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‘Chief forger’ Niurca Quinones, NYPD detective, She’s at centre of multiple mistrials, cost city of NY $250G in settlements, now under investigation

New York police dept investigating Brooklyn SVU detective at centre of mistrial, $250G in settlements
SVU Det. Niurca Quinones has been accused multiple times of shady police work involving suspects in sexual assault cases
Quinones a 5-year veteran of SVU is under “internal review,” as per NYPD policy for officers sued more than 3 times in a year Continue reading ‘Chief forger’ Niurca Quinones, NYPD detective, She’s at centre of multiple mistrials, cost city of NY $250G in settlements, now under investigation
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Off the rails?  Arizona cops threatened To shoot 7-year-old daughter of Kenneth Walton, during traffic stop – Arizona police confirm story, call him ‘irresponsible’ for going public –  calling all psychologists to donate ‘free’ therapy to those who need it

Kenneth Walton and his precious cargo, 7-year-old daughter

Kenneth Walton says cop threatened To shoot his 7-Year-old when they went on vacation to the Grand Canyon, Ariz.

Walton writes on Facebook“Tonight, I was arrested at gunpoint by an Arizona highway patrol officer who threatened to shoot me in the back (twice) in front of my 7-year-old daughter”


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Arizona PSD say Walton’s post is  “inflammatory” and “irresponsible”, furthermore, officer Oton Villegas only drew his weapon because “Initially the driver, identified as Kenneth Walton, was not responding to officer’s commands while seated in his vehicle”

Walton disputes police account, trooper didn’t tap on driver’s window, but “rapped on the rear passenger side window with his pistol, my daughter, who was sitting inches from the barrel of his gun, jumped with fear as the officer yelled at me to roll down the front passenger window, his service weapon pointed directly at me”

Walton’s rental car came up as stolen because the rental car company had not replaced the license plates when the front plate was reported stolen

 

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Kenneth Walton and his precious cargo

Kenneth Walton, a San Francisco native, said he thought the Arizona state trooper following him and his 7-year-old daughter wanted to warn him their rental car had a broken taillight, during a family trip to the  Grand Canyon, last Thursday.
They were on an Interstate highway in Las Vegas and Flagstaff,  Walton who said he knew he hadn’t been speeding, pulled over on an off-ramp, rolled down his driver’s side window and waited. According to Walton that’s when things went “terribly awry.”
He later posted on Facebook: “Tonight, I was arrested at gunpoint by an Arizona highway patrol officer who threatened to shoot me in the back (twice) in front of my 7-year-old daughter,” Walton wrote on Facebook, hours after the incident. “For a moment, I was certain he was going to kill me for no reason. I’m alive, and I need to share the story.”

His post created a firestorm for discussions about what is appropriate during interactions with law enforcement.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is standing by the trooper’s actions, including his threat to shoot Walton during the traffic stop, said Capt. Damon Cecil of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Although it has confirmed the traffic stop took place, they dispute the tone and some of the details in Walton’s Facebook post, calling it “inflammatory” and “irresponsible.”
“We sympathize with them; I don’t think there’s any law enforcement official who would not be just as angry, just as fearful and terrorized if [they were in a similar situation and] officers had guns pointed out,” “It’s a scary situation. But in light of that, this is a positive story. … This case is a prime example of how things should be done.”
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, DPS, the traffic stop occurred around 7:43 p.m. on Aug. 11, after the license plate on Walton’s rental car came up as stolen. The trooper requested backup and followed the rental car on the Interstate 40 until it exited the highway.

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Kenneth Walton and his daughter ware on vacation to the Grand canyon before their terrifying ordeal

The trooper then approached the car with his gun drawn — actions the department said are appropriate for anything considered a “high-risk traffic stop … when serious crimes or hazardous conditions may exist.”
“Initially the driver, identified as Kenneth Walton, was not responding to officer’s commands while seated in his vehicle so the trooper moved up the passenger-side window and got the occupant’s attention by tapping on the window with his hand,” DPS said in a short statement. “It was at this time the trooper realized there was a child in the car as she sat up into view. Mr. Walton was ordered out of the car and detained in handcuffs while the trooper conducted his investigation.”
The trooper, a 7-year veteran, identified as Oton Villegas, has not had major disciplinary actions. In 2013, he was named along with several other officers in a civil rights lawsuit that was settled and dismissed without prejudice, Cecil said.
Walton, however, disputes the department’s account. He said the DPS statement omitted or downplayed details about how the incident unfolded, including how the trooper (referred to by Walton as an “officer”) interacted with his young daughter.
He says the first command came when the trooper tapped on the front passenger window, gun in hand, not before. In addition, Walton said his daughter was sitting in a booster seat in the rear passenger side of the vehicle, not in the front, and was in view — not crouched or reclined, the entire time. Walton recounted trying to stay calm while the trooper reportedly escalated the situation.

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Kenneth Walton and his 7-year-old daughter

Suddenly, the officer rapped on the rear passenger side window with his pistol. My daughter, who was sitting inches from the barrel of his gun, jumped with fear as the officer yelled at me to roll down the front passenger window, his service weapon pointed directly at me. I knew something was terribly awry and I tried to remain calm, keeping my hands visible as I slowly fumbled for the window controls in an unfamiliar car.

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My daughter rolled down her window and I explained that we were in a rental car, that we had no weapons, and I was having trouble figuring out how to roll down the front passenger window from my driver’s side door. The officer didn’t listen, and kept yelling louder and more insistently, ordering me to comply with his request as he leered at me down the barrel of his pistol. My daughter panicked and tried to get out of her booster seat to reach forward to roll down the front window, and the officer screamed her at her not to move as he pointed his pistol at her.

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Kenneth Walton and his daughter went on vacation to the Grand Canyon

Walton initially said on Facebook that dashboard camera footage would bear out his account of the traffic stop because he was under the impression all Arizona law enforcement officers had dashboard or body cameras.
However DPS tclaim there is no dashboard or body camera footage available from the incident, nor is the agency aware of any amateur video taken at the scene, only audio from the trooper’s vehicle before he walked to Walton’s car and after he returned with Walton in custody.
According to DPS, an investigation ultimately found the rental car company had not replaced the license plates when the front plate was reported stolen, which is why it had been flagged in the system.

No Impunity Out of control police detained and video sized for no reason: Store owner and witness to Alton Sterling’s death files lawsuit against Baton Rouge Police Department for stealing surveillance video ….

The convenience store owner who captured Alton Sterling’s death on video said police stole the surveillance video from his store, took his cell phone and locked him in a car for four hours.

Abdullah Muflahi, who owns the Baton Rouge Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was killed on July 5, claims that police confiscated his phone and locked him in the car, in a lawsuit filed with the Baton Rouge district court.

Sterling, a 37-year-old black father of five, was tackled and wrestled onto the hood of a car, then the pavement, by two police officers around 12:35 a.m. The officers fired five shots at Sterling, who was hit once in the chest and once in the back.

In a 42-second cell phone video taken by Muflahi, one of the two officers takes a gun from Sterling’s right pocket, despite earlier reports that the man had pulled the gun on the officers.

According to the lawsuit, police took surveillance equipment and video from the Triple S Food Mart without a warrant, as well as Muflahi’s cell phone with the video of the shooting.

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The store owner was then locked in the back of the police car for four hours, he said.

“I felt like a criminal at the time, and there’s one of the detectives that I knocked on the window and told him it was really hot and I asked if I could sit outside by the car. And he just got really angry and started saying ‘you need to chill the f–k out until we get this because we’re handling something right now,’” Muflahi.

“It wasn’t right and I shouldn’t have been treated like I was the one who shot the guy. They didn’t handcuff me or read me any rights. They just put me in the back of a car. The seat was really hot and it felt like I was sitting on hot coals.”

Muflahi also claims that he wasn’t allowed to use the restroom inside his store, but was rather forced to relieve himself on the side of the building with an officer escort.

The store owner then said he was taken to police headquarters, where he spent two hours and was not allowed to call his parents or lawyer.

“Not only did Sterling lose his life but my client lost his liberty,” Joel Porter, Muflahi’s attorney.

“They act like this is a police state, like it’s North Korea, like they can do this without impunity.”

Muflahi’s lawsuit is seeking damages for false arrest, false imprisonment, the illegal taking and seizing of his security system and illegally commandeering his business. Officers Blane Salamoni, Howie Lake, Robert Cook and Timothy Ballard, as well as the city of Baton Rouge and Police Chief Carl Dabadi are all named in the suit.

“This was done in order to intimidate my client,” – Porter .

