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    A MARRIED couple has been charged in connection with a scheme to give confidential medical information about members of the US military to the Russian government. US Army Major Jamie Lee Henry, 39, and her wife, Johns Hopkins Hospital anesthesiologist, Anna Gabrielian, 36, are accused of helping Russia during the ongoing war against Ukraine. 1A married couple has been charged with attempting to give confidential medical information to the Russian government Henry is the first openly trans active duty officer in the US Army. The couple attempted to give the confidential information to a Russian Embassy employee but instead handed it over to an undercover FBI agent, said prosecutors. They have been charged with conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Most read in The US SunSTORM TRAGEDY Hundreds feared dead after Hurricane Ian hits Florida, sheriff saysLEGEND GONE Coolio dead at 59 with rapper's cause of death unknown following collapseNEW DETAILS New court date set in Lily Peters, 10, case after cousin accused of murderELON PHONE HOME Incredible snaps show light blazes caused by Elon Musk’s SpaceX...
    by John Solomon   In a bombshell revelation, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed Tuesday in court filings that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign even though it had prior concerns that businessman was tied to Moscow’s intelligence services. Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents. Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the bureau during that relationship and faces trial next month in federal court in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. “In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI,” Durham’s unsealed court filing disclosed for the first time. “The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020. As alleged in further detail...
    More from the Herald's story:In 2011, Reinhart was named in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act lawsuit, which accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides, implying that he leveraged inside information about Epstein’s investigation to curry favor with Epstein. Reinhart, in a sworn declaration attached to the CVRA case, denied the allegation, saying he did not participate in Epstein’s criminal case and “never learned any confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter.’’The U.S. Attorney’s Office has since disputed that, saying in court papers that he did possess confidential information about the case.Anything else?While the exact purpose of the raid remains unclear, law enforcement sources have said the FBI was looking for classified documents that Trump allegedly removed from the White House. Meanwhile, constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz has described the raid as "unconstitutional" and "absolutely outrageous," suggesting the matter should have been settled by lawyers and a judge.
    (CNN Business)A former employee at digital marketplace OpenSea has been hit with the first-ever charges related to an alleged insider trading scheme involving digital assets, authorities announced Wednesday. Nathaniel Chastain, a former product manager at OpenSea, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering related to the purchase and sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), prosecutors with the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said in a statement. The charges stem from an apparent scheme to allegedly commit insider trading "by using confidential information about what NFTs were going to be featured on OpenSea's homepage for his personal financial gain," the statement added."NFTs might be new, but this type of criminal scheme is not," said Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Chastain, 31, was responsible for selecting NFTs to be featured on OpenSea's homepage as part of his job, the prosecutors said. The price buyers were willing to pay for an NFT, or ones made by the same creator, typically increased substantially after they appeared...
    Wisconsin Representatives Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07) and Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-05) co-sponsored a bill that would make leaking a Supreme Court draft a federal crime. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA-04) and known as the “Leaker Accountability Act of 2022,” would mandate a potential fine or up to 5 years imprisonment, if an individual were to be convicted. The bill follows a leak of an initial draft opinion from the Court that signaled they may overturn Roe v. Wade, a move that would cause uproar among individuals that support abortion “The unauthorized leak of the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health constitutes a grave breach of judicial ethics and a deliberate attack on the independence of the Supreme Court,” Johnson said. “This legislation is now, unfortunately, a necessary step to discourage future such attempts to intimidate justices during their deliberative process and restore independence to the Court so that it can ensure the American people are afforded equal and impartial justice under the law. The institution of the Court has been damaged and we must do what we...
    Tesla has sued a former employee for allegedly stealing confidential information and trying to cover his tracks when confronted. The company led by CEO Elon Musk hired Alexander Yatskov as a thermal engineer in January to work on cooling technology for the electric car maker’s artificial intelligence supercomputer, but it soon became apparent he was not up to the job, according to a lawsuit Tesla filed against him. “His work communications became erratic,” Tesla alleged in the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose. “He was repeatedly unable to complete tasks he was hired for and provided incoherent answers when pressed for explanations.” It turned out, the suit claimed, that Yatskov had lied on his resume about his work history and skills. Yatskov, who according to the suit worked at Tesla offices in Fremont, where the company’s auto factory is located, could not be reached for comment. After Yatskov proved incapable of doing his job, company engineers discovered that he was taking confidential information from work devices and accounts, accessing it via his personal devices and putting confidential...
