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    Sen. Rand Paul said officials in Washington, D.C., will not investigate who funded the protesters who confronted him and his wife after the Republican National Convention this summer. “The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital," he tweeted Monday. The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital. https://t.co/abpESDJ4nx— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 23, 2020 Video footage showed the couple being confronted by a large mob after leaving the convention in August, and Paul credited the police with saving them after officials intervened. "I regret that I made this decision, but...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president’s business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported that a similar subpoena was sent to President Donald Trump’s company by the Manhattan district attorney, which is conducting a parallel criminal probe. The Associated Press could not immediately independently confirm the district attorney’s subpoena but the one sent by James was described by an official briefed on the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity.
    The US Attorney has said it will not pursue any charges against a Washington DC cop who shot dead an 18-year-old black man after his killing sparked protests in the city.  Deon Kay died on September 2 after he was shot in the chest by a Metropolitan Police officer identified as Alexander Alvarez in the midst of a foot pursuit. In a statement Thursday officials said 'the U.S. Attorney’s Office cannot prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the MPD officer who shot Mr. Kay committed willful violations of the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute'.  Kay's family had been told of the decision, they added.  After speaking with other officers and eyewitnesses, as well as reviewing bodycam footage and evidence from the scene, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in its release: 'The review uncovered no evidence that would support a criminal prosecution.' 'Specifically, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is unable to disprove a...
    An 18-year-old Buffalo man who claimed last month that his 2004 BMW was vandalized with racist graffiti and pro-Trump messages like “Trump 4 President” is now facing insurance fraud charges after prosecutors say he did the damage himself. Clifton Eutsey was charged in Buffalo City Court last week with third-degree insurance fraud, falsifying records, and falsely reporting an incident, among other offenses, the Buffalo News reported. Clifton Eutsey is due back in court on January 11. (Erie County District Attorney's Office) Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said one of Eutsey’s neighbors filed a vandalism report on Oct. 15 after seeing Eutsey’s car vandalized and covered in graffiti – including swastikas, homophobic slurs, and pro-Trump messages. Eutsey was interviewed on Buffalo’s WKBW, saying: “I never thought that happens” and “I thought that was stuff that happened in movies.” His original Facebook post showing the vandalism provoked...
    Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at a press conference held in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Less than two weeks after holding a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philadelphia, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani submitted court documents on Tuesday to officially represent the Trump campaign in its lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D). The president’s personal attorney filed an application for pro hac vice admission to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania just ahead of the first hearing in the case, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Giuliani would join Marc Scaringi, an attorney and radio host in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in representing the president’s campaign as they continue efforts to get tens of thousands of ballots thrown out in...
              Live from Virginia Monday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed attorney Lin Wood to the show. During the show, Wood explained his suit filed against Georgia’s Secretary of State and described the fraud that he alleges has taken place during the election process. He added with certainty that Georgia will not hold a runoff election but will hold a down-ballot vote. Fredericks: Joining us now world-famous lawyer from Atlanta Lin Wood. You know, I’m from the Richard Jewell case. You know him from just getting a settlement from The Washington Post. He’s filed suit here in Georgia, and...
    A DEFENSE attorney for pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein dated a top prosecutor who helped the monster get a 13 month "sweetheart" deal, it has emerged. Lilly Ann Sanchez was a member of Epstein's defense team in 2008, when Epstein had faced a potential federal indictment and life imprisonment for sexually abusing dozens of girls. 4Lilly Ann Sanchez was on Epstein's defense team in 2008, when he faced life imprisonment for the sexual abuse of dozens of girlsCredit: wwcda.org 4Sanchez had previously dated Matthew Menchel (pictured) from the Florida Attorney's Office, who had worked on the Epstein plea dealCredit: LinkedIn Sanchez helped secure a plea deal with the Southern District of Florida's US Attorney's Office for the pedophile to serve just 13 months. But it was revealed on Saturday that Sanchez had previously dated Matthew Menchel from the Florida Attorney's Office, who had worked on the Epstein plea deal, according to...
    Britney Spears has lost her bid to oust her father, James Spears, as the conservator of her estate—and the singer’s lawyer now says she will not perform as long as he remains in the position because she is afraid of him. On Tuesday Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend Spears, widely known as “Jamie,” from the position he’s held for the past 12 years. But she will consider future petitions for his suspension or removal from the position, according to the Associated Press, and she also granted the singer’s request that the Bessemer Trust, a corporate fiduciary, be named a co-conservator. The hearing was conducted by phone and videoconference, the Los Angeles Times reports; the singer herself was absent but both of her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, were present. Per the AP Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III told the court, “My client has...
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's performance at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was a "disaster," said former U.S. attorney Brett Tolman on Wednesday. “This is a prime example of someone who has inconsistencies, lies, deception during a period of time that has been uncovered and then trying to keep it all straight. I mean, this testimony was a disaster,” Tolman told "Fox & Friends." As McCabe was being probed on the faults of the Russia investigation, Tolman said that McCabe was straddling between “wanting to protect himself” and then-FBI Director James Comey while being “aware of the fact they were both in charge” at that time. “There was a leak and it can be a criminal offense,” Tolman said, responding to Sen. Ted Cruz asking McCabe if Comey had authorized him to leak information to the press about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.  LAWMAKERS GRILL MCCABE OVER RUSSIA PROBE AS EX-FBI OFFICIAL SAYS HE...
    An Alabama district attorney has been charged on multiple counts of ethics violations. Brandon Hughes, 46, allegedly used public funds to pay for private attorneys in a private matter that would benefit him and his wife, illegally hired his children to work in his office and issued a subpoena to a private business in order to seek evidence for potential criminal defense, according to WBRC6. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office Announces the Indictment of Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes on Ethics, Theft, and Perjury Charges https://t.co/jcEhoMn6no pic.twitter.com/Yob0dQZhT2 — AG Steve Marshall (@AGSteveMarshall) November 9, 2020 A grand jury Friday indicted Hughes on five counts of using his public position for personal gain, one count of conspiracy to commit theft, and one count of perjury, according to WSFA12. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a news statement  Monday which stated Hughes had been “indicted by a Lee County special...
    Amid the stress of the ongoing US election count, anxious TV viewers have enjoyed an unexpected moment of comedic relief on MSNBC.   Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Schapiro was being interviewed by the cable network from his home in Abington on Friday night when his teenage son Jonah wandered into the room.  Video of the incident, which is now going viral on social media, shows the Attorney General speaking via Zoom, completely unaware that the teen had strolled into the frame behind him.  I’m taking his phone away for 24 hours. ???? https://t.co/1OYI8N4LwV— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) November 7, 2020 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Schapiro was being interviewed on MSNBC from his home in Abington on Friday night when his teenage son Jonah wandered into the room In the short clip, Democrat Shapiro is heard railing against President Trump as the boy walks in texting on his phone.  When Jonah looks...
    CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig is this week’s guest on a special Election Week episode of Mediaite podcast The Interview. I called up Honig on Friday morning, as Democratic candidate Joe Biden looks set to win the 2020 presidential election, to ask about the race and President Donald Trump’s claims it is being stolen from him. We discussed those allegations, as well as the merits of the legal challenges the Trump campaign is launching in battleground states he looks on track to lose. “He’s got nothing,” Honig told me. “Look, one of the great things about our court system is you need proof. You can’t just go into the court system with a tweet. You can’t just go into the court system with a conspiracy theory, with something you saw on TV.” There is the exception of the Philadelphia deadline case — in which...
    Eight months ago, more than a few people were writing George Gascón’s political epitaph. Sitting roughly 20 points behind incumbent Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey in the March primary for the powerful post, consultants began to question if Gascón had entered the race too late. If he’d failed to broaden his appeal beyond activists. If his campaign had underestimated Lacey’s support in a county where she’d served as the top prosecutor for the better part of a decade. And even though Gascón split the primary vote with another progressive challenger, former public defender Rachel Rossi, some believed he had underperformed. But after a summer that saw countless protests calling for criminal justice reform and a number of politicians pull their support from Lacey, Gascón is positioned to take control of the largest district attorney’s office in the nation and deliver an enormous victory to a movement seeking...
    A Brazilian judge is under investigation after presiding over a hearing in which a defense attorney berated an alleged rape victim and ordered the woman to wipe away her 'crocodile tears'.  The Brazilian National Justice Council revealed that it will probe the conduct of Judge Rudson Marcos as well as his eventual not guilty verdict in the trial of businessman André Aranha.   The Intercept Brasil posted Monday a video clip of the virtual court session in which defense attorney Gaston da Rosa Filho questioned the validity of Mariana Ferrer's sexual assault accusations against Aranha at a beach club on December 15, 2018 in the southern city of Florianópolis. Ferrer claims Aranha drugged and raped her in 2018 while Aranha says the Instagram influencer consented to sex.   Mariana Ferrer was interrogated by the defense attorney of a Brazilian man she accused of rape on December 15, 2018 at a beach club...
    TAUNTON (CBS/AP) — A Massachusetts man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state’s highest court has been shot and killed, prosecutors say. Jean Carlos Lopez, 30, was found suffering from a gunshot wound outside his Taunton home on Myrtle Street at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III. He was taken to Morton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The district attorney’s office confirmed to the Taunton Daily Gazette that Lopez was the same man sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in connection with a 2010 homicide in the city. Lopez was released from prison in March after the Supreme Judicial Court overturned his conviction, ruling that the prosecution had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was at the 2010 murder scene. The district attorney’s office said it is too soon...
    Phil Collins and his ex-wife Orianne Cevey have reached a partial agreement in their ongoing legal battle.  The former Genesis frontman, 69, has been fighting to take back control of his $33 million beachfront Miami mansion which Cevey, 46, is allegedly occupying with her new husband, the Miami Herald previously reported, citing legal documents.  Now, Collins’ attorney, Jeffrey D. Fisher, said on Friday that Cevey and her new husband agreed to leave by mid-January.  “Mr. and Mrs. Bates’ plan to hold Phil Collins’ house as hostage to leverage a settlement during a protracted court case was upended by the new judge’s bold decision to complete the injunction hearing next week,” Fisher said in a statement Page Six. “With the delay tactic failing, they agreed to vacate by mid-January and to allow Phil’s realtor to market and sell the property between now and the date they leave.” JUDGE URGES PHIL COLLINS, EX-WIFE ORIANNE CEVEY TO MEDIATE AMID TENSE COURT...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — He’s accused of murdering the mother of his child in the parking lot of her job, now a North Texas man is back behind bars facing more charges for having gun paraphernalia. U.S. Attorney officials confirm that on October 29 Andrew Charles Beard was arrested and charged with possessing an unlicensed firearm silencer. He made his initial appearance before a magistrate on Friday morning. Andrew Charles Beard. (credit: Carrollton Police Department) Beard, 33, is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Burkett, and stabbing her several times outside of her job. The two were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute when the murder happened. Investigators believe that in addition to the stabbing Burkett was also shot in the head. She died at the scene. Records show that two days before her murder Burkett was awarded custody of their child. Beard was released on house arrest...
    A PROMINENT attorney jumped to his death on Monday from the 11th floor of the office building where he worked, police said. Charles “Ed” Brown, 61, jumped from the high-rise building in St Louis, Missouri, around 4.30pm and landed on a roof down below, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported. 2Charles 'Ed' Brown, 61, jumped from the 11th floor of his office building tower in St Louis on Monday, according to reportsCredit: Facebook Brown wore an eye patch and was frequently seen in TV advertisements and billboards in the area.  "We are shocked and devastated," David Shulman, of the law firm Brown & Brown, said in a statement. "We request the privacy of the family is respected during this most difficult time." His law firm, Brown & Brown, is located on the 11th building of Gateway Tower, from where the well-known lawyer apparently jumped.  Police said homicide detectives went to the...
    OAKLAND — When assistant federal public defender Jerome Matthews was given the case of Keenami Maggard, it appeared on the face that the feds had him dead to rights. He was allegedly caught on video robbing a donut shop, and not only that, but prosecutors said he identified himself on the video, sealing the case against him. But over the next five months, as Matthews conducted his own investigation, what seemed like a solid case fell apart. Matthews was eventually able to show that his client was roughly six inches taller than the actual robber, and when an FBI investigator corroborated the finding, prosecutors dismissed the charge against Maggard. By the time the charges were dismissed, Maggard spent a total of 10 months in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, most of it during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was finally released from jail over the weekend, Matthews said. In an...
    REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's new attorney girlfriend is a "fan" of his ex-wife Teresa Giudice. The ex-con has been living his life in Italy after his divorce from Teresa, 48, and being deported from the United States. 7Joe Giudice opened up about how his new girlfriend is a fan of Teresa GiudiceCredit: Instagram In an interview with E! News, Joe hilariously talked about how the woman he's been seeing actually is actually a "fan of Teresa." The 48-year-old father added: "We're not really dating, but we're, like, seeing each other or whatever." And when asked how he felt about her dating again, he said: "What's she going to do, stay alone forever? 7Teresa told Joe that she wanted to get a divorce after he was deportedCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7Teresa has also been spotted going out a few timesCredit: Lions Share News "That's not...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former aid to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday spoke out for the first time since he stepped down after accusing the state's top lawyer of crimes including bribery and abuse of office. Jeff Mateer, the Republican attorney general's former top aid, told the Dallas Morning News in an interview that in July he initially had concerns about his boss' conduct when he learned that Paxton wanted to get involved personally in a case against Nate Paul, a Texas real estate developer. Paul, a Paxton campaign donor, was under federal investigation in a case between an Austin nonprofit and his entities, the newspaper reported Friday. Paxton planned to personally argue a motion in Travis County court, Mateer said, which he noted was alarming. Mateer said Paxton's top staff subsequently advised him against doing that. “I was shocked,” Mateer told the Dallas Morning News after...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former top aid to Texas’ attorney general spoke out for the first time Friday since stepping down after accusing the state’s top lawyer of crimes including bribery and abuse of office. Jeff Mateer, a former aide to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, told the Dallas Morning News in an interview that in July he initially had concerns about his boss’ conduct when he learned that Paxton wanted to get involved personally in a case against Nate Paul, a Texas real estate developer. Paul, a Paxton campaign donor, was under federal investigation in a case between an Austin nonprofit and his entities, the newspaper reported Friday. Paxton planned to personally argue a motion in Travis County court, Mateer said, which he noted was alarming. Mateer said Paxton’s top staff advised against doing that. “I was shocked,” Mateer told the Dallas Morning News after resigning this...
    The FBI has arrested a Miami attorney on suspicion of being a serial bank robber in the South Florida area. Aaron Honaker, 41, has alleged robbed five banks in the past three weeks and authorities believe he was on his way to rob a sixth Tuesday night when he was taken into custody at a bank in Coral Gables. Investigators did not say which bank. A local police officer recognized him from a description of a suspect while in the downtown area. Honaker is thought to be the man responsible for raids at Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank and HSBC branches in the Coral Gables, Dania Beach and Aventura neighborhoods since September 30. Aaron Honaker, 41, has allegedly robbed five banks in the past three weeks. He is pictured in his mug shot, left, and in his Florida Bar profile photo,right Honaker is thought to be the man...
    South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta The state of South Dakota released audio of a 911 call and a toxicology report as part of an investigation into the Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's fatal car crash last month. Local authorities previously stated the attorney general actually hit a man when he had initially told authorities he hit a deer. When the first responder asked Ravnsborg if he had hit a "Deer or something," he responded that "I have no idea. I mean, It could be," according to the disclosed 911 call report. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told a 911 dispatcher "it could be" that he hit a deer when he had actually...
    The attorney representing “Tarzan" actor Ron Ely and his family is challenging the Santa Barbara County District Attorney in California after it recently ruled the fatal shooting of his son a "justifiable homicide." Attorney John Burris said in a news conference Thursday that Cameron Ely never claimed to have a gun before deputies opened fire in the 2019 confrontation. He said Cameron Ely surrendered with his hands up. An investigation found that Cameron Ely, 30, stabbed his mother, 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen Ely, to death before he was shot outside his father’s home in Hope Ranch, a suburb of luxury homes outside Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department said the deputies found Ely outside the home. The agency said Cameron Ely told them he had a gun and that he moved his hands as if he were grabbing a weapon. FATAL SHOOTING OF 'TARZAN' ACTOR RON ELY'S SON BY POLICE DETERMINED TO...
    President Donald called the Bidens a 'crime family' and termed his rival 'totally corrupt' as he prepared to take part in dueling town hall-style interviews against rival Joe Biden Thursday night. With new Hunter Biden emails swirling amid questions about how his laptop made it into the hands of the FBI and Rudy Giuliani, the president retweeted his lawyer saying Joe Biden 'can't stand up to China.'    'They own him,' Giuliani wrote, claiming records paid $30 million to the '#BidenCrimeFamily' – a moniker seeking to compare the Bidens to the mob.  President Donald Trump called Joe Biden 'corrupt' in a call-in with the Fox Business Network Trump blasted Biden in a call-in interview on Fox Business Network, where he expressed astonishment at how the son of his rival's business emails and personal information became public. 'All you have to do is look at the son’s server. I can’t believe...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After 44 years in office, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz called it quits this year, opening the door to possible criminal justice reform. Two former prosecutors from that office are going head to head in the November election to become Broward’s next state attorney. CBS4’s Joan Murray talked to the candidates about how they will lead. Democrat Harold Pryor and Republican Gregg Rossman each want to be Broward County’s next state attorney. No small feat to fill the shoes of Mike Satz. A no-nonsense tough on crime Broward state attorney who is leaving after 44 years. “I asked myself was the world getting any better, and it wasn’t,” said Pryor. Download The New CBS4 News App Here “It’s not that I’ve known the job, I’ve done the job!” said Rossman. Rossman was a Broward prosecutor for 20 years sending some of the most notorious characters...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles City Council candidate Grace Yoo said she is resisting attempts to be “bullied and intimidated” into shutting down a website her campaign made bearing the name of her opponent, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. MarkRidleyThomas.com was created to inform voters about “some information his campaign is not talking about,” the website states. It was not created by Ridley-Thomas, and that’s why he’s pushing back against it as he continues his campaign for Los Angeles City Council District 10. Ridley-Thomas’ official campaign website is https://markridley-thomas.com/. Yoo’s campaign website can be found at https://www.graceyoocd10.com/. An attorney for Ridley-Thomas sent a cease and desist letter to Yoo, describing the website as illegal “cybersquatting,” the action of reserving — with ill intent — domain names similar to or identical to trademarked names. “By setting up (the website), you have intentionally prevented our client from registering a website domain...
    Joe Biden reportedly wants to make New York Governor Andrew Cuomo his Attorney General if he wins the November election. Sources familiar with the situation have told Axios that the National Governors Association is looking into contingencies to replace Cuomo, 62, as chair because he would no longer be able to chair the organization if he becomes AG. According to the report published Sunday afternoon, 'the governor is being pushed for the job and Biden would consider him based on their long friendship.'  Joe Biden (right) reportedly wants Andrew Cuomo (left) as AG if he wins the November election They've known each other since the 1980s and an insider said Biden, 77, sees himself in Cuomo, 62. Pictured, Biden and Cuomo attend a political rally announcing their support to raise the minimum wage for the state of New York to $15 per hour on September 10, 2015...
    A Palm Beach County, Florida High School rehired on Wednesday a principal fired last year for declining to say whether the Holocaust is a historical fact. Board members for Spanish River High School, on the recommendation of an administrative law judge, voted 4-3 to reinstate William Latson and provide $152,000 backpay, the Palm Beach Post reported. The school board said it made the decision to avoid additional legal costs after spending $106,000 defending its decision to fire Latson. Latson was fired last October for “ethical misconduct” after he said in an email to a parent that students could choose whether to participate in lessons about the Holocaust, because “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened” and it was his job “to be politically neutral,” the Post added. “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney for St. Louis couple who waved guns at racial injustice protesters says his clients have been indicted. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Eric Trump has been questioned about his family’s finances. The son of President Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition Monday. New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking information on whether the Trump Organization lied about the value of the company’s assets. The attorney general’s office started investigating potential fraud after Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney, told Congress the president repeatedly inflated the company’s value to get better loan terms and insurance rates. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    Steve Barnes, an iconic New York attorney known for his personal injury law firm Cellino & Barnes, died in a plane crash near Buffalo, New York, on Friday night, his former law partner Ross Cellino confirmed. Barnes' niece, Elizabeth Barnes, also died in the crash, and there were no survivors. Ross Cellino confirmed the news through his attorney, Terrence Connors. "Steve and I worked together for many years at our firm. He was always a fearless advocate for his clients," Cellino said in a statement. "His passing is a significant loss for the legal community."  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Cellino went on to say that Barnes' "greatest accomplishment" was his three children.  "All of us at Cellino and Barnes are deeply saddened," Cellino said. "My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Barnes family during this difficult time." #JustIn: Through his attorney, Ross Cellino has released...
    (CNN)After months of anticipation that a Kentucky grand jury would deliver justice in Breonna Taylor's killing, the indictment of a single Louisville policeman involved in the fruitless drug raid yielded confusion and more anger. None of the officers was charged with her March 13 killing. Ex-Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment because some of the shots he fired allegedly entered a neighboring apartment, where three people were present. He has pleaded not guilty.Yet if Hankison's bullets -- which police say he "blindly" fired through a window and sliding glass door -- threatened Taylor's neighbors, how did they not also endanger the 26-year-old emergency room technician as they passed through her home? That question, among others surrounding state Attorney General Daniel Cameron's indictment announcement, perplexes some Kentucky legal minds."I can't explain his logic, unfortunately," University of Kentucky law professor and former public defender Allison Connelly said....
    The attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old facing murder charges for killing two people and wounding a third during Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last month — is formally demanding that the Biden campaign retract an accusation that his client is a "white supremacist." What are the details?In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, the attorney, Lin Wood, warned that he is preparing a formal demand for public retraction in response to a post on former Vice President Joe Biden's Twitter account. "Formal demand for public retraction is being prepared for Biden/Harris Campaign on behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse," he wrote. "I also hereby demand that [Joe Biden] immediately retract his false accusation that Kyle is a white supremacist & militia member responsible for violence in Kenosha."Formal demand for public retraction is being prepared for Biden/Harris Campaign on behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse. I… https://t.co/VK37aZoX1X — Lin Wood (@Lin Wood)1601470909.0Wood's...
    A REJECTED lover is today behind bars after he was caught using a drone to drop explosives near his ex-girlfriend’s home. Jason Muzzicato, 45, was arrested by cops investigating a series of small explosions that had rattled a neighborhood in eastern Pennsylvania over numerous weeks. 4One of the explosions was caught on CCTV Credit: US Attorney Office 4A drone was used in the air raid terror on the neighborhoodCredit: Getty Images - Getty Procestors said Muzzicato, who was subject to a domestic violence protective order, launched an 18 month long campaign aimed at his ex. The police and the FBI tracked him down and raided his home and discovered a cache of guns and ammunition — and the Model Phantom 3 drone which was used in the bombing runs. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Williams said: "With this combination of homemade bombs, guns and a drone, this defendant terrorized an entire...
    Ju'Niyah Palmer embraces her mother Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, at a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 25, 2020. Jeff Dean / AFP via Getty Images Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said she "never had faith" in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to "do his job" in weighing charges for police officers involved in Taylor's killing. At a press conference on Friday, Taylor's family and their attorneys slammed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after none of the three officers involved in 26-year-old Taylor's killing during a March 13 drug raid were directly charged in connection to her death.  The family also demanded authorities release transcripts from the grand jury proceedings, along with other evidence from the case, to reveal the handling of Taylor's death. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Breonna Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer said that she "never had faith" in Kentucky...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes opened his show Friday going off on the Justice Department and Attorney General Bill Barr over its handling of discarded ballots discovered in Pennsylvania this week. After President Donald Trump didn’t say if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Hayes reacted to his “chilling” remarks by telling viewers, “He’s plotting, in open, in public, repeatedly, a coup to steal the election and hold onto power.” Now, he said Friday, “the attorney general of the United States and the Department of Justice are colluding with the president and his campaign to sabotage the legitimacy of the election.” “This has been the fear of those of us who care about the fatef our democracy. Attorney General Barr has been telegraphing this is the play for a while now. He’s been going around lying about the rates of mail-in voter fraud, boosting the president’s dangerous and...
    Fotis Dulos' attorney has reached a settlement of $140,000 in a legal fee dispute with his estate, but the deal is being blocked by the mother of missing mom Jennifer Dulos.   Defense attorney Norm Pattis agreed to repay $137,500 in legal fees to Dulos' estate eight months after the suspected killer committed suicide while on trial for the murder of his estranged wife Jennifer. The administrator of Dulos' estate said Pattis should reimburse the money because Dulos killed himself before the defense team went to trial. The estate and Pattis have now agreed on a sum but Jennifer's mother Gloria Farber is contesting it.  Jennifer disappeared in May 2019 after dropping their children off at school, in the midst of an ugly divorce and custody battle over their five children.  Dulos is suspected of murdering Jennifer before disposing of evidence with the help of his then-girlfriend Michelle Troconis. Her body has...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Illinois accused of fatally shooting two men during protests in Wisconsin last month, made his first court appearance on Friday. Rittenhouse's attorneys said they plan to fight extradition back to Wisconsin. Rittenhouse, wearing a blue face mask and black sweatshirt on video, appeared remotely via Zoom at a Lake County Circuit Court hearing in Illinois on Friday morning. Rittenhouse was calling from a juvenile detention center in Vernon Hills, located north of Chicago, where he has been held since he surrendered to authorities. Rittenhouse did not speak during the hearing other than saying "Good morning, your honor" to the judge. Rittenhouse's attorney, John Pierce, who was also appearing remotely, said he intends to fight extradition. "We intend to challenge extradition by writ of habeas corpus," Pierce said. Pierce added that he would need 30 days to prepare a writ of habeas corpus,...
    Fox News devoted multiple segments on Tuesday night to defending accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, describing the 17-year-old charged with shooting several Kenosha protesters as an “all-American” and a “little boy out there trying to protect his community.” Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who justified the shootings earlier this summer, kicked off his program Tuesday night by airing a video detailing the August shootings produced by a fundraising group led by Rittenhouse’s attorney, L. Lin Wood. The heavily narrated video, which purportedly details Rittenhouse’s actions that night, largely uses previously shown footage while portraying the victims as criminals, going so far as to show their rap sheets when identifying them. Rittenhouse, meanwhile, is described as a lifeguard who has devoted hundreds of hours to community service. The video also tries to sow doubt about whether Rittenhouse actually killed Jason Rosenbaum, the first victim. Acknowledging that Rittenhouse shot four times toward Rosenbaum,...
    An Orange County worker was convicted Monday of placing his semen into a female co-worker’s water bottle and food jar and onto her computer equipment. Orange County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Roberts found Stevens Millancastro, a Palmdale resident, guilty of multiple counts of misdemeanor assault and battery and determined that he committed the crimes for sexual purposes. During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien alleged that Millancastro, 30, was obsessed with his co-worker, and began to stare at her incessantly after she turned him down for a date. The woman asked her boss to tell Millancastro to stop, and when that didn’t work filed a formal HR complaint, the prosecutor said. The woman arrived to work several times to find a cloudy substance in her half-full water bottles. Her boss agreed to set up a surveillance camera facing her desk. When she came in the office another morning to...
    Jake Gardner, the veteran and Nebraska bar owner charged in the fatal shooting of Black Lives Matter protester James Scurlock, is dead after committing suicide, his attorneys said. What are the details? In a Sunday statement, Gardner's attorney, Stu Dornan, said, "The family of Jake Gardner has asked [fellow attorney] Tom Monaghan and myself to share the news of his death today, at his own hand." Authorities charged Gardner, 38, with killing an unarmed Black Lives Matter protester during May protests in Omaha, Nebraska. He was due to turn himself in just hours before authorities discovered his lifeless body outside a medical clinic. Authorities are working to determine his cause of death. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Gardner's legal team added that their client was killed by "a cocktail of behavioral health problems stemming from head trauma he experienced during military service,...
    An Orange County worker accused of placing his semen into a female co-workers water bottle and on her belongings was acting out of retaliation, not sexual gratification, his attorney argued Thursday. Booking photo of Stevens Millancastro. (Courtesy of the La Palma Police Department)  Trial began Thursday morning for Stevens Millancastro, a Palmdale resident charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly placing his semen in a food jar and water bottles and on a keyboard and computer mouse used by the co-worker at their La Palma office. Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien alleged that Millancastro became obsessed with his co-worker after she rejected his request for a date, and began to insistently stare at her during working hours. The woman went to her boss, who asked Millancastro to stop, and when Millancastro continued she filed a formal HR complaint, the prosecutor said. After arriving to work several...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr had a lot to say when he spoke at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Wednesday, September 16, and he was highly critical of some of his own federal prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice — even comparing them to headhunters. Tensions between Barr and some U.S. attorneys have been evident in 2020, especially with the criminal case of veteran GOP operative and Trump ally Roger Stone. And in Michigan, Barr wasn’t shy about attacking others in the DOJ, describing their activities as “headhunting” and slamming them as a “permanent bureaucracy.” Barr, one of President Donald’s unwavering loyalists in Washington, D.C., told the crowd, “The notion that line prosecutors should make the final decisions at the Department of Justice is completely crazy. Under the law, all prosecutorial power is vested in the attorney general. And these people are agents of the attorney general. As I...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A new lawsuit claims a man’s Starbucks order left him disfigured. Tommy Piluyev with his family Tommy Piluyev was at a Roseville Starbucks in 2018 when he says the lid on his hot tea came loose and the drink spilled over his hands, stomach, thighs and genitals. “It fell on the window sill and then came over on him,” attorney Whitney Davis said. “There’s third-degree burns on his fingers, second and third-degree burns on his pelvic area.” The lawsuit says the then 22-year-old spent 11 days in the burn unit at UC Davis Medical Center. His injuries were so severe, according to Piluyev’s attorney, that intimacy is now painful and awkward, and he can no longer play the piano. “The nerves have grown back and healed back and he learned to walk again. Because that took a while to learn how to walk again with those...
    The full story of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of the Russian collusion myth has yet to be told, but important pieces of the tale are emerging. It is increasingly clear that Mueller exerted little to no control over what was going on. The narrative-driven image of Mueller as the steely-eyed force of justice who would take Trump down collapsed when the investigation found no Trump ties to Russia, and Mueller emerged publicly as a low energy, sometimes confused shadow of his former self. Instead, Mueller’s underlings ran the show, dragging out the pointless investigation even when they knew it was a dry hole, illicitly hobbling the Trump presidency while making sure they covered their tracks. Last week, responding to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department released heavily redacted documents showing that several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped or disabled before they...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Attorney General Bill Barr sparked outrage once again on Tuesday when a new round of his dangerous and inflammatory comments about voting by mail were published in the Chicago Tribune. In a new column by John Kass, Barr floated more of his baseless fearmongering about mail-in votes, while hypocritically criticizing those who are afraid of President Donald Trump’s threat to democracy. First, echoing Trump but putting his own spin on it, Barr attacked mail-in voting, which has existed for generations: “Just think about the way we vote now,” Barr said. “You have a precinct, your name is on a list, you go in and say who you are, you go behind a curtain, no one is allowed to go in there to influence...
    The Republican Attorney General of South Dakota was involved in a fatal auto accident late Friday night. Jason Ravnsborg reported to police he had killed a deer on the highway, but the body of a 55-year old man, Joe Boever, was found Sunday morning. That detail was left out of initial reports, including the Sunday evening announcement of the deadly crash made by Republican Governor Kristi Noem. It is not known at what speed Ravnsborg was driving but the Argus Leader reports Ravnsborg was ticketed six times from 2014 to 2018 for speeding. He also has other auto-related citations, including driving without a seat belt. “The attorney general hit my cousin as he was walking down the side of the road and killed him,” Victor Nemec says. Preview: “My cousin got run over by the Attorney General,” Nick Nemec said about his relative Joe Boever. “A deer doesn’t look like a human,” said Nick’s...
    South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day, state investigators said Monday. Ravnsborg's office has said he immediately called 911 after the accident on a rural stretch of U.S. Highway 14 and did not realize he had hit a man until the body was found. The Department of Public Safety issued a statement Monday that said only that Ravnsborg told the Hyde County Sheriff's Office that he had hit a deer with his 2011 Ford Taurus. The agency did not say whether he reported the crash in a 911 call. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Sept. 9, 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP The man, who was identified as 55-year-old Joseph Boever, was not...
    In this June 23, 2018 file photo, South Dakota Republican attorney general candidate Jason Ravnsborg gets his photo taken at the GOP state convention in Pierre, S.D. AP Photo/James Nord South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was involved in a fatal crash Saturday evening, Gov. Kristi Noem announced at a Sunday press conference. The state's highway patrol said Monday that Ravnsborg initially told authorities that he had hit a deer. The patrol didn't learn until the death of Joseph Boever, who was killed in the crash, until Sunday morning. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he had hit a deer when he had actually hit a man with his car in a fatal crash, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Ravnsborg's involvement in the car crash, which killed 55-year-old South Dakota resident Joseph Boever, was announced by Gov. Kristi Noem...
    South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his SUV while driving home from a GOP fundraiser Saturday night, the state's Department of Public Safety said Monday. But officials said Ravnsborg actually struck and killed a man, CBS affiliate KELO reports. Ravnsborg was driving from a Republican fundraiser in Redfield, South Dakota, to his home some 110 miles away in Pierre on Saturday night when he was involved in the crash on U.S. Highway 14, spokesman Tim Bormann said. Ravnsborg was uninjured. He had been at a fundraising dinner hosted by the Spink County Republicans at Rooster's Bar & Grill but had not been drinking, his office said Monday. The attorney general is known to be a frequent attendee of the fundraisers known as Lincoln Day Dinners, hosted by county GOP groups across the state. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Bormann...
    South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a man in his vehicle after reporting that he had hit a deer while driving home on Saturday evening. Gov. Kristi Noem confirmed on Sunday night that Ravnsborg was in a fatal crash over the weekend and that he was not injured during the incident. Ravnsborg said he was "shocked" to find out that he had killed a man with his vehicle and not a deer while he was leaving an event for the Republican Party that had been held at a bar earlier in the evening. "I am shocked and filled with sorrow following the events of last night. As Governor Noem stated, I am fully cooperating with the investigation and I fully intend to continue do so moving forward. At this time I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family," Ravnsborg said in a statement. ...
    Michael Cohen says President Donald Trump believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach mansion that saw him pocket a $54million profit. Trump bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property. In 2008, it was finally purchased by Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev for $95million, nearly double when Trump paid for it, leaving Trump pocketing an over $50million profit. Cohen said Trump told him he believed the real buyer was Putin in the sale that took place before his presidency. Michael Cohen says President Donald Trump believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach Mansion that saw him pocket a $54million profit in 2008 Trump bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property. In 2008...
    ▶ Watch Video: Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest and death George Floyd’s family has been informed that his confidential records at the Hennepin County Medical Center were breached multiple times after his death, an attorney for Floyd’s family told CBS News. The attorney said Floyd’s family received a letter from the medical center announcing the breaches.  “The Floyd family and attorneys were recently made aware of a data breach of George Floyd’s confidential information at the Hennepin County Medical Center,” attorney Antonio Romanucci said in a statement.  “The letter said there were breaches of his data over multiple dates and that the employees involved are ‘no longer with the organization.'” Floyd was brought to Hennepin County Medical Center on the night he died, according to CBS Minnesota. The letter was first reported by The Associated Press. Romanucci said the letter did not reveal what information was...
    George Floyd's family has been informed that his confidential records at the Hennepin County Medical Center were breached multiple times after his death, an attorney for Floyd's family told CBS News. The attorney said Floyd's family received a letter from the medical center announcing the breaches.  "The Floyd family and attorneys were recently made aware of a data breach of George Floyd's confidential information at the Hennepin County Medical Center," attorney Antonio Romanucci said in a statement.  "The letter said there were breaches of his data over multiple dates and that the employees involved are 'no longer with the organization.'" Floyd was brought to Hennepin County Medical Center on the night he died, according to CBS Minnesota. The letter was first reported by The Associated Press. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Romanucci said the letter did not reveal what information was accessed, nor did it...
    A well-known South Florida attorney was among the two people who were killed in a shooting at a Hollywood home Wednesday morning. Robert Fenstersheib, a personal injury attorney whose “Tell Robert” commercials frequently appeared on South Florida radio waves, was killed in the shooting, his law firm confirmed. The firm said Fenstersheib was shot and killed by his eldest son, who had been dealing with mental health problems. “I’ll tell you that he was shot by his oldest son, 35-year-old Michael Anthony Bradly Fenstersheib,” family spokesman Scott Mager said Wednesday of the tragic shooting death of attorney Robert Fenstersheib. “He shot Robert and his longtime girlfriend Hon Pen. Then he killed himself with the gun,” Mager said. Officers responded to the home on Southwest 49th Street in the Oakridge housing community around 9:45 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a possible shooting, Hollywood...
    A Florida personal injury lawyer has been shot dead by his eldest son who then turned the gun on himself.   Robert Fenstersheib was shot dead on Wednesday morning by his son, Michael, along with Fenstersheib's longtime girlfriend Hong Pen, who was left in serious condition. Hollywood police were called around 9:40am to the Oakridge gated community in Hollywood, near Fort Lauderdale, where they found the two men dead.   Robert Fenstersheib was killed after his oldest son shot him dead outside his Florida home 'Upon officers' arrival on scene, they did observe two deceased male victims with possible gunshot wounds. We are investigating it. We are trying to obtain witnesses. Trying to obtain any evidence that we can find to get to know what happened in this situation,' said Christian Lata, a public information officer for Hollywood police.   'Further investigation revealed there was a third victim on the scene as...
    Donald Trump and his latest personal attorney Author E. Jean Carroll was a well-known New York area television host in 1996 when she encountered Donald Trump at a Manhattan department store. At first Trump greeted Carroll with what she remembered as “banter,” but when she emerged from a dressing room a short time later and called a friend, it was obvious that Carroll was extremely upset. The friend reported that Carroll kept saying that Trump pulled down her clothes, shoved her against the wall, and raped her, all while she tried to fight back. Carroll also described the incident to a colleague two days later, but was reluctant to go to the police. When Carroll spoke about assault by Trump during a 2019 interview, the immediate response from Trump was to called Carroll’s claims about the rape a “totally false accusation” and to call Carroll “a woman who's also accused other men...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A retired police officer suffering from 9/11 related cancer is receiving assistance from a New York City attorney after he was allegedly ripped off for his Victims Compensation settlement by his attorney. That attorney, Gustavo Vila of Westchester County, was arrested last Friday by U.S. marshals for the theft of more than a million dollars in settlement money from the retired cop. Vila himself is a former police officer, officials said. Attorney Michael Barasch, of Barasch & McGarry, is seeking $400,000 from the New York Lawyers Fund to help the retired officer, now living in New Jersey, but is suffering his second bout of cancer due to his exposure at the recovery process at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attack. The fund is made up of interest money...