“They did not want him to tell the truth.”

Roger Roger mhmn: Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson alleges she was fired by FOX boss Roger Ailes for refusing his sexual advances – Files sexual harrassment suit against Ailes

 Gretchen Carlson, 50, former Fox News anchor alleges she was dropped by the network after 11 years because she rebuffed sexual advances from 76-year-old married FOX chairman Roger Ailes

Claims Ailes complimented her physical assets, dangling enhanced career prospects if she delivered ‘ sweet nothings’,  didn’t renew her contract when she refused to get the hint and remained one one of the ‘Miss Americas he had not slept with’ Files Sexual harassment suit in New Jersy court against Ailes, for unspecified damagesFox News claims the Carlson suit is ‘wholly without merit’, a convenient lawsuit once she became aware that her career with Fox was likely over

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Former Fox news anchor, Gretchen Carlson is suing Fox News boss Roger Ailes, personally
One tine miss America and ex-Fox News host Gretchen Carlson,  Wedesday, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against chairman and CEO Roger Ailes of the FOX Network alleging she was let go last month because she refused to hop into bed sleep with the 76-year-old Ailes.
Carlson, 50,  former  host of  Fox Network’s “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” left the network on June 23, after 11 years when her contract  was not renewed.
Cerlson however,  has just filed a law suit alleging that the non-renewal of her contract had nothing to do with her contributions to the network, but rather because she would not succumb to the sometimes direct overtures and other times veiled hints for physical intimacy from her boss, the 76-yera-old married head of the FOX Network Roger Ailes. She states that it all started when she had complained about the treatment of women in the newsroom by their male counterparts.
According to the lawsuit, Carlson said Ailes told her last September:

  “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.”
“Sometimes problems are easier to solve (that way).”

Carlson further claims that Ailes would sometimes ogle her in his office and ask her to “turn around so he could view her posterior, and would comment on “certain outfits (that) enhanced Carlson’s figure” and make comments about her legs.

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Roger Ailes, Fox News Channel CEO, is accused of running a sex to play regime at Fox

She quotes Ailes sayin to her “I’m sure you can do sweet nothings when you want to” .
She alleges Ailes on one occassion embarrassed her,telling people in front of her at an event that he’d “slept” with “three former Miss Americas but not with her.” She sought to cool the tension by asking for a ‘clear-the-air’ meeting with him  in his office in September of last year, but the retaliation got worse after she rebuffed his advances.
The lawsuit implies that other women in the newsroom “who did not complain about harassment or rebuff his sexual advances” enjoyed better promotion and support. But for Nancy Erika Smith,  Carlson’s lawyers,”It’s 2016, this has to stop,” “Women should be allowed into the work place without their male bosses saying, ‘You have to have sex with me.’”
She’s very brave as a media person standing up to someone as powerful as Roger Ailes — for herself and all women.”

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Gretchen Carlson filed a law suit alleging her contract was not renewed because she refused to sleep with the 76-year-old Ailes

Another member of the Carlson’s team of lawyers, Martin Hyman, said “We believe that Mr. Ailes’ behavior toward Gretchen, as described in the complaint, speaks volumes about what she had to endure.”
“Opposing sexism and rejecting unwanted sexual come-ons should never cost a woman her job or subject her to disparagement and emotional anguish.”
Issuing a statement Wednesday, Carlson said “Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace.”
Her attorney Erika Smith, makes the distinction that while the termination has been “devastating” and “potentially career-ending” forCarlson,she is not suing the network itself.
Carlson who joined Fox News in 2005,  alleges her problems started four years into her tenure  in 2009 while she was a co-host on the popular “Fox & Friends” morning show. She had complained to her bosses that one of her co-hosts, Steve Doocy, “had created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way.”

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She says Doocy’s “severe and pervasive sexual harassment ” included “mocking [Carlson] during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist rather than a blond female prop,” the suit says.When Ailes the head of the Network found out she’d complained, he admonished her as a “man hater” and “killer” and advised that she needed to “get along with the boys.”
Erika Smith categorizes the work place environment that thrives in FOX under Ailes as  “Sexual innuendo was always part of the Ailes playbook.”

Read the details of the Carlson Sexual Harassment suit here…

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The suit claims when Carlson did not fall in line, Ailes  retaliated by decreasing her duties “and directing that she not be showcased at all”.
Carlson once walked off a broadcast of “Fox & Friends” in Aug. 2012 when co-host Brian Kilmeade launched into a sexist diatribe about women joining a previously all-male Navy band.
The suit claims Ailes then fired her from the show in 2013 “for her refusal to accede to sexual harassment and retaliation,”  with the intention of replacing her with the younger Elisabeth Hasselbeck, from the “The View”  on rival network, ABC.

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Carlson was then re-assigned to a 2-3 p.m. solo show for less pay, even though her workload increased.  her suit claims she “continued to work diligently” while achieving “solid and consistent ratings increases up until the day she was terminated” in June, the suit says.
Carlson is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
Wednesday night The Ailes camp in response to the Carlson lawsuit said: “Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup.”
“When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, Fox News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.”

 

Gretchen Carlson Vs Roger Ailes: Ex-Fox News anchor says she was fired by network boss Roger Ailes for refusing his sexual advances

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is suing the network’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes, alleging a pervasive practice of sexual harassment.

 

On Wednesday, ex-Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against chairman and CEO Roger Ailes , alleging she was fired last month because she refused to sleep with Mr Ailes.

Gretchen the host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” left the Fox network after 11 years at the expiration of her contract on June 23. She alleges that she was pushed out  for two reasons

  1. She had spurn Ailes’s sexual advances.
  2. She had complained about the treatment of women in the newsroom by their male co-workers.

The complaint accuses Ailes, 76, of telling the Gretchen Carlson last September.

“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,”

“Sometimes problems are easier to solve (that way).”

Mr Ailes  would also ogle her in his office and ask her to “turn around so he could view her posterior, and would comment on “certain outfits (that) enhanced Carlson’s figure” and make comments about her legs, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in New Jersey Superior Court.

 

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Some of what he told her below

“I’m sure you can do sweet nothings when you want to,” .

He would embarrassed her in front of people by allegedly telling her at an event that he’d “slept” with “three former Miss Americas but not with her.”

Carlson said she tried to clear the air with Ailes in meeting in his office in September of last year, but the retaliation got worse after she rebuffed his advances.

“It’s 2016, this has to stop,”  “Women should be allowed into the work place without their male bosses saying, ‘You have to have sex with me.'”  – Nancy Erika Smith, one of Carlson’s lawyers

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She’s very brave as a media person standing up to someone as powerful as Roger Ailes – for herself and all women.”

The attorney added that while the termination has been “devastating” and “potentially career-ending” for her client, Carlson is not suing the network itself.

The lawsuit implies that other women in the newsroom “who did not complain about harassment or rebuff his sexual advances” enjoyed better promotion and support.

Carlson joined Fox News in 2005, and interviewed “numerous political leaders and celebrities” over the years, including President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The suit says her problems started in 2009 while she was a co-host on the popular “Fox & Friends” morning show, and complained to brass that one of her co-hosts, Steve Doocy, “had created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way.”

Doocy’s “severe and pervasive sexual harassment of Carlson” included “mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist rather than a blond female prop,” the suit says.

After Ailes found out she’d complained, he called her a “man hater” and “killer” and that she needed to “get along with the boys.”

“Sexual innuendo was always part of the Ailes playbook,” says Smith.

Ailes then retaliated by decreasing her duties “and directing that she not be showcased at all,” the suit says.

Carlson once walked off an Aug. 2012 broadcast of “Fox & Friends” in Aug. 2012 when co-host Brian Kilmeade launched into a sexist diatribe about women joining a previously all-male Navy band.

Ailes fired her from the show in 2013 “for her refusal to accede to sexual h,arassment and retaliation,” the filing claims.

At the time of her departure, insiders told the Daily News, that the move was made to replace Carlson with the younger Elisabeth Hasselbeck, fresh off her stint from “The View.”

Carlson was then given a 2-3 p.m. solo show for less pay, even though her workload increased. She “continued to work diligently” while achieving “solid and consistent ratings increases up until the day she was terminated” in June, the suit says.

In a statement Wednesday, Carlson said “Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace.”

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“We believe that Mr. Ailes’ behavior toward Gretchen, as described in the complaint, speaks volumes about what she had to endure,” said another one of her lawyers, Martin Hyman. “Opposing sexism and rejecting unwanted sexual come-ons should never cost a woman her job or subject her to disparagement and emotional anguish.”

