Sunday, February 28, 2010

6 Rodriguez-Orejuela Family Members Indicted For Concealing Cali Cartel Assets

Photo: (L-R) Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers who ran the Cali Cartel

Siblings of the Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers indicted for concealing more than $2.1 billion in drug illicit assets

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 27, 2010

Miami - On Friday as a result of Operation Cornerstone, the U.S. Drug and Enforcement Administration (DEA) anounced a two (2) count indictment against six family members of the Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers. They were indicted for failing to disclose all the assets the Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers had generated through their cocaine smuggling operation. Federal authorities had agreed not to prosecute the children of the Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers, if they would disclose a list of various bank accounts, multiple businesses, luxury homes, financial investments, vehicles, properties, and jewelry worth millions.
In 2006, both brothers who ran the Cali Cartel were convicted in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida after pleading guily in Miami for importing hundreds of millions of dollars of cocaine to the U.S. from Cali, Colombia. Under a plea agreement, they were each sentenced to 30 years in prison.
As part of the plea agreement, the U.S. obtained a forfeiture judgement of $2.1 billion against the brothers, representing the proceeds of the Rodriguez-Orejuela’s narcotics trafficking operation. The defendants Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela agreed to disclose to the U.S. all assets owned or controlled by, for, or on their behalf and/or a member of their family, even if the asset was not derived from illicit sources, and agreed to assist in the forfeiture of property. 
In exchange, the U.S. agreed to remove the defendants from the Department of Treasury’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, which is a list of persons subject to financial sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). 
In addition, the U.S. government agreed not to prosecute defendants Jaime Rodriguez-Mondragon, Humberto Rodriguez-Mondragon, and Maria Alexandra Rodriguez-Mondragon for money laundering offenses. 
"You cannot make an agreement, break it, and expect to walk away," said U.S Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman. For failure to disclose all assets, U.S. Attorney Sloman charged the following defendants, Jaime Rodriguez-Mondragon, Humberto Rodriguez-Mondragon, Maria Alexandra Rodriguez-Mondragon, Amparo Rodriguez-Orejuela, a/k/a “Amparo Rodriguez de Gil,” Angela Maria Gil Rodriguez, and Ana Maria Gil-Rodriguez, with conspiring to impede the lawful functions of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice regarding their investigation into assets owned or controlled by defendants Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371. The defendants are also charged with making false statements to U.S. authorities regarding these assets, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001.
The defendents are facing up to 5 years in a federal prison, if convicted and forfeiture of more than $2.1 billion in assets.
This Indictment is a result of Operation Cornerstone, which targeted the infamous Cali Cartel. At its peak in the 1980's and 1990's, the Cali Cartel was responsible for distribution of a majority of the world’s supply of cocaine. The DEA credits the coordinated investigative operation, which resulted in multiple indictments to the following, Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division; Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Anthony V. Mangione Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations, and Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gulf Cartel Kingpin Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison

Top photo: Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, 42,
Bottom photo: Jorge Gustavo Arévalo Kessler, 43.

Judge seals some documents to protect those involved in the case, and Kessler, a Mexican Air pilot extradited to the U.S. for cocaine trafficking

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 26, 2010

Houston -On Friday, Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, 42, Drug Lord for the Gulf Cartel was sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison by Hilda G. Tagle, federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Judge Tagle sentenced Gullén after pleading guilty to five counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, and attempted assault and murder of federal authorities during a closed court proceeding, which was closed to the public. Tagle sealed all documents pertaining to Gullén's confession and deal he made, for his cooperation with federal authorities.
Gullén before being sentenced apologized to his family, the government of Mexico, and the U.S. government for his wrongdoing and expressed remorse. Only two members of his family were present during the highly secured court proceedings.
The Houston Chronicle had tried to get information about the governments deal with Gullén, but Tagle in an unusual move sealed parts to the plea agreement documents to protect the Gulf Cartel drug lord, and people he might have exposed, and those involved in the case.
Gullén was fined $100,000 dollars and forfeited $50 million in assets, according to court transcripts. The Gulf Cartel is attributed to importing and distributing tons of cocaine in Southern Texas.
In 2007, Gullén was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico, when Mexican President Felipe Calderón allowed extraditions of drug kingpins and Mexican leaders of criminal organizations to face justice in the U.S. When Mexican drug lords get convicted in the U.S., they are most likely to get stiff sentences for their crimes committed against the U.S. government.
Last Wednesday, Jorge Gustavo Arévalo Kessler, 43, was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico to face money laundering, and cocaine trafficing federal charges in Texas. Kessler originally from Heidelberg, Germany, but living in Mexico transported tons of cocaine from Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and eventually ending up in the U.S.
The indictment states, Kessler between Dec. 2002 to June 2003 transported tons of cocaine by private plane and a Boeing 727, transported cash abroad, and as a high ranking member of a Mexican drug cartel, he directed where the money would be deposited to various bank accounts.
Kessler was arrested by Mexican federal authorities on April 7, 2008 in Mexico City. He worked for the criminal organization headed by Antonio Aguilar (real name Pedro Antonio Bermúdez Suazo), aka "El Arquitecto," or "El Jefe" in Mexico.
Kessler was extradited to the U.S. on Feb. 24, 2010 by the law enforcement coordination efforts between the U.S. Marshals Service, the Ministry Federal Police, and Mexican INTERPOL with the Attorney's General Office (PGR).  

