Wayne Carey was a drunken thug

Wayne Carey was a drunken thug, using his head as a battering ram and had "anger management issues", a Miami police officer said today.
Miami Police Lieutenant Bill Schwartz said Carey was a "mess'' and should have left his aggression on the football field. Instead he used "his famous foot" to kick an officers in the mouth.
"I doubt in a case like this extradition will be forced, however, I'm sure that the cops with the sore faces and fat lips would like to see it.''
Carey's girlfriend Kate Neilsen told police the former football great turned commentator had smashed a wine glass on her face.

"It looks as though that he used his wine glass to try to knock out his girlfriend, his foot and elbow to try to knock out some cops and his head to try to knock out a police car,'' Lt Schwartz said.
He said the officers did not know who Carey was then.
"To us, he was just another thug.''
Lt Schwartz said if found guilty of the charges, each penalty could be up to 15 years in jail.
"If he is convicted, he could face some serious time,'' he said.
While Carey is scheduled to appear in court in Miami next month, it is unlikely authorities will spend the money to extradite him if he fails to show.
"The young woman had lacerations to her mouth and her neck, apparently she had been hit in the face with a wine glass,'' Lt Schwartz told the Nine Network.
"She told us Mr Carey had done this.
"When officers went and spoke to him, he immediately was belligerent, starting striking out at the officers, in fact, kicked one of the officers in the face with his foot, elbowed another one in the side of the face.
"They had to wrestle him down and handcuff him.
"When he was in the police car, he used his head as a battering ram and tried to smash a hole between the front compartment of the police car and the prisoner compartment.
"If he had just co-operated with the officers, this would have probably been a lot simpler matter, but by attacking the officers, he multiplied his problems by a thousand times.''
Lt Schwartz told 3AW that Carey had been aggressive from the moment they responded to a call for help from his girlfriend, Kate Neilson.
With lacerations across her face, Neilson had told officers Carey had smashed a glass on her face.
"Mr Carey became belligerent when we approached him - in fact, he ended up kicking one of our officers in the mouth with his famous foot," Lt Schwartz said.
"He struck another officer in the side of the head with his elbow and he had to be subdued.
"Then once he was handcuffed and in the police car, he took his head and tried to bash a hole in the partition between the prisoner's side and the officer's.
"Clearly Mr Carey has anger management issues and he seemed to be upset with the entire world that particular morning.
"I think the main injury was to the reputation of one of Australia's finest athletes."
Miami Police detective Delrish Moss said, to stop Carey hurting himself and damaging the car, the officers put him into a hobble restraint.
"Basically what that is, is a leather strap that's tied around his leg and his hands, the end of it is then put outside of a closed car door where the restraint restricts some of his movement so he can't move back and forth or side to side,'' the US police detective said.
"That way, he doesn't hit his head and he doesn't cause himself any harm.''
Det Moss said police were called to the Brickell Bay condominium complex, known as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on the upmarket Brickell Key island in central Miami just after midnight on October 27.
"(Kate Neilson) did have lacerations and bruises that were consistent with some sort of struggle and having been struck,'' he said.
Though he didn't have any tests for intoxication, Det Moss said Carey was "drunk and did smell of alcohol''.
Det Moss said Carey was charged with assault on a public servant, aggravated battery and resisting arrest with violence.
The first two charges carry jail terms of up to 15 years in prison, and the third up to five years in jail, he said.
Each charge also carries a fine of up to $10,000.

Carey is due to face the Miami-Dade County Court on February 15, and faces possible extradition from Australia if he fails to appear.

Meanwhile, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said police were still investigating an incident involving Carey in Port Melbourne on Sunday night.

"That matter's still undergoing investigation and we haven't completed that yet,'' she told ABC radio.

"The police are conducting a range of investigations around

Anuchit Lamlert sentenced to death

A Thai national who murdered two Russian female tourists in a resort 70 miles southeast of Bangkok, in February, has been sentenced to death, a Russian Embassy spokesman in Bangkok said Monday.
Tatiana Tsimfer, 30, and Lyubov Svirkova, 25, were shot dead while sitting on Jomthien beach on the night of February 24 in the popular tourist resort of Pattaya.
Anuchit Lamlert, 24, who confessed in court to having committed the murders, was found guilty of five crimes: murder, attempted armed robbery, illegal possession of a firearm, discharging a weapon in a public place, and using drugs.
Lamlert, who had a previous criminal record for robbing foreigners, said earlier his only goal was to rob the women, but he had to shoot them as they were yelling and screaming.
"The court found the suspect guilty of all charges and sentenced him to death," Alexei Bulkin said.
The spokesman said Lamlert could still appeal his sentence.

Mara Salvatrucha MS-13

MS-13, which is the abbreviation of Mara Salvatrucha, was started in Los Angeles, California during the civil war in El Salvador. In 2005, the FBI declared MS-13 to be the most dangerous gang in the United States and the entire world.Who are they? Members of Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, who are mostly Salvadoran nationals or first generation Salvadoran-Americans, but also Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans, and other Central and South American immigrants. And according to our recent national threat assessment of this growing, mobile street gang, they could be operating in your community...now or in the near future.


MS-13 gets the majority of their finances from smuggling and selling cocaine. They also get money from selling guns, women and children, getting money to murder people, theft, and killing police officers. A gang member can be recognized by tattoos covering his or her body and are for the most part Spanish. These gangsters have expanded from Central America to California, throughout major cities in the United States, and are now starting to show up in suburban America
MS-13 members perpetrate violence – from assaults to homicides, using firearms, machetes, or blunt objects – to intimidate rival gangs, law enforcement, and the general public. They often target middle and high school students for recruitment. And they form tenuous alliances...and sometimes vicious rivalries...with other criminal groups, depending on their needs at the time.They've severed the fingers of their rivals with machetes...brutally murdered suspected informants, including a 17-year-old pregnant federal witness...attacked and threatened law enforcement officers...committed a string of rapes, assaults, break-ins, auto thefts, extortions, and frauds across the U.S....gotten involved in everything from drug and firearms trafficking to prostitution and money laundering...and are sowing violence and discord, not just here in the U.S., but around the world.

we’ve concluded that while the threat posed by MS-13 to the U.S. as a whole is at the "medium" level, membership in parts of the country is so concentrated that we've labeled the threat level there "high."
Here are some other highlights from the FBI's MS-13 threat assessment:
MS-13 operates in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia and has about 6,000-10,000 members nationwide. Currently, the threat is highest in the western and northeastern parts of the country, which coincides with elevated Salvadoran immigrant populations in those areas. In the southeast and central regions, the current threat is moderate to low, but recently, we've seen an influx of MS-13 members into the southeast, causing an increase in violent crimes there.
MS-13 members engage in a wide range of criminal activity, including drug distribution, murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, immigration offenses, kidnapping, carjackings/auto thefts, and vandalism. Most of these crimes, you'll notice, have one thing in common – they are exceedingly violent. And while most of the violence is directed toward other MS-13 members or rival street gangs, innocent citizens often get caught in the crossfire.
MS-13 is expanding its membership at a "moderate" rate through recruitment and migration. Some MS-13 members move to get jobs or to be near family members – currently, the southeast and the northeast are seeing the largest increases in membership. MS-13 often recruits new members by glorifying the gang lifestyle (often on the Internet, complete with pictures and videos) and by absorbing smaller gangs.
Speaking of employment, MS-13 members typically work for legitimate businesses by presenting false documentation. They primarily pick employers that don't scrutinize employment documents, especially in the construction, restaurant, delivery service, and landscaping industries.
Right now, MS-13 has no official national leadership structure. MS-13 originated in Los Angeles, but when members migrated eastward, they began forming cliques that for the most part operated independently. These cliques, though, often maintain regular contact with members in other regions to coordinate recruitment/criminal activities and to prevent conflicts. We do believe that Los Angeles gang members have an elevated status among their MS-13 counterparts across the country, a system of respect that could potentially evolve into a more organized national leadership structure.
The FBI has been placing more and more resources on the front lines of the MS-13 problem. There are an estimated 10,000 MS-13 gang members in the US and five times as many in the countries that attended the conference.
In 2004, the FBI created the MS-13 National Gang Task Force. In 2005, the FBI helped create a National Gang Information Center and outlined a National Gang Strategy for Congress. Last year, the MS-13 task force coordinated a series of arrests and crackdowns in the U.S. and Central America that involved more than 6,000 police officers in five countries. Seventy-three suspects were arrested in the U.S.; in all, more than 650 were taken into custody.

arrests in connection with Benazir's Bhutto assassination had been made

Another suspect had been arrested for alleged involvement in killing of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Dec. 27, officials said.
The suspected had been detained along with Aitezaz Shah, a 15-year teenager, whose arrest was announced earlier, have been sent to Islamabad from Dera Ismail Khan for further queries.
More arrests are expected based on initial investigation and efforts are being made to trace the contacts of suspects with Baitullah Mehsud, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported quoting the ARY One World, a Dubai-based Pakistani news channel.
The arrests in connection with Benazir's assassination had been made and investigations are continuing, Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah confirmed on Sunday.
Shah told media that they are looking into all aspects and they are not saying anything unless it is corroborated through investigations.
Benazir was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Rawalpindi.

