Leader of the Castro Enterprise Involved in Armed Home Invasions that Targeted Victims of Indian and Asian Ancestry Sentenced to Prison

A Texas woman was sentenced to 37 years in prison for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled across the United States in order to conduct armed home invasions of families of Indian and Asian descent. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent … Read moreLeader of the Castro Enterprise Involved in Armed Home Invasions that Targeted Victims of Indian and Asian Ancestry Sentenced to Prison

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of the False Claims Act

Attorney General William P. Barr and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets prudential guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders. Please follow and like us:

Department Of Justice Announces Pilot Program for Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Federally Deputized Task Force Officers

Today, the Department of Justice has announced a pilot program that will allow – for the first time – federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants, or other planned arrest operations, and during the execution of search warrants. The Department of Justice, through its law enforcement agencies, partners with … Read moreDepartment Of Justice Announces Pilot Program for Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Federally Deputized Task Force Officers

Sanford Health Entities to Pay $20.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Kickbacks and Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries

The Department of Justice announced today that hospital entities Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center, and Sanford Clinic (collectively, Sanford), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to federal healthcare programs resulting from violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and medically … Read moreSanford Health Entities to Pay $20.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Kickbacks and Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries

Fitch Affirms Australia at ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable

Fitch says Australia’s ‘AAA’ rating is underpinned by an effective and flexible policy framework that has, in combination with strong net migration, supported 28 consecutive years of positive GDP growth in the face of substantial external, financial, and commodity-price shocks. A credible commitment to fiscal consolidation from a debt level that is already broadly in … Read moreFitch Affirms Australia at ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable

ASIC wins appeal against Westpac companies

In a fresh blow to Westpac, the Federal Court this morning delivered the corporate regulator a win in its appeal against a previous ruling on Westpac’s telephone campaigns. Via Financial Standard. The full court this morning said ASIC’s appeal will be allowed with costs, while Westpac-related companies’ cross-appeal will be dismissed. The matter relates to … Read moreASIC wins appeal against Westpac companies

The Fall Of Pay Day?

There have been some interesting developments in the short-term lending market in the UK recently.  The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK recently published data on the so called high-cost short-term credit (HCSTC) market.  HCSTC loans are unsecured loans with an annual percentage interest rate (APR) of 100% or more and where the credit is … Read moreThe Fall Of Pay Day?

APRA Loosens Capital For FHLDS Loans

APRA is proposing to adjust its capital requirements for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) to support the Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS). The scheme aims to improve home ownership by first home buyers, through a Government guarantee of eligible mortgage loans for up to 15 per cent of the property purchase price. Recognising that … Read moreAPRA Loosens Capital For FHLDS Loans

We must act now to save Julian Assange and the Rule of Law

Dear Readers:  If the millions who read my website will sign this petition with their name and their country, you will have made an effort to save Julian Assange from death at the hands of the Anglo-American criminal gang who are determined to remove the accountability of government to law and to the people.  The … Read moreWe must act now to save Julian Assange and the Rule of Law

Flipkart unit’s losses rise 40% to Rs 1,624 crore

Flipkart Internet, the unit which runs the online platform, reported a 40% increase in losses to Rs 1,624 crore for the year ending March 31, 2019 after it was able to cut them by close to 30% in the previous financial year. This signals that the company has started investing for expansion under new owner … Read moreFlipkart unit’s losses rise 40% to Rs 1,624 crore

ASIC Imposes Additional Licence Conditions on IOOF

ASIC has imposed additional licence conditions on the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of IOOF Investment Services Ltd (IISL) as part of an application by IISL to vary its licence. IISL sought a variation to its licence to facilitate the transfer of managed investment scheme, investor directed portfolio services (IDPS) and advice activities from IOOF … Read moreASIC Imposes Additional Licence Conditions on IOOF

The Killing of ISIS Leader Baghdadi Does Not Solve All Problems., by Patrick Cockburn

At the height of the al-Qaeda-led insurgency in Iraq in 2006-07, US commanders, whose troops were suffering serious casualties from roadside bombs, developed a strategy. They sought to identify, kill or capture the leaders of the cells planting the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the belief that this would cripple the bombing campaign. Many such… … Read moreThe Killing of ISIS Leader Baghdadi Does Not Solve All Problems., by Patrick Cockburn