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Triple Homicide, Mother And Two Children Found Dead

Bottom photo: Brittney M. Robertson, 19, found dead in the Northwest of Milwaukee (Photo MPD)

Top photo: Rachel Thompson, 24, and bottom photo, Jaden , 3, and Torian Thompson-Carter, 4, found murdered in a South side duplex.

6-weeks-old baby found outside a North side church, after mother and two siblings found dead in the South side of Milwaukee

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 25, 2010
Updated March 1, 2010

Milwaukee -Police say Maurice Visor Jr., 6-weeks-old who was discoverd missing early Friday, was later found outside in a North side church around 1:40 p.m. Homicide investigators went to 836-838 S. 12th St., after the firefighters who responded to a fire in the upper duplex discovered Rachel Thompson, 24, and her two children, Torian Thompson-Carter, 4, and Jaden Thompson-Carter, 3, dead.
Police later reported Brittney M. Robertson, 19, was found dead around 6:15 p.m. in the Northwest of Milwaukee. She was fatally shot, and police investigators don't believe it was self inflicted. Robertson shared the duplex with Thompson who was found dead in the South side. Robertson had disappeared along with baby Maurice.
A neighbor said, she went out to see what was going on at about 5:30 a.m., and she saw emergency crews carry Thompson's body out and was laid near the building until an emergency ambulance arrived. The neighbor notice Thompson's body was lifeless.
Police Chief Edward Flynn was at the crime scene on Friday afternoon, and later at the 4:00 p.m. during a press conference he confirmed baby Maurice had been found alive. Flynn said, Thompson and her two siblings had been murdered before the upper duplex was set on fire, but Flynn would not elaborate further.
Police were searching for Brittney, who was considered in danger, but was later discovered dead. Two vehicles that were missing from the residence have been located, according to police.  
Chief Flynn confirmed Robertson was murdered and that she played a role in the homicides of Thompson and her two children. Flynn said, it was not a random act of murder, but committed by a small group of individuals who knew each other. Police are questioning 5 suspects connected to the four homicides, Flynn said.
Police homicide investigators continue their investigation into the homicides and arson investigation.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Burton Gets 100 Years In Prison For Shooting Two Milwaukee Police Officers




Julius C. Burton sentenced to 100 years in prison and 20 years extended supervision

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 25, 2010

Milwaukee -On Thursday, Julius C. Burton, 19, was sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Patricia McMahon to 100 years in a state prison and 20 years of supervision for two counts of attempted intentional homicide, for shooting two Milwaukee police officers on June 9th. McMahon told Burton, she wanted to make sure he wouldn't returned to the community and gave him an extra 30 years, than what the prosecutor expected Burton would get. Burton got 50 years in prison on count 1 for attempted 1st-degree intentional homicide and 10 years extended supervision, and 50 years in prison on count 2 for attempted 1st-degree intentional homicide and 10 years of extended supervision, in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Both sentences are to be serve consecutively, but Burton will actually be confined for 40 years on each count, totaling 80 years. Burton's medical records were sealed and ordered not to be released without a court order.
More than 100 police officers, including Police Chief Edward Flynn were present at Burton's sentencing. Burton's victims (both officers) were also at the sentencing and expressed compassion for the defendant.
Burton's family members were expecting a lighter sentenced, but were disappointed with the life sentenced.
Last Summer, two police officers were shot multiple times by Burton on Milwaukee’s Walker Point area. Burton was stopped for driving his bicycle on the side walk, a city ordinance violation and for suspicious behavior in the 900 block of S. 2nd St., according to both Officers Bryan Norberg, 21, and Graham Kunisch, 26. Officer Norberg was shot in the face and the bullet shattered part of his jaw and lost several teeth. Officer Kunisch was shot in the left side of the face, the impact of the bullet blew part of his face apart and lost his left eye. Both officers survived and probably won't return to work due to the injuries.
Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn initiated a suspicious looking behavior policy in the department for officers to stop and question people in a neighborhood without probable cause. In this particular case, both Norberg and Kunisch were unable to draw their weapons when they were confronted by Burton.
Burton at the time of the shooting was taking medication for schizophrenia, according to relatives. He was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Jacob D. Collins, 22, was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison, in federal court for selling a Taurus .40 caliber hand gun to Burton for $40. Collins admitted to federal authorities he bought the gun for Burton at Badger Guns shop in West Milwaukee.
Officer Norberg had been working in the department for six months and Kunisch lost an eye in the shooting.
In April 2009 another officer was shot, Officer Vidal Colón, 30, a seven-year veteran in the police department was responding to a domestic dispute call in the 1200 block of S. 36th St. when he got into a shooting match with Louis Manuel Domenech, 25. Officer Colón was shot three times and survived the shooting. Domenech is expected to go on trial in March.
On January 26, 2008, Lodewikus "Vic" Milford a Miller Brewing Co. executive was shot to death by Miguel A. Ayala, 21, during an armed robbery in the same block where Officers Norberg and Kunisch were shot. Ayala, Carlos Gonzalez, 17, were convicted of the homicide and Irene Rodriguez, then 17 was previously charged as an adult, but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Ayala was sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison, but filed for an appeal on Oct. 15, 2009. Gonzalez was sentenced to 21 years in prison, and Rodriguez was given probation.
On November 6, 2007, Officers Alejandro J. Arce, 26, and Jose Angel Lopez III, 31, were shot multiple times at the 1300 block of S. Greenfield Ave. by Victor Veloz, 16. Veloz was convicted and is serving 60 years in prison.

The following criminal complaints were posted on JSonline (PDF):

Burton's criminal complaint http://bit.ly/aVVZXr

Demenech's criminal complaint http://bit.ly/awGW1t

Ayala's criminal complaint  http://bit.ly/9vlJ57

Officers testify in first initial hearing how they were shot, WISN news Youtube clip: http://bit.ly/bQfDJV

U.S. Treasury Sanctions La Familia Michoacana Assets In The U.S.A.

(Photos: PGR Mexico)

U.S. Treasury actions today, prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entity and freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 25, 2010

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Treasury anounced the first derivative designation, which means all assests associated and accumulated by La Familia Michaocana in the United States will be frozed and seized by the Treasury, since President Barack Obama named it a drug trafficking organization. The U.S. Treasury's actions marks one of the largest seizures of assets from businesses, properties, bank accounts and other financial ventures attributed to La Familia Michaocana and its leadership.
The U.S. Treasury through a press release stated that, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated seven key leaders of the international drug trafficking organization La Familia Michoacana (La Familia) as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs). Today's designation targets two principal leaders of La Familia, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez ("El Chayo") and Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas ("El Chango") designated as an SDNT one company owned or controlled by one of La Familia's lieutenants. Today's action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entity and freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
"Today's action targets the senior leadership of La Familia Michoacana, giving further effect to the President's April 2009 identification of this organization for sanctions," said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. "La Familia is one of Mexico' newest and most violent drug cartels. We will continue to aggressively pursue this dangerous organization and deny La Familia's leadership, businesses and operatives access to the U.S. financial system."
La Familia, identified by President Obama as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker in April 2009, is an extremely violent drug trafficking organization operating primarily in the State of Michoacán, Mexico. It is a compartmentalized organization heavily involved in narcotics trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, and other criminal activities. La Familia is known for its extreme form of brutal violence – to include execution-style killings and beheadings. Today's action is OFAC's first derivative designation against La Familia, since the President identified it as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker.
Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, La Familia's spiritual leader, was indicted for drug trafficking in a U.S. district court in Texas in 2003, and Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas is responsible for smuggling large shipments of methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States. OFAC also today designated five individuals working immediately below or on behalf of La Familia's principal leaders in Mexico, including Dionicio Loya Plancarte ("El Tio"), considered the current second-in-command, and Servando Gomez Martinez ("La Tuta"), another top leader of the organization believed to be responsible for the July 2009 murders of 12 Mexican federal police officers. OFAC also designated Enrique Plancarte Solis ("La Chiva"), Jose Arnoldo Rueda Medina ("La Minsa"), Nicandro Barrera Medrano and trucking company Transportadora Purepecha S.A. de C.V, which is owned or controlled by Medrano.
Today's action is due in part to OFAC's cooperation with the Mexico Country Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and DEA's Special Operations Division and is part of ongoing efforts under the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers worldwide drug kingpins, 37 of which are based in Mexico, have been designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act since June 2000.  Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. 
Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

U.S. Treasury chart of La Familia Michaocana leadership (PDF) http://bit.ly/8XkOOF

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

26 Suspects Wanted for Murder by Dubai Police and INTERPOL

Top photos were recently released of 15 suspects, and bottom, 11 suspects sought by INTERPOL and Dubai police. A total of 26 alleged hitmen wanted for murder in Dubai.
(Photos: Dubai Police/ABC News)

Dubai police and INTERPOL have released all 26 passport photos of alleged hitmen suspected of murder and conspiring to kill Hamas leader

February 24, 2010

(HNNUSA) -Dubai police have released 15 more passport photos of suspects in connection with the January 19, homicide of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. The suspects were carrying passports from four countries, 3 from Australia, 3 Irish, 3 from France and 6 were British.
14 of the alleged hitmen had used Mastercard credit cards to pay for hotel rooms and travel expenses. The credit cards were traced back to META, a U.S. regional bank that issued them. META Bank provided information to Dubai police that the credit cards were provided prepaid by Payoneer, a company headquartered in New York City and operating a development and research center in Tel Aviv, Dubai police informed. Both META and Payoneer are looking into the matter and cooperating with Dubai authorities.
Dubai police now say they have issued international warrants for 26 suspects, including the 11 suspects INTERPOL had issued Red notices for. In total, 6 women and 20 men allegedly conspired to commit murder in Dubai, according to Dubai authorities. The suspects are believed to be members of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence Agency known to operate a spy and hitmen network. As of yet, no reward has been offered for information leading to the true identities of the suspects and information leading to their arrest and conviction.
The Red notices were sent to 188 countries connected with INTERPOL, and authorities have been alerted that authentic passports have been altered by the suspects. The INTERPOL alert prevents a suspect from using the passport to travel.

BBC posted all 26 pictures of the suspects, including false names and country of origin used at http://bit.ly/b9jAf7

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Sinaloa Cartel Drug Lord Pleads Not Guilty In U.S. District Court In Chicago

Zambada-Niebla aka "El Vicentillo" a Lieutenant in the Sinaloa Cartel pleads not guilty to federal conspiracy charges