    TEEN Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus has dissed Kailyn Lowry as “lacking class” for trying to “dig into her sexual history” in their nasty lawsuit.  Kailyn, 29, sued Briana, 27, for defamation in June after she claimed the star “physically beat” her baby daddy Chris Lopez. 5Briana DeJesus slammed Kailyn Lowry for fighting to expose details of her sexual history in courtCredit: MTV 5Kailyn sued her enemy for defamationCredit: Instagram / @kaillowry Earlier this month, Briana's lawyer filed a Motion for a Protective Order to ban Kailyn from seeking information about her “sexual relationship with a third party” without confidentiality protection during her March 7 deposition. Kailyn then filed to dismiss Briana's request to keep the sex details confidential. After a judge allegedly denied Kailyn’s request, she is now asking for Briana’s motion for a protective order be “set aside.” Read more on Teen Mom 2GETTING DIRTY Teen Mom Kailyn insists Briana's sexual past 'should be exposed' in lawsuitKAIL NO Teen Mom Briana files protective order after Kail 'tries to expose her sex history' Kailyn’s lawyer argued that nothing in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The co-founders of a biopharmaceutical firm were sentenced Tuesday in a San Francisco federal courtroom to a year in prison for their convictions in August 2021, when they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets and defraud investors of more than $100 million. Racho Jordanov, the co-founder and former chief executive officer of JHL Biotech, and Rose Lin, another of the company’s co-founders and former chief operating officer, were each sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge William Alsup also ordered the prison term to be followed by a term of supervised release of 36 months. READ MORE: UPDATE: Person On BART Tracks Hit, Killed By Train; Service Stopped In Dublin/PleasantonThe sentencing was announced Tuesday by United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, IRS Special Agent in Charge Mark H. Pearson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair. In their plea agreements, Jordanov and Lin admitted to taking confidential, proprietary and trade secret information from Genentech between 2011 and 2019 that they used to defraud investors of more...
    The Republican National Committee sued the House January 6 committee on Wednesday over a subpoena to collect information from Salesforce, accusing the Democrat-led panel with trying to get data on RNC members.  'The RNC has sued to stop the January 6th Committee from unlawfully seizing confidential information about the internal activities of the Republican Party and millions of its supporters which is completely unrelated to the attack on the Capitol,' RNC Chief Counsel Justin Riemer said in a statement.  He called the committee's subpoena 'staggeringly broad' and said the RNC is 'challenging this unconstitutional overreach so that one of America's two major political parties may not use the force of government to unlawfully seize the private and sensitive information of the other.'  Former President Donald Trump is seen on January 6, 2021, outside the White House - shortly before the crowd traveled to the Capitol to try and stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election  Trump's supporters left the rally and surged down towards the Capitol The Capitol is seen under attack on January 6, 2021, as Trump supporters storm the...
    The State Bar of California is investigating a possible data breach after learning that a website published confidential information about 260,000 attorney discipline cases in California and other jurisdictions. State Bar officials learned about the posted records on Feb. 24. As of Saturday night, all the confidential information that had been published on the website judyrecords.com — which included case numbers, file dates, information about the types of cases and their statuses, respondent and complaining witnesses names — had been removed, officials said. “We apologize to anyone who is affected by the website’s unlawful display of nonpublic data,” State Bar executive Leah Wilson said in a statement. “We take our obligations to protect confidential data with the utmost seriousness, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that we resolve this issue quickly and prevent any such breaches from recurring.” Full case records were not published. Officials said they don’t know whether the published information was the result of a hacking incident. Judyrecords.com is a website that aggregates nationwide court case records. The State Bar website allows the...
    An FBI agent was not able to give answers on Tuesday as to who Ray Epps is and whether any agents or informants participated in any capacity in the January 6 Capitol riot. Senator Ted Cruz demanded to know the level of involvement, if any, the agency had in the deadly attack last year and wanted to know more about an ex-Marine accused of being an FBI plant sent to help incite the events last year. 'How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6th?' Cruz asked the FBI's Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Jill Sanborn during a hearing on domestic violence threats on Tuesday. 'Sir, I'm sure you can appreciate that I can't go into the specifics of sources and methods –' Sanborn began, but was cut off but Cruz reasking the same question. 'I can't answer that,' said Sanborn, who joined the hearing virtually. 'Did any FBI agents or confidential informants commit crimes of violence on January 6?' Cruz pushed. 'I can't answer that.' 'Did any FBI agents or...
    (CNN)Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will receive a confidential sum from the Mail on Sunday for infringement of copyright as her lengthy legal battle against the British tabloid comes to an end, court documents show.The duchess took two separate claims against the newspaper's publisher: one of copyright infringement and another of misuse of private information.According to a court order issued December 17 by the Court of Appeal seen by CNN Wednesday, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) -- which publishes the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online -- must pay the duchess a previously agreed upon confidential sum related to the claim of copyright infringement. The court found ANL infringed Meghan's copyright by publishing extracts of a handwritten letter she sent to her father in The Mail on Sunday newspaper and Mail Online website during hearings in January and May last year, the court order says.The group is also set to pay the duchess £1 in nominal damages for misuse of private information, according to the court order.Harry and Meghan share first picture of daughter Lilibet in holiday cardRead MoreOn December 2, the...
