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  • Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home

    07/18/2018 6:00:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 80 replies
    The intrusion took place at Bell Stonebridge Apartments in Woodbridge, VA. “Working in politics, you become accustomed to the rough-and-tumble nature of the sport. But never in a million years could I have anticipated the New York Times sending a reporter to break into my apartment looking for a story. We’re working with police investigators, and look forward to justice being served,” Brian Landrum said in a statement. The eyewitness was listening to music when she heard rustling, turned around, and saw a female in Landrum’s kitchen. The woman was turning to leave. The kitchen is 5 to 10 feet...
  • Two Women Charged with Offenses Related to Pipeline Attacks

    10/04/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USAO - Iowa ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa – On September 19, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging defendants, Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya, with one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility, four counts of use of fire in the commission of a felony, and four counts of malicious use of fire, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Montoya was recently arrested in the District of Arizona and detained pending court proceedings to determine her appearance in the Southern District of Iowa. Reznicek appeared in Des Moines on October 1, 2019 and was conditionally released pending trial. Trial...
  • Ex-FBI agent hits Trump for criticism of intelligence community

    12/09/2017 9:08:51 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/17 | Julia Manchester
    Ex-FBI agent hits Trump for criticism of intelligence community © Getty Images A former FBI special agent ripped President Trump's criticism of the intelligence community in an article published Saturday. Frank Montoya Jr. told Business Insider that the intelligence community is frustrated the president does not rail against Russia to the same degree he shares his criticism of the Justice Department and intelligence agencies. "There is a lot of anger in the FBI (the entire intelligence community, for that matter) over how this president will say nary a negative word about the Russians, but will insult us every chance he...
  • How to survive in a post-truth world

    02/03/2017 2:28:57 PM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Martin Montoya
    The Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year. The OED defined it as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." This is an extraordinary development. Seeking restlessly for the truth has been at the heart of Western culture for more than 2000 years. Just 30 years ago, the idea of post-truth would have seemed just as absurd as “post-goodness” or “post-food”.
  • Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder

    12/03/2014 11:08:37 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | David Tuller
    Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to disappointment. The cause of the disorder remains unknown; it can be difficult to diagnose, and treatment options are few. Many patients are still told to seek psychiatric help. But two recent studies — one from investigators at Stanford a few weeks ago and another from a Japanese research team published earlier this year — have found that the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome differ from those of healthy people, strengthening the argument that serious physiological dysfunctions are at the root of the condition. Both studies were small, however, and their...
  • MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 321+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison ALEXANDRIA, VA—Carlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District...
  • Colombia to pay reward to rebel who shot commander (killed by his right-hand man)

    03/14/2008 6:58:15 PM PDT · by james500 · 13 replies · 397+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | Mar 14, 2008
    Colombia will pay a reward to a FARC guerrilla who shot dead his commander and cut off the man's hand to prove his identity in a case that sparked debate over a program to compensate informants, authorities said on Friday. Pablo Montoya, alias Rojas, killed Ivan Rios, one of the FARC's top seven secretariat commanders, and turned himself in to soldiers in what the government described as a serious blow to Latin America's oldest rebel insurgency. ... Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said the government would pay up to $2.5 million in bounty to Montoya and three others because of...
  • Colombian Victory

    09/12/2007 10:51:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies · 376+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 12 Sept 2007 | Staff
    The War On Drugs: Only Osama bin Laden had a higher price on his head than cocaine lord Diego Montoya, No. 2 on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Now he's in custody, and the U.S. owes Colombia a debt of gratitude. The Colombian army's capture of Pablo Escobar's successor couldn't have been more satisfying. Montoya, capo of Colombia's Norte del Valle cartel, whose spies tracked U.S. Navy warship positions to ensure control of 70% of the cocaine headed for the U.S., got busted Monday wearing only his dirty underwear. "I lost," was the toppled kingpin's only observation. The rest of...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views ^ | 8-5-06 |
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views ^ | 7-30-06 |
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.
  • Montoya to drive NASCAR circuit

    07/09/2006 9:46:16 AM PDT · by Nasher · 5 replies · 315+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/9/2006 11:43:06 AM | Associated Press
    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving the elite Formula One series at the end of the season, bringing star power and international appeal to NASCAR. The Colombian driver will reunite with team owner Chip Ganassi, with whom he had considerable success in Indy-style racing before moving up to Formula One in 2001. Montoya joined Ganassi at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday morning, meeting with his new crew members and attending a closed-door meeting with NASCAR president Mike Helton and other series officials. Ganassi said Montoya will drive the No. 42 car full-time next season, but may enter selected...
  • Formula-1: SPANISH GRAND PRIX this weekend

