(SCOTLAND) LATEST: Police & Crime Reports: In the last three days across areas of the country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.17: This is our daily list of posts on that are shared across Twitter & Telegram and Shared here:

#AceDailyNews Scottish Police News Reports: 13th January – 16th January 2021

Officers appeal for information after man shot in Baillieston area of Glasgow

  • 16/01/2022 10:21:40
  • Officers are appealing for information and carrying out enquiries after a man was seriously injured after being shot in the Baillieston area of Glasgow in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Allan Brand sentenced for serious sexual offence in Bathgate

  • 14/01/2022 16:56:57
  • Allan Brand was sentenced to five years at Edinburgh High Court today, Friday, 14 January, in connection with a serious sexual assault that took place in West Lothian.

Jewellery stolen during two break-ins in Kinross

  • 14/01/2022 16:28:32
  • Officers in Perthshire are appealing for witnesses after two break-ins at homes in Kinross.

Appeal following wilful fire-raising in Wishaw

  • 14/01/2022 15:57:47
  • Police in Lanarkshire are appealing for information following an incident of wilful fire-raising in Wishaw.

Man sentenced for offences involving a woman and child in Angus

  • 14/01/2022 15:40:37
  • Lewis Smith, 27, was sentenced at Edinburgh High Court to a six year custodial sentence

Appeal for witnesses following second fatal road crash in Lanarkshire

  • 13/01/2022 22:56:21
  • Police in Lanarkshire are appealing for witnesses following a second fatal road crash in the region.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.17: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET Operation Eternal Report: Five men have been arrested today (January.12th) by Specialist Crime detectives following proactive warrants under one of the Met’s most significant operations in cracking down on serious and organised crime #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.14: In the early hours of Wednesday, 12 January, officers arrested the men at addresses in Islington, Barking, Chelmsford, Dartford and Bexleyheath, as part of this operation focusing on drugs supply: These arrests were carried out following an investigation into the wholesale of drugs through a highly encrypted communication platform.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Five arrests for drug offences following early morning warrants: During searches of the properties, officers recovered more than £2,000 in cash, a large quantity of Class B drugs (cannabis) and 14 wraps of Class A drugs – these substances have been sent for analysis.

[Cannabis recovered during the warrants]

Those arrested are:

  • A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.
  • A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine.
  • A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis.
  • A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply and import cocaine and cannabis.
  • A 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and transfer criminal property.

They all remain in police custody while investigations continue.

Operation Eternal is the Met’s long-term investigation into the criminal use of encrypted communications to facilitate serious violence, supply of firearms, drugs and associated criminality. 

Specialist detectives across the Met have worked relentlessly to form investigations around those utilising this encryption to commit some of the most serious crimes across the capital. They have monitored hundreds of handsets and analysed thousands of encrypted messages to build dozens of cases.

Detective Chief Inspector Driss Hayoukane, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Team, said:

The Met continues to work to bring those criminals using encrypted devices to commit serious and violent crimes – whilst believing they are untouchable – to justice.

“Operation Eternal has allowed us to reach those most dangerous, high harm offenders individuals right at the heart of organised networks dealing in multiple kilos of drugs, cutting off supply and associated violence right at the source.

“We know that drug supply and violence on our streets are inextricably linked. Those involved cause misery to our communities, and we remain dedicated to bringing them before the courts. Activity to tackle organised criminality in London has long been a priority for the Metropolitan Police, and it will continue to be for the coming years.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.14: 2022:

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(LONDON) Chelmsford Crown Court Report: A London-based crime group who tried to smuggle 69 Albanian migrants into the UK on a dilapidated fishing vessel – and planned to bring in 50 more every week – have been convicted #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: The 30-metre converted trawler ‘Svanic’ was intercepted off the Norfolk coast on 17 November last year: The boat – built nearly 60 years ago and with a lifeboat for just 20 people – had set sail from the Ostend area of Belgium and was heading towards Great Yarmouth: It was escorted into Harwich international port in an operation involving the National Crime Agency, Border Force, HM Coastguard, Immigration Enforcement and Essex Police……

#AceDailyNews NCA Court Report: ‘Crime Group Convicted’ for people smuggling of Albanians into UK who plotted to bring hundreds of illegal migrants into the UK

Svanic fishing trawler

The NCA had been alerted to the vessel by the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre in Lisbon:

MAOC received a report of suspicious activity from the Swedish authorities who had to assist the Svanic after it ran aground 15 days prior to picking up the migrants.

The vessel, which had been purchased in Latvia for around 20,000 euros in October 2020, was to run aground a second time before collecting the migrants in Belgium.

The three crew members – Igor Kosyi, aged 56, and Volodymyr Mykhailov, 49, both from Ukraine, and Alexsandrs Gulpe, 44, from Latvia – were arrested by the NCA on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration. The 69 migrants were handed to Immigration Enforcement.

NCA investigators seized a laptop from the vessel, which enabled them to identify the UK-based gang which had orchestrated the attempt.

The computer had been given to the crew by Latvian national Sergejs Kuliss, 32, of Albert Basin Way, Newham, London. Phone evidence showed Kuliss was in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on the night of the smuggling attempt, awaiting the arrival of the boat.

Throughout the day Kuliss had been in contact with fellow conspirators Lithuanian national Arturas Jusas, 35, living in Lambeth, and Israeli national Kfir Ivgi, 39, from Finchley.

Messages found on their phones showed the three men spent weeks discussing their plans to invest in a boat for the purpose of smuggling people, with Jusas claiming ‘from first trip we’re going to get the money back’.

Once the Svanic had been identified as a possible purchase Kuliss sent a sequence of photographs and videos of the boat to Jusas, which he forwarded to Ivgi. He replied: ‘Yes, yes, yes…I don’t care how it looks like, it’s good’, indicating he didn’t care about the condition of the vessel.

In one audio messages found on his phone following his arrest, Jusas boasted to Ivgi that he planned to ‘bring every week 50 people’. Other messages showed he was in contact with people on the ‘other side’ who wanted to move migrants to the UK.

The trio had also scoped out potential landing sites for the vessel, which had only 21 lifejackets on board, eventually settling on Great Yarmouth.

After the interception the gang shared online news reports about the incident with each other, with Ivgi messaging Jusas to say ‘clean the…phone’.

Jusas, Ivgi and Kuliss were arrested during a series of NCA raids in June this year after investigators were able to piece together their involvement in the plot.

They were charged alongside Kosyi, Mykhailov, and Gulpe with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

Jusas pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on 6 August, but following an eight-week week trial at the same court Ivgi, Kuliss, Gulpe and Kosyi were found guilty today (17 November) – exactly a year since the boat was intercepted.

Volodymyr Mykhailov was found not guilty.

Jusas and the four convicted will be sentenced at a later date.

David Fairclough, Deputy Director, Immigration Enforcement Criminal Investigation, said:

” There is no stronger example of how organised criminals are prepared to risk the lives of the people they smuggle for profit.

“The Svanic was in an appalling condition, and in no fit state to make the perilous journey from Belgium to the UK. Had it got into trouble, the consequences could have been fatal as there was only one lifeboat and 21 lifejackets.

“The dangers wouldn’t have crossed the minds of these men, whose sole motive was to line their pockets. They were planning to use this deathtrap over and over again.

“Cases like these strengthen our resolve to come down hard on the organised criminals behind people smuggling, who ply their trade on exploitation and misery.”

NCA Director of Investigations Nikki Holland said:

” These callous criminals had big plans to orchestrate a lucrative criminal operation at the expense of people’s safety using an unseaworthy vessel with only 20 lifejackets onboard.

“It is sickening that criminal gangs like this have no regard for the value of human life only seeing them as a way to make money. As recent tragic events show these journeys are unnecessary, perilous, and sadly sometimes fatal.

“Thanks to the culmination of efforts across the Home Office and NCA, we’ve slammed the breaks on this ruthless crime gang, and they will now receive the justice they deserve.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.20: 2021:

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(CALABRIA) Court Report: An Italian court has sentenced 70 members of the powerful mafia group, the ‘Ndrangheta, in the first stage of the biggest mafia trial in decades #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Those accused had opted for a speedy trial which allowed them to have their sentences reduced by a third if found guilty. Judges handed six of those convicted the maximum 20-year sentence that prosecutors had asked for.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Italian Mafia: ‘Ndrangheta members convicted as Italy begins huge trial and over the next two years, 355 alleged mobsters and corrupt officials will face court for their involvement with Italy’s richest and most powerful organised crime group.

Famed anti-Mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri
Anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri has spent 30 years tackling organised crime groups

Defendants faced charges including attempted murder and extortion. 

Hundreds of lawyers and nearly a thousand witnesses are involved.

Saturday’s “maxi trials” took place behind closed doors in a specially converted courtroom in the Calabrian city of Lamezia Terme. 

Another 21 defendants were acquitted.

The ‘Ndrangheta is a sprawling criminal network consisting of some 150 families. This trial is targeting just one of those: The Mancuso family. 

The lengthy charge sheet includes an array of drugs charges, murder, attempted murder, extortion, loan sharking, disclosure of official secrets and abuse of office.

Alleged boss Luigi Mancuso, 67, who goes by the nickname “the Uncle”, and ex-senator Giancarlo Pittelli, 68, who prosecutors have alleged was his white-collar fixer, will face longer court trials at a later date. 

Leading the case is Nicola Gratteri, one of Italy’s most respected anti-mafia chief prosecutors. He has spent decades tackling the Italian crime gangs and as a consequence has lived under police protection for more than 30 years. 

Mr Gratteri vowed earlier this year to take down “this asphyxiating ‘Ndrangheta, which truly takes the breath and the heartbeat from the people” and told reporters that Saturday’s sentencing had “gone very well”.

The ‘Ndrangheta rose to prominence after the maxi trials of the late 1980s, which significantly weakened Sicily’s Cosa Nostra mafia families. 

The ‘Ndrangheta is involved in a wide range of illegal activities, but it specialises in cocaine trafficking and is believed to control about 80% of Europe’s trade.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.08: 2021:

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(LONDON) ONS DATA REPORT: Statistics Between July 2020 – End of June 2021: Knife Crime & Burglaries DOWN Stalking & Harassment UP by staggering 99% in this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.06: The reductions are revealed in the latest Office for National Statistics data on crime in England and Wales between July 2020 to the end of June 2021. The West Midlands has seen a 16% drop in burglaries, robberies reduce by 1% and knife crime by 4.1%……

#AceDailyNews ONS England & Wales Report: That knife crime & burglaries down, but steep rise in stalking and harassment, new figures show with statistics released Thursday show knife crime and burglaries continue to fall in the West Midlands and robberies and car crime remain low.

Details of the new figures released today

As per the previous statistics released in July, there have also been increases in some offences. Stalking and harassment has seen a steep rise in reports over the last year of 99%.

4th November 2021

We continue to welcome all reports of this nature and has taken many additional measures to encourage such reports in the last 12 months despite the pandemic.

We continue to invest in key initiatives to help victims of stalking and harassment report crime and we are working to better equip officers to deal with these reports. We know that these types of offences can impact on how safe people feel, and we are working to improve officers’ knowledge so they are able to earlier identify patterns of this type of behaviour.

Protecting and supporting the people within our communities will always remain at the heart of what we do.

Domestic abuse has also risen by 41% as well as the number of rapes rising by 49%. While hate crime has also increased by 43% fuelled by online offending.

We remain committed to taking action to a rise in crime reports we receive; with safeguarding vulnerable people and catching perpetrators of domestic abuse a key focus for the force. Training has also been refreshed to address safety in the home for children who are victims of abuse.

Training is also given to identify cases for referral or escalation for wider families of domestic abuse cases.

Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine said: “We recognise that our biggest crime types are stalking and harassment, domestic abuse and rape and we are doing lots to tackle them: We know the last year or so has been tough on relationships and that people have been suffering domestic abuse in both physical and psychological forms: But we need people to know there is no need to suffer alone and the force, along with the many charities and refuges across the West Midlands, are ready, willing and able to help.”

If you do not feel comfortable contacting police there are many other agencies who can offer support and advice. Visit No Excuse for Abuse for more information https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/no-excuse-for-abuse/

In recent months a new scheme has also been developed by the Home Office. “Ask for ANI” (Action Needed Immediately) enables victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from the police or other support services, from the safety of their local pharmacy. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pharmacies-launch-codeword-scheme-to…

We urge anyone who is not feeling safe in their own home to seek help

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.06: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) EFCC Anti-Graft Agency Report: Popular socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – NOv.03: Though allegations against the socialite were sketchy as of press time, a source disclosed that his case borders on alleged money laundering and tax fraud.

#AceDailyNews says according to Sahara Reporters: The Anambra-born club owner, who arrived the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja, at about noon on Monday, is currently being interrogated by operatives of the commission.

Obi Cubana

The source said, “Obi Cubana was arrested and brought to the EFCC headquarters on Monday afternoon over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud. He is being grilled by detectives as we speak.”

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he has yet to be briefed on the development.

Obi Cubana made headlines in July when he hosted an ostentatious burial for his mother in Oba, Anambra State, in which over 200 cows were reportedly killed.

The lavish display of wealth set tongues wagging with many Nigerians wondering about his source of wealth.

Several celebrities, business people and politicians turned out in large numbers for the funeral.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Nov.03: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Crown Court Report: A an unnamed teenager and a man from Leigh have been convicted of murder following the fatal stabbing of a father in Leigh in March this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Following a trial at Manchester Crown Court and after previously pleading guilty to murder and section 18 assault, a jury today (11 October) found Liam Bailey (25/10/2002), of Diamond Street, Leigh, not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery but guilty of one further count of robbery……

#AceDailyNews reports that a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of section 18 assault, robbery and murder but guilty of inflicting bodily harm and manslaughter and a 16-year-old boy, who also cannot be named, was found guilty of murder and not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery after father found stabbed to death in canal in March of this year….

CASE NOTES: The court heard how in the early hours of Thursday 25 March 2021, all three males had lured 33-year-old Scott Anderton from Leigh town centre to a stretch of canal nearby: It was here that Mr Anderton was subjected to a violent assault, resulting in him sustaining 37 stab wounds to his body and blunt trauma injuries to his head before being pushed into the canal and left to die: He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after police were after a woman discovered a body floating in the canal at around 7am.

All three males are expected to be sentenced on Friday 12 November.

Following today’s verdict, Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “I am pleased that a jury have been able to reach a verdict following these horrendous crimes and I commend Scott’s family for their courage and strength throughout what has been a lengthy and painful trial: This was a horrific and violent assault and we have been committed throughout this investigation to ensuring those responsible were held accountable for their heinous actions: These males now await what I suspect to be a lengthy custodial sentence and although sadly we are unable to reunite Scott with his loved ones, I hope today they feel a sense of justice being served.”

Speaking at the time of his death, Scott’s family described him “as the most caring, loving, kindest person you could meet” He made time for anyone he met and would always be there if anyone needed help. Even on the darkest of days Scott was always positive and had the cheekiest smile which was infectious…….Scott was our kid!……..Our family have been robbed of a son, dad, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle. There is an emptiness which can never be filled and our family will never come to terms with their loss………..The only comfort we can find in all this madness is knowing he will finally be at peace with his precious baby girl back in his arms…………….You are truly loved Scott”. We promise you will never be forgotten and your memory will live on so it’s not goodbye forever our kid but just goodbye for now………You will forever be our diamond in the mud.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published: Oct.13: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Detectives investigating a hammer attack in Westminster on Oct.03: 2021: have charged a man #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport- Oct.05: Morteza Ahmadi 38 (02.03.83) of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, two counts of causing actual bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault by touching of a female aged over 16 and one count of possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer.

#AceDailyNews reports that a man has been charged with two counts of GBH after hammer attack in Westminster on Oct.03: Ahmadi is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 4 October ..update will follow ….

Police were called at 22.54hrs on Friday, 1 October, to reports of a man attacking people in Regent Street, W1: Three women – one aged in her 20s, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, as well as a man in his 50s, were found injured.

They were taken to hospital before being discharged.

One of the women and another woman at the scene, who was not injured, also reported they had been sexually assaulted.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.05: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: Members of a London-based organised crime group have been jailed for a total of 29 years for possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: Artem Kuts, 39, of the Isle of Dogs, and Oliver Mark, 40, of Stratford, were arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the supply of firearms: NCA surveillance teams watched as Kuts left his home carrying a brown paper bag on 12 October last year, and got into a black BMW 5 Series registered to Mark.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Three men jailed for 29 years over gun and ammunition plot and they were found guilty on 28 May following a seven-day trial at Southwark Crown Court, and were today (1 October) sentenced to 15 years and eight years respectively that followed an NCA Investigation …..

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A third man, Alexander Georgiev (also known as Ernis Piranej), 26, of no fixed abode, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, was seen getting in and out of the same car several times carrying the brown paper bag. He was jailed for six years.

Armed officers descended on the black car and found the bag in the rear passenger footwell. It contained a Russian brand Baikal self-loading pistol and eight rounds of Makarov ammunition. Mark and Kuts were both arrested for possession of a firearm.

Georgiev was arrested for conspiring to supply a firearm minutes later, as he attempted to flee in a blue BMW.

Officers then searched Kuts’ home and found two more Baikals and 14 rounds of ammunition, which had been hidden in the garden. They had been packaged heavily and wedged in the corner between the wall and a garden storage unit.

Jacque Beer, NCA Regional Head of Investigations, said: Illegal firearms drive serious violence, intimidation and coercion in our communities: Seizing handguns like the ones found in the Isle of Dogs, with the help of our partners at the Metropolitan Police Service, protects the public from this grave threat: The NCA works tirelessly to stop criminals like Kuts, Mark and Georgiev obtaining firearms and it is only right they should serve long jail sentences for their crimes.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Oct.02: 2021:

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Austin Police Report: That as from Friday police will stop responding to all non-emergencies and the public should ring 311 instead of 911 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.01: Starting Friday, individuals in the city are asked to use 311 when reporting crimes that are either no longer in process, when the suspect is no longer on the scene, or when there is no immediate threat to life or property, according to the Austin Police Department.

#AceDailyNews says according to David Aaro of Fox News crimes that could be considered nonemergencies include, theft, and burglary of a residence, business, or vehicle, police said: Reports gathered by 311, or online at ireportaustin.com, will still be given to investigators – and detectives will follow up on them when they are able to do so, Chacon said in effort they say to reduce exposure to #Coronavirus

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 30
Austin, Texas, police are urging the public to call 311 instead of 911 to report nonemergencies, authorities said.

“Please understand, if somebody is in danger, we’re still going to send a marked unit and a uniformed officer to go handle it,” interim police chief Joseph Chacon explained Wednesday, according to KXAN-TV. “But for crimes that may have already happened and are now being reported, we are looking at alternative measures, and that’s what we’re working on now.”

Chacon said the changes come amid recent staffing challenges, reimagining public safety task force recommendations, and its review of its patrol COVID-19 mitigation protocols, which started May 2020. 

The department said it was trying to reduce coronavirus exposure risk for the public and sworn police officers, who will no longer be responding to those nonemergency calls, FOX 7 Austin reported

“I feel like, in many areas, not just obviously in our sworn officers on the street, but with our property crime technicians in forensics and in our Austin 311 call center, we are experiencing staffing shortages, and, so, I think that I’m going to ask for a little bit of patience. Many times people do have to wait on hold when they’re calling 311 in order to make that report,” the interim chief said.

“If an officer is not necessarily needed, in other words, this is a crime that obviously has already been committed, and we can still get a property crime technician there to take photos, to be able to gather the evidence and to provide a case number and a way to follow up to a victim of a crime, then that may be the most appropriate way, actually, to handle it so that I can free my officers up to keep answering the emergency calls for service where we have a violent crime and people that are actively engaged in criminal activity,” he added.

Crimes that could be considered nonemergencies include theft, suspicious person or vehicle, verbal disputes, prostitution, animal services, and burglary of a residence, business, or vehicle, police said. 

“Again, if any on that list are still in progress, and there is an immediate threat to public safety, then a call to 911 is appropriate, and we will dispatch an officer,” Chacon noted. 

Last month, a North Carolina man said his daughter was in Austin for a bachelorette party with friends when the home they were renting was burglarized, KXAN-TV reported

“They proceeded to call the police and were referred to 311, who instructed them to start an online report. And no law enforcement official arrived at the location,” Darin Short explained.

After not hearing back for weeks, he said they received a call Wednesday afternoon saying an officer should contact them within 48 hours, according to the station. 

He added that the nonemergency response could be reevaluated if the department is able to fill empty officer positions.

“We’re going to be seeking input into that area from our community stakeholders, from City Council, from community members at large in the coming months to see how they want those police services delivered, and then we’ll be able to determine how many officers we really need,” said Chacon.

If someone is unsure whether a specific call is an emergency, they should still call 911, the chief noted.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.01: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FBI CRIME REPORT: For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.27: In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number. Property crimes dropped 7.8 percent, marking the 18th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined….

#AceDailyNews reports on the FBI Release Of 2020 Crime Statistics: That show the estimated rate of violent crime was 387.8 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 1,958.2 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate rose 5.2 percent when compared with the 2019 rate; the property crime rate declined 8.1 percent.

Pie chart depicting property crimes and violent crimes in the Crime in the United States, 2020 report.

These and additional data are presented in the 2020 edition of the FBI’s annual report Crime in the United States. This report is available as downloadable spreadsheets and topic pages about offenses, arrests, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

The downloadable files of Crime in the United States, 2020, are available on the UCR’s Crime Data Explorer.

The UCR Program collects information on crimes reported by law enforcement agencies regarding the violent crimes of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, as well as the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. (The FBI classifies arson as a property crime but does not estimate arson data because of variations in the level of participation by the reporting agencies. Consequently, arson data is not included in the property crime estimate.) The program also collects arrest data for the offenses listed above and 20 offenses that include all other crimes except traffic violations.

Of the 18,619 federal, state, county, city, university and college, and tribal agencies eligible to participate in the UCR Program, 15,897 agencies submitted data in 2020. A high-level summary of the statistics submitted, as well as estimates for those agencies that did not report, follows:

  • In 2020, there were an estimated 1,277,696 violent crimes. When compared with the estimates from 2019, the estimated number of robbery offenses fell 9.3 percent and the estimated volume of rape (revised definition) offenses decreased 12.0 percent. The estimated number of aggravated assault offenses rose 12.1 percent, and the volume of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses increased 29.4 percent.
  • Nationwide, there were an estimated 6,452,038 property crimes. The estimated numbers for two of the three property crimes showed declines when compared with the previous year’s estimates. Burglaries dropped 7.4 percent, larceny-thefts decreased 10.6 percent, while motor vehicle thefts rose 11.8 percent.
  • Collectively, victims of property crimes (excluding arson) suffered losses estimated at $17.5 billion in 2020.
  • The FBI estimated law enforcement agencies nationwide made 7.6 million arrests, (excluding those for traffic violations) in 2020.
  • The arrest rate for violent crime was 147.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, and the arrest rate for property crime was 267.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • By violent crime offense, the arrest rate for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter was 3.8 per 100,000 inhabitants; rape (aggregate total using the revised and legacy definition), 6.3; robbery, 21.0; and aggravated assault, 116.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • Of the property crime offenses, the arrest rate for burglary was 45.7 per 100,000 inhabitants; larceny-theft, 193.1; and motor vehicle theft, 25.5. The arrest rate for arson was 3.0 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • In 2020, 13,377 law enforcement agencies reported their staffing levels to the FBI. These agencies reported that, as of October 31, 2020, they collectively employed 696,644 sworn officers and 309,135 civilians—a rate of 3.4 employees per 1,000 inhabitants.

Caution Against Ranking—Each year when Crime in the United States is published, some entities use the figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, tribal area, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing crime data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis of their population coverage or student enrollment.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Sept.27: 2021:

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(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: Southport Organised Crime Group: Three more men and one woman was sentenced to a combined 125yrs in jail on Friday for ‘various drugs charges’ #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: Detectives in Sefton are welcoming the sentencing of further members of a Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) as part of a long-running operation, which takes the total sentences handed out to more than 125 years: The three men and one woman were sentenced today (Friday 10 September) at Liverpool Crown Court.

#AceDailyNews reports four more people have been sentenced to a combined 125yrs in prison as part of ‘Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) drug supply conspiracy following the previous 15 in August who received a combined 110yrs in prison….

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This followed an extensive investigation into the supply of drugs between 2018-2020 in Southport.
 
They are as follows (below and above l-r):

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23-year-old Cara Wilding of Hollins Court, The Larches, Hawarden, North Wales was sentenced to six years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs

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21-year-old Daniel Crompton of no fixed address was sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs 

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23-year-old Lee McChrystal-Cole of Pighue Lane, Wavertree was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs

Additionally, 25-year-old Brenden Gillam of no fixed address was sentenced to 18 months suspended for two years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

During the investigation, the OCG were identified as conspiring to supply cocaine and cannabis and were subject to a strike day in October 2020, in which warrants were carried out and arrests made.

Three kilos of MDMA and two kilos of amphetamines were recovered at addresses in Bootle and North Wales. Cara Wilding also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in connection with this seizure. 38-year-old Patrick Hill of Hollins Court, The Larches, Hawarden, North Wales pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs and will be sentenced at a later date.

16 more men were previously sentenced in August to over 110 years in prison from the same investigation.

Southport OCG sentenced to 110 years in prison for drug supply conspiracy

Detectives in Sefton are welcoming the sentencing of 15 members of a Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) to a total of over 110 years in prison for conspiracy to supply drugs.

The 15 men were sentenced between Monday 2nd August and Wednesday 4th August at Liverpool Crown Court. This followed an extensive investigation into the supply of cocaine and cannabis between 2018-2020 in Southport.

They are as follows (see gallery for images)

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Top line (left to right): Full details are here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/news/merseyside/news/2021/august/southport-ocg-sentenced-to-110-years-in-prison-for-drug-supply-conspiracy/

On 5 August, 19-year-old Arlie Bailey of Knowsley Road, Southport was also sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

Speaking after the latest sentencings, Detective Inspector Catherine Walsh said: “These further sentencings mark the continuation of a massive investigation which has taken apart an OCG which has caused untold misery to the communities of Southport and beyond. I’m sure all of those who have been affected by their drug supply will share out satisfaction that they have been removed from the streets for the foreseeable future.

“Hopefully those jailed do reflect upon the risks taken, the harm caused, and the punishments handed out, and change their ways.

“We’re determined to act on all information received to make your communities safer from the harm that drug dealing and associated crime does. To that end, information from the public is vital and we will continue to act on all that we receive.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to remove drug dealers from our streets and provide our communities with a safe place to live, work and visit. My message to those engaged in organised crime is clear: we know who you are, we can see where you are operating, and we will come knocking.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing in supply in their community is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.12: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: Two men who were jailed for manufacturing & supplying counterfeit identity documents have been ordered to surrender almost £350,000 of their illicit earnings or face a further four and a half years in prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.31: An NCA investigation found that Ukrainian national Sergiy Mykhaylov, 41, used his home in Stratford as a forgery factory, set up with computers and printers capable of producing tens of thousands of false documents. He ran an online business through which he received orders and would post the forged documents to customers all over the UK.

#AceDailyNews reports on the NCA Investigation of crooks who produced false identity documents for people smuggling gangs forced to pay up at Southwark Crown Court this week, Mykhaylov agreed that the proceeds of his crimes had been £1,143,000. The Court found that his available assets were limited to £29,518, which he must pay within three months or face returning to prison for a further one and a half years….

In total, officers recovered over 3,000 completed identity documents, 3,500 passport style photos and 300 Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards, as well as 40,000 bank cards and £15,000 in cash.

Mykhaylov was arrested in June 2018 by NCA surveillance officers outside his workplace in Queen’s Yard, Hackney. Just before his arrest, Mykhaylov was seen handing over six forged ID cards which he had produced to order for one of his regular customers, Genadijs Kalinins, 40.

Kalinins, a Ukrainian national living in Essex, acted as a middle man who sourced fraudulent documents for organised crime groups. Evidence uncovered in the NCA investigation suggests that they were then used by those that had been smuggled illegally into the UK to secure jobs or rent properties.

Kalinins and Mykhaylov both pleaded guilty to multiple fraud offences and were sentenced on 21 September 2018 at Blackfriars Crown Court to six years and three months and five years and six months respectively.

The following day, Kalinins accepted that his criminal earnings amounted to £559,520.36 and that his available assets, including his marital home and a BMW car, were valued at £313,539. Kalinins will face a further three years in prison if the sum is not paid within the three months.

If either man fails to pay up by the deadline and is further sentenced, he will still be liable for the money.

Mark McCormack, Branch Commander at the NCA said: “The forged documents generated and sold by Mykhaylov and Kalinins could be used by other criminals to assist them in money laundering, fraud, and immigration crime, both in the UK and elsewhere. By providing these services, both men aligned themselves with the organised criminals who endanger the vulnerable by using illegal and often dangerous methods of entry to the country. It is only right that any benefit they have gained from this should be stripped from them: This serves as a reminder that a prison sentence is not the only consequence faced by criminals, and the NCA will work to deny you from the proceeds of your crimes.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.31: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Police are appealing for witnesses after gunshots were discharged into a crowd in Camden shortly before 22:10hrs on Saturday, 14 August #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.16: A large crowd was attending a BBQ in a communal open space in Clarence Gardens, NW1, when up to five unknown males arrived and indiscriminately discharged a firearm injuring four people…

#AceDailyNews reports MET Specialist Crime North Reactive team are investigating the incident: And appeal for witnesses & information after shooting in Camden, anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to the officers or to make police aware using the two contact options above: At this early stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene remains in place and local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while the investigation continues.

Police, including firearms officers, attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service: Four people are currently recovering in a local hospital. They are a 19-year-old woman; a 17 year-old woman; a 28-year-old man and a 73 year-old woman: Their conditions are not thought to be life threatening.

DS Val John-Baptiste, of Specialist Crime North, said: “I need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in and around Clarence Gardens, NW1: We thoroughly investigate every shooting in London – every incident and every weapon on our streets is of great concern to us. We know that Londoners feel exactly the same, and that’s why it is vital that anyone with information shares with us what they know, either directly with police or anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

Police appeal to anyone with footage of the incident and or any information to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7619/14 August. Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.16: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET Report: More firearms are being seized by officers than ever before amid a continued crackdown on violent crime in the city this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: The trend is set to continue with 98 firearms seized in the first quarter of this financial year compared to 92 for the same period the previous year….

#AceDailyNews reports on the meeting in Newham with Cressida Dick & Sadiq Khan with officers as they crackdown on firearms seized violent crime continues with a total of 450 in 2020/2021 compared to 366 recovered in the previous financial year.

Mayor Sadiq Khan and Commissioner Cressida Dick meeting officers in Newham

Mayor Sadiq Khan and Commissioner Cressida Dick meeting officers in Newham

The figures were released after Commissioner Cressida Dick joined Mayor Sadiq Khan on an operation targeting gun crime and gang activity in east London.

Local officers, supported by specialist colleagues, including firearms officers, were targeting those suspected of carrying firearms and being involved in street gangs.

The operation was led by the Met’s Viper teams which include specialist detectives who assess information in fast-time to identify, arrest and disrupt those behind gun violence.

The operation, part of work across the capital, followed a night of successful police activity.

In one incident, detectives recovered three firearms, ammunition and drugs after attending a commercial premises in Romford Road, Chigwell. 

Officers found evidence of the conversion and manufacturing of firearms. Four men, aged 20 to 55, were arrested and remain in custody.

In a second incident, a loaded shotgun, ammunition and four knives were seized after officers responded to reports of a fight in Emerald Road, Harlesden.

Two men, one aged 20 and the second aged 23, were arrested and several knives recovered following a search by officers and a dog unit.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “These two incidents highlight how the Met is working day and night to target those responsible for violence in London.

“Yet more potentially lethal weapons have been removed from the streets and people are safer as a result of the actions of my officers.

“The streets of London do not belong to those intent on violence, they belong to the public.

“We will never be complacent and our work to suppress shootings will not ease. The Met has been extremely successful in the last few months as we target gun criminals.

“These successes give us even more of a hunger to bear down on those involved and bring them swiftly to justice.”

Last month, officers intensified their focus on gangs, offenders who cause the most harm and firearms offences.

A series of arrest warrants, overt and covert patrols and enhanced weapons sweeps took place across London from Monday, July 26.

On the first day of action, officers found 30 stashed shotgun cartridges in the ceiling of a stairwell in Battersea.

By the end of the week, 45 warrants had been executed and 45 people had been arrested.

Items seized included eight firearms, 55 rounds of ammunition, several zombie knives, a large quantity of both class A and class B drugs as well as stolen vehicles and cash.

In 2021, London has seen the lowest number of lethal barrelled discharges for 10 years, with 114 between January and July compared with 183 for the same time period the previous year.

Commander Dave McLaren, who oversees the Met’s response to gun crime, said: “Since the start of the week of action, we have not had a single lethal barrelled weapon discharged.

“This is unheard of in London in recent years and it just goes to show that the hard work put in by my officers and staff to tackle gun crime, not just in the past week, but in the past months and years, is really starting to pay off.

“We know the public expect us to keep up the pressure on those intent on harm and rely on us to keep them safe from gangs and organised criminal networks. We will keep working to make London a hostile place for the supply and transport of firearms.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Tackling violence and making our city safer is my number one priority and I’m determined to be tough on crime with support for the Met Police as they work to target the most serious offenders, remove lethal weapons from our streets and bear down on gang violence.

“There will continue to be a relentless focus by the Met on suppressing violence over the summer with more officers on the streets patrolling open spaces and parks, as well as working to keep our town centres safe both during the day and night.

“This activity is part of our comprehensive plan to tackle violence this summer in London and brings the police, City Hall, London’s Violence Reduction Unit, local authorities and criminal justice partners closer than ever before to drive down violence and be tough on the complex causes of crime by helping support young people and delivering hundreds of positive opportunities.”

Information on how to report a suspected firearms discharge, or to provide information to the police on where firearms are being stored or who is in possession of a weapon, can be made by calling 999, tweeting @MetCC or visiting our website.

Alternatively, we strongly encourage anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers. They never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Fill in their quick online form or call 0800 555 111. It could save a life.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.06: 2021:

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(ATHENS) NCA Project Invigor Report: Eight arrested in Greece targets major international people smuggling network intercepted on July.14: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: The operation saw a speedboat intercepted off the island of Lefkada on 14 July as it headed towards Italy, carrying 14 migrants: The vessel attempted to out-run Greek authorities, but was eventually stopped after coastguards fired warning shots. The pilot was arrested after throwing himself into the sea in an attempt to escape, leaving the migrants adrift…

#AceDailyNews reports that officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece in July…

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Shortly afterwards another seven people were arrested as Greek police raided a number of properties in Athens, seizing cash, mobile phones, forged travel documents and another boat: Those arrested included three Iraqi nationals, two Greek nationals, two Ukrainian nationals and one Turkish national. They will all now face charges: The organised crime group is alleged to have charged migrants between five and seven thousand euros to transport them through Greece and then onwards towards Italy: Many would then move up into northern Europe, with some ending up trying to reach the UK: NCA officers, working as part of Project Invigor, played a crucial role in the operation, helping the Hellenic Police identify and locate the OCG’s leaders and providing support to the overall investigation.

Dave Hucker, Regional Head for NCA International, said: Through Project Invigor we are seeking to attack the people smuggling OCGs impacting upon the UK at every step of the route, in source countries, in transit countries like Greece, as well as at the UK border: This operation, which saw us work in partnership with the Greek police, is an example of that in action: There is no doubt that some of the migrants smuggled from Turkey, through Greece and onwards by this OCG would have ended up attempting to enter the UK illegally as well: Those involved in organised immigration crime are ruthless and happy to treat people as a commodity to be profited from. We are determined to do all we can to stop them: Project Invigor is the UK’s organised immigration crime taskforce set up to target the criminal networks behind people smuggling impacting on the UK: Led by the NCA, it also includes Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service. Officers work in the UK and internationally.

19 July 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET Economic Crime Command Report: Detectives have made the UK’s largest cryptocurrency seizure worth nearly £180million, superseding the previous record set just weeks ago #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.13: The seizures were made by detective from the Met’s Economic Crime Command on the back of intelligence received about the transfer of criminal assets. They form part of an ongoing investigation into international money laundering.

#AceDailyNews report that detectives break record in new cryptocurrency seizure worth nearly £180million this is believed to be one of the largest seizures globally and tops the £114million confiscation made by the Met on Thursday, 24 June as the investigation continues.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested on 24 June on suspicion of money laundering offences. She was released on bail: The same woman was interviewed under caution in relation to the discovery of the near £180 million worth of cryptocurrency on Saturday 10 July. She has been bailed to a date in late July:

Detective Constable Joe Ryan said: “Less than a month ago we successfully seized £114million in cryptocurrency. Our investigation since then has been complex and wide-ranging. We have worked hard to trace this money and identify the criminality it may be linked to. Today’s seizure is another significant landmark in this investigation which will continue for months to come as we hone in on those at the centre of this suspected money laundering operation.”

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty said: “Proceeds of crime are laundered in many different ways. While cash still remains king in the criminal word, as digital platforms develop we’re increasingly seeing organised criminals using cryptocurrency to launder their dirty money: Whilst some years ago this was fairly unchartered territory, we now have highly trained officers and specialist units working hard in this space to remain one step ahead of those using it for illicit gain: The detectives on this case have worked tirelessly and meticulously to trace millions of pounds worth of cryptocurrency suspected of being linked to criminality and now being laundered to hide the trail. Those linked to this money are clearly working hard to hide it. Our investigation will stop at nothing to disrupt the transfer and identify those involved.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.13: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: A money laundering prevention expert has found guilty of financial crimes after failing to disclose financial information at his own company #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.27: Thorncroft, 56 (19.09.64) of Chelsfield Lane, Orpington, was found not guilty of money laundering: He was bailed and will be sentenced at the same court on 30 July:

Appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, 23 June, Dominic Thorncroft, the former chairperson of the Association of UK Payment Institutions (AUKPI) for 14-years, and a company director of a money service business (MSB) and the company’s Money Laundering Regulation Officer (MLRO), was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of committing the following six offences:

[Dominic Thorncroft]

[Dominic Thorncroft]

  • Failing to submit a suspicious activity report (SAR), (contrary to section 330 & 334 of POCA);
  • Four counts of retaining unlawful credit (contrary to section 24A(1) and (6) of the Theft Act 1968);
  • One offence of breaching Money Laundering Regulations (contrary to regulation 45 of the MLR).

Thorncroft’s trial started on Tuesday, 1 June. 

The investigation into Thorncroft began in June, 2016, after officers executed a search warrant at the offices of his MSB company, based in Peckham. 

A laptop used by the defendant was seized and on it officers found the contents that showed the MSB had received money from over 60 individuals who were defrauded. 

Officers discovered that between late July and late October 2014, over 60 victims paid out a total of nearly £850,000 after being contacted over the phone by a ‘salesman’ who persuaded them to invest in a money-making scheme of some sort. The type of scheme was not always the same, but what all the money-making schemes had in common was that they did not exist. 

All of the fraudulent money was credited to the bank accounts of the MSB that Thorncroft was a director of. 

Most of the money was then transferred out of Thorncroft’s account and onto the fraudsters based in Hong Kong and China. 

As part of the Met’s Economic Crime Team’s investigation, officers were confident that the money that was received into the bank account was then transferred out of the UK and it was the proceeds of the criminal conduct. 

Thorncroft was known to have met with one of the fraud suspects as well as having a copy of the suspect’s passport. He failed to disclose this information to the police in 2014. Consequently, he was found guilty of failing to submit a SAR as he was under a legal obligation to report suspicious activity. 

Thorncroft was also found guilty of retaining monies belonging to four of the victims which totalled approximately £16,000.

The one count of breaching Money Laundering Regulations relates to a separate transfer in February 2016. That transfer involved a person who was subject to a Serious Crime Prevention Order which prohibited them from remitting money overseas. The transfer in question was £265,000.

It wasn’t until 3 April, 2019, that officers interviewed Thorncroft under caution. He was further interviewed under caution on 30 April and 14 May that year.   

It was on 7 May, 2020, that officers were able to charge Thorncroft with the offences. 

Detective Sergeant Mark Hoddinott, from the Central Specialist Crime Command (Economic Crime), said at conviction: “This was a really complex fraud investigation where a person with serious responsibilities and knowledge of the regulations around anti-money laundering failed in their duties to make the required disclosures to the authorities: If Thorncroft had complied with his own company policies then he would not have been prosecuted. Instead, he paid absolutely no regards to his overriding duty to anti-money regulations; consequently, many individuals suffered great financial loss and considerable personal trauma: In his role as the chairperson of AUKPI when these crimes were being committed by him, Thorncroft worked closely with law makers, regulators, banks and other financial institutions, representing the interests of the money remittance sector. The AUKPI provided its members with anti-money laundering training: I’m really pleased that a dedicated team of Met officers investigating this case have secured this conviction, especially grateful to Detective Constable Silje Mikkelsen for her investigative tenacity and commitment to supporting the victims. I would also like to express my thanks and gratitude to the jury who I am sure at times found the case being presented before them complex and possibly confusing: This conviction is a reminder to those working in the regulated sector of their duties when it comes to money laundering regulations.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jun.27: 2021:

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(NEW YORK CITY) JUST IN: NYPD Report Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams says a campaign volunteer has been stabbed in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.21: A campaign volunteer for New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams was stabbed multiple times following an argument in the Bronx Sunday afternoon:

NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams says campaign volunteer has been stabbed: This violence must stop,’ Adams tweeted Sunday: CRIME SURGE HURTS PROGRESSIVES’ CHANCES IN NYC DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY

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Adams, a former New York Police Department captain who serves as Brooklyn borough president, said the stabbing occurred at 149th St and Morris Ave. 

The New York Police Department told Fox News that the stabbing happened just before 2:45 p.m.  They said officers encountered a “42-year-old male with multiple stab wounds.” 

EMS arrived on the scene and transferred the victim to NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, police said. 

He remains in stable condition. 

Police said that a “male perpetrator” fled the scene of the crime and remains at large. No arrests have been made. It remains unclear how many suspects were involved. 

Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams greets supporters during a campaign event, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. 

Adams, who has taken a tough on crime approach compared with that of his opponents, called for the violence in New York City to come to an end. 

The stabbing comes just two days ahead of the Democratic primary for New York City’s next mayor. Adams’ Democratic rivals sent their condolences on Twitter. 

“My thoughts are with he and his family and my heart hurts for Team Adams today,” tweeted mayor candidate and civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley.”

“Horrible news. My thoughts are with your volunteer, their family, and your entire team, Eric,” wrote former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. 

Another top candidate, Kathryn Garcia tweeted she was “pained” to hear about the stabbing. 

“Sending love to his family and thinking of the team and volunteers,” she tweeted. 

Recent polls have suggested that Adams is the favorite among the Democratic candidates, getting ranked first by a little less than a quarter of likely voters. 

Fox News has reached out to Adams’ campaign team with a request for comment. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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(TEXAS, Ariz.) Justice Dept Court Report: Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charges After Using Dating App to Target Gay Men for Violent Crimes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.05: According to court documents, Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas, pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal hate crime and two other charges in connection with his involvement in a scheme to target gay men for violent crimes, announced Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew J. DeSarno of the Dallas Field Office. Jenkins is the last of four defendants to plead guilty to charges stemming from the scheme.

TEXAS: A Dallas man pleaded guilty yesterday to federal hate crime charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas: Jenkins pleaded guilty to one hate crime count, one count of conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping, and carjacking, and one count of use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

“The Department of Justice and the Civil Rights Division are committed to confronting the scourge of hate-based violence gripping communities across our nation,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “We denounce hate-based violence in all of its forms, including violence targeting individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We will continue to diligently investigate and prosecute violent, bias-motivated crimes to the fullest extent. As noted by Attorney General Garland, we stand ready to use every tool in our arsenal to address the rise in hate and we will work to hold perpetrators of hate-motivated violence accountable.”  

“These defendants brutalized multiple victims, singling them out due to their sexual orientation. We cannot allow this sort of violence to fester unchecked,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah of the Northern District of Texas. “The Department of Justice is committed to prosecuting hate crimes. In the meantime, we urge dating app users to remain vigilant. Unfortunately, predators often lurk online.”  

“Investigating hate crimes is one of the FBI’s highest priorities because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities,” said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno. “We are committed to the pursuit of offenders and holding them accountable for perpetrating these harmful crimes. No one should have to live in fear of violence because of who they are, where they are from or what they believe. We will continue working with our law enforcement and community partners to detect and prevent violent incidents motivated by hate or bias. We also urge the public to report any suspected hate crimes to the FBI and local law enforcement.”

According to court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, Jenkins admitted that he and his co-conspirators used Grindr, a social media dating platform used primarily by gay men, to lure gay men to a vacant apartment and other areas in and around Dallas for robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and hate crimes over the course of approximately a week in December 2017. Jenkins admitted that he and his co-conspirators held victims against their will; pointed a handgun at victims and took their personal property, including their vehicles; and traveled to local ATMs to withdraw cash from the victims’ accounts. Jenkins further admitted that he and his co-conspirators physically injured at least one victim and taunted the victims based upon the co-conspirators’ perception of the men’s sexual orientation. 

In March 2019, Michael Atkinson pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kidnapping charges in connection with this case. In December 2019, Daryl Henry and Pablo Ceniceros-Deleon pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime and other charges in connection with this case. Sentencing for these three defendants is set for June 23.  

Daniel Jenkins’ sentencing is set for Oct. 6. Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, Jenkins faces a sentence of up to 26 years in prison.

The FBI’s Dallas Field Office conducted the federal investigation; a separate criminal investigation is being conducted by the Dallas Police Department. Special Litigation Counsel Rose E. Gibson and Trial Attorney Kathryn Gilbert of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole Dana of the Northern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

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