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Prosecutors: professor spent $96K in grant money on strip clubs | WFLA

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Former professor and head of the electrical engineering department from Drexel University, Chika Nwankpa, is facing up to 14 years in prison for theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception. Philadelphia prosecutors have announced the charges after Nwankpa was found to have taken funds from the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation for his own personal use. ... Read More »

A Dad allegedly paid $220,000 to bribe his son’s way into USC. Then he claimed the bribe as a tax deduction, prosecutors say. | BuzzFeed.News

John Wilson is being charged for paying $220,000 to the University of Southern California as a bribe for his son’s acceptance into the school then writing it off as a tax deduction. Wilson is one of more than 50 people who have been caught since March attempting to bribe a college for their child’s acceptance. Lying about his son’s athletic ... Read More »

Former top U.S. Army official’s staff said they were running ‘personal’ errands for him at CVS, report says | Business Insider

The former top-enlisted official has been accused of using his soldiers “to perform services for his personal convenience,” in a report from the US Army’s inspector general. Documents revealed that Sgt. Maj. John Troxell would require his staff to run errands for him at CVS, drive him after hours, and provide unnecessary support to him and his wife. Outside of ... Read More »

Decorated Indian officer arrested for Kashmir rebel ties | WBAL

Police deputy superintendent Davinder Singh and two other militants were arrested after being chased down in a car in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Rebels in the area have been demanding independence or a merger with Pakistan for decades. A top commander of the biggest rebel group in Kashmir was also arrested, a police officer who deserted police ranks in 2017 and stole ... Read More »

Former Green Beret pleads guilty to stealing government money while on Afghan deployment | Army Times

Former Sgt. 1st Class William Todd Chamberlain pleaded guilty to conspiracy and receiving stolen government property. While a sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled, he is facing up to 15 years in prison. He was indicted in 2014 along with four other soldiers in his unit. The men used funds to purchase what they called “mission critical items,” when ... Read More »

Navy SEAL pleads not guilty in Green Beret’s death | 13 News Now

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Tony DeDolph, a Navy SEAL, is one of four service members under investigation and charged with the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar. The event occurred in 2017 in the country of Mali, leading to DeDolph being charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, hazing and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors have said that the men strangled Melgar and repeatedly put him ... Read More »

Army to consider returning award to Matthew Golsteyn, soldier pardoned by Trump | USA Today

Matthew Golsteyn was pardoned by President Trump after being charged with murder of a bomb-maker who was going to be released in Afghanistan in 2010. After previously being denied his membership reinstatement for the Special Forces, the Army is now considering returning his Special Forces Tab and Distinguished Service Cross. Golsteyn claims he shot the man, because he believed the ... Read More »

Army 2nd Lt. accused of running guns for ‘high-level’ drug trafficker | Task and Purpose

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Second Lt. Kofi Appiah-Mainoo has been accused and arrested for legally buying guns and then reselling them to people barred from owning them. The guns ended up in the hands of a drug trafficker in Washington D.C. After an FBI investigation, Appiah-Mainoo was arrested on October 28th, 2019. Convicted felon, James Hutchings Jr. was arrested the next day. Hutchings served ... Read More »

Army says text messages saying ‘You’ve been selected for the military draft’ are fake | Army Times

In an urgent news release on Tuesday, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command warned to not believe any text messages regarding the military draft. Throughout the country, individuals have been receiving these fraudulent messages. This comes among the emergency deployments of 3,500 paratroopers to Kuwait as tensions with Iran rise. The text messages seem believable, referencing actual recruiting battalions. As a ... Read More »

Faulty equipment, lapsed training, repeated warnings: how a preventable disaster killed six Marines | PROPUBLICA

Capt. Jahmar Resilard and Capt. Austin Smith were participating in a training exercise over the Pacific Ocean under the cover of the night. Inside a fighter jet, they were following a fuel tanker along with another aircraft. With all three planes operating with their lights off, the two jets were supposed to connect to fuel hoses trailing behind the tanker. ... Read More »