Below is a summary of the latest US domestic news.
Trump Organization, CFO charged with “bloated” 15 year tax fraud
Donald Trump’s eponymous company and longtime chief financial officer pleaded not guilty on Thursday in what a New York prosecutor called a “sweeping and brazen” tax fraud resulting from an investigation into the former US president’s business and practices. The indictment against the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg is the first in a nearly three-year investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who joined New York Attorney General Letitia James in May.
The echoes of September 11th lead a Miami businessman to house condo families
When Miami-based businessman Andreas King-Geovanis heard that a condo had collapsed in nearby Surfside, he knew from experience that the disaster would result in an eviction. The 31-year-old New Yorker, who runs a vacation rental company, was living with his family near the World Trade Center as a child when it was attacked on September 11, 2001.
Analysis-heavy tax burdens test the loyalty of the longtime Trump ally
The blanket tax fraud charges against Donald Trump’s long-time accountant Allen Weisselberg, unsealed on Thursday, threatened the 73-year-old manager with years of imprisonment and put great pressure on him to accuse the former US president. Prosecutors allege that Weisselberg, the Trump organization’s chief financial officer, evaded more than $ 900,000 in taxes by taking part of his annual salary in benefits like apartments, luxury cars, and a cash bonus on the holidays that take place in Referred to as “vacation entertainment” in the financial records. “
Boy Scouts reach $ 850 million settlement with victims of sexual abuse
The Boy Scouts of America reached a $ 850 million settlement with groups representing tens of thousands of men on allegations of sexual abuse, a key step in combating a spate of allegations that bankrupted the organization . In a filing with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware on Thursday, the Boy Scouts (BSA) said the settlement with the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice and two other groups covers claims from approximately 60,000 abuse survivors.
Dentistry professor pleads guilty to US college admissions scandal
An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California is guilty of a tax crime arising from his role in a US college admissions scandal, prosecutors said Thursday. The Boston federal prosecutor had previously accused Homayoun Zadeh, 59, of having agreed to pay $ 100,000 to secure his daughter’s admission to the university by bribing him as a fake lacrosse recruit.
The search for 145 missing people in the wreckage of the Florida condo continues
The grim, arduous search for victims in the rubble of a partially collapsed condominium complex in the Miami area that was temporarily suspended due to security concerns has resumed with greater caution and a watchful eye for a tropical storm heading towards Florida. The confirmed death toll was 18, with 145 more people still missing and feared being buried under tons of powdered concrete, twisted metal, and splinters of wood as the search stretched through the ninth day early Friday.
Analysis-Barrett finds his own voice at the center of the Conservative US Supreme Court
Judge Amy Coney Barrett paved her own way during her tenure as a rookie on the US Supreme Court, helping a Conservative majority prevail on important cases while sometimes defying expectations after critics tried to brand her a right-wing zealot last year to represent. Her file suggests she got herself into the middle of a court by a 6-3 Conservative majority rather than his right flank, often in conjunction with Judges Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. As such, she appeared to be on the same ideological wavelength as two other Conservatives, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The US Supreme Court gives states more leeway to restrict voting
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for states to impose voting restrictions by advocating Republican-backed measures in Arizona that a lower court ruled disproportionately burdensome black, Latino and Native American voters, and defeat the Democrats who had challenged politics. The 6-3 judgment, authored by Conservative Judge Samuel Alito, found that restrictions on third party voting and where ballot papers may be cast did not violate the Voting Rights Act, a pioneering federal law of 1965 that prohibits racial discrimination in elections.
California will vote on September 14th whether or not Governor Newsom will be removed from office
A Republican-led initiative to remove California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, will go to a special vote on Sept. 14, the lieutenant governor said Thursday, shortly after the state’s chief electoral officer approved the recall petition. The race to oust Newsom 2 1/2 years into his four-year tenure has turned into chaos as several high-profile Republicans – including transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner – have announced their replacement.
New Colorado poll card spurs debate from ski resorts to the Latina coffee group
Days after an independent commission in Colorado released a map of the proposed new congressional districts, a group of about 30 Latina power brokers looked at their implications at a garden meeting in Denver’s historic Park Hill neighborhood.
The commission had placed the state’s new 8th Congressional District in the northern suburbs of Denver, a decision that aimed to reflect the growing Hispanic community in Colorado. But the Latina pros chatting over coffee and cake in a “cafecito” feared that the plan would not adequately represent their community.
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