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  • (RAT) Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

    04/08/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 4/08/14
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yee entered his pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and illegally import firearms; one count of conspiring to defraud citizens of honest services; and six counts of engaging in a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services. The San Francisco Democrat is accused of conspiring...
  • Two false charges in Electra, Texas. Prosecutor tries to add more at pretrial. And so much more.

    02/21/2014 10:39:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 10, 2014 | snesin·
    I verbally objected to an unconstitutional search of my vehicle in Electra, Texas. Police officers Matt Wood and Gary Ellis maliciously responded by issuing me two false citations. I got a copy of the dashboard-camera video at the pretrial hearing. It showed all. City attorney Todd Greenwood demanded I give my copy of the evidence back, and tried to have me arrested when I refused. Todd Greenwood then compared rural Texas to the movie Deliverance, and warned me "What's written down in the Constitution is one thing, and the real practice is another." All charges dropped. Section 1983 anyone?
  • A decade of crime: The sad decline of woman, 34

    01/18/2014 10:37:25 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 18 January 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    For the last ten years, Sarah Wulchak has been one very busy woman - and her sad decline and radical physical transformation is illustrated in 23 mugshots from her arrests over 10 years. From grand theft auto to trespass and aggravated battery, the 34-year-old woman from DeLand, Florida, has managed to be arrested 23 times since 2003 - all in Volusia County. In her first mugshot taken in 2003, she appears with glasses and relatively healthy looking, but ten years later is as shadow of her former self. While many of her charges are common misdemeanors, Wulchak made headlines in...
  • New Obamacare Risk: Unauthorized Debit Card Charges

    12/16/2013 4:30:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/13 | Greg Richter
    Some clients of Washington state's Obamacare exchange say they have been incorrectly charged for coverage already, and can't log into the website because it is down, KING 5 News in Seattle reports. The site allows people to pick their payment date, and Shannon and Josh Bruner told the station last week that they signed up to pay on Dec. 24. They say they were billed early, leaving their bank account $800 in the red. They were unable to get onto the site to fix the problem because it was down for the second week in a row. The incident raises...
  • George Zimmerman's Girlfriend Wants to Drop Charges, 'Be With Him'

    12/09/2013 1:53:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO
    George Zimmerman's girlfriend who called Florida police to say he was breaking her stuff and was brandishing a weapon no longer wants to press charges against him and instead wants to get back together with him. Zimmerman, 30, who faces a felony aggravated assault charge as well as lesser charges stemming from the incident, is asking to have conditions of his bail modified so he can resume contact with Samantha Scheibe. According to court documents filed by Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub, Scheibe, 27, gave a sworn statement in which she wrote, "I do not want George Zimmerman charged." Zimmerman, who...
  • First criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack probe

    08/06/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/6/13 | Evan Perez
    Washington -- Federal authorities investigating the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Abu Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe. The investigation of the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others continues, these people said, as investigators try to build their case against Khattalah and others who authorities believe were involved.
  • Radio host charges Cuomo/DHS conspiracy against gun owners

    04/13/2013 10:51:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/13/13 | David Codrea
    Claiming information from multiple sources that ought to require the resignations of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joe D’Amico, WBEN Buffalo radio host Tom Bauerle yesterday told listeners he’s had it confirmed that New York State Police are lying when they say they made a mistake when they confiscated an Erie County resident’s guns. Instead, Bauerle charges, there is a high-level conspiracy to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of New Yorkers that reaches up to the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security. The claim by the Erie County Clerk that New York State Police had simply...
  • Terrorism charges filed in Family Research Council shooting

    10/25/2012 2:51:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/12 | Jordy Yager
    Terrorism charges filed in Family Research Council shootingBy Jordy Yager - 10/24/12 03:26 PM ET A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Virginia man on new terrorism charges for allegedly shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C., this summer. The Justice Department is charging Floyd Lee Corkins, 28, with committing an act of terrorism while armed, attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault while armed and second-degree burglary while armed. The new charges are in addition to an indictment for possessing and transporting a firearm into D.C. for the purpose of committing a violent...
  • Additional charges filed against White House shooter (20 years for 'injury to a dwelling')

