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    (CNN)Investigators looking into the 1996 disappearance and killing of California college student Kristin Smart believe they have found evidence that her body was buried underneath a deck at the home of Ruben Flores, father of murder suspect Paul Flores, and "recently" moved, according to new documents filed in the case.The court documents -- bail reduction reports filed by the prosecutor and obtained by the San Luis Obispo Tribune newspaper -- detail arguments against bail reduction and the release of both Paul Flores and his father. The documents, which were published online and confirmed by the court to be authentic, were "inadvertently accessed" and "not supposed to be made public," Nikki Rodriguez, spokesperson for the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, told CNN.Kristin Smart, who disappeared in 1996, may have been raped and killed in a college dorm, prosecutor saysSmart disappeared from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo nearly 25 years ago. Paul Flores, the last person to see Smart alive, has been charged with her murder, though her body was never recovered. Ruben Flores is charged with helping his...
    SAN LUIS OBISPO (CBS / AP) — A California college student missing for nearly 25 years was once buried in the backyard of the home owned by the murder suspect’s father, authorities said in a court document. The body of Kristin Smart, which has never been found, was recently moved from the home of Ruben Flores, a prosecutor said, according to a document filed Monday and posted on social media by a reporter for The Tribune of San Luis Obispo. READ MORE: PG&E Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Connection With 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma County Ruben Flores, 80, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of accessory after the murder for hiding Smart’s body after his son allegedly killed her. Paul Flores, 44, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. Paul Flores, a fellow freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, was the last person seen with Smart on May 25, 1996. Witnesses said Smart was intoxicated, and Flores had said he would walk her home after an off-campus party. The court document was filed...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei said Monday that it has reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to obtain documents that its chief financial office Meng Wanzhou hopes will help prevent her extradition to the U.S. Meng, who was detained in Canada in 2018 at the behest of U.S. authorities, has been fighting a legal battle over the last two years as the U.S. seeks to extradite her over allegations of bank fraud and violations of sanctions against Iran. The U.S. accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company called Skycom to sell equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. It says Meng committed fraud by misleading HSBC about the company’s business dealings in Iran. An earlier request by Meng’s legal team for documents from HSBC was rejected by a court in Britain. In a court hearing Monday, Hong Kong High Court judge Linda Chan approved the document-sharing agreement between Huawei and HSBC. “An agreement has been reached with HSBC in relation to the Hong Kong legal proceedings for document production and...
    Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball player Kobe Bryant, shared the names of the deputies accused of taking and sharing pictures of the crash site where Kobe Bryant, their daughter and several others died. Deputies Joey Cruz, Rafael Mejia, Michael Russell and Raul Versales are named as defendants in the case filed in federal court in California. Other defendants include Los Angeles County, the sheriff and the fire department. Bryant shared a series of screenshots that included the defendants' names on Instagram on Wednesday. “Within forty-eight hours, at least ten members of the Sheriff’s Department obtained and possessed photos of the victims’ remains on their personal cell phones despite having no legitimate governmental use for the photos,” the court document says. The filing alleges that Mejia took photos of the crash even though he was not involved in the investigation and claims he sent them to a female deputy afterward. He told investigators that “curiosity got the best of [them],” the document states. Cruz also allegedly took unauthorized photos of Kobe Bryant’s body and the crash and showed them to other...
    A TEENAGE extremist hid bomb-making manuals inside Minecraft video game guides, a court heard today. Connor Burke, 18, is charged with possessing and sharing banned publications, including one called Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000 and another called The Improvised Munitions Handbook. 2Connor Burke appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing and sharing banned publicationsCredit: AP:Associated Press 2The banned documents were found hidden within files containing gjuiCredit: Alamy Westminster Magistrates' Court was told the banned terror documents were found within computer files containing guides to assist Minecraft players. One document called Minecraft Potion Cook Book contained a copy of Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000, the court was told. Another called Kitchen Improvised Fertiliser Explosives was discovered inside a file named Minecraft Kitchen Cookbook, the court heard. Documents called Ragnar Benson - Homemade C4 - A Recipe for Survival and The Improvised Munitions Handbook were also said to have been found in files entitled Minecraft Homemade TNT.pdf and Minecraft_Bow_Ammo_Types.pdf. TERROR CHARGES Adam Harbinson, prosecuting, said the teenager is also accused of posting one publication on encrypted chat application Telegram to a group "with...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — A 22-year-old Indian climate activist who is facing sedition charges for her alleged role in the creation of an online document intended to help amplify farmer protests did not get bail Saturday after a court said it will reserve its order for next week. Judge Dharmender Rana said the court will pronounce the bail order on Disha Ravi’s bail plea on Tuesday, extending her judicial custody by two more days. Ravi is part of the Indian wing of Fridays for Future, a global climate change movement founded by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. She was arrested last week at her home in the southern city of Bengaluru by New Delhi police. Officials have said that the document Ravi shared on social media spread misinformation about the ongoing protests by farmers and “tarnished the image of India.” Ravi did not speak herself in the court but denied the accusations against her through her lawyer Siddarth Agarwal, who argued that the document, which the authorities are calling a “toolkit,” was a mere “resource document” used by social...
    Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol.Jim Bourg | Reuters The self-described leader the Florida chapter of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group urged followers to travel to Washington with him on Jan. 6 because "Trump said It's gonna be wild!!!!!!" that day, court documents released Friday revealed. "He wants us to make it WILD that's what he's saying," Oath Keepers chief Kelly Meggs wrote in a Facebook message. That message is detailed in a new superseding indictment charging him and five other Oath Keepers associates with crimes related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by thousands of Trump supporters. "He called us all to the Capitol and wants us to make it wild!!!  Sir Yes Sir!!!," Meggs wrote, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District...
    By Suchitra Mohanty and Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Delhi court granted a police request on Friday to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi who they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online "toolkit" intended to help farmers protesting reforms. The 22-year-old Ravi, who is part of an organisation founded by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, appeared in court following her arrest in Bengaluru last weekend in a case that has raised concerns about a crackdown on dissent. Police allege that Ravi was involved in creating and sharing an online document containing advice for protesters. Police say this document stoked the violence that took place on India's Republic Day last month when farmers stormed the famous Red Fort in the old quarter of Delhi. Police have registered a case of sedition against Ravi, which carries a life term. "This court remands the accused, Disha Ravi, to judicial custody for three days," judge Akash Jain said. Ravi did not speak herself but denied the accusations against her through her lawyer...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday ordered a 22-year-old climate activist to spend three days in jail under court custody in a case that critics say highlights a growing crackdown on dissent under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Police from the capital, New Delhi, arrested Disha Ravi on Feb. 13 at her home in the southern city of Bengaluru for circulating a document on social media supporting ongoing protests by farmers that have rattled the government. Officials have said that the document spread misinformation about the protests and “tarnished the image of India.” They have also said that Ravi shared the document with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who tweeted it earlier this month. Ravi has been in police custody for the last five days for questioning. Earlier this week, police said the document shared on social media indicated that there was a “conspiracy” behind violence on Jan. 26, India’s Republic Day, when the until then largely peaceful protests erupted into clashes with police. One protester was killed and hundreds of police and...
    Larry King's widow Shawn King is planning on heading to court. Last week, the broadcast legend's handwritten will was revealed, which reportedly stated that his $2 million estate would be divided among his five children. The document, which was reportedly composed on Oct. 17, 2019, two months after King filed for divorce from Shawn, does not mention her at all and also lists his now-deceased children Chaia and Andy as beneficiaries. His will was written several months prior to the loss of Andy, 65, and Chaia, 51. The two died within weeks of each other.  His three remaining children -- Larry King, Jr., 59, Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21 -- were also named. King shared Cannon and Chance with Shawn. LARRY KING'S WIFE SHAWN SPEAKS OUT OFTER TV ICON'S WILL IS REVEALED: 'WE ARE GRIEVING' Shawn, however, said that there was already a plan in place between herself and King that was not reflected in the alleged document. Shawn King (right), the estranged widow of Larry King (left), said she plans to contest his will in court after it was reportedly revealed that she was cut out.  (Greg Doherty/FilmMagic) "We had...