Israel’s New Moves to Airbrush the Occupation, by Jonathan Cook

The United Nations’ independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories issued a damning verdict last week on what he termed “the longest belligerent occupation in the modern world”. Michael Lynk, a Canadian law professor, told the UN’s human rights council that only urgent international action could prevent Israel’s 52-year occupation of the West… … Read moreIsrael’s New Moves to Airbrush the Occupation, by Jonathan Cook

Trump Flip-Flops on Syria Withdrawal. Again., by Ron Paul

President Trump is reversing his foreign policy decisions so quickly these days that it almost seems like he overturns himself before making the decision in the first place. Last week he was very clear that the US was pulling its troops out of Syria. “Bringing soldiers home,” he said. “Let someone else fight over this… … Read moreTrump Flip-Flops on Syria Withdrawal. Again., by Ron Paul

Is Trump Facing a 1960s-Style Revolt?, by Pat Buchanan

Sunday morning, President Trump announced that the world’s worst terrorist, the head of the ISIS caliphate who had raped an American woman, had received justice. About to be captured and carried off in a helicopter by U.S. special forces, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up with an explosive vest in a compound in northwest Syria…. … Read moreIs Trump Facing a 1960s-Style Revolt?, by Pat Buchanan

UPI hits 1bn transactions in Oct, plans to go global

Three years after its launch, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) hit a landmark of one billion transactions in September, also becoming the fastest adoption of any payments system in the world. GooglePay, Paytm and PhonePe dominate UPI market with their aggressive enrolling of small merchants. UPI waiving merchant fees for payments up to Rs 100 helped … Read moreUPI hits 1bn transactions in Oct, plans to go global

Super funds ‘heavily exposed’ to volatile equities

Former Liberal Party leader John Hewson has questioned the management of superannuation funds and called out Australia’s sovereign wealth fund for ignoring climate risks. Via InvestorDaily. Speaking on a panel at the Crescent Think Tank in Sydney on Thursday (24 October), Mr Hewson noted that most of the $2.9 trillion of superannuation money is invested … Read moreSuper funds ‘heavily exposed’ to volatile equities

University of Pennsylvania Surrenders to Protesters, Cancels Speech by Former ICE Director | Breitbart

published 2019-10-27 13:58:16 by Alana Mastrangelo Students at the University of Pennsylvania never got the chance to hear former director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan speak at an event scheduled at the school on Wednesday because the speaking engagement was canceled in response to student protesters who created a loud … Read moreUniversity of Pennsylvania Surrenders to Protesters, Cancels Speech by Former ICE Director | Breitbart

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death Confirmed (Plus Reactions)

This morning President Donald Trump confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a U.S. raid in northwestern Syria, President Donald Trump announced Sunday, describing in detail a daring mission by Army Delta Force commandos that … Read moreAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death Confirmed (Plus Reactions)

Australia’s “Fair Go” Is a Lie

Ideas of egalitarianism sit at the heart of Australian identity. But that’s a myth, shown most clearly in escalating attacks on the country’s welfare system, especially on the unemployed. Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference on May 26, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Tracey Nearmy / Getty Images) Australia likes to paint … Read moreAustralia’s “Fair Go” Is a Lie

Maria Butina explains why she agreed to a plea deal despite her innocence

Maria Butina explains why she agreed to a plea deal despite her innocence “I saw with my own eyes that there is no justice in the US.” Leontiev:You signed a plea deal. We were watching the case very closely, just like all of Russia. Some lawyers said the prosecutors might not have enough evidence to … Read moreMaria Butina explains why she agreed to a plea deal despite her innocence

Indian Passport Processing Delays – RPO Process, Tatkal – Experience

Since the online passport application system, you do not need an agent and you can apply for new or renew Indian passport on your own. Also, as NRI, you also do not need an agent and can apply for passport renewal as NRI using the same process. But, at times, especially as NRI, you are … Read moreIndian Passport Processing Delays – RPO Process, Tatkal – Experience

The End of Accountable Government Is Close at Hand

The End of Accountable Government Is Close at Hand Paul Craig Roberts For about 70 years the CIA has been undermining a free press.  It began with Operation Mockingbird, a Cold War operation against communism.  The CIA recruited journalists into a propaganda network.  The CIA paid journalists to write fake stories or to publish stories … Read moreThe End of Accountable Government Is Close at Hand

Infosys under SEC investigation

India-based outsourcing giant Infosys is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission after an internal whistleblower report revealed accounting tricks and “disturbing unethical practices” that helped make the company appear more profitable than it really is. The complaints were made last week by a group of internal employees, who have extensive documentation and … Read moreInfosys under SEC investigation