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  • Volunteer for charity for slain NYPD officers embezzled $410,000

    03/21/2019 4:03:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | ^ | MAR 21, 2019 | 5:57 PM | ELIZABETH KEOGH , THOMAS TRACY and STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Volunteer for charity for slain NYPD officers embezzled $410,000 and spent it on dentistry, landscaping, Barbra Streisand tickets: prosecutors Volunteer for charity for slain NYPD officers embezzled $410,000 and spent it on dentistry, landscaping, Barbra Streisand tickets: prosecutors Lorraine Shanley, allegedly spent money donated by NYPD cops for the families of slain police officers on herself, She fleeced New York’s Finest A greedy charity volunteer spent more than $400,000 donated by NYPD cops for the families of slain officers on herself - and the legal defense of her son, convicted of manslaughter in a Midtown hit-and-run, prosecutors charged Thursday. Lorraine...
  • Scam alert- Anne Trickey SF Arts Commission files a case in US District Court.

    03/21/2019 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Bayareaartist · 14 replies
    US District Court case 4:19-cv-00583 ^ | March 21, 2019 | bayareaartist
    Anne Trickey lied in a complaint filed in US District Court on February 1, 2019. Trickey claimed a former street artist in SF stole 1-3 images from a social media page and is selling them on a unspecified web site. Trickey filed worked on this case during office hours; using CCSF time; computers and mail supplies. As a self represented litigant, she used CCSF time to personally file the documents with the court. Trickey lied in her filing claiming she served the defendant when proof was shown that Trickey did not serve the defendant or comply with Federal Rules of...
  • The SPLC's Scandalous History on Race

    03/21/2019 2:24:57 PM PDT · by rktman
    pjmedia.com ^ | T O'Niel
    Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights watchdog that has devolved into a far-left smear factory, fired its co-founder, Morris Dees, and announced a workplace culture investigation. This drastic action highlighted the organization's scandalous history on race. Despite its fervent battle for civil rights, the SPLC has long been criticized for not elevating black employees into leadership, and complaints about this issue loomed large in the Dees firing. Glen Allen, a Baltimore lawyer who sued the SPLC last year for defaming him and destroying his career, predicted that the workplace investigation "will find what many of...
  • No soccer experience, but she still got a spot on elite UCLA team

    03/20/2019 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/20/19 | MATTHEW ORMSETH, RICHARD WINTON
    Lauren Isackson’s athletic credentials were dwarfed by those of her teammates. She joined the vaunted UCLA women’s soccer program in 2017 alongside members of the U.S. and Canadian national teams — elite athletes accustomed to dominating the high school and club circuits, being the best in their leagues, their states, even their entire home countries. Isackson’s biography on the UCLA roster, meanwhile, lists her as an honorable mention all-league selection in 2014 for the West Bay Athletic League in Northern California. But even that was false, according to federal prosecutors who have implicated Isackson’s parents in a broad conspiracy to...
  • Boston Woman Sentenced for $2.7M Bank Fraud Scheme

    03/18/2019 7:00:06 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    www.bankerandtradesman.com ^ | 03/18/2019 | www.bankerandtradesman.com
    A Boston woman was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to nonprofit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release, including six months of home detention. She was also ordered to pay $778,000 in restitution.
  • OBAMA JUDGE RULING: Illegal Alien Who Faked Fed Doc to Get License Committed No Crime

    03/17/2019 10:11:51 PM PDT · by Liz · 54 replies
    judicialwatch.org/blog ^ | MARCH 15, 2019 | JUDICIAL WATCH
    It is not a crime for an illegal immigrant to use fake federal documents to obtain a legitimate state license, according to a remarkable ruling issued this week by an Obama-appointed judge in south Florida. The defendant, 38-year-old Rubman Ardon Chinchilla, was among 20 people arrested several months ago in a scheme that used bogus immigration documents in driver’s license applications. The man who masterminded the operation, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Cuba, has been charged with fraud. Chinchilla, a Honduran national, has lived illegally in the U.S. for decades, according to a local newspaper report, and has three American-born...
  • Meet the finance fraudster who blew the lid off the college admissions scandal

    03/16/2019 5:03:18 PM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 3/14/19 | Aaron Feis and Lia Eustachewich
    With his back to the wall in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme, LA financier Morrie Tobin offered a tip that would turn into the biggest college-admissions fraud ever prosecuted, then wore a wire to help bring down the cheats. In a bid for mercy, the Yale grad told investigators that Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the head women’s soccer coach at the Ivy League school, solicited $450,000 from him in exchange for recommending Tobin’s daughter for admission as an athletic recruit, a source told the Journal. Tobin agreed to wear a wire during a meeting in a Boston hotel room with Meredith —...
  • The College admissions scandal and the illusions of prestige

    03/16/2019 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It is no coincidence that the list of parents indicted for buying their children entrance to allegedly prestigious colleges contains so many denizens of Hollywood and venture capital and investment banking.  Both professions sell illusions and dreams: outright fiction or the promise of profit. The purportedly "elite" colleges and universities into which they bribed their kids also sell the illusion that merely being associated with them will confer lifelong important advantages.  That is not nearly as true as they would have you believe.  In fact, in many if not most circumstances, enrollment in a nationally prominent purportedly "prestigious" institution of higher education is less...
  • THE WEEK IN PICTURES: VARSITY BLUES EDITION

    03/16/2019 6:27:05 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 16 Mar 2019 | Steven Hayward
    The best take I’ve seen yet on the college athletics admission scandal is that someone needs to do a comedy movie where the non-athlete students are forced to play after all, go through grueling practice, with predictable results—they win! Because Hollywood! Because who doesn’t like a good underdog story—you know, those “underdogs” from rich and famous households who just need one tiny break to get into the big leagues. Possible movie titles, suitably amended, include: “cRudy!” “Who-Hoosier?” “Not Even Semi-Tough.” “Any Given Study Hall.” “Friday Night Not-So-Bright Lights.” “The Longest Harvard Yard.” “A Bush League of Their Own.” “Bull Studies...
  • Students Lead a Worldwide Climate Strike. Will Adults Listen?

    03/16/2019 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/15/19 | TESSA STUART
    Last August, when she began her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was all alone. “I tried to bring people along to join me,” Thunberg recently told Rolling Stone, “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.” But around the world, children and teenagers — worried about their future and exasperated by adults’ overwhelming failure to address climate change — soon took notice. Thousands joined Thunberg, now a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, on Friday, gathering at some 1,600 strike locations in more than 100 countries around the world...
  • Pelosi says she backs lowering voting age to 16

    03/14/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 158 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/19 03:19 PM EDT | JOHN BOWDEN
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voiced her support on Thursday for lowering the federal voting age to 16, telling reporters during a press conference that doing so would be a boon to voter engagement in the U.S. Pelosi said Thursday that lowering the voting age would drive interest in politics among younger Americans who are learning about the subject in high school. The Speaker said that changing the voting age to 16 would help drive a higher level of voter awareness and turnout. "I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said. "I think it's...
  • Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    03/13/2019 9:52:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/13/2019 | Michael LaForgia, Matthew Rosenberg
    Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters. Both companies had entered into partnerships with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions...
  • Georgetown student allegedly gloated about cheating on the SATs after her parents [tr]

    03/13/2019 6:17:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2019 | Anneta Konstantinides
    The college admissions scandal that has swept up celebrities and CEOs largely leaves out the children who benefited from their parents' bribes - except for one. Documents reveal that Isabelle Henriquez gloated about cheating on the SATs after her parents paid more than $1 million dollars to get her into Georgetown University. Isabelle is the daughter of Manuel Henriquez, chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and Elizabeth Henriquez. The couple were among the 50 people, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who have been accused of paying bribes to get their children into America's top colleges.
  • Alan Dershowitz Reacts to the College Admissions Scam

