Crime

Cops: Priest Plundered Estate Of Priest With Dementia

Omaha’s NBC News affiliate reports: An Omaha priest was arrested Friday morning accused of stealing from an incapacitated retired priest who had willed his estate to the Archdiocese of Omaha, saying he was giving the money to a homeless man. The Rev. Michael F. Gutgsell was arrested at 7:35 a.m. Friday and taken to Douglas County Jail. He appeared in …

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Woman Charged With Terror Threat Over GA Ballots

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Police have arrested a Kentucky woman who allegedly threatened a Georgia judge and his family after he dismissed a lawsuit that sought to inspect absentee ballots for signs of fraud in last year’s presidential election. Erin Northup, 42, is accused of leaving a threatening voicemail with Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero’s judicial assistant soon …

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Russia “Cybergang” Behind Sinclair Ransomware Attack

Bloomberg News reports: A weekend cyberattack against Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. was linked to one of the most infamous Russian cybergangs, called Evil Corp., according to two people familiar with the attack. The Sinclair hackers used malware called Macaw, a variant of ransomware known as WastedLocker. Both Macaw and WastedLocker were created by Evil Corp., according to the two people, …

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Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Helping Rioter Hide Evidence

Law & Crime reports: A U.S. Capitol Police officer pleaded not guilty to helping a Facebook friend scrub evidence of participation in the Jan. 6 siege of the complex he was sworn to defend. Officer Michael Angelo Riley, who has more than 25 years of experience, allegedly helped a man he barely knew — known only as “Person 1” in …

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FL Gaetz Crony Is Spilling “Unexpected” Wealth Of Dirt

Politico reports: A corrupt former Florida tax official and one-time “wingman” to Rep. Matt Gaetz won extra time Monday to cooperate with federal prosecutors in their investigation of the congressman and a host of other scandals. Joel Greenberg was set to be sentenced on Nov. 18 for six crimes he pleaded guilty to earlier this year, but prosecutors successfully implored …

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Parkland Families Reach Settlement With School District

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: The families of 52 people killed, injured or traumatized during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward School District, the lawyer for the families confirmed Monday. The largest payments will go to the 17 families whose children or spouses were killed, and they will each …

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Right Wing Media Group Hit With Ransomware Attack

Via press release from Sinclair Broadcast Group: On October 16, 2021, the Company identified and began to investigate and take steps to contain a potential security incident. On October 17, 2021, the Company identified that certain servers and workstations in its environment were encrypted with ransomware, and that certain office and operational networks were disrupted. Data also was taken from …

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Texas Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Grindr Hate Crimes

From the Department of Justice: Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas was sentenced today for committing violent crimes as part of a conspiracy to target users of the dating app Grindr. Jenkins was sentenced to a federal prison term of 280 months for his involvement in the scheme to target gay men for violent crimes. He is the last of four …

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British MP Stabbed To Death At Town Hall Meeting

The Independent reports: A Conservative MP has died after been stabbed in an attack at his constituency surgery. Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West in Essex, suffered multiple injuries on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. Essex Police said a man had died, and a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Counter-terror police are involved …

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Parkland Mass Shooter To Plead Guilty On All Counts

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Rather than going to trial, 23-year-old Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and all 17 counts of attempted murder in the Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others. Cruz’s defense team said their client would plead guilty to life in prison without …

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Woman Alleges Rape In Massive Civil Suit Against Cosby

Law & Crime reports: An accuser who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her during a purported mentorship that began on the set of his popular television show has filed a $225 million civil suit in federal court. Documents obtained by Law & Crime say Lili Bernard, whose name has long been publicly associated with accusations against Cosby, is …

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Norway Bow-And-Arrow Terrorist Was Known To Police

The BBC reports: Four women and a man were killed and two others wounded when a man used a bow and arrow to attack them in Norway. Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at 18:12 local time (16:12 GMT). A Danish man aged 37 has been arrested and questioned …

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Multiple Deaths In Norway Bow-And-Arrow Attack

The Associated Press reports: Several people were killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow near the Norwegian capital, Oslo, police said Wednesday. They said the suspected attacker was arrested. “There are several injured and also dead,” the police chief in the town Kongsberg, Øyvind Aas, said at a press conference on Wednesday night, according …

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Woman Busted With 21 Fake Vax Cards In Traffic Stop

The New York Daily News reports: A Westchester County woman was arraigned Tuesday on felony forgery charges after a traffic stop for a bogus license plate tag led to the discovery of 21 fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination record cards, authorities said. Diana Finlay, 53, was charged in Harrison Town Court with five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument nearly …

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Five SF Walgreens To Close To Due “Organized” Thefts

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Walgreens will close five more San Francisco stores, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday, citing ongoing organized retail crime as the reason. “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso. “Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued …

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French Government Orders Catholic Priests To Report All Child Sexual Abuse Claims, Even If Heard In Confession

The Guardian reports: Catholic priests must report all child sexual abuse allegations to police, including if they hear about it in the secrecy of the confession box, the French interior minister has said after reprimanding France’s top bishop for claiming that the secrecy of the Catholic confessional was “above the laws of the Republic”. France is reeling from the publication …

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Fugitive GOP Idaho Ex-State Rep Charged With Rape

The Idaho Statesman reports: The Ada County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger on Friday afternoon after he was extradited from Georgia to his home state. Ada County deputies flew to Georgia on Thursday afternoon and returned to Boise the next day with von Ehlinger in custody. He was processed under a “book-and-release” warrant and was released …

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Anti-Mask Man Stabs Manhattan Apple Store Guard

The New York Daily News reports: A man who didn’t want to wear a mask while visiting a Manhattan Apple store stabbed a security guard on Friday night, witnesses and police sources said. The suspect approached the Ninth Ave. entrance of the Apple store on W. 14th St. in the Meatpacking District around 6 p.m., said the witnesses. The unidentified …

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Woman Jailed For Approaching Grizzly And Her Cubs

From the Department of Justice: Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that SAMANTHA R DEHRING, age 25 of Carol Stream, Illinois, pleaded guilty to willfully remaining, approaching, and photographing wildlife within 100 yards. Dehring appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming on October 6, 2021, for her change of plea and …

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Feds Charge 18 Ex-NBA Players With Insurance Scam

NBC News reports: Eighteen former NBA players were charged with attempting to defraud the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of nearly $4 million, officials said Thursday. “The defendants’ playbook involved fraud and deception,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss told reporters. “They will have to answer for their flagrant violations of law.” Strauss called Terrence Williams, a 34-year-old Seattle native who …

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