Alabama News: Former Marine Receives 33 Months for Embezzling Over $500,000 From Marine Corps and Over $20,000 From Toys for Tots

Alabama – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced former United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Christopher Aragon, 32, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to 33 months imprisonment for conspiring with his wife, co-defendant Teneshia Aragon, and co-defendant … Continue reading Alabama News: Former Marine Receives 33 Months for Embezzling Over $500,000 From Marine Corps and Over $20,000 From Toys for Tots

KAMPALA, Uganda | 127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The official death toll was 127 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Iowa News: Former Kossuth County Farmer, Mark Laubenthal Sentenced to a Year in Federal Prison for Lying to Bank to Secure a Farm Loan and Credit

Defaulted on Nearly $900,000 in Loans Received from His Bank Bancroft, Iowa – A former farmer who lied to his bank about how much land he was farming and how much crop he had in storage in order to secure a loan and a line of credit was sentenced September 20, 2018, to a year … Continue reading Iowa News: Former Kossuth County Farmer, Mark Laubenthal Sentenced to a Year in Federal Prison for Lying to Bank to Secure a Farm Loan and Credit

GENEVA | Showdown looms as UN rights experts in Yemen hindered

GENEVA  — Saudi Arabia and allied states balked at efforts to renew work by U.N.-backed “eminent experts” investigating human rights violations in Yemen, setting up a possible diplomatic showdown with some Western countries over scrutiny of a 3-1/2-year war that has killed thousands of civilians and created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The standoff comes … Continue reading GENEVA | Showdown looms as UN rights experts in Yemen hindered

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department honors Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy in Second Annual Attorney General’s Award For Distinguished Service In Policing

WASHINGTON – United States Attorney Bill Powell joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Justice Department leadership this week in announcing the recipients of the Second Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 25 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the country. “The Trump Administration supports … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Justice Department honors Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy in Second Annual Attorney General’s Award For Distinguished Service In Policing

New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Russell Young, Previously Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Russell Young, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., a sex offender serving a term of supervised release from a prior child pornography conviction, pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to new child pornography charges. The FBI arrested Young on June 15, 2018, on a … Continue reading New Mexico News: ALBUQUERQUE, Russell Young, Previously Convicted Sex Offender from Albuquerque Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Melvin Velasquez Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

BOSTON, Ms. – A Salvadoran national was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston for failure to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Melvin Velasquez, 34, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a sex offender. Velasquez was charged by complaint in … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Melvin Velasquez Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

LONDON | The Latest: May gets Brexit backing from Northern Irish ally

LONDON  — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 4:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary allies welcomed her assurances that Northern Ireland would avoid a hard border — even as they urged her to stand up for the interests of the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May gets Brexit backing from Northern Irish ally