Wednesday night Ailes blasted Carlson and her lawsuit.

“Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup,” the news boss said in a statement.

“When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, Fox News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11 year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.”

 

 Bloody reign, citizen vigilante justice: 4 days into Duterte rule in the Philippines marked with the killing of 30 drug lords as Duterte “The Punisher” starts his reign

As 4 days of Duterte rule in the Phillipines sees the killing of 30 drug lords, watchers ask if this a large scale evolution of his 22 years as mayor of Davao, where death squads killed 1,400  drug dealers, addicts, petty criminals and street children

Duterte has always denied involvement with the death squads though his campaign message was: ‘”And for those who fret over the rights of “drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings,” the incoming president promises a special viewing ceremony: “I will butcher [the criminals] in front of them if they want.”’

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Another drug dealer killed after a raid by the cops on dealers in Pasay City is carried out to yhe morgue

Rodrigo  Duterte aka, “The Punisher”,  was sworn in last week, as the president of the Phillipines, having won the May elections on a platform of crushing crime, but his incendiary rhetoric and seeming advocacy of extra-judicial solutions have alarmed many who hear echoes of the country’s authoritarian past. Infact, Dutarte had vowed to purge by the numbers : 100,000 unspecified “criminals” killed. He promised to eradicate Corruption and Crime, in a mere six months.
He infamously put out a message during the presidential campaigns saying: “‘And for those who fret over the rights of “drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings,” the incoming president promises a special viewing ceremony: “I will butcher [the criminals] in front of them if they want.”’
Now observers are wondering if the purge has started.
In keeping with the promises he made on the campaign trail, authorities in the Phillipines Thursday,  announced the killing of thirty “drug dealers” since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president. The police also announced the seizure of nearly $20 million worth of narcotics. The annoncement has sparked a wave potesting voices against what is seen as ‘extra-judicial’ killings by various human rights and citizens  groups including a lawyers’ group.
Oscar Albayalde, police chief for the Manila region, said five drug dealers were killed Sunday in a gunbatt

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) investigation unit shows confiscated methamphetamine, known locally as Shabu, along with Philippines pesos seized from suspected drug pushers during an operation by the police in Quiapo city, metro Manila

Manila police show cash and meth seised from drug dealers during a raid

“My men were about to serve arrest warrants when shots rang out from one of the houses in the area,” Albayalde told reporters, saying officers returned fire and killed five men.
Four guns and 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine were recovered. Three other “drug dealers” were killed in other areas in Manila on Sunday and 22 were killed in four areas outside the capital.
More tha drug dealers, over 100 members of the criminal fringe in the Phillipines have died, mostly suspected drug dealers, rapists and car thieves in stepped up anti-crime police operations since the election on May 9.
Edre Olalia, secretary-general of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, said the killings must be halted
“The drug menace must stop … Yet the apparent serial summary executions of alleged street drug users or petty drug lords which appear sudden, too contrived and predictable must also stop,” he said in a statement. “The two are not incompatible.”

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President Duterte’s campaign message “No guts, no glory

National police chief Ronald dela Rosa announced the seizure of  a shipment of 400 lb of “shabu” (methamphetamine) worth about 900 million pesos ($19.23 million) from either China or Taiwan, by a joint force of drug enforcement agents and police in the north of the main island of Luzon. The shipment had been unloaded at sea , then brought to shore by small fishing boats before delivery to Manila’s Chinatown.
Duterte tapped into voters’ disgust with the Philippines’ political elite and the failure of successive governments to tackle poverty and inequality, drawing comparisons with Donald Trump and the rise of assertive populists across the globe.
In his maiden speech last week, the president conceded that many believe his methods “are unorthodox and verge on the illegal.” However, the 71-year-old former prosecutor said he knew right from wrong and would abide by the rule of law.
Duterte was mayor for 22 years of the southern city of Davao, where, according to human rights groups, death squads have killed at least 1,400 people since 1998, most of them drug-pushers, addicts, petty criminals and street children. He denies any involvement in vigilante killings.

 

Helen Tippett, ex-wife demands half of her former husband’s chilhood sex abuse compensation- claims it should be part of divorce settlement

Helen Tippett,  claims ex-husband cash settlement for being sexually abused as a 5-year-old is ‘ A MARITAL ASSET’

Andrew Kerslake, 45, abused 500 times at 5-10 by family friend is paid $228,000 compensation, put’s money in charity trust now worth $325,000

Estranged wife, 41, now dating 30-tear-old toyboy fights for ‘fair share’ of  ex-husband’s abuse compensation as part of divorce settlement

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Andrew Kerslake, says he has earmarked the compensation money to go to charity – not his estranged wife

Andrew Kerslake was abused between the ages of five and 10 by a family friend. After his abuser was jailed, he received the compensation payout, but his ex-wife Helen Tippett, 41, has now applied to the courts for a share of the money, as part of their divorce settlement.

Kerslake, 45, who was abused more than 500 times between the ages of five and 10 by a family friend, says it would not be fair that his abuse payout could be given to his ex-wife and her new boyfriend

Helen Tippett seen here with new boyfriend, Jarrod Williams, who is 11 years her junior, is fighting for a share of her husband’s sexual abuse compensation payout

Mr Kerslake was continually abused between the ages of five and ten by a family friend, but finally summoned the courage to go to the police in 1998.
His abuser was jailed for three years, and he was paid £175,000 by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
He established the Andrew Kerslake Trust, and the fund has grown to almost £250,000.
After he received the compensation, Kerslake,  says that the compensation is ‘dirty money’ and has placed it into a trust that will be donated to a charity when he dies, but ex-wife Helen Tippett, has now applied to the courts for a share of the money,  which her suit listed as ‘a marital asset’.
If her claim is accepted, it would be the first time sex abuse compensation has been part of a divorce settlement, his lawyers say.
The couple who have 4 children separated four years ago.

Helen tippett, her ex-husband, Andrew Kerslake says he received the money after his childhood abuser was jailed

Mr Kerslake was molested between the ages of five and ten by a family friend. After he finally went to the police in 1998 his abuser was jailed for three years. A furious Andrew calls her attempts to grab some of the compensation money   “shameless” and “immoral” .
Re-living the nightmare ,  Mr Kerslake, who has waived his right to anonymity as a victim of sexual abuse, said:
‘I was given the money to compensate for what happened to me when I was a very young boy.
‘I was abused over 500 times, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It left me with both physical and emotional damage.

Helen has a new boyfriend, Jarrod Williams. Lawyers say that if Helens claim was accepted, it would be the first time sex abuse compensation was part of a divorce settlement

‘I didn’t apply for the money, I didn’t really want it at the time. But I’m not prepared to hand it over as part of our divorce settlement.
‘It doesn’t seem right that my ex-wife should get a penny of it – it does not belong to her, she wasn’t the one who was abused.
‘It is shameless and immoral that she is even trying. I’m very disappointed in her.’
Helen appears to have moved on thought to be living in with her toy-boy 11 years her junior, who has been accompanying her to court. She however denies living in with her new boyfriend

 

Must read – Illegal organ harvesting: Sold and butchered for body parts:  Human smugglers sell migrants unable to pay for their journey from Africa to Europe to Egyptian black market organ dealers who kill them and harvest organs for illegal transplants

Eritrean people smuggler, Nouredin Wehabrebi Atta helps Italian anti-human smuggling task force  break the web of trans-saharan human smuggling network

Says migrants who could not pay for the next part of their journey across the Mediterranean were sold to organ  traffickers for $14,940

Organ traffickers bought ‘hundreds’ of men, women and children from people smugglers so they could kill them and their organs used in illegal transplants Claims

Egyptians are ‘best equipt operators’  in the illegal organ harvesting trade

Nouredin  Atta sentenced to 5 years in prison

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Ex-smuggler, Nouredin Wehabrebi Atta , guarded by Palermo Police. He helped unlock the case against the network of human smugglers

Egyptian organ traffickers bought ‘hundreds’ of men, women and children from people smugglers so they could kill them to be used in illegal transplants, according to ex-smuggler, Nouredin Wehabrebi Atta , an Eritrean peolple smuggler. Atta tesifying during a trial in Italy told prosecutors in Palermo, sicily the horrible fate that befell some of the trapped migrants from the African continent.

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Another smugglers boat sinks along with it’s human cargo, abandoned by the operators. Atta, says the number of incidents involving migrant deaths, are barely known to the authorities
Describing the ‘financing strategies’ of the human trafficking industry, Atta, told prosecutors in Sicily that migrants who couldn’t pay for the next part of their journey across the Mediterranean  “were sold for $14,940 apiece to groups, particularly Egyptians, who are equipped for harvesting organs”.  The Egyptian organ traffickers would then kill the migrants for their organs, used for illegal transplants,  the former smuggler has said.

The testimony of the Eritrean human smuggler detained by the Italian Task Force since 2014, helped break open a transnational network dedicated to the illegal trafficking of migrants from Africa into Europe.

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Avoidable human tragedy: Death in transit is the fate that awaits a disurbingly high number of illegal migrants

Italian authorities have arrested 38 people in connection with the case, 25 Eritreans, 12 Ethiopians and one Italian. While announcing what he described as having dealt “a harsh blow” to the criminal network, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the authorities gone a long way to unravel the activities of the network which  which used Rome for its financial transactions hub.
According to the Palermo police, Atta collaborated with authorities, providing for the first time “a complete reconstruction of criminal activities” of migrant trafficking involving operations at both ends, in North Africa and Italy.

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The boats are often barely sea worthy

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The fortunate ones who make a succesful crossing face an uncertain fate in European refugee camps

Atta who is the first foreigner to be granted witness protection in Italy, said he was motivated to confess the activities of the network  due to his revulsion at the  shocking number of deaths among migrants attempting to cross the sea , particularly the death of 360 people who died when a boat sank in Lampedusa. While noting that he was not involved in that incident, he stressed that the known number of incidents involving migrant deaths is only a tip of the iceberg:
“The deaths that we were aware of were a small part of it,” Mr Atta told police, “In Eritrea alone there have been victims in eight out of 10 families.”
He then threw the bombshell that migrants who can not afford to pay the smugglers are then sold to organ traffickers.
Atta, was setenced to five years in prison for his involvement in the human trafficking trade.

Going  for $7 billion: Natalia Potanina,’I’m hoping for justice’: former wife of Russian oligarch fights for half of ex-husband, Vladimir Potanin’s $13.5bn fortune

Potanina: “I never aimed to have a public life,” “This situation was forced upon me.”

In 2013, Vladimir Potanin, ‘coolly announces’ over tea thathe wants to end his 30 year marriage to Natalia Potanina, he’d been seeing a junior employee.

By way of settlement,Valdamir says to Natalia “You don’t need money”

Potanina declines signing divorce papers, now seeking half the fortune of the man she wed as a ‘penniless Soviet student’. “I did not marry an oligarch who already owned factories and steamships. We lived in my parents’ apartment.”

Husband gets judgement on her Moscow home, tries to sell property from under her, effectively exiling her to London, fears if she returns to Moscow she will be held due to her ‘debt’

Seeking half Potanin’s $13.5bn fortune through the courts in Russia in the world’s biggest divorce case

Believes the system is rigged against her  -“It’s traditional. Deprive me of money and drive me out of the house,”  “There are many people who end up in this situation. I guess this is true worldwide but especially in Russia. Our society is male dominated. The law is male. The ideology is male.”

Vladimir’s attorneys claim she does not owe money in Russia, it’s all a ruse to keep her in London

 

 

In a clssic case of the starter wife being traded in for the latest model, Natalia Potanina, in 2013, found herself dumped, unceremoniously out of her decades old matrimonial home for a junior employee whom her Russian oligarch husband had picked out of his staff. The twist was while moving on to wed his lady love a year later, billionaire Vladimir Potanin, by some accounts, the 78th richest man in the world  at $13.5bn, was not ready to spare a dime for either his wife of 30 years or any of his three children. Infact he cut off his two sons and has since had two more children with his new wife

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The matriach with son Ivan and daughter Anastasia

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Three years removed from the life she was used to, Natalia Potanina who was formerly married to one of Russia’s richest men,  today told how she is being ‘tortured’ by her oligarch former husband into living apart from her 17-year-old son.
Embroiled in what has been described as the ‘world’s biggest divorce case’ Natalia Potanina claimed she cannot return freely to Russia because since February has been stuck in London, after a divorce court in Moscow sided with Potanin, in 2014, and ruled that he had few assets.
Up until late in 2013, Natalia Potanina was married to one of Russia’s richest men. She lived in a classical mansion near Moscow, not unlike Versailles. Holidays were spent in the Mediterranean and Cap d’Antibes on one of two luxury yachts.

Now, however, Potanina has fallen on the oligarchic equivalent of hard times after a bitter public battle with her former husband, Vladimir Potanin, in what has been described as the biggest divorce case in history.

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Valdimir, she says, ‘coolly’ announced over tea that he wanted to end their marriage of three decades, with 3 children between them. Apparently, he was involved with a junior employee. He also told her that as far as a settlement: “You don’t need money.”
His original offer of a settlement, she says, was medical insurance, a driver and maintenance for the youngest child, Vasily. “It isn’t easy for Vasily,” “The children want to talk to him,” she said. “It’s tough for them.”

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Cut off: First son Ivan and his wife Yana

Declining the terms of the breakup, Potanina refused to sign the divorce papers. She is now seeking half of her ex-husband’s fortune,  roughly $7bn, which he amassed, she points out, after they met and fell in love as penniless Soviet students back in the ’70s.
Vladimir, put all that behind him. In 2014, he married his new partner, Katya, with whom he now has two children. He has cut off all contact with his two sons from his first marriage, though he does speak to daughter, Anastasia.

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Vladimir Potanin, according to the latest edition of Forbes magazine, is worth over $13.5bn. He is  the chairman and president of the mega-consortium Interros. Once Russia’s richest man, he is currently in fourth place, and is the 78th richest person in the world. But in a feat of legal jujitsu, in a Moscow court he successfully argued the real owner was an obscure firm in Cyprus. “The judge didn’t look at Vladimir’s assets, only mine,” she said. All of his shares, she alleges, are hidden behind complex corporate structures.

Potanina, who says she is not sure what she might do with her billions, should she get them, so far she hasn’t received any part of the family fortune, following the breakup of her marriage, mostly because of a new and ‘cruel’ legal manoeuvre by Vladimir Potanin, which frees him of all alimony obligations.
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The young couple bagging produce in the egalitarian ’70s. ‘There wasn’t a lot of money, but there was plenty of love and integrity’

At the centre of the dispute is the family’s home in the village of Nemchinovo, just outside Moscow which the couple shared with their three children, Anastasia, 32; Ivan, 28; and Vasily, 17.
In 2014 the company that formally owns the mansion tried to sell it to another company. The sale stalled because Potanina was still living there. The company then filed a $1.1m writ against her for damages and she claims her ex-husband, to whom the companies are linked, is behind the her legal woes.
“It’s traditional. Deprive me of money and drive me out of the house,” Potanina said  “There are many people who end up in this situation. I guess this is true worldwide but especially in Russia. Our society is male dominated. The law is male. The ideology is male.”

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For Potanina, this is a far cry from communist times when Potanina met her future husband at school. They dated, fell in love and got married. Photos show Potanin, the son of high-ranking party officials, with hippyish long hair. “We had absolutely no money,” she said. “I did not marry an oligarch who already owned factories and steamships. We lived in my parents’ apartment.”
She, however, finds herself in the oligarchic equivalent of hard times after the very public, very bitter public divorce from Vladimir Potanin.
Far removed from her life of super luxury in Moscow, living for the moment, lives in a three-bedroom apartment next to Westminster Abbey. Potanina says she is unable to pay the “artificial debt” outstanding in Russia. If she flies home her passport will be seized and she will not be allowed to travel to New York, where her son Vasily is a student.
Meanwhile, her nonagenarian mother is in Moscow and still living in their former home. In effect, Potanina is in exile. She is now appealing to Russia’s supreme court: “I am hoping for justice from the highest legal body.”

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Ready to fight for justice and equity: Wants half the family fortune

She says she is prepared to use any means available, but would prefer to reach a negotiated agreement. “I would accept any reasonable settlement,” she might even consider suing in the UK, now a destination of choice for Russian financial and matrimonial bust-ups, as a last resort, if the Russian courts fail her.
Potanin is known across Russia as the co-owner of Norilsk Nickel, a vast Siberian nickel smelter located above the Arctic circle.
Yet in court he successfully argued the real owner was an obscure firm in Cyprus. “The judge didn’t look at Vladimir’s assets, only mine,” she said.
Potanin on his part, has declined to comment. His official PR spokesperson maintains: “The official position of our company is that we do not comment on any private life matters.”

