Instagram influencers lavish lifestyle sparks money laundering probe of customs officer father

The illicit funds were used to send Jenny Ambuila to the University of Miami, where she studied from 2013 to 2017 and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. “In exchange for their illicit act, these two people (Ambuila and the other official of the National Directorate of Texas and Customs) and other alleged accomplices would have received millionaire dividends that were hidden through front companies or were turned over to their relatives to acquire goods and services that would exceed their economic capacity,” prosecutors said, according to El Tiempo. “For example, the two officials did not have salaries over 6 million pesos, however, they recorded income and purchases for much higher amounts with no clarity of their origin,” they added. …

Pete Buttigieg Calls For Death Penalty To Be Abolished

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a death penalty. “As we work to end mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses, as we work to put an end to prolonged solitary confinement, which is a form of torture,” he said, “here too we must be intentional about fixing disparities that have strong and deeply unfair racial consequences.” Watch Buttigieg’s speech at NAN Convention 2019 below. He starts speaking around the 28:45 mark. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Pay gap widens at almost half of firms

Overall, the median pay gap in favour of men lowered slightly from 9.7% last year to 9.6% this year. The median pay gap is calculated by comparing the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman and middle-ranking man in the same companies. Want to find out the gender pay gap where you work? Try the calculator below. How big is the pay gap at…? Type in a company name below …for every £10 the average man earns… …the average woman takes home [[PercOfMen]] Number of companies by pay gap >50 25 0% 25 >50 If you cannot see the calculator, please click here By law, all companies, charities and public sector departments of 250 employees or more must publish their …

German authorities recover bodies from small plane wreck

Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner Natalia Fileva was aboard the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned in a field as it approached the small airport at Egelsbach near Frankfurt. The business publication has estimated Fileva’s fortune at $600 million. German police have said there were two Russian citizens on board but haven’t provided any positive identification of the occupants yet. The cause of the crash is still unclear. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump Remains Defiant On Immigration ‘Emergency’ At Border As Lawsuits Pile Up

President Trump said “chain migration” Earlier on Friday, California governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced that a coalition of 20 states was suing to challenge Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund a wall on the southern border. The day before, leaders of the House of Representatives also voted to authorize a lawsuit declared a national emergencystates sued SAUL LOEB via Getty Images Trump speaks as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (R) looks on during a roundtable on immigration and border security at the US Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, California — April 5, 2019.  At the border patrol station, Trump decried the “colossal surge” of migrants entering the country, saying it was “overwhelming our immigration system.” He was apparently …

Michael Cohen Asks Congress To Help Keep Him Out Of Jail

In a letter sent to lawmakers Thursday, Cohen’s legal team said he is still sorting through documents in his personal files that might be of interest to House Democrats investigating President Donald Trump, including emails, voice recordings, images and other documents on a hard drive. They said if Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, has been going through the documents alone, without any help, and if he reports to prison May 6 as scheduled, he won’t be able to finish reviewing the material. If any lawmakers were to write such a letter, it could be useful if Cohen petitioned the court to delay his prison report date. Cohen, who pleaded guilty last year to tax evasion, fraud, lying to Congress …

Trump lawyers issue letter fighting tax return request

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump continues to hold his ground against Democratic efforts to obtain his tax returns, with one administration official telling CNN that the President and his team are willing to fight the House Democratic request all the way to the Supreme Court. “They have zero right to it,” the official said, who added Trump has also made it clear he’s not releasing his tax returns. READ: Trump lawyers send letter pushing back on tax return request Trump has retained Arlington, Virginia-based law firm Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC to represent him on the matter. Lawyer William Consovoy argued in a statement on Friday that the requests for Trump’s tax information “are not consistent with governing law, do not advance …

‘If You Shoot At The Devil You Best Not Miss,’ Alec Baldwin’s Trump Warns On ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live” hilariously skewered the sanitized takes from President William Barr in a clever three-character cold-open about what is known so far about special counsel Trump is “clean as a whistle,” De Niro: “I am submitting these 380 pages.” Baldwin: “I am reading zero pages. But “Trump” promised that “pardons are already in the mail.” He declared that all words in “Mueller’s” report will be blacked out except for the words “no” and “collusion.” That’s when Rudy Giuliani popped up. “I guess I was a legal genius the whole time,” McKinnon coos. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

With Israel election in sight, Netanyahu stumps with Trump

Drawing inspiration from Trump, Netanyahu has dismissed a corruption case against him as a “witch hunt” and his Likud party has launched a weekly webcast to counter what it claims is “fake news” broadcast by mainstream media. For Netanyahu, the close ties with Trump are a welcome change after eight frosty years with the Obama administration, which repeatedly clashed with the prime minister over his policies toward the Palestinians and his opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran. Upon taking office two years ago, Trump quickly reversed course and established a tight relationship with Netanyahu. This has yielded benefits for Netanyahu on the campaign trail. In the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, Netanyahu has hosted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, visited …

Politician’s Claim As Tallest Might Be A Stretch

Robert Cornegy Jr., a 6-foot-10 (208 centimeter) councilman from Brooklyn, was certified by Guinness World Records in January and honored for the distinction this week at a City Hall ceremony. But North Dakota’s insurance commissioner, Jon Godfread, quickly stepped forward to say he will contest the title. Godfread, who played basketball at the University of Northern Iowa and played professionally in Germany, says he’s 6-11¾ (212 centimeters). Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming could top them all. Yao is a delegate in the advisory body to China’s National People’s Congress. He is listed at 7-feet-6 (228.6-centimeters). Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Don’t inflame Brexit tensions, police warn

Chief Constable Charlie Hall, the NPCC lead for operations, also said there was no intelligence to suggest there would be a rise in crime or disorder because of Brexit, although forces were “prepared to respond to any issues that may arise”. What preparations are being made for a no-deal? Brexit: A really simple guide The warnings follow increased concern about intimidation of MPs. Mr Hewitt said the UK was in “an incredibly febrile atmosphere” as a result of the debate over leaving the EU and there was a lot of “angry talk” on social media. He said: “I think there is a responsibility on those individuals that have a platform and have a voice to communicate in a way that …

Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max pilots followed expected procedures before crash, aviation officials say

(CNN)Pilots flying Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 repeatedly performed all of the aircraft manufacturer’s procedures, but could not control the Boeing 737 Max 8 before it crashed, killing all 157 people aboard, Ethiopian officials said Thursday. Ethiopian authorities appeared to recommend a Boeing review of the plane’sautomated anti-stall software, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), and that aviation regulators ensure the issue is dealt with before authorizing future flights. Without specifically naming the MCAS system, Ethiopian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges said that the plane experienced “repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose-down conditions.” That description echoes the behavior of another Max 8 plane — Lion Air Flight 610 — which crashed in October last year. Investigators believe MCAS played a key …

CNN 10 – April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Blue Planet producer defends turtle release

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA baby turtle was snatched by a seagull as it was being released to the sea. If you were watching Blue Planet Live on Sunday night you may have been left a bit deflated as the programme came to an end. In the final few moments, six green sea turtle hatchlings were released onto the beach, before one of them was snapped up by a hungry seagull. “What happened and the way it played out was unfortunate”, Blue Planet Live’s executive producer Roger Webb says. “It’s not for us to interfere.” “With a predator with such quick wits and ability – they’re always going have their eyes on the prize.” Report End …

2 Japanese teenagers found drowned in Australian lake

BRISBANE, Australia – Two Japanese teenagers have been found dead in Australia’s Lake McKenzie after being reported missing from a school tour. The boys’ bodies were discovered by police divers on Saturday morning. Inspector Tony Clowes of the Queensland Police said authorities will be interviewing witnesses to determine what happened at the popular tourist destination, described by the mayor as “a calm lake in the middle of an island.”