October 23, 2019

DOJ Official: Mueller won’t submit Report next week

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From Newsmax Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver his long-awaited report next week on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, said a senior U.S. Justice Department official on Friday, amid expectations that Mueller’s report was imminent. “Any reports that the Special Counsel’s report will be delivered to the DOJ (Department of Justice) during […]

US charges intelligence officer in Iran espionage case

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From Newsmax A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program. The Justice Department said Wednesday that Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, defected in 2013 after attending a conference in Iran aimed […]

This naturalized US citizen and Caribbean national has been indicted for bribery

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Nov. 1, 2018: A Caribbean national and naturalized U.S. citizen has been indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for conspiring to bribe senior government officials in the Republic of Haiti. Roger Richard Boncy, 74, a tourism promoter, who resides in Madrid, Spain, has been charged in a superseding […]

US Justice Department’s threat to social media giants is wrong

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By Jonathan Shieber From TechCrunch Never has it been so clear that the attorneys charged with enforcing the laws of the country have a complete disregard for the very laws they’re meant to enforce. As executives of Twitter and Facebook took to the floor of the Senate to testify about their companies’ response to international […]

A South Florida businessman wanted to rebuild a Caribbean airport. How things got bungled.

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BY ADIEL KAPLAN AND AARON LEIBOWITZ From Miami Herald Antonio Assenza is a prototypical high-achieving South Floridian. A successful businessman who came to the United States from Venezuela in 1990, he runs a local construction company and has a 5,000-square-foot house behind a wall of hedges and palm trees in Parkland. So how did he […]

Indonesia returning yacht at center of Malaysia graft probe

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The Associated Press From THE ISLAND PACKET JAKARTA, INDONESIA Indonesia is returning a luxury yacht allegedly bought with funds stolen from a Malaysian state investment company after a months long legal battle, a police official said Sunday, The $250 million Equanimity is on its way to a border location where it will be transferred to […]

Grassley: FBI blotting out details on Trump dossier

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From CNN Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said the FBI is blocking release of key portions of a memo he wrote calling for a criminal investigation of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier of unverified allegations on Donald Trump. “Seeking transparency and cooperation should not be this challenging,” Grassley said in […]

Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘Secret Society’ in FBI held meetings

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Sen. Ron Johnson said Tuesday an informant has told lawmakers a “secret society” existed within the FBI that held clandestine meetings — a jaw-dropping allegation suggesting potential corruption “at the highest levels.” In his bombshell claim to Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier,” the Wisconsin Republican said he was […]

US: Dominican national pleads guilty to identity theft and fraud

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By NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Dominican Republic national who lived in Lawrence, Mass., has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty in the middle of his trial in connection with stolen identity refund fraud. The Justice Department said on Thursday that […]

Cayman Islands calls in lobbying support over taxes

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By Jon Gingerich From O Dwyer’s The Cayman Islands’ Ministry of Financial Services & Home Affairs has hired law firm Baker Botts to provide counseling and advocacy services for the British-controlled territory in Washington. Scope of the work includes outreach for the Cayman Islands’ government regarding international taxation and public policy matters to U.S. officials […]