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Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

The world of American politics has once again been rocked by allegations of corruption, as Senator Bob Menendez and his wife, Alicia Menendez, find themselves at the center of a new bribery scandal. These allegations mark the latest chapter in the controversy that has shadowed Senator Menendez’s career for years. In this article, we will… Read More »

Credit Suisse Busted By Feds In Cocaine and Cash Laundering Scheme

Credit Suisse was convicted last week by the Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland for failing to stop money laundering in the nation’s first criminal trials of one of its large banks. A former Credit Suisse worker was found guilty of money laundering in last week’s trial. The case involved testimony about murders and large amounts… Read More »

Nikola Motors Founder Trevor Milton Faces Federal Fraud Charges

The founder of electric truck company Nikola Motors, Trevor Milton, is facing federal fraud charges and also was hit with another charge last week related to purchasing a ranch in Utah. New York federal prosecutors charged Milton last week with a new wire fraud count. They allege he misrepresented Nikola’s financial affairs to convince the… Read More »

Disney World Workers Busted in Child Pornography Sting

More than 12 men were arrested in central Florida last week for distributing child pornography, including two Walt Disney employees. Justin Hazan, 32, and roommate Arlandres Sims, 36, were in the group of 16 men who were arrested by the sheriff’s office in Polk County. They were charged with 1400 felonies for possessing and distributing… Read More »

TV Celebrity Josh Duggar Files Appeal After Getting 12 Years For Child Porn

Josh Duggar, who appeared on TLC’s ‘19 Kids And Counting’ TV show for several years, has filed an appeal in Arkansas after being sentenced to 12 years in prison on child pornography charges. The court document reads that Duggar was providing notice that he intends to appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the… Read More »

Oscar-Winning Director Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy For Sexual Assault

Paul Haggis, an Oscar-winning director and producer was arrested in Italy this week for allegedly committing sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, according to Italian law enforcement. The 69-year-old filmmaker, who won two Academy Awards for the film ‘Crash,’ was in Italy to go to a popular film festival in Ostuni, a tourist town in… Read More »

‘Tiger King’ Star Charged With Money Laundering By Feds

‘Tiger King’ star ‘Doc’ Antle was charged this week with money laundering and could get up to 20 years in federal prison. Antle, 62, allegedly laundered at least $500,000, which is thought to be proceeds of a human smuggling operation to bring illegal aliens across the Mexican border into the US. It also is believed… Read More »

Kansas Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Autopsy Fraud

A Kansas man who pretended to be a doctor and fooled people into paying him for autopsies that his company didn’t perform is expected to plead guilty this week to federal charges. Shawn Parcells from Leawood, Kansas, filed his intent to plead guilty to autopsy fraud in Topeka. His attorney, David Magariel, declined to comment.… Read More »

Ex-GOP Congressional Candidate Stole COVID Relief Funds

A former GOP congressional candidate in Idaho pleaded guilty this week to stealing COVID-19 relief money that was intended for his workers. Instead, he used the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds for his personal expenses and a political campaign in 2020. The US Department of Justice reports that Nicholas Jones, 36, also gave a guilty… Read More »

Former Kentucky State Rep Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

Former Kentucky state representative Robert Goforth pleaded guilty last week to federal fraud and money laundering charges. The former Republican lawmaker will soon be convicted for using his Hometown Pharmacy business in Clay County, Kentucky, to bill insurance companies for $2.5 million in extra prescriptions that were not picked up. They were then sold later… Read More »

Federal Agents Hunting For Woman Accused of Murdering Elite Cyclist

Federal agents are conducting a manhunt this week for a woman in Texas who is accused of shooting and killing a professional cyclist from San Francisco. Several members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are searching for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, who is believed to have killed Anna Wilson, 25, a native of Vermont… Read More »

Red Power Ranger Actor Busted in Texas For $3.5 Million PPP Fraud

A man from Texas who once played the Red Power Range in the TV show from the 1990s was among 20 people who were arrested last week in a federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud case. The case involves stolen funds in excess of $3.5 million. Jason Geiger, better known as Austin St. John, was… Read More »

Texas County Judge Arrested For Cattle Theft

Texas law enforcement visited remote Loving County last week to arrest the county judge for a serious Texas crime – cattle theft. Judge Skeet Jones, 71, has been the top elected politician since 2007 in the most sparsely populated county in the continental US. He faces three felony charges of livestock theft and one count… Read More »

Florida ‘Casanova Scammer’ Pleads Guilty To $1 Million Fraud Charge

Brian Wedgeworth, 46, better known as the ‘Casanova Scammer,’ swindled women he found on dating websites out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a five-year period. But the scams have come to an end, as Wedgeworth is expected to plead guilty to fraud this week in Tallahassee. If the ‘Casanova Scammer’ is convicted, he… Read More »

Allianz Global Investors Hit With $5 Billion Fraud Federal Charges

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations around the country lost at least $5 billion when a stock market collapse related to COVID-19 pummelled private investment companies linked to Allianze Global Investors. That’s when a massive fraud was exposed. US Attorney Damian Williams said this week that his office took the unusual step of bringing federal criminal… Read More »

Former Democratic US Rep. Corrine Brown Will Plead Guilty to Fraud

Former US Representative Corrine Brown, whose initial felony conviction in a tax and charity fraud case was overturned by a federal appeals court, pleaded guilty to tax fraud this week. This was before Brown was to undergo a second trial. Judge Timothy Corrigan scheduled a hearing for Brown today for her to change her plea.… Read More »

Crypto Company CEO Arrested And Charged With Fraud

The chief executive officer of a cryptocurrency company in New York City was placed under arrest by the FBI last week and charged with running a $60 million fraud scheme. A federal criminal complaint that was filed in New York City federal court states that Eddy Alexandre, 50, from Valley Stream, New York, collected funds… Read More »

Celebrity Couple Todd And Julie Chrisley Face Federal Bank And Tax Fraud Charges

The federal bank and tax fraud trial for celebrity couple Todd and Julie Chrisley begins this week in Atlanta. Federal prosecutors say the couple and their accountant, who was indicted in 2019, submitted bogus tax documents and made up their wealth to financial institutions when applying for loans. The alleged fraud scheme ran from 2007… Read More »

Feds Charge Ex-Michigan Mayor With Public Corruption

US prosecutors last week charged the former mayor of Romulus, Michigan, LeRoy Burcroff, with public corruption including wire fraud for spending at least $15,000 of capital funds on his personal expenses. The scheme involved Burcroff stealing money from some of his campaign donors, who thought the money would be reused to reelect the mayor, prosecutors… Read More »

James Bond Director Accused of Grooming and Sexual Harassment

James Bond film director Cary Fukunaga was accused last week of sexual harassment and grooming by three young women actresses, who were of legal age during their consensual relationships with the 44-year-old. Fukunaga was the director of the last 007 movie No Time To Die with Daniel Craig. Pro-Abortion Instagram Post Leads To Sex Allegations… Read More »

Comic Andy Dick Arrested On Felony Battery Charges

Comedian and actor Andy Dick, 56, was placed under arrest in Orange County, CA, this week on felony sexual battery charges, according to the county sheriff’s department. Police say the encounter was reported on Wednesday at 10 am. A male called the police and said he had been molested by Dick in his sleep. Law… Read More »

Crypto Trader Sentenced To 42 Months For Commodities Fraud

A cryptocurrency trader received a 42-month prison sentence this week for defrauding at least 170 victims. He ran several crypto funds that claimed to make large returns, but it was really a Ponzi scheme that lost money. Jeremy Spence, whose nickname was Coin Signals, had already pled guilty, and US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan… Read More »

Mississippi Human Services Dept. Sues Football Star Brett Favre Over Misspent Welfare

The Mississippi Department of Human Services filed a lawsuit against ex-NFL quarterback Brett Favre this week, as well as three former professional wrestlers and several others. The human services department alleges the defendants misspent millions of welfare dollars that were supposed to help some of the poorest people in America. The civil lawsuit states the… Read More »

Rapper Young Thug Arrested On Gang And Racketeering Charges

Rap Star Young Thug, one of the biggest hip-hop artists to come out of Atlanta in recent years, was arrested on George state charges this week on suspicions of gang activity and conspiring to violate state and Georgia racketeering laws. Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, was charged in a federal indictment that… Read More »

Feds Poised To Seize LA Mega-Mansion In Corruption Probe

The US government is about to seize a massive mansion in Los Angeles that it says was bought with millions in bribe money that was paid to the ex-finance minister of Armenia and his children. A federal complaint was filed this week in court that seeks the forfeiture of the 33,000-square-foot mansion in the tony… Read More »

British Virgin Island President Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Fahie was arrested this week in a federal sting operation in Miami. He is suspected of being involved in money laundering and a conspiracy to traffic cocaine into the US. The governor of BVI, John Rankin, confirmed this week that Fahie was arrested on federal drug charges. He told… Read More »

Tennis Great Boris Becker Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Bankruptcy Fraud

Tennis great Boris Becker, a six-time grand slam champion, received a 30-month prison sentence in the UK last week for concealing income during his bankruptcy case in 2017. In April, Becker, who was number 1 in the world in 1986 and won Wimbledon three times, was found guilty of four crimes related to his personal… Read More »

Ex-NY Supreme Court Judge Receives 15-Month Jail Sentence For Obstruction

A former New York Supreme Court Judge, Sylvia Ash, 64, was sentenced last week to 15 months in prison for obstructing justice in a financial fraud case. The AP reported that Ash was convicted in December 2021 on several federal charges regarding an investigation into bank fraud at Municipal Credit Union. She was convicted on… Read More »

Federal Informant Whistleblower Found Dead in LA

A federal informant and whistleblower who disappeared after he allegedly turned over top-secret files about Deutsche Bank was found dead in LA this week, according to local police. The body of Valentin Broeksmit, 46, was found by police in LA on Monday right before 7 am. Police came across the body at Woodrow Wilson High… Read More »

Congressman Accused of Cryptocurrency Pump And Dump

Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), was accused this week of engaging in a cryptocurrency pump and dump scheme involving the Lets Go Brandon (LETSGO) coin. LETSGO is a meme coin created by James Koutoulas, which was named after a chant conservatives use to mock President Joe Biden. Several federal regulatory authorities accused Cawthorn of possibly engaging in… Read More »

Archegos Capital Management CEO Bill Hwang Charged With Conspiracy and Racketeering

