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2012-05-17 10:24:21

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following two hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Chicago convicted John Tomkins, the so-called "Bishop Bomber," on 12 counts of mailing threatening communications and destructive devices. The Postal Inspection Service's hunt for Tomkins, who signed off as "The Bishop," intensified in 2007, when his series of threatening letters escalated and he mailed two pipe bombs to investment firms. The bombs were not triggered to explode when the...

2009-11-23 17:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four individuals were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani in federal court in Detroit for their roles in a wide-ranging international stock fraud scheme involving the illegal use of bulk commercial e-mails, or "spamming," announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg. Alan M. Ralsky, 64, of West Bloomfield, Mich., and...