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Atlantic City, NJ Mayor Pleads Guilty To Fraud Over Stealing $87,000 In Donations From Youth Basketball Team

The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey admitted in federal court on Thursday that he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he founded.  Mayor Frank Gillam Jr. told the judge he stole funds raised from donors in Atlantic City and Philadelphia for the Atlantic City Starz for personal expenses between 2013 and 2018. He was elected mayor in 2017 after serving as a City Councilman.... [Read Full Story]

Jury Convicts Former Dallas Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Neighbor

On Tuesday, Amber Guyger — the white former Dallas police officer who said she fatally shot her unarmed, black neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own — was found guilty of murder after just a few hours of deliberation by the jury.  The jury reached the verdict in Guyger’s high-profile trial for the killing of Botham Jean after six days of witness testimony... [Read Full Story]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry Of President Trump

On Tuesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will launch a formal inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached.  In a press conference, Pelosi said: “today I’m announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”... [Read Full Story]

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff Says President’s Call With Ukraine Can Justify His Impeachment

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said House Democrats “may have to impeach President Donald Trump” following allegations that the President pressured Ukraine to investigate a political adversary. Schiff — a senior Democrat who has long been cautious about efforts to oust the president — said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that Trump’s request that a Ukrainian leader investigate a business connected to former vice president Joe Biden’s son would be “the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office.” Additionally, Schiff says that the director of national intelligence’s unwillingness to turn over a recent whistleblower complaint about a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could amount to a “coverup.”... [Read Full Story]

Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer Charged With Possession of Child Pornography

Pennsylvania State Sen. Mike Folmer has stepped down following his arrest on charges of possession of child pornography. Folmer submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday to Republican colleagues in Harrisburg.  According to leadership in the state chamber, after reviewing the charges and speaking to Folmer, they insisted that he resign. “We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer,” the Pennsylvania lawmakers said in a statement.... [Read Full Story]