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  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 39 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • UC regents chastise UC President Janet Napolitano for approval of interference in state audit

    11/16/2017 4:32:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 11/15/2017 | By Teresa Watanabe•
    University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office. “Her decision and then follow-on actions of her direct reports reflect negatively on the University of California community, which is committed to the highest ethical standards in furthering the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service,” board chairman George Kieffer said in a statement after the regents met behind closed doors for nearly five hours.
  • CEO of Arca Space Corporation arrested, on embezzlement and fraud charges

    11/13/2017 8:16:34 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 5 replies
    KVIA TV ^ | Nov. 12, 2017 | Evan Folan
    Popescu has been charged with five different counts of embezzlement, 13 different counts of fraud and one count of forgery. The charges range from $100 to $20,000. According to arrest records online, he was arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia Wednesday and then extradited to the Dona Ana County Detention Center.
  • Marina Abramovic raised $2M for canceled art project, hasn’t given money back

    11/13/2017 6:40:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Performance artist Marina Abramovic has backed out of her grandiose plans for her upstate arts institute and questions loom over what happened to the $2.2 million she raised over four years for the project, including donations from the likes of Jay-Z and nearly 5,000 donors in a Kickstarter campaign. The edgy artist, who became world famous for staring down people in her blockbuster 2010 MOMA show, The Artist is Present, touted her multi-million dollar Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art as a place for artists to conduct grand experiments
  • 'Stealth' Turkish businessman a no-show for trial this month

    11/13/2017 6:24:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:54 PM | AP via NY Daily News
    A Turkish businessman whose criminal case became a controversy at the highest levels of U.S. and Turkish government looks like he'll never make it to trial. Even a co-defendant's lawyer last week labeled Reza Zarrab the "stealth" defendant after he and his lawyers skipped a pretrial conference a few weeks before the scheduled date of his trial on charges that he conspired to process hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of financial transactions for Iranian businesses or Iran's government through U.S. banks. Authorities say those transactions are banned by U.S. and international sanctions. Prosecutors and the judge made no mention...
  • Woman jailed over Hillary Clinton documentary fraud

    11/12/2017 5:40:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/10/17
    A woman has been jailed after duping film-makers into believing she could get them behind-the-scenes access to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Ann Leuser fraudulently claimed to have a close connection with the former US secretary of state and tried to enter into a contract for a fly-on-the-wall documentary that proposed a series of payments totalling £120,000. The 56-year-old, of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, even paid an actress £5,000 to impersonate Clinton’s director of communications Jennifer Palmieri over the phone.
  • Voter Fraud Concerns Hang Over Gov Races in Virginia, New Jersey

    11/09/2017 3:01:06 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    lifezette ^ | 07 Nov 201 | Brendan Kirby
    Thousands of noncitizens have been found on the rolls in both states, and no one knows how many more there may be A potentially messy fight over absentee ballots in Atlantic City, New Jersey, highlights Election Day concerns Tuesday about the possibility of fraudulent voting. The Atlantic City mayoral race — which went to court Monday — turns on absentee ballots, which elections experts say is the easiest part of the voting system to exploit. In addition to organized fraud, however, some experts contend America’s failure to safeguard voter rolls creates the potential to influence the outcome of very close...
  • More fraud in Diversity Visa Lottery as feds move to strip citizenship from four Somalis

    11/06/2017 2:15:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department moved Monday to strip citizenship from four Somali immigrants who prosecutors say lied about being a family, and managed to defraud the Diversity Visa Lottery program that Republicans are aiming to nix. The government says one woman, Fosia Abdi Adan, won the lottery in 2000 and then brought in two other people as her husband and children, using a fake marriage certificate. The prosecutions come a week after the Diversity Lottery was in the news as the immigration program used by the suspect in last week’s terrorist truck attack in New York City. “The current immigration system...
  • Mila Kunis set up monthly donation to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name

    11/03/2017 8:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/17 | John Bowden
    Actress Mila Kunis revealed Thursday that she has been playing a prank on Vice President Pence by donating to the women's health provider Planned Parenthood in his name. In an interview on TBS' "Conan," Kunis says that she set up a monthly donation to Planned Parenthood that sends Pence a letter thanking him for his donation every month. “I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was trying to do,” Kunis said Thursday. "And so, as a reminder that there are women in the world that may or may not agree with his platform, I put...
  • NASA Imagery Casts More Doubt On Women Who Claim They Were Lost At Sea

    11/01/2017 10:51:38 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01 November 2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    NASA imagery casts more doubt on the story of two women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months before being heroically rescued last week.
  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • He Fights...

