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McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some Republicans

“Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), the lead Democratic negotiator, said Tuesday at a Washington Post Live event on criminal justice laws” writes Paul Kane for washingtonpost.com. At Friday’s rally he devoted much more time to his demands for a border wall than he did to the criminal justice overhaul.Trump stumps for wall funding, criminal justice overhaul.McConnell said that a majority of his Senate GOP colleagues either oppose the legislation or have not taken a position.Republican supporters of legislation overhauling prison sentencing rules have a message for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

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Trump accuses Democrats of putting ‘criminal aliens’ before Americans

“President Trump accused Democrats and politicians that do not support his border wall Friday of putting “criminal aliens” before American citizens” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “American politicians should protect American citizens, not criminal aliens,” Trump said Friday at an event in Kansas City.To make the point, Trump compared the cost of constructing the border wall to the cost of the flow of illegal heroin.As he did earlier this week, the president argued the border wall would pay for itself by stopping drugs and illegal immigrants from entering the nation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Someone threw 2 grenades at a US consulate in Mexico, and the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about it

“Criminal groups may also be hurting because of Central American migrant caravans crossing Mexico that don’t need protection from criminal groups or help from those groups’ human-smuggling networks” writes Christopher Woody for businessinsider.com. In the past, criminal groups have committed high-profile acts, like dumping bodies in public, on rivals’ turf to draw authorities’ attention there.Two weeks before the grenades were thrown at the consulate, the cartel purportedly posted a video online in which it threatened to attack the consulate.Guzman is the longtime leader of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s…

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U.S. files criminal charges against Autonomy’s Mike Lynch over HP sale: FT

“FILE PHOTO: Mike Lynch, Founder and Chairman of Autonomy Corporation, poses for photographers at an awards ceremony in central London Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – The United States has filed criminal charges against Mike Lynch over the $11 billion sale of the British software company Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard seven years ago, the FT reported on Friday” reports businessinsider.com. The company was sold to HP in 2011 in deal that soured a year later. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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None of the 42 people arrested at San Diego border Sunday will face criminal charges: CBP

“None of the 42 people who were arrested during a Sunday incident at the border between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana will face criminal charges, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection” reports washingtonexaminer.com. However, since the 42 will not face criminal entry charges, they will face administrative removal.Others in the group will not face charges because CBP lacked details about their arrests, including the names of the agents who arrested them.On Monday, Border Patrol San Diego Sector Chief Rodney S. Scott said “numerous people” evaded arrest and got past…

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Investigators search Deutsche Bank offices on money laundering allegations

“FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Roughly 170 criminal police officers, prosecutors and tax inspectors on Thursday searched six Deutsche Bank offices in and around Frankfurt on money laundering allegations, the public prosecutor said in a statement” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The investigations are directed against two Deutsche Bank staff members who are alleged to have helped clients set up off-shore firms to launder money gained from criminal deeds, the prosecutor said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Prisoners sextort $500k from troops in dating app scam…

“This operation will continue until we break the back of these criminal networks.”” writes Simkins Is A for militarytimes.com. There are more than 250 additional individuals currently being investigated who could face prosecution, NCIS said. “This despicable targeting of our brave service members will never be tolerated,” said Andrew Traver, NCIS director. “We were able to complete this first phase because of the excellent work by all our law enforcement partners. …The warrants are the first phase of “Operation Surprise Party,” an effort launched in 2017 by a collaboration of…

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Bitcoin is a Great Tool to Track Criminal Activity Worldwide

“Do you think that Bitcoin can reliably be used to track criminal activity?” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. The native technology powering Bitcoin is a valuable tool to end criminal activity.Especially when it comes to Bitcoin, there are numerous reports of its association with criminal activity.One study complains there is a growing number of criminal activity involving Bitcoin.It is this form of alias which attracts a fair bit of criminal activity. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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First criminal investigation into euthanasia case launched

“Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanised a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalised in 2002” writes Jamie Hale for theguardian.com. Distelmans voiced fears that Thienpont and colleagues may have failed to meet certain legal requirements in some euthanasia cases – and wrote that he would no longer accept referred patients from Thienpont. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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