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 24, 2010

Chicago -On Tuesday, Jesus Vicente Zamada-Niebla, 34, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to import, sell and distribute large quantities of cocaine and heroin in the U.S. Zambada-Niebla stood silent while an interpreter translated the court proceedings and the charges in Spanish to him. He went before federal Judge Ruben Castillo.
During the highly secured arraingement, the federal prosecutor told the judge that the U.S. DEA, FBI and other law enforcement entities had substantial evidence against Zambada-Niebla. "There is quite a bit of evidence in this case," Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Shakeshaft said in court.
Zambada-Niebla was represented by New York Attorney Edward Panzer, who entered a not guilty plea for his client.
Zambada-Niebla was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than one kilogram of heroin. He is also charged with conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than one kilogram of heroin into the United States.
Zambad-Niebla was extradited last week from Mexico to face conspiracy charges. The criminal complaint states, he even conspired to buy arms and had taken part in the planning of perpetuating an attack on U.S. federal buildings and Mexican government buildings for the governments coordinated crackdown of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Early this week, several U.S. International Bridges in the South Texas border crossing along Matamoros, Mexico were temporaryly shut down to avoid the drug war between the Sinaloa Cartel and other cartels from spilling into Texas. Mexican military police in Matamoros were able to kill and capture several members of a drug cartel during a confrontation. Heavy gun fire between the Mexican military police and cartel could also be heard in the U.S. border side in Texas.
Even federal authorites have been monitoring family members of suspected corrupt Mexican officials, police and warring drug cartel factions who have relocated their families to the U.S.
In Honduras, the Tribuna capitol newspaper on Tuesday reported in its front page that Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera has been living in a luxury campound in the minicipality of Copán. El Chapo has been buying local elections to get his people into power and is protected by local officials and police. He has been staying in Honduras to avoid the Mexican military
police crackdown on the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, according to Óscar Alvarez, Security Minister of Honduras.

Related article on Zambada-Niebla conspiracy charges and extradition to the U.S.

Mex. Drug Lord Jesus Zambada-Niebla to appear before federal judge for drug trafficking conspiracy charges in Chicago http://bit.ly/dkogzD

Mexican Drug Lord "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera living in a luxury campound at Copán Honduras & protected by local officials & police http://bit.ly/c4FUWm

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Drug Lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Cited In Honduras

(Photo: narcotraficoenmexico.blogspot.com)

La Tribuna newspaper in Honduras claims "El Chapo" Guzmán living in Copán municipality, and is protected by local officials and police

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 23, 2010

Honduras -Government officials in Honduras confirmed through reliable sources that Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, drug lord of the Sinaloa Cartel has been living in a luxury compound in the areas of Colón and Copán, according to Tuesday's Tribuna newspaper edition in the capital. The newspaper published that El Chapo is now living in the Copán community and is protected by local officials and police. Headlines read "National Security in Danger if El Chapo Guzmán is in Honduras."
Honduras Minister of Security Óscar Alvarez said, we have enough information that El Chapo has visited and might be staying in the Northwest of Honduras. If federal police are able to capture El Chapo, they might not have a secure place to hold Guzmán and the Mexican government would be expected to seek extradition as soon as possible, added Alvarez.
Alvarez anounced El Chapo Guzmán presence in Honduras a few days after he learned "Los Zetas" from Mexico who are working with local drug gangs in Honduras have threaten his life. He said, that Honduras is getting from the U.S.A. between 12-16 million under the Mérida Plan to help fight drug cartels and criminal organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel from Mexico.
El Chapo Guzmán is spending time in Honduras to escape from the Mexican military police crackdown on the Sinaloa Cartel and other drug cartels in Mexico, according to Alvarez.
Honduras has assigned 10 officials to work along the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other officials were sent to the U.S. to learn how maximum federal prisons operate, so they can built them in Honduras.
Alvarez says, the Honduras government has reliable information that El Chapo Guzmán is buying municiple elections to get his people in power at the local level, which if allowed to spread, it could eventually lead to controlling the Honduras government. 
To date, their is no diplomatic relations between Honduras and Mexico. A Guatemalan newspaper reported a couple of years ago that El Chapo was living in a luxury compound in Honduras, according to Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom.


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Global Warning Internet Virus Circulating

INTERNET cyber attack spreading by e-mail massages loaded with virus pretending to come from four major corporations

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 22, 2010

(HNNUSA) -Global Warning: fititious e-mail messages that seem legitimate from Hallmark, Google, Twitter & Amazon have .Zip attachment with virus. Don't open! The massages have been circulating through the Internet as other viruses have spread.
Unsuspecting e-mail users open messages and their computers become infected with the virus. Computers become absolete, data is erased permanently, takes control of your computer and data is downloaded or becomes a dead zone.
The warning has been rapidly spreading through the Internet from user to user, friend to friend, relatives to relatives, businesses to businesses, corporations to corporations, law enforcement agencies, federal government agencies, national security agencies, financial institutions, and social networks in the U.S.A., Latin America, Europe, and other parts of the globe.
If you get an e-mail from Hallmark, Google, Twitter and Amazon, be extra cautious, if you are not expecting one from them. Be safe, delete suspicious e-mails.

The City of Mashphee, MA posted the following QAF's about computer viruses on their website.

How many computer viruses are there?

In 1986, the National Computer Security Association estimated that there were only four known computer viruses. Today there are over 5,000 known computer viruses, with an average of 110 new viruses discovered each month. Although some viruses -- such as Stoned, Michelangelo and Jerusalem -- are well known, many others remain unknown.
In addition, once a computer virus has been detected and eliminated there are no guarantees that the company, or computer, is virus-proof. Statistics reveal that 90% of all victims who clean out their systems find that they are reinfected within 30 days. This can occur from some undetected copy of the original virus lurking in the system or from an outside source, perhaps the same source that infected the system the first time.
It's an expensive process to remove viruses from computers, ranging between hundreds of $ per personal computers to millions of dollars for corporations, which have multiple networks.
Simply put, computer viruses can be extremely damaging both to businesses and individual users. A survey showed that in North American corporations with more than 400 PCs, over 50% of companies had experienced a virus attack. The study also found that the rate of corporate PCs infected with a virus is increasing at an alarming rate, with 26% of all site discovering an infection in a single month,
In another study, more than 9% of companies interviewed said they had experienced "disastrous" data losses due to a computer virus. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone computer viruses cost businesses over $1 billion dollars in lost profits every year. Although, the examples above all pertain to North America, the rest of the world is not immune. Computer viruses have been reported in well over 100 countries around the world, reaching every continent on the globe. (Source: www.ci.mashphee.ma.us at http://bit.ly/bKg39H)