    The House Ethics Committee unveiled reports of alleged wrongdoing and corruption by four congressmen on Friday, and said it will review all allegations. The reports conducted and referred to the committee by Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), investigated GOP Reps. Alex Mooney, W.Va.,Jim Hagedorn, Minn., and Mike Kelly, Pa., and Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, N.J. The ethics office investigates complaints, but only the House Ethics Committee has the power to punish a lawmaker for wrongdoing.  The report on Mooney found that he had repeatedly expensed his campaign for meals at fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A. The OCE recommended the committee review Mooney's transactions as 'there is substantial reason to believe' he failed to disclose information to the FEC that might have shown he used campaign funds for personal purchases.   The review found Mooney's 'potentially problematic spending' focused on 'small-dollar meal expenses, in-district travel, and several large expenditures for auto repairs, a storage shed, and travel for staff retreats.  The report on Mooney found that he had repeatedly expensed his campaign for meals at fast food restaurants like Taco...
    Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game,” the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show. The company said its subscriber base grew 9% from a year earlier, to 213.6 million, surpassing its own projections. Netflix earned $1.45 billion, or $3.19 per share, in the latest quarter. That’s up from $789.9 million or $1.79 per share, a year earlier. Revenue grew 16% to $7.48 billion from $6.44 billion. Analysts, on average, were expecting earnings of $2.56 per share on revenue of $7.48 billion, according to a poll by FactSet. Shares of the Los Gatos, California-based company climbed $4.07 after-hours to $639. The company made no mention in its earnings press release of the fallout surrounding a recent Dave Chapelle special, which premiered earlier this month after the third quarter ended. Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for the Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer,” which employees and advocacy groups condemned as...
    Documents arrive Oettinger said on Sept. 10 the district contacted Tisler saying the "redacted" documents would be arriving in two large batches — and indeed, Tisler received "almost 1,500 pages of documents" and shared them with Oettinger. But there was a big problem. Oettinger wrote in a previous post that the documents "breached the privacy of students, parents, and FCPS staff. The documents vary from being partially redacted to being entirely free of redactions." She added that the documents contained "unredacted information about Due Process Hearings and Equity and Employee Relations Complaints (including staff grievances and dismissals)" and other sensitive information. So Oettinger said she and Tisler worked on contacting all the people noted in the documents who were affected by the breach. In addition, Oettinger said she "spoke with the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT) and expressed my concerns that FCPS had shared extraordinarily sensitive information about FCPS teachers, to include grievances they filed, investigations into them, and dismissals." What's more she added that "although the documents had been released two...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The co-founders of JHL Biotech were convicted Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and wire fraud. Racho Jordanov, the co-founder and former chief executive officer of JHL Biotech, and Rose Lin, another of the company’s co-founders and former chief operating officer, entered plea agreements to the court, admitting to taking confidential, proprietary and trade secret information from Genentech between 2011 and 2019 that they used to defraud investors of more than $100 million. Jordanov, 73, of Rancho Santa Fe, Lin, also known as Rose Sweihorn Tong, 72, of South San Francisco, admitted to paying a Genentech employee to provide confidential information. That employee, Xanthe Lam, pleaded guilty in July to stealing confidential, proprietary and trade secret information from Genentech and giving it to JHL Biotech. © Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night failed to cover the biggest story of the day - the damning New York attorney general's report accusing his brother of sexually harassing 11 women. Andrew Cuomo, the 63-year-old governor of New York, on Tuesday was refusing to resign, despite President Joe Biden and all senior Democrats in Congress telling him he must go.  Yet his journalist brother, 50, did not acknowledge the story - instead focusing on COVID-19 and the January 6 attack on the Capitol. As the accusations against his brother were flowing this spring, Chris said he could not discuss the story on air. It later emerged that Chris was advising his brother on media strategy - angering many of his colleagues within the network. 'Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother,' he said on March 1.  'And obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.' He then moved on, having thanked his...