    03/13/2019 1:36:28 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 54 replies
    Alan Dershowitz ^ | 13 March 2019 | Alan Dershowitz
    Only Professor Dershowitz's words here: Nobody can diminish the importance of this, involving as it does, some of the major, major universities in the country. Look every individual who's charged should be presumed innocent. We have to wait and hear the evidence, but this involves the most elite universities, coaches, the SAT, the ACT, this is really one of the great scandals of the twenty-first century. Having said that, I think it's just the tip of the iceberg. Remember, this doesn't involve the super- super-rich. The super-super-rich buy buildings for the university. They donate hundreds and hundreds of millions of...
  • College entrance exam cheaters..'fake learning disabilities so they could take the [tr]

    03/13/2019 10:50:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang
    A college entrance exam policy that was meant to help students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in an explosive school admission scandal. At least 50 people - including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin - were charged with cheating on admission tests and bribing coaches in what's being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities. In the scandal parents had their children 'purport to having learning disabilities' so they could get medical documentation for it and take advantage of the College Board's special accommodations for students with disabilities. With medical proof, those students...
  • The Boeing-FAA "Working Together" Fraud Negating Boeing Airplane Quality

    03/12/2019 3:04:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The Last Inspector ^ | investigation series 2006 to present | Gerald Eastman
    I am Gerald Eastman, The Last (Boeing) Inspector. You can find more about me here and throughout this site. I have been fighting the Boeing/FAA fraud noted above since January 11th, 2002, when I was explicitly faced with the fact that this fraud was put in place and directed by Boeing Management by my QA supervisor of the time. My QA supervisor was just the most honest of several corrupt Boeing QA supervisors I had had at that point. QA supervisors at Boeing were the same as similarly corrupt Boeing Manufacturing Management. Both focused on achieving cost and schedule goals...
  • Greenpeace Founder: Global Warming Hoax Pushed by Corrupt Scientists ‘Hooked on Government Grants’

    03/10/2019 4:03:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Mar 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Greenpeace co-founder and former president of Greenpeace Canada Patrick Moore described the cynical and corrupt machinations fueling the narrative of anthropocentric global warming and “climate change” . ... Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of climate change: Fear has been used all through history to gain control of people’s minds and wallets and all else, and the climate catastrophe is strictly a fear campaign — well, fear and guilt — you’re afraid you’re killing your children because you’re driving them in your SUV and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and you feel guilty for doing...
  • AOC is an Actress, and Other Bits of Democrat Chicanery

    03/12/2019 10:14:29 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Afternoon Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene… Everyone should watch this video. – Trust me, just watch it. It’ll be the best 23 minutes you invest this week. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a politician, she’s an actress. A puppet whose strings are being pulled behind the scenes by a group that calls itself the Justice Democrats, and is headed by the depraved Cenk Uygur. This is all stuff I was not aware of, and of course our fake news media will never dream of reporting on any of it, so most...
  • Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among actresses, CEOs charged in alleged college admissions scam

    03/12/2019 7:57:28 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 301 replies
    Actresses and chief executives are among 50 people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, authorities announced Tuesday. According to charging documents, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among those involved facing charges. The suspects allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC. In most cases, the students did not know their admission was contingent on a bribe. University athletic coaches and administrators of college entrance exams were also among those arrested. The alleged scam centered around a man in California who ran a business...
  • It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change

    03/11/2019 7:14:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | March 11, 2019 | Dan Charles
    When NPR interviewed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in February about her Green New Deal, she said that her goal was bigger than just passing some new laws. "What I hope we're able to do is rediscover the power of public imagination," she said. Well, we're unleashing our imagination and exploring a dream, a possible future in which we're bringing global warming to a halt. It's a world in which greenhouse emissions have ended. So — what does this world look like? Mass Electrification (Batteries Hold The Power) (Editor's note: Each story has two sections, the first reflecting the present and the...