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Youngest Chairwoman Of NAACP Elected To Lead Association Board

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 22, 2010

New York, New York -Last Saturday, the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) anounced through a press release that Roslyn McCallister Brock, 44, had been elected Chairwoman by the NAACP Board of Directors. Brock is considered the first youngest and the fourth woman to lead the Association Board. The NAACP held their annual Board of Directors meeting at the Hilton over the weekend.
Brock has been a member of NAACP for more than 25 years of service to the Association. She began as a youth board member, Youth and College State Conference President, board member, and Vice Chair to the Board of Directors. Brock also created the annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, and has served as Chair of the Board Convention Planning Committee, according to NAACP annoucement.
Her statement to the press, "As the NAACP ushers in a new generation, it is a great honor to be elected Chairwoman of the Board of this esteemed Association,” Chairwoman Brock said, “We are blessed with the opportunity to lead the fight for civil and human rights into another century, and I am honored to help the NAACP issue the clarion call while ensuring the future legacy of this great organization.”  Brock replaces outgoing NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.
In addition to her service with the NAACP, Brock serves as Vice President at Bon Secours Health Care in Marriottsville, MD. She is the chief spokesperson for Bon Secours on government relations, advocacy and public policy. Prior to working at Bon Secours, Brock worked 10 years in health programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She is a fierce advocate for social justice, and is the youngest Chairwoman to be elected by the NAACP Board of Directors, according to NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Educational background, Brock graduated as a magna cum laude from Virginia Union University; earned a Master's degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Theology at Virginia Union University.  
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors, according to the NAACP press release.


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Saturday, February 20, 2010

INTERPOL Manhunt In 188 Countries For 11 Dubai Murder Suspects

Suspects Wanted for Murder
(Photos: Dubai Police/ABC News)

INTERPOL issued Red Notices on Thursday to assist in identification of 11 Dubai murder suspects

February 20, 2010
Updated February 21, 2010

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued Red Notices for 11 internationally-wanted individuals who have been charged by UAE/Dubai authorities with co-ordinating and committing the murder of Palestinian national and Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19, 2010.
Since INTERPOL has reason to believe that the suspects linked to this murder have stolen the identities of real people, the Red Notices specify that the names used were aliases used to commit murder. INTERPOL has officially made public the photos and the names fraudulently used on the passports in order to limit the ability of accused murderers from traveling freely using the same false passports.
INTERPOL Red notices were sent to 188 countries who are members of the international police agency. The Red notices alerts police agencies that the 11 suspects are wanted for murder in Dubai and warrants have been issued for their arrest. Police agencies connected to INTERPOL can detain the suspects, and contact Dubai to make arrangments for extradiction. Dubai officials said that they will bring the suspects to justice.
Dubai offcials confirmed the passports used by the suspects were not fake or forged, but authentic passports issued to citizens. How the suspects were able to get real passports and then substitute photos and signatures on them has launched major investigations in countries passports originated from.
Hamas web site identified the two Palestinians arrested in connection with Al Mabhuh's homicide as Anwar Shheibar and Ahmad Hassanain. Both suspects were former security officers in the Gaza until 2006, when they went to work for a hide ranking Fatah official. Dubai police has accused the suspects of working along with the Israeli Mossad hitmen.
The murder plot conspiracy began in early January with the approval of Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister and Meir Dagan, Chief of Massad (Midrasha) Secret Intelligence Agency who met with some of the murder suspects at Israel's Massad agency, reported the London Sunday times citing unidentified sources. The alleged Israeli hitmen had travelled several times previously to Dubai and had scoped out the area before committing Al Mabhuh's murder.
"Dubai police have information confirming that the suspects purchased travel tickets from companies in other countries with credit cards carrying the same names we have publicized (in the passports)," Al Bayan daily (Arabic-language newspaper) on Saturday quoted Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim as saying, Reuters reported. Today, Chief Tamim is convinced that evidence implicates the suspects with the Israeli Mossad.
The Sidney Morning Herald also published Saturday, "Among the new evidence available to Dubai police which incriminates the Israeli secret service, the Mossad, and confirms its involvement in the murder ... are telephone communications between the culprits who have been detected," Chief Tamim said in the newspaper Al-Bayan.
"Dubai police also have reliable information that some perpetrators bought their tickets in other countries using credit cards bearing the same identity revealed previously by the emirate," he added.
"Therefore, the perpetrators used the same passport in several countries," Chief Tamim said, reiterating that "the Mossad is 99 per cent involved" in the assassination of Al Mabhuh.

INTERPOL site for mug shots of the 11 suspects with identities used who are wanted for the murder of Mahmoud al-Madhouh in Dubai. Internet link: http://bit.ly/9RLlnL

Dubai police have released all 26 pictures of alleged hitmen suspected of murder and conspiring to killing Hamas leader on January 19, 2010. CNN posted pictures, false names and country of origin used at http://bit.ly/b9jAf7


Dubai police released hotel video surveilance of suspected Israel hitmen: http://bit.ly/cKyyZx and http://bit.ly/9j3vci

Related articles for 11 of 17 suspects wanted for murder in Dubai.

International men hunt launched by Gov't of Dubai for the January 19 murder of Mahmoud al Mabhouh, 11 suspects sought http://bit.ly/bhBPCi

2 Palestinians arrested in connection with Hamas leader murder. Dubai, Interpol warrants for 11 alleged Israeli hitmen http://bit.ly/aCT6di

Dubai issued international warrants for 11 allege Israeli hitman who used fake European passports to kill Hamas leader http://bit.ly/deRwNe

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Porno Actress Seeks Apology From Tiger Woods For Untruthful Fling

Top photo: Veronica Siwik-Daniels as Porno actress Joslyn James
Bottom photo: Tiger Woods, Professional Golfer
(Photos: Internet)

In an emotional plea on Friday, porno actress seeks face to face apology from Tiger Woods, and Elin absent from husband's public apology press conference

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 19, 2010

Los Angeles - On Friday in conjunction with Tiger Woods public apology about his extra-maritial affairs, Porno (Adult) actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels emotionally said during a press conference, that she wants a "face to face apology" or a telephone call from Woods.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Daniels said, Daniels had to give up her adult film making because Woods was a jealous man. Allred wanted Woods to publically apologize to Daniels on Friday during his press conference, but he did not.
Daniels who goes by the porno film making name of Joslyn James has started in variuos adult movies as "Big Breasted Nurses" and "Porn Star Brides."
Daniels admited to have been pregnanted twice by Woods. She miscarried the first time and the second time she had an abortion. Daniels pregnancies occurred during the sametime period Wood's wife Elin Nordegren went through her pregnancies. They have two children, a 2-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. Elin was not present at Woods public presentation.
Daniels said during a press conference, that she was "opened for a telephone apology, But, I want to look at him face to face and see his eyes because I didn't deserve this. He knows, I was straight and honest with him...he lied to me. Woods pursued me and in time I fell in love with him and he told me that he loved me too. But, I can't help that I fell in lave with him."
Woods during an earlier press conference on Friday at the PGA's headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida said, that he was sorry "I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I cheated...I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in...
Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss; however, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us...
I have a lot to atone for, but there is one issue I really want to discuss. Some people have speculated that Elin somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate a story like that. Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage, ever Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserves praise, not blame.,,    
I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me...
As I move forward, I will continue to receive help because I've learned that's how people really do change. Starting tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy. I would like to thank my friends at Accenture and the players in the field this week for understanding why I'm making these remarks today.
In therapy, I've learned the importance of looking at my spiritual life and keeping in balance with my professional life. I need to regain my balance and be centered so I can save the things that are mos important to me -- my marriage and my children."
The Tiger Woods extra-maritial sex scandal broke shortly after the November 27, 2009 vehicle accident in front of his home, and had been silent for three months until today's press conference in Florida.
Since then, major sponsors have dropped Woods endorsements of products costing him hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. Numerous women have claimed that they had a meaningful sexual relationship with Woods during numerous occasions.
Today, Woods is taking therapy for his sexual drive disease, but claims he is not taking or had taken performance enhancing drugs.

Fridays press conferences:

For Tiger Woods full transcribe speech check out: huffingtonpost Tiger Woods speech: FULL VIDEO here... http://bit.ly/bwgkYl (via @ HuffPostSports)

Porno actress wants Tiger Woods apology for
lying. AP video http://bit.ly/cuEwDz & Woods public apology. MSNBC video http://bit.ly/dicxcu 

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Zambada-Niebla Extradited To U.S. For Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Charges In Chicago

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla aka "El Mayito," "El Vicentillo"
(Photo: Sedena/Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional)

Alleged Mexican Lieutenant drug lord of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel arrived in Chicago on Thursday from Mexico to face federal drug trafficking conspiracy charges

