Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

New York (CNN)A Manhattan resident on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conning several investors into giving him money intended to fund the production of a fake Broadway play, according to Manhattan district attorney spokesman Justin Henry. Roland Scahill pleaded guilty to three counts of grand larceny in the third degree and one count of scheme to defraud in the first degree, according to court documents. The former talent agent owes $189,885 to the various investors he was accused of taking money …

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Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… 44, and Attar, 53, also face one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity — a charge that carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison. “Female Genital Mutilation has serious implications for the health and well-being of girls and women,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. “This brutal practice is conducted on girls for one reason, to control them as …

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Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

(CNN)One of eight Arkansas inmates facing possible execution this month had a last meal Monday evening as his fate was being decided by federal and state courts. After the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the execution of two inmates, the state’s attorney general asked the US Supreme Court to overturn the ruling so the execution of one could proceed. While Bruce Ward has one other stay in place, Don Davis — who had his last meal — could be the first executed over the next 10 …

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Hate crimes focal point of new DOJ task force

April 6, 2017

(CNN)attorney General Jeff Sessions provided an update on the Justice Department’s new crime reduction task force Wednesday, including new details on a subcommittee that will specifically focus on hate crime prevention. In a letter to US attorney’s offices across the country, Sessions explained that the Hate Crimes Subcommittee “will develop a plan to appropriately address hate crimes to better protect the rights of all Americans.” “We must also protect the …

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Officer: Black man’s fatal shooting had nothing to do with race

April 3, 2017

… we’ve had a pause,” she said. “We’ve had to stop. We’ve had to lay down every single night with tears in our eyes.” She added: “There was absolutely no justification whatsoever, with all the backup, for Officer Shelby to pull that trigger.” Crutcher’s behavior was ‘zombie-like,’ officer says Shelby’s 60 Minutes interview mirrors what her attorney has previously said. In the interview, she argued that there was …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… officials, including Obama’s former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, have said that there was no evidence to substantiate such links. “I think, ultimately, that matters more to most Americans, given the nature of the allegations that have been made in the past several months about Donald Trump and his campaign and some of his associates,” Cotton said. Still, the shifting explanations of meetings last year between Trump aides, among them attorney General Jeff …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… has continued in light of these allegations, I can tell you that my client will use whatever legal means are at his disposal, including filing suit, to assist Maury County Schools in protecting (Elizabeth) from Mr. Cummins,” the attorney wrote. The school district said in a February 8 internal memo, provided to CNN by Whatley, that Elizabeth had been removed from Cummins’ forensics class, and assertions she was still in his class were false. Teacher fired last week A January …

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