    Chris Cuomo was part of an 'inner circle' of advisers brought in to do damage control in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against his brother, a bombshell report into the New York governor's misconduct reveals. The CNN presenter was one of a dozen other confidantes called in to help 'control and direct the response' to the claims, despite none being employed by the State of New York.  The investigation found Chris and other advisers counseled Governor Andrew Cuomo to 'express contrition' after the allegations from Charlotte Bennett, the second accuser to come forward, emerged in February.  The governor ultimately took his brother's advice and issued a press release on February 27 saying he did not 'intend to act in any way that was inappropriate.' The 168-page report released by Attorney General Letitia James's office Tuesday confirms previous reports about Chris's involvement in the scandal for which he was forced to apologize.  Chris Cuomo was part of an 'inner circle' of advisers brought in to do damage control in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against his brother,...
    Republican lawmakers are calling for answers about how troves of IRS tax documents tied to the wealthiest people in the world ended up getting leaked to the media. Rep. Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, along with Senate Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo on Wednesday evening, demanded answers from IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig about the “egregious and illegal” release of tax returns to ProPublica. “Anyone accessing or releasing confidential personal tax information from the IRS without necessary approvals faces severe penalties and must be prosecuted,” they wrote. “Violating confidentiality, as seems to be the case with leaks to ProPublica or its sources, does great damage to taxpayers’ confidence in the IRS and the tax system.” Rettig previously said the matter was referred to the correct channels, noting the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration would lead such an investigation. A TIGTA spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny the existence of the investigation when contacted by the Washington Examiner, although the spokesperson said TIGTA “takes all such allegations seriously and...
    New York (CNN Business)The Biden administration said Tuesday it is investigating how tax information from several of the world's richest people -- including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett -- was leaked to the public."The unauthorized disclosure of confidential government information is illegal," said Treasury spokeswoman Lily Adams. "The matter is being referred to the Office of the Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, all of whom have independent authority to investigate."The investigation comes after a report that showed new information from a trove of never-before-seen IRS records. Earlier Tuesday, ProPublica reported on exclusively obtained IRS documents which showed how the likes of Bezos, Musk, Buffett, Bill Gates, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg have legally avoided paying income tax. "Any unauthorized disclosure of confidential government information by a person of access is illegal and we take this very seriously," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during Tuesday's briefing.Psaki also reiterated the Biden administration's stance on having wealthy Americans pay...
                        The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill prohibiting public access to the information of federal law enforcement officers and agents operating in the state. Certain personal, financial, and residential information would be considered confidential and likely diminish the potential of the public doxxing law enforcement officers. The legislation passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The bill expands current law, which already protects state and local law enforcement. State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) and Senator Bill Powers (R-Clarksville) are the sponsors on the bill. “When we passed this bill years ago, we failed to include federal law enforcement such as FBI [and] Homeland Security – so this simply adds that,” explained Johnson during the bill’s first subcommittee hearing last month. The Senate amended the bill to sunset it after five years. The provisions outlined in the bill will expire unless renewed in 2026. State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) introduced the amendment during the Senate floor session at the end of last month. He didn’t offer an explanation...
    hello.com Alejandro Albalá, Valeria Marini, Agustín Bravo and Lola: new contestants of ‘Survivors 2021’ Survivors warms up for its next edition, whose premiere will be next April 8 and for which a total of 14 participants are already known. The latest names to join the list of confirmed contestants have been Alejandro Albalá, Isa Pantoja’s ex, Italian actress Valeria Marini, radio and television presenter Agustín Bravo and one of the participants in the latest edition of La isla de las temptations, Lola. The reality show, which will once again feature Lara Álvarez from Honduras, still maintains the intrigue of the rest of the survivors who complete the cast for this new challenge. Antonio Canales, Alexia Rivas, Olga Moreno or Tom Brusse were among the first confirmed for this edition. – Who is Lara Sajen, new confirmed contestant of ‘Survivors’? VIEW GALLERY Lola, eleventh contestant confirmed The Leon has just ended her adventure on the other great island of Telecinco: The island of temptations. In this adventure, Lola ended her relationship with Diego, whom she met on another program on the...
    By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State employees could be fired or fined up to $5,000 for identifying people who receive public benefits or for releasing information about an individual's immigration status, national origin, religion or sexual orientation, under a bill endorsed Monday by New Mexico's Senate. The bill from Democratic state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Rep. Miguel Garcia of Albuquerque is backed by advocacy groups for immigrant communities, and the state Health Department says the restrictions could help vaccine deployment efforts by increasing trust that state agencies will treat immigration status confidentially. The bill advanced on a 34-6 vote of the Senate over the objections of government transparency advocates and the state attorney general's office that oversees education and enforcement of the state Inspection of Public Records Act. State health officials still worry the bill could interfere with the sharing of data among government agencies. Five Republicans voted against the initiative along with Democratic Sen. Jacob Candelaria of Albuquerque, an openly gay legislator who sought tougher legal consequences for disclosures of confidential information. Sedillo...
    Fisker Inc. quietly settled a previously unreported trade secret lawsuit with Volkswagen-backed solid-state battery company QuantumScape last July, The News Brig has learned. The suit, filed in April 2019 in Santa Clara Superior Court, was centered on a former QuantumScape employee who brought thousands of confidential documents with her to a new job at Fisker Inc. in late 2018 and early 2019. While the lawsuit played out, Fisker Inc. locked away those documents and the work done by the employee, and even “quarantined” battery cells made while she worked there, though it ultimately argued the information was public domain. As part of the settlement, Fisker Inc. ultimately agreed to delete or destroy the documents the employee brought with her. Fisker Inc. recently disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it agreed to pay $750,000 in cash to settle claims of trade secret misappropriation in July 2020, though it did not name QuantumScape. Fisker paid $750,000 as part of the settlement The suit was settled at the same time that Fisker Inc. was trying to strike...
    Two migration-background lawyers have been accused of leaking confidential police investigation information to one of Stockholm’s most notorious drug-dealing gangs. Lawyers Ekrem Güngör and Amir Amdouni have been accused of passing on confidential information to the Vårby network, a Stockholm-based criminal outfit that has been a major player in the city’s drug trafficking trade for the last decade. The accusations come after the gang leader was arrested in Spain in October and police raided the criminal organisation in November. Around 20 members of the gang, which is also accused of being involved in shootings, currently face charges, Expressen reports. According to the newspaper, the two lawyers, who have reportedly specialised in defending gang members, used the nicknames “the King” and “the Prince” on the encrypted messaging service Encrochat, which was infiltrated by French investigators last year. Lawyer Linked to Swedish Migrant Clan Gangs Threatened with Expulsion from Bar Association https://t.co/V8Z3CTcyTL — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 2, 2020 The two men are said to have communicated in chats with members of the Vårby network on the messenger service, including the gang leader. The...
    Mexico’s federal government published confidential information shared by U.S. law enforcement as part of the investigation of that nation’s former Secretary of Defense.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged the former defense secretary for allegations related to drug trafficking. The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against Mexican General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda in October, Breitbart Texas reported. Officials later released the general and returned him to Mexico under diplomatic pressure. The publishing of the confidential information came just one day after Mexico announced they were not going to prosecute the cartel-linked general. Through news releases and on social media, Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (FGR) shared more than 700 pages of court documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in their case against General Cienfuegos. U.S. authorities investigated and charged the former Mexican secretary of defense but ultimately released under pressure from Mexico’s federal government, Breitbart Texas reported. #FGRInforma que ha notificado a las autoridades norteamericanas su resolución de “No Ejercicio de la Acción Penal” en favor del Gral Salvador Cienfuegos. En defensa del Estado de Derecho y la transparencia,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An inquiry into the 1981 drowning death of Hollywood actress Natalie Wood has been opened with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a new book that claims there was a cover-up of the circumstances around her death. A man writing a book about the incident has filed legal action to obtain sheriff records, which he says the department to date has refused to turn over. Samuel A. Perroni, a retired federal prosecutor and Arkansas trial lawyer, brought the petition Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the L.A.S.D. and Sheriff Alex Villanueva, seeking a judge’s order directing that the information be turned over. An LASD representative could not be immediately reached for comment. Wood drowned at age 43 while on a weekend boat trip to Catalina Island on husband Robert Wagner’s yacht. Fellow famous actor Christopher Walken, her co-star in the film “Brainstorm,” was also aboard the Splendour that night. Wood was reported missing from the 60-foot yacht at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1981, off Catalina Island. Her body was found floating in the water the...
    (New York) US joint venture General Electric (GE) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Siemens Energy alleging that its German rival used secret information to win tenders for “billions of dollars” in turbine contracts. Gas. On January 14, 2021 at 6:26 p.m. France Media Agency G.E. in court in Virginia (East America). According to the document filed, Siemens Energy, the former energy division of Siemens, went public in September, receiving this information during a call for tenders launched in 2019 by Dominion Energy. An employee of this company has sent confidential details of the offer, technical specifications, pricing details and maintenance services provided by GE to a Siemens Energy employee’s home address. . Instead of deleting this information immediately, the Siemens Energy employee shared it with other colleagues. They were then used to enhance Siemens’ offer, which won a contract worth between $ 225 and $ 340 million, the complaint said. The GE said improperly obtained trade secrets were used in at least eight tenders for Siemens-winning gas turbines...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A computer hacker who stole information from Nintendo and was also caught with child pornography on his computer was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Ryan S. Hernandez, 21, of Palmdale, California, had pleaded guilty in January to one count of computer fraud and abuse and one count of possession of child pornography. The federal judge ordered Hernandez to be on seven years of supervised release following his prison term and register as a sex offender. Hernandez was caught stealing confidential Nintendo files in 2016 when he was a minor. The FBI investigated and contacted Hernandez and his parents. He agreed to stop hacking the company, according to court records. But from June 2018 to June 2019, Hernandez hacked Nintendo services and stole confidential information about popular video games, gaming consoles and developer tools, prosecutors said. The FBI searched his home and computers in 2019 and found thousands of confidential Nintendo files as well videos and images of minors engaged in sex. The judge recommended Hernandez be incarcerated at a federal prison for inmates with cognitive...
