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Archive for May 28th, 2010

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Senate Confirms U.S. Attorneys in Calif. and Louisiana

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Stephanie Finley for the U.S. Attorney post for the Western District of Louisiana and Laura Duffy for the top federal prosecutor post in the Southern District of California.

Duffy had been recommended by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the San Diego Union reported.  The website Main Justice, which closely tracks the U.S. Attorney appointments,  reported that the Senate has now confirmed 51 of President Obama’s U.S. Attorney nominees.

Man Whose Wife Fatally Shot Pitts. FBI Agent Pleads Guilty

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Sam Hicks/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Robert Korbe, the man whose wife shot Pittsburgh FBI agent Sam Hicks in 2008 while Hicks was serving an arrest warrant, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking charges, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry will sentence  Korbe in September, the paper reported.

Korbe’s wife Christina Korbe, faces homicide charges in the fatal shooting. She claimed she was acting in self defense and that Hicks was an intruder.

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President Obama Nominates U.S. Attys. for W. Va. and Wisconsin

wisconsin-mapBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — President Obama continued to press forward Thursday in his effort to put his appointees in key jobs by nominating U.S. Attorneys for West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The President nominated William J. Ihlenfeld, II, for the U.S. Attorney post in the Northern District of West Virginia and John William Vaudreuil for the Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney job, according to a White House press release.

Ihlenfeld, a private attorney, has served as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Ohio County, W. Va., solicitor for the Village of Clearview, and as a Ohio County Juvenile Referee, according to the bio on his website.

Vaudreuil has been an assistant U.S. Attorney in the office since 1980.

Dentistry Was Never So Exciting: FBI Turns to Dentists For Help Capturing Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger

FBI photos in ADA News online

FBI photos in ADA News online

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Suddenly dentistry —  a world of crowns and implants and root canals — has never been so exciting.

The FBI is asking the dental community across the country to help capture James “Whitey Bulger”, a violent Boston mobster, who ranks among the FBI’s Top 10 fugitive alongside notables like Osama bin Laden, according to the ADA (American Dental Association) News.

The trade publication wrote that Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig, 59, who is believed to be on the run with Bulger, is a licensed hygientist, has several porcelain dental implants and, according to the FBI, is extremely vain and has her teeth cleaned every month.

The FBI has placed  information about Bulger and Greig and photos in the ADA News, hoping some dentist remembers her, the publication noted.

“We’re trying to reach as many dentists as possible throughout the nation,” Boston FBI agent Richard Teahan said, according to the publication. “This is a way for developing leads for us in locating both her and Bulger.”

The FBI continues to use creative ways to garner leads.

The agency recently placed a full-time ad in a plastic surgery trade publication with a photo of Greig. It notes that she has had a lot of plastic surgery, and asks if anyone remembers treating her.

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