In Seattle, an IRS agent allegedly pressured a medical marijuana dispensary owner into paying off his student loans in return for going easy on an audit—and now that agent’s headed to court. Sallie Mae doesn’t care where the money comes from, right?
Noela Rukundo is a ghost. Or at least that’s what her husband Balenga Kalala thought when she arrived at her own funeral after he’d been told that she was murdered by the Burundian hit men he had hired to kill her last February.
Catherine Greig, girlfriend of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, pleaded guilty to a federal criminal contempt charge on Wednesday. Not to mention, she wasn’t depicted in Black Mass—the Bulger movie starring Johnny Depp—which is bullshit.
In Pennsylvania, a judge ruled that the criminal assault charge against Bill Cosby is worthy of a trial, despite a claim from a former District Attorney that he’d granted the comedian immunity 10 years ago.
Sandra Merritt, one of the anti-abortion activists behind the Planned Parenthood sting videos, turned herself in to authorities in Houston Wednesday. Merritt is charged with tampering with a governmental record; her attorneys had planned a press conference after her court appearance, which they cancelled almost…
Everyone hates Martin Shkreli, the pharma bro who raised the price of an old but coveted prescription drug by 5,000 percent. It seemed, from his wack demeanor, that Shkreli was taking a Grinch-like joy in his actions; now, investigators have found proof that this is true.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who’s called for better enforcement of laws against online harassment, says someone called police Sunday night to falsely report an active shooter at her home. Clark told the Boston Globe that officers descended on her front lawn, some armed with long guns.
Blacksburg, Va. police arrested a second Virginia Tech student today, claiming 19-year-old Natalie Keepers helped David Eisenhauer dispose of Nicole Lovell’s body after the Hokies track athlete allegedly murdered the middle-schooler this week.
After last year witnessed the killings of at least 23 transgender women, 43-year-old Monica Loera is now the first known trans homicide victim of 2016. On January 22, Loera was shot in front of her home in Austin, Texas. She was taken to a hospital where she later passed away.
Victoria’s Secret is being sued by Debra MacKinnon, a lingerie designer who says the company ripped off her invention for a fancy push-up bra.
They say that crime doesn’t pay, but $70,000 in cheese certainly does.
Early Friday morning in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, 29-year-old Janese Jackson-Talton was at Cliff’s Bar when a 41-year-old man named Charles McKinney, according to KDKA, tried to approach her for a date. She refused. After the bar closed, McKinney followed her outside and shot her in the chest.
In 2012, a Canadian man named Gregory Alan Elliott was accused of harassing two women online for a number of months. By 2014, he was standing before a judge for his alleged criminal activity. But in what quickly became a ground-breaking case against online abuse, Elliott was found not guilty Friday.
In Pennsylvania, a federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby brought by a woman named Renita Hill.
Police are struggling to explain why a 16 year-old girl was found dead in a Kentucky juvenile detention center ten days ago. Gynnya McMillen was found unresponsive on January 11th after spending the night alone in her cell—in a case that sounds eerily similar to that of 28-year-old Sandra Bland.
Don McLean, the singer of “American Pie,” has issued his first statement since being arrested on charges of domestic violence in Knox County, Maine, on Monday morning.
In December, the grand jury on the case of two police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice on camera declined to indict the officers. That would imply, normally, that they’d voted on the non-indictment, but it appears that they may not have voted at all.