Paul Ely

Paul Ely, 38, a officer at HMP Garth prison, Ulnes Walton, a few miles from Leyland and Chorley, had volunteered to escort the girlfriend of defendant Lee Campbell across the city centre late one evening last July.
Campbell, however, got the wrong impression and punched Mr Ely who fell to the ground and banged his head on the pavement near to the Anne Summer's shop in Fishergate, Preston.
Mr Ely, who lives with his wife Pauline in Freckleton, near Blackpool, was left in a coma and it seemed unlikely that he would survive.
Doctors operated to relieve bleeding to the brain and a fracture to the skull was repaired.
He still needs constant care and is only allowed to go home at weekends.
Campbell, 22, a former amateur boxer of Fenton Road, Fulwood, in Preston, pleaded guilty to a charge of causing grevious bodily harm and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Detective Inspector, Dave Mckenna, said: "These are the catastrophic consequences of alcohol fuelled violence.
"It was one punch which resulted in severe brain damage and has left a man in need of constant care maybe for the rest of his life.
"I would like to warn others that they will receive a custodial sentence and be held responsible for their actions while under the influence of alcohol."

Sean Anthony Belser, Amadu Shuluman Jalloh aka Kamara Mohamed and "Jay,"

Amadu Shuluman Jalloh of Oxon Hill in Prince George's County also was charged with attempted murder after he escaped from the Laurel Regional Medical Center on Nov. 13, wrested a gun from a state trooper and fired at her before fleeing, police said. He was captured five hours later hiding in a shed.
Police also have charged two other suspects in the car theft ring. They will be arraigned next month.
The two might have gotten away, except one suspect, Sean Anthony Belser, 37, of Washington, left a cell phone on the passenger's seat of one of the SUVs, according to charging documents.
A dispatcher posing as a Good Samaritan contacted Belser and arranged a meeting at a Fallston gas station to return the phone.
"The guy had three cell phones and probably could've done without one," said Trooper Ryan Orner.
When Belser arrived at the gas station with Richard Morris Melton, 52, of Capitol Heights in Prince George's County, they were arrested, according to court documents.
Police said they recognized the two men from the Nov. 10 video surveillance at the auto dealership.
"Basically, the [method] was to go to a dealership, get brand-new or [slightly used] vehicles, mostly SUVs and put them in a storage facility in Prince George's until they were ready to be shipped," Orner said. "A trucking company came down and the vehicles were loaded in a container and shipped to a port in Newark. All the vehicles were then shipped to Sierra Leone and Ghana."
The auto theft ring operated in Prince George's, Harford and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland as well as in New York, North and South Carolina, police said.
Melton and Belser, who both have prior convictions, were charged with second-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, attempted theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit theft and theft.
Troopers said they set up surveillance at a Hyattsville storage facility where they found more stolen vehicles and arrested Jalloh, who was renting the units.
Jalloh, also known as Kamara Mohamed and "Jay," is an illegal immigrant who had been reported before, police said.
Jalloh is being held without bond at the Prince George's County Correctional Center in Upper Marlboro.
Troopers said they have not determined how many cars were stolen, although they estimate the number to be in the hundreds.
Six months ago, an unrelated East Coast auto ring was uncovered in an interstate effort among 16 law enforcement agencies, including Maryland authorities.
More than 70 vehicles were stolen in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Texas and shipped to Greece, Jordan, Egypt and West African countries, authorities said.
Thieves have options, said Trooper Christopher Thomas of the Maryland State Police auto theft unit.
"If they want newer cars, they get them from dealerships," said Thomas. "The opportunity may present itself in the parking lots. And for insurance, people who are behind on their payments tend to find these people and get their vehicles shipped out of country to get the insurance money."
Stolen vehicles sell for double the manufacturer's market value in foreign countries, authorities say. Sometimes, the cars are auctioned at foreign ports and end up in the hands of politicians and high-ranking officials, Thomas said.
"It's beginning to be a big problem in the East Coast in different states," he said. "The cars are being shipped all over - Nigeria, Sierra Leone or over to Europe. It appears to be growing because you didn't hear about it as much five years ago."
Of a million auto thefts each year, about 400,000 cars are never recovered, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, an organization that tracks insurance fraud and vehicle theft. While many of those cars are dismantled in "chop shops," others are driven across the border or shipped overseas.

Ryan Hadfield,Roy Dowie ,Sean Mullaney.

Ryan Hadfield (born 18/05/84) of Thornhill Road, Droylsden pleaded guilty to money laundering. He has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail.Roy Dowie (born 25/11/1980) of Morley Road, Radcliffe, had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, and money laundering. He was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
His associate Liam Garside (born 03/07/76) of Hilldale Avenue, Blackley, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He has been jailed for five years.
Sean Mullaney (born 13/07/66) of Bury New Road, Heywood pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and was sentenced to four years.
As part of an ongoing anti-drugs investigation officers obtained a warrant to search a flat in The Advent, off Great Ancoats Street, on 3 May 2007.
The search immediately showed evidence that the flat had been used to produce controlled drugs, specifically cocaine. About 400 grams of the drug, worth an estimated street value of £15,000, was found in the flat.
Officers also found a 25kg tub of Lidocaine, often used when 'cutting' cocaine. The amount of this adulterant was such that, along with the pure cocaine found, it is estimated the factory could produce around £1.6m of street-level cocaine.
Whilst the search was going on Dowie returned to the flat, where he was arrested for manufacturing class A drugs. His car was also subsequently searched, and cash, passports and documentation relating to a safety deposit box at a bank were found.
Later that evening Ryan Hadfield was seen sitting outside the address in a car. He was smoking cannabis so officers searched his car. Inside they found a shoebox containing £49,000. Hadfield was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and being concerned in the manufacture of class A drugs.
After interview, both men were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.
The investigative team was granted a warrant to access the safety deposit box, details of which were found in Dowie's car.
Inside this box they found another shoebox containing £44,000 in cash, bringing the total of money seized from the men to £93,150. They also discovered a magnum revolver and five live bullets in the box. This gun was forensically recovered, and Dowie was subsequently charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, and ammunition.
Hadfield was also charged with money laundering and possession of cannabis that day. Liam Garside, who had been paying rent for a year on the flat at the Advent, and whose name was on the lease, handed himself in to police on 7 June 2007 after numerous attempts to trace him. He too was later charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Officers also traced another one of the trio's associates who they suspected of being involved in dealing cocaine.
Sean Mullaney was staying at his mum's house in Bury and a warrant to search the address was granted. There they found a further half a kilo of cocaine, and Mullaney was subsequently charged with supplying class A drugs.
Detective Sergeant Damian Gething, from North Manchester CID said: "The factory that we discovered had the capacity to make around £1.6m worth of cocaine, which would have been sold on our streets. A large amount of a dangerous drug has been removed from circulation, and a deadly weapon seized. I am pleased with the results of this raid.
"These men were not only making copious amount of cocaine but also showed all the signs of high-level criminality like owning guns and storing thousands in cash in shoeboxes.
"We are working hard to tackle people like this, who clearly think they are above the law and can operate with impunity. As today's result shows, they were wrong."
This raid was part of Operation Gladiator - an operation dedicated to targeting criminal and anti-social behaviour that has an impact on the local community.
Greater Manchester Police is continuously gathering intelligence in order to remove these criminals from our streets. The future success of the operation relies on the information received from people across north Manchester, without which convictions like this would be much more difficult to achieve.

Drugs with a street valued of £1,400 seized

3 men were arrested and drugs with a street valued of £1,400 seized during an operation at Evesham railway station on Friday evening.
Cocaine and heroin were recovered from two locations after one man was arrested on the northbound platform shortly after the departure of what had been the 5.45pm arrival from London.
Two others are believed to have fled down the railway track. The police helicopter was called in and they were later arrested near the Tesco store on Worcester Road, just a few hundred yards away.
"These important arrests reflect the ongoing work in tackling those who would seek to bring illicit drugs into south Worcestershire," said police spokesman Richard Bull. "The clear message is that weare always here to challenge and counter this type of criminal."
Police also want to hear from anyone who was on the Worcester to Evesham train which arrived about 6pm, as they believe the man arrested at the station may have been behaving suspiciously on the journey.

Robert Lane Camp

Robert Lane Camp, who owns Camp Landscaping in Deer Park, Texas, was charged by criminal complaint with encouraging Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez, the accused killer of Officer Johnson, to unlawfully enter the United States and with harboring Quintero-Perez.
The complaint was filed in federal court Monday, following an investigation by ICE special agents and the Houston Police Department. Camp surrendered to federal authorities at the U. S. Marshals Service where he was arrested. His initial appearance before US Magistrate Judge Stephen William Smith is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
According to court documents, Quintero-Perez was charged in 1998 with indecency with a child, a state felony offense. Quintero-Perez identified Camp as his employer at the time. Camp posted a $10,000 bond for Quintero-Perez, and he was released. Quintero-Perez was convicted and sentenced to probation for the state charges.
Afterwards, immigration officers deported Quintero-Perez. However, he illegally reentered the country in 1999. Camp is accused by a federal criminal complaint of aiding Quintero-Perez to illegally return to the country in 1999, and providing Quintero with a job and a residence to lease upon Quintero-Perez' illegal return.
The criminal complaint against Camp alleges that in September 2006 Officer Johnson stopped Quintero-Perez, who was driving one of Camp's work vehicles. Officer Johnson arrested Quintero-Perez for failing to provide a driver's license.
The officer handcuffed Quintero-Perez and placed him in his patrol car. State prosecutors have alleged that Quintero-Perez shot Johnson from the back seat of the patrol car with a gun he had hidden on his person. Officer Johnson died of his injuries. Quintero-Perez, who is charged with Officer Johnson's capital murder, remains in state custody pending trial. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
"Officer Rodney Johnson's terrible murder illustrates that hiring and harboring illegal aliens is not a victimless crime," said Robert Rutt, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Houston.
"Many illegal aliens, especially aliens with criminal convictions, are desperate to avoid being detected and apprehended. These people also tend to take desperate actions, and the results are often tragic," he said.
Each of the two federal felony offenses alleged in the complaint carry a statutory maximum punishment of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine upon conviction.

Babloo Srivastava ,Fazl-ur-Rehman


Delhi Police Monday formally charged, under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), mobster Babloo Srivastava and his accomplice Fazl-ur-Rehman for threatening to kidnap a Delhi-based businessman for ransom.
The Special Cell, an anti-terrorist wing of Delhi Police, filed the charge-sheet against Babloo and his accomplice in the court of Additional Sessions Judge B.R. Kedia, who posted the matter to Jan 29.
Under the MCOCA, the police have to file the charge-sheet in the case within 180 days of the arrest of the accused.
Srivastava was brought to Delhi from Bareilly Jail in Uttar Pradesh on a warrant to present him in a city court. He was arrested July 27, 2006.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police lodged a first information report (FIR) under MCOCA against Srivastava and Fazl-ur-Rehman Dec 29, 2006. The police alleged that the two were running an extortion racket in the capital during the period 1983-97.
The police arrested Fazl-ur-Rehman Aug 6 last year from Sonouli near India-Nepal border for allegedly kidnapping another businessman and demanding ransom from his family.
More than 40 criminal cases, including those relating to murder, extortion, kidnapping and attempt to murder, are pending against the duo.

Ricardo Francis Scarpino contract Killing

One of the men shot to death Saturday night outside an upscale downtown restaurant had notorious Vancouver Island connections.
Ricardo Francis Scarpino, a 37-year-old from West Vancouver, has been identified as one of the two victims shot dead in front of a Vancouver restaurant Saturday in the city's latest gangland-style shooting.Witness said she heard six shots
Scarpino was driving an SUV on his way to his own engagement party at Gotham, an upscale steakhouse in downtown Vancouver, police said, when the incident happened.
Scarpino, his fiancée and two other men were in the 2007 Land Rover when it stopped in front of the restaurant shortly after 10 p.m. and shots rang out.

Scarpino was driving an SUV on his way to his own engagement party at Gotham, an upscale steakhouse in downtown Vancouver, police said, when the incident happened.
Scarpino, his fiancée and two other men were in the 2007 Land Rover when it stopped in front of the restaurant shortly after 10 p.m. and shots rang out.
At a news conference Sunday afternoon, Vancouver police spokesman Const. Tim Fanning described the incident as a "targeted shooting."
"As they were about to get out of the car, two men ran west across the street ... fired a number of shots into the car, killing two of the men," said Fanning.
He said Scarpino was "well-known" to police and and that he was involved in criminal activity.
"[Scarpino] was tied to a lot of other criminals and involved in criminal activity and that's why we believe it's a targeted attack and he was on someone's list to kill."

The other victim was a 38-year-old man, also from West Vancouver. He was not known to police.
That victim's name has not been released.
Police said the area where the restaurant is located is one of the busiest parts of downtown Vancouver at night.
After the shooting, the suspects fled on foot, and "disappeared" between buildings, according to police.
More than 200 witnesses have already been interviewed, leading to conflicting descriptions, police say.
A few blocks away two guns were recovered Saturday night, but police would not confirm if they were involved in the incident
Party guest taken into custody
Meanwhile, a 47-year-old Vancouver man who was a guest at the engagement party has been taken into custody on weapons and drug charges
Shortly after the shooting, police said, two men tried to leave the restaurant and one of them dropped a semi-automatic handgun to the ground
Fanning said the man was handcuffed and he was found to have a small amount of cocaine on him.
The man was not identified, but Fanning said he was not known to police.

Wayne Cook.Steven Kerr Robinson


Wayne Cook, 45, of Robert Street, Hindsford, was found guilty at Manchester Crown Court of two offences under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
At an earlier hearing, Steven Kerr Robinson, aged 42, also of Robert Street, Hindsford, pleaded guilty to two offences, also under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. His plea can now be reported on following the conclusion of the proceedings against Cook.
advertisement The charges relate to two packages Robinson and Cook sent to a journalist in Scotland and a councillor in Blackburn.
The packages had miniature vodka bottles in them containing a highly concentrated dose of a potentially lethal chemical sodium peroxide.
In a more diluted state sodium peroxide, also known as caustic soda, is used as a heavy-duty cleaning chemical.
But the concentration found in the bottles sent to the two victims was such that if even a small amount had been drunk it could have led to death.
The chemical can also be very dangerous if handled without protection.

Robert Gluhareff

Investigators say he killed himself, instead of reporting to prison. Deputies in Person County, North Carolina, found the body of Robert Gluhareff in the woods, dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gluhareff founded the Wellspring Academy in Halifax County, a Christian school for troubled boys. Last year, he was convicted of bank, tax and mail fraud, for stealing money from the parents he promised to help.
Gluhareff was scheduled to report to prison last week, to serve a 212-year sentence.

Dana H. Davis

Dana H. Davis, 46, on Sept. 17 investigated for a stolen car when they detected a “strong, pungent odor” consistent with the production of methamphetamine, Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Duke Frost said during today’s hearing.
The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force was called in and ingredients, including anhydrous ammonia and peeled batteries, were found in a locked shed near Davis’ 152 Irving Wick Drive, Lot 55, trailer, Frost continued. Inside of a locked safe in his trailer, CODE-TF detectives discovered 6.81 grams of methamphetamine, documents on how to produce the illegal substance, cutting agents and $1,004.
Before his two-day trial was to begin this morning, Davis changed his plea on charges of illegal manufacture of methamphetamine in the vicinity of a juvenile, a first-degree felony; illegal assembly or manufacture for the possession of methamphetamine in the vicinity of a juvenile, a first-degree felony; and aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony, with a money forfeiture specification.
The defendant and his attorney Harry Panitch said Davis had turned a corner in his life.
Davis told Marcelain that he had once been a contributing member of society as an owner of a small business and, thanks to programs offered at the Licking County Justice Center, he was feeling like he was back in charge after years of submission to his methamphetamine addiction.
“I haven’t felt like this in I couldn’t tell you how long,” he said.
Frost said the defense was ignoring Davis’ criminal history.
“Let’s be clear,” Frost said. “What he’s offering the community is the manufacture of drugs. ...The state feels he’s one of the bad guys.”

Marcelain noted Davis was convicted in Preble County in October 2006 for trafficking and producing methamphetamine as well. He was sentenced to the minimum two years — the case is being appealed — and has not served a day, he said.
“How could another minimum sentence be considered justice?” the judge asked Davis.
Due to his past conviction, the lightest Marcelain could have imposed would have been five years, Frost, who asked for at least an eight-year term, said.
A representative of CODE-TF, who asked to remain anonymous in the media, told Marcelain that Davis’ drug factory was especially heinous because of its location in a crowded housing area.
“(The production of methamphetamine) not only endangers the individual, but anyone in the vicinity ... The possibility of explosion and fire is very high,” he said.
Frost said the juvenile specification applied because a young girl lived in a neighboring trailer within 100 feet of the methamphetamine production.
The $1,004 that was seized will be forfeited to the task force, said Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelai

Amy Fitzpatrick brother Dean Fitzpatrick Interviewed by Guardia Civil

Guardia Civil in Mijas are today interviewing the brother of missing Irish girl Amy Fitzpatrick as efforts continue to fiind the Dublin teenager.
A spokesman for the family confirmed that 17-year-old Dean Fitzpatrick was being interviewed by police in Mijas, where Amy went missing 13 days ago.
He said the questioning was part of a routine inquiry, as were earlier interviews with the girl's mother and stepfather.
The search for Amy has this week been scaled down as police in Spain admit the authorities are not certain that they are dealing with an abduction case.
An two-day search last week, involving some 230 police officers and volunteers, in Mijas, Fuengirola and parts of Marbella failed to turn up any clues.
Amy had not attended school for several months and last week, the headmaster of her secondary school in Mijas said her frequent absences from school since 2005 had been reported to her family and the local authorities.

