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  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”

    11/27/2013 5:03:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UCLA Accused of Racial “Micro-Aggression”Posted By Mark Tapson On November 27, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments About 25 graduate students “of color” staged a sit-in in professor Val Rust’s UCLA classroom recently, alleging that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. As partial evidence of that poisonous climate, they complained that the grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals are a form of racial “micro-aggression.”The demonstration stemmed from a new report stating that UCLA’s policies and procedures don’t...
  • Kevin Rudd slipping in polls and accused of cheating as campaign week two begins (Australia)

    08/11/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th August 2013
    THE second week of the federal campaign is under way, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd facing accusations that he cheated in last night's debate by referring to notes. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott goes into the second week of the campaign in a promising position, with most commentators declaring him the stronger performer in the debate and the latest Newspoll, published in The Australian today, showing he has narrowed Mr Rudd's lead as preferred Prime Minister from 14 points to nine points.
  • Obama: "Nobody Accused Mr. Romney Of Being A Felon" (video)

    08/20/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    real CLEAR pOLITICS ^ | 8/20/12 | staff
    Nancy Cordes, CBS: As you know, your opponent recently accused you of waging a campaign filled with anger and hate. You told Entertainment Tonight that anyone who attends your rallies can see that they are not angry or hate-filled affairs. But in recent weeks, your campaign has suggested repeatedly - without proof - that Mr. Romney might be hiding something in his tax returns. They have suggested that Mr. Romney might be a felon for the way that he handed over power of Bain Capital. And your campaign and the White House have declined to condemn an ad by one...
  • Flashback: Obama Campaign Accused Clinton Of Using Bin Laden To ‘Score Political Points’ In 2008

    04/27/2012 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/27/12 | Michael Falcone
    The Obama campaign opened up a new line of attack on Mitt Romney Friday, suggesting that as commander-in-chief Romney might not have made the same decision to order an attack by U.S. forces to kill terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden that President Obama did. In a new web video titled “One Chance,” the Obama team features former President Bill Clinton praising Obama for deciding to launch the strike last year. “Why path would Mitt Romney have taken?” the clip asks. But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton
  • Top Obama campaign donor accused of fraud (Abake Assongba)

    04/01/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/1/12 | Jack Gillum - ap
    A major contributor to President Barack Obama's re-election effort is accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official. Donor Abake Assongba gave more than $50,000 to Obama this election season. But her past legal troubles, which include unpaid debts, are creating a new headache for Obama's campaign. The allegations were first reported Sunday by The Washington Post. ..
  • Occupy SF accused of Ferry Building thefts, filth

    11/11/2011 9:24:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Aldax
    Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment. A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste — and a reported drop in foot traffic — has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the building’s restrooms as washrooms — with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. And last Monday, eight men were allegedly escorted out of the building after they attempted to use the bathrooms wearing nothing but their boxer shorts. Property manager Jane Connors has written...
  • HHS Accused of Turning Its Back on Catholic Health Care (video)

    11/05/2011 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/5/11 | CNS News TV
    Witnesses told a House panel on Wednesday that the Obama administration's definition of a "religious employer" under Obamacare must change immediately, or else Catholic and other pro-life health care providers will be forced to choose between violating their consciences or curtailing access to care.
  • Man accused of beating his slow-driving grandma

    10/24/2011 4:47:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/24/11 | Vivian Ho
    Vittorio Vincent Valdez, a 27-year-old Half Moon Bay man, appeared in court last week for allegedly beating his grandmother for driving too slowly. According to the San Mateo County district attorney’s office, Valdez’s 82-year-old, 105-pound grandmother was driving him from Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay in her BMW on Sept. 24. Turns out he needed the ride because his license had been suspended due to a citation for driving under the influence. Shortly after reaching Half Moon Bay, Valdez allegedly started pounding on the dashboard and pushing his grandmother’s right leg down to get her to speed up. When...
  • Firefighters accused of road rage incident

