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  • Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $678 Million Settlement Of Fraud Lawsuit Against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation For Operating Sham Speaker Programs Through Which It Paid Over $100 Million To Doctors To Unlawfully Induce Them To Prescribe No

    07/02/2020 9:44:18 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 1, 2020 | DOJ
    Novartis Admits to Certain Conduct Alleged in the Lawsuit and Agrees to Strict Limitations on Its Ability to Conduct Future Speaker Programs Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Gregory E. Demske, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of HHS-OIG’s New York Regional Office, Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent in Charge of...
  • Rotting of the Big Apple: World famous monument of George Washington is defaced as NYC city slides billions into the red, its police face $1bn in cuts and de Blasio is accused of 'surrendering the city to lawlessness'

    06/30/2020 1:00:26 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/30/2020 | Jennifer Smith
    New York City's famous George Washington Monument in Washington Square Park was defaced with red paint on Monday as protesters gathered further downtown outside City Hall ahead of a controversial vote that could slash the city's police budget by $1billion - 16 percent of its total - despite escalating crime and chaos. In the latest symbol of police defiance and unruliness across the city, the vandals tossed red paint at the famous George Washington monument on Monday then fled the scene, leaving city workers to try to power wash it off. President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: 'We are tracking down...
  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. Its kind of like previous firings, I would say, Thune said....
  • KT McFarland: Trump and Bolton this is when I knew it wasn't going to end well

    06/22/2020 6:16:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | K.T. McFarland
    On Election Day 2016 I was in the green room at Fox News in midtown Manhattan waiting to go on the air, as was Ambassador John Bolton. I asked John if he had already voted, to which he replied, Yes, for Trump. Hes an idiot, but anybody is better than Hillary Clinton. Thats why I had my doubts when Bolton lobbied so aggressively for and became President Trumps national security adviser less than two years later.
  • Barr to Berman: You Wont Resign? Fine. Youre Fired.

    06/20/2020 1:48:48 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 95 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Boom, again. This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Heres the letter: Image In case you cant see the photo properly, here is the text: " " I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When...
  • Lindsey Graham Will Continue Blue Slips for US Attorney Positions

    06/20/2020 8:53:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    judiciary.senate.gov ^ | 6/20/20 | Lindsey Graham, Chairman
    WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Trump Administrations intent to nominate Jay Clayton to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. According to Attorney General Barr, the Trump Administration intends to nominate Mr. Jay Clayton to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. I have not been contacted by the administration in this regard. However, I know Mr. Clayton and believe him to be a fine man and accomplished lawyer. As to processing U.S. Attorney nominations, it has always been the policy of...
  • Barr Abruptly Seeks to Fire U.S. Attorney Who Investigated Trump Associates

    06/20/2020 8:50:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    New York Times, via MSN ^ | June 20, 2020 | Benjamin Weiser, William K. Rashbaum, Nicole Hong, Maggie Haberman and Katie Benner 2 hrs ago
    Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday night abruptly tried to fire the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Geoffrey S. Berman, who has investigated several of President Trumps closest associates, but Mr. Berman said he would not leave.
  • US Attorney in Manhattan refuses to resign after Barr announces that hes stepping down (Berman)

    06/19/2020 11:59:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 19 2020 | Laura Italiano
    n a stunning plot twist, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman issued a statement Friday night asserting that he will not, in fact, resign in direct contradiction to an announcement that he was stepping down made hours earlier from Attorney General William Barr. I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was stepping down as United States Attorney, Berman, said in a statement posted to the Southern District of New York Twitter account. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the...
  • Brute accused of shoving elderly NYC woman has been arrested over 100 times

    06/17/2020 8:50:33 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06.17.2020 | By Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Craig McCarthy
    A career criminal with more than 100 arrests to his name was busted for cruelly shoving a 92-year-old woman into a Manhattan fire hydrant leaving his victim too scared to walk alone in her own neighborhood. The injured elder, a Bronx native named Geraldine, spoke to The Post on Tuesday after cops arrested convicted sex offender Rashid Brimmage, 31, and charged him with attacking her. I thought a brick hit me or something hit me on the left side of my head, and I went right down and hit my head against the hydrant, Geraldine, who asked that her...
  • Video: Brute ruthlessly knocks down 92-year-old woman in random NYC attack

    06/16/2020 4:32:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 16, 2020 | Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    A 92-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a young man in a random, broad-daylight attack in Manhattan last week. The victim was walking with a pushcart on Third Avenue near East 16th Street in the Gramercy Park neighborhood at about 3:30 p.m. Friday when the brute struck. They were approaching each other from opposite directions when the man suddenly hit her in the head with his left hand, surveillance footage shows. The woman tumbles hard to the ground with the back of her head narrowly missing a fire hydrant. The attacker coolly continues walking away as if...
  • Cops arrest suspect who pushed senior woman into fire hydrant in Manhattan (UPDATED)

    06/16/2020 1:56:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    AMny ^ | 6/16/2020 | Emily Davenport
    Cops arrested a suspect who caused an elderly woman to smack her head on a fire hydrant in Manhattan last week. According to police, at 3:23 p.m. on June 12, a 92-year-old woman was walking on 3rd Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets when she was pushed by an unknown man. The victim fell to the ground and hit her head on a nearby fire hydrant. The suspect then continued down 3rd Avenue to parts unknown. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition. Following an ongoing investigation, officers arrested 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage and...
  • Harvard professors research: Defunding the police could cost thousands of black lives

