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  • Former Cleveland Clinic researcher charged with fraud for failing to disclose China ties

    05/17/2020 11:15:01 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 12 replies ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A former Cleveland Clinic researcher who received more than $3.6 million in National Institutes of Health grants is facing criminal charges for failing to disclose his ties to Chinese universities and his connections to a Chinese government program described as a conduit for theft of U.S. intellectual property. The FBI and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general’s office arrested Dr. Qing Wang on Wednesday at his Shaker Heights home. Prosecutors say Wang appeared Thursday before Magistrate Judge Jonathan D. Greenberg, who released him on $100,000 bond and required him to...
  • 18 shot, 1 killed following fight between multiple motorcycle clubs on Cleveland’s East Side

    03/08/2020 7:42:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies ^ | March 8, 2020
    Eighteen people were shot – including one fatally – late Saturday after a large fight broke out among several motorcycle clubs on the city’s East Side, Cleveland police said.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. arrest warrant: officer slapped wanted to retaliate, press charges

    01/16/2020 12:14:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies ^ | January 16, 2020 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Saying it was against building policy, a Mercedes-Benz Superdome police officer was telling LSU football players to extinguish their victory cigars Monday night in the jubilant locker room minutes after winning the national championship when he felt LSU alum and NFL pro Odell Beckham Jr. slap him on the backside. The 48-year-old lieutenant suppressed the urge to punch Beckham in retaliation, called the New Orleans Police Department a little more than a day later and told investigators he wanted to press charges, according to court records. Police by Thursday morning had obtained a warrant to arrest Beckham, 27, on a...
  • Ukrainian Oligarch Paid $700,000 To The Husband Of A House Judiciary Committee Democrat

    12/16/2019 12:37:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 96 replies ^ | December 16, 2019 | By Chrissy Clark
    Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky. Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine. In 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a number of businesses linked to Kolomoisky hired Powell as an attorney. One of those firms paid Powell at least $700,000 over two years, according to public records. The Miami Herald reported Powell was working for companies tied to Kolomoisky for 10 years. Powell made...
  • As Rents Rise, Cities Strengthen Tenants’ Ability to Fight Eviction: A half-dozen cities across the U.S. promise the right to an attorney, a costly response to increasing homelessness

    12/27/2019 7:28:06 PM PST · by karpov · 64 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 26, 2019 | Laura Kusisto
    Half-a-dozen cities from San Francisco to Cleveland are promising tenants the right to an attorney in eviction cases, a costly and logistically daunting initiative that advocates say is a necessary response to rising housing costs and homelessness. If successful, proponents say these programs could provide a bulwark against gentrification and homelessness, and end up saving cities money by reducing the number of families who end up on the streets and in shelters. Implementing such a sweeping new right poses challenges. It requires staffing legal aid offices with dozens of new attorneys, finding space in courtrooms for lawyers to meet with...
  • How Ukrainian Oligarchs Secretly Became the Largest Real Estate Owners in Downtown Cleveland

    12/24/2019 4:05:36 AM PST · by Pontiac · 20 replies
    SCENE ^ | Jun 11, 2019 | Sam Allard
    In an explosive legal complaint filed last month in Delaware, attorneys for a major Ukrainian bank alleged that two oligarchs who founded the bank and controlled it from 2006 to 2016 laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent corporate loans to purchase assets in the United States and unjustly enrich themselves and their associates. Dubbed the "Optima Schemes" in the 104-page document, these "brazen fraudulent schemes" were successful, among other things, in making the oligarchs and their co-defendants the largest commercial real estate holders in Cleveland. With money siphoned from public bonds and 20 million private Ukrainian citizens who'd...
  • Study: Proposed Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop would be highly profitable

    12/20/2019 5:39:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Development of a proposed hyperloop transportation system linking Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago would not only be a boon to communities along the travel corridors but also would be a strong business investment. That’s the conclusion of a 157-page feasibility study released Monday in Cleveland by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a California-based company developing the technology to move passengers and freight at more than 500 mph through low-pressure tubes. Consultant Transportation Economics and Management Systems performed the $1.3 million study of the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System. For the first time, the study estimated...
  • Gay superdelegates may hold key in Dem prez race

    02/21/2008 4:46:12 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 51 replies · 225+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | 2/21/08 | Lisa Keen
    At a time when momentum and political pundits seem to favor Barack Obama winning the Democratic presidential nomination, other indicators suggest the LGBT community's support is still largely behind Hillary Clinton, except in Texas. And Texas is one of three large primary states remaining that pundits say Clinton must win in order to stay even with Obama in the contest to secure enough delegates to win the nomination. The latest poll in Texas, conducted by CNN February 15-17 among 529 likely primary voters, found Clinton just two points ahead of Obama. A poll just a few days earlier, by the...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Devlin Hodges chided for old tweets supporting Trump

    11/27/2019 5:55:58 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/19 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Devlin Hodges, who made waves earlier this season with his outspoken support of President Trump, at quarterback Sunday as they take on the Cleveland Browns, more than two weeks after a helmet-swinging melee that shook the NFL, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. While Hodges may have been ecstatic about getting the start, he quickly became the target of social media trolls who resurfaced his past tweets – mostly about President Trump. The Samford product was caught deleting the tweets about Trump, but Twitter users saved the receipts.
  • NFL finds 'no such evidence' of Mason Rudolph directing racial slur at Myles Garrett

    11/21/2019 3:54:28 PM PST · by God luvs America · 53 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/21/2019 | ESPN
    The NFL "found no such evidence" that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett just prior to last week's brawl, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday. Garrett made the allegation during an appeal hearing with the NFL on Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter. Rudolph has strongly denied it. "Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland," Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said in a statement. "He will not discuss this accusation any further and his focus...
  • Browns condemn Jermaine Whitehead Twitter rant containing death threat, racist language

    11/04/2019 9:01:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 3, 2019, 8:05 PM | Jason Owens
    Shortly after the Browns lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Cleveland safety Jermaine Whitehead went on a profane Twitter rant that included racist language and death threats. The tweets were targeted at Twitter users critical of his and the Browns’ performance with one aimed at Browns TV and radio broadcaster Dustin Fox after Fox tweeted that “Whitehead’s tackling today is a joke.” Whitehead responded with a slur and a warning to Fox not to “get smoked.” Fox wasn’t the only Twitter user in Whitehead’s sights. He responded to several other critics with tweets that included a death threat, a...
  • Browns condemn Jermaine Whitehead Twitter rant containing death threat, racist language

    11/04/2019 10:02:05 AM PST · by Levy78 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | november 3, 2019 | Jason Owens
    Shortly after the Browns lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Cleveland safety Jermaine Whitehead went on a profane Twitter rant that included racist language and death threats. The tweets were targeted at Twitter users critical of his and the Browns’ performance with one aimed at Browns TV and radio broadcaster Dustin Fox after Fox tweeted that “Whitehead’s tackling today is a joke.” Whitehead responded with a slur and a warning to Fox not to “get smoked.” Whitehead’s tweets Warning: The screenshots posted below contain graphic language
  • Nick Bosa trolls Baker Mayfield by mimicking Mayfield's famous Ohio State flag plant

    10/08/2019 6:27:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    No college football fan will forget Baker Mayfield leading Oklahoma to a win at Ohio State, then planting an OU flag on the Buckeyes’ field. Nick Bosa surely hasn’t forgotten. Bosa was a star at Ohio State. He was the second overall pick of the NFL draft this year by the San Francisco 49ers. And he was fantastic against the Browns and Mayfield on Monday night, when the Niners blew out the Browns, 31-3. Late in the second quarter, Bosa pressured Mayfield again, hit him and forced an incompletion. Bosa got up and did a celebration that Ohio State fans...
  • Trump re-election campaign flies banners to thank workers on Labor Day

    09/02/2019 4:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 2, 2019 | Mark Moore
    It will be a day at the beach for President Trump’s re-election campaign on Labor Day. The campaign is taking to the skies on Labor Day to fly banners over beach-goers to show its thanks for workers fueling the economy. “Labor Day is the perfect time to thank American workers for everything they do for our country,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director. “Under President Trump’s policies, the economy is strong and growing, and more Americans are working than ever before. The American economy is the envy of the world and our American workers are the best on the...
  • Report: Brother of Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Charged in Cleveland Triple-Homicide

    08/29/2019 6:53:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | JACK PHILLIPS August 29, 2019 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The brother of Simone Biles, the Olympic gold medalist, was charged in a Cleveland triple-homicide, it was reported. Tevin Biles-Thomas is being charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, and perjury, reported the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Aug. 29. He was arrested and is now being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail. He will be arraigned on Sept. 13, the report said. “The relentless persistence of Cleveland police homicide detectives helped secure an indictment in this case,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor O’Malley said in a statement obtained by the paper. “It is through their hard work that we can begin to...
  • Cleveland cop urinated on 12-year-old girl waiting for school bus while recording on cellphone

    08/22/2019 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2019 | Adam Ferrise
    A Cleveland police officer tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for her school bus and urinated on her while he filmed the interaction, prosecutors said. Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, is charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with custody and public indecency. He is set to be arraigned on Monday.
  • Ohio cop attempted kidnapping girl, 12, waiting for bus and filmed himself...

    08/22/2019 9:03:44 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 31 replies
    fox ^ | 08/22/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Prosecutors say it's their mission to make sure an Ohio cop "never wears the badge of a police officer again" after the 34-year-old was arrested Tuesday on accusations he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl at a school bus stop — and then filmed himself urinating on her.
  • Treasury Targets Chinese Drug Kingpins Fueling America’s Deadly Opioid Crisis

    08/21/2019 1:29:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | 8/21/2019 | staff
    Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced coordinated actions to bring additional financial pressure upon those who manufacture, sell, or distribute synthetic opioids or their precursor chemicals. OFAC identified Chinese national Fujing Zheng (Zheng) and the Zheng Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). OFAC also designated one additional Chinese national, Guanghua Zheng, for his support to the Zheng DTO’s drug trafficking activities, as well as one Chinese entity, Qinsheng Pharmaceutical Co....
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin [2018]

    07/28/2019 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Vendome · 13 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Deb Belt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday.This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments.Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago it was...
  • Harris wins endorsement of civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump (unintentional humor)

    07/16/2019 11:18:57 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 07/16/19 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is endorsing Kamala Harris for president, citing the California senator’s record on criminal justice and comparing her campaign to former President Barack Obama’s historic White House run in 2008.Crump, a high-profile Florida attorney, represented Trayvon Martin’s family after the teen was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012. He has since represented other families whose children were killed in fatal altercations with white police officers that captured the nation’s attention, like Mike Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.  In a phone interview Monday afternoon, Crump said...