Gov: Fraudster raised money pitching Giuliani as firm’s face

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a fraudster facing sentencing next week lured one investor by bragging that Rudy Giuliani had agreed to be the face of a fraud-busting company that was a fraud itself. The revelation was included in court papers filed late Monday as prosecutors urged a judge to sentence David Correia next week to about three years in prison. The Florida man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission. His lawyer asked that he serve no prison time. But prosecutors said he deserves years in prison for a fraud that cheated seven individuals of over $2 million. They say he also doesn’t seem contrite.last_img read more

Officials probe response to accidental death in Hamilton County

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Officials are urging caution after a Hamilton County, Ohio teen was killed in a freak accident inside a Honda Odyssey van in the Seven Hills School parking lot.A report from Cincinnati police Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 around 3 p.m. using hands-free commands saying he was trapped in a seat inside the vehicle. Dispatchers were unable to pinpoint his location. Officers soon began searching parking lots on school grounds but were unable to locate the teen.During the 911 exchange with dispatchers Plush reportedly said, “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom I love her.”Plush was found by his father six hours later around 9 p.m. deceased in the van.Law enforcement officials are conducting a review of the call and response by police.According to 800,000 Honda Odyssey vans were recalled in 2017 because second-row seats were accidentally tipping forward. It’s unknown if Plush’s van was included in the recall.last_img read more

Fifty-four new Indiana State Troopers graduate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Thursday night the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. Opening remarks were made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter, followed by a commencement address from Mr. John Stehr, a local Indianapolis television news anchor.After the commencement address the oath of office for the 54 new state police officers was delivered by The Honorable Justice Mark Massa, of the Indiana Supreme Court.  Each new trooper was then presented their badge and official identification by Superintendent Carter and his staff.The graduation marked the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,018 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.Each graduating trooper will be assigned to one of 14 State Police Posts across Indiana. Once at their assigned district, the new troopers will spend the next three months working side by side with a series of experienced Field Training Officers (FTO). The purpose of the field training is to put to practical application the training received over the duration of the formal academy training. Upon successful completion of field training, the new troopers will be assigned a state police patrol vehicle and will begin solo patrol in their assigned district.last_img read more