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French Montana is facing a sexual battery lawsuit from a woman who alleges he was one of several men who sexually assaulted her at his California home.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, an unnamed woman, who filed the suit as a Jane Doe, is suing the hip-hop star, real name, Karim Kharbouch, a member of his entourage, Mansour Bennouna, and bosses at his label Coke Boy Records.

The lawsuit accuses French and his employee of assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and label chiefs of negligent hiring, supervision and retention, and negligence.

The woman claims she was invited back to the "No Stylist" hitmaker's home after they met at a recording studio in the early hours of March 28, 2018. She claimed she was plied with drinks, including a shot that caused her to black out.

She alleges French's employee "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, and raped" her, and the rapper, "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed" her.

Doe states the rapper and his entourage gang raped her. She remembers "several men coming in and out of the bedroom" and attacking her while she was incapacitated and that she believes French "was one of the men" who sexually assaulted her.

The alleged victim states she "regained consciousness" around 1:30 p.m with Bennouna "spooning" her and that she "felt a pain in her pelvis, lower back and vagina."

The lawsuit states that after leaving the rapper's home, she had a rape kit administered that reportedly showed the presence of semen, after which she reported the rape to the police.

She is seeking unspecified damages for "extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression" she allegedly experienced and claims the trauma ended her burgeoning career as a model.

WENN has contacted French's representatives regarding the allegations.

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A Missouri man was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat after he recorded himself licking personal hygiene items on a shelf in a Walmart store.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, posted a video of himself licking a row of deodorants at the Warrenton Walmart on March 11. "Who's scared of coronavirus?" he asked as he licked the items.

Pfister was identified by outraged citizens and arrested on Monday, March 23.

The Warrenton Police Department announced the arrest on its Facebook page, saying police received calls from concerned local residents, as well as foreigners in the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom to report the video.

"We take this incident very seriously, especially with this infectious disease and the state that the country is in," Lt. Justin Unger told NBC News. "We take these things seriously to protect our community."

Pfister's attorney, Patrick J. Coyne, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client's behavior was "immature" and "impulsive" and he shouldn't be treated like a criminal.

That "public conduct that was immature on March 10 looks completely different through the lens of today," Coyne said. "Everything has changed at warp sped, but that should not work retroactively and convert a tasteless and impulsive act into a criminal terrorist threat."

Pfister is being held in jail without bail. He appeared in court Wednesday and his next hearing is set for May.

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Fulton County Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. is accused of using his political influence with the courts to schedule a bond hearing for his client on a day when the courthouse was closed during the Coronavirus outbreak in Atlanta.

Atlanta attorney Precious Anderson only found out about her ex-husband Kashka Scott's bond hearing when she searched the court database for hearings so she wouldn't get any surprises.

She was stunned to learn Scott's hearing was taking place on a day when the courthouse was officially closed during the virus outbreak. Anderson received no official notice of the hearing.

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Scott (pictured right) spent 6 days in jail on a charge of strangling another woman, according to Fox5 Atlanta News. Anderson was in the courtroom to watch her ex-husband's bond hearing unfold earlier this week.

Anderson wanted to be in attendance at the hearing because she is dealing with Mr. Scott on a variety of domestic and legal issues.

Child Protective Services opened 2 investigations into Scott in the last three weeks after receiving two separate complaints of child abuse from mandatory reporters.

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Anderson couldn't understand why -- with the courthouse shut down and no bond motion filed -- Scott was transported from jail and brought into court.

Anderson told Fox5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell why she believes Scott received preferential treatment over the other jailed detainees who don't have high profile attorneys.

"For him to have a hearing here today is just unbelievable, except for the fact of who represents him," she said, referring to Fulton County Commissioner Arrington.

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Arrington admitted he filed an "emergency bond motion" to get a hearing for Scott a half hour after the hearing was scheduled to begin.

Russell searched the court dockets and couldn't find a motion for an emergency bond hearing for Scott. Russell asked Arrington directly if he reached out to the judge personally to request a bond hearing.

Surprisingly, Arrington admitted that he did indeed reach out to the judge in her chambers.

"Uh, yes. I mean, that is something typical that attorneys will do," Arrington told Russell.

Arrington said Scott was concerned that he was locked up in a jail that wasn't adequately screening inmates for the virus.

Assistant District Attorney Adam Abbate told the judge he felt "blindsided" by the bond hearing. He argued that he received no advanced notice of a bond hearing and he had "no time" to review Scott's criminal history or prepare for the hearing.

So Abbate asked for a sky high bond of $150,000 for Scott based on his history of allegedly beating women and children.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rachel Krause admitted the surprise bond hearing was a "strange procedure" during an unusual time.

She said she cancelled an earlier hearing because of fears of a "packed courthouse" during the Coronavirus outbreak in Atlanta.

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Judge Krause said Scott was eligible for a $20,000 bond despite the domestic charges against him. She ordered Scott to make no contact with the woman he strangled or his three children by Anderson. "When I say no contact, I mean no contact," she told Scott.

Anderson, who owns The Anderson Firm, a boutique law firm in Atlanta, says she wished she had more time to prepare for the hearing.

