Lamar Alexander Chief-of-Staff Under Investigation Involving Child Porn Allegations

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Lamar Alexander Chief-of-Staff Under Investigation Involving Child Porn Allegations

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said his chief-of-staff, Ryan Loskarn, has been placed on a leave of absence regarding allegations involving child pornography.

Alexander said law enforcement officials were searching Loskarn’s home on Tuesday. He said “I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned.”

He added, “Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay.”

Jamaican Sprinters Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, Trainer Christopher Xuereb Under Criminal Investigation

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Jamaican Sprinters Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson, Trainer Christopher Xuereb Under Criminal Investigation

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell and teammate Sherone Simpson, as well as their trainer, Christopher Xuereb, were formally placed under criminal investigation for violating Italy’s doping laws, the Mercury News reports. This comes one day after Italian police raided a hotel where the three were staying in Lignano Sabbiadoro, following the athletes’ testing positive for banned stimulants.

Udine prosecutors believe the three violated Article 9 of the doping laws, which calls for punishment for anyone who administers or consumes banned substances.

Police were still analyzing the seized substances to determine whether they were legal.

Being formally placed under investigation is a step up in the Italian justice system from someone simply “informed of the facts,” which is how a person can be questioned by police. That occurred after the raid early Monday, when the three were brought to a local police station.

Police told The Associated Press that the raids were executed after a tip from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Paul Doyle, the agent for the two sprinters, said they worked in conjunction with WADA on the raid after becoming suspicious that Christopher Xuereb, their newly hired trainer, might have given them supplements laced with a banned substance. Doyle also said that Powell and Simpson were aware of the impending raid, but Xuereb was kept out of the loop.

VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Received $145K from Political Donor Jonnie Williams To Promote Company

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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Received $145K from Political Donor Jonnie Williams To Promote Company (Wikipedia)

Shouldn’t criminal charges be brought against Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife for their shenanigans with accepting cash from political donors? The Washington Post reports prominent political donor, Jonnie Williams, gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by McDonnell and his sister last year. Gov. McDonnell failed to disclose the money as a gift or loan. Um, the IRS should be profiling him. Williams also gave a previously unknown $50,000 check to Maureen McDonnell in 2011.

“The money brings to $145,000 the amount he gave to assist the McDonnell family in 2011 and 2012 — funds that are now at the center of federal and state investigations… All the payments came as McDonnell and his wife took steps to promote the donor’s company and its products.”

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Williams, the chief executive of dietary supplement manufacturer Star Scientific Inc., also provided a $10,000 check in December as a present to McDonnell’s eldest daughter, Jeanine, intended to help defray costs at her May 2013 wedding, the people said.

Virginia’s first family already is under intense scrutiny for accepting $15,000 from the same chief executive to pay for the catering at the June 2011 wedding of Cailin McDonnell at the Executive Mansion.

Disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife are awaiting sentencing for their shenanigans with campaign funds too. Bob McDonnell was once a rising star in the Republican Party. He should quit and make a deal with investigators to put this behind him. It’s a disgrace nonetheless.

Separately, Bob McDonnell’s 21-year-old son, Sean McDonnell, was arrested Saturday and charged with public swearing and intoxication. I don’t go after the children of politicians, but this couldn’t come at a worse time for the governor.

Two Adults, Two Small Kids Found Dead in Blue Springs MO Home

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Lindsey Money, two daughters, Jazmine and Shenayah, boyfriend killed in murder-suicide (Facebook)

BLUE SPRINGS TRIPLE MURDER-SUICIDE: A relative discovered the bodies of 22 year old Lindsey Money, her boyfriend, 23, and her two children, Jazmine, 4, and Shenayah, 2, in a residence in the 1200 block of Northwest Cheshire Place in Blue Springs, MO, Friday morning. Police aren’t looking for a suspect because all the signs point to a triple murder-suicide. A gun was found inside the home, KCTV 5 reports.  Both girls and one adult were shot to death. The bodies of the children were found on the lower level of the home, while the bodies of the adults were found on the upper leve. Developing story. More to follow.

 

WTF: Twitter User Accuses Obama Administration of Assassinating LA Coroner’s Official Michael Cromier Over Andrew Breitbart Probe

Los Angeles Coroner’s official Michael Cormier died last week and sources cited by the Los Angeles Times, state law enforcement officials believe Cormier may have been poisoned. Well, the story is making the rounds on Twitter, with many under the impression that Cormier was responsible for investigating the cause of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart’s death.

Of course, President Obama is accused for assassinating Andrew Breitbart and Michael Cromier in one tweet:

There is no evidence tying Michael Cormier to the investigation of Andrew Breitbart’s death. It just shows how things, flawed or inconclusive, take root and spread like wild fire on Twitter. Too many people are elevating Andrew Breitbart to a status of such importance that the Obama administration would go out of its way to kill him. That’s just not so.

U.S. Troops from 82nd Airborne Division Under Investigation for Posing with Body Parts of Afghan Bombers

Here we go again, U.S. soldiers caught behaving badly in Afghanistan. According to the LA Times, “an American soldier says he released the photos to the newspaper to draw attention to the safety risk of a breakdown in leadership and discipline.”  The Army has since launched an investigation into the matter.

LA Times:  The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers arrived at the police station in Afghanistan’s Zabol province in February 2010. They inspected the body parts. Then the mission turned macabre: The paratroopers posed for photos next to Afghan police, grinning while some held — and others squatted beside — the corpse’s severed legs.

 

 

 U.S. Troops from 82nd Airborne Division Under Investigation for Posing with Body Parts of Afghan Bombers

Robert Kirk Identified as “Person of Interest” in Disappearance of Stacey Nicole English

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Robert Kirk Identified as "Person of Interest" in Disappearance of Stacey Nicole English (APD)

Have you seen Stacey Nicole English? She has been missing since December 26 and police have identified Robert Kirk, a St. Louis man, as a “person of interest,” though they stopped short of saying foul play was involved. Robert Kirk spent time with Stacey Nicole English for the Christmas holidays, even spending some time with her family.

Kirk told the missing woman’s parents that he had fought with Stacey English on the evening of Dec. 26, compelling her to kick him out of her Lenox Road condominium, Charlie Garnett-Benson said.

APD Maj. Keith Meadows, head of the department’s major crimes unit.  said a security guard told police that Kirk had approached him that night, looking to hail a cab.

The next day, English’s 2006 Volvo S60 was found abandoned, its engine running, near Lakewood Amphitheatre. Source

There is a $5,000 reward being offered in this case and we would urge you to call the Atlanta Police Department if you have any information. Time is of the essence in finding Stacey Nicole English. The circumstances surrounding Stacey Nicole English’s disappearance are suspicious. English, who is an instructional designer with SunTrust Bank, left her cellphone, keys and purse in her condo, the AJC reports.

Missing Atlanta woman Stacey Nicole English: