December 5, 2018

Debauchery-loving James Rackover gets life in prison for murder of Connecticut man

The debauchery-loving surrogate son of a wealthy Manhattan jeweler will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the grisly murder of a Connecticut man. Justice James Burke hit callous killer James Rackover, 27, with a 28 1/3 years-to-life...

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December 5, 2018

Encouraging Undocumented Immigration Not Illegal, 9th Circuit Rules

A recent 9th Circuit appellate opinion explains that the federal law prohibiting individuals from inducing or encouraging undocumented immigration when they know it will be unlawful is unconstitutional.  Simply put, the court explained that the statute criminalized "encouraging," which triggers...

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December 5, 2018

Congressman’s Ex-Aide Snared on Campaign-Finance Counts

PHILADELPHIA (CN) – In a campaign-finance scandal that threatened to bring down a U.S. congressman, the only defendant who rolled the dice on a trial was convicted late Monday of nine counts. Federal prosecutors indicted Kenneth Smukler, 58, last fall...

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December 5, 2018

Former Ohio Judge Pleads Not Guilty in Ex-Wife’s Murder

Disgraced former Cuyahoga County Judge Lance Mason pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the murder of his estranged ex-wife, three years after he went to prison for beating her in front of their two children. Appearing in court via video teleconference,...

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December 4, 2018

Lawyer accused of creating fake candidate pages on Facebook and Twitter to influence elections

A New York City lawyer who once proposed settling a lawsuit with a duel has been charged with trying to influence elections by creating fake Facebook and Twitter pages in the names of local politicians. The lawyer, Richard Luthmann of...

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December 4, 2018

Floyd ‘Crypto’ Mayweather Fined by SEC

Centra was recently charged by the SEC with fraud and non-compliance in connection with its ICO, and boxer Floyd "Crypto" Mayweather and DJ Khaled (who were likely hyped on becoming a Bitcoin billionaire ) both got swept up and heavily...

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December 4, 2018

Acting AG Whitaker backed patent marketing company even as he fielded angry complaints

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had backed a patent marketing company as a paid advisory board member even as he fielded complaints from angry consumers who complained they had been scammed. Whitaker began hearing complaints months after joining the board...

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December 4, 2018

North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Forklift To ‘Kill’ Donald Trump

A North Dakota mechanic has entered a guilty plea in federal court in relation to what the government charged was a fantastic plot to kill the president. According to federal authorities, Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, of Bismarck, stole a forklift...

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December 3, 2018

Sweetheart swindler who stole $1.6 million from elderly sentenced to 85 years in prison

A woman who swindled six elderly people out of $1.6 million through a variety of ruses was sentenced to 85 years in prison Friday. Paul Wilbur, an Alabama man who had met Boltos on a plane coming back from Las...

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December 3, 2018

Former Army Ranger testifies that he was hired hitman in killing of woman, boy

Richard Stoner, a former Army Ranger, testified against Christopher Schmidt for several hours – laying out in extensive detail how, he said, the two planned the killing and he ultimately carried it out. From the witness stand, Stoner described gunning down...

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