Petar Pantic,Dragan Losic, Luigi Vitale ,Charlie Kambouris

Petar Pantic 30, is believed to have bought a one-way ticket to Serbia - a country with no extradition arrangements with Australia - at a time when he was due to appear in an Adelaide court on unrelated charges of importing pornography. federal Government may be forced to request the extradition of a key "person of interest" in the cruise ship death of Dianne Brimble after the man fled Australia.
The Adelaide Magistrates Court last week heard that police had been unable to find Mr Pantic to serve a summons on the charges of importing a prohibited item and making a false statement to a customs officer.
Australian government solicitor Rosie Sidey, who appeared to present the case against Mr Pantic, yesterday said she was unable to comment on the prosecution's position concerning Mr Pantic's whereabouts.
She told the court last week a fresh summons would be sought "if and when" Mr Pantic returned to Australia. No extradition treaty exists between Australia and Serbia, but if Mr Pantic does not return, the Attorney-General's department could seek a provisional arrest through Interpol or directly from Serbia.
A spokesman for the Attorney-General's department said there was nothing to stop the Australian Government requesting a citizen's extradition.
Mr Pantic was allegedly caught with six DVDs of hard core pornography at Adelaide airport after returning from Singapore in September last year.
He faces a possible maximum fine of $22,000.
Andrew Moffa, who represents Mr Pantic as well as Dragan Losic and Luigi Vitale - also named in the Brimble inquest - said he had not spoken to Mr Pantic recently.
He said Mr Losic and Mr Vitale remained in the country.
A spokeswoman for the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions said the Brimble case was still being considered, after it was referred from the Coroner in July.
Mark Wilhelm, Leo Silvestri, Ryan Kuchel and Matthew Slade shared the Pacific Sky cabin where Brimble died, the rest of their party - Mr Losic, Mr Pantic, Mr Vitale and Charlie Kambouris - were in another cabin nearby.
Mr Pantic told the inquest Mr Wilhelm had sex with Brimble in his cabin after she took the drug known as fantasy on the night of her death in September 2002.

Roberto Pulido ,Nelson Carrasquillo ,Carlos A. Pizarro

Pizarro and former officers Roberto Pulido and Nelson Carrasquillo admitted to conspiring to protect the transport and sale of 100 grams of cocaine last year for drug dealers who turned out to be undercover federal agents.
Pizarro, a 10-year veteran of the force who worked in the city's South End neighborhood, pleaded guilty in September.
"Taking all things into account we think the sentence imposed was appropriate and fair," said his lawyer, R. Bradford Bailey. "Our client addressed the court himself and profusely apologized to the court, his family, and the Boston Police and informed the judge that he was ready to be held accountable for what he had done and make no excuses for it."
Bailey said Pizzaro's wife was at the sentencing; he is also the father of two children, ages 6 and 10. Pizarro could have faced up to 24 years in prison, but the reduced sentence was part of an agreement with prosecutors that required him to give the government a detailed account of his criminal involvement and forfeit the $17,000 he was paid to protect the drugs.
"The sentence imposed today reflects an important consensus that corrupt police are among society's worst offenders," US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said in a statement. "They corrode the public's faith in our system of justice, they create mistrust in the communities they were sworn to serve, and they tarnish the badge so many good officers wear proudly."
In June 2006, Pizarro and the two other officers guided a truck which they thought was carrying a shipment of cocaine worth about $2 million to a commercial garage in Boston.
Pizarro provided surveillance of the garage while a second truck came to pick up the drugs. He then guided the truck out of the city, according to the US attorney's office.
About two weeks later, the officers traveled to Miami to meet with men they believed were cocaine dealers. They were paid for their services and took money to protect a future shipment. They were arrested by federal agents after receiving the payment.
Pulido and Carrasquillo pleaded guilty soon after the start of their trials last month. Both are scheduled to be sentenced in February.
Officer Edgardo Rodriguez pleaded guilty last month to conspiring with Pulido to distribute steroids. He will be sentenced in February.
allegations arose about other officers hosting illegal after-hours gambling parties, prompting Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis to vow to investigate other possible corruption.

cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and OxyContin said that most likely the culprit was an officer because only police are allowed into the d

Boston Police Department central drug depository has revealed that someone either improperly removed or tampered with drugs confiscated in nearly 1,000 cases, Commissioner Edward F. Davis said today.
The drugs taken included cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and OxyContin, said Davis, who said that most likely the culprit was an officer because only police are allowed into the depository.
The FBI, prosecutors from Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office, and Boston police have launched a criminal investigation to determine who stole the drugs. And the revelation that at least one officer may have stolen drugs has sparked Davis to launch audits of all department units.
"We're really going to shake the place out and make sure that every department is up to national standards," Davis said.

Ernest B. Cecil

Ernest B. Cecil, was sentenced to 12 years in a federal prison on Friday for his role in conspiring to sell drugs.
While he was a police officer, Cecil, 50, and former Metro Officer Charles Williams III robbed another drug dealer of cocaine but made it look like a legitimate law enforcement stop.
Their actions allowed Cecil's nephew, Corey Cecil, to escape with the cocaine and make $70,000 from the sale, officials said.
The nephew testified against the pair, who were both convicted

William White,Jose R. Silva ,Justen Kasperzyk

Jose R. Silva had been allowed to plead guilty three months ago to one count of deprivation of individual rights as a result of what authorities determined to be his relatively minor role in the police misconduct. He was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas.Federal prosecutors said in court in Bridgeport Monday that Silva was implicated in crimes with former Detective Justen Kasperzyk. Both men reported to White.
Silva was one of six men caught in a joint state-federal investigation that focused on the city police department's narcotics unit and the principals in a family-owned, New Haven area bail bond business.
Former police Lieutenant William White, the one-time head of the city narcotics squad and the senior figure implicated in the law enforcement sting, has admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars of what he thought was drug money and taking thousands more in bribes from the bail bondsmen. He pleaded guilty to theft and bribery conspiracy and could be sentenced to four years in prison later this month.

Broderick Jones ,Darek Haynes ,Eural Black

Eural Black was sentenced on Thursday to 40 years in prison, colleague Broderick Jones received 25 years, and ex-cop Darek Haynes received 19 years.
"You and your merry band essentially raped and plundered entire neighborhoods," U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman said in sentencing Jones, admitted leader of the ring.
Black the only one of the three who didn't plead guilty and was convicted at a jury trial got the mandatory minimum because he was found guilty of two gun charges.
A joint FBI and Chicago police investigation of the ring in 2005 led to charges against the former officers and five alleged drug dealers, the Associated Press reported.
Prosecutors said the drug dealers tipped off Jones to where police could steal drugs, adding the accused policemen would then raid the place and instead of arresting drug dealers, resold the drugs.

Schangua "Britney" Jackson,Traci Michelle Tennarse


Houston police Officer Traci Michelle Tennarse and her boyfriend used $17,000 they got from a police informant to buy 50 pounds of marijuana, assistant Harris County District Attorney .
Tennarse was arrested Wednesday after she carried the marijuana to the second floor of an East Freeway motel and handed it to the informant, Emmons said.
The arrest followed an investigation that dates back to October, but Emmons declined to say today whether officials believe Tennarse and boyfriend Clarence Davis, 48, have been trafficking in marijuana for a long time.
Tennarse, 29, a three-year HPD officer, could not be reached for comment today. She was released from the Harris County Jail Wednesday after posting a $34,000 bond on a charge of delivery of marijuana.
Davis and another woman, Schangua "Britney" Jackson, 19, also were charged with marijuana delivery, Emmons said. Jackson was with Tennarse and Davis during the marijuana delivery but her connection to the couple, who lived together in a home in Spring owned by Tennarse, was not clear, Emmons said.
Tennarse worked at HPD headquarters on Travis in downtown Houston.
Tennarse first traveled to the La Quinta in the 11900 block of East Freeway after she got off work Wednesday, Emmons said.
She traveled to the motel in a car she rented, Emmons said.
Emmons her office, HPD's Internal Affairs Division and HPD narcotics investigators were involved in the sting operation.
Tennarse was arrested at the motel shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Tennarse was sworn in as police officer officer in January 2006. She worked at a desk job that involved checking finger print records of people processed through the city jail, police said.
Tennarse was scheduled to make an initial appearance in the Harris County 174th District Court but her formal arraignment was delayed until Feb. 8, Emmons said.
Tennarse has been suspended with pay pending while the investigation continues.
Tennarse has a MySpace page on which she describes herself as a police officer who makes more than $60,000 a year, a 2003 graduate of Texas Southern University and a 1996 graduate of Aldine High School.
Tennarse lists herself as having received a bachelor's degree from TSU in criminal justice.
TSU registrar Marilynn Square confirmed today that Tennarse graduated with a degree in administration of justice in May 2003.
Tennarse lives in a $140,000 home in Spring, according to public records.

