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4 Guilty of Conspiracy in Latest Oath Keepers Trial

2 were acquitted in rare loss for prosecutors

(Newser) - Four people associated with the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of conspiracy and obstruction charges stemming from the attack on the US Capitol. In the latest trial involving members of the far-right antigovernment extremist group, a Washington, DC jury found Sandra Parker, Laura Steele, William Isaacs, and Connie Meggs...

Trump Suggests a Tuesday Arrest, Calls for Protests

Former president's claims come amid reports law enforcement is making security preparations

(Newser) - Whether an indictment is soon to be handed down by the Manhattan district attorney against former President Donald Trump regarding alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels has been the big question swirling in recent days, and Trump himself appears to have answered it in social media remarks...

Kidnap Suspect Could Get 5 Life Sentences Plus 36 Years

Timothy Haslett, Jr. accused of raping captive who escaped his Missouri home in metal collar

(Newser) - A Missouri grand jury has indicted a man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman with charges that could result in five life sentences. Timothy Haslett, Jr. was indicted Tuesday on nine felony counts including one count of kidnapping, one count of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy, two...

Father of Highland Park Shooter Is Indicted

Robert Crimo Jr. accused of reckless conduct for sponsoring gun license despite threats

(Newser) - A grand jury has indicted the father of the man accused of killing seven people at the July 4 parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. Robert Crimo Jr. was indicted Wednesday on seven counts of reckless conduct in connection with his sponsorship of his son's application for a gun...

Pelosi Suspect When Told to Drop Hammer: 'Ummm Nope'

Charging document details what happened between Paul Pelosi, suspect in Oct. 28 break-in

(Newser) - David DePape, the suspect in the attack last month on Paul Pelosi , was indicted Wednesday on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. Politico notes these charges handed down by a federal grand jury supplant similar ones filed in an earlier complaint . The six-page document details how the San Francisco Police...

As Bannon Surrenders, Charges Revealed

Former White House strategist charged with money laundering, conspiracy in New York

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has turned himself in to authorities in New York, who accuse him of stealing more than $1 million from donations meant to fund a border wall on the US-Mexico border. The allegations mirror federal charges Bannon faced before he was pardoned by President Trump. Two other men charged...

In Court, Victim&#39;s Relative Calls Buffalo Suspect a &#39;Coward&#39;
'Payton, You're a Coward!'

'Payton, You're a Coward!'

Suspected Buffalo shooter makes court appearance, is jeered by relative of a victim

(Newser) - The legal case against the accused gunman in Buffalo's mass shooting advanced on Thursday, but not before Payton Gendron got a message from a relative of one of the victims. "Payton, you're a coward!" shouted the family member as the 18-year-old was being led from a...

Young Thug Busted in Gang Indictment

He allegedly rented car used in murder, approved another murder attempt

(Newser) - Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta home on Monday and is now in jail facing charges that he co-founded a criminal street gang. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation...

Hours After Arrest, New York's Lt. Gov. Resigns

Brian Benjamin allegedly promised state grant in exchange for illegal campaign contributions

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has stepped down after eight months in office that were overshadowed by allegations of campaign finance fraud —and then by his arrest Tuesday. Gov. Kathy Hochul said hours after the arrest that she had accepted...

5 Fetuses Found in Home of Anti-Abortion Activist

Lauren Handy faces charges of blocking access to DC reproductive health center

(Newser) - Police found five fetuses in the home of a self-proclaimed anti-abortion activist who was indicted this week on federal charges alleging that she was part of a group of people who blocked access to a Washington, DC, reproductive health center. The Metropolitan Police Department said officers were responding to a...

Ex-Prosecutor in Trump Case Claims 'Grave Failure of Justice'

Mark Pomerantz says Trump is guilty of multiple felonies despite no indictment

(Newser) - A senior Manhattan prosecutor who led the investigation of Donald Trump's finances says the former president is "guilty of numerous felony violations" and it's "a grave failure of justice" not to indict him. The investigating team "harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes—he...

19 Austin Officers Indicted Over Protests

City to pay $8M to man who suffered brain damage after being shot with beanbag round

(Newser) - A Texas grand jury indicted 19 Austin police officers on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for their actions during 2020 protests over racial injustice that spread nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, according to people familiar with the matter. Multiple people spoke to the AP on...

Capitol Officer Gave Rioter a Legal Tip: Charges

Michael Riley faces obstruction of justice indictment

(Newser) - "Take down the part about being in the building," a Capitol Police officer advised a rioter on Jan. 7 who'd posted online about taking part in the attack the day before, new charges say. The rioters who went inside the Capitol will be charged, Michael Riley reportedly...

New Woes May Be Looming for Robert Durst

NY prosecutor plans to seek indictment regarding death of real estate scion's first wife, per source

(Newser) - A New York prosecutor will seek an indictment in the coming weeks against millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst for the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, a person familiar with the matter told the AP on Friday. Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah decided in...

18 Ex-Players Charged in NBA Fraud Scheme

2008 champions Anthony Allen, Ronald Glen Davis are among them

(Newser) - Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday in New York. Federal prosecutors planned a news conference to describe the case that was brought in Manhattan federal court, per the AP...

Feds: Supremacist Group Required Violence to Join

16 members of 'Unforgiven' in Florida swept up in racketeering indictment

(Newser) - A white supremacist group rewarded members with tattoo "patches" for committing acts of violence, including assaulting peaceful demonstrators at a racial justice protest last summer, according to a federal racketeering indictment of 16 members in Florida. Members of the group, Unforgiven, also attempted to use corrupt law-enforcement officers and...

Trump Takes Weisselberg Off Subsidiaries

Chief financial officer remains in main job but is no longer listed as a director at more than 40 entities

(Newser) - Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has lost his officer positions at more than 40 of the corporation's subsidiaries since being indicted on tax fraud charges. The changes began Thursday, the Washington Post reports, when British corporate records show Weisselberg was removed as a director of...

&#39;Three Percenters&#39; Members Charged in Capitol Riot
In Capitol Riot
Case, 2 Big Firsts

In Capitol Riot Case, 2 Big Firsts

Three Percenters members charged with conspiracy; also first charges for those who helped plan events

(Newser) - Dozens of members of two prominent far-right organizations—the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers—have already been slammed with conspiracy charges surrounding the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Add a third group onto that pile. Prosecutors filed a federal indictment on Thursday accusing six California men—including four said...

His Mission: Nabbing Pedophiles. Now, His Own Charges

Vigilante 'predator hunter' Kyle Swanson indicted after January 'sting' went south

(Newser) - Kyle Swanson says he was inspired by Chris Hansen, of To Catch a Predator fame, to set up his own vigilante group to expose suspected pedophiles, typically by luring them to sites in St. Louis, then showing the confrontations on his YouTube channel and other social media. But, like Hansen...

Case Gets Worse Against Netflix Star

New indictment accuses Jerry Harris of incidents with minors

(Newser) - The case against Cheer star Jerry Harris just got a lot worse. A new seven-count indictment accuses Harris, 21, of incidents involving four underage youths—including one in which he allegedly went from Texas to Florida in 2019 with the goal of having sex with a 15-year-old, CNN reports. NBC...

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