Self-kidnapper Karla Vasquez and  Strip club bartender faked her own kidnapping because she didn’t want husband to know she was out with another man

Karla Vasquez, 32, calls husband at work during graveyard shift, says she’s in trouble, then texts abduction from her home by two men

Cops find no sign of foul play at her home

Track her down with GPS systems in her car and phone, confesses she met a man at a bar and “decided to spend the night with him”

Arrested for falsely reporting the commission of a crime

Karla Vasquez4.pngA Miami strip club worker faked her own kidnapping so her husband wouldn’t know she was out bar hopping with another man, officials said. Her texts to her husband about an alleged abduction led to a police search and public pleas for help, was found safe on Thursday.
Karla Vasquez, 32, allegedly tricked her husband, Daniel Pacheco, into thinking she had been abducted. A panicked Pacheco called the cops. Karla Vasquez, 32, first called her husband before sunrise Thursday, saying she was in danger, police said. He doubted her story until an hour later when Vasquez texted him saying she had been abducted by two men.

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When officers found out Vasquez’s story was a lie, they arrested her for falsely reporting an alleged crime.
“Knowing that she was not in danger, (Vasquez) deliberately caused her husband to call the police and report a kidnapping,” her arrest report said. “(Vasquez) at no point was in need of police assistance.”
The whole incident started around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, when Vasquez called Pacheco during his graveyard shift and told him to come home because she needed help, the report said. Pacheco, thinking she was joking, hung up the phone.
Then about one hour later, Pacheco received a text from Vasquez asking for help and called her. Vasquez told Pacheco that, from inside the house, she saw two people inside her parked car sitting in the driveway.
Pacheco rushed to their house, but when he arrived around 6 a.m. the car was nowhere to be found.

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Police arrive to investigate the alleged kidnapping of Karla Vasquez

 

Pacheco called his wife who said she’d been kidnapped in the car. He then phoned the police to say Vasquez was kidnapped.
Cops used the GPS systems in Vasquez’s car and phone to track her down. Vasquez was spotted around 3 p.m. driving the car she claimed she was kidnapped in.
Vasquez told police that she actually never went home after work, and instead went to a bar where she met the other man and “decided to spend the night with him,” according to the report.
Cops found pictures on the friend’s phone that showed him and Vasquez “smiling and appearing to have a good time in different places,” according to the report.
Neither Vasquez nor Pacheco could be reached for comment.
A manager at the strip club where Vasquez worked said she didn’t come to work Thursday but wasn’t sure if she was scheduled to

NYPD arrest Fox producer Katie Welnhofer and Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker and 16  others arrested in NYPD Twin takedown of East Harlem gang members and white collar cocaine customers

NYPD arrest 18 people including Fox producer Katie Welnhofer and Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker in Twin takedown of East Harlem gang members and white collar cocaine customers

 

Katie Welnhofer, 29, producer on’Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business,  arrested as part of a huge drugs bust in New York

Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker and Roman Yoffe among those arrested in tghe ‘white collar’ portion of the bust

Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker and Roman Yoffe, a tax accountant,among those arrested in tghe ‘white collar’ portion of the bust

Drug lords Kenny “Jay” Hernandez, 35, Felix “Jake” Nunez, 27, and Oscar Almonte, 29, arrested in Twin takedowns that nets East Harlem gang members, cocaine customers

Twin takedowns net East Harlem gang members, cocaine customers

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Katie Welnhofer, of ‘Mornings with Maria’, Fox Business, arrested in N.Y. drugs bust
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Drug kingpins Kenny “Jay” Hernandez, 35, Felix “Jake” Nunez, 27, and Oscar Almonte, 29, were charged with selling over $75,000 worth of cocaine. The three are members of a major cocaine trafficking ring that used Duane Reade stores to conduct sales over the past year were indicted Thursday in a takedown that also included 18 ‘white collar’ clients.
According to the Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, the gang distributed their merchandise at several Duane Reades and CVS pharmacies, as well as at delis.
In what DA Vance descibed as “This was a high-end, on-demand service,” the dealers charged between $200 and $300 per transaction for the premium delivery service or double the street value of high quality cocaine.
Among the indicted “key repeat customers.” were a Fox Business producer, Chipotle executive and Merrill Lynch employee .

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Katie Welnhofer, in regulation garb during her court appearance
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The Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance on Thursday discaussed significant drug busts by NYPD at a noon press conference.  Dozens of people were charged in three indictments covering activities by two New York gangs. Prosecutors announced the outcome of the twin takedowns of the drug dealers from East Harlem gangs and their white collar cocaine clients.

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In a separate indictment, 18 cocaine customers were charged, including a Fox Business Network producer, Katie Welnhofer, 29, who works on ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business, and and marketing executive at Chipotle, Mark Crumpacker.
Welnhofer was arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday morning.
Katie Welnhofer had her blond hair tied back and was wearing tan jail garb before the judge and faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, prosecutors said. She was ordered held on $15,000 bail.

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The gang sold their goods around the pharmacies

Mark Crumpacker, the Chief Creative and Development Officer at Chipotle, was also arrested.
The separate gang charges for several defendants include murder, conspiracy and other major charges that can carry dozens of years or life behind bars.
Mr. Crumpacker was was named Chipotle’s Chief Development Officer in 2013 and oversees the company’s global real estate, design, construction, and facilities functions. He joined Chipotle fom Sequence, a San Francisco-based branding and interactive agency., which he was the founder and CEO.
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New York Police Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed in October by a gang member Tyrone Howard (below)
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Law enforcement sources say the bust delivered a blow to warring gangs that played a role in the fatal shooting of Holder on Oct. 20, 2015. Career criminal and alleged gang member Tyrone Howard has been charged with Holder’s murder.

 

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What the??? Drunk  Esteysi Sanchez,  ran over homeless man and dragged the mangled body for a mile on her wind shield after an all night binge

Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga, 29, aka  Stacy Sanchez, had been out boozing at several bars in Oceanside, California, until the early morning hours Monday,  got into her Pontiac sedan and started driving home.

Hit pedestrian, dismembering him, some of victim’s limbs flew through windshield, head and rest of body stuck to windshield of the car as Sanchez  behind the wheel kept driving for a mile with the body lodged in the front seat.

She eventually parked in a cul-de-sac and walked away, witnesses called cops

Sanchez  arrested, confessed to driving while intoxicated, charged with felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

The victim, a local transient  yet to be identified, pronounced dead at the scene

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Stacy Sanchez, killed a man in a drunken hit-and-run after all night bender

A California woman on an all-night drinking bender slammed her car into a homeless man, almost dismembering him then drove for more than a kilometre with his battered corpse stuck in her windshield, according to reports.
Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga, 29, aka  Stacy Sanchez, had been out boozing at several bars in Oceanside, California, until the early morning hours on Monday when she got into her Pontiac sedan and started driving home.

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Sanchez drove into a cul-du-sac parked the car and walked home

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Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga, 29, aka  Stacy Sanchez,

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The victims limb flew through the windshield to land on the trunk, while she continued driving

When Sanchez reached Mission Avenue, she accelerated and her car barrelled into the victim. The victim was a known transient in the area. Officers believe he was walking to or from Brother Benno, a local soup kitchen.  It was unclear if the victim was in the street or on the footpath at the time of the collision.
Responding paramedics and officers pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Officers found his shoes, keys wallet, identification and pants in the street, as well as part of the car’s windshield.
The impact tore off one of the man’s legs, which flew through a back window, landing on the trunk of the vehicle. What remained of the man’s body flipped onto the windshield, shattering the glass and leaving him “impaled into the vehicle” with the top his head lying on the passenger seat.

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Crash vehicle: Sanchez’s pontiac sedan being towed by the authorities
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The party girl killed a homelessman and kept driving after a bout of all night drinking

The body stuck on the windshield, head first, however did not deter Sanchez who, kept driving with the corpse lodged in her windshield. She even drove up onto the footpath and crashed through some landscaping before she stopped in a cul-de-sac, jumped out and alerted someone in a nearby home.
She then went home and told her husband, who called the Oceanside Police Department.
An eye witness to the hit Edwin Esparza said:
“There’s no words to really describe it. I mean, just seeing that up close and personal, it’s kind of traumatising in a way” .
Investigators arrested Sanchez after she confessed to driving while intoxicated and charged with felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Corporal punishment Arrest?: Schaquana Spears might possibly get 20 years for corporal punishment of her children she was trying to correct, now children taken away – were is the balance

“I never could imagine trying to be a good mother would end me up in jail with a criminal record, like I’m a predator out to hurt my kids,” “I didn’t want them to commit another crime.”

