‘Deportation bus’ politician jailed after being indicted on insurance-fraud charges

YouTube Republican State Sen. Michael Williams was accused of lying to Georgia authorities about his whereabouts when he reported that his campaign office in Gainesville was burglarized in May. Williams reportedly said he was at home when around $ 300,000-worth of computer servers were allegedly stolen. His former campaign manager described the indictment as a […]

Iranians indicted in Atlanta city government ransomware attack

Enlarge / The message posted to social media by the city of Atlanta in the wake of an apparent ransomware attack. (credit: City of Atlanta) The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Northern Georgia announced today that a federal grand jury had returned indictments against two Iranian nationals charged with executing the March 2018 […]

Samsung chairman indicted for allegedly suppressing labor unions

Today, the board chairman of Samsung, Lee Sang-hoon, was indicted by South Korean prosecutors for illegally sabotaging a labor union. This comes after years of whispers about Samsung’s intolerance of labor unions, according to Bloomberg. Twenty-seven other people from Samsung and its partner companies have also been indicted. The charges stem from 2013, when Sang-hoon […]

Oklahoma zookeeper and failed presidential candidate ‘Joe Exotic’ was indicted in an alleged murder-for-hire plot

AP Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, known across the web as “Joe Exotic,” was indicted last week for an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Maldonado-Passage was officially charged with two counts of hiring a person to commit murder and could face up to ten years in prison per count. Although an official statement released by the US Department […]

Top Senate Democrats double down on calls for Trump not to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intel officers

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Top Senate Democrats are doubling down on calls for President Donald Trump not to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Their urging comes one day after the special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges. In a letter sent Saturday, the senators said there “must […]

Gamers involved in December’s “swatting” death just got indicted

Enlarge / This screenshot from local television station KWCH Channel 12 shows Barriss at a recent court appearance. (credit: KWCH Channel 12) Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against three men involved in the December death of a Kansas man, Andrew Finch. Finch was shot by police officers after one of the defendants, Tyler Barriss, made […]

The federal judge in the Stormy Daniels case thinks it’s ‘likely’ Michael Cohen will be indicted

Drew Angerer/Getty Images A federal judge on Friday said the court believes it is “likely” President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, could be indicted. The statement highlights the mounting jeopardy Cohen may be in given his significance in three legal disputes, including a federal criminal investigation into whether he committed financial fraud and campaign […]

Backpage execs indicted on federal prostitution, money laundering charges

Enlarge / Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer, left, former owner James Larkin, former owner Michael Lacey, and COO Andrew Padilla sit in Sacramento Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (credit: Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images) Federal prosecutors in Arizona unsealed a 61-page, 93-count criminal indictment of seven men accused of running an online prostitution […]

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges after being accused of blackmail during extramarital affair

Jeff Roberson/AP Republican Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri has been indicted on felony invasion-of-privacy charges. A statement from a Circuit Attorney’s office in St. Louis cites an incident “that took place on March 21, 2015.” Greitens, who admitted to an extramarital affair, was previously accused of taking a compromising picture of a woman he allegedly […]

Caught on bodycam: Baltimore cop indicted for planting drugs

As crime-ridden Baltimore continues its mission to “rebuild community trust” in law enforcement, a police officer is indicted by a grand jury for allegedly planting drugs during an arrest, as seen on bodycam video. Pinheiro was charged on Tuesday with misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with the body camera video after Baltimore City State’s […]