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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg strikes out 10 White Sox batters for a total of 32k's through 3 starts, Strasburg is the best new pitcher since Babe Ruth in 1914.

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg can hardly throw any better. He set a strikeout record in front of President Barack Obama in another sensational performance.The baseball holiday known as Strasmas — it comes every fifth day on your calendar right now — was again a spectacle Friday night. The 21-year-old rookie struck out 10 to run his total to an unprecedented 32 through three starts, but he experienced his first no-decision as the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 in 11 innings before another sellout crowd.  

Obama’s arrival wasn’t announced inside the stadium, and there wasn’t the stringent security for fans that usually accompanies a public appearance. Joined by daughters Sasha and Malia and sipping a beer in a private box, the president wore a White Sox hat in support of his hometown team — just as he did when he threw out the first pitch at the ballpark on opening day.

Obama’s motorcade departed during the ninth inning, but he was part of another Strasburg sellout. The Nationals have filled the stands only three times all season: The first was opening day, and other two are Strasburg’s two home starts. Friday’s attendance was 40,325.


Strasburg allowed four hits over seven innings and at one point retired 15 batters in a row, mixing in his now-familiar repertoire of fastballs that occasionally hit 100 mph and curveballs and changeups that leave batters looking bewildered. He lowered his ERA to 1.86 and didn’t walk a batter for the second time in three starts. He threw 85 pitches, 59 for strikes.  Stephen Strasburg is the best thing for Major League Baseball since Babe Ruth.

 

Babe Ruth appeared in five games for the Red Sox in 1914, pitching in four of them. Babe Ruth picked up the victory in his major league debut on July 11, 1914.  On July 11, 1914, in his major league debut, George Herman "Babe" Ruth pitches seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 4-3.  Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg won his first major league ball game on June 8th, 2010, 96 years after Babe Ruth, Strassburg also went 7 innings.
Stephen Strasburg, 7:05 PM ET, June 8, 2010…. Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.  
       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PIT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
WAS 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 - 5 11 0
W: S. Strasburg (1-0)…..L: J. Karstens (1-2)
SV: M. Capps (19)

The Red Sox had many star players in 1914, so Ruth was soon optioned to the minor league Providence Grays of Providence, Rhode Island for most of the remaining season. Behind Ruth and Carl Mays, the Grays won the International League pennant. Shortly after the season, in which he'd finished with a 2–1 record.

Babe Ruth Career pitching: 94 won-46 lost / 1,121.3 Innings Pitched / 2.28 ERA / 448 K's.
Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth (The Bambino and The Sultan Of Swat)
Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6′ 2″, Weight: 215 lb.
Born: February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, MD
High School: St. Mary’s (Baltimore, MD)
Debut: July 11, 1914
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/Braves 1914-1935
Final Game: May 30, 1935
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1936 (215/226 ballots).
Died: August 16, 1948 in New York, NY
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

BABE RUTH as a rookie pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1915.  During spring training in 1915, Ruth secured a spot in the Red Sox starting rotation. He joined a pitching staff that included Rube Foster, Dutch Leonard, and Smokey Joe Wood. Ruth won 18 games, lost eight, and helped himself by hitting .315. He also hit his first four home runs. The Red Sox won 101 games that year on their way to a victory in the World Series. Ruth did not pitch in the series, and grounded out in his only at-bat.


In 1916, after a slightly shaky spring, Babe Ruth went 23–12, with a 1.75 ERA and nine shutouts, both of which led the league. On June 27, he struck out ten Philadelphia A's, a career high. On July 11, he started both games of a doubleheader, but the feat was not what it seemed; he only pitched one-third of an inning in the opener because the scheduled starter, Foster, had trouble getting loose. Ruth then pitched a complete-game victory in the nightcap. Ruth had unusual success against Washington Senators star pitcher Walter Johnson, beating him four times in 1916 alone, by scores of 5–1, 1–0, 1–0 in 13 innings, and 2–1. Johnson finally outlasted Ruth for an extra-inning 4–3 victory on September 12; in the years to come, Ruth would hit ten home runs off Johnson, including the only two Johnson would allow in 1918–1919. Ruth's nine shutouts in 1916 set an AL record for left-handers which would remain unmatched until Ron Guidry tied it in 1978.



