Head of 'troll farm' controlled Syria Russian mercenaries: report

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The wealthy businessman who allegedly tried to influence the U.S. election with a “troll farm” in St. Petersburg is also behind Russian mercenaries in Syria, according to U.S. intelligence reports. Yevgeny Prigozhin, indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s meddling investigation last week, is also known as “Vladimir Putin’s chef” for his beginnings as […]

Long Island official accused of taking $5G bribe from contractor

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A Long Island public official took a $5,000 bribe from a contractor and then tried to make the man lie about the shady payment, authorities said Thursday. Long Island federal prosecutors charged Richard (Rob) Walker, a top aide to former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, with obstruction of justice and making false […]

Minnesota man starved, beat an raped his twin daughters: report

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A Minnesota man chained, beat, and raped his twin daughters — impregnating one of the sisters twice before he was arrested, according to the charges filed against him. Jerry Lee Curry, 51, was arrested Wednesday on nine felonies including stalking, assault, criminal sexual conduct, criminal abuse, and child endangerment after one of […]

Canadian con man among 200 busted for elderly sweepstakes scam

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A Canadian con man who was caught on video bragging about stealing from the elderly was among 200 people charged Thursday with defrauding seniors. Andrew John Thomas boasted about his sweepstakes scheme at a 2016 conference for postal scammers in Whistler, British Columbia, authorities said. “I’m passionate about my prostitution,” […]