Robert Snell

Detroit News
Immigration case marks new use of counterterrorism tool

Detroit - A federal search warrant affidavit obtained by The News is the first public acknowledgment that agents are using secret devices that masquerade as a cell tower to find people who entered the U.S. illegally, privacy and civil liberty experts said.

Detroit News
Sealed FBI files reveal Maryland imam bankrolled terror suspect

Detroit - FBI agents are investigating a conspiracy involving Detroit terror suspect Sebastian Gregerson and believe he was plotting violent jihad with a Maryland imam, The Detroit News has learned. The conspiracy angle is revealed in more than 200 pages of sealed federal court records obtained by The News that offer new details about an FBI counterterrorism investigation spanning at least three states.


Detroit News
Death by Instagram

The eight-part longform series about Detroit's gang wars and the Seven Mile Bloods, the social-media savvy gang that controlled one of the deadliest parts of America's most violent big city.

The Detroit News
The Phantom and the Fugitive: A cross-country drug saga

A federal grand jury is weighing charges in a case involving a fugitive and a $200,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom that's been leased, stolen, hidden and hunted by federal agents. Interviews, data from a secret spy gadget and court records offer insight into a celebrity-studded, true-crime caper starring a dream car, rapper Snoop Dogg and one slippery fugitive.

Detroit News
Feds question UAW officials' spending on Palm Springs trips

CLOSE Detroit - Federal investigators are questioning United Auto Workers officials' use of almost $1 million of membership dues on condominiums, liquor, food and golf in California, where Gary Jones held annual conferences before becoming president.

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