Feds: Georgia man charged with trafficking guns to Jersey City that…

first_img TAGScraig carpenitogun traffickingJersey City Policeu.s. attorney’s office SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A Georgia man has been charged with trafficking guns to Jersey City, which were subsequently used in local shootings, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewJonathan Brown, 26, of Covington, Georgia, was arrested today in Covington by special agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit the unlicensed sale of firearms.He had his initial appearance, and was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 8th in the Northern District of Georgia.Brown led a scheme to purchase firearms in or around Georgia and traffic those firearms to individuals in Jersey City, according to the criminal complaint.Although he is barred from purchasing firearms himself due to multiple prior felony convictions, Brown allegedly used straw purchasers in Georgia to obtain the firearms so that Brown could sell those firearms to others.On multiple occasions, he brought firearms from Georgia to New Jersey for sale.Within months of Brown’s trips to Jersey City, law enforcement arrested numerous individuals in Jersey City in possession of firearms purchased by Brown’s straw purchasers, authorities said.At least one of the weapons trafficked by Brown was later used in the shooting of another person in Jersey City. Furthermore, at least one of the individuals in possession of one of Brown’s guns had a prior felony conviction, and was therefore barred from possessing a firearm.To date, law enforcement has recovered seven firearms allegedly trafficked by Brown in Jersey City.The conspiracy count with which the defendant is charged carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.Carpenito credited special agents of the ATF, Newark Field Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, as well as the Jersey City Police Department, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the ATF Atlanta Field Division, and the Newton County, Georgia, Sheriff’s office, with the investigation leading to the charges and arrest.This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI).The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City. Previous articleHoboken officials honor health care professionals at HUMC for National Nurses DayNext article4 Jersey City residents file class action suit against Suez, construction co., over main break John Heinis Facebook Twitter Feds: Georgia man charged with trafficking guns to Jersey City that were used in shootings CrimeJersey CityNews Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network By John Heinis – May 6, 2020 5:39 pm 0 Bayonne last_img read more

‘El Chapo’ seeks ‘a brief momentary greeting to include perhaps an embrace’ from wife during NYC trial

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The world’s most notorious drug lord, whose trial begins in New York City next week with opening statements, sought permission from the court to hug his wife.Defense attorneys asked that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman be allowed to give his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, “a brief, momentary greeting to include perhaps an embrace.”His attorneys cast it as a “humanitarian gesture” for the alleged drug trafficker and murderer who was permitted no contact with his wife during nearly two years in solitary confinement.“It is well known that solitary confinement poses negative effect to a person’s sanity,” the defense filing said.Federal prosecutors did not immediately respond to a request made on behalf of someone they’ve hardly portrayed as a cuddly defendant deserving of a hug.Rather they’ve linked El Chapo to nearly three dozen murders and most of the cocaine and heroin used in the United States.Guzman has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017, after two notorious Mexican jail breaks, and authorities in New York are taking no chances of a repeat performance on American soil.Guzman is being housed in a high-security wing of a federal jail in Manhattan, but is being tried in the federal court in Brooklyn.That has led authorities to shut down the Brooklyn Bridge in order to transfer the alleged drug kingpin across the East River in a law enforcement caravan that has included a SWAT team, an ambulance, and helicopters circling overhead, according to the Associated Press.It remains unclear, however, whether that transport pattern will continue through what is expected to be a months-long criminal trial. Security at the Brooklyn federal courthouse has been equally exacting, with bomb-sniffing dogs and metal detectors set up at courtroom entrance to complement the metal detectors at the courthouse entrance.The names of witnesses against Guzman have been blacked out from court documents, and the jury will remain anonymous. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Actresses, CEOs arrested in nationwide college admissions cheating scam

first_imgsshepard/iStock(BOSTON) — Actresses and chief executives are among 50 people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, according to court records unsealed in Boston Tuesday. Those indicted allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said. In most cases the students did not know their admission was contingent on a bribe, officials said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Clinical Assistant Professor-Speech & Hearing Clinic

first_imgPercentage Of Time100 Posting NumberF0814P Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?Yes The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Employment TypeEmployee Additional Requirements College/Unit/Department websitehttps://coe.uga.edu/directory/communication-sciences-and-special-education Job Closing Date Anticipated Start Date07/01/2021 EEO Statement Job Posting Date01/26/2021 •Provide direct clinical services and evidence-based management inthe evaluation and (re)habilitation of hearing disorders for adiverse caseload of patients representing a range of ages,backgrounds, and communication needs•Instruct and supervise students in clinical practica in theon-campus clinic and off-campus community screenings•Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses (face-to-face, online,and/or blended) and mentor and advise students, as assigned•Engage in departmental, college, university, and professionalservice•Comply with university, regulatory, and accreditation agencystandards Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Position Details Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No About the College/Unit/Department Duties/Responsibilities Classification TitleClinical Assistant Professor Retirement Plan Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Faculty RankClinical Assistant Professor The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Does this position require a P-Card?No Special Instructions to Applicants Advertised Salary • Five (5) years clinical experience in audiology• Two (2) years experience in clinical supervision of audiologystudents or speech-language pathology students Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for theposition About the University of Georgia Applicants should be submitted throughhttps://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/182553 and must include allof the following:- A letter of application specifically responsive to the positionresponsibilities and qualifications as described above- A complete curriculum vitae-The contact information for three persons who can provide lettersof reference if askedUnofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts will be requiredfrom finalists. Letters of reference will not be sought until thesearch committee has communicated with the applicant. Applicationsreceived by February 28, 2021 are assured full consideration. Theposition will remain open until filled. Questions may be addressedto the search committee chair, Alison Morrison, AuD [email protected] or to the department head, Cynthia Vail,PhD at [email protected] Is driving a responsibility of this position?No DepartmentCOE Comm Sciences & Special Ed Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterList of References with Contact InformationOptional Documents Posting Details Posting TypeExternal Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) •Evidence of clinical expertise in cochlear implants, tinnitusmanagement, and/or bone anchored devices•Evidence of a commitment to culturally sustaining clinicalpractices in diverse and inclusive contexts and communities Underutilization Open until filledYes Location of VacancyAthens Area Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Duties/Responsibilities Working TitleClinical Assistant Professor-Speech & Hearing Clinic FLSA Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)Yes Credit and P-Card policy Minimum Qualifications Physical Demands •Earned doctoral (Au.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) degree in audiology,communication disorders, or directly related field•Current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology ( CCC -A)from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association•Current Georgia license in Audiology or evidence the candidate islicense-eligible by proposed start date The Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education atthe University of Georgia invites applications for the position ofClinical Assistant Professor with expertise in Audiology. Incollaboration with the Audiology Clinic Coordinator and the ClinicDirector, this individual will lead the adult rehabilitationclinical program. Candidates with expertise or interest inAudiology, cochlear implants, tinnitus management, and/or boneanchored implants are encouraged to apply. Position Summary Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertificationlast_img read more

Associate/Full Professor, History

first_imgThe Department of History and Political Science at North CarolinaAgricultural and Technical State University seeks an associate orfull professor in the field of history, specializing in 20thCentury African American Women’s History. Applications are welcomefrom candidates who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship,teaching, service as well as leadership in their field. Applicantsare expected to serve as a mentor for both undergraduate andgraduate students and expand undergraduate research partnershipsand opportunities, aiding in student success. The primaryresponsibilities include teaching undergraduate level courses,conducting research, student advising, student mentoring,recruitment, curriculum development, conducting scholarlyactivities and all other activities required for tenure. Otherresponsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging inaccreditation procedures, program assessment and service to thedepartment, College and University as needed.last_img read more

US Treasury expands sanctions linked to Russian moves in Ukraine

first_img“It is critical that Russia takes the steps necessary to comply with its obligations under the Minsk Agreements and to ensure a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine,” said John E. Smith, acting director of OFAC. “By more closely matching our designations with those of our international partners and thwarting attempts to evade sanctions¸ we are once again demonstrating the United States’ unwavering resolve to pressure Russia to respect the security and sovereignty of Ukraine.”Fourteen parties were linked to people involved in evading existing sanctions or organizations at least 50 percent owned by a designated entity; six separatists were identified for threatening either the security or stability of Ukraine; two former Ukrainian government officials were pointed out for being complicit in misappropriating public assets and/or threatening the security or stability of their country; and a dozen organizations were pinpointed that operated in Ukraine’s Crimean region.Treasury said some of the people and organizations it highlighted Tuesday have also been identified by the European Union, noting a unified international response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Also On POLITICO EU extends economic sanctions against Russia By Hans von der Burchard The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday added nearly three-dozen people to its Specially Designated Nationals list, a catalog of people and entities restricted from doing business with American citizens.Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified 34 people and organizations under sanctions from executive orders concerning Russia and Ukraine. Treasury called on Russia to do its part while underscoring that the U.S. will maintain its sanctions on the country as it seeks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine with diplomacy.The U.S. will not start rolling back sanctions until Russia fully puts in place its commitments under the Minsk Agreement, under which Russia is required to give Ukraine back control of its side of the border with Russia, Treasury said.last_img read more

Saddle up for Trackside Live at Kentucky Speedway

first_imgTrackside Live is packing some extra horsepower this weekend with two shows from Kentucky Speedway. The first show will be on Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. ET, while the second show will be on Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m. ET.WATCH: Trackside Live | MORE: Full schedule for Kentucky | Buy your ticketsDon’t miss your chance to meet your favorite drivers ahead of the final 1.5-mile race of the regular season. Watch the video above and get excited for the Bluegrass State showdown! It’s going to be a good one.Enjoy!last_img read more

2 suspects sought in connection with store robbery

first_img The second male was also black, about 5-foot-10 and stocky. He had hazel eyes and was wearing a gray hoodie, black basketball shorts and black flip flops. Police said the suspects, one armed with a rifle, entered the Express Mart, 1755 E. Cardinal, and demanded money. The suspects then fled; no one was injured.One suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a camo hoodie and a black bandana. He carried the rifle. Staff reportBeaumont police were seeking two suspects Thursday afternoon in connection with an early morning robbery of a convenience store.center_img The investigation was continuing Thursday afternoon.Anyone with information should call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

PC16: 2016/17 is Sugoi’s year for bold colors, massive storage, and even better visibility

first_imgFinally, Sugoi is taking on gloves with an entirely new range. Created with better articulation, patterning, and design, the gloves should offer better fit and a better grip at the bars. Taking a page from their chamois design, the palms of many gloves will add Porom foam padding in key areas for drastically increased vibration damping. Whether full finger or fingerless, the gloves will be a part of a new 60 day comfort guarantee for 2017 with pricing from $30-65.sugoi.com By combining Zap, massive storage, and a looser semi-fit, Sugoi created a new kit meant for self supported riders out for the long haul. In total, the jersey offers 6 pockets with one on each side of the hip with a zippered closure, and two on the shorts for massive storage potential. If you need more than this, you should probably invest in some bike bags. The kit sees heavy use of the Zap reflective treatment with a stripe across the chest, a full panel for the rear pockets, and on each leg gripper. There is also an impressive fabric story for the kit with the use of Icefil on the jersey to keep you cool, and Ultra Aero fabric on the thighs for improved efficiency. Finally, the Formula FX chamois should keep you comfortable for the long haul with a 3D molded design with their “cradle pouch” up front for the boys, and 4mm Poron foam inserts for better vibration absorption. Priced at $120 for the jersey and $180 for the shorts, sizing will be offered from S-2XL and will be available early 2017.For those looking for an even more casual look and fit, Sugoi will be offering the updated Coast line up which has a lot of great offerings for those who ride every day – whether that’s for exercise or just to the office or pub. The line features understated colors and styles that won’t look out of place on or off the bike.Taking Zap to the extreme, Sugoi is continuing their pursuit for breathable visibility with the new RS Zap jacket. One of the first companies to really push the use of microglass lenses attached to the surface of the garment for visibility, the new RS Zap offers Zap reflective and water resistant panels on the chest, shoulders, and back with Zap MidZero thermal side panels for improved stretch and breathability. The pro-fit jacket offers a zippered front and rear pocket, and will retail for $160 in S-2XL.The jacket can be paired with a full complement of Zap outerwear with Evolution Mid Zero Bib tights ($150, Zap SubZero Gloves ($60), Zap Cycling Cap ($25), and Zap shoe covers ($55), for the ultimate in reflective visibility. Moving forward into the Spring 2017 line up, you’ll start to see Zap make its way into jerseys and shorts for warmer weather with the Evolution Zap line for men and women which will include an $85 jersey and $110 short. To go along with all of their wildest kits for 2017, Sugoi will be offering their own #sockdoping with matchy foot coverings. Pricing wasn’t given, but expect them to run along the lines of normal riding socks. Certain kits will even have matching arm warmers to take it to another level.For this fall, Sugoi will have some more subdued styles, that still offer a punch of visibility with hi-viz green accents. The Evolution Pro L/S jersey is a thermal weight jersey with Mid Zero fabric for the colder months that is cut with a pro fit and will be offered in multiple styles, each with a full zipper and 3 rear pockets with the Zap reflective treatment at $120. Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to cyclists. Designs like Sugoi’s new RS Training jersey. Yes, the pro-fit, full zip jersey is partially covered in sublimated roses, but you’ll have to get pretty close to make them out. At $80, the style is reasonably priced for a highly technical jersey. But to get the kit’s full effect, you’ll have to spring for the matching socks…last_img read more

Watch Waitress Stars Jason Mraz & Betsy Wolfe Offer Up Their Adorable Take on ‘Bad Idea’

first_imgJason Mraz made his Broadway debut on November 3 in the hit musical Waitress. The two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is serving up Sara Bareilles’ Tony-nominated score eight times a week. Mraz joined leading lady Betsy Wolfe for a visit to Live with Kelly & Ryan on November 8 to show off Bareilles’ super-sweet duet “Bad Idea.” Give a watch to the perfectly paired Mraz and Wolfe below and make your way to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre soon to see their performances in person. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Waitress Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more