Crime

Accused Capitol Rioter Commits Suicide In Jail

First, a September 2021 report from NBC News: The attorney for Matthew Perna has filed a motion asking the United Probation Office to prepare a pre-plea guideline analysis that would give Perna an idea of what penalties he would face if he pleads guilty to the indictment handed up against him. Perna of Sharon, Pennsylvania, is charged with witness tampering, …

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Ranting Woman Arrested At ATL To Cheers, Laughter

The Boarding Group reports: A woman was arrested at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Friday at gate C55, where a Delta Airlines flight destined for Columbia, South Carolina, was set to depart. At one point, according to the man recording the video, she is alleged to have called a security guard the n-word. The man recording the video …

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Florida Jury Buys Retired Cop’s “Stand Your Ground” Defense In 2014 Killing Of Man Who Threw Popcorn

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Eight years after he fired a pistol inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater, Curtis Reeves was found not guilty of murder in the death of Chad Oulson. A panel of four men and two women took about 3½ hours Friday night to acquit the retired Tampa police captain. The late-night verdict punctuated one of the …

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Pharma Douche Banned For Life From Public Companies

Bloomberg News reports: Martin Shkreli owes the Securities and Exchange Commission more than $1.39 million and is permanently barred from serving as a public company officer or director for his participation in “multiple” securities fraud schemes, a federal judge in New York said. He’s “unfit to serve as an officer or director of any public company,” the U.S. District Court …

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Witness To Babbitt Shooting Sentenced To 75 Days

Axios reports: A U.S. Capitol rioter was sentenced to 75 days in prison on Thursday for directing a mob toward the Speaker’s Lobby on Jan. 6, 2021. Jeffrey Register, 39, of Jacksonville, Florida, was also fined $500 following his guilty plea last October to parading, demonstrating and picketing in a Capitol building, per a Justice Department statement. Register had been …

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DOJ: Cultist Ex-NYPD Union Head Embezzled $1 Million

From the Justice Department: Beginning in 2017, MULLINS devised a scheme to fund his personal expenses through SBA dollars. Specifically, MULLINS charged his personal credit card for, among other things, hundreds of high-end meals, clothing, jewelry, home appliances, and a relative’s college tuition. MULLINS then submitted, typically by email, fraudulent and inflated expense reports to the Treasurer of the SBA, …

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Florida Gluten-Free TV Chef Arrested In Capitol Riot

The Associated Press reports: A gluten-free TV chef from Dunedin was arrested Wednesday on charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, officials said. Carol Kicinski, who presents monthly episodes on the nationally syndicated “Daytime” show, and Jon Heneghan, who lives with Kicinski at a Dunedin home, were arrested and charged with four federal offenses that …

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White Supremacists Guilty In Plot Against Power Grids

From the Justice Department: Three men pleaded guilty today to crimes related to a scheme to attack power grids in the United States in furtherance of white supremacist ideology. According to court documents, Christopher Brenner Cook, 20, of Columbus, Ohio; Jonathan Allen Frost, 24, of West Lafayette, Indiana, and of Katy, Texas; and Jackson Matthew Sawall, 22, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, …

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MI School Mass Shooter Wants To Read His “Fan Mail”

NBC News reports: The 15-year-old accused in the deadly mass shooting at his suburban Detroit high school in November should be kept in adult jail as he awaits trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Collins said during a hearing about the teenager’s confinement that he’s demonstrated he can be calculating, has a desire to be remembered for …

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Police: 4-Year-Old Shot At Us At Father’s Instruction

CNN reports: A 4-year-old child in Utah fired a weapon from the back seat of a car toward a police officer, after allegedly being instructed to do so by his father, authorities said. Police were initially called to a McDonald’s in Midvale on Monday when restaurant workers reported a man “brandished” a gun at drive-thru employees after receiving the wrong …

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Ottawa Police Arrest Dozens And Tow Vehicles [VIDEO]

CTV News reports: Large numbers of police officers are moving in on protesters in downtown Ottawa and making arrests — including high profile organizers Tamara Lich, Chris Barber and Pat King — during an intense clash with the demonstrators who have so far refused to leave the area. Ottawa police say they have made 70 arrests as of Friday afternoon …

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Ex-Cop Sentenced To Two Years In Taser/Gun Shooting

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter has been sentenced to 24 months in prison after being found guilty of first and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in April of 2021. She will serve 16 months in prison, followed by 8 months of supervised release. Potter, a 26-year police veteran, …

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Five Texas Christian School Employees Jailed For Failing To Report Sexual Assault Of Student Athlete [VIDEO]

Odessa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Five people were in jail after Midland Police made arrests at Midland Christian School Wednesday morning. According to the Midland Police Department, three administrators and two coaches at Midland Christian School were arrested and charged with Failure To Report With Intent To Conceal Neglect Or Abuse. The assault reportedly took place at Christensen Stadium around …

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Anti-Vax Man Lunges At Bartender With Meat Cleaver

Seattle’s ABC News affiliate reports: King County Prosecutors say a man tried to attack a Bellevue restaurant worker with a meat cleaver after being asked to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccine. Investigators say Michael Dousa, 58, lunged at an Applebee’s bartender with a meat cleaver after he was asked to leave the Bellevue restaurant when he couldn’t provide proof …

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VA Pastor Hit With 30 Counts Of Child Sexual Abuse

CBS News reports: A news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office detailed that Terry Frank Compton, 62, of Glade Spring, faces 30 felony counts — all that involve children. Compton was arrested after “multiple victims” came forward, according to the sheriff’s office. His arrest on Feb. 10 followed a months-long investigation and his charges include 12 counts of taking …

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Actor Gets 20 Years In $650M Netflix/HBO Ponzi Scam

From the Justice Department: A Los Angeles man was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that raised at least $650 million with bogus claims that investor money would be used to acquire licensing rights to films that HBO and Netflix purportedly had agreed to distribute abroad. Zachary Joseph Horwitz, 35, of the Beverlywood …

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Gunmaker To Pay Sandy Hook Families $73 Million

NBC News reports: Relatives of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have reached a historic settlement with Remington, the maker of the rifle used in the massacre, according to court documents. The settlement comes after a protracted legal battle over how the gunmaker marketed its firearm. The dollar amount of the settlement was not immediately known. A …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $260K In Nike’s Legal Fees

The New York Daily News reports: Disgraced celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers who represented Nike when he tried to extort $25 million from the sportswear giant, a judge ruled Monday. Manhattan Federal Court Judge Paul Gardephe ordered Avenatti to pay $259,800 to Nike in restitution ― about a third of the $856,162 …

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“Boogaloo Boi” Pleads Guilty To Killing Federal Cop

Law & Crime reports: A former Air Force Sergeant pleaded guilty on Friday to shooting and killing a federal guard, and attempting to murder another, prosecutors announced. Authorities previously linked defendant Steven Carrillo, 33, to the far-right, anti-government “Boogaloo” movement. He fired approximately 19 rounds from a white van, killing Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, and injuring another …

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Court Tosses Zimmerman Suit Against Trayvon’s Parents

The Associated Press reports: A judge in Florida has dismissed a defamation and conspiracy lawsuit former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman had filed against the parents of Trayvon Martin, the teen he fatally shot almost a decade ago in a case that drew international attention about race and gun violence. Judge John Cooper in Tallahassee dismissed all counts against all …

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