Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $68,865
81%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 81%!! Less than $17k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: idfraud

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Did the White House just inadvertently confirm Obama ID fraud?

    12/25/2013 8:30:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/13 | Jason Kissner
    President Obama's personal data is "not in particular government data bases" so his identity cannot be verified. And this according to White House sources. Huh? What kind of data? And what kind of president cannot have his identity verified. And this little disclosure comes just as Americans are turning off the news to an extent that makes the classic "Friday afternoon data dump" look like publicity-seeking. **SNIP** Here are some simple questions: Does Obama file his tax returns by way of sending staff to a DC IRS building? If not, why not? Doesn't the integrity of Obama's tax returns relate...
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Ten years on at the 9-11 7-11 [Terrorism and Illegal Immigrant ID forging]

    09/11/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9-11-2011 | See Dubya
    In fact just a little over ten years ago a couple of worshipers from Dar al-Hijrah drove up to this particular 7-11. They weren’t really interested in hiring the day laborers so much as getting someone to help them acquire forged identification. That turned out to be a fellow named Luis A. Martinez-Flores, himself an illegal immigrant, and he walked the two Arabs, Hani Hanjour and Khaled Almidhar, through the process of getting Virginia ID cards—after which they returned to this particular 7-11, withdrew $100 from the ATM, and handed it to Mr. Martinez-Flores. Around five years ago Michelle went...
  • FAC Filed in Lawsuit About Obama's Bogus Social Security Number...

    03/24/2011 9:50:08 PM PDT · by csd · 19 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | BirtherReport.com
    As reported here and here, attorney Orly Taitz filed a Freedom of Information violation suit regarding Obama's questionable social security number reserved for Connecticut applicants and the continued stonewalling by the Social Security Administration on numerous FOIA requests. Attorney Taitz just filed her First Amended Complaint in the case. Attorney Taitz reports that she has obtained new documents that prove Obama lied about his days at Columbia University. Fullcomplaint with exhibits embedded below... Via Attorney Taitz: First Amended Complaint submitted today in DC. Newly uncovered documents show that Obama was defrauding the nation re his Columbia university records, he was...
  • 4 Mexico natives admit to bank fraud ( Montana to...)

    04/01/2010 9:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 312+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | March 31, 2010 | CLAIR JOHNSON Of
    Four men from Mexico have admitted conspiring to defraud banks by using false identification to cash stolen U.S. Treasury checks in a three-state crime spree that started in California and ended in Montana last year. The scheme netted the defendants more than $80,000. A fifth defendant, Marisol Medina-Aviles, 21, of Los Angeles pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft... Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Whittaker said the scheme ended when the Montana Highway Patrol stopped a Ford Expedition near Three Forks for speeding May 6. All five defendants were in the car. A search...
  • Iraqi troops kill chlorine suicide bomber

    11/23/2009 9:12:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,380+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | November 23, 2009 3:51 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Iraqi soldiers foiled a potentially deadly suicide attack today at the border crossing at Al Qaim in western Anbar province. From Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq): “A force from the 28th infantry division managed to defuse a car bomb and to kill its driver in al-Qaim, Anbar province,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The suicide driver carries the Kuwaiti nationality, and had on his possession a fake ID issued from Baiji,” the statement added. “The car was loaded with three tons of Chlorine and C4 as well as other chemical materials,” it added. Having closely...
  • Islamists 'plotted to kill Clinton in Nairobi hotel'

    09/07/2009 2:01:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 08, 2009 | Bruce Loudon
    RADICAL Islamist al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qa'ida and based in Somalia plotted to kill US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to Africa last month, it was disclosed yesterday. A planned series of bomb attacks set to take place in Nairobi, the capital of neighbouring Kenya, while Mrs Clinton was there - one in the hotel where she was staying - was foiled at the last minute, media reports, citing senior security officials, said. "Al-Qa'ida wanted to strike at the heart of Nairobi (while Mrs Clinton was here)," the senior security official was quoted as saying, adding that...
  • Obama brother accused of UK sex assault (13 year old)