Schaquana Spears, 30, was tossed in jail for whipping her misbehaving kids .

Louisiana’s attorney general and its state treasurer have condemned the arrest of 30-year-old Schaquana Spears — who was charged with child cruelty Monday after she beat three of her kids with an electrical cord because they broke into a neighbor’s home — and praised her for her tough parenting tactics.

Since the arrest, Spears has maintained she was just trying to teach her kids a lesson.

“I never could imagine trying to be a good mother would end me up in jail with a criminal record, like I’m a predator out to hurt my kids,” “I didn’t want them to commit another crime.”

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Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy defended the single mom of six in a Wednesday letter to the state’s Department of Children and Family Services criticizing the arrest.

“In biblical times, sparing the rod led to a spoiled child,” he wrote. “In modern times, sparing the rod leads to an imprisoned child.”

Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General  in a Friday statement supported Spears and her parenting tactics.

“To be a peaceful and moral society, it is imperative our children learn right from wrong,” A.G. Landry said. “I am grateful for my loving mother who did not spare the rod to teach this valuable lesson.

The mom said she whipped three of her kids after a neighbor caught them stealing things from a home in Baton Rouge neighborhood.

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“She thanked me for calling her and letting her know what was going on, and she told me she would take care of it,” said neighbor Alisa Nicholson, who told Spears about the break-in.

Spears made the boys ages 13, 12 and 10 — return the items they stole from Nicholson. Then, she punished them by beating them with a RCA electrical cord.

Had she not disciplined her kids to their juvenile crime, she feared they might get into bigger trouble as they grew up.

“In this day and age, I see so many babies getting killed, and I refuse to look at my babies in a coffin,” she said while sobbing.

She added: “Maybe I shouldn’t have did nothing. I still would have been wrong. I would have been unfit. Then they would have been saying you should have disciplined them. I did it and now look at what happened. The system is messed up.”

 

The arraignment: John Cramsey, vigilante justice crew enough is enough who were on a mission to rescue a heroin addicted teen

Armed Pa. vigilante group say they were off to rescue 16-year old girl who requested extraction from drug scene gone deadly

Kimberly Arendt, 29,  former youth group counselor, claims she was contacted by teen heroin addict, she turned to the men for help. “We were trying to save my girl”

Arendt ,  John Cramsey, 50,  Dean Smith, 53,  arraigned Wednesday via video link from the Hudson County Correctional Facility

Charged for unlawful possession of firearms, high-capacity magazines, weapons transportation, bail set at $75,000

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The weapons found on the Holland Tunnel trio

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The videolink arraignment for the ‘rescue misson’, Wednesday morning. Seen here Kimberly Arendt, John Cramsey and Dean Smith

It was an ironic cover story that hinted at a group of civilians deciding to break the law in order to maintain law and protect citizens
The Pennsylvania based band of self-styled vigilantes arrested at the Holland Tunnel by by the Ports Authority claimed that they were on a rescue mission to ‘liberate’ a young heroin user who had reached out for help. According to the sole female member of the ‘force’, the 16-year-old victim had woken up beside a friend in a new jersy motel only to find out that friend had died of a heroin overdose during the night. She then sent out an S.O.S, in response her band put togather enough fire power to take out a platoon and embarked on the liberation trip to New Jersey.
But was this the truth? The prosecutors office is not buying the story of the three who were stopped by cops at the NJ toll plaza. The DA described them as a menace to the society who
only failed in their mission because the cracked windshield of their colorful truck drew police attention, Tuesday morning. Describing the scene, the Port Authority police discounted any links to terrorism and noted that “A car like that would have drawn any cop’s attention,”
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John Cramsey, Dean Smith(center) and Kimberly Arendt after their arrest, Tuesday

The Pennsylvania woman, Kimberly Arendt, 29, of Lehighton, Pa., it turns out is a former youth group counselor, who claims that she was contacted by the teen heroin addict and she turned to the men arrested with her for help. Arendt to authorities “We were trying to save my girl,”
The three, Arendt, John Cramsey, 50, of Greenville, Pa., and Dean Smith, 53, of Whitehall,all from Pennsylvania were arrested Tuesday morning arrest at the toll plaza outside the Holland Tunnel in an SUV with a large cache of military grade weapons (handguns, rifles, vests and ammo). They were arraigned Wednesday,via video link from the Hudson County Correctional Facility. Seemingly unperturbed, all three sat through the process in prison scrubs as bail was set at $75,000 each. The defense say they plan to ask for a reduction in the bail money.

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The mobile ‘arms depot’ used by the suspects

However, the prosecution led by Assistant District Attorney Tom Zuppa told the judge “These defendants pose a threat to the community,”  “All of these weapons, the assault weapons and high capacity magazines, have the potential to bring danger to the destination of these defendants.”
Earlier a riend to one of the defendants, Lyn Baker, gave an insight to the involvement of John Cramsey in the events. She said “The young girl had reached out to (Arendt) on the text. John said, ‘We can go get her.’”
Apparanetly Cramsey, who had lost his daughter 20-year-old Alexandria to heroin overdose a months ago, knew Arendt from a summer camp where Arendt worked as a counselor. The trio then set out for Brooklyn N.Y.
Yet another friend Tommy Rodriguez, described Cramsey as a man on a mission to save young people from heroin: “He’s not a violent man,”  “He’s very responsible. There was a post about a girl, and she was scared, and someone reached out to him for help.”
The group had maintained that the girl who sent the rescue signal woke up Monday morning alongside another young woman who died of a heroin overdose.
Informed sources however claim that the so called petrified teen who supposedly reached out for rescue told police ‘she didn’t need to be rescued’, neither could the Port police ascertain that the teen was ever in trouble
All three suspects face being charged for unlawful possession of an assault rifle, a handgun and a shotgun; possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines; transportation of an assault rifle and transportation of high-capacity magazines. Theay are likely to be charged with possession of a controlled substance after cops recovered marijuana along with one Valium and one Xanax from the neon-colored van.

Vigilante justice: Three Pennsylvania residents arrested at the Holland Tunnel, NJ transporting unexplained large cache of arms and ammunition

 Dean Smith, 53, John Cramsey, 50, and Kimberly Arendt, 20  described by cops as “self-styled vigilantes”  charged  with weapons possession, transport of a high-capacity magazine and transport of an assault firearm.

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Cops arrested three “self-styled vigilantes” with loaded handguns, rifles, 2,000 rounds of ammunition, a gun clip that says “America,” and bullet-resistant vests with the word “Police” written on them at the Holland Tunnel early Tuesday.
The trio was stopped on the New Jersey toll plaza for the tunnel at about 7:40 a.m. for driving a vividly colored red, black and green Dodge pickup with a cracked windshield, police said.

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Police spotted a loaded pistol magazine inside the car, which also advertises for a Pennsylvania gun shop called Higher Ground Tactical, then searched it, finding seven loaded weapons, about 2,000 rounds of ammo and ballistic vests. The arsenal included five pistols, a shotgun and an assault rifle, four knives, 10 loaded clips of ammunition, and a military-grade helmet. All the guns were “locked and loaded,” a source said.
Some of the guns were found hidden in a passenger compartment. One of the clips had “United We Stand” written on it, and another had “America” on it.

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The weapons were found during a search of the colorful suv

Police also found drug paraphernalia in the car, and believe all three suspects are heavy heroin users, sources said. They may have been coming to Queens to rescue a woman, also involved with heroin, who was being held against her will, sources said.
“They may be self-styled vigilantes,” a source said.
The trio’s gaudily painted pickup was equipped with special lights and a front-end carrier containing a lime green cooler.
The name of an Emmaus, Penn. gun store called Higher Ground Tactical was also written several times on the pickup. A man who answered the phone at the gun store declined to comment on the incident.

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“I don’t know what happened,” he said.
Two men in their 50’s, and a woman in her 20’s were arrested, police said. All three are white, sources said.
They were coming from Pennsylvania, police said. Charges are pending
A Port Authority police spokesman described the officer’s initiative in stopping the car as “astute.”
“The agency does not believe the incident is terrorism-related,” the spokesman said.
NYPD Counter-Terrorism tweeted Tuesday that they are monitoring the situation.
It was not immediately clear whether the guns were licensed in Pennsylvania.

 Craig Steel, jilted boyfriend, posted fake lesbian profile for girlfriend to revenge her dumping him

British man admits he set up bogus lesbian profile for ex-girlfriend on dating website out of spite

Craig Steel, 53, posted revealing photos of woman on website claiming she was gay seeking a relationship with a woman

He claims after moving ex-fiancée over from Hungary to UK and setting her up in business, she dumped him,  so he set out for revenge

He admitted setting up profile, sentenced to 12-month community service plus $146 fine

A jilted boyfriend set up a bogus lesbian dating profile to take revenge on his ex-fiancée after she dumped him. Craig Steel, 53, posted revealing photos of the woman on the website – falsely claiming she was gay and seeking a relationship.
His victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was Hungarian and the couple had met on a different internet dating site.
They enjoyed several holidays abroad together and Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today heard Steel, of Selly Oak, eventually proposed during one trip to Tenerife.
He then paid for her to come to the UK last May where they shared a rented flat.
The prosecutor, said: “Everything was fine for the first month but after that the defendant became angry towards her because she was still using the dating site.
“This caused arguments between them and the complainant agreed to delete her account.
“Despite that he became more controlling and jealous and she found out he was a secret drinker, finding stashes of alcohol around the house.”
The court was also told the girlfriend started work as a chiropodist and massage therapist and her daughter later came to live with the couple in Birmingham – which became a source of friction.
She eventually left Steel and changed her mobile, although he managed to find out her new number and sent texts and messages.
Then in January, the court heard, she began to receive “unusual” messages – and received a call from another woman who claimed her profile featured on a lesbian dating site.
It included revealing pictures of her dressed in her underwear – photos Steel had taken when they were still a couple.Miss Greaves said Steel was later interviewed by police and added: “He accepted he set up the profile after she left him and that he had done it out of spite.”
Steel was sentenced to a 12 month community order and ordered to pay £100 compensation after previously admitting harassment.
District Judge Rebecca Crane also granted a restraining order, banning Steel from contacting the victim or going to her address.
She said: “I give you credit for your guilty plea but this was controlling, jealous and abusive behaviour for which there is no excuse.”
The defense pled mitigating circumstances stating that the victim “had been in difficult circumstances” and their client helped her out.
“He paid for a nice holiday and he paid for her to leave Hungary and set up a home for her.
“She then set up what he believes to be some sort of massage parlour within the home.
“Following an argument he returned home and everything had been taken, even food from the fridge.
“In anger his response was to set up the website.”
She said the photos used had been taken from the victim’s own Facebook site and were not of a “pornographic” nature.

 

Fined $200,000 For Conspiracy to Extort millions: Mye Brindle and her lawyers indicted for secretly making sex tape with ex-Waffle House CEO and trying to extort millions from him

Mye Brindle, secretly taped herself having sex with ex-Waffle House Chairman Joseph Rogers Jr., 64,  in his bedroom then filed sexual harassment suit against Rogers in 2012, claiming sexual battery lasting 9 years, demanded $12million in ‘hush’ money

Also made 15 audio tapes , kept a towel with Rogers’ DNA

Rogers claims sex was consensual

Brindle, indicted for conspiracy to commit extortion along with her attorneys John Butters and David Cohen who setup the sting, provided  secret spycam and recording equipment

After reviewing tape court found defense arguments  of sexual battery  ‘unpersuasive,’  determining that ‘The video recording makes it clear that the defendant was a willing participant in the sexual encounter and is not the victim of sexual battery.’

Brindle, Butters and Cohen are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion, and  unlawful eavesdropping. Ordered to pay Rogers almost $200,000 in legal fees for unnecessarily filing a lawsuit

Conspirators facing 1-5 years

A woman and her attorneys have been charged with secretly videotaping her having sex with a former CEO of Waffle House, and using the recording to try to extort millions of dollars from him.

Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Dontaye Carter in Atlanta said in a news release that Mye Brindle, John Butters and David Cohen were indicted Friday.

The indictment alleges former Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers was secretly videotaped in his bedroom having sex with Brindle, his former housekeeper.

Butters and Cohen tried to force Rogers to pay millions of dollars to prevent the recording from being released, the indictment alleges.

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Brian Robinson, spokesman for Brindle’s attorney, said the indictment sends a “chilling message” to victims of sexual abuse and those seeking help to attain justice.

“The two attorneys indicted zealously represented their client, a victim of serial sexual abuse by her employer,” Robinson said. “These indictments re-victimize the woman who dared to tell the truth about her powerful abuser and smear the attorneys who represented her.”

Brindle filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Rogers in 2012. Brindle accused Rogers of forcing her to perform sex acts with him to keep her job despite her protests for nearly 10 years.

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Rogers has acknowledged having consensual sexual encounters with Brindle, but has accused her of making false statements against him.

Court findings showed the covertly recorded video didn’t imply that Rogers forced the woman to do anything she didn’t want to.

Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard learned that the woman’s attorneys sent her to a private investigator’s office and she was given a spy camera that was used to record Rogers in his bedroom without his consent.

Court documents say the woman also made 15 audio recordings of sexual encounters and kept a towel that held Rogers’ DNA.

Brindle, Butters and Cohen are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit unlawful eavesdropping and eavesdropping.

The district attorney’s office said secretly recording someone in his own bedroom is eavesdropping, and is a felony in Georgia. It carries a sentence of one to five years.

Any Police in Oakland free of sin?  3rd acting police chief steps down in a week amid racist texts, teenage prostitute Celeste Guap sex scandal. Mayor exasperated ‘frat house’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blasted a “toxic macho culture” at a press conference about the acting police chief resigning

Acting chief Paul Figueroa is stepping down after only two days the latest casualty of disarray in a department that is now on its fourth head in a little over a week.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said that he had offered his resignation and that assistant chiefs will report to City Administrator Sabrina Landreth while a new replacement is found.

There was no immediate reason for why Figueroa is withdrawing from his position, though a reporter said that it involved racial texts and emails.

A visibly frustrated mayor told reporters that she and her city administrator will “root out what is clearly a toxic macho culture.”

“I am here to run a police department, not a frat house,” Schaaf said, repeatedly saying that she was not giving details because she does not want to jeopardize getting the “strongest punishment allowed.”

A racist text scandal previously rocked the force in the city across the bay, San Francisco, during a span of a few months where top police officials in the area have not been not long for their jobs.

Oakland’s trouble started last month, when an investigation into the suicide of an officer last year revealed his and other officers’ involvement with a teenage prostitute known as Celeste Guap.

Some of the police chiefs affected

The scandal widened when the sex worker, now 18, told the repoters that she had sex with two dozen officers from Oakland and other nearby departments, including three while she was underage.

Guap, the daughter of a police dispatcher also claimed that officers would give her inside information about anti-prostitution raids and that she would talk to the wife of Oakland chief Sean Whent about “dating an officer.”

Whent, resigned last Thursday, after what local outlets reported was criticism of the way he handled the investigation into wrongdoing by his officers.

Ben Fairow, an assistant chief of the police for the BART mass transit system, was picked as a replacement by Schaaf and was originally supposed to hold the title for six months

However, he was fired on Wednesday after the mayor said she received information that caused her to lose confidence in her choice and that she had made a mistake in not vetting him properly.

Celeste Guap the teenage prostitute in the middle of the scandal

BART chief Kenton Rainey said in a statement that Fairow had admitted to having an affair with a woman a decade ago when he was married.

He his former employee would go back to his old position at the transit system, and that Fairow had done anything that would disqualify him from doing his job.

Schaaf said that Figueroa was not involved in the sex scandal, which now appears to be another commonality that San Francisco and Oakland’s departments share in addition to racist texts

Celeste Guap, teenager in middle of Oakland police child prostitution scandal. Police chief plus others resignation

 

Celeste Guap, 19, a teen-prostitute is at the center of a scandal within the Oakland police department after claims she had sex with officers while she was a minor. There have been multiple reports in the Bay Area that have named Celeste Guap, 19, as the girl who was allegedly victimized by up to three cops. Reports show that in a now-deleted Facebook post, Guap reguarded her relationships with the officers as “harmless” and did not consider herself a snitch since she didn’t tell on anyone.

Shocking new allegations reveal that not only did at least 24 police officers sleep with the same prostitute, they also tipped her off about undercover operations in her area of operation.
These affairs started while she was in her early teens. She is reported to have had an affair with Officer Brendan O’Brien was found dead in September 2015.
Reports indicate that the alleged abuse is said to have begun when Celeste Guap was 16. On May 10, she wrote on her Facebook page, “The only officer I messed with underage is sadly gone now so idk why this s**t is still being brought up.” It is reported that Guap met the officers in question on social media.

