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Chicago’s Very Own Joe Mantegna: CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Bleacher Bums’, Bleeding Cubbie Blue  WGN Radio – Chicago

As we kick off the Chicago Cubs 147th season, Dave Plier talks to Chicago’s Own Joe Mantegna about iconic play ‘Bleacher Bums’, his earliest memories of …

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The Criminal Investigations That Sprouted From Mueller – New York Times



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Mueller

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Barrack

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over to federal prosecutors

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Cohen offered

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raid

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The special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is over, but federal prosecutors are pursuing a slew of criminal inquiries that grew out of the investigation.

Several investigations stemmed from the inquiry into Michael D. Cohen, Donald J. Trump’s former personal lawyer. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, turned the Cohen investigation over to federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York early last year.




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Mueller

Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

Trump

hush money

Mueller

Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

Trump

hush

money




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Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

F.B.I.

raid

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hush money

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Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

F.B.I.

raid

Trump

hush money

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Mueller

Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

Cohen offered

information

about

F.B.I.

raid

Trump

hush money

Trump Org.

insurance claims

Trump

inaugural

Possible

Trump pardon

Mueller

Cohen inquiry turned

over to federal prosecutors

Cohen offered

information

about

Trump

hush

money

F.B.I.

raid

Trump

inaugural

Trump Org.

insurance

claims

Possible

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pardon




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raid

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hush money

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inaugural

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Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to arranging two hush money payments to women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump. Prosecutors have examined the involvement of Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization in arranging and concealing the payments.

During a raid of Mr. Cohen’s home and office, F.B.I. agents found a recording of Mr. Trump speaking to Mr. Cohen about a payment to one of the women.

The raid also turned up evidence that partly triggered an investigation into whether foreign nationals illegally donated to Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee.

Based on information brought by Mr. Cohen, in the hope that it could reduce his prison sentence, prosecutors have looked into whether the Trump Organization inflated insurance claims and whether Mr. Trump’s lawyers considered offering Mr. Cohen a pardon to keep quiet.

The Southern District has also overseen two investigations that stemmed from Mr. Mueller’s cases against Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman.

In one, prosecutors have weighed charges against an officer of a bank that Mr. Manafort has acknowledged defrauding.

The other investigation has examined possible violations of foreign lobbying laws by two lobbying firms and a law firm that were recruited by Mr. Manafort to assist with his work in Ukraine.

Prosecutors in Brooklyn have also raised questions about donations to the Trump inaugural committee, whose chairman was Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a longtime friend of Mr. Trump.

The Justice Department is investigating Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser for Mr. Trump’s campaign and inauguration. Federal investigators in Los Angeles have taken part in the inquiry, which has also examined issues related to the inauguration.

In another case that stemmed from Mr. Mueller’s investigation, an American lobbyist pleaded guilty to unregistered lobbying and funneling foreign money to Mr. Trump’s inaugural to buy tickets for Konstantin V. Kilimnik and a Ukrainian oligarch.

And two former business associates of Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, pleaded guilty to violating federal lobbying rules.

All told, the Mueller inquiry hatched at least eight continuing federal criminal inquiries and several state and congressional investigations. There may be other investigations whose existences have not been publicly confirmed.

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Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes – Truthout

On the eve of the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.

Today, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers presented a petition from the International Lawyers Campaign for the Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Committed Against the Palestinian People to Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the ICC. The petition urges Bensouda to initiate a full investigation and prosecute violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed by Israeli officials in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The petition has garnered the support of tens of thousands of lawyers worldwide.

The petition condemns “the unimaginable atrocities that have been committed and continue to be committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians which deeply shock the conscience of humanity.”

It cites the well-established legal principle that victims of gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law “have a right to a remedy and reparation.”

The petition denounces “the failure and refusal” of Israel to hold accountable “those suspected of committing crimes against Palestinian civilians,” which has resulted in “abandoning the rule of law and replacing it with widespread impunity for Israeli officials who have sanctioned and for Israeli individuals who have perpetrated such crimes.”

Israel Bombs Gaza Ahead of Great March of Return Anniversary

On March 25 and 26, in anticipation of the forthcoming election and the anniversary of the Great March of Return, Israel pummeled Gaza with dozens of airstrikes, instilling terror in 2 million Palestinians.

On Saturday, March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians are planning to walk toward the Gaza border to commemorate the March 30, 2018, launch of the Great March of Return. For the past year, during the weekly protests, tens of thousands of Palestinians have demanded an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the right to return to their homeland. In response, Israeli forces have engaged in violent and illegal repression against demonstrators.

UN Commission Documents Crimes by Israeli Leaders

On March 18, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, convened by the UN Human Rights Council, issued a 252-page report of its findings on the Great March of Return demonstrations.

“We present this comprehensive report with an urgent plea to Israel to immediately ensure that the rules of engagement of their security forces are revised to comply with international legal standards…. The excessive force that took place on 30 March, 14 May and 12 October 2018 must not be repeated,” Commission Chair Santiago Canton told the Human Rights Council.

The Commission found “reasonable grounds to believe that during these weekly demonstrations, the Israeli Security Forces killed and gravely injured civilians who were neither participating directly in hostilities nor posing an imminent threat to life. Among those shot were children, paramedics, journalists, and persons with disabilities. 183 people were shot dead, another 6,106 were wounded with live ammunition.”

Unless acting in lawful self-defense, the Commission noted, “intentionally killing a civilian not directly participating in hostilities is a war crime. Serious human rights violations were committed which may amount to crimes against humanity.”

The Commission concluded that the Israeli Security Forces’ “conduct also violated international humanitarian law, which permits civilians to be targeted only when they ‘directly participate in hostilities.’ This purposefully high threshold was not met by demonstrators’ conduct, in the view of the Commission, with one possible exception.”

Furthermore, the Commission stated, “Targeting unarmed demonstrators purely on the basis of their current or former political views, or their current or former membership of an armed group — and not on their conduct at the time — is impermissible in the view of the Commission.”

The Commission recommended that the government of Israel:

  • Prohibit the use of lethal force against civilians who pose no imminent threat to life;
  • Make sure the rules of engagement don’t sanction lethal force against “main inciters” as a status. Ensure the rules only allow lethal force as a last resort, where the target poses an imminent threat to life or is participating directly in hostilities;
  • Do not allow targeting based solely on actual or alleged affiliation with a group rather than conduct;
  • Investigate all protest-related killings to determine whether war crimes or crimes against humanity have been committed with a view toward accountability;
  • Ensure prompt and effective remedies for those unlawfully killed or wounded; and
  • Immediately lift the blockade on Gaza.

The Commission’s report will be forwarded to the ICC.

Petition Seeks Accountability in International Court for Israeli Leaders

In the summer of 2014, Israeli forces killed 2,200 Palestinians, nearly one-quarter of them children and over 80 percent of them civilians, in an operation dubbed “Operation Protective Edge.”

The following January, Bensouda opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine. In a preliminary examination, the Office of the Prosecutor determines whether there is sufficient evidence of crimes of sufficient gravity falling within the ICC’s jurisdiction, whether there are genuine national proceedings, and whether opening an investigation would serve the interests of justice and of the victims.

The petition from the International Association of Democratic Lawyers urges Bensouda to take the next step — from a preliminary examination to a full investigation into Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. In an investigation, the Office of the Prosecutor gathers evidence, identifies suspects, and asks ICC judges to issue an arrest warrant or a summons to appear.

On April 8, 2018, in light of Israeli actions during the Great March of Return, Bensouda stated that “any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to my Office’s scrutiny. This applies to the events of the past weeks and to any future incident.” She added, “I am aware that the demonstrations in the Gaza Strip are planned to continue further. My Office will continue to closely watch the situation and will record any instance of incitement or resort to unlawful force.”

She added, “Violence against civilians – in a situation such as the one prevailing in Gaza – could constitute crimes under the [ICC’s] Rome Statute.”

Bensouda noted, “Any person who incites or engages in acts of violence including by ordering, requesting, encouraging or contributing in any other manner to the commission of crimes within ICC’s jurisdiction is liable to prosecution before the Court, with full respect for the principle of complementarity.”

“Complementarity” means the court will take jurisdiction only over people whose home country is unwilling or unable to genuinely investigate and prosecute.

Israel has demonstrated its unwillingness to mount an impartial investigation into Operation Protective Edge. In August 2018, the Israeli military absolved itself of any wrongdoing in that operation.

The lawyers’ petition was inspired by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers’ previous international call for lawyers to support the campaign to free Nelson Mandela in the 1980s. Just as that campaign “proved to be for those living under Apartheid in South Africa,” the current petition “is an essential first step in securing equal justice under law” for the Palestinian people.

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Trump says Navy SEAL accused of a brutal killing to be moved 'to less restrictive confinement'

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  • Navy SEAL Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher is accused of stabbing a teenage ISIS soldier to death and staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the soldier’s body.
  • While Gallagher’s Article 32 hearing with the Navy progresses, he’s being held at San Diego’s Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar.
  • A group of 40 lawmakers led by South Carolina congressman Ralph Norman petitioned on behalf of Gallagher to move him to a “less severe form of restraint.”
  • On Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted that Gallagher “will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement.”   

President Trump is intervening on behalf of a Navy SEAL who is accused of stabbing a teenage ISIS soldier to death and staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the soldier’s body

Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that Navy SEAL Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher “will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court.”

Gallagher is facing an Article 32 hearing and a potential court-martial; he is accused of murdering a wounded ISIS combatant during a 2017 deployment to Iraq. After an air strike, US forces reportedly captured an ISIS soldier and turned him over to SEALs for medical treatment. While the fighter was receiving treatment, Gallagher allegedly attacked and killed the man, according to Task & Purpose.

Prosecutors say that Gallagher posed with the body, cradling its head for a photo, which he would text with the caption “got him with my hunting knife,” according to Task & Purpose.

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Gallagher is currently being held at San Diego’s Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, and has been held there since his arrest in September 2018. Gallagher’s wife Andrea Gallagher told American Military News that his confinement has made him unable, “to properly prepare for trial, receive medical treatment and see his family.”

A group of 40 lawmakers led by South Carolina congressman Ralph Norman urged Navy Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey to move Gallagher to a “less severe form of restraint” as he awaits trial, a letter from the group said.

Congressman Norman directly appealed to President Trump as well.

“This morning, I spoke with President @realDonaldTrump by phone about Navy SEAL #EddieGallagher,” Norman tweeted on Friday. “And I want to thank the President for deciding to move Chief Ghallager to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court.”

It’s not clear when Gallagher will be moved, to where he is being moved, nor is it clear how that process will work. Spokespeople for The White House and the Navy had no comment at the time of reporting.

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Re-Fingerprinting Of California Lawyers Turns Up Thousands Of Criminal Records – Above the Law

The State Bar of California has received more than 6,000 criminal history reports to review as a result of the ongoing re-fingerprinting of lawyers in the state.

Slightly more than 2,200 of the records involve attorney convictions for which the bar had no previous record, according to data from early March. Almost all of those crimes were misdemeanors, and less than one percent were felonies.

The 20 previously unreported felonies have already been sent to the bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel for review and possible disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, the number of the convictions the bar will need to scrutinize will certainly rise as more attorneys are re-fingerprinted ahead of the April 30 deadline for lawyers to do so without being penalized.

The bar recently reported that roughly two-thirds of the state’s 189,641 active lawyers had been fingerprinted as required, while 64,170 attorneys had not yet come into compliance.

State Bar Trustee Joanna Mendoza asked at a March 14 meeting of the agency’s Regulation and Discipline Committee whether the bar anticipated that the lawyers who were putting off getting re-fingerprinted were “likely to be the worst offenders.”

Dag MacLeod, the bar’s chief of mission advancement & accountability, said that could be a possibility.

Re-fingerprinting is underway because the California bar was required by a 1989 law to ensure the retention of submitted fingerprints so it could receive notifications of attorney arrests and convictions, but the agency did not seek to comply with the statute until recent years.

The bar signed a contract two years ago to ensure the state Department of Justice would retain the fingerprints of bar applicants who are ultimately admitted to practice so the agency would get reports of subsequent arrests and convictions. However, a mandatory re-fingerprinting process was the only way to ensure it would get those notifications for lawyers who were already licensed.

The state Legislature, which wanted to see such a process, gave the bar broad authority to re-fingerprint in the 2017 bill it passed to overhaul the agency.

So far, slightly more than 5 percent of the California attorneys fingerprinted in recent years have produced RAP sheets, for a total of 6,389 criminal records sent to bar.

A good portion of the criminal convictions in the reports took place several years back. More than half of the attorneys were convicted prior to 2010, while almost a third of all attorneys in this pool were convicted prior to 2005, the bar reported.

