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  • Ex-NSA contractor to plead guilty to 'breathtaking' heist of top-secret data

    01/06/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Harold Martin is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information on January 22 in a federal court in Baltimore, according to court filings, Reuters reported. Prosecutors said that the ex-NSA contractor spent two decades taking classified government information from the U.S. intelligence community and hoarded the secrets at his home in Maryland. The Justice Department accused Martin in 2016 of a “breathtaking” theft of government secrets. During a raid of his home, authorities seized dozens of laptops and digital devices in addition to six full bankers’ boxes worth of documents.
  • [N.Korea]Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history

    03/22/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history he man behind the biggest bank heist in history may have been Kim Jong-un. Federal prosecutors are preparing to finger North Korea for orchestrating the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to a report.
  • Silver(16 tonnes!) heist mystery continues after empty shipping container found(Canada)

    09/06/2015 7:03:48 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 9-5-15 | CBC News
    A shipping container stolen from Montreal's port this week may have been found in Repentigny, Que. — but the $10 million in silver inside of it at the time of the heist is nowhere to be found. The Maersk container lifted from the port was found on Saturday afternoon on St-Paul Street in Repentigny, a small city just off the northeast tip of the island of Montreal. Search launched for semi-trailer after $10M in silver stolen from Port of Montreal It appears to have been detached from the semi-trailer — also stolen — that was carrying it, and left on...
  • The Incredible Raisin Heist

    04/22/2015 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/2015 | N/A
    Stealing is illegal, unless the government is the thief. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether the government can seize a chunk of a business’s product to regulate prices. This is a big one. Like much government mischief, Horne v. USDA has its roots in the Great Depression and federal programs to prop up the price of goods by controlling supply. To create raisin scarcity, the government established a Raisin Administrative Committee that manages the supply of raisins through annual marketing orders. Raisin handlers must set aside a portion of their annual crop, which the feds...
  • FBI Investigates after Jewelry Heist at Minn. Rest Stop Nets $500K

    12/09/2014 8:07:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    kstp ^ | 12-8-14 | kstp
    The FBI is helping investigate a high-level jewel heist at a southern Minnesota rest stop. Authorities say the theft was done quickly and precisely without weapons, and about $500,000 in jewels was taken. Danny Ranta is the head maintenance worker at the Marion rest stop on Interstate 90 between Eyota and Rochester, and he came into work Monday morning to learn there was a high-end jewelry heist in the parking lot. "Nothing has ever happened here before," he said. The robbery happened just after midnight Monday, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said. A man and several of his employees were...
  • A Lone Bandit and the Mystery of France's Greatest Diamond Heist

    09/06/2013 6:04:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-6-13 | Ryan Jacobs
    A gunman stole $136 million of jewelry from an exhibition at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel in July. Investigators and gem experts are still wondering how it happened. The terrace doors of the opulent Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel on the French Riviera were supposed to be locked. But before lunchtime on the last Sunday of July, a thief—whose face was obscured with a bandanna and a motorcycle helmet—managed to slip through them and directly into an exhibition room loaded with millions of dollars worth of Leviev diamonds, "the world's most extraordinary." Armed with an automatic pistol and an uncanny familiarity...
  • "Rot in hell":Daughter's outburst about mom who has resurfaced after missing for ELEVEN years

    05/03/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 121 replies ^ | 2 May 2013 | | David Mccormack
    Full title - "'You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done to me': Daughter's twitter outburst about mom who has resurfaced after being missing for ELEVEN years" The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with her. Morgan Heist said Thursday that she's still trying to sort out why Brenda Heist would have decided to abandon her and her brother in Pennsylvania in 2002 and hitchhike with strangers to Florida. Morgan Heist is now a 19-year-old freshman at a community college...
  • Edmonton triple-homicide suspect arrested at U.S. border (Held up armored car)

