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Drug War

Mexico’s drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships

The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of Michoacan and the stalled ground effort is being supplemented by an increasingly sophisticated aerial conflict. Jalisco, Mexico’s most militarily powerful drug gang, has begun

Legal Beat

Avenatti sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for extortion

A tearful, repentant Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity. Avenatti, 50, rose to prominence by sparring publicly with Trump,

Legal Beat

Moving Company Owner Arrested for Felony Charge of Theft by Extortion

The Prescott Police Department was called to the scene of an incident which occurred on Wednesday November 11, 2020 in the 500 block of Yavapai Hills Drive involving a dispute over an individual who was hired to move belongings to this location. When officers arrived they found a large moving truck physically blocking the driveway

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