K L Jain, Sumesh Dua,Vijay Kohli, Manish Soni ,Sachin Gandhi ,Avinder Singh


Three men accused of drugging businessmen and then fleeing with their valuables were arrested by the crime branch on Thursday.
Claiming inspiration from the stories of none other than Charles Sobhraj, the three men - Manish Soni (36), Sachin Gandhi (28) and Avinder Singh (45) - duped businessmen not just in Delhi but also Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Goa and Nepal. They were allegedly involved in as many as 70 such cases.
Importantly, the police have also arrested three Delhi jewellers for buying stolen items from the con men. Two of them are prominent Karol Bagh jewellers - Vijay Kohli, who owns New Jhelum Jewellers, and Sumesh Dua, the owner of Maharani Jewellers. Another Karol Bagh jeweller K L Jain, the owner of Kailash Jewellers, is on the run. The owner of Aggarwal Jewellers, Manish Aggarwal, in Ashram has also been arrested for the same offence.
"As many as 23 mobile phones, Rs 16,000 cash, several ATM and credit cards and four cars were seized from them. A huge quantity of sedative tablets was also found. The three were planning to flee to Nepal when they were caught," said additional commissioner (crime) Satyendra Garg, adding that while Soni belongs to Delhi, Gandhi and Avinder are from Karnal.
All three of them were arrested by the newly formed crime branch unit, SOS, which is headed by ACP Rajbir Singh. Soni was arrested from Tilak Nagar. The other two were arrested from Alipur in northwest Delhi. They told the police that they usually used Larpose to induce sleep in their victims. These tablets were procured from Karnal.
Their victims include a Safdarjung Enclave businessman who was summoned for a business meeting to a Connaught Place hotel. He was drugged and the accused fled with his credit cards and mobile phones. They purchased jewellery worth more than Rs 40,000 with the cards. In several such cases, the three accused masqueraded as businessmen.
For this, they hired luxury vehicles and travelled by air. Some of their victims were NRIs whom they met in flights or trains. The police said that they visited Kathmandu frequently. "Whenever their efforts yielded more than Rs 50,000, they went to Nepal and visited casinos there," said a police officer.
Ajay Chowdhury, a former resident of New Delhi, was allegedly Sobhraj's trusted lieutenant in the 70s, helping him commit a series of murders, robberies and passport thefts, according to the Nepal police and Interpol.
Chowdhury is also suspected of burning the victims' bodies to prevent quick identification.
According to Interpol, in December 1975, Sobhraj and Canadian Marie-Andree Leclerc, who was his mistress as well as second accomplice, came to Kathmandu from Bangkok, where they had set up base.
In Bangkok, Sobhraj and his partners killed Dutch tourist Henricus Bintanja and his girlfriend Cornelia Hemker. Then Sobhraj and Leclerc used the victims' passports to arrive in Kathmandu.
According to the Nepal police, Sobhraj befriended American backpacker Connie Jo Bronzich and her companion Canadian Laurent Carriere in Kathmandu, killed both and, following his old modus operandi, burnt the bodies.
Chowdhury was also in Kathmandu at that time and was spotted in the five-star hotel where Sobhraj was staying. He is also believed to have been involved in the grisly double murder.
"After the discovery of the bodies, we traced Chowdhury to a hotel in Kathmandu - Monumental Lodge near the historic royal palace in Basantapur," says Bishwa Lal Shrestha, who was the police officer investigating the case in 1975.
"But he gave us the slip. When we reached the lodge, we found he had slipped out minutes before."
The trio - Sobhraj, Leclerc and Chowdhury - left Nepal by land to go to Varanasi in India, where they continued with murders and robberies.
Sobhraj's luck ran out in 1976 when both he and Leclerc were arrested and sent to jail. She agreed to testify against him, was paroled and deported to Canada. In 1984, the 38-year-old Leclerc died of ovarian cancer.
However, despite Delhi Police's attempts to nab him, Chowdhury remained at large.
According to a book published on Sobhraj, in 1976 the three had gone to Malaysia where Chowdhury was sent on an errand to collect gems from a mining town. When he returned, the two men went into a jungle but only Sobhraj returned.
Shrestha, however, discounts the theory that Chowdhury was murdered by Sobhraj to obliterate records of their crimes.
"Chowdhury was spotted much later in Germany," he says.
When the nearly three-decade-old double murder case file was reopened in Nepal in 2003 following Sobhraj's arrest in Kathmandu, the police once again began a lookout for Chowdhury.
"I feel Nepal is safer for him than India," Shrestha says. "The Indian police are more organised, also, he is better known in India. In Nepal, after 30 years, it would be easy for Chowdhury to hide himself."

Dave Butorac



Dave Butorac, 29, a resident of suburban Aldergrove, just east of Vancouver, is charged in the second-degree murder last year of two drug-addicted prostitutes - one in Abbotsford and the other in Langley, B.C.
The body of a third woman was found near his home two years ago but Butorac has not been charged with her death. Cpl. Dale Carr of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the evidence pointed to "what we considered possibly a serial killer.""We're looking at him strongly for other homicides, I can't get into the evidence we have gathered," Carr told reporters.
Police are also looking for a white Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 coupe linked to the accused.
there's been a lot of attention focused on the services available to prostitutes in the Downtown Eastside after serial-killer Robert Pickton was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the deaths of six women. But the needs of vulnerable women in other areas can't be ignored.
"Willy Pickton is gone but there's so many other women who are continuing on in the lifestyle of sex-trade work that's really risky that there's not enough support for them," she says.

Cesar Armando Laurean


Cesar Armando Lauren (photo), of Clark County, Nevada, is a marine who was trained as a personnel clerk but listed as Unauthorized Absence status, at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, N.C.. He was accused of raping the missing pregnant marine Maria Lauterbach. The latest evidences from detectives indicated that Armando Laurean had possibly murdered Lauterbach and buried her burned body in a shallow grave at his house backyard.
Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean was seen getting on or off a Greyhound bus in Shreveport, La., Saturday night, said Shreveport police Chief Henry Whitehorn Sr.Laurean, whom Lauterbach accused of rape, disappeared early Friday morning. He was last seen in a black Dodge pickup.Investigators have found blood spatters on the ceiling and a massive amount of blood on the wall of the home of Laurean, Sheriff Brown said. It appeared that someone had tried to wash and paint over the blood, he said."The blood splatters indicate a violent, violent attack," Brown said. "I do think this case is going to be a bizzare ending - when I say bizarre, more than a death and a burial."In a fire pit in the backyard of Laurean's home, authorities found burnt human remains roughly six inches to one foot underground, said Dr. Charles Garrett, the Onslow County medical examiner. Once fully recovered, he said, the remains will be sent to the state medical examiner's office in Chapel Hill for a positive identification using dental records.A nationwide search for Laurean continued Saturday, a day after Brown identified him as the key suspect in the death of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach. She disappeared in December, just days after meeting with military prosecutors to talk about her allegation that Laurean raped her.

Thailand Dark Side Britons tourist murder capital.

Anuchit Lumlert, 24, has been arrested for the murder of two Russian women at the Thai resort of Pattaya to watch the sun rise, police said on Friday.
“He said he wanted to rob them, but had to kill them because one of the two victims saw his face,” police chief Lieutenant General Aswin Kwanmuang, who led the investigation in a city notorious as an international criminals’ haven 90 miles (150 km) from Bangkok, told Reuters news agency.
Other investigators said Anuchit was suspected of 10 robberies in the Pattaya area and killed the Russian women when high on drugs because they screamed.
Tatiana Tsimfer, 30, and Lyubov Svirkova, 25, arrived in Thailand on holidays within a tourist group
As Pattaya Daily News informs, they received the information from a receptionist at Dragon Beach Hotel, where the girls were staying.
The victims were in their beach clothes slumped in their deck chairs.
Lyubov Svirkova was shot four bullets (one in her left arm, three in the abdomen) from a 9-mm gun.
Tatiana Tsimfer was hurt in her back. Both were shot with a 9mm pistol at a close range. A mobile phone, a pack of cigarettes, and two small bottles of Thai whisky were found on the table.

