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  • Pawn shop burglarized, guns stolen(GA)

    07/16/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    A burglar broke a back window and pried off security bars at Athens Pawn Shop, 615 Hawthorne Ave., at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday and stole two semiautomatic rifles, ammunition, a gun case and a computer tablet with a total value of $1,850, Athens-Clarke police said. The thief was inside the store for about 10 minutes before he set off an alarm, according to police. Surveillance video showed a man crawling behind the store’s counter with a flashlight, then grab a bag as he ran out the back of the store. The man was white, had a slim build, shaggy brown...
  • LA sheriff: Man recovers prized sports car stolen in 1970 after spotting it on eBay

    07/15/2012 9:42:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    WaPo ^ | 15 July 2012 | AP story
    <p>LOS ANGELES — A Texas man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970.</p>
  • The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans

    07/12/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT · by RKV · 46 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11 July 12 | Nick Gillespie
    Hey kids, wake up! Stop playing your X-Box while listening to your Facebooks on the iPod and wearing your iPad with the cap turned backwards with the droopy pants and the bikini underwear listening to Snoopy Poopy Poop Dogg and the Enema Man and all that! Take a break from getting yet another tattoo on your ass bone or your nipples pierced already! And STFU about the 1 Percent vs. the 99 Percent! You're not getting screwed by billionaires and plutocrats. You're getting screwed by Mom and Dad.
  • Former Obama auto czar, Treasury officials break in eleventh hour...

    07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former auto industry adviser and two former Treasury Department officials cracked at the last minute before a House oversight committee subcommittee hearing and agreed to stop stonewalling an investigation into alleged union favoritism during the administration’s General Motors bailout. Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson have refused to give interviews to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) about their roles in topping up pensions for union workers while non-union workers lost nearly their entire pensions. The Treasury Department’s actions during the auto bailout...
  • Nurses' assistant pleads guilty to selling wedding bands stolen from ailing veterans

    07/10/2012 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Darnright · 26 replies ^ | 7-10-12 | Neil Harvey
    One of two nurses' assistants charged in the thefts of wedding bands from ailing, elderly veterans pleaded guilty today in Roanoke Circuit Court to eight felonies. Ashley Michelle Sweeney, 23, of Ferrum admitted that in January she accepted rings taken from four patients at the Virginia Veterans Care Center on Shenandoah Avenue in northwest Roanoke. She also admitted selling them at two pawn shops along Williamson Road. Judge Clifford Weckstein found Sweeney guilty of four counts each of receiving and selling stolen property, offenses that carry a combined maximum penalty of 120 years in prison. She will be sentenced at...
  • Ex-Broward teachers union chief charged with theft, fraud

    07/10/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 10, 2012
    Pat Santeramo ....The Broward State Attorney’s Office has charged former Broward Teachers Union President Pat Santeramo with racketeering, theft and campaign fraud. ....Among the charges: that Santeramo diverted about $165,500 in union funds to himself between 2001 and January 2012 through an "invoice-kickback" scheme with a construction company.... In one instance, Santeramo had the construction company bill BTU $89,295 for repairing the BTU building elevators. The company gave $20,000 of the union’s payment back to Santeramo in cash.... Santeramo is also accused of making a series of illegal campaign contributions by having 25 individuals, including BTU members, make donations to...
  • Bolivia may seize South American Silver embattled silver project

    07/09/2012 4:04:04 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 9, 2012 8:38am IST
    Bolivia will consider nationalizing Canadian miner South American Silver Corp's silver property, President Evo Morales said on Sundayt. Leftist Morales, who last month seized Glencore's tin and zinc mine in Bolivia, said he hadn't taken a final decision. "Nationalization is our obligation, I already raised the issue of nationalizing (the project) last year, and I told (local residents) to reach an agreement, because when they want we're going to nationalize," Morales told a farmers' gathering. Exploration work, in which South American Silver plans to invest some $50 million, is expected to end within three years. The company describes it as...
  • Identity Theft No Excuse for Not Paying Your Taxes