    06/09/2011 11:46:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    KSN ^ | 6/9/11
    ORANGE COUNTY, Florida (NBC) -- A Florida firefighter has been fired and another has been demoted in connection with a road rage incident in Orange County. Fire officials said a video was released showing Orange County fire engineer David Jordan driving a 15-ton truck and tailgating a car, whose driver wouldn't move over, last May 1. Investigators said Jordan nearly hits the car several times, even though he has room to go around the car. The car then gets into the left turn lane, which investigators said, by law it should have pulled off on the right shoulder and stopped...
  • Union Accused of Voter Fraud Involving Mentally Handicapped

    11/02/2010 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/10 | Staff
    Authorities in Crow Wing County are investigating possible voter fraud involving people with mental disabilities. An affidavit, filed Monday by Brainerd resident Montgomery Jensen, claims a large group of mentally handicapped people were told whom to vote for by mental health staff members and that staff filled out the ballots themselves without the disabled voters close by. Jensen said he came to the Crow Wing County Auditor's Office in Brainerd at approximately 4:40 p.m. Friday to fill out an absentee ballot, because he wouldn't have time to vote there on Nov. 2.
  • Arlington imam, wife accused of marrying others to get U.S. citizenship

    10/19/2010 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/19/10 | JASON TRAHAN
    A prominent Islamic scholar who has battled accusations of extremist beliefs has been arrested along with his wife on federal charges that they married other people to get U.S. citizenship. Ibrahim Abdelrahman Dremali and Safaa Rashad Eissa were arrested by immigration agents, Arlington police and the FBI on Oct. 6 on a warrant out of Des Moines, Iowa. They were released on their own recognizance after appearing before a federal judge in Fort Worth the same day. They are scheduled to enter pleas Nov. 12 in Iowa on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, which can carry
  • Barack Obama accused of exaggerating terror threat for political gain

    10/07/2010 10:01:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/7/10 | Simon Tisdall
    A U.S. terror alert issued this week about al-Qaida plots to attack targets in western Europe was politically motivated and not based on credible new information, senior Pakistani diplomats and European intelligence officials have told the Guardian. The non-specific US warning, which despite its vagueness led Britain, France and other countries to raise their overseas terror alert levels, was an attempt to justify a recent escalation in US drone and helicopter attacks inside Pakistan that have "set the country on fire", said Wajid Shamsul Hasan, the high commissioner to Britain.
  • Blumenthal Press Conference Features Vietnam Veteran Accused Of Embellishing His Own Record

    05/19/2010 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 643+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | May 19, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Blogger Doug Ross and William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection think they’ve spotted a “poser” at the Blumenthal press conference. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, it applies to the thousands of people who claim either Vietnam war status or medals they did not earn. The man in question is standing just behind Bluemnthal to the right (Blumenthal’s left). Ross writes:
  • Blumenthal Vet Organizer Also Accused of Stolen Valor

    05/18/2010 7:43:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies · 1,855+ views
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, trying to save his campaign for the Democrat party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd after he was exposed for falsely claiming to have served in the Vietnam War, turned for support today to a veteran who himself was accused of wearing service medals and rank he had not earned.The man, Elliot Storm, actually served in Vietnam, unlike Blumenthal, however Storm was called out by the POW Network several years ago for embellishing his decorations.According to Ct News Junkie, Storm was invited by Blumenthal's campaign to stand with Blumenthal at...
  • Goldman Sachs accused of fraud by US regulator SEC

    04/16/2010 1:16:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 474+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/10 | BBC
    Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street powerhouse, has been accused of defrauding investors by America's financial regulator. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges that Goldman failed to disclose conflicts of interest. The claims concern Goldman's marketing of sub-prime mortgage investments just as the US housing market faltered. Goldman rejected the SEC's allegations, saying that it would "vigorously" defend its reputation. News that the SEC was pressing civil fraud charges against Goldman and one of its London-based vice presidents, Fabrice Tourre, sent shares in the investment bank tumbling 12%. The SEC says Goldman failed to disclose "vital information" that one of...
  • Pair accused of plotting to attack Marines in Quantico, Va.

