Category Archives: Crime & Justice

Former GSA official ‘Hot Tub Jeff’ indicted for fraud

http://twitter.com/#!/rydaka/status/515295041708105728

Finally, someone has been indicted over the ridiculously expensive shindig the GSA held in Vegas back in 2011.

Former GSA exec Jeff Neely, man photographed w/ cocktail in hot tub, during infamous Vegas junket in 2011 is indicted on federal charges

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 26, 2014

@MacFarlaneNews @instapundit > good.

— DAR_Union (@Cate_Tweeting) September 26, 2014

BREAKING: former GSA official Jeffrey Neely indicted for fraud. #DOJ

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 26, 2014

HOT TUB JEFF RT @ryanjreilly @instapundit BREAKING: former GSA official Jeffrey Neely indicted for fraud. #DOJ

— VACUOUS CIPHER (@THE_DAILY_BLEAT) September 26, 2014

GSA inspector general had referred Jeffrey Neely case to DOJ over two years ago: http://t.co/skXvRgMxcu pic.twitter.com/UTF5bSNcj9

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 26, 2014

By the way, evidently people still aren’t letting “Rubber Bullets” Reilly off the hook. #CanAnyoneConfirm? Rubber bullets, ear plugs; same diff! Help confused Huffpo journo ‘confirm’ more [photos]

Wait! Those weren't really rubber bullets the GSA was buying? @ryanjreilly @instapundit

— EMM (@njemm008) September 26, 2014

@ryanjreilly: BREAKING: former GSA official Jeffrey Neely indicted for fraud. #DOJ#cananyoneconfirm

— Steven Ciaramaglia (@Chamaaaglia) September 26, 2014

Heh.

Groan … MT @dabeard: Hot Tub Crime Machine? … http://t.co/fz3BkrG9ma pic.twitter.com/TG1sJeVQPG

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) September 26, 2014

Jeffrey Neely took the 5th at @GOPOversight hearing over his role in GSAs Las Vegas mtg http://t.co/8LZSu0yjYI @cspan pic.twitter.com/0O42A7i4o8

— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) September 26, 2014

Press release on charges against former GSA official Jeffrey Neely: http://t.co/7xvEB8WfwF

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 26, 2014

Neely faces up to five years in prison if convicted according to the DOJ press release:

The indictment includes three false claims counts, under 18 U.S.C. § 287, and two counts of making false statements and using false documents, under 18 U.S.C. § 1001. Neely is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco on October 20, 2014, before the Honorable Elizabeth D. Laporte, United States Magistrate Court Judge.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, and a fine of $250,000 for each violation. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

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@ryanjreilly @missb62 um..thanx. there is a naked dude in a tub looking at me from twitter now.

— bluecheddar1 (@bluecheddar1) September 26, 2014

He should be facing five years for that picture alone.

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Related

GSA scandal continues to grow

Rep. Issa outraged over USGSA corruption

‘F*ck the police’: ‘Disturbed’ online protesters want #JusticeForMikeBrown

http://twitter.com/#!/Sonyers/status/498505336241000448

Missouri teenager Mike Brown was killed Saturday when he was shot Saturday by Ferguson, Mo. police.

Here are more details about the incident from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one shot was fired by the officer’s gun inside the car during the struggle, and that the officer fired multiple times at Michael Brown, 18, as he ran away.

He said the shots that hit Brown were “more than just a couple but I don’t think it was many more than that.” He said an autopsy was pending and that a toxicology test would take as long as six weeks to determine whether Brown had alcohol or drugs in his system.

Angered over the incident, many took to Twitter to call for justice, using the hashtag #JusticeForMikeBrown.

http://twitter.com/#!/_RobinThick/status/498517288895913984
http://twitter.com/#!/Trackstar275/status/498518647606763520
http://twitter.com/#!/EmaniJhane/status/498525331809386497

This Mike Brown situation really breaks my heart.
So sad. Ugh.
#JusticeForMikeBrown— QUEEN LOSA (@YoungLosa) August 10, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/fatoubittaye/status/498520725045915648
http://twitter.com/#!/ImSoShady_/status/498512678122713088
http://twitter.com/#!/LuhhNate/status/498527118494404608

The official account of Black Entertainment Television also chimed in.

http://twitter.com/#!/BET/status/498506081837264896

Related:

‘Rising anger’: St. Louis alderman Antonio French tweets from protest over shooting of Freguson, Mo. teen [Vine, photos]

Jose Padilla re-sentenced after original punishment deemed ‘too lenient’

In 2007, Jose Padilla was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing support to al Qaeda. He was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison.