    07/08/2012 11:13:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2012 | John Semmens
    The problem of identity theft is growing. In 2011, the IRS reported that more than 600,000 taxpayers were affected. This is more than ten times as many as 2008—the last year under the Bush Administration. Nonetheless, the Obama IRS isn’t showing any mercy for people whose identities have been stolen “Just because your identity has been stolen doesn’t excuse you from paying your taxes,” said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “You are still liable for taxes on the amount of income shown in our records.” The amount shown in the IRS records for you may be a problem, though. Identity thieves...
  • USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    07/04/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2012 | Caroline May
    One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.” The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people...
  • City considers hike in retirees’ pensions

    06/18/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 2 replies
    As cities and states across the nation take aim at public employee pensions, Boston City Hall is engaged in a very different debate: how much to increase retirees’ checks. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is proposing to boost the annual cost-of-living adjustment for most pensioners from $360 to $390, a $30 increase. City Council president Stephen J. Murphy is pushing for more, seeking a $90 increase over the current rate. Other Massachusetts cities and towns have had similar debates. Last month in Brookline, voters rejected the advice of the Board of Selectmen and approved a pension increase akin to what Menino...
  • 2 Disciplined Mpls. School Employees Keep Their Jobs (MN)

    06/14/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-13-12 | jay kolls
    Two employees admitted to misconduct but will keep their jobs in the Minneapolis Public School District. Transportation Services Manager Alonzo Anthony admitted he improperly took nearly $3,000 from the district. His punishment is a five-day suspension without pay and reimbursement. Jennifer Scott is a special education instructor. She admitted to inappropriate professional boundaries with a student. She also had been reprimanded in the past for missing more than a dozen days of work on two separate occasions. Her punishment is a two-day suspension without pay. Both employees keep their jobs.
  • It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money.

    06/12/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 6-12-2012 | Simon Black
    It Starts: The Government’s Plan To Steal Your Money. Simon Black June 12, 2012 New York City There are consequences to being flat broke. There are consequences to investing any level of confidence in a financial system underpinned by debt and the creation of paper currency. There are consequences for ignoring reality and pretending that everything is normal.This is one of them: European officials yesterday flat out admitted that they were discussing rolling out a series of harsh capital controls across the continent, including bank withdrawal limits and closing down Europe’s borderless Schengen area. Some of these measures have already...
  • White House to Spend $20 million to Pitch ObamaCare

    05/23/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare "so we could find out what's in it," Americans have overwhelmingly said they didn't like the new law.  Now, the Obama Administration is spending $20 million of taxpayer money on a new public relations campaign to try to sell us, yet again, on this unprecedented intrusion into our lives by legislation that 72% of Americans believe violates the Constitution.The new public relations campaign "will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits" of ObamaCare according to the White House spin machine.   Porter-Novelli, one of the planet's glitziest consumer marketing firms, has been awarded the...
  • Why Are the Feds Trying to Kill Tombstone?

    05/18/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In Arizona, it's no surprise that water can be hard to come by, but why is the federal government is cutting off the water supply to the famous Old West town of Tombstone?   Nearly a year ago, Tombstone's water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires) Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through a wilderness area,...
  • N.J. man jailed after bank teller accidentally gives him an extra $2,700

    05/18/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    CINNAMINSON — A Burlington County man was put in jail after he didn't return money mistakenly given to him by a teller while cashing a check at a bank, according to a report on Felipe S. DePadula, 27, of Riverside is charged with receiving stolen property after a teller at Delanco Federal Savings Bank on Route 130 in Cinnaminson gave him $3,000 when he went to cash a $300 check.
  • Five People Arrested; Charged with Stealing Bark from Elm Trees

    05/12/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSAZ ^ | 5/12/2012 | WSAZ
    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Five people have been arrested after sheriff's deputies say they stole bark from elm trees. Lewis County Sheriff's deputies the suspects stole 300 pounds of elm tree bark from private property on Little Cabin Creek. The bark is in high demand, especially in the herbal market. The bark is selling for $3.00 a pound. The bark is used as a soothing agent for cougs, gastrointestinal ailments, and skin irritations.
  • Dubious donations: Theory and practice

    05/07/2012 6:11:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    We’re trying to make this easy for any serious journalist who wants to dig into this story. Yesterday we posted the story of Bill G., a victim of the kind of credit card fraud that the Obama campaign facilitated in 2008, and is inviting again this year, by rejecting basic verification devices. Today reader Ashley Tate writes from Alpharetta, Georgia to explain:
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in “servicing their debt” because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: 'We Made History'

    04/25/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: 'We Made History' By Fred Lucas April 25, 2012 ( – First lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that the Obama administration made history when it passed the president's health care proposal--and mandated that insurance companies would have to provide free contraceptives. "Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform," said Mrs. Obama. "And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care--things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception--at no extra cost." The Department of Health and Human Services...
  • Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

    04/17/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan’s 60,000 home health care aides will no longer be deemed government employees — meaning they cannot be forced into a government employee union and have dues withheld — as a result of legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The next step is for the Michigan Department of Community Health to immediately stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments intended to assist developmentally disabled adults and the diversion of those funds to the Service Employees International Union, said Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “Ending this lucrative charade is terrific news for...
  • Police: Teen shot in Chandler by mistake after stealing gun(AZ)

    04/09/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Katrina Schaefer
    CHANDLER, AZ - A teen is in the hospital and another is in custody after a shooting involving a stolen gun in Chandler this morning. Police at the scene, near Ray and Rural roads, said two 18-year-old men were playing with a gun across from a Circle K. One of the teens allegedly shot the other in the arm by mistake. Police said the two ran to the Circle K to get help and left the gun there. They reportedly told police they were walking near the Circle K and got shot, but police realized the story wasn't adding up...
  • Please Pass the Shrimp

    04/07/2012 5:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Say goodbye to Martha Johnson. This week, she was forced to resign as chief of the General Services Administration, the federal agency that manages real estate for the government. Somehow Johnson managed to spend an incredible $820,000 for a conference outside of Las Vegas. Among the expenditures she okayed: $31,000 for a "networking reception," $146,000 for catered food and drinks, as well as $130,000 in expenses to "scout" the conference's hotel location. Apparently, Johnson's advance team had to travel to Vegas six times to get a handle on where best to discuss GSA business. Somebody had to do it. In...
  • How China Steals Our Secrets ( Greatest Transfer Of Wealth in History)

    04/03/2012 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/2/2012 | RICHARD A. CLARKE
    FOR the last two months, senior government officials and private-sector experts have paraded before Congress and described in alarming terms a silent threat: cyberattacks carried out by foreign governments. Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the F.B.I., said cyberattacks would soon replace terrorism as the agency’s No. 1 concern as foreign hackers, particularly from China, penetrate American firms’ computers and steal huge amounts of valuable data and intellectual property.
  • Identity Theft Alert - Driver License

    04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon
    Check Your Driver's License. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security. Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.
  • MF Global Hearing

    03/28/2012 11:14:46 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 7 replies
    Is there a link out there for this hearing? I'm all over the C-Span website and cannot find any way to watch these worms squirm. It sure would be entertaining ...
  • Police Arrest Suspect Dubbed The ‘Crapper Scrapper’

    03/19/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 3/19/2012 | CBS4
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Valuable parts have been stolen from restrooms across the Denver metro area and then cashed in for money. Now investigators say they know who is responsible. Donald Allen Citron, 48, faces 18 charges, including burglary and theft. He’s accused of stealing toilet parts from several locations, including Southwest Plaza Mall, University of Denver, and Craig Hospital. Most of the crimes happened in just a few minutes, but police Citron is a plumber and all he needed was a wrench and a screw driver to steal pipes and the plumbing in toilets. The items he’s accused...
  • Morgan Stanley banker pleads not guilty in cab driver assault (hate crime, theft)

    03/09/2012 5:25:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/12 | Michelle Conlin
    Morgan Stanley banker pleads not guilty in cab driver assaultBy Michelle Conlin | Reuters – 1 hr 15 mins ago STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A senior Morgan Stanley banker pleaded not guilty on Friday to hate crime, theft and assault charges stemming from an incident last December that police say escalated from a dispute over a $200-plus cab fare to a knife attack on the driver. William Bryan Jennings, who had been co-head of North American fixed-income capital markets at the Wall Street bank until being put on leave following his arrest last month, entered "not guilty" pleas to each...
  • Did the hand of God filch the heart of O'Toole?

    03/07/2012 5:17:38 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 12 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 7, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Did God enlist some creep to steal a religious relic? It wouldn’t be the first time the Almighty used an infidel to do his bidding. Pagan Cyrus of Persia released long-enslaved Jews, enabling them to return to Jerusalem in 537 BC. The preserved 834 year-old heart of St. Laurence O’Toole (AD 1128-1180) disappeared Saturday from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland and one has to wonder if God’s sovereignty was at work behind the scenes of that seemingly dastardly act. The Almighty is known for His slash-and-burn attitude toward icons and idols, knowing that such lifeless items steal the affections,...
  • Triple Lutz Report–Corzine and MF Global Crimes to Go Unpunished

    03/03/2012 9:12:53 AM PST · by appeal2 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03-03-2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Surprise surprise, John Corzine, global elitist financier and flim-flam man will not be prosecuted for his role in the MF Global theft and fraud. It seems that the US Attorneys involved just can’t figure out if any crime was committed. There’s so much paper work for them to review and it’s just too hard. Never mind bringing the entire senior executive ranks before a grand jury to squeeze the truth out of them. Never mind the fact that CME Chief Terry Duffy, the head of a national exchange, testified before Congress that he was told that Corzine was aware that...
  • MF Global Was Sloppy, But Not Criminal (Gov't Alibi)

    02/27/2012 9:07:09 AM PST · by LyinLibs · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/24/2012 | Sital Patel & Charlie Gasparino
    Federal law enforcement officials investigating the implosion of MF Global are concluding that sloppy bookkeeping rather than criminal activity is to blame for the firm’s demise that resulted in more than a $1 billion of customer funds that remains missing, FOX Business Network has learned. Though officials haven’t totally ruled out bringing a criminal case against MF Global executives, including former chief executive Jon Corzine, the odds are long that a criminal case will be filed, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The evidence that law enforcement officials have gathered so far shows that the firm’s sloppy...
  • Food Lion robbery hero faces pain with no regrets

    02/19/2012 7:51:20 AM PST · by csvset
    Daily Press ^ | February 15, 2012 | David Macaulay
    NEWPORT NEWS — Kelvin White sometimes gets uncomfortable when strangers approach on the street. But that is not nearly as bad as the dreams he has almost nightly of people out to kill him. Almost four months after White tackled a man accused of posing as an FBI agent in a robbery at Food Lion at Newmarket Square in Hampton and was shot by another man, he is still suffering from excruciating pain from the bullet that shattered his right leg.
  • Citizens help foil robbery attempt in Virginia Beach

    02/19/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 18 Feb 2012
    When two alleged teenage thieves tried to flee a Best Buy, their escape attempts - dodging cars and wielding a small samurai sword - played out like something from the game systems they were trying to steal. Doug Kennedy and his son were heading toward the store on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday night when he saw two or three youths getting away with merchandise. A store employee was screaming after them. "I just thought, no, you can't do this," Kennedy said Thursday. The Virginia Beach resident tackled one. As he tried to pin him down, one of the teen's hands...
  • Deputies: Marine's mom stole $4,000 from him while he was deployed

    02/15/2012 11:44:29 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 6 replies
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  • Major gun heist at Ohio gun store proves background checks can't stop criminals from getting guns

    02/10/2012 7:59:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    WCMH, Columbus' NBC affiliate, is reporting that police are investigating a break-in in which approximately 80 firearms were stolen from a Central Ohio shooting range as well as boxes of ammunition. Thieves knocked a hole through a cinder block wall to gain access to The Powder Room, which is located in Powell. According to the report, this wasn't the first time thieves have targeted The Powder Room. In the past, a gun stolen from the shop was later used in a crime where violence against a police officer was involved. Linda Walker is the Ohio chair of the Buckeye Firearms...
  • Diamond Foods Announces Audit Committee Investigation Findings (fires CEO and CFO!)

    02/08/2012 5:02:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 2-8-12 | Diamond Foods
    The Audit Committee has concluded that a "continuity" payment made to growers in August 2010 of approximately $20 million and a "momentum" payment made to growers in September 2011 of approximately $60 million were not accounted for in the correct periods, and the Audit Committee identified material weaknesses in the Company's internal control over financial reporting. As a result, the Company will restate its fiscal years 2010 and 2011 financial statements," said Robert Zollars, Diamond Foods' Chairman
  • 90 DC workers face firing for unemployment fraud

    02/06/2012 2:15:30 PM PST · by posterchild · 27 replies
    AP via ^ | Mon Feb 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 90 District of Columbia workers have been suspended and may be fired after officials determined they received unemployment checks while holding city jobs. The Washington Post reports Monday that another 60 former D.C. workers have cashed unemployment checks they were not entitled to. Lisa Mallory is director of the city's Department of Employment Services. She says the city has paid about $800,000 in unemployment benefits to working city employees since 2009 ( ). Mallory says some employees received as much as $20,000. Others received a few hundred dollars. The fraud is not complicated. Mallory says people...
  • Rumor Alert: The Vehicle Gun Theft “Epidemic”

    01/26/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 25 January, 2012 | NRA
    Long before Al Gore "created" the Internet, gun owners were busy perfecting grassroots networking. Today, gun owners have an almost unlimited number of ways to spread information crucial to our community. And, while the Internet is certainly an indispensible tool for protecting our rights, an unfortunate side effect has been the fast and easy spread of rumors. The latest of these, appearing on Internet message boards and in emails, warns of a growing trend of gangsters marking the license plates or wheels of vehicles parked at shooting clubs, gun stores, ranges and gun shows. According to the rumor, the thieves...
  • Arrests in Puerto Rico, US in document fraud case

    01/11/2012 2:02:12 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    Associated Press (Miami Herald) ^ | 1/11/12 | Danica Coto
    Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants on the U.S. mainland in the largest single fraud case ever for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, authorities said Wednesday. Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses were sold for up to $2,500 a set as part of a black market ring based in Puerto Rico that operated from since at least April 2009, according to ICE Director John Morton. (SNIP) About 80 percent of the documents involved were sold by Puerto Ricans whose names were on them,...

    01/10/2012 6:21:53 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 62 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Need to Push Our Nominee to the Right, Not the Left! January 10, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Wayne, Charlotte, North Carolina. You're next. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hi. CALLER: Yes, sir! That's where I am, sir. I -- I -- I am livid with you today. It's the first time I've ever been livid with you in over 20 years, Rush! You know, you're negatively painting Speaker Gingrich when you just perfectly delineated my whole point, or at least part of it. At one point, sir, Newt Gingrich came into this campaign with a...
  • Mary Hayashi apologizes for 'unintentional' shoplifting

    01/09/2012 2:40:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/9/12 | Jim Sanders
    In her first public comment since pleading no contest to misdemeanor shoplifting, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi apologized today for "unintentionally" taking clothing out of a San Francisco store but shed little light on what sparked the theft. "I accept responsibility and I offer apologies, not excuses," Hayashi said in a written statement. She declined an interview request. Shortly after the Castro Valley Democrat's arrest in October on a felony charge of stealing nearly $2,500 in clothing, Sam Singer, Hayashi's spokesman, said she had been inside a Neiman Marcus store and walked out of the store while talking on her cellular phone....
  • Retired Army colonel charged with stealing

    01/05/2012 11:39:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 40 replies
    This Colonel is a disgrace. He should face a Military Gerneral Courts Martial. Then on conviction he could have his discharge changed to a Dishonerable Discharge, be reduced in rank to E-1, get Federal Military Prison time, and loose all pay and benefits.
  • Three Charged in John Doe Investigation of Walker Aides (Stole $$ From Wounded Vet Funds)

    01/05/2012 11:29:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal ^ | 1-5-11 | Daniel Bice
    Three individuals - including a former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker - were charged Thursday with felonies as part of the ongoing John Doe investigation into Walker staffers. Tim Russell, a longtime Walker campaign and county staffer, was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor count of embezzlement. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the charges are tied to Operation Freedom, an annual military appreciation day held at the zoo. The complaint says that Russell diverted to his personal bank account more than $21,000 intended for Operation Freedom, using some of those dollars to go on Hawaiian and...
  • Sheriff seeks clues after firearms stolen in Sierra Vista burglary

