(FLORIDA) Court Report: Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: Relatives of the victims who sat in the courtroom and watched the hearing via Zoom shook their heads or broke down in tears as Cruz entered his pleas and later apologised for his crimes…..

#AceDailyNews says according to AP the Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder and now awaits the juries decision on his sentence to be executed or jailed?

Key points:

  • Cruz has plead guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder
  • A penalty trial with 12 jurors will now decide whether he will get the death penalty or life in prison
  • Cruz killed 14 students and three staff in a seven-minute rampage on Valentine’s Day, 2018
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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to Parkland school shooting

“Today we saw a cold and calculating killer confess to the murder of my daughter Gina and 16 other innocent victims at their school,” Tony Montalto said. 

“His guilty pleas are the first step in the judicial process but there is no change for my family. Our bright, beautiful, and beloved daughter Gina is gone while her killer still enjoys the blessing of life in prison.”

The mother and widow of two people killed in the Parkland shooting embrace in court after Cruz's guilty plea.
A mother and a widow of two Parkland shooting victims embrace in court after the guilty pleas.(Reuters: Amy Beth Bennett/Pool)

The guilty pleas will set the stage for a penalty trial in which 12 jurors will determine whether Cruz, 23, should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole. 

Given the case’s notoriety, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer plans to screen thousands of prospective jurors.

Cruz entered his pleas after answering a long list of questions from Judge Scherer aimed at confirming his mental competency. 

He was charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for those wounded in the February 14, 2018, attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, located just outside Fort Lauderdale.Covering America’s gun violenceHow should international journalists cover America’s gun violence epidemic?Read more

As several parents shook their heads, Cruz apologized to them, saying, “I’m very sorry for what I did. … I can’t live with myself sometimes.”

He also added that he wished it was up to the survivors to determine whether he lived or died.

Anthony Borges, a former Stoneman Douglas student who was shot five times and severely wounded, told reporters after the hearing that he accepted Cruz’s apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer’s fate.

“He made a decision to shoot the school. I am not God to make the decision to kill him or not. That’s not my decision,” Mr Borges said.

“My decision is to be a better person and to change the world for every kid. I don’t want this to happen to anybody again. It hurts. It hurts. It really hurts. So, I am just going to keep going. That’s it,” he added.

Cruz’s lawyers announced his intention to plead guilty during a hearing last week.

Following the pleas on Wednesday, former Broward State Attorney Mike Satz recounted the details of the murders. 

Cruz killed 14 students and three staff members on Valentine’s Day 2018 during a seven-minute rampage through a three-story building at Stoneman Douglas, investigators said. 

Parkland shooting survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg stand together at a protest to end gun violence.
Parkland shooting surivors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez of Parkland High School at a 2019 protest against gun violence.(Reuters: Michael A McCoy/File photo)

They said he shot victims in the hallways and in classrooms with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. 

Cruz had been expelled from Stoneman Douglas a year earlier after a history of threatening, frightening, unusual and sometimes violent behaviour that dated back to preschool.Gun cultureMany Australians look at the gun culture in America in disbelief. But examining our shared histories with guns, it was only a few sliding doors moments that stopped us going down that path.Read more

The shootings caused some Stoneman Douglas students to launch the March for Our Lives movement, which pushes for stronger gun restrictions nationally.

Since days after the shooting, Cruz’s lawyers had offered to have him plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, saying that would spare the community the emotional turmoil of reliving the attack at trial. 

But Mr Satz rejected the offer, saying Cruz deserved a death sentence, and appointed himself lead prosecutor. 

Mr Satz, 79, stepped down as state attorney in January after 44 years, but remains Cruz’s chief prosecutor.

His successor, Harold Pryor, is opposed to the death penalty but has said he will follow the law. 

By having Cruz plead guilty, his attorneys will be able to argue during the penalty hearing that he took responsibility for his actions.

AP

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter William Trump’s crew repatriated 45 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following three interdictions in the Caribbean Sea due to safety of life at sea concerns #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: ” There is a controlled, safe and legal means of migration to the United States,” said Lt. j.g. Connor Ives, a Seventh District enforcement officer. “Failing to follow this process by migrating by sea is illegal and endangers the lives of all involved.”

#AceDailyNews reports that a U.S Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders, Friday, at about 12:30 p.m., of a vessel approximately 15 miles off Havana, Cuba.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders, Friday, at about 3:40 p.m., of a vessel approximately 35 miles off Cay Sal, Bahamas…..

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders, Saturday, at about 5:40 p.m., of a vessel approximately 40 miles off Key West.

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Coast Guard repatriates 45 Cubans to Cuba

A vessel floating in the Caribbean Sea, Oct. 15, 2021. Coast Guard Cutter William Trump's crew repatriated 45 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following three interdictions in the Caribbean Sea due to safety of life at sea concerns. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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There were no reported injuries. 

Since Oct, 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews interdicted 122 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 838 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2021

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) USCG REPORT: The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home Saturday, following a successful 56-day Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) & District Seven (D7) Patrol in the Caribbean Sea leading to detaining drug smugglers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.16: Resolute, with the assistance from a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) maritime patrol aircraft, tracked and pursued a drug smuggling vessel for eight hours, culminating in a successful intercept and seizure. The suspected smugglers were detained and later transferred for case disposition in the United States.

#AceDailyNews reports that the the coast guards patrol, Resolute interdicted multiple suspected smugglers on a go-fast vessel obtaining 279.5 kilograms of cocaine, and rescued 260 Haitian migrants …….

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Coast Guard cutter Resolute returns home from 56-day deployment

Resolute patrols through the Isle de Tortue Canal off the coast of Haiti in September 2021.

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Due to increased political instability in Haiti, Resolute’s tasking shifted to Alien Migration Interdiction Operations in the Windward Pass; specifically to overtly patrol and discourage unsafe maritime migration voyages. On Sept. 24, Resolute conducted one of the largest single-unit repatriations into Cap Haitien, Haiti in recent history. Small-boat crews conducted 78 consecutive transfers safely returning all 260 migrants and their personal belongings back to Haitian authorities.    

On Sept. 22, Resolute interdicted an overcrowded sail freighter with 183 Haitian migrants including 17 children and infants aboard. Bound for the United States, the 55-foot vessel was dangerously overloaded and lacked sufficient navigation and safety equipment to make the journey. All 183 migrants were transferred safely to the cutter where they were provided food, water, shelter, and medical attention. In less than 24-hours, Resolute received an additional 77 migrants from another Coast Guard asset, raising the total count to 260.

“The migrant interdiction mission is always unique; while the migrants are attempting to escape the poor living conditions in Haiti, their unsafe voyages risk the lives of innocent people, including children,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Wooley, a maritime enforcement specialist. “It is unfortunate to see, but it makes us feel good knowing that we potentially saved 183 people from capsizing and drowning at sea.”

After a long and successful patrol, the crew is eager to return home and spend the holiday season with friends, family and loved ones.

“The crew’s actions during this patrol were heroic and inspiring. I am especially impressed with their professional dexterity and ability to shift from counter-drug operations to humanitarian missions in a moment’s notice, embracing our service motto: Semper Paratus-Always Ready,” said Cmdr. Justin Vanden Heuvel, commanding officer of Resolute.

Resolute is a 210-foot Reliance class cutter and has a crew of 72. Resolute was commissioned on December 8, 1966, and is homeported St. Petersburg, Florida. 

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

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews rescued 10 Cubans stranded on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, Saturday, and safely transferred them to Bahamian authorities, Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr’s crew arrived on scene and brought the migrants aboard, due to safety of life at sea concerns. …….

#AceDailyNews reports that a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew identified and notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel that made landing with 10 people aboard, Thursday, at approximately 3:40 p.m., on Anguilla Cay, Bahamas. The aircrew dropped food, water and a radio to coordinate the rescue of the people.

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MULTIMEDIA RELEASE: Coast Guard rescues 10 Cubans 

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“Coast Guard crews patrol the Florida Straits, Windward Passage and the Mona Passage to save lives by removing migrants from unsafe environments and deterring dangerous illegal migrant activity” said Ensign Gabby Busching, a duty watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Key West. “Seas, weather and water conditions can all change in an instant, you should expect the unexpected.”

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No injuries were reported among the migrants.

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Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

Since Oct, 1, 2021, Coast Guard crews have rescued 13 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 838 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2021

Coast Guard assets involved in the rescue:

  • HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Air Station Miami
  • Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. 
  • Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton
  • Coast Guard Cutter Ibis
  • A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircraft was also involved in the rescue.

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

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

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews rescued 199 Haitians, Thursday, and they were safely transferred to Haitian authorities, Saturday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.04: During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew located and notified Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders of a 50-foot sail freighter, Thursday, at approximately 2:30 p.m., southeast of Pointe de la Plateforme, Haiti. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber’s crew arrived on scene and handed out personal flotation devices to the Haitians.

#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard rescues 199 Haitians they were brought aboard the cutter, due to the vessel being grossly overloaded. It was later destroyed as a hazard to navigation.

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Coast Guard crews transfer 199 Haitians to the Haitian authorities in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Oct. 2, 2021. Coast Guard crews rescued the Haitians on Sep. 30. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, Robert Yered and Diligence’s crews also assisted in this rescue.

No injuries or significant medical concerns were reported among the people rescued. 

The Coast Guard routinely returns persons interdicted at sea aboard unseaworthy vessels to their country of origin to prevent loss of life at sea. 

“These types of ventures are extremely dangerous due to them being grossly overloaded, aboard unseaworthy vessels, and without safety equipment,” said Lt. Brandon Decardenas, Coast Guard Air Station Miami public affairs officer. “Coast Guard air and sea assets help prevent people from losing their lives in these attempts.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have rescued 1,527 Haitians compared to:

  • 418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all persons receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.04: 2021:

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews rescued 202 Haitians, Tuesday, and they were safely transferred to Haitian authorities, Thursday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: The Coast Guard routinely returns persons interdicted at sea aboard unseaworthy vessels to their country of origin to prevent the loss of life at sea…….

#AceDailyNews reports that during a routine patrol, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber’s crew located a 50-foot sail freighter, Tuesday, at approximately 1:30 p.m., about 20 miles northwest of Cap Du Mole, Haiti. Diligence arrived on scene and the crew brought the migrants aboard the cutter due to the vessel being overloaded and it was later destroyed as a hazard to navigation and no injuries or significant medical concerns were reported among the migrants.

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A small boat from Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber hands out lifejackets to Haitian migrants about 20 miles northwest of Cap Du Mole, Haiti, Sept. 28, 2021. The Coast Guard rescued 202 Haitians and transferred them to Haitian authorities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard rescues 202 Haitians

A small boat from Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber hands out lifejackets to Haitian migrants about 20 miles northwest of Cap Du Mole, Haiti, Sept. 28, 2021. The Coast Guard rescued 202 Haitians and transferred them to Haitian authorities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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“Migrants attempting to enter the United States by sea are often on grossly overloaded, unseaworthy vessels, and without safety equipment,” said Lt. David Steele, Coast Guard Liaison Officer, U.S. Embassy Haiti. “Sadly, many people have lost their lives in these attempts.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have rescued 1,328 Haitian migrants compared to:

  • 418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

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

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews rescued nine Cubans on Sunday, who were safely transferred to Cuban authorities, Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: The Coast Guard routinely returns persons interdicted at sea aboard unseaworthy vessels to their country of origin to prevent the loss of life at sea……

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew spotted and notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel, Sunday, at approximately 5:40 p.m., about 54 miles southwest of Marquesas Keys. Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr’s crew arrived on scene and brought the migrants aboard, due to the vessel actively sinking and safety of life at sea concerns. The vessel was later sunk as a hazard to navigation.

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Coast Guard rescues 9 Cubans

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew spots a Rustic vessel about 54 miles southwest of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Sept. 26, 2021. Nine Cubans were transferred to Cuban authorities on Oct. 1. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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No injuries or significant medical concerns were reported among the migrants. 

“Coast Guard crews patrol the Florida Straits, Windward Passage and the Mona Passage, maintaining a solid presence with air and sea assets to save lives by removing migrants from unsafe environments and deterring dangerous illegal migrant activity” said Capt. Shawn Koch, Coast Guard Air Station Miami commanding officer. “Coast Guard crews provide humanitarian aid, including food, water, blankets and medical care to migrants while they are in U.S. custody.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have rescued 838 Cubans compared to: 

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

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(FLORIDA) Miami Beach Police Report: Arrest of two women who they said robbed a tourist out of thousands of dollars #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.30: Elizabeth Labbe, 19, and Kimberly Ann Lebron-Martinez, 20 are facing charges of robbery, grand theft, fraudulent use of identification, and unlawful possession of a stolen credit card…..

