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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Heroin Addict FBI Agent; Argentine Prosecutor "Suicide" Night Before Testify; The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Admits He Lied

FBI Agent's Theft of Seized Heroin for Personal Use Could Wipe Out Dozens of Drug Cases
An FBI agent's downward spiral could wipe out months of work by a heroin task force, the Washington Post reports, writing that more than 100 cases against criminal defendants could be in jeopardy because agent Matthew Lowry skimmed seized heroin for his personal use. (Lowry has admitted to "repeatedly" stealing heroin, the Post says.)

Former judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M
A former Arkansas judge waived indictment and pleaded guilty Friday to a federal criminal information (PDF) charging him with accepting a bribe for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict from $5.2 million to $1 million.

Michael A. Maggio, 53, admitted being “improperly influenced” in the nursing home case by campaign contributions in 2013 for his planned run for an appellate court seat, according to Arkansas Business, the Log Cabin Democrat and the Times Record.

Law firm ripped up bloody carpet to hide sex assault by partner, ex-associate alleges at bias trial
A Manhattan law firm ripped up carpet stained by blood when a partner “painfully and forcefully” had sex with an associate following a 2011 holiday party, the former associate’s lawyer alleged as her bias trial got under way on Monday.

The now-former associate, Alexandra Marchuk, is seeking $9 million in her bias suit against the law firm, Faruqi & Faruqi, the New York Post reports. A preview of the trial by the New York Law Journal (sub. req.) says Marchuk claims $2 million in damages and is seeking at least $10 million in punitive damages.

Argentina: Jewish Bombing Prosecutor Found Dead
rgentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos Aires on Sunday night, the day before he was due to present to a parlimentary committee about allegations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner concealed Iranian involvement in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Center bombing. Nisman was found in his bathtub with a small caliber bullet wound in the head just before midnight. Early analysis suggested it was a suicide.
Yeah, right.
Contractor Pleads Guilty in Navy Scandal
Hours earlier in the same San Diego courthouse, Navy Capt. Daniel Dusek entered a guilty plea and admitted to revealing military secrets to Francis in exchange for prostitutes, money and luxury trips. Dusek allegedly provided details about Navy ship schedules to Glenn Defense Marine so Francis could inflate invoices and overcharge the Navy.

Alex Malarkey, 'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,' Admits He Made It All Up
A bestselling Christian book that claims to detail a boy's trip to heaven and his return to Earth is being pulled from stores after one of its co-authors admitted he made the whole thing up.

The 2010 memoir, "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," was written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio.
But on Tuesday, the boy, who was left a quadriplegic in the accident, took it all back. The Pulpit & Pen website published "An Open Letter to Lifeway and Other Sellers, Buyers, and Marketers of Heaven Tourism, by the Boy Who Did Not Come Back From Heaven,” written by Alex.

"I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex wrote in the open letter, adding:

"I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible."
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  1. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

  2. Grits for Breakfast has an interesting article regarding the new jail, with a letter from the Kerr County Sheriff. I took a hard look at the Sheriff's proposal to turn the JDF into an extension of the jail, and part of the proposed budget was a big raise in pay for the Sheriff base upon extra duties associated with a larger facility. I am all for paying the Sheriff more money, but tying the raise to how many people are locked up is a very bad idea, in my opinion. We have too many people in jail as it is, and I am not hearing any alternatives to building a bigger jail. Is a raise for the Sheriff tied into the new proposal?

    1. He's going to have to count them EVERY DAY! With the average IQ in this backwards backwater, that is going to require a lot of overtime or an outside consultant from an actual city.

  3. I see where a Republican Judge ruled that Rick Perry must stand trial. There are Republican fingerprints all over this case, and one can not blame the charges on liberals or politics. Rick, have you changed your position on this case?