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September 20, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A REGISTERED sex offender was federally charged last month for sexually abusing a little girl, and the FBI yesterday asked for the public's help in finding possible additional victims. Authorities said Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, who also goes by the names Joseph Crillo, Joseph Grillo and Tony Gallardo, was charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office on Aug. 30 for traveling in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania between May and August of last year to sexually abuse a girl who was younger than 13 at the time.
NEWS
September 12, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JIM McINTOSH had a good day. Jim, a onetime Villanova basketball star, was an FBI agent who lectured sports teams, local and national, pro and amateur, on the dangers of illegal drugs. On this day in the summer of '86, he had a chance to reach athletes younger than he was used to, speaking at a basketball camp at St. Joseph's University for kids 9 to 17. After his talk, a 10-year-old boy came up and asked, "If somebody comes up to you asking for help who's on drugs, will he be put in jail or given help?"
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MIKE WALD was the consummate smooth operator. How else could this undercover FBI investigator convince a bunch of shrewd Philadelphia politicians that he represented an Arab sheik willing to make payoffs to get government favors? With a video camera peeking through a hole in the wall from an adjoining room at the Barclay Hotel, politicians, including three city councilmen, two congressmen and a lawyer, were caught accepting bundles of cash. The scandal was called Abscam, and it unfolded in the late 1970s and early '80s as a carefully plotted FBI undercover sting that made lurid headlines for years.
NEWS
August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles and Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writers
FBI agents, continuing a multiyear investigation of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, raided the office Thursday morning and removed files and other records, city and federal officials confirmed. A spokesman for Sheriff Jewell Williams said the agents were given "full cooperation" when they arrived at the office, a block south of City Hall, with a search warrant and subpoena. Edward J. Hanko, special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia division, said the search was related to an ongoing investigation centered on the Sheriff's Office's real estate functions.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FBI AGENTS SEIZED computers and other documentation during a raid of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office yesterday morning. FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski confirmed that agents were there, but would not comment on the nature of the investigation or its target. A source close to the investigation said the search was focused on the office's real-estate unit. Agents took "a whole boatload of stuff," the source said. Sheriff Jewell Williams released a statement yesterday afternoon through a spokesman, which said in part, "As part of an ongoing investigation begun in the previous administration, the FBI arrived . . . this morning with a search warrant and subpoena for certain records and files.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The FBI proudly announced   recently that its Operation Cross Country had rescued 105 sexually exploited children who were victims of human trafficking. For some, however, "rescue" evidently is a matter of interpretation. In the case of at least one local teenager, almost immediately after she was freed from her traffickers, she was charged with prostitution and placed in the Bucks County juvenile detention facility. "Can we treat her as a 100 percent victim right now?
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cutting power lines and employing blowtorches, thieves have targeted bank ATMs and pharmacies over the last few months, stealing more than $100,000 in cash and narcotics, Philadelphia police said Monday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Woods, 37, also known as Dennis Boyce, with addresses in Deptford and on the 2400 block of American Street in South Philadelphia, Lt. John Walker said at a news conference at the Southwest Detective Division. A task force of Philadelphia police and FBI agents is working on the case.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
THE HEALTH of our economy relies on people finding and keeping jobs. If electronic record systems are preventing qualified people from getting hired or staying employed, they need to be fixed. That's why it's important to take note of a report from the National Employment Law Project, which estimates that 1.8 million workers every year are subjected to FBI background checks that contain incorrect or incomplete information. "As millions of workers struggle to navigate a still-challenging job market, the FBI must avoid creating wrongful barriers that cause unnecessary job loss and financial harm," the report's authors wrote.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By John P. Martin and Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writers
The men were apparently related, but they shared more than a family tie. Police said they were a tag-team of crime and violence, responsible for murder and robberies across the city. And they had vowed to resist arrest. As officers and FBI agents swarmed their East Mount Airy hangout early Monday afternoon, the suspects stormed from a back door with weapons drawn, police said. The ensuing gunfight near Musgrave Street seemed to last 10 minutes, a neighbor said. When it ended, 21-year-old Tevin Hammond was dead and 19-year-old Justin Mackie was severely wounded.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FBI divers searched the murky waters of the Schuylkill for hours Monday, looking for evidence under the Falls Bridge. It could not be learned what the Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team was looking for, but the agents were not looking for a body or human remains, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. A Philadelphia police officer secured a perimeter around the sidewalk and grass as about a dozen FBI agents set up a command post beside the bridge's railing off Kelly Drive.
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