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Minnesota man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senator
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Minnesota man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senator

A federal grand jury has indicted a Minnesota man accused of threatening to kill a U.S. senator. Brendon Daugherty is being held in the Sherburne County Jail, in Elk River, Minn., on charges of threatening to murder a U.S. official and interstate transmission of a threat. He is to appear in court Tuesday. It is not clear if he has retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.Court records do not identify the senator other than to say it's not a Minnesota senator who was threatened. According to the indictment, Daugherty left two threatening voicemail messages at the senator's field office in June. Field office staff contacted U.S. Capitol Police. In his first message, according to a Justice Department press release, Daugherty said, "You and the...
Former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada and top aide arrested, accused of using fictitious person to secretly profit from “fraudulent venture”
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Former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada and top aide arrested, accused of using fictitious person to secretly profit from “fraudulent venture”

Tennessee's former House Speaker Glen Casada and his top aide were arrested Tuesday on federal charges including bribery, kickbacks and conspiracy to commit money laundering involving federal funds.Their indictments come months after a Republican legislator, Rep. Robin Smith, abruptly resigned while facing federal wire charges that involved Casada. Casada, also a Republican, was not directly named in those court documents, but her March indictment kicked off speculation that more charges would come from the corruption investigation.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Casada and former Chief of Staff Cade Cothren face a 20-count indictment. FBI agents arrested both at their homes Tuesday morning. Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, top center, is sworn in with ...