping keep Sunday’s presidential elections in Ecuador secure. “Eighteen years ago I was busted for hacking. I do the same thing today but with full authorization. How cool is that?”…

FBI investigating Menendez allegations: Washington Post

Report: FBI investigating Menendez allegations A team of FBI agents has been conducting an investigation in recent weeks into allegations of prostitution use in the Dominican Republic by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), a report said. According to a story posted on the website of the Washington Post tonight cited…

FBI’s top cyber cop admits that hackers are winning

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is losing its battle with computer hackers, according to Shawn Henry, the agency’s top cyber cop. Henry said during a press conference Wednesday morning that over the course of numerous investigations, the FBI has obtained the private data of corporations that were targeted by…

U.S. acted to conceal evidence of intelligence failure before 9/11: UK

Operation Foxden, delayed by turf war between the FBI and the CIA, given green light three days before the al-Qaida attacks. The US government shut down a series of court cases arising from a multimillion pound business dispute in order to conceal evidence of a damning intelligence failure shortly before…

Ex-FBI informant: Muslim spying is ‘all about entrapment’

Craig Monteilh says he did not balk when his FBI handlers gave him the OK to have sex with the Muslim women his undercover operation was targeting. Nor, at the time, did he shy away from recording their pillow talk. “They said, if it would enhance the intelligence, go ahead…

FBI offers $1 million for ex-agent kidnapped in Iran

WASHINGTON — Five years after a retired FBI agent disappeared while on a trip to Iran, the head of the US law enforcement agency offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the safe return of Bob Levinson. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Iran to help with the…

Man arrested for ‘scamming nuns’: FBI

A US fugitive charged with swindling several nuns has been arrested in Las Vegas after more than three months on the run, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Adriano Sotomayor, 54, of New Jersey, has been charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and is accused of having scammed…

Fugitive wanted over 1993 British heist arrested in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) – Missouri authorities have arrested a man wanted in the United Kingdom over a 1993 heist from an armored vehicle that netted the equivalent of $1.6 million, and were holding him on a weapons charge. Edward John Maher, wanted for stealing “a large amount of cash”…

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