(WASHINGTON) LATEST Texas Synagogue Report: The feds on Sunday identified the gunman who was shot dead after taking four hostages in a dramatic 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue as 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, a British citizen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.17: On Saturday morning, Akram stormed the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, holding four people captive and at one point demanding the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted and imprisoned for trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. The standoff ended when an FBI SWAT team entered the synagogue and killed Akram.

#AceDailyNews says according to a Daily Beast News Report: FBI Identifies Synagogue Hostage-Taker as British National Malik Faisal Akram: The Blackburn Muslim Community in the U.K. confirmed Akram’s death in a Facebook post on Sunday afternoon, asking the community to “avoid taking part in the sin of backbiting” as authorities continue to investigate the attack, which President Joe Biden has called “an act of terror.”

The group shared a statement from Akram’s brother, identified as Gulbar, that condemned the attack.

“We would like to say that we as a family do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologize wholeheartedly to all the victims involved in the unfortunate incident,” he wrote. 

Hours before the FBI’s announcement, a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said they were “aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities.” 

“The FBI’s Evidence Response Team (ERT) will continue processing evidence at the synagogue,” the FBI wrote in its release. “At this time, there is no indication that other individuals are involved. The FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (NTJTTF), which includes member agencies from across the region, will continue to follow investigative leads. An FBI Shooting Incident Review Team (SIRT) will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events.”

The four hostages were ultimately released safely after an 11-hour standoff, which ended when an FBI SWAT team entered the synagogue and killed the gunman.

Hostages leaving #Colleyville synagogue after the 12 hour standoff pic.twitter.com/Ma2Wf90VR8— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) January 16, 2022

According to the Gulbar’s statement, the family was aware of Akram’s involvement during the crisis. They said that despite his “mental health issues,” they believed he would not harm his captives. 

Akram’s family is believed to have been working with authorities who were monitoring the situation and may have also been in contact with him during the incident. “There was nothing we could have said to him or done that would have convinced him to surrender,” Gulbar wrote.

BREAKING: FBI identifies hostage taker as Malik Faisal Akram, 44. pic.twitter.com/25KlWqHbYz— Jessika Harkay (@JessikaHarkay) January 16, 2022

During the hostage crisis, Akram repeatedly asked to speak to his “sister,” leading some to mistakenly believe he was Aafia Siddiqui’s brother, architect Muhammad Siddiqui. Through their lawyers, both Siddiqi and her actual brother condemned and distanced themselves from Akram’s actions. 

According to Gulbar’s post, the FBI is expected to fly to the U.K. and meet with the family later today.

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

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(BROWNSVILLE, TX.) CBP REPORT: Officers working at the Los Indios International Bridge seized $358,908 in methamphetamine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.11: On Monday, Jan. 3, CBP officers working at the Los Indios International Bridge encountered a 22-year-old male United States citizen from Los Fresnos, Texas, who applied for entry into the United States driving a 2003 Ford.

#AceDailyNews CBP News Report: The vehicle was referred for secondary for further examination after a primary inspection: In secondary, with the aid of a non-intrusive imaging system (NII), CBP officers discovered 28 packages hidden within the 2003 Ford:

CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 17.94 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

“This narcotics seizure is important and reflects the steadfast commitment of our frontline CBP officers to keep our borders secure and protect our communities,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.Packages containing nearly 18 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Los Indios
International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $358,908.

CBP officers seized narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.11: 2022:

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(CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx.) Justice Dept Court Report: Third gang member sentenced to prison for series of truck stop ATM robberies and related assault #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Corpus Christi with assistance from sheriff’s offices in Live Oak, Angelina, Brazoria, Wharton, Medina and Cass Counties in Texas; and police departments in Angleton, Cleveland, Seguin and Lufkin, Texas, as well as Vinton, Louisiana.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: A third Houston-area gang member was ordered to federal prison Wednesday for his role in a string of ATM robberies at truck stops in Texas and Louisiana and for a related assault of a good Samaritan who tried to intervene in one of the robberies.

Christopher Bernard Brown, 39, was sentenced Jan. 5 in the Southern District of Texas on two counts of interference with commerce by threats or violence and ordered to serve 90 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. He must also pay restitution. Brown pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 30, 2021.

Previously sentenced for their roles in the robberies and related assault were Wesley Jerome Davis, 28, and Kevin Wilson, 33, who both pleaded guilty July 29, 2021. Wilson was sentenced to 90 months in prison, while Davis was ordered to serve 60 months in prison. Thomas Alec Buckley, 26, has also been convicted for his role in the robberies and assault, but has yet to be sentenced.

At the sentencing hearing, the court heard of approximately 33 related truck stop robberies that occurred between May 29-Sept. 2019 that were part of the multi-district and interstate Hobbs Act conspiracy. The court also heard of the numerous employees and customers who were traumatized as a result of Brown’s and the others’ actions. During the robberies, they threatened or used physical force towards customers or employees to steal or attempt to steal ATMs and the currency inside the ATM from at least nine Love’s Travel Stops throughout Texas and Louisiana. Brown typically served as a scout or lookout while Davis, Wilson, Buckley or others wore masks and gloves and placed straps or chains around the ATMs. Then, a vehicle connected to the chains would accelerate to dislodge the bolted-down machines. Co-conspirators would lift the dislodged ATMs into the waiting vehicle and quickly drive away.

The attempts failed in Angleton, Natalia and Domino. However, the robbery crew was able to obtain monies from the stolen ATMs in Hungerford, Seguin, Lufkin, Cleveland, and Three Rivers as well as Vinton, Louisiana.

In the Three Rivers robbery, co-conspirators came into contact with Love’s employees or customers, at which time Brown stated, “What are you gonna do?!! What are you gonna do?!!” The masked or hooded suspects also made menacing gestures towards the employees. Love’s Travel Stop employees did not intervene with the men for fear of sustaining serious bodily injury.

In Seguin, a good Samaritan attempted to stop the ATM robbery, but Davis struck him twice, at which time he fell to the floor and suffered bodily injury from a head wound.

Brown will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future. Buckley remains on bond pending sentencing.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.

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 criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI agents investigate a wide array of transnational crime, including terrorism; narcotics smuggling; child exploitation; human smuggling and trafficking; illegal exports of controlled technology and weapons; money laundering; financial fraud and scams; labor exploitation; cybercrime; intellectual property theft and trade fraud; identity and benefit fraud; and human rights violations and war crimes.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.10: 2022:

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(HOUSTON,Tx.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a disabled vessel Monday near Bastrop Bay, Texas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.04: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

#AceDailyNews US Coast Guard Report: Coast Guard Station Freeport watchstanders received notification at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, from the father of one of the boaters stating that their green 18-foot jon boat was disabled with no food or water and no working cell phones.

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Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Bastrop Bay, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Bastrop Bay, Texas

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The RB-S crew arrived on scene, but was unable to reach the vessel due to the water depth and kept visual on the boaters until the Dolphin crew arrived. 

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, recovered two of the boaters and left the remaining boater due to weight limitations on the aircraft. A rescue swimmer was left with the RB-S crew near the boat. After dropping off the first two boaters, the Dolphin crew returned and picked up the remaining boater and rescue swimmer.

The boaters were transported to awaiting family members at Air Station Houston.

No injuries were reported.

“Cases like this really show the importance of having some type of emergency communication device whether it’s a VHF-FM radio or an emergency position indicating radio beacon, it’s important to be prepared for unexpected situations when out on the water,” said Lt. j.g Tiana Lewter, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command duty officer. “Thankfully, due to the call from the worried father and the rapid response from our Coast Guard units, we were able to get the three boaters back to their families.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.04: 2022:

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(MCALLEN, Tx.) Justice Dept Court Report: A South Texas man was convicted Dec. 17 for selling child pornography images following a joint ICE/HSI & Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Task Force probe #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: According to court documents, ICE HSI had learned a computer was receiving child pornography. They were able to trace it to De Leon at his residence. He admitted he was actively involved in speaking with individuals who were interested in buying child pornography via applications on his cell phone. ICE HSI conducted a search of his phone and discovered he had tried to sell child pornography as recently as a month prior to their arrival at his residence.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Astro Rey De Leon, 34, of McAllen, was convicted in federal court. During that hearing, he admitted to possessing child pornography with the intent to sell it on the internet

De Leon is scheduled to be sentenced March 1, 2022. At that time, De Leon faces a minimum of five and up to 20 years in federal prison as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

De Leon remains in custody pending his sentencing hearing.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eliza Carmen Rodriguez, Southern District of Texas, is prosecuting the case.

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: Dec.29: 2021:

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(TEXAS) Justice Dept Court Report: A Laredo man was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in prison for attempting to export firearms, firearm magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition to Mexico #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

#AceDailyNews DOJ Report: North Texas man sentenced to 5 years in prison for attempting to export weapons and ammunition following an ICE/HSI, federal partner assisted, investigation

Jose Rafael Vasquez, 64, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced Dec. 15 by U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana to 63 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by a three-year term of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional information, including the fact that the firearms bore decorative handles and were quite expensive, which criminal organizations highly prized in Mexico.

Judge Saldana noted Vasquez had also previously purchased a semi-automatic rifle in Garland, Texas in 2017 which was later found in Durango, Mexico, after a shootout between Mexican law enforcement and armed criminal groups. Authorities directly traced the rifle to Vasquez as the last known legal purchaser. Vasquez was convicted July 1 after a two-day jury trial.

According to court documents, on Oct. 15, 2020, Vasquez attempted to exit the United States into Mexico through the Laredo Port of Entry. During initial inspection, CBP discovered suspicious bundles zip-tied to the undercarriage of the vehicle. They appeared to contain ammunition. Further inspection revealed three AK-47 rifles, eight semi-automatic handguns of various calibers, 16 handgun magazines and approximately 4,714 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition hidden inside his vehicle.

The defense attempted to convince the jury Vasquez did not know about the items inside the vehicle. They did not believe his claims and found him guilty as charged.

Vasquez will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Francisco J. Rodriguez and David Fawcett, Southern District of Texas, prosecuted this case

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: Dec.23: 2021:

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(TEXAS) Justice Dept Court Report: Three more individuals have been indicted and additional charges have been filed in a human trafficking conspiracy involving young runaway girls on the “Bissonnet Track” in southwest Houston #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Published: Dec.19: Law enforcement arrested Chantel Deshay Collins, 28, Houston, and Asia Monae Hailey, 21, Galveston, Wednesday. They are expected to appear for an initial appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Andrew Edison. Michael Gonzalez, 21, Houston, is currently in the Harris County (Texas) jail on other charges and is expected to be transferred to federal court to answer these charges by the end of the week.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston; Houston Police Department; and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation as part of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance.

Three more individuals charged with sex trafficking young runaway girls in Houston-area human trafficking conspiracy

Also charged are Clarence Chambers, 29, Javon Opoku, 20, Damarquis McGee, 23, Jerreck Hilliard, Vanessa Sillabi, 21, and Andres Portillo, 20. They are expected to appear on the new charges in the superseding indictment Dec. 23 before Judge Edison.

The defendants are charged with trafficking young runaway girls on what it known as the “Blade” or the Bissonnet Track in southwest Houston. This is an area near Southwest 59 Freeway and Bissonnet Street in Houston where traffickers commonly place their victims, according to the charges.

In addition to the sex trafficking allegations, the superseding indictment includes new charges against many for kidnapping, sexual exploitation of a child, attempted obstruction of justice and attempted coercion/enticement of a child.

According to the superseding indictment, the defendants worked to recruit underage teenage girls and forced them to engage in sex acts for money in cars and hotels around the Blade. They allegedly passed around or reassigned victims amongst one another, taught each other “the pimp game” and required the young girls to walk the Blade and sell their bodies. They also kept the proceeds, according to the charges.

The superseding indictment further alleges if any of the girls wanted to switch between pimps, they would have to pay an exit fee or get “beat out” to do so. In one instance, a minor girl had allegedly wandered onto a rival pimp’s territory. The charges allege she was kidnapped and raped as a consequence.

Some of those charged also required daily quotas each night from their victims, according to the charges. The superseding indictment further alleges if the girls failed to meet their daily quotas, they were severely punished through beatings and humiliation. In some cases, pimps allegedly instructed other females to carry out these beatings as punishment. At other times, some defendants worked with the pimps to help harbor, manage, maintain, transport or collect sex trafficking proceeds from the minor victims, according to the charges.

