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Man Who Applied for FBI Job Gets 80 Mos. in Prison

By Danny Fenster

Dominick Pelletier was not expecting prison time when he went looking for a job at the FBI. But he got it.

The 34-year-old suburban Chicago resident applied with the bureau as an intelligence analyst in August of 2008, according to the Daily Herald, but after taking a routine polygraph test he told interviewers that he felt he made mistakes on the polygraph regarding questions involving child pornography.

Pelletier later admitted to having child porn on his computer, and allowed authorities to search it, the paper reported. In August of 2011 he pleaded guilty to the charges.

After pleading guilty to charges of possession of child pornography, the one-time FBI job applicant was recently handed an 80 month prison sentence without parole, reports the Daily Herald.

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“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”  Martin Luther King Jr.


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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.



DiCaprio Gets Passed Over for Golden Globe Award for Role in “J. Edgar”

By Allan Lengel

Leonardo DiCaprio, star of the controversial film “J. Edgar”, lost out Sunday night for a Golden Globe Award to George Clooney, who starred in the movie “The Descendants.”

The category was “Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture-drama. ”

Besides Clooney, DiCaprio was up against Michael Fassbender in “Shame”, Ryan Gosling in “The Ides of March” and Brad Pitt in “Moneyball.”

DiCaprio got high marks for his performance as J. Edgar Hoover but the film itself was met with mixed reviews.

J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood caused a stir because J. Edgar Hoover was portrayed as having a longstanding affair with his right-hand man Clyde Tolson.


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Imam Gets Life in Plot to Blow Up JFK Airport

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By Allan Lengel

Kareem Ibrahim, an Imam, will have to communicate to the person up above, behind bars, for the rest of his life.

Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Dora L. Irizarry on Friday sentenced Ibrahim to life in prison for conspiring to commit a terrorist attack at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens by being part of a plot to  explode fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under the airport.

Authorities said Friday that Ibrahim and his coconspirators believed the attack would cause extensive damage to the airport and to the New York economy, as well as the loss of numerous lives.

“This case shows the government at its best in terms of protecting the security of this country,” Judge Irizarry said.

Ibrahim was convicted of multiple terrorism offenses in May 2011 after a four-week trial.

The evidence at trial established that Ibrahim, an Imam and leader of the Shiite Muslim community in Trinidad & Tobago, provided religious instruction and operational support to a group plotting to commit a terrorist attack at JFK Airport.

The plot originated with Russell Defreitas, a naturalized United States citizen from Guyana, who drew on his prior experience working at JFK Airport as a cargo handler to plan the attack on its fuel tanks and fuel pipeline, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

During cross-examination at trial, Ibrahim admitted that he advised the plotters to present a plot to revolutionary leaders in Iran and to use operatives ready to engage in suicide attacks at the airport.

Authorities recorded a conversation that had Ibrahim telling Defreitas that the attackers must be ready to “fight it out, kill who you could kill and go back to Allah.”

Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir were convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to life in prison.

John Edwards’ Serious Heart Condition Delays Criminal Trial

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By Allan Lengel

Ex-presidential hopeful John Edwards has found a way to delay his pending federal trial on alleged campaign violations.

The Associated Press reports that a North Carolina fed judge on Friday delayed his January trial date until at least March 26 after his cardiologist sent two letters to the judge citing Edward’s life-threatening heart condition that will require surgery in February.

“The public has an interest in a speedy trial, and this case has already been continued twice,” U.S. District Catherine Eagles said, according to the AP. “Ordinarily, I would try to manage something like this. But clearly there are some limitations on Mr. Edwards due to real and serious health issues.”

Authorities have accused Edwards of using roughly $1 million in donations to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 presidential bid.


White NYPD Officer to Plead Guilty in Case Involving False Arrest of a Black Man

By Danny Fenster

A New York cop plans on pleading guilty to charges  relating to allegations that he  falsely arrested an innocent black man and later made racist remarks about the incident, reports the New York Post.

Michael Daragjati was arrested by the FBI this fall on civil rights violations. He has been in jail awaiting trial since.

After the black man complained about his treatment by Daragjati during a stop-and-frisk in Staten Island on April 15, Daragjati added resisting arrest charges before arresting the man. Daragjati, a white man, was later overheard saying he had “fried another n—–” on an FBI wiretap, the Post reports.

“Race played no part in the decision he made in effectuating the arrest of the individual in question,” Daragjati’s defense lawyer Eric Franz said after a court hearing, according to the Post.  Still, they announced plans for a plea deal.

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FBI Agent Deleted Terror Investigation Emails

Danny Fenster

An FBI agent testified in federal court Thursday  in New York that she deleted several months of potentially sensitive emails during a terror investigation, the Associated Press reported.

Defense attorneys want to examine the emails to see if agents skirted rules while interrogating Eritrean terror suspect Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, reports the Associated Press. Ahmed is charged with receiving explosives training, buying an assault rifle and fundraising for the terrorist group al-Shabaab.

The FBI agent, Jennifer Dent, “was a member of a so-called “dirty” team that did an initial intelligence-gathering interview of Ahmed without reading him his Miranda rights while he was still in Nigerian custody in December 2009,” AP reported..

“We were very concerned about plots and plans against the United States and national security,” she said, according to AP.

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