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From @CrimeADay : 16 USC §668dd & 50 CFR §36.32(c) make it a crime to take a private jet to Alaska and kill a wolverine on a refuge before 3am the next day.
Third Executive Pleads Guilty To Traffic Light Contract Bribery In Iowa (DesMoines Register) - Another executive of a municipal contractor has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to bribe a former Bettendorf city official. Former Brown Traffic Products director Robert Budd Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy. He's the third former executive of the Davenport-based company, which helps control traffic flows in many cities, to plead guilty.
10th Detroit Public Schools Principal Pleads Guilty To Bribery (Detroit News) - A 10th principal from Detroit Public Schools has pleaded guilty to a felony charge for her role in a $2.7 million bribery scheme at the state’s largest, cash-strapped district. Beverly Campbell, a principal at Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle school from 2005 to 2015, entered her guilty plea Friday morning before U.S. District Judge Paul Borman on a count of bribery conspiracy. Federal prosecutors allege Campbell conspired with school supplies vendor Norman Shy to submit fraudulent invoices to the district for supplies Shy did not deliver. In return, Campbell received $50,000 in kickbacks and bribes from Shy, prosecutors said, meeting with him four to five times a year to get the cash.
Long Island Private Investigator Gets Probation In NYPD Bribery Case (Newsday) - A Long Island private eye who bribed an NYPD cop to get confidential information about witnesses for defense lawyers in criminal cases was sentenced to five years probation but escaped jail time in Manhattan federal court on Friday. “I became too engaged and overwhelmed in trying to provide a zealous defense for my clients,” said Joseph Dwyer, his voice breaking with emotion as his wife and relatives cried and held hands in the front row of the courtroom.
Guilty Plea In Dallas Area Economic Development Fraud Case (Morning News) - Kevin Kenard Howard of Dallas pled guilty today to one count of wire fraud stemming from his work with another man, Ellis Wamsley IV and the non-profit company FAIM Development. According to officials, Wamsley formed FAIM and hired Howard to work as a financial consultant. In 2010, the pair sought out a Flower Mound to help generate revenue and said the money would generate funding for the non-profit’s economic development projects in South Dallas and across the country.
E-Trade Offices In Manila Raided On Illegal Trade Info (NY Post) - ETrade’s going to need more than a talking baby to smooth this over. The day-trader broker had its Manila offices raided, equipment confiscated and as many as 36 employees arrested in a raid by Philippines authorities last week, The Post has learned. The May 10 action took place in the midst of a Philippines probe into allegations that the New York company was making unauthorized trades for US customers’ accounts, sources said.
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