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  • CalPERS Ex-CEO Buenrostro Guilty Plea Explains Why Bankers Make So Much Money

    07/13/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 13 July 2014 | Tim Worstall
    The ex-CEO of CalPERS, Fred Buenrostro, has just pleaded guilty to accepting doucers, cash bribes and fees for placing investment business with a specific firm. The economic point that this helps us elucidate is why bankers and fund managers make such vast incomes normally. It’s a concept called “efficiency wages”. Essentially, when stripped right down, if people are handling or responsible for a large amount of money then pay them very well. So that it’s not actually worth their trying to do anything naughty, the risk of losing that high income is greater than what they can gain by being...
  • Former Durham teacher arrested on student-related sex offenses

    Durham, N.C. — A former teacher for Durham Public Schools was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said Monday. Michelle Smith White, 37, of Penrith Drive, Durham, faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex offense with a student. Deputy Paul Sherwin, a spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said White, who worked at Charles E. Jordan High School, started a friendship with the female student in 2012, when the girl was 15. "Sometime between 2012 and most recently, that evolved into a sexual relationship,"...
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • NY state lawmaker pleads guilty over sham marriage (RAT actually resigns)

    06/29/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/28/14 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges in a deal that requires her to resign from office, admitting that she obtained legal residency and ultimately citizenship through a sham marriage and then lied to bankruptcy authorities years later to erase $30,000 of debt. Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa, 47, told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that she "falsely got married" to a U.S. citizen and referred to it as a real marriage when she became a citizen in 2005. **SNIP** Although the two false statements charges carry a combined potential penalty of 10 years in prison,...
  • Majority say Obama admin knowingly lied about Benghazi terrorist attacks

    05/15/2014 10:23:58 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | May 15 2014 | Dan Spencer
    new Fox News poll finds that 51 percent think that Obama administration “knowingly lied” about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya “to help the President Obama during his re-election campaign” against Mitt Romney. The poll also found that 54 percent think Obama’s administration “tried to deceive” the American people about the events surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Worse for the Democrats, 50 percent think their preferred 2016 presidential nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “tried to deceive” the American people about the State Department’s role in the events surrounding the Benghazi terrorist...
  • Fear Of Hillary Clinton Leads Conservatives To Illogically Blame Her For Boko Haram

    05/10/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 10, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    On April 16th, in Nigeria, about 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The story didn’t become widely known in the US for a while. However, now that efforts are being made by the United States government to assist in recovering these girls, conservatives have decided to use this time to play the blame game. Over the past couple of days, the right-wing media has focused their attentions solely on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Based on the logic they are presenting, Clinton is to blame for Boko Haram’s actions due to her not designating...
  • (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...
  • Lois Lerner Again Takes the Fifth at Congressional Hearing

    03/05/2014 6:50:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    But There’s Not a Smidgen of Corruption. Today Former IRS official took the Fifth Amendment again during a House hearing on the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Former D.C. Department of Human Services worker pleads guilty to scheme ($800K in food stamps)

    02/16/2014 6:42:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/15/14 | Patrick Svitek
    Aretha Holland-Jackson, 45, admitted in federal court that she used her access to the Department of Human Services’ computer system to set up public assistance for nearly two dozen phony beneficiaries. Using fake names and Social Security numbers, Holland-Jackson obtained government ID cards that she and others used to withdraw food stamps, cash and other public benefits from ATMs, according to prosecutors. Allison Holland, Holland-Jackson’s 47-year-old sister, also admitted involvement in the scheme. Prosecutors said Holland, of Cheltenham, used three of the fake cards, then saved cash for her sister in a shoebox.
  • Pride weekend attacker found guilty

    02/14/2014 6:08:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 13, 2014 | Kale Williams
    Christopher Porter-Bailey, the man arrested in a brutal robbery and attack during San Francisco Pride weekend, has been found guilty in the assault of the woman, the District Attorney’s Office said.
  • Pilot pleads guilty in death of woman who fell from his hang glider in 2012

    02/08/2014 2:54:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Vivian Luk, Canadian Press
    CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A former British Columbia hang-glider pilot whose passenger fell 300 metres to her death during a flight that was an anniversary gift pleaded guilty Friday to criminal negligence causing death. William Jon Orders was charged in the death of 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plunged from Orders’ hang glider shortly after takeoff during a flight above B.C.’s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012. Orders was also charged with obstruction of justice over allegations he swallowed a memory card that may have contained video of the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear what would happen to that charge.
  • Adult entertainer found guilty of manslaughter for helping woman get 'deadly' butt injections

    02/02/2014 4:15:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/01/14
    Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, was found guilty of culpable negligence manslaughter for helping Karima Gordon, 37, get 'deadly' silicone injections in her buttocks. Authorities say Stewart took $200 for referring Gordon to the alleged injector, who she falsely represented as a nurse.
  • Knox's fury after being found GUILTY AGAIN

    02/01/2014 6:55:33 AM PST · by yldstrk · 215 replies
    Mail online ^ | 30 January 201 | Lucy Crossley and James Nye
    Amanda Knox told Italian authorities that 'they'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming' following her guilty verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Her defiance raises the spectre of a long drawn-out extradition battle after the decision of judges in Florence to overrule her previous acquittal and sentence her to 28 years and six months in prison.
  • Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox and Rafael Solecitto Guilty, Again

    01/30/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 1-30-2014 | Ace
    Amanda Knox is in America and she's not going back to Italy. However, Rafael Solecitto -- every bit as innocent -- is an Italian citizen, and they're determined to jail Amanda Knox, but they can't, so they'll jail the guy no one cares about, Rafael. The Italian judicial system has a quirk unlike ours. When a trial court pronounces you culpable, you're not actually convicted of the crime -- not yet. The actual conviction only occurs when a court, sitting in review, confirms the conviction. I believe I read that Italy considers this trial finding of culpability less seriously than...
  • Noted SF activist pleads guilty to child porn

    01/22/2014 6:13:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco gay rights advocate who was arrested after police said they linked him to an email account that had sent and received images of toddlers engaging in sex acts with men has been convicted of possessing child pornography.
  • Naked Woman Wearing Angel Wings Is Busted (with photo)

    01/15/2014 10:05:08 AM PST · by null and void · 37 replies
    Police collar birthday girl, 47, promenading in her birthday suit JANUARY 15--A naked woman wearing a pair of angel wings was arrested early yesterday after police spotted her walking on an Arkansas street. Christine Lawrence, 47, was busted for indecent exposure after a pair of Mountain Home Police Department officers responded to a 3:20 AM call about “a female walking down the middle of the road with nothing on besides angel wings,” according to a police report. When one patrolman sought to speak with Lawrence, she fled into her nearby Circle Drive residence. As Lawrence was subsequently being arrested, she...
  • Meet the Dishonest Radical Academic Eric Holder Tapped to Oversee Federal Election Law

    12/21/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Her name is Pam Karlan. She has described herself as a “snarky, bisexual, Jewish woman.” She is a radical progressive. She is currently a law professor at Stanford, and a dishonest one at that. She will be joining Eric Holder’s Justice Department to oversee the enforcement of federal election laws during the 2014 midterm elections. PJ Media readers already know Pam Karlan as the professor who published dishonest scholarship about the Bush Justice Department’s voting rights enforcement. From PJ Media’s “ The Dangerous Dishonesty of Possible Supreme Court Nominee Pam Karlan “: Karlan’s dishonesty goes beyond womyn’s issues, and extends...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Alec Baldwin stalker found guilty: Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to 210 days in jail

    11/14/2013 8:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/14/2013 | SHAYNA JACOBS AND CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The obsessed French-Canadian actress who made Alec Baldwin’s life a living hell was found guilty Thursday of stalking and other charges. Genevieve Sabourin, who turned her trial into a circus when she heckled Baldwin and his wife Hilaria on the stand, stayed silent and looked glum as the judge declared her guilty on all counts — and gave her a piece of his mind. “You had no right to continue communications or pursue contact you knew to be unwanted and unwelcome,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum said. “Your relentless and escalating campaign of threats and in person appearances in...
  • Pelosi Predicts: If Hillary Runs, 'She Will Win'

    10/21/2013 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    Pelosi Predicts: If Hillary Runs, 'She Will Win' October 21, 2013 - 4:43 PM By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday, said Hillary Clinton “will win” the presidency if she runs. “If Hillary Clinton does run, she'll be one of the best prepared people, and she will win, I believe, if she runs. She'll be one of the best prepared people to enter the White House in a long time,” Pelosi said. “She will -- she would be a great president. I would -- it...
  • Former FBI agent to plead guilty in AP leak case

    09/23/2013 10:50:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    rt ^ | 9/23/13
    A former FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to divulging secret government information about a supposed bomb plot in Yemen to the Associated Press, the US Department of Justice said Monday. Donald John Sachtleben agreed to a sentence of three years and seven months for the leak, as part of a plea agreement filed in the US District Court in Indiana. A separate sentence for unrelated child pornography charges was included, according to the Justice Department (DOJ). In May 2012, AP reported on a US operation in Yemen to stop a plan to bomb an airliner. The news agency...
  • Jackson, Blagojevich (Hussein?) Figure Pleads Guilty

    09/20/2013 3:09:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 9/20/13
    A one-time contributor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was also a figure in the scandal surrounding imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded guilty in a medical fraud case. **SNIP** At Blagojevich's first corruption trial in 2010, prosecutors said a witness was prepared to testify that Jackson instructed Nayak to raise money for Blagojevich's campaign. In exchange, the Jackson supporters would allegedly ask Blagojevich for an appointment to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
  • For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment?

    08/24/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 11:15 AM EDT | Ramit Plushnick-Masti
    Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing—his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else—martyrdom. …
  • Jury in Fort Hood Shooting Trial Finds Maj. Nidal Hasan Guilty

    08/23/2013 12:40:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/23/2013 | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber
    Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad. A jury of 13 high-ranking military officers reached a unanimous guilty verdict on all charges -- 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder -- in about seven hours. Hasan is now eligible for the death penalty. Hasan had no visible reaction as the verdict was read. After the jury and Hasan left the courtroom,...
  • Feds send $750,000 bill to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    08/22/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/22/13 | Phil Rogers
    **SNIP** That means more than $10,000 worth of Bruce Lee memorabilia must be turned over immediately to the federal government, along with a $5,000 football signed by American presidents. He will have to fork over Martin Luther King memorabilia valued at more than $15,000, as well as more than $18,000 in Michael Jackson souvenirs (including two of the King of Pop’s famous hats). There’s a $4,000 guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, Jim Hendrix memorabilia valued at $2,775, and Malcolm X souvenirs priced at $2,200. Also furs, valued at $5,000.
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first (for the children)

    08/14/2013 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/14/13 | Katherine Skiba, Marina Villeneuve
    WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. The Jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time, with Jackson Jr. going first, based on the wishes of the family as expressed by Dan Webb, an attorney for Sandi Jackson. Jackson Jr. will report to prison on or after Nov. 1, the judge said. In addition to the 2.5 years in prison, Jackson Jr. was sentenced to three years...
  • Sharpton: 'Slap in the Face to Those Who Believe in Justice in This Country'

    07/13/2013 7:42:10 PM PDT · by mykroar · 89 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/13/2013 | Daniel Halper
    "Well, I think that this is an atrocity," said Sharpton. "I think that it is probably one of the worst situations that I've seen. What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime, just bringing some Skittles and iced tea home to your brother, and be killed and someone can claim self-defense having been exposed with all kinds of lies, all kinds of inconsistencies. ... Even at trial when he is exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted. This is...
  • Funny business in Jesse Jackson Jr. sentencing? (Hussein's Chicago way?)

    07/04/2013 5:18:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/03/13 | William Kelly
    CHICAGO, July 3, 2013 ― Sentencing for disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi has been delayed, but the question is, why? Is there a legitimate reason for the delay, or is something else going on behind-the-scenes? **SNIP** The Chicago Way is also no longer confined to the Illinois state line; it has impacted and altered the way business is done in Washington, perhaps permanently. The president’s Chicago advisors ― Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, to name a few ― have seen to that. So can the judge be influenced? Judge Amy Berman-Jackson was nominated to...
  • Lois Lerner’s price for testimony: Immunity

    07/03/2013 7:35:39 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 51 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 7/2/13 | RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she’s given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday. “They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity,” William W. Taylor III said in a phone interview. “That’s the way to resolve all of this.” The comments reflect the hard-line approach Lerner, the former head of the IRS division that scrutinized conservative groups, and her legal team are taking in defending her role in the agency’s scandal.
  • 25 bike cops catch amorous couple in act at Upper Darby park

    06/27/2013 11:24:32 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 49 replies
    Daily Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | LINDA REILLY
    A couple engaged in an afternoon tryst in Naylor’s Run Park got caught with their pants down by not one -- but 25 police officers earlier this week. Richard McBride, 37, of the 1800 block of North Crossley Street, Philadelphia and Jennifer Harvey, 41, of the 500 block of North Sycamore Avenue, in the Westbrook Park section of Upper Darby were fully dressed as they were arraigned Wednesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Ann Berardocco. The pair reportedly was discovered 4:22 p.m. Tuesday June 25 on a softball field bench in Naylor’s Run Park, Garrett Road. “She had her pants...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants Medical Information Out of Public Record

    06/04/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/04/13 | Alexandria Fisher
    **SNIP** They also requested that the sentencing memo, however, be partially "under seal," or out of public view, as it "will contain personal sensitive details about [Jackson's] medical condition, as well as the medical condition of one of his family members," the Sun-Times reported. **SNIP** "I'm not bound by the sentencing guidelines," Judge Robert Wilkins said earlier in court, noting he cannot go beyond the maximum of five years. "The sentencing guidelines are advisory, and they are something I am bound to consider."
  • Harvey Whittemore, former Nevada powerbroker, guilty in (Dingy Harry Reid) contribution case

    06/02/2013 8:36:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/29/13
    RENO, Nev. — A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007. **SNIP** Whittemore stood with his arms behind his back and shook his head slightly after the verdicts...
  • Hot girls on Auto Shanghai 2013 auto show

    05/30/2013 2:06:46 AM PDT · by TexGrill
    China Daily ^ | 05/24/2013 | China Daily
    BEIJING - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief said on Wednesday that Chinese government debt has risen to nearly 50 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) but is still under control. Speaking at a press briefing after the completion of an annual review of the Chinese economy by the organization, David Lipton, the IMF's first deputy managing director, said, "Reining in total social financing growth is a priority and will require further tightening of prudential oversight as well as, critically, improved investor accountability for their investment decisions." The IMF concluded in its review that it is important to...
  • NEVADA DEVELOPER FOUND GUILTY FOR ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO HARRY REID

    05/29/2013 2:25:28 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 24 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | May 29, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    Harvey Whittemore, a Reno, Nevada, businessman has been found guilty on three counts of making illegal campaign contributions to Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
  • IRS Official Lois Lerner: 'I Have Not Done Anything Wrong' ('I Am Not A Crook')

    05/22/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/2013 | Daniel Halper
    IRS official Lois Lerner said at hearing today, "I have not done anything wrong." "I have not done anything wrong," she said. "I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee."Lerner adds that she invoke her 5th Amendment right and "will not answer any of the questions or testify today":
  • Kermit Gosnell Found GUILTY on Three First-Degree Murder Charges

    05/13/2013 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 273 replies
    Life Site ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced. Gosnell is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for killing babies following delivery in an abortion process that involved “snipping” their necks and spinal cords. He also faces a third-degree murder charge related to the death of a woman, Karnamaya Mongar, 41, of Virginia, from a botched legal abortion. Gosnell, who has been in jail since his January 2011 arrest. The abortionist faces 258 counts total and other charges against him...
  • Jodi Arias Says She Prefers Death Penalty In Post-Conviction Interview

    05/09/2013 12:05:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox news ^ | may 8, 2013 | Stafff
    Jodi Arias says she would rather receive the death penalty than a long prison sentence after she was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday, calling death "the ultimate freedom." In an exclusive interview with MyFoxPhoenix.com, Arias says she was shocked by the verdict. "I think I just went blank," Arias said. "I just feel overwhelmed. I think I just need to take it a day at a time. It was unexpected for me. There was no premeditation on my part." Arias spent 18 days on the stand sharing intimate, emotional and oftentimes X-rated details of her life before a rapt television...
  • BREAKING: Jodi Arias found GUILTY of murder in the 1st Degree

    05/08/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 80 replies
    May 08, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Jodi Arias has been found GUILTY in the murder of Travis Alexander. Justice has been served!
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Guilty.

    04/25/2013 9:41:27 PM PDT · by universe daily · 10 replies
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev group ^ | 26 | Wayne Robert Smith
    I've been hearing a lot about the Boston Bombings. As soon as they happened facebook went ape. Never could have foreseen the level of noisy minority support for the murderous little monster though. Yes, I know. Innocent until proven guilty. But that doesn't literally mean he's innocent. Otherwise authorities would let him go! It's merely a way of ensuring a fair trial for even the most heinous criminals. Brainwashed or not this guy blew the legs of 30 or so people and planned to do the same thing in New York. When I heard about it I created a group...
  • Hezbollah Courier Found Guilty in Plot to Attack Israeli Tourists in Cyprus

    03/22/2013 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/22/13 | NICHOLAS KULISH
    BERLIN — In a decision that could have significant repercussions for Hezbollah’s operations in Europe, a court in Cyprus on Thursday found a man guilty of participating in a plot to attack Israeli tourists there, part of a conspiracy similar to a deadly bombing last July in Bulgaria. The court found the man, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen, guilty on five of the eight charges against him, including participation in a criminal organization and in the preparation of a criminal act. The three other counts were conspiracy charges, which the ruling said were already covered under the other...
  • Two US teen football players found guilty of rape sentenced (at least one year behind bars)

    03/17/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The judge sentenced them both to at least one year in juvenile jail and said both can be held until they are 21. Mays, 17, was sentenced to an additional year in jail on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, to be served after his rape sentence is completed. Both Mays and the 16-year-old Richmond have been ordered to avoid contact with the victim until they are 21.
  • Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

    03/13/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    fox ^ | 3-13-13 | Eric Shawn
    a total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election. The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charges; Wife Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    02/21/2013 6:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 2/20/13 | Madison Gray
    Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal conspiracy charges of using campaign funds to purchase personal and luxury items, bringing what’s likely a grim end to a fast-rising political career. Jackson was charged Friday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and making false statements. He is accused by prosecutors of spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. Prosecutors also say that Jackson failed to report $28,000 in gifts he received. In U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Jackson told Judge Robert Wilkins that he was guilty of the charges against...
  • Environmentalist drowns at Mexican resort beach

    12/28/2012 7:55:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO—The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at a beach near Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, police said Friday. Rebecca Tarbotton, 39, was swimming Wednesday at a beach about a half hour north of Puerto Vallarta when she was caught by a wave and tossed around, said Adan Leyva, spokesman for Puerto Vallarta municipal police. Leyva said that paramedics tried to revive her after she was brought ashore, but she was dead by the time she reached the hospital. In a statement on its website Friday, Rainforest...
  • N.H. lawyer held on sexual exploitation, porn charges

    11/21/2012 6:22:53 AM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Matt Stout
    A Granite State lawyer is now in federal custody after authorities say she brought an underage girl to Canada and forced her to perform sexual acts in front of a camera. Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester has been ordered held pending her January trial on federal sexual exploitation and child porn charges. Biron — arrested last week on those charges — was already facing seven counts of possession of child abuse images in Manchester District Court, where a criminal complaint alleges she had five videotapes and two photographs of an underage female engaged in sexual conduct with an unknown male.
  • Deputy RI House speaker to admit tax fraud guilt (RAT John McCauley Jr.)

    09/22/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 9/14/12 | DAVID KLEPPER
    Deputy RI House speaker to admit tax fraud guiltBy DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press / September 14, 2012 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The outgoing deputy speaker of the Rhode Island House and a business partner have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and tax fraud for cheating the federal government out of more than $500,000 in tax payments, federal prosecutors said Friday. Rep. John McCauley Jr., a Democrat who represents Providence, was charged Friday in federal court along with William L'Europa, his partner in their insurance adjuster business. Both indicated in court filings that they plan to plead guilty. The men...
  • Guilty Verdict in Drew Peterson Murder Trial

    09/06/2012 12:55:46 PM PDT · by ozaukeemom · 26 replies
    HLN
    The jury in the Drew Peterson murder trial of his 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio, has come in with a verdict of guilty. Sentencing to be November 26.
  • Ark. lawmaker pleads guilty to election charge (Democrat commits election fraud)

    09/05/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    FOX16.com ^ | 9/5/2012
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said they bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year. Prosecutors said Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum of Marion, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone acknowledged that they participated in a conspiracy to bribe voters to influence absentee votes in the Arkansas District 54 primary, runoff and general elections in 2011. The three were released pending a sentencing hearing. "In a nation in which every...
  • Corzine says MF trustee encroaching on his defense (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)

    09/01/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/30/12 | Nick Brown
    Corzine says MF trustee encroaching on his defenseBy Nick Brown Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:52am IST NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Former MF Global Chief Executive Jon Corzine is fighting efforts by a bankruptcy trustee to join forces with customers suing him over the commodities brokerage's demise. Corzine, along with other current and former MF executives, filed an objection in court on Wednesday arguing that their ability to defend themselves would be hurt if trustee James Giddens is allowed to assign his legal claims to plaintiffs in existing cases. The executives are defendants in multiple lawsuits accusing them of...
  • Duval School Board members to discuss [homosexual] teacher arrested on 6 sexual charges

    08/01/2012 7:53:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | July 30, 2012 | Khristopher J. Brooks, Topher Sanders
    After a 2009 state recommendation that Duval County schools remove a teacher from vulnerable students, he was reassigned to another elementary school. Last week he was arrested on six sexual charges against a child. One of the problems: neither the state nor the school district defined “vulnerable student population.” And Monday, the state Department of Children and Families put the responsibility for defining the phrase squarely on the Duval County Public Schools. Christopher Robert Bacca, Windy Hill Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year, was charged with three counts of sexual battery against a child under 12 and one count...