Despite a weak offense, hurt by the sale of Tris Speaker to the Indians, the Red Sox made it to the World Series. They defeated the Brooklyn Robins four games to one. This time Ruth made a major contribution, pitching a 14-inning complete-game victory in Game Two.

In 1918 Ruth went 24–13 with a 2.01 ERA and six shutouts and hit .325, but the Sox finished second, nine games behind the Chicago White Sox. On June 23 against the Washington Senators, after walking the leadoff hitter, Ruth erupted in anger, was ejected, and threw a punch at the umpire, which would result in a ten-game suspension. Ernie Shore came into the game in relief, the baserunner was out stealing, and Shore retired all twenty-six batters he faced, for which he was credited with a perfect game until the 1990s.



Babe Ruth was pitching a no-hitter in a 0–0 game against the Detroit Tigers on July 11, before a single deflected off his glove in the eighth inning. Boston finally pushed across a run in the ninth, and Ruth held onto his 1–0 victory by striking out Ty Cobb. In 1942, Ruth called this game his greatest thrill on the field.


In 1918, Ruth pitched in 20 games, posting a 13–7 record with a 2.22 ERA. He was mostly used as an outfielder, and hit a league-leading eleven home runs. His statistics were curtailed slightly when he walked off the team in July following an argument with Boston's manager.


Babe Ruth threw a 1–0 shutout in the opener of the 1918 World Series, then won Game Four in what would be his final World Series appearance as a pitcher. Ruth won both his starts, allowing two runs (both earned) in seventeen innings for an ERA of 1.06. Ruth extended his World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak to 29⅔ innings, a record that would last until Whitey Ford broke it in 1961.

 

Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM

Congressman Demands Answers on 17 Afghan Military Pilot Deserters AWOL, the foreign military officers were training to become pilots at Lackland Air Force Base Texas.

Why were the 17 Afghan Military Pilot Deserters,  foreign military officers who were training to become pilots at Lackland Air Force Base Texas, not immediately rounded up and deported, do we have to have another 9/11 ?

A Texas congressman is demanding answers from the Air Force on the current status of the 17 AWOL Afghan military deserters, which he called a breach of national security.



Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, asked Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley for an immediate report on the status of the missing men and an assessment of the potential threat to citizens of Texas. He demanded to know why he was not informed about the missing Afghans over the course of the last two years.

"Your department's failure to provide critical information related to this incident is unacceptable," Cornyn wrote. "Finally, it is a serious mistake for officials to approach this serious breach as an immigration violation rather than a threat to the safety and security of our homeland and our citizens."

The 17 deserters had disappeared from Lackland Air Force Base, where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, according to an alert issued Wednesday.  Ten of the 17 remain at large after seven were accounted for, sources close to the situation told Fox News on Friday.

The following 17 Afghan military members have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas and are being sought in a nationwide alert in the U.S.;

Abdul Ghani Barakzai, born 8/8/1977
Mohd Ali Karimi, born 9/3/1982
Mohammad Nasim Fateh Zada, born 12/4/1966
Aminullah Sangarwal, born 8/27/1982
Mohd Ahmadi, born 5/5/1978
Ahad Abdulahad, born 5/5/1984
Sayed Qadir Shah Habiby, born 5/7/1985
Javed Aryan a.k.a. Aryan Javed, born 1/1/1987
Mirwais Qassmi, born 4/24/1974
Barsat Noorani, born 6/3/1981
Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982
Ahmad Sameer Samar, born 5/2/1983
Mohamed Fahim Faqier, born 6/1/1987
Obaiddullah Abrahimy, born 8/1/1979
Sayed Nasir Hashimi, born 4/5/1972
Shawali Kakar, born 12/31/1979
Khan Padshah Amiri, born 4/1/1978

Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Eighty-Six South Florida Residents and 7 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Charged with a Total of $76 Million in Mortgage Fraud in “Operation Stolen Dreams” U.S. Secret Service.


Results of "Operation Stolen Dreams." From March 1, 2010 to the present date, Operation Stolen Dreams resulted in the indictments of 86 individuals in South Florida for their participation in a series of mortgage fraud schemes that resulted in more than $76 million in fraudulent loans.

