Lawsuit filed after FBI agents raided 1,400 deposit boxes at a US Private Vaults branch claims owners’ items have still not been returned

FBI agents raided the Beverly Hills branch of US Private Vaults in March 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Deposit box holders whose property was seized by the FBI in a March 2021 raid are suing the bureau. The agency raided US Private Vaults and seized the contents of 1,400 safety deposit boxes. A lawyer involved in […]

Michael Cohen reportedly met with another Qatari government official, days before the FBI raided his office

Yana Paskova/Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, met with a senior Qatari official in Florida last month, just days before the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office. It’s unclear what was discussed at the meeting with Qatar’s minister of economy and commerce. A Qatari Embassy spokesman said Cohen requested the meeting, but […]

South Korea’s largest crypto exchange raided by prosecutors

Reuters/Christinne Muschi South Korean crypto exchange Upbit was raided by prosecutors on suspicion of Fraud, Yonhap news agency reported. Upbit sent a note to clients saying it is cooperating and clients’ assets are secure. (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the country’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Upbit, on Thursday and Friday on suspicion of fraud, Yonhap […]

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox HQ in London raided by European Commission

The British headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has been raided by investigators from the European Commission (EC) over possible breaches of antitrust rules. The EC confirmed media reports on Tuesday that they carried out an “unannounced inspection” of the company over concerns that they may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels. […]

Backpage domains seized by feds, co-founder’s Arizona home raided

Enlarge (credit: Backpage) On Friday, federal law enforcement authorities seized Backpage domain names, including and In addition, the Arizona Republic reported that on Friday morning, law enforcement raided the Sedona-area home of Michael Lacey, a co-founder of the site. For years, Backpage has acted with impunity as a place that offered thinly veiled […]

Libyan Comic Con raided by armed militants for ‘attack on Islam and fascination with foreigners’

Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 01:10 A comic convention was deemed blasphemous in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where an Islamist paramilitary group shut down a gathering of superhero fans for “inciting violence,” detaining and reportedly beating some 20 participants. The second Libyan Comic Con opened in Tripoli on Thursday, bringing together local comic book lovers […]

Palestinian media raided, shut down by Israel on suspicion of inciting terrorism

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 07:16 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 07:37 Israeli security forces have raided eight Palestinian outlets, closed two broadcasting stations and arrested two people in an overnight, large-scale counterterrorism operation across the West Bank, according to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) statement. The Palestinian media, which Israel suspects of distributing and […]

'An attempt to drown out Palestinian voices': RT’s office building raided in Ramallah (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Jul, 2017 17:42 Edited time: 29 Jul, 2017 17:51 The Israeli military raided the PalMedia building in Ramallah on the West Bank early Saturday morning. It is home to a number of international media organizations, including RT’s regional office. Property belonging to other media channels was either damaged or seized. No RT […]

German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech

Late last year, Germany proposed a bill that would fine social media providers, such as Facebook and Twitter, for failure to remove hate speech within 24 hours on their respective platforms. Now, Germany has raided the homes of 36 people accused of posting hate speech or other illegal content. German law prohibits hate speech; according […]

Threat via Whisper prompts FBI to show up: “holy f**k I’m… going to get raided”

Enlarge If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1,000 times: these so-called “anonymous” messaging apps simply aren’t anonymous. To put it another way, if you’re dumb enough to make violent threats on them, you’ll get caught. According to a newly released federal criminal complaint, Garrett Grimsley of Cary, North Carolina, allegedly used the Whisper app to make […]