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  • Young Mass. Mayor, 26, Stole From Investors: Feds (at the tail end of long story it says he's a Dem)

    10/12/2018 6:57:48 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 10/11/2018 | Staff and Wire Reporters
    A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM'' to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River, collected more than $360,000 from investors to develop an app that was supposed to help businesses connect with consumers, federal authorities say. Instead, he spent more than $230,000 of the investor funds to bankroll a lavish lifestyle and advance his political career, officials say. Correia faces nine counts of wire fraud and...
  • Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II arrested, accused of extorting money from pot companies

    09/06/2019 12:17:04 PM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    WCVB.com ^ | September 06, 2019
    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was arrested early Friday morning at his home in the city. Correia, 27, was charged in a superseding indictment with bribery; extortion conspiracy; extortion and aiding and abetting; wire fraud; and filing false tax returns. He is accused of conspiring to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana companies. In federal court Friday afternoon, Correia entered a plea of not guilty and was released on $250,000 bond. He will be required to pay $25,000 of that amount by the end of the day Tuesday. Genoveva Andrade, Correia's...
  • SHOCK: Chick-fil-A Has Been Bankrolling the Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC)

    11/28/2019 6:58:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/28/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    Chick-fil-A, once under fire for donating to "anti-LGBT" Christian organizations, has now taken flack for funding seemingly pro-LGBT charities. In a truly shocking development, the fast-food chain even funded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is notorious for slandering conservative and Christian organizations by calling them "hate groups" on par with the Ku Klux Klan. While conservative Christians have been defending Chick-fil-A from criticism, the fast-food chain donated to one of their worst enemies.On Wednesday, a Christian non-profit Chick-fil-A once supported called for a boycott of the fast-food chain. "It’s time for Christians to find a fast-food alternative...
  • Chick-fil-A Donates to SPLC, Anti-Christian Group linked to Shooter that Stormed Family Research..TR

    11/27/2019 9:30:25 AM PST · by bkopto · 102 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 11/27/2019 | J.P. Duffy, Joshua Arnold
    Townhall.com has uncovered an IRS 990 form showing that the Chick-fil-A Foundation contributed $ 2,500 in 2017 to the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). “Tax reports have now exposed Chick-fil-A for funding the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center; an organization linked in federal court to domestic terrorism after their smear campaign of Christian organizations resulted in a shooting in which the gunman planned to smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of his victims. “Not only has Chick-fil-A abandoned donations to Christian groups including the Salvation Army, it has donated to one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America....
  • WATCH:Jill Biden Attempts to Paint Trump as a Big, Bad Monster Who's Attacking Her Son For No Reason

    11/11/2019 4:17:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden went to bat for her son, Hunter, during an exclusive interview with NBC News on Monday. According to Jill, President Donald Trump wanting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, and son "is just flat-out wrong." “What goes through your head when you hear this weekend Republicans on Capitol Hill talking about bringing your son and bringing your husband potentially to testify in an impeachment hearing and impeachment trial?” host Mike Memoli asked. Dr. Biden argued that Republicans wanting to hear from Hunter and Joe "plays right into...
  • $27M for slavery reparations ‘not enough,’ Princeton seminary students say. They want $120M more.

    10/23/2019 5:59:09 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 57 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10/23/2019 | Kelly Heyboer
    Princeton Theological Seminary pledged last week to use $27.6 million of its endowment to pay reparations for the school’s historic ties to slavery, believed to be the largest amount ever paid by a school to atone for benefiting from the slave trade. The school’s black student association says it’s “a great start, but not enough.” The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary — a student group that helped raise the slavery reparations issue at the school — plans to call for at least $120 million more in slavery reparations along with money for current African-American students and other...
  • Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed Is Released From Detention

    01/27/2018 5:40:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Summer Said and Benoit Faucon
    Saudi authorities on Saturday released billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, people familiar with the matter said, more than two months after he was detained in a widespread crackdown on corruption in the kingdom. Prince al-Waleed is already at his house in Riyadh and is expected to resume his business activities as normal, two people said. The 62-year-old prince was one of dozens of royals, senior government officials and businesspeople rounded up in early November, a wave of arrests the Saudi government billed as the first volley in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s campaign against graft but which was also seen...
  • Elizabeth Warren says she wouldn't allow the child of her VP to sit on foreign company's board

    09/26/2019 2:19:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/19 | Paul Steinhauser
    **SNIP** Taking questions from reporters following a town hall event in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire, the Massachusetts Democrat was asked if she would allow her vice president’s child to serve on the board of a foreign company if she were president. Warren quickly answered, “no.” When asked why, she said, in a rare moment where she appeared flustered: “I don’t know. I have to go back and look at the details.” The "details" to which Warren was referring are from the two ethics plans she's unveiled to tackle corruption in government. Her campaign later clarified to...
  • Clinton Accuses Trump of Election Violation [semi-satire]

    09/22/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Former Secretary of State and loser to Trump in the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton called reports that President Trump had spoken with a Ukrainian leader "collusion with a foreign power to help him win an election." Her charge was sparked by an unconfirmed report that Trump has suggested that Ukraine "take a look at a boast by then Vice-President Joe Biden that his threat to cancel US aid to Ukraine persuaded that government to drop an investigation into a questionable business deal between Biden's son and a Ukrainian company. While it is plausible to posit that evidence of corruption...
  • Democrat Mayor Arrested for Embezzling Over $230,000 of Investors' Money

    10/13/2018 9:01:43 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 12 replies
    NN ^ | 10/13/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A Democrat mayor from Massachusetts was arrested on Thursday after a federal investigation found that he allegedly stole over $230,000 from investors and spent the money on himself. Mayor of Fall River Jasiel Correia, who was elected mayor at just 23 years old, used the investment money to fund his own lavish lifestyle and pay off his student debts.
  • Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down

    10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Louis Casiano
    An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest "politically motivated" hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter. "I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise," Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River's City Hall. "I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office." He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was "challenging the norms" in the town.
  • Democrat Mayor In Massachusetts Arrested On Extortion And Bribery Charges

    09/07/2019 5:31:11 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 38 replies
    GP ^ | 09/07/2019 | Aleister
    Massachusetts mayor arrested for extorting marijuana vendors for 6-figure bribes Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Prosecutors say Correia agreed to sign non-opposition letters in return for significant six-figure payments from four marijuana vendors looking to open businesses in the city of nearly 90,000 about an hour’s drive south of Boston. The letters are required to obtain a license to operate a marijuana business...
  • Democrat Massachusetts Mayor Arrested for Allegedly Extorting Marijuana Vendors

    09/08/2019 2:45:41 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Massachusetts mayor was arrested on Friday for allegedly extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana vendors. Mayor Jasiel Correia, the Democrat mayor of Fall River, allegedly operated a scheme to help marijuana stores conduct business in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, according to a tweet from the FBIÂ’s Boston field office. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested this morning by @FBIBoston IRS-CI & @HUDOIG special agents at his home. HeÂ’s accused of conspiring to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana companies. Details to follow at 11 a.m....
  • New criticism for Dems who threatened Supremes in gun case

    08/25/2019 9:04:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/24/2019 | unknown
    The dispute is over a brief submitted to the justices by several Democratic senators. The case involves a New York gun law that was challenged and eventually withdrawn by the city. The court case still is pending and some fear the court could establish a nationwide precedent they may not like. Already, Harvard professor Laurence Tribe has scolded the senators for threatening the justices. The senators' brief said the court is not well, and unless it heals itself they may have to resort to stacking the court with more justices who are amenable to the Democrats' ideology.
  • Rumours swirl that Ghislaine Maxwell is ready to co-operate US authorities

    08/12/2019 3:59:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 116 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-11-2019 | RICHARD PENDLEBURY
    Full title: Will Robert Maxwell's daughter spill paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's secrets to FBI? Rumours swirl that Ghislaine Maxwell is ready to co-operate US authorities Ghislaine Maxwell was last night reported to be ready to co-operate with the American authorities in their ongoing investigation into Prince Andrew’s late friend Jeffrey Epstein. The socialite daughter of the disgraced late media tycoon Robert Maxwell has been accused of recruiting underage girls for the financier Epstein, her benefactor and sometime boyfriend. She has even been described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. Hitherto,...
  • The Most Anti-Conservative Company in America is Making a Big Move - Greenfield

    06/22/2019 9:03:38 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 56 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Most Anti-Conservative Company in America is Making a Big Move Is the country run by the voters or by Marc Benioff? June 21, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 80 "You better consider the economic consequences of your social and political advocacy," Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff warned conservative states. It was 2016 and the smirking bearded billionaire was fresh off his war against conservative states, most notably Indiana, which had dared to pass laws protecting religious freedom against his wishes. The portly billionaire with a scraggly beard and a social justice brand that covers his ruthlessness in his business dealings responded...
  • ‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him

    06/19/2019 4:11:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 68 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 6-19-19 | Luke Rosiak
    A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history. The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness. Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrat’s data out of revenge for being fired, then used...
  • satire: Major Corporations Bravely Come Out In Support Of Incredibly Popular,

    06/08/2019 5:05:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 6/3/19
    MajorSocially Acceptable Movement Corporations Bravely Come Out In Support Of Incredibly Popular, Socially Acceptable Movement U.S.—For Pride Month, hundreds of corporations are being applauded for bravely coming out in support of an incredibly popular, socially acceptable, entirely mainstream movement: the LGBTQ+ community. It obviously takes a lot of courage for a big corporation to fly a rainbow-colored flag, sell rainbow merchandise, or temporarily change their logo to pride colors. So these massive companies are really going out on a limb here, supporting a movement that you're literally ostracized for not supporting. "I'm so glad to see that YouTube is using...
  • Michael Avenatti's bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    05/27/2019 4:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday -- but as a defendant, not as counsel. Avenatti, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges. He also is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who rocketed him to national prominence. In the Nike case, Avenatti is charged...
  • House Democrats threaten salaries of Trump officials who block interviews

    05/07/2019 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-07-2019 | Juliegace Brufke
    House Democrats are threatening the salaries of Interior, Commerce and Justice Department staff if they block ongoing committee investigations. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent letters Tuesday calling for eight current and former Trump administration officials to provide information for two of the panel’s investigations, cautioning that officials who block the interviews from taking place could see their salaries withheld.