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Sentencing for 2nd Half of Ohio Couple Guilty of Funding Hizbollah

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

The upside is both the husband and wife will know where one another is at all times. The Ohio couple is serving time for trying to fund Hizbollah’s terrorist efforts against Israel.

Hor I. Akl was sentenced yesterday to 75 months in prison for scheming with wife Amera to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to the designated foreign terrorist organization Hizballah, announced Ohio U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Division Stephen Anthony.

The two plotted with a confidential source working for the FBI in 2009-10 to hide bundles of money in a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, then send the car on a container ship to Lebanese Hizbollah leaders.

Amera Akl, who told the FBI source she dreamed of martyring herself, is currently serving a 40 month sentence for conspiracy.

“Money is the lifeblood of terrorist organizations, and stopping the flow is a key component to choking off these organizations,” said U.S. Attorney Dettelbach.

Real-Life “Norman Bates” Sentenced for Impersonating Dead Mother to Keep Her Estate Alive

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

In a real-life twist on Hitchcock’s “Psycho” character Norman Bates, it seems a New York man who impersonated his dead mother wanted to keep her credit line alive.

Thomas Parkin, 51, of Brooklyn, was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 13 years and eight months in prison, for a real estate scam involving his late mother’s estate, reports Reuters.

Parkin addressed investigators while wearing a woman’s cardigan, lipstick, and breathing through an oxygen tank, claiming he was his late mother, Irene Pruskin, who died in 2003. She would have been 86 by now. He also was caught on surveillance video in the get-up at the DMV, renewing Pruskin’s driver’s licence.

In addition to trying to file a lawsuit as his mother, reclaiming her lost Park Slope home, the presumptuous Parkin and his partner also stole about $44,000 by cashing Pruskin’s Social Security checks for six years.

Mr. Dressup was convicted this month  in state court of fraud, grand larceny, forgery and perjury. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office handled the case.

“He fooled no one,” a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes told Reuters.

Hopefully the prison jumpsuits won’t cramp Parkin’s style too much.

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$4 Mil Worth of Marijuana Found Floating Off California Coast

 

OC Sherriff recovers marijuana bales in Dana Point harbor. Credit: Patty Field

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

Orange County Harbor Patrol spent Sunday recovering huge quantities of marijuana from the water off the Californian coast, as impressed gawkers asked, “Anyone lose their stash?”

Based on the quantity, it looks like a lot of people did.

The Huffington Post reports 180 bales of marijuana wrapped in garbage bags, containing more than 8,000 pounds of drugs at a street value over $4 million, were discovered floating about 15 miles from Dana Point Sunday around noon. It took federal, state and law enforcement authorities working together into the evening to retrieve all of the bundles. It was then turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol, according to an official statement from the agency.

The Coastguard, ICE, local harbor patrols, and Border Patrol have seen a recent increase in ocean drug smuggling. The U.S. Border Patrol reports that combined figures from these and other maritime agencies show a leap from 45 smuggling events in 2008 to 183 in 2011, and 203 apprehensions in ’08 compared with a staggering 631 in 2011. Their report does not seem to assess whether there has been an uptick in crime or improvements in law enforcement efforts.

However we do know someone somewhere had a lot of explaining to do Monday morning about their lost shipment of marijuana.

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OBIT: Former Tampa FBI Agent Michael Barry Carmody Dies at 73; One of his Cases Inspired Film “Donnie Brasco”

Shoshanna Utchenik
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Barry Carmody served as an FBI agent for 33 years, retiring in 1998 having participated in some of Tampa’s most historic cases. Carmody died Wednesday of brain cancer at age 73. He is survived by his wife, two children, six grandchildren and, according to friends and family, some whopping stories.

Among his most famous cases was an FBI sting called Operation Coldwater in the late 70’s, early 80’s, reports the Tampa Bay Times, later chronicled in the film “Donnie Brasco.” Operation Coldwater resulted in the arrests of mob higher-ups including Santo Trafficante Jr. who was later acquitted.

True to the reports of Carmody being a man-of-the-people who used his humor and storytelling to get along with anybody, Carmody later visited the ailing Trafficante in his sick bed. “Dad would go check on him, stop in, probably bring him a beer, smoke a cigar and that would be it,” remembered son Roderick Carmody.

“Barry had that Irish wit, he was a good storyteller,” said retired agent Al Scudieri who worked with Carmody for more than 20 years. “We could all be in the same incident, and he would come out and tell the best story about it.”

The Tampa Bay Times quotes Robert O’Neill, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, saying Mr. Carmody was “born to be an FBI agent.”

“He loved working with law enforcement and he loved his family,” O’Neill said. “But his second family was the FBI.”

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