    06/16/2020 1:56:35 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 15, 2020 | Troy Sargent
    Amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, riots, looting, and calls to defund the police, a Harvard economist has found that proactive policing saves black lives. Defunding the police is not a solution and could cost thousands of black lives, Roland Fryer told The College Fix in an interview about his latest research. I think the streets are talking and we should listen. People are frustrated, he continued in the email. He sympathizes with frustration at big racial differences in educational achievement, life expectancy and almost every part of life. The youngest African-American professor to receive tenure in Harvard history, Fryer...
  • After Rift Over Protests, N.Y.P.D. Pulls Out of Prosecutors Offices

    06/16/2020 7:39:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2020 | Jan Ransom
    A few hours after the Manhattan district attorney announced he would not prosecute some of the protesters who had been arrested during demonstrations against police brutality, the Police Department sent him a message: All the officers assigned to his office would be pulled off the job to help with crowd control. The district attorneys in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens made similar decisions and received the same news. Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said on Friday that the timing was unrelated to the prosecutors decisions. Resources were pulled from the entire department to cover the protests, he said. But to...
  • NYC's de Blasio fires back at Cuomo's threat to shut down Manhattan over coronavirus social distancing

    06/14/2020 11:51:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14 2020 | Kate Sheehy | New York Post
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday fired back at Gov. Andrew Cuomos threat to shut down Manhattan again if the city didnt enforce social-distancing better saying through a rep that imprisoning people isnt the answer. We must balance safety with peoples need to reopen their businesses, a City Hall spokeswoman said in an e-mail. We had social distancing ambassadors out all weekend distributing masks and encouraging people to disperse after making their purchases.
  • NYC fires back at Cuomos threat to shut down Manhattan over social distancing

    06/14/2020 4:34:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2020 | 5:20pm | Kate Sheehy
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday fired back at Gov. Andrew Cuomos threat to shut down Manhattan again if the city didnt enforce social-distancing better saying through a rep that imprisoning people isnt the answer. We must balance safety with peoples need to reopen their businesses, a City Hall spokeswoman said in an e-mail. We had social distancing ambassadors out all weekend distributing masks and encouraging people to disperse after making their purchases. These businesses are allowed to be open per the Governors guidelines and we dont believe imprisoning people or taking away their livelihood is the answer.
  • Christopher Ferrara Represents Priests, Rabbis, Sues de Blasio, Cuomo

    06/14/2020 6:42:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Remant Newspaper ^ | June 13, 2020 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Christopher Ferrara Represents Priests, Rabbis, Sues de Blasio, Cuomo I havent appeared on these pages for a while because, as Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society (TMS), my time has been consumed with filing and prosecuting major litigation against the Governors of New York and New Jersey and the Mayor of New York City over their tyrannical and increasingly ridiculous COVID-19 lockdown regimes of executive orders that micromanage literally every aspect of the lives of millions of people on the pretext of a virus that is going the way of all seasonal viral epidemics.Both suits involve an unusual alliance...
  • Bumfight: As New York burns, Cuomo blasts de Blasio, de Blasio blasts Cuomo

    06/03/2020 6:27:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 3, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    In an unprecedented blue-on-blue round of finger-pointing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has blasted NY City's mayor, Bill de Blasio for allowing criminals under the guise of 'protest' to take over New York City and smash, burn, and loot the place into rubble. According to Breitbart: Cuomo issued stinging criticism of De Blasio and the NY Police Department, saying Monday evenings failed attempt to quell violence was inexcusable. The governor explained that he offered help from the National Guard, but De Blasio rejected the offer. My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the...
  • Cuomo and de Blasio are refusing to face what rioting means for New York

    06/03/2020 3:43:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bob McManus
    Macys? The cops let them loot Macys the Miracle on 34th Street store? Wow. Everybody who grew up in this town has at least once ridden the rickety wooden escalator at the center of Macys Herald Square a building almost as iconic to New York City as the Empire State Building. Theyve made movies about them both. And so a city with 40,000 cops hasnt the will to station a couple of hundred of them between its cultural heritage kitschy as it sometimes may seem and an opportunistic mob? Shocking and shameful. The thing with anarchists,...
  • Rudy Giuliani: De Blasio Is Calling Individual Police Chiefs and Telling Them Not to Enforce the Law or Make Arrests

    06/02/2020 8:55:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    GP ^ | June 2,2020 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy says de Blasio is calling the individual police chiefs and telling them NOT to enforce the law or make arrests. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: The de Blasio Cuomo problem is a special problem. And they hate each other. And frankly de Blasio is completely incompetent. And the governor really in good conscience should replace him. He is the sole reason the New York City Police Department is not acting De Blasio over the last three or four or five nights calls individual police chiefs and tells them not to enforce the law and not to make...
  • NYC Mayor Declined Offer of National Guard Support: Governor Cuomo; Cuomo Muses That He Could "Displace De Blasio As Mayor"

    06/02/2020 11:55:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/02/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to accept help from the National Guard, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the governor mused that he could displace his fellow Democrat and take over his duties. Looters and others fomenting chaos ran rampant in New York City on Monday night, stealing from stores, assaulting police officers, and setting fires, amid nationwide mayhem taking place at or near protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. Cuomo blamed de Blasio and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), telling reporters in Albany: The mayor...