"I'm a member of the bar. I believe in justice, and this is not [justice]," she told Russell.

"This is made for TV. It is made for TV," Anderson said.

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Yung Berg, who has a history of putting his hands on women, is crying foul over the latest allegation that he brutally pistol-whipped his "girlfriend" and broke her nose.

In response to the media coverage, Berg, real name Christian Ward, who also goes by Hitmaka, posted a statement from his lawyer on Instagram.com on Tuesday.

According to Ward's lawyer, Talia Tilley is not the rapper's girlfriend. She arrived at Ward's house around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. Ward's lawyer said Tilley knew the layout of his house and the grounds.

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Although it was late and 50-degrees outside, Tilley talked Ward into taking a dip in the Jacuzzi. After some physical intimacy, Tilley made a "calculated, unprovoked attack on Ward, slapping and punching him repeatedly," according to Ward's legal team.

Ward defended himself by retrieving a gun and delivering some street justice to his alleged attacker (Tilley).

In the middle of the assault by Tilley, Ward's ADT home alarm sounded at the back door. A Ring camera captured footage of two armed men jumping the back fence into Ward's yard and attempting to breach the back door. They were unsuccessful because of a heavy chain and lock on the door. Then the gunmen went around to the front of the house and tried to kick in the front door.

During the attempted home invasion, Ward glanced at Tilley's cell phone screen and noticed she was "sharing her location with an unknown person." The person was "calling and texting her before, during, and after this attempted home invasion robbery," the lawyer wrote.

Ward provided security videos and phone records to the LAPD to assist in their investigation of Tilley and the home invaders.

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Yung Berg, who has a history of assaulting women, is accused of viciously pistol-whipping his current girlfriend.

The rapper and music producer, who also goes by Hitmaka, is accused of pistol-whipping the young lady and sending her to the hospital with a fractured nose.

The woman told the LAPD the beating went down at a private residence in Los Angeles around 5 p.m. Saturday.

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According to the police report, obtained by The Blast, Hitmaka (real name Christian Ward) and his girlfriend are in "a dating relationship" and "suspect and victim became involved in a verbal dispute. The suspect pistol-whipped victim (numerous times) resulting in verifiable injuries."

You may recall Yung Berg was kicked off Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood for assaulting his then-girlfriend Masika.

Los Angeles is notorious for going easy on celebrities accused of domestic violence. Singers and rappers are rarely sent to prison for inflicting injuries on wives, girlfriends or baby mamas.

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The government stepped in after two Tennessee brothers were accused of attempting to sell 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for $70 each during the coronavirus outbreak.

Matt and Noah Colvin thought they would make a killing when they attempted to sell 17,000 bottles for $70 each on Amazon.com. But Amazon blocked the sale, and the brothers were stuck with 17,000 bottles that they couldn't unload.

The Colvin brothers bragged that they were making "crazy money" online. They told reporters they drove 1,000 miles all over Kentucky and Tennessee buying bottles of hand sanitizer and other anti-viral products to take advantage of the pandemic.

The government asses stiff fines and jail time to lawbreakers who enrich themselves through price gouging during shortages.

After the government stepped in and opened an investigation into price gouging, the brothers quickly donated the 17,000 bottles.

CrimeOnline.com went to the brothers' storage unit and observed the Tennessee state's attorney's office carting off the bottles and supplies. The AG's office made multiple trips to the storage unit to haul most of the bottles off.

According to NBC3, the brothers donated the remaining bottles to a local church.

Samantha Fisher of the Tennessee Attorney General's office said the brothers still face a hefty fine for price gouging. The fine might wipe out their "crazy" earnings.

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Police have 5 suspects in custody after a gang of nearly 20 boys savagely stomped and kicked a 15-year-old girl in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY on Thursday.

Shocking surveillance video shows the teen girl curled up in a fetal position on the ground while a pack of teens swarm her and begin stomping and kicking her.

The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was treated for minor facial injuries and released.

Police are questioning the 5 boys who range in age from 14 to 16.

The violent assault was initially reported as a robbery. The victim allegedly lied when she told police the motive for the attack was robbery. The boys allegedly stole her cell phone and debit card.

One boy is seen in the video removing the girl's Air Jordan sneakers before fleeing.

The suspects, who turned themselves in on Friday, told investigators the brutal beat down was in retaliation for an earlier assault on a pregnant 14-year-old girl.

The 15-year-old girl and a cousin allegedly jumped the pregnant teenager earlier that day at school. The motive for the fight was not clear, but sources say the 14-year-old girl was impregnated by the victim's boyfriend, who is also 14.

Two of the boys seen attacking the 15-year-old in the video footage are brothers of the 14-year-old girl.

Police said the victim knew all of the boys involved in the beating. Their names and ages were not released and no charges have been filed, according to the NY Post.
 

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A years long dispute between neighbors over dog poop ended in violence with a 52-year-old NASA exec under arrest for murder.

Michael J. Hetle, of Springfield, Virginia, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 24-year-old neighbor Javon Prather, also of Springfield.

Prather was shot around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday. A neighbor said he heard seven shots.

Hetle previously worked as a police officer with the Bellevue, Washington police department. He was involved in shooting deaths of an unarmed Latino man and a bank robbery suspect.

Hetle was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in both shootings. Hetle also worked for the Department of Homeland Security, according to NASA's website.

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The victim's mother said her son and his next-door neighbor had fought bitterly for years.

Shabon Prather said her son and Hetle argued frequently over dog poop left outside. They also argued over loud music and friends coming and going at Prather's home.

"He's been giving my son and his wife problems for a very long tine," she said.

Prather, who worked as a manager at Giant Foods, served in the Maryland National Guard for six years. Shabon said her son had planned to reenlist and was "a good man."

But a neighbor said Prather was the aggressor who caused problems with his neighbor. Court records obtained by NBC Washington shows Prather had recent charges for assault and public intoxication.

"No one deserved to die like that," Shabon said. "I don't care what kind of disagreement you're having. No one should be shot in cold blood and die like that."

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California's Prop 47 is being blamed for a sharp rise in shoplifting and home burglaries. A shocking video shows a team of females on a shoplifter spree at a Walgreens in San Francisco, a Democrat stronghold city.

The video shows two females wearing black hoodies and face masks, emptying store shelves and throwing makeup into black garbage bags as Walgreens employees look on helplessly.

The shoplifters flee when an employee calls 911 to report the robbery in progress. But critics of the law say calling 911 is a waste of time.

Even if cops caught them in the act, they can't arrest them if the stolen items are worth less than $950. That means criminals can each steal over $300,000 worth of goods annually in California.

Even the homeless are taking advantage of the lax law enforcement in California. They steal beer and anything else that it isn't locked up behind glass.

A single mom told Fox News that Prop 47 is a godsend for low-income women with children.

"If my babies need diapers or formula, who is going to get that for me? No one. I have to do it. They aren't out here arresting people for (shoplifting) and everyone knows it."

Twitter users expressed their anger and frustration at Democrats and liberal lawmakers who give thieves a license to steal without consequences.
 

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Colorado Springs police arrested the chatty stepmother of Gannon Staunch exactly 5 months after the 11-year-old boy went missing.

Gannon's stepmother Leticia Stauch was arrested in South Carolina on Monday, Colorado authorities confirmed.

The charges include child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a body, and tampering with physical evidence.

"As you can see by the arrest, we no longer believe Gannon is alive," Lt. Mitch Mihalko said at a press conference on Monday. Police have not recovered Gannon's body. They will continue searching the El Paso area for Gannon's body. The search can take weeks or months.

Stauch told police the boy went missing after he walked over to a friend's house on Jan. 27. Stauch told police she last saw Gannon at 3:15 p.m. that day.

Stauch gave numerous television interviews, complaining that Gannon's biological mother was living in her house with her husband. She said she couldn't go home while her husband's ex-wife was there.

Gannon's supporters observed that Stauch was enjoying the attention from the media.

Stauch told reporters she believed Gannon had been abducted. But a neighbor's surveillance video showed Gannon getting into Stauch's pickup truck on the day he went missing.

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The surveillance video is very dark, but if you look closely you can see Gannon at the 1:30 mark getting in at the rear driver's side door. Then at the 1:39 mark Stauch (wearing a white cap) is seen getting into the truck and driving off.

The video shows Stauch returning to the home alone about an hour later. At the 6:35 mark she is seen exiting the truck alone. She appears to be carrying a white towel.

"Justice will be served because my boy does not deserve this," said Gannon's biological mother Landen Hiott.

Gannon's father, Albert Stauch, said in a statement read aloud at the press conference, "The person who committed this heinous, horrible crime is one that I gave more to anyone else on this planet, and that is a burden that I will carry with me for a very long time."
 

 

 

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A Philadelphia man was convicted of fatally stabbing Nicki Minaj's manager outside a Philadelphia bar in 2015.

After two trials, Khaliyfa Neely was convicted Friday of stabbing Devon Andre Pickett to death on Feb. 18, 2015 outside a bar in Germantown.

Neely, 38, was found guilty of third-degree murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime.

The first trial ended in a hung jury, but District Attorney Larry Krasner's office continued to pursue justice in the case. Krasner said his office had "solid evidence" to convict Neely.

"It is our duty to persist in the pursuit of justice, even in the face of challenges," said Krasner.

Neely's sentencing hearing is set for April 24. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of murder.

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Steven Spielberg's troubled daughter Mikaela Spielberg has been arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for domestic violence, RadarOnline.com reports exclusively.

According to an inmate report from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Mikaela, 23, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 29, at 6:33 a.m. and booked into Hill Detention Center.

The report noted that Mikaela wasn't eligible for release "at this time" as she was being held under suspicion of "Domestic Violence - 12 Hour Hold."

Domestic violence is a misdemeanor under Tennessee law.

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Mikaela made headlines last week when she announced her plans to pursue a career in adult entertainment.

Her announcement reportedly broke her father's heart. Mikaela was adopted in South Africa as an infant by Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw.

Mikaela, who lives in Nashville with her 47-year-old boyfriend, said she was molested as a child. But she said the predators were not family members or family friends.

