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Recycled Plastic Content Pledges by Coca-Cola and Pepsi Won’t Save the Oceans

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A new study commissioned by Oceana has exposed the weakness of plastic recycled content pledges by giants like The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo. The analysis, conducted by Eunomia Research & Consulting, found that if the top five beverage companies meet their pledges – and it’s far from certain that they will – these pledges would…

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Peoria Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

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A Peoria, Illinois, man, Randall R. Ray IV, 33, was sentenced on May 10, 2022, to 14 years in prison for possession of child pornography. According to court filings, in July 2021, Ray produced and possessed a video that depicted a minor child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Another individual found the video in Ray’s…

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U.S. intelligence assesses Pyongyang as one of the top four cyber threats

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Pyongyang’s sophisticated cyberwarfare arsenal has triggered far less attention and international response than its nuclear and missile weapons, despite having been used repeatedly in attacks against governments, financial institutions, and industries. North Korea has conducted cyber guerrilla warfare to steal classified military secrets, swipe billions of dollars in money and cybercurrency, and inflict extensive damage…

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Justice Department Announces $40 Million in Funding to Advance Community Policing and $5 Million in Funding for the Collaborative Reform Initiative

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the availability of approximately $40 million in funding in Community Policing Development (CPD) grants and roughly $5 million for the Collaborative Reform Initiative. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland first announced the expansion of technical assistance services offered to law enforcement agencies through the Collaborative Reform Initiative in March 2022.…

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Texas couple who stole over $4 million from Georgia company sentenced to more than six years in prison

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ATLANTA – April and James Thompson have each been sentenced for mail fraud after stealing over $4 million from Forest Investment Associates (“FIA”), an Atlanta-based company that provides timberland investment advisory and management services for institutional timberland investors. “The defendants were able to engage in this fraud for so long only because the victim trusted…

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Russian Oligarch Charged with Violating U.S. Sanctions

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A Russian national is charged with violating U.S. sanctions arising from the 2014 Russian undermining of democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine. According to the indictment, which was unsealed today in the Southern District of New York, Konstantin Malofeyev, 47, of Russia, is charged with conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions and violations of U.S. sanctions…

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“Situation will probable worsen”, public sentiments in Russia

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The conducted survey of retail investor sentiment in Russia shows a sharp decline of optimism about the future and their own financial situation, according to Levada, a Non-governmental organization based in Moscow. Confidence that their personal financial situation will improve has been decreasing throughout the year, but the current drop was especially dramatic: the number…

Viktor Vekselberg yacht
A Civil Guard stands by the yacht called Tango in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Monday April 4, 2022. U.S. federal agents and Spain's Civil Guard are searching the yacht owned by a Russian oligarch. The yacht is among the assets linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire and close ally with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who heads the Moscow-based Renova Group, a conglomerate encompassing metals, mining, tech and other assets, according to U.S. Treasury Department documents. All of Vekselberg's assets in the U.S. are frozen and U.S. companies are forbidden from doing business with him and his entities. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)
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“Corrupt Russian oligarchs cannot evade sanctions to live a life of luxury as innocent Ukrainians are suffering”, Department of Justice

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The FINANCIAL — Spanish law enforcement today executed a Spanish court order freezing the Motor Yacht (M/Y) Tango (the Tango), a 255-foot luxury yacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. Spanish authorities acted pursuant to a request from the U.S. Department of Justice for assistance following the issuance of a seizure warrant, filed in…

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Covid and Schizophrenia: Why This Deadly Mix Can Deepen Knowledge of the Brain Disease

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The FINANCIAL — Most of the time, the voices in Keris Myrick’s head don’t bother her. They stay in the background or say nice things. But sometimes they get loud and mean — like when a deadly pandemic descended on the world. “It’s when things go really, really fast and they seem overwhelmingly disastrous. That’s…

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New Jersey man convicted for his involvement in a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain U.S. visas for Chinese government employees

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The FINANCIAL — According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Zhongsan Liu, 59, of Fort Lee, participated in a scheme to fraudulently procure J-1 research scholar visas for employees of the government of the of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to enable them to unlawfully work for the PRC government in the…

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Ex-Port of Savannah worker admits making bomb threat on 9-11 anniversary

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SAVANNAH, GA:  A Toombs County, Ga., man has admitted phoning in a bomb threat to a Port of Savannah facility on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Elliott Sherman, a/k/a “Amir Turner,” 23, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to False Information and Hoaxes, said U.S. Attorney David H. Estes. The plea subjects Sherman…

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Approximately $28,151,582 in Cryptocurrency Seized by US Government

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The FINANCIAL  – A Canadian man was extradited yesterday from Canada to the United States on an indictment returned in the Middle District of Florida that charges him with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and wire fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer, and transmitting a demand in relation to damaging a protected computer arising…

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Charlotte Man Convicted Of Using Stolen Identities To Defraud Government-Funded COVID-19 Relief Programs Is Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

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The FINANCIAL – U.S. Attorney Dena J. King announced today that Keon Taylor, 31, of Charlotte, was sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for using stolen identities to defraud government-funded coronavirus aid relief programs of more than $219,000. In addition to the prison term imposed, Taylor was ordered to…

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Hollywood TV Actor Charged with Participating in Home-Delivery Drug Trafficking Ring

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          LOS ANGELES – A Koreatown man is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon after being arrested Saturday on federal charges alleging he worked with a Hollywood woman who ran a drug-delivery operation that in one incident sold counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl that resulted in a fatal opioid overdose. Mucktarr Kather Sei, 36, whose…

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Central Florida Man Charged With Almost $20 Million In Fraud

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The FINANCIAL –United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Nikesh Ajay Patel (38, formerly from Orlando) has been arraigned on charges related to almost $20 million in fraud that he perpetrated while on federal pretrial release. Patel has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud,…

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