Archegos Capital Management founder and CEO Bill Hwang, as well as his CFO Patrick Halligan, were placed under arrest by federal agents this week and were charged with fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering. The federal indictment comes a year after their family investment office imploded. Prosecutors allege Hwang used Archegos to manipulate the markets and commit… Read More »

Boston Social Justice Activist Stole $185,000 From Donors: Feds

A major social justice activist in Boston and her spouse used their nonprofit organization to steal at least $185,000 from several donors. One of them was a Black Lives Matter civision as well as the local district attorney’s office. Federal documents state that Monica Cannon-Grant and Clark Grant used the Violence In Boston nonprofit as… Read More »

2 Silicon Valley Executives Hit With Visa Fraud Charges

Two executives at an IT firm in Silicon Valley appeared in federal court last week on charges that they engaged in H-1B visa fraud over more than 10 years, according to federal prosecutors. Mary Christeena, 47, and Elangovan Punniakoti, 52, were both charged March 31 with a single count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud… Read More »

Federal Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Charges Against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

A federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss federal charges against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby after her attorneys argued that the prosecutor is racist against her. Mosby faces a federal perjury charge as well as being accused of filing false mortgage applications in 2020. Her attorneys argue that US Attorney Leo Wise is racist… Read More »

Massive Embezzlement Case Leads To Conviction For Mother-Son Pair

Nancy New and her son Zachary pleaded guilty this week in a federal embezzlement case in Mississippi that bilked $4 million in public school dollars for their private school. New, the owner of the shuttered New Summit School, which was once popular in Mississippi for special needs students, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, which could… Read More »

2 Mansion Owners Accused of $6 Million Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Two businessmen in Charlotte, North Carolina, were accused by the SEC and DOJ of stealing millions of dollars from investors, including their own family members. Marlin Hershey and Dana Bradley allegedly encouraged dozens of people to invest in several securities that are unregistered by the SEC, according to US Attorney Dena King. The businessmen are… Read More »

Rapper Pooh Shiesty Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison On Gun Charges

Rapper Pooh Shiesty received a five-year prison sentence for his conviction on a gun conspiracy charge outside a hotel in Florida in 2020. That incident resulted in a man being shot in the buttocks. The 22-year-old whose real name is Lontrell Williams, was pleased with the decisions in Miami federal court, in light of the… Read More »

Congressman Lied About Illegal Campaign Contributions

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was found guilty last week by a federal grand jury of hiding information and lying to federal agents who were looking into illegal campaign contributions made by a foreign citizen his re-election campaign in 2016. Fortenberry, from Lincoln, Nebraska and has been in Congress since 2005, was found guilty of… Read More »

Health Care Charity Forfeits $8 Million In Federal Embezzlement Scheme

Preferred Family Healthcare, a non-profit based in Springfield, Missouri, must pay more than $8 million in restitution to the US government and Arkansas. These are the terms of a non-prosecution agreement that was announced last week that acknowledges the embezzlement and bribery scheme of eight former officers and employees. The US Attorney’s Office in the… Read More »

NY Lt. Governor Under Investigation For Campaign Fraud

Federal investigators and the FBI are investigating Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin (D-NY) was involved in funneling illegal campaign contributions to his 2021 campaign to become comptroller in New York City. Federal agents have issued subpoenas to his comptroller campaign staff and the New York State Senate. The federal campaign fraud investigation stems from a 2021… Read More »

Deadly M30 Fentanyl Drug Ring Taken Down In LA

A lengthy investigation into many deadly fentanyl overdoses in the Los Angeles area led to the arrest of the self-proclaimed ‘M30 King of Fresno’ and 17 others on federal drug trafficking charges. Horacio T. Urias, Jr. and the other men were charged in February 2022 with drug trafficking large amounts of deadly fentanyl pills and… Read More »

ConsenSys CEO Suspected of $39 Million JPMorgan Fraud

ConsenSys AG (CAG), the corporation backing MetaMask and additional blockchain projects, is required to have an extensive audit after 35 ex-employees asked for legal action against it in March. ConsenSys is based in New York City, but there also is an office in Switzerland. CAG’s biggest shareholders have asked for article 697 of the Swiss… Read More »

Illinois House Speaker Indicted For Political Corruption

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan had a huge amount of power and ruled Springfield’s Capitol building for decades. But last week in a Chicago federal courthouse, a grand jury said he spent many of those years enriching himself illegally using his political connections. The political corruption allegation is detailed in a 100-page indictment that apparently… Read More »

Hunter Biden Associate Goes To Federal Prison In Fraud Scheme

A former business associate of Hunter Biden was sent to federal prison this week for his role in a fraud scheme to steal $60 million in bonds from a Native American tribe. Devon Archer received a one-year prison sentence from Judge Ronnie Abrams, who stated the fraud scheme was too serious to let him go… Read More »

NYC Man Pleads Guilty In $653 Million Money Laundering Scheme

Da Ying Sze from Queens, NY, admitted on Feb. 22 his role in a $653 million money laundering scheme, and also running an illegal money transmitting company. The 43-year-old also pleaded guilty to bribing bank workers for various financial transactions. Sze pleaded guilty in Newark, NJ federal court to one count of money laundering conspiracy,… Read More »

Fatburger CEO Suspected Of Tax Evasion And Money Laundering

Fatburger’s CEO Andrew Wiederhorn is being investigated by the Department of Justice for money laundering, tax evasion, wire fraud, and securities fraud. Federal authorities also are investigating whether his son, Thayer Wiederhorn, who appears on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is wrapped up in the alleged fraud. Federal court documents obtained in February 2022 by… Read More »

18 Ex-NBA Players Charged In $4 Million Health Insurance Scam

Eighteen ex-NBA players, including Ronald Glen “Big Baby” Davis, were arrested and charged this week with defrauding the Health and Welfare Benefit Plan in the NBA of almost $4 million. Federal agents said he figured out a way to steal funds from the supplemental health plan for retired and active NBA players. The former players… Read More »

Child Porn Purveyor Slapped With 27-Year Sentence

Erin E. Marques, 36, a dual citizen of the US and Ireland, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiracy to advertise child pornography. Court documents released last week stated that from 2008 to 2013, Marques ran a hosting service on the dark web, part of the Internet that… Read More »

Human Trafficking Bust Leads To 102 Arrests And 47 Victims Rescued

In Missouri, the attorney general’s office announced last week that law enforcement organizations in 11 states arrested 102 suspects related to human trafficking crimes. This multi-agency effort also resulted in the rescue of 47 victims and sex workers. The AG’s office said that the multi-state bust, dubbed Operation United Front, occurred last Thursday night and… Read More »

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Indicted Sexual Assault Federal Charges

Porn star Ron Jeremy was indicted this week on at least 30 sexual assault counts involving 20 victims going back at least 20 years, according to the LA County district attorney’s office. State prosecutors said that Jeremey, 68, pleaded not guilty to the charges, including forcible oral copulation, forcible rape, sexual battery by restraint, sexual… Read More »

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment of 11 Women

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated this week that he will resign in 14 days because of a sexual harassment scandal that is crippling his ability to govern. He said during a press conference that he didn’t want to distract New York from vital work that needs to be done. Cuomo’s surprising resignation was… Read More »

Arizona State Senator Charged with 7 Felony Sex Crimes With Minor

Arizona State Senator Otoniel Navarrete has been hit with seven felony counts of sexual misconduct with two minors, which would net him 49 years in federal prison if convicted. The Maricopa County judge on the case set Navarrete’s bond at $50,000 and put several restrictions on him if he is allowed to leave jail. The… Read More »

SeaWorld And Disney Workers Arrested Child Molestation Sting

A security guard at Walt Disney World and a janitor at SeaWorld were among 18 men arrested in a child molestation sex sting called ‘Operation April’s Fools,’ according to the Polk County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. The men who were arrested responded to online advertisements from undercover police officers posing as children or the parents of… Read More »

New Mexico Democrat Under Investigation for Money Laundering and Racketeering

According to state officials, New Mexico House Majority Leader Sheryl Stapleton, a Democrat, is being investigated by the state attorney general’s office on charges of racketeering, money laundering, receiving kickbacks, and other crimes. Representatives from the attorney general’s office searched the Democrat’s office in Albuquerque last week and her home, arrest warrants noted. They were… Read More »

Singer R. Kelly Faces Racketeering And Sex Crime Charges As Trial Looms

Singer R. Kelly has about two weeks until jury selection starts in his federal racketeering trial in New York City. Now, federal prosecutors are asking the judge to admit evidence of other alleged misdeeds that were no in the charging documents of the rhythm and blues singer. The federal court filing provides details from a… Read More »

Rapper Pooh Shiesty Arrested on Federal Gun And Robbery Charges

Rapper Pooh Shiesty was arrested this month and held without bond on federal gun and robbery charges, the Justice Department reported. A magistrate judge in Miami ordered the rapper to be held in a federal detention center as he awaits a trial after he participated in a street altercation where two men were shot. He… Read More »

CA Man Faces Federal Charges For Storing 32,000 Pounds of Fireworks That Blew Up And Injured 17

A man in South Los Angeles was hit with federal charges last weekend after he stored 32,000 pounds of fireworks and explosive devices in his yard, some of which exploded and injured 17. Arturo Ceja, 26, was taken into custody by federal agents on July 3 after a criminal complaint was filed for him transporting… Read More »

NXIVM Sex-Slave Crimes Gets Actress 3 Years In Prison

TV actress Allison Mack, who was involved in the cult-like sex group NXIVM, got three years in federal prison this week on charges that pushed women into sex slaves. Mack, whose best-known role is the close friend of young Superman on the TV show ‘Smallville,’ pleaded guilty to the federal charges last year and started… Read More »

Comedian Andy Dick Charged With Assault With Deadly Weapon

Comedian Andy Dick has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to The New York Post. Elisa Jordana talked about the violent incident this week on YouTube, noting that Dick attacked her and his boyfriend Lucas with a chair, noting that Dick could have killed the man. Jordana suggested that Lucas was taken… Read More »

John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Jail Cell After Tax Evasion Charge

John McAfee, the mercurial antivirus software entrepreneur who had several legal problems with US authorities, passed away at 75 in a Spanish jail. He was awaiting extradition to the United States after a tax evasion charge in 2020. McAfee was found dead in his jail cell in a Barcelona prison yesterday at 1 pm. The… Read More »