In order to identify the cases requiring the most immediate attention, the bar culled out certain categories of records.

It put aside for now the 2,794 RAP sheets featuring pre-admissions convictions or arrests, with State Bar spokesman Jonah Lamb saying that “pre-admissions convictions should have already been addressed during the moral character evaluation process.”

The bar also culled out those RAP sheets featuring only arrests and those with matters its Office of Chief Trial Counsel previously knew about. In addition, the agency put aside those cases pertaining to lawyers who are not active and those involving convictions for infractions, resulting in the 2,234 reports the bar is focusing on initially.

Another reason that number is likely to grow is because the agency is still closely reviewing the criminal history reports it received from FBI RAP sheets. Lamb, the bar spokesman, said it is more difficult to develop an automated routine for pulling data from those reports as opposed to the ones from the California DOJ because “the FBI RAP sheets often include data from multiple, out-of-state jurisdictions, making the data extraction much more complicated.”

As for those active attorneys who are not re-fingerprinted as of May 1, they will be fined $75. Those still out of compliance by August 1 will be fined another $100.

Lawyers who continue to flout the requirement will have their licenses transferred to inactive status as of Dec. 1.

Despite licensed attorneys already paying once to have their fingerprints submitted to the bar, the California Supreme Court ultimately endorsed the bar’s proposal to have attorneys pay the cost of re-fingerprinting. The bar estimated the average cost per lawyer at $82.


Lyle Moran is a freelance writer in San Diego who handles both journalism and content writing projects. He previously reported for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Diego Daily Transcript, Associated Press, and Lowell Sun. He can be reached at lmoransun@gmail.com.

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A 'Call of Duty' player who tricked police in a fatal 'swatting' incident has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

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  • Tyler Barriss, 26, of Los Angeles has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for calling in dozens of fake reports and bomb threats to the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as schools, universities, malls, and police departments in more than a dozen different states.
  • A Kansas man, Andrew Finch, was shot and killed by police on December 28, 2017 after Barriss called the Witchia emergency services and claimed that Finch had killed a family member and was holding two others hostage.
  • Barriss used a tactic called“swatting,” which uses false reports to mobilize police against what they believe is a dangerous or lethal situation.
  • The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Kansas said Barriss made the swatting call following an argument during a “Call of Duty: WWII” match online.

A man convicted of making dozens of false reports to police has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison. The “swatting” case of Los Angeles native Tyler Barriss, 26, garnered national attention after police in Witchita, Kansas shot and killed 28-year-old Andrew Finch outside of his home on December 28, 2017.

On that day, Barriss called Wichita Emergency Services and claimed that Finch had killed his father and was holding his brother and mother hostage. Barriss and Finch did not know each other; Barriss was using a tactic called “swatting” to target a different Kansas native using an old address.

Swatting uses false reports to encourage police to use force against an innocent citizen. In this case, Barriss sent police to the Finch family home to face a threat they believed to be lethal. Later, authorities would determine that the call was made following an argument over a game of “Call of Duty: WWII.”

A subsequent investigation showed that Barriss had called in fake bomb threat to the FBI headquarters and Federal Trade Commission as well as schools, malls and emergency workers in more than a dozen states. Barriss pleaded guilty to 51 federal charges in total, based on the false reports and instances where he used people’s credit cards without permission.

Barris faced additional state prosecution for his numerous false reports but charges in California and Kansas were dismissed as a part of his plea deal. Barriss will serve the full 20 year sentence and an additional five years of supervised release. The Wichita Eagle reports that he will pay a $5,000 fine to the Kansas Crime Victim’s Compensation fund, which will then be given to the Finch family.

Two more “Call of Duty” players are always awaiting trial for their alleged role in the incident. Casey Viner of Ohio and Shane Gaskill of Wichita were reportedly the two “Call of Duty: WWII” players who sparked the incident. The two argued on Twitter, and when Viner threatened Gaskill with physical violence,  Gaskill provided Viner with an old address claiming that he would be there waiting to accept Viner’s challenge. Viner then forwarded the address to Barriss and encouraged him to make the swatting call.

“I take full responsibility in what happened to him,” Barriss said during the sentencing, according to the Wichita Eagle. He added, “If I could take it back I would. … I’m just so sorry for that.”