    Disgraced New York attorney Gustavo Vila reportedly stole close to $1 million from a cancer-stricken cop who was awarded the cash from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund A New York state lawyer reportedly stole close to $1 million from a cancer-stricken cop who was awarded the cash from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The unnamed officer contracted cancer working with the NYPD on the Ground Zero rescue and recovery operation following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.   In 2013, the ailing officer hired Westchester attorney Gustavo Vila, 62, to represent him and the pair filed a claim with the Compensation Fund.  Vila signed documents authorizing the fund to place any payments into his own bank account.   In 2015, Vila was disbarred in 2015 for an unrelated offense, but continued to represent the officer.  The following year, the fund awarded $1,030,622 to the cop in order...
    CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin railed against Attorney General Bill Barr after a Wednesday interview in which the nation’s top law enforcement officer repeatedly re-interpreted President Donald Trump’s incendiary and inaccurate comments to make them seem more palatable and truthful. During a panel discussion on the second hour of The Situation Room, Justice Department correspondent Evan Perez and then Toobin weighed in on the long and news-marking Barr interview with anchor Wolf Blitzer just minutes before. In it, Barr breezily dismissed Trump’s use of the loaded term “treason” to attack the previous administration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, brushed off the president’s conspiracy theory about a nefarious planeload of black-clad rioters jet-setting around the country, and expressed little concern over Trump’s call for supporters to tamper with the 2020 election by trying to vote by mail and in-person. “I’ve known the attorney general for many years,” Perez noted. “And one...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. In a new interview with CNN on Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr showed stunning levels of arrogance, partisanship, and contempt — falling short of even the extremely low expectations he has already earned. Host Wolf Blitzer started off the interview, rightly so, by challenging Barr to explain whether President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation were appropriate. Trump recently said: “Bill Barr can go down as the greatest attorney general in the history of our country, or he can go down as just another guy. It depends.” He also said: “I hope they’re not going to be politically correct, and I hope they do what, because the fact is this was President Obama...
    By Erica Orden | CNN President Donald Trump won further delay of the enforcement of a subpoena for years of his financial records after a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that it should first decide the appeal of his lawsuit to block the Manhattan district attorney’s office from obtaining the documents. A three-judge panel on the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals said the court would hear oral arguments in the appeal on September 25, bringing the court’s decision of the case into mid-fall and making a hand-over of the documents to the district attorney’s office increasingly unlikely to happen prior to the presidential election. Earlier Tuesday, the panel had heard oral arguments regarding Trump’s motion to prevent the subpoena to his longtime accounting firm from going into effect while the appellate court decides the case. An attorney for Trump, William Consovoy, told the judges that the subpoena “is...
    (CNN)A federal appellate court said it would issue a ruling Tuesday on President Donald Trump's request for a stay pending appeal of his lawsuit against the Manhattan district attorney's office to block a subpoena for years of his financial records.A three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday morning regarding Trump's motion to prevent the subpoena to his longtime accounting firm from going into effect while the appellate court decides the case. An attorney for Trump, William Consovoy, told the judges that the subpoena "is an arbitrary fishing expedition" and that it was "issued in bad faith in order to harass the President."The primary question, Consovoy said, is "will the President be given an opportunity to appeal that ruling before his personal records are disclosed to the grand jury and the status quo is irrevocably changed?"Consovoy added that "the President will be irrevocably injured if...
    The attorney for Breonna Taylor's family says law enforcement offered her convicted drug trafficking ex-boyfriend a plea deal in exchange for naming the slain EMT as his co-defendant in a drug case months after she was killed. Jamarcus Glover, who was arrested in a drug raid the same night Taylor was shot dead by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment, was offered the plea deal last month. As part of the deal, Glover would have had to admit that he and co-defendants, including Taylor, trafficked drugs in Louisville, according to court documents. He refused to take the deal from the Jefferson Commonwealth's Attorney's office that could have potentially seen him released on probation for criminal syndication, drug trafficking and gun charges.  Jamarcus Glover (right), who was arrested in a drug raid the same night Breonna Taylor (left) was shot dead by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment, was offered the...
    The sister of Jacob Blake declared that they will not 'dress up this genocide' as police brutality, as the family's attorney said 'it's the last season of the police's how to get away with murder' during the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.   The Blake family and several other families who've lost loved ones to police brutality rallied with around 50,000 Americans for the March on Washington.  The event, also known as Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Neck, was held on the 57th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famed 'I Have a Dream' address from 1963. Letetra Windman, Blake's sister, did not mince words as she declared her brother's shooting is more than just a singular instance of police brutality.   Letetra Windman(center): 'We will not pretend. We will not be your docile slave. We will not be a foot stool to oppression. Most of all,...
    Jacob Blake is no longer handcuffed to his hospital bed and a warrant for his arrest has been vacated, his family's attorney, Patrick Cafferty, told CBS News on Friday. Blake was paralyzed Sunday when he was shot in the back seven times by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey. Police on Friday morning told CBS News that Blake had been wanted on previous felony warrants and that it is sheriff's department policy to restrain people accused of felonies while in custody, even if they are hospitalized. "Our policy indicates that all people in custody outside of our jail facility shall be secured with restraints," said Lieutenant Eric Klinkhammer. Sergeant David Wright said, "Anyone with this classification level that we are guarding in the hospital would be treated in this manner." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox A criminal complaint was filed against Blake on July 6, charging him with felony...
    A heavily medicated Jacob Blake, paralyzed from the waist down and shackled to a hospital bed, clutched his father's hand and wept after regaining consciousness."Why did they shoot me so many times?' he asked Jacob Blake Sr."Baby they weren't supposed to shoot you at all,'" the father responded, recalling the exchange during an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day."Jacob Blake, a Black Wisconsin resident, was shot seven times in the back by a White police officer who tried to detain him this week in Kenosha.Blake's children, ranging in age from 3 to 8 years, watched the shooting from inside a car their father was stepping into as the officer opened fire. The oldest boy, who was supposed to celebrate a birthday the day his father was shot, also has questions."Papa, why did they shoot my daddy in the back?" Jacob Blake Sr. recalled the boy asking him. "Where's...
    R. Kelly was the target of an attack by another inmate while in federal lockup, according to his attorney. In a statement to Fox News on Thursday, Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, said: “Yesterday we were told that an inmate had attacked R Kelly at the MCC in Chicago. We received conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries. We have not been provided any information from the jail, nor has Mr. Kelly called. We are hopeful that he was not seriously injured." Greenberg went on to say Kelly should be released, stating that the 53-year-old's safety is in question. R. KELLY'S REQUEST FOR EARLY RELEASE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS DENIED BY JUDGE "Regardless, it is time to release Mr. Kelly," Greenberg's statement continued. "The government cannot ensure his safety, and they cannot give him his day in court. We should not incarcerate people indefinitely because we cannot provide them with due process.” Kelly, whose real...
    Alaska's Attorney General has resigned just hours after it emerged publicly that he had sent hundreds of text messages to a young female employee who he had asked to come to his home more than a dozen times.  Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, 61, sent his resignation letter to Governor Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday after it was revealed he had sent a junior state employee 558 text messages back in March.  The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica published screenshots of the text messages earlier on Tuesday.   Clarkson had been on an unexplained leave of absence since the beginning of the month while an investigation was carried out.   The female employee had raised concerns about the text messages she had received on her personal phone from Clarkson back in March, according to records obtained by the local outlet.  The records show Clarkson sent her 558 texts over a 27-day period and that he asked her...
    Jacob Blake's family and the attorney they retained, Ben Crump, are holding a press conference Tuesday to discuss Blake's condition after being shot by police. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was hospitalized in serious condition after police shot him several times in the back as he opened the door of a parked vehicle in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.  Crump says Blake's three sons witnessed the shooting.  How to watch the press conference on Jacob Blake  What: Attorney Ben Crump, co-counsels Patrick Salvi and B'Ivory LaMarr, and Jacob Blake's family hold a press conference Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Time: 4 p.m. ET - 3 p.m. CT Location: Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin Online stream: Live on CBSN – in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device. Graphic video of the shooting emerged late Sunday on social media, sparking angry protests that led...
