Eight additional individuals were indicted for participating in a securities fraud scheme that targeted the elderly.

David Anthony Eratostene, 53, of Miramar, Florida, Christopher J. Borgo, 41, of Boca Raton, Alan D. Messina, 54, of Sunrise, Michael T. Angeletti, 33, of Sunrise, Michael J. Calash 34, of Boca Raton, Stephen R. Reynolds, 38, of Pompano Beach, Gary X. Schultz, 55, of Miramar, Chazon Stein, 36, North Miami Beach, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349, and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.

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Fugitives Identified as Kilogram-Quantity Drug Suppliers in Block Burner Gang Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS—Federal law enforcement is still seeking the whereabouts of two federal fugitives who escaped capture from this week’s massive operation to arrest members of the Block Burner gang which operated on the East side of Indianapolis. William Edward Dodd, 32, and Eskivel Reynosa De La Cruz, 28, were last seen in Indianapolis on July 21, 2015, and are considered armed federal fugitives.

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Brooklyn, NY - Earlier today, following four weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, returned guilty verdicts against New York State Senator John Sampson, for one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to federal agents. Since 1997, Sampson has served in the New York State Senate representing the 19th Senate District in southeastern Brooklyn. From June 2009 to December 2012, Sampson was the leader of the Democratic Conference of the Senate, and from January 2011 to December 2012, he was also the Senate Minority Leader. Sampson has also served as the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. When sentenced by United States District Judge Dora L. Irizarry, Sampson faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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The FBI and the Tallahassee Police Department are seeking information regarding the murder of Florida State University (FSU) Law Professor Daniel Eric Markel.

On the morning of July 18, 2014, Markel was found in his car inside the garage of his residence in the Betton Hills section of Tallahassee, Florida. Markel suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day.

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The Shrouded Horizon investigation against the Darkode cyber criminal forum involved law enforcement agencies in 20 countries.

Members Arrested in 20 Countries

It was, in effect, a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Called Darkode, this underground, password-protected, online forum was a meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of data and software that facilitated complex cyber crimes all over the globe.

Unbeknownst to the operators of this invitation-only, English-speaking criminal forum, though, the FBI had infiltrated this communication platform at the highest levels and began collecting evidence and intelligence on Darkode members.

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LAFAYETTE, LA—Five defendants were sentenced for their roles in a pay-for-plea scheme that garnered favorable treatment for defendants charged with various state crimes.

Barna D. Haynes, 61; Greg Williams, 46; and Sandra Degeyter, 63, all of Lafayette were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Denease Curry, 49, of Broussard, and Elaine Crump, 61 of Lafayette, were also sentenced by Foote on one count of misprision of a felony for failure to report bribes offered and received by employees of the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Hanyes, Williams and Curry were former employees District Attorney’s Office. Degeyter and Crump were former employees of Acadiana Outreach.

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