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Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti acted as 'consultant' for accused 'sex cult' Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman, but no longer works for her – CNBC

Embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti recently briefly acted “as a consultant” for Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman in a case where she is charged with racketeering crimes related to the alleged sex cult NXIVM, Bronfman said in court Thursday.

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But Avenatti no longer has any role in either that case, or in a civil matter pending in upstate New York where he also had served as a consultant, according to Bronfman and her other attorney, Donna Newman.

However, Bronfman told a judge Thursday that she was happy to keep another lawyer, Mark Geragos, as her lead counsel in the criminal case, despite the fact that he has been identified as an alleged — albeit uncharged — co-conspirator of Avenatti’s in a purported plot to extort Nike.

“My understanding is that Mr. Geragos may be implicated,” she said.

Bronfman, 39, had dramatically fainted a day earlier at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court where Judge Nicholas Garaufis had been fuming about his previous lack of knowledge that Avenatti may have been acting at her lawyer.

Bronfman received medical attention on Wednesday after her collapse. Asked whether she was feeling better, Bronfman told the judge Thursday, “I am, thank you.”

“Honestly, I was just very scared yesterday,” Bronfman added.

Avenatti was criminally charged by federal prosecutors in New York on Monday with trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million in exchange for not going public with claims that the company’s employees made illicit payments to high school basketball players.

Avenatti is the former lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen related to her hush money deal with them to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. The president denies having sex with Daniels.

Avenatti has predicted he will be exonerated in both the Nike extortion case, and in an unreleated case also filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles, who accused him of embezzling a client’s funds and of defrauding a bank to obtain loans.

Bronfman’s lawyer, Newman, in a letter Thursday to the judge, Garaufis, said Avenatti’s involvement with Bronfman’s case lasted just a “matter of days.” Avenatti, Newman added, was brought in as a consultant by Geragos, “for a limited purpose.”

“The exact nature of [Avenatti’s] representation was not formalized or documented,” Newman wrote.

And Newman said that “to Ms. Bronfman’s knowledge it was not contemplated that Mr. Avenatti would represent Ms. Bronfman before the court in any proceedings” in the Brooklyn federal criminal case.

“His services on her behalf with any action have been terminated,” Newman wrote. As a result, Newman argued, there was no need for the judge to hold a hearing relating to Avenatti’s involvement.

Geragos, who himself is nationally known attorney with a deep list of celebrity clients, and Avenatti on March 19 met with prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York to discuss Bronfman’s criminal case.

Bronfman told Garaufis at a hearing Thursday that she was aware of Avenatti’s presence at that meeting.

The nature of that discussion with prosecutors has not been revealed. But NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman, recently pleaded guilty to racketeering in the case.

Bronfman is accused of identity theft and of money laundering while playing a key role in the self-help group NXIVM. Prosecutors say the organization was both a pyramid scheme and a vehicle for providing NXIVM’s founder Keith Raniere with women who were coerced into having sex with him through threats to expose personal information about themselves that they had shared.

In addition to Bronfman and Raniere, remaining defendants in the case include “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, and Salzman’s daughter, Lauren. They have pleaded not guilty.

Bronfman, under questioning by the judge Thursday, confirmed that Geragos is her principal counsel in the criminal case.

When she was asked by Garaufis about Avenatti, whom he described as being targeted by prosecutors, working for her, Bronfman said, “As a consultant, yes.”

At the hearing Wednesday, an angry Garaufis had asked about Avenatti’s role representing the daughter of late Seagram’s CEO Edgar Bronfman, who remains free on a $100 million bond.

The judge was concerned because Avenatti’s involvement had not been disclosed earlier to him, as Geragos’ role was.

The lack of disclosure about Avenatti had been worrisome to Garaufis in part because he already was engaged in the process of making sure that Bronfman was aware of, and willing to waive, any claim to a conflict of interest by lawyers involved in the criminal case.

Her lawyer Geragos’ daughter, Teny Geragos, is herself a lawyer for Bronfman’s co-defendant Raniere, along with the attorney Marc Agnifilo.

Both Teny Geragos and Agnifilo work in the law offices of Benjamin Brafman, who is representing Mark Geragos in connection with the criminal cases against Avenatti. Brafman was at Bronfman’s hearing on Thursday.

And Avenatti is being prosecuted, in two separate criminal cases, by federal prosecutors who, like their counterparts in Brooklyn, are employed by the Justice Department.