    10/30/2017 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/13/2017 | Evan Sayet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has...
  • Drug company founder John Kapoor arrested for alleged opioid scheme

    10/27/2017 7:26:17 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 | Pat Milton, Laura Strickler
    Federal agents arrested the founder of a major drug company in an early-morning raid Thursday on charges stemming from an alleged scheme to get doctors to illegally prescribe a powerful opioid to patients who don't need it. John Kapoor, 74, was taken into custody in Phoenix, Arizona. Kapoor is the billionaire founder and former CEO of the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics. He faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy, bribery and fraud.
  • If Trump Is Impeached or Convicted, the Russia Dossier Was Worth the Money, Ex-Clinton Spokesperson

    10/25/2017 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 25, 2017 | By Greg Price
    If it helps Special Counsel Robert Mueller bring down President Donald Trump, the Russian dossier that laid out allegations of misdeeds by the billionaire—including one particularly salacious claim that led to the document being nicknamed the “pee tape“ dossier—was well worth the money, according to Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary. Brian Fallon, currently a CNN contributor and an adviser to the progressive group Priorities USA, spoke out on Twitter Tuesday night after The Washington Post reported that Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid the firm Fusion GPS to do the opposition research on Trump that led...
  • Hillary Clinton’s disingenuous dossier outrage

    10/25/2017 9:21:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2017 | By Callum Borchers
    When BuzzFeed published that now-infamous dossier of unproven claims about Donald Trump and Russia, in January, former Hillary Clinton campaign aides expressed outrage that news outlets that had obtained the dossier before Election Day did not make its contents public in time to influence voters, and Clinton later aired the same grievance in her book about the presidential race. It turns out that the reaction of the Democratic presidential nominee and her team was disingenuous. What Clinton and her advisers presented as their judgment that the media had made the wrong call was, in fact, their frustration at having failed...
  • This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

    10/24/2017 8:43:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Tax Reform: What do you call a tax break that delivers 88% of the benefits to upper-income families and subsidizes rich states at the expense of poor ones? If you're a Democrat, you call it a sacred cow. One provision of the Republican's tax-cutting plan that has drawn intense opposition from Democrats is the elimination of state and local tax deductions for those who itemize. ... Fewer than 22% of tax filers even claim the state and local tax deduction, and the vast majority of these are higher-income families. While 78% of those with incomes above $200,000 claim the deduction,...
  • Uranium & Diarrhea, Inc

    10/20/2017 8:53:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Steyn Club ^ | 10-20-17 | Mark Steyn
    The big story this week is that the FBI uncovered a Moscow bribery plot just before the Obama Administration approved the transfer of 20 per cent of American uranium into the hands of the Russians. And who precisely were the Russkies trying to bribe? They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill....
  • No Documents in Obama Library? No Mystery There.

    10/13/2017 7:11:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    The Fox News headline sums up the issue at hand: "No Obama documents in Obama library? Historians puzzled by Chicago center plans." The article continues, "The Obama Foundation is taking an unconventional approach to the presidential center and library being planned in Chicago. It's opting to host a digital archive of President Barack Obama's records, but not keep his hard-copy manuscripts and letters and other documents onsite." The Chicago Tribune broke the story that, to this point, has attracted no major media attention. Its headline raises much the same question Fox News did: "Without archives on site, how will Obama...
  • Gov. Brown: Climate Change Contributes To Catastrophic California Wildfires

    10/12/2017 8:48:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/11/17
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown warns that catastrophic wildfires will keep ripping through the state as the climate warms. **SNIP** He said a warming climate has contributed to catastrophic wildfires. “That’s the way it is with a warming climate, dry weather and reducing moisture.” said Brown. “These kind of catastrophes have happened and they’ll continue to happen, and we have to be prepared to do everything we can to mitigate.” The governor has positioned himself as a leader in the fight against climate change.
  • Democratic IT scandal takes an interesting turn

    10/10/2017 1:47:53 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2017 | Rick Moran
    The "non-scandal" scandal involving a former I.T. aide to several Democratic congressmen, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz, took an interesting turn when the wife of the alleged hacker and fraudster Imran Awan showed up in court separate from her husband and had retained a separate attorney. Imran Awan's own wife, Hina Alvi, filed papers in a Pakistani court accusing her husband of fraud and of marrying another woman.  The couple did not look at each other when they showed up in federal court on Friday.