Incidents

Samuel Mara2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

According to the indictment and a previously filed complaint, on June 6, 2020, the FBI and New York State Police began investigating a two (2) hour and ten (10) minute live stream video posted on Facebook Live. The video, apparently taken in front of the Buffalo Police Department -- C District Station, was live streamed by an individual identified as A.M., a close associate of Samuel Mara. In the video, a crowd is peacefully protesting, and at times, A.M. is heard commenting in the video. Defendant Mara is also seen sporadically throughout the video. Approximately 45 minutes into the video, several members of the crowd begin shouting, “hey hey, ho ho, [Victim 1] has got to go.”

Dyllan Barber2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

According to the criminal complaint, in November 2019, Barber initiated a conversation with a minor female victim on the Snapchat social media application. Barber used his own Snapchat account during this conversation, but posed as a hacker who had gained control over the account. The defendant threatened the minor victim to produce and send to him sexually explicit images of herself or else he would publicly release information regarding the minor victim. In response to these threats, the minor victim produced and sent images of herself to Barber as requested.

Andrew Neal2020-11-23 00:00:00 UTC

According to the criminal complaint, in July 2018, Neal initiated a conversation with a minor female victim, living in the Western District of New York, on Instagram and asked her to send him pictures of her feet and face. After the victim complied with the defendant’s request, Neal demanded that she produce and send him sexually explicit images of herself or else he would send the images she previously sent to him to all of her Instagram followers. The victim complied and sent Neal the requested images. Over the next two years, the defendant continued to harass the victim through Instagram and text message, demanding that she take and send him more images or else he would distribute the sexually explicit images she previously provided to him to all of her Instagram contacts. In July 2020, Neal followed through with his threats and sent several images of the victim to four of her Instagram followers.

Theodore Loria2020-11-16 00:00:00 UTC

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that between June 2017 and August 2019, the defendant stalked an individual (Victim) causing substantial emotional distress. In 2017, Loria sent the Victim threatening text messages via cellular telephone. The defendant also sent a series of text messages, pretending to be a member of a local police department, stating that the Victim was an “enemy” of law enforcement and that he knew where all of Victim’s family members lived. Loria texted the Victim the correct addresses of the Victim’s family members. In December 2018, the defendant texted the Victim anonymously stating he knew where the Victim lived and everything about the Victim’s minor child, even providing details about the child’s school location, appearance, and the location of the child’s bedroom in the home. Defendant also conducted physical surveillance of the Victim’s residence and business and followed the Victim in his vehicle.

Sheldon Kennedy2020-11-13 00:00:00 UTC

accused darkweb vendor who sold drugs and had previous convictions for the same offence.

Barry Zarculia2020-11-12 00:00:00 UTC

The complaint alleges that Zarculia was the user of the Instagram account @songs_in_the_key_of_z and posted hateful, racist, anti-black messages on their public message board, such as messages including the phrasing “black lives don’t matter.” In addition, an individual referenced having observed posts which applauded the sniper who conducted the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre and which alluded to the fact that the user wished the same attack would occur in Nashville, Tennessee. After posting these and other comments, Zarculia received negative feedback from other social media users. Zarculia then posted a photograph of one individual’s house, along with the address of the individual’s public page, and said in part, “Anyone that wants a piece of me, come on over,……..Off Nolensville Pike. I sleep in the front bedroom.” This alarmed the individual as this front bedroom was occupied by his child. Zarculia also sent other messages to this individual and called him on the phone and threatened to put a gun in his mouth.

Aleksandr Brovko2020-11-02 00:00:00 UTC

For over a decade, Brovko participated in a scheme to gain access to Americans’ personal and financial information, causing more than $100 million in intended loss.

Charles Regalbuto2020-10-27 00:00:00 UTC

Regalbuto posted the naked photographs of the Victim on social media sites, resulting in multiple internet users seeing the photos along with the Victim’s name associated with the photos. Several individuals contacted the Victim after seeing the photos and asked if the Victim was the person in the photos, causing the Victim emotional distress.

David Manno2020-09-24 00:00:00 UTC

Illegally Accessing Thousands of Laboratory Reports

Shannon Stafford2020-09-24 00:00:00 UTC

According to court documents and evidence presented at his four-day trial, from Jan. 5, 2004 through Aug. 6, 2015, Shannon Stafford, 50, of Crofton, Maryland, was employed in the information technology (IT) department at Business A, a global company with thousands of employees and offices around the world, including in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Stafford was employed in the Washington office and provided IT technical support to employees based at, or visiting, the Washington, McLean, Virginia, or Baltimore offices. As part of his duties, Stafford had access to the system login credentials of other employees and was authorized to use them in the course of performing his technical support duties. Stafford was also responsible for disabling company users’ network access credentials at the end of their employment. In 2014, Business A provided Stafford with a laptop to use for his work.

Vincent Storme2020-09-23 00:00:00 UTC

According to the complaint, Storme began a campaign of threats and harassment against the victim after she ended their relationship. Storme accessed the victim’s social media accounts without her knowledge to obtain private messages and data, including nude photographs of the victim, which he then disseminated to her family, friends, and co-workers, the complaint states. Storme also created a website and social media accounts bearing the victim’s name, and used them to further embarrass and harass the victim, the complaint states.

Teresa McGrath2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

accused member of a darkweb drug operation.

Mark Chavez2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/international-law-enforcement-operation-targeting-opioid-traffickers-darknet-results-over-170

Andres Bermudez2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

allegedly was a main supplier of methamphetamine to the “Stealthgod” crew

Arden McCann2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

According to court documents, the defendant is alleged to have imported alprazolam, fentanyl, U-47700, and fentanyl analogues such as carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, 4-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, acryl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl into the United States from Canada and China. The superseding indictment alleges that fentanyl analogues the defendant imported into the United States resulted in a non-fatal overdose in April 2016, and fentanyl the defendant imported into the United States resulted in an overdose death in December 2016.

Khlari Sirotkin2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of a darkweb drug operation.

Kelly Stephens2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of a darkweb drug operation.

Sean Deaver2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of a darkweb drug operation.

Abby Jones2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of a darkweb drug operation.

Sasha Sirotkin2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of being apart of a darkweb drug operation.

William Burgamy2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Burgamy illegally sold prescription drugs through his Darknet vendor account to customers nationwide, and claimed at one point that he made nearly $1 million total.

Hyrum Wilson2020-09-22 00:00:00 UTC

Wilson, who was a licensed pharmacist, illegally mailed to Burgamy over 19,000 dosage units of prescription medications, including opioids, from his pharmacy in Nebraska

Ayondela Moore2020-09-17 00:00:00 UTC

Chicago woman sentenced to federal prison for stealing identities of Savannah residents, corporation

Ephraim Rosenberg2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplace

Joseph Nilsen2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplace,

Kristen Leccese2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplace,

Hadis Nuhanovic2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplac

Rohit Kadimisetty2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplace

Nishad Kunju2020-09-16 00:00:00 UTC

conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to Amazon employees and contractors, in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon Marketplace

Hooman Heidarian2020-09-15 00:00:00 UTC

Beginning in at least 2013, the defendants were responsible for a coordinated campaign of cyber intrusions into computer systems in New Jersey and around the world. The victims included several American and foreign universities, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, a defense contractor, an aerospace company, a foreign policy organization, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits, and foreign government and other entities identified as rivals or adversaries to Iran around the world.