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Former MoviePass executives hit with criminal fraud charges
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Former MoviePass executives hit with criminal fraud charges

Two former leaders of the company MoviePass and its parent entity, Helios and Matheson Analytics, are facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding investors amid the once-defunct ticketing service's dramatic public downfall several years ago.An indictment unsealed on Friday criminally charged Theodore Farnsworth, the former CEO of Helios and Matheson, and Mitchell Lowe, the former CEO of MoviePass, with one count each of securities fraud and three counts each of wire fraud, the Justice Department said.Farnsworth, 60, and Lowe, 70, are facing similar allegations in a civil suit filed against them by the Securities and Exchange Commission in September. They reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission last year over another complaint alleging they fraudulently prevent...
Special master in Trump document probe hears arguments
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Special master in Trump document probe hears arguments

Special master in Trump document probe hears arguments - CBS News Watch CBS News A special master, who was chosen by former President Donald Trump's legal team, appeared skeptical of Trump's lawyers' reluctance to say whether records seized at Mar-a-Lago had been declassified. Scott MacFarlane reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Justice Department moves to stay order in Trump documents case
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Justice Department moves to stay order in Trump documents case

Washington — The Justice Department moved to stay a portion of a Florida federal judge's order banning the government from using some of the documents it seized from former President Donald Trump's residence while an independent third party reviews the documents. On Friday, the department filed a motion asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to partially stay U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's order, arguing that the U.S. District Court lacks the authority to ban the FBI from reviewing 103 documents bearing classified markings it seized from Mar-a-Lago in August."The district court erred by exercising jurisdiction as to records bearing classification markings," the Justice Department said in its filing Friday night. Further, the Justice Dep...
Trump and DOJ divided on special master selection
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Trump and DOJ divided on special master selection

Trump and DOJ divided on special master selection - CBS News Watch CBS News Although a judge has agreed to allow a special master to review the evidence seized from Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s legal team and the Department of Justice are at a stalemate over who should be appointed. Christina Ruffini has more. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Special master candidates submitted by Trump and Justice Dept. in Trump documents case
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Special master candidates submitted by Trump and Justice Dept. in Trump documents case

Washington — The Justice Department and Trump legal team submitted their lists of possible special master candidates to review the documents seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in August.In a joint filing late Friday, prosecutors and Trump's team each submitted two candidates for the role.The government recommended two retired federal judges: Barbara Jones, who served in federal district court in Manhattan, and Thomas Griffith, who served on the the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The former president's legal team suggested Rayond Dearie, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Paul Huck, Jr., former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Flor...
Foreign nuclear intel reportedly found at Mar-a-Lago
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Foreign nuclear intel reportedly found at Mar-a-Lago

Foreign nuclear intel reportedly found at Mar-a-Lago - CBS News Watch CBS News The FBI found "a document describing a foreign government's military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities," the Washington Post reported. There are eight other countries believed to have nuclear capabilities. Robert Costa reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash
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Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash

Wilkes-Barre, PA – In a speech that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday night in northeastern Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump decried the FBI search at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as "one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration," and compared his treatment to that in a "third world nation." It was his first rally since the FBI served a search warrant Aug. 8, seizing dozens of documents marked as classified. "The shameful raid and break-in of my home, Mar-a-Lago, was a travesty of justice that made a mockery of America's laws, traditions and principles before the entire world," Trump said before the passionate crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.Mr Trump said, without merit, that the FBI and the Justice Department have become "vicious mo...
Judge unseals list of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
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Judge unseals list of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Judge unseals list of documents seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago - CBS News Watch CBS News A federal judge has unsealed a detailed inventory of items seized during the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. The list includes thousands of documents, some marked "top secret," along with dozens of empty folders bearing classification markings. Robert Costa explains. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search
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DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search

DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search - CBS News Watch CBS News The FBI team reviewing the evidence gathered at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate says it found a limited number of documents that could be covered by attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, the Director of National Intelligence is leading a review of the classified materials to determine the risks to national security. Robert Costa has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. ...
Judge states her “preliminary intent” to appoint special master requested by Trump, but schedules hearing
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Judge states her “preliminary intent” to appoint special master requested by Trump, but schedules hearing

A federal judge gave notice in a "preliminary order" order Saturday of her "preliminary intent to appoint a special master" in response to former President Donald Trump's motion filed last Monday. Her decision is not yet final, and she called for additional steps to be taken before she makes her final decision on whether a special master should be appointed. In her order, Judge Aileen Cannon directed the government to respond to Trump's motion by Aug. 30, and to submit with its response a "more detailed" description of the property "seized pursuant to the warrant" by the FBI from Trump's Florida residence. Cannon asked for a "particularized" description of "the status of the DOJ's' review of the seized property, including any filter review conducted by the privilege review te...