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Actress Ion Overman is among 19 people indicted for federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud in Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Since all 19 defendants had business ties in Atlanta or live in Atlanta, they were charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Georgia.

The separate indictments linked the fraudulent PPP loan applications to a single Atlanta-based businessman who was paid a fee for each successful loan.

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Overman, 45, is best known for her roles as Det. Elena Ruiz in CBS' Wisdom of the Crowd, Candace Jewell in The L Word (pictured with Jennifer Beals), and as Linda, Derek Luke's fiancée in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail.

She also had a recurring role as Maria Scott in Desperate Housewives.

Also indicted were music producer Carlos "Clos" Stephens, actor Dale Godboldo, and media personality Marvin Lewton, aka "Shadi Powers."

Mark C. Mason Jr., of Atlanta, was charged separately in the six other lawsuits as an "unindicted co-conspirator," according to court documents obtained by the AJC.

According to the documents, Mason is accused of submitting fraudulent PPP loan applications for two of his own businesses, Atlanta Business Capital and Advocate Business Capital. He received nearly $600,000. He is also accused of assisting the other defendants in submitting fraudulent PPP loan applications.

If the loans applications were successful, Mason assessed a "success fee" of between 2-5%, the documents said.

One of the defendants, Melissa Myrick, who worked for the IRS, allegedly supplied Mason with signed PPP applications that contained blank spaces for the number of employees.

Mason reportedly filed in the missing information after speaking with the other defendants.

The complete list of defendants are:

  • David Burge, of Tennessee, CEO, and president of Elemental Comfort LLC
  • Gina Destito, of California, owner of HomePoppins.com LLC
  • Jim White, of New Jersey, owner of AJW Home Services and Design LLC
  • Richard Mahee, of New Jersey, owner, and president of ARG Media LLC
  • Kristen Alexander, of Colorado
  • Morgan Brown, of Tennessee, owner and CEO of BHG LLC
  • Michael McGee Jr., of Georgia, owner of Arc Michael Logistics LLC
  • Marcos Soza, of Arizona, owner of Yes Auto Sales Inc
  • Melissa Myrick, of Florida, an employee with the IRS
  • Michael Myrick, of Florida, owner of MYCO Enterprises LLC
  • Kirk Codrington, of North Carolina, owner of KC Global Enterprises Inc
  • Dereck Clark, of Florida, owner of Dee's Landscaping LLC
  • Darius McCants, of Alabama, CEO, and owner of BBF Inc
  • Dondre Berry, of Georgia, CEO and owner of Houzzit Inc
  • Mark C. Mason Jr., of Georgia, owner of Atlanta Business Capital

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Milwaukee authorities say a robbery that left a 16-year-old Burger King employee dead was staged, and she was in on it.

Niesha Harris-Brazell was working the drive-thru window on the night of January 2, when a black Chevy Impala drove up and the driver demanded cash.

The driver leaned through the restaurant window, pointed a gun at Niesha and ordered her to hurry up.

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As Niesha turned to get the money from the cash register, she signaled to her co-workers for help.

One of those employees, Derrick D. Ellis, 34, produced a handgun and fired twice at the robber who slid down into the driver's seat and sped off empty handed.

Niesha fell to the floor and told her co-workers she was shot. She was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Police say she was shot by her co-worker, Ellis, a convicted felon who is now in the wind.

Surveillance video shows Ellis scrambling to pick up the spent shell casings off the floor after accidentally shooting his co-worker. He then handed the weapon to a store manager who hid it in the restaurant's safe.

Prosecutors filed a murder charge and felony gun possession charge against Ellis last week, Yahoo News reported. He is still on the run.

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Police later arrested the driver of the Impala, Antoine Edwards (pictured), and charged him with felony murder, intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child with death as a consequence, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Meanwhile, Niesha's family created a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 for her funeral expenses. The account collected over $40,000 before it was shut down by GoFundMe after the case took a bizarre twist.

According to court documents, investigators say Edwards is the father of Burger King employee Mariah Edwards who was working with Niesha at the time of the robbery.

Mariah told investigators that the botched robbery was staged with the help of her father and Niesha. She said Ellis was not in on the robbery.

Mariah confessed that the robbery was planned for a time when the Burger King register was expected to be full of cash.

However, Antoine Edwards told police his daughter was not involved, and that Niesha was his only accomplice. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Niesha's mother, Liceal Brazell, denied the allegations that her daughter was involved in staging the robbery.

She told FOX6, "It's really making me mad, it's making me angry. You told so many different lies, now you're going to tell more lies. That's not going to help you. That's not going to help your father."

GoFundMe has frozen the more than $40,592 collected for Niesha's funeral expenses.

A message on the account reads:

"This fundraiser is no longer accepting donations. If you are the organizer, beneficiary, team member, or donor, sign in to see additional information."

