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Popular Youtuber and Instagram influencer Omi in a Hellcat faces 514 years in prison after prosecutors indicted him and two associates in a scheme to sell copyrighted cable network programs to thousands of subscribers on his online firestick service.

Prosecutors say Omi, 36, and his two associates, Jesse Gonzales, 42, of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Michael Barone, 36, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., must forfeit nearly $35 million in assets, including over 50 luxury cars and motorcycles, as well as dozens of homes and businesses in Philadelphia.

Omi's companies operated under different names, including Gears TV, Reboot, Reloaded and Gears.

Thousands of users paid a monthly fee to access premium cable TV and sports content through firesticks.

His illegal enterprise earned him over $30 million between March 2016 and November 2019 when his homes were raided by the feds, VladTV reports.

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The Philadelphia native, real name Bill Omar Carrasquillo, is charged with conspiracy, violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, reproduction of a protected work, access device fraud, making false statements to a bank, income tax evasion and money laundering.

Federal agents seized nearly all of Omi's assets in a raid in 2019. Feds also froze his girlfriend's bank accounts.

Still, he continued to taunt the feds on his YouTube channel and in interviews with other influencers.

Omi's lawyer, Donte Mills, stated his client is being falsely accused, and that his enterprise was legit.

"Mr. Carrasquillo tapped into a brand-new, unregulated industry and was very successful. Most people are called pioneers when they do that; Omar is called a criminal. The government assumes my client was not smart enough to do this legally because of his background. He is and we will prove that."

 

 

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An aspiring rapper who was charged with the murder of Chicago rapper King Von in Atlanta last year was arrested again in Chatham County on Wednesday.

According to the Chatham County Jail website, police threw the book at Lul Timm, real name Timothy Leeks, 23.

He is charged with speeding, fleeing or intending to elude police, failure to stop, improper left turn, following too closely, driving on the wrong side of the road, and other moving violations.

He was booked into the Chatham County Jail and is awaiting a bond hearing today.

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Leeks, an affiliate of aspiring rapper Quando Rondo, was charged last November with the fatal shooting of rapper King Von (pictured).

Leeks is awaiting trial on the murder charge.

In the meantime, he flashes cash on Instagram and books studio sessions in the hopes of jump starting his fledgling rap career.

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The woman who accused Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, of sexual assault criticized the rapper for attempting to make her retract her claims in her first TV interview.

Jennifer Hough appeared on daytime talk show The Real on Wednesday, September 22, where she revealed she was tired of being afraid.

She previously accused Nicki and Petty of running a campaign of intimidation and bribery to drop her claims.

Hough alleged that Nicki and her associates repeatedly reached out to her and her family in an effort to get her to deny she was sexually assaulted by Petty in 1994, when she was 15.

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Petty, 43, served four years in prison for attempted rape and seven years for first-degree manslaughter as a young man.

Speaking to hosts Garcelle Beauvais and Adrienne Bailon on The Real, Hough said:

"I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation have put me in a different type of fear... and it was wrong. I don't want to be afraid anymore. So the only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up."

She recalled her sexual assault, saying Petty forced her into a house after they met at a bus stop. Afterwards, Hough called the police and watched as they brought Petty out of the house in handcuffs. Police took her to a nearby hospital for a rape kit.

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Petty was convicted and placed on a sex offender list, but Nicki has always maintained her husband and Jennifer were dating at the time of the incident. She insisted Petty was 15 at the time.

"It wasn't true," Hough said. "We both were 16, we were never in a relationship. I just felt woman to woman that was wrong of her."

Petty recently pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California. He has entered a plea deal which calls for him to serve prison time. He will learn his sentence in an upcoming hearing.

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Petty is suing New York officials to get his name off the state's Sex Offender Registry.

He claims he never got the chance to challenge the default ruling back in 2004 because he was in prison at the time, and he was never served with a summons.

Hough is suing Nicki and Petty for intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment, and witness intimidation.

Watch Hough's interview below.
 

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Federal agents, state police, and U.S. Marshals continue their search for fugitive Brian Laundrie inside the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve in southwest Florida. But he may have been spotted 500 miles away.

Laundrie, 23, is a "person of interest" in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.

A man who resembles Laundrie was spotted on a deer camera in Baker, Florida, about 500 miles away from his parents' home.

Sam Bass spotted the man on his deer cam and snapped a photo.

Bass wrote on his Facebook page on Monday:

"I'm not saying this is the guy but whoever was on my trail camera this morning in Baker, Fl strongly fits the description of Brian Laundrie, authorities have been contacted but people in the North West Florida area be on the look out."

Authorities have not confirmed whether the man in the photo is Laundrie.

According to Fox 10 News, Laundrie has no connection to the area, and none of the residents recognized the man in the photo.

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A Petito family lawyer confirmed the human remains found at a Wyoming camp site on September 19 has been identified as Petito.

Laundrie was last seen at his parents' North Port, Florida home on Tuesday, Sept. 14. His attorney reported him missing a few days before Petito's body was found in a Wyoming park.

Petito and Laundrie set out on a cross-country road trip from New York on July 2. The couple documented their "van life" for their YouTube channel.

He showed up at his parents' Florida home without Petito on September 1. Her mother reported her missing on Sept. 11, but Laundrie refused to speak with police.

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MSNBC host Joy Reid dismissed the news media's intense focus on 22-year-old Gabby Petito as "missing White woman syndrome."

The "Van Life" vlogger was last seen in late August in Grand Teton National Park with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, 23, who is considered a "person of interest" in her disappearance.

Laundrie returned to his parents' Florida home alone in Petito's van on Sept. 1.

Petito's mother reported her missing on Sept. 11, but Laundrie refused to speak to investigators, and his whereabouts are unknown.

Officials discovered a body "consistent with" Petito inside Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on Sunday, Sept. 19.

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During a segment of her show "The ReidOut," the outspoken liberal host discussed the media's coverage of the missing vlogger, and asked "Why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?"

Reid dismissed the focus on Petito's case as the news media placing more emphasis on finding blonde, blue-eyed women who go missing.

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Reid said:

"It goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain. And the Petito family certainly deserves answers and justice. But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?"

She added:

"Well, the answer actually has a name: Missing White woman syndrome. The term coined by the late and great Gwen Iffil to describe the media and public fascination with missing White women like Laci Peterson or Natalee Holloway, while ignoring cases involving missing people of color."

Reid was referring to two high-profile cases of blonde women who went missing.

Reid cited statistics from the Black and Missing Foundation that showed more Black women go missing every year than whites -- but they are often classified as runaways.

She concluded her segment by stating that reporters don't cover missing Black women because they don't look like the daughters or granddaughters of news executives.
 

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The 24-year-old grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson was shot to death near a public housing project on Sunday night.

Police say Frank Q. Jackson was shot multiple times near the Garden Valley Estates public housing complex in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jackson was gunned down after he was dropped off at the housing project at Sidaway & E. 70th St at around 9 p.m. Sunday night, according to Cleveland19.com.

Police officers and an agent from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) swarmed the scene.

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Mayor Jackson (pictured with his wife in 2012) and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams arrived at the scene but did not comment on the investigation, according to Dailymail.com.

"It's not my place to say anything," Williams said.

Jackson had multiple run-ins with law enforcement in recent years. In 2019, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after a fight with his girlfriend. He was currently facing felony assault charges of resisting arrest after fleeing from police.

He pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and was out of jail on $10,000 bond. Jackson was also linked to a murder when a car registered in his name was seen fleeing a crime scene. No charges were ever filed.

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 216-623-5464 or Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

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Officials believe a body found in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, is missing 22-year-old YouTuber Gabby Petito.

An autopsy is currently underway, Teton County coroner Brent Blue confirmed to Fox News Digital. The body was found on Sunday by a search team with the aid of bloodhounds.

Authorities say the human remains fit the description of Petito, whose mysterious disappearance generated headlines all over the world.

The "Van Life" vlogger was last seen in August in Grand Teton National Park with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, 23, who is considered a "person of interest" in her disappearance.

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The couple traveled from New York to Wyoming on a cross-country road trip in August. Laundrie raised suspicion when he showed up alone in Petito's van at his parents' home in Florida on Sept. 1.

Police discovered Petito's 2012 white Ford Transit parked outside the Laundrie home on Sept. 11, after Petito's mother reported her missing.

Laundrie quickly lawyered up and refused to speak to police.

On Friday, Laundrie's lawyer reported him missing. However, Laundrie's family insisted he was "in hiding" due to the growing crowd of news media and curious onlookers outside the Laundrie home.

Laundrie was last seen at the home on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Inside Edition aired police bodycam footage that shows a distraught Petito moments after a heated argument with Laundrie during their road trip in Utah.

A witness spotted the couple arguing at a grocery store and called 911. Police pulled the van over outside Arches National Park.

"We've just been fighting all morning," Petito said in tears in the bodycam video on August 12. The officer asked her to step out of the van and she complied.
 

 
"I just quit my job to travel across the country, and I'm trying to start a blog — a travel blog. So I've been building my website, so I've been really stressed," Petito said.

"She just gets worked up sometimes," said Laundrie who was observed with fresh scratches on his face.

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Petito told the officer she was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. She said she feared Laundrie was going to drive off and leave her stranded at the grocery store.

Laundrie told the officer she scratched him when he pushed her hand away.

A family of travel vloggers believe they spotted Petito's van parked off the road in Grand Teton National Park on August 27, around the time it is believed Petito went missing.

Jenn Bethune shared footage of the van on YouTube. She spoke with Petito's mom who thanked her on Sunday for sharing the footage.

The video footage was the lead that prompted authorities to search the park for Petito.
 

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Rapper SpotemGottem was reportedly shot 5 times on Thursday night in Miami. He is allegedly in critical condition in a Miami hospital.

The news was first reported by Say Cheese TV Instagram blog. No other details are available.

Miami-Dade County police responding to a shots fired call pursued a car in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night. The car crashed at NW 143 Street and 6 Avenue and two men were ejected from the car. They are listing in critical condition, according to CBS 4 Miami.

It isn't clear if the two incidents are linked to Harden's shooting.

The gang-affiliated rapper, real name Nehemiah Lamar Harden, is best known for his song "Beatbox."

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The 19-year-old Jacksonville native is wanted for questioning in the 2020 murder of a Dallas man. Dallas authorities want to question him about the shooting death of Reginald Agnew Jr.

Detectives believe Harden bragged about Agnew's murder in the music video for his song "Again."

Harden threatened to sue the Dallas Police Department over "false allegations".

In July, Harden was arrested after federal agents raided his Aventura, Florida hotel room and discovered an AK-47 Draco pistol on his lap as he lay in bed.

Harden was wanted for aggravated assault at the time of his arrest. The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was released on bond.

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An arrest has been made in the shooting deaths of four people found inside an SUV in a Wisconsin cornfield on Sunday.

A farmer working in a cornfield on Sunday discovered the abandoned SUV parked about 50 yards off the road in the small town of Sheridan, Wisconsin.
 
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The victims were identified as Nitosha Flug-Presley, 30; Matthew Pettus, 26; Loyace Foreman III, 35, and his girlfriend Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, all from Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Saint Paul police arrested Darren Lee McWright, 56, and charged him with four counts of hiding a corpse in Wisconsin, according to KSTP.

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McWright, of St. Paul, is currently being held in the Ramsey County Jail, awaiting extradition to Dunn County.

A second suspect, Antoine Suggs, 38, of St. Paul, is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd announced McWright's arrest late Thursday at a press conference. Bygd says more charges are expected as the investigation continues.

So far, the sheriff says there's no clear motive in the case. He said Suggs grew up with the victims in the same Twin Cities neighborhood.

The cornfield is located 75 miles away from where the four friends were last seen at a bar in St. Paul on Saturday night.

Witnesses said the four friends left the bar and got into a black SUV with someone late Saturday. A second SUV was seen following the first SUV, according to the sheriff.

Bygd said the victims were killed at another location, then the bodies were driven to the cornfield where the SUV was abandoned. The killer left the scene in the second SUV.
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, won't face charges for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a Los Angeles woman in 2005.

Prosecutors declined to move forward with the case because the 10-year statute of limitations had expired, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.

The couple's accuser filed a police report earlier this year, claiming T.I. and Tiny drugged and assaulted her sometime in early 2005 following a meeting at a club.

A similar case in Las Vegas was also dropped recently after the couple was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting another woman in 2010. Prosecutors also determined that the statute of limitations had expired in that case.

Back in February, lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who was representing 11 alleged sexual abuse victims, called for an investigation into the former power couple.

In a letter sent to state and federal authorities in Georgia and California, he urged them to look further into the claims of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment" against the pair.

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T.I. and Tiny strenuously denied the claims through their lawyer, Steve Sadow:

"Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.

"These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system."