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Reports state that Guap is referring to Officer Brendan O’Brien in her message. He committed suicide in September 2015 at age 30. His death came a little over a year after his wife, Irma Huerta Lopez, 29, was found dead in June 2014. His sister-in-law says that the reports Lopez committed suicide were wrong. The family believe that O’Brien had killed his wife. She added, “Why were there two shots if she killed herself?” Referring to the two shell casing that were found near Lopez’s body. Officer O’Brien’s suicide note “included information about the alleged sex crimes.”

 

 

The Cops at the Center of the Latest Scandal
Celeste Guap, a Richmond resident, said she slept with three of the 24 officers — all from Oakland’s police department — before she turned 18 last August.

Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent speaks during a March 2015 community meeting. Whent resigned earlier this week.
She also said that two Oakland officers provided her confidential police information, including tips on scheduled anti-prostitution stings, and a retired OPD captain in his 80s paid $250 to have sex with her in a dingy San Pablo Avenue motel.

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Police Chief Whent resigned on June 14, 2016

Guap met the officers as an exploited minor caught up in sex work, said she didn’t lie about her age to them.
“A lot knew I was underage because they nicknamed me ‘juve,’ which is short for juvenile,” she said.
In perhaps the most surprising allegation — Guap said she also talked via Facebook last June to his wife, Julia Whent. the wife of the police chief Sean Whent.
Julia Whent, she said, knew “I was dating an officer” but never asked if she was underage. Those conversations occurred months before the department’s federal overseer, Robert Warshaw, became aware of the allegations.

Multiple sources said Warshaw the federal overseer pressured Whent to resign on Thursday, furious over his handling of the case.
The scandal is a crippling blow to a department that has struggled for decades to win the trust of residents and has been under federal oversight for 13 years in part because of failures to adequately hold officers accountable for misdeeds.

 

“To think that officers were engaged in the sexual exploitation of a child: It’s heartbreaking,” City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney said. “And if it’s true, it’s criminal, and they should be prosecuted.”
Guap said she slept with five Richmond police officers, including a lieutenant and two sergeants, four Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies, one Livermore officer and a law enforcement worker based in Stockton.

Richmond police Chief Allwyn Brown said, his department recently learned that “several” officers communicated electronically with Guap, but so far it appears she was 18 or older at those times.

“We have more questions than we have answers,” Brown said, adding that the investigation is just beginning. “We have no tolerance for unethical behavior or misconduct.”

“If Guap had sex with our officers and it was legal, then we will not pursue any type of investigation,” Kelly said. “If our officers paid for sexual services with Ms. Guap, then that would be illegal and unethical.”

Anthony Ribera, a retired San Francisco police chief, said he would have conducted an investigation to determine whether Guap had been exploited.

“The big question is did they use their authority as police officers to get her to engage in sexual favors,” he said. “Would they have had the same relationship if they were Joe the corner custodian?”

Guap, whose mother is an Oakland police dispatcher, said she began selling herself on the streets of Richmond at age 12. A pimp later moved her to Oakland’s infamous sex trafficking hub on International Boulevard.

It was there that she met Officer Brendan O’Brien, whom she said protected her when she was running from her pimp. Guap said the two began a sexual relationship, and others soon followed.
“They were my protectors,” she said. “I didn’t have a pimp at the time. It did make me feel safer, having them.”
She said that Officer Terryl Smith, one of the two officers who resigned from the department earlier this year, gave her arrest records and other confidential information. Smith, she said, had a mattress in his off-duty car, and they had sex inside it about once a week for three months after he finished his shift at 2 a.m. Smith could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

Another officer, who never gave her his name, tipped her off to undercover prostitution stings, according to text messages Guap shared with Bay Area News Group. Under the screen name “Superman,” the officer wrote, “Want some advice? Stay off E14 from Fruitvale to 42 (nd Avenue) tonight. There’s a UC (an undercover) operation.”

Police opened up an Internal Affairs investigation after Officer O’Brien committed suicide last September and left a note naming officers involved with Guap.

Warshaw learned of the suicide and sex allegations several months later, and his boss, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, issued an order in March blasting the department’s handling of the investigation.

The irony of Whent’s downfall is that three years ago, Warshaw had pushed him for the chief’s job because of his stellar record overseeing the department’s troubled Internal Affairs division.

It was said Whent should have been more upfront with Warshaw from the beginning and people have questioned what role his wife’s online conversations with Guap may have played in his departure.

“If his wife is involved in something like this, he should have disclosed it right up front and stepped away from the investigation immediately,” Burris said. “If he had done that, I think he would have been fine.”
Guap didn’t provide many details about her conversations with Julia Whent other than that the chief’s wife mentioned that one of her daughters was interested in becoming a dispatcher, like Guap’s mother.
With the investigation still ongoing, Guap said she has been disappointed in the officers’ statements to police officials. “They lied about knowing me or how much they were involved with me,” she said. “I guess that’s what you are going to do to protect your job.”

‘I was fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss’: Fashion designer Joanne Del Prete-Rosten accused of firing staff who ‘refused to put out’, though she is married to another company exec

Love tango between middle aged  designer and her toy boy goes south, heads for the courts

Daniel Coyle, 39 files sexual harassment suit against ex-boss. Claims Canto NYC owner, Joanne Del Prete-Rosten, 52, fired him because he rebuffed her sexual advances

Affair led to job offer as CEO and part owner of Canto, however Del Prete-Rosten was already married to coy exec, Peter Rosten  

Coyle claims he tried to end the affair when Joanne got more insistent including jumping into his Vegas hotel bed, scantily dressed, grabbing his genitals

She laid him off because ‘Canto was going out of business,’ then launched Spring Collection and bought a Lamborghini

Del Prete-Rosten camp say’s the law suit is “nothing but a bunch of lies”

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The young CEO of sporting clothing line claims he was fired from his job because he wanted to end his affair he with his ‘older’ boss. The relationship that begun even before  he went to work for her company died, so did his job.  He has now filed a sexual harassment suit claiming that he was sacked after he refused her insistent sexual advances.
Fashion designer Joanne Del Prete-Rosten, 52, who has a passion for luxury sports cars and leather outfits, allegedly gave Daniel Coyle, 39, the push when he rejected her advances.

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Joanne’s firm makes her leather clothing for the racing industry

According to the sexual harassment lawsuit, the pair met three years ago at the NASCAR track at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Del Prete-Rosten who runs a company that makes racing inspired leather tops and pants,  got inside one of the exotic cars Coyle was driving to give rides to VIPs at an event. they became an item  after having sex twice in a fortnight. Joanne then persuaded Coyle to take a job as chief operating officer of her company, Canto NYC.

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Joanne modelling some of her creations for the racing industry

Coyle claims he took a paycut and negotiated an £800 a week salary in return for a 10 percent stake in the business. However, when he turned up for work in the Manhattan company, in 2013, he was shocked to find that Joanne was married to another executive there and he immediately ended the affair. He claims that Joanne continued to pester him, telling him: “I could love somebody like you.”
He said she made passes at him and other male employees and bragged that “on multiple occasions … she engaged in sexual intercourse with a person who penetrated her with a gun,” according to Coyle’s Manhattan federal court papers. Coyle claims that on a Las Vegas business trip, the married designer burst into a hotel room he was sharing with two co-workers, “noticeably intoxicated and wearing only her underwear … jumped into the bed, grabbed, his genitals.”

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The boss was married to fellow executive Peter Rosten shows off one of her exotic cars

He claims that on another occasion, when he was dancing with a woman in a club, she “aggressively pushed him out of the way and kissed this woman” as a way “to demonstrate her power over Mr Coyle within the Canto hierarchy.”
She also ordered Coyle to take her assistant out and “f*** her brains out,” and told him “she masturbated with another person, and she thought about Mr Coyle while masturbating,” according to the legal claim.

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Joanne Del Prete-Rosten (left) seen here with husband Peter Rosten (right), has dimissed  claims of sexual harrassment as ‘made up lies’

Daniel claimed he “suffered this vulgar conduct” because he feared losing his job, but when he finally complained, his boss gave him his marching orders by falsely claiming the company was going out of business.
After he left, he says, Canto released a spring and summer fashion collection, and his former boss bought “a very expensive Lamborghini”.

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 Joanne Del Prete-Rosten in Canto designs: Leather outifits for racing buffs

Joanne Del Prete-Rosten dismissed the allegations as “nothing but a bunch of lies,” and denied any sexual relationship with her accuser.
Prete-Rosten’s lawyer Jonathan Sack said Coyle’s claims have already been dismissed by the state Division of Human Rights and described Coyle as a “certified extortionist”.
“He’s got nothing better to do than file spurious lawsuits.”