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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the civil rights of a Long Island teenager were violated when immigration officials used admissions he made to police as an informant to mark him for deportation to a likely death. Henry's case came to the attention of investigators earlier this ...
So too was Dan Day, the FBI informant whose hours of recordings ― which featured vile discussions of planned violence against Muslims, who the men called .... It's rare for the federal government to deploy informants and undercover officers in terrorism stings against non-Muslim defendants.

According to the plea agreement, from February 2016 to August 29, 2017, when the FBI executed a search warrant, Albury provided a document on FBI informants dated August 17, 2011, to a national media organization. He also provided a document on alleged “threats posed by certain individuals from a ...
Politics were front and center throughout the trial, with defense lawyers portraying the F.B.I. as a bullying-government force that used its informant to steer their clients from hateful speech to violent plotting. The courtroom critiques of the F.B.I. came after a series of condemnations of the bureau by President ...
Mr. Barboza was covering for the real killers, and the F.B.I. went along because of his importance as an informant. But the evidence ... In a report by the House Committee on Government Reform, which looked into the F.B.I.'s use of secret informants, the only reference to Mr. Mueller was a favorable one.
A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who was caught in a Trump administration crackdown pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified ... 17, 2011 and classified as “secret,” that related to how the FBI assesses confidential informants, and an undated document “relating to threats posed by ...

Henry, who asked that his last name be withheld, helped police and the FBI arrest his fellow gang members on Long Island. ... As a known informant, deportation likely means death for Henry, whose cooperation with police is spelled out in an unsealed Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo.
For nearly a year, he helped police and the FBI arrest members of his gang clique on Long Island until immigration enforcement arrested him last ... The New York Civil Liberties Union and National Lawyers Guild said Henry's story shows the problems inherent in failing to protect immigrant informants.
Rogers and Gambino also questioned the timing of Garbutt going to the FBI, 10 years after Elgin took office in 2003. Elgin hired Garbutt to focus on public relations after his work with the Belize government and United Steelworkers, he said. When he moved to Gary in 2002 to help with her campaign, he said ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was seen as many things to many people — including a possible Communist to the FBI. Federal agents had him under ... every move to the feds. While they were automatically classified as informants, a clerical error exposed Withers in 2010, showing that he got paid to snitch.
(AP) — A Kansas militia member started trying to recruit other members to kill Muslim immigrants after the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, an FBI informant testified Thursday. Dan Day told jurors that Patrick Stein called him a couple of days after the Florida attack in which a man who ...
Dan Day recorded months of phone calls and meetings with members of the Kansas Security Force militia as a paid informant for the FBI. He told jurors that Patrick Stein held at least three recruiting meetings to find out “who was with him, who was against him.” “I'm tired of waiting on somebody else to do ...
An FBI informant thought he was going to have to kill a Trump-backing militiaman to stop him shooting dead two Muslim women, a court has heard. Dan Day said that as they drove past the headscarf-wearing women, Patrick Stein – a member of a group called the Crusaders – grabbed a handgun from the ...
Chester Robinson helped the FBI make a dramatic arrest that stopped a plan to kill two armored truck guards and steal nearly $4 million on the East coast. But in the process, he incriminated himself. Investigators traced the car Robinson used in a violent crime to a Cape Coral home where they say his ...
The FBI informant who helped foil a $4 million bank heist last month was arrested Wednesday on an attempted murder charge, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office records state. Chester Robinson, 30, faces charges in the Feb. 5 robbery and shooting of a man at a West Palm Beach-area apartment.
An FBI informant who infiltrated a Kansas militia group recounted in court Wednesday the horrifying moment he thought a militiaman was going to murder two ... The informant, Dan Day, testified that he was driving a truck with militia group member Patrick Stein in February 2016 during a mission to conduct ...
Following the revelation that the father of the Pulse nightclub gunman was an FBI informant for 11 years, a judge on Monday rejected an attempt to have the ... But U.S. District Judge Paul Byron ruled against a dismissal or a mistrial, saying Seddique Mateen's role as a former informant "does not change the ...

Now nearly a decade later, a longtime FBI undercover informant says the U.S. government had ample reason between 2009 and 2011 to block those decisions: It knew the top American executive of the Russian state-owned nuclear company benefitting from them was engaged in extensive criminal conduct ...
An undercover informant who helped the FBI prove Russia's uranium industry engaged in criminal activity says congressional Democrats' recent attacks on his credibility were insulting to his medical disability and ignored the fact that agents recently asked him for fresh testimony about former President ...
John H. Durham, the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, discussed 'The Use of Informants: A Cautionary Tale.' He chronicled the downfall of former FBI Special Agent John J. Connolly, Jr., and the global pursuit and eventual capture of James "Whitey" Bulger, the leader of Boston's brutal Irish Mob. The talk was ...
The documents were acquired by two civil rights groups, Color of Change and The Center for Constitutional Rights, through a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents reveal that the FBI not only used social media to track the whereabouts of black activists, but they also used informants ...
AKRON, Ohio - An undercover FBI agent who testified Friday against a terrorism suspect on trial in Akron said he was driving behind a car in a city outside Dallas when two men got out of the car and opened fire in an Islamic State-inspired attack in May 2015. The agent, who testified under the pseudonym ...
The complaint says Rosquette was then asked whether he was sure about having the neighbors killed. "Are you absolutely 100% positive?" "110% yes," Rosquette allegedly replied. The acquaintance, who was an FBI informant, arranged for a hit man who'd charge $10,000. Rosquette didn't know that the ...
Unwarranted Searches? Over ten years the FBI has paid some Geek Squad staff to report illegal content found on customer devices according to documents uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Best Buy stated the four employees involved acted against company training and policies.
And they say the Justice Department confirmed to Congress that the whistleblower, William Campbell, was an FBI informant who had credibility issues as a witness that ultimately led the DOJ to pursue other charges in a corruption case against a Russian energy official. Campbell was interviewed last ...
AKRON, Ohio - A federal prosecutor began her opening statement in the trial of a former FBI informant turned terrorism suspect in a way clearly ... Doughten also cautioned the jury against believing the word of the informants, saying their motivations were monetary or for leniency in their own criminal cases.
The FBI paid Best Buy Geek Squad employees as informants, rewarding them for flagging indecent material when people brought their computers in for repair. That's according to documents released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties organization, which filed a Freedom of ...
Questions were raised last year about whether FBI agents were actively recruiting technicians at Best Buy's Geek Squad to search for illegal content on customer devices. According to newly released documents, however, prior reports only scratched the surface: Best Buy's ties with the FBI appear more ...
The digital rights group sued the FBI for the documents last year after the bureau denied a Freedom of Information Act request. The EFF filed the lawsuit to learn the extent to which the agency trains and directs Best Buy Geek Squad employees to conduct warrantless searches of customers' devices during ...
Congress Wasn't Told of Clinton Foundation Ties of FBI's Australian Informant ... Congressional investigators weren't told by the FBI of the deep ties between key Australian diplomat with the Clinton Foundation even though the official's tip helped spark the allegations of collusions between President ...
Nathaniel Oaks have accused federal authorities of hiring a crafty informant paid millions by the FBI to entrap the Baltimore politician. ... For the two informants, “failure was simply not an option; failing to ensnare the government's desired target meant financial ruin for one, and prison for the other.” ...
Banks disclosed the FBI wiretap of the inmate's phone to his informant and later that day, the FBI intercepted communication that revealed the inmate became ... This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and assistant U.S. attorneys Michael Herskowitz and Garrett Bradford are ...
The U.S. Attorney filed the obstruction of justice charges against Moreland after FBI agents claimed he bribed and attempted to discredit his former mistress, Natalie Amos. Undercover video and audio obtained by an FBI informant revealed Moreland discussed planting drugs on Amos in an effort to discredit ...
The Palm Beach County robbers planned to kill the ones who weren't. Daryl Canady, a Riviera Beach man in his 40s, told an FBI informant he had been masterminding the robbery for two years, documents show. The robbery, he said, would be “like taking candy from a baby … (if you have the) balls to do it.
Before he left, Hubbard gave much of his artwork to one of the informants for safekeeping, placed most of his other possessions in a storage unit in Georgia and saved $6,000 he was bringing with him to fight in Syria. He also said he might never return from Syria. Hubbard was diagnosed with depression ...
An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton · William (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the ...
Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Intelligence committees, respectively, to the GOP chairmen of those committees said Republicans have been in contact with the informant for months without allowing Democrats access. The Democratic pair further said the ...
Ernest Withers might not be the best-known name of the civil rights movement, but he was the best-known photographer. As a photojournalist, Withers captured incredible images of key moments in American history. From the iconic image of Emmett Till's mutilated corpse to the now-legendary shot of ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The woman who allowed the FBI to secretly record her conversations with former Judge Casey Moreland now faces criminal charges of her own. Nan Casey worked as a member of the Davidson County General Sessions Drug Court and was Director of the Court Foundation Center.
Updated at 6 p.m. ET. Seddique Mateen, the father of the man behind the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre, worked with the FBI as a confidential informant for more than a decade leading right up to the shooting, according to attorneys for the shooter's widow. The defense team revealed the information in a ...
A former undercover informant says he provided evidence to the FBI during President Obama's first term that Russia was assisting Iran's nuclear program even as billions in new U.S. business flowed to Moscow's uranium industry. William Douglas Campbell told The Hill his evidence included that Russia ...
Very little is known about an investigation of the Pulse gunman's father. He was an FBI informant for more than a decade and now he's under investigation by the same agency. Seddique Mateen's cooperation with, and now investigation by, the FBI was revealed in court filings during the trial of Noor Salman ...
But he was allowed to remain in the U.S., living in Palm Beach County for years, after federal authorities called him a “national security asset” and praised his “usefulness as a provider of intelligence to the FBI,” court records show. He was one of a few informants who worked on the terrorism but was the ...
FBI informants can themselves be unsavory characters: gangsters, terrorists, Nazis. From a legal standpoint, the question is what other information was in the application, and whether the underlying information cited in the dossier was accurate, and the Nunes memo makes no attempt to argue that it wasn't.
An FBI informant connected to the "Uranium One" scandal said that Russian nuclear executives sent money to the United States in hopes it would influence the Obama administration and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a report Wednesday. In written testimony obtained by the Hill, the ...
Elijah Cummings and Adam Schiff, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Intelligence committees, respectively, to the GOP chairmen of those committees said Republicans have been in contact with the informant for months without allowing Democrats access. The Democratic pair further said the ...
The case ran into problems last year when it emerged that the main undercover informant in the case had defrauded more than $300,000 from victims — while he was working undercover for the FBI on the Palm Beach County terrorism sting. The informant, Mohammed Agbareia, 52, was heavily involved in ...
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Wednesday walked back earlier comments he made about having an "informant" corroborate reports of FBI anti-Trump "secret society" meetings being held after then President-elect Trump won the 2016 election. Johnson on Wednesday acknowledged not knowing what the ...
FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Red Fawn Fallis, of Denver, stands outside the federal courthouse in Bismarck, N.D. Fallis, accused of shooting at law officers in October 2016 during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, will not receive more information about an FBI ...
The FBI got wind of the alleged plot and managed to get an informant introduced to Turner. Turner, also known as Feisty or Mz. Feisty, is, according to her social media posts, an amateur film star with a rap sheet: she was convicted in 2005 for forgery and theft and arrested in 2016 for spousal battery, having ...


 

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