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Businessman Hamlet Peralta Arrested In $12 Mil Ponzi Scheme Connected To The Ongoing NYPD Corruption Scandal

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FBI agents arrested former Manhattan restaurant owner Hamlet Peralta on Thursday for allegedly masterminding a Ponzi scheme which defrauded 12 investors in his company of more than $12 million.  The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Peralta is now the third businessman linked to an FBI probe into corruption within …

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Accused By Four Men Of Sexually Abusing Them As Teenagers When He Was Wresting Coach

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. According to an indictment, Hastert, 73, was trying to evade detection of $3.5 million in payments he had promised to make to someone from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct against the person. REUTERS/Jim Young

As former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert awaits his April 27 sentencing by a federal judge for charges related to evading banking laws, the Chicago Tribune has reported that unidentified sources within law enforcement can confirm that four men have filed “credible allegations” which accuse the 74-year-old Republican with sexual …

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China Erases Any Online Mention Of The Panama Papers As The World Scrutinizes 8 Top Chinese Officials Tied To Tax Havens

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli whose son-in-law was a shareholder in three companies in the British Virgin Islands (How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency)

While the rest of the world watches the Panama Papers scandal unfold, Chinese state media has simply blacked out news related to the leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm. Additionally, China has cracked down on social media, deleting posts that mention the Panama Papers or allegations of its leaders’ ties …

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Panama Papers Scandal Takes Down Its First World Leader — PM Of Iceland Resigns Amid Massive Anti-Corruption Protest

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News outlets reported Tuesday that the prime minister of Iceland has resigned in the aftermath of the global scandal building over a Panamanian law firm’s leaked documents. Mass protests erupted in Reykjavik on Monday as thousands took to the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after …

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New Jersey Police Chief Defends Racial Profiling, Urges Officers To “Watch Out For Suspicious Black People”

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New Jersey State prosecutors are currently investigating the Wyckoff Police Department after its police chief sent an open email defending racial profiling as a valid form of policing, urging his officers to “watch out for suspicious black people in white neighborhoods.” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox agreed Tuesday to step …

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“I’ve had enough of your false contrition” US Rep. Matt Cartwright Blasts Rick Snyder For His Ongoing Negligence

Gov. Rick Snyder takes his seat before a hearing about the Flint water crisis in front of the U.S. House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform at the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Washington D.C. Jake May | MLive.com

Calls Michigan Governor “phony” says he should face criminal charges The Congressional hearing regarding the ongoing Flint Water Crisis is underway, and at least one representative has wasted no time in making his opinions on the subject known. US Representative Matt Cartwright, D-PA, called Wednesday morning for Snyder to resign …

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Western Pennsylvania Priest Joseph Maurizio Sentenced To Nearly 17 Years For Victimizing Honduran Children In ‘Sex-Tourism’ Mission Trips

Priest convicted of raping two street children in Honduras, Joseph D. Maurizio, Jr.

At the end of a criminal trial linked to Tuesday’s report of systematic sexual abuse of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Dioceses and the two bishops responsible for hiding their crimes, the first of approximately 50 Western Pennsylvania priests accused of raping children was sentenced to a long prison term. A 71-year-old Catholic priest in Pennsylvania …

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Ted Clears This Up Once And For All: He Will Happily Deport Innocent Children If They Are Here Illegally

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Responding to vitriolic attacks from Donald Trump that almost make you forget that Ted Cruz is also a psychopath, Ted  Cruz took a page out of the GOP front-runner’s political playbook, and was unapologetic in his hardened rhetoric against undocumented immigrants. Cruz confirmed with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday …

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Black Officer Edwin Raymond Slams NYPD With Lawsuit Over Quota-Based Policing And Discrimination

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Edwin Raymond, an eight year veteran of the New York Police Department, is heading a class action lawsuit involving 12 other black and latino police officers against ‘New York’s Finest,’ alleging that the NYPD is instructing its officers to satisfy predetermined numerary objectives for arrests and tickets every month. In other words, the quota system the department …

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