Crime

Right Wing Boyfriend Of Deported Russian Spy Gets Seven Years In Prison For Defrauding Right Wingers

The Argus Leader reports: A Sioux Falls man who used his connections in the conservative movement to help his Russian girlfriend gain political access was sentenced Monday to serve seven years in federal prison. Paul Erickson was not charged with any wrongdoing involving his efforts to help Maria Butina make inroads with political contacts. Instead, he was accused of defrauding …

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Michael Cohen Spotted Dining At Swanky Manhattan Eatery In Apparent Violation Of House Arrest Orders

The New York Post reports: Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday. Exclusive photos show President Trump’s former personal lawyer seated at a sidewalk table …

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FBI Arrests Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official. The new federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, charged Ms. Maxwell with six counts: enticing minors to travel to engage in …

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Oklahoma Nazi Shoots Woman Trying To Steal His Flag

CBS News reports: A 26-year-old woman was shot multiple times after she tried to steal a Swastika flag from a front yard in Oklahoma. Authorities said the woman was dared at a party across the street to try and steal one of the Nazi flags the front yard of Alexander John Feaster’s front yard in Hunter. “On the way back …

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Prosecutor: St. Louis Couple May Face Criminal Charges

The New York Post reports: The St. Louis lawyers who pulled weapons on protesters marching past their home are being investigated for possible criminal charges, the city’s lead prosecutor has revealed. Mark and Patricia McCloskey — who went viral after brandishing an AR-15-style rifle and a silver-colored handgun, respectively — were the only ones to lodge a police report over …

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Claims Of Abuse By Catholic Clergy Quadrupled In 2019

The Washington Post reports: The number of allegations of Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors more than quadrupled in 2019 compared to the average in the previous five years, U.S. church officials reported this week, in part the result of new church-run compensation programs for victims as well as survivors driven to come forward by several major clerical abuse scandals. …

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REPORT: The Daily Caller Linked To Abramoff Scheme

The Daily Beast reports: When federal prosecutors charged Jack Abramoff on Thursday with an illicit conspiracy to promote a cryptocurrency, they alleged that the disgraced lobbyist hired writers to help him with his scheme. The indictment did not name names. But new court documents point squarely to an employee of The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets. Abramoff, who …

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OREGON: Nazi Gets Life In 2017 Anti-Muslim Killings After Telling Survivor He Wished He Had Killed Her Too

Oregon Live reports: A judge Wednesday sentenced double murderer Jeremy Christian to spend the rest of his life in prison — with no chance of ever getting out — for the murders of two fellow passengers on a MAX train in May 2017. The judge also sentenced Christian to more than 25 additional years for other crimes. Among them were …

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Stone Seeks Reprieve From “Certain Death” In Prison

Politico reports: Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone is asking a federal court for a delay of more than two months in the 40-month prison sentence he is to begin serving next week after being convicted last year of seeking to stymie a congressional investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. In a series of hyperbolic Instagram postings over …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Appeal By Cosby

ABC News reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear two points in Bill Cosby’s appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 82, was convicted in April 2018 of three counts of indecent assault and battery for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. He was sentenced to three to 10 years …

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FBI Charges Texas Man For N-Word YouTube Terrorism Threat To Kill “At Least 200” Black Lives Matter Activists

Via press release from the Justice Department: Manuel Flores, age 42 of El Paso, faces a federal charge of posting a threatening communication over the Internet, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Luis M. Quesada, El Paso Division. On Monday, FBI agents arrested Flores in Dallas based on a federal criminal complaint filed in …

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Gunmaker, Gun Shop Sued In CA Synagogue Shooting

Law & Crime reports: A gun control group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victims and survivors of the 2019 Poway Synagogue shooting. Both the manufacturer and dealer of the weapon that was allegedly used in the attack are named among many defendants. Attorneys with gun control group Brady United filed the complaint against American Outdoor Brands Corporation, …

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Atlanta Former Cop Charged With Murder Of Black Man

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Now former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with felony murder, among the 11 charges filed. He faces up to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Howard said Rolfe kicked Brooks …

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Feds Charge “Boogaloo” Extremists In Ambush Murder Of Cop, Killers Had Infiltrated Police Protests For Cover

ABC News reports:  The FBI announced Tuesday that Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo has been federally charged with murder and attempted murder in the case of a federal security officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting on May 29 outside the Federal Building in Oakland. Carrillo is the suspect charged with killing Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff Deputy Damon …

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Ex-MN Cop Freed After Family Crowdfunds $750K Bail

TMZ reports: Thomas Lane, the rookie ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s murder case is out of jail after posting his $750k bail. Lane’s family was seeking donations via a website they set up to raise money for his legal defense after he and 2 other ex-cops were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder, and aiding and abetting …

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FBI Warns Hackers Are Targeting Mobile Banking Apps

Via press release from the FBI: The FBI advises the public to be cautious when downloading apps on smartphones and tablets, as some could be concealing malicious intent. Cyber actors target banking information using banking trojans, which are malicious programs that disguise themselves as other apps, such as games or tools. When the user launches a legitimate banking app, it …

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NYPD Officer Charged In Violent Shoving Of Protester

The New York Times reports: A New York City police officer surrendered to face criminal charges on Tuesday, over a week after he was recorded on video shoving a woman to the ground and cursing at her during a protest against police brutality, the police commissioner and law enforcement officials said. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office plans to charge the …

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Bail Set For Killer Minneapolis Ex-Cop At $1.25 Million

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: The former Minneapolis police officer charged with causing the death of George Floyd made his first official court appearance in the case Monday afternoon. Derek Chauvin, who was videotaped holding his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, appeared by video conference from Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility, where he is being held for …

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VIRGINIA: Self-Proclaimed KKK President Charged After Driving Pickup Truck Into Crowd Of Protesters [VIDEO]

Richmond’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney said a hate crime investigation was underway against the self-proclaimed president of the Virginia KKK. Harry Rogers appeared in Henrico Court Monday morning where he agreed to receive a court-appointed attorney. Rogers, 36, of Hanover, was formally charged with attempted malicious wounding (felony), destruction of property (felony), and assault and battery …

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Ex-GOP Rep Gets Third Prison Delay Due To Pandemic

Roll Call reports: Former Rep. Chris Collins, who was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in January for insider trading, will have his surrender date pushed back yet again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Republican is set to report to FPC Pensacola on Aug. 18 to serve his 26-month sentence. The facility is a …

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