Crime

Thailand Releases “Mooning” Gay Couple

The Strait Times reports:  Two American men who were arrested in Thailand for posting naked photos to Instagram have been released from jail and are heading home to San Diego. Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, were arrested at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport last month after images posted to their Traveling Butts Instagram account showed them dropping their ...

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FLORIDA: State Bans Right Wing Extremist James O’Keefe From Fundraising Because Of Criminal Record

The Washington Post reports: James O’Keefe, the conservative founder of a charity that specializes in undercover videos targeting journalists and liberals, has been personally barred from seeking donations in Florida due to his criminal record, officials said. The ban is part of a wave of scrutiny by regulators in several states after New York officials threatened last week to prohibit ...

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Former State Pol Busted In $1M Bribery Scheme That Included Hundreds Of Pounds Of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Boston’s CBS affiliate reports: Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for official actions, federal investigators said Friday. Joyce, a longtime attorney and Milton Democrat who was arrested Friday, is accused ...

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OKLAHOMA: Cops Release Body-Cam Footage Of Family Values Pol In Hotel Room With Teenage Male Hooker

The boy does not appear in the clip, presumably because he was a juvenile. Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate reports: Police have released body-camera footage of the March night when officers found former state Sen. Ralph Shortey in a motel room with an underage boy. Before police entered Shortey’s room at the Super 8 along Interstate 35 near Northeast 12th Street, ...

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Former GOP State Senator Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Asks For Bail Because His Kids Are Homeschooled

Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: A former state senator could face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking. Former Sen. Ralph Shortey, 35, entered a guilty plea Thursday after being caught with a 17-year-old boy at a motel. On March 9, the Moore Police Department was called shortly before 1 a.m to the Super 8 ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Michael Flynn Appears For Guilty Plea

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his post-election discussions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. A plea hearing for Flynn, the first Trump administration official charged in the ongoing Russia probe, has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C. federal court, ...

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Paul Manafort Asks Court To OK Bail Deal With Mueller

Talking Points Memo reports: A month after turning himself in for charges he faces connected to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reached a bail deal with Mueller’s team, according to court documents filed by Manafort’s lawyers Thursday. Manafort’s lawyers are now seeking for a federal judge to approve of his release under the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bullied Teen Murder Suspect Thanks Gay Men For Putting Up His Bond Money [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: The Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old classmate and nearly killing another walked free Wednesday on $250,000 bond. “I am grateful to the people who donated to my bond fund,” Abel Cedeno, 18, said in a statement handed out to the media, which he said would be his last public comments on the ...

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Plea Deal Hint: Mueller Postpones Flynn Grand Jury

CNN reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions. Additional witnesses were expected to be questioned soon including a public relations consultant hired by Flynn’s lobbying firm who was given an early December date deadline to appear before the grand ...

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Former Bosnian Croat General Drinks Poison In Court And Dies After Losing War Crimes Appeal [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague, where his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld on Wednesday, a court spokesman has confirmed. Seconds after his sentence was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Slobodan Praljak, shouted out ...

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Feds Open Hatch Act Case Against Kellyanne Conway

The Hill reports: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is opening a case file to address allegations that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law when she made comments about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s Democratic challenger. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel last week ...

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Gateway Pundit Blogger Arrested In Scuffle With Woman At His “It’s OK To Be White” Campus Speech

The Huffington Post reports: A controversial far-right reporter was arrested Tuesday night following an altercation at a University of Connecticut event where he was speaking, a university spokesperson said. Lucian Wintrich, 29, the White House correspondent for the conservative website The Gateway Pundit, had been giving a speech advertised as “It Is OK To Be White” when a woman approached ...

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THAILAND: Gay Tourists Face “Long Jail Term” After Posting Mooning Photo From Buddhist Temple [VIDEO]

San Diego’s CBS affiliate reports: Friends of a San Diego couple fear the worst after the pair, known for their risqué travel photos, was caught up in a scandal overseas and disappeared. The couple, Travis Ti and Joseph Dasilva, took photos at Buddhist temples in Thailand, and the concern has grown on social media after a post said they were ...

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RUSSIA: Hate Crimes Double After “Gay Propaganda” Laws, Nearly 200 Murders In Last Five Years

Reuters reports: Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia have doubled in five years, researchers said on Tuesday, in the wake of a law banning “gay propaganda”. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analyzed, the Center for Independent Social Research said, attributing the surge to Russia’s 2013 ban on the spreading of ...

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Paul Manafort Granted Thanksgiving Break From House Arrest, Ruling Stipulates That He Must Remain Sober

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates got permission from a judge on Tuesday to temporarily leave house arrest later this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. The order from US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came with a few conditions: Manafort and Gates will remain under GPS monitoring, must report exactly where they’re ...

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Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Busted Driving 119 MPH

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York. State Police say Pirro was clocked driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Town ...

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Charles Manson Dies In Prison At Age 83

The New York Times reports: Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in Kern County, Calif. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life. He died of natural causes in a hospital, the ...

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OKLAHOMA: Family Values Former GOP State Rep To Plead Guilty To Child Trafficking, Ten Year Sentence

Tulsa World reports: Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense for offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual “stuff” last March. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors have agreed to drop three child pornography counts against him. A jury trial for Shorty had been set to begin Dec. ...

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PANAMA: Trump Building Tied To Russian Mafia

The Hill reports: Investors and customers of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City carried deep ties to organized crime and drug trafficking, according to an NBC News and Reuters joint investigation. A Brazillian real estate salesman who partnered with the Trumps to attract condo buyers for the tower told NBC that the Trumps and others ...

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Guilty Verdict For Man Charged With Beating 8 Year-Old Boy To Death Because He Thought Child Was Gay

The Los Angeles Times reports: A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that prompted far-reaching reforms of the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre, also finding true a special allegation that the murder ...

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