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Archive for August 17th, 2012

Weekend Series on Crime: Law Enforcement in Movies and TV

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Women Dominate FBI’s List of Most Wanted Domestic Terrorists

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Five of the seven Americans most wanted for domestic terrorism by the FBI are women, the Business Insider reports.

Among those wanted are Donna Joan Borup, an anti-apartheid protester who blinded a Port Authority officer; Joanne Deborah Chesimard, escaped from prison on charges of killing a state trooper; Josephine Sunshine Overaker, accused of arson; Rebecca Rubin, also wanted for arson; and Elizabeth Anna Duke, a former teacher accused of trying to overthrow the government, Business Insider reported.

The FBI’s definition of a domestic terrorist is, “Americans attacking Americans based on U.S.-based extremist idealogies.”

A man accused of shooting a guard at the Family Research Council may soon faces charges of domestic terrorism, according to Business Insider.

Feds: Mobster Conducts Business from Prison

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Accused mobster Joseph “Mousie” Massimino is suspected of conducting Mafia business from behind closed bars, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Among the evidence is a letter that Massimino sent to a friend in 2005 while locked up in New Jersey’s South Woods State Prison.

The letter advises a friend to “get in touch with Michael and tell him to tell his mother to tell her husband that he better get my f—in money.”

Federal prosecutors plan to argue their case at an upcoming mob-racketeering trial.

Massimino’s attorney, Joseph Santaguida, hopes to convince a judge to keep the letter from the jury.

Former FBI Agent Dies at 76

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

James Thomas Blasingame, a former FBI agent who worked in numerous offices across the country and investigated fraud, a mass murder and the Ku Klux Klan, died Tuesday, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

He was 76.

Blasingame joined the FBI in 1954 and served as a special agent in Buffalo, N.Y., Newark, N.J., Washington D.C., Monterey Calif. and New York City, according to the Banner-Herald.

From investigating groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis to working on the 1983 shootout with anti-tax protester Gordon Kahl, Blasingame had a good career, his family told the Banner-Herald.

“My brother said that the word that described Jim was ‘faithfulness’,” his wife Alma Blasingame said. “He was faithful to his family, faithful to his relatives and to his employers.”

Feds Suspect Ex-University of Georgia Coach of Ponzi Scheme

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan faces financial penalties and potential criminal charges in connection with a business venture, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“He capitalized on his influence over one former player by telling him, ‘Your Daddy is going to take care of you’ … ‘if you weren’t my son, I wouldn’t be doing this for you,'” the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a civil complaint filed Thursday, according to the Journal Constitution.

The SEC says Donnan, 67, turned his venture, a liquidation business called GLC Limited, into a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors, according to authorities.

Donnan, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame, coached the Bulldogs from 1996 to 2000.

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