Tag Archives: FBI

Trial Begins For GOP Rep Accused Of Lying To FBI

Courthouse News Service reports: Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry faces a criminal trial beginning Wednesday on charges of concealing and lying about campaign contributions from a Nigerian-born, Paris-based billionaire in 2016. Fortenberry, 61, stands accused of concealing the illegal contributions from Gilbert Charougy once he was made aware of them in 2018 and lying to federal investigators on two occasions when …

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“Ashamed” Capitol Rioter Begs Court For Leniency

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A Trump supporter from Ross who lost her nursing job and her marriage to a Shaler police officer after she stormed the Capitol is asking for probation instead of the short jail term that prosecutors want. Jennifer Heinl, 44, will be sentenced next week in the District of Columbia for demonstrating in a Capitol building, a …

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Rioter Who Smoked Weed In Capitol Gets Double DOJ’s Recommended Sentence After Showing “No Remorse”

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal judge sentenced a New York man to twice the government’s recommended sentence on Wednesday, saying he’d shown no remorse for and had even downplayed the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building. James Bonet, 30, pleaded guilty in October to one misdemeanor charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building. …

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Weed-Smoking Rioter Pleads Guilty To Three Felonies

Law & Crime reports: A New York man who recorded himself smoking what appeared to be marijuana inside the Capitol Rotunda after having breached the building on Jan. 6, 2021, has pleaded guilty to ten charges. Greg Rubenacker, 26, appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell on Friday and pleaded guilty to all ten counts against him. Three are …

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“Fire Extinguisher” Rioter Pleads Guilty To Two Felonies

Law & Crime reports: A Maryland man who had previously argued that he was just following the orders of Donald Trump when he joined the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded guilty to two felonies. Matthew Ryan Miller, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one charge of obstructing an official proceeding and one charge of assaulting, resisting, or …

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Newly Arrested Riot Suspect Was Out On Bail On First Degree Attempted Murder Charge On January 6th 2021

NBC News reports: A Jan. 6 rioter who stormed the Capitol while he was out on bail on an attempted first-degree murder charge was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday, more than 10 months after he was first identified by online sleuths. Matthew Jason Beddingfield, of North Carolina, faces felony charges of assaulting officers, impeding officers during a civil disorder …

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GOP Rep: I Didn’t Lie To FBI, I’m Old And Was Confused

The Omaha World-Herald reports: In a blizzard of pretrial briefs Friday, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s attorneys are seeking to have the congressman’s full statement to the FBI played for jurors — both to show the repetitive questioning of government agents and the idea that Fortenberry was simply confused, rather than lying to agents. Attorneys for the embattled Fortenberry, 60, also want …

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Rioter Ratted Out To FBI By Coworkers Pleads Guilty

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A Delaware County man whose vociferous support of President Donald Trump at work prompted his coworkers to turn him into the FBI is facing up to six months behind bars after pleading guilty Friday to Capitol riot charges. Lawrence Earl Stackhouse III, 34, of Chester, told a federal judge that he illegally entered the Capitol, took …

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Georgia DA Seeks FBI Protection From Violent Red Hats

CNN reports: The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney is asking for the FBI’s help in providing security for buildings and staff one day after former President Donald Trump called prosecutors investigating him “racists” and said his supporters should hold “the biggest protests we have ever had” in cities like Atlanta if the prosecutors “do anything wrong or illegal.” DA Fani …

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Homocon Rioter: I Never Snitched, Please Send Money

From convicted homocon rioter Brandon Straka: Dear Patriots, Yesterday was very hard. I was sentenced, finally, in my legal case from January 6th, 2021. Please remember, I did NOT enter the Capitol. I did NOT engage in violence, vandalism, theft or destruction. I spent 8 minutes on the steps of the Capitol. I have no prior criminal record. This was …

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Former Utah Officer Of The Year Guilty In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A Utah cop who was once named Salt Lake City’s “Officer of the Year” has pleaded guilty to storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Michael Lee Hardin joined the hundreds of Donald Trump supporters who overran police and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden‘s win in the 2020 …

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Texas Synagogue Hostages Safe, Suspect Dead [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A 10-hour-long hostage situation at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area came to a conclusion late Saturday with all of the hostages safe and the suspect dead, law enforcement officials said. An armed suspect claiming to have bombs in unknown locations took a rabbi and three others hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville before …

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“Ranting” Man Takes Hostages At Texas Synagogue

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Colleyville police said they are conducting SWAT operations in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road, the location of Congregation Beth Israel after a man took people hostage at Congregation Beth Israel. The service was being livestreamed on Facebook, and the live recording, which was taken down shortly before 2 p.m., captured muffled audio of …

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Anti-Vax “Sexy Farmer” Contestant Pleads Guilty In Riot

The Daily Beast reports: A Kentucky man who once placed 4th in a ‘Sexy Farmer’ contest has pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. In a plea deal filed Friday, Jordan T. Revlett admitted to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building, which carries a maximum of six months in jail. In …

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Indicted GOP Rep Announces Reelection Bid [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Thursday announced he will seek reelection this year, despite his indictment last fall on multiple felony charges. The nine-term congressman announced his bid in a video shot from the inside of his 1963 Ford pickup truck. In the video, Fortenberry acknowledges “the difficulties of the past year,” but also touts several accomplishments. …

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Anti-Gay Capitol Rioter Now Cooperating With FBI

Law & Crime reports: The Beverly Hills beautician with with a bullhorn who helped rioters breach the Capitol building on Jan. 6 by smashing a window, and then climbed through the window herself, is cooperating with the FBI after pleading guilty to multiple criminal charges. “As the mob swelled inside the tunnel, and officers were being assaulted, Bisignano climbed on …

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Riot Suspect Seeks Permission For Online Hookups

The Insider reports: Thomas Sibick of Buffalo, New York was charged with assaulting a police officer and robbery, among other charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection. A judge previously released him from jail to await his trial in home confinement with his parents, specifying that he cannot use social media. On Christmas, Sibick’s attorney filed a motion asking …

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Biden Admin Releases JFK Assassination Documents

CNN reports: The Biden administration has released a tranche of secret documents that some historians — and conspiracy theorists — hope might shed light on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. You can read the documents here. Longtime JFK researchers say the release likely does not include a smoking gun that would substantively change the public understanding of …

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Biden Admin To Release Some JFK Assassination Docs

CNN reports: The Biden administration faces a Wednesday deadline to publicly release a tranche of secret documents that some historians — and conspiracy theorists — hope might shed light on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The release is expected to prolong the bitter debate between the federal government and JFK researchers, who have argued that the CIA, …

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Man Charged With Selling Hundreds Of Fake Vax Cards

The Washington Post reports: A 23-year-old Maryland man has been charged with purchasing and distributing fake coronavirus vaccine cards to enrich himself, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Friday. The man, Amar Salim Shabazz, was allegedly not shy about his scheme, either. “I SELL PROOF OF VACCINATION CARDS,” he commented under an Instagram post about bars and …

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