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  • Washington D.C. businessman charged in mayoral campaign probe

    03/10/2014 2:17:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/9/14 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading District of Columbia businessman was charged on Monday in a campaign finance conspiracy that has tarnished the U.S. capital's Democratic mayor and overshadowed his bid for a second term. The charges against Jeffrey Thompson, once a major government contractor, are a much-anticipated development in a federal investigation that began with an examination of Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign and then expanded. Thompson is accused of conspiring to violate federal and local campaign finance laws and of submitting false reports to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a 10-page charging document. Thompson was scheduled to appear...
  • Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street

    03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White
    FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail. George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.
  • Mullet-festooned, Make-A-Wish winner charged for brutal ‘knockout game’ attacks

    02/10/2014 12:56:47 AM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Saturday February 8, 2014
    A Massachusetts college sophomore is under arrest for a string of vicious, totally random, “knockout game”-style attacks against three fellow students. Dillon Destefano walked up to three people he didn’t know and sucker-punched them in the face, reports CBS Boston. Police say the incidents occurred in the wee hours of Sunday, Feb. 2 at or near Endicott College, a small private school in a small New England town about 25 miles north of Boston. The victims were walking home. Two of Destefano’s alleged victims suffered major injuries. One student, a freshman baseball player, was hospitalized with a broken jaw and...
  • TSA Agent Charged With Making Terror Threat at Houston Airport

    02/04/2014 8:45:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/4/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Transportation Security Administration agent has been accused of threatening to shoot coworkers at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, according to multiple media reports. Jeno Vernelli Mouton, 35, has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, the Houston Chronicle reported. According to the Associated Press, documents say Mouton told an airport supervisor on Jan. 25 that he wanted to vent instead of “come back and shoot up the place.” KPRC-TV reported that Mouton, who has worked at the airport for five years, was disgruntled with management and made the remark with coworkers and passengers nearby.
  • Ft Hood Soldier Charged For Gear After IED Blast

    10/21/2013 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    kcentv ^ | 10/21/13 | Sophia Stamas
    You can't put a price tag on surviving a deadly attack overseas, but one Fort Hood soldier knows the cost of the helmet that saved his life all too well. "I had a couple shrapnels in my side plates and in my helmet," Army Sergeant Michael Williams said about the gear that protected him on June 13, 2011. Now, more than two years after the day he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, he got a "bill" for his shrapnel-pierced helmet. "I automatically assumed that, you know, that's the gear that I got blown up in, that...
  • 49ers' (linebacker Aldon) Smith charged with felony possession of assault rifles

    10/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 10/9/13 | KTVU
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons which were discovered after shooting at his house back in 2012, according to authorities. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Smith has been charged with three felony counts of assault weapon possession, after three rifles that are illegal to own in California were found at Smith's residence back in June of 2012. “The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon ‘has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that...
  • Charges Filed Against Late-Term Abortion Nurse Who Overdosed Patients

    05/22/2013 6:24:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed charges against a nurse who works for late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. The charges follow the conviction of late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who killed babies in gruesome abortion-infanticide procedures and killed a woman in a failed abortion. Lindsey Creekmore, the only person who works as a registered nurse at Carhart’s (left) abortion business in the Omaha area, faces medical disciplinary charges. Bruning’s charges accuse Creekmore “of administering incorrect intravenous dosages of sedatives and a labor-inducing drug to 11 patients between January 2011 and March 2012,” according to an Omaha World Herald report....
  • Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings

    09/28/2012 6:36:09 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 27 replies
    ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday. Anthony Jamal Lee, 18, fired at a group of people from the window of a Grand Prix at 2:17 p.m., according to charges. A 13-year-old boy was struck in the side of his body and had to be hospitalized; a 17-year-old boy was grazed by bullets on his face and arm.
  • Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man's death

    09/21/2011 9:04:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/21/11 | Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Scott Gold,
    One is charged with second-degree murder and another is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the slaying of Kelly Thomas, who suffered from schizophrenia. Orange County prosecutors charged two veteran Fullerton police officers in the death of a mentally ill homeless man, accusing them of a callous cascade of violence against Kelly Thomas as he begged for his life. Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday said what began as routine questioning by police devolved into a "beating at the hands of an angry police officer," with other officers eventually joining in. He stressed that Thomas did not provoke the attack and...
  • 76-Year-Old Woman Charged with Shooting at Officers

    08/05/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 18 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | 08-05-11 | Alund
    (excerpted) Authorities had been collecting marijuana plants on Round Mountain at the end of Rabbit Lane, according to a sheriff's report. "We could hear the rounds pass by and hit," Fontes said. Officers initially thought the shots came from the growers, Fontes said, but later discovered it was Speyrer who lived in a nearby home. According to the report, when officers noticed Spreyer in the area, they approached her and ordered her to get on the ground. Here's what the report states happened next: "Why do I have to get on the ground," the senior asked. "You shot at us,"...
  • Man Charged After Firing Warning Shot

    08/04/2011 1:19:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    KCCI ^ | 8/3/11
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- A Marshalltown homeowner faces felony charges after shooting at a trespasser Sunday afternoon. Officials said the trespasser has been charged with a misdemeanor. Clayton Jensen told officials he had just come home from running an errand when he looked out his back window and saw a man in his backyard. Jensen said he was concerned for his family's safety. "He was kind of heightened alert because one of his family members had seen someone outside the house at night and then they took off when they were confronted," said Brian Batterson, Marshalltown assistant police chief. Several homeowners...
  • Former Czech Leader Charged for Calling Islam an Enemy

    07/11/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Former Czech Prime Milos Zeman may face criminal charges for calling Islam an ”anti-civilization” enemy whose type of thinking he compared with the Nazis. Speaking at an international conference on Europe last month, Zeman stated, “The enemy is the anti-civilization spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales.” The former prime minister, who is known for strong statements and insulting speeches, last week compared the manner and strength of Muslim beliefs in the Koran with the followers of Nazism, who he noted believed...
  • Black Gang Charged Under South Carolina Lynching Law

    06/28/2011 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 6/28/11
    Rachel Maddow should immediately accuse Matt Lauer and the today show of trying to scare white people. Here’s the story as told on Today: Here’s what the good kids who made bad choices did to Carter Strange: He had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain, and underwent an operation on Thursday to rebuild his nose, which was badly broken. He also suffered a fractured eye socket. Meanwhile the police say they haven’t found any evidence that Carter was targeted because he is white: Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott…said he cannot call it a hate...
  • Only 14, Bangladeshi girl charged with adultery was lashed to death

    03/31/2011 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/31/11 | Farid Ahmed and Moni Basu,
    Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN) -- Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70. Bloodied and bruised, she was taken to hospital, where she died a week later. Amazingly, an initial autopsy report cited no injuries and deemed her...
  • Lindsay Lohan formally charged with grand theft (Friends say she thought it was on loan)

    02/09/2011 11:41:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/9/11 | Dan Whitcomb - Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan was charged on Wednesday with grand theft over a $2,500 necklace that was allegedly taken from a Los Angeles jewelry store. Lohan was scheduled to appear in court later on Wednesday for an arraignment on the single felony count. If convicted, the 24-year-old "Mean Girls" star could be sent to prison just as she struggles to end more than three years of court appearances, failed drug tests and brief spells in jail stemming from a 2007 drunk driving conviction. Lohan's lawyer has said that the actress denies the allegations and will fight them...
  • Canadian man charged with plotting to kill US troops

    01/19/2011 4:05:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/19/11 | Jonathan Dienst
    New York - A Canadian man helped a terror network carry out bombings in Iraq that killed five U.S. soldiers and numerous Iraqi citizens, New York authorities said Wednesday. They said he even tried to become a suicide bomber. Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa is charged in Brooklyn in a truck bomb attack outside U.S. base in Mosul, Iraq, on April 10. Five American soldiers were killed. Muhammad was arrested in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, authorities said. The network allegedly used Tunisian radicals to help carry out bombings. A second attack at an Iraqi police station killed seven Iraqis, prosecutors said.
  • WaPo: Few Signs at Tea Party Rally Expressed Racially Charged Anti-Obama Themes

    10/14/2010 11:18:57 AM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Amy Gardner
    A new analysis of political signs displayed at a tea party rally in Washington last month reveals that the vast majority of activists expressed narrow concerns about the government's economic and spending policies and steered clear of the racially charged anti-Obama messages that have helped define some media coverage of such events. Emily Ekins, a graduate student at UCLA, conducted the survey at the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington last month by scouring the crowd, row by row and hour by hour, and taking a picture of every sign she passed. Ekins photographed about 250 signs, and more than half...
  • ESPN Writer Charged With Possession Of Child Porn (Son of NFL's Dennis Green)

    07/09/2010 6:36:59 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 7-8-2010 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and DON STACOM,
    <p>An NFL analyst who writes for ESPN has been arrested on child porn charges, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Jeremy Green, 38, of Southington was arrested at an area hotel about 5 p.m., police stated in a press release. He was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia and was in custody on $750,000 cash bail.</p>
  • Houston police: Teen mom charged in newborn's death

    06/23/2010 7:40:29 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 6 replies
    14-year-old girl was arrested and charged Monday in the April death of her newborn son, Houston police said Tuesday. SNIP Investigators said the 14-year-old girl was afraid her mother would find out she was pregnant, and that she would get in trouble. So police said she, her sister and two friends watched a video online about giving birth, and then she had her baby at a friend’s apartment in the 10100 block of Bissonnet on April 16. Investigators said the newborn was placed on a mattress, but his head was covered with what police believe was the amniotic sac, so...
  • Kovarbasich trial: Gay porn from victim’s computer shown in court

    04/28/2010 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,026+ views
    http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/ ^ | April 28th, 2010 | Brad Dicken
    ELYRIA — Gay pornography was found by police on the computer of the slain Duane Hurley. The graphic images — some appearing to feature underage boys — were shown this afternoon during the testimony of North Ridgeville police Detective Adam Freas. Daniel Kovarbasich’s defense attorneys have said that showing such pornography to the 16-year-old was part of Hurley’s efforts to “groom” the boy to be molested. Daniel, who is being tried as an adult, is on trial on murder and felonious assault in connection with the Jan. 22 beating and stabbing death of Hurley at Hurley’s North Ridgeville home. Daniel’s...
  • Israeli Woman Charged with Espionage

    04/08/2010 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 880+ views
    fox ^ | 4/8/10 | Reena Ninan
    If I had told you Wednesday the story about Anat Kamm, an Israeli journalist charged with espionage, I might have been arrested. A gag order on the case has prevented journalists from reporting it. The media ban was lifted today. Anat Kamm, 23, faces espionage charges for allegedly taking more than 2,000 documents while completing her required military service—700 pages of top secret, classified documents according to the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service. Kamm was doing her military duty in Israel's Defense Forces Central Command. She's been under house arrest for the past four months.
  • Man charged in bumper sticker road rage tells his side

    03/26/2010 2:25:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies · 2,412+ views
    wkm.com ^ | 3/26/10 | staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The man accused in an incident of road rage over an Obama bumper sticker Thursday afternoon says he was only trying to get around another car that had stopped in front of him. Harry Weisiger told News 2, "He slammed on his brakes, and I hit him in the bumper when I tried to go around him." Weisiger, 70, is accused of hitting Mark Duren's car on Blair Boulevard around 4:30p.m. Friday. Duren claims Weisiger flipped him off and rammed into him with his SUV after noticing an Obama-Biden bumper sticker on his car. "He pointed at...
  • Blagojevich charged in fresh corruption indictment

    02/04/2010 7:22:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 327+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother were charged Thursday in a fresh corruption indictment that contains no new allegations of misconduct but that prosecutors hope will help avoid delays to the start of Blagojevich's trial. The new indictment only adds charges based on the same allegations the Blagojeviches have faced for months, including scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama's election to the White House and a variety of political fundraising abuses. The new charges are an attempt by prosecutors to ensure that a legal controversy now before the U.S....
  • Rip Torn charged with breaking into Conn. bank

    01/30/2010 3:58:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 3,232+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/10 | AP
    SALISBURY, Conn. – Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated. State police say the 78-year-old Salisbury resident was arrested Friday night after police found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp with a loaded revolver. The "Men in Black" actor has been taken into custody and booked on charges including burglary and possession of firearm without a permit. He is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled for a Monday appearance in Bantam Superior Court.
  • Somali charged with attempted murder in Denmark (attack on Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard)

    01/02/2010 5:42:12 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    breitbart.com/AP ^ | 1/2/2010 | JAN M. OLSEN
    Danish authorities say a Somali man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for an attack on an artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad ignited riots and outrage across the Muslim world. Jakob Scharf, head of Denmark's intelligence agency, said the 28-year-old Somali man with ties to al-Qaida broke into Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus on Friday night. The 75-year-old artist pressed an alarm and fled with his 5-year-old granddaughter to a special safe room. Police say they then shot the attacker in the hand and knee when he threatened them. The suspect was charged at a...
  • Everything in the MSM in 100% true!

    11/06/2009 8:25:44 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 291+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 11-6-09 | James Richardson
    Sounds like this video was produced in Great Britain. It was posted a week or so ago and it's a parody of highly politically charged outdoors peaceful protesting. The title says it all actually and it's quite entertaining!
  • NY: Man charged with giving al Qaeda NY transit data (& firing rockets on US troops in Afghanistan)

    07/22/2009 1:22:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 457+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/09 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. man has been charged with giving al Qaeda details about the New York City transit system and the Long Island Railroad, as well as firing rockets on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to court papers unsealed on Wednesday. Bryant Neal Vinas, 26, is also accused of receiving military-type training between March and August last year from the Islamist extremist group headed by Osama bin Laden. Vinas provided al Qaeda with "expert advice and assistance, including assistance derived from specialized knowledge of the New York transit system and Long Island Railroad, communications equipment and personnel,...
  • Greenpeace charged in Mount Rushmore demonstration

    07/21/2009 6:44:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 703+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/09 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A federal grand jury has indicted the environmental group Greenpeace and 11 people involved in hanging a banner on Mount Rushmore. Greenpeace has said three of its members hung the 65-by-35-foot banner calling for a stop to global warming July 8 while others blocked access to the site.
  • CA: Prospect High PE teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with student

    03/13/2009 6:20:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,849+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/13/09 | Lisa Fernandez
    Another South Bay physical education teacher was arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a student — the third in two weeks. Megan Sainsbury, 31, a teacher and former coach at Prospect High School in Saratoga, was arrested Wednesday on three misdemeanor counts of "annoying or molesting'' a 17-year-old student, according to court documents. The alleged misconduct occurred between October 2007 and January 2009. According to court records, Sainsbury and the student kissed and touched, but there is no evidence they had sex. They allegedly exchanged text messages of a romantic nature. Sainsbury bought the teen gifts, including...
  • NYC councilman charged with assaulting girlfriend

    12/20/2008 6:42:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,061+ views
    ap on SFGate.com ^ | 12/20/08 | Adam Goldman - ap
    A New York City councilman accused of intentionally slashing his girlfriend in the face with a broken glass called it an "unfortunate accident" on Saturday. "I have been charged with offenses that I did not commit and am not capable of committing," Hiram Monserrate, a Democratic councilman and state senator-elect, said in a statement a day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Monserrate got into an argument with girlfriend Karla Giraldo, 30, early Friday at his Queens house, according to a criminal complaint. Giraldo said Monserrate broke a glass in his hand and cut her face with it,...
  • UK police: man charged with having IEDs, Nazi book

    11/06/2008 3:16:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 550+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/08 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – British police charged a 43-year-old man Thursday with plotting an act of terrorism and having two improvised explosive devices, chemicals, timers, and a Nazi-themed handbook. Neil Christopher Lewington was first arrested last week after police discovered a suspected explosive device when they searched him at a railway station in Lowestoft, a coastal city in eastern England. --snip-- Scotland Yard said in a statement that Lewington carried two improvised explosive devices to Lowestoft from Reading, a city near London where he lives, on Oct. 30. --snip-- The police statement said Lewington had four containers of weed killer, seven timers,...
  • Man and Woman from Grand Rapids Charged with Voter Registration Fraud [ 14 years on each count ]

    11/01/2008 5:21:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies · 1,329+ views
    WZZM 13 News ^ | 10/28/2008 | WZZM 13
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WZZM) Two people from West Michigan are facing felony charges after authorities say they forged multiple voter registration applications. Robin Anderson and Patty Wallace are both facing multiple charges of felony forgery. The State Attorney General's Office says Anderson and Wallace both told Grand Rapids authorities they turned in fake voter applications to meet quotas set by their employer Community Voter's Project. They face up to 14 years on each count but could face tougher penalties for being habitual offenders. Anderson was convicted of dealing drugs in 2006. Wallace was convicted in Florida of unemployment compensation fraud...
  • Man in wheelchair charged with drunk driving

    06/24/2008 1:08:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 98+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/08 | James Grubel
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Police in Australia have charged a man for drink driving in a motorized wheelchair after he was found to be six times over the legal alcohol limit, local media reported on Monday. Police in the tropical northern Queensland city of Cairns said the man had a blood alcohol reading of 0.31, and was so drunk he was asleep at the controls of his motorized wheelchair in a turning lane of a major highway. --snip-- Other motorists on the four-lane highway had to swerve to avoid the wheelchair, police said.
  • Zimbabwe opposition figure charged with subverting government (Tendai Biti, MDC secretary general)

    06/19/2008 12:05:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 170+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/08 | Fanuel Jongwe
    HARARE (AFP) - The Zimbabwe opposition's number two was charged with subverting government on Thursday and faces a potential death penalty, as more violence was reported before next week's presidential run-off. Tendai Biti, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) secretary general, faces four charges including subverting the government, election rigging and "projecting the president as an evil man." MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who faces President Robert Mugabe in the June 27 run-off election, dismissed the charges as "frivolous." The charges stem from documents prosecutors say Biti authored discussing plans to rig the March 29 first-round parliamentary and presidential vote,...
  • Ex-EADS chief charged in French probe

    05/29/2008 6:59:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 124+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | Ingrid Rousseau - ap
    PARIS - French judges filed preliminary insider trading charges Friday against Noel Forgeard, a former co-chief executive of Airbus parent EADS, his lawyer said. The investigating judges ordered Forgeard freed after two days in the custody of financial police pending the investigation, lawyer Jean-Alain Michel said. Investigators are looking into the sale of EADS shares by top executives and shareholders before a June 2006 announcement of delays for the A380 superjumbo that made EADS shares crash 26 percent in one day. Forgeard has denied wrongdoing. Forgeard told judges Xaviere Simeoni and Cecile Pendaries during questioning "that he had not committed...
  • Supermodel Campbell charged over 'air rage': lawyer (charged with five offences)

    05/29/2008 9:33:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 136+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly assaulting a police officer at London's Heathrow airport, her lawyer said Thursday. Campbell, 37, was taken off a British Airways plane by officers on April 3 after she boarded a flight to Los Angeles in the United States and was told before takeoff that one of her bags was missing. She is charged with five offences -- three counts of assaulting a constable, one of disorderly conduct likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and one of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour...
  • Ex-N.Y. prosecutor charged with teen sex

    01/22/2008 2:18:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/08 | Jim Fitzgerald - ap
    NEW CITY, N.Y. - An ex-prosecutor and former PTA president who is also the wife of a suburban police chief has been charged with having sex, smoking marijuana and drinking with high-school-age children. Beth Modica, 44, a former assistant district attorney in Rockland County and Queens, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to counts including statutory rape, sex abuse and endangering children. Her hands were cuffed in front of her in court, where the indictment was unsealed. She later posted $75,000 bail. Her husband is police chief of Spring Valley. He is "not implicated whatsoever," Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said....
  • Megachurch leader charged with perjury

    01/14/2008 6:07:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 289+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/08 | AP
    ATLANTA - The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch has been charged with lying under oath, court documents show. A warrant for the arrest of Archbishop Earl Paulk, co-founder of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church, was issued Monday, according to court documents. Paulk was making arrangements Monday night to turn himself in to authorities, WAGA-TV reported. Paulk's attorneys did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press for comment. Former church employee Mona Brewer is suing Paulk, his brother, Don, and the church for allegedly manipulating her into an affair from 1989 to 2003...
  • Employer charged for harboring cop-killing illegal

    01/11/2008 9:39:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 75+ views
    WND ^ | 1-11-08 | staff
    A Texas employer is facing federal charges for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant return to the United States after he was deported, an illegal who now is accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer, according to a published report. Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez is accused of shooting and killing Houston policeman Rodney Johnson and jury selection in the capital murder trial is scheduled March 31. He could be sentenced to death if convicted, according to a report by the Associated Press. "Every single time an illegal alien is arrested for a crime, police should be asking who their employer...
  • 2 charged in Washington holiday killings (daughter and boyfriend)

    12/28/2007 4:11:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 765+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/28/07 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    2 charged in Wash. holiday killingsBy DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer Posted on Fri, Dec. 28, 2007 AP Photo - King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, left, and Prosecutor Dan Satterberg leave after addressing members of the media to explain charges being filed against a couple accused of killing members of the woman's family, Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in Seattle. Michele K. Anderson and Joseph Thomas McEnroe, both 29, were charged Friday with aggravated first-degree murder in the methodical Christmas Eve shooting deaths of her parents, her brother, his wife and their two young children. The two were ordered held...
  • 'American Idol' finalist jailed again ( Jessica Sierra )

    12/02/2007 10:55:43 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 125+ views
    Former "American Idol" finalist Jessica Sierra was jailed early Saturday after a drunken confrontation with police and onlookers... The arrest comes less than two weeks after she pleaded no contest to charges of battery and possession of cocaine. Sierra, 22, was charged Saturday with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest and violating conditions of her parole on earlier felony battery and possession charges. She was being held without bond. Sierra, who was supposed to be completing a drug-rehabilitation program to be televised nationally, was arrested at a bar in Ybor City at 2:10 a.m. Saturday. "As the defendant was taken into custody,...
  • CA: Two engineers charged with economic espionage over design theft (including a Chinese national)

    09/26/2007 8:02:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 167+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/26/07 | Jordan Robertson - ap
    Two engineers about to go on trial for allegedly stealing confidential computer chip designs from their Silicon Valley employer and a partner firm were indicted Wednesday on the rare and more serious charge of economic espionage, prosecutors said. The indictment returned by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in San Jose accuses Lan Lee, 42, of Palo Alto, and Yuefei Ge, 34, a Chinese national living in San Jose, of orchestrating the computer-chip plot so they could go into business with the Chinese military. The men are accused of stealing secret data sheets and other confidential documents from NetLogic...
  • SF Lawmaker Charged With Fraud (Ed Jew)

    09/20/2007 6:49:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 80+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/07 | Paul Elias - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Federal authorities on Thursday charged a rookie San Francisco lawmaker with fraud, accusing him of attempting to extort $80,000 from a group of fast-food franchisees who had business permit troubles with the city. During an FBI sting earlier this year, the tapioca drink shop owners delivered a $40,000 payment to Supervisor Ed Jew in marked $100 bills and promised to pay the rest later, authorities said. Jew has acknowledged taking the money, but said he did so at the businessmen's insistence and on behalf of a consultant he recommended they hire to help with their permit problems....
  • Offerman Charged for Bat Assault

    08/15/2007 2:08:08 PM PDT · by texan75010 · 23 replies · 860+ views
    AP ^ | 08/15/2007 | AP
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former major league All-Star Jose Offerman was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after hitting an opposing team's pitcher and catcher with his bat during an independent minor league game. Offerman posted $10,000 bond and was due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Aug. 23, court officials said Wednesday.
  • Khmer Rouge prison chief charged

    07/31/2007 11:18:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 811+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | Ker Munthit - ap
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's international genocide tribunal charged the head of a Khmer Rouge torture center with crimes against humanity on Tuesday, a historic first indictment against a top figure in the communist regime that created Cambodia's infamous killing fields. The suspect, Kaing Guek Eav, has acknowledged heading the S-21 prison, where the Khmer Rouge's suspected enemies were tortured before being taken to killing fields near the capital. An estimated 1.7 million people died from hunger, disease, overwork and execution when the Khmer Rouge was in power in 1975-79. The 62-year-old, also known as Duch, was one of five...
  • Ex-French PM charged in smear campaign (Villepin)

    07/27/2007 10:50:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/07 | Verena Von Derschau - ap
    PARIS - Judges filed preliminary charges Friday against former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin for his suspected role in a smear campaign that targeted Nicolas Sarkozy before he became France's president, an attorney said. The case stems from an attempt three years ago to discredit Sarkozy, who was a government minister at the time and a political rival of Villepin within their conservative UMP party. Sarkozy and other prominent figures were falsely accused of having secret bank accounts to hold bribes from a 1991 sale of frigates to Taiwan. Villepin was charged with "complicity in slanderous denunciations" and complicity in...
  • UT: Man charged for firing at intruder BBQer

    07/17/2007 2:43:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 409+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | AP
    ROY, Utah - A man fired six shots at a backyard intruder who was trying to light a barbecue grill, police said. "Way odd," Police Chief Greg Whinham said. Michael Wilder, 66, was charged with attempted homicide after chasing Kory Scott and shooting at him. "Nobody should wake up and find someone in their backyard doing anything, but the law's very specific that you can't use deadly force in that situation," Whinham said. Scott was not injured in the July 11 incident. He twice tried to run away when Wilder confronted him, according to court documents. "Stop or I'll shoot,"...
  • Terror suspect doctor charged

    07/13/2007 6:03:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 594+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 14 July 2007
    DEVELOPING REPORT: GOLD Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef has been charged with providing support to a terrorist organisation, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said today. Police will allege Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef supported a terrorist organisation by "recklessly'' giving his mobile phone SIM card to people planning car bomb attacks in the UK. Dr Haneef, an Indian national who worked as a registrar at Gold Coast Hospital, will today face Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with providing support to a terrorist organisation. "The specific allegation involves recklessness rather than intention,'' Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said in Canberra today. "The...
  • Ex-mayor in N.J. charged with corruption (I'll be darned, He's a D !!!)

    07/12/2007 3:28:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,433+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/07 | Janet FRankston Lorin - ap
    NEWARK, N.J. - Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James was indicted Thursday on corruption charges involving land sales and allegations that he spent extravagantly on himself and several women using city-issued credit cards. The federal grand jury's 33-count indictment charges James with fraud for allegedly facilitating and approving the cut-rate sales of city-owned land to a female companion. It also charges James, 71, with using the city-issued credit cards on himself and eight women during trips to destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Puerto Rico and Martha's Vineyard, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and state Attorney General Anne Milgram announced. "The allegations...
  • Loving husband is charged with murder over his wife's suicide bid [murdered after botched suicide]

    05/01/2007 12:31:37 PM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 517+ views
    thisislondon.com ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    A retired accountant murdered his wife when her suicide attempt went wrong, a jury was told. Frank Lund had climbed into bed with Patricia and watched as she swallowed 80 paracetamol tablets. But when it became clear that the overdose was not fatal and she started to be sick, he pulled a plastic bag over her head and smothered her with a pillow, holding her in his arms until she died, the court heard.