This Operation and today’s announcement was coordinated by the Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF). The interagency FFETF was created in November 2009 to lead an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. Operation Stolen Dreams focused on increasing cooperation with state and local partners. To this end, the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force includes representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement who, working together, bring to bear a powerful array of criminal and civil enforcement resources. For more information on the task force, visit http://www.stopfraud.gov/ .


Mortgage fraud ruins lives, destroys families, and devastates whole communities, so attacking the problem from every possible direction is vital,” said Attorney General Holder. “We will use every tool available to investigate, prosecute, and prevent mortgage fraud, and we will not rest until anyone preying on vulnerable American homeowners is brought to justice.”
Mortgage fraud is a virus that continues to plague the mortgage industry and has gone on to infect the rest of our economy,” said Special Agent in Charge John V. Gillies of the FBI Miami Division. “This is a wake-up call to those in the mortgage industry who think they can get away with creating phony documents to line their pockets with stolen loan proceeds. The FBI will continue to work with its federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory partners to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.”


The U.S. Secret Service is proud to have participated in Operation Stolen Dreams, with our dedicated agents pursuing criminal investigations into mortgage fraud violations, which have culminated in the successful federal indictments of individuals in our district,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Fithen of the Miami Field Office. “Cooperation and partnerships such as these consistently allow us to focus our resources to uncover and prevent criminal activity more efficiently than ever.”

Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division said, "IRS Criminal Investigation will continue to lend its financial investigative expertise to aggressively investigate criminal activities that adversely affect our financial system. Those who line their pockets with profits from these schemes should know that they will not go undetected and will be held accountable."



“Mortgage fraud has been a stifling disruptive hurdle for the citizens and economy of the South Florida,” said U. S. Postal Inspector in Charge Henry Gutierrez. “This national mortgage fraud initiative demonstrates the determination of law enforcement to protect the American dream of legitimate home ownership.”

“The last number of years have seen enormous and damaging developments in the mortgage and housing markets with an urgent reliance on the government to bolster unstable marketplaces and devastated communities,” said Kenneth M. Donohue, Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “The HUD OIG, in partnership with other federal agencies, is deeply committed to ensuring that scarce resources are not diverted to those who seek to enrich themselves at the expense of those who so desperately need assistance today.”
“Mortgage fraud is a serious crime that has heavily affected many communities and families in South Florida,” said Amos Rojas Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Miami Regional Operations Center. “We are vigorously combating this issue and will continue to investigate and arrest those criminals who engage in this crime. We will use every law at our disposal to aggressively go after these individuals who are plaguing our region. There is no place to hide.”


“It took many agencies with one common goal—to protect Florida consumer from unscrupulous and fraudulent activities,” affirmed Commissioner Tom Cardwell of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. “Consumers are safer today because of the team effort to bring these individuals to justice.”
In South Florida, from March 1, 2010 to date, the combined interagency effort in Operation Stolen Dreams has resulted in a record number of prosecutions, among them:

U.S. v. Yolette Antoine & Constance Powell...Two individuals were charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in the approval and disbursement of approximately $4.4 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, and causing losses of approximately $1.5 million to various lenders. Yolette Antoine allegedly advertised herself in the Haitian-American community as someone who could provide assistance with immigration and housing matters. In this way, Antoine obtained the personal identifying information of clients, including their names, Social Security numbers and copies of their driver’s licenses. The defendants then stole the identities of these clients and used the stolen personal information to fraudulently purchase various properties. After the closings for the properties, the defendants would prepare and execute false quit-claim deeds transferring title in the properties to The Antoine Investment Group, which defendant Antoine controlled.


U.S. v. Ramos, et al....Eleven defendants, including a mortgage broker, a real estate broker, a loan processor, and eight straw buyers, were charged in a scheme that defrauded nine financial institutions of approximately $11.25 million in fraudulent loans on 15 residential properties. The defendants perpetuated their scheme by flipping properties at inflated prices to complicit straw purchasers. The properties ultimately went into foreclosure.

U.S. v. Medina, et al....Thirteen defendants, including a loan officer, a title agent, recruiter, and staw buyers, were charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in the approval and disbursement of approximately $16.9 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, causing losses of $9.7 million to the lender. The properties charged include multiple units at a luxury condominium building on Brickell Bay Drive in Miami and single family homes in Coral Gables, Florida.



U.S. v. Anson Joachin, et al.....Four defendants, including a mortgage broker, a loan processor, and a straw buyer, engaged in a $2.5 million mortgage fraud scheme to purchase properties in Broward, Palm Beach and Lee Counties. To execute the scheme, the defendants submitted false loan applications and supporting documents to various mortgage lenders across the United States. Based on these false documents, the mortgage lenders issued approximately $2,500,000 in loans.



U.S. v. Peter N. Price....Peter N. Price, a title attorney, pled guilty to one count of making a false statement on a HUD-1 form. Price, acting as a title closing attorney, embezzled more than $1,000,000 in lenders’ funds from his escrow account on a real estate closing in 2007. Sentencing is scheduled for August 27, 2010.


U.S. v. Samuda...Three defendants, including a title attorney, a title company employee, and a mortgage broker, are charged in a mortgage fraud and closing scheme regarding the sale of a home in Ft. Lauderdale for $1,250,000. Two defendants have pled guilty to making false statements on the HUD 1 forms at closing and defrauding the lender. The title attorney, Michael Samuda, is scheduled for trial on July 2010.

U.S. v. Yvette Gonzalez Valdes, et al.....A family of four, as well as the title company owner, were charged in this $600,000 mortgage fraud. The defendants prepared and submitted fraudulent mortgage loan applications to the lenders, which included materially false information regarding the buyer’s employment, income, assets, intent to live in the property, and other information necessary to induce the lenders to approve the loans. After the defendants received the loan proceeds, they defaulted on their payments, causing the properties to go into foreclosure.

U.S. v. Marcos Salazar, et al.....The defendants identified a property to be used for the fraud, and caused the sellers of the property to execute a sales contract that inflated the price of the property. After the lender approved the loans on the inflated price, the co-conspirators kept the difference between the actual and the inflated sales prices. The defendants then defaulted on the loans.



U.S. v. Jeffrey Phillips, et al.....Fourteen defendants are charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in the approval and disbursement of approximately $7.5 million in fraudulent mortgage loans, and several million in losses to the lenders. To execute the scheme, the developer artificially inflated the price of vacant land in North Florida, and resold it to complicit straw buyers. The defendants prepared fraudulent mortgage loan applications and other related documents on behalf of the straw buyers.



U.S. v. Basilio, et. al....Two defendants created a company called Principal Investment Management. They then recruited straw buyers to pose as purchasers of properties in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The defendants were involved in the fraudulent financing of mortgages for at least six residential properties in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The defendants took the money from the mortgage proceeds, including second loans on the homes, and used those proceeds to make the mortgage payments or divert the proceeds into their own accounts.  The defendants were involved in the fraudulent financing of mortgages for at least eight residential properties in Miami-Dade County. The defendants would identify properties that could be used to defraud lenders and then recruit individuals to pose as purchasers of the properties. The defendants also signed-off on mortgage loans without performing the necessary verifications.


U.S. v. Jason Vitulano, et al.....Jason Vitulano was a branch manager at TopDot Mortgage, in Boca Raton, where Vitulano and others, including co-branch manager Peter Hartofilis, devised a scheme to submit fraudulent loan applications to numerous lenders. The false loan applications grossly inflated the loan applicants’ earnings and assets on deposit in a local bank. In reliance on these and other false statements in the loan applications, the lenders approved and funded more than $5 million in mortgage loans to purchase residences in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.



U.S. v. Gallego....Defendant Gallego was charged in a $2 million mortgage fraud scheme to purchase a property in the Versailles subdivision of Wellington, Florida.



U.S. v. Lozada....Four defendants were charged in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded lenders of more than $ 6 million in loans in connection with the purchase of five properties in Miami-Dade County. The straw buyers in this case were paid $5,000 for the use of their name and credit. Defendant Maria Lozada, a former loan processor at a title attorney's office, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, based on a fraud loss of more than $2.5 million.



U.S. v. Gonzalez....Eleven defendants, including a mortgage broker, a real estate broker, a loan processor, and eight straw buyers, were charged in a scheme that defrauded nine financial institutions of approximately $11.25 million in fraudulent loans on 15 residential properties. The defendants perpetuated their scheme by flipping properties at inflated prices to complicit straw purchasers. The properties ultimately went into foreclosure.


U.S. v. Quiroz....The defendant is alleged to have created fraudulent loan applications, verifications of employment, IRS Forms W-2, payroll stubs, and bank statements in order to obtain mortgages for the refinance and purchase of real property in Port St. Lucie. In total, the defendant received more than $400,000 in fraudulent loans.

U.S. v. Cazas, et al....Four defendants, including a developer and three loan officers, were charged in an $8 million dollar condominium conversion scheme involving a 53-unit condominium building. The developer converted an apartment building into condominiums and, with the loan officers’ assistance, sold the condominium units to unqualified buyers. To qualify the prospective buyers for loans, the loan officers paid down outstanding debt of the unqualified buyers and purchased false employment documents. The condominium units went into foreclosure and the building was ultimately condemned because the unqualified buyers could pay neither their mortgage payments nor their monthly condominium assessments.
South Florida has consistently led the nation in the number of mortgage fraud prosecutions. In September 2007, the Southern District of Florida announced a Mortgage Fraud Initiative. This was followed in June 2008 with the creation of a Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, comprised of experienced federal, state and local prosecutors, agents, and officers, dedicated exclusively to investigating and prosecuting mortgage fraud cases. Through collaboration, sharing information and focusing on a common goal, the Strike Force has effectively investigated illicit financial activities, made criminals accountable, and increased confidence in the integrity of our banking system.


Attachments: Operation Stolen Dreams (PDF)
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls . Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/  or http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov/ .



Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM

Faisal Shahzad Indicted for Attempted Car Bombing in Times Square NY, Faisal Shahzad radicalized on violent jihad websites.

WASHINGTON—A federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York has returned a 10-count indictment charging Faisal Shahzad for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1, 2010, the Justice Department announced today.


Shahzad, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK Airport) on May 3, 2010, after he was identified by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection while attempting to leave the United States on a commercial flight to Dubai. Shahzad was then charged in a five-count criminal complaint. On May 18, 2010, he was presented in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York. Shahzad is expected to be arraigned by Judge Cedarbaum on June 21, 2010, at noon.

“The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzad’s attempted attack on American soil,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Our nation averted serious loss of life in this attempted bombing, but it is a reminder that we face an evolving threat that we must continue to fight with every tool available to the government.”


According to the indictment filed today and the criminal complaint:  In December 2009, Shahzad received explosives training in Waziristan, Pakistan, from explosive trainers affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban, a militant extremist group based in Pakistan. On Feb. 25, 2010, Shahzad received approximately $5,000 in cash in Massachusetts sent from a co-conspirator (CC-1) in Pakistan whom Shahzad understood worked for Tehrik-e-Taliban. Approximately six weeks later, on April 10, 2010, Shahzad received an additional $7,000 in cash in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., which was also sent at CC-1's direction.

On March 15, 2010, Shahzad purchased a semi-automatic 9 millimeter Kel-Tec rifle in Connecticut. This rifle was found, loaded, in Shahzad’s car on the day of his arrest.
In April 2010, Shahzad contacted the seller of a Nissan Pathfinder after seeing an advertisement posted on a website. Thereafter, on April 24, 2010, Shahzad and the seller of the Pathfinder agreed to meet in a supermarket parking lot in Connecticut, where Shahzad paid the seller $1,300 for the Pathfinder. In April 2010, Shahzad also purchased components for the improvised explosive and incendiary devices that he loaded into the Pathfinder on May 1, 2010.

On May 1, 2010, Shahzad drove the Pathfinder, loaded with the improvised explosive and incendiary devices, to Manhattan and parked the Pathfinder in Times Square in the vicinity of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue. After parking the Pathfinder, Shahzad attempted to begin the detonation process of the improvised explosive and incendiary devices. Thereafter, Shahzad abandoned the Pathfinder and returned to his residence in Connecticut.

On May 3, 2010, Shahzad drove from Connecticut to JFK Airport as he attempted to flee to Dubai. He was arrested later that same day at JFK. After his arrest, Shahzad admitted that he had recently received bomb-making training in Pakistan. He also admitted that he had brought the Pathfinder to Times Square and attempted to detonate it.


The indictment filed today charges Shahzad with 10 offenses which carry the following potential penalties:Count 1 – Attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison.

Count 2 – Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison.

Count 3 – Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison.*

Count 4 – Attempted act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison.

Count 5 – Conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison.

Count 6 – Attempted use of a destructive device during and in relation to a conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison.*

Count 7 – Transportation of an explosive, 10 years in prison.

Count 8 – Conspiracy to transport an explosive, 10 years in prison.

Count 9 – Attempted destruction of property by fire and explosive, 20 years in prison.*

Count 10 – Conspiracy to destroy property by fire and explosive, 20 years in prison.*


* Counts three, nine and 10 each carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison. Count six carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years in prison. If there are convictions for counts three and six, a sentence of life in prison is mandatory.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Today’s 10-count indictment returned in the Southern District of New York charges Faisal Shahzad with conspiring with the Pakistani Taliban to wreak death and destruction in Times Square. This office will continue to work in lock-step with our partners at the FBI and the NYPD to protect New York City from the threat posed by terrorists and those who would support them.”

FBI New York Acting Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos stated: “Today’s indictment of Faisal Shahzad is a major step in this important investigation. Shahzad was allegedly ready to commit a horrendous crime in the heart of New York. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) quickly went into high gear to identify and arrest Shahzad. We will not let our guard down as we work to protect our city, our citizens, our visitors and our country.”


“Today’s indictment is a stark reminder that New York remains a terrorist target and that we must be vigilant to protect the City,” said Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner for the City of New York.

The indictment was the result of the investigative efforts of the FBI’s JTTF in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, especially those JTTF members from the FBI and the New York City Police Department. U.S. Customs and Border Protection also made significant contributions to the case. Substantial assistance was also provided by the Justice Department’s National Security Division, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brendan R. McGuire, Randall W. Jackson, John P. Cronan and Jeffrey A. Brown of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM

Thursday, June 17, 2010

DHS Plans For Homegrown Threat Questioned, "We did not know that Al-Shabaab was recruiting our kids to Somalia until they disappeared after visits to violent jihad websites"



VIOLENT JIHAD WEBSITES, SHUT THEN DOWN!
FOX NEWS....As the U.S. government mulls ways to stem the rising threat of homegrown terrorism, some Republicans on Capitol Hill have privately raised concerns over new policies and tactics being considered. But counterterrorism officials say such resistance is undermining national security and can only be explained by a "misunderstanding" of the facts or political gamesmanship.


"We support the development of counter-radicalization policies that will protect our communities," four House Republicans recently told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter obtained by Fox News. "However, we are concerned about the development of policy that is based on poor research, flawed assumptions and insufficient inquiry. A flawed policy could ... worsen our radicalization problem." Specifically, the letter expresses concern that counterterrorism officials could act prematurely and rely too heavily on a community-based approach, which embraces grassroots-level relationships and outreach programs to produce intelligence and steer vulnerable populations away from extremist rhetoric.

According to the June 3 letter, Napolitano has already sent officials to the United Kingdom to learn about the British government's "Preventing Violent Extremism" program, whose website describes local government and local communities as "the heart" of stopping radicalization.
"Supporters of the [program] are more readily found in Washington, D.C., than in the U.K.," said the letter, signed by two members of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Tex., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "We are concerned DHS [Department of Homeland Security] officials may be giving disproportionate focus to the U.K.'s model at the expense of other historical and contemporary counter-radicalization models."

Counterterrorism officials insist they're analyzing several models from around the world, adding that such "political attacks" impede potentially life-saving efforts to address a "new phase in the threat." "While the federal government has put resources into threats originating from outside the country, [recent] events have shown that we need to build the same capabilities to deal with domestic threats," one law enforcement official who deals with terrorism issues said. "We can't always rely on the idea that a potential threat will be on the radar of the intelligence community or [federal law enforcement]."

In fact, an intelligence bulletin issued by DHS in the wake of the failed Times Square bombing said federal authorities "face an increased challenge in detecting terrorist plots underway" in the United States.  "State, local, tribal and private sector partners play a critical role in identifying suspicious activities and raising the awareness of federal counterterrorism officials," the May 21 bulletin said. "For example, purchases of possible operational materials, such as those made by ... [alleged Times Square bomber Faisal] Shahzad, are unlikely to come to the attention of federal officials unless reported by private sector and state, local and tribal partners."


A spokesman for McCaul said there is "nothing political" about the letter sent to Napolitano, describing it as "four members of [Congress] who are legitimately concerned about the approach DHS is taking." The back-and-forth between Republicans and counterterrorism officials comes only weeks after a DHS-sanctioned advisory panel, tasked by Napolitano in February to look at the issue, completed a "working draft" of recommendations for countering homegrown threats, including threats from more than just Islamic extremists.

"Information-driven, community based violent crime reduction efforts should be recognized as a critical element of national efforts to protect the homeland from terrorism and other threats," says the 30-page draft of recommendations, which was obtained by Fox News.


The draft identifies "key elements" for applying such violent crime models to "ideological-motivated crime," including bolstering relationships between law enforcement and community members, and increasing the flow of information to community members.
In recent cases of homegrown terrorism, one DHS official said, suspects went through changes that were "very visible to the people around them," such as a "noticeable shift" in their personalities, a more outspoken anger against U.S. policy, or increased visits to "fringe" or "extremist" websites. The official said community members would be more inclined to report a potential threat to law enforcement if there is a stronger relationship between them.


As for sharing more threat-related information with community members, the official pointed to the case of at least 20 Somali-Americans from Minneapolis and elsewhere who were recruited over more than a year to join al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked group in East Africa. The official suggested some of the recruitment may have been prevented if families were informed earlier.

When federal authorities later met with families of the missing, the families said, "We did not know that al-Shabaab was trying to recruit our kids over to Somalia until our kids disappeared," according to the official.

But working with local communities has its risks, which was noted during a House hearing in March titled "Working With Communities to Disrupt Terror Plots." Some Republicans worried authorities could "start giving legitimacy" to organizations that surreptitiously support terrorist groups, and McCaul, one of the four signatories on the recent letter to Napolitano, pointed to the case of Najibullah Zazi, the Colorado airport shuttle bus driver who planned a bomb attack on the New York City subway system.

"Working with a local imam actually backfired on law enforcement when he alerted Zazi that he was under government surveillance," McCaul said during the hearing. Zazi was eventually arrested and pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges.


While the council's working draft of recommendations does refer to "terrorism" several times, it leaves out mention of any religion, instead referring to "violent extremism" and "ideological-motivated crime," including the "Ft. Hood shooting," in which a Muslim Army major killed 13 in November 2009.  MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..........
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

UPDATE...Intel Memos Warn Of Radical Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's Call to Kill Americans On Violent Jihad Websites May Inspire Attacks



FOX NEWS....Two new intelligence memos obtained by Fox News point to increasing alarm over radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's recent call to kill American civilians.


Awlaki is the American-born cleric residing in Yemen who has been tied to the Fort Hood shooting last fall, the Christmas Day jet bombing attempt and the attempted Times Square car bombing in May. The two intelligence documents, which are for official use only, describe how the cleric's escalating rhetoric could attract dangerous followers inside the United States.

The first memo, which refers to the cleric as Aulaqi (his real last name), was written by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis and dated May 26. It warned that the cleric could "inspire" groups to launch terror attacks.


"The FBI and DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis are concerned that Anwar Aulaqi's support for violence against U.S. military and civilian targets could inspire terrorist groups or individuals to conduct attacks in the United States," the memo said. "The FBI and DHS/I&A encourage reporting of suspicious activity to appropriate authorities and encourage our homeland security, military and law enforcement partners to remain vigilant."   CLICK HERE FOR THE MEMO

Shut down violent jihad websites now, no websites, no chat rooms, no communication !

Friday, May 14, 2010, Pakistani Taliban Say America Will "Burn" And NYC Is The Number One Target See Anwar Al-Awlaki's "End of Time". "The movement proved what America could not have even imagined ... It was just an explosive-laden vehicle which did not explode. "But it (America) will see, all imperialist forces will see that it will explode also and America will also burn," said the spokesman, Azim Tariq, sitting cross-legged on the ground in front of a rock face and speaking in Urdu. America's allies would meet the same fate, he said.

"They can neither eliminate the mujahideen nor jihad, nor they can harm Islam," he said, referring to Muslim holy warriors and holy war. "Instead, they will have to die themselves, they will be burned themselves, they will have to dig their own graves," said the spokesman, sporting a long black beard and turban.

