$4B OneCoin scam co-founder pleads guilty, faces 60 years jail
Karl Sebastian Greenwood, the co-founder of the multi-billion dollar fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme OneCoin has pleaded guilty to multiple charges brought forward by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.
The DOJ announced on Dec. 16 that Greenwood submitted a guilty plea in a Manhattan federal court to charges of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy with each charge carrying a maximum potential sentence of 20 years in jail.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said Greenwood operated “one of the largest international fraud schemes ever perpetrated” and claimed he touted OneCoin as a “Bitcoin killer” when in reality the tokens were “entirely worthless.”
Apple, Microsoft Accused of Not Doing Enough to Stop Child Exploitation by Australian Regulator
An Australian regulator, after using new powers to make the tech giants share information about their methods, accused Apple and Microsoft not doing enough to stop child exploitation content on their platforms.
The e-Safety Commissioner, an office set up to protect internet users, said that after sending legal demands for information to some of the world’s biggest internet firms, the responses showed Apple and Microsoft did not proactively screen for child abuse material in their storage services, iCloud and OneDrive.
Ukraine-Russia War: Is attacking the Ukrainian power grid a war crime?
Article informationAuthor, Ben Tobias with Oumou Kalsoum Ba Role, BBC journalist
December 3, 2022
Russia’s recurrent attacks on Ukraine’s electricity infrastructure have plunged millions into darkness. Many Ukrainians are deprived of heating, electricity and water. Disturbances that coincide with winter. Temperatures below zero are observed.
Many Ukrainian and Western leaders have unanimously condemned the Russian strikes and consider them war crimes due to the damage caused to the civilian population.
Since the start of the war, there have been repeated attacks against Ukrainian energy networks.
Galamsey Menace: Let’s Stop Illegal Miners to Protect Lives – Prof Ansah
She stated that research had proven that individuals living in heavily mined areas were at the risk of contracting various chronic diseases including respiratory illnesses and lung cancer.
Prof Nyarko Ansah said this in Accra at a round table discussion held under the theme “Galamsey: Drivers, Costs and Possible Solution.”
The programme, organised by Think Progress Ghana, a public policy think tank was in partnership with the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
According to Prof Nyarko Ansah, the time to permanently stop illegal mining and control licenced miners to ensure they were not causing more harm to the environment and people living in their areas of operation was long overdue.
Human Trafficking: Two Suspects Arrested In Jigawa
Two suspected have been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Jigawa State Command for child trafficking.
GoldenNewsNg reports that the NSCDC spokesman in the state, CSC Adamu Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, said the duo was arrested on a suspected case of Trafficking and Criminal Conspiracy contrary to sections 281 and 96, punishable under sections 97 and same 281 of the penal code CAP P3 VOL III laws of Jigawa State 2012.
Former MPD police officer confronts Jan. 6 Capitol attacker at sentencing
(WASHINGTON) — Former D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone appeared in court Thursday to confront a rioter who dragged him into the mob of Trump supporters that brutally assaulted him during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, urging a federal judge to hand down the maximum sentence possible for his crimes.
“I would trade all this attention to return to policing,” Fanone said at the sentencing of Tennessee resident Albuquerque Head. “But I can’t do that. And the catalyst for the loss of my career and the suffering that I’ve endured in the past 18 months is Albuquerque Head.”
North Korea Uses Crypto Hack Funds to Develop Nuclear Weapons
North Korea seems to be using hacked funds to finance their new nuclear adventures. This is according to a new investigation that involves all the intrigue of U.S. Intelligence, South Korean politicians, and an ex-Ethereum developer who now resides in an American jail.
Kevin Spacey faces New York jury in sexual assault lawsuit
Kevin Spacey looked toward jurors on Thursday as a lawyer told them that Spacey was trying to satisfy sexual urges when he jumped on top of a then-14-year-old actor on a bed at a party in 1986, but a lawyer for the House Of Cards star said it never happened.
The opening statements in a trial expected to last less than two weeks came in a lawsuit brought by Anthony Rapp, the actor who in 2017 made the first in a string of sexual misconduct allegations that left Spacey’s theatre and filmmaking career in tatters.
The lawsuit stems from an alleged encounter between the two men in 1986, when Rapp was a child actor performing in a Broadway play and Spacey, then 26, was having a breakout moment on Broadway.
Pope Francis ‘begs’ Putin to stop ‘spiral of violence and death’ | Russia-Ukraine war News
Pope Francis has for the primary time immediately appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to cease the “spiral of violence and dying” in Ukraine, saying he’s haunted by “rivers of blood and tears”.
The top of the Catholic Church additionally condemned the annexation of four regions of Ukraine, saying it risked nuclear escalation and urged Putin to think about his personal individuals throughout an deal with devoted to Ukraine in St Peter’s Sq..
One Vatican official mentioned the impassioned speech was so sombre it was paying homage to a radio peace enchantment by Pope John XXIII in 1962 throughout the Cuban Missile Disaster.
Francis has typically condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the dying it has brought about, however it was the primary time he made a direct private enchantment to Putin.
The death toll rises to 54; 1 million without light
The death toll from Hurricane Ian rose to 54 and power remained without power to more than 800,000 homes and businesses across Florida on Sunday, four days after the Category 4 beast pummeled the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast. .
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