‘GirlsDoPorn’ Actor Gets 20 Years For Sex Trafficking

Adult film producer and performer Ruben Andre Garcia received a 20-year sentence in federal court last week for engaging in a conspiracy with the owners of the GirlsDoPorn and GirlsDoToys websites to recruit young women to work in sex videos. They used fraud, force, and coercion to persuade the young women to engage in these… Read More »

Wife of Drug Lord El Chapo Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

The wife of the murderous Mexican drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, pleaded guilty last week to federal charges related to her helping her husband operate his multi-billion dollar drug trafficking organization. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, entered a guilty plea during a hearing at the Washington DC federal district court, wearing a green prison uniform… Read More »

Notorious Drug Kingpin Arrested In Thailand Drug Bust

According to a narcotics official in Thailand, another leader of a massive drug syndicate has been arrested in that country, as an international dragnet closes around the Sam Gor drug trafficking organization. Police say the group is the dominant player in the $70 billion annual drug trade in Pacific Asia. The October arrest in Bangkok… Read More »

Dog Fighting Charge And Conviction Gets Florida Man 30 Years In Federal Prison

A man from Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on June 4 for drug trafficking and facilitating a large dog fighting ring in the Florida Panhandle from 2018 to 2019. Jermaine Handley, 32, was the man sentenced, and 21 other defendants have also been arrested and charged with drug trafficking and… Read More »

Ex-FBI Agent Charged In $800,000 Wire Fraud Scheme

An ex-FBI agent who allegedly convinced a woman that she was on ‘secret’ probation and stole $800,000 from her has been federally charged, according to US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. William R. Stone, 62, was last week on seven counts of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and false impersonation of… Read More »

Nurse Practitioner Charged With $52 Million Healthcare Fraud Gets 20 Years

An American nurse practitioner from India was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after he was found guilty of healthcare fraud to the tune of $52 million. Trivikram Reddy, 39, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2020 and was prosecuted in the Northern District of Texas by Acting US Attorney Prerak… Read More »

14 Hit With Federal Charges In COVID Healthcare Fraud Scams

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged 14 people this week in several COVID-related healthcare fraud scams that may have bilked insurers and consumers out of at least $143 million. Some of those charged with federal healthcare fraud include a medical doctor, laboratory owners, pharmacies, and home health agencies. Also, the Center for Program Integrity at… Read More »

PPE and Medical Equipment Fraud in New Hampshire Rising Amid COVID-19 Spike

According to experts who work in global, the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in the international trafficking of falsified and poor-quality products trade and security. Steve Francis, the assistant director of the Global Trade Investigations Division with Homeland Security Investigations and the director… Read More »

7 Charged in COVID-Relief Fraud Involving 80 PPP Loan Applications Worth $16 Million

In November, seven individuals in two states were charged by the Department of Justice for their alleged involvement in a scheme to obtain $16 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act. Amir Aqeel, 52, and Pardeep Basra, 51, both of Houston, Texas; Rifat Bajwa,… Read More »

Federal Subpoena Seeks Documents From Hunter Biden Amid DOJ Tax Investigation

A federal subpoena seeking various documents from Hunter Biden requested information related to at least two dozen entities. One of them is the Ukraine gas company Burisma, according to a source close to the Justice Department tax investigation of Hunter Biden, who is President-elect Joe Biden’s son. The wide swath of the subpoena, which was… Read More »

40 Charged in Massive Federal Racketeering Conspiracy in South Carolina

A federal grand jury on December 10 returned a 147-count indictment against 40 defendants in South Carolina in the most significant federal racketeering conspiracy in the history of South Carolina. The federal indictment alleges a vast criminal enterprise that involved inmates in the South Carolina Department of Corrections using illegal cell phones to orchestrate many… Read More »

Six Men Planned Charged For Planning to Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

This week, federal prosecutors revealed new and shocking information about the case they constructed against six men charged with conspiring to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Three bond hearings were held this week and bond was denied to all three men – Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta. More bond hearings may be held in… Read More »

Rapper T.I. Charged in Cryptocurrency Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged rapper T.I. last week with promoting a phony cryptocurrency offering. The SEC stated in its complaint that the rapper – whose actual name is Clifford Joseph Harris – marketed cryptocurrency tokens on his Twitter account. He also encouraged his Twitter followers to invest in the FLiK initial cryptocurrency offer… Read More »

NFL’s Josh Bellamy Charged With Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Conspiracy

Ex-New York Jets and Chicago Bears wide receive Josh Bellamy was charged with federal wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy last week for participating in a scheme involving $25 million in phony Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applications. The US Department of Justice reported that Bellamy sought PPP loans for himself, his family, and friends.… Read More »

UFC Star Conor McGregor Denies Sexual Assault Charges

Conor McGregor has vigorously denied reports that the newly retired UFC superstar was arrested for sexual assault on a French Island recently. Specifically, he has been accused of exposing himself to a married woman in a bar. According to Agence France Press, McGregor had a sexual assault, and sexual exhibitionism charge filed against him last… Read More »

New York Hedge Fund Boss Charged With Fraud in Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy Case

The founder of a large New York hedge fund was charged yesterday with fraud related to the Neiman Marcus bankruptcy, according to the US Department of Justice. Daniel Kamensky, the founder of Marble Ridge Capital LP, is alleged to have pressured a rival to not bid for assets related to the bankruptcy case. He also… Read More »

Ex-Florida Tax Collector Charged With Sex Trafficking

Last week, media reports stated that a former tax collector in Florida allegedly paid to have sex with an underage girl. According to federal authorities, Republican Joel Greenberg also reportedly checked Florida’s motor vehicle database records for people with whom he had ‘sugar daddy’ relationships. Greenberg was picked to be Seminole County tax collector in… Read More »

Steve Bannon Charged With Fraud and Money Laundering in Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign

New York federal prosecutors charged ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds to support the building of Trump’s border wall. Bannon was arrested this morning, according to the US attorney’s office. Bannon’s attorney did not… Read More »

Ohio Priest Charged with Sexually Abusing Teenage Boys For Years

According to prosecutors, an Ohio priest was arrested by state police at his home on Tuesday on suspicions that he participated in the sex trafficking and sexual abuse of a minor. Michael Zacharias, 53, was arrested and taken into custody at his home in Findlay, Ohio, about 50 miles south of Toledo. He has been… Read More »

Former Key Worldwide Employee Charged With Bribery and Fraud in College Admissions Case

A ex-employee of William Singer’s ‘The Key’ for-profit company was charged last year with bribery and fraud related to her involvement in a conspiracy to facilitate admissions of unqualified applicants to colleges across the US. The Department of Justice also announced last week that Mikaela Sanford, 34, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy… Read More »

Grammy-Winning Producer Detail Charged With 12 Counts of Sexual Assault

Detail, the Grammy-winning producer behind sensantional hits from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nick Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Beyonce, was arrested this week on at least a dozen charges of sexual assault. The producer, 41, whose birth name is Noel Christopher Fisher, was being held on more than $6 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County… Read More »

Tennessee State Senator Charged With Embezzling $600,000 in Federal Funds

A Tennessee state senator was charged last week with embezzling $600,000 in federal grant money and using it to pay for her wedding, honeymoon, divorce and other personal expenses. Katrina Robinson, 39, faces federal charges of theft and embezzlement of government program funds and wire fraud, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in US… Read More »

18 Portland Protestors Charged With Arson and Assault on Federal Officers

The Department of Justice announced last week it had arrested 18 people on federal charges for their actions during protests and riots that have engulfed Portland for weeks at a federal courthouse. The US attorney for Oregon stated that the federal charges related to alleged criminal misconduct near the Hatfield Courthouse. The federal property has… Read More »

Jeffrey Epstein Pal Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking

The FBI arrested Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in New Hampshire yesterday after a federal grand jury charged her with four felony counts of sex trafficking. It is alleged that publishing heiress Maxwell groomed teenage girls to give sexual massages to Epstein. Maxwell, 58, also was charged with two counts of perjury for lying under… Read More »

Employee Charged With Murdering and Dismembering Tech CEO Fahim Saleh

A 21-year-old trusted employee of tech CEO Fahim Saleh was arrested last week for murdering and dismembering his boss on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The New York Post reported the motive for the gruesome slaying was a broken promise to pay back $100,000 in cash the employee stole from Saleh. Tyrese Hill was… Read More »

Man Charged in $8.5 Million PPP Scam Blew Cash in Casino and Stock Market

A man from Los Angeles allegedly scammed a US government program intended to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic for millions of dollars. He allegedly blew more than $8 million at a Las Vegas casino and in risky investments. Andrew Marnell, 40, allegedly obtained about $8.5 million in loans illegally from the Paycheck Protection… Read More »

Brooklyn Bloods Gang Hit With Federal Charges For Shooting Up New York City

Seven members of the Brooklyn Bloods gang known as the Elite Assassin Millas, were arrested yesterday for terrorizing East New York with gunfire, racketeering, and murder, police said. Quandel Smothers, 29, known on the street as ‘Chucky,’ led the group with a strong hand. In 2011, he allegedly shot another Elite Assassin Millas member who… Read More »

Driver Charged With First-Degree Murder After Intentionally Running Over Motorcyclist

A former Fairfax, Virginia police officer was murdered in Wisconsin last week in a motorcycle accident in what police there say was a hate crime. Phillip Thiessen, 55, was riding his motorcycle when police investigators say a man purposely swerved his truck into the biker because he believed that all men who ride Harleys in… Read More »

Man Charged With Conspiracy, Fraud, and Identity Theft for Stealing Information of 65,000 Healthcare Workers

The US government accused a Michigan man this week of stealing personal information of tens of thousands of workers from a Pennsylvania medical center in 2014 and selling it on the dark web. ( Justin S. Johnson was indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft… Read More »

3 Indicted on Federal Arson and Explosives Charges for Molotov Cocktail Attack

An upstate New York woman and two successful Brooklyn, New York, attorneys were indicted last week on federal explosives and arson charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at NYPD cars during George Floyd protests. ( Samantha Shader, 27, has been accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at a New York City Police vehicle that was occupied… Read More »

Federal Incitement to Riot Charges Filed Against 20 Year Old Pittsburgh Boy

A Pittsburgh man faces federal charges for allegedly inciting violence and riots last weekend. US Attorney Scott Brady told the press that 20-year old Brian Bartels also was charged with obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder. ( He also has been charged with the destruction of a police car. The federal charging documents… Read More »

Ex-Texas Bank President Charged With Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, and Arson

A former Texas bank president is being charged with bank fraud, embezzlement, and arson after setting a fire in the bank to prevent state officials from seeing records that would implicate her in stealing $11 million in bank funds. ( Anita Moody, 57, from Cooper, Texas, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit bank… Read More »

‘Joker’ Mask Man With Neck Tattoo Arrested in Riots on Federal Arson Charges

Days after a Chicago man in a ‘Joker’ mask allegedly set a city police car on fire in broad daylight, federal agents tracked him down, in part because of a ‘PRETTY’ tattoo on his neck, and arrested him. ( Timothy O’Donnell, 31, was arrested by police yesterday on a federal arson charge, the Department of… Read More »

Murder Charges Upgraded in Floyd Case, 3 More Cops Charged

Minnesota state prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a Minneapolis police officer to 2nd-degree murder accused of pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck. Accessory to 2nd-degree murder charges have also been filed against the other three officers at the scene. ( A bystander video showing Floyd’s death on May 25 has sparked many violent… Read More »

Why Was Former Minnesota Cop Charged Only With 3rd Degree Murder?

