WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment , brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to sway political opinion during the race between Republican Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent. The charges are the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling in the election. The goal, the indictment says, was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election.” Charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated
All 13 Russians — along with the infamous troll farm they worked for and the companies that funded it — have been charged with defrauding the United States. In a Friday afternoon bombshell, a DC grand jury convened by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller returned an indictment charging 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies with interfering in the 2016 US presidential election. The indictment details how the accused allegedly used social media like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to attempt to disrupt and sow discord during the election. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Evegny Prigozhin Prigozhin, whose first name is spelled "Yevgeniy" in the indictment, has for years been seen as close to Russian Preside
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (ABC NEWS) – A teacher accused of assaulting a middle school student who wouldn’t stand for the pledge of allegiance is facing criminal charges. The Angevine Middle School PE Teacher Karen Smith has been on paid leave since she was accused of lifting a student by his jacket and taking him out of the classroom because he wouldn’t stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. The district policy allows for students to sit or stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. After working with Lafayette Police, the Boulder DA decided to charge Smith with child abuse and assault. Her first court date has not been set.
An alleged drunken driver from San Diego is facing gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges stemming from a wrong-way crash that killed a motorcyclist on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Torrance last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Gabriel Anthony Fajardo, 22, of San Diego was northbound in the carpool […]
When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re arresting parents, nurses, and teachers. They're tearing American families apart. They’re stealing immigrants’ identities to commit fraud. And some, I assume, are good people: The chief counsel for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Seattle field office was charged with stealing the identities of seven people who were involved in immigration proceedings, according to court documents. Raphael A. Sanchez allegedly devised a plan to defraud several financial institutions by using their identities to obtain money and property over a fou
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino‘s nephew was killed in a shooting Tuesday in North Carolina. Tyquan Von Ricco Washington was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the road in front of a home in Greensboro, N.C., according to the Greensboro Police Department. While paramedics tried to save Washington, the 18-year-old was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital. Police allege the teen was shot during a dispute between himself and 21-year-old David Lee White, Jr. Hours after Washington’s death, White was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Guilford County Jail without bond, according to police. The American Idol season 3 winner shared a photo of her nephew on Instagram shortly after the news, writing, “Ty Auntie is So Sorry Baby RIP to my Oldest Neph
Enlarge (credit: STML / Flickr) Two men have been charged with stealing huge amounts of cash through "Jackpotting," a crime that causes malware-infected ATMs to rapidly empty their cash reserves to waiting accomplices. Alex Alberto Fajin-Diaz, 31, of Spain, and Argenys Rodriguez, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts, allegedly dressed as ATM repair technicians and approached a machine at the Citizen's Bank in Cromwell, Connecticut, on January 27, according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Hartford. After accessing the inside of the machine, prosecutors said, two additional males then approached the same ATM. Citizens Bank investigators quickly detected some sort of anomaly while the ATM heist was in progress and called the Cromwell Police Department. Patrols who respon...