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The IRS is sending out notices to unlawful taxpayers reminding them to report stolen goods as income on their tax returns in April 2022.

Pres. Joe Biden ran on a "tax the rich" platform in 2020 and vowed to go after tax scofflaws who fail to report all of their income.

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Despite his campaign promises not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000, Biden's IRS agents are going after thieves and burglars who don't report their stolen loot as income.

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Those who robbed high end retailers or pharmacies of items worth over $600 are expected to include the fair market value of the stolen items on their tax returns.

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Criminals who don't report their ill gotten gains on their tax returns risk arrest for income tax evasion - which carries stiff prison terms and fines.

Among the IRS changes going into effect in January include reporting payments via Cash App, Zelle, Patreon and Venmo as income on tax returns.

To make sure he squeezes every penny out of the middle class, Biden plans to double the IRS workforce by hiring nearly 87,000 new workers over the next decade.

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Texas police are on the hunt for a 14-year-old boy who killed three teenagers inside a Garland convenience store on Sunday.

Surveillance video shows Abel Elias Acosta, shirtless and armed with a handgun, creep to the doorway of a Texaco station and open fire inside.

Garland police say Acosta fired 20 rounds into the store, killing three teenagers.

Police identified the victims as Xavier Gonzalez, 14, Ivan Noyala, 16, and Rafael Garcia, 17. A 15-year-old cook was also injured but has not been identified.

Acosta's father, Richard Acosta, allegedly served as the teenager's getaway driver. Police say Richard turned himself in, but his son is still at large.

Richard Acosta, 33, faces capital murder charges. He was booked into jail on $1 million bond, the NY Post reported.

Police announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to Acosta's arrest and conviction. Acosta is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Abel Acosta is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male with dark hair and brown eyes. He stands just over 5 feet tall and weighs around 125 pounds.

The deadly attack may have been in retaliation for a previous incident involving the teens.
 

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A New York jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

The jury deliberated for five days before returning a guilty verdict on Wednesday evening.

The verdict capped a monthlong trial, featuring sordid tales of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14. Four women testified that Maxwell personally abused them in the 1990s and early 2000s at Epstein's homes in Florida, New York and New Mexico.

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The prosecution paraded 24 witnesses in front of the jury to testify about Epstein's jet-setting lifestyle and life inside his many homes around the world.

It seemed that Epstein was on trial instead of Maxwell, who began dating Epstein after she moved to the United States from Britain in the 1990s.

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Maxwell, pictured with supermodel Naomi Campbell in 2002, quickly endeared herself to Epstein by luring and grooming high school age girls for the pleasure of Epstein and his wealthy friends, including Prince Andrew of England (pictured below).

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In 2020, the 60-year-old socialite was arrested by the federal government and charged with enticing minors and sex trafficking underage girls.

The defense argued that Maxwell was a victim of vindictive federal prosecutors who were deprived of their real target: Epstein. The multi-millionaire financier hanged himself in his NY jail cell while awaiting trial in 2019.

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According to the Associated Press, Maxwell faces prison terms ranging from five to 40 years on each count.

The US Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced on July 10, 2020 that Maxwell was also under investigation in the Caribbean territory.

Maxwell is a naturalized US citizen but retains citizenship of the UK and France.

If she is ever released from a U.S. prison she will be deported back to England.

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A remark about civil rights activist Rosa Parks sparked a violent altercation on a Delta Airlines flight on December 3.

According to federal court records, Patricia Cornwall injured passengers and flight attendants during an altercation on flight 2790 from Tampa to Atlanta.
 
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Cornwall, 51, was making her way from the restroom back to her seat near the front of the plane when her path was blocked by a flight attendant's cart in the narrow aisle.

The flight attendant asked Cornwall to take an empty seat in the back until she was done serving passengers. Cornwall, who is white, replied, "What am I, Rosa Parks?"

An 80-year-old passenger sitting nearby took offense to Cornwall's remark and told her that she "isn't black... this isn't Alabama and this isn't a bus."

A viral video, shared on Twitter by ATL Uncensored, shows what happened next.

Cornwall became irate and snapped at the older gentleman who had pulled his face mask down to eat.

"Put your f****** mask on," she said.

"Sit down Karen. You're a God d***ed Karen, sit down," said the man, using a pejorative term for angry white women.

"Don't you dare talk to me like that... stand your a** up," said Cornwall, who then proceeded to slap and spit on the unidentified passenger.