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 18, 2010

Chicago - On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) anounced through a press release that Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, 34, a known Lieutenant drug lord for the Sinaloa Drug Cartel had been extradited from Mexico to the U.S. Zambada-Niebla also known as Vicente Sotelo Guzmán aka "El Mayito," "El Niño," and "El Vicentillo" had arrived in Chicago, Illinois under federal custody late Thursday afternoon.
The suspect was arrested by the Mexican military police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S.DEA), U.S. Treasury, and the Mexican Attorney's General Office special agents on March 18, 2009, at a residence located at 269 Lluvia St., in the nieghborhood called the Hills of Pedregal in Mexico City. Zambada-Niebla led the operations, logistics and security for the Sinaloa Cartel, and is also accused of taking part in smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars of cocaine and heroin to the U.S. from Mexico. He is now facing federal narcotics trafficking conspiracy charges in the United States. Zambada-Niebla is facing life in a federal prison, if convicted.
The FBI Office in Chicago said, Thursday’s development was a result of the continuing close cooperation between the United States and Mexico to investigate and prosecute the leaders of international drug-trafficking cartels. Zambada-Niebla is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. CST before U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 
Zambada-Niebla was among three dozen defendants who were indicted in Chicago in August 2009, as part of the largest international narcotics conspiracy case ever prosecuted in the Northern District of Illinois. He is also under indictment in a separate case pending in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and is being prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section. Zambada-Niebla will first face the charges against him in Chicago and then he will face charges in the District of Columbia.
Zambada-Niebla was indicted in Chicago together with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán-Loera and Zambada-Niebla’s father, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, both of whom allegedly directed factions of the Sinaloa Cartel. These factions allegedly coordinated narcotics trafficking with other affiliated cartels in an alliance commonly known as “The Federation.” The Chicago indictment charges crimes that allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2008, while Guzmán-Loera, Zambada-García and Arturo Beltran-Leyva were indicted separately in Brooklyn, N.Y., for alleged drug-trafficking activities between 1990 and 2005. Beltran-Leyva was killed in a stand-off with Mexican authorities in December 2009 in Mexico.
The Chicago indictment charges that Zambada-García and Guzmán-Loera together with seven other high-ranking associates, including their respective sons, Zambada-Niebla and Alfredo Guzmán-Salazar, coordinated their narcotics trafficking activities to import multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Central and South American countries, including Colombia and Panama, to the interior of Mexico, using various means of transportation. Then, they allegedly smuggled hundreds of kilograms of cocaine at a time, as well as multi-kilograms of heroin, across the U.S. border to Chicago and throughout the United States.
The indictment alleges that Guzmán-Loera, Zambada-Garcia, and Zambada Niebla sought to obtain weapons in the United States and discussed using violence against American and/or Mexican government buildings in retaliation for each country’s enforcement of its narcotics laws and to perpetuate their narcotics trafficking activities.
The District of Columbia indictment charges Zambada-Niebla and his co defendants with conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine from 1992 until January 28, 2003. The indictment charged Zambada-Garcia organization received multi-ton quantities of Colombian cocaine through maritime shipping vessels and then used various means, including planes, trucks, and cars, to transport the cocaine across the U.S.-Mexico border. The indictment specifically alleges that the Zambada-Garcia organization distributed cocaine to Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, including 1,003 kilograms of cocaine to the New York/New Jersey area, 1,770 kilograms of cocaine to the Chicago area and 2-3 kilograms of cocaine to the Los Angeles area. The total estimated value of this cocaine, all of which was allegedly distributed between August 200 and June 2002, is $47.5 million.In all, the District of Columbia indictment alleges that Zambada-Niebla and his co-defendants transported approximately 12,500 kilograms of cocaine from Colombia through Mexico and into the United States.
“Through close and sustained cooperation with our partners in Mexico, we are bringing alleged cartel leaders to justice—on both sides of the border,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. “In 2009, Mexico extradited the most defendants ever to the United States in one year representing our shared commitment and responsibility for disrupting and dismantling these violent and corrosive drug-trafficking organizations."
“We praise Mexico for continuing to extradite Mexican cartel leaders to the United States,” said Michele M. Leonhart, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The Sinaloa Cartel has smuggled multi-ton quantities of cocaine and heroin into our country for decades, using intimidation and murder to build and protect their criminal empire. This extradition clearly illustrates the will of the Mexican government to continue a strong partnership with DEA to target, disrupt, and dismantle the powerful Mexican cartels.”
“This is an extremely significant development in the United States’ effort to prosecute international drug importation conspiracies wherever the defendants may be operating,” said Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.“ The indictment alleges that this organization imported many tons of cocaine and quantities of heroin into the United States and that this defendant played a central role as a high-ranking member of the alleged conspiracy.”
The DEA led the investigation in Chicago, together with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Chicago Police Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Chicago Police Department. Also assisting in the overall investigation were DEA’s National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC); the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force; the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Police Department; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois; the Chicago and Peoria offices of the FBI; the Chicago offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the U.S. Marshals Service; the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and other state and local law enforcement agencies. The investigation was coordinated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, and with the assistance of agents and analysts of the Special Operations Division (SOD), and attorneys from the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section (NDDS), which is prosecuting related cases.
The Chicago case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas Shakeshaft and Michael Ferrara.
The investigation in the District of Columbia was led by SOD. The District of Columbia case was originally handled by former NDDS Trial Attorney Patrick Hearn and is now being prosecuted by NDDS Trial Attorneys Mary Mogavero and Glenn Alexander.
The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance with Zambada-Niebla’s extradition.
The FBI department recognizes and appreciates the significant assistance provided by the government of Mexico and Mexican law enforcement partners in this extradition.
The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, according to the FBI press release.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Single Engine Plane Crashed Into Federal Building Housing IRS Offices In Austin

(Photo: Fox 4 News, Dallas-Fort Worth News)

Major media outlets report: suicidedal pilot crashes own plane into federal building housing IRS offices, after setting his home on fire

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 18, 2010

Austin, Texas -Police reported that a pilot had crashed in Austin at about 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST). CNN also reported the man had set his house on fire, and then after posting a suicide note on his website, crashed his small plane into a seven story building housing several federal government offices. Investigators at the scene have said, the man did not have or had filed a flight plan. Federal authorities and the FAA identified the pilot of the Piper Cherokee PA-28 as Joseph Andrew Stack, 53, according to CNN. Stack was flying following the FAA rules of not requiring pilots to keep in contact with tower controllers.
Stack began his flight early Thursday morning, and apparently had targeted the IRS offices in Austin. The small single engine plane hit the Echelon office building North of Austin where the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has more than 190 employees working, one person in the building is unaccounted for and believed dead. Several people are reported injured and taken to the University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said, "it was an intentional act and some IRS employees were targeted." The scene had been contained and Chief Acevedo assured the plane crash was not a terrorist attack, but a deceased suspect who was disgruntled with the IRS, according to the preliminary investigation results.
Reuters reported that Special Agent Michael Lemoines of the Treasury Department confirmed the building housed several divisions of the Internal Revenue Service, including the criminal investigation division, auditors and tax collectors.
Federal Investigators continue their investigation to determine what led to Stack's decision to end his life by crashing his plane into the building. 