    (CNN)Videos released Monday show Fotis Dulos disposing of evidence the day his estranged wife disappeared, an attorney for Dulos' ex-girlfriend says.The videos were released as part of a bail modification memorandum in the case against Michelle Troconis. The videos include part of a police interrogation of Troconis from last August and surveillance videos that Troconis' attorney, Jon Schoenhorn, alleges show Fotis Dulos disposing of evidence the day Jennifer Farber Dulos disappeared amid a bitter child-custody battle. Her body has never been found.The state's attorney chose not to continue prosecuting the case against Fotis Dulos, who had been charged with murder, felony murder and kidnapping in connection with his missing wife. Fotis Dulos died from an apparent suicide in January.The case against Fotis Dulos for allegedly killing his wife is now closed, lawyers sayTroconis pleaded not guilty in February to charges that she conspired to murder the mother of five. Her...
    (CNN)Buildings and cars in Kenosha, Wisconsin, were set ablaze Monday night amid protests reignited by the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Blake was shot multiple times in the back Sunday evening as he tried to enter the driver's side door of an SUV. In the vehicle were his 3, 5, and 8-year-old children. He was flown to a nearby hospital where he remained in intensive care late Monday, his attorney said. Enraged demonstrators poured onto the streets after video of the shooting began circulating on social media, which shows an officer grabbing on to the man's tank top. Seven shots are heard, followed by the sustained sound of a car horn. Two Wisconsin police officers have since been placed on administrative leave and the police union has urged the public to withhold judgment until "all the facts are known." Wisconsin police shoot a Black man as his children watch...
    NEW YORK - New York state's attorney general is investigating whether the Trump Organization and Donald Trump improperly inflated the value of the U.S. president's assets on annual financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits, according to a court filing. The disclosure was made in a filing on Monday with a New York state court in Manhattan, where the office of Attorney General Letitia James wants to compel the Trump Organization, Donald Trump's son Eric, and several other defendants to comply with subpoenas it issued. According to the filing, the subpoenas were issued as part of the attorney general's "ongoing confidential civil investigation into potential fraud or illegality." Lawyers for the Trump Organization and Eric Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. One particular focus is the Seven Springs Estate, a 212-acre (85.8 hectares) property in northern Westchester County, north...
    The attorney for one of the Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing says he's going to prove the cops were just doing their jobs after claiming earlier this week that the black man killed himself by overdosing on fentanyl.   Thomas Lane, 37, is one of the three officers charged with aiding and abetting murder for holding down Floyd's legs during his May 25 fatal arrest.  Another officer, Derek Chauvin, is charged with murder after body cam showed him kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded: 'I can't breathe'.  Lane's attorney Earl Gray, who has been fighting to get the charges dropped, has since outlined his defense argument, saying he doesn't believe there is enough evidence to convict his client.  'We are going to show that my client and the other cops were doing their jobs,' Gray told the Los Angeles Times.  'None of these guys...
    Sarah K Burris August 20, 2020 3:31PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump has lost another case against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is seeking the president's financial documents as part of a grand jury case looking into possible bank and tax fraud. Trump had fought the subpoenas in court but the judge threw out his complaint Thursday morning, meaning that the case can move forward and that Trump must turn over the financial documents requested. : Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution and that he must comply with subpoenas. Vance had sought records from the accounting firm that Trump uses as well as Deutsche Bank, which has loaned Trump millions over the years. Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal noted that he always assumed that this case would move quickly through the courts....
    A man from Norwalk, California, in Los Angeles County was arrested and charged last month for voting three times as his dead mother, as well as voting for himself, the Los Angeles District Attorney announced in a statement on Tuesday. The DA’s office said: A Norwalk man has been charged with allegedly casting votes in three elections on behalf of his mother who had passed away, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Caesar Peter Abutin (dob 11/2/64) was charged in case BA488819 with one felony count each of fraud in connection with votes cast and fraudulent voting. He pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return for a preliminary hearing setting on October 28 in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on July 31. Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson of the Public Integrity Division is prosecuting the case....
    THE attorney of a now-fire Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd has alleged that Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while resisting arrest, contributing to his own death. According to a new filing in the case against Thomas Lane, his attorney, Earl Gray, argues that the charges against the officer should be dropped. 3 The attorney for Thomas Lane, one of the cops involved in the killing of George Floyd, alleged that Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while resisting arrest, contributing to his own death.Credit: AFP or licensors 3 In a new filing, Lane's attorney, Earl Gray, points to police bodycam footage as showing Floyd swallowed two milligrams of the drugCredit: Minneapolis Police Body Cam Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd's death on Memorial Day. In July, Gray filed a motion to dismiss the charges against...
    A Norwalk man is facing voter fraud charges after prosecutors say he cast ballots in several elections using the name of his mother, who had died years earlier. Caesar Peter Abutin, 55, pretended to be his mother in three elections between October 2012 and November 2014, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Tuesday. In each of the elections, Abutin claimed to be his 67-year-old mother, who had died in July 2006, prosecutors said. Abutin also cast votes using his own identity. Such voter fraud charges are rarely filed in L.A. County and often are hard to prove, but officials said Abutin’s repeated pattern of voting using a long-deceased relative’s ID raised alarm bells. The deceptive practice was discovered after an investigation by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and the district attorney’s office. Abutin was charged last month with one felony count each of fraud in...
    An attorney for one of the Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing claims the black man contributed to his own death because he overdosed on fentanyl during his arrest.  Thomas Lane, 37, is one of the three officers charged with aiding and abetting murder for holding down Floyd's legs during his May 25 fatal arrest.   Another officer, Derek Chauvin, is charged with murder after body cam showed him kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded: 'I can't breathe'.   Lane's attorney Earl Gray has been trying to get the charges against him dropped, claiming there is insufficient evidence to establish the officer committed a crime.  In a memorandum filed in court on Monday, the attorney claimed that Floyd swallowed a 'lethal dose' of fentanyl as he was resisting arrest.  An attorney for Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane, who is charged in George Floyd's killing, claims the black...
    (CNN)Julian Lewis went out to get a grape soda for his wife on August 7, his family says, but he never came home.Instead, the 60-year-old Black man was pursued by a Georgia state trooper on a rural road, his car ending up pinned between a tree and the trooper's car. Lewis died after he was shot in the head, his family's attorney, Francys Johnson, told CNN.How George Floyds death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing downFormer Trooper Jacob Thompson, 27, has since been fired by the Georgia Department of Public Safety and arrested on felony murder and aggravated assault charges in Lewis' death, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.Thompson's attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment over the weekend.The investigation of the shooting comes as protesters across the US have called for the defunding of police departments and widespread...
    A Jeffrey Epstein accuser used details about former Victoria Secret head Les Wexner’s tastes in lingerie to accuse him of sexual abuse, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents were unsealed Friday in the Manhattan federal court legal battle between Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz and Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre. Dershowitz claims Giuffre is trying to extort him by claiming he had sex with her while she was underage — and is battling to prove she did the same thing to Wexner. According to a phone call transcript, Wexner’s attorney, John Zeiger, discussed the sexual abuse allegation against him with Dershowitz is 2015. Dershowitz opened the call by saying he remembered that a lawyer for Giuffre had told Zeiger that her client knew Wexner’s “sexual hang ups.” “My recollection is [Giuffre’s attorney] did … say something about how he liked his girls dressed in — I don’t know what,...
    A Jeffrey Epstein accuser used details about former Victoria Secret head Les Wexner’s tastes in lingerie to accuse him of sexual abuse, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents were unsealed Friday in the Manhattan federal court legal battle between Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz and Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre. Dershowitz claims Giuffre is trying to extort him by claiming he had sex with her while she was underage — and is battling to prove she did the same thing to Wexner. According to a phone call transcript, Wexner’s attorney, John Zeiger, discussed the sexual abuse allegation against him with Dershowitz is 2015. Dershowitz opened the call by saying he remembered that a lawyer for Giuffre had told Zeiger that her client knew Wexner’s “sexual hang ups.” “My recollection is [Giuffre’s attorney] did … say something about how he liked his girls dressed in — I don’t know what,...
