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  • Peter Schweizer: Kamala Harris Refused to Prosecute Priests’ Sexual Abuse After Church’s Lawyers Funded Her Campaign

    08/13/2020 12:21:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    Peter Schweizer: Kamala Harris Refused to Prosecute Priests’ Sexual Abuse After Church’s Lawyers Funded Her Campaign Schweizer stated, “The numbers are pretty stunning. From 2004 to 2011, Kamala Harris was the San Francisco [district attorney] responsible for all prosecutions and the prosecution team in the San Francisco area. Between 2004 and 2011, she did not prosecute a single case of priests’ sexual abuse–period.”Schweizer continued, “To put that in the context of how stunning that is, if you look at the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States at that time, all 50 prosecuted at least one case, the sole exception...
  • Vatican Renews Betraying Agreement With China

    08/06/2020 2:34:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 6, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Renews Betraying Agreement With China Francis will renew the secret 2018 agreement with China by which he betrays the Catholics to the Communist State.Both sides are "satisfied" with the agreement which is about to expire in September. Vatican Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told GlobalTimes.cn (August 5) that the experience went “well.”Sorondo doesn't offer daily Mass nor say the breviary but believes that the Chinese regime is the "best implementer" of Catholic social doctrine.By suspending the agreement Francis would have to admit his mistake, but he prefers to sacrifice the Church rather than his reputation.Across China, statues of Christ and...
  • Former Congressman Charged with Ballot Stuffing, Bribery, and Obstruction

    07/23/2020 10:57:07 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 23, 2020 | DOJ
    A former U.S. Congressman was charged Tuesday in an indictment unsealed today, with conspiring to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice.Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is charged with conspiring with and bribing the former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division, Domenick J. Demuro.   Demuro, who pleaded guilty previously in federal court in Philadelphia, was responsible for overseeing the entire election process...
  • Retired Postal Worker Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme Involving Bulk Mail that Caused $11.7 Million in Losses

    07/12/2020 6:06:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 1, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California
      LOS ANGELES – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from business customers in exchange for falsely approving unpaid or underpaid bulk mail shipments, causing more than $11.7 million in total losses to his employer.          Juan Enrique Caudillo, 60, of Lakewood, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner. Judge Klausner also ordered Caudillo, who has been in federal custody since December 2018, to pay $11,745,608 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service. Caudillo pleaded guilty in March 2019 to one count...
  • Antonio Socci: The Mystery of the Sunday Angelus

    07/08/2020 7:07:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 7, 2020 | Antonio Socci
    Antonio Socci: The Mystery of the Sunday Angelus What are the true contents of the still secret agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist regime? And why, after two years, is it still hidden? What is there to hide? The question is ever more pressing, because last Sunday a true detective story unfolded. Immediately following the Sunday Angelus, Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti, on his widely followed blog Stilum Curiae, revealed that in the bulletin distributed to journalists before the Pope’s prayer, there were some important remarks prepared on the crisis of Hong Kong, where the Beijing regime is definitively...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen calls out Pope Francis for not answering dubia about ‘murder’ of Chinese Church

    07/07/2020 8:52:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Lianne Laurence
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Zen calls out Pope Francis for not answering dubia about ‘murder’ of Chinese Church PETITION: Support Cardinal Zen's plea to stop the "murder of the Church in China"! Sign the petition here. VATICAN CITY, July 6, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — It has been a year since Cardinal Joseph Zen made an emergency trip to Rome in an attempt to warn Pope Francis about the Vatican’s just-released pastoral document that gives priests in China reasons why they should register with the Communist government. The 88-year-old retired bishop of Hong Kong marked the anniversary this July by noting on his blog...
  • Peru's ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

    04/17/2019 8:27:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2019
    Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, said he was in surgery where he was being treated for "a bullet wound to his head". Mr García is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he has repeatedly denied. Officers had been sent to arrest him in connection with the allegations. Health minister Zulema Tomás said Mr García's condition was "very serious and critical", and that he had to be resuscitated after suffering three cardiac arrests. "Let's pray to God to give him...
  • Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

    04/17/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-17-2019 | Andrea Zarate and Nicholas Casey
    LIMA, Peru — A former president of Peru died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when the authorities tried to arrest him in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin American history. A personal secretary for the former president, Alan García, 69, confirmed his death. The secretary, Ricardo Pineda, also told a Peruvian radio station that as the authorities arrived at the former president’s home with an arrest warrant, he locked himself into his bedroom, shot himself and was rushed to a hospital. The charges relate to Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant, which last year...
  • Two Defendants Charged for Their Role in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Former High-Ranking Government Official in Panama

    07/06/2020 8:27:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares (Luis Martinelli Linares) and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares (Ricardo Martinelli Linares) for their roles in a massive bribery and money laundering scheme involving Odebrecht S.A. (Odebrecht), a Brazil-based global construction conglomerate. On Dec. 21, 2016, Odebrecht pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of New York to a criminal information charging it with conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its involvement in the bribery and money laundering scheme. The overarching Odebrecht scheme involved the payment of...
  • One-third of Toledo's City Council arrested on bribery, extortion charges

    07/01/2020 11:19:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2020 | Caitlin McFall
    The FBI on Tuesday arrested a local attorney and four members of the city council in Toledo, Ohio, for their alleged participation in a bribery and extortion scheme. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Garrick “Gary” Johnson, Larry Sykes and Keith Mitchell were charged with bribery and extortion in a federal criminal complaint after a two-year investigation, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). “As alleged in the Complaint, four Toledo City Council members and a local attorney have been engaged in a pay-to-play scheme involving bribes for Council votes,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday....
  • Four Toledo City Council members, all Democrats, arrested by FBI on bribery charges

    07/01/2020 3:56:11 PM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/30/2020 | Carlos Garcia
    Four members of the Toledo City Council, all Democrats, were arrested and charged in a bribery scheme by federal law enforcement authorities on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors alleged that Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Garrick Johnson, were involved in a scheme that extorted money from business owners in the Ohio city in exchange for favorable council votes. The FBI began its investigation into the council members in early 2018. Each of the accused members could face up to 10 years in prison for the bribery charges, and up to 20 years on the extortion charges. Also charged in the...
  • Are the Chinese buying Pope Francis's silence? Bribing Francis's Vatican looks like another smart Chinese investment in the Western left elite.

    07/01/2020 9:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Frank Friday
    There are still many wonderful priests, sisters, and bishops in the Catholic Church, sharing the real Gospel of Christ.  They are frequently clobbered for doing so. Father Daniel Maloney was run out of Boston last week by his archbishop for making eminently sensible comments about the George Floyd case and the wicked race violence that has sprouted from it.  Last week, we also learned from a whistleblower it is likely Red China is paying off the Vatican to keep quiet about its human rights abuses.  This comes as no big surprise.  Brave Chinese Christians, especially the underground Catholic Church there, have long been telling what's really going...
  • Consultant Agrees to Plead Guilty to RICO Offense Related to Bribery Scheme that Enriched L.A. City Councilmember and Associates

    05/14/2020 10:12:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 13, 2020 | DOJ-Central District of California
    LOS ANGELES – A real estate development consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a wide-ranging “pay-to-play” scheme in which developers bribed public officials – including a member of the Los Angeles City Council – to secure official acts that would benefit their projects.          George Chiang, 41, of Granada Hills, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute.          Chiang was charged with participating in the RICO conspiracy in a criminal information filed today in United States District Court. In conjunction with...
  • Mexico urges U.S. to probe of 'all' officials with ties to ex-minister

    05/04/2020 7:25:16 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 25 replies
    Reuters via YAHOO ^ | May 4, 2020
    Mexico's president on Monday urged Washington to investigate "all" officials, including members of elite U.S. law enforcement agencies, with ties to a former Mexican security minister accused of taking bribes from a top drug gang. The arrest of ex-Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna in Dallas late last year sent shockwaves across Mexico, where he had spearheaded a militarized assault on powerful drug gangs beginning under former President Felipe Calderon in 2006. Garcia Luna was subsequently indicted on charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel, the gang once led by drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman....
  • 'The WHO lied and people died!' Anger at star-studded benefit to raise $150M for group and its under-fire chief who Lady Gaga called a 'superstar' despite claims organization was complicit in Chinese coronavirus cover-up

    04/19/2020 9:20:21 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    dm ^ | 4/19/2020 | griffith
    A star-studded televised concert featuring music legends and political figures has drawn angry online backlash for raising money for the controversial World Health Organization, amid allegations that the group is beholden to China and badly mishandled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The two-hour 'One World: Together at Home' event, led by the WHO and non-profit group 'Global Citizen' was broadcast across multiple television channels in the U.S. and overseas on Saturday. The event's corporate sponsors and other donors have already given $150 million, earmarked for the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, organizers said. Earlier this month, President Donald...
  • Federal Jury Convicts Founder and Chairman of a Multinational Investment Company and a Company Consultant of Public Corruption and Bribery Charges

    03/05/2020 5:07:42 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    justice.gov ^ | March 5, 2020 | DOJ-Office of Public Affairs
    Former North Carolina State Political Party Chairman Previously Pleaded Guilty to Lying to the FBI in Connection with the Bribery Scheme A federal jury sitting in Charlotte, North Carolina, has convicted the founder and chairman of a multinational investment company and a company consultant of public corruption and bribery charges, for orchestrating a bribery scheme involving independent expenditure accounts and improper campaign contributions. Greg E. Lindberg, 49, of Durham, North Carolina, the founder and chairman of Eli Global LLC (Eli Global) and the owner of Global Bankers Insurance Group (GBIG), and Lindberg’s consultant, John D. Gray, 69, of Chapel Hill,...
  • Democrat Councilwoman Arrested, Accused Of Selling Votes For Cash

    02/26/2020 8:27:38 PM PST · by Drastic · 52 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2-26-20 | Frank Bojazi
    An Ohio Democrat Councilwoman has been arrested and faces federal charges after she was accused of trying to sell votes for money. In particular, one vote may have sold for $15,000. Her name is Tamaya Dennard and she could face up to 50 years in jail and the mayor is also calling on her to refute the charges or resign from her position.
  • Tamaya Dennard (D): (Cincinatti) Councilwoman facing charges of bribery and extortion, court documents show

    02/25/2020 10:24:18 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Cincinatti Inquirer | February 25, 2020 | Sharon Coolidge
    No excerpt allowed from Inquirer, story here.
  • Texas Businessman Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Role in Venezuela Bribery Scheme and Obstruction of Justice

    02/21/2020 3:26:20 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 19, 2020 | DOJ
    A former procurement officer of Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release today for laundering the proceeds of a corrupt scheme to secure contracts from PDVSA through bribery, underreporting income on his tax return and obstructing the government’s investigation into bribes paid by the owner of U.S.-based companies to Venezuelan government officials in exchange for securing additional business with Citgo Petroleum Corporation, a Houston-based PDVSA subsidiary. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of...
  • Bloomberg’s ‘mercenaries’: Billionaire Dem funding network of climate lawyers inside state AG offices

    02/18/2020 7:15:05 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2020 | Tyler Olson
    A program funded by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of lawyers who are farmed out to liberal state attorney general offices to pursue climate-based litigation -- a compact critics say amounts to Bloomberg buying state law enforcement employees to advance his preferred political agenda. The arrangement, which currently pays the salaries of Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs) in 10 Democratic AG offices, is drawing new scrutiny now that Bloomberg is running for president. The New York University School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, which was started in 2017 with $5.6 million from Bloomberg's...