    05/12/2006 10:30:07 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 5 replies · 393+ views ^ | 5-12-2006 |
    Barcelona is a circuit that every Formula One team knows well as they complete thousands of kilometres there in testing throughout the season. The mix of high-speed corners, a very long straight and an abrasive track surface, makes the Circuit de Catalunya a uniquely ‘complete’ circuit. Finding the right set-up compromise is always a tricky business at the Spanish Grand Prix. World champion Fernando Alonso was the fastest race driver in Friday afternoon’s second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya. In front of a huge home crowd, the Spaniard finished third in his Renault, behind Honda’s and Red Bull’s...
  • Prosecutors Question Former Treasurer Montoya in Vigil Case (NM-Kickbacks, Richardson Crony)

    04/18/2006 10:42:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 257+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 18, 2006 | Barry Massey, AP
    Former state Treasurer Michael Montoya on Tuesday implicated a political ally of Gov. Bill Richardson in a widespread kickback scheme that began soon after Montoya took office in 1995. Montoya's testimony came as federal prosecutors laid the foundation for a racketeering case against Robert Vigil, who succeeded Montoya as treasurer when he took office in 2003. Montoya described for the jury how he demanded kickbacks from investment advisers who helped arrange bids on certain investments. He also expanded the scope of the kickback scheme from what it had previously been portrayed in documents filed in the months leading up to...
  • Illegal Immigrants have Right to Solicit Work!

    01/13/2006 10:48:58 AM PST · by Bob Haran · 54 replies · 1,239+ views
    January 13, 2006 | Bob Haran
    In today's Arizona Republic,(Activists seek day-labor work center, January 13,2006), I came across this quite by Steven Montoya, a civil rights lawyer in Phoenix, regarding day laborers' soliciting employment on public sidewalks in Phoenix. "You have a constitutional right to look for a job whether you're here legally or not, but that doesn't mean you can break the law." I'm not a lawyer but if hiring illegal immigrants is illegal and if an illegal immigrant solicits employment, wouldn't that make the illegal immigrant an accessory to the crime of hiring illegal immigrants and breaking the law? Should not the soliciting...
  • Ex-New Mexico treasurer pleads guilty to extortion (D-Michael Montoya)

    11/08/2005 2:16:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 392+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A former New Mexico state treasurer entered a guilty plea Tuesday to accepting a kickback from an investment adviser while in office. Michael Montoya, 53, could get up to 12 years in prison on the extortion charge but would probably get a break for cooperating with prosecutors in their case against his successor, Robert Vigil, who is also accused of demanding kickbacks. A federal judge did not immediately decide whether to accept the plea. Montoya, who was treasurer from 1995 to 2002, acknowledged receiving $278,500 in kickbacks from Kent Nelson, who was hired to invest state money,...
  • U.S. case against N.M. treasurer expands (refuses to resign, Impeachment looms)

    10/13/2005 9:42:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 677+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/05 | Felicia Fonseca -ap
    ALBUQUERQUE - Federal prosecutors charged New Mexico's state treasurer with 19 counts of extortion Wednesday, alleging he pocketed $265,000 in kickbacks while investing public money. Treasurer Robert Vigil had pleaded not guilty to two earlier counts of extortion in the case and maintains his innocence, attorney Sam Bregman said. He called the FBI's and U.S. attorney's evidence in support of the indictment "pathetic." "I've never been more sure of an outcome in a criminal case than I am today. And that outcome will be not guilty," Bregman said. Prosecutors also have charged former Treasurer Michael Montoya in the alleged scheme,...
  • State officials were accused of unlawfully obtaining payments

    09/16/2005 12:48:41 PM PDT · by Rogle · 4 replies · 343+ views ^ | 16 Sep 2005 | Kate Nash
    State Treasurer Robert Vigil and former State Treasurer Michael Montoya were arrested this morning and indicted on charges of wrongfully obtaining payments from an investment adviser, according to the indictments and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. They were arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigations agents early today, said Norm Cairns, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal agents executed search warrants at Vigil and Montoya's homes as well as at the State Treasurer's Office. There was no answer at the Treasurer's Office this morning. According to the indictment, Vigil is accused of obtaining more than $50,000 in payments from...
  • F1: Kimi Raikkonen wins Hungarian Grand Prix

    07/31/2005 10:34:40 AM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 31, 2005
    Budapest — Kimi Raikkonen blew away the field Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, winning by 35.5 seconds for his fourth victory of the season. Pole-sitter Michael Schumacher finished a distant second, with his brother, Ralf Schumacher, taking third. Raikkonen's sixth career victory gave him 61 points this season, second to Formula One points leader Fernando Alonso. Alonso finished out of the points, but still holds a commanding lead with 87 points.