Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter, Jeri Wright, Allegedly in Trouble with Law Again

Jeremiah Wright's Daughter, Jeri Wright, Allegedly in Trouble with Law Again

Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter, Jeri Wright, Allegedly in Trouble with Law Again (Photo Credit: WGN Video Screengrab)

Jeri Wright, the daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, may be in more trouble with law, following her conviction last year on money laundering charges, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Jeri Wrigth is accused of drawing 13 payments totaling $8,192 from a temporary staffing agency for “work she never perfrmed” for an Indiana-based plastics factory.

The Sun Times reports U.S. probation officer Eric W. Fox said in court filing that Wright “committed theft” by accepting the payments. The payments were allegedly authorized by the plant manager who has since been fired. The said manager is currently under investigation for “making fraudulent credit card charges and hiring several” phantom employees.

Prosecutors say Jeri Wright violated the terms of her bail and are asking for a revocation, the Sun Times reports.

UPDATE:  Jeri Wright is heading to jail after U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough ruled there was “probable cause to believe” she “committed a separate theft while on bail,” the Chicago Sun Times reports. 

Craig Stephen Hicks Arrested for Murders of 3 Muslim Students at UNC

Craig Stephen Hicks Arrested for Murders of 3 Muslim Students at UNC

Craig Stephen Hicks Arrested for Murders of 3 Muslim Students at UNC (Photo Credit: WRAL-TV Video Screengrab)

CHAPEL HILL TRIPLE MURDER:  Craig Stephen Hicks, who posted anti-religious sentiments, was arrested after three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus were killed at close range. WRAL-TV reports that the shooting may have been the result of an ongoing altercation over parking.

Hicks has been charged with three counts of first-degree murders for the deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his new wife Yusor Mohammad, 21; and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. They were shot in Meadowmont around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Atheist Craig Stephen Hicks charged with murders of 3 Muslim students

Atheist Craig Stephen Hicks charged with murders of 3 Muslim students (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Craig Stephen Hicks describes himself as a supporter of atheism. He turned himself in to police “without incident” and is being held in the Durham County jail.

Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill, is set to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

According to a Facebook page under Hicks’ name, he took paralegal classes at Durham Technical Community College. He described himself as a supporter of “Atheists for Equality.” Among the television shows Craig Stephen Hicks liked include “The Atheist Experience,” “Criminal Minds” and “Friends.” He describes himself as a fan of Thomas Paine’sThe Age of Reason” and Richard Dawkins’The God Delusion.”

The University of North Carolina issued a statement:

“The Chapel Hill Police Department has released additional information this morning about Tuesday’s shooting near campus that claimed the lives of three people. It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that the victims included Deah Barakat, a second-year student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor, who had planned to begin her dental studies here in the fall. Her sister, Razan, a student at N.C. State University, was also killed. Chancellor Folt will issue a campus message later this morning when we have more details.”

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones

Randolph Sanders Charged in Philly Bus Stop Murder of Coworker Kim Jones (Photo Credit: 6ABC.com Video Screengrab)

Randolph Sanders was charged with murdering his co-worker Kim Jones as she waited at a north Philadelphia bus stop on January 13, 2015.

Sanders reportedly confessed to police that he murdered 56-year-old Kim Jones while she waited for a bus at 12th and Jefferson Streets.

Police investigators say Randolph Sanders, 36, was disguised when he walked up from behind and shot Kim Jones in the back of the head.

According to 6ABC.com, Kim Jones and Randolph Sanders “ran a program for Turning Points for children” and she allegedly “accused Sanders of mismanaging funds and possibly stealing thousands of dollars from the nonprofit.” She was on her way to turn Sanders in to DHS when she was murdered, 6ABC.com reports.

HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO Picks Up "Thug Music" Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting Trial

HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting Trial

HBO picks up the “Thug Music” documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes about the trial for the murder of black teen Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn, in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2012.

3 1/2 Minutes, which was directed by Marc Silver, made its premiere at the Sundance Music Festival last week. HBO bought the U.S. television rights to the movie and will air it later this year after its theatrical release.

Shiela Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films said, “I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away. By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”

The jury deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge while returning a guilty verdict on three counts of attempted murder during the trial last February. Michael Dunn was retried and found guilty of first-degree murder for Jordan Davis’ murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Last year, Jordan Davis’ family attorney John Phillips released a damning video of a neighbor, Charles Hendrix, slamming Michael Dunn as a bully and someone who was hard to get a long with.

Watch the trailer for “3 1/2 Minutes” via Participant Media:

Kyle Crosby Being Questioned Again in Disappearance of Wife Erica Crippen Crosby

Kyle Crosby Being Questioned Again in Disappearance of Wife Erica Crippen Crosby

Kyle Crosby Being Questioned Again in Disappearance of Wife Erica Crippen Crosby (Photo Credit: NBC Philadelphia Video Screengrab)

Kyle Crosby is being questioned again in the disappearance of his wife, Erica Crippen Crosby, who was last seen on December 30. He was found in Brooklawn, NJ, after disappearing following his wife’s disappearance.

NBC Philadelphia reports Erica Crippen Crosby, 26, was last seen at a restaurant in Cherry Hill with her husband. She hasn’t been heard from since she posted a photo on Facebook just before 11 p.m. on Dec. 30.

“The shower curtain is missing, the sheets from the bed are missing,” said another cousin.

What’s even stranger, Kyle Crosby also disappeared — just days after his wife — following initial questioning by police regarding her whereabouts. He was finally found Monday night, according to NBC10 sources. Officials have not yet revealed why police were pursuing him.

Prior to Monday, Crosby’s phone was disconnected and he hadn’t shown up for work since he was first questioned, according to relatives who believe something is terribly wrong, especially given Crosby’s history of drug and assault charges. Source: NBC Philadelphia

Boston Officer Michael Doherty Charged with Assaulting Uber Driver, Using Racial Slurs

Boston Officer Michael Doherty Charged with Assaulting Uber Driver, Using Racial Slurs

Boston Officer Michael Doherty Charged with Assaulting Uber Driver, Using Racial Slurs (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Boston police officer Michael Doherty, 40, was arrested for assault and battery on an Uber driver in South Boston early Sunday, the Boston Globe reports. He was also charged with using a motor vehicle without authority.

Doherty, a 16-year veteran of the force, is accused of using racial slurs during the alleged assault. He was released on $500 bail after pleading not guilty to the charges. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Read more from the Boston Globe on Michael Doherty’s arrest.

 

Rep. Michael Grimm to Resign from Congress After Guilty Plea for Tax Evasion

Rep. Michael Grimm to Resign from Congress After Guilty Plea for Tax Evasion

Rep. Michael Grimm to Resign from Congress After Guilty Plea for Tax Evasion (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) will reportedly resign from Congress after guilty plea in tax evasion case. The NY Daily News reports Grimm agreed to resign after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner.

Grimm (R-S.I.) said after he entered his plea last week that he planned to continue serving in the House.

But he reversed course after speaking Monday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has taken a hard line on GOPers facing ethics charges.

Grimm plans to announce his resignation on Tuesday or Wednesday, sources said.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to comment.

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case

Flippa Mafia Fails to Get Wiretaps Thrown Out in Federal Drug Case (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Jamaican dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia, whose real name is Andrew Davis, is facing 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted on federal drug-related charges. He was unsuccessful in getting wiretap evidence against him dismissed at a pre-trial hearing at Camden County Superior Court on November 17.

Flippa Mafia was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, leading a narcotics organization, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and money laundering.

The dancehall star has another scheduled pre-trial hearing on December 8 and his trial is set to commence on January 8.

The Jamaica Observer reports, Flippa Mafia’s attorney, J. Michael Farrell, is hopeful that the immigration reform plan President Obama signed by executive order, will kick in to help his client get bail. He is currently unable “to take up his bail due to an immigration detainer,” the Jamaica Observer reports.

Flippa Mafia was arrested last year in a dragnet, “Operation Next Day Air.”

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

#BREAKING:  Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Patrick Cannon (was sentenced to 44 months in prison for corruption charges. He was fined $10,000 and will have two years supervised release after he serves his prison sentence. The Judge Frank Whitney also asked, “Is it worth destroying your reputation and betraying your family and friends?”

Patrick Cannon apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. Another stunning fall from grace for a promising black politician.

Judge Whitney rejected the 37-month-sentence recommended by federal prosecutors because of Cannon’s cooperation and accepting the guilty plea quickly for taking more than $50,000 in bribes. The judge said Cannon’s wife, Trenna, his children and Charlotte bore the brunt of his misconduct.

 

Brigitte Jackson Accused of Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million

Brigitte Jackson Arrested for Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million

Brigitte Jackson Arrested for Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SMH:  Brigitte Jackson was arrested for allegedly filing a fake Georgia state tax return for $94 million.  Gee, I wonder what was the thought process behind cooking up this scheme?

Jackson was arrested on Friday when she went to a bank counter inside a Cobb County supermarket to pick up her check. She is facing five charges, including conspiracy to defraud the state and attempted theft by taking.

Investigators are looking for her cousin, Darrius White, who also filed a fake tax return, claiming he made an income of $99 million.  He is already on felony probation.

Um, there are no words to describe to level of stupidity. None.