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  • Dearborn cleric reportedly involved in radicalization of London stabbing attacker

    06/05/2017 8:17:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A Dearborn cleric known for his YouTube presence was reportedly involved in the radicalization of one of the attackers who killed seven people and injured dozens of others in a London stabbing. Investigators identified the attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Neighbors said they reported Butt to authorities at least twice when he tried to convert their children to radical Islam. Dearborn-based religious leader Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril is renowned among anti-terror sources as a favorite Imam of ISIS fighters, including one of the terrorists who carried out the attack in London over the weekend....
  • Maryland man gets life for killing 3-month-old for $750,000 in insurance

    05/26/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 26. 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    <p>A Maryland man who killed his 3-month-old son for $750,000 in insurance money was sentenced to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended on Thursday after a trial before a judge.</p> <p>Moussa Sissoko, 38, of Silver Spring, killed his 3-month-old son, Shane, in 2001, then sought to become the sole beneficiary of a $750,000 life insurance policy on the boy, court files show.</p>
  • Upstate NY town’s only black volunteer firefighter’s house burned down

    08/03/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/3/16 | Alfred Ng
    Upstate NY town’s only black volunteer firefighter’s house burned down two days after receiving racist message telling him to leave Two days after getting a racist letter threatening him if he didn’t quit, a black volunteer firefighter’s house was burned down in an upstate New York town. On Monday, Kenneth Walker received a racist threat that if he didn’t resign from the North Tonawanda fire department, he would "regret it." Walker is the only black volunteer firefighter in the department.
  • Judge backpedals on controversial ruling in favor of Fort Worth mega church

    11/26/2014 5:14:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    Cultrure Map Dallas ^ | 11.3.14 | Claire St. Amant
    Nearly two months after awarding a $100,000 life insurance policy to a Fort Worth mega church and not the deceased man's children, Denton County judge Robert Ramirez has had a change of heart — sort of. In a breathless order fraught with typos, Ramirez said he was "premature in granting a summary judgment" in favor of Birchman Baptist Church. Scarlette Rafferty Elliot and Sean Rafferty were the designated beneficiaries of their father's life insurance up until just 24 hours before his death. After meeting with Birchman senior pastor Bob Pearle on June 24, 2013, Sean C. Rafferty signed over his...
  • The American Mafia Was a Melting Pot

    01/07/2014 11:25:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3
    Bill Dal Cerro of the Italic Institute of America [Free for All, Dec. 28] took Dana Milbank to task for allegedly stereotyping Italians in his Dec. 22 Sunday Opinion column, “Godfathers of the Capitol.” But Milbank never used the word “Italian.” He did write “mafia” twice, and he used the phrase “going to the mattresses” once. He also used the term “mob boss.” In my opinion, it takes more effort than it is worth to be offended, no matter what one’s origins, by any of these words. It seems to me that even in “today’s enlightened era,” to use Dal...
  • Democratic Convention Organizers Claim $500K of Lost Electronics

    06/16/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Garrett Bruno
    The Democratic National Convention may be long over, but its organizers have not forgotten the almost half a million dollars worth of electronics they seem to have lost. Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices. A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop? $75,537. The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199. A lost iPhone? $30,503. A lost Blackberry? $54,250. The DNC did not respond to a request for comment. Calls to the...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • CHICAGOLAND: FIRST LADY CAMPAIGNED INSIDE POLLING PLACE? (Drudge Report)

    10/14/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 199 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/13/2010 | Matt Drudge
  • West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah

    06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 469+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | June 3, 2010 | Blade Staff
    West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count...
  • NJ Exec Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion

    06/25/2009 5:09:58 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 24, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK—The former owner of two medical billing companies pleaded guilty today to engaging in a scheme to defraud insurance companies that provided no-fault medical benefits to motorists, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. Aleksander Sirota, a/k/a “Alexander Sirota,” 39, of Freehold, also pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to money laundering and concealing approximately $1 million in income from the Internal Revenue Service, as well as other charges. Judge Wigenton scheduled sentencing for Sept. 29. Sirota admitted that between April 2001 and June 2005, he conspired with doctors Valery Rimerman and Irina Zelikson to defraud...
  • Bethesda Arsonist Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Insurance Company

    06/22/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 300+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 22, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Maryland
    GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Thomas Patrick Moriarty, age 40, of Dickerson, Maryland, today to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud an insurance company by setting fire to an insured residence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Messitte also ordered Moriarty to pay restitution of $33,000. According to his plea agreement, Moriarty assisted a friend who was involved in the contracting business to burn down an insured house in Bethesda. The friend, later identified as...
  • Suspicious car fires up 27 percent

    06/08/2009 9:32:18 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 11 replies · 768+ views
    upi via email no link | 6/8/9
    LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The number of suspicious U.S. car fires is spiking as owners of pricey and gas-guzzling cars are finding they can no longer afford them, insurers say. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says suspected auto arson is up 27 percent in the first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2008, while so-called owner give-ups, defined as an owner abandoning or intentionally destroying a vehicle in hopes of gaining an insurance payoff, is up 24 percent, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "If they owe $10,000 and can only sell the vehicle for $7,000, they'll...
  • Signs of Stress, Fraud on Roadside (People burning or ditching cars)

