Singer, R. Kelly was arrested again on Thursday night. He was already out on bail awaiting trial for sexual assault allegations. That was a state charge. Thursday night the FEDS nabbed the R&B crooner. The fed charges seem to be a little more serious than the state charges, even though he was already facing a heavy prison sentence if convicted in the state. The feds charged R. Kelly with sex trafficking, child pornography, and some other charges which have yet to be announced.
According to NBC News (@nbcNews), R. Kelly was snatched up by Homeland Security agents as he walked his dog in a neighborhood in his native city of Chicago. The federal indictment against Kelly was allegedly filed in Chicago and New York City. The singer is expected to be transferred to New York to face the additional charges. As of Thursday night, Kelly was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Federal prosecutors for the Eastern District Of New York are expected to hold a press conference on Friday where they will announce the additional charges filed against Kelly.
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.
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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**
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.
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.