Tag Archives: scandal

White House “Looking Into” Labor Sec. Alex Acosta After Bombshell Report On Plea Deal With Pedophile

The Associated Press reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday declined to say whether President Donald Trump still has confidence in Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, a day after a federal judge ruled the Justice Department broke the law while Acosta was a U.S. attorney. A judge said Acosta — then the U.S. attorney in Miami — signed …

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Anti-LGBT Fox Contributor Accused Of Abusing Patients, Allegedly Lured Them Into Slave Relationships [VIDEO]

The Boston Globe reports: A prominent North Shore psychiatrist is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships, including beatings, conversations about bondage, and, in one case, getting a tattoo of the doctor’s initials to show his “ownership” of her, according to court documents. The women allege that Dr. Keith Ablow, an author …

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Megachurch Pastor Ousted: Caught On Hot Mic Talking About Planting Child Pornography On Critics’s Computer

The Christian Post reports: Longtime leader of the Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel James MacDonald has been ousted as senior pastor in light of unsavory remarks he made on a hot mic that were aired on local media last Tuesday. MacDonald’s firing comes after the publication of a lengthy investigative piece by Julie Roys in World magazine. Her article, “Hard …

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey will be charged with a felony following an accusation of sexual assault made public last year, the authorities in Nantucket said on Monday. The charge, first reported by The Boston Globe, is in connection with an accusation of misconduct that was made by a former television anchor, Heather Unruh, who said that Mr. …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Charged With Insurance Fraud, Lying To Police

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary. The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, making …

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Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke To Resign Amid Ethics Scandal

Bloomberg reports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has notified the White House that he intends to step down amid federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, according to three people familiar with the matter. Zinke’s decision, expected to be announced on Wednesday, comes as Democrats, who’ve vowed to grill the him over his conduct, are about …

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Lance Armstrong Poised To Become Uber Billionaire

The New York Post reports: Now 47, Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the US federal government in April when they could have sought up to $100 million if the doping fraud suit went to trial. But that doesn’t appear to come close to the windfall he’s made on an early investment in Uber. The Texas native invested $100,000 …

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Charlotte Observer Demands New US House Election

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: The U.S. House can and should order a new primary, given that results show Harris winning a startling 96 percent of the Bladen absentee vote in his narrow 2018 primary victory over then incumbent Robert Pittenger. Questions remain about how much Harris knew about the work being done on his behalf. Both …

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CALIFORNIA: Openly Gay State Democratic Party Chair To Resign After Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

The Los Angeles Times reports: California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, leader of one of the most influential political forces in the nation, said Thursday he intended to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward party staff members and activists. Bauman’s decision to resign follows a report from The Times on Wednesday that said 10 party staff …

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“Poop Train” Trump EPA Official Resigns After Indictment

The Birmingham Herald reports: Onis “Trey” Glenn III has resigned from his position as Region 4 Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after being indicted on ethics charges in Alabama. Glenn submitted a letter of resignation dated Nov. 18 to acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, citing his intention to resign as a result of what he called “unfounded charges …

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Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Fired And Arrested

USA Today reports: Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.’s influential chairman Carlos Ghosn was fired and arrested Monday after an internal probe found he underreported his salary and for other financial violations, including the personal use of company assets, the firm and Japanese state media said. Nissan said in a statement that Ghosn would be dismissed after an internal probe based …

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Catholic Diocese Accused Of Covering Up “Rare Cancer” GoFundMe Scam By Priest Who Preyed On Parishioners

Mississippi’s Starkville Daily News reports: A Starkville priest is at the center of a criminal investigation involving a string of fraudulent charity efforts that federal agents believe was covered up by church leaders in Jackson. According to a 37-page affidavit filed Friday by Department of Homeland Security Special Agent William G. Childers in U.S. District Court in Jackson, an ongoing …

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Dem Drops Leadership Bid After Husband’s Indictment

Politico reports: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday dropped out of the race to lead the House Democratic Caucus and faced questions about her political future following her husband’s indictment on federal criminal charges. It’s just the latest scandal to hit Capitol Hill. Two indicted members — Republican Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California — …

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Embattled DC Cardinal

The Washington Post reports: Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington’s archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who in a matter of months went from a trusted papal ally who had largely managed to avoid controversy over a long career to a prominent symbol of what many Catholics have come to regard as an infuriatingly weak and defensive response by …

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Anthony Weiner Earns Early Release For Good Conduct

The Washington Examiner reports: Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to get out of prison earlier than expected. Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months behind bars, is scheduled to be released three months early, Federal Bureau of Prisons records show. Online records show his release date as May 14, 2019. Weiner has reportedly been a model inmate …

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SAN DIEGO: Protesters Heckle GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter After He Wins Bid To Delay Trial Until After Midterms

Courthouse News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the San Diego-area congressman facing charges of misusing campaign money, won his bid Monday to postpone his trial until after the midterm elections in November. Federal authorities indicted Hunter on 60 charges in August, involving the suspected use of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter, his wife and campaign manager, …

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law …

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CBS Chairman Steps Down Amid Sex Scandal

Fortune Magazine reports: Six more women are accusing CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault and harassment, according to a New Yorker investigation published Sunday—a month after a previous report by the publication outlined accusations of harassment, intimidation, and abuse by another group of six women. Dozens of other complaints detailed widespread sexual misconduct at the company. According …

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Lawsuit Claims Top GOP Fundraiser Coerced Mistress Into Getting Abortion, Physically Abused Her During Sex

Bloomberg reports: Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy lost his fight to prevent the public from learning about allegations in a lawsuit by former Playboy model Shera Bechard that he coerced her into having an abortion after getting her pregnant. Among Bechard’s allegations are that Broidy refused to wear condoms and didn’t disclose to her that he had genital herpes until years …

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Pastor Sues Televangelist For Sexual Harassment, Says He Was Asked To Masturbate In His Presence [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Televangelist Ernest Angley and his megachurch, Grace Cathedral, are being sued for sexual misconduct and for allegedly forcing a former associate pastor to go through with a vasectomy. According to the lawsuit, filed last week in Summit County Clerk of Courts, former Grace Cathedral employee Brock Miller is accusing Angley of “predatory, harassing, and offensive behavior,” …

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