HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO NEW YORK’S HUDSON RIVER (VIDEO)

NEW YORK

 

 

 

A helicopter crashed into New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon. The pilot was rescued from the water by a NY Waterway ferry crew. It was reported that the pilot suffered no injuries in the crash. CBS News New York (@cbsNY) reported, one person on the helipad suffered injuries. It’s unclear if the injuries suffered were from flying debris or something other. The pilot, 35-year old, Eric Morales said he was coming in to land when he felt something wrong. Morales said he tried to pull up, but that failed. He then did his best not to hit the helipad or the highway beyond the pad where people were standing. Witnesses say the chopper was coming into the West 30th Street helipad and fell short about 50 feet.

 

Video Courtesy: CBS News

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FORMER TRUMP ATTORNEY MICHAEL COHEN REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO GRAB A PLEA DEAL WITH THE FEDS

MANHATTAN, NY

Former Trump personal attorney, Michael Cohen is reportedly in the process of copping a plea with the FEDS on Tuesday afternoon.

ABC News (@ABCNews) reported, the alleged plea deal involves crimes that Michael Cohen were personally involved in. ABC reported that the plea deal does include some jail time.

Michael Cohen had reportedly been under federal investigation for months, but no charges had been filed. At the moment, any comment about what Cohen will be charged with is strictly “guess-work”, as there has been no official word of charges as of yet. There is a court proceeding scheduled for 4pm Tuesday afternoon, in front of a federal judge. (About two hours from the time this is written). Legal analyst predict prosecutors will announce charges against Cohen at that time, or announce the plea deal. **Will update this post after the 4pm court appearance**

***UPDATE***

Michael Cohen plead guilty to 8 counts altogether. Michael Cohen also said in court that he made illegal campaign contributions “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.” Michael Cohen’s sentencing date has been set for December 12th.

MARTIN SHKRELI’S FORMER LAWYER SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN PRISON

BROOKLYN, NY

The former lawyer for Martin Shkreli, A.K.A “Pharma Bro” has been sentenced to serve 18 months in a federal prison, after being convicted of charges related to the same crimes his one-time infamous client is currently serving a 7-year prison term for.

CBS News (@CBSNews) reported, Evan Greebal was sentenced in a Brooklyn District courtroom on Friday. Greebal was convicted by a jury of conspiring to commit securities and wire fraud back in December. Greebal begged the judge for leniency before the sentence was handed out.

“I will regret every day of my life the day that I met Martin Shkrelli. I’m begging for this court’s mercy to give me the lowest sentence possible.”

Prosecutors had argued that Greebel took deliberate actions to help Shkrelli defraud investors. Greebel was also ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution to the drug company Retrophin.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS TO CUT STAFF IN HALF

The New York Daily News plans to lay off half of its current newsroom staff. The news comes after the departure of former editor-in-chief, Jim Rich.

Fortune Magazine (@fortune) reports, staff was made aware of the layoffs by an email they received from Tronc, the company that has owned the paper since September of 2017. The email to staffers said the company was “fundamentally restructuring” the New York Daily News. The email also said the paper will now focus on crime, public responsibility, and civil justice.

The New York Daily News is the hometown paper of Donald Trump. The paper has had a long history with the Trumps’ that pre-dates Donald Trump’s campaign run or subsequent presidency. The paper has not relented in their pursuit of the truth about Trump since he became president either. This was the cover of the paper after Trump’s disastorous meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland last week:

The cover was a very clever play on Donald Trump’s infamous bragging claim that he “could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and still not lose any votes.” Some at the paper believe the layoffs were a direct result of the paper’s covering of Donald Trump and his dirty dealings.

“If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.” Recently departed editor-in chief, Jim Rich said in a tweet.