Cornwall was restrained by other passengers until the plane landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport. The FBI took her into custody since she was in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 113(a)(4), assault on board a plane.

According to Heavy.com, Cornwall was released on $20,000 unsecured bond during a court hearing on Monday, Dec. 27.

She is banned from traveling on major airlines, except for her flight back home to California. She can also fly back to Georgia for future court appearances, as long as she takes her anxiety medications.

According to Heavy.com, Cornwall is a luxury realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty in California. She is a former Playboy model and former Raiders cheerleader. She also appeared in a 1990s episode of "Baywatch" under the name Patty Breton.

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A Missouri woman's smiling mugshot has gone viral after she was arrested for murdering her fiancé on Christmas Eve.

Police say Brittany Wilson, 32, stabbed Harrison Foster with a sword after consuming methamphetamine together earlier that day.

Wilson, who apparently suffered from religious delusions, told investigators that Harrison Foster had several demons living inside him and she stabbed him with the sword to free him.

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Police say Wilson claimed Foster, 34, was harvesting body parts from other individuals. After stabbing Foster multiple times, Wilson left his body in the basement and called 911.

First responders arrived shortly after 11 p.m. Friday and found Foster unresponsive inside the home. A bloody sword and clothing were found in the front yard.

Police say Wilson is a mother of two children. Foster is not believed to be the father of the kids.

Prior to stabbing Foster, Wilson shared a meme on Facebook about multidimensional experiences.

She captioned the image: "So guys, Uhhhhhh, Turns out the love of Christ has superpower perks. Don't follow me for further elaboration, Follow him for Eternal Salvation."

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A Louisiana man was arrested for pretending to be handicapped to trick unsuspecting babysitters into changing his diaper.

Rutledge Deas IV, 31, was arrested on Thursday at his Metairie, Louisiana home after soliciting someone for "alternative therapy." Police say Deas urged the victim to recruit other babysitters to care for him while posing as a person with special needs.

Deas was charged with one count of human trafficking and one count of attempted human trafficking.

He was previously arrested in 2019 for "hiring babysitters who he would pay to change his diaper and treat him like a child." He was subsequently placed on probation in December 2020 after pleading guilty to 4 counts of human trafficking.

Deas apparently has a diaper fetish, also known as adult baby syndrome. People with that affliction wear diapers as a form of sexual gratification.

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An irate woman was detained by Atlanta police and questioned by the FBI after she slapped an elderly passenger who pulled down his mask to drink water.

According to Atlanta police, an "unruly passenger" slapped another passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Tampa to Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport on Dec. 23.

Cell phone video uploaded by ATL Uncensored shows an enraged woman screaming at an elderly male passenger to put his mask on.

The man apparently pulled his mask down below his chin to eat or drink.

The female passenger, who also had her mask pulled down, appears to slap or punch the man after he called her "Karen" - a pejorative term for rude or obnoxious women.

Other passengers assisted the flight attendants when the woman refused to return to her seat.
 
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After the flight landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport, the woman was detained by Atlanta police. The FBI took over the investigation since the incident happened during a flight.

Major airlines have reported an increase of in-flight incidents following two years of non-stop fear mongering by the mainstream news media.

There have been thousands of mask-related incidents involving irate passengers punching flight attendants or other passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received 4,156 reports of mask-related incidents on board planes this year.

The Transportation Security Administration has a zero tolerance policy for passengers causing disturbances during flights.

The TSA recently announced stiff fines for passengers who act out during flights. Unruly passengers could also lose their pre-check privileges or be banned from airlines.

Some airline CEOs are reconsidering their face mask policies as the rise in violent incidents continue.
 

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Miami police plan to charge a real estate agent as a suspect in a string of murders in the South Florida area.

Willy Suarez Maceo will be charged as a "suspected serial killer" on Thursday evening. He is currently in jail on a trespassing charge.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and interim Police Chief Manuel Morales are expected to announce the charges against Suarez Maceo at 5 p.m. EST.

Suarez Maceo, 25, is a suspect in two shootings that occurred on Tuesday night. In one case, a homeless man was shot to death in the Wynwood area. Another victim who was shot, survived.

Detectives are also investigating Suarez Maceo in connection to another shooting death in October.

Records show Suarez Maceo is a licensed real estate broker for Century 21. His Instagram page shows photos of homes for sale in Miami, Kendall, South Miami and Palmetto Bay.