    05/13/2012 2:42:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/11/12 | Justin Sink
    Additional charges filed against White House shooterBy Justin Sink - 05/11/12 04:57 PM ET The man accused of shooting an assault rifle at the White House in November has been indicted on two additional counts, according to a report from The Associated Press. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, a resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was already facing 17 charges stemming from an incident in which he is accused of firing at the presidential residence. Neither President Obama nor first lady Michelle Obama were at the White House at the time. The Secret Service said one of the bullets fired by Ortega...
  • Meridian (Idaho) seniors pull prank, face charges

    05/08/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Domandred · 29 replies
    KTVB.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Andrea Lutz
    25 Mountain View High School students face misdemeanor charges for a senior prank they pulled late Sunday night. One senior said Monday, she and her fellow classmates are being treated unfairly by the district. “Everyone participates in senior pranks,” said Arica Nitz. “It’s not meant to cause any damage or harm.” A group of seniors formed a Facebook page sometime ago to decide on this year’s senior prank. “The plan was to sticky note the hallways, the doors, the windows, the lockers just sticky note everywhere. Just colorful hallways down every hallway,” said Nitz. The seniors also brought along some...
  • Judge Dismisses Assault Charges Against High School Footballers

    04/04/2012 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Detroit CBS ^ | 4/4/12 | WWJ
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A judge has dismissed assault and battery charges against four high school football players who were accused of starting an on-field shoving match last October. WWJ’s Florence Walton was in the courtroom when 20th District Judge Mark Plawecki dismissed the misdemeanor charges against the 17-year-old Star International Academy football players – Mohamed Elfatih Ahmed, Fanar Al-Furat Al-Asady, Hadee Mohamaud Attia and Ali Maniff Bajjey. The judge said although the students’ behavior on the field was deplorable, football is a brutally violent sport. “If we criminalize these players’ actions, we criminalize nearly every football game ever played....
  • Lee to Mirkarimi: Resign by 5 p.m. or face charges

    03/20/2012 2:50:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Rachel Gordon
    San Francisco -- Mayor Ed Lee gave embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi until no later than 5 p.m. today to resign or face an official misconduct charge and the possible forced removal from office, sources told The Chronicle today. Mirkarimi was sentenced Monday to three years probation, a year's worth of domestic violence intervention classes and other penalties for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment of his wife. He met with Lee from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the mayor's office, where he was given 24 hours to make up his mind, the sources said....
  • SF: (Mayor Ed) Lee to (Sheriff Ross 'Bruiser') Mirkarimi: resign by 4 p.m. or face charges

    03/20/2012 12:53:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/20/12 | Rachel Gordon
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Ed Lee gave embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi until 4 p.m. today to resign or face an official misconduct charge and the possible forced removal from office, sources told The Chronicle today. Mirkarimi was sentenced Monday to three years probation, a year's worth of domestic violence intervention classes and other penalties for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment of his wife. He met with Lee at 4 p.m. Monday in the mayor's office, where he was given 24 hours to make up his mind, the sources said. The mayor's office said Lee...
  • Obama Campaign Strategist Axelrod Charges Republicans With 'Screwing Up' Economy to Hurt President

    12/19/2011 5:38:11 PM PST · by Son House · 66 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 19, 2011 | Ed Henry
    "If I have the choice between extending the tax cut for a year and energizing our economy and having an issue to run on, I'd rather energize the economy," Axelrod said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. "I think that it's better for the country, it's better for the president. Frankly it's better for the Congress even if they don't see it." In the next breath, however, Axelrod flatly charged the latest move by House Republicans to block a Senate compromise extending the tax cut for two months is an effort by the GOP to choke off any economic...
  • Regulation Nation: EPA Chief Rejects GOP Charges She’s Imposing Job-Killing Rules

