FBI News

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 32 People in New York City

A carbon monoxide leak in a building three blocks from the World Trade Center sickened 32 people and raised alarm that shuttered several busy blocks in lower Manhattan at the start of the workday Tuesday, authorities said. The problem ultimately …

Chubb Returns Stolen Norman Rockwell Painting 40 Years After Theft

More than 40 years after the theft of Norman Rockwell’s Boy Asleep with Hoe – also known as Lazy Bones or Taking a Break – the painting has been returned to the family of its original owners following a ceremony …

Two Ex-Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach …

FBI: Security Planning for Houston Super Bowl in Works for Years

When tens of thousands of fans stream into NRG Stadium in Houston for the Super Bowl this Sunday, they will understandably be thinking more about the big game than the behind-the-scenes preparations that have gone into ensuring their safety — …

Arkansas Man Gets Five Years in Prison for $1.6M Insurance Fraud

A Fort Smith, Ark., man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison plus three years of supervised release for defrauding insurance customers, federal authorities say. Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that …

NYC Officer Charged with Insurance Fraud

The FBI says a New York City police officer had his Range Rover doused with gasoline and lit it on fire to collect $34,000 in insurance money. Special agent Jason Wake wrote in an August complaint that Carlos Becker discussed …

Largest U.S. Electric Company On Alert for Cyberattacks

The country’s largest electricity company is on alert for cyberattacks that aim to hamper the critical flow of power and is listening to U.S. intelligence agencies about potential threats, the Duke Energy Corp. executive heading electronic protection efforts said. Duke …

FBI Case Log: The Stolen Stradivarius

When a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin valued at more than $5 million was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond last year, investigators initially believed the theft may have been the work of sophisticated art thieves. The truth turned out …

Oklahoma AG: Company Selling Copyright-Infringed Software to Schools

The owners of a Ninnekah, Okla., computer company have been charged with allegedly selling computers containing copyright-infringed software to school districts and city and county governments in southwestern Oklahoma, according to the office of state Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Craig …

California Senator Says FBI Leaked Affidavit to Retaliate

California State Senator Ron Calderon said the Federal Bureau of Investigation leaked a sealed affidavit alleging he took $60,000 in bribes to retaliate for his refusal to participate in a sting operation. Calderon filed a request Thursday to hold the …