#AceDailyNews says according to Breaking911 Police Say 2 Miami Women Drugged Tourist, Robbed Him of $10k Watch, Credit Cards, Gold Chain, And His Yeezy’s

September 29, 2021

Watch the video report from WPLG below.

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Resolute’s crew repatriated 260 Haitians to Haiti Friday following two at-sea interdictions off Haiti and Cuba #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: Subsequently, Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicted a 55-foot sail freighter with 183 people aboard, Wednesday, at approximately 4 p.m., about 36 miles off Cap Du Mole, Haiti. This vessel was also destroyed as a hazard to navigation.

#AceDailyNews reports that during a routine patrol, Diligence’s crew interdicted a 35-foot sail freighter, Friday, at approximately 5:30 a.m., with 77 people aboard about 20 miles south of Cuba. They were brought aboard the cutter due to the vessel being overloaded and it was later destroyed as a hazard to navigation.

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Coast Guard repatriates 260 Haitians to Haiti

Two small boats from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence interdict Haitian migrants off Cuba's coast, Sept. 18, 2021. The Coast Guard repatriated 260 migrants. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

No injuries or significant medical concerns were reported among the migrants.

A small boat from Coast Guard Cutter Resolute transfers Haitian migrants interdicted at sea to Haiti, Sept. 24, 2021. The Coast Guard repatriated 260 migrants. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. David Steele)

Editor’s Note: Click on image to download high-resolution video.

The Coast Guard routinely returns persons interdicted at sea aboard unseaworthy vessels to their country of origin to prevent the loss of life at sea. 

“We cannot stress enough how dangerous these voyages are,” said Cmdr. Jared Trusz, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. “With our presence in the Caribbean Sea and through the Windward Passage, we hope to discourage these voyages on overloaded vessels and prevent loss of life.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 1,119 Haitian migrants compared to:

  • 418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.25: 2021:

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(FLORIDA) Justice Dept Court Report: A Peruvian national was sentenced to serve 110 months in prison for operating a series of call centers in Peru that defrauded Spanish-speaking U.S. residents by falsely threatening them with arrest, deportation and other legal consequences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.23: The defendant, along with his co-conspirators, used false statements and threats to obtain money from Spanish-speaking individuals across the United States by falsely telling victims that they were required to accept and pay for English-language courses and other educational products and that failure to do so placed them in legal jeopardy.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Peruvian National Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for Defrauding Thousands of Spanish-Speaking U.S. Immigrants Henrry Adrian Milla Campuzano, 37, from Lima, Peru, pleaded guilty for his role in conspiring to commit mail fraud and wire fraud through two Peruvian call centers that he owned and operated…..

Note: A Spanish version of this press release is available here.

The defendant and his co-conspirators falsely threatened to have their victims arrested and deported in order to collect millions of dollars from victims in South Florida and across the United States. With today’s sentencing in Miami, five defendants have been sentenced to serve substantial terms of incarceration in this matter.

“The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch will pursue and prosecute transnational criminals who defraud vulnerable U.S. consumers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The defendants in this case defrauded immigrants by falsely promising free products to improve their English. In reality, the defendants were luring their victims into a trap of intimidation and fear, leaving them far worse off – with substantial financial losses and, often, emotional scars from these crimes. With today’s sentence, five defendants in this case have been brought to justice, demonstrating that those who prey upon U.S. consumers from abroad cannot do so with impunity.”

“This case demonstrates that the long arm of justice has no limits when it comes to reaching fraudsters who prey on our nation’s most vulnerable populations,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez for the Southern District of Florida.  “We will continue to bring American justice to transnational criminals who use fear tactics and intimidation to steal money from immigrants, seniors and others who live in this country.”   

“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service constantly strives to protect our communities from predatory criminals seeking to abuse and exploit the most vulnerable members of our society,” said Inspector in Charge Joseph W. Cronin of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Miami Division. “This particular case is an example of how postal inspectors will vigorously pursue these types of crime and ensure that the perpetrators will be brought to justice to pay for the crimes they have committed.” 

In pleading guilty, Milla admitted that he and his employees falsely claimed to be lawyers, court officials, federal agents and representatives of a so-called “minor crimes court,” which does not exist. The callers falsely threatened victims with court proceedings, negative marks on their credit reports, imprisonment and immigration consequences if they did not immediately pay for the purportedly delivered products and settlement fees.

