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/fbi/fbi.gif Federal Bureau of Investigation Director: Louis J. Freeh The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; to protect the United States from foreign intelligence activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and faithful to the Constitution of the United States. _About the FBI Home Page_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/home.html _FBI Fact Sheet_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/fbifact.html _Overview of the FBI_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/overview/overview.html _Locations of FBI Field Offices_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/fbiaddr.html _FBI Employment_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/fbiemp.html _Frequently Asked Questions about the FBI_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/fbifaq.html _Wanted By The FBI_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/topten-home.html _Drug Demand Reduction Program/Community Outreach Program_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/programs.html _"FBI, This Week" on the Air_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/radio.html _Public Tours of the J. Edgar Hoover Building_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/tour.html _FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin_ http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/leb.html _Department of Justice Home Page_ http://www.usdoj.gov 0-= THE FBI'S "TEN MOST WANTED FUGITIVES" PROGRAM Since its inception on March 14, 1950, the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program has been used to publicize a wide variety of fugitives sought for many different criminal acts. When a fugitive is eliminated from the list, another is added to take his or her place. Members of the "Top Ten" list are not ranked. Information received at FBI Headquarters is thoroughly examined before additions to the list are made by supervisory personnel directing fugitive investigations and publicity on a national basis. The criteria used for "Top Ten" selections is summarized as follows: (A) The individual must have a lengthy record of committing serious crimes and/or be considered a particularly dangerous menace to society due to current criminal charges (B) It must be believed that the nationwide publicity afforded by the Program can be of assistance in apprehending the fugitive, who, in turn, should not already be notorious due to other publicity. As of December, 1994, there have been 438 fugitives on the "Top Ten" list. Seven of these have been women. Also as of December, 1994, 412 individuals who have appeared on this list have been located, 129 of them as a direct result of citizen cooperation. Process was dismissed against 15 of the individuals placed on the list, and this number is not included in the total captured. Four fugitives were removed from the "Top Ten" list because they no longer fit "Top Ten" criteria in some manner. Some questions and answers: 1. What is the purpose of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program? The "Top Ten" is a publicity program founded by the FBI in March, 1950, in conjunction with the Nation's news media. It is designed to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives who might not otherwise merit nationwide attention. The FBI recognizes the need for public assistance in tracking fugitives. One hundred twenty-nine of the "Top Ten" apprehensions have been the result of citizen recognition of "Top Ten" fugitives through this publicity program. 2. How did the Program originate? A newspaper story in late 1949 led to the creation of the list. A reporter for the International News Service (the predecessor of the United Press International) asked the FBI for the names and descriptions of the "toughest guys" the FBI would like to capture. The story had so much appeal and generated so much positive publicity that, on March 14, 1950, former Director J. Edgar Hoover implemented the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program. 3. Who actually decides which fugitives go on the list? Special Agents from the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) make the preliminary recommendation in conjunction with the "Top Ten" coordinator from the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs (OPCA). In addition, many recommendations are received from the FBI's field offices. The selection is approved by the Assistant Director of CID, the Inspector in Charge of OPCA, and finally by the Director. 4. On what criteria is that decision made? There are two primary criteria. First, the fugitive must be considered to be a particularly dangerous menace to society and/or have a lengthy record of committing serious crimes. Second, the FBI must believe that nationwide publicity will assist in apprehending the fugitive. 5. When are "Top Tenners" removed from the list? "Top Tenners" are only removed from the list when they meet one of the following conditions. First, they are captured. Second, the process is dismissed against them--this is not an FBI decision. Third, they no longer fit "Top Ten" criteria. In the four cases where "Top Tenners" were removed for the third reason, it was determined that each fugitive was no longer considered to be a "particularly dangerous menace to society." 