Alleged Wanaka Covid 19 breachers ‘remorseful’ about ‘bad decision’, says friend

The couple accused of flouting Covid-19 laws by fleeing Auckland for a family holiday home in a South Island resort town are said to be “remorseful” and know there will be consequences for their “bad decision”. But a friend says the vitriol they are facing – and death threats – as a result of their… Continue reading Alleged Wanaka Covid 19 breachers ‘remorseful’ about ‘bad decision’, says friend

Alleged gunman arrested in fatal shooting of NJ high school student

Cops have arrested a 20-year-old man in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old high school student at a New Jersey school sports field, two months after the teen was gunned down, police said Friday. Yohan Hernandez, of Newark, NJ, was taken into custody late Thursday and charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a… Continue reading Alleged gunman arrested in fatal shooting of NJ high school student

Revealed: Alleged Westpac fraudsters in multi-million dollar property binge

The colourful soccer identity and business partner accused of defrauding Westpac by almost $400 million allegedly funnelled tens of millions of dollars of proceeds into high end residential properties in Melbourne and near Sydney and a portfolio of petrol stations in small Victorian towns. The alleged $360 million fraud by Bill Papas’ Forum Finance against… Continue reading Revealed: Alleged Westpac fraudsters in multi-million dollar property binge

Founders of alleged scam Africrypt deny involvement in $3.8B ‘hack’

Two brothers have grabbed global headlines after it was reported that they made off with over $3.8 billion in what was considered to be one of the biggest and most daring digital currency scams. However, they have now come out to deny any involvement in the heist. The two blamed hackers, and said they took… Continue reading Founders of alleged scam Africrypt deny involvement in $3.8B ‘hack’

Family of alleged Brant Lake Camp molestation victim gets $500K payout

More On: settlements Les Moonves waves goodbye to $120M exit package, ViacomCBS says Universal Music paid record exec Charlie Walk $1.7M in sex-harass case Family whose autistic teen fatally choked on chicken nugget settles for $2M Fake charity telefunding scheme shut down, AG says The family of a boy who was allegedly molested by a… Continue reading Family of alleged Brant Lake Camp molestation victim gets $500K payout

Alleged Isis sympathiser found guilty of possessing objectionable hymns, aquitted of video and knife charges

WARNING: Graphic content A man accused of being an Islamic State sympathiser has been found guilty by a jury of possessing propaganda-style material for the terrorist organisation. However, he has been acquitted on other charges for allegedly possessing a graphic video depicting a prisoner being decapitated and possession of an offensive weapon. The 32-year-old, known… Continue reading Alleged Isis sympathiser found guilty of possessing objectionable hymns, aquitted of video and knife charges

Alleged $366M Bitcoin mixer busted after analysis of 10 years of blockchain data

U.S. authorities have arrested the alleged mastermind behind a multi-million darknet-based BTC mixing service, Bitcoin Fog, after analyzing 10 years of blockchain data. Authorities have issued a chilling warning to other users of illegal blockchain services: Anything you do today may come back to haunt you as “this activity is on this ledger forever” and… Continue reading Alleged $366M Bitcoin mixer busted after analysis of 10 years of blockchain data

Turkey arrests 62 over alleged $2B Thodex exit scam as leader flees country

Digital currency users in Turkey are going through some dark times. Exchanges in the Middle Eastern country have been collapsing recently, with signs of exit scams. One of these is Thodex, an exchange suspected of taking $2 billion from close to 400,000 investors. Turkish police have since arrested 62 people associated with the exchange but… Continue reading Turkey arrests 62 over alleged $2B Thodex exit scam as leader flees country

Most wanted: Alleged offenders evade, avoid, scarper from police for 40-plus years

Police have revealed that there are people wanted on warrants to arrest that have been evading authorities for more than 40 years. While some have left the country – others are still living their lives in the community right under the noses of those trying to catch up with them. And one former fugitive, who… Continue reading Most wanted: Alleged offenders evade, avoid, scarper from police for 40-plus years

‘Alleged’ crimes and obscured identities: how does crime reporting work?

How do publishers decide when to name people accused of crimes? Why do journalists use the word “allegedly”? And why are some crime reports so pared back while others are full of detail? What journalists can publish is closely linked to the law. If you’ve ever found yourself reading an article in The Sydney Morning… Continue reading ‘Alleged’ crimes and obscured identities: how does crime reporting work?

‘Alleged’ crimes and obscured identities: how does crime reporting work?

How do publishers decide when to name people accused of crimes? Why do journalists use the word “allegedly”? And why are some crime reports so pared back while others are full of detail? What journalists can publish is closely linked to the law. If you’ve ever found yourself reading an article in The Sydney Morning… Continue reading ‘Alleged’ crimes and obscured identities: how does crime reporting work?