Milla was the co-owner of the Latinos en Accion and Accion Latino call centers in Lima, Peru. From April 2011 until his arrest in July 2019, he and his co-conspirators called victims, as well as victims’ family members and friends, and fraudulently threatened them with legal consequences if they did not make payments for the purportedly delivered products and settlement fees for English language classes.

Milla was arrested in January 2020 by Peruvian authorities based on a U.S. extradition request. He and four co-defendants were extradited to the Southern District of Florida in October 2020. Those five defendants have now all pleaded guilty and received significant prison sentences from U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. In addition to Milla, Jerson Renteria was sentenced to 100 months in prison, and Fernan Huerta, Omar Cuzcano and Evelyng Milla were each sentenced to serve 90 months in prison.

Two additional defendants in the case – Carlos Espinoza Huerta and Josmell Espinoza Huerta – evaded arrest at the time of their co-defendants’ arrests. They were subsequently located in Peru and extradited to the United States on June 25, and are being detained at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. Their trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 14, 2022, before Judge Scola.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch investigated the case. Senior Trial Attorney Phil Toomajian and Trial Attorney Max Goldman of the Consumer Protection Branch are prosecuting the case. The Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and the Peruvian National Police provided critical assistance. 

The Consumer Protection Branch coordinates the Department’s Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, working with United States Attorney’s Offices and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute scams run by transnational criminal organizations, including mass mailing, telemarketing and tech support scams. For more information about the Consumer Protection Branch, visit its website at http://www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch.

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: Sept.23: 2021:

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered’s crew transferred 30 migrants to Bahamian authorities, Wednesday, after their voyage was interdicted off Hallandale Beach #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.22: The suspected smuggler was transferred to Homeland Security Investigation agents for further questioning into suspected human smuggling.

#AceDailyNews reports that Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operation flight crew reported a suspected migrant vessel to Sector Miami watchstanders Saturday, at approximately 10 p.m.

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A Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement crew arrived on scene and embarked 25 Haitian migrants, three Colombian migrants, one Chinese migrant, one Peruvian migrant, and one suspected Bahamian smuggler. The migrants were transferred to the Cutter Robert Yered.

Coast Guard transfers 30 migrants to Bahamas; detains smuggler

A Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement crew embarked 25 Haitians, three Colombians, one Chinese migrant, one Peruvian migrant, and one suspected Bahamian smuggler off Hallandale Beach, Florida, Sep. 18, 2021. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered's crew transferred 30 migrants to Bahamian authorities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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“The Coast Guard and our partner agencies are aggressively patrolling the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and The Bahamas to ensure safety of life at sea,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Petrofsky, a coxswain at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. “We will continue to stop these illegal voyages and carry out our mission of ensuring safe, orderly, and legal migration.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 588 Haitian migrants compared to: 

  • 418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  • 932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’s crew repatriated 36 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following four interdictions off the coast of Key West and the Bahamas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: The fishing vessel Hurricane II’s crew reported to Sector Key West watchstanders at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, a 20-foot chug approximately 30 miles off Islamorada. Station Islamorda’s law enforcement crew arrived on scene and reported no medical concerns. The people were transferred to the Cutter Raymond Evans.

#AceDailyNews reports that a good Samaritan reported to Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, a 20-foot chug approximately 23 miles off Islamorada. Station Islamorda’s law enforcement crew arrived on scene and reported no medical concerns. The people were transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans……

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cubans to Cuba

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The motor tanker Navig8 Argonite’s crew reported to Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 4:45 p.m., Thursday, a 9-foot raft approximately 24 miles off Cal Sal, Bahamas. The tanker embarked the people, and they were transferred to the Cutter Raymond Evans. One person was medevaced for medical concerns. 

A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operation flight crew reported to Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 10 a.m. Friday, a migrant raft approximately 18 miles off Elbow Cay, Bahamas. The people were transferred to the Cutter Raymond Evans and reported no medical concerns. 

“We cannot stress enough how dangerous these voyages can be in unpredictable seas,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Cobb, Seventh District enforcement officer. “Coast Guard crews will interdict migrant voyages and send them back to their country of origin.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 813 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

Family members in the United States inquiring about a possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. embassy.

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

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayos’ crew repatriated 22 Cubans to Cuba, Saturday, following three interdictions off the coast of Dania Beach and Key West #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: While on a routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis crew notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders at approximately 9:05 a.m., Monday, of a metal vessel with eight people aboard approximately 1 mile east of Dania Beach. They were brought aboard Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations airplane crew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at 9:20 a.m., Tuesday, of a white foam vessel with five people aboard approximately 55 miles southwest of Marathon. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

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A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders at 3 p.m., Wednesday, of a man-made sailing raft with nine people aboard approximately nine miles south of Big Pine Key. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

“Navigating the Florida Straits in unseaworthy vessels is extremely dangerous,” said Sean Connett, a command duty officer, District 7 Command Center. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continue to stop these voyages; you will be interdicted and should you expect to be repatriated to your country of origin.”  

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 805 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.19: 2021:

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(NEW ORLEANS) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 9-year-old boy who went missing while swimming near Panama City, Florida Saturday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews reports that the US Coast Guard & Partner Agencies are searching for a 9yr-old-boy who went missing near Panama City on Saturday

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Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 9-year-old boy near Panama City, Florida

The boy was last seen wearing green shorts.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer recovered the 28-year-old male unresponsive.

Sector Mobile watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Panama City 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to assist.

The Coast Guard is still searching for the boy alongside Bay County Sherrif’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.19: 2021:

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(TAMPA, Fla.) Justice Dept Court Report: Six Individuals of Colombian Nationals Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Use “Narco-Submarines” for smuggling drugs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.17: Six individuals who are part of the Fernando Pineda-Jimenez Transnational Criminal Organization have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute cocaine using vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States (U.S.)

#AceDailyNews reports that U.S. interdicted three SPSS vessels smuggling nearly 42,000lbs of cocaine: Fernando Pineda-Jimenez, a/k/a “Padrino,” 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Pineda-Jimenez faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum term of life imprisonment…

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Luis Ernesto Perez-Quevedo, a/k/a “Acuerpado,” 45, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S., and one count of conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the U.S. Perez-Quevedo faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Adrian Luna-Munoz, a/k/a “Vaca,” 45, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Luna-Munoz faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Yesid Eduardo Torres-Solis, a/k/a “Perro,” 41, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Torres-Solis faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Hector Ruiz-Angulo, a/k/a “Maestro,” 54, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Ruiz-Angulo faces a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Rodrigo Pineda-Torres, a/k/a “Gordo,” 53, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the U.S. Pineda-Torres was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison.

A separate co-conspirator, Jimmy Riascos-Riascos, was sentenced in January 2020 to 24 years and four months’ imprisonment for his role in the same conspiracy. Another co-conspirator in that case, Alonso Pineda-Torres, a/k/a “Galladita,” is awaiting sentencing.

According to the plea agreements filed in this case, the defendants were part of a transnational criminal organization that dispatched self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessels, sometimes known as narco-submarines, from Colombia into the Pacific Ocean, destined for Sinaloa Cartel members in Oaxaca, Mexico. The defendants served various roles and responsibilities such as overseeing security at the SPSS construction sites and building the fiberglass hulls for these vessels. Fernando Pineda-Jimenez was identified as, and admitted to, being the boss of the organization.

In July and August 2015, and March 2016, in international waters, the U.S. interdicted three SPSS vessels that had departed from Colombia and were en route to Mexico. The first SPSS carried approximately 6,900 kilograms of cocaine, the August 2015 SPSS carried approximately 6,845 kilograms of cocaine, and the March 2016 SPSS contained approximately 5,824 kilograms of cocaine. In total, the SPSS vessels carried over 19,000 kilograms (or nearly 42,000 pounds) of cocaine.  A substantial portion of that cocaine was ultimately intended for the U.S.  A separate SPSS, linked to Rodrigo Pineda-Torres, was seized in October 2017 in Colombia before it could be loaded with cocaine.  

This case was investigated by the Tampa District Office Panama Express Strike Force, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force comprised of agents and analysts from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South. The Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs substantially assisted in the extradition of the defendants to the United States.  It was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Sept.17: 2021:

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(FLORIDA) Justice Dept Court Report: Residents Charged with Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions and Other Crimes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.16: According to the criminal complaint affidavit, between October 2016 and November 2020, Express Gene received numerous wire transfers from accounts in Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, totaling almost $3.5 million. It is alleged that some of the money received was used by Express Gene and its principals to purchase genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and ship them to Iran without a license from the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to export the machines, despite sanctions on Iran.

#AceDailyNews reports that three Florida residents have been charged in federal district court in Miami with crimes related to their alleged violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran, and money laundering…..

Defendants Mohammad Faghihi, 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53, and his sister Faezeh Faghihi, 50, operated Florida company Express Gene: The incoming money also was used by F. Faghihi and Modarresi to fund the 2019 purchase of the Express Gene property, says the affidavit.

On Feb. 20, Faghihi arrived at Miami International Airport from Iran, where he was inspected by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. According to the charging documents, during his inspection by CBP officers, Faghihi made false statements, including that he did not practice his profession in Iran or conduct any type of research in Iran. In fact, according to the affidavit, Faghihi was the director of a laboratory within Shiraz University of Medical Science in Iran bearing his name: “Dr. Faghihi’s Medical Genetic Center,”. In addition, his luggage contained 17 vials of unknown biological substances covered with ice packs and concealed beneath bread and other food items, according to the affidavit. All the vials were subject to regulations. 

From approximately 2013 to approximately 2020, Faghihi was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami (UM), Miller School of Medicine. During this period, he was the principal investigator on several National Institute of Health (NIH) grants awarded in February 2013, December 2016 and June 2017. It is alleged that Express Gene and Faghihi received large deposits from international wires during this period, but they were not disclosed as required to either UM or NIH’s financial conflict of interest reporting system.

Defendants made their initial federal court appearances today. Their pretrial detention hearings will take place tomorrow, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m. in federal magistrate court in Miami.

All defendants are charged with conspiring to commit an offense against the United States and conspiring to commit money laundering. Faghihi and Modarresi are also charged with the unlawful exports of goods to Iran, and smuggling goods out of the United States. Faghihi and F. Faghihi were charged with smuggling goods into the United States and making false statements. Faghihi is further charged with wire fraud.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark J. Lesko for the Justice Department’s National Security Division; Acting U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez for the Southern District of Florida; Special Agent in Charge George Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office; and Director Vernon Foret of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Miami Field Office made the announcement.

FBI Miami and CBP Miami are investigating the case. The University of Miami provided invaluable assistance.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Thakur and Senior Litigation Counsel Randy Hummel of the Southern District of Florida and Trial Attorney Menno Goedman of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section are prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint 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: Sept.16: 2021:

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(MIAMI) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Manatee’s crew transferred 14 migrants to Bahamian authorities, Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.15: A Customs and Border Protection law enforcement small boat crew intercepted the vessel and the migrants were transferred aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Manatee.

#AceDailyNews reports that Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents contacted Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, after locating a suspicious vessel approximately 13 miles east of Baker’s Haulover Inlet, Florida.

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There were 21 people aboard the vessel: four Haitian adult males, three Haitian male minors, one Haitian female minor, six Haitian adult females, two Jamaican adult males, one Saint Kitts and Nevis adult male, three Dominican males and one Bahamian male.

Three migrants, including the suspected smuggler, were transferred to Homeland Security Investigations personnel for further investigation.

Four migrants were medically evacuated to a higher level of care due to reports of severe dehydration.

Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations took custody of the migrant vessel: We urge any person thinking of taking part in an illegal voyage to not take to the sea,” said Cmdr. Eric Pare, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Miami Command Center. “Taking to the seas on unsafe vessels is dangerous and can result in loss of life.”

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 486 Haitian migrants compared to:

  •  418 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
  •  932 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  •  609 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  •  419 Haitian Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017

Interdictions include the total number of at-sea interdictions, landings and disruptions in the Florida Straits, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of #COVID19

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.15: 2021:

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(TAMPA, Fla.) Justice Dept Court Report: Ukrainian Cyber Criminal Extradited For Decrypting The Credentials Of Thousands Of Computers Across The World And Selling Them On A Dark Web Website #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: Ivanov-Tolpintsev was taken into custody by Polish authorities in Korczowa, Poland, on October 3, 2020, and extradited to the United States pursuant to the extradition treaty between the United States and the Republic of Poland. Ivanov-Tolpintsev was presented on September 7, 2021, before United States Magistrate Julie S. Sneed, and ordered detained pending trial.

#AceDailyNews reports that in Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the extradition of Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev (28, Chernivtsi, Ukraine) in connection with charges of conspiracy, trafficking in unauthorized access devices, and trafficking in computer passwords.

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of 17 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Ivanov-Tolpintsev that the United States intends to forfeit $82,648, which is alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offenses….