    06/17/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Travis Baumgartner, 21, had no passport, tried to enter U.S. with Alberta driver's licence, according to U.S. border officialsThe man wanted in connection with a deadly armoured-car heist at the University of Alberta had over $330,000 in cash in his vehicle when he was arrested at a U.S. border crossing adjoining British Columbia, U.S. border officers say. Travis Baumgartner, 21, was stopped at the border crossing in Lynden, Wash., near the U.S.-Canada border southwest of Abbotsford, B.C., Edmonton police said Saturday. Border security was alerted when his licence plate was scanned by an automated system and set off an alarm...
  • Police: Women Stole Cognac and Adult Videos

    06/05/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies ^ | 3 June 2012 | Sam Cohen and Chris Nelson
    STOCKTON — Three women stole bottles of alcohol and adult videos, after a brief stand-off with a store clerk. Sunday afternoon, the three women walked into a Stockton liquor store. While one kept the clerk distracted, the other two made their way to the back and grabbed some cognac and adult DVDs. When the clerk saw them try to steal, he locked the doors to the store and confronted them. According to Stockton Police, one of the women kicked out the glass front door. The clerk grabbed a baseball bat, as one of the women grabbed a piece of metal...
  • 2 NYC officers charged in $1 million perfume heist

    03/05/2010 3:50:35 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 385+ views
    hosted ^ | E-Mail | Print | Save | Post | Get Photos | Get Reprints | Reuse Options | DAVID PORTER
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Two New York City police officers helped carry out a $1 million perfume heist at a New Jersey warehouse last month, acting like bumbling amateurs by using their own IDs to rent trucks that later tied them to the crimes, according to a federal complaint filed Friday......
  • Trio tripped up in Meadows scam DA says they took almost $430,000 through a casino soft spot

    10/07/2009 7:26:20 PM PDT · by malkee · 9 replies · 833+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 10 7 09 | Janice Crompton
    He's been jobless and living on Social Security disability income for 15 years, yet Andre Michael Nestor told District Judge Jay Weller yesterday he had access to $400,000 cash to bail himself and a friend out of jail. That amount represents slightly less than what Mr. Nestor and two friends are accused of stealing from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, in what officials have characterized as one of the biggest casino heists ever. It is certainly the largest in Pennsylvania, Washington County District Attorney Steven Toprani said yesterday during a news conference to announce county grand jury indictments of Mr....
  • Armless getaway driver leads police a merry dance

    09/14/2009 2:45:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 752+ views
    the register ^ | 9-14-09 | Lester Haines
    An semi-armless teenager who acted as getaway driver on a jewellery heist, driving at 100mph during a police pursuit "despite needing somebody to change the gears for him", has escaped jail, the Telegraph reports. John Smith, 18 - who has no arms below the elbow - was in charge of a Ford Focus during the robbery of Ernest Jones in Hempstead Valley shopping centre near Rainham, Kent, on 17 December last year.
  • Were Pink Panthers Behind Last Week's Record-Breaking Gem Heist? ($65 Million)

    08/14/2009 6:50:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 741+ views ^ | 08/14/09 | CORNELIA TREPTOW
    here is growing speculation that the $65 million heist of an exclusive London jewelry store was the work of a notorious band of European jewel thieves known to police as the Pink Panthers. A key element in the speculation is that the men who looted Graff Diamonds on New Bond Street Aug. 6 made no effort to hide their faces, suggesting that they had been able to alter their looks with "Mission Impossible" style prosthetic make-up. Disguises as well as lightning-quick robberies have been hallmarks of the Pink Panthers who last year dressed as blond women to get past security...
  • Graff Diamonds £40 Million Jewellery Robbery Is Britain's Biggest Gem Heist [$65M]

    08/11/2009 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 581+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 11, 2009
    Graff Diamonds £40 million jewellery robbery is Britain's biggest gem heist A £40 million raid on Graff Diamonds, the Mayfair jewellers, is thought to be the biggest ever gems heist in Britain. Richard Edwards 11 Aug 2009 Scotland Yard have issued CCTV images of two men dressed in suits, concealing handguns, who escaped with 43 rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches from the central London store last week. They threatened staff at Graff’s with handguns, briefly seized a woman employee as a hostage, and fired warning shots as they made a getaway in a series of cars. The two men, thought...
  • Dense and opulent, with a sweet nose, $20K bottle of wine stolen in Hopkinton (MA)

    08/01/2009 5:49:24 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 1,621+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 1, 2009 | Terri Schwartz
    Dense and opulent, with a sweet nose, $20K bottle of wine stolen in Hopkinton August 1, 2009 07:34 PM By Terri Schwartz, Globe Staff This was no bottle of "Two Buck Chuck." A Hopkinton liquor store owner says thieves stole a bottle of wine worth $20,000 from his store.
  • Canada: Audit fails to rule out gold heist at Mint

    06/30/2009 4:18:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 514+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 06/30/09 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    Audit fails to rule out gold heist at Mint Security probe called as sloppy bookkeeping rejected as cause of missing riches June 30, 2009 Bruce Campion-Smith OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA – The federal government has ordered an immediate review of security at the Royal Canadian Mint after an external audit suggested criminal activity could be behind the disappearance of $15.3 million worth of gold and other precious metals. The months-long external review ruled out sloppy bookkeeping or accounting errors for the fact that 17,500 troy ounces of gold (about 544 kilograms) has gone missing, raising the possibility that thieves took...
  • Lohan Investigated in Jewel Theft Caper (Scotland Yard)

    06/15/2009 7:46:17 PM PDT · by tlb · 59 replies · 3,457+ views
    TMZ ^ | Jun 15th 2009 | TMZ
    Lindsay Lohan is wanted for questioning in connection with a jewel heist -- and an expensive one at that. Scotland Yard is investigating the disappearance of around $500,000 worth of jewels -- earrings and a necklace -- that went missing after an Elle magazine shoot ... and guess who was front and center for the shoot? Our freckle-faced friend. Scotland Yard wants to question LiLo ...but they're quick to add others are being investigated as well. Lohan's rep was not immediately available for comment.
  • Eight Killed in South African Butcher Shop Bloodbath After Heist Goes Awry

    01/30/2009 3:52:33 PM PST · by metmom · 12 replies · 440+ views ^ | Friday, January 30, 2009
    A cash heist at a butcher shop in the South African port of Durban ended in a bloodbath Friday when police fatally shot all eight suspects as they fled with their loot. "The suspects entered the butcher's and held up people at gunpoint. They later fled with an unspecified amount of money. The police gave chase,'' Police Inspector Michael Read said. "Police shot dead all eight suspects, all men, after they lost control of the vehicle in which they were fleeing."
  • Deadly bank robbing gone wrong (Birmingham, AL). Suspect on loose

    05/14/2007 9:05:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies · 995+ views
    BESSEMER, Alabama: A gunman fatally shot two bank employees during a robbery Monday morning at a Wachovia bank branch in Alabama, authorities said. Deputies later shot one suspect as he left the bank with a gun held to a female hostage's head, and they were searching for a possible second suspect, a sheriff's spokesman told The Birmingham News. The spokesman said two other employees were shot and wounded.
  • Man steals $28 million from Antwerp bank

    03/12/2007 7:28:58 PM PDT · by bamahead · 10 replies · 604+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2007 | AOIFE WHITE
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - A man stole $28 million worth of diamonds from an Antwerp bank where he had been a trusted customer for a year using a stolen Argentine passport, officials said Monday. Authorities now believe that he was using a false identity because a passport in that name was stolen in Israel a few years ago. ---------------------- They said he speaks English with an American accent and often wears a baseball cap, and they are appealing to anyone who got to know him during his time in the city to come forward. The bank discovered the theft on March...