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Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation/ AP This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transport picture shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018|8:41 a.m.

PITTSBURGH– The anti-Semitic truck chauffeur accused of assassinating 11 individuals at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row.

Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued a 44-count indictment that charges him with murder, dislike criminal offenses, blocking the practice of faith and other criminal offenses. It was his second brief appearance in a federal courtroom given that the weekend massacre at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill area.

” Yes!” Bowers stated in a loud voice when asked if he understood the charges.

Authorities state Bowers raged against Jews during and after the most dangerous anti-Semitic attack in American history.

Bowers, who was shot and wounded throughout a weapon battle that injured four police officers, strolled into court under his own power, his left arm greatly bandaged. He remained in a wheelchair at his very first court look on Monday.

Bowers, who is stocky and square-faced with salt-and-pepper, closely cropped hair, frowned as the charges read but did not appear to have a reaction as a federal prosecutor revealed he could deal with a death sentence. He told a prosecutor he had checked out the indictment.

One of his federal public defenders, Michael Novara, stated Bowers pleaded innocent, “as is normal at this stage of the proceeding.”

Bowers had actually been set for an initial hearing on the evidence, but federal prosecutors rather took the case to a grand jury.

The panel issued the indictment as funerals continued for the victims.

Jared Younger of Los Angeles told mourners that he waited for hours Saturday for his daddy to get his phone or let them know he was all right. The dread constructed throughout the day till his sis learned their father, Irving Younger, had actually certainly been shot and eliminated.

” That waiting phase was simply excruciating,” Jared Younger stated at his father’s funeral service Wednesday. “Saturday was the most lonesome day of my life.”

Funeral services were prepared Thursday for Bernice and Sylvan Simon, couple, and Dr. Richard Gottfried, a dentist who worked part-time at a center dealing with refugees and immigrants. The earliest victim, 97-year-old Rose Mallinger, will be honored at a service Friday. Her daughter was hurt in the attack.

Pals recalled Irving Younger, 69, as a “kibbitzing, people-loving” guy. He was one of the very first people Rabbi Jeffrey Myers met when he pertained to town in 2015 from New Jersey to lead Tree of Life.

Myers, who survived the massacre, is commanding five funerals for seven congregants today. He ran a few minutes late to Younger’s service due to the fact that he was still at the burial for another victim, Joyce Fienberg.

” I can’t think of the tension he’s under,” said his predecessor, Rabbi Charles “Chuck” Diamond.

As Younger’s service was concluding, Myers briefly forgot to check out a letter to the family that another rabbi had actually sent.

” After preparing for 5 funeral services, you get a little verklempt,” Myers said.

Bowers stayed jailed without bail.

Former utility worker pleads guilty in $6.7 million workplace supply scheme

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018|3:38 p.m.

. A previous Las Vegas Valley Water District worker might confront 23 years in prison for defrauding the energy business out of more than $6.7 million, according to the Workplace of the U.S. Lawyer for the District of Nevada.

Jennifer J. McCain-Bray, 43, who also goes by the name JJ McCain, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to one count each of mail fraud and registering for an incorrect income tax return, authorities said.

For about nine years starting on Jan. 1, 2007, McCain-Bray fraudulently bought about $6.7 countless ink and toner cartridges utilizing Water District funds, declaring the products were for the utility’s use, authorities said. McCain-Bray worked as a buying analyst.

In truth, she designed a plan in which the products were delivered to her office at the energy business, where they were relabeled, repackaged and sent to a New Jersey business, which resold them for a profit, authorities said.

The New Jersey company would then move loan to McCain-Bray’s individual PayPal account, authorities said. She utilized the money to take pleasure in a luxurious way of life, consisting of substantial home renovation, journeys and presents for friends and family.

From 2011 to 2015, McCain-Bray likewise stopped working to report more than $2.3 million in incomes to the Internal Revenue Service, which examined the case with the FBI, authorities said.

McCain-Bray confronts 20 years in prison for mail scams and approximately three years for submitting false income tax return, in addition to $500,000 in fines, officials said. She was ordered to repay the $6.7 million.

Sentencing is set up for Jan. 29.

Male pleads guilty to shooting United States diplomat in Mexico

Friday, July 13, 2018|3:56 p.m.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.– A California male has actually pleaded guilty to shooting a U.S. diplomat in Mexico.

Zia Zafar got in guilty pleas in a Virginia federal court Friday to attempted murder of a worldwide secured individual and discharging a gun during a criminal offense of violence.

The 33-year-old Zafar, of Chino Hills, California, confessed shooting and injuring a vice consul in Guadalajara on Jan. 6, 2017.

Zafar is arranged for sentencing Nov. 7. He deals with an optimum of Twenty Years in prison for tried murder and a necessary minimum of Ten Years on the firearm charge.

U.S. Lawyer G. Zachary Terwilliger stated Zafar targeted Christopher Ashcraft because he represented the United States

. The charges were filed in Virginia since Zafar was brought into the nation in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Dulles International Airport is located.

Mom pleads guilty to allowing males to rape young daughters for cash

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exchange for cash. Morgan Summerlin, 25, will be sentenced on June 4th in Fulton County, Georgia. The Office of the Fulton County District Lawyer stated the daughters are 5- and six-years-old. They informed other adults that Summerlin allegedly permitted Richard Workplace to touch them wrongly in his home. The children likewise stated Workplace kissed them and raped one of them. After the interaction, Office offered each girl $100, which Summerlin took from them. He was found guilty of rape, trafficking an individual for sexual bondage, sexual battery, and kid molestation. He was sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole, plus 146 additional years.

They also stated Summerlin permitted another male, Alfredo Trejo, to abuse them in multiple and similar ways like Office allegedly did. Trejo was convicted of rape, sexual battery, kid molestation and aggravated child molestation. He was sentenced to 25 years and life on probation.

Summerlin pleaded guilty to first-degree ruthlessness to children, trafficking an individual for sexual bondage and attracting a child for indecent purposes.

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Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

Tuesday, April 17, 2018|11:56 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.– A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism representative who was captured in a Justice Department crackdown has actually pleaded guilty to dripping categorized documents to a national media organization.

Terry J. Albury appeared in federal court in St. Paul on Tuesday on 2 counts of unapproved disclosure or retention of national defense information. The administration of President Donald Trump has made prosecuting civil servant who leak sensitive info to the media a high priority.

Albury was accused of sharing documents with an unnamed online wire service. One document from 2011 associates with how the FBI evaluates personal informants. The date on one file and its subject matter referred a story posted by The Intercept in 2015.

Donna Karan pleads forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

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Rick Maiman/ AP In this Aug. 22, 2007, file image, Harvey Weinstein and Donna Karan get to the best of “The Searching Celebration” at the Paris Theater in New York.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017|1:07 a.m.

New York City– Fashion designer Donna Karan is “regretful from the bottom of my heart” and embarrassed about “dumb” remarks she made last week that recommended sexual harassment victims were “asking for it” by the way they dressed.

Her discuss a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault accusations versus fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Karan spoke to Women’s Wear Daily in an interview released Monday, stating she spoke while sleep denied and without understanding information of the mounting claims versus Weinstein, telling a red carpet press reporter:

“How do we display ourselves, how do we provide ourselves as ladies, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? … It’s not Harvey Weinstein. You look at whatever all over the world today, you understand, and how females are dressing and, you know, exactly what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. Exactly what are they asking for? Trouble.”

The designer informed WWD, “I made a horrible mistake. I regret it from the bottom of my heart. This is never ever who I am as a female.”

Karan has been in the fashion industry for 40 years, frequently championing ladies’s causes. Her on-camera remarks went viral, activating outrage and a drop in the stock rate of G-111, which has owned the business that bears her name since in 2015.

The production company Weinstein co-founded fired him Oct. 8, days after he was accused of sexually pestering ladies for decades in an expose by The New york city Times. Subsequent stories by the Times and The New Yorker consisted of accusations of abuse, and more than three lots ladies have openly accused the disgraced magnate of abuse. He resigned from the board of The Weinstein Co. on Tuesday. Weinstein has denied the accusations.

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.

Guy pleads innocent in one-punch murder case

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017|12:51 p.m.

. A 28-year-old male has pleaded innocent to eliminating a California man with a single punch outside a downtown Las Vegas bar.

James Michael Beach remained imprisoned on $350,000 bail following his arraignment today on murder and frightening a witness charges.

Beach’s legal representative, Greg Knapp, says he wishes to examine medical records to see whether other conditions added to 45-year-old Luis Campos’ death.

Prosecutors say monitoring video appears to reveal the April 30 punch was unprovoked.

Campos, a father of 5 from La Puente, California, remained in Las Vegas for a bachelor party.

He never ever gained back consciousness after falling to the walkway. He died at a health center four days later.

The judge set trial to begin Oct. 2.

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.

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.

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

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