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October 26, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
Joseph "JoJo" Rhone, a reputed member of the old Black Mafia who jumped bail in 1976 while awaiting trial on a murder charge and had been on the lam ever since, was arrested yesterday in South Philadelphia, police said. At 3:35 a.m., FBI agents and Philadelphia police found Rhone asleep on a sofa in a house in the 2000 block of Watkins Street - just a half-block from his old address on 20th Street, police said. Rhone did not resist arrest, police said, adding that a loaded gun was found in the house.
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February 20, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
INVESTIGATORS hope bright lights can rekindle the public's memory of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo and help solve the mystery of their disappearance nine years after they were last seen leaving a South Street bar. The FBI said it plans to unveil a digital billboard seeking the public's help. Imbo, 34, and Petrone, 35, went missing without a trace after they were last seen leaving the former Abilene's on South Street about 11:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2005. Petrone's 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck was never recovered and there was no evidence that their cellphones, bank accounts or credit cards were ever used again.
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November 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES - A murder suspect on the FBI's most wanted list gained weight and switched identities to evade authorities for 14 years, but his notoriety and a $100,000 reward finally led to his capture, the agency said Monday. Jose "Joe" Luis Saenz was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Thursday on suspicion of four murders and remained jailed in Southern California, the FBI said. Saenz, 37, a former East Los Angeles gang member who once went by the nicknames "Peanut Joe" and "Zapp," had been a fugitive since being suspected of two Los Angeles killings in 1998.
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January 21, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Michael S. Wirtz
In appreciation for the return of a rare Civil War flag that had been stolen, a group of African American soldiers yesterday presented the FBI with a miniature buffalo soldier. Authorities last week recovered the battle flag of the 12th Regiment Corps d'Afrique, whose members included many former slaves. The flag, one of only five known to have survived from black Civil War units, was stolen in the mid-1970s.
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March 5, 1987
The conventional wisdom is that CIA director-designate William H. Webster is a pro who not only knows the intelligence game from his nearly completed tenure as FBI chief, but who also can be trusted to keep the CIA honest. He came to the FBI when it was in trouble nine years ago, restoring the credibility it had squandered dogging political dissidents and noisy civil rights advocates. There's no reason to think he won't bring sensible restraint to a post-Casey CIA, as well, although getting firm control over the agency's well-entrenched bureaucracy won't be easy.
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July 26, 2001 | By Lenny Savino and Roxanne Stites INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The FBI will be asking the questions when Rep. Gary A. Condit (D., Calif.) is next interviewed about Chandra Levy, the missing intern with whom he reportedly had an affair, law enforcement officials close to the case said yesterday. The FBI yesterday also renewed the questioning of residents of the apartment building from which Levy disappeared May 1, reported a resident who asked not to be identified. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department questioned the residents earlier.
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June 17, 1988
In 1980, the FBI and Frank Varelli, a former Salvadoran evangelist, found each other in Dallas. Exactly who ended up using whom is hard to figure. But what the combination spawned is clear: It got the FBI back into the bad old business of spying on law-abiding citizens who happened to disagree with their government. Mr. Varelli supplied - concocted, he says now - information that peace groups protesting U.S. policy in Central America were part of a terrorist network whose reach extended to members of Congress, liberal Roman Catholic bishops and a former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2005 | By Todd Mason INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The FBI is investigating the collapse of a Bucks County equipment-leasing firm in 2003 amid charges of accounting irregularities. U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis suspended civil lawsuits against former officers and directors of DVI Inc. for 120 days on May 31 "pending completion of the ongoing investigation" by the Justice Department. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia had asked for the stay so the FBI could interview principals in the case before they were questioned under oath in the civil cases, an FBI spokeswoman said.
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December 17, 1996 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
Vernon Dunn, wanted by the FBI for his alleged part in a $3 million cocaine ring, was standing by a car in an East Falls gas station Sunday night when three gunman walked up from behind and started blasting away. Three of the bullets apparently hit Dunn, and another struck the hand of a 14-year-old girl sitting in the car. A 1-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl, also in the car, weren't hit. Dunn, 28, jumped into the car and sped away, and yesterday police and the FBI were asking the public's help in finding him. Philadelphia Police Detective Jim Coughlin gave this account: Shortly before 10 p.m., Dunn was standing next to the car at the gas station at Fox and Abbottsford streets.
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July 16, 2004 | By Emilie Lounsberry INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Missing files. Improperly notarized documents. Applications whisked through with dispatch - for those with political juice. Such were some of the problems at Philadelphia's Minority Business Enterprise Council, according to an audit released yesterday by City Controller Jonathan A. Saidel. The report comes as the minority council has emerged as an area of interest to the FBI in the ongoing investigation into possible corruption in city government. In a raid at the agency last October, the FBI seized some files and left behind a subpoena seeking other information about city contracts.