According to his Facebook page, Suarez Maceo attended Miami Sunset Senior High School. His interests include driving luxury cars, bikini models and photos of himself posing in front of a Porsche at a cryptocurrency conference in June.

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Defund the police Democrats -- a congresswoman and a state senator -- were carjacked in separate incidents on Wednesday.

Two boys, ages 13 and 16, a 14-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old man are in custody after the brazen carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) around 2:45 p.m. in FDR Park in South Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.

The congresswoman had been attending a meeting when she was approached by two armed men who demanded her car keys.

Scanlon surrendered the keys to her blue 2017 Acura MDX, and one of the suspects drove off with her car. The second carjacker followed the first suspect in a separate vehicle, Philadelphia police said.

Police found Scanlon's Acura parked at a shopping center in Newark, Delaware, and arrested five teenagers inside the vehicle around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Delaware State Police said.

A 19-year-old man is expected to face carjacking charges in the incident.

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In a separate case, Illinois Senate majority leader Kimberly A. Lightford and her husband were carjacked around 9 p.m. Tuesday night in Broadview, on the outskirts of Chicago.

Lightford says she and her husband were dropping off a friend when three masked men approached them with guns and demanded their Mercedes SUV.

"I begged them not to shoot us, not to shoot my husband, or me," Lightford said.

"I told them to take whatever they want. They took everything off me that I had of value ... After we got the guns off of us, they separated me and husband... My husband told me to run. I ran, reluctantly, because I didn't want to leave him there."

Shots were fired, and Lightford said her husband, who is a conceal and carry holder, also discharged his gun. The carjackers escaped in the Mercedes SUV. No one was harmed.

Police were able to recover the SUV — which was a loaner from a dealership while the state senator's car is in the shop. The suspects are still at large.

Lightford said she is still shaken by the incident.

"I'm doing much better today," she said on Thursday. "I didn't realize what a traumatic event could do in an adult."

It isn't clear if Scanlon and Lightford are still in favor of defunding the police.

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Holidays are the busiest days for hackers. If you use your phone to transfer money, or make purchases, hackers probably have your banking information.

If you text or email holiday greetings to family and friends, hackers likely have a copy of your contact list.

Hackers can use Bluetooth to hack into your smartphone and take it over to send emails and text messages containing phishing links to your contacts.

The Android platform is vulnerable to security flaws that are constantly in need of patching. Apple's iPhones are not much safer.

Phones owned by US State Department employees and other government officials were hacked with spyware called "Pegasus" that was developed by an Israeli technology firm.

Pegasus was on their phones for months or years before it was discovered. Apple now says it will notify users whose iPhones were hacked by spyware.
 

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5 Signs your cell phone is hacked

1. Apps on your phone that you don't remember downloading

If you notice strange apps on your phone that you don't remember downloading, delete them immediately.

2. Your phone runs slow or it feels hot in your hand

A slow phone may be a telltale sign that you've been hacked. If your phone runs hotter than it did before, it could mean apps are running in the background.

3. Your phone crashes often

This can happen if your phone is old or you haven't updated your operating system and apps. But if you have a new phone that crashes often, you're probably hacked.

4. Unusual data spikes or high bills

Someone is controlling your phone if your bill is high but your usage hasn't changed.

5. Pop-up ads

There are no pop-up ads on Sandrarose.com. If you notice a lot of pop-up ads, you're probably hacked.
 

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How to protect your phone from spyware, malware and hackers

1. If you suspect your phone is hacked, change all your passwords immediately and lock your phone screen with a password. Set the lock screen time to 1 minute.

2. Backup everything - including all images and contacts, then restore your phone to its factory settings to remove pop-up ads.

3. Turn off your Wi-Fi or tethering connection to prevent the hacker from using your data to send messages.

4. Instruct your family and friends to ignore suspicious texts or emails that contain links. Tell them you will always let them know before you send links.

5. Run anti-virus or anti-trojan software to remove the malware.

6. Never leave your phone unattended or let anyone use your phone.

7. Turn off Android's Nearby Share feature.

Nearby Share allows users to share files between Android phones that are nearby. Someone with the feature enabled can simply hold their phone close to yours to steal all your files without your knowledge. Nearby Share is disabled by default when you buy your phone.

8. Disable AirDrop on your Androids, iPhones, iPads and Macs.

9. Never open links in a text message or email on your phone or tablet. Even if you know the person who sent it.

10. Always delete apps you don't use. Hackers can purchase old apps and use them to take over your phone.