    04/11/2009 6:44:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 45 replies · 2,096+ views
    NewsOfTheWorld ^ | 4.11.09 | Gloria dePiero
    AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire. The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January. But eagle-eyed immigration officials at East Midlands Airport, using the latest biometric tests, discovered he was linked to an incident here last November. The hi-tech database revealed that Samson -who manages a mobile phone shop just outside Nairobi-was the same man...
  • Obama's half brother refused British visa: report

    04/11/2009 3:18:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,829+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama's half brother was refused a visa to enter Britain because he had been accused of a serious crime on a previous visit, it was reported Saturday. Samson Obama was stopped by immigration officials at East Midlands Airport in January on his way to Washington for the president's inauguration, the Sunday newspaper News of the World reported, according to advance excerpts. Biometric tests alerted the authorities that Samson, a Kenyan mobile phone shop manager, had previously been arrested by police in Berkshire. That arrest followed an alleged sex attack on a British girl two...
  • POSTMAN BAGGED IN $90M IRS MAIL 'FRAUD' (Dominican Republic-based fraud used stolen SS nos)

    02/27/2009 4:35:45 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies · 700+ views
    NY POST ^ | 2/27/09 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Dominican Republic-based fraudsters reaped more than $40M in illegal IRS refunds last year using stolen SS numbers......a postal carrier arranged to have bogus checks sent to his route....... Lacy Bethea, 51, The Bronx, was arrested with 79 IRS checks on him.....a Bronx woman allegedly served as an intermediary between Bethea and José Franklin Duarte, a Dominican national who was also busted----his two brothers Rodolfo and Melvin Duarte were arrested here in similar scams in 2002 and 2008, they fled the US and are believed hiding in the Dominican Republic...... the Postal Service indicated other mail carriers were likely to be...
  • Bishop's pastoral letter hits home for parish employee (Church helps, hires illegal alien ID thief)

    02/23/2009 11:20:21 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 27 replies · 1,060+ views
    Arkansas Catholic ^ | 022009 | Marilyn Lanford
    Bishop's pastoral letter hits home for parish employee By Marilyn Lanford Rogers Correspondent ROGERS -- In November, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released his first pastoral letter to Catholics in the Diocese of Little Rock called, "I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Rights of Immigrants." In the weeks that followed, staff members at St. Vincent de Paul Church gathered to meet and discuss the pastoral letter. It was at the end of one of the meetings that staff members were asked if they had any experiences related to immigration. A slender, dark-haired young...
  • Questions Remain Unexplored About Farris Hassan's Excellent Iraqi Adventure

    01/23/2006 12:55:29 PM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies · 1,025+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1-21-06 | Tom Blumer
    Sometimes a story just doesn't seem to be "all there." Cinnamon Stillwell suspected as much in a NewsBusters item on January 10: Call me overly suspicious, but the story of 16-year-old Farris Hassan traveling to Iraq on a whim strikes me as unbelievable. Hassan's interview with Rita Cosby of MSNBC, a Florida newspaper columnist's skepticism, and a January 18 posting by the Northeast Intelligence Network (NIN), which describes itself as "a small contingent of experienced investigators ..... founded by veteran private investigator Douglas J. Hagmann," all appear to confirm Stillwell's suspicions. What is known of Farris Hassan's saga at this...
  • Hundreds wait for hours to buy S.F. ID card (regardless of their immigration status)

    01/16/2009 9:12:07 AM PST · by shielagolden · 26 replies · 937+ views
    sfgate.com/ ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Heather Knight
    Hundreds wait for hours to buy S.F. ID card Hundreds of people stood in line for hours at San Francisco City Hall on Thursday to be among the first in the nation to receive municipal identification cards (regardless of their immigration status.) The cards, also available in New Haven, Conn., and being considered in other cities, have sparked fury among advocates of stricter immigration laws. They argue cities have no business declaring people residents if they are not in the country legally. But San Francisco officials and recipients of the cards hailed the new program as a way to connect...
  • Immigrant, Journalist, Iraqi Spy

