Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

FBI at Russian oligarch's homes for 'law enforcement' action

Oct. 19, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials would not provide...

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

Oct. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire. ...

Authorities arrest Alabama man in Alaska after Jan. 6 riot

Oct. 19, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alabama man accused of using pepper spray and throwing a metal rod at law enforcement protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection has been arrested in Alaska, according to court documents filed in federal court. The FBI took...

Body found on Blue Ridge Parkway IDed as Rhode Island man

Oct. 15, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A body found on the Blue Ridge Parkway was a homicide victim from Rhode Island, the National Park Service said. Investigators on Thursday identified the victim as Josue Xavier Calderon, 33, and an obituary said he was from the town of Cumberland,...

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

Oct. 14, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent target...

Delaware court hears appeal in Carter Page defamation suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and formerly owned HuffPost. Attorneys for Page, who...

'Radicalized' veteran gets time served for anti-police bombs

Oct. 13, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve. The...

Judge rules Mesa County clerk cannot oversee Nov. elections

Oct. 13, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Colorado county elections clerk cannot be involved in the November elections after multiple investigations, including a criminal probe by the FBI, were opened into a security breach of the county's voting machines. Judge Valerie...

Mississippi man gets 47 months in prison for bank robbery

Oct. 08, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for robbing a bank last year, federal prosecutors said. Richard Dewayne Jiles, 42, of Jackson, was sentenced Tuesday to 47 months in federal prison for robbing a branch of...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer’s...