Last Friday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was placed under arrest and charged with 3rd-degree murder of George Floyd, an African-American, who died when Chavin pinned his neck to the ground with his knee for almost nine minutes. Chauvin also was charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter. ( It is possible the ex-police officer could face… Read More »

Terrorist Doctor at Mayo Clinic Indicted on Federal Charges

A doctor in Pakistan and ex-Mayo Clinic researcher was indicted on federal charges last week for giving support to a terrorist group after the told informants that he intended to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States. ( Muhammad Masood, 28, was charged last week for alleged terrorist ties to the Islamic State. He… Read More »

Grocery Store Customer Jumped for Coughing, Spitting on Produce COVID-19

Coughing on produce was never viewed kindly, but these days that type of behavior can land you in jail. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, people who cough and spit on food are asking for trouble. Shoppers in a Massachusetts grocery store tackled a man in the produce aisle after he allegedly… Read More »

Televangelist Charged with Selling Fraudulent Coronavirus Products

On Oct. 4, 1988, televangelist Jim Bakker was hit with federal charges accusing him of mail and wire fraud and conspiring to defraud the public. The federal case against the founder of PTL (Praise The Lord) Ministries and three of his employees went nuclear in the press when it was shown that Bakker had had… Read More »

New Orleans Man Hires Prostitute to Drug and Rob Men Across the Nation

One New Orleans Man’s ‘Accidental Death’ Revealed A National Crime Spree A man in New Orleans faces 15 years to life in prison after a federal indictment last week on federal charges for allegedly hiring a prostitute to drug and rob men across the nation, including a Metairie LA man who died after their encounter.… Read More »

Federal Agents Seize $8.4 Million in PPP ‘Ministry’ Fraud Case

According to federal court records, federal agents recently seized at least $8.4 million in COVID-19 relief funds from a family-operated ‘ministry’ in Florida that appeared to be fraudulent. The US Secret Service found the funds in bank accounts connected to the ASLAN International Ministry, which is a nonprofit organization based in Orlando that scored a… Read More »

Alleged New York City Mobsters Arrested on Federal Charges

Eleven alleged members of the Gambino crime family were tossed in jail this week on federal charges, including threatening people who owed them money. Federal agents alleged one was told to pay $100,000 or lose his teeth. ( Court documents cited other recordings that provide a vivid, behind-the-scenes look at the fallout from the murder… Read More »

Pittsburgh Pirate Pitcher Charged With Child Pornography and Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez, who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in September, was hit with 21 more charges this week. Investigators allegedly found evidence of child pornography on his cell phone and laptop associated with the same case. District Judge Charles Moore in Mount Pleasant PA denied Vazquez’s request to… Read More »

Florida College Professor Facing Federal Money Laundering Charges

A professor at the University of Miami was arrested on federal charges last week after he allegedly laundered corruption proceeds from a book he co-wrote about organized crime. The money allegedly was laundered in Venezuela. ( Professor Bruce Bagley has been accused by the US Department of Justice in a federal investigation of opening bank… Read More »

3 Arrested in $7 Million Mortgage Fraud in California

Three people who worked for Grand View Financial LLC were indicted last month for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout California. ( The mortgage scam targeted the elderly and financially distressed homeowners by promising them foreclosure relief. The combined losses from the victims was more than $7 million, said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Becerra… Read More »

Ex-UAW Offical Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

A former official of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty last week to the federal charge of financial misconduct, while nearly 50,000 UAW members voted on whether they should end a five-week strike at General Motors. ( Jeffrey Pietrzyk, previously a co-director of the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit… Read More »

Creator of ‘My Big Coin,’ Randall Crater, Indicted in New York

Earlier this year, the US District Court of Massachusetts indicted Randall Crater, the man alleged to have led a ‘My Big Coin’ cryptocurrency fraud that stole more than $6 million from mostly New York investors. ( Crater was charged with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of unlawful money transactions related to receiving… Read More »

Pharma Execs Face Drug Trafficking Charges Over Opioid Crisis

Federal law enforcement has long tried to crush the opioid crisis in the US with tough criminal charges for street dealers and drug cartel leaders who traffic in dangerous drugs such as fentanyl and oxycodone. ( For the first time this month, federal agents are bringing similar federal drug trafficking charges against a pharmaceutical distributor,… Read More »

Physicians Indicted for Overprescribing Opioids, Trading Drugs for Sex

Sixty doctors, nurses and pharmacists in seven states were arrested by federal agents on April 17 in a massive sting operation targeting medical professionals who overprescribed opioids to patients. In some cases, the highly addictive prescription drugs were handed out in ‘shockingly unethical circumstances.’ ( Federal and state officials have called it the biggest prescription… Read More »

Hollywood Celebs Charged in Massive College Cheating Scam

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were two of more than 48 people charged this week in an extraordinary, nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. The schemes involved wealthy backers paying up to $6.5 million place their children in some of the nation’s top universities, according to federal court records. ( The alleged admissions cheating scam… Read More »

Floyd Mayweather and Rapper Charged By SEC For Pumping Cryptocurrencies

The SEC is making a public example out of boxer Floyd Mayweather and rapper DJ Khaled. The SEC announced last week that it had settled federal charges against the celebrities for illegally touting initial coin offerings or ICOs. The primary issue is that Mayweather and Khaled did not make public disclosures of payments they received… Read More »

Bayer AG May Face Criminal Charges After Essure Sales Halted in the US

It has been a bad year for Bayer AG. First, the corporation bought pesticide company Monsanto, maker of controversial weed killer roundup that is connected to cancer and subject to over 9000 roundup cancer lawsuits. That connection resulted in a $289 million verdict against Bayer AG in a California courtroom in 2018, where a former groundskeeper… Read More »

Pervy Ohio Priest Allegedly Impregnates Altar Girl

An Ohio priest has been placed under arrest after he admitted to his diocese that he had a three-year relationship with an altar girl who is now 17 and pregnant. Father Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, a priest in Steubenville, OH, has been charged at the federal level with eight counts of sexual battery, after he… Read More »

Pittsburgh Synagogue Killer Facing Death Penalty

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man that was accused of firing an AR-15 inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Eleven people were killed during the anti-Semitic massacre. Mark Raimondi, spokesman for the Department of Justice, said the US Attorney for western PA has begun the approval… Read More »

New Jersey Mom Stops Kentucky School Shooting

A mother in New Jersey is being hailed as a hero today as she has been credited with helping to stop a potential school shooting 600 miles away. Koeberle Bull, from Lumberton, NJ, was surprised to receive a Facebook messenger message from a man who was a stranger to her. The account belonged to Dylan… Read More »

Greedy Microsoft Employee Charged in $1.5 Million Embezzlement Plot

Federal prosecutors last week charged a high-level Microsoft director with five counts of wire fraud. They accused him of trying to embezzle $1.5 million from Microsoft, and then use his connections in the NFL to sell Super Bowl tickets for his own financial gain. Jeff Tran, 45, was employed at Microsoft as the director of… Read More »

$2 Million Lobster Fraud Spills Into Federal Court; UPS Named Co-Defendant

A lawsuit by a Sarco, Maine lobster wholesaler alleges a business partner in the company embezzled at least $1.5 million. That legal action has now been transferred to federal court as of October 17, with several defendants and RICO charges added. One of the new defendants on the lobster scheme is United Parcel Service (UPS)… Read More »

Capitol Hill Intern Charged with Witness Tampering, Worked for Democratic Senators

A Democratic congressional worker or intern was arrested on Oct. 3, accused of posting the home address and other personal information of at least one Republican senator on Oct. 2, in the midst of the hearing about sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh. According to the US Capitol Police, 27-year-old Jackson Cosko has been charged… Read More »

West Virginia Supreme Court Judge Found Guilty on 22 Federal Charges

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been found guilty on 22 federal charges, including 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering and three counts of making false statements to a federal agent. He could be sentenced up to 395 years in federal prison and… Read More »

Greedy, Young Massachusetts Mayor Steals $230k From Investors

The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, who was elected at 23, was federally charged this week with using investments in a company he formed as his ‘personal ATM’ to enjoy adult entertainment, casinos, purchase a Mercedes, and pay off student debt. He faces decades in prison if he is convicted on all federal charges. Jasiel… Read More »

MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Imprisoned for Tax Evasion

The star of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore,’ Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, has been sent to federal prison for tax evasion. The reality star was in New Jersey federal court last week and given an eight-month prison sentence, as well as two years of supervised release. He also will need to pay a fine of $10,000 in… Read More »

Rap Mogul Sentenced to 28 Years for Carter Murder

Ex-rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight received a 28-year state prison sentence this week, approximately four years after he murdered businessman Terry Carter and hurt another man outside of a restaurant in Compton CA in 2015. The 53-year-old producer and co-founder of Death Row Records made a surprising plea deal with California state prosecutors in September,… Read More »

Wild Kavanaugh Senate Hearing Testimony Roils DC and the Nation

After an extraordinary, tense and day-long Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday the delved into accusations that US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford 35 years ago at a teenage beer party in Maryland, it appears that Kavanaugh will be approved by the GOP-controlled committee today, setting the stage for a… Read More »

Comic Legend Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years for Sexual Assault

Comedian Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning arrived this week when the disgraced star was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison. A county judge in Pennsylvania – Steven T. O’Neill, handed down the sentence after Cosby was found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault and sexual assault in April 2018,… Read More »

VIDEO: Violent Woman in Viral Memorial Day Beach Arrest Indicted

A woman who was arrested on a New Jersey beach last Memorial Day and was captured in viral video has been indicted on several federal charges. Emily Weinman, 20, has been indicted by a Cape May County grand jury on charges that include aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids, and… Read More »

Ex-Disneyland Princess Gets 3 Years in Prison for Accessory to Murder

An ex-Disneyland princess is facing a decidedly less than fairytale ending, as she has been convicted for being an accessory to a bizarre double murder. That crime has put her ex-fiance on death row in California. Rachel Buffett, 31, was convicted last week in Orange County CA, and was put in jail right away. She… Read More »

Legal Marijuana Opponents Seek to Cripple Industry with Racketeering Law

States across the US are continuing to embrace legal marijuana legislation and shed the longtime stigma of the plant. Some may feel as if weed has become mainstream American culture. But even though there are some types of marijuana legal reform on the books in more than half the US, legal pot still has a… Read More »

Federal Indictment Issued for Man Who Sold Ammo to Las Vegas Shooter

A man from Arizona who sold rifle ammunition to Stephen Paddock, the man who massacred dozens of people in Las Vegas last year, has been indicted on federal charges on a single count of manufacturing ammunition with no license. Douglas Haig was charged earlier in 2018 with the manufacture of armor-piercing bullets after federal officers… Read More »

GOP Congressman Indicted for Conspiracy, Misuse of Campaign Funds, and Fraud

This week, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) was indicted on federal charges that include conspiracy, corruption, wire fraud and violation of campaign finance laws involving funds of at least $250,000. One particularly politically explosive charge was allegedly buying a pair of Hawaii-style shorts at a golf course for his personal use so that he could report… Read More »

West Virginia House Panel Votes to Impeach All WV Supreme Court Justices

Political history was made this week when the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach the entire West Virginia Supreme Court. On August 7, the state House panel in West Virginia adopted articles of impeachment against every sitting justice: Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Justice Robin Davis, Justice Beth Walker and Justice Allen Loughry. Loughry… Read More »

Seagram’s Heiress Busted for Racketeering and Sex Cult

Federal charges have been filed against Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, who allegedly used her family fortune to buy an island, a private plane, and to bankroll a sex cult. This week, the 39 year old who is worth approximately $200 million, was arrested on federal racketeering charges for her role in operating the Nxivm… Read More »

Theranos Founder and CEO Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud Charges

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was indicted last week on federal wire fraud charges, according to the office of the US Attorney for the Northern District of California. According to media reports, Holmes and former Theranos COO Ramesh Balwani were allegedly engaged in a scheme worth millions of dollars to defraud investors, as well… Read More »

Soccer Star Ronaldo Coughs Up $21 Million To Avoid Prison in Tax Evasion Case

Just hours before taking the field against Spain in the World Cup, it was discovered that Team Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo made a deal with Spanish tax authorities to pay a $21.8 million fine in a tax evasion case. He also agreed to two years of prison, but the term was suspended by the judge.… Read More »

Lego and Disney World Employees Arrested in Child Porn Bust

The Polk County FL sheriff’s office announced earlier this week that state investigators arrested 11 suspects in a child porn sting in central Florida. Some of them were employed by Disney World and Merlin Entertainments, which is owned by Merlin Entertainments. Altogether, 660 felony charges were filed against the child pornography suspects, but more could… Read More »

Hot Australian Model Busted for Black Market Steroid Operation

On social media, the Australian model Nateesha Barlin looks beautiful and glamorous. The photos show a glamorous lifestyle and one of luxury that she enjoys with her beau Dylan Shaw. But the 23 year old stunner has not always been as glamorous as she shows on Facebook and Instagram. In fact, she said on Facebook… Read More »

University of Southern California Accused of Covering Up Doctor’s Sex Abuse Crimes

The University of Southern California is in legal hot water this week after being hit with several sex crime lawsuits alleging it did not adequately address complaints about a university gynecologist who was accused of sexually abusing female students for decades. The USC civil lawsuits contain numerous, disturbing allegations of sexual molestation and sexual battery… Read More »

Former NY Attorney General Assaulted, Abused, Threatened Women

Eric Schneiderman, the former attorney general for New York, was long a liberal Democratic backer of women’s rights. He recently became a central figure in the #MeToo movement that has fought sexual harassment. As the highest ranking law enforcement officer in New York, Schneiderman, 63, used his authority to take action against Harvey Weinstein and… Read More »

Child Porn “Monster’ Faces Slew of Federal Charges, Including First Degree Rape

Federal prosecutors based in Alabama have filed 11 child pornography production charges against Germaine Moore, the suspect in the middle of a multistate child sex abuse case that went viral in early 2018. According to federal agents, evidence for the federal child pornography charges come from a search of the man’s Millbrook, Alabama home last… Read More »

War Vet Scams Government Out of $700k in Benefits Fraud

After 25 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a big change in the makeup and size of the US veterans’ population. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Gulf War veterans, which is defined as those who served from the start of Operation Deserts Shield in 1990 to today, are the… Read More »

Huge, 4 Million Bottle French Wine Fraud Exposed

French government officials this week revealed shocking details of a massive fraud that was committed by a major wine bottler in the Rhone, believed to be Raphael Michel, where as much as 15% of all Cotes du Rhone wine was falsely labeled. According to a press release offered by the Direction generale de la concurrence… Read More »

Russian Beauty Attempts Murder on Lookalike With Poisoned Cheesecake

A woman in New York City allegedly tried to give a friend a poisoned piece of cheesecake before stealing her identity. She has now been charged with attempted murder. It also turns out that she has been engaging in many crimes for years in both the US and Russia, and some of those crimes may… Read More »

‘Groping’ TX Senator Convicted in Federal Fraud Trial

Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti, who was accused of sexually assaulting and groping several women, was found guilty today on several federal fraud charges. Over the month-long trial, the Democrat lawmaker was painted by state prosecutors as a man who was desperate for cash. He lured several investors to investing in a frac sand company… Read More »

Pedophile Hunter Sentenced to 23 Years for Vigilante Assaults

A man from Anchorage, Alaska who termed himself an ‘avenging angel seeking justice’ was sentenced last week to 23 years in federal prison for assault and robbery charges. Local media reported the 42 year old man, Jason Vukovich, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to one assault charge and one robbery charge. Vukovich assaulted three… Read More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Official Hit With More Federal Charges

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office last week issued a new set of federal charges – including tax fraud and bank fraud counts – against ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates. The 32-count federal indictment issued by a Virginia federal grand jury has 25 new federal charges against Manafort and Gates, who… Read More »

Cop Killer Dirtbag Kills Alabama Officer After Standoff

A former ‘police officer of the month’ in Alabama who had only been on the police force for two years was shot and killed earlier this week after a murder suspect barricaded himself in his house. The shooter was identified as Robert Hollie, and he also died. It is unclear at this time if she… Read More »

13 Russians Indicted for US Election Interference

A federal grand jury last week indicted 13 Russians and three Russian corporations for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. The case is being brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that has detailed a sophisticated attempt to engage in information warfare against the US to influence the election. The Russian citizens are being accused… Read More »

Sicko Mother Convicted For Torturing and Murdering Her 8 Year-Old Son

The sick mother of an 8 year old boy in California has pleaded guilty to a murder charge after it was shown in court that she routinely beat, starved and tortured the boy, along with her 37 year old boyfriend. Local media reported this week that under a plea agreement, Pearl Fernandez will be sentenced… Read More »

19-Year-Old Nutjob Murders 17 Teens in Florida High School

Yesterday a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz returned to the high school he had been expelled from for disciplinary reasons, and went on a shooting rampage. He killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens more. He has been charged with premeditated murder. Investigators say the suspect pulled a fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman… Read More »

Israel Police Want Corruption Charges Against Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli police this week recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on federal charges of bribery and breach of trust in two political corruption cases. This deals a strong blow to the prime minister and will probably bring calls for his resignation. Netanyahu has angrily denied the corruption allegations, which include accepting $300,000 in gifts from… Read More »

Ex-MLB Millionaire Pitcher Busted With 44 Pounds of Heroin

Ex-MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was placed under arrest in San Diego last week on a federal charge of possessing 44 pounds of cocaine or heroin, according to federal court records. Loaiza, 46, was held by federal authorities this week on a single felony count of possessing 44 pounds of narcotics and two felony counts… Read More »

Plastered Illegal Guatemalan Kills Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson

An illegal alien from Guatemala suspected of killing an NFL player in a DUI crash over the weekend is facing federal immigration charges, according to the Department of Justice. It was reported after the accident near Indianapolis that he had a BAC of .239, nearly three times the legal limit. Manuel Orrego-Zavala, 37, was deported… Read More »

9 Activists Slapped With Federal Charges for Giving Water to Migrants

The crackdown by the Trump administration on immigration activists has now hit a faith-based humanitarian group that offers shelter and aid to undocumented migrants on the Mexican border. Nine members No More Deaths, a humanitarian group, were charged in recent months with federal crimes and misdemeanors. One volunteer was arrested last month just after a… Read More »

Mom with $10 Million of Heroin and Infant in Backseat Busted for Trafficking

Two women were busted in Mississippi last week after they were caught with $10 million of heroin, and an infant was in the backseat. They have been charged with aggravated drug trafficking of heroin. Arlene Viridiana Moya, 23, and Trisha Lynne Ibarra, 23, were driving a Ford SUV down I-20 in Rankin County, Mississippi after… Read More »

‘Bored’ Killer Nurse Charged With 97 More Murders

A nurse in Germany serving a life term in prison for killing six patients with drugs out of ‘boredom’ has just been charged with killing 97 more, prosecutors reported Jan. 22. The new federal indictment in Germany against Niels Hoegel for murder was expected after government officials stated late last year he might have murdered… Read More »

Loony California Parents Face Life in Prison for Torturing Their 13 Kids

The parents of 13 children in Riverside, California are facing up to life in prison after California federal charges this week of torture and child abuse. Louise Anna Turpin, 49, and David Allen Turpin, 57, appeared in federal court on Jan. 18 and entered not guilty pleas, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.… Read More »

Weirdo Charged With Stalking Arizona Congresswoman

US Capitol Police this week arrested a possible stalker outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). According to the federal police, law enforcement arrested Amos Olagunju at the congresswoman’s seventh floor office in the Longworth House Office Building on Jan. 15. The federal affidavit stated Olagunju has been stalking and menacing Sinema… Read More »

Former SC CFO Faces 300 Years in Prison for Embezzlement, Fraud and Money Laundering

The former chief financial officer for Berkeley County (SC) School District admitted this week he embezzled at least $800,000 from the district, as he pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. Brantley D. Thomas III, 61, faces up to 300 years in prison and at least $5 million in fines on all of the federal charges.Thomas… Read More »

Sex Crime Victims Blast Perverted X-Team Doctor for USA Gymnastics

A long sentencing hearing this week for disgraced gymnastics physician Larry Nassar got off to a torrid start when a woman, who says she was sexually assaulted and molested by Nassar as a 6 year old, described how he ruined her life and family, and even helped to drive her father to kill himself. Kyle… Read More »

Perverted Matt Lauer Fired From Today Show for Sexual Harassment

The Today Show announced this week that it was axing Matt Lauer who has been accused of sexual harassment by at least three women. Accounts of Lauer’s allegedly lewd behavior were revealed in a major Variety article on Nov. 29. The magazine reported that it had conducted a two-month investigation on the perverted news host.… Read More »

Massive IRS Scammers Plead Guilty, Face Long Jail Terms

A huge IRS call center scam based in India, where scammers ripped off Americans to the tune of $300 million by acting like IRS agents to collect back taxes, has completely unraveled as of November 2017. The very last defendant – Indian American Miteshkumar Patel of Willowbrook, Illinois – pleaded guilty last week that was… Read More »

NYC Attacker Hit With Federal Terrorism Charges

The immigrant from Uzbekistan who is accused of renting a Home Depot pickup truck and running over tourists was hit with federal charges this week related to the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since 9/11. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, who police said was inspired by ISIS, has been charged with one count of… Read More »

Uranium One Scandal May See Special Counsel Appointed

The Justice Department stated yesterday that it was investigating whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton and other political rivals the president has singled out. DOJ, in a letter that was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, stated that prosecutors would look into allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were related… Read More »

Federal Charges Pending Against Nutty Rand Paul Attacker

Federal prosecutors have informed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that his neighbor will have federal charges lodged against his longtime Kentucky neighbor, who attacked Paul last week while he was cutting his lawn. The attack left Paul with six broken ribs, and some speculate may have been politically motivated, but motive is still unclear. According to… Read More »

Florida Pharmacist Busted for $100 Million Compounding Scheme

The Department of Justice announced this month that the owner and president of a pharmacy in Florida that was at the center of an illegal $100 million compounding scheme pleaded guilty for his role in the fraud. The huge pharmacy compounding scheme affected several private insurance companies, TRICARE and Medicare. Also, seven others have pleaded… Read More »

Charlie Sheen Denies Raping 13 Year-Old Corey Haim

Actor Charlie Sheen claims that he did not rape the deceased child star Corey Haim when he was 13 on the set of ‘Lucas’ in 1986. Last week, one of Haim’s actor friend, Corey Feldman, and another former actor told the media that Haim had been sexually assaulted by Sheen, a form of statutory rape.… Read More »

Sex Perverts Creeping Up in State Capitols Around the Country

The wave of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations that began with Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood has now swept into state capitols across the country. State lawmakers and others are facing serious allegations, and legislators are trying to figure out how to deal with the fallout. The sexual allegations have started new police investigations and… Read More »

Billionaire Saudi Prince Busted on Corruption Charges

A billionaire Saudi princes and dozens of other princes are facing charges of bribery, embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of power after a major anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia last week, according to a Saudi official. In total, 11 princes, four ministers, and tens of former ministers were arrested over the weekend after King Salman… Read More »

Hollywood is Falling Like a House of Cards Over Sexual Allegations & Charges

It has been only a few weeks since the sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein exploded in the national news. Since that time, there have been many new allegations made against other powerful men in Hollywood and elsewhere every week. Many prominent actors and actresses have been coming forward with stories that have put some… Read More »

Sicko Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexual Harassment Of Minors and Adults

Kevin Spacey’s life may soon be falling down like a house of cards. The famed actor from ‘House of Cards’ and other television shows and films is facing a daunting string of sexual misconduct charges, some of which may involve people who were minors at the time of the alleged crimes. Anthony Rapp was the… Read More »

Ex-Trump Aide Accused of Money Laundering As New Ties With Russia Revealed

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, announced charges on Oct. 30 against three former advisers to President Trump’s campaign, which some say has laid out the best evidence to that the the Trump campaign was trying to coordinate with the Russian government to damage the Hillary Clinton campaign. The ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, gave… Read More »

‘Crooked Hillary’ Launders Money Through a Law Firm to Skirt Transparency Laws

Over the weekend on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) talked about opposition research that was conducted on President Trump in the Russian dossier. Gowdy noted that he was interested to look if the Hillary Clinton campaign had tried to launder money through a law firm to get around transparency… Read More »

Arizona Billionaire Fuels Opioid Epidemic With Prescription Conspiracy

On the very same day that the president declared that the opioid epidemic is a public health crisis, a billionaire from Arizona was placed under arrest last week and charged with running a conspiracy to profit from the sale of opioids. John Kapoor, 74, the founder of the pharmaceutical producer Insys Therapeutics, and company that… Read More »

Former Vice Media Editor Busted for Cocaine Trafficking

Four drug traffickers, one of whom is a former New York City model, were sentenced on federal drug charges last week for importing cocaine into Australia on a trip that was put together by an ex-Vice Media editor. The men, disc jockey Jordan Mykel Gardner, music promoter Robert Wang, event manager Kutiba Senusi and model… Read More »

‘Operation Jungle Book’ Busts 16 Alleged Wildlife Traffickers

In Oct. 20, the US Fish and Wildlife Service stated that 16 people were hit with federal charges as part of ‘Operation Jungle Book.’ This is the largest wildlife trafficking operation in the history of southern California. The US Fish and Wildlife Services had a news conference to announce the federal criminal investigation regarding this… Read More »

Operation No Tricks, No Treats Busts 277 in Sex Sting Involving Cops, Colonels and Doctors

Florida law enforcement arrested 277 people this week in a sex sting operation, with many doctors, cops, pharmacists and even a Marine colonel charged with federal and state crimes, including human trafficking, sex trafficking and solicitation of prostitution. During the sex sting dubbed Operation No Tricks, No Treats, detectives and investigators coming from many law… Read More »

FBI Discovered Complex Russian Bribery Plot During Obama Administration

Before President Obama approved a controversial deal in 2010 that gave Russia control of large quantities of American uranium, the FBI already had collected a lot of evidence that nuclear industry officials in Russia were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering. The idea behind these activities were to grow Putin’s energy business inside… Read More »

DOJ Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals in Synthetic Opioid Case

The Department of Justice stated on Oct. 16 that it had indicted two Chinese nationals that are suspected of the manufacture and distribution of a synthetic opioid in the US that government officials claim kills thousands of people every year. The names of the two suspects there were indicted by a federal grand jury are… Read More »

Rape, Sexual Misconduct Charges Piling Up for Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein

The legal troubles for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to mount. So far, more than 40 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. In the last few days, four more women have come forward. For more than 20 years, Weinstein has been trailed by these types of rumors of sexual harassment and assault, but… Read More »

Prosecutors Rest Case in Menendez Bribery Trials

Federal prosecutors completed presenting their evidence on Oct. 10 at the bribery trial of Democratic Senator Robert Menendez. An FBI agent was the last of more than three dozen witnesses for the prosecution who testified over a month against Menendez, and his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who was his top political donor.… Read More »

4 NCAA Basketball Coaches Face Fraud Charges

Four NCAA Division I basketball coaches have been placed under arrest and charged in a massive college basketball fraud and corruption scheme, the Department of Justice reported in late September. The acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon Kim, announced a years-long federal probe that had been conducted undercover until it… Read More »

Popular California Doctor Charged With Producing Child Porn

A labor and delivery physician from Bountiful, California is facing numerous charges of sex abuse of a child in state court. He also has been indicted in federal court by a grand jury. Nathan C. Ward, MD, 55, was indicted in federal court on charges of production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and… Read More »

Chicago Teamsters Boss Charged with Extorting $100k From Business

A politically connected Chicago Teamsters union boss was indicated last week on federal charges for allegedly extorting $100,000 from an Illinois business. John Coli Sr., who is thought to be one of the union’s most powerful members, was charged with threatening a work stoppage and various other labor unrest unless he received cash payoffs of… Read More »

Trump Faces Article of Impeachment With Obstruction of Justice Charge

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) introduced an article of impeachment on July 12 in the House of Representatives, seeking to remove President Trump from office for a charge of obstruction of justice. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) was a co-sponsor of the article. Sherman first brought up the subject of impeachment of the president on obstruction of… Read More »

The Law That Donald Trump Jr. May Have Broken

Media reports this week claim that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney in June 2016 with the purpose of obtaining information from the government in Russia that supposedly contained negative facts about Hillary Clinton. Some experts on the matter argue that Trump Jr. may have engaged in a type of public corruption, and… Read More »

Israeli Prime Minister’s Attorney Probed for Fraud

The personal attorney of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being proved by Israeli law enforcement for possible fraud, as well as several other parties high in the Israeli government. The Israeli police on July 11 arrested the former head of the Israeli Navy, Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom. At issue is the the vice admiral’s… Read More »

Amish Man Sent to Prison for Selling Herbal Remedies

In late June, a federal judge slapped an Amish man with a six year prison sentence for making and selling herbal health products. The US government stated that the products lacked adequate labels, and the Amish man also was convicted of obstructing a federal agency. The man, a farmer named Samuel A. Girod from Kentucky,… Read More »

Is Rob Kardashian Guilty of ‘Revenge Porn’ with Blac Chyna Fallout?

