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Archive for February 6th, 2019

Mueller Filings May Suggest More People Will Be Indicted

Special counsel Robert Mueller. Photo via FBI.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Could more indictments be on the way in the Robert Mueller probe?

The Hill publication suggests that may be the case in this report:

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s references to “uncharged individuals” in recent court filings that aim to restrict certain evidence are being read by some as an indication more people could be indicted in his sprawling investigation.

Despite rampant speculation that Mueller is close to finalizing his report, the language used in court documents over the past few months offers clues that suggest his probe might ensnare more individuals.

The latest example came last week, when Mueller said sensitive files in the case involving a Russian troll farm identified “uncharged individuals” suspected of engaging in operations “that interfere with lawful U.S. government functions.” Mueller’s filing sought to keep the evidence restricted from defendants in Russia.

Mistrial Declared in Trial of Ex-DEA Agent in New Orleans

By Allan Lengel
ticklethwire.com

Federal prosecutors have a decision to make whether to go after ex-DEA agent Chad Scott again.

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of the former agent after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

Scott is accused in a seven-year conspiracy of stealing property and money taken during investigations, reports WVUE.

According to  NOLA.com, Scott faced two counts of falsification of government records, related to a Ford pickup truck the prosecutors said was “a gift … from a dope dealer,” three counts of obstruction of justice — related to accusations Scott induced false testimony at a hearing and trial for an alleged drug supplier, Jorge Perralta — and two counts of perjury, related to Scott’s testimony in the Perralta case.

169 People Arrested in FBI Operation Targeting Sex-Trafficking Before Super Bowl in Atlanta

Credit: Deposit Photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

There was more than potential terrorist threats on the mind of the FBI involving Super Bowel LIII in Atlanta.

The FBI said Tuesday that 169 people were arrested in an operation targeting the threat of sex trafficking leading up to the big event.

A press release said an 11-day sting, starting Jan. 23, resulted in the arrest of 26 alleged traffickers, 34 people accused of trying to engage in sex acts with minors, nine alleged juvenile sex-trafficking victims and nine more alleged adult victims, Fox News reports. 

“The operation’s goal was to raise awareness about sex trafficking by proactively addressing that threat during the Super Bowl and events leading up to the Super Bowl,” the press release read. “Sex trafficking is not just a problem during large-scale events, it is a 365-day-a-year problem in communities all across the country.”