Chyna is arrested before her flight takes off at a Texas airport, bound for London. Police respond to a call of a woman whom appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Charges include: possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.
Saskatchewan authorities charge a 17-year-old boy with four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the shootings. He cannot be named due to his age, and no motive has been given for the attacks. The RCMP says the suspect will appear in court next week:
The days and weeks are going to be difficult as we come to terms with the impact of what has happened in our community. It’s a sad and difficult time and no words will take away the pain and sorrow of what has happened.
Encinia is charged with perjury. The prosecutor says the grand jury didn’t believe Encinia’s statement that he took Bland from the car she was driving so he could conduct a safer traffic investigation.
The indictment was issued in reference to the reasoning that (Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia) removed her from her vehicle.
The penalty for perjury, a Class A misdemeanor, is up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Constand in 2oo4, including that Cosby assaulted his victim while she was unconscious and without consent. DA Steele:
Upon examination of all of the evidence, today we are able to seek justice on behalf of Mr. Cosby’s victim.
From the complaint:
[Cosby rendered Constand] frozen, paralyzed, unable to move” by plying her with pills and wine, then penetrating her with his fingers when she was unconscious or unaware of what was happening.
Bail is set at $1 million. Cosby immediately posted $100,000. As a condition of his bail to surrender his passport. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. That hearing will likely be held at Montgomery County Court in Norristown, according to the court documents. Cosby’s lawyer:
Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.
A Thai military court indicts two foreign men, Bilal Mohammed and Yousaf Mir, for the Erawan shrine bombing. The charges include attempted and premeditated murder, possession of illegal weapons and illegal entry. Authorities say that the accused have been in custody for nearly three months, and have both confessed to their roles in the blast which killed 20 people and injured scores more.
New York City officials charge 44 people and nine companies with cheating thousands of residential and commercial customers out of $34million of heating oil for nearly a decade. The defendants include company owners and executives, truck drivers and dispatchers. They face charges of grand larceny, fraud, falsifying business records and enterprise corruption. Indicted companies are F&S Distribution, G&D Petroleum Transportation, G&D Heating Oil, Casanova Fuel Oil, Express Petroleum, 4th Avenue Transport, All-Boro Transportation, Enterprise Transportation and Century Star Fuel.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told a press conference that the companies would charge customers for more fuel than was delivered using rigged trucks in a practice known as “shorting.”
The Louisiana State police arrest Greenhouse and Stafford for their involvement in Mardis’ killing and charge them with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. Police say 18 rounds had been fired by two different guns. Police:
We took some of the body cam footage. I’m not gonna talk about it, but I’m gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen and I will leave it at that…As a father, much less the head of the State Police, [it was] extremely disturbing, and it is partly why we’re here tonight with these charges…Let’s make tonight about Jeremy Mardis. That little boy was buckled in the front seat of that vehicle, and that is how he died…Justice has been done tonight, but the investigation is far from over.
After a woman comes forward and an investigation of his crime reports, Holtzclaw is charged with six further counts, bringing the total number of charges against him to 32, including multiple charges of rape, sexual battery and forcible oral sodomy. He is also charged with burglary, stalking and indecent exposure. A 17-year-old female said Holtzclaw initially told her there was a warrant for her arrest, but that he was letting her go. He stopped her later, when she was alone, and forced her to have sex with him, she said. Another woman said he stopped her, then threatened to send her to jail if she didn’t have sex with him. The third said she he pulled her over and told her she was going to detox but that he instead took her to a nearby area and forced her to have sex with him. Lawyer:
Daniel denies that he’s done anything wrong and looks forward to his day in court. He’s ready to get back to work at the police department.
Please be patient and support Daniel during this time. We hope and pray an impartial jury can be located despite the efforts of OCPD and the DA to keep this going as a media frenzy and politically motivated campaign.
Chambers is charged with multiple counts of second-degree murder. Chambers is being held in the Payne County jail and is set for an initial court hearing Monday 26 October.
Miller is charged with 20 counts of embezzlement after allegedly hiding $750,000 from creditors during her bankruptcy proceedings in 2010. The charges include concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. She made the money from Dance Moms and other TV appearances. She faces up to five years in prison and up to $5 million in fines, as each count carries a possible $250,000 fine.
McCarthy and Bond appear in Boston court. McCarthy is charged with killing Bella, after going to her room to console her. When Rachelle went to the bedroom, she allegedly found McCarthy standing over Bella’s mattress on the floor. Bella’s head appeared to be swollen and gray. McCarthy:
She was a demon anyway. It was her time to die.
Prosecutors say the couple put Bella’s body in a refrigerator and later weighed it down and put it in Boston Harbor. Bond is charged as an accessory after the fact and held on $1 million dollar cash bail, McCarthy is denied bail.
Lassiter is charged with trying to drown his two young daughters. Lassiter had flagged down passers-by at the Audubon Lake apartments saying his seven-year-old son had been kidnapped and needed help finding him. Later Lassiter tells a 911 operator and the apartments manager, that he had drowned his three and five year old daughters. However, he is mistaken — the girls survive after being pulled from the water by Durham County Sheriff’s Deputy Earp, who lives nearby. Police say the boy had escaped and run for help. Police:
As the deputy retrieved the girls, Lassiter was standing nearby smoking a cigarette. He became distraught, wailed ‘What have I done?’ and started to cry.
Lassiter says he tried to drown the children because officials had wanted to take away his children as he dealt with a personal problem. He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and is jailed, with bond set at two million dollars.
Prime Minister Ponta is to be tried by the country’s top court after he is indicted on several counts of corruption. He faces charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering dating back to when he was a lawyer, before he was elected prime minister. Ponta denies the claims and has denounced the prosecution as “totally unprofessional”. He says the charges against him have been fabricated and contrived. He has refused to resign, and will be the first prime minister in the country to stand trial while in office.
[Romania’s only problem is] the obsession of a totally unprofessional prosecutor to assert himself in his career by inventing and imagining untrue deeds and situations from 10 years ago.
President Iohannis, who has previously called on Ponta to resign, said the country’s image would suffer because of the case.
In my view, the situation is more and more problematic for the prime minister, for the government and for the Social Democratic Party.
Four other people have also been indicted in the case.
Japanese prosecutors charge Karpeles with embezzling 321 million yen ($2.66 million) by transferring clients’ funds deposited at Mt.Gox’s bank account to other accounts. Sources say the money was spent on buying computer software development rights and an expensive custom-built bed. Karpeles is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the exchange. Karpeles has denied the charges, telling investigators the data falsification was done for the company and he had intended to pay back the money. He has been held without formal charge for six weeks, as allowed under Japanese law.
Four people are charged in the assault of a McDonald’s drive-thru worker in LaPlace, a city about 25 miles west of New Orleans. Kailin Holland, 17, is charged with felony battery and released from jail on a $10,000 bond. Misdemeanor summonses for simple battery to two others, and a disturbing the peace charge for the fourth person.
Tensing is charged by grand jury indicted with murder and voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, Tensing faces a sentence of at least 15 years and as much as life in prison on the murder charge and as much as 11 years on the manslaughter charge. Prosecutor Deters said he would seek life in prison for Tensing:
Can you imagine the outrage you would have if this was your kid, or this was your brother? This guy didn’t deserve to be tased, and he certainly didn’t deserve to be shot in the head. This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make. It was unwarranted. It’s an absolute tragedy that, in the year 2015, anyone would behave in this manner…He wasn’t dealing with someone who was wanted for murder. He was dealing for someone who was wanted for not having a front license plate.
Alexander is arrested in New York for possession and file-sharing of child pornography. He is charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He posts $10,000 bail.
Zimbabwean authorities say that Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, is responsible for slaying Cecil, a protected lion. Palmer paid at least $50,000 to track and kill the animal. Palmer faces charges of poaching. The conservation group alleges that Palmer worked with the guides to lure Cecil from the national park to an unprotected area by strapping a “dead animal to their vehicle.”
Many top bureaucrats in the state of Madhya Pradesh are now under CBI investigation with regard to the transport constable recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam. This test was deemed unique as transport department officials allegedly adopted administrative measures to arbitrarily change rules and procedures to help those candidates who were not eligible. Sources claimed that the first notification for the exam was for recruiting 198 personnel, but 332 people were selected without due administrative sanction. When the Opposition raised the issue, transport minister Bhupendra Singh held a press conference claiming 316 people were selected. The Congress has alleged that incriminating documents related to the exam were made to go missing. The party added that the case was hushed by the STF, which is why the case was registered late. 38 persons have been named as accused in this case.
This is the most explosive of all Vyapam cases and the officers role was under scanner from the beginning, but the STF was never interested in pursuing the case.
Roof is charged with 33 counts of hate crimes by a federal grand jury. The indictment says he targeted the victims on the basis of race, in a house of worship, “in order to make his attack more notorious”. Attorney General Lynch says the federal government has not decided if it will seek the death penalty if Roof is convicted and that officials will consider factors including the wishes of the families of the shooting victims. Lynch:
The parishioners had Bibles. Dylann Roof had his .45 caliber Glock pistol and eight magazines loaded with hollow point bullets.
Habre is charged with numerous war crimes that resulted in the deaths of 40,000 people. This is the first time he is before a court for crimes that span a period of twenty years. Victim:
I want to look him in the face and ask him why I was kept rotting in jail for three years, why my friends were tortured and killed.
Heard is charged with two counts of charges of illegally importing her pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia, and one count of producing a false document according to the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions. Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies. Bringing pets into the country involves applying for a permit and quarantine on arrival of at least 10 days. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of 102,000 Australian dollars ($75,000). The false document charge carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and a fine of AU$10,200 ($7500). Agriculture Minister Joyce:
If we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation (with pets), then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody? It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States…The law is the same for everybody. There is no preferential treatment here. You come into our nation, you have to abide biosecurity protocols
Heard is due to appear in court September 7.
Shane Mathew Diedrichs, 38, is on a Virgin Airlines flight when the passenger in front reclines his seat and then refuses to put it upright. After pushing and shoving the seat, he is offered a new seat. He then hits the headrest and gives the other passenger a whiplash injury. He is arrested and fined 600$AUS.
No one reclines their seat between here and New Zealand. I’m not a violent person. I’m not an angry person. It was just bad timing.
South Carolina prosecutor files attempted murder charges against Roof. A state judge already has been appointed. Federal authorities have not said whether they will pursue hate crime charges against Roof.
Sapp receives three charges of domestic violence due to violent altercation with Moore in April. According to police reports Sapp and Moore were arguing by a pool at the M Resort on April 28 when Sapp threw a margarita into Moore’s face. He then grabbed her and nearly pulled her down to the ground. After leaving the for Moore’s apartment they continued to argue in the car and Sapp abit Moore’s finger. Once they returned to the apartment Sapp threw a belt at her and allegedly stepped on her face while wearing Air Jordan sandals. Moore suffered a possible concussion, bruising on her lips, legs, and shoulders, and a stiff neck. Sapp may face up to 18 months behind bars if he is convicted.
Roof confesses that he is responsible for the shootings, and is charged with nine counts of murder and one count of illegal weapons possession. Roof tells police that he almost didn’t go through with the shootings because everyone was so nice to him, but he decided he had to “go through with his mission.” Roof’s cell at the detention facility is next to Michael Slager, the white South Carolina officer charged with murder for shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man.
Apperson’s charges are upgraded to attempted second-degree murder. Apperson is also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. State Attorney:
Our law enforcement community and the State Attorney’s Office works vigorously to ensure people may travel our busy streets, going about their business, without fear. Every resident and visitor to Seminole County deserves this freedom.
My reaction to these charges is a pronounced shrug. I’ve reviewed the charges and they don’t change the facts. The prosecutors have put their heads together and tried to contemplate what could be the most serious charges, but that doesn’t really change anything. This is a case of self-defense.
Mitchell is arrested and charged with providing Sweat and Matt, with contraband and helping them escape Clinton Correctional Facility. The charges: first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a misdemeanor. Sources say Mitchell was charmed by Matt, to the point that “she thought it was love,” and planned to be the men’s getaway driver before she got cold feet. Mitchell’s husband, who also works at the prison, has not been charged.
Slager is indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge in connection with the April shooting death Scott. Under South Carolina law, there is only a single murder charge, which was described by the prosecutor as an “unlawful killing with malice aforethought”.
As long as malice is proven in the heart and mind, the state has proven its case.
The grand jury is a formal step, but just another step in the criminal process. Until we have an opportunity to fully evaluate the state’s case and to compare it with our own investigation, we will not be commenting on any aspect of the case.
We are happy and pleased about that right now.
Mosby announces grand jury indictments against the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
These past two weeks, my team has been presenting evidence to a grand jury that just today returned indictments against all six officers.
