2 Marine veterans charged in connection with alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Two Marine Corps veterans were among the men charged this week in connection with the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.Daniel Harris, a rifleman who served in the Marines from 2015 to 2019, was one of six men who were federally charged in the headline-grabbing case. Harris, 23, and five other men were accused of hatching a plot to abduct the Democratic governor.Another seven men were separately charged by the Michigan Attorney General, including Joseph Morrison, a Corps member from 2015 to 2020. Morrison, 26, faces state charges including providing material support for ter...
New York Daily News
A military veteran in recovery is using his home to help struggling veterans find peace and sanctuary
PHILADELPHIA — Anthony Luton has seen a lot of things in life, good and bad.A Vietnam-era veteran, the West Philly man served his country in the Air Force and struggled with service-connected depression for years before he knew what was wrong with him. He’s been through addiction, and come out the other side. Homelessness, too.By the time he was in his 60s, Luton was well on his way to earning a college degree in behavioral health. But he didn’t want to wait to help people. He felt he already had something of value to offer: his home.“It’s a four-bedroom house my mother left me,” Luton said. “...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: How many insults will service members and military veterans take from Trump?
When The Military Times released new survey results last week showing President Donald Trump’s falling support among service members, it seemed like that would be Trump’s worst military news of the week. Then came Thursday.Senior administration officials shared with The Atlantic a slew of incendiary and derogatory comments Trump has made in the last three years against U.S. service members, past and present. The comments are, predictably, bad.The first took place on Memorial Day 2017 in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery — where veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Trump arrived...
New York Daily News
Veteran charged with Steve Bannon in border wall fundraising scam keeps ranting online about case, prosecutors say
NEW YORK — The triple-amputee Air Force veteran accused of scamming supporters who donated to a private Mexico border wall fund won’t stop ranting about the case on Facebook, prosecutors said Friday.Brian Kolfage, the founder of the “We Build the Wall” fundraiser, was arrested Aug. 20 along with President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon and others for allegedly spending more than $1 million in donations on personal expenses.After being released on bail, Kolfage began posting screeds referring to himself as a “political prisoner” and victim of a “witch hunt.” The posts continued even...
New York Daily News
Georgia veteran who faked military honors gets 1 year in prison
ATLANTA — A veteran who collected federal benefits after faking a mental health condition and who falsely claimed to have earned two military honors was sentenced to a year in prison.Gregg Ramsdell, 61, of Columbus was also sentenced to three years supervised release and ordered to pay $76,000 to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Ramsdell had pleaded guilty to one count of false statements and one count of violation of the Stolen Valor Act.“Ramsdell’s conduct does a disservice to all of those who exhibit true valor, serving honorably and courageously in our nation’s armed forces. He will...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Michigan's makeup in Congress hangs in balance as vote counts drag on
DETROIT — Peter Meijer, the grandson of the founder of the Meijer supermarket chain, appeared headed toward victory in a West Michigan Republican congressional race, while other U.S. House primaries late Tuesday hung in the balance.The eventual winners in key Democratic and GOP primaries will help determine the makeup of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Among the House contests in which voters waited to learn the results were a primary challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Detroit and fights for GOP nominations in two open seats.Returns were delayed in part by the time-consumi...
The Detroit News