She said her childhood abuse helped contribute to her emotional and psychological problems as an adult.

She explained that adult entertainment would give her the opportunity to use her body to satisfy others on her own terms.

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On the night he died, rapper Pop Smoke held a private party at the $2.5 million home he leased from Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp.

The 20-year-old Brooklyn drill rapper, real name Bashar Jackson, had signed the lease a month before he was gunned down inside the house by four masked home invaders at 4:29 a.m. on Feb. 19.

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10 days after his death, the LAPD have hit a roadblock, unable to identify the four suspects seen on surveillance video entering the house on the 2000 block of Hercules Drive in Los Angeles.

About 20 people attended a party at the home to celebrate Pop Smoke's recent album release. But detectives say they have no leads due to a lack of witnesses.

Law enforcement tell TMZ that people are unwilling to talk about what they saw.

The potential witnesses cops have spoken to keep changing their stories, or telling outright lies. To make matters worse, cops wasted precious hours viewing videos online that turned out to have no connection to the case.

One Instagram blog with thousands of followers posted surveillance footage that purportedly showed the shooting inside the house. But the video turned out to be footage from a deadly home invasion in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Cops are having trouble coming up with a motive for the murder. Adding to their frustration, the victim lived in Brooklyn, but spent time on the West Coast. Which means cops have had to spend extra time tracking down witnesses who returned to the East Coast.

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Pop Smoke was not a household name when he died, but his murder boosted sales of his music, including his 2019 breakout hit "Welcome to the Party."

For two days after his death, Hercules Drive was lined with TV trucks and fans paying tribute to the drill rapper.

When a reporter visited on Friday afternoon, the street was all but empty, except for two construction workers painting a house nearby.

"It was impossible for a few days," one neighbor told reporter Tarpley Hitt, of theDailyBeast.com. "But now it seems weirdly normal."

While Hitt canvased the neighborhood looking for witnesses, three young girls drove up to the cream colored house, taking pictures of the small shrine that included flowers and a crumpled dollar bill.

"We love him," one of the girls told Hitt. "We only heard about him when he died, from the Internet."

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Atlanta police say a man pretended to be same-sex oriented in order to gain the trust of a lesbian before raping her.

36-year-old Taurence Callagain met the unidentified woman at a MARTA commuter train station in Atlanta's West End in 2015, and the two struck up a conversation before exchanging numbers.

Police say Callagain pretended to be same-sex oriented to gain the woman's trust after she confided she was a lesbian.

According to a statement from the Fulton County District Attorney's office, "The victim is a lesbian and has a female partner who she was is in a relationship with when she met the defendant."

The statement continues: "Callagain led the victim to believe he was gay, so she was under the impression that their relationship was strictly platonic."

Weeks later, after the victim missed the last MARTA bus of the night, Callagain offered to give drive her home, according to the DA's office.

After stopping at his home to pick up marijuana, Callagain lured the victim inside the house to smoke weed.

The woman followed the man to his bedroom "when he began to strangle her and proceeded to violently rape her," according to the DA's office.

"During the rape, Callagain told the victim if she fought or screamed, 'I will get my boys to come in and hold you down.'"

After the rape, the victim fled the home and ran 3 miles in the middle of the night to her home. She later went to a hospital to seek treatment and called police.

Callagain, who is facing a separate aggravated assault case in Fulton County, claimed at his trial that the encounter was consensual.

He was convicted of rape on Tuesday. A sentencing hearing date has not been set.

In Georgia, punishment for a rape conviction can range from 25 years in prison to the death penalty.

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Rapper T.I. is like any other man who wants safety and security for his family. The rapper probably had peace of mind when he moved into the exclusive, gated Eagles Landing subdivision in Henry County, Georgia.

But despite 24/7 guard presence and a gate, a robbing crew is breaking into homes in the upscale neighborhood. And now families are concerned about their safety among million-dollar homes.

Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports that families of Indian descent are bing targeted.

"These guys are smart," said one Indian man who asked Channel 2 not to show his face on camera. The resident said Indians are being targeted because they typically keep a lot of cash and gold jewelry in their homes.

The victim said thieves broke his back window to gain access to his upscale home while he was gone out Saturday night.

It's the third home burglary in the past two weeks inside Eagles Landing, where comedian Chris Tucker also owns a home.

The victim said he isn't sure the thieves are coming in from the outside.

"How they are getting in the neighborhood, that is a little bit mystery," said the man.

At another house, a mother and daughter returned from karate class to find a back window smashed and the house ransacked. $9,000 in cash and an expensive necklace were stolen.

Another family told Johnson that thieves stole at least $30,000 in jewelry from their home while they were gone.

The homeowner's association held a meeting with residents on Thursday to discuss the home break-ins.

Henry County police are investigating the cases.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of fugitive Afzal "Bobby" Khan, who had been on the run since October 2014.

The former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" TV personality was wanted for his alleged involvement in a $1.7 million luxury car scam in Bergen County, according to a report.

Khan, 37, who was captured in the UAE in early February, was added to the FBI's "Most Wanted List" after he fled the country with his family to avoid prosecution in 2014.

