(East Rutherford, NJ-AP) — Police in New Jersey now say close to 300-thousand-dollars fell out of the back of a Brinks truck on a New Jersey highway yesterday. As of this morning, only a handful of people had turned in about ten-thousand dollars.
East Rutherford police say detectives are reviewing video to track down drivers who stopped on Route Three to pick up the cash. Officials say a malfunctioning door is to blame for yesterday morning’s cash grab. Police say it is a crime if the money is not turned into police.
(Fort Worth, TX) – The 20-year-old man who invoked the “affluenza” defense after a deadly crash is now free. Ethan Couch was released from a jail near Dallas today after serving two years for a revoked probation.
Couch was 16 when he struck and killed four people in June of 2013, and is now just over a week away from his 21st birthday. A psychologist testified during his manslaughter trial that Couch’s irresponsibility was the result of his family’s wealth, calling it “affluenza.” Tonya Couch, Ethan’s mother, is awaiting trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering after fleeing to Mexico with her son in 2015.
(SL)– The winning ticket was sold in Chicopee Mass. The numbers — 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, with a Powerball of 4.
Almost 10 million more players won prizes totaling more than $135 million, it said. More than 30 of those being million dollar tickets.
The payout, which can be taken in a lump sum or in 29 yearly payments, is estimated to be around $443 Million depending on state taxes. The owner of the store that sold the winning ticket will receive $50,000.
Six tickets — sold in Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands — won $2 million each.
(SL)- In what seems to be ripped straight from a TV show or crime movie, seven police officers in Baltimore Maryland are accused of writing the script for the real life wire.
Accused of everything from robbery to selling heroin are:
Det. Momodu Bondeva Kenton Gondo, a/k/a GMoney and Mike, 34, of Owings Mills, hired in 2005
Det. Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, hired in 2009
Det. Daniel Thomas Hersl, 47, of Joppa, hired in 1999
Sgt. Wayne Earl Jenkins, 36, of Middle River, hired in 2003
Det. Jemell Lamar Rayam, 36, of Owings Mills, hired in 2005
Det. Marcus Roosevelt Taylor, 30, of Glen Burnie, hired in 2009
Det. Maurice Kilpatrick Ward, 36, of Middle River, hired in 2003
All have been federally indicted for a racketeering conspiracy.
The investigation lasted over a year and the criminal acts range from stopping innocent people and robbing them for amounts ranging from $200,000 to a ‘couple hundred dollars,’ filing false affidavits, and making fraudulent overtime claims while officers vacationed in Myrtle Beach and gambled at casinos.
The officers also routinely filed for overtime pay for hours they didn’t work, the documents allege. Jenkins filed for five days when he was on vacation with his family, and other officers discussed going to a casino or a bar on days when they filed for overtime pay.
In September 2016, Gondo was recorded telling Rayam he had switched off his body camera before hitting a cellphone out of a woman’s hand.
“I turned the camera off,” Gondo said.
“Oh yeah, f(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk) that s(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk),” Rayam said. “So, basically it’s like you were never here.”
“These officers are 1930s-style gangers,” said Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. “They betrayed the trust we’re trying to build with our community at a very sensitive time in our history.”
Other incidents include:
— Three of the officers stopped a man on the street, searched his car without a warrant, took him home and stole $1,500 he had earned working as a maintenance supervisor at a nursing home. Rayam then allegedly wrote a false incident report, not mentioning the stolen money, and Jenkins approved it.
— Five of the officers stopped a man leaving a storage facility, lied that they had a search warrant, and then stole $2,000 from a sock containing $4,800. Federal authorities were listening: inside an electronically surveilled police car, Rayam was recorded telling Gondo he’d only “taxed” the man “a little bit.”
— Four of the officers arrested a man during a traffic stop and confiscated drugs and $21,500, but turned only $15,000 over as evidence. Then they went to the man’s home and stole $200,000 and a $4,000 wristwatch from a safe deposit box.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein also announced a second indictment charging a drug conspiracy. Sometimes, narcotics and weapons were seized in addition to money and, “in several instances, the defendants did not file any police reports,” the indictment alleges.
In it, Gondo is accused of dealing drugs and protecting his operation by tipping off drug dealers about law-enforcement tactics.
“This is not about aggressive policing, it is about criminal conspiracy,” Rosenstein said.
In August 2016, Justice Department’s released a scathing report detailing systemic failures, including excessive use of force, illegal stops, inadequate oversight and a dearth of training.
By then, federal agents had spent months following officers assigned to the Gun Trace Task Force, a squad formed to reduce violent crime by tracking and removing illegal guns from the streets.
The indictment describes a criminal enterprise that began in 2015, when the city was rocked by civil unrest following the death of a young black man, Freddie Gray, in police custody that April. Weeks later, the Justice Department began a “pattern and practice” investigation of the city’s police force. Intense reform efforts followed, including the expanded use of cameras to record police interactions. Rosenstein said the investigation began about a year ago, and that as a result, his office “quietly dropped” five federal cases brought by one or more of the officers. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby wasn’t notified about the investigation until charges were filed. He expects her office to review its cases involving the officers, as well.
Rosenstein called the officers’ conduct “a pernicious conspiracy scheme that included abuse of power.”
All have been suspended without pay and are in custody of the FBI as police are search for more victims who may have interacted with any of these officers under suspicious circumstances.
Jaromir Jagr, 43, was captured on camera in bed next to an 18-year-old from the Czech Republic when she took a selfie of them snuggled up under the covers while he dozed in the background.
The model, who has been identified as Catherine from Moravia, flashed the peace sign and puckered up for the camera when she took the picture and then tried to use it against Jagr.
The woman, or someone close to her, threatened to publish it unless the NHL legend was willing to hand over 50,000 Czech crowns [about $2,000 US currency], according to Czech outlet Blesk.
Jagr started playing in the NHL in the 1990s.
The translation via BroBible reads: ‘An 18-year old model tried to blackmail Jaromir Jagr by asking for 50,000 Czech Koruna’s or she would publish a picture of the pair taken directly after the two engaged in sexual intercourse.
‘Jagr responded by saying ‘I don’t care,’ and she published the photo.
‘The girl ended up being the girlfriend of Czech National Junior Team defenseman Dominik Rudl.’
After the photo posted on social media, Jagr fans began creating their own versions of themselves puckering up and flashing the peace sign next to humans, stuffed animals, pets and even liquor bottles.
Jagr has not offered up a response, but it’s a safe bet he doesn’t care about those versions either.
The leading point scorer among all active NHL players has laced up his skates as a member of eight teams and won consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
He now plays right wing for the Florida Panthers.
Catherine’s boyfriend Rudl, who was born in 1996, calls Jagr his idol, Puck Daddy reported.