❝ US authorities have seized $20m in cash discovered in a bed frame under a mattress in a Massachusetts flat…The cash is believed to be linked to a $1bn pyramid scheme involving TelexFree, a company that claimed to provide internet phone services.
Investigators uncovered the cash while following a Brazilian man, who was charged in connection to the haul.
❝ Federal prosecutors say the defunct company swindled almost a million people worldwide out of about $1bn.
The US attorney’s office in Massachusetts tweeted a photo of the windfall of cash, which was found at the flat of Brazilian national Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, 28, in Westborough, Massachusetts.
Mr Rocha was arrested and charged with conspiring to commit money laundering.
A judge…ruled that Mr Rocha was a flight risk and held him without bail…
Crooks always think everyone else is a crook, too. 🙂
Notice the difference between reality of our Constitution [on the left] and how Trump [on the right] thinks it works? It took a lot of shouting and finger-pointing to get the creeps running the White House to sort out the page explaining how checks and balances are supposed to work in this nation – and return the Judicial Branch to this illustration of powers and responsibilities.
At least for a while.
Twitter announced Friday it received two national security requests, one each in 2015 and 2016, asking for users’ account data without informing the affected users. The company could not reveal this earlier since it was bound by gag orders until now that restricted it from openly speaking about the matter.
The requests were received in the form of national security letters…
Each letter requests a special kind of data called electronic communication transaction records, including email header data and browsing history.
FBI requests go far beyond the limitations set by a 2008 Justice Department legal memo, which said such orders could only be restricted to phone billing records…
NSLs are government orders used for obtaining communication data available to service providers. They are usually accompanied by a gag order restricting the provider from informing the user whose data is obtained. The legal tool has been available since the 1970s, but has been put into regular usage for varied purposes since the passing of the U.S.A. Patriot Act…
The use of NSLs to obtain data is being opposed by major tech companies including Twitter which is fighting its own lawsuit against the government…
Yup. Last two years of the Obama Administration.
Nothing new about Liberal Democrats supporting the same crap Big Brother ideology as scumbags in the Republican Party. You ain’t about to see Donald Trump start supporting constitutional freedoms, privacy rights or net neutrality.
We’re posting this because while some Democrats are working sincerely to bring the supposedly liberal half of the TweedleDeeDum 2-Party system in line with the real needs of working folks – they will need concerned individuals to twist their arms, remind them to walk away from Cold Warrior lies and rationales. Stop snooping on ordinary citizens.