    09/22/2011 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/22/11 | James Rosen
    Across an often contentious three-hour congressional hearing Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson vigorously defended her agency’s policies promoting cleaner air and water, and rejected suggestions by Republican lawmakers that the EPA is a chief factor in the country’s stagnant economic recovery. “The American people have a right to know whether the air they breathe is healthy or unhealthy,” Jackson said during her appearance before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Time and again, she dismissed the notion that stubbornly high unemployment should prompt policymakers to roll back robust environmental protections. “It is analogous to a...
  • Billionaire Backer Disputes Charges That Company Sought White House Help to Influence Testimony

    The billionaire backer of a wireless company accused of using White House connections to interfere with a Pentagon commander’s congressional testimony last week emphatically rejected that and other charges relating to the embattled firm on Monday. In an exclusive interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, private equity titan Phil Falcone – the chief investor in LightSquared, a Virginia-based firm aiming to establish a new wireless broadband network – rejected as “absolutely false” allegations that LightSquared had obtained in advance the written testimony of Air Force Gen. William Shelton.
  • Ex-presidential hopeful (criminal RAT John) Edwards wants charges dropped

    08/27/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/25/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    Ex-presidential hopeful Edwards wants charges droppedBy Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters – Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former presidential hopeful John Edwards plans to ask a judge to dismiss charges over alleged illegal campaign contributions because of problems with the grand jury that indicted him, among other reasons. Edwards, a Democratic who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004 and 2008, was indicted on six counts of conspiracy, taking illegal contributions and making false statements in a bid to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 recent campaign. His lawyers plan to file motions to dismiss by September 6, citing...
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Plea deal for teenagers charged over suicide of Phoebe Prince

    04/27/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:19 PM on 27th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Five of the six teenagers charged with driving a 15-year-old Irish girl to suicide after an unrelenting bullying campaign have struck a plea deal agreement with prosecutors. Despite denying the original charges of stalking, harassment and civil rights violations causing bodily injury they have now agreed to admit to a misdemeanour charge of harassment, and in exchange prosecutors will drop the more serious charges against them. Kayla Narey, Sharon Chanon Velázquez, Ashley Longe, Sean Mulveyhill, and Flannery Mullins, all of South Hadley High School, faced felony and misdemeanour charges.
  • Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon

    04/23/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/23/11 | Ben Rooney
    New York - Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country. Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday. That's the highest of any gas retailer in the nation, according to price tracker gasbuddy.com. By contrast, the average price in the city of Orlando is $3.78 a gallon, a few pennies below the state and national averages. Patrick DeHann,
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • 11 Muslim students face charges in UCI protest

    02/05/2011 9:22:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    OC Register ^ | 2/4/11 | Vik Jolly
    SANTA ANA – Eleven students were charged Friday with conspiring to disrupt a speech last year by the Israeli ambassador to the United States at UC Irvine. The incident occurred Feb. 8, 2010, when Ambassador Michael Oren was the featured speaker on campus at a meeting co-sponsored by several organizations. Eleven Muslim students were arrested in the incident. "This case is being filed because there was an organized attempt to squelch the speaker, who was invited to speak to a group at UCI," District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement. "These defendants meant to stop this speech and stop...
  • Murder Charges Against Abortion Doctor Reveal Clinic of Death

    01/23/2011 11:31:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/23/11 | Publius
    [Dr. Kermit] Gosnell was charged last week with killing seven babies born alive and with the 2009 death of a 41-year-old refugee after a botched abortion at the clinic, which prosecutors have called a drug mill by day and abortion mill by night. The medical practice alone netted him at least $1.8 million a year, much of it in cash, they say. Prosecutors said uncounted hundreds more babies died there. “(He) regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors,” said a report of...
  • U.S. jury clears Ghailani of terrorism charges

    11/17/2010 4:24:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Basil Katz
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first suspect transferred from Guantanamo military prison to face a U.S. civilian court was found not guilty of terrorism charges on Wednesday in a setback to President Barack's Obama plans for trying terrorism suspects. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, 36, a Tanzanian from Zanzibar, had been accused of conspiring in the 1998 al Qaeda bomb attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. The jury found him guilty of one relatively minor charge of conspiracy to damage or destroy U.S. property with explosives. Ghailani was cleared of 276 murder and attempted murder counts,...
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • Charges revealed in international 'honey laundering' conspiracy

    09/01/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    The Federal Government announced charges today against a ring of foreign corporations and executives who conspired to bring antibiotic-laden Chinese honey illegally into the US, in an attempt to avoid paying millions in fees. A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted top executives of German food conglomerate Alfred L Wolff GmbH, and several of its affiliated companies for allegedly importing more than $US40 million in Chinese honey, but saying it originated elsewhere in order to avoid paying duties of nearly $US80 million that were levied on Chinese honey.
  • Aussie troops may face court martial

    08/27/2010 11:00:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/26/10
    SYDNEY, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A military prosecutor says she may pursue charges against several Australian troops in a raid in Afghanistan last year in which five children died. Brig. Lyn McDade, the director of military prosecutions, says she is considering the unprecedented step of charging several Defense Force commandos, a move that has infuriated senior officers, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday. Australia's Chief of Army Lt. Gen. Ken Gillespie and other commanders have expressed concern in writing, the newspaper said. Of about 30 personnel involved in the raid, only a few appear likely to face court martial, including...
  • Do You Like Paypal?

    08/26/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 60 replies
    08/26/2010 | Mcgarrett
    I'm starting my own on-line business and, despite some reservations, have been planning to use Paypal to handle subscription payments. They claimed that potential customers didn't need to have a Paypal account. Now in testing the payment links, I have found that Paypal will apparently force customers to create a Paypal account when they pay me. At one time folks were not happy with them, but I was thinking they had improved. Please let me know of your recent experiences with Paypal. What is their reputation? Would having to go through Paypal change your mind about buying a product or...
  • The application of customary Assange (Charges dropped against Wikileaks' Assange?)

    08/21/2010 9:15:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Aklagare.se ^ | 8/21/10
    Google translation: Chief prosecutor Eva Is anhållningsbeslutet has lifted by Julian Assange. She does not believe that there are reasons for him to remain in custody. I do not think there is reason to suspect that he committed rape, "says Eva Finn. Eva Is leaving no further comment on Saturday. .
  • Dems urge Rangel to resign; Obama: Case troubling

    07/30/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies · 10+ views
    google ^ | 7/30/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN (AP)
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes the longtime lawmaker can end his career with dignity. Several House Democrats went further, flat-out urging the New York congressman to resign."He's somebody who's at the end of his career," Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." "I'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens."Obama, speaking on the issue for the first time, praised the 20-term...
  • Ex-congressman: President a 'threat,' must be impeached

    07/24/2010 9:13:04 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 23,2010 | Bob Unruh
    A former congressman and GOP presidential candidate says for current members of the House and Senate to uphold their oath of office that includes the defense of the United States against enemies "foreign and domestic," they need to be filing impeachment charges against Barack Obama. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., joined what has become a growing surge of those recommending the ultimate solution for apresident they believe not only has disagreeable policies, but is participating in actions that damage the nation.
  • Soldier in Iraq Faces Criminal Charges

    07/06/2010 2:00:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    BAGHDAD, July 6, 2010 – Criminal charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice were preferred yesterday against a soldier assigned to the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq, military officials reported today. Two charges consisting of 12 specifications were preferred against Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, 22. The first charge, under Article 92 of the UCMJ, is for violating a lawful Army regulation by transferring classified data onto his personal computer and adding unauthorized software to a classified computer system. The second charge includes eight specifications under Article 134 of the UCMJ,...
  • Feds Unseal Terror Charges Against 2 NJ Men

    06/06/2010 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 236+ views
    liveshots ^ | 6/6/10 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities on Sunday unsealed charges against two New Jersey men arrested the night before as they allegedly tried to join an Al Qaeda-linked group in war-torn Somalia and kill Americans there. The men were inspired at least in part by Omar Hammami, the Alabama-born face of the Somalia-based terrorist group, and Anwar al-Awlaki, the New Mexico-born cleric now hiding in Yemen who has been linked to the Fort Hood shootings, the Christmas Day bombing attempt and the failed Times Square car bomb plot, according to federal prosecutors. 20-year-old Mohamed Mahmood Alessa of North Bergen, N.J., and 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo...
  • Haiti tosses kidnapping charges against Americans (one faces lesser charge for organizing effort)

