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Russian cyberhacker pleads guilty in identity theft case

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017|1:49 p.m.

. A 33-year-old Russian cybercriminal has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to offering taken personal details through a $50 million identity theft and credit card fraud ring referred to as “carder.su.”

Federal prosecutors in Nevada and the United States state of Georgia say Roman Valeryevich Seleznev currently is serving 27 years for wire fraud and computer system hacking convictions last year in Seattle.

He pleaded guilty Thursday in Atlanta to conspiracy to dedicate bank fraud, and to a racketeering charge in the “carder.su” case in Las Vegas.

Seleznev’s defense lawyer, Igor Litvak, said Monday his client accepted responsibility in both cases and looks forward to sentencing Dec. 11. He could get up to 24 more years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Seleznev used online names including Track2, Bulba and Ncux.

'' That is huge ': No guilty verdicts in Bundy ranch standoff trial


John Locher/ AP FILE In this Feb. 6, 2017, file image, supporters and critics of offenders on trial at the federal court house collect in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017|2 a.m.

BLM-Bundy Standoff: April 12, 2014 Introduce slideshow”A federal jury in Las Vegas declined to convict four guys

of any criminal offenses for their involvement in the 2014 armed standoff near the Bundy cattle ranch in Bunkerville. Throughout that conflict, ranchers and militia members blocked federal officers from confiscating animals owned by Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy. On Tuesday, jurors acquitted defendants Richard R. Lovelien and Steven A. Stewart of all

charges and O. Scott Drexler and Eric J. Parker on most counts against them. Jurors might not reach a decision on two charges against Drexler and 4 charges for Parker, all related to

an alleged assault on a federal officer while carrying a firearm. The U.S. district lawyer’s workplace in Nevada released a statement Tuesday saying that prosecutors had actually not chosen if they would retry the males on those charges. “That is huge,”stated Andrea Parker, whose spouse, Eric, was photographed pointing a rifle at officers and others throughout the

confrontation. The image ended up being a sign of the standoff.”The federal government did whatever they might to stack and get guilty charges, “she continued. “I might actually get to hug my husband for the first time in 18 months.”The choice is just one chapter in the best-known land usage case in the modern West. For several years, authorities had ordered Bundy to eliminate his cattle from a publicly owned desert expanse near Bunkerville, northeast of Las Vegas. When he did not, the authorities moved in to do it themselves, however allies of Bundy took a trip from around the country to stop them. Many people featured handguns and rifles, some began horseback flying American flags. When the federal government pulled back on April 12, 2014, a section of rural Westerners long outraged by limitations on federal land– as well as viewed abuses by federal police officials– hailed it as a success. The court decision Tuesday sets the stage for Bundy’s trial, which will occur in the coming weeks. He has been jailed because early 2016, along with four of his kids: Ryan, Ammon, Mel and Dave.(Ryan and Ammon will be attempted with their dad; Mel and Dave will

be attempted later.)Parker, Drexler, Lovelien and Stewart were accuseded of conspiracy, extortion, assault, hazards, blockage of justice and weapons counts. They sat for a very first trial in February, however the jury deadlocked, needing a do-over. Had the guys been convicted on all charges, they would have dealt with a mandatory minimum sentence of 57 years in jail. The decisions followed a monthlong trial marked by extreme argument over the terms set by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Lawyers for the federal government argued that the men went

to Bunkerville as part of a collaborated attack on federal officers. The indictment called it a”huge armed

assault.”Legal representatives for the defense said the guys traveled there as part of a political demonstration, to stand versus declared abuse by police.

Parker, for instance, is an electrical contractor from Idaho who has stated that he went to the Bundy ranch after seeing videos of confrontations in between the Bundys and officials from the Bureau of Land Management. However Navarro avoided attorneys for the four males from raising Very first Amendment rights to complimentary speech and Second Modification rights to bear arms, saying

that these were not appropriate in the case.” The law does not acknowledge these amendments as legal defenses to the criminal offenses charged,” she said in a July court filing. The Bundys ‘success during the 2014 conflict influenced 2 of Cliven

Bundy’s kids to lead an occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016, a move they defined as a stand against federal overreach. Both occasions continue to stimulate individuals across the West.

And in mid-July, right before the trial, numerous individuals collected at a Las Vegas charity event for the defendants.

The heading speaker was Roger Stone, an occasional advisor of President Donald Trump. Worn a blue seersucker fit, he slammed an “overbearing, jackbooted government”and the crowd jumped to its feet.

“Mr. President, hear our cries,”he stated, as the group cheered.”Pardon the Bundy family!”

NY male pleads not guilty to murder of mommy, sister, 3rd woman

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017|2:08 p.m.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.– A guy implicated of bludgeoning his mom, sibling and another lady in a fatal hammer attack on New york city’s Long Island has pleaded innocent to murder.

Bobby Vanderhall is being held without bail after his arraignment Sunday.

The 34-year-old Vanderhall was arrested Saturday on murder charges in the deaths of his mom, Lynn Reichenbach-Vanderhall; his sibling, Melissa Vanderhall; and visitor Janel Simpson.

Officials stated a 4th woman managed to escape and summon assistance.

Nassau County police state Vanderhall had a history of psychological issues, and his mom had gotten a protective order against him and had actually thrown him out of their Hempstead home. Cops state Vanderhall used a big hammer to break through the basement door, then attacked the ladies.

This story has been remedied to reveal that the case is being handled by Nassau County police, not Suffolk County cops.

Chinese billionaire founded guilty in United Nations bribery case

Thursday, July 27, 2017|6:45 p.m.

New York City– A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau was founded guilty on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in kickbacks to U.N. ambassadors to get it done.

The decision was returned after a day of considerations in Manhattan federal court against Ng Lap Seng, one of China’s wealthiest males. Ng was founded guilty of bribery, conspiracy and cash laundering charges.

Prosecutors provided evidence that Ng from 2010 to 2015 bribed 2 U.N. ambassadors, consisting of a U.N. General Assembly president, paying one $50,000 regular monthly at the plan’s peak to develop a center to serve struggling Southern Hemisphere countries.

Defense attorney competed the payments were regular. But the center was never constructed.

Ng looked at jurors as the decision was revealed however otherwise did not show emotion.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick tightened Ng’s bail conditions, stating he was now “actually under home arrest,” confined under $50 million bail to a luxury Manhattan house where he has actually stayed for most months under 24-hour guard given that his September 2015 arrest.

“He can not leave that home. No ifs, ands or buts about that,” the judge stated.

No sentencing date was set. Ng, 69, might face up to 65 years in jail.

Ng’s attorney, Tai Park, did not instantly comment. After the decision, he told the judge there were multiple opportunities for appeal.

“Absolutely nothing has actually altered aside from the presumption of innocence is not there,” Park said. “We have actually been preparing him for this possibility.”

In a declaration, Acting U.S. Lawyer Joon H. Kim said Ng “corrupted the greatest levels of the United Nations.”

“Through allurements and no-show tasks, Ng turned leaders of the league of countries into his personal band of profiteers,” Kim stated.

The United Nations stated it “worked together thoroughly to assist in the proper administration of justice in this case, by disclosing thousands of files and waiving the immunity of authorities to permit them to testify at trial.”

“The organization is thinking about next actions as a victim of these crimes,” U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said.

The decision was a triumph for district attorneys who navigated tough legal concerns surrounding resistance provided to U.N. diplomats before winning the cooperation of suspended Dominican Republic Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, who pleaded guilty to charges and affirmed against Ng.

Lorenzo stated Ng initially paid him $20,000 a month as president of a media company prior to boosting that by $30,000 a month with guidelines to obtain Ng’s construction company called on main U.N. files as the business that would construct the Macau center.

In closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Lawyer Janis Echenberg said Ng paid more than $1.7 million in allurements to build a U.N. facility as huge as New York’s, to develop the “Geneva of Asia.” She said Ng “corrupted the United Nations.”

“Brick by brick, allurement by kickback, the offender built the path that he believed would construct his legacy,” she said.

In closing, Park derided the prosecution as “honestly outrageous.”

“It falls by its own weight,” he stated. “It’s a big no.”

He blamed the ambassadors– previous U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe and Lorenzo– for manipulating Ng.

“Mr. Ng actually threw his money in every instructions he was asked,” Park stated.

Ashe, who was jailed in the case but was not charged with bribery, passed away in 2015 in a mishap at his house.

Teenager pleads not guilty in fatal crash taped on Instagram

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP)– A California teen pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of car murder and inebriated driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and tape-recording a crash that killed her more youthful sis.

Obdulia Sanchez, 18, appeared through remote camera in Merced County Superior Court, dressed in yellow prisoner garb. She pleaded innocent to all 6 counts and responded a “little bit” when the judge asked whether she comprehended the charges versus her.

Ramnik Samrao, a public protector who represents Sanchez, stated the teen believes she killed her sibling.

“Anybody can say extremely quickly that she is accountable for the death. She thinks that too. She said several times, ‘I eliminated my sibling, I eliminated my sibling,'” Samrao said outside court. “There’s no doubt about that, however whether there was a crime dedicated, that’s a separate story.”

The judge set bail at $560,000.

Sanchez was owning the automobile on Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a roadway about 75 miles (121 kilometers) northwest of Fresno.

Authorities said she overcorrected, triggering the automobile to swerve and overturn into a field, ejecting and killing her 14-year-old sibling, Jacqueline Sanchez.

