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FBI investigating brutal hate crime against Native American family

The FBI is investigating an alleged hate crime against a Native American family after local law enforcement released the three white assailants without charges in May. Indian Country Today reported that three men armed with baseball bats, knives and a crowbar confronted Johnny Bonta and his son-in-law while they were…

NY mobster asks for leniency after FBI traumatizes his puppy in raid

Frank “Frankie Steel” Pontillo is accused of “buying less than $10,000 worth of stolen TVs and other electronic equipment from a mob snitch in a sting operation,” but he has his own accusation to make, pointed at the FBI. Pontillo claimed that in a raid on his home, FBI agents…

TSA says NY-LA flight stowaway cleared security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man charged with stowing away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles last Friday cleared airport security screening, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed on Thursday. “Every passenger that passes through security checkpoints is subject to many layers of security including thorough physical screening at…

FBI looks into possible fraud at Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating a range of problems at the top US military cemetery, including possible criminal contracting fraud and false records, The Washington Post reported. The Post said the Justice Department was investigating the mishandling of remains at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a sweeping…

Exclusive: Hackers unearth FBI report on ‘KopBusters’ filmmaker Barry Cooper

Computer hackers with the group “Lulz Security” have unearthed a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) intelligence assessment of Barry Cooper, the former Texas narcotics officer who turned against the drug war and began setting up hidden camera stunts looking to catch corrupt police in the act. The document, composed in…

FBI looking to restock its ’10 Most Wanted’ list

With the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, and the arrest of Boston crime figure James “Whitey” Bulger on Wednesday, the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted” list has a couple of vacancies. And it’s not immediately clear who will fill the gap. An FBI spokesman said the…

Two bombs found at Denver area shopping mall, FBI says

DENVER (Reuters) – Two bombs were found inside a Borders Bookstore in a suburban Denver shopping mall overnight, the FBI said on Saturday. Police were summoned to the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood early on Saturday after a store alarm sounded, the FBI said in a news release. Police discovered…

Captured mobster Whitey Bulger appears in Boston court

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AFP) – Fugitive mobster James “Whitey” Bulger Friday appeared before a Boston court handcuffed and under tight security two days after he was captured after 16 years on the run. Dozens crowded court benches for a glimpse as Bulger, white bearded under the hood of a white sweatshirt,…

WATCH LIVE: FBI and Justice officials discuss the capture of Whitey Bulger

Watch below as officials from the United States Attorney’s Office and the Bulger Fugitive Task Force in Boston address reporters about the capture of former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger and Catherine Greig, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Accused Boston crime boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger arrested

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the run for 17 years, the accused Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger and his longtime girlfriend were finally caught in California by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday. They were arrested without incident at a residence in Santa Monica, the FBI said in a…

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