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  • 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 Earths rising temperatures. Organizers of Shut Down DC urged climate rebels to flood the Districts streets Monday to bring the whole city to a gridlocked standstill, according to the groups 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 Sheriffs Office months after he made a $45,000 contribution to an independent committee supporting Sheriff Laurie Smiths 2018 re-election, newly disclosed records show. The campaign contribution is one focus of an investigation by the Santa Clara County district attorneys 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...
  • Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth SPLC's Secrets

    09/19/2019 6:47:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 19, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Over the years, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has faced numerous lawsuits for defamation and other claims. The SPLC earned its reputation by suing the Ku Klux Klan, and in recent decades it has accused various organizations of being "hate groups," listing them along with the KKK in a cynical attempt to raise money and destroy its political enemies.... Every lawsuit against the SPLC has been stalled or dismissed or settled, with none reaching the discovery process a legal process by which a plaintiff can investigate the internal documents of the organization or person he or she...
  • Current and Former Precious Metals Traders Charged with Multi-Year Market Manipulation Racketeering

    09/16/2019 2:02:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 16, 2016 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 16, 2019 Current and Former Precious Metals Traders Charged with Multi-Year Market Manipulation Racketeering Conspiracy Two current precious metals traders and one former trader in the New York offices of a U.S. bank (Bank A) were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes 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.Charged in the indictment are: Gregg Smith, 55, of...
  • Democrat Illinois State Senator Indicted on Federal Embezzlement Charges

    08/03/2019 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 17 replies
    llinois Democrat State Senator Tom Cullerton on Friday was indicted on federal embezzlement charges for allegedly defrauding a union. The US Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced the charges on Friday. Cullerton, a Democrat, was accused of taking approximately $275,000 in salary and benefits from the Teamsters Union, but doing no work for the union. The state senator took the union job before he was elected in 2012 and continued to collect money for three years without doing any work, according to the 39-count indictment.
  • Project Veritas Exposes How Google Gives Billions of in-Kind Value to the Democrat Party

    06/26/2019 4:58:02 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 27 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Todays Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The folks at Project Veritas have done Gods work one more time. This time they have gotten the smoking gun on Googles Orwellian efforts to not only control Americans political opinions, but to actually control their entire thought processes to favor the Democrat Party and its candidates. Here is the video in its entirety: The video features two people: The first is Jen Gennai, head of Googles Responsible Innovation team an Orwellian name in and of itself, given what they actually do bragging about how her team and indeed,...
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow .. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1137799476507217921
  • Cybersecurity LEGEND McAfee:Russian Hack Is NOT TRUE! (McAffee: evidence intel ignorant & nave")

    01/06/2017 8:59:54 AM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    John McAfee Talks About Russian Hack One of the most brilliant cyber-security experts has come forward to give his thoughts on the supposed Russian hack of the U.S. election. I will be on @RT_America today at 8pm ET. Ill drop a bombshell on todays US intelligence claims. @realDonaldTrump I hope youre listening. John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 5, 2017 From RT: The sloppiness of the alleged DNC hack by itself proves it was not organized by a nation state, and the utter nonsense presented as proof of Moscows involvement is rather evidence of intelligence agencies being ignorant and nave, John...
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 42 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchangeand follow up phone calljust moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers havehad their share. "
  • John McAfee Reveals How The FBI Can Unlock An iPhone In 30 Minutes

    03/02/2016 11:57:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 3, 2016 | BY DAVID GILBERT
    John McAfee, the anti-virus program pioneer and gadfly U.S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a trivial exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it. McAfee, who is among 12 candidates vying for the Libertarian Party nomination to run for president this year, spoke to Russia Today about the continuing debate over the FBIs attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone 5C used by the terrorist by creating...
  • [From December 26, 2015] McAfee anti-virus creator to run for U.S. president as Libertarian

    02/15/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    UPI news ^ | December 26, 2015
    John McAfee, better known in recent years for his brushes with the law in Belize and Guatemala than for his anti-virus software, filed to run for United States president as a Libertarian candidate. McAfee told USA Today he plans to run on a platform of pardoning all marijuana users in prison and and to "stop the U.S. from being the world's policeman." Doug Craig, a national board member of the Libertarian Party, said,"He fits right in with our political philosophy.: Earlier this year, McAfee vowed to run as a member of the Cyber Party to "disrupt the political status quo"...
  • John McAfee manifesto: Open US borders, end War on Drugs and abandon TSA 'in its entirety'

    09/17/2015 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    I B Times ^ | 9-17-2015 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    US presidential candidate John McAfee has released his manifesto for the 2016 elections, revealing policies that include opening US borders to immigrants, ending the War on Drugs, and abandoning the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in its entirety. McAfee, who founded the antivirus software company of the same name, confirmed his unlikely presidential bid as a new third party candidate earlier this month with the campaign slogan "privacy, freedom, and technology". The 1,700-word manifesto lists 10 key policy areas: foreign policy, War on Drugs, immigration, taxation, education, welfare, TSA, economy, cyber awareness and the FDA (Food and Drug Agency)....
  • John McAfee Announces He's Running for President

    John McAfee, the antivirus software magnate who fled Belize after police tried to question him for murder, confirmed to CNNMoney that he plans to run for President in 2016 and that he'd created his own party -- the Cyber Party. McAfee explained that he decided to run after being encouraged by "almost everyone" he knows and meets. "I have a huge underground following on the web," McAfee said. "I promise you I will win because I have the votes."
  • Ex-Fugitive Anti-Virus Creator John McAfee Running for President

    09/08/2015 10:29:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 8 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Computer anti-virus creator John McAfee, the self-described "eccentric millionaire"-turned-fugitive from Belize, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for president of the United States as a third-party candidate. "I am founding a new party yet to be announced," McAfee, who turns 70 next week, said in a statement of candidacy filed with the Federal Election Commission, which was first reported by the political newspaper The Hill. A campaign website soon appeared.
  • John McAfee arrested after being caught driving high on Xanax/gun in his car (tr)

    08/07/2015 1:33:51 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.07.2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Eccentric tech millionaire John McAfee has been arrested in Tennessee after being caught driving under the influence and for illegal gun possession, police say. McAfee, who created the virus-scanning software by the same name, was found driving erratically along a road in Henderson County on Sunday night and was arrested, police said. McAfee later admitted to being under the influence of Xanax, but said it was a new prescription and he was not aware it would impair his driving.