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Tag: FBI

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    US diplomat spying for Cuba given a 15-year prison sentence

    Rocha was discovered by undercover FBI agents and arrested in December last year in Miami

    Colombian-born Victor Manuel Rocha, who served as a former US Ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for spying for Cuba for 40 years.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Baltimore port traffic affected after astray ship downs bridge

    At least six people were missing but there could be more

    A powerless large cargo ship hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, early Tuesday, leading to the structure's collapse while many people had to be rescued from the Patapsco River. The FBI ruled out any link with foreign-sponsored terrorism. Opened in 1977, the bridge was named after the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

  • Monday, March 11th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Paraguay strikes deal with FBI to tackle organized crime

    Domestic Security Deputy Minister Oscar Pereira and National Police Chief Carlos Benítez signed the document on behalf of the South American country

    Paraguayan authorities signed an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of the United States to fight organized crime in “an unprecedented event” of cooperation between the two countries, it was reported. The deal provides for the creation of a group specialized in identifying threats and preventing major events affecting domestic and regional security.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    FBI asked to help Chubut in National Park fire case

    Governor Torres and Ambassador Stanley discussed US cooperation

    The Argentine province of Chubut has asked the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for help in the probe into the fires in the Los Alerces National Park, Governor Ignacio Torres announced after meeting with US Ambassador Marc Stanley. “We need to find those responsible as soon as possible, and that there is an exemplary measure in the courts,” said Torres about the catastrophe that has been ongoing since Jan. 25 in which some 8,000 hectares have already been burned down.

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 12:36 UTC

    FBI's help requested in Ecuadorian candidate's murder probe

    All six suspects arrested in connection with Villavicencio's death plus the one killed during a police raid were Colombian nationals

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Thursday asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to support his country in the investigation of Wednesday's murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, it was reported in Quito. An FBI team is due in Ecuador shortly, Lasso said.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2023 - 09:48 UTC

    FBI's most damaging spy found dead in his cell

    Hanssen was arrested in February 2001 near his Virginia home

    Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who had been sentenced to life in prison for spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia, was found dead in his cell Monday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

  • Friday, April 14th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    FBI arrests suspect of classified data leak

    Teixeira is said to have committed the crime to impress people with whom he played video games online

    A 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman identified as Jack Douglas Teixeira has been arrested Thursday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for his alleged involvement in the leak of classified Pentagon documents. According to local media, the motivation was to impress young people with whom he played video games.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    Top-secret documents found at Trump's mansion

    Under the Espionage Act, people in possession of classified documents could be sent to jail

    Top secret documents were retrieved by the FBI from former US President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago residence in Florida, it was reported Friday as the seal of secrecy was lifted.

  • Tuesday, August 9th 2022 - 09:01 UTC

    FBI raids Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago mansion

    In Trump's view, these are dark times for the US which has turned into another third-world country

    Scores of supporters of former US President Donald Trump gathered Monday around the tycoon's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida after FBI agents reportedly executed a search warrant on the Palm Beach premises.

  • Friday, May 27th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    FBI tips Paraguay of possible school massacre copycat

    Paraguayan Police Commissioner Diosnel Alarcón said the suspect behind these threats had been identified

    The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned Paraguayan Police of a local possible encore of the recent massacre at a Texas primary school in which 21 people were killed.