    EAST TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Roundups and arrests continue in Texas and across the country of pro-Trump rioters who took part in the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Others charged this weekend include a woman who has been seen in photos brandishing the name plate that had been affixed outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, authorities said, and the mother of a man who was arrested after he was captured in a striking photo on the Senate floor with zip-ties, now herself accused of chasing police officers with zip-ties in her hands. The details that emerged about the three defendants and others in the newly unsealed court documents provide a clearer scope of the violence inside the Capitol and the potential military-style coordination that took place during the breach of the building. Lawyers for each of them were...
    (CNN)An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the January 6 Capitol insurrection.Others charged this weekend include a woman who has been seen in photos brandishing the name plate that had been affixed outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, authorities said, and the mother of a man who was arrested after he was captured in a striking photo on the Senate floor with zip-ties, now herself accused of chasing police officers with zip-ties in her hands. The details that emerged about the three defendants and others in the newly unsealed court documents provide a clearer scope of the violence inside the Capitol and the potential military-style coordination that took place during the breach of the building. Lawyers for each of them were not listed in an online federal court filing system.Federal investigators said the Army reservist — Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, of Colts Neck, New Jersey — was described by an informant as "an avowed...
    By Judy L. Thomas | Kansas City Star A retired Pennsylvania firefighter. Two off-duty Virginia police officers. An Olympic gold medalist, a man who carried a handful of zip ties and one who allegedly had 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle in his pickup. They are among the dozens facing federal charges in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building in an effort to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Many were tracked down after posting videos and photos on social media. One was turned in by his ex-wife, others by co-workers or acquaintances. And a man who made it into the Senate chamber told authorities that he went to the Capitol because “they stole my country” and that once inside, “I pled the blood of Jesus on the Senate floor,” court documents show. As authorities continue to conduct interviews, scour social media and gather tips in search of others involved in the first breach of the Capitol since 1814, they’re also warning...
    A reported former US Marine from upstate New York fired up a “victory” cigar after breaking into the US Capitol last week — and was part of a gun-toting group that discussed returning there on Inauguration Day, federal authorities alleged Friday. Dominic “Spaz” Pezzola and his unidentified pals also allegedly said they would have killed any lawmakers “they got their hands on” during the siege, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif,) and Vice President Mike Pence. Pezzola is accused of using a stolen Capitol Police plastic shield to smash a window and climb into the building as someone yelled “Go, Go, Go!” around 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 6, according to court papers that say the incident was captured on video. Images of the break-in are included in the document, along with a screenshot from an online video that allegedly shows Pezzola — who Vice identified as a 43-year-old member of the “Proud Boys” and a former US Marine — smoking a cigar inside the Capitol. “Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys. This is f–king awesome. I knew we could...
    A purported left-wing activist from Utah — who claimed he traveled to Washington, DC, to document the violent siege on Capitol Hill — was arrested Thursday. John Sullivan was taken into custody Thursday and faces charges of civil disorder, entering a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct after participating in the violent mob of President Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week, according to court documents filed in federal court. In the footage he provided to the FBI, Sullivan can be heard saying as rioters climb a wall, “You guys are f—–g savage. Let’s go!” prosecutors say. Once inside the Capitol, he tells the protestors, “We gotta get this s–t burned. He also says, “it’s our house m———–s” and “we are getting this s–t” as he roamed the building, according to court papers. Sullivan can also be heard arguing with cops, telling them, “you are putting yourself in harm’s way. The people have spoken,” and “there are too many people, you gotta stand down.” Prosecutors say Sullivan entered the Capitol through a...
    More On: capitol riot Wife of Queens Proud Boy arrested in Capitol plot wants a divorce Prosecutor: Air Force vet carrying zip ties in Capitol riot intended to take hostages Octopus of Big Tech is strangling America FBI tracking ‘concerning’ online buzz related to Inauguration Day A purported left-wing activist from Utah — who claimed he traveled to Washington, DC, to document the violent siege on Capitol Hill — was arrested Thursday. John Sullivan was taken into custody Thursday and faces charges of civil disorder, entering a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct after participating in the violent mob of President Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week, according to court documents filed in federal court. In the footage he provided to the FBI, Sullivan can be heard saying as rioters climb a wall, “You guys are f—–g savage. Let’s go!” prosecutors say. Once inside the Capitol, he tells the protestors, “We gotta get this s–t burned. He also says, “it’s our house m———–s” and “we are getting this s–t” as he roamed...
    A Colorado man who threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week also wanted to shoot DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and “Burn DC to the FKG ground,” federal court records filed Wednesday show. Cleveland Grover Meredith, whose arsenal included a red, white, and blue handgun, also texted that “I predict that within the next 12 days, many in our country will die.” “We’re gonna surround DC and slowly constrict,” he wrote in one message. Meredith also included messages to federal agents in texts, apparently believing the authorities were intercepting his rants. “I hope you’re reading this Mr. FBI agent FK U,” he wrote in one text. “You get that one Mr. Marxist FBI Agent?” he said in another. “Go FK yourself.” The FBI said Meredith got to the capital after it was stormed by supporters of President Trump. But that didn’t stop him from wreaking havoc — he attacked an unidentified man in Washington, DC, the day after the siege, prosecutors said. “According to an affidavit submitted to the Superior Court of the District of...
    More On: capitol riot Pelosi signs second impeachment documents over Capitol siege Trump calls for unity, disavows violence in video message after impeachment Rep. Scalise calls for House to hail Capitol Police officers AOC and other progressives have a new goal: Silence the press A Colorado man who threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week also wanted to shoot DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and “Burn DC to the FKG ground,” federal court records filed Wednesday show. Cleveland Grover Meredith, whose arsenal included a red, white, and blue handgun, also texted that “I predict that within the next 12 days, many in our country will die.” “We’re gonna surround DC and slowly constrict,” he wrote in one message. Meredith also included messages to federal agents in texts, apparently believing the authorities were intercepting his rants. “I hope you’re reading this Mr. FBI agent FK U,” he wrote in one text. “You get that one Mr. Marxist FBI Agent?” he said in another. “Go FK yourself.” The FBI said Meredith got to the capital after it was...
    A Georgia man was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after they discovered threatening messages he wrote to a confidante saying he would make attempts at Nancy Pelosi’s life, according to a court document from a Washington D.C. district court. A #Georgia man has been arrested for threatening to kill House Speaker #NancyPelosi by shooting her in the head. Cleveland Grover Meredith’s history is dotted with alarm bells. I’m taking a closer look at 11pm on @cbs46. #Washington #Politics #crime #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/liOcu0AaZY — Jamie S Kennedy (@Jamie_S_Kennedy) January 12, 2021 Agents from the FBI arrested the man, Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., on January 7 after learning that Meredith had sent these text message threats to a confidante and was also armed and in Washington DC for the pro-Trump U.S. Capitol Building riots, according to the court document. In one text message, Meredith threatened to shoot Nancy Pelosi in the head: “Thinking about heading over to Pelosi C*NT’s speech and putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the court document said. In another message he wrote that...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – It will be a lot harder to put proposed constitutional amendments on the 2022 ballot in Florida. Heavy turnout in this year’s election and a new law that seeks to limit ballot initiatives have driven up the number of petition signatures that groups will have to submit to get on the ballot in 2022 and to trigger crucial reviews by the Florida Supreme Court. Groups will have to submit 891,589 valid signatures to put issues on the ballot, up from 766,200 signatures to reach the 2020 ballot, according to information posted on the state Division of Elections website. Maybe more important, they will need to submit 222,898 signatures to receive what can be make-or-break Supreme Court reviews, up from 76,632 in 2020. Republican lawmakers, who have taken a series of steps to make it harder for backers of ballot initiatives, passed a controversial bill this year that included raising the number of signatures needed to spur Supreme Court review. On Friday, the Senate filed a document at the Supreme Court that cited the new signature requirement to...
    PHOTO VIA DANIEL UHLFELDER/TWITTERPointing to what they called “baseless” legal arguments, lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis have urged an appeals court to sanction a Northwest Florida attorney who filed a lawsuit to try to force DeSantis to close beaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. DeSantis’ lawyers filed an 11-page document Friday at the 1st District Court of Appeal contending that Santa Rosa Beach attorney Daniel Uhlfelder filed a frivolous appeal after a circuit judge ruled against him in the beach-closure case. The Tallahassee-based appeals court last month rejected the appeal and raised the possibility of sanctioning Uhlfelder and attorneys who represented him. It subsequently said DeSantis’ lawyers could file arguments on the issue. “The many hours spent by this court and the attorneys of the Executive Office of the Governor on this appeal could have been spent on innumerable other pressing matters related to the health, welfare, and safety of Floridians,” DeSantis’ lawyers wrote in the document Friday. “Appellant (Uhlfelder) knew or should have known that filing this appeal was frivolous. Appellant and his counsel should be sanctioned accordingly.” But Uhlfelder and...