If convicted, they all could face up to life in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard Bennett and Kate Suh are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

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: Dec.19: 2021:

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(TEXAS) ICE/HSI/ U.S.MARSHALLS Operation Triple Beam – Third Coast Report: Southeast operation targeting violent fugitives leads to 351 arrests, seizure of more than $4.3 million #AceNewsDesk report

#AcedNewsReport – Dec.15: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Corpus Christi, and various other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies recently announced the results of “Operation Triple Beam – Third Coast”, an annual multi-agency law enforcement operation led by the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force.

#AceDailyNews reports that 96 of the individuals arrested during the operation were documented gang members in an operation, which ran from April 7 – Sept. 30, targeted violent fugitives including documented gang members and other firearms-related offenders in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas.

This year’s operation resulted 351 arrests, including the arrest of 92 documented gang members, and the seizure of 86 firearms, 32.971 kilograms of narcotics and more than $4.3 million in U.S. currency.

  • 351 overall arrests
  • 92 gang members arrested
  • 86 firearms seized
  • 32.971 kilograms of narcotics seized
  • $4,360,968 in U.S. currency seized

Among the notable arrests included 11 individuals wanted for homicide/capital murder, 74 for assault, 68 for weapons offenses, 21 for robbery, 135 for drug offenses, 28 for burglary, 29 for sex offenses, and five for arson.

“The number one priority for all law enforcement agencies is to keep the public safe,” said Brad Scott, assistant special agent in charge of HSI Corpus Christi. “By coming together in a common mission with our law enforcement partners in the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force to achieve this goal, we are able to pool our resources and more efficiently and effectively remove threats to public safety from the community.”

“As violent crime and gang violence continue to rise and plague our cities and counties, those of us in the law enforcement community must be ready and willing to engage,” said U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas T. Michael O’Connor. “The goal of Operation Triple Beam is to foster safer communities by providing immediate relief from gang-related violence by investigating and arresting fugitive gang members and the criminal organizations responsible for committing violent crimes. I am extremely proud of all our law enforcement partners who have worked so diligently these past several months.”

Participating agencies in Operation Triple Beam included: USMS; HSI Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi Police Department; Corpus Christi Independent School District Police; Nueces County Sheriff’s Office; Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General; Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 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: Dec.15: 2021:

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(McKINNEY, Tx.) Court Report: Robert Eubank, 51, of Allen, was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: This predator had already sexually assaulted one innocent child before he preyed upon another one. Clearly, he thought he would continue to get away with it. But a brave 9-year-old child spoke up, and now other children will be forever free from his grasp,” said Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis after sentencing.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Allen Child Predator Robert Eubank Handed Life In Prison by Jury according to – Dec.14, 2021 at 11:11 am

Eubank was close to the child’s family and had ongoing access to the 9 year old. He sexually abused the child, who immediately told a family member and the abuse was reported to the Allen Police Department.

Allen Police Department Detective PD Jackson investigated the case, which originated in 2016. The child was forensically interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, where the child disclosed details about the abuse.

A digital forensics investigation discovered that Eubank had sexually assaulted another child around the same age, and that Eubank was also in possession of child pornography. Digital forensic experts Jonathan Johnson and Chris Meehan, Wylie Police Department detectives, investigated those charges.

Judge Richard Beacom presided over the case. The jury found Eubank guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony that carries a range of punishment of 5-99 years or life in prison. The jury assessed punishment at life in prison.

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

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector agents have arrested two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and a migrant previously convicted of murder #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: The next day, Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of five migrants near Hidalgo after they entered the United States illegally. During processing, record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he is a MS-13 gang member.

#AceDailyNews CBP Report: On Dec. 2, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a group of 21 migrants near Hidalgo. Record checks revealed one of the subjects, a Guatemalan national was previously arrested in 2009 for murder in New Jersey. He was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to nine years confinement and was removed from the United States

Early morning, on Dec. 4, MCS agents arrested a group of 85 migrants south of La Joya and transported them to the station for processing. During questing, it was revealed a 28-year-old Salvadoran national is an active MS-13 gang member.

These criminal migrants and gang members will be added to the more than 300 already apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley this fiscal year.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Dec.07: 2021:

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(TEXAS) Justice Dept Court Report: Vape Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Importation of Counterfeit Products #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.26: Since August 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments and other clinical and public health partners have been investigating a 2019 to 2020 national outbreak of E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) that involved more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries — including some resulting in deaths — following the use of vaping products. As the public health investigation has continued, authorities have warned that the injuries may be linked to the use of vaping products containing Vitamin E acetate, as well as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: A Texas vape shop owner pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge relating to the importation of counterfeit vaping products, the Department of Justice announced. Muhammad Uzair Khalid (Uzair), 36, of Garland, Texas, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2320(a)(1).

Uzair admitted that, from October 2017 to November 2019, he intentionally and unlawfully imported counterfeit vaping-related items from China, including counterfeit vaping atomizers, labels, boxes and bags for vaping-related products.

During a November 2019 search of a Texas vape shop owned by Uzair, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized counterfeit vaping-related items, as well as a machine used to fill vape cartridges, several items that tested positive for THC and an injector mechanism with an amber substance containing Vitamin E acetate.

In pleading guilty, Uzair admitted that he regularly communicated with Chinese manufacturers about the production and sale of counterfeit vaping products. In particular, Uzair consulted with Chinese manufacturers on methods to imitate the branding and logos of well-known American vape companies and imported and sold imitation vaping devices, labels and packaging. Uzair further admitted that he adopted and used those counterfeit marks to boost his sales. Uzair also sold numerous other counterfeit goods at his vape shop.

“The Department of Justice takes counterfeiting seriously,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “We will continue working with our law enforcement partners to take these products off the market.”

“Our investigation made clear that we needed to take swift action against counterfeit vaping-related items,” said U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham for the Northern District of Texas. “The Justice Department will not tolerate the importation of black-market goods.”

