Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Jury deliberating in fraud trial of Ponzi scheme suspect

Oct. 16, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal jury began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of an investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme to finance her lavish lifestyle, including spending more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India. At the end of Dawn Bennett's...

First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

Oct. 16, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen. When the bus pulled into Billings,...

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was no threat to the...

The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims

Oct. 15, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities have released the names of a man and woman who were found dead in their western Wisconsin home. The Barron County Sheriff's...

Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Oct. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Senate intelligence committee employee pleaded guilty Monday to lying to the FBI about contact he had with a reporter. James Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and...

Army, FBI investigating soldier death at Fort Campbell

Oct. 15, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier has been fatally wounded, and the post said the soldier's spouse has been taken into custody. The post said in a news release that the shooting happened Sunday evening. The soldier's name hasn't been released pending notification of family. Gates on the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income

Oct. 15, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It's not a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds

Oct. 13, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Michael has shown that President Donald Trump can't always be counted on to give accurate information to the public when a natural disaster unfolds. Trump wrongly stated that the hurricane moved across land with blazing speed, which stopped a terrible situation from becoming...

Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

Oct. 12, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — An investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off a federal investigation and save her failing business, according to testimony at her trial this week....

American diplomat death being investigated as homicide

Oct. 12, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime U.S. diplomat found dead last month in his apartment near the American embassy in Madagascar was identified and now, federal authorities are investigating his death as a homicide. Newly unsealed court records show the FBI and U.S. State Department opened an investigation into the...