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.Most of the information in the 18-page court order is redacted, including the identity of the people whom prosecutors are investigating and whom the proposed pardon might be intended for.SEE ALSO: AG Barr: No evidence of fraud that'd change election outcomeEMBED More News Videos ABC News Political Director Rick Klein joins us to discuss the electoral college process and other key events between Election Day and Inauguration Day in January. But the document from August does reveal that certain individuals are suspected of having acted to secretly lobby White House officials to secure a pardon or sentence commutation and that, in a related scheme, a substantial political contribution was floated in exchange for a pardon or "reprieve of sentence."A Justice Department official said Tuesday night that no government official was or is a subject or target of...
    The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a potential crime involving bribery and presidential pardons, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. In the heavily redacted document released by the chief judge for the federal district including Washington, federal prosecutors were seeking access to the contents of digital devices seized during earlier raids on two unidentified offices. The court’s permission was needed because the contents of the devices included email conversations with a lawyer and may have been protected by attorney-client privilege. The prosecutors argued that that privilege was breached when the materials were shown to third parties. The prosecutors told the court they expected to find evidence that unnamed individuals illegally “acted as lobbyists to senior White House officials … to secure a pardon or reprieve of sentence’” for an unidentified individual. The document also cites “a related bribery conspiracy scheme,” in which an unidentified individual “would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a pardon or reprieve of sentence” for an unidentified individual. The document indicates the prosecutors were given permission to access the devices. However there has...
    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Most of the information in the 18-page court order is redacted, including the identity of the people whom prosecutors are investigating and whom the proposed pardon might be intended for. But the document from August does reveal that people are suspected of having acted to secretly lobby White House officials to secure a pardon or sentence commutation and that, in a related scheme, a substantial political contribution was floated in exchange for a pardon. As part of the investigation, more than 50 laptops, iPads and other digital devices have been seized, according to the document. The existence of the investigation was revealed in a court order from U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, the chief judge of Washington's federal court, in which she granted investigators access to certain email communications connected...
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish judicial body is seeking a review of records related to the arrest and remand of philanthropist Osman Kavala, who has been held for three years on charges of seeking to oust the government, a document seen by Reuters on Friday showed. Turkey's Western allies, rights activists and opposition politicians have all called for the release of Kavala, detained since October 2017 without conviction, saying his continued detention pointed to political pressure on the judiciary. Kavala and eight others were acquitted in February of charges related to street protests in 2013 that threatened the grip on power of then-premier, now President Tayyip Erdogan. But he was re-arrested the same day on charges related to a failed military coup in 2016, in which he has denied any role. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in December for his release. Erdogan has criticised ECHR rulings but said in a speech on Wednesday Turkey would strengthen the rule of law. In the latest development, Turkey's Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) issued a request for all rulings keeping...
    By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A court in El Salvador has asked the prosecutor's office to investigate whether President Nayib Bukele and his defense minister blocked a judicial inspection of military archives aimed at uncovering evidence of a massacre in 1981. According to a court document released on Monday, the inspection was connected to a probe of the killing of nearly 1,000 people, around half of them children, in El Mozote during the country's civil war to bring justice for the victims. El Salvador's government for years denied having perpetrated the slaughter. But in 2012 the government of then-President Mauricio Funes acknowledged the state's role and apologized to the victims' families. One of the worst tragedies of the war that pitted leftist guerrillas against the U.S.-backed Salvadoran army, soldiers executed unarmed villagers of El Mozote and surrounding hamlets in the eastern part of the country as they searched for guerrillas. On June 15, the San Francisco Gotera court in charge of investigating the case ordered a series of legal searches at military headquarters. But on six different occasions...