The former luxury car dealer, who opened the Emporio Motor Group in Ramsey in 2013, was a high profile cast member on RHONJ. Some of the cast members were listed among his clients.

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Khan is charged with 5 counts of wire fraud and 5 counts of bank fraud after he allegedly obtained 21 car loans for luxury vehicles that he never delivered.

Khan allegedly used his clients' information to take out large car loans and then pocketed the cash, leaving his clients on the hook for car payments for vehicles they never received.

Among the cars Khan secured loans for in 2014 were a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Porsche 911, a Audi, and a 2012 Rolls Royce Ghost.

The loan amounts ranged from $50,000 for the Audi to $160,000 for the Rolls Royce Ghost, according to NJ.com.

Khan nor Emporio had the titles to the cars, authorities said. People who bought the cars were unable to register or legally drive the vehicles.

Khan also allegedly sold luxury cars on consignment for clients, but failed to deliver the cars or the cash.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Khan on October 21, 2014 after more than 75 customers filed complaints, according to the FBI.

An agent with the FBI's Newark field office said Khan called his office from the United Arab Emirates to negotiate his own surrender after 5 years on the lam.

He reportedly begged for free passage for himself and his family on a government charter flight back to the U.S. if he turned himself in.

"Mr. Khan came to the sobering reality that he could not outrun the FBI," said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie.

Khan is being held in Bergen County Jail without bail while he awaits trial. He faces 100 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

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A Florida woman was arrested Tuesday for killing her husband by zipping him inside a suitcase where he suffocated.

Sarah Boone, 42, told investigators she and her husband, Jorge Torres Jr., were playing a game of hide-and-seek when something went horribly wrong.

According to WFTV, Boone and Torres, 41, thought it would be funny if he climbed inside the suitcase and she zipped it up.

But police found video on her cell phone that showed Boone taunting her husband and refusing to unzip the suitcase because he cheated on her with another woman.

When Torres yelled that he couldn't breathe, Boone told him, "Yeah, that's what you do when you choke me," according to the affidavit.

Torres desperately pushed against the fabric of the suitcase, while yelling repeatedly that he couldn't breathe.

"That's on you. Oh, that's what I feel like when you cheat on me," she told Torres, before advising him to stop yelling to conserve his oxygen inside the suitcase.

Boone told police she passed out on the bed after a night of drinking with Torres. She said she forgot Torres was still zipped inside the suitcase.

Deputies responding to the residence in the 4700 block of Frantz Lane found Torres' lifeless body laying on the floor next to the suitcase.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine's gang leader pal Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack (right) has been sentenced to 17 years hard time in prison for drug dealing and racketeering as part of the violent Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods set.

Mack, 33, was convicted of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, but was acquitted of a kidnapping charge.

Mack was identified after Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, testified against the gang members he was previously associated with.

Judge Paul Engelmayer imposed the 17-year sentence on Mack after noting he had done "nothing to accept responsibility" for his leadership role in the gang crimes. Judge Engelmayer said he would have reduced Mack's sentence by several years had he pleaded guilty.

"Remember this moment," the judge told Mack when lecturing him to take responsibility for his crimes, reported the New York Post.

Among the friends and family pleading for leniency was Pedro Sierra, a Bushwick High School principal and dean, who sent a letter of support, describing Mack as "well respected in the community."

"I know deep down in my soul, if [given] the opportunity, Mr. Mack will spend his time giving back to our community," Sierra wrote. "Many of the students are also facing many of the same traps Mr. Mack has faced, however, Mr. Mack will be able to help them avoid it."

He added: "In this day and age many of the students will listen to someone who is well respected in the community as Mr. Mack."

Tekashi, 23, is expected to be released from jail this summer, after the "Fefe" star was ordered to serve only 2 years behind bars for racketeering and firearms charges in December, 2019.

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A 17-year-old boy was charged with raping his 11-year-old sister after the girl gave birth to a boy in a bathtub at her St. Charles, Missouri home.

The teenager was charged with statutory rape, incest and statutory sodomy of a person younger than 12 last week. Their parents were charged with child endangerment, according to a probable cause statement.

Police say the girl's parents did not provide medical care to the child after she gave birth in a bathtub at their suburban St. Louis home, according to FOX 4 News.

The police were called when the teenager brought the newborn boy to a local hospital. The baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached and a low body temperature of 90 degrees.

The teenager initially claimed the baby had been dropped off on his porch by an ex-girlfriend.

When he couldn't provide the ex-girlfriend's name, he finally admitted the baby was his and that his minor sister had given birth at home.

The parents claimed they were not aware their daughter was pregnant or that she was allegedly being sexually assaulted by her brother, according to the probable cause statement.

During an interrogation, the teenager told police he had sex with his sister about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant.

The baby boy, who was born prematurely, remains hospitalized. The 11-year-old girl is in the care of relatives.

Police say the children's father was in the U.S. illegally and had been previously deported back to his home country.

All three suspects are being held at the St. Charles County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash only for the mother, $100,000 cash only for the father and $25,000 cash only for the teenager, according to court records.

The three suspects were not named to protect the identity of the minor girl.