Two Russian female tourists who were shot dead at a beach in Pattaya resort were not involved in sex industry, Russia’s Consul in Bangkok Vladimir Pronin announced today in an interview to RSN.
“The girls were common tourists and came to see the country for the first time ever. Various versions are being investigated, witnesses are questioned. Mass police forces are engaged in the investigation. Generally speaking, the whole Thai police are occupied with it.”
Thai police examined lists of passengers who arrived in Thailand on the same flight with the girls. They do not rule out, the murderer arrived on that flight too.
As Pattaya Daily News reported today, a tourist guide is named among key suspects on the case. Hу was reportedly fixed by CCTV cameras while running from the beach after the girls were shot dead. The man has since disappeared, the paper reports.
On any given day, tens of thousands of prostitutes can be seen working the brothels, bars, streets, hotel lobbies, beach fronts and even shopping malls of this gaudy city. Pattaya is also the focus for high levels of criminal activity involving international gangs from Russia, Germany, the UK and China. The number of deaths of British nationals' in Pattaya is hard to ascertain – though some sources claim that it is up to four every week, neither the FCO nor the Thai authorities have any data they are prepared to release. However, what can be speculated with some confidence is that of the 226 average annual deaths of British citizens in Thailand recorded by the FCO, a large percentage are in Pattaya. (The FCO refuse to list causes of deaths, so we must also speculate as to the reasons for this morbid hotspot. Anecdotal evidence suggests straightforward causes of death for some, such as road accidents and health problems; then there are the suspicious-sounding "suicides" – jumping from balconies seems to be a favoured method.)
Toby Charnaud, brutally slain by his Thai wife. Now, his family want to know why our Government is so reluctant to warn that Thialand is one of the most dangerous places on earth for its British residents 17 Britons have been murdered in Thailand since 2003
Toby Charnaud, an English expat living in the upmarket beach resort of Hua Hin, Thailand. On 27 March 2005, Charnaud was murdered in horrific circumstances. The 41-year-old was lured into the house near Hua Hin that he had bought for his Thai ex-wife, Panadda Laoruang, to live in. There, after a home-made gun failed to kill him, three men hired by Laoruang beat him to death with a heavy object. His body was partially cremated in a fire pit, cut into small pieces and scattered around a nearby forest Somsak Papai and Wisunt Samaksri were arrested in connection with Toby Charnaud's murder .On average, about 50 civilian UK nationals are murdered around the world each year This means that almost 10 per cent of all murders of Britons abroad are committed in Thailand , given that Thailand comprises only 0.6 per cent of all foreign travel from UK shores.
The murder rate is perhaps surprising; of the 420,000 annual British travellers to Thailand, a tiny percentage are the victims of crime.
Yet its dark side is quite visible. Hua Hin, where Charnaud lived and worked, is one of Thailand's most relaxed resorts, located 150 miles south of Bangkok. Long a getaway for Thai royalty, who have attracted a whole section of the Thai elite in their wake, it has a smattering of seedy bars, but the town is a picture of innocence compared with Pattaya, 150 miles north across the Gulf of Thailand. It is here that the country's less-welcome foreign visitors encounter the darker, more dangerous reaches of Thai culture; it is here that Thailand's huge sex industry has its epicentre.
At present FCO information regarding deaths in Thailand is limited. Andy Pearce, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Bangkok, admits that the murder rate of Britons resident in Thailand is about the same as the domestic Thai rate – roughly five times higher than in the UK – but adds that this is only an estimate. (There are thought to be about 50,000 British resident in the country at present.) "To create the kind of advice needed on murder rates would require a greater statistical base and more research," he says.

In early 2006, just after the brutal rape and murder of the young British backpacker Katherine Horton on a deserted Koh Samui beach, and following an 18-month period in which nine Britons were murdered, the FCO had a revealing internal debate about what safety advice they should give to British nationals travelling to Thailand, as an email obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act testifies: "The trouble with [giving advice about the murder rate]... is that it would effectively highlight the number of murders over the past year or more here, which in the current circumstances could have a disproportionate impact on Thailand's reputation and legitimate commercial interests."
No amount of number-crunching by the officials at the British Embassy could have saved Charnaud. While his end was brutal, the reasons for it were never genuinely clear. "The only thing we know is that she killed him for financial reasons," says Hannah. "Som [who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder, along with three accomplices in a Thai courtroom in September 2006] thought she could get Toby's money through their son, Daniel. But she was never going to get a penny." "It has been an horrific time for us all," adds Martha, "but the family hasn't fallen apart." (Daniel is now living happily in the UK with family members.)
Yet Charnaud's family believe British officials in Thailand could have done a lot more to assist them, something that led to their local MP, James Gray, asking questions in Parliament in 2006. "In direct contrast to the Thais, who handled the whole thing very well, at every step our embassy was insensitive, ineffective and incompetent," says Hannah. "When Toby's remains were found they sent us a short email, complete with graphic details. This was done after they had spoken to the press. They offered help with DNA testing and then made that extremely difficult

British-registered sailboat 600 kilos (1 320 pounds) of cocaine

Spanish police have seized 600 kilos (1 320 pounds) of cocaine on a sailboat in the Atlantic bound for Spain in a drugs operation that netted seven suspects, including three Europeans, police said on Saturday.
The cocaine had been transferred to the British-registered sailboat off the coast of the island of Antigua in the Antilles, a police statement said.
Police, who had been following the sailboat since last month, intercepted it between the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira and found on board 600 packets each containing a kilo of cocaine.
Three European crew members from France, Italy and Spain were arrested in the operation. Four others from Colombia, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, picked up by police in Madrid, are suspected of being responsible for the drugs network, police said.

Operation Thaw: cocaine siezure

Cocaine worth more than 1.5 million euros has been seized in north Dublin.
Gardai discovered the drugs during a series of planned raids of a number of premises in Coolock this morning.
Firearms, ammunition and drugs paraphernalia were also seized.
The raids took place just after 8 o'clock this morning and involved the Coolock Drugs Unit and the Garda Divisional Search Team.
It was part of the ongoing Operation Thaw, which targets the sale and supply of drugs in the Coolock area.
The cocaine was found at two houses on Grove Lane.
A smaller amount of cocaine and heroin was seized from a nearby mobile home, along with ammunition and drugs paraphernalia.
It has led Gardai to believe that they may have uncovered a major cocaine factory.
No arrests have yet been made.

Armando Garcia $1 million bond

Armando Garcia was arrested Thursday for investigation of trafficking a controlled substance.
He is being held in Ada County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Boise police say detectives purchased or seized more than 14 ounces of brown heroin, valued at about $80,000, during the investigation.
Boise police Sgt. Mike Harrington says there was evidence that the man had been selling 6 to 8 ounces of heroin a week in the Boise area for as long as two years.

400 pounds of cocaine from a pickup truck on the banks of the Rio Grande

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 400 pounds of cocaine from a pickup truck on the banks of the Rio Grande.
Agency officials estimate the street value of the drugs at more than $15 million, according to a news release from the U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents responded to a report of suspicious activity Friday south of Donna. They spotted several people loading bundles onto a green pickup truck parked on the riverbank. Agents tried to stop the truck as the driver headed for Military Highway. The driver sped away from agents toward the river.
Agents caught up to the truck, and they say several people swimming across the river into Mexico, agency officials said.
Authorities searched the truck and found the bulk of cocaine. No arrests were made in connection with the seizure.
The seizure marks one of several made in recent months. From Oct. 1, 2007 to New Year’s Eve, agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 1,473.75 pounds of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of more than $47 million, agency officials said.

Don Miguel Pavy, David Callender, Romeo Jerome

Don Miguel Pavy, 33, David Callender, 26, Romeo Jerome, 22, all of Cumana, Toco, are charged with being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking in contravention of Section 5(4) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
They were held by police with 336 kilogrammes of marijuana and were subsequently denied bail when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Cheril-Anne Blake in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court on November 26 last year. On that occasion, they were advised of their right to apply to a judge in chambers for bail.
Four days later, the men’s attorney Maillard Howell, applied to Soo-Hon for bail, asking the judge to consider the fact that the men were first-time offenders. Bail totalling $15 million was granted, but more than a month later, the men have been unable to secure bail for such a large quantum.
Howell will ask Soo-Hon to vary her bail in an in-chambers hearing next week Friday.

Learie Patterson

Learie Patterson, 27, a tailor of Moriah in Tobago died at about 4.30 am in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after remaining unconscious following the December 31 incident, when he was struck on the head during a dispute with a jeweler.
The altercation in which the jeweler himself was stabbed repeatedly by Patterson, is said to have occurred at a building in Scarborough where the men’s respective businesses were located.
The police file on the matter will be forwarded to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Geoffrey Henderson who will advise investigators as to what course the investigation should take. Police sources said a criminal charge could be laid against the jeweler or the case could go the way of a Coroner’s Inquest. Detective Corporal Judith Leander of the Scarborough CID is spearheading investigations.

Interpol president on Corruption Charges:Jackie Selebi,



South Africa's national police commissioner, who faces charges of corruption and trying to protect a convicted drug smuggler, is to stand down temporarily but will not be sacked.
President Thabo Mbeki said Saturday that Jackie Selebi, who also holds the largely ceremonial post of Interpol president, had been given «extended
leave» with immediate effect.
The National Prosecuting Authority said Friday it would charge Selebi with corruption and defeating the administration of justice because of his «generally corrupt relationship» with Glen Agliotti, who was last year convicted of drug smuggling and stands accused of murder. It said charges would be filed imminently.
Mbeki sought to reassure a nervous public that the government would continue its fight against crime in a country which has more than 50 murders a day.
«Work will go on as normal. The police and all of its ranks will continue with its work as normal,» he told a press conference.
But the news came as a further blow to South Africa's international image. ANC President Jacob Zuma, who hopes to become national president in 2009, is due to go on trial in August on corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering charges.
Selebi tried unsuccessfully to block the indictment against him in Pretoria's High Court on Friday. The judge dismissed it, saying that the administration of justice would be brought into disrepute if Selebi were not prosecuted.
Mbeki said that Timothy Charles Williams, deputy national commissioner for crime intelligence and crime detection, would be acting police chief. He said it was up to Interpol, the world's largest police organization, to decide on Selebi's future. He was due to stand down later this year after his four-year term in office.
Interpol's General Secretariat said it was «carefully monitoring» the situation, and the matter involving Selebi would be discussed at its executive committee meeting in February.
«While it would be inappropriate for Interpol to comment on the ongoing investigation in South Africa, it should be stated that President Selebi has significantly helped the organization and its member countries to enhance security and police co-operation worldwide,» it said in a statement on its web site.
Mbeki's press conference came after a tumultuous week. On Tuesday, armed police arrested Johannesburg's top prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, who led the investigation of Selebi, and hauled him away in handcuffs. Nel is due in court Monday on charges of defeating the ends of justice _ charges that the prosecuting authority says are without foundation.
The turf war between the police and prosecutors also comes at a time when the prosecuting authority _ the equivalent of America's FBI _ is under criticism for its decision to press charges against Zuma.
The ANC congress that elected Zuma last month resolved to disband the prosecuting authority's elite anti-crime unit called the Scorpions _ a decision that risks further weakening the fight against crime.

Police statistics released in December said that there were 8,925 murders and 23,507 reported rapes between April and September last year nationwide _ both down slightly from the previous year. But other crimes like robbery and cash in transit heists have soared.
Prosecutors allege Agliotti gave Selebi cash handouts «as and when he requested,» bought clothes for him and his family and gave him 30,000 rands (US$4,400; ¤3,000) to pay for a dinner in Paris when he was elected head of Interpol. The payments totaled at least 1.2 million rands (US$175,000; ¤118,300) between 2000 and 2005, the prosecuting authority said.
The prosecuting authority also accused Selebi of turning a blind eye to Agliotti's involvement in transporting large quantities of illegal drugs. The prosecutors said Selebi also informed Agliotti that British intelligence authorities were investigating him.
Agliotti reached a plea bargain with prosecutors last year whereby he pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the country and received a suspended 10-year prison sentence and a fine. In return, he agreed to testify against drug gangs. There have been reports that he might be the star witness in a trial against Selebi, though prosecutors have not confirmed this.
Mbeki summarily suspended chief prosecutor Vusi Pikoli last September after he issued a warrant for the Selebi's arrest. Acting prosecuting chief Mokotedi Mpshe withdrew the warrant and ordered an independent investigation of the case against Selebi. That probe was conducted by outside legal experts who recommended Selebi be charged.

Kovelan Bangaru, AKA Kole Bugari



Australia's most wanted , former business high-flyer Kovelan Bangaru, is expected to be transported under high security from the US to a Sydney jail cell within days.
The US Marshals, the American government's primary fugitive hunting organisation, confirmed today it was holding Bangaru in the US ahead of extradition to Australia.
The 40-year-old father of two is accused of fleecing $A27 million from 70 investors, including "mum and dad investors", when his Sydney-based Streetwise property development company collapsed in 2005 and he fled to California.
"I can confirm he is still in our custody," a US Marshals spokesman told AAP today.
The US Marshals declined to give details of plans to transport Bangaru.
Bangaru was well-known in Australia before his demise, developing multi-million dollar Sydney harbourside penthouses, properties in Queensland, Victoria, Sydney and on the NSW south coast and featuring in news articles in publications such as The Australian Financial Review.
Australian authorities, in documents filed in the US courts, allege Bangaru would tell potential investors that sports stars, such as Australian cricketers Brett Lee and Michael Slater, were investors in his company.
"I have made many successful partnerships with Mr Slater and Mr Lee and I have made many people lots of money," Bangaru is accused of telling one victim who invested $A500,000 with Streetwise.
Bangaru was arrested by US authorities in an exclusive residential area in southern California's Orange County in April after upset Australian investors helped track him down.
He has been held in a jail in Santa Ana, south of Los Angeles, since the arrest and it was originally believed he would fight extradition.
However, on December 5 in the US District Court he entered into a "charge bargain agreement" with Australian prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to 11 of the 16 serious fraud charges.



"Kovelan Bangaru and the Australian prosecutors have entered into a 'charge bargain' agreement to resolve the pending criminal charges against the fugitive," Bangaru's US lawyer, Charles Pereyra-Suarez, wrote in a document submitted to US District Court judge Oswald Parada on December

Darin Richardson


Darin Richardson, was shot twice after he pointed a pistol at two detectives and a plainclothes officer who tried to stop him in the street.
Investigators believe the revolver Richardson brandished may have been the same one used in 2005 to wound an officer in Austell, Ga.
That shooting earned Richardson a prominent place on the FBI's "most wanted'' list, but it was a chance meetingthat led to Tuesday night's violence.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said a group of drug investigators on a routine patrol decided to stop Richardson after spotting him emerging from a shop at around 9 p.m., fiddling with something tucked in his belt.
Thinking the bulge was a weapon, they circled around the block, then flashed their badges and ordered Richardson to halt. Two of the officers fired when Richardson pulled a gun and ignored orders to drop it, Browne said.
Several witnesses at the scene confirmed that one or more of the police officers shouted "Put it down! Put it down!'' before opening fire, Browne said.
It wasn't until later that authorities learned that Richardson was wanted in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Georgia's Cobb County.
Cobb County Police said in a news release that Richardson was charged with shooting an officer twice on Aug. 20, 2005, after police tried to question him at a gas station.
The officer was wounded, but survived. Richardson escaped on foot.
Police suspect that the weapon used in that shooting was a revolver reported stolen by one of Richardson's acquaintances on the day of the crime. That same gun was found lying in the street after Richardson was shot in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Raji Mann,Sanjeev Mann

Two brothers are facing over a dozen charges as the result of an eight-month investigation into an alleged "dial-a-doper" drug trafficking network.
Project Image saw the recent arrests of Raji Mann, 24, and his brother Sanjeev Mann, 21, who were arrested quietly outside of a relative's home.
They are in custody and will appear in court Monday.
Both accused are known to the Southern Alberta Gang Enforcement Team.
"It puts a dent into the market for cocaine trafficking, which is big in Alberta, and also the manufacture of crack," said Insp. Joan McCallum of the Integrated Response to Organized Crime Unit.
"They have to know that we're watching them."

David Ragsdale

David Ragsdale, accused of fatally shooting his wife in Lehi on Sunday, before an initial court hearing on Jan. 14.
If prosecutors are not ready to file charges by then, Buhman said they will ask 4th District Judge Lynn Davis to postpone Ragsdale's first court appearance.
Ragsdale, 35, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder, a potential capital offense, for allegedly shooting to death his 30-year-old wife Kristy Ragsdale in the parking lot of a Lehi LDS church, in front of her mother and several witnesses. He is being held in the Utah County jail without bail.
Kristy Ragsdale was planning to file for divorce, her attorney has said.
Greg Skordas, David Ragsdale's lawyer, said Tuesday that he met with his client Sunday and Monday, and they will not seek a court hearing before next week. He declined further comment.
A funeral for Kristy Ragsdale is in the planning stages, but it is expected to be held Saturday at the Lehi stake center where she attended church, an LDS Church spokesman said.

Monica Thomas-Harris ,Curtis "Keno" Harris




Monica Thomas-Harris and Curtis "Keno" Harris, who were reported missing Thursday night, when relatives asked for the public's help in finding the 37-year-old woman who reportedly disappeared.
One employee said he knew it was them because he checked Harris' identification before renting him the $55-a-night room.
Another employee, Lawrence Parra, said he recognized the couple from photos in the newspaper.
"She was standing outside as he was getting the room," Parra said.
Police received a call about 11:20 a.m. of a person down in the motel room. When they arrived, they discovered the man and woman were dead.
"It does appear to be a murder-suicide," said public information officer Diana Salazar. "We are not looking for any outstanding suspects."
Salazar would confirm only that a black man from Chino and a black woman from Upland, both in their 30s, were found dead in Room 208 in the motel at 11435 Whittier Blvd.
Police said the man used a handgun to kill the woman before killing himself.
Neighbors said they did not hear any noises from the motel room Friday night.
"I know gunshots, and there were no gunshots," said Juan Montiel, a Petaluma resident who was staying at the motel with his wife.
The missing couple were reportedly traveling in a 2001 Ford Expedition, with the license-plate number of 4UGR263. The same vehicle was seen parked at the motel and being towed by police for evidence on Saturday.
One employee, who did not want to be identified, said he became suspicious when the couple did not check out at 11 a.m. Saturday. After repeated calls to the room, he sent a maid to check up on the couple.

