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TX Christian Radio Host Gets 25 Years In $20M Scam

The Dallas Morning News reports: William Neil “Doc” Gallagher, a financial consultant and radio host who stole more than $20 million from investors, has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars after he reached a plea agreement with Dallas County prosecutors. Gallagher, 79, pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of theft of more than $300,000, money laundering of more …

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Feds Distribute 192K Masks Seized From NY Gouger

The New York Daily News reports: The Health and Human Services Department said Thursday it had distributed some 192,000 N95 respirator masks and a large haul of other scarce medical supplies that the FBI had seized during the arrest of a Brooklyn man. Baruch Feldheim, 43, was arrested Monday after he allegedly coughed on FBI agents and told them he …

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Terror Charge For Man Who Coughed On Shoppers

St. Louis’s CBS News affiliate reports: 33-year-old Cuba, Mo. man was arrested Tuesday after coughing on shoppers inside a store and writing “COVID” inside a cooler door. Officers arrived to a local business for a report of a man causing a disturbance inside. An employee told police the man, later identified as 33-year-old John Swaller of Cuba, Mo., was coughing …

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Conspiracy Crackpot Tries To Crash Train Into Hospital Ship To “Wake People Up To Government Takeover”

The Associated Press reports: Investigators arrested a California train engineer Tuesday after he allegedly derailed a train in a bid to crash into the USNS Mercy, the hospital ship treating non-COVID-19 patients at the Port of Los Angeles to lessen the burden on area hospitals, prosecutors said. Eduardo Moreno, 44, was expected to appear in court Wednesday for arraignment on …

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Maryland Man Jailed For 60-Person Bonfire Party

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Charles County, Maryland, man who threw a party at his house has unintentionally social-distanced himself from everyone after authorities say he was arrested for refusing to comply with the governor’s order against large gatherings. Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was arrested Friday night after officers found about 60 people hanging out around a bonfire …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Grocer Forced To Toss $35K In Food After Woman “Intentionally Coughs” On Display Cases

The New York Post reports: A Pennsylvania woman ruined an estimated $35,000 worth of goods by intentionally coughing all over them while the coronavirus plagues nations worldwide, a grocery store alleged on Facebook. The woman visited a Hanover Township location of the small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket before 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and coughed on fresh produce, a small section of …

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Judge Rips Michael Cohen In Denial Of Early Release

The Daily Beast reports: A federal judge eviscerated Michael Cohen in an order denying his request for a shorter sentence, accusing him of chasing headlines and suggesting he “accept the consequences” of his crimes. Judge William Pauley was having none of it. In an order filed Tuesday, he said Cohen’s “extravagant allegations” of prosecutorial wrongdoing “lack any substance,” and his …

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Supreme Court Rules States Can Bar Insanity Defense

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can prevent criminal defendants from pleading insanity without violating their constitutional rights. The decision could prompt states across the country to toughen standards for defendants who wish to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The justices’ 6-3 decision came in a case from Kansas, where James Kraig Kahler …

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Texas Resident Charged For Falsely Claiming Infection

From Tyler County’s District Attorney’s Office: Over the weekend, an individual in Tyler County falsely reported on social media that the individual tested positive for COVID-19 at Tyler County Hospital. The case was promptly investigated by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office and delivered to the District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office has charged the individual with Class A Misdemeanor, False …

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Cultist Charged With Death Threat Against Adam Schiff

CNN reports: A Connecticut man was arrested and charged with threatening to murder Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Robert Michael Phelps, 62, was arrested Friday. He was later released on a $25,000 bond. A federal criminal complaint by the US Attorney’s office for Connecticut alleges that the man filled out a form on Schiff’s website for a meeting request on November, …

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Weinstein Had Mild Heart Attack After Sentencing

The Daily Beast reports: Harvey Weinstein reportedly suffered a “mild heart attack” after he was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, according to Fox News. Citing an NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital source, the news outlet said Weinstein was rushed to the New York hospital Wednesday for an “emergency angioplasty” and stayed overnight. Hours …

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Police Say Fatal Apartment Building Fire Resulted When Woman Threw Flaming Hand Sanitizer At Her Girlfriend

Hartford’s NBC News affiliate reports: The woman accused of starting the fatal fire that ripped through a Hartford apartment building early Sunday morning lit a bottle of hand sanitizer on fire and threw it at her girlfriend during a domestic altercation, according to Hartford police. The fire spread from there throughout the upper floors of the building. Police arrested Destiny …

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Cultist Imprisoned For Death Threat Against Dem Rep

Law & Crime reports: A New York state man was sentenced Friday after admittedly threatening to shoot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota, 5th district). Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., 56, is to spend 12 months and one day in a federal prison on a count each of threatening to assault and murder a United States official, and being a felon in possession …

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Wells Fargo Chair Resigns Ahead Of House Testimony

The New York Times reports: Wells Fargo’s chairwoman, Elizabeth A. Duke, has resigned, the bank announced on Monday, bowing to pressure from Washington ahead of what is likely to be another round of grilling from Congress over its history of deceptive consumer practices. Ms. Duke, who is known as Betsy, resigned on Sunday. She had been the bank’s chairwoman since …

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Ex-Judge Guilty Of Buying AR-15 For Nazi Boyfriend

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A retired federal administrative law judge from Mercer County pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of buying an assault rifle for his boyfriend, a North Side felon described by the FBI as obsessed with Nazis and mass shootings. Karl Alexander, 78, who splits his time between Pittsburgh and Grove City, admitted to lying on a federal …

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Jussie Smollett Loses Bid To Get Charges Tossed

The Chicago Tribune reports: The state’s highest court has rejected actor Jussie Smollett’s attempt to throw out the new charges against him and remove the special prosecutor who brought them. In an emergency motion to the Illinois Supreme Court, Smollett’s attorneys argued that Cook County Judge Michael Toomin overstepped his authority and misinterpreted the law when he ordered the appointment …

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Ratfucker: Jesus Christ Is Now My Personal Savior

Axios reports: After being sentenced to 40 months in prison, former Trump associate Roger Stone told “Axios on HBO” that his only fear in life is “not being right with God.” “I feel pretty good because I’ve taken Jesus Christ as my personal savior,” Stone said in his first on-camera interview since his sentencing. “And it’s given me enormous strength …

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TEXAS: Babysitter Shoots Child During Gun Selfie

ABC News reports: A 19-year-old was taking a video of herself with a gun when she allegedly shot her 10-year-old nephew by accident, according to Texas authorities. Caitlyn Smith, 19, has been arrested as her nephew recovers, Deputy Thomas Gilliland, spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News on Thursday. She recorded herself holding the gun, and then …

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WA Lawmakers Pass Ban On Gay/Trans Panic Defense

ABC News reports: A measure prohibiting homicide defendants from claiming a defense that panic brought on by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been passed by lawmakers in Washington state. Nine states — California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey New York and Rhode Island — have legislatively banned the use of gay or transgender panic as …

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Smollett Pleads Not Guilty Of False Hate Crime Report

Reuters reports: Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Monday to renewed felony charges that he made false reports to police about being attacked in a hate crime that he is accused of staging in a bid to advance his career. The new charges emerged after a five-month investigation by a court-appointed special prosecutor …

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