(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Federal Court Report: A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he accidentally fired in a fatal shooting at the Kansas City Zoo #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.12: According to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint, Kansas City police officers were called to the scene of an accidental shooting in a parking lot at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2020. The victim, identified in court documents as “J.S.,” had been shot while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2005 Toyota Camry, which was occupied by three other persons…..

#AceDailyNews reports on Operation LeGend: Says that a KC Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Used in Fatal Shooting: Anthony R. Meneses, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Monday, Aug. 9, to being a felon in possession of a firearm……

Meneses was sitting behind the driver’s seat; there was another passenger in the back seat and in the front passenger seat. Meneses grabbed the gun, a Glock 9mm pistol, from the back pocket of the driver’s seat when the gun accidentally fired. The bullet traveled though the driver’s seat, striking J.S. in the chest.

J. S. was transported to Research Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Meneses has a prior felony conviction for tampering with a motor vehicle.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley K. Kavanaugh. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Operation LeGend: Is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in Kansas City, Mo., in 2020. The operation honors the memory of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, one of the youngest fatalities during a record-breaking year of homicides and shootings. Additional federal agents were assigned to the operation from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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

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(MIAMI) Justice Dept Report: In an indictment unsealed today, a federal grand jury in Miami charged a Florida medical doctor and three others for their roles in an alleged scheme to falsify clinical trial data #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.09: The public must be able to rely on the accuracy and honesty of clinical trial data, which is essential to ensuring the safety of drugs approved for patient use,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The defendants undermined that process and put patients at risk. The Department of Justice will pursue and prosecute those who put personal profit before public health.”

Doctor, Clinic Owner and Staff Charged with Falsifying Clinical Trial Data: ‘According to court documents, Dr. Martin Valdes, 64, of Coral Gables, Florida, Fidalgis Font, 53, of Miami, Julio Lopez, 54, of Miami, and Duniel Tejeda, 35, of Canon City, Colorado, were charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Feb. 23, 2021. Each defendant was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and at least one substantive count of mail fraud. In addition, Valdes and Font were charged with money laundering and Valdes was further charged with making a false statement to inspectors with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’

According to the indictment, from at least February 2014 through at least July 2016, the defendants fabricated clinical trial data for profit while working at Tellus Clinical Research, a medical clinic based in Miami. The indictment alleges that the defendants knowingly enrolled subjects in clinical trials when those subjects failed to meet eligibility criteria, falsified subject laboratory results, falsified subject medical records, and falsely represented that subjects were taking the drugs being studied when in fact they were not. Valdes served as primary investigator for the clinical trials conducted at Tellus, Font was the owner of the business, and Lopez and Tejeda were senior Tellus employees.

“Reliable and accurate data from clinical trials is the cornerstone of FDA’s evaluation of a new drug,” said Catherine A. Hermsen, FDA Assistant Commissioner for Criminal Investigations. “Compromised clinical trial data could impact the agency’s decisions about the safety and effectiveness of the drug under review. We will continue to monitor, investigate and bring to justice those whose actions may subvert the FDA approval process and endanger the public health.”

“Falsifying clinical data is a violation of the public’s trust and it endangers the safety of consumers,” said Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. “Those who enrich themselves while compromising public health in this way commit serious crimes and will be prosecuted.”

If convicted of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud or mail fraud, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment. If convicted of money laundering, Valdes faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment, and Font faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment. If convicted of making a false statement to the FDA, Valdes faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant Director Clint Narver, Trial Attorney Lauren M. Elfner, and Trial Attorney Joshua Rothman of the Justice Department’s Consumer Protection Branch are prosecuting the case. The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, Miami Field Office, investigated the case, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida provided critical assistance.

Additional information about the Consumer Protection Branch and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch. For more information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.09: 2021:

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Forced Bankruptcy and Privatization of the City of Detroit: Law Suit in Federal Court

Forced Bankruptcy and Privatization of the City of Detroit: Law Suit in Federal Court

Global Research, September 23, 2013
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English: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

English: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Contradicting what the corporate media editorial boards have promoted in chorus with the multi-millionaire Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, 110 people filed objections to the forced bankruptcy of the City of Detroit. The hearing took place on September 19 and was widely covered in the local, national and international press.

This extraordinary hearing had provided only a small window of time for legal action. Many of the people that testified were retirees, city workers, community organizers and professionals who met the deadline set by the Judge Steven Rhodes to submit their objections.

Outside the federal courthouse on Lafayette Blvd. downtown, members of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition carried a banner which read “Cancel the Debt: Jobs, Pensions, City Services, the Banks Owe Us!” Later a group of active firefighters gathered to demonstrate their displeasure with the state of affairs facing the people of this majority African American municipality.

English: Detroit Free Press logo

English: Detroit Free Press logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Retired Detroit Department of Health chemist Walter Knall, a member of the Stop the Theft of Our Pensions Committee (STOPC), told the Free Press in front of the courthouse that what the banks and their operatives are attempting in the city could set a pattern for the rest of the United States. “I don’t see how anyone could take (pensions) away from a whole generation of people who’ve worked hard for the city,” Knall said.

Testimony Illustrates Broad Opposition to Bankers’ Rule

Jean Vortkamp, a lifelong Detroiter and recent mayoral candidate for the 2013 primary elections, broke out in tears as she expressed her opposition to what she considered an illegal bankruptcy filing by Orr and Snyder. She said “If this bankruptcy and the goal of pension cutting are allowed, it will impoverish my parents, sister, friends and neighbors. Many seniors say that cutting health care and their meager incomes is a way to cut the senior population.”

