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

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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

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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.

Victor Marshall Nash Charged for Raping, Choking Teacher at South Dade Senior HS

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Victor Marshall Nash Charged for Raping, Choking Teacher at South Dade Senior HS

SHOCK:  Victor Marshall Nash, 18, was charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft for an alleged brutal attack against his teacher at South Dade Senior High School last Friday.

Police say Nash allegedly raped and choked the female teacher until she passed out and left the used condom in her purse.

According to detectives, the 6-foot-1, 200 pound teen, approached the teacher two hours after the last class, put his arms around her. When she told him to stop, he body-slammed her to the floor, slamming her head. He then choked her until she was unconscious and raped her.

Victor Marshall Nash threw the teacher’s cell phone in the garbage and fled the school in her car. When she regained consciousness, the teen was gone.

Nash confessed to police after they apprehended him five hours later. The teen’s father, Victor Marshall Nash Sr., who is a convicted sex offender stemming from past child abuse charges, said he was shocked to learn of his son’s arrest, WSVN reports. The elder Nash said, “It’s just upsetting. I never wanted him to go through the things I went through.”

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“Heaven Sent” Singer Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery

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“Heaven Sent” Singer Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KEYSHIA COLE ARRESTED:  Heaven Sent” singer Keyshia Cole was arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning. Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas sayd the Grammy-nominated singer was arrested at about 5 a.m. after someone attempted a private person’s arrest.

Keyshia Cole was arrested on a suspicion of battery charge and released Friday afternoon.

Here’s more from TMZ:

Keyshia showed up at a swanky condo complex in West L.A. at around 5 AM. We’re told she went there to see Birdman — the CEO of Cash Money — who she’s reportedly dating.

Our sources say … for some reason security let her go up to Birdman’s penthouse and when she got in she saw another woman and went nuts.

We’re told Keyshia attacked her … leaving scratches all over her face. Cops were called … and Keyshia was arrested for battery and an outstanding reckless driving warrant. She was just released on $46,000 bail.

 

 

 

Megan Doto ID’d as Pregnant Woman Killed in Frankford Shooting, Baby Critical

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Megan Doto ID’d as Pregnant Woman Killed in Frankford Shooting, Baby Critical (Screengrab from 6ABC.com video)

HORROR:  A pregnant woman, Megan Doto, 26, was shot and killed in  Philadelphia on Sunday and her baby is in critical condition.

Police say the shooting occurred shortly before 11 a.m. in the 1500 block of Adams Avenue in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Megan Doto was reportedly sitting on the side walk near her home while she watched her neighbor’s two young kids when she was shot in the face.

Witnesses reportedly told police the suspected gunman was shooting at a vehicle on Griscom Street when Megan Doto was hit. She is considered an innocent bystander.

Missouri Teen in Critical Condition After Being Tased by Cop During Traffic Stop

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Missouri Teen in Critical Condition After Being Tased by Cop During Traffic Stop

A Missouri teen is in critical condition after he was tased by a police officer in Independence, Sunday afternoon. The driver of the car was stopped over an outstanding warrant. The police officer told the driver to get out of the car and he refussed.

There are reports there was a struggle inside the car. The driver was warned by the cop that he would use the stun gun if he did not comply and get out of the car.

The teen  reportedly needed medical attention after being tased, KSHB reports. He was taken to an area-hospital.

Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death

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Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death (WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: The aunt and uncle of 2-year-old Kamarri Lewis have been charged after he was found shot to death in a Stone Mountain, Ga., home Monday.

Police say Alexia Thomas, 23, and Detray Shiver, 25, were charged with child cruelty and reckless conduct in the shooting death of Kamarri Lewis. They were also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, WSB-TV reports.

Shiver was also charged with tampering with evidence after the gun allegedly used in the shooting death was found in a storm drain.

Alexia Lewis was supposed to be babysitting Kamarri, while his mother was at work. She told police she was asleep.

Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Public Corruption

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Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Public Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty of public corruption and face decades in prison. They will be sentenced on January 6, the Washington Post reports.

A federal jury found Bob McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party, guilty on 11 counts, and his wife guilty on nine counts. The couple was accused of taking lavish vacations, gifts, golf outings and $120,000 in sweetheart loans from a Richmond businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

Bob McDonnell is the first governor in Virginia’s history to be charged with a crime and to be convicted of one.

McDonnell was acquitted of lying on loan documents. His wife was also acquitted of lying on a loan document, but among the nine charges she was convicted with, obstruction of justice was one.

Virginia Attorney General on McDonnell verdict: ‘We have a long way to go to restore the public’s trust after this embarrassing and difficult period for the Commonwealth of Virginia. If there was somehow still any doubt, it should be crystal clear that the people of Virginia deserve real ethics reform that will turn off the spigot of gifts, tickets, and trips that opens the door to abuse and undermines public confidence in our government’ – @MarkHerringVA

San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

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San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was booked on allegations of felony domestic violence following an arrest at his home Sunday morning in San Jose.

The 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued the following statement: “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously. As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”

The Sacramento Bee reports Ray McDonald was involved in an altercation with his fiancee, who police say is 10 weeks pregnant. She reportedly had bruises on her neck and arms.

 

Masked CA Cop Gregory Thompson Accused Of Beating Woman With Baseball Bat

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Masked CA Cop Gregory Thompson Accused Of Beating Woman With Baseball Bat (Photo credit: Mafiagame Wikia)

Walnut Creek CA police officer Gregory Thompson is accused of beating a woman with a baseball bat while wearing a mask on August 16. Another rogue cop who is breaking the very law he is in charge of upholding.

Neighbor Jason Peneyra said, “Police came knocking on our doors. They were looking for a suspect.” Richmond police said they found Thompson sitting in his car. He identified himself as an officer of the law, but investigators found a mask lying in the floorboard of the vehicle and a baseball bat in the trunk.

“It’s alarming for a police officer to do that,” said Peneyra to KTVU. “That’s weird. That’s really weird.” Richmond Police Capt. Bisa French said, “We don’t have a motive in this case, but we’re looking at the possibility this was mistaken identity, or someone else was supposed to be targeted. We just don’t know.”

Neighbors said that Thompson’s parents own a house in the neighborhood that is currently standing empty. They said they have noticed broken windows in the property and other minor acts of vandalism. If that’s the case, Culver said, “You call the police, you don’t take matters into your own hands and act violently.”

Gregory Thompson is a 30-year veteran of the Walnut Creek Police Department. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

Here’s the video via KTVU: