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  • Albany union president accused of heading group indicted on racketeering charges

    10/09/2020 3:23:27 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 6 replies
    News 10 ABC ^ | Dave McQuilling
    Union President James Cahill is accused of heading an organization which used its members’ influential union roles to engage in criminal activity. Cahill, who is President of the Albany-based New York State Building and Construction Trades Council (NYS Trades Council), is among 11 officials facing racketeering, fraud and bribery charges.
  • Louisville Black Lives Matter Using 'Mafia Tactics' on Hispanic Business Owners

    08/02/2020 4:28:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August, 2020 | Rick Moran
    The Louisville cadre of Black Lives Matter activists sent a letter to many downtown businesses demanding they “diversify” their employees. But at least one Cuban-American business owner objected to the threatening tone of the letter and posted his displeasure on Facebook. Fernando Martinez owns a restaurant group with several Hispanic eateries. He accused BLM of using “mafia tactics” and explained his position. “There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in,” Martinez wrote in a public Facebook post. “… All good people need...
  • Latin Dragon Nation Member Sentenced to 17 Years In Prison

    07/20/2020 8:33:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 20, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Indiana
    Following Conviction for Racketeering Conspiracy HAMMOND- Luis Colunga, 27, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced, on July 17, 2020, by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon to 204 months in prison following his guilty plea to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity as a member of the Latin Dragons Nation street gang, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.“A 17 year sentence should send a strong message that gang activity and associated criminal acts will not be tolerated,” said U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.  “Gang members should know that my office will continue to investigate and prosecute criminal gang activity as a...
  • Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses

    07/17/2020 7:11:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 15, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii
    Eleven defendants charged in Hawaii federal court with racketeering and other offenses Superseding indictment includes charges against Michael J. Miske, Jr. for the July 2016 kidnapping and murder of 21-year-old Johnathan Fraser HONOLULU, Hawaii – Kenji M. Price, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, Eli S. Miranda, Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Tom Murdock, Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), Josh Allen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, Criminal...
  • BBQ Restaurant Cancels Catering Job with “Back the Blue” Police Supporters After Leftists Threaten to Burn Down their Business

    06/30/2020 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    A Tennessee business cancelled their catering job with police supporters after threats from the left. Shuford’s Smoke House says leftists threatened to burn down their business after the accepted an order from “Back the Blue” police supporters. One local business received backlash this week after they say they were falsely accused of making a political statement with the back the blue rally. Owners of Shuford’s smoke house say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event. Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services....
  • Feds Bust Black Lives Matter Organizer for Blackmailing Local Businesses [ Wisconsin ]

    06/26/2020 5:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down".. The riot in Madison was inspired by the arrest of organizer Devonere Johnson for 'organizing' in a restaurant. The resulting violence saw statues toppled and a Democrat state senator beaten. Now the Feds have busted Johnson for blackmailing businesses. ... U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money. Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided...
  • Fifteen Defendants Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy in International Cyber Fraud Scheme

    06/20/2020 2:15:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 11, 2020 | DOJ
    Fifteen defendants have pleaded guilty to-date for their roles in a transnational and multi-million dollar scheme to defraud American victims through online auction fraud.Four of the guilty pleas took place in the past 24 days before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew A. Stinnett of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.Bogdan-Stefan Popescu, 30, of Romania, pleaded guilty on June 11, 2020, to one count of RICO conspiracy.  According to plea documents, Popescu operated a car wash in Bucharest, Romania, where he managed coconspirators in the RICO enterprise.  From at least December of 2013, Popescu oversaw an operation...
  • Saturday night America-hating democrat leftist/globalist revolutionary riot show LIVE thread.

    05/30/2020 3:19:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 682 replies
    The nightly democrat riots are starting sea to smoking sea.
  • Democrats Blaming White Supremacists

    05/30/2020 4:58:08 PM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 60 replies
    Self | 05/30/2020 | Self
    These riots (not protests) spreading across the country, are fueled by Soros money and Antifa people. The violence is getting so broad spread that even dems are getting nervous about the backlash and trying to paint the protests as being directed by white supremacist right wingers and Trump supporters. Black ‘leaders’ are starting to disavow the protesters due to the backlash. A perfect time for President Trump to declare Antifa a domestic terrorist group and any leftist or democrat that disagrees will have to explain why they shouldn’t be designated so and instead say it is simply the fault of...
  • Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

    02/14/2020 7:54:27 AM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 13, 2020 | DOJ
    A superseding indictment was returned yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two U.S. subsidiaries with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).Brian A. Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s National Security Division; Richard P. Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and Christopher A. Wray, Director, FBI, announced the charges.The 16-count superseding indictment also adds a charge of conspiracy to steal trade secrets...
  • Court Sentences North Carolina Bloods Gang Members for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder (NC)

    01/30/2020 9:35:01 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | January 29, 2020 | DOJ
    Four North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang were sentenced in Charlotte, North Carolina, after pleading guilty to federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray of the Western District of North Carolina. Tyquan Ramont Powell, aka Savage, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lamonte Kentrell Lloyd, aka Murda Mo and Moo, 26, of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, Thomas Oliver, aka T.O., Recon, Rex, and Mr. Trippbadd, 34 of Gastonia, North Carolina were each sentenced...
  • Rudy Giuliani Drops Another Verbal Bomb at Mar-a-Lago

    01/01/2020 4:10:22 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 80 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    As he entered a New Year’s even party at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Tuesday evening, Rudy Giuliani stopped to talk to several reporters. During the course of his two-minute discussion with them, he laid out the high points of what he says was an organized plot by “the highest levels” of the Obama Administration to literally loot the Ukraine for millions during the Obama presidency. Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney, has spent the better part of the last year investigating the activities of Joe and Hunter Biden, along with other Democrat luminaries, as they relate to the Ukraine on behalf...
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Deep State: A RICO Criminal Conspiracy

    12/19/2019 10:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 19, 2019 | Ron Wright
    We who elected President Trump understood our elected officials and the Deep State were sandbagging Trump and self-dealing public funds. It was no secret that President Trump is no angel, unpresidential, blunt, and crude, and a disruptor. Trump was hired to drain the swamp. I watched this kabuki theater unfold over the last several years. Through my eyes as a shopworn gumshoe, I will explain what is happening. My investigative curiosity was first piqued by the ATF Fast and Furious scandal and continues through the recent House impeachment show trial. There is a common element running through all of these...
  • Busts signal that Chicoms have quite a labor-trafficking racket in the states

    12/03/2019 7:21:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Breitbart News, citing an NBC investigative report, reported that Chinese students have some very easy ways of staying in the U.S. after they get their studies behind them.  Numerous U.S.-based companies that got Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permits for Chinese graduates have quietly closed their doors following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) crackdown and media investigations, according to a report by NBC Bay Area. “NBC’s efforts to contact officers at 14 suspicious companies [who got many OPT work permits] were met with a series of dead-end business addresses and disconnected phone numbers, ” said the NBC Bay Area report....
  • Superseding Indictment Charges Former Precious Metals Salesman with Racketeering Conspiracy

    11/15/2019 10:04:16 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | November 15, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 15, 2019 Superseding Indictment Charges Former Precious Metals Salesman with Racketeering Conspiracy Three Others Previously Charged in Connection with Manipulation of Markets for Precious Metal Futures Contracts A former salesperson in the New York offices of a U.S. bank (Bank A) was charged in a superseding indictment filed yesterday and made public today for his alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the manipulation of the markets for precious metals futures contracts, which spanned over eight years and involved thousands of unlawful trading sequences, announced...
  • North Carolina Bloods Gang Members Found Guilty of Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murders

    10/24/2019 3:41:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | 10/24/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 24, 2019 North Carolina Bloods Gang Members Found Guilty of Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murders A federal jury convicted four North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang of charges including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy involving multiple murders.  In May of 2017, 83 UBN gang members were indicted in the Western District of North Carolina for crimes including RICO conspiracy.  This trial resulted in the convictions of the last four defendants in the active case.Dricko Dashon Huskey, aka Drizzy, 27,...
  • First UK Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

    10/18/2019 7:23:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2019 | BBC News
    A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period". Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education. The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400...
  • Three Gangster Disciples Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder

    10/08/2019 8:07:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | October 8, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Three Gangster Disciples Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder and Other Crimes   A federal jury has convicted three leaders of the Gangster Disciples (GD) national criminal organization of offenses including racketeering conspiracy (RICO) involving murder, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking conspiracy and other crimes.Lewis Mobley, 42, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted of RICO conspiracy, including a sentencing enhancement for murder and a sentencing enhancement for drugs; committing an attempted murder in aid of racketeering and using a firearm to do so and possessing...
  • Shut Down D.C.: ‘Climate rebels’ gather at sites across D.C., aiming to bring city to a ‘standstill’

    09/23/2019 6:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2019 | Justin Wm. Moyer, Rebecca Tan and Dana Hedgpeth
    Climate change protesters shut down some intersections from Capitol Hill to downtown Washington Monday morning in the latest of a series of rallies around the world designed to force policymakers to respond to Earth’s rising temperatures. Organizers of Shut Down DC urged “climate rebels” to flood the District’s streets Monday to bring “the whole city to a gridlocked standstill,” according to the group’s website. The website included a map of so-called “climate criminals” that includes “corporations, lobbyists, trade cartels, and government institutions that are most responsible for creating the climate crisis.” By 8:30 a.m. Monday, health-care workers and other activists...
  • Donor who gave $45K to elect sheriff got coveted gun permit from her office

    09/21/2019 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    San Francisco Cornholicle ^ | September 19, 2019 | Josh Koehn
    A manager for a prominent private security firm that provides bodyguards to Silicon Valley executives received a concealed-gun permit from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office months after he made a $45,000 contribution to an independent committee supporting Sheriff Laurie Smith’s 2018 re-election, newly disclosed records show. The campaign contribution is one focus of an investigation by the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office into whether the sheriff gave out the coveted gun permits in exchange for campaign support, sources familiar with the probe have told The Chronicle. Prosecutors have served at least three search warrants in the investigation, raiding...