    01/02/2012 12:36:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    SIERRA VISTA – The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the community’s assistance in solving a burglary that occurred at a Sierra Vista business sometime Sunday, between 1 and 8 a.m. The Mountain Vista Trading Post on North 7th Street in Sierra Vista was burglarized when someone forcibly entered the building through the front door of the business. “The owner has advised us that numerous items were taken and that the initial assessment is at least 62 different firearms were stolen, along with ammunition,” said Carol Capas, public information officer for the county sheriff’s department. “We have several leads, which...
  • Feds: MF Global improperly moved customer money

    12/30/2011 8:22:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 12/29/11 | Azam Ahmedben Protess
    Feds: MF Global improperly moved customer moneyBy Azam Ahmedben Protess New York Times News Service Posted: Dec 29, 2011, 7:02 am WASHINGTON — Federal authorities investigating the demise of MF Global think that the firm began improperly moving customer money to a middleman on Oct. 27, according to people briefed on the matter. The transfers, which indicate the brokerage firm misused client funds earlier than previously believed, represent a new line of inquiry in the hunt for more than $1 billion in missing money. In MF Global's last days, the brokerage house was frantically winding down trades to shore up...
  • No charges in Royal Palm Beach fatal shooting that took place after attempted motorcycle theft(FL)

    12/30/2011 8:16:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 30 December, 2011 | Evan Axelbank
    ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. - A 19-year-old with a criminal history is dead after police say he was shot while trying to steal a motorcycle. The man who pulled the trigger won't be charged by sheriff's deputies. It all started at 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning when police say the owner of the motorcycle heard them, grabbed his rifle and opened fire. "I knew it was real close from how they sounded," said the man's neighbor, Chris Grear. "It was boom, boom, boom, boom." He says his next door neighbor fired more than a half-dozen bullets. Benjy Young, 19, was killed....
  • MF Global Chief Who Oversaw Missing $1.2 Billion Also Top EPA Financial Adviser

    12/29/2011 9:16:30 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | December 29, 2011 | Wynton Hall
    The same man who oversaw MF Global’s $1.2 billion in missing funds, Bradley I. Abelow, is also currently listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website as the current chairman of the EPA’s Financial Advisory Board. SNIP Mr. Abelow also served as former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s chief of staff before Mr. Corzine went on to become MF Global’s CEO. Interestingly, current EPA Administrator Lisa Smith also previously served as then-Gov. Corzine’s chief of staff. Whether the Corzine connection played any role in Mr. Abelow’s appointment to the chairmanship of the EPA’s Financial Advisory Board is as yet unclear. Mr....
  • 4 Women Surrender in Hawaii Toys "R" Us Store Theft

    12/28/2011 7:03:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    ABCnews ^ | December 28, 2011 | By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press
    Four unemployed, single mothers surrendered to police after they were seen on surveillance footage taking items from a Hawaii toy store before Christmas, Honolulu police said Wednesday. The women, ages 22, 25, 26 and 30, were arrested Tuesday at the Kaneohe police station, near the Windward Mall Toys R Us where police say there were among a group seen hauling away about $1,000 worth of merchandise on Dec. 1. They were arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft, booked and later released pending further investigation, said Caroline Sluyter, a police spokeswoman. Several of the women contacted attorney Myles Breiner last week...
  • Charleston Police asking for assistance in identifying suspects

    The Charleston Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects that used a stolen credit card throughout the city. Two black female suspects had used the card back on Nov. 7 and were captured on video surveillance but cannot identify them. Some pictures from police have been attached to this story and if you have any information you can contact them at 304-348-6480.
  • Stolen iPad Gives Away Location Of Christmas Gifts Burglar

    12/27/2011 7:10:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 27, 2011 1:38 AM
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBS) — The “pinging” of an iPad led police to a burglary suspect and more than 40 stolen Christmas presents. Around 3:30 AM on Christmas Sunday, a Westlake Village man was awakened by the sounds of a burglary in progress in his home on the 4000 block of Whitesail Circle. Lt. James Royal of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff’s station says the man confronted the intruder and chased him a short distance before losing sight of him. The burglar made off with an Apple iPad. “Later that morning, the victim called the station and told the deputies his iPad...