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  • Florida Man Charged With Stealing Nearly $200K From A Local McDonald’s

    09/19/2022 12:47:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Tampa Free Press ^ | September 18, 2022 | Jake Grissom
    A Florida man has been arrested after stealing a lot more than burgers from a McDonald’s location, according to deputies On September 4, 2022, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Jon Jon Smith, 38, for stealing nearly $200,000 from a local McDonald’s. Investigators say these thefts occurred between September 2021 and June 2022, while Smith was employed as the store manager. On June 30, 2022, deputies said they were told that Smith committed the crime by change orders. Smith would request a change order and when he received it, he would put the money in his pocket and not into...
  • New Mexico turns COVID-19 relief funds into tuition for illegal immigrants (video)

    04/17/2022 6:57:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 4/17/2022 | foxnews
    New Mexico turns COVID-19 relief funds into tuition for illegal immigrants
  • Former Obama White House adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud

    01/14/2022 8:26:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/14/2022 | NATALIE PRIEB
    A former White House adviser to former President Obama pled guilty to wire fraud on Friday in connection to an alleged scheme to steal $218,000 from a school network that he helped create. “Seth Andrew, a former White House advisor, admitted today to devising a scheme to steal from the very same schools he helped create," Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. "Andrew now faces time in federal prison for abusing his position and robbing those he promised to help.”
  • Ex-Restaurant Employee Allegedly Embezzled $200K

    10/06/2021 3:01:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Palo Alto Weekly ^ | Wed, Oct 6, 2021 | Sue Dreman
    A former employee of Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday. Jennifer Colvin, 40, of Oakland, was the director of human resources, payroll and risk management for Rangoon Ruby Investments, LLC and Burma Ruby Investments, LLC in Palo Alto. She allegedly increased her monthly salary and paid herself bonuses without authorization. The alleged embezzlement occurred between February 2019 and October 2020. The owner of Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby discovered the alleged fraud in November 2020 after noticing accounting discrepancies. Colvin...
  • Michael Avenatti's California Embezzlement Case Ends in Mistrial, New Trial in October

    08/24/2021 4:08:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 8/24/21 | Mary Ellen Cagnassola
    The embezzlement trial of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is accused of stealing millions in settlement money from clients, ended in a mistrial Tuesday as U.S. District Judge James. V. Selna ruled that federal prosecutors failed to turn over relevant financial evidence to Avenatti, the Associated Press reported. The trial was the second in recent months for Avenatti, who captured the nation's attention when he represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump. Selna scheduled a tentative new trial date for October 12 and another hearing is set for September 2. In July, Avenatti was sentenced...
  • After Raiding His Home, Dragging Him on One Limb in the Rain, and Indicting Him on Two BS Charges – Feds Now Take Away Brian Kolfage’s Pain Meds – All Because He Built a Wall on the Southern Border

    08/13/2021 1:22:36 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 54 replies
    GP ^ | August 13, 2021 | Joe Hoft
    The communists in the government are determined to destroy every single thing about America that is good and great. This is why the communists are trying to destroy triple-amputee war hero Brian Kolfage and why they hate him for building a wall on the Southern border. We’ve reported before on hero Brian Kolfage. Once the Department of Justice goes after a target who’s pro-God, pro-family, and pro-American they never stop. The attack again and again. If the person is an American war hero, they attack them as if they’re working for communist China. ..... Snip..... The courts have gone after...
  • Growing evidence of a massive pattern of fraud in the USA

    05/21/2021 10:41:52 AM PDT · by MercyFlush · 29 replies
    Mercy Flush ^ | 5/21/2021 | Mercy Flush
    This is my personal observation of a pattern of suspicious activities and behaviors going on in the government of a certain West Coast Democrat-operated state that will remain nameless (but it's just south of Oregon). Approximately ten years ago I observed a massive increase in turnover in the accounting departments and HR departments of state agencies responsible for making grants of state and Federal money to the public. This phenomenon did not seem to impact any agencies that do not issue payments to the public. In prior years the pattern within state government was that accounting staff would frequently spend...
  • Swiss probe Lebanon’s central bank chief over alleged $300m embezzlement

    04/25/2021 8:01:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    Writecaliber ^ | 4-24-21 | Writecaliber
    Switzerland’s attorney-general is investigating allegations that Lebanon’s central bank governor and his brother embezzled more than $300m from that institution through transactions to a mysterious offshore company. “Since April 2002 at least, it appears the central bank governor, Riad Salame, with help from his brother, Raja Salame, organised embezzlement operations, . . . exceeding $300m to the detriment of the Banque du Liban [BdL],” the Swiss attorney-general’s office wrote in a letter to the Lebanese authorities requesting mutual legal assistance
  • Auction held at home of late priest who lived like a prince

    09/24/2020 5:37:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Auction held at home of late priest who lived like a prince Aug 31, 2020 In this June 1, 2017 file photo, the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle appears in court for a preliminary hearing over embezzlement allegations at the 55th District Court in Mason, Mich. An auction is underway near Lansing at the mansion of Wehrle, a Catholic priest who was accused of embezzling millions of dollars before he died while awaiting trial. There are nearly 1,000 items for sale Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 including about 100 pieces of furniture from the six-bedroom home. WILLIAMSTON, MI — An auction was held...
  • Anti-Insider Trading Laws Are About Envy, Not What’s Good for the Country

