Thinking of stealing money from the feds? First, meet Jeff Grant, an ex-con who committed loan fraud
Thinking about stealing the government loan money you received in pandemic help?Before you do, listen to Jeff Grant’s story.After his opioid addiction, his theft of U.S. loan funds, and a federal prison sentence, Grant’s life as a lawyer and business professional was over.But according to him, his new life was just beginning. And for small business owners feeling desperate — enough to steal — he’s created a safe place to talk anonymously and seek guidance.Now clean and sober, remarried and out of prison, Jeff Grant, 64, co-founded the online organization Progressive Prison Ministries, what cou...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
UCC Debunks Claims Of Alleged Robbery On Campus
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has debunked claims of an alleged robbery on campus by armed and knives wielding men in the later hours of Monday, October 12.Director of Public Affairs at UCC Major Kofi Baah Bentum, told the media that after subjecting the news to critical investigations, it found it to be a hoax and urged students to remain calm.“What we know happened was more like a prank. Somebody with reasons best known to whoever put out that on the students’ platform indicating that, robbers had come around” he said.Major Bentum advised the students and members of the University commu...
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Man arrested after being caught with car stolen from Ex-Lions star Calvin Johnson
DETROIT — A 31-year-old man is facing felony charges after he was caught working on a stolen car that belonged to former Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson.Darnell Eddie Smith, of Detroit, is charged with operating a chop shop and receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, according to Wayne County authorities.Johnson, one of the best wide receivers in Lions history, reported his car stolen Sept. 22 while at a country club in the 40000 block of 8 Mile Road in Northville Township. An investigation involving the Detroit Police Commercial Auto Section led to a chop shop in the 13900 bl...
Detroit Free Press
Her Biden lawn signs were stolen, so rural Pa. supporter turned her home into a campaign billboard
BLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Trump 2020 campaign signs are visible from Sonja Bihary’s kitchen window, from her backyard and the front, spiked into the lawns she passes on her daily commutes, and spread across billboards on local highways.Donald Trump received 73% of the vote in 2016 in rural Blair County, where Bihary lives with her husband and four daughters. So when the elementary teacher put up some campaign signs for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, she expected a little pushback.“We would put a sign out and a few days later, they would be gone,” she said Tuesd...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nation and world news briefs
Detroit’s violent crime leads the nationDETROIT — Detroit’s violent crime rate led the nation among big cities in 2019, despite the city’s numbers dropping.Last year, 13,040 violent crimes were reported to police — murder, rape, assault and robbery — in Detroit compared with 13,478 in 2018, a 3% drop, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report released Monday morning. It occurred as violent crime nationwide dropped 0.5% last year.But Detroit’s rate of 1,965 violent crimes per 100,000 people placed it highest among cities with more than 100,000 residents, followed by St. Louis, Mi...
Tribune News Service
Detroit's violent crime leads the nation
DETROIT — Detroit’s violent crime rate led the nation among big cities in 2019, despite the city’s numbers dropping.Last year, 13,040 violent crimes were reported to police — murder, rape, assault and robbery — in Detroit compared with 13,478 in 2018, a 3% drop, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report released Monday morning. It occurred as violent crime nationwide dropped 0.5% last year.But Detroit’s rate of 1,965 violent crimes per 100,000 people placed it highest among cities with more than 100,000 residents, followed by St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; and Baltimor...
The Detroit News
Police docs detail case against DeAndre Baker for alleged gunpoint robbery at high-stakes dice game
DeAndre Baker went from trying to strip the football out of receivers’ hands to stripping watches off people’s wrists at gunpoint, according to recently-unsealed documents obtained by the Daily News.The police documents, which include victims and witness testimonies and information obtained from search warrants by cops as well as surveillance and body cam footage and detective notes, allege the now-former Giants cornerback suffered a huge loss in a high-stakes dice game on May 12, tried to steal it back that night — and returned with a firearm the next evening to rob the game’s big winner and ...
New York Daily News
Giants sign Logan Ryan to bolster depleted secondary: 'I'm coming home!'
Logan Ryan is joining the Giants.Ryan, 29, the former Patriots and Titans defensive back, has agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million deal to reunite with Joe Judge in New York, according to a source.“I’m coming home!!” tweeted Ryan, a Berlin, N.J., and Rutgers product, tagging the Giants and their new hashtag #TogetherBlue.Ryan and Judge won two Super Bowls together in New England during Ryan’s four years on the Patriots (2013-16). Judge was a special teams assistant and coordinator during those years.Ryan made sense as a Giants free agent target all the way back in March. And that was before outs...
New York Daily News
Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar on dropped robbery charges: 'My name is cleared. That's all that matters.'
RENTON, Wash. — Quinton Dunbar, for now, will leave unspoken the details of what happened the night of May 13 in Miramar, Fla., that threw his life into upheaval.While Dunbar has been cleared legally of four felony armed robbery charges, the incident itself remains still in the legal process, with New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker still facing four counts of robbery with a firearm.Dunbar also could still face discipline from the NFL, which could suspend him for violating the league’s personal conduct policy despite the fact charges have been dropped.So, when he met the media via Zoom on...
The Seattle Times
'No one wants to touch this case.' Probe into payoffs in NFL players' case goes nowhere
MIAMI — A police investigation revealed that a Miami high school football coach might have paid $55,000 in cash to four men who claimed they’d been robbed by two NFL players in Miramar. The payoffs, according to a detective’s report, were made so the victims would change their story — and took place in a downtown Miami law office.But if that amounts to witness tampering, no prosecutor wants to touch it.The criminal investigation into coach Dominic Johnson — as well as defense lawyer Michael Grieco — appears to be dead in the water, more than one month after news broke of the supposed payoffs i...