84-year-old bank robber who wanted to return to prison gets 21 years for credit union heist

An Arizona man who spent over half his life behind bars is headed back to prison after robbing two bank tellers at gunpoint back in 2018. On Tuesday, Robert Francis Krebs, 84, of Tucson, Arizona was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Krebs was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,385. Krebs was already convicted by a jury for armed bank robbery in 2017. On January 12, 2018, Krebs entered into Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona and demanded money from the bank tellers. Krebs ended up stealing … Continue reading 84-year-old bank robber who wanted to return to prison gets 21 years for credit union heist

Man accused of forging wife’s signature to seize ownership of their Palm Jumeirah home

A man forged his wife’s signature and official documentation to seize sole ownership of their Palm Jumeirah apartment, a Dubai court heard.The case, at Dubai Criminal Court, is being heard in the husband’s absence. The Russian citizen, 60, allegedly used the fake signature to grant him power of attorney, which authorized him to issue a new title deed in his name for the property, which was jointly owned by the couple. Dubai Court Criminal Court was told he also falsified Russian consulate and UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs stamps as part of the plan. “We shared ownership of the apartment, … Continue reading Man accused of forging wife’s signature to seize ownership of their Palm Jumeirah home

How an employee embezzled $12.8m and spent most of it on adult website.

Ralph Puglisi had been embezzling millions of dollars for years when he decided to try a new trick: laundering money through the pornographic website profile of a relative’s fiancee, investigators found. With the millions he stole, Puglisi renovated his house, covered rent for one of his parents, paid for a relative’s wedding expenses, traveled, chartered yachts and bought land on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, investigators found. But higher-ups at the nonprofit where Puglisi worked began digging into ballooning expenses. It didn’t take long to unearth what he had been hiding. Puglisi, 59, who was a manager at … Continue reading How an employee embezzled $12.8m and spent most of it on adult website.

LOL: Man’s bank robbery foiled as staff couldn’t read his handwritten note

A man whose attempt to rob a bank failed because staff couldn’t read his handwritten note demanding they hand over cash has been jailed.Alan Slattery. Alan Slattery, 67, of Saint Leonards in southeast England, was handed a six-year extended sentence on July 16 after pleading guilty to robbery and two counts of attempted robbery. According to Sussex police, Slattery entered three banks in the space of two weeks and used handwritten notes to tell the cashiers to hand over money. On March 18, Slattery went into a Nationwide Building Society branch in Eastbourne intending to rob it. However, the cashier he gave … Continue reading LOL: Man’s bank robbery foiled as staff couldn’t read his handwritten note

Mafia boss, known as the ‘godmother,’ arrested at Rome airport

Maria Licciardi, mafia boss known as the “godmother”. A reputed mafia boss known as the “godmother” and “the little one” for her petite stature has been arrested at Rome airport while trying to board a flight to Malaga, Spain. Prosecutors allege that Maria Licciardi, 70, headed up the Licciardi clan of the Camorra crime syndicate in Naples, one of the oldest criminal organizations in Italy. Although Licciardi said she was traveling to visit her daughter in Malaga, investigators believe it was a planned escape or a business trip, as her criminal organization might be seeking to expand their business to … Continue reading Mafia boss, known as the ‘godmother,’ arrested at Rome airport

Insanity: Man claiming to be Jesus stabs three in Pittsburgh

A homeless man claiming to be Jesus stabbed three people in an apartment in southeast Pittsburgh Monday. The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reports Rami Jasim, 33, has been charged with three counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Police responded to a call around 2 a.m. from a man who said someone had tried to kill him in the city’s Carrick neighborhood. Officers arrived at the scene to find two men and a woman suffering from stab wounds.Rami Jasim One of the men was hospitalized in critical condition and the other’s status was stable. The female victim’s condition is serious. One of the apparent … Continue reading Insanity: Man claiming to be Jesus stabs three in Pittsburgh

Buyer and seller killed in gun sale gone wrong

A 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy are both dead following an apparent gun purchase gone awry in Landover, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. Prince George county police believe Camisha Jenifer and Kyree Duvall met up just before midnight on Friday to make a deal involving a firearm, though it’s not clear what triggered the double shooting that ensued. Jenifer reportedly drove herself to a hospital, where she died from her injury. Duvall was found wounded at the crime scene and rushed to a hospital where he, too, succumbed to his wounds. Investigators believe Jenifer and Duvall shot one another. … Continue reading Buyer and seller killed in gun sale gone wrong

Groom shot bride’s male friend during traffic jam because he suspected affair

Devin Jose Jones Still wearing a tuxedo, a newly married groom shot a man he believed was having an affair with his bride, according to a sheriff in Louisiana. Devin Jose Jones, 30, was arrested Sunday. The story is that he was sitting in a traffic jam with the new bride and a friend of hers. This trip home after the wedding eventually got derailed, however. Jones accused them of having an affair, said Sheriff Mike Tregre of St. John the Baptist Parish, according to The New Orleans Advocate. The situation allegedly escalated to Jones arming himself with a gun and chasing his wife’s male friend … Continue reading Groom shot bride’s male friend during traffic jam because he suspected affair

US TikTok star dies after ‘unprovoked’ cinema shooting

A TikTok star has died after he and a friend were shot at a southern California cinema, according to police and his family. Anthony Barajas, 19, was at a cinema in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday 26 July when they were both shot in the head. Rylee was pronounced dead at the scene, and Anthony had been on life support after the shooting. On Saturday 31 July, Anthony’s family confirmed his death. Corona police said the attack was “completely unprovoked”. The suspected shooter, Joseph Jimenez, 20, appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Friday. He was charged with … Continue reading US TikTok star dies after ‘unprovoked’ cinema shooting

Fraudster: A celebrity influencer scammed victims out of $24m to fund his luxury lifestyle that he bragged about on Instagram

Ramon Abbas AKA Hushpuppi documented his trips to expensive restaurants and private jets. A Nigerian influencer known for documenting his lavish lifestyle has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abbas, accepted the charges in a US court on April 20, according to documents filed in California. The documents state that Abbas scammed people out of more than $24m in total. The 37-year-old was arrested in Dubai, where he lived, in June 2020 after being tracked down by the FBI. Abbas’ 2.5m follower strong Instagram account was a key part in him being found, and it … Continue reading Fraudster: A celebrity influencer scammed victims out of $24m to fund his luxury lifestyle that he bragged about on Instagram

Man on scooter steals millions from upmarket Paris jeweller

Police in Paris are searching for a man who stole more than €2m (£1.7m; $2.36m) worth of jewellery and precious stones from an upmarket jeweller. The man, thought to be in his 50s or 60s, arrived at and left the Chaumet boutique on a stand-up scooter on Tuesday afternoon. He drew a weapon and threatened to set off a bomb he said had been planted in the store, police say. The outlet is in an affluent area of the city near the Champs-Elysées. CCTV captured images of the man entering the shop wearing a light-grey suit and a facemask. Police … Continue reading Man on scooter steals millions from upmarket Paris jeweller

US sells unique Wu-Tang Clan album seized from ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli

The US government has sold a one-of-kind Wu-Tang Clan album previously owned by a drug firm executive once dubbed the “most hated man in America”. Martin Shkreli, who became notorious for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, bought Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for $2m (£1.4m) in 2015. The hip-hop record was marketed by the Wu-Tang Clan as a unique piece of art. Shkreli handed it over to US prosecutors in 2018 after being convicted of defrauding investors. Its sale means the former drug firm executive had now fully paid off a $7.4m forfeiture deal, acting US Attorney … Continue reading US sells unique Wu-Tang Clan album seized from ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli