WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Stepdaughter

Abuse Began When Child Was 10, Continued for Years WASHINGTON – A 39-year-old man, from Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 16 years and eight months in prison on a charge stemming from years of sexual abuse against his stepdaughter, beginning when she was only 10 years old, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Stepdaughter

WASHINGTON | US negotiating possible “resolution” in Russian agent case

WASHINGTON  — A gun-rights activist accused of being a Russian agent is negotiating a “potential resolution” to her criminal case, federal prosecutors and her lawyers said Friday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and prosecutors in Washington made the disclosure in a joint court filing , the first acknowledgement that the 30-year-old is potentially working on a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US negotiating possible “resolution” in Russian agent case

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman is currently presiding over a trial in New York to determine if Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute

WASHINGTON | GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power

WASHINGTON— House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte has notified colleagues … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power

New York News: Brooklyn, Two Alleged Associates of Gambino Organized Crime Family Indicted for Arson and Extortion

Defendants Charged with Setting Fire to Victim’s Car to Induce Protection Payment Brooklyn, N.Y. – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Peter Tuccio and Jonathan Gurino with arson and arson conspiracy, extortion and extortion conspiracy and using fire to commit a felony. The defendants were arrested today and are scheduled … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Two Alleged Associates of Gambino Organized Crime Family Indicted for Arson and Extortion

Nebraska News: Omaha, Deshawn Trent, Motel Room Search Results in Federal Felony Drug Conviction and 81-Month Prison Sentence

Omaha, Nebraska – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that on November 13, 2018, United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Deshawn Trent to a term of imprisonment of 81 months, to be served in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Trent pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, a felony … Continue reading Nebraska News: Omaha, Deshawn Trent, Motel Room Search Results in Federal Felony Drug Conviction and 81-Month Prison Sentence

Nebraska News: Omaha Man, Lafi Jafari Sentenced For Making a False Statement to Federal Investigators

Omaha, Nebraska – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that on November 15, 2018, United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Lafi Jafari, age 74, of Omaha, Nebraska, to a term of one year probation and a fine of $20,000 following his felony conviction for making a false statement to federal investigators. … Continue reading Nebraska News: Omaha Man, Lafi Jafari Sentenced For Making a False Statement to Federal Investigators

Retailers, tech companies weigh on US stock market; Oil up

U.S. stock indexes turned mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday, placing the market on course to end the week with sharp loss. Stocks briefly rallied after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute, but the gains quickly faded. The remarks came as … Continue reading Retailers, tech companies weigh on US stock market; Oil up