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An Indianapolis woman was killed hours after she live-streamed herself threatening to expose two downlow men on Facebook.

Jane Waughfield, 40, was shot multiple times while driving her yellow Camaro in Indianapolis traffic Tuesday morning.

Waughfield lost control of her Camaro, causing a multi-car crash. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hours before she was fatally shot, Waughfield live-streamed herself explaining how she walked in on two male "cousins" engaging in an intimate sex act. She said she was chased out onto the street, and she feared for her life.

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The news of her death - and the video of her threatening to expose the DL men - went viral on social media and the blogs. But, other than the local news, the national news media ignored the story.

Social media users speculated that the national news media ignored the story because they believe Waughfield got what she deserved for extorting the downlow men to buy her silence.

But Louisiana reporter Jade Jackson says the national news media is waiting for the police to wrap up their investigation before reporting on the story.

"The elephant in the room sometimes cannot be discussed on the news (blatantly anyway) because we can't jeopardize a police investigation," she tweeted on Friday. "Everything has to be confirmed. Don't think we don’t know or that it isn’t being looked into."

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Lori Vallow, the mother of 2 missing children, has been arrested in Hawaii. She is being held on $5 million bail.

Vallow and her new husband, Chad Daybell (pictured), fled to Hawaii after police and federal agents in Idaho questioned them repeatedly about the location of Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17.

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Vallow was arrested on Thursday in Kauai, a month after she missed a court-ordered deadline to bring the children to the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho.

Tylee and Joshua were last seen in September 2019, according to police. Surveillance cameras at an Idaho storage facility showed Vallow and Daybell removing heavy items from a storage unit.

Police served a search warrant on the storage unit, but did not disclose if any evidence was found.

The case has frustrated law enforcement who believe the children are deceased.

At least 5 people have died under suspicious circumstances in Vallow's inner circle, including her late husband, Charles, and Daybell's wife, Tammy, who told police that a man fired several hots at her in the weeks before she died mysteriously in her sleep.

Vallow and Daybell married 2 weeks after Tammy's death. Tammy's body was exhumed by police. Toxicology results are pending.

Vallow's first husband, Charles, was shot and killed by her brother, Alex, on July 11, 2019. Alex claimed he shot Charles in self-defense. Vallow was at home at the time of the shooting. She corroborated the story that her brother gave police.

Alex mysteriously died on December 11, 2019 of unknown causes.

Vallow and Daybell are cult members who were preparing for the second coming of Jesus in July 2020. Daybell is not in custody, police confirm.

The search continues for Tylee and Joshua. Tylee was preparing to return to college at the time of her disappearance. Joshua, who was adopted, was diagnosed with autism.

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Police in Los Angeles say East Coast rapper Pop Smoke was "targeted" and murdered execution-style in a home he rented in the Hollywood Hills early Wednesday.

The LAPD reports the 911 call about Pop Smoke's home invasion in California came from a caller in New York.

The LAPD says 4 gunmen barged into Pop Smoke's rental house despite a deadbolt lock on the front door. The alarm had been disabled by someone inside the house. The gunmen apparently got his address from a gift bag he carelessly showed off in an Instagram video.

Rappers from Nicki Minaj to Drake said their RIPs in social media posts for the rapper they barely knew, but whose death reminds them, there is no loyalty among thieves.

But not everyone has sympathy for Pop Smoke or rappers like him who flash cash and material things on social media.

One Instagram user wrote:

"this was selfish & also rappers arent safe bc they arent humble hov been told them stop holding they money up (they still did it took it as an insult) ... they flex all day & then want sympathy from us when the materials they just threw in our face have been stolen from them ... its called accountability ... you dont hear this stuff happening in other genre’s ... anybody ever tried to hit a lick off dolly parton? no bc all dolly flex is a new wig or boots... rant over."

Another IG user writes:

"Mac Miller never got shot at. There’s a lot of rappers that don’t wake up and go to sleep scared of being shot at or robbed. I wonder what the reason for this is."

A third user wrote:

"Well instead of wasting money I'm jewelry and things that don't matter why don't you guys actually buy a house that is secluded pay for security do you guys think you're untouchable could you rap about guns?"

 

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An Indianapolis woman was murdered hours after she threatened to expose down low men in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday.

Jane Waughfield was shot and killed while in traffic, police say. After the shooting, she lost control of her vehicle, causing a four car crash.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrived at the scene of a crash. Waughfield was found dead in one of the vehicles. She was shot multiple times.

Hours before she died, Waughfield took to Facebook Live, and said she walked in on a male friend having sex with another man. "I walked into some nasty sh*t, and I will never be the same!" she said.

She threatened to name the men if they didn't pay her $5,000. "I can't get 5 bands?" she said.

Waughfield told her followers the man attempted to kill her. "They tried to kill me. They chased me out of the house," she said. "If I die, let them people know they killed me."

Hours later, she was shot and killed.
 

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The family of Anitra Gunn is asking for privacy after the 23-year-old Fort Valley State University student was found dead on Tuesday.

"Please continue to pray for us as there are no words to describe this hurt," her father, Christopher Gunn, wrote on Facebook.com on Wednesday.

Gunn's boyfriend, DeMarcus Little, 23, was arrested hours after her body was found in a wooded area in Crawford, Georgia on Tuesday.

He is charged with criminal damage to property after windows were smashed at her apartment and tires were slashed on her vehicle, police say.

The Fort Valley Police Department said more charges are forthcoming.

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Gunn was last seen alive on Valentine's Day. Her family contacted police after she did not answer their calls or text messages.

Gunn's car was found within the city limits of Fort Valley, officials with the GBI said in a statement on Wednesday.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine the cause and manner of death.

Gunn, a senior agriculture major at Fort Valley State University, graduated from Westlake High School in Fulton County, Ga.

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50 Cent and Nicki Minaj lead the tributes to rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was fatally shot during a suspected home invasion robbery in Los Angeles.

Masked gunmen reportedly broke into the up-and-coming rapper's leased Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 19. The thugs fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding the 20 year old. No one else was injured.

LAPD has previously issued warnings to the hip-hop community about gangs stalking rapper timelines on social media.

Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

50 Cent was among the first to comment on the sad news as his death hit headlines, taking to Twitter and writing, "R.I.P to my man Pop Smoke, No sympathy for winners. God bless him".

Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with the Brooklyn, New York native on a remix of his breakthrough hit "Welcome to the Party" last year, also mourned his loss by posting a photo on Instagram and captioning it, "The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop."
 

Atlanta rapper Ludacris posted, "Man Come On I don't even know dude but he was just getting started in this Rap Game. I was definitely interested in seeing his Growth. Too many young lives with so much potential being taken away. This S**t has to stop R.I.P. Pop Smoke".

Fellow rappers Nas, Quavo, Talib Kweli, Joe Budden, and Questlove, also shared tributes, while The Game tweeted, "Fell asleep for 3 hours, woke up & Pop Smoke dead. That's brazy.... 20 years old, damn."

Police have yet to identify the suspects, who fled the scene on foot, but reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp revealed she owns the rental property in which Smoke was killed.

In a note on Instagram, the daughter of rocker John Mellencamp admitted she and her family were stunned by the tragedy as she offered up her condolences to Smoke's relatives, WENN.com reported.

"We would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life," she wrote.

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Rapper Pop Smoke and a friend showed off stacks cash hours before he was gunned down inside his rental home early Wednesday.

The 20-year-old rapper hosted a party at his rented Hollywood Hills home at 2033 Hercules Drive in Mount Olympus, Los Angeles police said.

The up-and-coming rapper posted a photo of himself and a friend sitting in a car, apparently flashing $100,000 in cash. Hours later, masked men broke into his home and shot him dead.

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The rapper, who was born Bashar Jackson, wore a blue Louis Vuitton outfit in the photos. Blue is the color of the Crips street gang.

Police are working on a theory that someone at the party set Jackson up. Numerous party guests live-streamed the party and posted cell phone photos from Jackson's house on social media.

Blogger @Gossipofthecity tweeted:

"Rapper #PopSmoke posted his location hours before he was robbed and killed. PopSmoke and his friend tagged Beverly Hills but ppl in LA know it’s not. They traced everything from PopSmoke Instagram account and got him."

Celebrities reacted to Pop Smoke's death on social media. "Yo, we gotta do better, man, what we doing? What we doing man? At the end of the day, man, we all kings," said rapper Jeezy. "We not in the jungle, you ain't gotta kill yo' brother to eat."

Jeezy urged social media thugs to "do better" and apply themselves.


 

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Cardi B's alleged attack on two sisters who were bartenders at Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York in 2018 was orchestrated by her bestie Star Brim, feds say.

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors charged Brim with racketeering and illegal gang activities for allegedly heading a notorious NY street gang.

Feds reportedly gave Brim, who is 9 months pregnant, one month to turn herself in after giving birth. The baby is due this month (Feb).

The first-time mom proudly posed with her baby daddy, an alleged Crips gang member, at her baby shower last month.

Brim captioned an Instagram image: "THE PARENTS... HAVEN'T PARTIED FOR 8 MONTHS HAD TO TURN UP".
 

Also attending the baby shower was her bestie Cardi B, actress LaLa Anthony, and rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in a home invasion early Wednesday in California.

According to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, the rapper's best friend ordered the 5-9 Brims gang members to target two sisters and deliver a savage beatdown without killing them.

After a gang member sent her video of the first assault on the sisters, Brim, whose real name is Yonette Respass, didn't think the first assault was "vicious" enough, court documents claim. So she ordered gang members to attack the women again.

Prosecutors unsealed federal indictments against the "Bodak Yellow" rapper's alleged "muscle" Jeffrey Bush, 35, and her close pal Brim, 28, on racketeering conspiracy charges for their alleged involvement with the 5-9 Brims, a chapter of the notorious Bloods gang.

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Brim, who is allegedly the gangs' 'godmother' or highest-ranking female member, apparently ordered a beatdown on the sisters for showing disrespect to Cardi, prosecutors allege.

One of the sisters was accused of sleeping with Cardi's promiscuous husband, rapper Offset of Migos. Brim (left) and Cardi are pictured at a Queens, NY courthouse, where Cardi faces trial on assault charges.

