A Ranking Agent and A Telecommunication Specialist for DEA Charged in Connection With Strip Club That Hired Illegal Aliens and Had Prostitution
AP reports that court papers in New York state that DEA agent David Polos and Glen Glover, the telecommunication specialist, are part owners of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, N.J. They both work in New York.
A criminal complaint stated the the club offers scantily clad and sometimes topless dancers, many of whom are from foreign lands and are in the country illegally.
Polos was a assistant special agent-in-charge in the Manhattan office until he retired last month.
One of the 7 Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS in Syria is accused of threatening to kill FBI agents,WCCO in Minneapolis reports.
The station reports that the suspect, Mohamed Farah, said to a government informant who was recording the conversation:
“If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me. You know the one.”
Federal prosecutors say the then named three FBI agents.
An FBI investigation into a private prison in Idaho uncovered no criminal wrongdoing, but agents did find plenty of incompetence among the staff, the Associated Press reports.
Investigators also found that state and federal officials failed to properly communicate and monitor prison activities.
Following a 15-month public corruption investigation, the Justice Department said it won’t file criminal charges.
At issue was the state’s largest prison, which was operated by Corrections Corporation of America and considered a violent place for inmates.
The FBI was trying to determine whether the company committed fraud by falsifying records and understaffing the prison. Agents also investigating whether officials tried to sabotage the investigation.
The FBI said the missteps mostly occurred among lower-rung staffers who would have nothing to gain by committing fraud.
Shawn Miguel acknowledged he hit a parked Border Patrol truck with his mom’s pickup truck, narrowly missing an agent.
But the 36-year-old’s attorney was able to convince a jury that his client struck the Border Patrol truck because he was drunk, not because he was trying to assault an agent, the Arizona Republic reports.
Miguel was facing 20 years in prison for assault.
After Miguel struck the agent’s truck, the agent fired his weapon at Miguel, striking him in the face and injuring a passenger.
Miguel and his passenger have filed a civil suit.
One of the FBI’s most wanted criminals often spent time along the Appalachian Trail, befriended hikers and traveled with a woman whom he called his wife, the Dispatch reports.
A hiker who met a bedraggled, friendly man along the trail last year was watching “American Greed” several months ago when the program featured his hiking companion, fugitive James T. Hammes, who faces 75 charges, including 37 counts of money laundering.
“Nicest guy ever,” the hiker told The Dispatch on Tuesday.
The Mississippi man called authorities, who managed to track down Hammes.
By Laurence Kotlikoff Forbes Contributor
People of little means in our country are routinely being incarcerated for minor crimes. Meanwhile, big-time criminals engaging in major financial crimes that effectively involve the theft of billions of dollars from the public aren’t being prosecuted. Today we learned of yet another huge settlement by five of the largest banks operating in our country. The list includes JP Morgan, Citigroup, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland,and UBS.
Each of these banks admitted to engaging in criminal activity. But banks don’t commit crimes. People working for banks commit crime. And when people working for banks commit crime, it’s the responsibility of our Justice Department to indict them. If our Justice Department can’t figure this out, the personnel running our Justice Department need to be fired. That’s the President’s job. So the big question here — today’s fine is $5.6 billions, so we can say the billion dollar question here is why the President continues to give Wall Street criminals a pass?
Does his political party need Wall Street contributions this much? I voted for President Obama, but this truly makes me sick to my stomach. The same is surely true of any decent American reading this article. And this is not just a matter of elemental justice. It’s also vital to the economy’s future well being. We are operating a faith-based banking system with full opacity. No one can learn how his money is really being used or misused. The government, which should be heavily involved in fully disclosing on a real-time basis what each financial corporation owns and owes is doing nothing of the kind. Instead, the Dodd-Frank bill has not only left faith-based banking in full swing. But it’s also permitted banks to continue operating with extremely high levels of leverage.
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Members of a violent criminal street gang in New Jersey were arrested after federal authorities said at least one of them was plotting to murder an FBI plot, WABC reports.
A state, local and federal investigation culminated in the arrests of 71 people allegedly connected to the Grape Street Crips gang. The charges range from drug distribution to weapons offenses.
Authorities said one of the gang members, Corey Batts, plotted to kill an FBI agent while behind bars. He captured photos of the agent from the prison library and sent them to his “cousin,” but prison officials intercepted.
“As this investigation demonstrates, the New Jersey Grape Street Crips are allegedly one of the largest and most dangerous street gangs in Newark as well as a prolific narcotics trafficking organization that floods the streets New Jersey with heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine,” U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said. “The narcotics activities that the gang and its associates allegedly engage in directly affect the quality of life of law-abiding citizens who reside in cities and suburbs of northern New Jersey.”