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Former Mexican official accused of smuggling 1,100 bulletproof vests over the border from Texas
May 22nd, 2018

A former Mexican border city official faces federal charges after he was busted trying to smuggle over 1,100 bulletproof vests and 1,200 phones from Texas. Alfredo Biasi, the former Social Development Secretary for Matamoros and the owner of Grupo Alpha, was apprehended and brought to the headquarters of the attorney general’s office with some of…

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s Diosdado Cabello for drug trafficking

The U.S. Treasury implemented sanctions on one of Venezuela’s most influential men on Friday — Diosdado Cabello, along with his family and economic adviser — charging him with drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal mining. The sanctions occur as Washington is increasing the heat on the South American nation only days before the presidential election….

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wants police to stop arresting pot smokers and hand out summones instead
May 21st, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public and instead hand out summonses. The Democratic mayor said in a statement released Sunday, that the city must plan for the eventual reality of marijuana legalization and the “public safety, health and financial consequences…

Border Patrol refuses to return $41,000 seized from innocent woman who saved to open medical clinic in Nigeria
May 15th, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are refusing to return $41,000 seized by Border Patrol agents from a Nigerian-born woman in Texas last October as she was passing through the Houston airport on her way to open a medical clinic in her native country. Anthonia Nwaorie, a 59-year-old nurse, was never charged with a…

Federal agents raid home of California mayor, city hall, and marijuana dispensary in connection with corruption investigation
May 13th, 2018

FBI raids target residence of Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr FBI agents conducted raids on the residence of a California mayor and his city’s town hall as a part of a large-scale probe into allegations of corruptions. Agents executed search warrants on the residence of Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr and City Hall on Tuesday as a…

Top U.S. lawmakers and intelligence chiefs warn Americans of using Chinese smartphone Huawei

Leading U.S. intelligence officials are warning Americans not to use products including smartphones made by Chinese technology companies Huawei and ZTE. Top lawmakers and intelligence chiefs have warned of the Chinese government’s attempts to garner access to sensitive U.S. technologies, intellectual properties, and academic research through telecommunications companies, and joint business ventures. The heads of all…

Jury awards $10 million to Philly man who was wrongfully jailed based on cop’s false testimony
May 11th, 2018

Jury awards $10 million to Khanefah Boozer, the Philadelphia man wrongfully jailed for three years. A jury has awarded a $10 million judgment to Khanefah Boozer, the 33-year-old Philadelphia man who languished inside a jail cell for three years for a wrongful arrest that was predicated on the false testimony of a police officer. According…

Feds charge former CIA agent who tried to sell classified information to China with espionage
May 9th, 2018

Federal prosecutors say a former CIA agent who attempted to provide the Chinese government with top-secret classified information was charged with espionage in Virginia Federal Court on Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department said 53-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who worked for the CIA from 1994 and 2007, was arrested in January at New York’s JFK…

Decorated Guatemalan special forces colonel accused of laundering money for MS-13
May 8th, 2018

A leading special forces colonel for the Guatemalan Army who worked with U.S. Military’s Southern Command in border security operations faces various charges in his country for laundering cash for the MS-13 gang. Last month, the government of Guatemala declared the results of a large-scale probe focused on targeting various cells or groups of the…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns amid physical abuse allegations by 4 women

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman amid physical abuse allegations by 4 women The Associated Press New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump, resigned from office after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. It was…