    The Manhattan district attorney's office told a federal court on Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE is not entitled to ask for information about its investigation involving his tax returns and other financial records. The prosecutors pushed back in a pair of court filings after Trump's attorneys sought a hearing to begin obtaining information about the probe, including its subpoena for the tax returns. Trump last week challenged the district attorney's assertion that it is pursuing a wide-ranging criminal investigation into his businesses, arguing that the subpoena to his accountants is overly broad and intended to illegally harass him. The district attorney's office, which has accused the president of trying to delay the subpoena from being enforced, argued on Friday...
    The lawyer for the former Atlanta police officer accused of killing Rayshard Brooks said on Thursday that the district attorney presiding over the case tried to obtain a search warrant that would uncover those who donated to his client. Fulton County DA Paul Howard’s administration’s request to probe into former officer Garret Rolfe’s fundraising site was denied by a judge due to lack of probable cause, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prosecutors reportedly sought the warrant to substantiate a bail-jumping charge and requested the names of those associated with the webpage in addition to the total amount of money raised, AJC reported. “He could have waited for a ruling before taking further action,” Noah Pines, one of Rolfe’s attorneys told the local outlet. “Instead, he sought to uncover the private information of Americans who donated to Garrett Rolfe’s defense because they believed in his innocence.” Pines insisted the reason for...
    A Georgia man and his company have been charged with violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) by selling a drug claiming to treat COVID-19. Matthew Ryncarz, and his company, Fusion Health and Vitality, LLC d/b/a/ Pharm Origins, are accused of selling a misbranded drug called “Immune Shot” that they falsely claimed would lower consumer’s risk of contracting COVID-19 by nearly 50 percent, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. In March 2020, during the midst of the global COVID-19 public health crisis, Ryncarz, through his company, Pharm Origins, created a website and began selling “Immune Shot” for $19 a bottle. Among other things, the website represented that “YOU will learn in JUST MINUTES … how to LOWER your risk of COVID-19 by nearly 50%.”  Further, to sell “Immune Shot,” Ryncarz and...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr is facing a lawsuit brought by members of Black Lives Matter and other activist groups, who allege that the constitutional rights of nonviolent George Floyd protesters were violated when, on June 1, they were violently removed by law enforcement from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. in order to clear a path for President Donald Trump and his allies to walk from the White House to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo-op. But Barr, reporter Colin Kalmbacher notes in Law & Crime, is arguing that that lawsuit lacks merit because he enjoys “qualified immunity.” In a memo filed this week, Barr argued, “Following days of unrest in the nation’s capital, on June 1, 2020, law enforcement officers dispersed a large crowd that had gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House. In their complaint, plaintiffs allege that the attorney general gave the order...
    Michael Cohen previewed the cover of his upcoming book 'Disloyal' on Thursday Michael Cohen previewed the cover image and title of his upcoming book 'Disloyal' on Thursday after the courts ruled against Attorney General Bill Barr's attempt to stop him from publishing the tell-all. 'Coming Soon,' Cohen teased on Twitter along with an image of the cover of his memoir revealing the title, 'Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump'. The U.S. government made an agreement with federal prosecutors at the end of July to abandon its efforts to impose a gag order on Cohen as he prepares to release his book critical of his former boss. Cohen, 53, was released from prison in May 2020 amid concerns over coronavirus after he served one year of his three-year sentence for pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. He returned...
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will appear on Wednesday afternoon together near Wilmington, Delaware less than 24 hours after the presumptive Democratic nominee finally announced the California senator as his running mate. The duo will deliver remarks from Biden's home state on the tailcoats of his campaign's biggest fundraising night ever. Biden's announcement Tuesday night ignited the biggest hour of online fundraising of his campaign as millions of dollars gushed into the campaign's pocket. Although the former vice president's campaign did not disclose how much it raised on Tuesday night alone, ActBlue, the main donation platform for Democrats, reported it saw more than $10.8 million in donations flood the site between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The same platform also processed $2.3 million during those same hours Monday evening as suspense grew for Biden's announcement. According to an estimate, Tuesday was ActBlue's fifth largest fundraising day ever.  Later Wednesday night,...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate —making her the first Black woman to be named to a major party’s ticket for a presidential election. As a woman of Indian descent, she is also making history as the first major South Asian-American candidate to run in the general election. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.” After winning enough primaries to secure the nomination earlier this year, Biden, 77, committed himself to picking a female vice presidential candidate. There was much speculation he would choose a Black woman to run with him. A number of familiar and respected names surfaced in...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate —making her the first Black woman to be named to a major party’s ticket for a presidential election. As a woman of Indian descent, she is also making history as the first major South Asian-American candidate to run in the general election. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.” After winning enough primaries to secure the nomination earlier this year, Biden, 77, committed himself to picking a female vice presidential candidate. There was much speculation he would choose a Black woman to run with him. A number of familiar and respected names surfaced in...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate —making her the first Black woman to be named to a major party’s ticket for a presidential election. As a woman of Indian descent, she is also making history as the first major South Asian American candidate to run in the general election. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.” After winning enough primaries to secure the nomination earlier this year, Biden, 77, committed himself to picking a female vice presidential candidate. There was much speculation he would choose a Black woman to run with him. A number of familiar and respected names surfaced...
    Getty Senator Kamala Harris. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. The 55-year-old Harris would be the first Black vice president and the first woman to hold the office. She joins Biden, who was vice president under President Barack Obama for two terms, at the top of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential ticket. Biden made his announcement on his website and in a text message and email to supporters. Biden switched the website to say Biden Harris, and it now shows a photo of him with the California senator. Biden committed in March to choosing a woman to run as his vice presidential candidate, saying during a debate on CNN, “I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow.” Biden also said if he...
    Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, ending months of speculation that the former California attorney general and one-time Democratic presidential candidate would join his ticket. The 55-year-old Oakland-born lawmaker was long considered the top contender given her strong prosecutorial experience, performance in the Senate, and friendship with Biden’s late son, Beau. Harris brings crucially-needed youth and diversity to Biden’s ticket as the 77-year-old presidential candidate faces scrutiny over his advanced age and mental acuity. Biden committed to choosing a woman as his veep and was lobbied to select a running mate of color after the death of George Floyd in May sparked a nationwide reckoning on race. Born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father, Harris, who identifies as black, served two terms as the District Attorney for San Francisco before becoming Attorney General of California in 2011. She was elected as the Senator for...
    The family of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died in police custody in August of last year, is suing Aurora, Colo., police and medical officials over his death.  “We have filed this civil rights lawsuit to demand justice for Elijah McClain, to hold accountable the Aurora officials, police officers, and paramedics responsible for his murder, and to force the City of Aurora to change it longstanding pattern of brutal and racist policing,” Sheneen McClain and Lawayne Mosley said in a statement released by their attorney obtained by The Associated Press. The attorney did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.  Elijah McClain was walking home when he was stopped by police, restrained and then injected with ketamine by paramedics in an attempt to calm him. He went into cardiac arrest and later died at the hospital. His case regained steam this year after the death of George Floyd,...
    Les Wexner may be forced to explain his ties to Jeffrey Epstein after the Victoria's Secret mogul was hit with a subpoena by the dead pedophile's former lawyer, Alan Dershowitz.  Dershowitz, 81, wants Wexner and his attorney John Zeiger to sit down for depositions and provide documents that could influence his bitter ongoing legal battle with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre accused the famed Harvard Law professor of having sex with her when she was underage then sued him for defamation when he responded by calling her a liar. Dershowitz countersued, accusing Giuffre of making the abuse up to extort 'millions of dollars' from himself and other prominent Epstein associates, namely Wexner, who stepped down as the CEO of global retail empire L Brands in February. He now wants the Ohio billionaire and his lawyer to describe any contact they may have had with Giuffre, saying details of any...