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Six Defendants Arrested In Multiple States For Laundering

Six Defendants Arrested In Multiple States For Laundering Proceeds From Fraud Schemes Targeting Victims Across The United States Perpetrated By Ghana-Based Criminal Enterprise Defendants Laundered Over $50 Million, Which Primarily Consisted of Proceeds of Fraud Schemes from Business Email Compromises, Romance Scams Targeting Elderly, and Fraudulent Small Business Loans for COVID-19 Relief (STL.News) Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced the arrests of FAROUK APPIEDU,

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Warren County: Gary Ketchum plea guilty to Deceive Bank

Warren County Man, Gary Ketchum Admits Role in Scheme to Deceive Bank and Bank Regulators NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) A Warren County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud a bank and bank regulators, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Gary Ketchum, 73, of Hackettstown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiring to make false entries to deceive First State Bank and to deceive the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FSB’s regulators. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: A three-phase scheme took place from 2009 to 2010.  The first phase was to fraudulently infuse $7 million of capital into First State Bank

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Texas: Damien Dre Gonzales Pleads Guilty to Abducting a Girl

West Texas Kidnapper, Damien Dre Gonzales Pleads Guilty to Abducting 9-Year-Old Girl (STL.News) A west Texas man pleaded guilty today to abducting a 9-year-old girl from a birthday party, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Damien Dre Gonzales, 27, of Levelland, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to one count of kidnapping before Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. “No child should ever have to endure the terror of being abducted,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. “I am thankful for the rapid response of law enforcement to rescue this child and ensure that this defendant will never again victimize children.” “The FBI and our law enforcement partners are determined to keep the children in our communities safe from danger,” said FBI Dal

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Japanese CEO and Employees Charged to Defraud U.S. Navy

Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean (STL.News) Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer of Yokohama, Japan-based Kanto Kosan Co. Ltd. (Kanto Kosan) were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated water removed from U.S. Navy ships into the ocean. Sojiro Imahashi, the president and CEO of Kanto Kosan, Tsuyoshi Ifuku, and Yuki Yamamiya, were charged with one count of conspiracy to make false claims, to commit ocean dumping, and to commit major fraud against the U.S.; four counts of major fraud against the U.S.; and six counts of submitting false claims. “The defendants decei

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Missouri Auto Accident: Serious Injuries to Leland C. Linneman

(STL.News) The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident.  We regret to report this accident/news but wish that everybody involved and their families the best. Missouri Auto Accident Report: involving Leland C. Linneman (60) from Salisbury, Missouri and Norfolk Southern Date: February 17, 2021 Time: 9:18 am Number of Vehicles: 2 (Two) Driver Name (1): Leland C. Linneman (60) from Salisbury, Missouri Driver Name (2): Timmy Morgan (50) from Moberly, Missouri Injury Driver (1): Serious Injury Driver (2): Unknown Vehicle Description (1): 2011 GMC 3500 Vehicle Description (2): 1973 General Motors GP38-2 Norfolk Southern Locomotive Incident ID Number: 210075676 County: Chariton County Location: Cal Hubbard Avenue 3.5 miles west of Salisbury, Missouri Driver Insurance (1): American Fami...

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Wilmington: Miguel Angel sentenced for Drug Distribution

Wilmington Man, Miguel Angel Ramos Receives 13 Years In Federal Prison for Drug Distribution RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) Miguel Angel Ramos, age 31, from Wilmington, NC was sentenced today in Federal District Court in Raleigh, NC. Ramos was sentenced to a total of 156 months in prison for the distribution of a quantity of fentanyl on July 25, 2019 in Wilmington, NC. According to Court documents and information presented at today’s hearing, in July 2019, agents with the Wilmington Safe Street Task Force (WSSTF) conducted two controlled purchases of suspected heroin from Ramos.  On July 17, 2019, under the supervision of agents with WSSTF, a confidential source (CI) purchased heroin from Ramos.  The CI contacted Ramos and arranged a meeting with Ramos to purchase heroin at a gas station in the G

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President Biden: Americans want ‘everything’ in relief plan

(STL.News) President Joe Biden meets labor leaders in the Oval Office as part of his campaign promoting a $1.9 trillion proposed response to the coronavirus pandemic.  “I think we have an incredible opportunity to make some enormous progress,” Biden said. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP) Continue reading President Biden: Americans want ‘everything’ in relief plan at STL.News....

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Chipotle Builds Virtual Community For Its Remote Workplace

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced it had enhanced its remote employee learning and personal development offerings to include Udemy for Business, an online, on-demand educational platform.  All full-time Restaurant Support Center employees, Executive Team Directors, Team Directors, and Field Leaders have access to Udemy for Business, which offers more than 5,500 top-rated, engaging courses on various topics, including tech, business, and wellness.  Through online educational opportunities, employee resource groups, and its Culture Committee, Chipotle provides a purposeful remote work experience for its employees. UNIFIED Chipotle introduced the United Network of Influencers Furthering Inclusion and Ethnic Diversity (UNIFIED) as an

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Long John Silver’s Celebrates a Lenten Season

Long John Silver’s Celebrates a Lenten Season of Savory Shrimp & Savings ‘Tis the Sea-son of Unbeatable Prices and Promotions LOUISVILLE, KY (StLouisRestaurantReview) The Lenten season is here, and Long John Silver’s is serving up great deals on high-quality seafood at prices that won’t break the treasure chest.  As the seafood specialist, Long John Silver’s knows shrimpin’ ain’t easy, but we want to make it easier than ever to enjoy great-tasting shrimp-like our juicy grilled shrimp, hand-battered fried shrimp, or crispy and crunchy popcorn shrimp.  Try your favorite or treat your tastebuds and try them all; because now is not the time to scrimp on shrimp! Reel in value and variety with our $5.99 Fish & Shrimp Combo, which includes one piece of hand-battered, wild-caught Alaska Po

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McDonald’s® Drops Early Access to the New Crispy Chicken Sandwich

McDonald’s® Drops Early Access to the New Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Limited-Edition Capsule Lucky fans can secure theirs at CHKNDrop.com starting Feb. 18 at noon ET. CHICAGO, IL (StLouisRestaurantReview) The biggest launch of 2021, coming at you from McDonald’s, is just a click away.  Starting Feb. 18 at noon ET, we’re giving fans access to an early taste of the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich with a limited-edition capsule, available exclusively at CHKNDrop.com. So, what’s the hype behind this tasty release? Here’s what you’re going to get: Early access to the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich starting on Feb. 23, one day before it’s available in restaurants nationwide.  The hottest new chicken sandwich in the game features a brand-new crispy, juicy, tender fillet made with all-white meat chicke

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Top-10 Italian Restaurants in Ballwin, MO

Top-10 Italian Restaurants in Ballwin, MO determined by customer online reviews. Ballwin, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) We are excited to publish the Top-10 Italian Restaurants in Ballwin, MO.  As always, our Top-10 list is determined by online reviews posted by customers.  Our opinion doesn’t mean anything, but hundreds of visitors publishing their experience and reviews is the most reliable factor. The St. Louis region is known for its Italian restaurants, some having been featured on national television shows, national award-winning establishments. Our Top-10 Italian restaurants in Ballwin, MO, determined by online reviews, are: Marcella’s Mia Sorella – 4.5 Star with 252 online reviews – 14426 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO – Phone: +1 636-333-1015 Faraci Pizza – 4.5 Star with 156 online revi

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Noodles & Company Unveils Multi-Unit Franchise Growth Initiative

The Fast Casual Restaurant Announces Proposed Expansion Throughout Southern and Southwestern Regions BROOMFIELD, CO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS), known for serving bowls of classic noodle, Zoodle, and Cauliflower Noodle dishes from around the world, today announced a multi-unit franchise growth initiative to increase its presence in Southern and Southwestern markets.  With plans to expand an off-premise-oriented footprint perfectly suited for today’s consumer environment, this expansion will be fueled by company locations, existing franchisees as well as potential new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners.  The planned expansion will target select DMAs in the Southern and Southwestern markets, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Me

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Maryland Governor: $1.5 Billion Budget for Education

Additional Resources to Support Safe Reopening of Schools, Child Care, Local Health Departments, and Housing Counseling ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today submitted a $1.59 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022, including additional resources to support the safe reopening of schools. “This supplemental budget provides further support for the safe reopening of Maryland schools,” said Governor Hogan.  “I want to commend all the teachers, administrators, parents, and public health officials who are doing everything they can to give Maryland students the chance to get back in the classrooms safely.” Highlights of the $1.59 billion supplemental budget include: $931 million in funding for local school systems in support and targeted assistance for the safe reopening o

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Virginia Governor: $524 Million Funding for Rent Relief Program

Governor Northam Announces $524 Million in New Funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program Federal stimulus funds available to help landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic ARLINGTON,VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is funded through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program included in the recent federal stimulus package and will assist households and landlords with rent payments to avoid eviction.  Governor Northam made the announcement at Gilliam Place Apartments, which is owned by the nonprofit organization Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have p

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