    It’s game over for a notorious Nintendo hacker. A 21-year-old man who leaked details about the Nintendo Switch prior to its 2017 launch and was later caught with child porn when authorities investigated has been sentenced to three years in prison. Ryan Hernandez, who went “RyanRocks” and gained access to the information by tricking a Nintendo employee, will also be required to pay just under $260,000 to Nintendo. The sentencing is the culmination of a years-long saga which first saw the Palmdale, Calif. man begin stealing confidential information from the Japanese gaming giant in 2016. When contacted by the FBI in 2017, Hernandez promised to stop his behavior, the Department of Justice said, only to continue “hacking into multiple Nintendo servers and stealing confidential information about various popular video games, gaming consoles, and developer tools” between June 2018 and June 2019. When the feds came back to investigate, they also found a folder on his computer labeled “Bad Stuff” filled with more than a thousand pictures and videos of kiddie porn. Following his stay at...
    Marvin Vettori plans to overwhelm Jacare at UFC 256, start lining up 2021 hit list 21 Mind-Blowing Facts About Turkeys You Definitely Didnt Know Is The Boeing 737 MAX Unsafe At Any Speed? After many months of investigation and testing, the ill-fated Boeing 737 MAX will return to the skies soon. The FAA has cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to fly. So has the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). However, the memories of the Lion Air 737 MAX plane crash that killed 189 people in 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people linger. Carriers worry that when the plane goes back into service, some passengers will steer clear from routes that use it. At least one passenger advocacy group and several experts have raised questions about whether the 737 MAX should return to service now at all. Load Error FlyersRights.org says the FAA has kept confidential documents that are critical to the decision of whether the 737 MAX is indeed safe. It disclosed it: "filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act...
    A judge has thrown actor Johnny Depp’s lawyer off of the case against Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard after the lawyer reportedly shared confidential information with the press. Chief Judge Bruce White threw Adam Waldman off the case Friday after finding out the lawyer had shared information under a protective order with the press, according to an article published by Courthouse News. Judge Makes Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Walk the Plank, Boots Him Off of the Amber Heard Casehttps://t.co/n79EmA0iCl pic.twitter.com/RVe13w3wu2 — Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) October 26, 2020 Heard claimed the lawyer was responsible for the leaks of audio recordings, surveillance pictures and declarations from third-party witnesses that led “readers and potential jurors to believe that these declarations are somehow official case documents, which they are not,” according to the outlet. (RELATED: Amber Heard Shows Photos Of Johnny Depp’s Alleged Lunch, Cocaine And Whiskey) Although the judge kicked Waldman off Depp’s case, White did not issue a gag order against the attorney. Depp has sued The Sun over an article published in 2018 calling the actor a “wife-beater.” Depp claimed Heard was...
    The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) was the victim of a recent cyberattack in which hackers gained unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts. The result is a data breach of confidential information that was not discovered in its entirety until August 2020 –three months after the initial hack. The attacks occurred between May 3, 2020, and May 15, 2020. DHS and the Georgia Technology Authority, the state agency responsible for Information Technology Enterprise Management, worked together to resolve the issue. After becoming aware of the attack, immediate actions were taken to lock any compromised accounts and block any malicious actors. On August 10, 2020, DHS learned that the attackers had been able to retain certain emails that contained personally identifiable information and protected health information of children and adults involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases of the DHS Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). As of September 21, 2020, DHS examined the emails in question and began identifying the customers whose information had been accessed. The...
    (CNN)Hackers may have gained access to confidential information about current and former staff and students of the fifth largest school district in the United States, according to a statement posted on the district's website.The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas reopened for in-person learning on August 24. It was attacked by hackers three days later in an incident first reported by the Wall Street Journal.On the morning of August 27, according to the statement, certain computer systems from CCSD became infected with a virus that prohibited access to certain files. The Wall Street Journal reports that hackers published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information from CCSD students and staff after officials refused to pay a ransom in return for unlocking district computer servers.According to CCSD, the school district currently serves more than 320,000 students in Clark County, Nevada. CCSD did not specify whether confidential information had been published but did acknowledge "that certain current and former employee information may have been accessed or acquired by the unauthorized actor."Read MoreThe district said it has...
    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Monday against an Amazon finance manager accused of leaking confidential company information to family members, allowing them to make nearly $1.4 million by trading based on insider tips. Laksha Bohra, a former manager in Amazon’s tax division who lives in Bothell, Washington; her husband, Viky Bohra; and father-in-law Gotham Bohra have agreed to pay back the stock gains, as well as another $1.2 million in penalties and interest, The Seattle Times reported. The U.S. attorney also filed criminal charges against Viky Bohra. A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment to the newspaper about the fact that no other family members were criminally charged. “Vik Bohra deeply regrets this conduct, accepts full responsibility, and intends to promptly repay the funds,” lawyer Peter Offenbecher said in a statement. An attorney for Laksha Bohra declined to comment. Gotham Bohra could not be reached. Laksha Bohra, the SEC’s civil complaint alleged, ignored reminders from Amazon not to divulge confidential financial information or to illegally trade in the company’s...
    New York (CNN Business)A former finance manager for Amazon.com and two of her family members were charged on Monday with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused the family of making $1.4 million from unlawful trading. The complaint alleges that Laksha Bohra, a senior manager in Amazon's tax department, leaked confidential information about the company's financial performance to her husband Viky Bohra. The husband and his father then traded on the confidential information in 11 separate accounts managed by the family, according to the SEC complaint. Bohra's lawyers didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Amazon (AMZN) declined to comment on the charges. The SEC said the trading took place in advance of Amazon's earnings announcements between January 2016 and July 2018. "We allege that the Bohras repeatedly and systematically used Amazon's confidential information for their own gain," said Erin Schneider, director of the SEC's San Francisco Regional Office. "Employees with access to confidential, potentially market-moving corporate information may not use that information to enrich themselves, their friends, or their families."
    An Amazon finance manager and two of her family members have been charged with insider trading after they allegedly netted $1.4 million from unlawful trading over a two-year period. Laksha Bohra, a senior manager in Amazon's tax department in Seattle, was charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Bohra's husband Viky Bohra and her father-in-law Gotham Bohra were also charged.  The SEC alleges that Bohra prepared and reviewed calculations that were used to finalize numbers included in Amazon's quarterly and annual earnings that were filed with the commission. Laksha Bohra, a senior manager in Amazon's tax department in Seattle (above), was charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday  Bohra is accused of acquiring highly confidential information about Amazon's financial performance and then sharing those details with her husband in advance of the company's earnings announcements between January 2016 and July 2018. Viky Bohra and his father Gotham Bohra then allegedly traded on this confidential information, the complaint says.   They are accused of trading on the confidential information in 11 separate accounts maintained by...
    Amazon corporate office building in Sunnyvale, CaliforniaLisa Werner | Moment Mobile | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Amazon finance manager and two family members with insider trading, alleging Monday that they made approximately $1.4 million from unlawful trading.  The agency alleges that Laksha Bohra, who worked as a senior manager in Amazon's tax department, had access to confidential information from Amazon ahead of the company's quarterly and annual earnings reports.  From January 2016 through July 2018, Bohra allegedly tipped her husband Viky Bohra off on the company's financial performance. Bohra's husband would then trade the stock with his father, Gotham Bohra, on the confidential information, the SEC said. The group allegedly traded on the confidential information in 11 separate accounts maintained by the family.  The SEC filed its complain in federal court in Seattle, charging the family members with violating anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws.  Amazon declined to comment on the charges. An attorney for Laksha Bohra did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.Related Tags Breaking...
    A judge in Nevada has dismissed a defamation case by a former Tesla employee, who claimed the company spread a false rumor about him after he admitted leaking internal company information to a reporter in 2018. Tesla argues in court documents that former employee Martin Tripp violated trade secrets and computer crimes laws when he told a Business Insider reporter that Tesla was wasting a significant amount of raw materials during production of its Model 3. Tesla identified Tripp as the source of the leaked information, which Tripp later confirmed. He was fired, and Tesla filed a lawsuit claiming he had “unlawfully hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk emailed Tesla staff telling them an employee had tried to “sabotage” company operations. Musk then reportedly emailed a reporter at The Guardian telling them a tipster had contacted Tesla to say that Tripp might “come back and shoot people,” at the Nevada Gigafactory. The local sheriff determined the threat was not real, but Tesla issued a press release which was picked up by several...
    A local man was arrested for advertising and selling counterfeit DMV inspection stickers via Facebook Marketplace. The Westchester County Police was tipped off confidentially about the sale posting and arranged for an undercover officer to contact and meet seller Luis Pina-Perez, 36, of Tarrytown.  The undercover officer agreed to pay Pina-Perez $240 for two tickets when they met on Wildley Street in Tarrytown. After the price was negotiated, the suspect was taken into custody by waiting detectives.  Pina-Perez was charged with the felony of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and the misdemeanor of making a false inspection certificate. “We received a confidential tip about this matter on our telephone tip line as well as via a confidential message to our social media,” Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said. “We encourage anyone with information about criminal activity to utilize these means to share information with us privately and confidentially.” Westchester County Police field tips at 1-800-898-TIPS (8477); at [email protected]; and via direct/private message on the Department’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 
    Screenshot via CSPAN House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff denied allegations of leaking confidential information Sunday.  President Donald Trump and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe attributed leaks of confidential information to members within the House and Senate intelligence committees.  Ratcliffe, citing the leaks, announced Saturday that the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence will no longer receive in-person election security briefings. The move angered Democratic lawmakers and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who slammed the decision as a way to keep Congress less informed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. California Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday denied the White House's allegations of leaks coming from within congressional committees, calling the accusation "another falsehood" by President Donald Trump.  Trump and John Ratcliffe, director of national intelligence, accused lawmakers of leaking confidential information, a belief that led to Ratcliffe's office announcing a significant scaleback in election security briefings to Congress. "Director Ratcliffe brought information into the committee and the information leaked. Whether it was Shifty Schiff or somebody else, they leaked the information," Trump said. "And what's...
    Meghan Markle won the right to temporarily protect the identities of her five friends amidst her High Court legal battle with a U.K.-based tabloid on Wednesday, The Daily Mail reports. The individuals contributed anonymously to a 2019 People interview, and comprise a key element of the Duchess’ case in her lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers. In the case’s second preliminary hearing on July 29, the duchess sought to safeguard the privacy of the women, and alleged in a witness statement obtained by E! News that Associated Newspapers was “threatening to publish the names.” She accused the organization of “attempting to evade accountability; to create a circus and distract from the point of this case.” Meghan had previously stated that the legal system and The Mail on Sunday had access to the names of the People contributors, and alleged that revealing this information to the public could have a negative impact on the mental health of the women involved.   DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / Getty Images On August 5, Mr Justice Warby ruled that...
    Tesla says it has discovered a “disturbing pattern” of former employees who took confidential information and trade secrets on their way to new jobs at EV startup Rivian, according to a new lawsuit first reported by Bloomberg. Tesla even claims Rivian is “knowingly encouraging” this behavior, and it is seeking unspecified punitive damages for what it alleges is “despicable, wanton, oppressive, willful, malicious, [and] duplicitous” conduct. Rivian calls the allegations “baseless.” Rivian is perhaps the richest EV startup in the world, having raised more than $5 billion in the last year and a half. It’s slated to start delivering a premium electric pickup truck in early 2021, ahead of when Tesla’s Cybertruck is supposed to hit the road. The company will also start selling an electric SUV at the same time. Rivian has hired some 2,400 employees ahead of this launch from top-flight companies across the automotive and tech industries, including 178 former Tesla workers, according to the lawsuit, with 70 making the jump directly. Rivian says the allegations are “baseless” The lawsuit, filed late last week, names four...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast. Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. The Iowa Judicial Branch says it’s only the second time that the charge has been filed since 2010. It’s intended to punish officers and others who share information that could undermine criminal investigations or violate privacy protections. The document in question was a Des Moines Police Department bulletin that officers and state troopers had with them while patrolling a July 1 protest at the Iowa Capitol. The bulletin included photos of suspects who were wanted in the destruction of a Des Moines police car during a June 20 protest. Alexandria Dea, 26, took the intelligence bulletin from an officer’s back pocket during a confrontation between officers and protesters, which began after officers arrested three of the suspects inside the Capitol, the criminal complaint against her alleges. Prosecutors...
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — A Prince George’s County grand jury indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police officer Tuesday. Corporal Ivan Mendez faces one count of misconduct in office. He is accused of providing confidential information to a commercial sex worker who he was paying in exchange for sexual acts. The information he provided focused on an on-going police investigation. The PGPD was first made aware of the allegations against Mendez on April 1, 2019. He was suspended on April 3, 2019. The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division brought its investigation to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges. “It is important for the community to know that once a fellow officer was made aware of the allegations against Mendez, the Internal Affairs Division was immediately notified. The officer’s police powers were then suspended and he remains suspended. We then brought our investigation to the State’s Attorney Office for consideration of charges. All allegations of criminal misconduct by our officers are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Officers who break the law have no place in...
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