New Jersey News: Bergen County Insurance Broker, Lawrence Ackerman Admits Health Care Fraud

TRENTON, N.J. – An insurance broker with an office in Fort Lee, New Jersey, today admitted defrauding Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lawrence Ackerman, 54, a resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to a superseding information charging … Continue reading New Jersey News: Bergen County Insurance Broker, Lawrence Ackerman Admits Health Care Fraud

COLUMBIA, Mo | Cow steals spotlight at student’s graduation photo shoot

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot. The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to campus on Thursday to join his commencement photo shoot. Montalbano worked … Continue reading COLUMBIA, Mo | Cow steals spotlight at student’s graduation photo shoot

MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government’s overthrow. The raids were the latest strong-arm actions taken by the government of President Daniel Ortega. Since popular street protests destabilized his government in April, Ortega has reconsolidated power … Continue reading MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

New York News: BUFFALO, Raymel Weeden, Bailey Boys Associate Member Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Murder

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Raymel Weeden, 25, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of discharge of a firearm causing death, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The sentence will be served consecutive to a 10 year state … Continue reading New York News: BUFFALO, Raymel Weeden, Bailey Boys Associate Member Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Murder

Louisiana News: Abbeville Man, Jabori Huntsberry Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Marijuana Shipping Scheme

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an Abbeville man was sentenced last week to 63 months in prison for accepting marijuana packages from California. Jabori Huntsberry, 36, of Abbeville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute … Continue reading Louisiana News: Abbeville Man, Jabori Huntsberry Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Marijuana Shipping Scheme

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, PATRICK SCHEXNAYDER Pleads Guilty to a Heroin Conspiracy and Firearm Possession Charges

NEW ORLEANS , La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PATRICK SCHEXNAYDER, age 27, of New Orleans, has pleaded guilty to federal firearms and narcotics violations. According to court documents, PATRICK SCHEXNAYDER conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, in violation of Title 21, … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, PATRICK SCHEXNAYDER Pleads Guilty to a Heroin Conspiracy and Firearm Possession Charges

SAN FRANCISCO | California chief justice gives up Republican Party label

SAN FRANCISCO — The chief justice of the California Supreme Court said Friday she gave up her Republican Party affiliation over concerns about increasing political polarization and incivility in the U.S. Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in a telephone interview that she switched her voter registration to “no party” preference after the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California chief justice gives up Republican Party label

United States | The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan

United States – Today, the United States imposed sanctions on three individuals for their roles in the conflict in South Sudan. Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for being leaders of entities whose actions expanded or extend the conflict in South Sudan. … Continue reading United States | The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan