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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 »

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 »

Sex Trafficking Sting Nets 17 Arrests in Nashville

An undercover sex trafficking sting operation led to 17 arrests and charges this week. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, the two-day sting found that 17 men agreed to pay to have sex with an undercover officer who pretended she was 16. The local police operation was performed by the MNPD and the Tennessee… 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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. (Pittsburgh.CBSlocal.com). 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. (Foxnews.com) Anita Moody, 57, from Cooper, Texas, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit bank… 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. (Local10.com) 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. (Vox.com) 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. (NYPost.com) Muhammad Masood, 28, was charged last week for alleged terrorist ties to the Islamic State. He… 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. (ABCnewsgo.com) 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. (NBCMiami.com). 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. (Sandiegouniontribune.com). 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. (Reuters.com). 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. (Crowdfundinsider.com) 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. (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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

Jay Mafia Rapper Busted for Flashing Firearms on YouTube

Jayson Howard Moore, a convicted felon and fledgling rapper, made the unfortunate decision this month of flashing handguns and shotguns in several gangsta rap videos posted online. Federal agents will ensure that these will be his last rap videos for quite awhile. Because the Dallas rapper and gang member – known as Jay Mafia –… 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 »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Backpage.com CEO Arrested For Alleged Pimping on Website

Carl Ferrer, who is the CEO of the classified ad website Backpage.com, 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 »

Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in 2015-2016

One of the draws of national politics in the US and countries around the globe is money and power. Many politicians get involved in national politics to enrich themselves above all else. But which politicians are the most corrupt as of 2015 and 2016? Here’s a list of 10 corrupt politicians who took advantage of… 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 »

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 »