“HSI is committed to enforcing the nation’s intellectual property rights laws to help safeguard American consumers said Acting Special Agent in Charge Christopher Miller of HSI Dallas. “We strive to protect legitimate U.S. businesses from financial harm caused by criminal organizations that profit from trafficking in counterfeit goods, including counterfeit vaping products.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Toliver took the defendant’s guilty plea in federal court in Dallas.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa M. Guy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and Trial Attorneys Speare Hodges and Patrick Runkle of the Department of Justice Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch are prosecuting the case. This matter was primarily investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Nov.26: 2021:

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(MISSOURI) Justice Dept Court Report: A Texas and Missouri man on Tuesday were convicted of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations charges stemming from their membership in the white supremacy prison gang, the Aryan Circle, between 2010 and 2021 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Aryan Circle is a race-based, violent prison gang with hundreds of members operating throughout the country, both inside and outside of prisons. The Aryan Circle enforces its rules and promotes discipline among its members, prospects, and associates through threats, intimidation, assaults, and murder.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: That two Two Aryan Circle Gang Leaders Convicted on Racketeering Charges and evidence presented at trial showed that William Glenn Chunn, aka Big Head, 39, of Conroe, Texas, is one of the five highest-ranking Aryan Circle leaders in the nation. He used his leadership role to order violent stabbings against rival gang members and other victims, as well as to seek out and retaliate against individuals he believed were cooperating with law enforcement.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Jesse Paul Blankenship, aka JP, 38, of Stratford, Missouri, “put in work” by committing violence on behalf of the gang, including shooting at two victims inside their home and participating in a kidnapping and removal of another member’s patch, or gang tattoo, by burning it from the victim’s skin using a metal rod heated with a blowtorch. After committing these crimes, Blankenship moved up in rank in Aryan Circle and has since ordered additional acts of violence.

Chunn was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, including an enhanced sentencing factor for an attempted murder he ordered relating to a violent stabbing. Blankenship was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, kidnapping in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in aid of racketeering. Both defendants face maximum penalties of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the following agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Texas Department of Public Safety; Houston Police Department-Gang Division; Montgomery County (TX) Precinct One Constable’s Office; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; Texas Department of Criminal Justice; New Jersey Department of Corrections-Special Investigations Division; Indiana State Police; Fort Smith (AR) Police Department; Arkansas Department of Corrections; Arnold (MO) Police Department; Jefferson County (MO) Sheriff’s Department; St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department; St. Louis County (MO) Police Department; Indiana Department of Corrections; Carrollton (TX) Police Department; Montgomery County (TX) Sheriff’s Office; Travis County (TX) Sheriff’s Office; Tarrant County (TX) Sheriff’s Office; Evangeline Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office; Smith County (TX) Sheriff’s Office; McCurtain County (OK) Sheriff’s Office; Montgomery County (TX) District Attorney’s Office; Liberty County (TX) District Attorney’s Office; Harris County (TX) District Attorney’s Office; Mercer County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office; Evangeline Parish (LA) District Attorney’s Office; and the Sebastian County (AR) District Attorney’s Office. Valuable assistance was provided by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.

Trial Attorneys Beth Lipman and Rebecca Dunnan of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Rapp of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

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(OHIO) Justice Dept Court Report: Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Schemes to Procure Adoptions from Uganda and Poland through Bribery and Fraud #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: According to court documents, Debra Parris, 69, of Lake Dallas, engaged in a scheme with others to bribe Ugandan officials to procure adoptions of Ugandan children by families in the United States.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: A Texas woman who was a program manager at an Ohio-based international adoption agency pleaded guilty today in the Northern District of Ohio to schemes to procure adoptions of Ugandan and Polish children by bribing Ugandan officials and defrauding U.S. authorities.

These bribes included payments to (a) probation officers intended to ensure favorable probation reports recommending that a particular child be placed into an orphanage; (b) court registrars to influence the assignment of particular cases to “adoption-friendly” judges; and (c) High Court judges to issue favorable guardianship orders for the adoption agency’s clients. In her plea agreement, Parris also admitted that she continued to direct the adoption agency’s clients to work with her alleged co-conspirator Dorah Mirembe, after knowing that Mirembe caused clients of the adoption agency to provide false information to the U.S. State Department for the purpose of misleading it in its adjudication of visa applications.

According to court documents, in a second scheme, after alleged co-conspirator Margaret Cole, the adoption agency’s Executive Director, learned that clients of the adoption agency determined they could not care for one of the two Polish children they were set to adopt, Parris and her co-conspirator took steps to transfer the Polish child to Parris’s relatives, who were not eligible for intercountry adoption. In her plea agreement, Parris also admitted that after the child was injured and hospitalized, Parris agreed with her co-conspirator to conceal their improper conduct from the U.S. State Department in an attempt to continue profiting from these adoptions.

Parris pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and commit visa fraud in connection with the Uganda scheme, and conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the Poland scheme. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 9, 2022. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Trial against Cole is scheduled to commence on Feb. 7, 2022. Mirembe remains at large.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan for the Northern District of Ohio; and Acting Assistant Director Jay Greenberg of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division made the announcement.

If you believe you are a victim of this offense, please visit https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/victim-witness-program or call (888) 549-3945.

The FBI’s Cleveland Field Office is investigating the case. 

Trial Attorneys Jason Manning and Alexander Kramer of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Rice of the Northern District of Ohio are prosecuting the case. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs assisted in the investigation.

The Fraud Section has lead responsibility for investigating and prosecuting all FCPA matters. Additional information about the Justice Department’s FCPA enforcement efforts can be found at www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa.

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

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

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents interdicted six migrant smuggling attempts over the weekend that resulted in 78 arrests #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: That evening, RGV agents along with deputies from Starr County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) apprehended 11 migrants from Central America and Mexico at a migrant stash house in Roma……

#AceDailyNews CBP Report: On Nov. 12, a Kingsville Border Patrol Station agent attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a Chevrolet Suburban near Armstrong………….The vehicle failed to yield and led the agent on a vehicle pursuit……….The Suburban veered off the road through a property gate and came to a stop, where multiple people were observed fleeing……..A search of the immediate area resulted in the apprehension of two migrants from Honduras and Mexico………..The driver was not located.

Migrants in McAllen stash house.

On Nov. 13, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents responded to a call for assistance from McAllen Police Department (MPD) officers at a suspected migrant stash house on north Ware Road in McAllen. Officers advised they initially responded to a suspicious vehicle dropping off numerous subjects at the location. Agents arrested 53 migrants from Central America and Mexico at the address. No caretaker was identified. Two migrant females at the location required transportation to the hospital for evaluation. They were tended to by medical professionals and were transported to a Border Patrol facility for processing.Migrants in McAllen stash house.

Later that night, an RGV agent attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a black Cadillac XT5 near Linn. The vehicle stopped and multiple people fled into the brush. The vehicle then sped off leading the agent on a vehicle pursuit.  A search of the immediate area by responding agents resulted in one apprehension. Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) troopers assisted in the vehicle pursuit, which ended shortly after. The driver was taken into Border Patrol custody. 

On Nov. 14, an RGV agent attempted to conduct another vehicle stop on a black Ford F150 also near San Manuel. The vehicle failed to yield and led the agent on a pursuit and eventually came to a stop, where multiple people fled into the brush. A CBP Air and Marine Operation helicopter arrived to assist. A search of the immediate area resulted in the apprehension of six migrants from Honduras and Guatemala. The driver was not located. 

On Nov. 15, RGV agents were led on a vehicle pursuit with a black Nissan Versa near San Manuel. TXDPS and MPD assisted in the apprehension of four migrants when the vehicle came to a stop near 23rd Street in McAllen. The driver was not located. 

All subjects were processed accordingly: The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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

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(LAREDO, Tx.) CBP REPORT: U.S.Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized narcotics in two enforcement actions this weekend, that totaled over $53,200,000 in street value #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: CBP’s continued robust enforcement posture and dedication to border security operations has led us to major narcotic interdictions at our cargo facilities.”Packages containing 2,611 pounds of methamphetamine, 113 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers within a tractor trailer at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge.

#AceDailyNews CBP Report: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth Over $53.2 Million at World Trade Bridge: Attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains are increasing,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry…….

The first seizure occurred on Nov. 12, 2021:

World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2013 Kenworth tractor manifesting a shipment of fresh cauliflower arriving from Mexico. The tractor and the trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 412 packages containing 2,611.15 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 50 packages containing 113.31 pounds of alleged cocaine within the commodity. The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $53,096,364.

The second seizure occurred later that evening:

World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2012 Ford E-350 manifesting a shipment of seat cushions arriving from Mexico. The truck was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 400 packages containing 1,013.68 pounds of alleged marijuana within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $202,735.

The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $53,299,099.

CBP seized the narcotics and the cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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

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(ALPINE, Tx.) ICE/HSI REPORT: NM man arrested for transporting over 60 noncitizens (illegals) including four children, in box truck #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a Las Cruces, New Mexico, man Tuesday in Brewster (Texas) County on federal criminal charges related to his alleged involvement in human smuggling.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: According to documents, Javier Duarte, 22, was driving a box truck through the Highway 118 checkpoint where U.S. Border Patrol agents referred him to secondary inspection….

Agents discovered 67 people concealed in the truck. Four of them were minors, ranging from 8 to 13 years old: In addition, three of the adults were found to have prior aggravated felonies to include rape, possession with intent to distribute drugs and crimes involving moral turpitude.

“That unscrupulous smugglers put lives in danger to support their criminal activity is reprehensible,” said Taekuk Cho, acting special agent in charge for HSI El Paso. “Homeland Security Investigations continues to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to prevent Transnational Criminal Organizations from putting greed and profit before human life as well as national security.”

Duarte is charged by criminal complaint with one count of transportation of noncitizens and one count of aiding or assisting noncitizens to enter the United States who were previously convicted of an aggravated felony. If convicted, Duarte faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on both counts. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lance Kennedy and Kevin Eaton 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.

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: Nov.16: 2021:

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(TEXAS) AstroWorld Report: CEO Could receive a ‘Golden Parachute ‘ even though at least 14 civil lawsuits have been filed against promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc or its subsidiary in the days since the incident #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: As the entertainment industry grapples with fallout of the Astroworld disaster, in which eight people were killed and hundreds injured in an apparent crowd surge, attention has turned to the artist’s past conduct — and his unique style of performance.

#AceDailyNews says according to Reuters Report: Raging’ in the spotlight as Travis Scott video resurfaces in wake of Astroworld disaster: A Travis Scott show is crowd surfing, moshing, sweat, blood and vomit,” the interview opens Could he be liable? Astroworld Organizer’s CEO Could Get Massive Golden Parachute // The Daily Beast

Travis Scott on stage with one arm in the arm in front of stage smoke.
Attention has turned to the artist’s past conduct — and his unique style of performance.(AP: Amy Harris/Invision)

“And that’s just Travis himself.”

A mass of people scream and cheer from the front fence of a mosh pit holding mobile phones at night
The Astroworld festival was declared a “mass casualty” event.(AP: Jamaal Ellis/Houston Chronicle )

A 2015 interview with British GQ, titled How to Rage with Travis Scott, has resurfaced in light of the tragedy.

And it’s prompted questions about whether the incident could have been prevented.

What is raging?

The profile offers Travis Scott’s “personal insight to raging”, adding audiences should “file this wisdom away for a rowdy night”.The terrifying science behind the crowd crush: This is the moment a group turns deadlyInvestigators are scrambling to get to the bottom of what caused a deadly crowd crush at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival.

“Since I was six I wanted to be a f***ing wrestler,” the artist muses over file footage of wild crowds.

The science behind it is frighteningly simple.

“So performances, I always wanted to make it feel like it was the WWF or some s***.

“You know, raging, you know, having fun.”

He continues that “raging and having fun and expressing good feelings is something I plan on doing and spreading across the globe”, before offering: “I don’t need a stage to f***ing perform”.

“We just need something to stand on — it could be somebody. I just need a platform.”

Have there been incidents at his concerts before?

In isolation, the comments are seemingly innocuous.

But critics suggest they speak to a wider disregard for the safety of those at the rapper’s performances.

In 2015, Travis Scott was arrested and charged over an incident at Lollapalooza, with police accusing him of urging fans to jump over security barricades. 

During the same performance, he yells to the crowd: “We want rage”.

A review from Complex the same year — titled “I Tried Not to Die at Travi$ Scott and Young Thug’s Show Last Night” — dubbed the artist’s performance “a turnt-up fight for survival”.

“I was pretty certain I’d be sacrificing if not my life then full functionality of a major limb, going into a standing-only show starring a dude who literally incites riots,” it read.

“Five minutes into his set, Travi$ declared this show wasn’t for the ‘pussies’ and pointed said weak-willed non-turner-uppers to the exit.”

At least 14 civil lawsuits have been filed against promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc or its subsidiary in the days since the incident.

Of those, 10 name Travis Scott as a defendant, while one names Drake, a fellow rapper and guest performer.The Astroworld crowd crush is not the first time safety at Travis Scott concerts has been questioned Eight people are dead and many more injured following Travis Scott’s Astroworld show in Houston. But this is not the first time the rapper has been in trouble with the law over dangerous activity at his shows.

Kristian Paredes, who named both artists as defendants, said Travis Scott had “incited mayhem or chaos at prior events” and that Drake was aware of his previous conduct.

The lawsuits generally claim that Live Nation acted negligently by failing to create and enforce proper safety protocols, failing to provide adequate security and failing to maintain proper crowd control.

While experts say concert organisers and promoters are the most likely party to face liability because they determined the level of security, Travis Scott’s previous behaviour could help plaintiffs build a case against him.

“You have to know at some point that if you keep pushing it, this is the kind of tragedy that will result,” said Richard Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer.

Mr Mithoff said the rapper’s record could help plaintiffs establish “gross negligence”, meaning an almost total disregard for others’ safety.

ABC/Reuters

The CEO of Live Nation, one of the organizers of last week’s deadly Astroworld music festival, could potentially snag a nine-figure golden parachute even if the fallout costs him his job.

According to public filings, chief executive Michael Rapino’s exit package was worth $168 million as of the end of last year, including accelerated stock option awards, medical benefits, and more than $40 million in severance.

That number would likely now be considerably higher, as Live Nation’s stock is trading close to an all-time high, despite a modest downturn following the festival.

Read more at The Daily Beast.
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#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.11: 2021:

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(TEXAS) Justice Dept Court Report: Serial Child Sex Offender Convicted of Child Exploitation Offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: Renteria was convicted of production of child pornography, sex trafficking of a child, possession of child pornography, and committing a new crime against a child while registered as a sex offender. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 11, 2022 and faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and maximum penalty of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Project Safe Childhood: According to documents and evidence presented at trial, Martin Renteria, 52, of Midland, enticed an 11-year-old into engaging in sexual acts on multiple occasions. Renteria purchased expensive gifts for the child in exchange for the sexual acts. On at least one occasion, he also recorded a video of one of the sexual acts. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Renteria had committed similar crimes in the past.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff for the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

The Midland Police Department investigated the case, with computer forensics assistance from the Justice Department’s High Technology Investigative Unit.

Trial Attorneys Alicia A. Bove and Austin M. Berry of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica L. Daniels of the Western District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Nov.11: 2021:

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(HOUSTON,T.x.) LATEST: Travis Scott has pled guilty TWICE for encouraging fans to rush the stage according to MailOnline as the investigation continues #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Scott, born Jacques Bermon Webster II, posted an emotional video saying he was ‘devastated’ about the deaths at Houston’s Astroworld Fest on his Instagram Saturday.

#AceDailyNews says after our report on Sunday when Travis Scott shared his shock after eight people were crushed to death at his Houston concert on Friday – it was revealed by MailOnline that the rapper has twice been convicted for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts.

Travis Scott took to Instagram Saturday night (pictured) after eight people died during his performance at Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott took to Instagram Saturday night (pictured) after eight people died during his performance at Astroworld Festival

He added: ‘I can’t imagine anything like this happening.’

But that has raised eyebrows over footage showing multiple incidents of crowds stampeding towards Scott at prior performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2015 and at an outdoor venue in Arkansas in 2017. Both incidents resulted in misdemeanor convictions for Scott. 

There’s no suggestion Scott asked fans to rush his stage during the Friday night performance that ended with eight deaths.

One nurse who was in attendance has rubbished claims that a man was seen injecting people with a needle moments before the crush.

A statement issued on Astroworld’s account also mentioned people suffering from cardiac arrests and asked anyone with knowledge to contact Houston PD, sparking claims that organizers are trying to pass the buck over alleged poor crowd control that turned deadly.  

Houston PD Chief Troy Finner said there had been reports of a security guard stabbed with a needle and later being revived with Narcan, although there have been no reports of the crowd being drugged in the same way. 

Meanwhile, a fan who was paralyzed after falling from a balcony during a Scott concert in 2017 has blasted the singer for putting fans’ safety at risk. 

A lawyer for Kyle Green, a 27-year-old who was injured at Scott’s April 2017 concert at Terminal 5 in New York City, says that Green was ‘devastated and heartbroken’ for the families of the eight people who died at Scott’s Friday night concert. 

Kyle Green, 27, was left partially paralyzed at a Travis Scott show after Scott encouraged another fan to jump off a balcony. He says Friday's deaths could have been avoided 'had Travis learned his lesson'
Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC
Travis Scott show at Terminal 5 in NYC

NYC 2017: Green ended up partially paralyzed after cracking several vertebrae when rowdy fans rushed the balcony of Terminal 5 in New York in May 2017. Scott egged one fan to jump. In video of the incident, one concertgoer can be heard saying, ‘I don’t wanna die in here.’

Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015
Travis Scott at Lollapalooza 2015

CHICAGO 2015:  Scott pled guilty to misdemeanor reckless conduct after his fans jumped a security barricade at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago

Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017
Travis Scott fans rush Arkansas stage in 2017

ARKANSAS 2017: Scott encouraged fans to go past security and rush the stage at a May 2017 show in Arkansas. He pled guilty to disorderly conduct the next year

Tickets to the two-day Astroworld festival sold out in under an hour in May, when Scott announced in a since-deleted tweet: 'We still sneaking the wild ones in'

Green says he was forced over the edge of a balcony at the venue, which he called ‘severely crowded.’ He broke several bones and vertebrae and can only walk with a ‘significant, significant disability.’

In a statement to DailyMail.com, Green’s attorney Howard Hershenhorn said that Scott’s security picked Green up ‘like a sack of potatoes’ instead of ‘putting him in a neck brace and on the backboard.’

‘He’s even more incensed by the fact that it could have been avoided had Travis learned his lesson in the past and changed his attitude about inciting people to behave in such a reckless manner,’ Hershenhorn told Rolling Stone

At the 2017 show, Scott had encouraged another fan to jump off the balcony. 

‘I see you, but are you gonna do it?’ Scott asked. ‘They gonna catch you. Don’t be scared. Don’t be scared!’ 

this hurts to watch… It makes me sick to my stomach. Travis Scott is SICK pic.twitter.com/CgaAPHapBT— Barb Status (@barb_status) November 6, 2021

In video of the incident, one fan can be heard saying, ‘I don’t wanna die in here.’ 

Green sued Scott, his manager, concert promoter Bowery Presents and a security company six months after the incident while he was still confined to a wheelchair. The case is pending.