According to the indictment, Ivanov-Tolpintsev controlled a “botnet,” which is a network of computers infected with malware and controlled as a group without the owners’ knowledge.

He used the botnet to conduct brute-force attacks designed to decrypt numerous computer login credentials simultaneously. During the course of the conspiracy, Ivanov-Tolpintsev stated that his botnet was capable of decrypting the login credentials of at least 2,000 computers every week. Ivanov-Tolpintsev then sold these login credentials on a dark web website that specialized in the purchase and sale of access to compromised computers. Once sold on this website, credentials were used to facilitate a wide range of illegal activity, including tax fraud and ransomware attacks.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

The investigation was led by the Tampa Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation’s Tampa Field Office, and Homeland Security Investigations – Tampa Division. Substantial assistance was provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation Cyber Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C. This investigation also benefited from foreign law enforcement cooperation by the Polish National Police, the Polish Prosecutor’s Office, and the Polish Ministry of Justice. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carlton C. Gammons.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.10: 2021:

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(FLORIDA) POLKA County Report: A former US marine sharpshooter in body armor allegedly shot and killed four strangers, including a woman and her three-month-old baby boy in her arms, before surrendering to police officials say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.06: The 33-year-old allegedly wounded an 11-year-old girl who underwent surgery for seven gunshot injuries, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told a news conference on Sunday local time.

#AceDailyNews says that a Florida gunman allegedly kills four strangers, including three-month-old baby in mother’s arms according to a Reuters report today …………Police said the accused, who had no connection to the victims, allegedly engaged in a shoot-out with officers before giving himself up.

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He later allegedly tried to grab a police officer’s gun while being treated in the hospital for his own gunshot wound, before being subdued again, Sheriff Judd said.

A veteran of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the suspect was a former sharpshooter and had been working as a bodyguard and a security guard.

His girlfriend of four years told investigators that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and occasional depression, Sheriff Judd said.

About a week ago, his mental health worsened and he told his girlfriend he had started speaking to God, Sheriff Judd said.

“He said at one point to our detectives, ‘They begged for their lives and I killed them anyway’,” Sheriff Judd said at a second news conference.

The suspect also allegedly told sheriff’s deputies he was high on methamphetamine, Sheriff Judd said:

Police said the accused first appeared, randomly, at the house where the shooting occurred on Saturday night, making nonsensical statements, but left by the time police had responded.

He allegedly returned early on Sunday morning, killing a 40-year-old man, the 33-year-old mother and her baby boy, Sheriff Judd said.

In the home next door, he also allegedly killed the 62-year-old mother of the woman, Sheriff Judd said.

“In addition to that, if he’s not evil enough, he shot and killed the family dog,” Sheriff Judd alleged.

Deputies responding to reports of two volleys of automatic gunfire arrived to find the suspect, unarmed, outside, wearing camouflage and body armor.

Sheriff Judd said the accused then allegedly went back inside and “we heard another volley, and a woman scream, and a baby whimper”.

A gunfight ensued before the accused came out, unarmed, and was arrested.

“It would have been nice if he would have come out with a gun … We would have shot him up a lot. But he didn’t because he was a coward,” Sheriff Judd said.

“When someone chooses to give up, we take them into custody, peacefully.”

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

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(FLORIDA) JUST IN: Border Patrols have seized at least 42-Haitians in an alleged smuggling operation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.25: At least 42 migrants, including women and children, were detained in the “maritime smuggling event,” Chief Patrol Agent Thomas Martin of the Border Patrol’s Miami Sector tweeted. ….

#AceDailyNews says that the migrants, who included women and children, were detained, authorities saidDozens of Haitians were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol officials near Key Biscayne, Florida, on Tuesday afternoon after the group came ashore in an alleged human smuggling operation, officials said.

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Haiti earthquake survivors stranded without shelter, medicine as death toll approaches 2,000
HAITI QUAKE: TENSIONS GROW OVER AID AS DEATHS PASS 2K

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 has left more than 2,200 dead in the Caribbean country and injured more than 12,000 others. At least 53,000 houses were destroyed. 

Aid efforts there have been hampered by the looting of aid trucks in the chaotic aftermath, according to CBS News

Key Biscayne is across the Rickenbacker Causeway from Miami.

Officials said they are investigating whether the group was smuggled to the United States. The vessel involved was seized.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.25: 2021:

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