6. How many women have been on the "Top Ten" list? Seven. The first, Ruth Eisemann-Schier, was added in 1968 for kidnaping, extortion, and other crimes. 7. Has the makeup of the fugitives on the "Top Ten" list changed over the years? Most definitely, just as the priorities of the FBI have changed. Through the 1950s, the list was primarily comprised of bank robbers, burglars, and car thieves. Once into the radical 1960s, the list reflected the revolutionaries of the times with destruction of Government property, sabotage, and kidnaping dominating the list. During the 1970s, with the FBI's concentration on organized crime and terrorism, the "Top Ten" included many fugitives with organized crime ties or links to terrorist groups. This emphasis, along with serial murders and drug-related crimes, continues today. 8. How is the FBI using television and radio to help capture fugitives? Currently, the FBI is using television and radio to attract public attention to the "Top Ten," as well as other fugitives. Two separate networks are airing television programs on FBI fugitives; and the ABC Radio Network hosts "FBI, This Week." Since early 1988, the FBI has been publicizing fugitives on the television program, "America's Most Wanted," seen on the Fox Television Network. FBI fugitives have been profiled and captured as a direct result of the broadcasts. Through exact recreations of crimes, as well as photographs and videotapes of the actual criminals involved, "America's Most Wanted" seeks to solve crimes and get dangerous criminals off the street. A nationwide toll-free hotline has been set up to allow viewers with information about any of the criminals to provide anonymous tips to law enforcement officials involved in the investigations. "America's Most Wanted" is hosted by John Walsh, a nationally known advocate for missing and exploited children, whose efforts have resulted in numerous laws protecting missing youngsters. The story of how he and his wife, Reve, turned their grief over the tragic 1981 abduction and death of their son, Adam, into hope for others was dramatized in two NBC television films, "Adam" (1983) and its sequel, "Adam: His Song Continues" (1986). As host of "America's Most Wanted," Mr. Walsh narrates each criminal case presented and gives updates on cases shown on previous programs. The show's flexible format permits covering breaking stories and new developments in major cases. It also allows law enforcement officials to appeal for leads in serious crimes which have occurred during the previous week. Since 1987, the FBI also has been publicizing fugitives on the television program, "Unsolved Mysteries," seen on the NBC Television Network. This program evolved from five NBC-TV specials on provocative cases, which were one small clue away from being solved. "Unsolved Mysteries," unlike "America's Most Wanted," does not focus entirely on crime stories or profiles of fugitives. Segments focus on lost loves or heirs, consumer fraud, missing persons, legends, lost treasure, or unexplained phenomena. It also features recreations and interviews with participants in, and witnesses to, the cases, filmed at the actual locations of the incidents. Viewers with pertinent leads or information are asked to call a toll-free hotline. The host of "Unsolved Mysteries" is veteran actor Robert Stack. He first came to national prominence in the 1950s for his portrayal of Treasury Agent Eliot Ness in the television series, "The Untouchables." He has since starred in many television and film roles. 9. Did the FBI ever have a "Ten Most Wanted Public Enemies" Program before the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program began? No. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice made use of the term, "public enemy," in the 1930s, an era in which the term was synonymous with "fugitive" or "notorious gangster." It was used in speeches, books, press releases, and internal memoranda. However, neither the FBI nor the Department had any type of publicity program which concentrated on a "public enemy" number 1, number 2, etc. The origin of the name, "public enemy," has been traced to the Chicago Crime Commission, which invented the term around 1930. "Public Enemy" caught national attention, and the Commission maintained lists of its "public enemies" which were released through the news media. In addition, the term was popularized by a 1931 movie, "The Public Enemy," in which James Cagney portrayed a gangster. Common usage of the name, "public enemy," died out during the World War II period. 0-= Descriptions of the current members of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list follow. These descriptions are provided for information purposes only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited. Take no action yourself to apprehend these fugitives--notify the nearest office of the FBI, the telephone number of which can be found on the first page of most directories. 0-= The FBI's current "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" _WARNING: _ If you have any information concerning this person. please contact your local FBI office. Do not try and apprehend these fugitives yourself. 0-= Arthur Lee Washington http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/alwash.html Interstate Flight-Attempted Murder Arthur Lee Washington, Jr. /fbi/topten/alwash.