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Lewd Snapchat video leads to teacher’s arrest for sex with underage student
October 19th, 2017

A high-school teacher who is accused of having sex with an underage student reportedly appeared in a raunchy Snapchat video showing her wearing “a shirt and panties” while drinking with two shirtless teens — one of whom boasted about “getting in deep.” Samantha Lee Ciotta, 32, may face additional charges based on an investigation looking into…

Genius posts drug dealing on Facebook Live with a predictable result
October 13th, 2017

A Milwaukee man who authorities said live-streamed his drug dealing by posting on Facebook is now facing the predictable consequences — a myriad of felony charges. A criminal complaint revealed that 19-year-old  Jeffery S. Kirk spent part of September 10th driving, showing guns, and selling marijuana to viewers watching live on Facebook. Police were tipped…

Feds seize $48 million from Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht
September 30th, 2017

Federal prosecutors in New York announced on Friday the seizure of $48 million from Ross Ulbricht, the darknet market operator and mastermind behind Silk Road. Ulbrich was convicted in February 2015 for his role in running the online drug marketplace under the pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts.” Manhattan federal prosecutors said Ulbricht gave up his right…

Police: Chicago woman orchestrated romantic rival’s Snapchat rape
September 3rd, 2017

A jealous woman from Chicago recorded the rape of her unconscious “friend” and posted the assault on Snapchat. Beth Rae Harris, 36, who was taken into custody and charged with non-consensual distribution of sexual images for the attack that occurred last month, was ordered to be held in lieu of $150,000 bail by a Cook…

Mystery code appeared in pirated Mayweather vs McGregor streams
August 29th, 2017

A strange mystery code allegedly appeared in some pirated streams of Saturday’s match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, eliciting suspicions that someone was trying to determine who was watching the fight illegally. Saturday’s highly-anticipated match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was referred to as “the most pirated event in history,” and…

Rhode Island teen busted in school sexting scandal after photos of high school girls end up on Russian porn site
August 26th, 2017

A 16-year-old teen from Rhode Island allegedly operated an account online containing “sexually explicit” pictures of over 40 high school girls — and some of the pictures are now showing up on a Russian porn site. The Burrillville teen, whose identity has not been revealed because he’s a minor, was taken into custody on Thursday…

Feds bust NYC father-son duo peddling opioids on dark web
August 24th, 2017

A father-and-son from Staten Island sold opioids including fentanyl and oxycodone on the dark web. Michael Luciano, along with his son, Philip Luciano sold the potent — and potentially lethal pain-killing opioids between February 2016 to July 2017, according to the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office. The pair purportedly sold the narcotics on AlphaBay, which is…

Drug cartels making use of large drones to smuggle drugs over the border
August 22nd, 2017

Mexican drug cartels are increasingly utilizing massive drones to carry narcotics loads over the border to avoid detection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. Last week, a U.S. citizen was busted attempting to fly a drone carrying a 13-pound load of meth over the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities arrested 25-year-old…

Computer programmer facing 25-years in prison for Iowa lottery-rigging scheme
August 21st, 2017

A former Iowa state lottery worker faces over two decades in prison for a lottery-rigging scheme that allowed him to fix the results. Eddie Tipton, a 54-year-old computer programmer, pleaded guilty in June to orchestrating a $2 million-dollar multi-state lottery-rigging scheme that allowed him to pick winning numbers. As a result, prosecutors will seek a…

Three arrested after drone drops drugs and cell phone at Michigan prison
August 18th, 2017

Associated Press – Michigan prison officials say three people have been arrested after trying to use a drone to smuggle a cellphone and drugs into a prison. Michigan Department of Corrections says two guards at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in the western Michigan city of Ionia heard the drone in the prison yard…