    09/24/2009 10:24:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1,413+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/24/09 | Reuters
    A new indictment unveiled in North Carolina charges Daniel Patrick Boyd and Hysen Sherifi with 'conspiring to murder U.S. military personnel' at the Marine Corps base there. Raleigh, N.C. - Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., authorities said today.
  • Obama Accused Bill Clinton of Telling 'Bald-Faced Lies,' Reporter Says in Book

    09/10/2009 9:19:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 932+ views
    Fox ^ | 9/10/09 | staff
    President Obama accused Bill Clinton of peddling "bald-faced lies" during the presidential campaign, according to a new book on the 2008 race. Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe writes in "Renegade: The Making of a President" that Obama's campaign struggled to figure out how to respond to former President Clinton, who during the early primaries was a fierce defender of his wife Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nomination.
  • Amtrak accused of hindering stimulus oversight

    07/13/2009 10:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 460+ views
    USA Today ^ | 7/13/09 | Matt Kelley, USA TODAY
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  • Science Museum accused over links to Israel

    03/02/2009 10:22:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 501+ views
    independent minds ^ | 3/2/09 | akbar
    More than 400 academics, a Nobel laureate and the former chair of the Science Select Committee called on the museum to cancel workshops due to be held this week that promote Israeli scientific achievements to schoolchildren. The critics plan to picket the event and accused the museum of promoting scientists and universities who are "complicit in the Israeli occupation and in the policies and weaponry recently deployed to such disastrous effect in Gaza". Many of the critics were behind a campaign in 2002 to impose an academic boycott on Israel. That campaign failed but it provoked debate worldwide over whether...
  • Canadian accused of work for Iraq appears in court

    01/22/2009 3:15:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 195+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-22-09 | ap
    A Canadian citizen accused of working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service made an initial appearance Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish did not enter a plea. The 47-year-old native of Iraq is charged with conspiracy to act as an agent for a foreign government and making false statements, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Magistrate Judge Beth P. Genser ordered Darwish temporarily detained pending a detention hearing on Monday afternoon. Federal prosecutors plan to argue that Darwish is a flight risk and should remain in custody. According to an indictment, Darwish...
  • Mass. teacher accused of having sex with teen

    01/10/2009 1:59:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/09 | AP
    ROCKLAND, Mass. – An elementary school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy pleaded not guilty to rape charges Friday. Christine A. McCallum, 29, of Rockland, is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with the boy that began when he was 13 years old. The alleged incidents occurred in Abington and Rockland. ... The married fifth-grade teacher has been fired ..
  • Castrated Texas molester accused of having porn

    10/08/2008 5:16:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,391+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/08 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO – A convicted child molester who pushed for the Texas law that allowed him to be voluntarily castrated more than a decade ago may go back to prison for allegedly possessing sexually explicit material. Authorities held a hearing Wednesday to determine whether to revoke Larry Don McQuay's supervised release. The Texas Board of Pardons and Parole was expected to decide in the next few days, said Michelle Lyons, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. McQuay, 44, who claimed to have molested hundreds of children, could be held in prison until 2016, the end of his...
  • Lawmaker accused of politicizing Palin probe

    09/06/2008 4:27:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 91+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/6/08 | Matt Volz - ap
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska lawmaker leading an investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of her public safety commissioner should be removed because he appears to be manipulating the probe to damage her vice presidential candidacy, a Republican legislator says.
  • Hawaii man accused of helping China design missile (native of India sold military secrets)

    08/02/2008 12:05:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 140+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/08 | Audrey McAvoy - ap
    <p>HAIKU, Hawaii - Cheryl Gowadia couldn't figure out why FBI agents in riot gear, guns drawn, were storming her home on Maui's tranquil North Shore. At first, she thought they might be after the man building a pond in her backyard. Instead, she was stunned to learn they wanted to question her husband, a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer.</p>
  • Police Chief: Officer Accused Of Choking Civilian Was Disciplined [Video of choking]

    07/02/2008 12:10:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 132 replies · 434+ views
    MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. - A Midstate man said a police officer nearly choked him to death during a traffic stop. The incident was caught on tape. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating how Mount Juliet Cpl. Bill Cosby interacted with James Anders, Jr. Cosby stopped the 26-year-old Wilson County man in April. Cosby suspected Anders hid marijuana in his mouth. The officer used a vascular restraint technique to keep Anders from swallowing. On the video recorded inside Cosby's patrol car, Cosby said he smelled marijuana and handcuffed Anders and his passenger. The video also showed the officer putting his...
  • No charges for 2 Marines accused in Afghan deaths

    05/23/2008 11:08:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 79+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/08 | Estes Thompson - ap
    RALEIGH , N.C. - A Marine Corps general says two officers whose unit was accused of killing up to 19 Afghan civilians in 2007 will not face criminal charges. The Marines said Friday that Lt. General Samuel Helland made the decision not to bring charges after reviewing the findings of a special tribunal that heard more than three weeks of testimony in January. The tribunal investigated allegations that as many as 19 Afghan civilians died when a unit of Marines special operations troops opened fire after a car bomb targeted their convoy in March 2007. It was the first time...
  • Man accused of killing U.S. border agent held for trial in Mexico

    01/28/2008 10:46:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 745+ views
    MEXICO CITY A man suspected of running over and killing a U.S. border agent has been held over for trial in Mexico on migrant smuggling charges. The federal Attorney General's office announced late Sunday that a judge had ordered a trial for Jesus Navarro, 22. It did not say when his ruling was issued. The agency said officials also believe that Navarro ran over U.S. border agent Luis Aguilar, but are still gathering evidence in that case. Aguilar was previously sought in Mexico for allegedly smuggling migrants, and faces between six and 12 years in prison if convicted. Officials say...
  • D.C. official accused in $20M scheme (ring-leader of a bogus property-tax refunds check gambit)

    12/14/2007 2:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 187+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/07 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    McLEAN, Va. - The courthouse files look like the Christmas list of a high-society fashion maven with a purse fetish: mink coats, jewelry, Faberge eggs, a Mercedes Benz and more than 100 handbags and wallets with designer names like Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Those are among the items the FBI found at the Washington home of Harriette Walters, who until recently was an $81,000-a-year city tax official. Her salary was a pittance compared with the tens of millions of dollars prosecutors say she and at least five others stole in what may be the biggest embezzlement case in the...
  • CA:San Jose teens accused of throwing chemical bombs at school dance (repeat offenders)

    10/15/2007 1:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 628+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/15/07 | Leslie Griffy
    Two teenage boys were arrested after allegedly throwing chemical bombs into the Pioneer High School's homecoming dance and a 16-year-old girl's birthday party, sending three to the hospital Saturday night. Police booked the 16 and 17-year-old boys on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, San Jose police officer Enrique Garcia said. The teens, according to police reports, first threw a chemical bomb into a crowd at the homecoming dance around 9:50 p.m., Garcia said. No one was injured and the boys ran away. San Jose Unified School District spokeswoman Karen Fuqua said approximately 700 students were on hand for...
  • Accused terrorist faces trial in Germany

    07/25/2007 8:01:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 219+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | AP
    BERLIN - A man accused of raising money for al-Qaida in Iraq and helping to supply foreign fighters for the insurgency there went on trial Wednesday in the northern city of Schleswig. The 37-year-old man — identified only as Redouane E.H. in court documents_ holds German and Moroccan citizenship and lived in the northern city of Kiel. He was arrested in Hamburg in July 2006. Prosecutors said he made four money transfers worth a total of $6,800 to Egypt and Syria between August 2005 and July 2006. The funds, they said, were destined to supply equipment for "holy warriors," cover...
  • Brazilian president's brother accused (of influence peddling after crackdown on illegal gambling)

    06/05/2007 9:51:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Vivian Sequera - ap
    BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil police have formally accused a brother of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling after a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling, the government news agency said Tuesday. Genival Inacio da Silva's home in the San Bernardo do Campo suburb was searched by authorities Monday as part of a federal police operation that arrested 77 people on charges of smuggling electronic gambling machines and bribing police in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Police did not say what was seized in Silva's brother's home or elaborate on the motives for the accusation, the official Agencia Brasil...
  • Detainees confess to spying: Iran

    06/05/2007 1:34:10 AM PDT · by familyop · 4 replies · 629+ views
    Zee News (India) ^ | 03JUN07 | Zee News
    Tehran, June 03: Iran Sunday said several US-Iranians detained on accusations linked to spying "have confessed" as it warned the united states not to interfere in their cases. "Regarding the espionage of some Iranians, we have had good results. They have confessed to many issues," the centrist ham Mihan newspaper quoted the Tehran deputy prosecutor for security affairs, Hassan Hadad, as saying. Iran has said it is holding Iranian-American academics Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh on charges of harming national security, in cases that several officials have linked to alleged US efforts to topple the clerical authorities. Washington and hardline...
  • Bible accused of obscenity in Hong Kong

    05/17/2007 6:10:07 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 754+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    A Hong Kong decency watchdog had been flooded with obscenity complaints about the Bible. The Television and Entertainments Licensing Authority (TELA), which oversees the publishing industry, said it had received 208 complaints that text within the holy book was indecent. "I can confirm that the complaints were received," said a TELA spokeswoman. "The thrust of the complaints was that the Bible was obscene, that different parts of the Bible were offensive to readers." TELA refused to divulge details of the complaints, but local media reported that they referred to acts of violence, rape and cannibalism reputedly contained in the Old...
  • Teen accused of setting classmate on fire to appear in court

    04/18/2007 11:56:21 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 716+ views
    NWCN ^ | 4-18-2007 | KAYCEE MURRAY
    Enrique Sanchez, 15, is charged with aggravated arson. CALDWELL - A preliminary hearing is set for a Vallivue student accused of lighting his classmate on fire today. Prosecutors say Enrique Sanchez faced two other criminal charges - battery a few years ago and a more recent DUI. The latest charge - aggravated arson – is a felony.
  • Kmart worker accused of poisoning

    04/11/2007 10:54:34 AM PDT · by bedolido · 27 replies · 988+ views
    charlotteobserver ^ | 4-11-2007 | staff writer
    former Kmart employee was arrested and accused of putting rat poison in packages of ground beef at one of its stores last week, authorities said. Officials said nobody bought the three packages of tainted meat.Karen Wyndham, 45, of Cottageville, S.C., was charged with tampering with consumer products, according to the FBI. She was arrested Monday and released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing in court. The Kmart where Wyndham worked took all packaged meat off its shelves after an employee conducting a routine inspection found that three packages had been tampered with, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported...
  • US accused of using neutron bombs

    04/09/2007 8:26:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 77 replies · 3,379+ views
    Aljazeera.net ^ | 4-9-2007 | staff writer
    The former commander of Iraq's Republican Guard has accused the US of using non-conventional weapons in its war against the Middle East country. Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi told Al Jazeera that US forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9 capture of the Iraqi capital. Al-Rawi is one of the most wanted associates of Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi leader, still on the run. "The enemy used neutron and phosphorus weapons against Baghdad airport... there were bodies burnt to their bones," he said.
  • 3 Israelis accused of illegal training

    04/03/2007 9:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 291+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | AP
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Interpol issued an international arrest warrant Tuesday for three Israelis accused of training private armies of Colombian drug cartels and right-wing death squads, authorities said. Yair Klein, Melnik Ferri and Tzedaka Abraham were being sought on charges of criminal conspiracy and instruction in terrorism, said Oscar Galvis, spokesman for Colombia's domestic intelligence agency. The men, who face nearly 11 years in prison if convicted, are accused of helping set up training camps to teach private armies working for drug lords about explosives and high-profile killings. The armies later grew into Colombia's right-wing death squads. Klein, a former...
  • Prosecutor accused in NYC call girl biz (called his service "Rocket Fuel for Winners".)

    01/14/2007 5:39:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 6,578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/07 | Adam Goldman - ap
    NEW YORK - It's a tabloid writer's dream. There's a boastful pimp, a federal prosecutor turned tough-talking defense lawyer and a drop-dead gorgeous woman once touted as New York City's top prostitute. Their lives converge at a spacious Manhattan loft that housed a high-priced escort service a mere three blocks from City Hall. "Crime. Sex. Unforgettable people doing unforgettable things," said Barry Agulnick, lawyer for Jason Itzler, the pimp. "This case probably has more of the Hollywood element than any other I've had. It's got a show biz aura to it." The case took an intriguing turn this week when...
  • Shiites accused of using dirty tricks (to push through a new law on federalism)

    10/12/2006 1:18:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 331+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/06 | Qassim Albdul--Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sunni politicians accused Shiite lawmakers Thursday of using dirty tricks to push through a new law on federalism, a landmark measure that will transform Iraq by allowing Shiites to form a self-rule mini-state in the south. The dispute reflects the controversy over federalism, which leaders of Iraq's majority Shiites support but which Sunnis deeply oppose, fearing it will tear the country to pieces and fuel sectarian violence. The passage of the bill has deepened feelings among some Sunni Arabs that their voices are being ignored in the political process, where Shiite parties dominate the government and parliament....
  • Ex-police sergeant accused of crime on cruise ship in SoCal

    10/10/2006 9:46:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 338+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/06 | AP
    LOS ANGELES A retired police sergeant and former television reporter was arrested after returning from a cruise because of allegations that he committed a crime on board, authorities said. Roderick "Rod" Bernsen was expected to appear in court on Tuesday, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. He was being held without bail at Long Beach City Jail. Details about the alleged crime were not immediately released. Eimiller said a criminal complaint would be filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Bernsen, 58, was KTTV-TV's law enforcement specialist until he left the station in 2004. His broadcasting career followed service in the Los...
  • Police Accused Of 'Cowardly Failure' To Prosecute (Muslim) Militant (UK)

    09/23/2006 5:04:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 481+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2006 | Roya Nikkhah - Adam Lusher
    Police accused of 'cowardly failure' to prosecute militant By Roya Nikkhah and Adam Lusher (Filed: 24/09/2006) The police were accused yesterday of being "cowed by lunatics" amid anger at the failure to prosecute a Muslim militant who praised the July 7 bombers. Abu Izzadeen, the extremist who branded John Reid, the Home Secretary, an "enemy of Muslims and Islam" last week, has yet to face charges more than a year after police began investigating him for alleged incitement to murder. Abu Izzadeen: 'The real terrorist is Tony Blair' Mr Izzadeen was removed by security guards after he screamed abuse at...
  • CA: Yemeni man accused of terrorist links (ties to terrorist financier of al-Qaida and Hamas)

    09/15/2006 6:33:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/06 | Olivia Muniz - ap
    FRESNO, Calif. - A California man accused of trying to supply stolen U.S. military equipment and defense secrets to Yemen was denied bail Friday after a prosecutor said he had ties to a terrorist financier who plotted to help al-Qaida and Hamas. The allegations emerged at a hearing for Amen Ahmed Ali, 56. Defense attorney David A. Torres said his client was surprised by the charges. "But he's also strong. He looks forward to his day in court," Torres said. In pressing to keep Ali behind bars, prosecutors said that a search of Ali's house turned up contact information for...
  • Accused Marine won't face death penalty - Pendleton 8

    09/12/2006 6:22:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 415+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - The government will not seek the death penalty for a Marine Corps corporal who is among eight troops charged with murder and other crimes in the shooting of a civilian Iraqi man, a military prosecutor told a hearing officer Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr., 21, is accused in the killing of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad last April in Hamdania, west of Baghdad. Shumate is suspected of firing his M-16 at Awad, then lying to investigators about what had happened, according to charging documents. Military prosecutor Lt. Col. John Baker's recommendation against a possible death...
  • US Accused Of Covert Operations In Somalia

    09/09/2006 8:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 760+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-10-2006 | Patrick Smith
    US accused of covert operations in Somalia Emails suggest that the CIA knew of plans by private military companies to breach UN rules Antony Barnett and Patrick Smith Sunday September 10, 2006 The Observer (UK) Dramatic evidence that America is involved in illegal mercenary operations in east Africa has emerged in a string of confidential emails seen by The Observer. The leaked communications between US private military companies suggest the CIA had knowledge of the plans to run covert military operations inside Somalia - against UN rulings - and they hint at involvement of British security firms. The emails, dated...
  • Courts-martial recommended for 4 U.S. soldiers accused of raping, killing Iraqi girl

    09/04/2006 6:43:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A U-S Army investigator in Iraq is recommending that four American soldiers face a court-martial. The soldiers are accused in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl and the killing of her family. Military prosecutors allege the four soldiers also set the girl's body on fire to hide their crime. Colonel Dwight Warren, the investigator, says in a report that "reasonable grounds exist" for the case to go forward. The report was obtained by The Associated Press from the lawyer of one of the defendants. The soldiers, from the 101st Airborne Division, could potentially face the death...
  • A Choice For New York Priests In Abuse Cases

    09/02/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by VidMihi · 7 replies · 350+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2006 | Andy Newman
    As the Roman Catholic Church struggles to repair itself and its image in the wake of the sex abuse scandals, one of the more confounding questions church leaders face is what to do with priests accused of abuse. Some priests whose crimes fell within statutes of limitation are in jail. Some have been defrocked. But others — because they are elderly, because of the nature of their offenses, or because they have had some success fighting the charges — cannot be defrocked under canon law. These priests occupy a sort of shadow world, stripped of most duties but still financially...
  • Army Recommends Death for Accused GIs

    09/02/2006 11:42:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 190 replies · 5,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | AP
    PHOENIX - An Army investigator has recommended the death penalty for four soldiers accused of murder during a raid in Iraq. Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr. made the recommendation in report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Daniel found several aggravating factors that warrant a sentence of death in the case of four soldiers accused of killing three men during the May raid in the Salahuddin province.
  • US Accused Of Bid To Oust Chavez With Secret Funds

    08/29/2006 7:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 425+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | *-30-2006 | Duncan Campbell
    US accused of bid to oust Chávez with secret funds * Millions of dollars given to opposition, claim critics* Venezuelan groups' details hidden from list Duncan Campbell Wednesday August 30, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez. Photograph: Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty The US government has been accused of trying to undermine the Chávez government in Venezuela by funding anonymous groups via its main international aid agency. Millions of dollars have been provided in a "pro-democracy programme" that Chávez supporters claim is a covert attempt to bankroll an opposition to defeat the government. The money is being provided by the...
  • Israel accused of war crimes in Lebanon (Amnesty International)

    08/22/2006 6:12:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,050+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/06 | Sue Leeman - ap
    LONDON - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of war crimes, saying it broke international law by deliberately destroying Lebanon's civilian infrastructure during its recent war with Hezbollah guerrillas. The human rights group said initial evidence, including the pattern and scope of the Israeli attacks, number of civilian casualties, widespread damage and statements by Israeli officials "indicate that such destruction was deliberate and part of a military strategy, rather than 'collateral damage.'" Amnesty International, whose delegates monitored the fighting in both Israel and Lebanon, said Israel violated international laws banning direct attacks on civilians and barring indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks....