Crime

Scamster Jacob Wohl Faces Mounting Legal Problems

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: As right-wing political operative Jacob Wohl faces legal action yet again—this time by Arizona’s attorney general—Right Wing Watch has exclusively obtained copies of documents we believe to be the source of many of Wohl’s legal troubles. Roger Sollenberger reported in Salon Friday that the Arizona attorney general is “actively pursuing collection efforts” against …

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No Early Release For “Delusional” Pharma Douche

The New York Post reports: The Pharma Bro is staying behind bars another three years, despite his claimed fears of being at risk from the coronavirus. A federal judge in Brooklyn has denied Martin Shkreli’s request to be released early, citing his good health and low-risk at the Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution, where he’s currently confined. Adding insult to …

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Interpol: Wife Of US Diplomat Now A Global Fugitive

The Guardian reports: An Interpol notice has been circulated worldwide making Anne Sacoolas effectively a fugitive from justice if she sets foot outside her native United States. Sacoolas was charged in the UK withcausing the death by dangerous driving of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn last August. The US refused to accept an extradition warrant, saying she enjoyed diplomatic immunity at …

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Feds Mull Hate Crime Charges In GA Vigilante Murder

Reuters reports: The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to file hate crime charges against the white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was gunned down while jogging in the small coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia, department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday. “The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the …

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Georgia AG Requests DOJ Probe Into Vigilante Killing

The Associated Press reports: Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. Arbery was shot and killed Feb. 23. No arrests were made until this month after …

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Father And Son Charged In Murder Of Georgia Jogger

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A Brunswick father and son were charged with murder and aggravated assault Thursday night in the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. They were arrested one day after the GBI’s Kingsland branch opened its investigation into the shooting. A video showing Arbery’s death, posted online Tuesday morning, triggered a dizzying turn of events that increased public …

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Roy Moore’s Ex-Lawyer Charged With Resisting Arrest After Allegedly Screaming Racist Slurs At Hotel Guests

Gainesville’s ABC News affiliate reports: An attorney that once represented former Alabama Chief Justice and Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was arrested Thursday night in Gainesville. Alachua County Deputies arrested Trenton Rogers Garmon, 40, after they were called to the Hotel Indigo in Celebration Pointe about a man causing a disturbance. As deputies arrived staff told them that the disturbance was …

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GEORGIA: Outrage After New Video Shows Black Jogger Shot To Death After Being Chased By Two White Men

USA Today reports: A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city …

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COVID+ Woman Jailed For Defying Quarantine Order, Dozens She Came In Contact With Now In Quarantine

Go Erie reports: An Erie County woman spent a night in jail and will be confined to her home on an electronic monitor for at least a week after county officials accused her of repeatedly defying an isolation order for people who are COVID-19 positive. In the days after the woman tested positive for the disease, she attended a party, …

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23rd US Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Amid Lawsuits

From the Archdiocese of New Orleans: In order to continue effectively ministering to the needs of the church community and victims and survivors of clergy abuse, the Administrative Offices of the Archdiocese of New Orleans announced today that it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Code. The move was necessitated by the growing financial strain …

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Anti-Abortion Activists Ordered To Pay At Least $2M To Planned Parenthood After Jury’s 2019 RICO Verdict

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge has issued an order demanding that a group of pro-life activists who were behind a series of undercover videos taken at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion conferences are liable for more than $1.2 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California released an order today against …

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REVERSAL: No Early Release From Prison For Cohen

The Daily Beast reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer who was due to be released from federal prison to house arrest on Friday will remain behind bars, two people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast. It was unclear what prompted the last-minute decision to not release Cohen after he – along with other prisoners – …

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Fox Anchor On Michael Flynn: Don’t Lie To The FBI

The Hill reports: “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said Friday he was surprised to see people “rallying” behind ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, arguing the former Trump administration official should not have lied to the FBI. Wallace, who was speaking on Fox News, said Flynn erred in speaking to the FBI voluntarily shortly after President Trump was elected. “Did …

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Man Charged For Spraying Cuban Embassy With AK-47

The Associated Press reports: A man armed with an assault rifle was arrested after opening fire outside the Cuban Embassy in Washington early Thursday, his bullets tearing holes into the walls and pillars near the front entrance in what authorities suspect was a hate crime. The gunfire broke out around 2 a.m. outside the embassy in northwest Washington. Metropolitan Police …

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Roger Stone To Appeal Sentence, Denial Of New Trial

The Hill reports: Roger Stone’s lawyers told a court on Thursday that they intend to appeal the right-wing political operative’s 40-month prison sentence and a judge’s decision to deny him a new trial. Stone was convicted in November following a jury trial on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering in a case that stemmed from his efforts to …

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Roger Stone “Praying” For Pardon: I’ll Die In Prison

Fox News reports: Longtime President Trump associate Roger Stone, who was sentenced earlier this year to roughly three years in prison for making false statements and witness tampering, said in a podcast released Thursday that he’s “praying” for a pardon from the president — repeating a claim that his punishment would be a “de facto death sentence” because of coronavirus. …

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Terror Charge For Woman Who Spat On Philly Shopper

The New York Post reports: A woman was busted for allegedly spitting on a fellow shopper during a squabble over social distancing at a high-end Italian market in Philadelphia, according to a new report. Shopper Alexis Danilo told KYW-TV that she was shopping at Di Bruno Bros. in Center City Sunday when Jacqueline McBride, 27, got a little too close …

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CA Lockdown Protester Charged With Kidnapping News Crew, Wanted Them To Delete Video Of Him At Protest

The Sacramento Bee reports: A 36-year-old man pulled a knife Friday on a television news team covering an anti-lockdown protest in Huntington Beach, California. Christien Francis Petersen of Costa Mesa has been jailed on suspicion of exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm and kidnapping. Petersen approached a KTTV cameraman and reporter, produced a pocket knife and forced them …

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Branch Covidian Pastor Wanted On Assault Charge

Baton Rouge’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police have issued an arrest warrant for the controversial pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana. The warrant accuses pastor Tony Spell of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Central Police Department says. Police in Central say Spell allegedly backed up a church bus into the direction of a person protesting in …

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Singer R. Kelly Begs For Release: Please, Please, Please

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Singer R. Kelly is writing new lyrics these days via email. The lyrics? “Please. Please. Please.” The words are from three recent emails sent to Chicago attorney Steve Greenberg by Kelly, who petitioned the court last week to release him from incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Greenberg said the emails were …

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