"I want hands put on them. I don't even want no talking," Brim ordered the gang, according to court papers.

Bush and three other female gang members then arrived at the Angels strip club on August 15, where they grabbed one of the bartenders by the hair, dragged her across the bar and punched her in the head.

Bush recorded the entire incident on his cell phone and sent the footage to Brim, who was doing time in prison for assault.

 

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"Dissatisfied with the first attack, defendant Respass continued communicating with other enterprise members about the assault, and discussed whether the assault was vicious enough or if 5-9 Brims needed to attack the victim again," a detention memo alleges.
 

Bush and Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, still have assault charges pending against them in Queens Supreme Court for the second incident. Cardi, who was present but did not participate in the assaults, has pleaded not guilty on the assault charges.

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New York rapper Pop Smoke, who was arrested in January for illegally transporting a $375,000 Rolls-Royce from California, was killed in a home invasion robbery early Wednesday. He was 20.

Pop Smoke, who was born Bashar Jackson, was shot to death when a group of masked men broke into his Hollywood Hills home, police say.

The rapper, who was born in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn, NY, was partying with friends around 4 a.m. when masked gunmen broke into the home at 2033 Hercules Drive in Mount Olympus, Los Angeles police said.

Police responded to a 911 call placed by a friend of the victim, who reported a shooting at the house. Multiple people were in the home when the shooting occurred. There were no other injuries.

Jackson was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Jackson was targeted by the gunmen. A motive is unknown.

The rapper was previously charged with transporting a 2019 Rolls-Royce from California to NY. The car was found parked outside his parents' home in Brooklyn. The license plate had been changed and the windows had been tinted, authorities say.

The rapper told police he "borrowed" the car for a music video in Los Angeles, according to an indictment.

Jackson is best known for his rap singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" off his debut mixtape Meet the Woo.

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Cardi B's bestie Star Brim is heading back to prison. She was indicted by the federal government on RICO charges for being "Godmother" of the 59 Brims street gang.

Lead prosecutor Geoffrey S. Berman, who also collared rapper Tekashi69 and the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, set his sights on Brim before she was released from prison last year.

Brim, who was born Yonette Respass, was named in the federal indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday.

Prosecutors charged Brim and 10 other alleged 59 Brims Gang members on RICO counts and conspiracy to commit assault in-aid-of racketeering, in addition to other violence and illegal activity between January 2012 and December 2019.

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The feds say Brim orchestrated the attack against two female bartenders at a NY strip club because they "disrespected" Cardi B.

Brim, who was behind bars at the time, allegedly ordered her subordinates to attack the women without murdering them. According to the indictment, Brim ordered her underlings to touch the 2 women with extreme violence.

"I want hands put on them," Brim reportedly told gang members. "I don't even want no talking."

In August, members of the 59 Brims gang, who are affiliated with the Bloods, arrived at the Angels strip club to confront the two sisters who worked as bartenders there. One of the sisters was accused of sleeping with Cardi's husband, rapper Offset of Migos.

Though Cardi did not physically participate in the attack, police say she watched it go down, as her crew threw chairs and bottles at the sisters, who sustained serious facial and head injuries.

Surveillance footage from inside the bar shows co-defendant Jeffrey Bush filming the attack on his cell phone.

A woman standing next to Bush ordered a drink from the intended target, who was asked to lean closer. The woman then grabbed the victim by her hair and dragged her over the bar while beating her in the head with a bottle.

Bush filmed the entire assault and sent the footage to Brim in prison. After reviewing the video, Brim decided the violence was not vicious enough, according to the indictment.

The defendants were then ordered to carry out a second assault on the sisters about two weeks later at Angels strip club. Cardi was in the house for the second assault as well.

The sisters were fired by the strip club's management after the two incidents. The women later sued the club's owner.

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Cardi was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment in the strip club attack in the summer of 2019.

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is seen above arriving at the courthouse with Brim by her side.

Brim's gang is also accused of murdering members of a rival gang, Real Ryte, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and unlawful use of firearms for drug trafficking purposes.

Cardi and Brim were friends before she skyrocketed to hip-hop fame with her summer anthem "Bodak Yellow."

Brim, who is currently pregnant, is negotiating the terms of her surrender. If convicted, she faces up to 50 years in federal prison.

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The Price Is Right game show was shut down after the ex-fiancée of host Drew Carey was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Amie Harwick, a popular online therapist, was found dead on the ground of her home in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday. She was discovered by LAPD officers who responded to reports of a woman screaming in the neighborhood.

CBS announced the show was cancelled on Tuesday. Harwick was thrown off her third story balcony by her former boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse on Saturday.

Police said her injuries were consistent with a fall. Signs of a struggle were found inside her home.

Harwick took out a restraining order on Pursehouse, but police say the restraining order had expired and the former couple was recently in contact with each other.

Harwick, 38, was previously engaged to Carey, 61, in 2018, but by November of that year they had split after realizing they were not right for each other.

Pursewood, 41, was arrested Saturday afternoon. He is being held on $2 million bail, according to jail records.