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Michael Avenatti accused of embezzling almost $2M from girlfriend of NBA player

Embattled celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been accused of embezzling almost $2 million after he struck a lucrative settlement for the former girlfriend of NBA player Hassan Whiteside.Avenatti, as the attorney for Alexis Gardner, 27, negotiated a $3 million deal for the actress and barista, $2.75 million of which Miami Heat player Whiteside, 29, wired……

Coast Guard offloads seized drugs worth $62.5M

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear handle drugs intercepted off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. (U.S. Coast Guard)The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at The agency said in a news… …

Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state’s capital city, authorities said Sunday.Soheil Antonio Mojarrad, 30, was killed in an encounter with an officer Saturday night at a shopping center in the eastern part of the city, Raleigh police……

Florida deputy on restricted duty after seen forcefully restraining pepper-sprayed HS student, hitting him in head

A Florida sheriff’s deputy was placed on restricted duty after cellphone video showed him forcefully restraining a pepper-sprayed high school student, at one point hitting him in the head while he was on the ground.Deputy Christopher Krickovich was ordered to surrender his gun and badge until an investigation into Thursday’s fight is completed by the Department of……

Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

ATHENS, Ga. – Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a “Peeping Tom” call.The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and officers went……

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Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. (AP Photo/Juan… …

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Conservative views got prep-school student, 16, expelled, parents claim

Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., was founded in 1794, according to the school’s website. (Google Maps)A Connecticut couple intends to sue their 16-year-old son’s former prep school, alleging he was expelled for espousing conservative political views in class, according to a report.Theodore and Sonia Mancini of West Hartford said their son, Michael Mancini, was… …

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