Vitaly Korchevsky, a 50-year-old pastor from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, was among nine people charged in two indictments Tuesday for allegedly being involved in an international hacking and securities fraud scheme that used unpublished financial information on hundreds of publicly traded companies, stolen from the servers of three business newswires, to make trades that yielded some $30 million in illegal profits.
The indictments were unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and Newark federal court and according to a release from the FBI, the scheme is the largest of its kind ever prosecuted.
"The defendants were a well-organized group that allegedly robbed the newswire companies and their clients and cheated the securities markets and the investing public by engaging in an unprecedented hacking and trading scheme," said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey. "The defendants launched a series of sophisticated and relentless cyber-attacks against three major newswire companies, stole highly confidential information and used to enrich themselves at the expense of public companies and their shareholders." more >>
An organization dedicated to stopping sexual exploitation has denounced Amnesty International's recent decision to support the decriminalization of prostitution.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has called Amnesty's recently approved resolution "irresponsible" and contrary to the global organization's fundamental human rights goals.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, said a in statement that Amnesty "has failed to remain true to its mission of 'preventing and ending grave abuses.'" more >>
Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stated in a campaign appearance on Tuesday that former first lady and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is just one email away from serving jail time, as he is one of a few Republican presidential candidates attacking Clinton over her server scandal.
As the former Secretary of State has turned over her private email server that she used while in office to the FBI for investigation, Jindal wasted no time in bashing Clinton for using her private server to send and store classified emails.
Since Clinton swore on an affidavit to a federal judge that she has given up "all" of her government business emails, Jindal told a small gathering in Iowa that all it would take for Clinton to be guilty of perjury is just one lone email slipping out that she did not hand over. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress has released its sixth video shining a light on Planned Parenthood's aborted baby parts compensation practices. The video claims that Planned Parenthood and its partner, StemExpress, are pressuring women to have abortions and are harvesting babies' body parts without the consent of their mothers.
The video, which was released by CMP Wednesday morning, is the continuation of an interview from the third web video released by CMP in July featuring Holly O'Donnell, an ex-procurement technician for StemExpress.
O'Donnell, who previously said she unknowingly took the job as a fetal tissue procurement officer when she was hired as a phlebotomist, detailed the unethical procurement processes and techniques used by StemExpress agents, as the company's various procurement officers are responsible for collecting specific fetal organs and tissues that meet certain criteria needed for research clients. more >>
According to a recent YouGov poll only 61 percent of those who hold a favorable view of Planned Parenthood have heard about the undercover videos showing the sell of aborted babies' organs and limbs, and only 20 percent have watched the videos.
However, a whopping 89 percent of people with unfavorable views of Planned Parenthood have heard about the three-year undercover investigation, and 42 percent have seen the videos.
As of this week, the Center for Medical Progress has released six undercover videos and David Daleiden, founder of the organization, has said CMP will release 10 to 12 edited and undedited videos. more >>
A criminal gang in Pakistan located near the Indian border has forced nearly 300 children to engage in sexual acts in what authorities have discovered is the largest child pornography ring in the nation's history. Islamic scholars are now calling for the perpetrators to be put to death.
The chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, requested on Sunday that the Lahore High Court investigate a gang of child pornographers in Kasur, which supposedly produced at least 400 videos featuring 280 children who were forced into sex, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper first reported.
A top child protection official in the province has labeled the case "the largest-ever child-abuse scandal in Pakistan's history" and assured that those responsible will be punished vigorously. more >>