In August 2015, the 29-year-old, who is dating Kylie Jenner, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct after his fans jumped a security barricade at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

The Office of Emergency Management said at the time: ‘The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades. Due to the security’s quick response, the situation was remedied immediately and no fans were injured.

The  Houston medical examiner is asking for the public's help in identifying this man, who also died at Friday's Astroworld event. He is believed to be in his early 20s, and was six feet two inches tall, and weighed 498 pounds
Danish Baig, 27, pictured, was killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld after saving a relative during the stampede on Friday, his brother said
Franco Patino, 21, attended the event with his best friend for his friend's birthday. He was also killed, University of Dayton said

Danish Baig, 27 (left), was killed at Travis Scott’s Astroworld after saving a relative during the stampede on Friday, his brother said. Franco Patino, 21 (right), also died, the University of Dayton said

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, was a dancer and junior in high school
Rodolfo 'Rudy' Pena, 23, was an aspiring model and dreamed of one day being a US Border Patrol agent. He died of cardiac arrest

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, (left) was a dancer and junior in high school. Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pena, 23,(right)  was an aspiring model and dreamed of one day being a US Border Patrol agent. He died of cardiac arrest

Scott paid a $7,465 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for encouraging fans to rush the stage at a May 2017 concert in Arkansas

The performer fled the scene but was arrested shortly after, according to station WLS.

‘All my real ragers jump the barricade right now. Let’s go. Come over,’ he said at the 2015 show as his young fans obliged. ‘I want chaos.’ Hundreds were seen storming towards the stage, although there were no reports of anyone being injured.  

In February 2018, he pled guilty to another misdemeanor charge – this one for disorderly conduct – after he encouraged his fans to rush the stage and bypass security at a May 2017 concert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in the city of Rogers. 

Scott paid a 7,465.31 fine, according to KFSM

The Rogers Police Department said several people were injured during the rush and  treated on the scene by the fire department and staff from a local hospital.

Weeks before that, a fan at a Scott concert in Manhattan says he was carried over the side of a balcony after the rapper asked fans to rush forward, and was subsequently paralyzed as a result.  

Meanwhile, a nurse who fainted and was crowd-surfed to the stage at Friday’s concert described the scene as overwhelmed medical staff dealt with a sea of bodies. She also pushed back on claims that a man stabbing people with a needle was the source of the eight deaths.

The crowd at the Scott's music festival on Friday surged toward the stage during Scott's performance, knocking other concertgoers over and squeezing them together
Around 2pm Friday, hundreds of fans stormed the festival's VIP entrance. Seven hours later, the surge in front of the main stage killed eight people
Madeline Eskins, an ICU nurse who went to Friday's Travis Scott show, shared her perspective after she fainted and ended up backstage
Eskins, who says she's been to previous Astroworld festivals, said, 'this was completely different. It was awful.'

Madeline Eskins, an ICU nurse who went to Friday’s Travis Scott show, shared her perspective after she fainted and ended up backstage

She called the show 'awful' and described overwhelmed medical staff and untrained teenagers trying to revive concertgoers, some of whom would not make it

‘This is a lie. They trying to cover their asses. Nobody who actually was there has said this s**t. Nobody saw this s**t,’ said Madeline Eskins.

A crowd management expert told KHOU that standing-room-only setups with no seats or aisles are the most dangerous ways to organize audiences.

‘From Elvis Presley on, everybody ha known this is problematic,’ said Paul Wertheimer, founder of Crowd Management Strategies.

‘It forces people in the crowd to work against each other,’ he said. ‘This is the worst thing that can happen in crowd safety.’

Friday was the first night of the two-day Astroworld festival, which was inaugurated by Scott in 2018 to promote his critically acclaimed album of the same name.

The lineup included Scott along with artists such as SZA, Bad Bunny, Tame Impala, Earth Wind & Fire, Toro y Moi and Roddy Rich.

Video published Sunday by TMZ shows a woman’s head violently hitting the floor after multiple police officers pulled the unconscious woman, who was lying on a stretcher, out of the crowd feet-first, with no one to support the other side of her body as it fell from the barricade.

Woman is dropped on her head at Travis Scott's Astroworld concert in Houston on Friday
Woman is dropped on her head at Travis Scott's Astroworld concert in Houston on Friday

Footage from Friday’s concert shows an unconscious woman being dropped on her head as police tries to carry her out of the crowd

Eight people, ranging in age from 14 to 27, were killed as people pushed against one another while trying to get as close as possible to the Grammy-winning performer. 

John Hilgert is the youngest victim of the horrific crush, which killed eight people at Friday night’s Astroworld Festival in Houston. 

He was a ninth grader at Memorial High School and was remembered as a talented baseball player and a popular student.

Hilgert was pictured as Houston’s medical examiner released a photograph of another victim they’re trying to identify, KTRK reported. 

The man is believed to be in his early 20s, has short dark hair, a goatee and was wearing white size 11 Nikes. He was six feet two inches tall and weighed 498 pounds.

Basil (second left) confirmed his brother Danish Baig's (left) death on Facebook and called what he did a 'courageous act'
Brianna (right), pictured with her mother, was killed at the event
Pena died of cardiac arrest after being injured at the show
21-year-old Patino was a student at the University of Dayton in southern Ohio, where he studied engineering

Danish Baig, 27, was one of the people who died after a surge at the concert. University of Dayton student Franco Patino, 21, a senior, also died at day one of the Astroworld festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, the school said. 

Baig was killed after trying to save a relative during the stampede at the concert, his brother Basil Baig confirmed on Facebook

‘My brother was killed in this horrendous Astroworld event that was managed poorly and supervised by such horrible people,’ Basil wrote on Facebook. 

He commended his late brother for his ‘courageous act’ and called him a ‘beautiful soul.’ 

Kyle Green broke several vertebrae after falling from a balcony at a Travis Scott show in 2017.  He can only walk with a 'significant, significant disability,' his lawyer says

Patino was a huge fan of the rapper and travelled from Southern Ohio to Houston for the event with his best friend to celebrate his friend’s birthday, according to WGN9

The college senior was studying engineering and was a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Alpha Psi Lambda. 

Scott responded to the incident in a video on his Instagram stories on Saturday.

‘My fans really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience,’ Scott said.

‘Anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, ya know, I stop the show and you know, help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.’

The crowd at the Houston-based music festival surged toward the stage during Scott’s performance, knocking other concertgoers over and squeezing them together so tightly that they could not breathe or move their arms.