GoFundMe prohibits raising funds for people involved in criminal activity. If it is determined that Niesha was an accomplice in the robbery, the money will be refunded to donors.

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Tiffany Haddish was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Peachtree City, Ga. early Friday.

TMZ reports the comedic actress was arrested about 4 a.m. for suspicion of DUI and improper stopping on a roadway. Haddish posted bond at about 6:30 a.m., TMZ reports.

A concerned motorist called police to report a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Officers spotted a car that matched the description and pulled Haddish over, TMZ reports.

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Police detected the odor of marijuana on Haddish and charged her with driving under the influence.

The arrest comes as Haddish, 42, is facing a midlife crisis after being dumped by rapper Common. She told Entertainment Tonight that her personal life is in shambles after the tragic deaths of close friends such as comedian Bob Saget.

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"I'm very emotional. I've been crying a lot 'cause it's - that's my heart. My dog was my heart, and the other people who passed, you know, they were my rocks. They had my back. I mean, they taught me a lot, so I lost the physical, [but] I'm sure I got them in the spiritual," said Haddish.

On Monday, Haddish mourned the loss of Carl Craig, a movie producer and father of Tristan Thompson's first baby mama, Jordan Craig.

Haddish wrote on Instagram:

"This one hurts a lot Carl Craig. When I 1st met you we laughed for three hours. That was in 2004 you taught me so much about this business, you protected me, pushed me, Scolded me, advised me, and congratulated me. I love you and I will keep you in my memories and heart R.I.P."

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Maryland's top cop Marilyn Mosby was indicted for lying on mortgage loan applications for two vacation properties she purchased in Florida.

Mosby, a Democrat, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of perjury and making false statements on mortgage loan applications, Yahoo News reported. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday.

The indictment alleges the mom-of-two lied about experiencing "adverse financial consequences" during the pandemic in 2020.

Federal prosecutors say her gross salary of nearly $250,000 increased by nearly $10,000 between 2019 and 2020.

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The indictment also alleges that Mosby lied on a COVID relief application. She claimed she lost income during the pandemic and received $36,000, which she used "toward a down payment for a vacation home in Kissimmee Florida" in September 2020.

The indictment accuses Mosby of lying on applications for mortgages of nearly $500,000 for the Kissimmee, Florida, home and a nearly $430,000 mortgage for a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida.

Mosby faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count of perjury and a maximum of 30 years for each count of making false mortgage applications.

Mosby, 41, gained notoriety in 2015 for prosecuting five Baltimore police officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015.

Gray was found unresponsive in the back of a paddy wagon. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The five officers were eventually acquitted of all charges.

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A man suspected of killing Memphis legend Young Dolph was dropped by an attorney for Dolph's enemies, Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Rumors were rampant that Justin Johnson (left) was being represented by Art Horne (right), longtime attorney for Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down in a Memphis cookie store on Nov. 17.

When Fox13 News reached out to Johnson's attorney, Horne, for comment, he said he would speak after his client turned himself in.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Indiana.

On Thursday, Horne confirmed he was no longer representing Johnson.

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Authorities are investigating what, if any, connection Blac Youngsta (left) and Yo Gotti (right) had to the alleged killers.

Horne was successful in getting charges dropped against Blac Youngsta when he was arrested for shooting up Dolph's car back in 2017.

Horne released a statement via Instagram, saying:

"After reading a few recent articles, watching a half dozen blogs and skimming through the comments section I've learned a sobering fact: Misinformation spreads and sells far faster than the truth."

Johnson, an aspiring rapper named Straight Drop, allegedly killed Dolph for refusing to sign him to a recording contract.

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TikTok influencer Rory Teasley (right) died after his boyfriend of 10 years allegedly strangled him during a fight over a video game. He was 28.

According to Michigan's Oakland County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to a 911 call from Docquen Jovo Watkins in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday.

Watkins, 31, told the 911 dispatcher that he and Teasley had a fight over a video game, according to Click On Detroit.

Watkins, 31, told police that Teasley was now "sleeping" on the couch.

Officers arrived at the scene to find Teasley unresponsive at the apartment. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Watkins told investigators he and Teasley fought over a shooting game called "Overwatch."

He was arrested and charged with homicide and is being held without bond at the Oakland County Jail.

Teasley was best known for posting comedy and dance videos on TikTok under the username @too2pump4tv. He had over 200,000 followers and millions of views on his videos.

@too2pump4tv The Queen @Beyoncé On Tik Tok Awe Shiiit ???????? #Fyp #ForYouPage #Beyonce #BeyonceChallenge #Mood #TeamAries #Aries #2Pump4Tv ? Freakumdresschallenge - b.beyonce

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A third man has been arrested in connection with the execution-style murder of Memphis rap legend Young Dolph.

Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down by two masked men while buying cookies at a Memphis bakery shop on November 17. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police arrested Cornelius Smith, 32, on December 9. He was charged with theft of the getaway vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz, found abandoned behind a home that was used as the backdrop in a rap music video.

