An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Nassar's crimes, the report concludes .
Federal authorities charged a New York man Monday in the shooting of an FBI agent over the weekend, calling the case an 'unprovoked assault' by a member of a violent street gang. Ronell Watson, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. He was ordered held without bail at an afternoon court hearing. The FBI described Watson as a member of the Crips street gang and said that he has been arrested at least 11 times - though not previously convicted - on counts ranging from drug trafficking and larceny to resisting arrest. U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue referred to Watson in magistrate court as a 'gun-wielding, drug-dealing gang
A Council Bluffs man and a Glenwood man were sentenced to their individual terms of imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose on Thursday for charges of receipt of child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. A jury found Beau Croghan, 36, of Council Bluffs, guilty of the charge on Aug. 22. U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced that on Dec. 6, Croghan was sentenced to more than nine years of imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Steven Horton, 40, of Glenwood, was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Horton pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography
A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of planning to attack a Toledo synagogue told undercover FBI agents that he was inspired both by Islamist propaganda and the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 people, authorities said Monday. “I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually,” Damon M. Joseph wrote to an undercover FBI agent on Oct. 30, three days after the Pittsburgh attack, agents wrote in an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He added: “I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah," he said, using the Arabic word for "God willing." A gunman shot and killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities charged a New York man Monday in the shooting of an FBI agent over the weekend, calling the case an "unprovoked assault" by a member of a violent street gang. Ronell Watson, 31, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. He was ordered held without bail at an afternoon court hearing. The FBI described Watson as a member of the Crips street gang and said that he has been arrested at least 11 times— though not previously convicted— on counts ranging from drug trafficking and larceny to resisting arrest. U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue referred to Watson in magistrate court as a "gun-wielding, drug-dealing
The Justice Department is probing whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people's identities were posted to the Federal Communications Commission's website — without their permission — in comments about net neutrality rules, according to a BuzzFeed News report. Two organizations confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the FBI delivered subpoenas to them related to the comments. The reports are apparently the first to show interest from federal investigators in the case, which was already being investigated by the New York attorney general's office. Both organizations had also been subpoenaed by the New York attorney general, according to BuzzFeed News. The comments were left over
CINCINNATI, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The FBI is fast-tracking a process to reform its new system for reporting crimes following details uncovered in "Case Cleared: How Rape Goes Unpunished in America," a joint investigation from Newsy, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica. The investigation uncovered a major flaw in the FBI's new system for tracking crime reports, the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
SALT LAKE CITY — Eric Barnhart says he just kind of "fell" into his career. "I was a lifeguard and had long hair and an earring, when a Marine recruiter showed up at my door," said the special agent-in-charge for the FBI's Salt Lake office, which oversees three Western states. Because of that visit, Barnhart ended up getting an ROTC scholarship and, even though he didn't come from a military or law enforcement family, spent over five years in the U.S. Marines followed by a two-decade career with the FBI. Barnhart calls them the only two "adult jobs" he's had in his lifetime. Now, after 22 years with the FBI — the past 3 1/2 as head of Salt Lake office — Barnhart is retiring and going into the
Caption Close QUEENSBURY — More than a decade before one of Shahed Hussain's business ventures was engulfed in mass tragedy, his questionable deal-making left a trail of accusations and would-be partners who claim they were bilked by the shadowy businessman and FBI informant. Hussain, the owner of the limousine company that supplied the stretch Ford Excursion involved in the deadly Oct. 6 limo crash in Schoharie County, had a checkered reputation even before the catastrophe that killed 20 people. A Times Union investigation has found that Hussain was involved in a 2006 deal to lease a gas station in Queensbury that went badly for two Rensselaer County men. They claim Hussain swindled them out
LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS) -- Kevin Hart is out as the host of the 2019 Oscars -- following his initial refusal to apologize for a series of homophobic tweets he wrote a few years ago -- so now the big question looming over Hollywood is who will replace him? Will it be current Tinsletown darling Tiffany Haddish? Or perhaps funnyman Billy Eichner, who voices a role in next year's "Lion King" film. Or perhaps the Academy wants to go the more established route, and go with Jimmy Kimmel or the duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts.