(LONDON) Isleworth Crown Court Report: A former police officer has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after admitting a number of voyeurism offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: Corbel – who resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service following his conviction – was previously attached to the Met’s Continuous Policing Improvement Command and was not on duty at the time of the offences.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Former officer sentenced for voyeurism offences: Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years. He was sentenced on 21 January at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to 19 offences within the Greater London, Manchester, Brighton and other areas between January 2017 and February 2020.

Ex Detective Inspector Neil Corbel

COURT CASE NOTES:

The court heard that Corbel recorded 19 women using multiple devices on at least 21 occasions. The women did not consent and were not aware he had recorded them.

The women were mainly models who had been booked by Corbel for photo-shoots. Three were escorts or sex workers.

Corbel had contacted them online, using a false identity. He recorded the women using cameras disguised as everyday items.

His offences came to light after one model became suspicious of how Corbel was manoeuvring her into positions that faced a clock during a photo-shoot on 24 January 2020 at a hotel in Tower Bridge. She noticed some branding on the clock, googled it and found it was a video recording device.

She reported the incident to police and an investigation was launched by the Met’s Central East Command Unit.

Corbel was interviewed under caution on 21 February 2020. Further incidents and victims came to light and he was charged on 11 August 2021.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 September, where he pleaded guilty to all counts.

He had been suspended from duty during the investigation but has since resigned. A misconduct hearing will now follow.

Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who leads the Central East Command Unit, said:

” Corbel’s actions were truly awful and a number of the women have told us of their shock to learn he was a police officer. We share that shock and disgust; it is vital the public feel that they can trust the police and when an officer acts in the manner Corbel did we know what an impact that has on our communities.

“The investigation team have worked incredibly hard to bring this complex matter to court and achieve this result today. But more than that I would like to thank the women involved who have shown such strength, courage and patience.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(TENNESSEE) Justice Dept Court Report: A former nurse practitioner and clinic owner was sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegally distributing prescription opioid pills to his patients #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: According to evidence presented at trial, Allen unlawfully prescribed roughly 15,000 opioid pills to three women with whom he had sexual relationships, and to a male patient who later passed away.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Former Tennessee Clinic Owner Sentenced for Opioid Distribution: Mark Daniel Allen, 64, of Venice, Florida, was found guilty of six counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances not for a legitimate medical purpose outside the scope of professional practice and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises after a three-day trial on Sept. 1, 2021.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III for the Eastern District of Tennessee; Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico of the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Tamala Miles of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); and Director David Rausch of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) made the announcement.

The FBI, HHS-OIG, TBI, Manchester Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Emily Petro of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks of the Eastern District of Tennessee prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(RIYADH) LATEST: Saudi authorities have warned that anyone spreading “baseless” rumours on social media could face up to five years in prison and a huge fine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.24: It comes after a cancelled concert in Riyadh led to reports online that young women were being sexually harassed as they tried to make their way home.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World News Report: The latest incident comes weeks after similar claims surrounding a major music festival in Riyadh: Some of the women have told the BBC of their fears over posting about what happened after the event: The Saudi entertainment chief appeared to mock their claims in several tweets.

By Sebastian Usher
BBC Arab affairs editor

This is the latest development in the cultural and social clash that the opening up of Saudi Arabia from an austere and deeply conservative society to one that now hosts mass entertainment events has engendered. 

The much anticipated concert, headlined by the K-Pop band Stray Kids, on the evening of 14 January was called off at the last moment due to high winds. Disappointed fans struggled to find their way home from the venue on the outskirts of the Saudi capital. 

Reports began appearing on social media saying that girls had gone missing, as well as warnings of sexual harassment. Online at least, there appeared to be panic. Hashtags proliferated, amplifying the sense of jeopardy.

The reality is still unclear. 

Many people who say they were there have since stated that no such incidents occurred and that the organisers did a good job in difficult circumstances. 

Their case is perhaps strengthened by the fact that as the evening progressed, pictures were posted of men who were supposedly harassing women – but some of these were randomly taken from social media accounts or simply those of celebrities. This trolling undermined the assertions by a number of women that such incidents had taken place. 

The head of the Saudi Entertainment Authority, Turki al-Sheikh, subsequently posted a number of tweets that appeared to mock the reports of harassment as entirely made up. 

Memes swiftly sprang up, ridiculing the reports of harassment or of girls who had gone missing by a host of online accounts that accused those who had posted or reposted them of lying in order to discredit and embarrass Saudi Arabia.

But several women who have spoken to the BBC previously about their concerns over harassment of women at entertainment events in the kingdom insist that some of what was reported was genuine. They concede that this is hard to prove – as there don’t appear to be videos or photos to back up the claims. 

This is a perennial issue in Saudi Arabia where anyone posting such material puts themselves at risk – the women speaking to the BBC keep their identities hidden and use voice disguise devices when appearing on public forums like Spaces on Twitter.

They say that some of those who posted reports on social media or hosted discussions online about what they believed was happening have received threats and closed down their accounts. They believe that the official reaction is aimed at silencing those who might tarnish the new image of Saudi Arabia as an open, welcoming hub of entertainment in the region. 

They fear that it will inhibit women in future from going public with experiences of sexual harassment – which they say is already constrained by the traditional social norms of the Kingdom.

This latest furore over an entertainment event comes weeks after the four-day MDL Beast music festival – also in Riyadh – attracted not only hundreds of thousands of people, but also something of a backlash from conservative elements in Saudi Arabia.

The organisers of the event issued a code of conduct that stipulated that there would be zero tolerance for any form of harassment.

Bolstering the sense that the Saudi authorities may indeed be taking the issue seriously was the recent case of a man found guilty of sexual harassment. His name was published in local media – the first time that this has happened.

Supporters of the Saudi crown prince’s ambitious project for opening the kingdom up to the world say these are teething troubles, inevitable when such a traditional culture is undergoing such huge changes.

But for the women who voiced their concern over what they believe happened on 14 January, the fear is that their freedom to speak out has been further curtailed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.24: 2022:

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(LONDON) Snaresbrook Crown Court Report: An Unnamed teenager who squirted acid in the face of a teenage boy he was attempting to rob in Newham has been jailed for eight years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: He was found guilty of section 18 GBH with intent, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a bladed article and six counts of attempted robbery following the at the same court on 7 October 2021.

#AceDailyNews Court Report Teenager who sprayed acid in 17-year-old’s face jailed Linden Crick, 17 (02.06.04), of Woodford Avenue, Ilford, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 20 January. The judge removed an order which previously prevented him from being named because of his age.

Teenager who sprayed acid in 17-year-old's face jailed

COURT CASE NOTES:

The court heard how the suspect had entered Plashet Park, E6, at around 17:00hrs on Tuesday, 2 February in the company of an unknown male.

Crick, who was on an e-scooter, approached a group of seven males and initially engaged them in conversation; he then demanded their phones and intimated that he was in possession of acid, showing the group a drinks bottle. Some of the group ran off, before the suspect ordered the remaining males to leave the park.

In a matter of seconds, the suspect approached a 17-year-old male who was exercising in the park. The suspect demanded his phone before squirting an acidic substance in his victim’s face.

Crick left the park on the e-scooter, passing one of the original group of males who was now on the phone to police.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to burn injuries caused by the acidic substance.

A bottle was recovered from the park which revealed the substance inside was sulphuric acid.

Following a fast-time investigation, the identity of the suspect was established and he was arrested by officers on 22 April.

Detective Sergeant Keith Faris and Detective Constable Raf Patel, from the local policing team in Newham, carried out the investigation.

DS Faris said:

This was a shocking and needless attack which has left a young man with life changing injuries.

“The suspect entered the park that day with the express intent of intimidating and threatening others; when the victim refused the demand to hand over his phone he subjected to a horrendous and cowardly assault.

“While the victim continues to recover, he will have to live with his injuries for the rest of his life. I can only hope that this conviction brings some sense of justice to him.”

A second suspect who was with the defendant at the time of the incident remains outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 6763/02Feb.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.23: 2022:

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(PAKISTAN) Court Report: Judge Sentences Christian jailed for 10 Years in 2017 to Death on Blasphemy Charges #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.23: In 2017, courts sentenced Bhatti to life in prison. But earlier this month, a judge appealed to a 1991 law prescribing the death penalty for those who blaspheme Muhammad.

#AceDailyNews says according to Mission Network News Report: A Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad. Authorities plan to execute him by hanging in the coming weeks. Zafar Bhatti has languished in prison since his arrest in 2012. His legal defense will appeal the ruling.

A flimsy case

However, Nehemiah with FMI says the case against him doesn’t hold up. “In July 2012, a local Islamic leader filed a complaint in Rawalpindi, saying he had sent messages from an unregistered phone number insulting the Prophet Muhammad’s mother. They tortured him to extract a confession but he insisted on his innocence. No forensic evidence exists for any blasphemy by Bhatti. In fact, every piece of physical and electronic evidence suggests he is innocent.”

Before his arrest, Bhatti led a small ministry, serving those in deep poverty and praying with people in their homes. But these actions caught the attention of local Muslim leaders.

SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jan.23: 2022:

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(IOWA) Justice Dept Court Report: Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 140 years for child sexual exploitation offenses following ICE/HSI investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.22: A man who sexually exploited two girls and committed child pornography offenses was sentenced January 18 to 140 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Katherine Greer and United States Attorney Sean Berry.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Previously abused a 7-year old girl then enticed 2 girls to send pornographic images of themselves to him: Nathan Nosley, age 30, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after a June 9, 2021 jury verdict finding him guilty of sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, three counts of possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography.

The evidence at trial showed that, between 2018 and 2020, Nosley persuaded, induced, and enticed two girls to produce and send him pornographic images of themselves. Nosley also distributed child pornography to others, used cell phone apps to receive child pornography, used a cell phone to access child pornography, and possessed child pornography on a cell phone, on a memory card, and in an e-mail account.

“Criminals seeking to exploit children should pay close attention to this case and the resulting sentence,” said SAC Greer. “HSI and our law enforcement partners are very passionate about protecting the children in our community and work tirelessly every day to ensure we find, stop and prosecute, those who seek to victimize them.”

The evidence at trial and sentencing also showed that, prior to these offenses, defendant sexually abused a seven-year-old-girl. Nosley was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Nosley was sentenced to 1,680 months’ imprisonment. He was also ordered to make $12,000 in restitution to four victims depicted in child pornography he possessed. He also must serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term, and he must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

“This case is a tragic example of the dangers children face on the internet.” said United States Attorney Sean Berry. “Child predators are constantly trying to manipulate kids into having sex or providing sexually explicit photos. We all must do our parts to prevent these crimes. Parents and loved ones should talk to kids about the dangers lurking on the internet and monitor what kids are doing online.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and investigated by HSI, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Marion Police Department. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

HSI is committed to combating the sexual exploitation of children. Investigations of child sexual exploitation are among HSI’s primary investigative priorities. The sexual abuse of children impacts the most vulnerable segment of our society. HSI knows the importance of education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity. Providing children, teens, parents and teachers with information regarding the potential dangers of online environments and how to stay safe online can help prevent many instances of child exploitation. That is why HSI has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s NetSmartz and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces to develop Project iGuardian. For more information about Project iGuardian and online resources for children visit www.ice.gov/topics/iGuardians.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.22: 2022:

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(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) Court Report: A Lakewood man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the murder of his girlfriend #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.21: Bemish, 52, was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole.

#AceDailyNews says according to CBSLocal News Report: Karl Aaron Bemish Sentenced To Life In Prison After Admitting He Murdered Girlfriend Hilary Engel In 2020: Karl Aaron Bemishpleaded guilty on Jan. 14 to murdering his girlfriend Hilary Engel, 45, in 2020 by January 19, 2022 at 10:18 am

“We are thankful for the prosecution’s work on this case, and that even though we continue to grieve the loss of Hilary, we believe this result was the best available outcome,” Engel’s family said in a statement through the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

On Dec. 29, 2020, Engel was reported missing by her father after she was last seen dropping her son off at daycare the previous morning. Her body was later discovered in her home, hidden underneath a bed. Lakewood police said it appears Engel was strangled at a home in the 2100 block of South Coors Circle in the Green Mountain neighborhood.

Investigators tracked Bemish to a hotel in Trinidad, after he had driven Engel’s car and used her ATM card to get money. As part of the plea agreement, Bemish admitted that he caused Engel’s death by strangulation.

“This is not a case that my office felt appropriate to negotiate,” Senior Deputy District Attorney Amanda Lessman told the court. “A plea to Murder One and its coinciding life sentence is appropriate.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.21: 2022:

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(LIVERPOOL, UK.) Crown Court Report: Two drug dealers caught with a large quantity of amphetamines at Huyton station have been jailed for a total of two years following a (BTP) investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.21: The pair from Hull were stopped by BTP’s County Lines Taskforce at the Merseyside rail station as they waited for a Manchester-bound service.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Pair caught at rail station with 2.2 kilograms of amphetamines jailed Gary Dunn, 45, of Devon Street, Hull, and Carl Hampton, 35, of Newtown Court, Hull, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on 9 December 2021 where they pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs of Class B status.

Both men appeared before a judge on Friday 14 January. Dunn was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, and Hampton to 12 months.

On Tuesday 9 November 2021, plain clothed officers from BTP’s County Lines Taskforce spotted Dunn and Hampton walking around Huyton station.

They approached the pair who were sat in the shelter of platform two and engaged them in conversation, however both men seemed nervous.

Hampton then placed a brown paper bag on the seat next to him and the officers noticed a large vacuum sealed bag inside it containing a white powdered substance.

Suspecting the substance was drugs, the officers arrested them both on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. As they did so Hampton said, “I’ve been stitched up”.

Analysis of the drugs found in their possession revealed it to be 2.2 kilograms of amphetamines with an estimated street value of £15,000.

Detective Inspector Matt Davies said:

” Dunn and Hampton were foolish to think they could utilise the railway in their drug dealing operation, thankfully our inconspicuous officers were able to intercept the Hull pair and seize the large haul before it reached its intended destination.

“Our teams can pop up anywhere on the network, in uniform or plain clothing and often accompanied by drug detection dogs.

“Whether you see us or not, we’re on trains and at stations across the UK tackling drug supply wherever it occurs.

“To anyone considering using the network to peddle drugs into our communities, I would advise you to think twice – we will catch you and bring you to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.21: 2022:

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(BIRMINGHAM, UK) Wolverhampton Crown Court Report: A Wolverhampton rapist has been jailed for 24yrs after subjecting two young girls to years of sexual abuse #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: The 37-year-old, from Swindon in Wiltshire, had been living in Wolverhampton when he began his abuse of the first girl by sexual touching, before raping her. The abuse continued for several years until the girl found the courage to report what was happening to her.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Joseph Smith used his position of trust to prey on the girls from a young age for more than four years until his arrest in June 2019.

Joseph Smith

18th January 2022

COURT CASE NOTES:

When detectives from our Public Protection Unit began their investigation, it emerged that Smith had also abused a second girl by sexually assaulting her.

Smith denied the charged and forced both survivors to endure a two week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court which ended on 24 November 2021 when the jury found him guilty of nine counts of sexual assault and nine counts of rape.

On Thursday (13 Jan) Smith was sentenced to 24 years in prison and will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Detective Constable Kerry Bromhall said:

Smith subjected the girls to years of physical abuse, not to mention the psychological torment that such abuse often leaves behind.

“I commend these young girls for their bravery, firstly in coming forward to report what happened to them, but also in continually reliving their experience through a lengthy investigation, hampered by Covid, and giving evidence at trial.

“I truly hope this sentence gives them the closure they need and the knowledge that Smith is no longer able to do this to anyone else.”

If you have been subjected to sexual abuse, no matter how long ago, we have specialist officers to help you. We work with a range of agencies who can offer advice and support.

To find out more visit: Sexual Assault | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Court Report: Operation Valiant: A man from Gorton has been jailed after attacking a man for his casino winnings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: This sentencing comes as part of The City of Manchester’s Operation Valiant – a dedicated operation set up by Greater Manchester Police to reduce the number of personal robberies across Manchester and keep the community and their belongings safe.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Abdiqani Jama (18/06/92) of Jetson Street was yesterday (Monday 17 January 2022) sentenced to six years and six months in prison after being found guilty of Robbery.

In the early hours of the morning on 22 May 2021, the victim, a 44-year-old man, won £2000 in a casino in Manchester City Centre

After cashing out his winnings, he left the gaming floor and as he walked up the stairs to exit the casino, Jama approached him and put his hand on his shoulder. The victim told Jama to get off of him and he left the casino.

As the victim was walking down Portland Street, Jama approached him a second time and pushed him in the back before pulling him down to the ground and attacking him. He punched and head-butted the victim multiple times in a seven minute ordeal causing his left eye to close with the swelling.

During the attack, Jama reached into the victim’s pocket and took the £2000 before making off.

PC Ross Smith, of GMP’s Operation Valiant Team, said:

” Jama is a dangerous and greedy individual who thought he was above the law when he attacked and robbed his victim.

“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that this type of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A man has been further jailed for historical sex offences against young boys following an investigation by specialist detectives #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: He was sentenced at the same court on Monday, 17 January to five years’ imprisonment. This is to run consecutively with a sentence of 13 years’ imprisonment that he is currently serving.

#AceDailyNews Court Report Convicted #paedophile given further jail sentence for historical sex offences carried out by Leslie Paul, 70 (09.05.51), of HMP Thameside, had been found guilty in September 2021 at Inner London Crown Court of nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of indecency with a child and one count of buggery without consent against two boys who were aged 13 and 14 at the time.

Convicted paedophile given further jail sentence for historical sex offences

18 January 2022 07:00

The offences took place between 1981 and 1982 at South Vale Assessment Home, where Paul was employed as a care worker, and at other undisclosed locations in London.

Paul would exploit his position to abuse the boys.

One of the victims came forward to police in 2016. An investigation was launched by detectives specialising in historic allegations and the further victim was identified.

Paul was charged on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

Paul had already been sentenced in January 2016 to 13 year’s imprisonment for historic offences against young boys and is subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Lisa Main, the investigating officer from Central Specialist Crime, said:

” The two victims who contacted us are now men and have been carrying the trauma of what happened to them for an incredibly long time.

“They were young, in care and vulnerable, and they were preyed upon by Paul. He ruthlessly used and abused the trust placed in his position as a care worker in the most disgusting, evil and calculated way. He behaved as if he thought he could get away with it.

“I commend and thank these two survivors for coming forward to report to us what happened to them. They have supported us steadfastly throughout our investigation and through the judicial process. I hope the knowledge that no other victims will suffer at Paul’s hands will go some small way to bringing them some peace of mind as they look to the next chapters of their lives.

“If you have been the victim of a historic sexual offence, I urge you to report it to us. Any discussion will be in the strictest of confidence, we will listen to you, and we will do everything in our power to bring any offenders to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(LONDON) Snaresbrook Crown Court Report: A man has been jailed after being convicted of multiple sexual offences against the same woman #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: In November 2021, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Akpoveta was found guilty of four counts of rape, three counts of assault by penetration, three counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without their consent. This was along with three counts of assault by beating at a previous trial in October 2020.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Charles Akpoveta, 33 (27.06.88), a delivery driver living in Luton, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 17 January to a total of 17 years’ imprisonment.

Man who raped woman four times jailed

18 January 2022 06:00

Detective Constable Matthew Cooksey, investigating, said:

First and foremost, I would like to commend the victim of these attacks for her bravery and determination throughout the investigation, in particular dealing with two cross examinations across two trials and her unwavering commitment to working with detectives throughout. Her strength of character is inspiring.

“Throughout our investigation, Akpoveta paraded as a man who had been wrongly accused, claiming that everything which he subjected the victim to was consensual. This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

“I hope that today’s result will give the victim some respite, and also demonstrate the Met’s determination in ending violence against women and girls and bringing predatory offenders to justice.”

On 29 February 2020, Akpoveta travelled from Luton to London to meet with a 28-year-old woman he had made contact with via a social media app.

They went to her flat in Tower Hamlets where they had consensual sex. Afterwards, Akpoveta’s mood changed and he spat in her face.

The woman asked him to leave but he refused to do so, locking and chaining her front door. Over the next two to three hours, Akpoveta carried out a number of assaults on the woman. These included beating, biting, strangling and urinating on her.

During the course of the night, the woman was able to phone police. Officers attended and arrested Akpoveta. He was taken to an east London police station and subsequently charged with multiple offences.

If you have been a victim of a sexual assault and need advice, please visit our website which also contains details of a number of charities and support groups.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(ISRAEL) LATEST: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea deal which could end his corruption trial, a source close to the talks has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: Mr Netanyahu is, however, objecting to accepting a charge which would require him to leave politics according to reports.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World News Report: An agreement could see Mr Netanyahu, 72, plead guilty to reduced charges in return for community service instead of a possible jail term.

Benjamin Netanyahu at his trial (16/11/21)
The plea deal could see Mr Netanyahu leave politics for several years, reports say

Israel’s longest serving leader was unseated after elections last year.

He is head of the right-wing Likud, the largest party in the Israeli parliament, and was prime minister for a record 15 years.

In his last five years in office, Mr Netanyahu was dogged by a police investigation into allegations against him, followed by the start of his trial in 2020.

He is accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. He denies the charges against him, saying they are politically motivated.

Reports that Mr Netanyahu has been discussing a plea deal with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit emerged in Israeli media in recent days. An unnamed source connected to the talks confirmed the negotiations on Sunday, news agencies said.

Israeli media say Mr Netanyahu has instructed his lawyers to continue the talks despite reported objections of his family to the prospect that he would accept a level of guilt.

November 2019 – Benjamin Netanyahu rails against corruption charges

In the three cases against him, Mr Netanyahu is accused of receiving gifts in exchange for favours; negotiating to improve the circulation of an Israeli newspaper in exchange for positive coverage; and promoting legislation financially favourable to the owner of an Israeli telecom giant in exchange for positive coverage on its news site.

Conviction on the latter charge alone – considered the most serious of the three cases – carries a jail term of up to 10 years and/or a fine.

The source close to the talks said that in return for the cases being dropped Mr Netanyahu is being asked to accept a charge of “moral turpitude”, which would ban him from politics for seven years – something which the former prime minister is said to be objecting to.

Mr Netanyahu, who has the solid support of his political base, has railed against the current coalition government and has said he aims to return to power at the earliest opportunity.

His years in office saw a deepening rift between the left and right in Israel, with weekly mass demonstrations against him in the final months of his premiership.

Polls reports in Israeli media on Sunday suggested that a majority of the country are opposed to a plea deal, with most believing his fate should be decided in court.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report: A romance fraudster who conned several women out of thousands of pounds and targeted hundreds more has been jailed for 28 months, following a NCA investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: He invented a story claiming to be broke after paying for the funerals of a number of people who had died in a machinery accident: The victim made nine transfers, totalling £9,500, into various accounts held under fake identities, with the money eventually making its way into a personal account held by Aigbonohan.

#AceDailyNews NCA Crown Court Report: Serial romance fraudster jailed after conning women out of nearly £20,000: Osagie Aigbonohan, 41, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, used a number of aliases to contact several women online through dating and social media sites. Of those identified, investigators believe he conned them out of a total of £20,000 and in one case cheated a woman out of nearly £10,000.

Osagie Aigbonohan custody image

Using the name ‘Tony Eden’, Aigbonohan struck up a ten-month relationship with one victim last year via a dating site and persuaded her to lend him money to hire drilling equipment for his overseas business.

Data from Aigbonohan’s phone showed that he also received money from at least eight other victims and had been in contact with over 670 people in total.

One of the women targeted was terminally ill, with Aigbonohan continuing to pursue her even after she had passed away.

Officers from the NCA arrested Aigbonohan in July 2021. He was carrying a false driver’s license at the time and was in the UK illegally, having overstayed his visa from two years ago.

Records showed that despite living in Abbey Wood, London, he’d spent victims’ money in locations across London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Today [14 January] at Southwark Crown Court he was sentenced to 28 months after pleading guilty to charges relating to fraud and money laundering.

Dominic Mugan, NCA Operations Manager, Complex Finance Team said:

“Aigbonohan had no regard for these women. He went to great lengths to gain their trust, fabricating stories to exploit them out of thousands.