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April 13, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
TULLYTOWN The FBI has cleared Tullytown police of any wrongdoing for using a Taser on a handcuffed teenager who tried to run away after being arrested on shoplifting charges last year, the Police Department said this week. The incident, which occurred in November at a Walmart store, received widespread attention after an image of the 14-year-old boy's facial injuries was widely circulated on the Internet. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office and the FBI investigated the incident to review the department's use of force.
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March 5, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
An attorney for Gov. Christie's former campaign manager disclosed in a court filing Monday that federal authorities are investigating his client as part of a probe into September lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Bill Stepien "is undeniably a subject, if not a target" of the U.S. Attorney's Office's investigation into the traffic jams, attorney Kevin Marino wrote in a brief filed with Superior Court in Trenton. The brief says a subpoena issued by a special legislative committee investigating the traffic jams - which were carried out by Christie allies, allegedly for political payback - violates Stepien's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
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February 26, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
EX-COP Jeffrey Walker walked into court yesterday in a baggy, Army-green prison jumpsuit, his hands cuffed behind his back, his days of proudly donning a Philadelphia police uniform long over. If it seemed a jarring sight, his attorney had some advice: Get used to it. Walker, in admitting that he schemed to rob drug dealers, is cooperating with federal investigators trying to root out other corrupt cops in the Police Department. "There will be a significant amount of indictments - more than I can count at this time," Walker's attorney, Thomas Fitzpatrick, said outside the federal courthouse in Center City after Walker's hearing.
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February 24, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ANOTHER EX-COP who was accused of wrongdoing on the job is expected to enter a guilty plea in federal court on Monday. Jeffrey Walker, 45, was arrested in an FBI sting in May after he allegedly stole $15,000 from a drug dealer's home. Walker was a 24-year police veteran who had worked in the Narcotics Field Unit for 14 years. After his arrest, he was fired from the department and is now in federal custody. The feds slapped him with charges of attempted robbery and of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.
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February 23, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The FBI and Philadelphia police are on the hunt for a man considered armed and dangerous who is suspected of robbing at least five banks in the last two weeks. Dorren Mills, 43, who uses the aliases of "Damon Hall," "Devon Hall," and "Darren Mills," is believed to have robbed the following banks: TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. on Feb. 12. TD Bank at 1726 Walnut St. on Feb. 14. Wells Fargo Bank at 2005 Market St. on Feb. 17. Citizens Bank at 121 City Ave. in Bala Cynwyd on Feb. 19. TD Bank at 399 Market St. on Feb. 20. Mills stands 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs about 280 pounds, the FBI said.
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February 21, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Nine years ago, Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo left a South Street bar. The couple hopped into Petrone's Dodge Dakota pickup, the clock ticking toward 11:30 p.m., police said. Then, they disappeared. On Wednesday, the anniversary of their disappearance, the FBI made a plea for help in the unsolved case, which investigators believe involved foul play. The agency has put the faces of Petrone and Imbo on 25 billboards across Philadelphia and South Jersey, hoping someone will come forward with a clue.
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February 20, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
INVESTIGATORS hope bright lights can rekindle the public's memory of Richard Petrone and Danielle Imbo and help solve the mystery of their disappearance nine years after they were last seen leaving a South Street bar. The FBI said it plans to unveil a digital billboard seeking the public's help. Imbo, 34, and Petrone, 35, went missing without a trace after they were last seen leaving the former Abilene's on South Street about 11:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2005. Petrone's 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck was never recovered and there was no evidence that their cellphones, bank accounts or credit cards were ever used again.
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February 14, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
AIMING TO crack down on losers who point lasers at aircraft, the FBI announced yesterday they'll give rewards of up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of illegal laser pointers. Such incidents have skyrocketed 1,100 percent since 2005, when the FBI and Federal Aviation Administration began tracking the deliberate targeting of aircraft by people with handheld lasers. In 2013, 3,960 laser strikes were reported, averaging almost 11 incidents a day, according to the FBI. The FBI's regional reward program will run for 60 days in 12 FBI field offices, including Philadelphia's.
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February 8, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
HUNTINGDON VALLEY H. Lawrence Reinhard III is hardly the first parent to clash with a stepchild. But it was the lengths to which that animosity drove the 69-year-old Huntingdon Valley man that set off an international manhunt, squandered law enforcement resources, and spread unwarranted fears in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, federal authorities said Thursday. FBI agents allege that Reinhard fabricated an elaborate tale implicating his stepson in a plot to bomb the Winter Games, and sent investigators from Philadelphia to Moscow scrambling.
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February 2, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The FBI is on the scene of several North Jersey hotels in the vicinity of the Meadowlands site of Sunday's Super Bowl that received letters containing a suspicious substance, Bergen County officials said. County hazmat teams, the joint terrorism task force, and hazmat materials units all deployed to investigate, the FBI said in a news release. The New Jersey State Police issued a statement saying there are no reported injuries and the locations are being secured. The locations are the Econo Lodge on Washington Avenue in Carlstadt, the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel on Rutherford Avenue in Rutherford, the Homewood Suites on Route 17 in East Rutherford, and the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Meadowlands on Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouk Heights.
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