See video on violent jihad websites and why they should be shut down CLICK HERE.


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Private investigator Patrick Cote finds Frank Dryman a notorious killer from Montana's past.

In February 2009, Clem Pellet was digging through his family's mementos when he stumbled across newspaper clippings about the brutal murder of his grandfather in 1951.  It was April when Clarence Pellet picked up Frank Dryman, a 19-year-old hitchhiker, alongside Hi-Line 60, just outside of Shelby, Montana.


Dryman repaid Pellet by shooting him to death, stealing his car, and then making his way into Canada, where he was eventually apprehended, returned to Montana, and finally convicted of Pellet's murder.  Though Dryman was given a life sentence, he only served 14 years before he was paroled in 1969. By 1972, he fled the state, violating the terms of his parole. However, police where never able to determine his whereabouts and he's remained an absconder ever since.

 


It wasn't until Pellet's grandson discovered the truth about his grandfather's death that he decided to revive the search for Dryman. He quickly hired Patrick Cote, a private detective (Arizona), to find the man who murdered his grandfather and return him to Montana.  Cote began digging and followed leads all the way to the Cactus Rose Wedding Chapel in Arizona City, Arizona.

Patrick Cote private detective COTE INVESTIGATIONS & ASSOCIATES, LLC, Casa Grande, Arizona, see link http://coteinvestigations.com/


See also Arizona Republic article;  Paroled killer running wedding chapel took new name in rural Arizona.

Frank Ryman was discovered in Arizona last month, living under an alias and running a wedding chapel .  Cote struck up a conversation with the Chapel's owner, Victor Houston. The similarities between Houston and Dryman were uncanny. Not only did they share the same birthday, but Houston also had the same tattoos on his hands that had been described by police 38 years earlier.


After contacting local authorities, Houston was arrested last month and soon admitted to his real identity. He was, in fact, Frank Dryman, a fugitive of the law and the man who'd murdered Pellet's grandfather.  Apparently, Dryman had used at least one alias -- Frank Valentine -- before settling into his life as Victor Houston. He not only ran the Arizona wedding chapel, but he was also a notary public, entrusted to verify the identities of people signing legal documents. Apparently, Arizona's Secretary of State isn't allowed to run background checks on notary applicants.


Last week, Dryman was returned to Montana State Prison, where he may be forced to serve out the remainder of his 1951 life sentence.
 
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Central Command MacDill Air Force Base Tampa Fl Violent Attack Foiled With 13 Loaded Rifles


TAMPA — Entrance gates at MacDill Air Force Base were open as usual and traffic was flowing early Tuesday, the morning after a heavily armed man and woman apparently tried to gain unauthorized access, an official said.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, the couple's SUV, loaded with about a dozen rifle magazines, a few long bags that are used to hold rifles, military clothing, duffel bags and boxes of ammunition, was reportedly stopped at the Bayshore Boulevard gate after the pair was unable to show proper identification, a base spokeswoman said.  The man and woman were held on the base for questioning. Their names had not been released early Tuesday.

Officials say the as yet unidentified man is in the military and was AWOL (absent without leave) at the time of his arrest. The woman apparently has no military affiliation. Both are in their mid 20's and are U.S. citizens. A MacDill spokesman said Wednesday the pair tried to use fraudulent military identification to get past the Bayshore Boulevard gate around 5 p.m.

When guards became suspicious, ordnance teams were called to the gate and a robotic vehicle was used to determine that the car was safe.  A search of the vehicle turned up six weapons: three handguns, three rifles and ammunition, according to MacDill spokesman Col. David Cohen, 6th Air Mobility Wing vice commander.

Massacre Leaves 13 Dead At Fort Hood.  Fort Hood Part Two?  Violent Jihad attack, again? 

Base officials haven't heard that it was a planned attack and authorities did not find any explosives.  A News Channel 8 reporter on scene at the base saw at least 13 loaded rifle magazines and two pistol magazines in a bag. Authorities also found military clothing and other military-style equipment in the grayish blue Honda CRV driven by the suspects.

The South Tampa base houses the headquarters of the Central Command, which runs the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and the Special Operations Command. On May 19, an off-duty FBI agent shot and killed an Army veteran after a confrontation and chase at the base. The veteran had been visiting the base when the altercation broke out, officials said.

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