Vortkamp continued stressing “If the undemocratic EM whom I did not elect is going to break union contracts and pensions, then he should also break the contracts Detroit has with financial institutions. Our assets are not for sale. It is not either the art or the pensions. It is neither.”

Pointing the finger at the banks and their role in the financial ruin of Detroit, she asked “Why haven’t we sued for the LIBOR rigging? Collected unpaid taxes from the wealthy and fines from blight and environmental violations? Detroit needs to protect our assets and get the forensic audits we have needed for decades – of all depts., authorities and the work the State and Jones Day has done here.”

Vortkamp surmised before Judge Rhodes that “I suspect there is a small group of racist rich men and banks who have been pulling the puppet strings of Detroit for a very long time. As I stand in bankruptcy court I would say they haven’t done a good job. Detroiters need to stop blaming themselves and stop listening to the local media that is controlled by these rich men and banks.”

Later Michael Shane, a resident of the northwest side of Detroit, told the bankruptcy court of the impact of predatory lending carried out by the banks had contributed to the economic crisis of the city. He described the practices of the banks as illegal and racist in its overall character.

“The financial crisis in Detroit was triggered by the housing crisis where an estimated 100,000 home foreclosures occurred and almost a quarter million people left the city. The banks issued predatory loans, targeting Detroit and other communities of color in a racist and illegal manner,” Shane noted.

Shane then emphasized that “The banks have already been fined tens of billions of dollars. And former bank employees are testifying under oath, confirming the illegal and racist practices of the banks. Some of this testimony includes racially offensive language that cannot be repeated in polite company. These banks include many of the same banks who hold Detroit’s debt.”

“Property and income taxes dropped precipitously during this crisis, causing huge losses to the City of Detroit. And to make matters even worse, the banks refuse to pay property taxes on homes seized after foreclosure,” Shane told Judge Rhodes.

Another objector to the bankruptcy filing was Cynthia Blair, the widow of a Detroit police officer. Blair has been active in attempts to mobilize retirees and their families against the program of cuts and austerity being imposed by Orr and Snyder.

Blair said “The bankruptcy could take me and my daughter’s pension away. And we would be thrown directly to the welfare rolls.”

According to the figures released by the emergency manager, Detroit has over $22 billion in long term debt. These purported debts are to the banks, bondholders and insurers who have played the most significant role in the decline of the city.

Orr is attempting to cut a deal with the banks and bond insurers where they will be paid 80 percent of what they say is owed to them by Detroit while pensioners and workers are being chained with massive obligations that derive directly from financial practices dictated by Wall Street and the corporations, many of whom are based in the metropolitan area.

The automobile firms of General Motors and Chrysler were bailed out in 2009 by the federal government. Nonetheless, the pre-packaged bankruptcy and restructuring resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and small businesses such as car dealerships which employed skilled and often unionized workers.

People in Detroit are saying that the municipality is not a private corporations and that people have a vested interests in maintaining their jobs, salaries, healthcare benefits, pensions and city assets. Many more people are agreeing with the slogans and program advanced by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition calling for the cancellation of the bank debt and the holding of the financial institutions and corporations accountable for the damage they have done to the city.

Survey Reveals Mass Opposition to the Theft of Pensions and Assets

Further confirming the widespread anger over the attempts by Orr and Snyder on behalf of the banks to impose unbearable austerity on the city, a study conducted by the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ Channel 7 revealed that 75 percent of likely voters said they were against any cuts to municipal pensions. In addition, 78 percent also responded that they also opposed the selling off of the works at the Detroit Institute Arts (DIA) to pay the bankers. (freep.com, September 22)

Nonetheless, this opposition must be organized if it is to be effective. In fact the entire emergency management process had been rejected by a majority of people around the state of Michigan in a referendum held just last November.

However, Snyder and his cohorts in the state legislature in December 2012 passed another law that re-instituted this pseudo-legal rationale for municipal dictatorship and austerity. Even the bankruptcy filing procedure was conducted illegally says Krystal Crittendon, the former Corporation Counsel of the City of Detroit Law Department.

Crittendon, who was later removed from her position as head of the law department for opposing emergency management, but still works within it, noted that an actual bankruptcy must be filed by elected officials of a municipality. Consequently, the agents of banks in Lansing working through Kevyn Orr violated even the state constitution in carrying out this attempt to further drive the city and its people into deeper poverty and oppression.

The International People Assembly Against Banks & Austerity is being organized by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and other community organizations in Detroit and surrounding areas. Over 280 endorsements for the gathering on October 5 and 6 at Grand Circus Park downtown have come in so far.

The event will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the massive bank bailout in 2008. This bailout is continuing through the compensation by the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for so-called toxic assets as well as the $85 billion turned over by the Federal Reserve to the banks every month.

This two-day long event will feature people from the city, the nation and indeed the world. Statements of solidarity have been issued from people’s organizations in Brazil, Portugal and other states facing similar crises.

The International Peoples Assembly will also be designed to build for a massive mobilization on October 23 when Judge Rhodes hears arguments on the constitutionality of the bankruptcy filing. Members of the coalition putting together the Assembly say that people should surround the courthouse on October 23 calling for the end of the bankruptcy and the cancellation of bank debt.

Organizers for the International Peoples’ Assembly are encouraging all of those concerned to join the effort in solidarity with the city of Detroit.

Those interested in finding out more information about this historic gathering should log on to moratorium-mi.orgdetroitdebtmoratorium.organd internationalpeoplesassembly.org .

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