Arraignment against the officers in the case is scheduled for July 2
Hughes is indicted by a federal grand jury on six charges, including three violations of national defense airspace, operating a vehicle falsely labeled as a postal carrier, operating as an airman without certification and violation registration requirements. The latter two charges are felonies. He faces up to 9 ½ years in prison.
Around 170 motorcycle gang members are charged with engaging in organized crime in connection to the shootings, which are now considered a capital murder case “because of the number of people killed in one episode.” The gang members are each being held on $1 million bonds. Police:
That’s a pretty severe charge — engaging in organized crime in reference to nine individuals killed. It doesn’t get much more significant than that. There may be warrants on individuals that may be attached to that as well, but that’s a pretty serious charge…I can tell you that yesterday’s events started as bad guys on bad guys,” said Swanton. “When our officers got there and intervened in the active-shooter situation, those bad guys turned their hostility on our officers, which included Waco and DPS.
Some 50 weapons — including knives, brass knuckles, chains and clubs — have been recovered from the scene so far. Police:
These were bad-guy weapons. They ranged from brass knucks to knives to chains to clubs and to firearms. This was a true gang fight…What I want you all to understand: This is not a bunch of doctors and dentists and lawyers riding Harleys. These are criminals on Harley-Davidsons that are members of a criminal biker gang, and we know who they are. We know which clubs that they’re with.
Five people are charged with theft of more than 870,000 from Chicago Public School System. All are charged with felony theft of government property. The charges are the result of a joint investigation of the Chicago Public Schools inspector general and Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Although the Inspector General is not commenting until after the bond hearing, officials say:
Charges have been expected in this case for some time. Three of the men [have been] arrested while the two others are still being sought.
The four suspects in the murder of two police officers in Mississippi during a routine traffic stop are charged. Joanie Calloway, 22, is charged with two counts of capital murder, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Sunday. Marvin Banks, 29, also faces two counts of capital murder, along with counts of grand theft auto and felon in possession of a firearm. Police charge his brother, Curtis Banks, with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder, and a fourth suspect, Cornelius Clark, is charged with obstruction of justice. As deputies escorted Banks into the Banks wails:
I didn’t do it.
Prosecutors file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against police officers. State’s attorney Mosby, says officers abused Gray, arrested him without grounds and violated police procedure by putting him in handcuffs and leg restraints in the van without putting a seatbelt on him, as well as repeatedly failing to seek medical attention after he was injured. Mosby also says that the knife Gray was not a switchblade, was lawful, and that the officers had failed to establish probable cause for an arrest. Mosby:
We have probable cause to file criminal charges
Goodson is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. Rice is charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Officer Porter and Sgt. White are each charged with manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. Officers Nero and Miller are charged with assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
Six Minnesota men are charged in a plot to travel to Syria in order to support ISIS. The men are charged with conspiracy and attempting to provide materials to support a foreign terror group. They are associated with three other Minnesota men recently charged with similar crimes. Federal prosecutors state ISIS and other terror organizations actively recruit from the Somali community in Minnesota, the largest such community in the United States.
We have a terror recruiting problem in Minnesota.
The six men are Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.
What this case shows is that the person radicalizing your son, your brother, your best friend may not be a stranger. It may be their best friend right here in town.
Hughes appears in federal court this afternoon, and is charged with one count of knowingly operating an aircraft not properly registered and one count of violating national air defense space. He wears his U.S. Postal uniform. He also has to wear court earphones so he can hear. In total, he faces four years in prison, plus fines. The judge releases him on his own recognizance with a series of conditions: He must stay away from any type of aircraft, he must report to pretrial services in Tampa once a week and he must be confined to his home in Florida. His next appearance is scheduled for May 8.
The New York Cardiologist faces a number of charges including selling prescription medications to pay to have a former employer’s office burned down, and a rival doctor murdered. District Attorney:
The investigation led to the discovery of a common link between [illegally sold drug] contraband and an unsolved February 25th arson in Great Neck, and even a subsequent murder-for-hire plot that was foiled by this investigation. The link is Dr. Anthony Moschetto, a practicing cardiologist in Great Neck who was the supplier and mastermind behind this elaborate scheme. At one point Dr. Moschetto even asked for the assault of his victim’s wife if she was present during the primary assault.
The video is released to the public and Slager is charged with shooting and killing Scott. If convicted of murder, the officer could face life in prison, or he could be sentenced to the death penalty. Slager is booked into the county’s detention center and is being held without bail.
Menendez is charged with using his office to benefit an eye doctor, who is also a political donor. Menendez is also charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. He admitted that he flew on the doctor’s private plane to the Dominican Republic without paying for the trips, only later making reimbursements.
Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior. Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, a lecturer at Yale Law School, says the Army has scheduled an Article 32 hearing, similar to a preliminary hearing in civilian law, for April 22 in San Antonio, Texas, where Bergdahl is based. The hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with a general court martial.
Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, is charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the early Saturday crash. Morgan and two other passengers remain in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Morgan’s publicist:
His family is now with him, and he is receiving excellent care. We don’t anticipate much of a change in his condition today.
The RCMP charge Senator Brazeau, and former senator Harb, with fraud, alleging improper claiming of living expenses. Both men deny the charges. Three other senators are named, but the RCMP had not yet decided whether or not to bring charges against them.
A grand jury indicts Hernandez and two other people connected to him, for first-degree murder and weapons charges. He is currently being held without bail and faces life in prison, if convicted. Some of the evidence against Hernandez includes a security-camera image of him holding a gun, video of a Nissan he rented near the crime scene, and text messages. Carlos Ortiz, a friend who is being held on a gun charge, has told police that he stayed in the Nissan when Hernandez, Lloyd, and Ernest Wallace got out. According to court documents, Ortiz heard gunshots and then only Hernandez and Wallace got back in the car. Wallace has been indicted as an accessory after the fact, and Hernandez’s cousin Tanya Singleton has been charged with criminal contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury after she received immunity.
Jones, a federal employee, costs taxpayers $12,000 for his grocery, cable, and hotel bills. Because of the government shut down, there were no checks and balances to prevent this kind of fraud from happening. Jones is now charged for two felonies and two misdemeanors and will spend nine years in prison. Senator Brown comments:
Checks and Balances weren’t in place because the government was shut down.
Department of Justice charges Keys in connection with the attack. He faces three counts: conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer, transmitting information to damage a protected computer, and attempted transmission of information to damage a protected computer. The two substantive counts carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The conspiracy count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Reuters, his current employer:
Any legal violations, or failures to comply with the company’s own strict set of principles and standards, can result in disciplinary action. We would also observe the indictment alleges the conduct occurred in December 2010; Mr. Keys joined Reuters in 2012, and while investigations continue we will have no further comment.
Belizean police said they have charged McAfee’s British bodyguard William Mulligan, 29, and Mulligan’s wife, Stefanie, 22, for having unlicensed weapons and ammunition.
Federal prosecutors add nine new felony counts against Swartz. According to Wired, the case tests the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was passed in 1984 to enhance the government’s ability to prosecute hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality. The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy.
Swartz’s attorney, Martin G. Weinberg, said his client would plead not guilty “to the series of restructured allegations” and intends to make “legal and factual defenses” to the allegations.
Swartz is charged by U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer, in relation to downloading 4.8 million articles worth $1.5 million dollars and other documents — nearly the entire library — of JSTOR, a nonprofit online service for distributing scholarly articles online. Swartz faces up to 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines. United States attorney, Carmen M. Ortiz, said:
Stealing is stealing, whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars. It is equally harmful to the victim whether you sell what you have stolen or give it away.
According to the indictment, in September of 2010, Swartz used several methods to grab articles, including using a program called keepgrabbing.py and breaking into a computer-wiring closet on the M.I.T. campus and setting up a laptop with a false identity on the school network for free JSTOR access under the name Gary Host — or when shortened for the e-mail address, “ghost.”
Swartz is accused of repeatedly spoofing the MAC address — an identifier that is usually static — of his computer after MIT blocked his computer based on that number. The grand jury indictment also notes that Swartz didn’t provide a real e-mail address when registering on the network.
When retrieving the computer, he hid his face behind a bicycle helmet, peeking out through the ventilation holes. The flood of downloads was so great that it crashed some JSTOR servers, the indictment stated, and JSTOR blocked access to the network from M.I.T. and its users for several days.
Swartz returned the hard drives containing the articles to JSTOR and promised that the material would not be disseminated. JSTOR did not pursue charges but referred the case to the United States Attorney’s Office. Swartz surrenders to authorities the same day, pleading not guilty on all accounts, and is released on $100,000 bail.