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Michigan To Face Electric Shortages, Why? +Video

Can you guess why the people of the great state of Michigan might face power outages in the near future? It’s called global warming, global cooling, global change or climate change.

Those who voted for Hope and Change might be surprised. The power of the phone and pen.

Never forget the saying, be careful what you wish for, you may not like what you get.

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Man Who Filed 122 Dead People’s Tax Returns Guilty

court hammerWUPN- A sad story. Identity theft is not just for the living.

N.Y. man files 122 federal tax returns in dead people’s names

Published: May 26, 2013 at 1:46 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) — A 42-year-old New York state man has admitted trying to scam the Internal Revenue Service out of $217,520 in refunds he sought in the names of 122 dead people.

The U.S. attorney’s office said in a release John M. Berry Jr. of Dunkirk, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to making a false claim against the United States. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, said between Sept. 3, 2008, and March 25, 2009, Berry filed 122 false income tax returns for the tax years 2007 and 2008 with the IRS.

Read more at UPI.

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Feds Back Off Of Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Charges

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29:  Maricopa County, Arizo...
TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 29: Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Feds end probe of ‘America’s toughest sheriff‘ Joe Arpaio; no charges
By NBC News staff and wire services

The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.

A separate federal investigation relating to allegations of civil rights abuses by Arpaio’s office is continuing.
The announcement on Friday marked the end of an investigation that began in November 2010 at the behest of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to examine alleged financial improprieties by the county sheriff and his deputies.

Read more at NBC News. Story from Drudge.

WUPN: This was probably the hardest decision the feds had to make. Way to Go Sheriff Joe

Five People Charged In Federal Marijuana Complaint, Marinette

Federal marijuana charges

July 17, 2012
The Daily News

MARINETTE, Wis. – Five people have been charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court with knowingly and intentionally conspiring to manufacture and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, announced U.S. District Attorney James Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Read more at The Iron Mountain Daily News.

Michigan: Militia Members Acquitted

In order as shown: Tina Mae Stone, Joshua Matt...
In order as shown: Tina Mae Stone, Joshua Matthew Stone, David Brian Stone Sr., David Brian Stone Jr., Thomas William Piatek, Michael David Meeks, Kristopher T. Sickles, Joshua Clough, Jacob J. Ward (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Judge acquits 7 Hutaree militia members accused of terrorist overthrow plot
4:31 PM, March 27, 2012

In a sharp rebuke, a federal judge today acquitted seven members of a Lenawee County militia group of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government with weapons of mass destruction.

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said federal prosecutors failed in five weeks of trial to prove that the Hutaree had a specific plan to kill a police officer and attack law enforcement personnel.

While the testimony showed that Hutaree leader David Stone Jr. “may have wanted to engage in a war with the federal government … it is totally devoid of any agreement to do so between Stone and the other defendants,” Roberts said in a 28-page decision.

“This plan is utterly short on specifics,” Robert said, adding that, “it is a stretch to infer that other members of the Hutaree knew of this plan, and agreed to further it.”

Read more at Detroit Free Press.

Don’t think Eric Holder at DOJ is very happy today.

Detroit : Union Reps Sentenced To Prison For Eextortion


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Detroit — Two former United Auto Worker officials from Oakland County were sentenced to prison Monday for extortion, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced.

Donny Douglas, 70, of Holly, a former United UAW International Servicing Representative, and Jay Campbell, 70, of Davisburg, a former UAW Local 594 chairman, were both sentenced on June 2006 convictions following a jury trial. The pair were initially sentenced to probation but Monday’s action was a resentencing following their unsuccessful appeal, which also determined probation was too lenient for a charge that could have carried up to 30 years in prison.” Source: Ex-UAW officials sentenced on extortion charges | The Detroit News | detnews.com