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Archive for May 22nd, 2015

Weekend Series on Crime History: The St. Valentines Day Massacre of 1929

A Ranking Agent and A Telecommunication Specialist for DEA Charged in Connection With Strip Club That Hired Illegal Aliens and Had Prostitution

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
A high-ranking DEA agent, who retired last month, and a telecommunications specialist for the agency were arrested on charges they flouted their duties by running a lucrative strip club in New Jersey where prostitution was captured on security video, the Associated Press reported.

AP reports that court papers in New York state that DEA agent David Polos and Glen Glover, the telecommunication specialist,  are part owners of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, N.J. They both work in New York.

A criminal complaint stated the the club offers scantily clad and sometimes topless dancers, many of whom are from foreign lands and are in the country illegally.

Polos was a assistant special agent-in-charge in the Manhattan office until he retired last month.

 

Suspected Terrorist Accused of Threatening to Kill FBI Agents

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

One of the 7 Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS in Syria is accused of threatening to kill FBI agents,WCCO in Minneapolis reports.

The station reports that the suspect, Mohamed Farah, said to a government informant who was recording the conversation:

“If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me. You know the one.”

Federal prosecutors say the then named three FBI agents.

FBI: Private Prison Staff in Idaho Is Incompetent, Not Criminal

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An FBI investigation into a private prison in Idaho uncovered no criminal wrongdoing, but agents did find plenty of incompetence among the staff, the Associated Press reports.

Investigators also found that state and federal officials failed to properly communicate and monitor prison activities.

Following a 15-month public corruption investigation, the Justice Department said it won’t file criminal charges.

At issue was the state’s largest prison, which was operated by Corrections Corporation of America and considered a violent place for inmates.

The FBI was trying to determine whether the company committed fraud by falsifying records and understaffing the prison. Agents also investigating whether officials tried to sabotage the investigation.

The FBI said the missteps mostly occurred among lower-rung staffers who would have nothing to gain by committing fraud.