Today, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, who handed down his original sentence, re-sentenced Padilla to 21 years.

More from the Miami Herald:

In 2011, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that Padilla should have received harsher punishment reflecting his extensive criminal record. The appellate court found that Judge Cooke “unreasonably discounted” Padilla’s criminal history before lowering a potential 30-year-to-life sentence.

The appellate court, in an opinion written by Chief Judge Joel F. Dubina and joined by Judge William H. Pryor, sided with the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami. Prosecutors, who were seeking life imprisonment for Padilla, appealed Cooke’s sentence of about 17 1/2 years. They argued the judge’s prison term was about 13 years below the low end of the sentencing guidelines: 30 years.

“[Cooke] attached little weight to Padilla’s extensive criminal history, gave no weight to his future dangerousness, compared him to criminals who were not similarly situated, and gave unreasonable weight to the condition of his pre-trial detention [in the Naval brig],” Dubina wrote.

Alleged al-Qaeda supporter arrested for bomb plot at Wichita airport

A Kansas man named Terry Lowewen has been arrested and charged for plotting to detonate a bomb at a Wichita airport. Lowewen has also been charged with attempting to provide support to Al-Qaeda.

The suspect reportedly worked at the airport:

Photo of the suspect:

Twitchy will follow this story and report more details as they become available.

NFL player arrested for domestic violence?

http://twitter.com/#!/haassauce/status/512352666937077760

Boy, looks like another red-letter day for the NFL:

According to source: Cards RB Johnathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence @azfamily @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/S9Kh0pgkfT

— TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September 17, 2014

What the heck is going on over there?

Another domestic violence arrest in NFL?? Blame doesn't just fall on Goodell & NFL. These players are NFLPA members. NFLPA also accountable.

— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) September 17, 2014

You can't be this dumb RT@tylerbaldwin: Cards RB Johnathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence pic.twitter.com/2JQ0tLjF3d

— (@SamJClemens) September 17, 2014

Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on domestic violence charges too???? Wth is going on right now smhhhhhh

— VJ (Papa Σmurf) (@VeeManJr) September 17, 2014

Dwyer (cardinals running back) Arrested for domestic violence. What the fuck is happening.

— Noah (@AddictedToMessi) September 17, 2014

Nice. More domestic violence for @nfl really guys? #joke #somebodydosomething

— Diego Gutierrez (@DiegoGutierrez) September 17, 2014

Tip of the iceberg… gonna need a whole branch of govt to manage. RT @halladayfan32: another domestic violence case in the nfl geez

— Brian McPherson (@brainfadetoday) September 17, 2014

Come now….another nfl player arrested for domestic violence? I freaking can't wtf is wrong with you men?

— Anastasia W (@AnAMLWeeks) September 17, 2014

NFL is outta control.

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 17, 2014

My God. Make it stop. https://t.co/JozjVjO1yV

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 17, 2014

Guys. Maybe stop beating people up? Especially women. Please? https://t.co/Ag6VgATD6M

— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) September 17, 2014

Dear football players, stop hitting off the field, thanks, America

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) September 17, 2014

Maybe the NFL should consider making a slight modification to its name:

#NFL = Never fucking learn #DomesticViolence

— Tuff Conqueror (@DPG_1914) September 17, 2014

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Update:

CONFIRMED: AZ Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence. Charges: -aggravated assault -preventing someone from calling 911

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 17, 2014

AZ Cardinal Jonathan Dwyer arrested for alleged aggravated assault from July '14. Per police, victims: 27yo female & 18mo child

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) September 17, 2014

Release from Phoenix PD lists 2 victims – a 27-yo female and an 18-mo old child. One of the counts is aggravated assault involving a minor.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 17, 2014

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