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  • Illegal Alien Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for $20M Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

    03/19/2018 10:30:07 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 52 replies ^ | Friday, March 16, 2018 | US Attorney's Office
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. –A former resident of Ozone Park, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Abiodun Bakre, who was in the United States illegally during the period in which he committed the offenses. In imposing sentence, Judge Cercone noted that the wire fraud conspiracy in which Bakre participated was the largest financial fraud case the Court...
  • Obama DOJ Forced FBI To Delete 500,000 Fugitives From Background Check Database

    03/16/2018 5:38:06 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    DC ^ | 3/16/2018 | DC
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF. According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • WOW! Republicans Say PA Voting Machines ‘Miscalibrated’, Saccone Votes Changed To Lamb

    03/15/2018 2:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s 18th district held a special election in which Democrat Conor Lamb is widely believed to have edged out his Republican rival Rick Saccone. While absentee votes are still being counted, Republicans are raising concerns that some voting machines were “miscalibrated,” which led to votes being switched from Saccone to Lamb.
  • GOP not conceding in Pennsylvania race, may seek recount

    03/14/2018 3:23:42 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/18 10:17 AM EDT | By Ben Kamisar
    PITTSBURGH — Republicans will not be conceding anytime soon in a tightly contested special election in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Conor Lamb holds a slim lead over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone in Tuesday's election. Lamb's campaign and Democratic groups have declared him the winner, as he sits with less than a 700-vote lead. NBC News also projected him the "apparent winner" early Wednesday morning as more absentee ballots trickled in. There are still about 203 absentee ballots and then additional provisional and military ballots left to be counted, but Saccone would have to capture an overwhelming majority of those outstanding...
  • Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone separated by razor-thin margin

    03/14/2018 3:17:03 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    It could come down to a recount. Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. The contest has still not been called, but Lamb leads Saccone by a few hundred votes. There’s no mandatory recount for a federal race in Pennsylvania, but Republicans have the option of petitioning for one. "This race is too close to call and we’re ready to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said late Tuesday. “Once they...
  • 'Clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed's lawsuit against Irving ISD, city dismissed

    03/14/2018 2:35:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 14, 2018 | Elvia Limón
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Irving ISD, the city of Irving and several others filed by the father of a teen who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb. The federal lawsuit alleged Ahmed Mohamed's civil rights were violated in September 2015 when Irving police officers took him into custody at MacArthur High School and charged him with making a "hoax bomb." The then 14-year-old was also suspended from school for three days.
  • Pocahontas, Fauxcahontas: Elizabeth Warren Just Stepped in it on 'Meet the Press'

    03/14/2018 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Donna Carol Voss
    Believe it or not, I was willing to give Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren the benefit of the doubt that she thought she was 1/32 Cherokee. Her belief (or hoax) was a non-issue until 2012 when she was running to unseat incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. In 1984’s Pow Wow Chow cookbook, she signed her recipes “Elizabeth Warren – Cherokee,” and nobody cared. In the mid-1990s when she was tenured at Harvard Law School, she listed herself as a minority in a law school directory, and nobody cared. In 2012, everybody cared. Rush Limbaugh, who has a knack for nicknames, dubbed...
  • GOP Lost in PA Election Last Night?

    03/14/2018 5:20:45 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 70 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/14/2018 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    DEmocrats win by ANOTHER razor thin margin after sudden late- night counting gives them enough? I AM NOT BUYING IT! If Trump does not get a handle on election fraud then we are lost. The democrats know this is their last hope to get the obama agenda back on track. If Trump got a supermajority they would be set back 40 years. They are going to pull off all the voter fraud they can- and then some. Because they know if they win THERE WILL BE NO INVESTIGATIONS
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • Schwarzenegger used private jet for daily commutes to California’s governor’s mansion

    03/12/2018 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 30 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 12 March 2018 | Marc Morano
    Former GOP California governor and global warming activist Arnold Schwarzenegger came under fire for his near-daily private jet commute from his Brentwood home to the governor’s mansion in Sacramento. “The governor’s Gulf-stream jet does nearly as much damage to the environment in one hour as a small car does in a year,” the Los Angeles Times reported in 2008. But not to worry, because “Schwarzenegger is well aware of this and makes amends by purchasing pollution credits for the carbon dioxide his jet releases.”
  • Warren rejects DNA test idea to prove Native American ancestry: (trunc)

    03/11/2018 2:31:20 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 130 replies
    Yahooooo News ^ | March 11, 2018 | Michael WalshReporter ,Yahoo News•
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., argued that her family’s claim to Native American ancestry is an indelible part of who she is — something that can never be taken away. Warren defended herself on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” Sunday morning when asked what she thought about taking an easily accessible DNA test, such as those offered by 23andMe or Ancestry, to settle the ongoing controversy over her heritage. Rather than address that question specifically, Warren told a story about how her mother and father, born and raised in Oklahoma, met as teenagers and fell head-over-heels in love. Her...
  • World's 'Most Hated CEO' Gets 7 Years In Prison

