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Here we go: FBI accuses migrant-hunting militia leader of training to ‘ASSASSINATE’ Soros, Clinton & Obama

The leader of a militia group known for detaining migrants at the US border has been accused of plotting the assassination of former US President Barack Obama and other key Democratic Party figures, the FBI said in court papers. Militia leader Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested on Saturday for a weapons charge said to be unrelated to his activities on the border. But the FBI now says Hopkins bragged about his fellow militia members “training to assassinate” former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and billionaire Democratic Party donor George Soros. During a 2017…

Seagram’s Heiress Clare Bronfman Pleads Guilty in NXIVM Sex-Cult Case

Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon for her role in NXIVM, a purported cult in which women were allegedly branded and groomed for sex with the group’s leader. Bronfman, 40, who was once NXIVM’s operations director and one of its largest donors, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification. ADVERTISING The group’s bookkeeper Kathy Russell, 62, also pleaded guilty Friday to one count of racketeering conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn federal court. Russell later pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud,…

Man used remote control license plate flipper to hide from tolls, owes $5,400

A Houston-area man was arrested after deputy constables say he was avoiding paying tolls by using a device that flips and conceals his license plate. Preston Cody Talbot is charged with possession of a “license plate flipper,” according to The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office. The driver is said to owe more than $5,400 in tolls. A deputy pulled Talbot over when they said he failed to pay a toll in the 8000 block of the North Sam Houston Parkway West. During the traffic stop, deputies found the license plate flipper on the rear of the vehicle. “He would…

Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down Sears’ bankruptcy estate and suing on behalf of creditors, many of whom blame Lampert for the retailer’s downfall. It followed the billionaire’s $5.2 billion purchase in February of most Sears assets, including the DieHard and Kenmore brands, after a bankruptcy auction. The complaint seeks the repayment of “billions of…

60 doctors, pharmacists charged in largest US opioid prescription bust

Federal prosecutors charged 60 physicians and pharmacists Wednesday with illegally handing out opioid prescriptions in what they say is the biggest crackdown of its kind in U.S. history. Some of the doctors are accused of trading drugs for sex, giving prescriptions to Facebook friends without proper medical exams and unnecessarily pulling teeth to justify writing pain pill prescription. At least one of the patients, a pregnant woman from Tennessee, died. The list of indicted medical professionals includes podiatrists, orthopedic specialists, dentists, general practitioners and nurse practitioners. Prosecutors said the specialties and methods varied among the accused, but the result in every case…

New Jeffrey Epstein accuser goes public; defamation lawsuit targets Dershowitz

A new victim has gone public in the Jeffrey Epstein case, filing a sworn affidavit in federal court in New York Tuesday, saying that she was sexually assaulted and her then-15-year-old sister molested by Epstein and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, in 1996. Maria Farmer, then 26, claims that she was employed by Epstein, a multimillionaire financier who lived in a vast mansion on New York’s Upper East Side, and that she frequently saw “school-age girls’’ wearing uniforms come into the mansion and go upstairs. She was told that the girls were auditioning for modeling work, according to her affidavit. Then…

Councilman in Ski Mask Steals $16,395 Worth of Opiates From Local Pharmacy

Councilman Kirk Mullen of West Reading Pennsylvania was arrested last week for robbing a pharmacy in his own district. Mullen reportedly covered his face with a ski mask during the robbery while stealing $16,395 worth of opiates from the store. Berks County District Attorney John Adams said there as no evidence that Mullen had a weapon, but authorities were able to retrieve pill bottles from his home. “I think this is a classic example where an individual robbed a store for one thing and one thing only — prescription opioid pills, which are dangerous and very addictive. We are all…

Body of Young Missing Boston Mom, Jassy Correia, Found in Car Trunk

After a brief chase down a busy Delaware interstate, police found a body in two suitcases in the trunk of a maroon sedan driven by Louis D. Coleman III. He was caught after attempting to escape on foot, and has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and alleged murder of Jassy Correia, 23. “A body has been recovered and we are awaiting a positive identification at this time,” according to a Boston Police statement. “The cause and manner of death are pending.” Police had put out an all-points-bulletin after identifying Coleman, 32, as the primary suspect in Correia’s disappearance.…

Philadelphia Serial Rape Suspect Has HIV

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday that the man accused of raping at least three women in South Philadelphia is HIV positive. “That is an issue and we are doing the best we can to make sure people get what they need in terms of treatment and information,” Kenney said in response to a question from NBC10. “Thankfully, this guy is off the street.” Kenney’s comments came less than 24 hours after NBC10 first reported new developments in the case. Safien Williams, a 37-year-old Philadelphia Streets Department employee, was charged with multiple counts of rape, aggravated assault, sexual assault, false…

UK Pre-Teen Rapes Younger Sister to Recreate Grand Theft Auto Sex Scenes

Officials from the UK’s Swindon Youth Court recently heard a case in which a 12-year-old boy sexually assaulted his six-year-old sister because he wanted to recreate sexual scenes from the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto (GTA).” Local media reports indicate that the boy assaulted his sister on multiple occasions at their home in Swindon, England, whenever the adults were either asleep or in a different room. In one instance, after the pre-teen watched a sexual scene from the video game, he assaulted his sister while the pair’s younger sibling was still in the same room. Court officials were also told of another incident in which the then 12-year-old…

There’s been a mysterious surge in $100 bills in circulation…

The amount of $100 bills in circulation is surging. And it’s leaving some economists scratching their heads. The number of outstanding U.S. $100 bills has doubled since the financial crisis, with more than 12 billion of them across the world, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. C-notes have passed $1 bills in circulation, Deutsche Bank chief international economist Torsten Slok said in a note to clients this week. Generally, economists believe the surge is related to people around the world wanting to hoard cash, a similar force that’s driven the interest in cryptocurrencies. High denomination, high value…

Police: Michigan gay-rights activist set fire to own home in fabricated hate crime

When Nikki Joly’s Jackson home burned down in 2017, some believed the fire was a hate crime against the transgendered, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance. But now, instead of a victim, the 54-year-old is accused of being the perpetrator. The Michigan case is gaining national attention as the American public draws parallels to the situation involving Jussie Smollett, where the victim in an alleged hate crime became the accused. Authorities concluded the attack on Smollett was a hoax. “Real hate crimes are on the rise,” Graham Cassano, associate professor of sociology at Oakland University, said Monday. “But, as these crimes increase and…

Ex-Citigroup President Havens Caught Up in Prostitution Probe

John Havens, Citigroup Inc.’s former president and chief operating officer, has been caught up in the same prostitution bust that has also ensnared New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft. The names of Havens and Kraft were on a list of 25 men being charged for soliciting prostitution in a probe that spans multiple agencies, according to the police department in the city of Jupiter. Police cited video evidence from inside the Orchids of Asia massage parlor, and a broader investigation throughout the state has seen other charges brought. “I have no idea what you are talking about,” a man who…

Florida human trafficking: Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs wanted on prostitution charge in Vero Beach

Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs is one of several men accused of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Thursday. Childs, who lives seasonally in Indian River Shores, is wanted on a solicitation of prostitution charge, according to a warrant for his arrest. He has not been arrested. Childs owns J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm based in Massachusetts. He’s a prominent donor to several Republican politicians and groups, including former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Club for Growth and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He donated about $4.3…

Jussie Smollett sent HIMSELF letter saying ‘you will die, black f*g’ and exploited ‘pain of racism’ to boost his career with staged assault, cops say

DISGRACED Jussie Smollett was slammed by Chicago police today for “taking advantage of the pain and anger of racism” to promote his career. The Empire actor is in custody and could face three years in jail after he was sensationally charged with staging an elaborate street assault so he could play victim. He has also been accused of sending himself a note containing a cartoon figure strung up by a noose and cut-out letters spelling: “You will die, black f*g”. Smollett claimed the note was a threat before two Trump fans in MAGA hats shouted racist and homophobic abuse, beat him up…

Jussie Smollett attack: Smollett officially a suspect in criminal investigation for filing false police report, police say

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony. Guglielmi said CPD detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury. Earlier Gugliemi confirmed prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett’s attorneys as part of their investigation into an alleged attack on the “Empire” actor. “We are hopeful that we’ll have a chance to ask the questions that we have,” Guglielmi said. “It doesn’t matter what the investigation shows; if you have information that’s helpful to law enforcement, it…

Jussie Smollett Refuses to Meet Chicago Police, Hires Crisis Management Firm

Empire actor Jussie Smollett is refusing to be questioned by the Chicago Police Department and has hired the services of a crisis management firm amid reports he staged an attack on himself last month. “There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” Anna Kavanagh, a crisis manager at MediaPros24/7 said in a statement Monday. “Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate. Smollett’s attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.” Chicago police on Sunday said they requested a follow-up interview with Smollett due to “new evidence” they obtained…

12 Establishment Media Journalists Who Fueled the Jussie Smollett Flames

Establishment media journalists and pundits uncritically accepted and promoted Jussie Smollett’s elaborate “hate crime” story, just one week after the mainstream media fostered the false narrative surrounding the Covington Catholic students, resulting in a laundry list of impending defamation lawsuits. Here’s 12 establishment media commentators and journalists who fueled the Jussie Smollett flames with impassioned and uncritical reactions to the Empire actor’s imaginative account of his supposed run-in with Trump supporters in “MAGA country” Chicago. 1. Eugene Scott – Washington Post‘s The Fix reporter “To many, the Smollett incident — and the political nature of the assault — is yet another reminder for…

The former Apple lawyer who was supposed to keep employees from insider trading has been charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday charged a former Apple executive with insider trading. Gene Levoff, senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary until September, “traded on material nonpublic information about Apple’s earnings three times during 2015 and 2016,” according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. “Levoff also had a previous history of insider trading, having traded on Apple’s material nonpublic information at least three additional times in 2011 and 2012. For the trading in 2015 and 2016, Levoff profited and avoided losses of approximately $382,000,” the complaint says. Levoff’s position…

Ohio Police Shoot Military Vet Multiple Times, Then Let Him Bleed to Death

The Rutherford Institute is weighing in on a case in which police shot a military veteran multiple times, then let him bleed to death rather than rendering emergency aid. Arguing that police have a constitutional obligation to provide life-saving aid to those injured during the course of an arrest, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against two Ohio police officers who, despite being trained in first aid, failed to intervene to save the life of a military veteran as he lay bleeding to death from at least four gunshot wounds. The…

Longtime phony Walgreens pharmacist gave out 745,000 prescriptions, authorities say

A Bay Area woman is accused of posing as a pharmacist and handing out some 745,000 prescriptions before she was caught, the California Board of Pharmacy confirmed Wednesday. According to the board, Kim Thien Le told them she’d attended Creighton University, but records revealed she’d never graduated. When the Board asked Le for her pharmacist license number, they said they discovered she’d used the license numbers of two pharmacists with similar names. CBS San Francisco reports that, during questioning, Le told the board, “Me and my son would be very grateful if you could just forget about this.” According to…

If Corporations Are People, Some of Them Should Go to Jail

Up in the Commonwealth—God save it!—we have this attorney general named Maura Healey. She isn’t the biggest person, but she’s a former Boston College point guard who can still play. And she is not someone whose attention you want to draw, especially if you happen to be someone working scams that end up killing people and starting nationwide epidemics. The Sackler family, which got rich developing and marketing Oxycontin, has drawn Healey’s attention. From WBUR: “I promise you that we will hold opioid makers accountable for the role they played in creating this crisis…we will do whatever it takes to…

Comet Ping Pong surveillance images released

According to this Fox5 report D.C. police are trying to identify the man pictured above in connection with the latest incident at Comet Ping Pong. Police are trying to identify a man who was caught in surveillance images around the time a fire was allegedly set at Comet Ping Pong Pizza in the District. On Friday, officials said a minor fire at the D.C. pizzeria that has been a popular target for conspiracy theorists was intentionally set. The fire was reported on Wednesday around 9:20 p.m. Investigators say curtains and window coverings inside the restaurant caught fire. They say employees…

Family behind OxyContin maker engineered opioid crisis, Massachusetts AG says

The Massachusetts attorney general is targeting Purdue Pharma and eight members of the Sackler family who own the company, alleging in a lawsuit they are “personally responsible” for deceptively selling OxyContin. The attorney general, Maura Healey, sat down with “CBS This Morning.” She alleges the Sackler family hired “hundreds of workers to carry out their wishes” – pushing doctors to get “more patients on opioids, at higher doses, for longer, than ever before” all while paying “themselves billions of dollars.” In her lawsuit, Healey names eight members of the family that own Purdue Pharma, alleging they “micromanaged” a “deceptive sales campaign.”…

Murderer Finds Himself Convicted Using Data From His Own Garmin GPS Watch

Fitness trackers help millions of people keep a track of their activity. However, for one homicidal cycling fanatic, it caused his capture. His Garmin GPS watch was used to track his location which matched those of his victims. Police in Merseyside, northwest England, UK, revealed Mark Fellows was found guilty of two gangland murders. Victims Fellows, 38, was convicted of the murder of John Kinsella and gang member Paul Massy in 2015. John Kinsella was shot on 5th May 2018 by a masked individual on a bicycle wearing a high-visibility vest. The shooter was easily picked up on CCTV cameras because of…