Prosecutors say the video, that includes pictures of her dancing to music while owning and taking her hands from the guiding wheel, will be a key piece of evidence in the event.

In a declaration, Merced County Chief Deputy District Lawyer Harold Nutt had called the behavior “disturbing and shocking.”

“It reflects some wickedness and some stupidity and that sort of thing. It’s shocking behavior, no question about it,” Nutt said outside court.

He stated Sanchez’s blood alcohol material was 0.10. The legal limit in California for grownups is 0.08 and for those under 21, anything over.01 percent is illegal, stated Jessica Gonzalez, a spokesperson for the Department of Motor Automobiles.

Sanchez was convicted of negligent driving in 2015 for owning without a license when she was 14, Gonzalez stated.

After a space in the livestream of the crash, the driver is seen leaning over the lady’s body, stating she was sorry. She stated she expected to invest the rest of her life in prison however doesn’t care.

“This is the last thing I wished to take place, OK? … Rest in peace, sweetie,” the teen states. “If you don’t survive, I’m so (expletive) sorry.”

Another 14-year-old woman suffered a leg injury in the crash.

The 6 counts against Sanchez likewise consist of drunken driving resulting in injuries. District attorneys state Sanchez could invest more than 13 years in state prison if convicted of all the charges.

Her daddy, Nicandro Sanchez, has called it an indescribable accident and stated Obdulia had actually remained in the custody of Child Protective Solutions the past 2 years.

The lady who survived the crash stated she wasn’t mad at anyone and doesn’t blame the motorist.

Rather, Manuela Seja blamed social networks, which she stated has taken control of people’s lives, television station KSEE in Fresno (http://bit.ly/2v2bYRB) reported.


The story has actually been corrected to reveal Sanchez faces charges on 6 counts, not five.

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California male pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old boy

Monday, July 3, 2017|1:58 p.m.

ALHAMBRA, Calif.– A California guy who authorities state eliminated his son after a household journey to Disneyland pleaded innocent to a murder charge Monday, days after his boy’s body was discovered near a Southern California lake.

Aramazd Andressian Sr., hands shackled at his waist, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cathryn Brougham, who set bail at $10 million and scheduled an initial hearing for Aug. 16.

Authorities have stated Andressian killed his boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., to obtain back at his estranged wife. However they haven’t divulged how the kid was eliminated, what evidence there is linking the dad to the boy’s death or what led them to discover the young boy’s body more than two months after his disappearance.

Homicide detectives discovered the remains of the young boy near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County on June 30. Before discovering the remains, authorities had two times formerly browsed the lake unsuccessfully, using pets and a dive team.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives have actually said they think the kid was killed early April 21 after a trip to Disneyland. Andressian told authorities that he drove that day about 145 miles (233 kilometers) to Lake Cachuma.

Andressian was brought back to Los Angeles recently from Las Vegas, where he had been living for more than a month.

Defense attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez said outside court his client was “in a state of shock” which a blue smock his customer used during the arraignment was a suicide-prevention garment. Andressian was likewise being examined by a prison psychiatrist, he stated.

“Undoubtedly my customer is handling this and being accused of killing his child and his boy’s body discovered,” Rodriguez stated. “This is an awful day. In a long line of horrible days.”

Rodriguez declined to comment when asked what his client states taken place to his child and would not address other concerns about the case.

The young boy’s mother and dozens of other member of the family attending the arraignment Monday.

“We are all mourning right now,” Shaun Estevez, the boy’s uncle, stated after the arraignment. “We’re really injuring.”

He stated his sis, the young boy’s mother, is still trying to come to grips with her kid’s death.

“We’re here for justice for Piqui,” he stated, using the young boy’s nickname. “He was a great kid.”

Estevez stated “no words might describe” seeing the dad in court.

Former ARCP CFO Brian Block Found Guilty of Securities Scams

Brian Block, former CFO of now defunct American Realty Capital Characteristic (ARCP), was found guilty today in a New York federal court of illegally doctoring the revenues of the once high-flying REIT.

After three weeks of financial statement, jurors took less than a morning to render a verdict.

Prosecutors in their closing arguments on Thursday stated the proof boiled to that Block boosted an essential profits metric by increasing one number and decreasing the number it’s divided by, inning accordance with reporting from Law60.

Block was founded guilty of conspiracy to devote securities scams and other offenses, securities scams, and two each for making incorrect filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission and sending incorrect certifications to the SEC.

In October 2014, ARCP, a publicly traded property financial investment trust, revealed that its audit committee had actually concluded that formerly provided financial statements and other financial info included in specific public filings should not be relied upon. The REIT was sponsored by American Real estate Capital, sponsor of various non-traded REITS too.

At that time ARCP also revealed that Block, and its primary accounting officer had actually left the business.

The following December ARCP revealed that its chairman, Nicholas Schorsch, president, David Kay, and president and chief running officer had each stepped down.

The havoc his actions wreaked is still being felt throughout the non-traded REIT industry.

'' Money Me Ousside ' teen pleads guilty to charges

By Charles Keegan

DELARY BEACH, Fla. (WPTV/CNN)– The Boynton Beach teen who acquired an instant following with her “Cash Me Ousside” catchphrase pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to multiple charges.

Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz pleaded guilty to grand theft charges, one charge of filing an incorrect report and one count of cannabis belongings.

The state dropped a number of other charges against the teen throughout a hearing at the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach.

The criminal charges pre-date her appearance on the Dr. Phil Show.

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Her September 2016 appearance on the national talk program moved Bregoli Peskowitz to instant popularity when she informed the audience to “Money me ousside, how bout dah?”

A judge will sentence Danielle at a hearing next month while her daddy, Ira Peskowitz, continues to fight for her custody.

After the court hearing, Peskowitz talked with press reporters.

Trust me, It’s ALL good

— Danielle Bregoli (@TheBhadBhabie) June 28, 2017 He stated a management team controls Danielle’s motions and claimed it “exploits” her by subjecting her to things unsuitable for 14-year-olds.

“I am the only moms and dad in this relationship with Danielle that is attempting to see the very best thing for this kid,” Peskowitz said. “To have her be a property to the neighborhood, to understand what love it and to comprehend what household is about.”

Neither Danielle, nor her mom talked to the media after the proceedings.

Danielle deals with her mom, but her dad has actually argued that this is not the best environment for the teenager.

A spokesperson for the girl’s daddy said he does not desire his daughter living in California with her mom signing handle publicists, agents and reality television programs.

Danielle was involved in a February incident outside a Lake Worth bar.

Video obviously revealed here exchanging words with 2 ladies outside the Kavasutra Kava Bar after a woman expressed concerned about the child being out late. A lady who was with Danielle at the time was later on nabbed after that incident.

Danielle was also captured on video fighting with an airplane guest in February.

Her mom, Barbara Ann Bregoli, was also part of the altercation, as seen on the video. The pair, along with the traveler, needed to be eliminated from that flight.

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Wife pleads guilty in slaying of U.S. airman from Guam


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Michelle Antwanette Paet

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015|2:22 p.m.

. A 33-year-old mom of 4 kids sobbed and pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to conspiring with her ex-convict sweetheart and killing her other half, a U.S. Air Force service member from Guam.

The plea on Thursday by Michelle Antwanette Paet suggests she will prevent trial next week with the death penalty at stake in the December 2010 slaying of Personnel Sgt. Nathan Paet.

She continued to be shackled as she kipped down the courtroom, asked forgiveness and asked forgiveness from member of the family of her killed hubby.

Nathan Paet’s mother, Carmelita Paet, says she accepts the apology that it does not bring her kid back.

Michelle Paet pleaded guilty to charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. She might get life in prison without parole, or a sentence permitting the possibility of release after 21 years.

Her former boyfriend, Michael Rudolph Rodriguez, was found guilty recently. He’ll get life in jail.

South Dakota male founded guilty in death of Adrian Peterson'' s kid


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In this Jan. 9, 2015 file picture, Joseph Patterson, who is charged in the 2013 killing of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, the 2-year-old kid of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, is accompanied into Minnehaha County Court in Sioux Falls, S.D. Patterson’s trial is set up to start Monday, Sept. 14.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015|8:19 p.m.

CANTON, S.D.– A South Dakota jury on Tuesday convicted a guy of second-degree murder and other charges in the death of the 2-year-old child of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The Lincoln County jury pondered more than 5 hours prior to discovering Joseph Patterson, 29, guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree murder and exacerbated battery, the Argus Leader reported. The deliberations followed two weeks of testimony about the October 2013 death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, the boy of Patterson’s partner and Peterson.

Authorities alleged that Patterson attacked Tyrese while the 2 were alone in a Sioux Falls home. An autopsy concluded that the kid’s head sustained four blows, causing his brain to bleed, and physicians figured out that the injuries could not have actually been unexpected.

Patterson’s defense kept during the trial that Tyrese choked on a fruit snack. A physician who testified for the defense stated autopsy photos suggested injuries consistent with a youngster being given CPR after choking.

Patterson could deal with life in prison. He will be sentenced later on.

Peterson has said he discovered the child was his son only about 2 months prior to his death. He had been dealing with Tyrese’s mom to arrange a conference with the child when he got a call that the kid was hospitalized with severe injuries. Peterson said he raced to South Dakota and saw Tyrese for the first time a day prior to he died.