    03/09/2018 11:15:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies ^ | 03-09-2018 | David
    Martin Shkreli isn’t challenging the government any longer. The ‘Pharma Bro’ fraudster convicted of misleading investors to the tune of $10.4 million—has just been sentenced to 7 years in prison. Journalists in the courtroom, reporting on Twitter, said the judge thought Shkreli was truly remorseful now, but that a minimal sentence would not serve to deter him from future fraud. Prosecutors had been seeking a 15-year prison sentence. Not long ago, he put a bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair. Two weeks ago, he was still arrogant and challenging the government, crying ‘conspiracy’. Last week, he started begging for mercy. Today,...
  • Why are Millennials Getting Scammed so Much?

    03/04/2018 5:52:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Scott Budman
    They’re young, they’re educated and they’re losing money in record numbers to scam artists. Young surfers have become the targets of a new generation of scammers. The Better Business Bureau says millennials now report more money lost to scams than the elderly. “Sometimes when you’re expecting something you just open it without realizing,” says San Jose State student, Vanessa Nunez, who is part of the group of people most likely to lose money in a scam. According to cybersecurity expert, Ahmed Banafa, young people or as they’re often called, “digital natives,” are more susceptible to scams because of the amount...
  • Chicago ID Card Would Be Valid Vote

    02/28/2018 5:55:26 AM PST · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 28, 2018 | John Byrne
    Municipal ID cards that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is launching for undocumented immigrants and others will be a valid form of identification for people both registering to vote and voting in Chicago, according to a letter aldermen received Friday. The municipal ID is not yet available to the general public, but Valencia has said it will be in the spring. Most aldermen voted in favor of the program, which is viewed in City Hall circles as a way for Emanuel to boost his standing with Hispanic voters and immigrant rights supporters as he preps a 2019 re-election bid. But a handful...
  • USDA: 35,891 Retailers Engaged in Food Stamp Fraud

    02/26/2018 5:47:06 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    cns news ^ | Terence P. Jeffrey | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a report estimating that 35,891 food retailers around the country engaged in food stamp fraud, illegally “trafficking” more than $1 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits annually over the three-year period from 2012 through 2014. “Retailer trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits occurs primarily when SNAP recipients sell their benefits for cash to food retailers, often at a discount,” the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service said in a summary of the report. “SNAP benefits are permitted for the purchase of eligible food items from authorized food retailers,” said the report....
  • Mr. President: Solution to Illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud.

    02/23/2018 11:43:09 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 8 replies
    AmericanSky News ^ | 2/22/2018 | Yuri Blanarovich
    Ukrainian patriots are joining American patriots in helping President Trump to Make America Great Again. Please check the article "Solution to the Illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud problems" at describing practical, humane, sensible solution to stop illegal immigration, voter fraud and liberal destruction of US. Besides Canada Free Press about a year ago, there seems to be Yuuge Wall of Resistance to publicize the solution from talking heads and patriot media. Instead there is a talk about elaborate wall for $20 billion, that $400 bathtub drone can overfly, ignoring simple barbed wire fence Soviets and Hungarians used. Sanctuary cities...
  • “School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question.”

    02/22/2018 5:47:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 22, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    “School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question.” @TuckerCarlson. Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That’s why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse. 8:26 PM - 22 Feb 2018
  • Televangelist Benny Hinn Admits Going Too Far With Prosperity Gospel in Wake of Billy Graham's Death

    02/22/2018 10:13:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/22/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    In the wake of the death of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, controversial faith-healing televangelist Benny Hinn, who has often been criticized for his endorsement of the prosperity gospel, said in a stunning confession Wednesday that sometimes he has taken the erroneous gospel too far. "We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it's in the Bible, but I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it's not God's word what is taught and I think I'm as guilty as others. Sometimes you go a little farther than you really need to go and then God brings you...
  • Who is Alex van der Zwaan and why does he matter? Connecting the Dots

    02/21/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 31 replies
    Vachel Lindsay (sic) Twitter Account ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Vachel Lindsay (sic)
    Mueller indicts lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. MSM scream: the evil Drumpf is about to fall! They're embarrassingly WRONG, of course. And they are MISLEADING you, by not mentioning OTHER names (bombshells incoming). Let me explain.
  • Court: Cobb woman who faked being cop for Chick-fil-A discount indicted

    02/20/2018 7:28:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Ben Brasch
    OBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County woman was indicted Thursday for allegedly claiming to be a federal law enforcement agent to get a discount for her Chick-fil-A meal. Tara Marie Solem, of Marietta, faces two felony counts of impersonating an officer, according to court documents. Police said the incident happened July 5 at the Macland Cross Circle location. She initially tried to convince a worker at the eatery’s drive-through window that that she was a federal agent. It didn’t work, so she went inside. Solem walked up to the counter of the chicken joint, argued with two managers and...