    07/11/2003 11:49:54 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 427+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 07/11/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The strange case of an Iraqi agent caught operating on American soil. His arrest may be the first of many. KHALED DUMEISI, a newspaper publisher in northern Illinois, was surprised when federal agents showed up at a modest condominium in suburban Chicago to arrest the man known to his colleagues in Iraqi intelligence as "Sirhan." He shouldn't have been shocked. First, the FBI, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in Illinois, had the goods on Sirhan. Among his offenses: supplying false press credentials for Iraqi intelligence agents; spying on Iraqi opposition leaders--at times, using a mini-camera implanted in the end...
  • Eight million people at risk of ID fraud after credit card details are stolen by hotel chain hackers

    08/25/2008 3:07:41 PM PDT · by xcamel · 22 replies · 256+ views
    (UK)mail online ^ | 1:21 PM on 25th August 2008 | Daniel Bates
    Up to eight million people are at risk of ID fraud after a hacker breached the security system of the world's largest hotel chain. An Indian hacker broke into the IT system of Best Western Hotel Group and stole personal details of everyone who has stayed there in the past 12 months. The details, which included home addresses, phone numbers, place of employment and credit card details, were sold on through an underground network controlled by the Russian Mafia.
  • Illegal immigrant gets 45 months in prison for prostitution ring (VA)

    06/25/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies · 948+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 25, 2007 | TIM MCGLONE
    The sentencing today of an illegal immigrant caught up in an Eastern Shore prostitution ring turned into a debate on immigration policy.Javier Merino-Torres of Mexico was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison despite a plea for leniency from his attorney, who cited the employment and social needs fulfilled by his client and others like him.“He works here because there is no work at home,” the attorney, David Bouchard of Chesapeake, told the judge.“What I’m suggesting is that we have created a monster because our economy depends on these people,” Bouchard said.He suggested that the judge deviate from sentencing guidelines...
  • America's Hardest Working Boy? (Identity Fraud)

    06/21/2007 5:26:26 AM PDT · by gpapa · 39 replies · 1,469+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    He would need to have been the hardest working boy in America, for -- according to documents that employers filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) -- his efforts were not merely Herculean, they were miraculous. He was born in September 1991, and by the time he was 7 -- according to W-2 reports bearing his Social Security Number (SSN) -- he had taken multiple jobs. From 1998 to 2001, employers filed more than 3,900 W-2s using his SSN.
  • Swedish passports available "for 1,000 dollars"

    03/03/2007 7:42:42 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 2,568+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/03/2007 | TT/The Local
    Swedish passports available "for 1,000 dollars" Swedish passports are widely available on the black market, it has been revealed. Trading has become so systematic that at least twice a week the Swedish police discover several passports linked to the same personal identity number. Despite the fact that it is apparently simple to dupe the system, the Swedish authorities still have no idea how widescale the problem is, reported newspaper Dagens Nyheter, which has carried out its own investigation into the trade. Related Articles Stockholm nightclub fined for ethnic discrimination 2nd March 2007 Muslims snubbed by landlords 5th February 2007 Sweden...
  • On Your Side: Mortage Fraud

    02/24/2007 10:32:51 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 32 replies · 2,084+ views
    WRDW.com ^ | 2/23/2007 | Jeff Anderson
    The FBI says it happens more in Georgia than in any other state...and you could end up losing your home because of it. It's called mortgage fraud.Maybe someone steals your identity and takes out a loan, or maybe your company tacks on illegal fees. 12 On Your Side's Jeff Anderson tells you how not to be a victim. Shirley Alvarez made a career out of serving her country in the military. But after she got back from her last stint overseas in Korea, she says she got a nasty surprise."They told me I missed a mortgage payment," she said. She...
  • Liberals vow to tackle immigrant ID muddle (rude awakening to immigrant ID fraud)

