Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun’s refuted claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after receiving word of Nassar’s … Continue reading Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

California News: SAN DIEGO, Juan A. Mexicano, Defendant In Expanding Cocaine Conspiracy Involving Weapons Stockpile Sentenced to 135 Months

SAN DIEGO, Ca. – Juan A. Mexicano, aged 33, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel to 135 months in custody. Mexicano previously pled guilty, admitting his role in an expanding cocaine distribution conspiracy, extending from Guatemala and Mexico to San Diego and Chicago, that involved the seizure of … Continue reading California News: SAN DIEGO, Juan A. Mexicano, Defendant In Expanding Cocaine Conspiracy Involving Weapons Stockpile Sentenced to 135 Months

Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bank and Small Business Administration of Millions

Tulsa, Oa.  – A Tulsa man entered a guilty plea today for defrauding a bank of nearly $5 million and to bankruptcy fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III, 68, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to defrauding Arvest Bank of $4,754,488 from 2015 to 2017. As part of his scheme, Thigpen … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bank and Small Business Administration of Millions

Arkansas News: Hot Springs Insurance Agent, Berry Roland Bishop Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Banks Out Of Over $3.5 Million

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that Berry Roland Bishop, age 67, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to the offense of Knowingly Defrauding Financial Institutions. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey accepted the plea in the United States District Court in Hot Springs. … Continue reading Arkansas News: Hot Springs Insurance Agent, Berry Roland Bishop Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Banks Out Of Over $3.5 Million

WASHINGTON  | Trump picks budget head Mulvaney to be next chief of staff

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” Trump tweeted. “I look forward to working with him … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump picks budget head Mulvaney to be next chief of staff

WASHINGTON | Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

WASHINGTON — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador. A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the growing clout of the 57 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

WASHINGTON | 7-year-old in good health, border agents said; then she died

WASHINGTON — Just 7 years old, Jackeline Caal was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station but soon began vomiting. By the end of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 7-year-old in good health, border agents said; then she died

United States | Advancing U.S. Interests at International Civil Aviation Event in Kenya

United States – At the eleventh annual International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2018) in Nairobi, Kenya, December 10-14, 2018, U.S. delegates met with counterparts from over 20 countries. The delegation negotiated new bilateral Open Skies Agreements, expanded and modernized existing agreements, pressed for fair treatment of U.S. companies, and promoted dialogue … Continue reading United States | Advancing U.S. Interests at International Civil Aviation Event in Kenya