This week, Rob Kardashian blasted Blac Chyna on social media, who is his model ex-fiancee. She also is the mother of his child and is frequently the target of verbal abuse by his reality TV star family. In several posts on Twitter and Instagram, Kardashian blasted Chyna for drug use, infidelity, and for allegedly exploiting… Read More »

Wild, Drug-Fueled Gay Orgy Broken Up by Vatican Police

The Vatican police were reported this week to have broken up a drug fueled gay orgy in an apartment that belongs to the Vatican department that is supposed to be cracking down on sex abuse in the Catholic church. The occupant of the apartment is said to be a secretary for Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio named… Read More »

CNN May Have Committed Crime, Some Contend

CNN faced intense criticism this week when a CNN columnist seemed to imply that it would uncover the identity of a Reddit user who allegedly produced an anti-CNN, Trump GIF if he reneged on an apology for the action. However some observers thought that CNN could also be facing a serious legal problem. Sen. Ted… Read More »

Fyre Festival Fraudster Arrested by Feds

Federal agents arrested Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland last week and charged him with wire fraud. The federal charges arrest came three months after the spectacularly failed music and lifestyle festival left hundreds of paid participants and audience members stranded in the Bahamas. Federal prosecutors allege that McFarland misled investors, who poured over $1 million… Read More »

Married Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 17 Year Old Who Tried to Kill Himself

A married health teacher from Maine has been accused of having sex with a 17 year old male student, according to court papers that were filed by his mother after he attempted suicide. The sex abuse charges against Jill Lamontagne, 29, were revealed in June after the alleged victim tried to end his life. Details… Read More »

Philly DA Busted for Bribery and Sent to Prison

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams resigned his office last week suddenly and agreed to a guilty plea for bribery. This was an abrupt and surprise move that brought an end to a federal bribery trial that had brought out many details of Williams’ personal life. It also cast a long shadow over the final, sad… Read More »

Woman Pervert Sent to Slammer for Bestiality, Sex with Teen

A 42 year-old woman from Washington was sentenced to state prison this week for engaging in sexual conduct with a 15 year old boy, as well as her pet dog. She also took pictures of the illegal acts with her cell phone, according to court documents. Deanna M. Wilson from Port Angeles, Washington pleaded guilty… Read More »

Vatican Cardinal Charged with Sexual Assault

The senior Catholic in Australia is facing several sexual assault charges going back years, according to the Victoria State police in Australia. The media reported this week that Cardinal George Pell, who is the chief financial adviser for the Pope, is the top ranking Vatican official to ever face a charge as part of the… Read More »

Fugitive Lawyer Flees US with Phony Passport

A fugitive con artist attorney from Kentucky who is at the center of a Social Security fraud case of more than $600 million has left the US with a phony passport. He allegedly has found a job overseas in a country that lacks an extradition treaty with the United States. The disability attorney ironically named… Read More »

Sticky-Fingered, Money-Laundering Dirtbags Dump A-List Celebs in Hot Water

A money laundering scandal that involves scummy Malaysian government officials is rocking Hollywood this month to its core. Federal investigators in the US are putting several A-list celebrities in their crosshairs who are connected to various seedy characters hailing from the southeast Asian nation. Some of the top Hollywood talent that are being eyed by… Read More »

Supermodel Forks Over $8.1 Million in Illegal Jewelry

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr handed over more than $8 million in jewelry last week to the US Department of Justice after prosecutors stated that the bling was bought for her by a financier from Malaysia who bought them with stolen government money. Kerr retrieved the illicitly-obtained jewels from her safe deposit box near her home… Read More »

Fraudster Steals $1.5 Million From Friends for Luxury Lifestyle

The 34 year-old owner of a financial services company pleaded guilty last week in Santa Ana, California district court to federal charges relating to the embezzlement of $1.5 million of client funds. The woman, Elizabeth J. Mulder, from San Juan Capistrano, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, as well as to filing a false income tax… Read More »

Obama May Be Guilty of Obstruction in HRC Email Case, Says Former US AG

A former US attorney general stated this week that President Obama could be guilty of obstruction of justice in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Fox Business Network this week that President Obama’s statement that he believed Clinton should not be charged because there was no intention to violate the… Read More »

Google and Facebook Lose $100 Million to Phishing Scammer

A December indictment by New York federal prosecutors did not name the two large IT companies that were hit for a total sum of $100 million in an online scam; they were simply named Victim 1 and 2 in the federal charges document. The federal charging document stated that the first victim company was ‘a… Read More »

Navy SEAL Facing Assault and Child Porn Charges

A US Navy SEAL allegedly raped an unconscious Virginia woman, kept pictures of child pornography that featured sex with animals on his cell phone, and may have filmed his alleged sexual assault of a sleeping girl, according to recently unsealed federal charges. SEAL Team 1 Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden, 31, was placed… Read More »

‘Vegas Dave’ Indicted by Feds for Misuse of Social Security Numbers

The famous sports bettor who is known as ‘Vegas Dave’ is facing a federal indictment for misusing Social Security numbers. The federal indictment was filed on April 12, stating that Dave Oancea misused the Social Security numbers when he was opening player accounts at various Las Vegas casinos. The federal charges indictment states that there… Read More »

Caterpillar Accused of Billions in Possible Federal Tax Fraud

A report recently commissioned by the US government and was recently reviewed by the New York Times has accused Caterpillar of carrying out possibly billions in tax and accounting fraud. While it is very rare for the US government to accuse a major multinational corporation of federal tax fraud, it could result in large penalties… Read More »

GOP Accuses Democrats of Extorting Corporations

A 2017 congressional investigation charges that the Obama administration was funnelling billions of dollars to left wing organizations through a slush fund at the Department of Justice. According to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), the Obama administration was playing partisan politics with the slush fund. Findings that were uncovered by the House Judiciary Committee indicate a… Read More »

‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Busted for Bankruptcy Fraud

Abby Lee Miller, the 50 year old reality TV dance instructor on ‘Dance Moms,’ is readying herself for the possibility of going to prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in June 2016. If she is convicted, she is facing up to 10 years in prison. Her sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for May… Read More »

Nigerian Energy Mogul Facing Money Laundering Charges

A Nigerian energy mogul named Kola Aluko who owns a $51 million penthouse in Manhattan is being probed in Nigeria and Europe for possible money laundering. According to a Nigerian court, the country has attempted to freeze Aluko’s assets, including his Manhattan penthouse located on the 79th floor of the One57 building across from Central… Read More »

Hedge Fund Company Charged with $1 Billion Fraud

The top executives of the hedge fund manager Platinum Partners in New York City were arrested this week and charged with a $1 billion fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors said that it had become a Ponzi-like scheme as its biggest investments had plunged in value. In 2012, for example, executives misrepresented to auditors the value of… Read More »

Takata Corp. Airbag Flaws Could Lead to Criminal Charges

If you own a car, truck or SUV, there is a good chance that you have gotten an airbag recall in the last three years. Faulty airbags produced by the Takata Corporation have caused 14 deaths and 100 injuries to date. Takata is responsible for producing millions of airbags that are potentially defective and are… Read More »

Suspected Afghan-Born Bomber Indicted on Federal Charges

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a man living in New Jersey, was indicted last week on eight federal criminal charges that were related to bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey in early 2016. Federal prosecutors said that the man is 28 years old and is an Afghan-born US citizen. He reportedly was inspired by international terrorists including… Read More »

Fake IRS Call Center Scammers Hit With Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors this week unsealed an indictment that charged 56 people in a widespread, international scheme in which the suspects pretended to be IRS agents and immigration authorities to steal more than $300 million from victims to clear phony tax debts and fictitious deportation warrants. The scam, which used several telephone call centers in India,… Read More »

FBI White Collar Crime Division Investigating Clinton Foundation as ‘High Priority’

The FBI investigation regarding the Clinton Foundation and possible corruption has been underway for more than a year and is now a very high priority within the FBI, according to several sources, according to Fox News. According to these sources, FBI agents have done interviews multiple times with many witnesses for a criminal case against… Read More »

Are Bill and Hillary Done? FBI Field Offices Probing the Clinton Foundation

The Wall Street Journal this week reported that FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Little Rock AR are investigating the Clinton Foundation, looking into allegations of political corruption, racketeering and pay to play. The Clinton Foundation has several charity programs that are operating in Latin America, Haiti, the Caribbean and… Read More »

Will Hillary Clinton Finally Face Federal Charges?

The FBI on Oct. 28, 2016 announced that it was re-opening its its criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. The FBI stated that if had discovered new emails during the probe of ex-congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Experts in the political world stated… Read More »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Charged with Criminal Contempt of Court

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was charged with federal, criminal contempt of court on Oct. 25. US District Court Judge Susan Bolton signed off on the federal charge, which was recommended by prosecutors earlier in October. The lawman from Maricopa County, AZ has gained national prominence, and notoriety in some circles for his anti-illegal immigration policing… Read More »

Retired Four-Star General Pleads Guilty to Leaking Secrets

A former Joint Chiefs of Staff official pleaded guilty this week to releasing top secret information and making false statements related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The guilty plea was entered in Washington DC. The announcement from the Justice Department involved retired General James E. Cartwright, 67, from Gainesville VA. The announcement was… Read More »

GOP Congressman Wants Bribery Probe Over Kennedy Quid Pro Quo

A key Republican that heads the House Judiciary Committee wants a federal bribery probe after new documents published by the FBI featured claims that a top official in the State Department wanted a ‘quid pro quo’ with the FBI so they would downgrade the classifications of emails that were found on a Hillary Clinton server.… Read More » CEO Arrested For Alleged Pimping on Website

Carl Ferrer, who is the CEO of the classified ad website, was placed under arrest in Texas this week at the airport in Houston. Ferrer is currently being investigated by Congress for his website’s alleged role in sex trafficking of both children and adults. He also had a warrant out for his arrest in… Read More »

Tim Duncan’s Financial Advisor Indicted for Fraud – Mishandles $20 Million

Tim Duncan’s ex-financial advisor has been indicted for wire fraud. The San Antonio Spurs sports star who retired last month had sued his former financial advisor Charles Banks in 2015. He alleged that banks had mishandled at least $20 million of his investments. The lawsuit stated that Banks encouraged Duncan to invest in hotels, wineries… Read More »

Oregon Teen Facing Federal Charges for 1 Gram of Marijuana

A teenager in Oregon is getting ready to head off to college like many young Americans, but hanging over his head is a huge problem: a federal drug charge. The Department of Justice has charged Devontre Thomas with the federal crime of possessing a gram of marijuana. While this is a misdemeanor, it still is… Read More »

‘’Breaking Bad” Virginia Mayor Busted in Meth-for-Sex Scandal

Richard Silverthorne is the mayor of Fairfax VA by day, and a substitute teacher in Fairfax County VA public schools. But if federal agents are right, Silverthorne allegedly has another job: meth dealer. Silverthorne was arrested by federal agents this week and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, Fairfax… Read More »

