Juan Ramon-Vasquez, 51, was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutive to his state sentence, for his federal crime of illegal reentry to the United States after deportation. In May 2009, Ramon-Vasquez was deported from the United States to Honduras. In March 2014, he was encountered by ERO officers in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons.
The City of Philadelphia chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for Ramon-Vasquez, who was instead released from custody by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. After his release, Ramon-Vasquez proceeded to repeatedly rape a young child. The defendant is currently serving a sentence of eight to 20 years in state prison for the rapes.
Peter McBride, a former visiting deacon at St. Helen's Catholic Church, was arrested last week after he allegedly went to East Spa in Vero Beach and solicited sex. McBride is currently released on $1,000 bond.
East Spa is one of five spas Indian River County Sheriff's deputies and Vero Beach Police officers have shut down as part of a multi-county investigation into potential human trafficking in the spas.
Spanish authorities said police were investigating an incident last week at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid in which a woman was hurt and, according to a North Korean government's aide, computers and cellphones also were stolen.
A group of unidentified assailants bound and gagged workers inside the gated embassy compound on Feb. 22 for four hours, according to Spain's El Confidencial news site, which first reported the incident on Wednesday.
U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Sunland Park apprehend 180 illegal aliens in the early morning hours of February 26. This group, like many others before, is comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the illegal border crossers for violating the immigration laws of this country. Border Patrol EMT’s conducted initial medical screenings and determined that some of the subjects required additional attention. Sunland Park Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene where they provided medical attention and determined that some of the illegal aliens needed further medical treatment. Those in need of further medical attention were transported to a local hospital.
Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled an unmanned, fighter-like jet developed in Australia and designed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost.
The U.S. manufacturer hopes to sell the multi-role aircraft, which is 38 feet long (11.6 metres) and has a 2,000 nautical mile (3,704 kilometre) range, to customers around the world, modifying it as requested.
"When you talk about him calling African countries sh*thole countries, when you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don't think you can reach any other conclusion," Harris also said.
"I think there has to be some form of reparations and we can discuss what that is," Harris said in the interview released Tuesday.
Submarines, ships and aircraft from 10 NATO countries launched the annual Dynamic Manta exercise off the coast of Italy, beginning 10 days of underwater and surface warfare training in the central Mediterranean Sea.
The exercise, which began on Monday, February 25, involves submarines from Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, under the control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), are joining nine surface ships from the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Greece, NATO said on Wednesday.
The leader of Canada’s main opposition party Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quit after a former justice minister said government officials inappropriately pressured her to help a major firm avoid a bribery trial.
The allegations by Jody Wilson-Raybould dramatically deepened the biggest crisis of Trudeau’s tenure just months ahead of an October election in which his Liberals face a tough fight.
Wilson-Raybould told the House of Commons justice committee that she had confronted Trudeau over what she called inappropriate pressure to help construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. evade a corruption trial on charges of bribing Libyan officials.
Shayna Lopez-Rivas is a college campus rape survivor turned Second Amendment activist. GPM caught up with Shayna, who shared her powerful story and explained why true feminists must embrace gun rights.
Prior to November 2014, I was an everyday, liberal college student with a great dislike of guns. I had progressed from being completely anti-gun my freshman year to thinking, a couple years later, maybe some guns could be useful in applicable circumstances a couple years later, but I certainly was not the Second Amendment advocate I am today.
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling for Woods.
In March 2016, Twitter account @voxday mistakenly identified Democrat Bernie Sanders' supporter Portia Boulger of Chillicothe as the woman in a Donald Trump T-shirt appearing to give a Nazi salute during a rally for the Republican candidate. Woods' account retweeted photos, asking, "So-called #Trump 'Nazi' is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?"
Multiple outlets reported the rally photo was of another woman, and Woods eventually corrected his tweet.
The appellate judges found Woods' tweet "could reasonably be read to have an innocent meaning" as merely asking a question.
A former sales representative and the president of a U.S.-based company surrendered to federal authorities yesterday for their alleged roles in a scheme to corruptly secure business advantages from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). These business advantages included contract awards and payment on past due invoices.
Rafael Enrique Pinto Franceschi (Pinto), 40, of Miami, Florida, and Franz Herman Muller Huber (Muller), 68, of Weston, Florida, were arrested in Miami on arrest warrants based on a five-count indictment returned in the Southern District of Texas (SDTX) on Feb. 21, and unsealed today. Pinto and Muller made their initial appearances today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman of the Southern District of Florida. Pinto and Muller are each charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to launder money.
The Justice Department announced this week it will fine CFA Institute (CFAI) more than $320,000 for choosing to discriminate against qualified American workers by specifically hiring foreign workers imported through the H-1B visa program.
The DOJ investigation revealed that CFAI, a nonprofit firm of investment professionals, hired H-1B visa foreign workers to administer an exam for financial analysists that provides them with a global certification if they pass.
Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). The Challenge calls upon innovators to submit novel plans for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids being trafficked into the United States through international mail.
Chase, one of America’s big four retail banks, has withdrawn service from a number of conservatives in recent weeks, amid a rise in financial blacklisting by payment processors and credit card companies.
I have now spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut (how is Connecticut doing?). His war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud - he was never even there. We talked about it today with Vietnamese leaders!
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