Alleged ‘kingpin’ of a 25M rupee Indian crypto scam arrested at Delhi airport

A 60 year-old man was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Dec. 31, for allegedly heading a 25 million rupee ($340,000) cryptocurrency scam. Umesh Verma, a former jeweller and greeting card maker, was held by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi police after arriving from Dubai. Police allege that Verma, along with… Continue reading Alleged ‘kingpin’ of a 25M rupee Indian crypto scam arrested at Delhi airport

Texans arrested over alleged scam to sell NSW 50 million face masks that never existed

Two Texan businessmen have been arrested in the US over an alleged attempt to dupe the NSW government into spending $430 million on 50 million respirator masks that never existed. The alleged conmen were set to receive a $100,000 initial payment from NSW, which had indicated it was interested in buying the N95 respirator masks… Continue reading Texans arrested over alleged scam to sell NSW 50 million face masks that never existed

New Zealand citizen jailed for allegedly breaching quarantine in Perth four times

A New Zealand citizen and Qld resident will spend the next 14 days quarantining in a Perth jail cell after allegedly breaching hotel quarantine four times. According to WAToday, Selu Cecil Thornley Siitia, 32, was ordered to quarantine for two weeks after arriving in Western Australia on a work pass on October 13. Police allege… Continue reading New Zealand citizen jailed for allegedly breaching quarantine in Perth four times

Alleged crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Spanish speakers freezes user funds

The team behind Arbistar, a crypto trading bot developer, announced that it would be shutting down a popular trading tool known as Community Bot. According to a press release published by Arbicorp, the company that runs Arbistar, the platform is not currently allowing deposits. All funds have been frozen, preventing users from withdrawing their money.… Continue reading Alleged crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Spanish speakers freezes user funds

Alleged Portland shooter Michael Reinoehl had gun when killed, cops say

The Antifa supporter wanted for allegedly murdering a Trump supporter in Portland was armed with a handgun when he was shot dead by a US Marshals task force, authorities said Friday. Michael Forest Reinoehl had a semiautomatic handgun on him when officers moved to arrest him at an apartment complex in Tanglewilde in Washington State,… Continue reading Alleged Portland shooter Michael Reinoehl had gun when killed, cops say

Israel investigates alleged gang rape of teenager

Police in Israel have launched an investigation into the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at a hotel in the southern resort town of Eilat. Two people have been detained so far. One of the suspects said more than 30 men had sex with the girl, but denied rape, according to local media reports.… Continue reading Israel investigates alleged gang rape of teenager

This Alleged Email Just Confirmed Ripple’s Partnership With Bank Of America ⋆ ZyCrypto

The relationship between Ripple and Bank of America (BoA) has to be one of the most long-standing questions in the crypto-verse. Over the past few years, there have been several rumors about the second-largest banking institution in the United States adopting Ripple’s payment protocol for real-time settlements. However, there has never been any official confirmation… Continue reading This Alleged Email Just Confirmed Ripple’s Partnership With Bank Of America ⋆ ZyCrypto

Germany: Alleged Darknet Druglords on Trial for Bitcoin Narcotics Trade

The alleged dealers involved in “Chemical Revolution” — Germany’s largest darknet narcotics marketplace — will stand trial today. The high number of initial defendants in the case has meant the trial is being held in a congress hall in Giessen, central Germany, large enough to accommodate the proceedings. While seven defendants are standing trial today,… Continue reading Germany: Alleged Darknet Druglords on Trial for Bitcoin Narcotics Trade

Accomplice in Alleged $722M Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Pleads Guilty to Charges

One of four men charged with defrauding investors of more than $722 million through a long-running cryptocurrency mining scheme has pleaded guilty to charges against him. The man, a 35-year-old Romanian programmer called Silviu Catalin Bacali, was arrested in Germany in December 2019. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud… Continue reading Accomplice in Alleged $722M Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Pleads Guilty to Charges

Bannon says he wanted alleged whistleblower booted from NSC over leak concerns

President Trump calls out ‘fake whistleblower’ White House aides insist that Ukraine whistleblower should be questioned; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. Former top White House adviser Steve Bannon confirmed in a recent interview that he once tried to have the alleged Ukraine whistleblower booted from the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House… Continue reading Bannon says he wanted alleged whistleblower booted from NSC over leak concerns

Alleged poachers busted for trafficking more than 4,000 Florida turtles

Two men were busted for poaching more than 4,000 Florida turtles worth $200,000 and illicitly selling them overseas in a massive money-making operation, authorities said. Michael Boesenberg, 39, and Michael Clemons, 23, both of Fort Myers, were busted in what has been declared “the state’s largest seizure of turtles in recent history,” the Florida Fish… Continue reading Alleged poachers busted for trafficking more than 4,000 Florida turtles

Alleged Draft Of India’s Bitcoin Ban Leaked Online

The rumours of India proposing to ban cryptocurrency have been floating around the space for a while now and they may have just been confirmed after the Indian blockchain lawyer Varun Sethi posted an alleged first draft of the proposed bill.  The bill, called “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies” proposes to… Continue reading Alleged Draft Of India’s Bitcoin Ban Leaked Online

Rwanda’s Central Bank Issues PSA on Alleged Cryptocurrency Get-Rich-Quick Scams

The National Bank of Rwanda, the country’s central bank, has issued a public service announcement on alleged cryptocurrency scams, according to an official Twitter post on May 30. The central bank specifically warns the public about initial coin offering (ICO) scams and crypto-based Ponzi schemes, which purport to offer a quick and significant return on… Continue reading Rwanda’s Central Bank Issues PSA on Alleged Cryptocurrency Get-Rich-Quick Scams