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Born: November 30, 1949 Place of Birth: Neptune, New Jersey Height: 6'1" Weight: 220 Lbs Build: Heavy Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Complexion: Medium Race: Black Nationality: American Scars and Marks: Scar on right rear of neck; old track marks on both arms; scar on left wrist; scar on right wrist; scar on upper left leg Occupation: Laborer Remarks: Washington has been associated in the past with militant black prison groups and the Black Liberation Army. Social Security Number Used: 136-40-5847 _Caution_ Washington is being sought in connection with the attempted murder of a New Jersey State Trooper wherein a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was used. He may have Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). 0-= Donald Eugene Webb http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/dewebb.html INTERSTATE FLIGHT - MURDER; ATTEMPTED BURGLARY Donald Eugene Webb /fbi/topten/dewebb.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Date of Birth: July 14, 1931 Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Height: 5' 9" Weight: 165 lbs. Build: Medium Hair: Gray-brown Eyes: Brown Complexion: Medium Sex: Male Race White Nationality: American Occupations: butcher, car salesman. jewelry salesman, real estate salesman, restaurant manager, vending machine repariman Scars and Marks: small scar on right cheek and right forearm; TATTOOS: "DON" on web of right hand. "ANN" on chest Social Security Number Used: 462-48-0452 Remarks: Webb, who is considered a career criminal and master of assumed identities, specializes in the burglary of jewelry of jewelry stores. Reportedly allergic to Penicillin, loves dogs, is a flashy dresser, and big tipper. He may be accompanied by Frank Joseph Lach, white male, born 11/23/40, Providence. Rhode Island, 6', 270 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, whose apprehension is being sought by the FBI. _Criminal Record_ Webb has been convicted of burglary, possession of conterfeit money, possession of weapon, burglary tools and dangerous instrument, breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny, armed bank robbery and auto larceny _Caution_ Webb is being sought in connection with the murder of a police chief who was shot twice at close range after being brutally beaten about the head and face with a blunt instument. Consider Webb an escape risk. 0-= Leslie Isben Rogge http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/lirogge.html BANK ROBBERY; INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY; FRAUD BY WIRE Leslie Isben Rogge /fbi/topten/lirogge.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Date of Birth: March 8, 1940 Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington Height: 5' 11" Weight: 160 lbs. Build: Medium Hair: Brown (greying) Eyes: Blue Complexion: Medium Sex: Male Race: White Nationality: American Scars and Marks: Sea Horse on left shoulder; Eagle on right shoulder; Dragon on left Shoulder, Devil with word "Les" on right forearm, and may also have a peacock on one arm Occupations: carpenter, expert recreational sailor, machinist Remarks: Rogge may have a police scanner in his possession. He wears Foster Grant dark wire-rimmed glasses. He has previously owned and operated large sailboats and has sailed extensively off the coast of Mexico. He also may be traveling with his wife, Judy Kay Wilson, date of birth, June 28, 1955, height 5' 7", 135 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair, Social Security Number used, 437-70-5123. WILSON IS ALSO WANTED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES Social Security Number Used: 538-38-3421; 454-08-2573; 531-38-3241; 538-38-3241 _Caution_ Rogge, an escapee from custody, is being sought for a series of bank robberies in which a handgun was used. Consider escape risk 0-= Victor Manuel Gerena http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/vmgenera.html BANK ROBBERY, INTERSTATE FLIGHT - ARMED ROBBERY, THEFT FROM INTERSTATE SHIPMENT Victor Manuel Gerena /fbi/topten/vmgenera.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Date of Birth: June 24, 1958 Place of Birth: New York, New York Height: 5' 6"-5' 7" Weight: 160-169 lbs. Build: Medium-stocky Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Complexion: Dark/Medium Sex: Male Race White Nationality: American (Puerto Rican Descent) Occupations: machinist, security guard Scars and Marks: one inch scar on right shoulder blade, mole on right shoulder blade Social Security Number Used: 046-54-2581 Remarks: Customarily wears a light mustache; noticeably green eyes _Caution_ Gerena is being sought in connection with the armed robbery of approximately $7 million from a security company. He took two employees hostage at gunpoint, handcuffed, bound and injected them with an unknown substance in order to further disable them. Gerena is believed to be in possession of a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver. 0-= Mir Aimal Kansi http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/makansi.html UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION CAPITAL MURDER Mir Aimal Kansi /fbi/topten/makansi.