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Apr 13, 2011

North Texas RCFL Supported Successful Child Pornography Prosecution

Dallas resident Timothy Honnoll, 39, plead guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography, and will serve eight years in prison along with a lifetime of supervised release. The North Texas RCFL provided digital forensics support to the investigation which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. According to a press release issued by the FBI's Dallas Division, 600 images and 180 videos of child pornography were found on Honnoll's computer and related storage media.

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Nov 15, 2010

Dallas Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography – North Texas RCFL Examiner Testified at Trial

Monte Melugin, 24, of Dallas faces up to 20 years in prison for receiving child pornography and a $250,000 fine. An Examiner assigned to the North Texas RCFL testified at his trial.

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Oct 21, 2010

Dallas Man Sentenced for Attempted Bombing of Skyscraper

The North Texas RCFL (NTRCFL) supported the successful investigation of Hosam Smadi, 20, a Jordanian native who plotted to blow up the famed Fountain Place skyscraper in Dallas. Prior to the attempted bombing, the FBI was monitoring Smadi after discovering posts he made on an online Islamic extremist forum. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn sentenced Smadi to 24 years in prison.

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Oct 05, 2010

Grand Jury Charges Officers – North Texas RCFL Supports Investigation Into Brutality Charges

A motorcycle chase, crash and beating were all caught on videotape recorded by dashboard cameras. Examiners with the North Texas RCFL analyzed the video and now a grand jury has brought felony charges against three Dallas Police Department officers.

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Oct 05, 2010

North Texas RCFL Analyzes Video — Dallas Teen Arrested For Sexual Assault

Thanks in part to video and photographs, a Dallas teenager is in police custody for the beating and sexual assault of a library employee. The North Texas RCFL (NTRCFL) analyzed the video which was broadcast by local media.

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May 27, 2010

Dallas Teenager Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bombing of Skyscraper

The North Texas RCFL (NTRCFL) supported the successful investigation of Hosam Smadi, 19, a Jordanian native who plotted to blow up the famed Fountain Place skyscraper in Dallas. Prior to the attempted bombing, the FBI was monitoring Smadi after discovering posts he made on an online Islamic extremist forum. Smadi's fate rests in the hands of U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn, who can either cap his jail term to 30 years or award a full life sentence.

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