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Australia’s biggest bank charged fees to dead clients

By ethan / April 19, 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), which is the nation’s largest lender, has collected fees from customers who it knew had died, a major inquiry has heard. The inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year following a series of scandals involving financial misconduct. CBA told the Banking Royal Commission, which is the country’s […]

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Mauritius Commonwealth Games delegate charged with sexual assault on 26yo female athlete

By ethan / April 6, 2018

Australian police have charged Mauritius 2018 Commonwealth Games chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum with sexual assault following allegations made by a female athlete. Read more Teeroovengadum quit on the eve of the Games amid accusations of “inappropriate touching” made by the athlete, which allegedly took place in the Games’ Athletes’ Village. “Police will allege the […]

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Muslims charged with violent plots get longer sentences, more media attention – study

By ethan / April 6, 2018

Muslims accused of plotting violence in America get seven times more media attention and four times longer sentences than their non-Muslim counterparts, a new study claims. Published by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an American Muslim advocacy group, the study claims that the American justice system treats Muslim perpetrators differently than other criminals. […]

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FBI agent charged over leaks to The Intercept – report

By ethan / March 29, 2018

An FBI agent in Minnesota has been charged over leaking secret documents to The Intercept, reportedly related to threats made by individuals from a particular Middle Eastern country and the FBI’s use of informants. A two-page document filed by prosecutors for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, cited by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, charges Terry James […]

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Boss of pedophile ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar charged with sex crime

By ethan / March 28, 2018

Former Michigan State University Dean William Strampel, who supervised pedophile doctor Larry Nassar at the university, was charged with criminal sexual conduct following allegations by students on Tuesday. Strampel has been accused by a College of Osteopathic Medicine student of forcible sexual contact as well as other students reporting his alleged sexual misconduct, Reuters reported […]

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Evil twins: New York school teacher & brother charged with bomb-making

By ethan / February 16, 2018

A teacher at an Upper Manhattan high school and his twin brother have been arrested on suspicion of running a bomb factory in their Bronx apartment. Police recovered some 30 pounds of precursors and a bomb-making manual. Christian Toro, a teacher at a charter school in Manhattan, allegedly enlisted his students’ help to manufacture explosives. […]

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‘An unjust law’: 9 charged with feeding homeless in California

By ethan / January 16, 2018

Nine activists with the advocacy group Break the Ban have been charged for feeding the homeless after a California city passed a law banning the charitable act following a massive Hepatitis A outbreak. The activists’ were arrested and charged with misdemeanors after they handed out food in Wells Park in El Cajon, California, San Diego […]

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