31/8/07 update

 

Interpol Arrest Order

 

 

 

Truffa immobiliare colossale sul lago di garda

 

Sarebbe l'autore di una truffa colossale (si parla di un ammanco di 70 milioni di dollari ) ai danni di migliaia di acquirenti di immobili prenotati 'in pianta' e mai costruiti in Israele, l'imprenditore Yona Boaz, 47 anni, figlio del fondatore dell'azienda Heftsiba Group e attualmente direttore dell'importante gruppo di società immobiliari, arrestato ieri sera dagli agenti della squadra mobile di Milano in un albergo nei pressi del Lago di Garda,sulla sponda veronese. L'uomo, che si era allontanato da Tel Aviv verso la fine del luglio scorso e aveva fatto perdere le tracce, era inseguito da un mandato di cattura internazionale emesso il 12 agosto scorso dalla magistratura israeliana.(31/08/2007 - Gr 15:00 radioverona.it)

 

 

70 Million $ Theft by Israeli Con Man

 

 

English

 

Hiding Place Arrest of Boaz Yona in Italy

 

 

Hebrew & Italian

 

 

 

 

Hebrew

 

Tamar Yona Gift to Interpol After "Happy August Weekend" in Italy 2/8 30/8

 

Gift for Arrest - Cell Phone Leading Conversation of Yona`s Wife Tamar

 

Boaz & Tamar Usage of European Cell Phones

30/6/07 update

 

Cell Phone Used Also in London & Glasgow 29/6/07 30/6/07 Bombing Cars

 

 

FOXTV:Glasgow Air Port Attack 30/6/07

 

London Police Notice on Bombings in London June 29, 2007

 

FOXTV:London Bombings July 29 /6/072

 

Guidelines on Cell Phone Forensics - PDF

 

7/7/06

 

22/1/06

 

 

Streaming VOA - Untraceable Cell Phones May be Used by Terrorists

 

Watch Cell Phone report / Real broadband - download

 

Watch Cell Phone report / Real broadband

 

22/9/05

 

London Bomb Suspect Back in UK

 

4Law - Would-be suicide bomb suspect Hussain Osman has been arrested when he landed in the UK after being sent back from Italy.Father-of-three Osman, known in Italy as Hamdi Isaac, is suspected of trying to blow up a Tube train at Shepherd's Bush station during the failed London bombings of July 21.The 27-year-old was formally arrested at 1.40pm today, while still on a private charter jet at RAF Northolt.Officers of the Met's extradition unit flew with him from Rome, where he was detained a week after the attacks.He was taken to Paddington Green high security police station, London, to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and committing explosives offences.

 

 

4Law Exclusive Carlo De Stefano Presentation & Extradition Notice and Pictures

 

3/8/05

 

CNN Video Streaming   : Carlo De Stefano illustrato i dettagli dell operazione "Aethra"

 

FOX Video Streaming   : Carlo De Stefano illustrato i dettagli dell operazione "Aethra"

London Suspect Betrayed by His Cellphone

 

By HEATHER TIMMONS

Published: August 2, 2005

 

LONDON, Aug. 1 - The 27-year-old Briton who was arrested in Rome on Friday and accused of planting a bomb on a British subway had entered Britain using fake documents and an alias, the authorities say. He managed to escape the country on a Eurostar train to Paris, although grainy photos of him plastered the walls of the train station.

Yet the police swiftly tracked his escape, for the most mundane of reasons - he did not turn off his cellphone.

Cellphones have, in the past decade, gone from a novel toy to a device nearly as common as a watch. That is a boon to investigators, because a cellphone is also the perfect tracking device, capable of pinpointing any user's location to within as close as a few feet when it is turned on, even if the user is not making calls.

"If your phone is on, they know exactly where you are," said Paul Sagawa, an analyst with Sanford Bernstein, an investment research company, in New York City.

In this case, the police in Italy said Monday that they were told by their British counterparts that one suspect in the July 21 bombing attempts had fled Britain and had made calls to Italian phone numbers in the past. Carlo de Stefano, chief of Rome's antiterrorism police, said the suspect, identified as Hussain Osman, had called family members during his journey from London to Rome.

The calls would have allowed the police to determine where he was when he made them as well as track down where the family members lived by looking up the numbers he dialed. The Italian police determined that Mr. Osman had bought a new prepaid cellphone calling card, which stores a name and number, on July 25. They arrested him on Friday.

Cellphones send out a constant signal, which transmits voice or other data. Some rely on a global positioning system, or G.P.S., which sends the signal to satellites that can pinpoint almost exactly where a user is. Earlier generation phones send radio signals to nearby antennas. Using three or more of these antenna transmissions, in a process called triangulation, investigators can determine the user's general location.

"G.P.S. get you within 6 feet and triangulation can get you within 40 feet" of a cellphone user, Mr. Sagawa estimated.

Britain, Europe and the United States have passed laws to take full advantage of those tracking abilities. Law enforcement officials work with cellphone companies to review information about cellphone users they suspect of illegal activity.

In the United States a subpoena is required for that information, in much of Europe a court order, and in Britain the police need to determine that the matter is an issue of national security or required to prevent a crime. Mobile phone companies routinely honor those requests. Verizon has a 24-hour hot line for the police to get user information, for example, and fields thousands of requests a year.

