Washington man who bilked $100M from investors escapes from California prison | Breitbart

Man who bilked $100M from investors flees California prison

Source: Man who bilked $100M from investors flees California prison – Breitbart

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man who bilked investors out of more than $100 million in a Ponzi scheme has escaped from a federal prison in central California.

According to The Seattle Times, prison officials say 55-year-old Frederick Berg was discovered missing Wednesday from a minimum-security work camp next to a penitentiary in Atwater, California.

Berg in 2012 was sentenced to 18 years in after pleading guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud.

Prosecutors have that Berg used investor funds from his company, Meridian Group, to buy Lear jets, yachts and million-dollar homes.

They said he used more than $100 million from over 800 investors to keep his investment fraud scheme going.

Berg was arrested in 2010 in Los Angeles.

Seattle ‘antifa’ fails.  Low Turnouts at Seattle and  Nationwide ‘Refuse Fascism’ Protests| Breitbart

The much-hyped, nationwide Antifa protests are off to a slow start, with a few hundred demonstrators in NYC and far smaller groups elsewhere.

Refuse Fascism, the group behind this weekend’s multi-city Antifa rallies, claims to be “organizing millions of people to drive out the fascist Trump / Pence regime.” Actual turnout on the first day of their nationwide rallies was far lower.

The group, founded by Revolutionary Communist Party chairman Bob Avakian, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to promote the rally, and has enjoyed free press in the national media in the past few days.

Despite the press attention, turnout was low at many of Refuse Fascism’s rallies, which were scheduled to take place in 20 U.S. cities. The exception appears to have been L.A, where local news reported that close to 2,000 protesters gathered.

There were no reports of violent incidents, although a woman accused of deliberately splashing her drink on a Trump supporter was reportedly arrested at the Refuse Fascism march in New York City.

The Chicago protest later grew to a small crowd.

Boston saw an even smaller crowd of protesters.

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In the Antifa stronghold of Seattle, local observers estimate an attendance of about 50 during the afternoon. Many protest signs can be seen lying on the ground, untouched and unused.

One protester in Seattle turned up with a Soviet flag. I can only assume that the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, all of which hate murderous totalitarian ideologies, will give it the same kind of coverage they devoted to the swastika at Charlottesville. That’s how it works, right?

There was also a man with an American flag, which is not totalitarian at all. Unless you believe the left.

There was also a man with neither an American flag nor a Soviet flag, but a trombone. Tooooot.

The largest rally appears to have been in New York City, where pictures and footage from the ground indicated a crowd of several hundred people.

Source: ANTIFAIL: Low Turnouts At Nationwide ‘Refuse Fascism’ Protests – Breitbart

Report: Irish police asked to investigate Ed Murray’s time in Ireland | MyNorthwest.com

Police in Ireland received a request to investigate whether any allegations were made against former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray while he lived overseas.

Source: Report: Irish police asked to investigate Ed Murray’s time in Ireland

[Editor’s Note: Given the avalanche of allegations against Murray, I’m sure it will not be a surprise to learn that there were allegations and the likely victim is a kid with either a checkered past or family instability. The mold has been cast.]

First responders heard about their own children’s school shooting through work radios | KIRO-TV

Some of the first responders who went to the high school shooting near Spokane, Wash., were parents of students at the school, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said.

One person was dead and at least three others were wounded after a shooter opened fire Wednesday at Freeman High School. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody.

Source: First responders heard about their own children’s school shooting through work radios | KIRO-TV

Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations | KOMO News

SEATTLE – Mayor Ed Murray abruptly announced his resignation from his post Tuesday, about two hours after The Seattle Times reported that his cousin said Murray had repeatedly molested him in the 1970s when he was a teenager. Murray’s cousin became the fifth man to accuse the mayor of sexual abuse. Earlier allegations of sexual abuse prompted Murray to drop out of his campaign for re-election but he had steadfastly refused to resign until now.

Source: Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations

GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retiring after 7 terms

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state said Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress after seven terms.

Reichert, 67, a former sheriff famous for his decades-long, successful hunt for the Green River serial killer convicted of killing 49 women, has represented a suburban district east of Seattle since 2005. After new district lines were approved in 2012, his district crossed the Cascade Mountain range and added areas in more conservative central Washington.

Source: GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retiring after 7 terms

Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

NEW YORK (AP) Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants who New York’s attorney general labeled the best of America.

Source: Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

[Ed.: Oh, this should be good on how a federal judge magically rules that Obama’s unilateral action (read: unconstitutional) to create DACA is completely kosher and then rules that the same branch that created it cannot dismantle it.]

110 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting set up ‘to fill void’ after Asian brothels shut down | The Seattle Times

Hoping to take advantage of a void in the market after shutting down a string of brothels, Bellevue police and the King County Sheriff’s Office opened their own brothel, setting up a sting in a condo. They wound up making more than 100 arrests.

Source: 110 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting set up ‘to fill void’ after Asian brothels shut down | The Seattle Times

Attorneys weigh in on police officers’ lawsuit against Kshama Sawant

Two Seattle police officers are suing Kshama Sawant for “having their reputations ruined by an ambitious politician, doing so for personal gain.”

Source: Attorneys weigh in on police officers’ lawsuit against Kshama Sawant

[Ed.: We’re alright with suing her into oblivion. It would pair up perfectly with her level of understanding of economics.]

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