New Criminal Charges Brought in Flint MI Water Crisis

CNN reported last week that reports from two agencies in Michigan in July 2015 were altered or buried to cover up the lead water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. State Attorney General Bill Schuette stated in a press conference that six current and former state employees were charged with federal crimes in a criminal investigation… Read More »

MLB Cardinals Scouting Director Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Last week US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes handed down a 46 month prison sentence to former Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals director of scouting Christopher Correa for illegally hacking into the scouting records of the Houston Astros. He also must pay $279,000 in restitution. According to court documents, Correa’s federal crimes took place… Read More »

Online ‘Sextortion’ Becoming More Common in the US

A new report from the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center and the nonprofit Thorn reported this week that ‘sextortion’ is becoming increasingly common, where perpetrators use personal images and information to extort victims into providing sexually explicit videos or photos. One example: A perpetrator was video chatting with a victim, and… Read More »

Medicare Fraud Tops $900 Million in Massive Crackdown

The most recent chapter in the government’s National Health Care Fraud Takedown has netted 301 defendants, including 61 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Taken together, these medical professionals and health care companies schemed to submit a total of $900 million in phony billing to the Medicare program. Since 2010, the federal government has arrested… Read More »

Opinion: FBI Rewrites Federal Laws to Let Hillary Escape Indictment

According to FBI Director, Hillary Clinton did everything that is required for a felony violation for Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18). Clinton had complete and lawful access to sensitive and highly classified information, and she nevertheless acted with negligence in removing it from where it belonged. She then transmitted it and… Read More »

Film Producers Hit with $6.2 Million Lawsuit for Racketeering

The producers of the film Broken City have been accused of racketeering and defrauding investors out of millions, according to a civil lawsuit filed in LA County Superior Court. Nemesis Finance has filed a lawsuit against Randall Emmett/George Furla Productions and also both of them as individuals for breach of contract, fraud and violating the… Read More »

Pennsylvania Congressman Convicted on Corruption Charges

US Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was convicted this week on bribery and federal racketeering charges. This puts an ugly stamp on the long career of one of the longest serving members of Congress. In all likelihood, he will end up doing prison time. However at this time, Fattah, who is 59, has not stated if… Read More »

Project Skyway Nets $1.6 Million in Drugs and Cash Seizure

Police executed 11 search warrants and arrested 10 people as a part of a large federal drug investigation in southern Ontario  that was called ‘Project Skyway.’ Halton, Ontario  regional police, who worked closely with Hamilton, Waterloo and Niagara police forces in southern Canada and New York state, think they were able to disrupt a large… Read More »

Credit Card Crooks Ramping Up Fraud As New Chip Era Approaches

As the country is transitioning to credit cards with chips embedded in them to reduce fraud, criminals are taking notice and are making illegal hay while they still can. Counterfeit-card fraud will increase actually to $4.5 billion in 2016 which is up a huge 12% from last year, as credit card crooks are ramping up… Read More »

School Board President in District Salary Scandal

After more than two years of federal investigation, a former school district superintendent and school board president in St. Joseph MO  will soon be charged with a federal crime involving inflating his salary and retirement benefits. Former St. Joseph School District Superintendent Dan Colgan has two court dates this week in Kansas City federal court.… Read More »

Federal Agents Seize $2 Million in Drug Money Buried on Farm

Federal agents last week seized nearly $2 million cash and property from a former college baseball player, who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Most of the cash that was seized was buried on his family farm. U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten accepted guilty pleas from Bradley Lewis Felder, 27, and Everette “Rhett” Carter… Read More »

Mistrial Declared in Mafia Racketeering Case

The law enforcement community in New York is certain that Nicholas Santora is a member of the Bonanno crime family and has been for decades. Santora first was convicted under federal racketeering charges in the 1980s when an investigation into his family activities was started. This was partially portrayed in the movie Donnie Brasco in… Read More »

Trump Delegate in Maryland Hit with Child Porn Charges

A Maryland man who has been elected as a delegate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has been charged with possession and creation of child pornography, as well as possession of an illegal firearm and explosives. This week a federal grand jury indicted Caleb Bailey after an extensive investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol,… Read More »

Former FDA Commissioner in Massive Conspiracy and Rackeetering Lawsuit

The former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg allegedly used the agency to run a huge conspiracy of fraud and racketeering to generate millions of dollars in illegal drug company profits for her husband’s hedge fund company, according to a lawsuit filed in Washington, DC last week. The federal lawsuit alleges that when she was the FDA… Read More »

Flint MI Scientists Charged With Felony Misconduct in Office and Conspiracy

Scientists and water quality managers who worked for the Michigan state government have been charged with felony crimes for allegedly conspiring to poison the Flint, MI water supply with lead. The felony charges include misconduct in office and conspiracy related to tampering with evidence. The Detroit Free Press reported that three employees of the state… Read More »

Former Miss Jamaica Contestant Arrested on Cocaine Smuggling Charge

A former Jamaican beauty queen and JetBlue flight attendant has been charged with a federal narcotics trafficking charge after trying to bring almost 70 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport. Marsha Reynolds, 31, who is a Jamaican-born US citizen, was arrested last week at John F. Kennedy International Airport… Read More »

TX Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists for Planned Parenthood Videos

A grand jury in Harris County TX that was investigating an undercover video of Planned Parenthood found that the organization had done nothing wrong. Instead, the grand jury in Houston decided to indict two anti-abortion activists who made the video. The grand jury looked at the case where it was alleged that Planned Parenthood in… Read More »

Sen. Bob Menendez Continues to Battle Federal Corruption Charges

US Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) continues to fight the federal corruption charges that have been hanging over him since last year. Menendez and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen each face several bribery counts each, stemming from two donations of $20,000 that Melgen made to a legal defense fund that served to benefit Menendez. In January,… Read More »

Subway Spokesman Jared Headed to Jail for Child Pornography

US District Judge Tanya Pratt sentenced Jared Fogle, the famous former Subway spokesman, to 15 years in federal prison, after he pleaded guilty to a single count each of traveling to conduct illegal sexual conduct with a minor, and distribution/receipt of child pornography. Fogle agreed to a plea deal last summer after federal agents raided… Read More »

Baltimore Bishop Gets 7 Years for Texting and Drunk Driving

A former Baltimore MD bishop, Heather Cook, was sentenced last week to seven years in state prison for texting and driving drunk, which led to the death of a cyclist in a park. Cook was led out of court last Tuesday night in handcuffs, having been sentenced to 13 years with six years suspended. In… Read More »

Feds Announce Charges in JP Morgan Hacking Case

US prosecutors announced today that criminal charges are pending against three men who ran a hacking and fraud scheme. This included a 2014 attack against JP Morgan Chase and Co. that led to hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits. It also led to a major public relations debacle for JP Morgan that it… Read More »

Ex-Governor of Virgin Islands Arrested for Embezzlement

The former governor of the US Virgin Islands was arrested in late August for embezzling public funds, according to the acting attorney general of Jamaica. General Claude Walker announced the arrest of former Governor John de Jongh. He has been accused by the US government of using $490,000 of US taxpayer money to pay for… Read More »

SEC Charges 32 People with Securities Fraud, Stealing News Release Information

The SEC this week announced it was charging 32 defendants with securities fraud for enacting an intricate scheme that stole nonpublic information about corporate earnings announcements. The charged men included two Ukrainian men based in the US. They allegedly hacked into news release services to obtain the nonpublic earnings information. Thirty others outside the US… Read More »

US Senator Hit With Several Federal Charges

A federal grand jury this week indicted Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) with federal charges that related to the senator allegedly trading political assistance for various benefits from a Florida ophthalmologist. That eye doctor – Salomon Melgen – is alleged to have given campaign cash, airplane rides and other gifts to Menendez, who is the senior Democrat… Read More »

Idaho Doctor Faces 112 Federal Drug Charges

An Eagle, Idaho physician who was forced to stop practicing in the summer has agreed to plead guilty to three federal drug charges. However, he changed his mind after two weeks and now is saying he is innocent. After that, federal prosecutors returned to the federal grand jury with 95 more drug charge allegations that… Read More »

Multiple Downtown LA Businesses Linked to Drug Cartel Money Laundering

More than 1000 federal law enforcement officers descended on the Fashion District in Los Angeles last week to enact dozens of search and arrest warrants linked to multiple businesses using Black Market Peso Exchange schemes to do money laundering of money gotten from narcotics sales for international drug cartels. Federal authorities arrested nine defendants and… Read More »

Man Accused of Shooting Baltimore Cop Faces Drug and Gun Charges

A 34 year old man was charged with shooting and wounding an off duty Baltimore policeman was indicted on federal charges on gun and drug charges. Gregg Thomas was arrested in the spring and was accused of shooting Keith Mcneill outside a car parts store in Baltimore. At that time, Thomas’ brother Lamont also was… Read More »

Florida Mom Faces Federal Charges for Kidnapping to Avoid Vaccines

A Florida mom fled town with her daughter instead of letting anyone ‘vaccinate and brainwash’ her daughter, who is 2. Megan Everett is 22 and is wanted on federal kidnapping charges after she fled Sunrise FL with her daughter Lilly. She left a note behind that authorities said was very troubling. Everett wrote that if… Read More »

Federal Charges Filed in Indiana Bank Robbery Case

Federal bank robbery charges have been filed this week against a man in Zionsville, Indiana, who police say robbed at least five banks in the state, including one in Poland IN in 2012. Alan McCormick, 46, has been indicted by a grand jury on five counts of armed bank robbery. If he is convicted, he could receive… Read More »

Tree Trimmer Faces Federal Charges for Injuring Baby Herons

A tree trimmer in San Francisco is facing federal criminal charges for injuring several baby night herons as he was pruning trees outside a post office in Oakland, CA. AGents with the US Fish and Wildlife Service wrapped up their investigation last week, and are sending the case to the office of the US attorney.… Read More »

Feds Now Charging Cybercrimes as 21st Century Racketeering

In Las Vegas, Andrew Duncan is a federal prosecutor who looks just like a prosecutor that you might see on a crime show on tv. He noted on the opening day of a trial of an alleged cybercriminal this week that TV always has shown organized crime people in a certain fashion. Usually, it’s thicknecked… Read More »