Armed with the proper clearance, law enforcement officials can track whom a suspect is calling, where a suspect moves during a call and where the person ends up - and in some cases, even get records about the people to whom the suspect talked months before. Since the July 7 bombings in London, Britain's home secretary, Charles Clarke, has urged European phone companies to keep cellphone call records for a year.

Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company All rights reserved.

 

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4Law File

 

1/8/05

 

4Law Exclusive Carlo De Stefano Presentation

Leaving a trail of tech

Italy provides bombing suspect details

Cell phones and the encryption of files on computers are tools authorities now focus on in tracking terror

ROME1/8/05 - He may have skipped Britain on an ordinary rail ticket amid the country's highest level of security since World War II, but it was not long before authorities picked up his signal, literally.By the time they seized him in Rome on Friday 29/7/05, Hamdi Issac, also known as Osman Hussain one of the suspects in London's failed July 21 bombings -- had made a call to Saudi Arabia maby, scattered a trail across Europe and even tried to throw authorities off his track by changing the electronic chip in his cell phone, according to an Italian anti-terror chief today. Police gave their first detailed account Monday 1/8/05 of how they monitored a London bombing suspect's cell phone calls before arresting him in Rome. Police also described how the suspect - accused by London police of trying to bomb a subway station in July 21 - falsified his name and nationality when applying for political asylum in Britain in 1996.Born in Ethiopia as Hamdi Issac, the suspect changed his name to Osman Hussain and claimed he was from Somalia, said Carlo De Stefano, head of Italy's anti-terror police. Italian police arrested Issac in Rome on Friday 29/7/05. They launched their investigation Tuesday 26/7/05 after British counterparts informed them that a fugitive suspect had in the past made calls to Italian telephone numbers. British police also told Italian investigators that the suspect made a phone call to Saudi Arabia. The call was made between Tuesday 26/7/05 and Wednesday 27/7/05, and was believed to be aimed at finding out the number for one of the suspect's brothers in Rome. Police homed in on a cell phone being used by Issac and located him in Rome on Thursday 28/7/05 after discovering that he had replaced the cell phone's British removable "SIM" card - which stores an individual's phone number and other account data - with an Italian one. On Friday 29/7/05, police recorded conversations in which Issac talked in an Ethiopian dialect used in a border region between Eritrea and Somalia; they sent the recordings to London, which helped confirm his identity. Police were also able to confirm Issac's identity by the presence of a wound on the his right leg, which British police said was sustained as he tried to leap a barrier to escape the London subway station after the attack. The suspect was being held in a Rome prison and awaiting possible extradition. "I believe that it won't take long," De Stefano told reporters at the Interior Ministry.Issac was being questioned Monday 1/8/05 by a judge who will decide whether to bring international terrorism charges. Police also arrested two of the suspect's brothers who live in Italy: Remzi Issac, in whose apartment the suspect was hiding; and Fati Issac, picked up Sunday 31/7/05 in the northern industrial city of Brescia and accused of destroying or hiding documents sought by investigators. For years, Italian investigators have said that Italy is an important logistics base for terror groups, especially in procuring false travel and identity documents. But recently, authorities have warned of extremist cells in Italy capable of launching an attack.

 

30/7/05

 

 

 

29/7/05

 

Italy Sleeper Cells : Cell phone PC`s , Internet for London Bomber

 

 

 

Shepherd`s Bush Tube Arrest in Rome 29/7/05

Police seized 3 computers

`Osman Hussain , Somali` born UK citizen Arrested .Osman arrived in Italy before 2 days tracked by his cell phone. was hiding not far from central bus station. In the central bus station Internet Caffee of his relatives part of them arrested also.

 

Background:

 

Suspect 'tracked by phone calls'

 

Italian investigators say police used cell phone records to track down one of the suspects in the failed suicide bombings in London on 21 July.

The suspect's constant use of cell phones betrayed his attempt to find refuge. As well as calling his brother in Rome, he talked to his father who lives in Brescia, in northern Italy. The suspect, who speaks good Italian, told investigators that he was brought up in Italy after his family sought asylum from Somalia when he was a child. An unnamed Italian security officer told La Stampa newspaper that police discovered the suspect's whereabouts two days ago. "We went to the area, to take a look around the neighbourhood, to work out what kind of traps or pitfalls there might be," he said. Italian Central Security Operations (NOCS) officers then approached the brother, who gave them a description of his flat and the door keys. On the day of the raid, the building was surrounded with snipers and a number of ambulances were on site. A team of four armed security agents climbed the stairs to the flat, followed by more police. When officers entered the flat, they found the suspect on a sofa in the living room and told him in English to get down on his knees. "The man obeyed: first he got down on his knees, then he placed his hands on his head, he allowed himself to be searched, and finally he was handcuffed," the officer told the paper. "He did not allow himself to panic." The flat was then searched for traps. Computers and hard-drives were taken away to be analysed. The suspect has been co-operating with investigators, who he apparently told that he had no intention of carrying out any terrorist activities in Italy. A phone centre and internet cafe run by his brother near Rome's Termini railway station is also being searched by Italian police.

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