“This is a typical pattern of romance fraudsters; they work to build rapport before making such requests. Romance fraud is a crime that affects victims emotionally and financially, and in some cases impacts their families.

“We want to encourage all those who think they’ve been a victim of romance fraud to not feel embarrassed or ashamed but rather report it.”

James Lewis of the CPS said:

Romance fraud is a particularly callous offence, involving exploitation of an individual’s emotional needs and caring qualities, to extract money from them. People should be particularly vigilant over the coming month as we head towards Valentine’s Day and more people seek a partner.

“Aigbonohan demonstrated a cynical disregard for his victims, grooming them with romantic promises before dishonestly persuading them to provide him with financial assistance.

“Thanks to the extensive and thorough investigatory work of the National Crime Agency and the support of the individual victims, the CPS has brought an end to Aigbonohan’s fraudulently activities. Hopefully, this case will serve to act as a deterrent to other romance fraudsters who prey on victims in the same way.”

The NCA advises anyone using dating websites to avoid giving away too many personal details when speaking online to someone you’ve never met in person, as it can lead to your identity being stolen. You should stay on the site’s messaging service until you meet in person; don’t be tempted to switch to other platforms that offer less protection. And most importantly, no matter how long you’ve been speaking to someone online and how much you trust them, if you haven’t met them in person do not send them any money.

If you think you have been a victim of fraud you should report it to ActionFraud.police.uk and follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, which offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help people spot scams and protect themselves against fraud.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.18: 2022:

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(LIVERPOOL, UK.) Crown Court Report: Wirral men jailed for sexual assault on woman in 2018 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: Officers have today, Friday 14th January, welcomed the sentencing of two men for sexually assaulting a woman following a night out in Liverpool.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Alex Stormont, now 23, of Woodchurch Road, Oxton, and Taylor Johnson, (top right), also 23, of Edgbaston Way, Bidston, both assaulted the woman at a hotel in Liverpool city centre in March 2018.

STORMONT JOHNSON.jpg

Following the assault their victim came forward to police immediately and the pair were arrested within days.

They both denied any wrongdoing, however evidence was recovered from their mobile phones and social media accounts of the planning of the incident and also of their views of women as sexual objects.

Both were found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court in December 2020 and both were jailed for three-and-a-half years.

They have also both been ordered to sign the sex offender register for life.

” Despite the overwhelming evidence both men chose to plead not guilty and put their victim through the ordeal of a trial. I am pleased that the jury saw through their lies and they were rightly convicted and have now been sentenced to jail terms.

Detective Constable Claire McDonald said:

“Due to Covid restrictions the case has proved to be long and drawn out and I would like to praise the victim who throughout this ordeal has shown great courage.

“I hope today’s sentencing will not only provide her with some comfort, but also encourage other victims to come forward and have the confidence in us as a police force to take reports seriously and ultimately to ensure offenders are put before the courts.

“If you have been the victim of any sexual assault, there is help and support available to you. Here at Merseyside Police we have specially trained officers who will listen to you and treat you with sensitivity and compassion. There are also a number of reliable and trusted organisations and charities who will support you from your initial report, right through the court process and beyond.

Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801. In an emergency, always call 999.

Merseyside Police, alongside three other forces, have also been part of a pilot project for a new service to report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences online – with the option to report anonymously.

The new online Rape and Sexual Assault reporting service is now live on the website here: Merseyside Police and enables people who do not require immediate police assistance to report the crime via their local force website.

For women who have felt or feel unsafe in public spaces the Home Office has set up a pilot service (StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk) for anyone to anonymously report public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused. Please note: ‘StreetSafe’ is not for reporting crime or incidents.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.18: 2022:

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(LONDON) Crown Court Report: A drug runner caught with a ball of heroin in his underwear at a busy station has been jailed for four years following a BTP investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: He was stopped by officers from BTP’s dedicated County Lines Taskforce: On 7 January 2022, a judge sentenced him to four years imprisonment and ordered him to pay a £190 victim surcharge.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Gary Morrison, 24, and of Brixton Hill, London, appeared at Inner London Crown Court on 21 December 2021 where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs of Class A status.

COURT CASE NOTES:

At just after midday on Monday 22 March 2021, Morrison was spotted by officers wandering around Euston railway station looking confused before dashing to a platform to board a train.

His behaviour led to him being stopped by officers who subsequently searched him under section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Morrison promptly pulled a small amount of cannabis from his underwear and a short while later pulled a golf ball sized wrap of heroin from the same location. Officers also found £390 in cash on his person.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and being in possession of Class B drugs and taken to police custody. As he was being escorted to custody, he remarked, “I was carrying it for someone else”.

Analysis of the 22-gram ball of drugs found in Morrison’s underwear revealed it was heroin, with an estimated street value of £3,000.

Detective Inspector Graham Moss said:

” Morrison’s shifty behaviour came to the attention of our eagle-eyed officers in plain clothes who followed their instincts and stopped him before he embarked on his journey

“Their work has resulted in a harmful Class A drugs out of circulation and a drug runner behind bars rethinking his criminal activity.

“Our County Lines Taskforce is devoted to making the railway a hostile environment for criminals to move drugs. We’re continually developing our intelligence picture to tackle this crime type, deploying across the network at a moment’s notice to pursue offenders.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.18: 2022:

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(SAN DIEGO) Justice Dept Court Report: Decade-long ICE HSI investigation leads to prison sentence of 15yrs for Sinaloa Cartel associate #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.16: After a nearly decade-long U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation, a drug trafficker and money launderer received a sentence of more than 15 years in federal prison Jan. 10.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: For his role in supervising and managing couriers who helped smuggle bulk cash across the U.S.-Mexico border, Roberto Gallegos-Lechuga, 39, of Sinaloa, Mexico, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit international money laundering in July 2021.

Gallegos-Lechuga’s prison sentence is the latest in several sentences handed out following an HSI San Diego investigation that began in 2012. HSI San Diego began investigating a money laundering organization operating in the U.S. and Mexico. Through its investigation, HSI determined that individuals working on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel coordinated the smuggling of large amounts of bulk currency through the Southern California ports of entry.

“Today’s sentencing is the culmination of years of relentless work by Homeland Security Investigations and its partners targeting the Sinaloa Cartel,” said HSI San Diego Special Agent in Charge Chad Plantz. “This investigation highlights HSI’s dedication to go after both cartel drug trafficking and money laundering activity. The sentencing sends a resounding message to transnational criminal organizations that HSI and our partners are unyielding in our pursuit of justice.”

The investigation revealed that individuals linked to the Sinaloa Cartel used money services businesses and currency brokers to recruit money couriers to transport bulk cash from various locations throughout Southern California and other parts of the U.S., then deliver it to stash houses in Mexico. Once in Mexico, the currency was exchanged at a favorable rate from U.S. Dollars to Mexican Pesos. The cartel also used fictitious entities to deposit repatriated U.S. currency in U.S. banks.

Gallegos-Lechuga, who was extradited from Mexico to San Diego in August 2018, is one of eight individuals, including Omar Ayon-Diaz, Osvaldo Contreras-Arriaga, Cesar Hernandez-Martinez, Gibran Rodriguez-Mejia, Oscar Rodriguez-Guevara, Bianca Acedo Ojeda and Joel Acedo Ojeda, to plead guilty and receive federal prison sentences for their roles in the conspiracy. Approximately 20 additional individuals have all pleaded guilty and received various sentences for their roles related to the conspiracy.

HSI San Diego’s 10-year investigation into the Sinaloa Cartel resulted in the seizure of more than $6 million in illicit currency, 336 pounds of methamphetamine, 40 gallons of liquid methamphetamine, 235 pounds of cocaine, 10 pounds of heroin, and 120 pounds of marijuana.

“Those who manage drug trafficking and money laundering efforts for the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most violent criminal organizations in the world, will continue to face justice in this district,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman for the Southern District of California. “Stopping the flow of funds to drug cartels and of deadly drugs into the United States continues to be a priority for us and our law enforcement partners.”

“Violent transnational criminal organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel pose a danger to our communities,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “They export dangerous narcotics to the United States and their illicit proceeds corrupt our financial system. We will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. I want to thank the Government of Mexico for extraditing Lechuga-Gallegos to the United States to face criminal charges. Through such partnerships, we will attack and work to dismantle dangerous drug cartels.”

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.16: 2022:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Court Report: Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Sentenced for Plot to Target Journalists and Advocates #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: A Washington man was sentenced today to 84 months, or seven years, in prison for his role in a plot to threaten and intimidate journalists and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism.

Kaleb Cole, 25, a leader of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, was convicted by a federal jury in the Western District of Washington of one count of interfering with a federally protected activity because of religion, three counts of mailing threatening communications, and one count of conspiring with other Atomwaffen members to commit three offenses against the United States – interference with federally-protected activities because of religion, mailing threatening communications, and cyberstalking.

“Threats motivated by religious intolerance are antithetical to American values, even more so when they aim to intimidate journalists and others who are working to expose bigotry in our society.” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The defendant led a multi-state plot by a neo-Nazi group to threaten and intimidate journalists and advocates who were doing important work to expose anti-Semitism around the country. The Justice Department will continue to investigate and prosecute these hateful acts.”

“Kaleb Cole helped lead a violent, nationwide neo-Nazi group,’” said U.S. Attorney Nick Brown for the Western District of Washington. “He repeatedly promoted violence, stockpiled weapons, and organized ‘hate camps’. Today the community and those Mr. Cole and his co-conspirators targeted, stand-up to say hate has no place here. He tried to intimidate journalists and advocates with hate-filled and threatening posters, tried to amplify their fear. Instead they faced him in court and their courage has resulted in the federal prison sentence imposed today.”

“The defendant sought to intimidate journalists and advocates working to expose anti-Semitism, but that effort failed,” said Assistant Director Timothy Langan of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. “Cole’s intended victims fought back but not with threats of violence; they fought back in a court of law. The FBI will continue to do our part by aggressively investigating cases involving threats or acts of violence.”

“Mr. Cole displayed through his actions that his beliefs were more than just rhetoric,” said Special Agent in Charge Donald Voiret of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. “No doubt, the exemplary work of our investigators and partners prevented Cole’s targets from becoming victims of violence.”

Evidence introduced at trial showed that Cole and other members of Atomwaffen plotted to intimidate journalists and others by mailing threatening posters or gluing the posters to victims’ homes. The group focused primarily on those who are Jewish or journalists of color. Cole created the posters, which warned the recipients that “you have been visited by your local Nazis.”  The posters contained threatening images, such as a hooded figure preparing to throw a Molotov cocktail at a house. The threatening posters were delivered to homes in late January 2020.

At trial, the victims described how receiving the posters impacted them. Some moved from their homes for a time or installed security systems. One purchased a firearm and took a firearms safety class. Another started opening her mailbox with a stick due to fear of what might be inside. One left her job as a journalist.

Three other co-conspirators – Cameron Shea, Johnny Roman Garza, and Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe – previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces in Seattle, Tampa, Houston, and Phoenix, with assistance from the Seattle Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas Woods and Seth Wilkinson for the Western District of Washington, and Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Michael J. Songer, with valuable assistance provided by Trial Attorney David Smith of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section and from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Texas, District of Arizona, and Central District of California.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Jan.15: 2022:

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(BISMARCK, N.D.) Justice Dept Court Report: A southwestern North Dakota man was sentenced in federal court Monday to life in prison for transporting a minor for the purposes of sexual exploitation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.15: The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI), the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, the Pennington County (South Dakota) Sheriff’s Office and Bowman County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: ICE/HSI and partner agencies child sexual abuse investigation leads to life sentence for North Dakota man on Monday of Douglas James Schneider, 51 of Rhame, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Daniel M. Traynor to life in federal prison on one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

“No one should be forced to live in a world of isolation, servitude and terror,” said acting Special Agent in Charge Jamie Holt, of HSI St. Paul. “HSI and its law enforcement partners are committed to protecting the vulnerable and will aggressively investigate criminals who traffic children for sexual purposes.”

The investigation determined that between 2013 and 2018, Schneider sexually abused a minor child who at the time was under 12 years of age. Sometime between April and July 2018, Schneider transported the minor child from North Dakota to Montana with the intent of, and engaging in, unlawful sexual acts with the minor.

“This was an egregious case of victimization of a child. The multi-jurisdictional group of law enforcement, local, state, and federal, masterfully developed this case for prosecution,” said U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Chase, and “this sentence means this defendant will never victimize a child ever again.”

In addition to his prison term Schneider was also sentenced to 10 years supervised release, and restitution in the amount of $19,215. The minimum statutory sentence upon conviction for this offense is 10 years imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s office for the District of North Dakota, with Assistant United States Attorney Gary Delorme assigned to the case.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of DHS, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.15: 2022:

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(MIAMI) Justice Dept Court Report: Two Florida residents were sentenced yesterday for conspiring to and illegally attempting to export controlled items to Libya #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.15: According to court documents, the charges stem from the defendants’ scheme to cause the illegal export of rebreather diving equipment to Libya in August 2016.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report : South Florida Residents: Peter Sotis, 57, of Delray Beach, and Emilie Voissem of Sunrise, were convicted in October 2021 following a one-week jury trial in Miami. Sotis was sentenced to 57 months in prison, and Voissem was sentenced to a split sentence of five months in prison and five months of home confinement.

Rebreathers enable a diver to operate undetected for long periods of time underwater by producing little to no bubbles and by efficiently re-circulating the diver’s own breath after replacing its carbon dioxide with oxygen.

Because of these enhanced capabilities, rebreathers have a dual use, with both civilian and military applications, and are specifically included on the Commerce Control List, which is the list of dual use items that are export controlled and licensed by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Such restricted items require a Commerce Department license if the rebreathers are to be exported to any countries with national security concerns, such as Libya.

Sotis was the 80% owner of Add Helium, a diving equipment and training company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Voissem was the Add Helium office manager. The defendants were warned that it was illegal to export the items to Libya without a DOC license and they willfully attempted to export those items after receiving an instruction from a DOC special agent that such items were detained and not to be exported while a license determination was pending. The exhibits and testimony at trial showed that the defendants lied to and misled Ramas LLC, a shipping company in Virginia, about what the DOC agent had told them and about whether the rebreathers had a military use. Testimony at trial also showed that Sotis threatened a government witness not to cooperate with the federal investigation.

Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division; U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez for the Southern District of Florida; Special Agent in Charge Ariel Joshua Leinwand of the DOC’s Office of Export Enforcement Miami Office; and Special Agent in Charge Anthony Salisbury of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Miami Office made the announcement.

DOC and HSI investigated the case with valuable assistance provided by the FBI’s Miami Field Office and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Thakur and Andy Camacho of the Southern District of Florida, and Trial Attorney Nathan Swinton of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.15: 2022:

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