    02/15/2007 7:48:34 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 1 replies · 338+ views
    www.thelocal.com ^ | 02/15/2007 | Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius
    Liberals vow to tackle immigrant ID muddle The Liberal Party has said it plans to propose a motion to the Riksdag, Sweden's parliament, on Friday, after The Local revealed that most immigrants have effectively been barred from receiving Swedish ID cards. The party will suggest that a state agency gets the right to issue ID cards to new arrivals in Sweden. Stricter regulations put in place in January by Svensk Kassaservice lock out unmarried immigrants from seeking a Swedish ID. The banks, the only alternative for a valid ID have similar policies. Fredrik Malm, MP and Spokesperson for migration issues...
  • Immigrants blocked from getting Swedish ID

    02/15/2007 11:11:38 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 631+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/15/2007 | Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius
    Immigrants blocked from getting Swedish ID New rules introduced in January mean immigrants with the right to live and work in Sweden are being barred from receiving Swedish ID cards. A Swedish ID is required to exercise many daily activities in Swedish society, including voting, opening a bank account, seeing a doctor, or even hiring a DVD and buying alcohol or cigarettes. The new rules have been introduced by Svensk Kassaservice, an agency formerly part of Posten, the Swedish post office. The agency, along with some banks, is responsible for issuing ID cards in Sweden. According to Svensk Kassaservice's new...
  • Suspect charges $6,300 using judge's ID(Says she only wants thief to have 'awareness' he was caught)

    09/04/2006 9:09:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 827+ views
    MLive (Michigan) ^ | September 3, 2006
    Suspect charges $6,300 using judge's ID 9/3/2006, 9:13 p.m. ET The Associated Press     MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The people who burglarized Macomb County Circuit Judge Mary Chrzanowski's home in the late 1990s got caught. She's hoping the same thing happens to whoever stole her identity and charged $6,300 in her name.The thief obtained her Social Security number and birth date, then opened accounts with a Syracuse, N.Y., address and ran up a $5,800 phone bill and $500 in credit card charges."Unbelievable," Chrzanowski told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens in an e-mail interview. "I guess I'm...
  • Group to encourage Hispanics to buy homes in Farmers Branch [TX]

    08/28/2006 5:44:35 PM PDT · by Dubya · 10 replies · 616+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 28, 2006 | STEPHANIE SANDOVAL
    One City Council member’s idea to limit illegal immigrants in Farmers Branch has prompted a plan by opponents to promote and sell homes in the city to Hispanics - including illegal immigrants. A group of Hispanic and civil rights groups Monday announced Compre Farmers Branch, a consortium of real estate agents, lending institutions and others aimed at helping Hispanics buy homes in Farmers Branch. They’re hoping Hispanics will buy all 157 homes they say are on the market in that city - including the home of City Council member Tim O’Hare. Mr. O’Hare has come under fire by the groups...
  • Prosecutor: Pakistani sought to aid terror (NY trial)

    11/09/2005 7:44:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - A Pakistani man went on trial Wednesday on charges alleging he agreed to help an al-Qaida operative planning a chemical attack against Americans sneak into the United States. Uzair Paracha, 25, is accused of agreeing to support the plot during meetings with two al-Qaida operatives and his father, a businessman held at Guantanamo Bay. "This trial is about the defendant's role in helping al-Qaida penetrate this country and attack the United States from within its own borders," Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Bruce said in his opening statement. Bruce said Paracha was trying to help Majid Khan, an...
  • Alleged Canadian al-Qaeda 'Sleeper' Agent Set to Testify

    10/25/2004 5:51:29 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 3 replies · 509+ views
    CBC ^ | October 25, 2004 | CBC Staff
    Alleged Canadian al-Qaeda 'sleeper' agent set to testify October 25, 2004 OTTAWA - A man accused of being a member of al-Qaeda appeared in an Ottawa federal court Monday to fight deportation to Algeria, where he fears he may be killed. Canadian authorities arrested Mohammed Harkat nearly two years ago on a national security certificate, which allows Ottawa to deport non-Canadian citizens considered a security risk. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says Abu Zubaydah, a senior al-Qaeda member now in custody, told American authorities he helped train Harkat in Afghanistan. CSIS thinks Harkat was sent to Canada as a "sleeper"...
  • At Least 700 Have Identities Stolen