    Maxwell is currently in jail, awaiting trial on criminal charges related to trafficking girls as young as 14 on behalf of Epstein. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Ghislaine Maxwell avoided a deposition by saying her mother was sick, but then shortly after attended Chelsea Clinton's wedding, according to Virginia Giuffre's lawyers in a court document released on Thursday. An appeals court in New York released the document along with a previously sealed 418-page deposition from Maxwell that is part of a civil case brought on by Giuffre, who has accused Maxwell of sex trafficking along with Jeffrey Epstein. In the deposition, Maxwell denied the characterization, saying Giuffre's lawyers messed it up by failing to respond to her attorneys. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ghislaine Maxwell avoided a deposition in 2009 by saying she was leaving the US because her mother was sick, but then shortly after attended Chelsea Clinton's wedding in New York, according to Virginia Giuffre's lawyers in a court document released on Thursday. An appeals court in New York released the document along with a previously...
    A man who was arrested in May with a car full of explosive material and guns may have been researching the possibility of killing former Vice President Joe Biden, according to court documents. An Oct. 6 court order, first reported by North Carolina's WBTV on Thursday, denied bail for Alexander Hillel Treisman, a 19-year-old from Seattle. In September, Treisman was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with possession of child pornography. The defendant was arrested in May after bank employees in Kannapolis, North Carolina, called authorities to investigate the van, which had been left in a parking lot. Police saw Treisman's van contained guns, explosive material, over $500,000 in cash, books about bomb-making, and drawings of planes crashing into buildings, according an FBI agent who investigated the case. When he came to retrieve his car, Treisman was arrested for carrying concealed weapons. After the arrest came a lengthy investigation that revealed a trove of disturbing evidence. Authorities found a "timeline of internet searches conducted by Defendant between March and May 2020 seeking information about Joe Biden’s...
    Jonathan Price, 31, was shot four times in the chest by rookie 22-year-old cop David Lucas. The probable cause affidavit states that 'Price appeared to reach out and grab the end of Officer Lucas' taser' before being fatally shot A black man killed by a white cop in Texas Saturday appeared to try to grab the officer's taser before he was fatally shot, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday.   City worker Jonathan Price, 31, was shot four times in the chest by rookie 22-year-old cop David Lucas after the officer arrived at a convenience store in Wolfe to check out a report of a fight.  The affidavit states that the cop fired after 'Price appeared to reach out and grab the end of Officer Lucas' taser'.  It also states that Price extended a handshake to Lucas and asked him 'you doing good?' moments before the officer shot him dead.    Lucas did 'intentionally and knowingly cause the death of Price' when he fired four shots at the unarmed black man Saturday night, the affidavit concludes.  He was arrested and charged...
    A coalition of nonprofit liberal organizations sent out a Supreme Court messaging action plan to their political allies in response to President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination. The document, titled “SCOTUS Rapid Response Action Guide,” was created prior to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by a coalition of groups including: MoveOn, Frontline/ M4BL Electoral Justice Project, Demand Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, CPD Action, Indivisible, and Sunrise Movement. The guide provides messaging and slogans for “action art” as well as suggestions for social media content. These slogans include: No Confirmation Before Inauguration, Let the people decide, Our future, our justice, I don’t want your nominee I want_______ [fill in the blank to personalize]. Other slogans that are advised for signs bring in current issues the Democrat base is talking about like: “Justice for Breonna Taylor, Racial Justice, Economic Relief, A Green New Deal, Medicare for All, COVID Testing, COVID Relief, Reproductive Freedom.” The organizations urge similar language on social media along with phrases like, “We’re less than 30 days out from the election. Honor democracy and RBG....
    DEMOCRAT officials have shared a 19-point dossier with tactics to delay or halt Donald Trump's nomination of a Supreme Court judge. The "Safeguarding the Court" document was released after Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called leaders to "use every tool at our disposal" to stop the president making the call. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4The Democrats have released a documentCredit: Splash News 4Democrats and Republicans have been back-and-forth on whether Trump should be allowed to pick a nomineeCredit: Reuters "Much of the broad electorate will want to see Congressional Democrats fighting to protect the Court and their Constitutional rights," the document, that was obtained by the Daily Poster, read. "Mere capitulation to what Washington insiders see as the inevitable will be viewed by many as abandonment of the Democratic base and could undermine enthusiasm." The document lists 19 ideas on how to slow down or halt the notion and admits there is "reason to believe that not all potential (delay) options have been thoroughly explored." One option is slowing down...
    By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has formally named China in a court document as the foreign state under investigation by police in the nation's first foreign interference investigation. A document lodged in the High Court on September 1 by the Australian Government Solicitor is the first official acknowledgement that the ongoing investigation into an alleged plot to influence an Australian politician centred on China. The Australian Federal Police and the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation have refused to comment on whether a raid on the offices of a New South Wales state politician and his staffer on June 26 was related to China, although it was widely believed to be. The court filing states the search warrant used by police "expressly identifies the foreign principal as the“Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC)"." John Zhang,who worked for NSW Labor politician Shaoquett Moselmane, has asked the High Court to quash the search warrants used to search his home, business and Moselmane's parliament office. The government's defence document, signed off by Australia's Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue, was lodged with the...
    an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington in March 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Sean Fiore, 36, of Burlington, Vermont, faces federal charges for murder for hire and child pornography offenses, the Justice Department announced in a press release Tuesday. Between November 2018 and April 2019, Fiore allegedly paid an unnamed person approximately $4,000 for a video depicting the torture and apparent murder of an unidentified man in a foreign country, according to a court document detailing his charges. Fiore was also arrested in May 2019, following a federal operation searching multiple residences for child pornography. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Vermont man was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of murder for hire and child pornography offenses, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Sean Fiore, 36, of Burlington, Vermont, was charged with "one count of conspiring to kidnap and murder a man in a foreign country from within the United States, one count of producing and attempting to produce child pornography, one count of conspiring to produce child pornography, and one...
    A North Carolina lawmaker who is facing federal charges has resigned. State Rep. David Lewis, 49, was charged Thursday with making false statements to a bank and failing to file a tax return. The Republican said in a statement that he plans to enter a plea agreement with prosecutors. A plea hearing is scheduled for next week, according to a court record. A document released by prosecutors and signed by Lewis's attorney shows that, in 2018, he used over $300,000 of campaign funds on his personal farm, after which, that money was paid back to his campaign. Lewis also took roughly $65,000 from his campaign and deposited it into a fund labeled "NC GOP, Inc." The account actually belonged to Lewis, and almost all of those funds also went to his farm, the court document said. Lewis later paid that same amount to the North Carolina Republican Party. Lewis announced late last month he would not seek another term. He submitted a letter on Thursday to the state House speaker saying he was resigning effective immediately. "Today's agreement...
    Ghislaine Maxwell, who faces federal criminal charges of enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy, and perjury, is accusing the Miami Herald of trashing her reputation and, in essence, of attempting to destroy her right to receive a fair trial.  The Herald and its investigative reporter, Julie K. Brown, have been widely praised and awarded (example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4) for their aggressive coverage of the now-dead and infamous pedophile sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and, concomitantly, of Maxwell, his longtime associate. Maxwell levied the complaints against the Herald in a lawsuit to determine whether a second cache of documents in a defamation case between Maxwell and her accuser Virginia Giuffre Roberts will be unsealed by Monday.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued a stay on the documents’ release pending an appeal; in essence, the court pumped the brakes on the release of the highly anticipated materials. The following words appear in a document filed by Maxwell’s lawyers on Friday...
    The Supreme Court denied a request by House Democrats Monday that sought to expedite the process of obtaining President Donald Trump’s financial documents. Chief Justice John Roberts denied the motion, according to a court document. The Supreme Court ruled earlier in July that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s subpoena that demanded access to the president’s finances could proceed, contrary to Trump’s claims that he bore immunity against the order, according to The Washington Post. The court document notes that Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have granted the request to decide on the House of Representatives’ subpoena immediately. Democrat lawmakers, following the ruling, requested similar access, but were blocked pending further review in a lower court, CNN reported.  House lawyer Doug Letter reportedly requested immediate acquisition on the subpoenas because he suspected “conflicts of interest” as well as possible “money laundering,” according to a court document. A man holds up a “Follow the Money” sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court July 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court has issued a 7-2 ruling that New York prosecutor...
