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Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office Targeted in FBI Raid Targeting Past Administration

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

FBI agents seized unspecified files and other records from the Philadelphia Sheriff”s Office on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into the former administration, the USA Today reports.

That administration was led by John Green, who resigned in January 2011 following allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

A spokesman for Sheriff Jewell Williams said employees are cooperating but wouldn’t divulge more details about the investigation.

Green was sued as part of a civil lawsuit in which he and others are accused of violating contracting rules.

Former Deputy Police Chief Admits He Lied to FBI About Office Sex Affair

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former deputy police chief in Markham, Ill. was caught with his pants down and now he plans to come clean.

Tony DeBois is expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about a sexual relationship he had at the police station, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

But it’s unclear how that will affect allegations by a female prisoner who claims she was sexually abused by him.

The burly 42-year-old cop said he was “embarrassed and ashamed” that he lied to the FBI to hide the affair from his wife and denied assaulting anyone.

Newly Crowned Miss Teen USA, Other Women Targeted in Latest String of “Sextortion” Cases

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating a so-called “sextortion case” that targeted newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The culprit hacked into the computers of Wolf and others, turning on the webcam and also searching for nude photos and videos, The Times wrote.

Once the images were collected, the hacker demanded money to keep the images from going public.

“Sextortion” cases appear to be on the rise as hackers tap into email accounts, social media or even the computer’s own hardware to find compromising information.

The FBI confirmed the “sextortion” investigation but would not divulge details, including whether they had found a suspect.

Autopsy: Kidnapper, Accused Murderer was Shot At least 5 Times by FBI

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

James DiMaggio, the man accused of killing the mother and brother of his kidnapping victim in Southern California, was struck by at least five bullets in the head and chest, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing an Idaho coroner.

Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess said DiMaggio, who was armed and may have fired his weapon at the agents, died at the scene.

An FBI tactical team tracked down DiMaggio at a campsite about 75 miles north of Boise, Idaho, where he was holding 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.

The teen did not know her brother and mother were killed, The Times reported.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.

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Judge Delays Child Sex Cases Amid Allegations of Questionable Tactics of FBI Agent

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Ten cases related to a child sex sting have been delayed because of the questionable tactics of the head of the FBI’s Northwest Georgia Crime Against Children Task Force, The Times Free Press reports.

Judge Grant Brantley, of Walker County, Ga., put court hearings on hold for at least six months as the FBI conducts an internal investigation into Special Agent Ken Hillman.
Hillman, who headed up a task force aimed at targeting online child molesters, is accused of numerous FBI violations and allowing the estranged wife of millionaire Emerson Russell to be a part of the sting, The Times Free Press reported.
“We have agreed to put things aside for six months and see if it has been concluded,” public defender David Dunn said of the FBI’s investigation.

Father Launches Independent Investigation of Ibragim Todashev’s Death During FBI Probe

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Abdulbaki Todashev raised a photo of his dead son during a news conference Tuesday and pledged to uncover the truth behind Ibragim Todashev’s death during an FBI interrogation, The Guardian reports.

Todashev hired two prominent civil rights attorneys in Florida to determine what prompted the death of his 27-year-old son, who was being questioned in May about his relationship with one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

The Muslim advocacy group, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said it hired experts to investigate the case.

“This case is about police accountability and justice,” Hassan Shibly, the group’s executive director, said. “I don’t think we want to live in a country where people get shot by federal agents in their own homes.”

The FBI continues to declined to comment on Ibragim Todashev’s death, saying it’s still the subject of an investigation.

Mexican Officials Challenge Early Release of DEA Agent Killer, Caro Quintero

Enrique Camarena

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Mexican officials said Tuesday they are seeking to reverse an appeals court ruling that led to the early release of a notorious drug kingpin who was in prison for killing a DEA agent, The LA Times reports.

Relations between the U.S. and Mexico became strained after Caro Quintero, the accused founder of the once-potent Guadalajara drug cartel, was released from prison after serving 28 years – 12 short of his sentence.

“The decision, in our opinion, wasn’t respectful of the legal framework,” Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade told reporters Tuesday. “We will have to find the way to reverse it.”

Quintero was convicted of kidnapping, torturing and murdering DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.

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Longtime Agent Monica M. Miller To Head FBI in Northern California

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Monica M. Miller, who has abundant experience investigating violent crime and public corruption, has been tapped as the leader of the FBI’s Sacramento field office, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Miller will replace Herb M. Brown, who departed last year to take a job with the Central California Intelligence Center.

Miller was the bureau’s senior detailee to the CIA, overseeing counterespionage employees.

Miller’s new territory stretches from Oregon to south of Bakersfield, Calif., the Bee reported.

She joined the FBI in 1989.