Crime

GOP Rep Unseated After Felony Voting Fraud Charges

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Freshman Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins lost his Republican primary Tuesday after being charged with felony election fraud and other crimes. State Treasurer Jake LaTurner unseated Watkins after arguing that the criminal charges against Watkins made an already vulnerable incumbent an even worse bet with Democrats sensing an opportunity to pick up the 2nd District …

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Felon GOP Rep Seeks Fourth Prison Delay Over COVID

Roll Call reports: Former Rep. Chris Collins, who was sentenced to over two years in federal prison for insider trading and lying to the FBI, is asking Judge Vernon S. Broderick to push his report date back to Oct. 13, marking the fourth time the New York Republican has asked to delay his reporting date amid the coronavirus pandemic. Collins, …

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Man Sought In Mask Dispute Wounded In Shootout

Philadelphia’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police say a man who fired shots at an employee after refusing to wear a mask inside a Lehigh Valley cigar shop has been apprehended following a shootout. Adam Zaborowski, 35, of Slatington, Pennsylvania has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, and reckless endangerment. According to authorities, around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, an officer …

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New Child Rape Charges For CA Megachurch Leader

The Christian Post reports: New charges of child rape were filed against Naasón Joaquín García, leader of the La Luz del Mundo megachurch, four months after an appeals court dropped a criminal case against him. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra refiled the charges this week and added at least six additional felony charges each against the 51-year-old leader of the …

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Woman Suffers Broken Leg In NJ Mask Dispute [VIDEO]

NorthJersey.com reports: A liver transplant recipient suffered a fractured left tibia after she was thrown to the ground on Wednesday by a woman at Staples after asking her to put her face mask on, police said. Police are searching for the suspect who assaulted 54-year-old Margot Kagan at the Hackensack Avenue Staples, said Capt. Darren DeWitt. Kagan was using one …

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PA Man Shot At Cigar Store Clerk In Mask Dispute

Allentown’s Morning Call reports: Like many other retail stores reopening during the pandemic, workers at Cigars International have been balancing how to stay in business while keeping customers and employees safe. But on Friday, a simple request that a patron wear a mask while inside the Bethlehem Township store erupted in gunfire, leaving its staff rattled and police searching for …

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FL Teen Charged With 30 Felonies In Twitter Hack That Took Over Accounts Of Major Political Figures And CEOs

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Tampa teenager is in jail, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a hack on the social media website Twitter that caused limited access to the site and high-profile accounts, according to jail records and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges against 17 year-old Graham Clark this …

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FL Man Threatened Workers With Ax In Mask Dispute

The Pensacola News Journal reports: A Florida man accused of threatening an Escambia County Grocery Advantage employee with an ax because he was asked to wear a mask was arrested on Monday. Michael Brad Evans, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday after employees and witnesses say the man caused a scene, yelled racial slurs and …

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Unsealed Docs Appear To Implicate Alan Dershowitz

Forbes reports: A highly anticipated trove of old court records from a settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre were released late Thursday evening, and reveal more information surrounding the dark saga of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sex ring of underage girls. Giuffre, in a May 2016 deposition, said Maxwell acted as a “helicopter pilot” …

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NYC Priest Charged With Sexting Teenager On Grindr

The New York Daily News reports: The pastor of a Queens church was accused Wednesday of vile sexts with a 15-year-old boy in Westchester. St. Pancras Church Pastor Francis Hughes, 65, swapped nauseating messages with the boy about masturbation and other unholy topics. Hughes lied and told the teen he was a part-time college professor and counselor, prosecutors said. The …

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Dem Activist Arrested In AZ Dem HQ Fire, Claims He’s Secretly Married To Ivanka, Will Be Her Vice President

Arizona Central reports: Phoenix police have arrested Matthew Egler, a Democratic activist who party officials say has had a long and troubled history with the Maricopa County Party over the years, for the fire that destroyed Arizona Democratic Party’s headquarters last week. After a nearly weeklong investigation, Phoenix police on Wednesday identified Egler, 29, of Peoria, in connection with the …

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FL Man Bought Lamborghini With Bailout Funds: DOJ

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Florida man was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and using those funds, in part, to purchase a sports car for himself. Authorities seized a $318,000 sports car and $3.4 million from bank accounts at the time of arrest. David T. Hines, 29, of …

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Rand Paul’s Neighbor Re-Sentenced To Eight Months

NBC News reports: The neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul who in 2017 attacked the Kentucky Republican during a dispute about their yards was sentenced Monday to an additional eight months in prison for the assault. Rene Boucher must also serve six months in home confinement, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Leitman said Monday. Boucher will receive credit for the 30 …

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Police: Fire At Arizona Dem Headquarters Was Arson

The Associated Press reports: A fire that destroyed the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters was an act of arson, authorities said. Investigators were gathering surveillance video from nearby buildings after combing the wreckage and concluding the fire was human-caused, authorities said. Nobody was hurt. Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune declined to reveal what evidence convinced investigators the blaze was …

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Cohen Leaves Prison (Again) For Home Confinement

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen left prison on Friday to finish his criminal sentence at home, an attorney for Cohen said, a day after a judge found he was sent back behind bars two weeks ago as retaliation for plans to publish a book about Trump. Cohen was picked up at a prison in Otisville, …

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Lincoln Project Roasts Trump On Maxwell “Well Wishes”

Via press release from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “Maxwell,” taking aim at President Trump’s recent well wishes for accused, child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell has been charged with helping to recruit, train, and manage a harem of young women, some minors at the time, as part of a child sexual abuse ring …

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Ex-Dem Rep Busted In 70s “Abscam” Scandal Charged With Eight Felony Counts Of Bribery And Ballot Stuffing

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports: A former congressman convicted in the 1970s Abscam investigation was charged Thursday with new allegations that he bribed a poll worker to stuff ballot boxes in local elections. Federal prosecutors alleged that U.S. Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers, now working as a campaign consultant, paid a South Philadelphia judge of elections to fraudulently add votes to candidates …

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Woman Arrested In Mask Dispute Shoots Two Cops Attempting To Do Mental Health Evaluation [VIDEO]

The Columbus Dispatch reports: A woman who was arrested Friday after refusing to leave a Delaware County hospital because she was not wearing a mask is believed to be the person who barricaded herself inside a North Linden home after shooting two Franklin County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday morning. Monica Greer Justice, 53, was believed to be inside the home in …

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Trump On Ghislaine Maxwell: “I Wish Her Well, Frankly”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered kind words to Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite criminally charged with procuring underage girls to be sexually abused by late investor Jeffrey Epstein. “I just wish her well, frankly,” Trump told reporters when asked at a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic about Maxwell, who was recently jailed pending trial on charges …

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“Men’s Rights” Killer Suspected In Second Murder

CBS Los Angeles reports: The killing of a prominent men’s rights movement attorney in San Bernardino County may be linked to the shooting at the New Jersey home of a federal judge, a law enforcement source told CBS Los Angeles on Monday. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old Marc Angelucci was shot and killed at his Crestline …

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