    One of Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged victims is set to ask that she be forced to remain in jail at a video bail hearing today. The alleged chief recruiter for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has made a home confinement request in the hope she will be released. Maxwell is in custody in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and is reportedly being moved from cell to cell to minimise the risk to her life.  But at least one of her alleged victims is expected to speak at Tuesday's hearing to ask that she be kept in jail, according to prosecutors.   One of Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged victims is set to ask that she be forced to remain in jail at a video bail hearing today  She is one of several victims who have made clear they want Maxwell remanded in custody.  The victims said in a 19-page document filed by prosecutors on Monday they were 'directly abused as a result of Ghislaine Maxwell's actions.'  Federal prosecutors have already urged the judge to detain Maxwell on the basis she is 'skilled at living in hiding'...
    Reuters July 13, 2020 0 Comments About 60 U.S. universities on Sunday filed a brief supporting a lawsuit by two others, seeking to block a Trump administration rule barring foreign students from remaining in the country if educational institutions don’t hold in-person classes this fall. The lawsuit was filed by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday in a federal court in Boston. The so-called amicus brief – a supporting document submitted by interested parties – was filed by 59 U.S. universities on Sunday, including seven other Ivy League schools. The universities said they relied on federal guidance, which was to remain “in effect for the duration of the emergency,” allowing international students to attend all-online courses during the pandemic, according to the amicus brief. “The emergency persists, yet the government’s policy has suddenly and drastically changed, throwing amici’s preparations into disarray and causing significant harm and turmoil,” they added. About 1.1 million foreign students attended U.S. higher education institutions in the 2018-19 school year, according to a report by the State Department and the Institute...
    (Reuters) - About 60 U.S. universities on Sunday filed a brief supporting a lawsuit by two others, seeking to block a Trump administration rule barring foreign students from remaining in the country if educational institutions don't hold in-person classes this fall. The lawsuit was filed by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday in a federal court in Boston. The so-called amicus brief - a supporting document submitted by interested parties - was filed by 59 U.S. universities on Sunday, including seven other Ivy League schools. The universities said they relied on federal guidance, which was to remain "in effect for the duration of the emergency," allowing international students to attend all-online courses during the pandemic, according to the amicus brief. "The emergency persists, yet the government's policy has suddenly and drastically changed, throwing amici's preparations into disarray and causing significant harm and turmoil," they added. About 1.1 million foreign students attended U.S. higher education institutions in the 2018-19 school year, according to a report by the State Department and the Institute of International Education (IIE), and...
    In 2019, the former leader of the Renault-Nissan alliance is said to have paid $ 862,000 (about 764,300 euros) to two accomplices who would have helped him leave Japan. A document proving this transfer was given to a US court. Important revelation The investigation into the Carlos Ghosn, the ex-CEO of the Renault-Nissan group, to Lebanon in late 2019 continues. Less than twenty-four hours after the two men suspected of having participated in this escape made a request to request their release on bail, the American justice made a revelation. A document filed with a US court Carlos Ghosn allegedly paid more than 764,000 euros to the accomplices suspected of his escape, according to American prosecutors. In a court document filed Tuesday, July 7, with a Massachusetts federal court (United States), there were two transfers from a Paris bank account to a company managed by Peter Taylor, last October. The two accomplices must be kept in detention The defense of Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor, detained in a Massachusett correctional center, requested the release of the two men...
    By Michael Berens and John Shiffman BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - District Court Judge Curtis DeLapp was renowned for his hair-trigger temper. Mispronounce his name, come to court a few seconds late, fail to rise as quickly as he’d like – no slight was too small to set him off. For almost a dozen years, DeLapp used his power to terrify people who appeared before him, pressing contempt charges against defense attorneys, prosecutors and even a prospective juror who brought children to court when she couldn’t find daycare, court records show. Another juror was fined $340.70 after she objected to how DeLapp was treating people who appeared before him. “I never want to be a juror or ever go back to court again,” said Carolyn Duffey Love, now 68. “He treated me like a dog.” In 2015, DeLapp grew incensed when he learned someone had dropped sunflower seeds in his courtroom, according to witnesses. After scouring footage from a courtroom security camera, the judge summoned a spectator to his chambers, charged her with contempt and ordered her jailed for four days....
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