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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. (Nyt.com) 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.’ (Rollingstone.com). 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. (FoxNews.com) 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 »

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 »

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 »