Crime

Crime

Haitian gang leader charged in kidnapping of US missionaries

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged the leader of a notoriously violent Haitian gang in connection with the kidnapping of 16 Americans last year, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Germine Joly, 29, who is also known as “Yonyon,” is accused of leading the 400 Mawozo gang and is the first person charged by Justice

Crime

Fugitive inmate captured after manhunt, ex-jail officer dead

A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of searching, officials said. The man she fled with surrendered. The death of Vicky White, 56, only deepened the mystery

Fraud

AG Brnovich Secures $3.1 million for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

Attorney General Mark Brnovich today secured $3.1 million from the operator of TurboTax, Intuit Inc. (Intuit), for deceiving consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free. As a result of a multistate agreement, Intuit will pay $141 million in restitution to millions of consumers across the nation who were unfairly charged. In addition, Intuit

Drugs

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said. Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard were taken into custody by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport and charged with conspiracy

Arson

Seeking Community Help after Arson at Peppertree Park, Prescott

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at approximately 5:21 A.M. Prescott Police Officers, along with the Prescott Fire Department, responded to Peppertree Park, located at 215 West Delano Ave, after having received a report that playground equipment was on fire.   Upon arrival, crews found the ground covering, directly below the playground equipment, actively burning. The

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