Christopher McCuin



Christopher McCuin, age 25, "would stand in the roadway and wouldn't let people pass and he would talk to himself." McCuin, according to his neighbor, "acted crazy."
Eccentric, yes. Troubling, sure. But blocking the road and talking to himself were comically benign behaviors compared to what McCuin is now accused of doing.
Police in Texas say that McCuin began the first weekend of the new year by kidnapping and killing his ex-girlfriend Jana Shearer, age 21.
After he allegedly bludgeoned her to death, McCuin took Shearer's body to his mom's garage.
A short time later, McCuin led his mother and her boyfriend to the scene, which had become an abbatoir.
They fled in horror.
McCuin called 911. He told the operator that he'd killed Shearer. He told the operator what he was doing to Jana Shearer's remains

Maria Frances Lauterbach


Maria Frances Lauterbach, 20, was reported missing Dec. 19 by her mother, who was the last person to speak with her, on Dec. 13. It is not clear why the disappearance wasn't made public earlier.
Her cell phone was found Dec. 20 near the main gate at Camp Lejeune. Lauterbach is with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
Investigators are calling her disappearance suspicious, saying her mother reported that Lauterbach was going to testify about an incident she witnessed on base.
"There are several findings and pieces of evidence that have been discovered that cause law

James Patrick

James Patrick: Police in Delaware County, Pa. are searching for an accused child rapist with a tricky disappearing act. James Patrick was standing trial on charges that he raped an 11-year-old girl in 1998, when cops say he asked to leave court to call his elderly mother. Cops say Patrick took off, and hasn’t been seen since.

Unknown Helen Hill Killer

Unknown Helen Hill Killer: In New Orleans, young filmmaker Helen Hill and her physician husband Paul were awakened by an intruder — cops say the next thing they knew, he opened fire. Now, a year later, police have new information that may help find her killer.

Leonard Ray Harper

Leonard Ray Harper: Police thought accused murderer Leonard Ray Harper was hiding out in Spain or South America, but now they have confirmation Harper could be back in his old digs — San Antonio, Texas. A convicted murderer called cops from jail and told them what they needed to know to place Harper back in town.

Donald Farrell Killer

Donald Farrell Killer: Saturday, October 27, 2007 was Rowan University’s homecoming, a night that brings thousands of people to the campus to celebrate and watch the football game. It was on this night that a group of four to five men brutally beat a 19-year-old student to death as a group of his friends stood by helplessly.

Nancy and Joey Bochicchio’s killer

Boca Raton, Fla. police are still looking for Nancy and Joey Bochicchio’s killer. Cops say their best lead is a composite sketch of a man wanted in another violent attack in Boca Raton. The similarities between that case and the Bochicchios’ murders are eerily similar, and police believe the man in the sketch could be involved with the vicious double homicide of mom Nancy and 8-year-old daughter Joey.

shooting

Dothan police are investigating a shooting into an occupied home Thursday night in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue, according to a statement released by police spokesman Officer Thomas Davis.
Someone drove by a home on Arlington Avenue around 10:51 p.m. and fired a gun several times, police say. The gunmen fled the area driving an early 1990s silver four-door model Ford Crown Victoria.
No one suffered any injuries in the shooting.

Chief James Ibori,Kema Chikwe


The hearing of the bail application of former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, on Friday was stalled when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it needed time to respond to issues raised in the accused person’s fresh affidavit.
Also, the former governor did not exhibit signs of ill-health on Friday when he appeared before Justice Mohammed Shuaibu of the Federal High Court in Kaduna. Rather, he looked hale and hearty. He was flown to the National Hospital, Abuja from Kaduna on Wednesday and discharged on Thursday.
THE London Metropolitan Police say the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, used British banks to stash £20 million public funds to finance his flamboyant lifestyle, The Sunday Times of London reported yesterday.
However, efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Chief Ibori for alleged corruption may have run into a fresh hitch after Britain returned investigation documents to the anti-graft agency asking for the authorisation of the Attorney-General of the Federation to use them in the London court process.
EFCC recovers N15m from Kema Chikwe
The same EFCC has recovered N15 million from one-time Aviation Minister, Dr. Kema Chikwe, being her alleged share of business deal with one Samuel Iheanacho, Managing Director of an engineering company.
Chief Ibori is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for allegedly laundering the money during 2005-06, using a web of high-street banks in London and an international array of front companies.
The London Sunday Times citing a witness statement made by a financial investigator working for the Met, said Ibori used accounts at branches of HSBC, Barclays and Abbey to buy luxury cars and homes.
These include a £4 million mansion in Hampstead, North London, a nearby flat for a mistress and a country retreat in Dorset. Ibori owned a Bentley Continental GT, a Jaguar and an armoured Mercedes-Benz Maybach

It said since 2005, funds from Nigeria, intended for education and engineering projects, “(were) allegedly stolen by James Ibori (and) have been laundered through the UK banking system.”
One payment of £275,873 was made to a Mayfair car dealership for an armour-plated Maybach limousine in 2005.
Ibori, who denies the accusations, has not been charged with any wrongdoing. His lawyers declined to comment.
The investigation is looking at payments by Shell and Chevron-Texaco to his businesses in Delta State. Over three years, Shell, Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company allegedly paid £3.6 million into a Barclays account controlled by Ibori for renting out houseboats to foreign employees.
Last Thursday, the Court of Appeal confirmed a freeze on Ibori’s UK assets, worth £17.1 million.
According to an affidavit, the Met intervened at an unspecified date to block his purchase of a private jet from Bombardier, the manufacturers, for $20 million (£9.8 million) while he was still in office and receiving an official salary of just £12,000 a year.
An associate who met Ibori in New York in September told The Sunday Times that he was “desperate to prove that his hands are clean.”
The Met has recently launched a crackdown on foreigners using Britain as a haven for corruptly acquired assets. Ibori is the third Nigerian governor to be investigated under the Proceeds of Crime Act introduced in 2002.
The two others charged with money laundering in London jumped bail. One has since been convicted of corruption by a Nigerian court, while the other is on trial.
HSBC, Abbey and Barclays declined to comment but said they would cooperate fully with any police investigation.
AGF-EFCC feud creates fresh hitches in Ibori’s case
Efforts by the EFCC to prosecute Chief Ibori for alleged corruption while in office has run into a fresh hitch as Britain returned investigation documents to the anti-graft agency asking for the Attorney-General of the Federation’s authorisation to use them in the London court process.
The British authorities had earlier asked the EFCC to furnish it with details of its findings on the allegation of corruption against Chief Ibori while in office which it did without recourse to the AGF, Chief Michael Aondoakaa.
It was gathered that the documents were returned because they were not signed by the AGF and, therefore, could not be used.
“The honourable Attorney-General may, therefore, authorise the Metropolitan Police through the appropriate channels to use the materials enumerated above for their legal processes,” he said in the letter dated September 28, 2007.
It was, however, learnt that the AGF who had requested the same documents without being given by the EFCC, rejected it, as he was said to have noted that the request by the Metropolitan Police should have been sent to him, in the first instance.
Sources said the AGF reported the development to the President who gave him a backing.
Also listed were accounts of various companies said to have been traced to Chief Ibori or his relations.
The included Bainexnox Ltd account with UBA, MER Engineering Ltd account with UBA, Global Little Drops Nig. Ltd account with Zenith and Oceanic Banks, Silhouette Travels and Tours account with Zenith and Prime Chambers account with Zenith.
Also contained in the document is the copy of a letter from the Corporate Affairs Commission confirming that about three companies used in siphoning fund from Delta State were registered with it.

Three migrants died



Three migrants among dozens trying to reach Spain from Northwest Africa in a wooden boat died and two others were in serious condition, officials said Saturday.
A Spanish patrol ship spotted the boat, which was carrying 88 people, in the Atlantic Ocean off the southern coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife early Saturday, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said. The survivors were rescued, she said.
Four of the migrants, whose precise point of origin was unknown, were rushed to a hospital, the spokeswoman said.
Of 70 survivors in good health, nine were thought to be minors among them was a baby girl believed to be around 2 years old the spokeswoman said.

Audrey Fitzpatrick: PRESS Conference (updated text)


Audrey Fitzpatrick The mother of Amy, Irish girl 15 years of age who had disappeared on January 1 in Mijas (Malaga), today gave a press conference at the Ocean Hotel to publicize her missing daughter and help with information for the search.
The mother, Audrey Fitzpatrick, read a statement in English, "If anyone has seen Amy to contact with the Civil Guard or phone: 062 or 112," Audrey asked.
"Someone must know something," said the mother, while he called "especially in the British Community, on the Costa del Sol which is extensive having lived for five years in the town. Amy is a popular girl ".
The family of the child reported that the night of 31 and day 1, Amy was with a friend, Ashley,they were babysitting in a house on the Calypso urbanisation . "She was wearing a faded black mini skirt, a black 'Diesel'shirt and also some high black boots," according to her mother .
"She is a very thin girl with brown hair, a very pale color," she continued. In addition, during the press conference leaflets were distributed with a photo and description of the girl to help the search.
"A girl can not disappear from the face of the earth, which is why I ask the people to try to recall whether they had seen anything. Any little information is useful," asked the mother.

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