    04/26/2010 3:51:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 219+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/10 | Frank Bajak - ap
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said Laura Silsby, the last of the 10 missionaries jailed in Haiti, still faced a lesser charge for allegedly organizing the effort to transport the 33 children to an orphanage they were setting up in the Dominican Republic. Silsby faces up to three years in prison if convicted on the remaining charge, the "organization of irregular trips," from a...
  • SEC's Goldman charges could be just the beginning

    04/17/2010 11:17:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    mcclatchy ^ | 4/17/10 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs, whose tactics exiting the collapsing subprime mortgage market have been under government scrutiny for months, now faces federal fraud charges that it duped investors into losing $1 billion on a rigged offshore deal pegged to dicey home loans. The suit, brought Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, accuses Goldman and one of its vice presidents, 31-year-old Fabrice Tourre, of allowing a Wall Street hedge fund to secretly select many of the securities in the deal.
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • AT&T Sees $1 Billion Healthcare Related Charge

    03/31/2010 7:44:05 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 37 replies · 1,038+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) ^ | 3/26/2010 | NEW YORK (Reuters)
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday it would record a $1 billion non-cash charge for the current quarter related to the new U.S. health care reform law, as lawmakers called on the company and three other large employers to testify about expected cost hikes. AT&T's charge appeared to be the largest in a series of charges announced by U.S. companies this week. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee said on Friday it will call on the chief executives of AT&T, Caterpillar , Verizon and Deere to testify on April 21 about how the reform might adversely affect...
  • ACORN canvasser pleads to registration charges

    03/16/2010 1:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 164+ views
    post-gazette ^ | 3/16/10 | staff
    A Forest Hills man has pleaded no contest to several charges in connection with his work with the voter registration group ACORN. Eric Jones, 20, was a canvasser for ACORN in 2007 and in the course of his work, he submitted 30 voter registration applications from individuals who did not exist, according to Mike Manko, spokesman for the Allegheny County District Attorney's office. Mr. Jones was one of seven people charged last year with forgery and other violations. The district attorney's office said they delivered forged registrations during the 2008 election.
  • Officer: U.S. missionaries had tried to take other Haitian kids

    02/09/2010 3:25:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 59 replies · 1,109+ views
    CNN ^ | 9 Feb 10 | Karl Penhaul
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The group of American missionaries in Haiti facing kidnapping charges for trying to take 33 children out of the country last week made an earlier, unsuccessful attempt at taking dozens of other children, a Haitian police officer said Monday. Laura Silsby, left, and two other members of her missionary group are seen after a recent court hearing in Haiti. The officer did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals. He told CNN that he had stopped the 10 Baptist missionaries, including group leader Laura Silsby, on January 26 as they tried to transport 40...
  • Charges of ballot tampering emerge in Senate race

    01/19/2010 4:10:28 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 1/19/10 | Laura Crimaldi and Dave Wedge
    Charges of ballot tampering are already flying as Bay State voters are packing the polls in heavy numbers today in the 11th-hour nailbiter to choose a successor for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Both camps of rivals Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown report possible election violations. “We have seen a number of disturbing incidents this evening that have called into question the integrity of this election,” Coakley campaign manager Kevin Conroy said. Coakley officials say they’ve received reports from five supporters that they received ballots already marked for Brown. “Those are spoiled ballots and they should...
  • No charges coming for summer home-invasion death in Moorhead (MN)

    12/22/2009 1:28:55 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 602+ views
    The Forum ^ | 12-21-09 | staff
    Clay County prosecutors say the Moorhead man who shot and killed a 17-year-old who entered his apartment on June 20 was acting in self defense and will not be charged with a crime.
  • SC gov faces 37 ethics charges he broke state laws

    11/23/2009 10:50:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 750+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/23/09 | Jim Davenport - ap
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces 37 ethics charges he broke state laws limiting official use of airplanes and involving campaign money. The details were released Monday by the State Ethics Commission. They came five days after the panel charged the governor without offering any specifics. Sanford's lawyers have claimed the charges involve minor and technical aspects of the law. The charges followed a probe into whether Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, used pricey airline seats despite low-cost travel requirements and reimbursed himself with campaign cash.
  • Sheriff: Charges will be filed in balloon saga

    10/17/2009 7:19:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 3,508+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/09ap | Dan Elliott - ap
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in the case of a 6-year-old boy who vanished into the rafters of his garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon. The boy's parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, met with Larimer County investigators for much of the afternoon, but Sheriff Jim Alderden didn't say who would be charged or what the charges would be. Alderden didn't call Thursday's hours-long drama a hoax, but he expressed disappointment that he couldn't level more serious charges in the incident, which...
  • U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud

    09/22/2009 9:09:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 666+ views
    Rueters ^ | 9/22/09 | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. The announcement follows last month's indictment of Nemazee, head of a private equity firm and an Iranian American Political Action Committee board member, on one count of defrauding Citigroup's Citibank.
  • URGENT petition to Notre Dame: Please drop the charges

    09/15/2009 1:19:09 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 14 replies · 851+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 09-15-09 | TFP
    The 88 outspoken pro-lifers peacefully walked onto Notre Dame’s campus in May to be the voice of the unborn – when pro-abortion president Obama was honored there – and were arrested for trespassing.  Among those arrested were Fr. Norman Weslin, several Catholic nuns, Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, and Ambassador Alan Keyes. Sign the “Drop the Charges” petition
  • Tucson judge dismisses charges against border agent

    01/08/2009 7:59:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 600+ views
    It’s official: Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett won’t be tried again in an illegal immigrant’s shooting death. U.S. District Court Judge David Bury has granted a prosecution motion to dismiss second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide charges. They could be refiled if new evidence is developed. Two trials in 2008 ended with jurors deadlocked.
  • Charges dropped against 'Suge' Knight in Vegas

    12/05/2008 6:42:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 327+ views
    A judge on Friday dismissed drug and battery charges filed against Marion "Suge" Knight, the hip-hop mogul accused of beating a woman in a parking lot in August. --snip-- Clark County Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer says Justice of the Peace Abbi Silver dismissed the charges without prejudice in a morning hearing. Knight's attorney, David Chesnoff, said the prosecution had "discovery problems and witness problems." --snip-- This may not be the end of the case.
  • Off The Hook: No Criminal Charges For Spitzer (Republicans get prosecuted Dems don't)

    11/06/2008 8:47:05 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 59 replies · 4,112+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | November 6, 2008 | not the eagle has landed
    U.S. Attorney Says Former N.Y. Governor Did Not Misuse Campaign Funds As A Client Of 'Emperors Club VIP' NEW YORK (CBS) ― Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will not face criminal charges following his role as a client in a high-profile prostution ring that led to his resignation in March. U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia announced his decision Thursday afternoon. "Eliot Spitzer has acknowledged to this Office that he was a client of, and made payments to, the Emperors Club VIP. Our investigation has shown that on multiple occasions, Mr. Spitzer arranged for women to travel from one state to...
  • ACORN: Bogus "Voter Fraud Charges" Aim to Camouflage Voter Suppression

    10/14/2008 1:13:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,097+ views
    ACORN ^ | 10/10/08 | ACORN
    ACORN has just completed the largest, most successful nonpartisan voter registration drive in U.S. history. We helped 1.3 million low-income, minority and young voters across the country register to vote. Unfortunately, just as in 2006, that success in bringing people into the democratic process, have been greeted with unfounded accusations to disparage our work and help maintain the status quo of an unbalanced electorate. After a similar spate of charges against ACORN in 2006, we learned that then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had fired Republican U.S. Attorneys because they refused to prosecute ACORN and other voter assistance groups on trumped up...