    03/22/2020 9:47:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | March 20, 2020 | Gavin Wax
    Four U.S. senators swear they didn’t use insider knowledge when they sold off stocks ahead of the coronavirus-induced record market crash. Americans are outraged, but what if so-called insider trading is a mere gimmick of the greater political establishment? This is the age of the outsider. In politics, we have President Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In the economy, we have Uber and Airbnb. More than ever, being an insider carries a negative connotation. Insider trading, then, must be nefarious. If only it had a legal definition. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, that creature of Congress which acts as...
  • NJ church secretary accused of paying for her wedding, bills with $561K she embezzled

    02/12/2020 7:34:27 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 12, 2020 | Bob D'Angelo
    FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A financial secretary for a New Jersey church is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 in parish money to pay her personal bills, including car loans and even her wedding, authorities said Tuesday. Taisha D. Smith-DeJoseph, 43, of Willingboro, was charged with 13 crimes, including computer criminal activity, tax fraud, theft by deception and second-degree theft, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina told In a news release, Coffina said Smith-DeJoseph allegedly stole $561,777 over a five-year period until March 2019, when she was overseeing the finances for St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Florence Township, The Philadelphia...
  • Avenatti arrested by IRS agents during California Bar Association hearing

    01/15/2020 7:22:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 14, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    LOS ANGELES – Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents Tuesday evening during a break in a disciplinary hearing in Los Angeles over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000. The arrest occurred around 6 p.m. outside the State Bar Court, where the State Bar of California has initiated proceedings against him. * * * Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, told Fox News that Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of violating his pre-trial release. * * * Avenatti was supposed to travel to New York...
  • Sloppy accounting, funding debts: A look at Rockeymoore Cummings' charity

    12/22/2019 2:51:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post via LMTonline ^ | 12/20/19 | Steve Thompson
    For years, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings ran a charity so closely intertwined with her for-profit consulting firm that they shared the same employees, the same office space and the same director - her. The private firm carried out the charity's mission of promoting public health and addressing racial and economic inequity under a cost-sharing agreement that gave the firm a 5 percent management fee. Rockeymoore Cummings signed a contract on behalf of both parties to set up the unusual relationship. She disclosed the arrangement to the Internal Revenue Service initially, but in subsequent years she checked "no" on 990 tax forms...
  • Biden: “Nobody Should Be In Jail For A Non-Violent Crime”

    09/13/2019 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/19
    Joe Biden once again took the germ of a good idea — and botched it by reductioing his own absurdum. ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis challenged Biden on his criminal justice reform plans to release inmates convicted of drug use, referring to criticisms from Cory Booker that Biden’s plan won’t go far enough. Oh yeah, Biden seemed to say? He began expanding his vision of reform until it reached the stage where “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime.”
  • Paraplegic sues Michael Avenatti for siphoning away $4 million settlement

    06/13/2019 11:28:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Reuters, via MSN ^ | Jun. 13, 2019 | Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won. Geoffrey Johnson is seeking at least $9.5 million of compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, from Avenatti and several other defendants in his complaint filed with the Orange County Superior Court in California. His law firm is expected to discuss the case at a press conference on Thursday.
  • Obama spoke at Boeing conference after $10 million donation to his presidential library

    05/30/2019 5:52:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Jan 2019 | Joe Williams
    Former President Barack Obama spoke at a Boeing leadership meeting in January after the aerospace giant Opens a New Window. donated $10 million to the Obama Presidential Center, a company spokesman confirmed. Obama discussed U.S. economic development and his new foundation, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news. Boeing – the top U.S. exporter and one of the largest U.S. defense contractors – also donated $10 million to the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
  • Michael Avenatti's bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    05/27/2019 4:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday -- but as a defendant, not as counsel. Avenatti, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges. He also is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who rocketed him to national prominence. In the Nike case, Avenatti is charged...

    05/07/2019 9:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Broadside ^ | April 11, 2019 | Lonnie Brennan
    “They killed him,” Marvin Siegel’s daughter Lisa Siegel Belanger wrote in a text. She followed up to explain that six years of round-the-clock captivity in his own home and in various medical facilities, together with forced drugging and morphine, lack of proper care and the ability for his family to interact with him and help with decisions, accelerated her father’s death. As we previously reported in this paper through a multi-part series of articles, including a personal account by Lisa, six years ago her father was taken from his Boxford, Mass. home via ambulance at the direction of a visiting...
  • Avenatti embezzled millions meant for Hassan Whiteside’s ex: report

    04/21/2019 1:18:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2019 | 3:42pm | Aaron Feis
    Lightning-rod lawyer Michael Avenatti is accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that he was supposed to give to a client to settle her suit against NBA-player ex Hassan Whiteside, blowing the funds on a private jet, a report said Sunday. The Miami Heat hoopster had wired $2.75 million to Avenatti in January 2017, intending it to cover the bulk of his $3 million settlement with former flame Alexis Gardner, who was repped by Avenatti, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing court filings. Avenatti was entitled to keep a roughly $1 million cut to cover his legal fees but instead allegedly...
  • Nigeria's Top Judge to Forfeit Bank Accounts

    04/18/2019 4:42:16 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | April 18 2019 | BBC
    Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts.