Tag Archives: FBI

Informant Told FBI Where To Look At Mar-A-Lago

Newsweek reports: The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek. The officials, who have direct knowledge of the FBI’s deliberations and were granted anonymity in …

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MAGA Rep. Scott Perry: The FBI Has Seized My Phone

Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone. Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News on Tuesday that while traveling with his family earlier in the day, he was approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone. “This morning, while …

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BREAKING: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Mar-A-Lago

The Daily Beast reports: The FBI executed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday. Trump confirmed the raid in a statement posted to his Truth Social platform. Trump said his Florida residence was “currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents” who, among other things, “broke into” a safe belonging …

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Cultist Blabs His Way Into Capitol Riot Charges [Video]

The Daily Beast reports: Trumpland social media influencer William Kit—better known as Semore Views to his 37,200 YouTube subscribers and 78,700 Instagram followers—was arrested Tuesday for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The feds were tipped off in December by someone who provided images of him at the riot, a statement of facts reveals, but they also didn’t have …

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Christian School Chain Accused Of Bilking Vets Of $7M

The Christian Post reports: A nonprofit organization called the House of Prayer, a chain of schools that students branded as a cult, has been accused of recruiting veterans and active service members and then bilking them out of more than $7 million in GI Bill benefits and disability checks to pay for Bible classes that were not accredited. On June …

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FBI: Woman Sold Fake COVID Test Results To Tourists

Miami’s NBC affiliate reports: A Miami woman was arrested after authorities said she was selling phony COVID-19 test results to people who needed to test negative to travel. Melissa Stephanie Barbery, 33, was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of fraudulent use of personal identification information, an arrest report said. The results were to be presented by people traveling abroad …

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FBI Seeks “Crypto Queen” Behind $4 Billion Scam

Axios reports: The FBI has offered a $100,000 reward in its search for Ruja Ignatova, the so-called “Cryptoqueen” who allegedly helped defraud investors out of $4 billion with a cryptocurrency scam. Ignatova was added to the FBI’s list of the 10 most-wanted fugitives this week. The FBI is asking for any information about the alleged fraudster, who disappeared in 2017. …

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FBI Opens Molestation Probe Into NOLA Archdiocese

The Associated Press reports: The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press. More than a dozen …

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FBI Raids Three “Cult” Churches That Were Allegedly Using Young Girls To Lure Military Members [VIDEO]

The Savannah Morning News reports: The FBI on Thursday raided three churches associated with the House of Prayer Christian Church in Georgia and Texas.  The House of Prayer is owned by the foreign nonprofit company House of Prayer Christian Churches of America Inc., which registered with the Georgia Secretary of State in 2004. Its churches, which are primarily located near …

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FBI Subpoenas PA Republican Official Over Fake Electors

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: FBI agents interviewed the chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Party at his home early Thursday morning as part of a nationwide investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempt to send alternate electors from key swing states to Washington to overturn the 2020 election. Agents spent about an hour at party chairman Sam DeMarco’s Oakdale home …

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DC Chiropractor Arrested On Capitol Riot Charges

NBC News reports: A D.C. chiropractor who stormed the halls of Congress on Jan. 6 was arrested on federal charges Wednesday as FBI special agents descended on his office just blocks from the Capitol. A source familiar with the case confirmed to NBC News the arrest of David Walls-Kaufman of the Capitol Hill Chiropractic Center. It was not immediately clear …

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Think Tank Places Retired General On Leave After FBI Launches Probe Into Alleged Illegal Lobbying For Qatar

The Associated Press reports: The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Brookings’ announcement came a day after The Associated Press reported on new court filings that show the …

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Rioter Who Claimed Riot Was “All Antifa” Pleads Guilty

Law & Crime reports: An Ohio man who claimed to believe that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was “all Antifa” has pleaded guilty to storming the building. Stephen Michael Ayres, 39, admitted Wednesday to engaging in disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds on Jan. 6. Ayres was featured in a video posted to …

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FBI Moves On Retired General In Qatar Lobbying Probe

The Associated Press reports: The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. New federal court filings obtained Tuesday outlined a potential criminal case against former Marine Gen. …

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NPR Sues Feds For Info On 2020 Gassing Of Protesters

Law & Crime reports: National Public Radio (NPR) filed a federal lawsuit in California Wednesday against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Army National Guard, and the U.S. Park Police for allegedly wrongfully withholding information about police behavior during 2020 protests following George Floyd’s death. Reporters on the scene said law enforcement used tear gas to subdue protesters — …

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Two Riot Suspects Nabbed Via Texted Photos From Day

Chicago’s Fox affiliate reports: The feds have charged two Illinois women with joining the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, including one who they said appeared to be talking on a handheld radio during the breach, records show. Trudy Castle and Kimberly DiFrancesco are each charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly …

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Capitol Riot Suspect Turned In By Fraternity Brother

The Oklahoman reports: The eighth Oklahoman charged over the U.S. Capitol attack was turned in by a college fraternity brother who saw his 10 Facebook videos of the riot, the FBI reported. Levi Roy Gable, 36, was arrested Thursday in Tulsa. He is accused in four misdemeanor counts of illegally going inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and engaging …

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FBI: Church Official Embezzled $360K From Food Pantry

The Marysville Appeal-Democrat reports: The wife of a former Marysville police chief was arrested in Oklahoma after a federal grand jury indicted her on multiple counts, including fraud. On May 19, a federal grand jury in Sacramento returned an indictment against Chanell Easton, 36, of Oklahoma City with charges that included 22 counts of wire fraud and two counts of …

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Feds Probe Whether Retired Federal Agent Knew Of Buffalo Shooter’s Plans, He Had Chatted With Shooter

The Buffalo News reports: Law enforcement officers are investigating whether a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist’s plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, two law enforcement officials told The Buffalo News. Authorities believe the former agent – believed to be from Texas – was one of at least six individuals …

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Ex-Marine Gets 27 Months In Assault On Capitol Police

NBC News reports: Kevin Creek, a 47-year-old former Marine, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich for assaulting officers on Jan. 6. Creek was arrested in June and pleaded guilty in December, when he admitted to striking a D.C. police officer in the hand, pushing a Capitol Police officer and kicking that same officer. Prosecutors …

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