‘To the ones that was lost last night, we’re working right now to ID the families so we can help assist them through this tough time,’ the rapper shared.

‘I’m honestly just devastated… I could never imagine anything like this just happening.’

Scott said he is working closely with local authorities as they investigate the crowd surge and encouraged anyone with information about the deadly incident.

His pregnant girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who was at the show with her model sister Kendall, put out her own statement after the ill-fated concert. 

Statement: Kylie Jenner has said she was unaware people died at her partner Travis Scott's Astroworld festival until after the show
Kylie wrote: 'Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday's events'

‘I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.

‘I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.’

‘Everyone is shocked and upset. Kylie and Kendall were in the audience, but they are not injured. Travis won’t be performing tonight. The concert is canceled,’ a source informed People magazine.

At least 23 people were rushed to a hospital – 17 of whom were caught up in the worst of the incident, including a 10-year-old, police said.

Others whose deaths have been confirmed to various news outlets are 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez and Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23.

Some described not being able to breathe, feeling their ribs crushed and not being able to move their arms as the pushing and shoving went on.

Scott was the subject of a 2019 Netflix documentary titled Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly, which depicts fans with bloody noses at his concerts and shows the difficulty of staging his shows while avoiding police intervention.

Eskins says she saw untrained medical staff and teenage concertgoers performing CPR on people who were alive because they didn't know to check for a pulse
Eskins said that reports that a man was going around the concert injecting people are 'a lie. They trying to cover their asses'

Eskins, a concertgoer who describes herself as an ICU nurse, wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday detailing what happened to her at the show.

She says she fainted in the crowd Friday night after she wasn’t able to breathe.

Someone then crowd-surfed her unconscious body to a security guard, who put her in a section backstage where medical staff was frantically trying to save people ‘with eyes rolled back into their heads’ and ‘bleeding from their nose and mouth.’

‘I yelled, “has ANYBODY checked a pulse?’ she recalled.

‘Please come help us,’ a security guard told her after she identified herself as an ICU nurse, she said. 

Scott continued to perform for 37 minutes after first responders were called to the event, according to the Houston Chronicle. Social media video from the concert shows fans asking camera operators to stop the show.

Tickets to the two-day Astroworld festival sold out in under an hour in May, when Scott announced in a since-deleted tweet: ‘We still sneaking the wild ones in.’

Eskins recalls seeing three bodies sprawled out behind the general admission crowd as medical staff performs CPR with little resources or training.

‘I ask where the ambu bag is, where the AED is, where the stretcher and ambulance is, where tf any s*** is and they said essentially there is none,’ Eskins writes.

‘There’s one ambu bag, one stretcher and one AED for 3 – now 4 – people who are pulseless and blue. 

‘People from the crowd are trying to help. Teenagers are doing CPR trying to help but they’re doing it incorrectly. Then I see there’s other people doing CPR on people who still have a pulse bc nobody has done a pulse check. It was an absolute s**t show.’

Over the weekend, videos from Friday’s deadly concert have circulated on social media, with one depicting Scott humming into the microphone as security carries out an unconscious young man, though he appears to have asked security to help the crowd moments before.

Eskins also posted a story calling pushing back on claims, published by TMZ, that a man with a needle was going around and injecting people with something.  

Scott, above on Friday, rapped for over 37 minutes after eight people were crushed to death

‘This is a lie,’ she wrote. ‘They trying to cover their asses. Nobody who actually was there has said this s****. Nobody saw this s***.’

Houston police chief Troy Finner said a security guard felt a prick in his neck and immediately fell unconscious while he was trying to restrain somebody else, according to TMZ.

The guard was revived using Narcan, used to undo opioid overdoses, and medical staff confirmed that he had been stabbed with a syringe.  

Houston police chief Troy Finner says the investigation into the deaths will leave ‘no stones unturned.’

Houston police chief Troy Finner says the investigation will leave 'no stones unturned'

‘This has not happened to us in Houston since I’ve been a police officer and we take pride in it. And we’re going to get down to the bottom of it,’ Finner said at a press conference Saturday, according to KHOU.

‘A lot of narratives right now. A lot of them on social media and even last night,’ he added. 

‘I think that all of us need to be respectful of the families and make sure we follow the facts and the evidence. And that’s what we’re trying to do here in the Houston Police Department. I will tell you one of the narratives was that someone was injecting other people with drugs.’

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Authorities in Texas have opened a criminal investigation into a tragedy in which the crowd at a huge Travis Scott rap concert surged toward the stage in a crush that killed at least eight people and sent dozens to the hospital #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.07: Around 50,000 people were in the audience at Houston’s NRG Park on Friday night when the crowd started pushing toward the stage as Scott was performing, triggering chaotic scenes.

#AceDailyNews says according to US Media News Report: Texas authorities have opened a murder investigation into music festival crush tragedy after it was alleged that people were being injected with syringes ….

“People were being pushed, people were being trampled, and then as I fought my way out of there, I saw people on the ground,” Logan Morris, a Dallas native who was at the show, told AFP.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told reporters yesterday afternoon that the crush left eight people dead, from ages 14 to 27, with one person’s age unknown. The chaos also resulted in 25 people being transported to the hospital, including 13 who were still there.

Mr Turner said authorities are looking at video footage, talking to witnesses, concert organizers and people who were hospitalized.

“This is a very, very active investigation, and we will probably be at it for quite some time to determine what exactly happened,” he said.

The criminal investigation will involve both homicide and narcotics detectives, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told reporters.Houston Police Chief Troy Finner speaks to the media

Houston is known for staging high profile events, but the city had never experienced anything “of this magnitude that any of us can recall,” Mr Turner added.

More than 300 people were treated on the scene for minor injuries in the first night of the two-day Astroworld Festival, which Scott helped organize, authorities said.

Survivors described chaotic scenes of people squeezed up against one another with many struggling to breathe.

Gavyn Flores, 18, said he was standing on the edge of the crowd near a barricade and could not move, for hours on end. He said he tried to hoist people over that wall.

“People were trying to get out, but you can’t move. So there kind of wasn’t a point of trying to get out, because they couldn’t. But if they could, we were trying to help them get thrown over,” Mr Flores told AFP.The two-day festival has been cancelled

“I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Travis Scott tweeted Saturday. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”

More than 520 police officers and 750 security guards were on hand for the festival.

Astroworld organizers canceled the rest of the festival, which had been scheduled to continue on Saturday.

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