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Date of Birth: February 10, 1964 Place of Birth: Pakistan Height: 5' 4"' Weight: 154 lbs. Build: Medium Hair: Black, medium length Eyes; Black Complexion: Dark Sex: Male Nationality: Pakistani Remarks: Kansi was seen wearing a tan jacket and dark-colored pants (possibly blue jeans). Kansi was last seen driving a dull medium-brown 1970's or early 1980's compact station wagon Social Security Number Used: 225-65-2625, 230-59-2345 _Caution_ Kansi is being sought in connection with the shooting of five individuals, utilizing an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooting occurred outside CIA headquarters, Langley, Virginia, and resulted in two dead and three wounded. Kansi has been in possession of other assault rifles. 0-= Juan Garcia Abrego http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/abrego.html Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; money laundering; possession with intent to distribute; conspiracy to import cocaine; continuing criminal enterprise; filing false 8300s Juan Garcia Abrego /fbi/topten/abrego.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NOT ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE._ _Description_ Aliases: La Muneca, El Senor, El Ingeniero, Pieraudo, El Director, El Paciente, Juan A. Garcia Date of Birth: September 13, 1944 Place of Birth: La Paloma, Texas Height: 6'0" Weight: 200 pounds Build: medium Hair: brown Eyes: brown Complexion: medium Sex: male Race: white Mationality: American Scars and Marks: none Occupations: Rancher, money launderer, drug dealer Remarks: Travels throughout Northeastern Mexico, occasionally entering the United States _Caution_ Juan Garcia-Abrego, known leader of an international drug smuggling enterprise, is responsible for the importation of multiton quantities of Colombian Cocaine as well as marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Juan Garcia-Abrego is known to be in possession of weapons, utilized bodyguards for his protection, and has ordered the murders of his rivals in the drug business. 0-= Lamen Khaliffa Fhimah http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/fhimah.html Conspiracy to destroy a civil aircraft of the United States; conspiracy to destroy a vehicle used in foreign commerce by means of an explosive; destroying a vehicle used in foreign commerce by means of an explosive; killing nationals of the United States; aiding and abetting Lamen Khalifa Fhimah /fbi/topten/fhimah.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE_ _Description_ Aliases: Lamen Khalifa Al-Fhimah; Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah; Mr. Lamin Date of Birth Used: April 4, 1956 Place of Birth: Suk Giuma, Libya Height: 5'7" Weight: 190 pounds Build: heavy Hair: black Eyes: dark brown Complexion: light brown Sex: male Race: white Nationality: Libyan Occupation: Airline Station Manager Passport: Libyan #G933115; Libyan #G232294; Libyan #547271/90 Remarks: Wears a light brown mustache, speaks Arabic and English, Interpol National Red (Wanted) Notice #A528/11-1991 issued under Interpol file #37619/91 _Caution_ Fhimah is a Libyan intelligence officer operating under the cover of the Libyan Arab Airlines. He is being sought for his participation in the 12/21/88 bombing of PAN AM Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. A total of 259 passengers and crew members and 11 Lockerbie zvillagers were killed. 0-= Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/topten/megrahi.html Conspiracy to destroy a civil aircraft of the United States; conspiracy to destroy a vehicle used in foreign commerce by means of an explosive; destroying a vehicle used in foreign commerce by means of an explosive; killing nationals of the United States; aiding and abetting Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi /fbi/topten/megrahi.gif _CONSIDER ARMED AND DANGEROUS. TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF. REPORT ANY INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE FBI OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE_ _Description_ Aliases: Ahmed Khalifa Abdusmad; Abdelbaset A. Mohmed; Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed; Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi; Abdelbaset El Azzabi; Abd Al Baset Ali; Abd Al Basset Al Megrahi; Abd Al-Basit Ali Mohammed; Mr. Baset Date of Birth Used: April 1, 1952 Place of Birth: Tripoli, Libya Height: 5'8" Weight: 190 pounds Build: heavy Hair: black (curly) Eyes: dark brown Complexion: light brown Sex: male Race: white Nationality: Libyan Occupations: Director of the Center for Strategic Studies, (Former) Head of Security for Libyan Arab Airlines - Airline Security Officer Passport: Libyan #110286; Libyan #755973; Libyan #332351; Libyan #G591674 Remarks: Speaks Arabic and English, Interpol National Red (Wanted) Notice #A529/11-1991 issued under Interpol file #37621/91 _Caution_ Al-Megrahi is a Libyan intelligence officer operating under the cover of the Libyan Arab Airlines. He is being sought for his participation in the 12/21/88 bombing of PAN AM Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. A total of 259 passengers and crew members and 11 Lockerbie villagers were killed. 0-= There are currently two vacancies on the "Top Ten" list.

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