Crime

Mueller Wants Emails Between Manafort And Lawyer

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team wants to review emails between Paul Manafort and one of his former lawyers — messages that would typically be protected by attorney-client privilege. Manafort’s emails are a special case, Mueller’s team argued in a court motion Wednesday. Attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply when the client enlists a lawyer’s help to commit a crime — ...

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Texas Cop Found Guilty Of Killing Unarmed Black Teen

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Dallas County jury found the former Balch Springs police officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards guilty of murder Tuesday. Roy Oliver, 38, was found not guilty, however, on two counts of aggravated assault for firing his rifle into a car full of teens as they left a house party last year. Oliver was taken ...

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Manafort Lawyers Seek Change Of Venue For DC Trial

Reuters reports: Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday said they would seek to move his second trial, scheduled to start next month, out of Washington, D.C., due to the highly politicized environment in the nation’s capital. The motion for change of venue will be the second by Manafort after a failed attempt to move his first ...

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Pennsylvania AG: The Vatican Knew About The Coverup

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Investigators “have evidence that the Vatican had knowledge of the cover-up,” involving priests accused of sexually abusing thousands of Pennsylvania children over decades, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “I can’t speak specifically to Pope Francis, but I think the broader issues here with the Vatican knowing about this, with ...

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter +8 Despite Theft Arrest

The Hill reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) holds an 8-point lead over his Democratic opponent despite being indicted on charges of misusing campaign funds, according to a new poll. A Survey USA poll published Monday found that among likely voters in California’s 50th District who were surveyed, 47 percent plan to vote for Hunter, compared to 39 percent who favor ...

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Florida Mass Shooter Had Been Hospitalized Twice For Mental Illness, Prescribed Anti-Psychotic Medications

The Associated Press reports: Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and ...

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooter ID’d As “Disgruntled” Gamer

Heavy.com reports: David Katz has been identified as the gunman who opened fire Sunday during a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others, authorities said at a press conference. The 24-year-old Katz, a Maryland resident who fatally shot himself at the scene, was described as a “disgruntled” gamer who had participated ...

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Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Stolen Money, Claims His Text Messages Were Edited, Won’t Resign [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses on Thursday and blamed his wife Margaret Hunter, saying she handled his finances. “She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure,” Hunter told Fox News on Thursday. “But I didn’t do it. ...

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Insane Details Released In Indictment Of GOP Rep

Yesterday GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted for stealing over $250,000 from Hunter’s campaign donations. The details from the charging documents are out and well, read for yourself: Throughout the relevant period, the Hunters spent substantially more than they earned. They overdrew their bank account more than 1,100 times in a seven-year period resulting in approximately $37,761 ...

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BREAKING: Manafort Found Guilty On Eight Counts

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday was found guilty of eight criminal counts, including five counts of tax fraud. In a note to U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis, the jurors said they had not reached a consensus on the 10 remaining counts in the bank fraud and tax crimes trial. Manafort, 69, faces ...

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BREAKING: Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Prosecutors

Axios reports: President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal on with federal prosecutors in New York, per ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. The big question: It’s still unknown whether Cohen’s deal means he’ll be cooperating with federal investigators, including those in the Mueller investigation. USA Today reports: The reported deal comes after reports that federal investigators ...

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Pope Issues Letter Condemning Sex Abuse Coverup

NBC News reports: Pope Francis on Monday issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning sexual abuse and cover-up, and demanding accountability in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to ...

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Lawyer For Pharma Douche Sentenced To 18 Months

Courthouse News reports: “I will regret every day of my life the day I met Martin Shkreli.” Evan Greebel, the former lawyer for “Pharma Bro” Shkreli, briefly addressed the court for the first time during his sentencing Friday for wire and securities fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto sentenced Greebel to 18 months in prison and over $10 million ...

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Trump Dodges Question On Pardoning Paul Manafort: “I Don’t Talk About That Now, He’s A Very Good Person”

And the pardon chatter turns into a roar: President Trump on Friday defended his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as a “good person” even as a jury deliberates a verdict in his financial fraud trial. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said Manafort only worked for him for a short period of time but ...

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Screaming “Trump Guy” Arrested At Airport Says Cops Are “Treating Me Like A Fucking Black Person” [VIDEO]

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said that Epstein began to yell when ...

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Vatican Breaks Silence On Pennsylvania Molestations: Victims Should Know That The Pope Is On Their Side

CNN reports: The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations “criminal and morally reprehensible.” “Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow,” ...

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NYC To Replace Infamous Rikers Island Jail Complex With Small “Community-Based” Jails In Four Boroughs

CBS News reports: New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to 1,500 inmates. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials ...

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Vatican: No Comment On Pennsylvania Molestations

CNN reports: The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents. “We have no comment at this time,” Paloma Ovejero, deputy director of the Vatican’s press office, said Wednesday. But ...

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Grand Jury: Pittsburgh Priests Ran Child Porn Ring

The Allentown Morning Call reports: George said he never discussed the nude Polaroids, or the twisted, secret gift he and the other kids had been given decades ago by the men who preyed on them. These weren’t the kinds of things you could share without feeling humiliated, especially not if you grew up tough, like he did on the South ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Grand Jury Finds Dioceses Committed Systemic Coverups For 300+ Pedophile Priests [VIDEO]

The Allentown Morning Call reports: A scathing grand jury report released Tuesday reveals sexual abuse by hundreds of priests that went unchecked for decades in dioceses across Pennsylvania, including Allentown. Instead of reporting pedophiles, dioceses routinely shuffled them from parish to parish, enabling them to prey upon new victims, the document shows. The statewide grand jury spent two years on ...

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