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Nude Pictures on Revenge-Porn Site Leads to 2 Arrests for Hacking, Other Charges

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Hunter Moore, who once operated the revenge-porn website IsAnyoneUp.com, and an accomplice have been arrested and accused of hacking into computers and stealing nude photos, the Rolling Stone reports.

Thursday’s arrest of Moore and Charles Evens came on the heals of a 15-count indictment.

Moore, among other things, is accused of paying Evans for nude pictures stolen from hundreds of victims’ email accounts.

In 2012, Moore told the Rolling Stone that he decided to sell the website that year because “ruining people’s lives with naked pictures wasn’t, you know, the ideal job.”

Former Governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico Is Indicted on Racketeering Charges

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The former governor of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico has been indicted on charges that he allowed large-scale drug rings to operate in exchange for large bribes from drug traffickers, the FBI announced Monday.

Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, 56 was charged with the RICO statute and several conspiracy charges.

Ruvalcaba, who served as governor from 1999 to 2004, is accused of helping with the shipment of massive amounts of cocaine, much of which ended up in the U.S.

Yarrington also is charged with collecting bribes from businesses that wanted to do work for the state.

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‘Whitey’ Bulger Henchman: Feds Allowed Mob Boss to Continue Breaking Law

Steve Flemmi/dateline nbc

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Corrupt FBI agent John Connolly urged the feds against prosecuting him and James “Whitey” Bulger so they could continue delivering information about rival gangs, a former henchman for the accused mob boss testified Wednesday, The Boston Globe reports.

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi testified that Connolly helped them avoid indictments at a time when other gangs were being prosecuted.

“Jim Bulger and myself were taken out of the indictment,” Flemmi testified. “That’s what John Connolly told me and that’s what Jim Bulger told me.”

Instead of being charged, Flemmi testified that he and Bulger continued to commit crimes with the FBI’s knowledge, The Globe reported.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com
 Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston and pleaded not guilty. It was his first appearance since  he was arrested in April. 

Tsarnaev was charged in a  a 30-count indictment in connection to the April 15 bombing and subsequent manhunt.

The charges are punishable by death.

Three people were killed and 264 injured in the marathon bombing.

To read more go to Boston Herald.

 

California Man Charged in Attempted Murder of Homeland Security Agents

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Northern California man accused of attempted murder in the shootings three U.S. Homeland Security agents with an assault rifle has been charged, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Victor Flores, 20, was indicted Tuesday in connection with a May 3 shooting outside his home in Petaluma.

At the time of the shootings, federal agents were investigating Flores in connection with the murder of three rival gang members, the Bee reported.

Two of the agents, who were not identified, are still recovering. The third has returned to work, the Bee reported.

 

FBI Busts 15 in $8.7 Mil Midwest Unemployment Insurance Scam

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

In general, the entrepreneurial spirit should be lauded. Unfortunately, in this case, it was purely criminal.

According to an FBI press release, 15 defendants allegedly registered 80 fake business names in Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota, then used these to file for unemployment insurance benefits to the tune of $8.7 Million. Defendants reportedly received unemployment debit cards for themselves, friends and family members, using false social security numbers and the sham businesses. A federal grand jury indicted the 15 defendants Tuesday in Illinois on 60 counts that include a range of tax, fraud and identity theft charges.

To read more click here.

FBI Impersonator Busted in Georgia

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

It’s unclear what would make a Georgia man strut around a convenience store pretending to be an undercover agent, but his days of make-believe appear to be over — at least for now.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Charles Roger Gamble was indicted by a grand jury in Clarke County, Georgia this week for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent.

Gamble supposedly told a store clerk he was an undercover agent while displaying badges and carrying one to two guns in holsters on multiple occasions, according to AJC. The clerk became suspicious and the owner contacted police after Gamble offered his real name, a fishy move for an undercover agent.

The cop on the scene ran Gamble’s name and came up with a 2005 domestic violence conviction, which would prohibit him from carrying weapons.

The clerk found Gamble’s badges believable, but on closer inspection they read “national concealed permit.” The badges can be purchased online.

To read more click here.

Scores Charged in Cybertheft of Millions from U.S. Banks

computer1By Allan Lengel
AOL News

More than than 60 people were indicted today on charges of stealing millions of dollars from U.S. bank accounts through mischievous computer attacks.

In announcing the local and federal indictments, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York said that modern high-tech bank heists no longer require “a gun, a mask, a note or a getaway car. … It requires only the Internet and ingenuity. And it can be accomplished in the blink of an eye, with just a click of the mouse.”

Authorities said the cyberattacks began in Eastern Europe with the e-mailing of a malware known as “Zeus Trojan.”

The e-mails were sent to municipalities and small businesses in the United States, and once they were opened, the malware embedded itself in the computers, recording keystrokes of account numbers and passwords when users logged into bank accounts, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

To read more click here.