    03/27/2009 4:02:15 AM PDT · by raybbr · 46 replies · 1,914+ views
    WSJ via Yahoo News ^ | March 26, 2009 | Douglas Belkin
    More Vehicles Burned, Ditched in Apparent Schemes by Owners to Get Insurance Payout Police detective Mark Menzie drove 55 miles into the desert Sunday to inspect the charred remains of a formerly silver Ford Expedition. Later, he sat in a kitchen on the city's south side where a 19-year-old man confessed to torching his girlfriend's Chrysler PT Cruiser. At noon Monday, Mr. Menzie was picking through the smashed windshield of a 2008 Land Rover in a desert canyon. His police radio crackled as he worked; another car was spotted burning southwest of the city. Years of no-money-down car loans followed...
  • Saddled With Debt, Some Decide to Torch Vehicles

    10/13/2008 1:21:23 PM PDT · by BGHater · 70 replies · 1,927+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 Oct 2008 | Dan Morse and Matt Zapotosky
    Burdened by debt and driving home from a night of gambling in West Virginia, Sergio Lopez launched a scheme that at the time must have seemed like a good idea. He pulled his Volkswagen Jetta up to a random corner in Silver Spring, doused the interior with gasoline, set it on fire and walked away. He later made a claim to Nationwide Insurance. The car was missing, he said -- someone must have stolen it. Add Lopez, who pleaded guilty in the case this year, to the band of Washington area residents who have torched their cars hoping for a...
  • Edwards' "other woman" revives memories of a gruesome scandal( Horse Killing For Profit )

    08/14/2008 6:29:34 PM PDT · by Leisler · 67 replies · 252+ views
    ESPN.Com ^ | August 14, 2008 | Lester Munson, with William Nack
    On Sunday, as I was sitting in my summer cabin in Vermont, completely absorbed in a New York Times story about John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter, I began reading a paragraph whose message shot through me like a sudden bolt of electrical current. The story centered on Ms. Hunter's refusal to take a DNA test to determine the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter, but that was not what startled me. It was this: "Ms. Hunter was born in Fort Lauderdale. Fla., in 1964 as Lisa Druck and moved to New York City in her 20s, becoming part of a...
  • Jose: Was dad of John Edwards' lover a horse killer?

    08/12/2008 2:16:21 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies · 469+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug.12,2008 | JOSE LAMBIET
    Former presidential hopeful John Edwards' mistress grew up in Florida with a dad who once found himself in the FBI's sights. Born Lisa Druck in Fort Lauderdale, Rielle Hunter didn't leave much of a footprint there. Or on the Central Florida community of Ocala, where she went to high school. Or Tampa, where she went to college. Correction: A previous version of this story said James Druck died in 1992. Her father, however, did leave a legacy in this state. An ugly one. Quoting an FBI informant shortly after James Druck's death in 1990, Sports Illustrated named him a figure...
  • Lake in the Hills man charged with pufferfish toxin --had a $5 million life insurance policy(IL)..

    07/08/2008 2:29:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 1,226+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-7-08 | Jeff Long, Carolyn Starks
    Complete title too long for the form. Here's the total title: Lake in the Hills man charged with pufferfish toxin purchase had a $5 million life insurance policy on his wife, authorities say Federal prosecutors also say she was the intended target in 2005, when her husband sought a hit man A Lake in the Hills man arrested after ordering a deadly pufferfish toxin had a cache of weapons in his home and was named as the beneficiary of a $5 million life insurance policy on his wife, prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors also said that the wife, Rebecca Bachner,...
  • Man of the people-Arrested

    12/18/2002 5:27:03 PM PST · by ganesha · 22 replies · 545+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 12/18/2002 | Sandra Tan
    Man of the people - arrested By SANDRA TAN News Staff Reporter 12/18/2002 Mohamed T. Albanna, photographed in his Clinton Street store last July, is considered outspoken on issues crucial to Lackawanna. Business owner Andrea Haxton saw Mohamed T. Albanna several days a week. He was her main cigarette distributor and regularly dropped off boxes at her A&E Goods store on Ridge Road and Ingham Avenue on his way home from work. "He delivers them, we pay him, chit-chat, and he goes home," the Lackawanna business owner said. "We talk about politics all the time." Albanna came by Monday night...
  • Former radio host has disappeared, family, friends say

    06/18/2007 6:00:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies · 2,664+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | June 15, 2007 | LEVI PULKKINEN
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Former radio host has disappeared, family, friends say Police looking into Mike Webb case Last updated June 15, 2007 11:07 p.m. PT By LEVI PULKKINEN P-I REPORTER Police are investigating the disappearance of Seattle radio personality Mike Webb, the former liberal talk-show host for KIRO-AM radio who was convicted of insurance fraud earlier this year. Webb, 52, was last seen by family or friends on April 13, according to a missing-person report filed in May with the Seattle Police Department. Webb Webb "To my knowledge, Mr. Webb has not been found yet," said Officer Mark Jamieson, a police...
  • Police: Washington Man Drowned Child for $200,000 Insurance Policy (SEVERE Tears and ANGER ALERT)

    06/09/2007 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 1,268+ views
    SEATTLE — The firefighters who tried to save 3-year-old Ashley McLellan, unconscious after being pulled from a pool on a winter night in 2003, noticed something strange about her stepfather: He was calm, mostly dry and never once asked them if she would live.