    02/19/2005 10:05:52 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 17 replies · 889+ views
    AP/ Yahoo ^ | 2/19/2005 | Rachel Konrad
    At Least 700 Have Identities Stolen SAN FRANCISCO - At least 700 people had their identities stolen during a yearlong scam by con artists who had signed up as clients of data-broker ChoicePoint Inc., the Los Angeles task force in charge of the criminal investigation confirmed on Friday When word first emerged this week that still unknown scammers had illegally obtained detailed dossiers on 35,000 people by posing as legitimate customers of ChoicePoint, the company portrayed it as a relatively minor criminal case, limited to California. But by week's end, it was shaping up to be a full-blown scandal with...
  • Malls see arrests by FBI, INS

    06/27/2002 1:15:20 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 47 replies · 2,013+ views
    Pensacola News Journal ^ | 06/27/02 | Brett Norman/Sean Smith
    <p>At least three men reportedly were taken into federal custody in two Pensacola malls as the FBI and the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service initiated a nationwide sweep Wednesday.</p> <p>Witnesses said plain-clothes agents closed Intrigue jewelry vendors at Cordova and University malls, Wild Things at University and possibly other shops.</p>
  • State police arrest 2 more DMV workers in license fraud probe

    12/28/2004 11:53:02 PM PST · by nanak · 3 replies · 388+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 12/29/2004 | The Associated Press
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- State police have charged two more Department of Motor Vehicle workers and a Chilean national in what investigators believe is a broad conspiracy to sell bogus Connecticut drivers' licenses and other state documents. The two DMV employees _ Venita Bines, 40, of Bridgeport, and Tracy Stevens, no age or address available _ were to be arraigned Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court, The Hartford Courant reported. The Chilean national, 37-year-old Kenneth Nelson of Bridgeport, was charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit forgery and was held on $250,000 bail after a court appearance Tuesday. A judge ordered...
  • Militants' illegal passports are traced to South Africa

    07/28/2004 6:14:18 AM PDT · by RS · 9 replies · 669+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/28/04 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Al-Qaeda militants and other terrorists traveling through Europe have obtained South African passports, and authorities believe they received them from crime syndicates operating inside the government agency that issues the documents. The illicit acquisition of the passports, which allow travel through many African countries and Britain without visas, sent shock waves through South Africa after one top police official said "boxes and boxes" of the documents were discovered in London.
  • TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy

    02/03/2003 9:03:12 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 784+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | February 2, 2003 | Adam Geibel
    TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy February 2, 2003: During a routine sweep for illegal immigrants, Italian police rounded up 28 Pakistanis suspected of being terrorists. Police found two pounds of dynamite, 165 feet of explosive fuse and various detonators, as well as hundreds of forged documents and maps of metropolitan Naples. Authorities said "sensitive targets" were circled with a pen but would not elaborate, while Italian news reports said the possible targets included the U.S. Consulate in Naples and nearby NATO bases. One map was to the town of Bagnoli (outside Naples), where the NATO southern headquarters is...
  • East Texas man with cyanide cache gets 11 years

    05/05/2004 1:31:46 PM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 307+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2004, 6:43AM | By THOMAS KOROSEC
    TYLER -- An itinerate gun dealer caught with a cache of poison gas, machine guns and other weapons in an East Texas storage facility was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in federal prison. But William J. Krar's motives, and those of his common-law wife, Judith Bruey, remain unknown to federal officials, who cast the case as a victory against domestic terrorism. "To the extent there was any plot to use these weapons, that plot was thwarted," said U.S. Attorney Matthew Orwig of the Eastern District of Texas. The couple has given only limited statements to investigators since their...
  • Man Trying To Buy Car Finds Out 9/11 Terrorist Took ID

    04/21/2004 3:35:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 39 replies · 489+ views
    KETV ^ | 4/21/04 | N/A
    A young man went in to buy a car and realized he had been mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Ryan Allen (pictured, left), 19, turned up on a government list that includes Osama bin Laden and members of al-Qaida. Allen wanted to buy a new Chevrolet Cavalier. He filled out the paperwork at a Kansas City dealership and then the results of the credit bureau check came back. "I filled out the credit thing. I'm probably sitting there an hour ... hour and a half," Allen said. But the dealership's manager came back with what Allen thought was an odd...
  • ID-fraud rings' scope called 'staggering'

    12/14/2003 1:48:50 AM PST · by sarcasm · 31 replies · 315+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | December 14, 2003 | Fred Kelly and Richard D. Walton
    <p>It began as a tip: Bureau of Motor Vehicles employees were on the take.</p> <p>It turned not on investigative technique, but a bit of luck.</p> <p>The woman who would become investigators' chief suspect -- Elizabeth Lang -- just happened to walk into the Speedway license branch that police had under surveillance.</p>
  • Bolivia Detains 16 Muslims on Terror Tipoff

    12/04/2003 7:01:18 PM PST · by USF · 13 replies · 301+ views
    Bolivia Detains 16 Muslims on Terror Tipoff -Agency Thu December 4, 2003 09:08 PM ET LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's state news agency said authorities in La Paz detained 16 Muslims on Thursday after a tip-off from French police that some of them were planning to hijack a plane and attack targets in the United States. No independent confirmation was immediately available of the report from the ABI agency, which is regarded as a mouthpiece of the Bolivian government. It quoted Interior Minister Alfonso Ferrufino as saying most of those arrested were Bangladeshis and that they were detained at...
  • Man Accused of Selling Fake IDs to Sept. 11 Hijackers Flees to Egypt

    07/31/2002 3:57:16 PM PDT · by Michael2001 · 20 replies · 448+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2002
    <p>PATERSON, N.J. — A man who allegedly sold fake IDs to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers apparently fled the country for Egypt just before authorities came to arrest him in a raid on his home and businesses Wednesday, investigators said.</p>
  • Man suspected of providing hijackers with fake IDs arrested; had gone to Egypt

    08/20/2002 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Shermy · 10 replies · 341+ views
    AP ^ | August 20, 2002 | Jeffrey Gold
    NEWARK, New Jersey - A man accused of providing fake identification to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport after returning from Egypt, authorities said Tuesday. Mohamed el-Atriss was taken into custody by U.S. Customs agents when they noticed a warrant from Passaic County, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Newark. El-Atriss, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Egypt, arrived in New York either late Monday or early Tuesday and faces extradition to Passaic County, Drewniak said. Federal authorities have not charged el-Atriss, but "he remains of interest to us,"...
  • Judge Releases Transcripts in Sept. 11 Fake IDs Case

    06/24/2003 3:47:29 PM PDT · by Jean S · 355+ views
    AP ^ | 6/24/03 | Wayne Parry
    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Secret evidence presented in a closed court session alleged that a man who sold fake IDs to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers had closer ties to terrorism than previously revealed, according to transcripts released Tuesday. In the end, authorities found no evidence to bring terrorism charges against Mohamad El-Atriss, and U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said Tuesday that El-Atriss "is not considered a threat to national security by us." In a plea bargain, El-Atriss was sentenced in March to five years' probation and fined $15,000 for selling phony documents. El-Atriss and his lawyer on Tuesday...
  • Agents Arrest Man With 1,021 Stolen Blank Birth Certificates (stolen from Puerto Rico)

    09/18/2003 8:53:16 PM PDT · by mhking · 8 replies · 919+ views
    Law enforcement agents in Central Florida arrested a 26-year-old man Thursday in possession of more than 1,000 stolen blank birth certificates, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said Jose Aponte was arrested on West Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala after he allegedly attempted to sell a blank birth certificate to federal agents. Aponte reportedly was found to be in possession of 1,021 blank certificates of birth stolen from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Dorado, Puerto Rico, and brought into Florida. The FBI is charging Aponte with violations of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1028, Fraud and Related Activity...
  • Canadian Highway to Terror

    09/19/2003 12:47:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 323+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/19/03 | Stephen Brown
    Canada's refugee system, long used by terrorists as a means of gaining access to North America, has once again shown why it poses a major security risk to the continent. The latest Islamist miscreant to take advantage of this criminally lax system that makes Canada look like one of the biggest sucker nations in the world is Abderraouf Jdey, whose name appeared earlier this month in an FBI alert as a possible terrorist threat. Jdey first came to the attention of authorities on a videotape found in the home of Osama bin Laden's security chief in Afghanistan, recording a...
  • Bulletin warns authorities of uniform, ID thefts

    07/24/2003 10:41:40 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 973+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 25, 2003 | By Jerry Seper
    <p>Hundreds of badges, uniforms, identification cards and decals have been stolen from police agencies in five states, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to warn law enforcement authorities to guard against the theft of equipment that may be used by terrorists.</p>
  • Terror on the Eurostar: Al Qaeda suspect arrested sneaking into Britain

    02/10/2003 8:50:15 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 384+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 02/11/03 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    Going nowhere ... terror suspect was held on Eurostar EXCLUSIVE!AN al-Qa’ida terror suspect has been arrested trying to sneak into Britain on the Eurostar. Armed Special Branch cops nabbed the 25-year-old Algerian as he stepped off the train from Paris at London’s Waterloo Station. He is thought to have been intending to carry out a bombing in the UK. Last night, the man was being held at top security Paddington Green police station, West London, under the Terrorism Act 2000. He was seized last Thursday after a joint operation by British and French security services. Details of his arrest...
  • Former Idaho football player arrested as material witness in Islamic charities probe

    03/18/2003 4:30:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 545+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-18-03 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    <p>SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A former University of Idaho football player has been arrested as a material witness in an investigation of Islamic charities with possible links to terrorism, FBI agents said Tuesday.</p> <p>Abdullah Al-Kidd, 30, was arrested Sunday at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., according to two FBI agents who separately spoke on condition of anonymity. He was carrying a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia, court documents show.</p>
  • Italy: Judge Indicts Three North Africans (connected to al-Qaeda)

    07/18/2002 2:29:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | July 18 2002 | AP
    MILAN, Italy (AP) — An Italian judge indicted three North African men Thursday on charges of arms possession and supplying forged documents to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, a lawyer for one of the defendants said. Nabil Benattia of Tunisia, Yassine Chekkouri of Morocco and Abdelhalim Hafed Remadna of Algeria, were arrested in Milan in November in connection with an investigation of the city's mosque and Islamic cultural center. U.S. authorities have described the center as the main al-Qaida station house in Europe. Benattia's lawyer, Antonio Nebuloni, said all three suspects were indicted Thursday on charges of criminal association, possession...
  • Italy Probes Possible al-Qaida Link

    07/29/2002 4:26:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | July 29 2002 | AP
    ROME (AP) — Italian police are trying to learn if a document-forging operation in Turin served as a logistical base for al-Qaida, authorities said Monday. The document center, an apartment in a Turin neighborhood populated by many illegal immigrants, was raided in December, said Luciano Nigro, a Turin police precinct chief, and investigation into its operations have been going on since. On Monday, La Stampa, a Turin daily, reported that police believe the place furnished documents for recruits for al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. ``I don't have proof,'' Nigro told The Associated Press, but ``we are investigating.'' Nigro said...
  • U.S. buys information about Latin Americans

    04/14/2003 12:12:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 573+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2003 | JIM KRANE
    Over the past 18 months, the U.S. government has bought access to data on hundreds of millions of residents of 10 Latin American countries -- apparently without their consent or knowledge -- allowing myriad federal agencies to track foreigners entering and living in the United States. A suburban Atlanta company, ChoicePoint Inc., collects the information abroad and sells it to U.S. government officials in three dozen agencies, including immigration investigators who've used it to arrest illegal immigrants. The practice broadens a trend that has an information-hungry U.S. government increasingly buying personal data on Americans and foreigners alike from commercial vendors...
  • 37 arrested at Warren AFB; Raid finds illegal workers at largest missile-defense unit

    02/27/2003 3:56:26 AM PST · by Ed Straker · 62 replies · 590+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 27 Feb 03 | Hector Gutierrez
    37 arrested at Warren AFB Raid finds illegal workers at largest missile-defense unit By Hector Gutierrez, Rocky Mountain News February 27, 2003 Nearly 40 illegal workers were arrested Wednesday at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, home to the country's largest strategic missile-defense unit. The raid was one of the biggest in recent memory involving national security in the region. The presence of unauthorized workers at the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile unit, or ICBM, was an egregious security breach in which foreigners were able to penetrate a powerful U.S. military installation, officials said. The Denver District of the...
  • 10 Iraqis detained in Jamaica were headed to Belize Are being interviewed by the U.S. F.B.I..

    02/13/2003 1:37:05 PM PST · by Dbdaily · 34 replies · 8,120+ views
    10 Iraqis detained in Jamaica were headed to Belize. 10 Iraqis detained in Jamaica were headed to Belize In news just in, the Associated Press is tonight reporting that ten Iraqi citizens have been detained in Montego Bay, Jamaica and are being interviewed by the U.S. F.B.I.. Their destination? Belize. Let me read the bulletin as we received it just minutes ago: "F.B.I. agents on Tuesday were questioning ten Iraqi men who were detained at Montego Bay's airport, Jamaican police said, but did not say why they are being held. The police detained the ten men on Monday after reviewing...
  • U.S. Charges 3 in Massive ID Fraud (LARGEST ID THEFT IN HISTORY)

    11/25/2002 12:51:10 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 42 replies · 642+ views
    ap via abc news ^ | 11/25/2002 | ap
    U.S. Charges 3 in Massive ID Fraud U.S. Charges 3 in Largest Identity-Theft Ring in American History; Info Taken From Over 30,000 N E W Y O R K, Nov. 25 — Federal authorities charged three men with orchestrating a massive identity-theft scheme in which credit information was stolen from more than 30,000 victims. Manhattan U.S. Attorney James Comey said the arrests announced Monday mark the largest identity theft case in U.S. history, with initial losses pegged at $2.7 million and growing. "With a few keystrokes, these men essentially picked the pockets of tens of thousands of Americans and, in...
  • Man Arrested at Panama City, FL Airport!

    09/13/2001 6:01:09 PM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 21 replies · 474+ views
    My Dad! | September 13, 2001 | Me
    Just talked to my Dad in Panama City who said they have arrested an Arab man trying to get into the Panama City Airport. He had a false German passport and was driving a rental car rented in Boca Raton. The bomb-sniffing dogs deployed at the parking entrance caught him. We figure these thugs are trying to find small town airports where they think the tougher security measures have not yet been implemented. I guess they don't know about Tyndall and Eglin Air Force bases right up the road from this airport! They don't mess around down on the Panhandle. ...
  • Boarding letters worry INS agents

    05/02/2002 12:22:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 349+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, May 2, 2002 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – Airport immigration inspectors fear a batch of stolen birth certificates could be used by Middle Eastern terrorists to enter the U.S. without visas. Some 2,000 pre-signed blank birth certificates were swiped last month from Denver's vital records office. Even after the Sept. 11 hijackings, some domestic airlines still sell so-called "affidavits of identity" to passengers flying abroad as proof of U.S. citizenship in lieu of passports. They're often issued based on birth certificates. The affidavits, which are sold at ticket counters for about $10, are simply notarized boarding letters. They carry no photo, fingerprint or signature. "The affidavit...