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thatched cottage ex-owner, manager indicted on federal labor charges


the thatched cottage in centerport on dec. 13, 2016. photo credit: daniel brennan the former owner and manager of the shuttered thatched cottage catering hall in centerport have been indicted on federal forced labor and visa fraud charges, the u.s. attorney’s office in central islip announced monday. ralph colamussi, the former thatched cottage owner, and roberto villanueva, its former manager, were arrested monday morning and charged in the court’s eastern district in...






van crashes into maulden thatched cottage front door


image copyrightsouth beds news agencyimage caption no-one is thought to have been injured in the crash a white van has crashed through the front door of a listed 16th century thatched cottage.it is thought the vehicle came off at a bend on ampthill road, in maulden, bedfordshire, on tuesday before it crossed a grass verge, went through a hedge and embedded itself in the house.a 34-year-old man from maulden was arrested on suspicion of being unable to drive through drink or drugs.no-one is thought to have been hurt in the crash.val fossey, who lives in the cottage, said there was "a dreadful noise - like an earthquake" when the van struck.image copyrightalan plomimage caption the van will be removed after the damage has been assessed she was in the living room with her husband steve when th






woman in construction front scheme gets 12 months


nearly 31/2 years after charges were first brought, the female owner of a suburban construction business was formally indicted friday on federal fraud charges alleging she acted as an illegal front so another company could secure a lucrative city airport contract.elizabeth perino, 60, of willowbrook,...nearly 31/2 years after charges were first brought, the female owner of a suburban construction business was formally indicted friday on federal fraud charges alleging she acted as an illegal front so another company could secure a lucrative city airport contract.elizabeth perino, 60, of willowbrook,... (jason meisner)






woman who acted as illegal business front given 12 months in prison


nearly 31/2 years after charges were first brought, the female owner of a suburban construction business was formally indicted friday on federal fraud charges alleging she acted as an illegal front so another company could secure a lucrative city airport contract.elizabeth perino, 60, of willowbrook,...nearly 31/2 years after charges were first brought, the female owner of a suburban construction business was formally indicted friday on federal fraud charges alleging she acted as an illegal front so another company could secure a lucrative city airport contract.elizabeth perino, 60, of willowbrook,... (jason meisner)






ex-owner of afghanistan marble mine indicted on fraud


washington (ap) — the former owner of a mining company in afghanistan has been indicted on charges of defrauding a u.s. government agency and defaulting on a loan of nearly $16 million.federal prosecutors say 39-year-old azam doost, most recently of union city, california, was arrested tuesday at dallas/fort worth international airport. the indictment was returned on june 7 and unsealed friday. it charges doost with wire fraud, false statements on loan applications, and money laundering.prosecutors say doost owned equity capital mining llc, a marble mining company in afghanistan, and that he and others got a $15.8 million loan from the overseas private investment corporation. the indictment says they transferred money from the loan to personal accounts, and eventually defaulted on it.onlin






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business.john coli sr., considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with threatening work stoppages and other labor unrest unless he was given cash payoffs of $25,000 every three months by the undisclosed business.the alleged extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.coli, 57, an early backer of mayor rahm emanuel, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official.in all, coli accepted five payoffs, most recent






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business.john coli sr., considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with threatening work stoppages and other labor unrest for an undisclosed business unless he was given cash payoffs of $25,000 every three months.the alleged extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.coli, 57, an early backer of mayor rahm emanuel, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official.in all, coli accepted five payoffs, most recent






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business.john coli sr., considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with threatening work stoppages and other labor unrest unless he was given cash payoffs of $25,000 every three months by the undisclosed business.the alleged extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.coli, 57, an early backer of mayor rahm emanuel, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official.in all, coli accepted five payoffs, most recent






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss in chicago — an early backer of mayor rahm emanuel — was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business. john coli sr., considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with threatening work stoppages and other labor unrest for a business — identified only as company 1 — unless he was paid quarterly cash payoffs of $25,000.the 11-page indictment alleged the extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.coli, 57, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official






twin cities man indicted on federal gun possession charges


a 32-year-old twin cities man was indicted in federal court this week on charges of illegally possessing a firearm.chris welch was caught on march 27 in possession of a ruger .22 caliber pistol, according to an indictment filed in federal court on wednesday. because of past convictions for crimes ranging from robbery to drug possession, welch is legally barred from carrying weapons, authorities said.the indictment yields little information about the investigation that resulted in his arrest. welch, who isn’t yet represented by a lawyer, is expected to make his initial court appearance on friday afternoon.






former customs officer from li indicted on smuggling charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrunways at kennedy airport near jamaica bay are seen from the control tower in an undated image. (credit: getty images / spencer platt) a former u.s. customs and border protection officer from long island has been indicted on charges that he helped dominican cocaine smugglers try to evade airport luggage checks, brooklyn federal prosecutors announced on tuesday.fernando marte, 29, of farmingdale, pleaded not guilty in federal court in brooklyn to conspiracy to smuggle more 100 pounds of cocaine and knowingly importing the...






man charged with fatally shooting indian national in kansas bar indicted on fede


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presskansas city, mo. (ap) — man charged with fatally shooting indian national in kansas bar indicted on federal hate crime charges.the associated press






3 ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking conspiracy


toledo, ohio (ap) — a third ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors now say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex.a federal grand jury in toledo has indicted the rev. cordell jenkins, the rev. anthony haynes and the rev. kenneth butler on conspiracy to sex traffic children. all three men pleaded not guilty tuesday.the us attorney’s office says haynes began grooming a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in 2014. prosecutors say haynes introduced her to other men and all three of the pastors sexually assaulted her.jenkins and haynes were previously indicted on child sex trafficking charges in july.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksan attorney representing jenkins tells wtvg-tv her client un






indicted wisconsin businessman faces new federal charges


milwaukee — a wisconsin businessman is facing new federal charges alleging he fraudulently obtained more than $9 million in loans and investments.u.s. attorney gregory haanstad said wednesday a grand jury has indicted 62-year-old ronald van den heuvel of de pere on wire fraud and money laundering charges.the indictment alleges van den heuvel used much of the money intended for his green energy company in green bay to pay old debts and buy a new cadillac escalade and green bay packers tickets.prosecutors say wisconsin's flagship jobs agency — the wisconsin economic development corp. — is among the victims. in 2011, wedc gave one of his companies a $1.1 million loan.the securities and exchange commission also is suing van den heuvel.van den heuvel has said he did nothing wrong.






ex-owner of afghanistan marble mine indicted on fraud


washington — the former owner of a mining company in afghanistan has been indicted on charges of defrauding a u.s. government agency and defaulting on a loan of nearly $16 million.federal prosecutors say azam doost, 39, most recently of union city, california, was arrested tuesday at dallas/fort worth international airport. the indictment was returned on june 7 and unsealed friday. it charges doost, who also is known as adam doost, mohammad azam doost and mohammad azim, with wire fraud, false statements on loan applications, and money laundering.doost owned equity capital mining llc, a marble mining company in afghanistan. he and others got a $15.8 million loan from the overseas private investment corporation, according to the indictment. the loan was for the development, maintenance and o






taxstone indicted for murder in deadly irving plaza shooting


a little more than than a year after the irving plaza shooting occurred, hip hop podcaster taxstone was reportedly been indicted for murder on thursday afternoon (july 13), dnainfo reports. taxtsone was reportedly charged with the second-degree murder of 33-year-old ronald “banga” mcphatter, whom lost his life during the may 2016 incident.read: taxstone indicted on gun charges in irving plaza shootingthe new charge comes nearly five months after the tax season personality was indicted in federal court on gun charges. he eventually pled guilty to the illegal possession of a weapon after his dna was found on the firearm that killed mcphatter. in addition to dna evidence, then-u.s. attorney preet bharara released a statement in apr. 2017, suggesting that the government also had a witness who






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business by threatening a work stoppage if he wasn't paid. john coli sr., 57, considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official.the 11-page indictment alleged the extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.according to the charges, beginning in 2016, coli threatened work stoppages and other economic harm to a business — identified only as company 1 — unless he was paid quarterly c






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business by threatening a work stoppage if he wasn't paid. john coli sr., 57, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official, according to the u.s. attorney's office. the 11-page indictment alleged the extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.according to the charges, beginning in 2016, coli threatened work stoppages and other economic harm to a business — identified only as company 1 — unless he was paid quarterly cash payments of $25






teamsters boss indicted on charges of extorting $100,000 from business


a politically connected teamsters union boss was indicted wednesday on federal charges alleging he extorted $100,000 in cash from a local business by threatening a work stoppage if he wasn't paid.john coli sr., 57, considered one the union's most powerful figures nationally, was charged with one count of attempted extortion and five counts of demanding and accepting prohibited payment as a union official.the 11-page indictment alleged the extortion occurred when coli was president of teamsters joint council 25, a labor organization that represents more than 100,000 workers in the chicago area and northwest indiana.according to the charges, beginning in 2016, coli threatened work stoppages and other economic harm to a business — identified only as company 1 — unless he was paid quarterly ca






suffolk da thomas spota, top aide indicted in cover-up


advertisement | advertise on newsdaylongtime suffolk district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke's assault of a suspect in 2012. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) longtime suffolk district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke’s assault of a suspect in 2012.spota, a democrat who was elected 16 years ago as a corruption fighter, and christopher mcpartland, the head of the district attorney’s political corruption unit, are scheduled to be arraigned...






indicted lake county sheriff insists he is innocent


a federal judge wednesday denied sheriff john buncich's request to have his firearms returned.judge paul cherry ruled that buncich, who was indicted in november on public corruption charges, could not amend the conditions of his release to allow the return of his firearms, which his attorney argued...






ex-us rep. stockman indicted for misusing donations


houston — a grand jury has indicted former u.s. rep. steve stockman on charges he and a former aide orchestrated a scheme to misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations for personal and campaign expenses.the republican ex-lawmaker was indicted in houston federal court on tuesday along with jason posey.both face a variety of charges, including mail and wire fraud, making excessive campaign contributions and money laundering. the indictment alleges both men misused much of $1.25 million in donations.shaun clarke, stockman's attorney, said tuesday the ex-congressman "is an innocent man. he intends to enter a plea of not guilty."stockman, who served two non-consecutive terms in the u.s. house, is free on bond after his arrest this month.court records didn't list an attorney






ex-north chicago cop surrenders on charges alleging on-duty solicitation of pros


a former veteran north chicago police officer was indicted wednesday on charges including official misconduct for allegedly soliciting a prostitute while on duty, according to the lake county state's attorney's office. ludwin w. barreno was indicted by a lake county grand jury on charges of official... (jim newton)






virginia teacher indicted on federal child porn charges


charlottesville, va. (ap) — a federal grand jury has indicted a former virginia high school teacher on child pornography.the indictment issued wednesday charges 57-year-old richard alan wellbeloved-stone of charlottesville with three counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.federal authorities filed a complaint against wellbeloved stone last month after he was arrested and charged in state court with 19 counts of producing child pornography and one count of aggravated sexual battery.wellbeloved-stone was suspended from his job as an environmental sciences teacher at charlottesville high school after he was arrested by charlottesville police in july.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






long island diner owner, manager stole $82g from workers, ag says


the owner and the manager of a long island diner were arrested, accused of multiple felonies after failing to pay workers and threatening them and their families, prosecutors said tuesday.thirteen cooks, dishwashers, bussers and servers were deprived of more than $82,000 of wages, attorney general eric t. schneiderman said in a statement.most popularthe defendants, both suffolk residents, were arraigned tuesday after being charged in a 35-count indictment, he said.the owner of the princess diner in water mill, richard bivona, and its former owner, john kalogeras, who stayed on as manager after selling the restaurant to bivona, “continually” lied to their workers about when they would be paid, schneiderman said.they also were charged with harassment, he said.crimerecent li mug shots“these d






samsung heir lee jae-yong indicted on bribery charges


seoul—south korean prosecutors indicted samsung’s de facto leader lee jae-yong on charges of bribery and four other offenses, setting in motion legal proceedings that could put the tycoon behind bars for years.the 48-year-old vice chairman of samsung electronics co. was arrested feb. 17 but prosecutors didn’t press formal charges until their tuesday deadline. in addition to bribery, prosecutors accuse mr. lee of embezzlement,...






samsung heir lee jae-yong indicted on bribery charges


seoul—south korean prosecutors indicted de facto samsung leader lee jae-yong on charges of bribery and four other offenses, setting in motion legal proceedings that could put the tycoon behind bars for years.the 48-year-old vice chairman of samsung electronics co. was arrested feb. 17 but prosecutors didn’t press formal charges until their tuesday deadline. in addition to bribery, prosecutors accuse mr. lee of embezzlement, perjury,...






contractor indicted on charges of stealing defense documents


baltimore — a federal grand jury in maryland has indicted a government contractor on charges that he stole reams of highly cl ified documents.harold martin, 52, was indicted in u.s. district court in maryland on wednesday on 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information.martin worked as a private contractor for a number of government agencies, including the national security agency, and held various security clearances. between 1996 and 2016, martin stole top secret documents from the nsa and several other agencies and kept them in his home and car, the indictment says.the stolen documents included sensitive information about national defense and cyber issues and also contained targeting information.if convicted, martin faces up to 10 years in prison for each count.






nassau gop legislative leaders call on edward mangano to resign


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrepublican leaders of the nassau legislature on monday, april 3, 2017, called on gop county executive edward mangano to resign, the first time they have done so since mangano was indicted last year on federal corruption charges.republican leaders of the nassau legislature on monday called for the resignation of gop county executive edward mangano, the first time they have done so in the nearly six months since mangano was indicted on federal corruption charges.at an unusual news conference in front of the county’s legislature and executive building in mineola, presiding officer norma gonsalves (r-east meadow) stood...






nassau gop legislative leaders call on edward mangano to resign


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrepublican leaders of the nassau legislature on monday, april 3, 2017, called on gop county executive edward mangano to resign, the first time they have done so since mangano was indicted last year on federal corruption charges.republican leaders of the nassau legislature on monday called for the resignation of gop county executive edward mangano, the first time they have done so in the nearly six months since mangano was indicted on federal corruption charges.at an unusual news conference in front of the county’s legislature and executive building in mineola, presiding officer norma gonsalves (r-east meadow) stood...






11 milwaukee street gang members indicted on federal charges


milwaukee — federal and local law enforcement officers in milwaukee are on the hunt for several suspects after an eight-month investigation into a street gang.the fbi says the investigation resulted in federal indictments against 11 members of the gangster disciples. they face drug and weapons charges.authorities say five people have been arrested. police were looking for six more defendants.the fbi says the men are responsible for numerous acts of violence and the sale and distribution of controlled substances, including heroin and cocaine.all of the members still at large are considered to be armed and dangerous.






south carolina man indicted for threats against obama, trump


spartanburg, s.c. — a south carolina man has been charged with threatening then-president barack obama and president-elect donald trump last year.the u.s. attorney's office announced tuesday that a federal grand jury had indicted 30-year-old kipper ken king of spartanburg on two counts of making the threats around november 28, 2016.no details of the threat have been released, and indictments against king don't contain any other information. if convicted on the federal charges, king could be sentenced to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.court documents list no attorney for king. he's scheduled to make an appearance in federal court on friday.






woman indicted on charges of faking cancer to raise money


birmingham, ala. (ap) — a federal grand jury has indicted an alabama woman on multiple charges that she falsely claimed she had terminal cancer to get thousands of dollars from family, friends and strangers.acting u.s. attorney robert posey says in a news release that the friday indictment charges 37-year-old jennifer cataldo, of sterrett, with eight counts of wire fraud and seven counts of bank fraud.the indictment says cataldo misrepresented her health from 2014 to about may of this year. in person, online and via text messages, she solicited contributions and received more than $100,000 for living and medical expenses. she also solicited donations through two gofundme accounts that raised more than $35,000 combined.if convicted, she faces multiple years in prison and more than $1 millio






4 bandidos gang members arrested in 2006 death of texas man


austin, texas — four members of the bandidos motorcycle gang have been indicted on charges they conspired to kill a man who was attempting to launch a texas chapter of the hell's angels in austin.federal authorities say the four include 47-year-old johnny romo, who holds a national position with the gang. the charges against him include murder in aid of racketeering.authorities say romo and the others conspired to kill anthony benesh in a 2006 sniper attack as he stood outside an austin restaurant.prosecutors say the bandidos didn't want a rival gang to diminish their power and territory, and had threatened benesh against starting a chapter.the four men were indicted and taken into custody thursday.it's not known if romo has an attorney to answer the charges.






former ohio principal of the year indicted on sex charges involving students


a school administrator has been indicted on seven felonies involving sex with two teenage females who were students.        






13 drug dealers indicted on racketeering charges


baltimore (ap) — federal prosecutors say 13 alleged drug dealers have been indicted on racketeering charges in maryland.acting u.s. attorney stephen schenning announced the charges wednesday.the indictment says several federal agencies launched an investigation last november into a baltimore-area drug trafficking organization allegedly led by ernest mcrae and jackie bagley.bagley and mcrae are named as defendants in the indictment, along with rodney addison, deandre anderson, kurt atkins, vernon bartee, johntae brown, dominic durham, wilbur forrester, keith johnson, antonio jones, andrew manuel and stancil mcnair.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the defendants face a maximum of life in prison for the drug conspiracy charge, except for manuel and durham, who face 20






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