Bronfman’s other lawyer Newman, in her letter to Garaufis, said that a hearing about Avenatti’s involvement in the case is “unnecessary” because his role has terminated.

Newman also wrote that she would object to any questions by the judge to Bronfman about whether she understands “that Mr. Geragos may believe himself to have criminal exposure with the matters under investigation by” federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the FBI.

Newman also said she would object to Bronfman being asked whether she understood that Avenatti and Geragos’s meeting on March 19 with federal prosecutors in her case “may be considered relevant to the prosecution of Mr. Avenatti” in Manhattan federal court “and any related investigation involving Mr. Geragos.”

But when Newman tried in court later Thursday to object about the judge’s questioning of Bronfman’s awareness of the meeting with prosecutors last week by Avenatti and Geragos, the judge brushed her off.

“No, not you,” Garaufis snapped. “I want the answer … I don’t want a filter. I want answers.”

“Yes, your honor,” Bronfman said.

She said she knew about the meeting on “the day it happened.”

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50 women are suing Salesforce, accusing it of selling software to an online sex marketplace that pleaded guilty to human trafficking (CRM)

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  • 50 women who say they were sexually abused as victims of a sex marketplace called Backpage are suing Salesforce.
  • They allege that the San Francisco software company, known for its actions on civil rights, helped Backpage run its business by providing software and consulting services.

Fifty women who say they were sexually abused as victims of a sex marketplace called Backpage are suing the software company that they say helped Backpage run its business: Salesforce.

The women allege that the San Francisco software company — known for its support of women’s rights and other social issues — helped Backpage run its business by providing software and consulting services, as was first reported by CNBC’s Sara Salinas.

Backpage became notorious in the spring of 2018 when the website, known for its sex ads that included offering women and children, pleaded guilty to human-trafficking charges in Texas. The site was also facing federal charges and charges in other states. In April 2018, US authorities seized the site’s assets and shut it down.

The lawsuit alleges that Salesforce, while publicly decrying human trafficking and touting how it was helping to stop it, was also providing software and services to help Backpage grow its business.

The suit says:

Salesforce didn’t just provide Backpage with a customer-ready version of its data and marketing tools. Salesforce designed and implemented a heavily customized enterprise database tailored for Backpage’s operations, both locally and internationally. With Salesforce’s guidance, Backpage was able to use Salesforce’s tools to market to new ‘users’ — that is pimps, johns and traffickers — on three continents.

The suit also charges that Salesforce took on Backpage as a customer in December 2013, and it included a picture of an alleged invoice from Salesforce to Backpage for 2016 through 2018.

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A Salesforce spokesperson told Business Insider that the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but added: “We are deeply committed to the ethical and humane use of our products and take these allegations seriously.”

This isn’t the first time Salesforce has faced repercussions because of its clients.

Last year, protests erupted over Salesforce’s contracts with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency after the public outcry over how it was performing family separations at the border. Employees protested and demanded that the company cancel the contract with the agency. A nonprofit group that provides legal services to immigrants rejected the company’s $250,0o0 donation. But the company says its software is not involved in family separations.

Still, protests of the company over the issue persist.

Salesforce is a particularly interesting target for such a suit because the company has made itself a champion of human-rights causes, such as women’s rights and fair pay and LGBTQ civil rights, and it backs a new tax of tech companies in San Francisco that raises money to combat homelessness.

Earlier this year, the company also appointed a chief ethics officer and started an organization in the company, called the Office of Ethical and Humane Use, to develop policies and strategies to ensure technology is used in humane ways.

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MBTI® Of Criminal Minds Characters | ScreenRant – Screen Rant

Criminal Minds first aired in 2005 on CBS and it didn’t take long for the show to gain a cult following. One of the main reasons viewers found themselves fascinated with Criminal Minds had a lot to do with the unique characters.

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Who wouldn’t adore the loveable Penelope Garcia and all her bejeweled, fuzzy-pen glory? Who wouldn’t want to give Spencer Reid a ten-minute long hug? And who in their right minds wouldn’t love to hear the words “Baby Girl” being said by Derek Morgan over and over again? So without further ado, let’s place these characters into their Myers-Briggs® personality types. Shall we?

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8 Derek Morgan – ESTP


Derek Morgan is played by hunky actor Shemar Moore. When Moore isn’t portraying the role of the smooth FBI agent, he is busy starring in movies and TV shows such as S.W.A.T and The Bounce Back. Criminal Minds is a show that gets extremely dark, yet when Morgan is around to flash a smile or a “baby girl” our way, everything seems to feel okay again.

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Morgan is known for being the doorbuster of the group, always being the first one to take physical action in order to catch an unsub. He’s playful, suave, and extremely charming. These qualities make him the perfect ESTP.

7 Jason Gideon – INFJ


Jason Gideon is played by well-known actor Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin is known for his roles in shows and movies such as Homeland and The Princess Bride. He left the show early on due to the fact that the violence of Criminal Minds was too disturbing for him. Although Patinkin’s character wasn’t on for as long as fans would have liked, he still was able to leave a big impression.

Gideon is a gentle soul with great care for the world around him. He gives the impression of being a counselor to the rest of the group, a person that the other team members feel as though they can confide in. He is introspective, empathetic, sensitive, and selfless.  All of these traits point to Gideon being an INFJ.

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6 Penelope Garcia – ENFP


Penelope Garcia is played brilliantly by actress Kirsten Vangsness. Vangsness has starred in a number of plays including The Book of Liz and Perfuct. Penelope Garcia brings color, animation, and humor to Criminal Minds. Adding a sense of light-heartedness and whimsy is extremely necessary on a show that centers around sadists, rapists, and murderers. Because of Garcia’s colorful nature, she is one of the most beloved characters on the show.

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Garcia is creative, warm, energetic, and friendly. There is a certain quirky pep to her that reads like a classic ENFP.  Fans agree that her energy and artistic flair make Criminal Minds unforgettable. She truly is a fruit loop in a bowl of cheerios.

5 Spencer Reid – INFP


Spencer Reid is played gorgeously by actor Matthew Gray Gubler. Gubler is known for starring in movies that include 500 Days of Summer and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Oh, and he also loves doing magic tricks and lives in a ‘haunted treehouse’. You know. The usual.

Now before you roll your eyes at the screen while muttering to yourself about how Spencer Reid is OBVIOUSLY an INTP, let’s just take a moment to consider otherwise. Yes, Spencer Reid is one of the most intelligent characters in television history, but just because he is a brilliant thinker doesn’t automatically make him a “T”. Reid, out of all characters, is the most emotionally invested in the cases.

Rather than seeing all of the unsubs as killer monsters, Reid digs deeper in an attempt to understand them as human beings. He is open-minded and wants so badly to believe in the good of all people- even the criminals. His values come before everything, including his career. This has been shown many times when he somehow is able to empathize with the criminals and cannot complete certain violent tasks that he is required to for the sake of his career. His compassion for all those around him and his emotional intelligence leads us to believe he is an INFP.

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4 JJ – ISFJ


JJ, a.k.a Jennifer Jareau is played by actress A.J Cook.  She has had roles in films such as Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Wer.

JJ is observant, logical, and supportive. She isn’t the most energetic of the bunch, but she is very friendly and reliable. She seems to have all the traits of an ISFJ.

3 Emily Prentiss – ENFJ


Emily Prentiss is played by Paget Brewster. Brewster has appeared on popular TV shows such as Modern Family and Friends.

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Prentiss is a passionate team member with excellent communication skills. Her ability to bring out the best in others leads us to believe she is most likely an ENFJ.

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2 David Rossi -ENTJ


David Rossi is played by Joe Mantegna. Mantegna is a successful actor who has taken on roles in classics such as The Godfather Part III and The Money Pit.

Rossi is constantly on his feet and always ready to play by the book. He is drawn to all the challenges the team faces and is able to work without the risk of putting too much emotion into each case. Rossi can’t stand the idea of not having work to do which is apparent when he is given vacation days and he is uncomfortable with the downtime. He is stubborn while at the same time charismatic. He is a clear ENTJ.

1 Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner – ISTJ


Hotch is played by Thomas Gibson. Gibson has taken on roles on TV shows such as Chicago Hope and Dharma & Greg.

Hotch is so ISTJ it hurts. He is the most focused of the group, constantly playing by the rules. Reid even claims that he has never seen Hotch blink once because he is so serious. Try to imagine Hotch cracking a joke. Just try. Yet despite his strict nature, Hotch is loyal, protective, and will always work for the greater good.

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