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Police believe Smith (pictured) is the gunman seen wearing a Bass Pro Shops hat in surveillance video outside the cookie store.

On January, 5, Smith was extradited to Shelby County from Southaven, Mississippi. He will make his first court appearance in Memphis on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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The second gunman, aspiring rapper Justin Johnson, aka "Straight Drop," was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Indiana on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

A third suspect, Shundale Barnett, 27, was arrested along with Johnson in Indiana. Barnett (pictured below) is charged with being an accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder for helping Johnson while he was on the run from the law.

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"Shundale Barnett is a person who, we believe, was providing assistance to Justin since we've been looking for him," said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller at a press conference in Memphis on Wednesday.

Detectives are also investigating links between the gunmen and two local rappers, Mario Mims, aka Yo Gotti, 40, and Sammie Benson, aka Blac Youngsta, 31, as potential co-conspirators in Young Dolph's death.

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Trey Songz denied allegations that he raped former UNLV basketball player Dylan Gonzalez in a Las Vegas hotel in November.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that officers responded to "a report of a sexual assault incident alleged to have occurred at a hotel in the 3700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard" involving the R&B singer, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson.

The 37-year-old father-of-one is reportedly "cooperating with the investigation" and "no arrests have been made," police said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Last month, Gonzalez, 27, tweeted: "Trey Songz is a rapist. Lord forgive me I Couldn't hold that in another year. See you in 2022."

Dylan took to Twitter again on Tuesday to share more details about her ordeal.

"With what seems like endlessly reoccurring news of the alleged sexual assaults committed by Trey Songz, I am forced to repeatedly relive in my mind, and suffer anew, the long-suppressed horror and unbearable PTSD of my rape by his very hands at a well known Las Vegas hotel...

"I want to send my love, strength, and hope to all who are victims of sexual assault and its fatal nature. You are not alone."

Gonzalez's attorneys, George Vrabeck and Ariel Mitchell, told PEOPLE they are planning to take legal action against Songz in the coming weeks.

Songz reacted to Gonzalez's tweet through his representative on Tuesday.

"Trey and his team are confident in the legal process and that there will be an abundance of exonerating information to come over the next few weeks," the rep said in a statement to TMZ.

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After graduating from UNLV, Dylan (right) signed with the New Orleans Gators women's basketball team in 2020 alongside her twin sister, Dakota (left), who also played for the UNLV Women Running Rebels' basketball team.

The twins first went viral in 2015 after rapper Drake attended a UNLV women's basketball game.

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Songz has a history of allegations of unlawful and felonious behavior with women.

In August 2020, a woman, who publicly identified herself as Aliza, accused Songz of urinating on her during a random sexual encounter. Songz denied the allegations in a tweet, calling Aliza's accusations "convenient" for someone who seeks to "destroy someone's life."

And in 2017, singer, actress Keke Palmer alleged that Songz used "sexual intimidation" to make her appear in his music video. She claimed that he "secretly filmed" her and put her "in a music video against my wishes."

Songz seemingly responded to Palmer's accusations, writing:

"So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything. However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live? I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too."

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The man suspected of killing Memphis rap legend Young Dolph (right) was captured in Indiana by the U.S. Marshals Service.

"After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals, Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Justin Johnson was captured today around 3:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) in Indiana," according to a U.S. Marshals release.

Johnson was located hiding out in Indiana, days after he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rap skills.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals announced Johnson as a person of interest and offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10. Instead, he dropped a music video.

Johnson, who uses the rap name "Straight Drop," posted on his Instagram story last week:

"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."

Another suspect, Cornelius Smith was transferred to the Shelby County Jail from the DeSoto County Jail where he had been held since his arrest on December 9.

A joint press conference with U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will be held tomorrow.

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Law enforcement officials in Memphis, Tennessee are still waiting for the suspected killer of Young Dolph to turn himself in.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down by two men inside a Tennessee bakery on November 17.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Marshals Service named Justin Johnson as one of the killers.

Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10, but instead, he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rapping skills.
 
RELATED: Young Dolph Murder Suspect Was Sentenced to 5 Years for Shooting Three People in 2017
 
The Memphis Police Department and U.S. Marshals are still on a nationwide manhunt for the aspiring rapper, who calls himself "Straight Drop." It is reported that officials viewed his music video for clues to his whereabouts.

The home where the music video was filmed is the same location where the getaway vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz was found abandoned.

According to Fox13 Memphis, an attorney representing Johnson said he was unaware of the rapper's plan to turn himself in.

Johnson posted on his Instagram story last week:

"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."

Johnson is wanted on charges of First-Degree murder, Criminal Attempt-First Degree Murder, and Theft of Property valued between $10,000-$60,000.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, and Crime Stoppers have offered a reward of $15,000 for tips leading to Johnson's capture.

Watch the music video below.