FBI News

Claims Examiner’s Scam Allegedly Cost California Health Care Provider $7 Million

A former senior claims examiner for the Kaiser Permanente health plan in California was booked into jail last week on a mail fraud charge stemming from $7 million in invoices that he approved from five private investigation firms. Federal prosecutors …

FBI Hands Full With Money Laundering Schemes

The email caught the executive at a small Connecticut company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn’t until that …

FBI Says Database Tracking Police Use of Deadly Force Coming

The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday at a congressional hearing that reflected the sustained political interest in the …

Automakers Warned About Vehicle Hacking Risks

The FBI and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a bulletin Thursday warning that motor vehicles are “increasingly vulnerable” to hacking. “The FBI and NHTSA are warning the general public and manufacturers – of vehicles, vehicle components, and …

After Sony Attack FBI Warns of ‘Destructive’ Malware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described …

Texas Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Machinery Theft Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley in Louisiana announced that one Texas man has been sentenced and another has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal tractors and other large equipment and sell the items in Louisiana Vincent L. Simmons, …

FBI Says it Can’t Reinstate Agent Until 2015

The FBI says a Virginia man who won a discrimination lawsuit against the bureau can’t be reinstated as a special agent until 2015 because of budget cuts. Justin Slaby of Stafford sued the FBI. The Army veteran who lost his …

Burglaries Drop Nationwide According FBI’s Latest Crime Report

According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, the nation experienced a 1.2 percent increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2012 when compared with data from …

FBI Focusing on Recovery in ’90 Massachusetts Art Heist

The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery of who stole $500 million in artwork from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but it is withholding the identities of the thieves, adding another twist to the largest property heist in …

FBI in New Jersey Watching for Sandy Fraud

The FBI in New Jersey is watching to ensure that federal money meant to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy doesn’t find its way into the pockets of corrupt politicians or scam artists. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says $2.5 billion in …