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Ghislaine Maxwell Gets 20 Years On Trafficking Charges

The New York Post reports: Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 in prison Tuesday for her role in helping powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls, capping off a dramatic fall from grace for the British socialite turned-convicted sex-trafficker. Maxwell’s sentencing marked the end of the federal criminal proceedings against her in the Southern District of New York, where she …

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Florida Pastor Arrested For Masturbating At Starbucks And Police Say That It’s Not For The First Time [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Kissimmee pastor was arrested Monday after he was suspected of exposing his genitals and masturbating at a Starbucks, according to Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Enginio Dali Muniz-Colon, 39, was arrested and taken to Osceola County Jail, where he faces a charge of exposure of sexual organs, OCSO said. Muniz-Colon is a pastor and teaches online …

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Drunk Man In “Let’s Go Brandon” Shirt Charged With Menacing FL Gay Bar Patrons With Loaded Gun [Video]

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police in Fort Lauderdale arrested a man they say threatened a security guard with a gun. The incident happened outside a bar in Wilton Manors. According to police, 45-year-old Kenneth Justesen was taken into custody Friday night outside the Gym Sportsbar. Justesen is facing several charges including use of a firearm under the influence …

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Trump-Backed Texas Cop Running For State House Placed On Leave After Arrest For Impersonation [Video]

The Texas Tribune reports: A Texas House candidate and police officer backed by former President Donald Trump and top Texas Republicans has been indicted on a charge of impersonating a public servant, according to authorities. Dallas police said that Frederick Frazier was placed on administrative leave after the department was notified that a Collin County grand jury indicted him.  Frazier …

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Avenatti Pleads Guilty To Stealing Millions From Clients

CNN reports: Disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling millions of dollars from four of his clients, taking another step closer toward resolving a flurry of federal charges against him. Judge James Selna set Avenatti’s sentencing for September 19. Avenatti faces a statutory maximum of 83 years in prison, although his sentence would likely fall below the maximum. …

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NC School Pastor Gets 5 Years On Child Sex Charges

Greensboro’s Fox affiliate reports: A former assistant principal at Union Grove Christian School and pastor has been sentenced to five consecutive 10-12 month sentences in relation to multiple felony counts of sexual activity with a student. On July 11, 2019, Jason Keller was arrested for a series of sex crimes that he committed nearly a decade earlier from 2008 to …

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Apple Loses Round In Stolen Gift Cards Lawsuit

Courthouse News reports: Apple will have to face claims the company profited off of criminal enterprise schemes featuring stolen gift cards after a federal judge declined to dismiss claims the company benefited monetarily from sophisticated schemes that employ fake apps to swindle consumers. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila dismissed some of the claims from a class of plaintiffs that said …

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Alleged Medicare Scammer Tried To Jet Ski To Cuba

From the Justice Department: Yesterday, a federal judge in Miami ordered that a Hialeah resident who allegedly submitted more than $4 million in fraudulent health care claims to Medicare be detained pending trial, after the defendant was arrested on board a jet ski headed south from Key West toward Cuba. According to allegations in the criminal complaint, from February through …

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Novelist Who Wrote “How To Murder Your Husband” Gets Sentenced To Life For Murdering Her Husband

The Associated Press reports: A self-published romance novelist who once wrote an online essay called “How to Murder Your Husband” was sentenced Monday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering her husband at his workplace in Portland four years ago. Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, was convicted of second-degree murder on May 25 following a seven-week trial. …

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Police: Man Charged In Kavanaugh Threat Was Suicidal, Angry About Mass Shootings And Abortion Draft Ruling

The New York Times reports: Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was charged with attempted murder after two U.S. deputy marshals saw him step out of taxicab in front of the justice’s house in Chevy Chase, Md., early Wednesday morning, dressed in black and carrying a suitcase, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland. Mr. Roske saw …

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San Francisco Recalls Progressive District Attorney

The New York Times reports: Voters in San Francisco on Tuesday put an end to one of the country’s most pioneering experiments in criminal justice reform, ousting a district attorney who eliminated cash bail, vowed to hold police accountable and worked to reduce the number of people sent to prison. Chesa Boudin, the progressive district attorney, was removed after two …

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Megachurch Pastor Arrested For Sexual Assault

The Toronto Star reports: A pastor at one of Canada’s largest megachurches has been arrested and charged with sexual assault by Hamilton police after an external investigation concluded he allegedly abused his power and sexually harassed a parishioner. Bruxy Cavey, a teaching pastor at The Meeting House in Oakville, confirmed his resignation in a blog post acknowledging the investigation, saying: …

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Actor Sentenced To Two Years In Grindr “Luring” Case

The New York Daily News reports: “Andi Mack” alum Stoney Westmoreland, accused of trying to lure a minor into sex, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading down to a lesser charge. Westmoreland, who played the grandfather on the Disney Channel sitcom, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of using interstate facilities to transmit information about a …

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Nevada Pastor Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Inmate

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: A pastor at a women’s prison in Las Vegas has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate, according to police and court records. Donald Burse, 55, was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on May 24. Court records show the Nevada attorney general’s office has filed two felony counts against Burse of sexual abuse …

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Accused Killer Of Wisconsin Judge Is A Trump Cultist

Heavy.com reports: Douglas K. Uhde, the 56-year-old felon who is accused of murdering retired Wisconsin Judge John Roemer in his own home, urged people to vote for President Donald Trump and advocated against gun confiscation on Facebook. He also posted graphics that referred to both Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno as a “bitch.” “Make America great again, duct tape this …

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Man Gets Life In Fatal Attack On MN Health Clinic

Law & Crime reports: Jurors convicted a man of murder and other charges after hearing him testify that he shot up a Minnesota health clinic. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 69, will get a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the homicide in a hearing scheduled for June 17. Medical assistant Lindsay Overbay, 37, died of a gunshot wound to the …

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Cultist Juror Deadlocks Private Border Wall Fraud Case

The Associated Press reports: A jury said it was deadlocked Thursday in its deliberations of charges against a Colorado businessman accused of defrauding thousands of investors in a wall along the southern U.S. border hours after 11 jurors turned against one juror, accusing him of “political bias” and saying he’d labeled the rest of them liberals. U.S. District Judge Analisa …

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Three Dead In Shooting At Iowa Megachurch [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: A man shot and killed two female victims, then killed himself, in a parking lot outside Ames’ Cornerstone Church Thursday night, according to police and officials at the church. “We are grieving deeply,” said a statement from Mark Vance, with the Salt Company youth ministry at Cornerstone Church. “Tonight, a tragic shooting occurred involving two …

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Police: Pastor Murdered Man Over Affair With His Wife

Baton Rouge’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Missouri husband has been charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting the man he says his wife was having an affair with, according to police. Matthew Dedmon, 47, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Joe Newburn, 57. Dedmon told investigators he is a pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Rogersville. …

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NY Appeals Court Upholds Weinstein’s Rape Conviction

The New York Daily News reports: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault conviction was upheld by a New York appeals court on Thursday. “We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence, and we have considered defendant’s remaining arguments and find them unavailing,” reads the Appellate Division ruling. A jury found Weinstein guilty on Feb. 24, 2020, of …

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