CNN posted a copy of Stack's six page (PDF) manifesto: http://bit.ly/bsZODf

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Wanted For Murder In Dubai, International Warrants Issued

(Photo: Dubai Police/ABC News)

Wanted For Murder

Dubai (HNNUSA) -The 11 suspects above are wanted in connection with the January 19, 2010 cold-blooded murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, 50, in the United Arab of Emarites (UAE) government of Dubai. If you have any information leading to their apprehension call the nearest law enforcement agency in your area.
The Government of Dubai has issued international warrants for the alleged murder suspects. They are considered armed and dangerous and believed to be travelling in teams.
Last destination of travel on January 19, to Hong Kong, and European countries, but are believed to be hiding in Israel today.
Dubai Police have announced that up to 17 suspects could be involved and an international manhunt for the suspects has been launched to bring them to justice.
They are known to used fake passports from France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom of Great Britian. They have used false identities connected to dual Israel-British citizenship, as well as Israeli citizens.
Interpol is working in a coordinated effort with Dubai Police to apprehend the suspects. They are wanted for questioning and are persons of interest.

Dubai police released hotel video of suspected hitmen:
http://bit.ly/cKyyZx and http://bit.ly/9j3vci
 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive To Get $1.968 Million Facelift

Top photo: Chavez Dr. Business Improvement District Board members, 12th District Alderman James Witkowiak, business and non-profit community base organization representatives.
Bottom photo: Graphic plan for proposed project to begin in April.
(click on photos to enlarge) Photos: HNG 

New bicycle racks, bollards, decorative pavement and colored crosswalks to be added to S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr., between W. National Ave. to W. Greenfield Ave. corridor in the South side

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 16, 2010

Milwaukee -On Tuesday, the S. Cesar E. Chavez Business Improvement District (BID) number 38 composed of numerous businesses along Chavez Dr. unveiled a $1.968 million dollar remodeling of the business srtip. The major project was funded through three grants from federal and local funds.
The project will break ground on April 5, and will end around mid September 2010, and the North bound-East side of Chavez Drive will be the first side to be constructed, according to Bret M. Swenson from the Community Engineering & Building Services, LLC.  The project will include streetscape improvements, resurfacing the drive, black colored benches at bus stops, 13 trees, 32 new lights, the parking lot on S. 15 Place in the 1200 block will also get resurfaced, striping and a landscape.
City officials estimate that at least 147,000 vehicles use S. Chavez Dr. per week, and even more when Mexican Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Fiesta weekend, Puerto Rican, Harley-Davidson motorcycle rallies, Summerfest, and other ethnic celebrations occur in the Spring and thru the Summer.
"I excited that it finally happened with the help of federal stimulus funding," said Jose Dominguez, a Chavez Board member since 2007. Some of the grants were provided by the Department of City Development, Community Development Grants Administration (Community Development Block Grant, CDBG), federal stiimulus funds, and the Department of Public Works, according to Dominguez.
"Being a board member of the Chavez Drive BID and business owner, I'm very excited and looking forward for our new business district facelift," Leslie Ann Velez, owner of E&J Records said. Velez and her husband Eduardo operate the popular music store business at the 1200 block of S. Chavez Dr.
In 2008, the BID was able to get to contract a cleaning company to remove litter once a week along the public areas of Chavez Dr. and the adjacent side streets.
The Chavez BID was successful in coordinating the project for the last few years with city officials and departments. The project involved Journey House, Sixteen Street Community Health Center, Dental Associates (founded by the late Dr. John Gonis), McDonald's, and National Muffler and Repair.
The Chavez BID reported a total of liabilities and net assets of $60,674 as of Febuary 16, 2010. In 2007, the Chavez BID reported $45,830.
Chavez Dr. was a separate development plan compared to the controversial South Side Comprehensive Area Plan (SSCAP). The SSCAP drew criticism for not promoting Hispanic business growth along W. National Ave., W. Historic Mitchell St., and W. Lincoln Ave., instead it was promoting retail growth and the plan wasn't provided in Spanish to allow the predominately Hispanic community to participate in the planning. After complaints, the Department of City Development added a brief summary of the SSCAP in Spanish on its website.
Despite community dissent, the SSCAP was passed by the Milwaukee Common Council Zoning Committee chaired by Alderman of the 12th Disrict James Witkowiak in May 19, 2009.
Even the Milwaukee Common Council Licensing Committee tried to pass a resolution, which would have affected Hispanic business growth. The city resolution would require new or re-applying persons applying for professional or commercial licenses or permits to prove their legal status or U.S. Citizenship to open or keep their businesses open. The measure was postpone, but the city attorney adviced the city clerk that he can enforce the measure.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and a majority of members from the Common Council opposed passage and enforcement of the business citizenship measure.

Related South side comprehensive development plan articles:

South Side Alderman Decides Not To Pursue Eminent Domain http://bit.ly/4CfFJk

City of Milwaukee Zoning Committee Approves Eminent Domain To Take Land http://bit.ly/3CuKC

City Zoning Committee Unanimously Adopted Resolution http://bit.ly/fMpBm

City Plan Commission Approves South Side Comprehensive Plan http://bit.ly/HS12e

WI: Latino Business Growth In Milwaukee's South Side http://bit.ly/1EEXns

Milw., WI: City Licenses Committee postpones citizenship ordinance for professional and commercial licenses or permits http://bit.ly/YUlTF

Milw., WI Mayor Tom Barrett To Keep Current Practice To Provide Professional & Commercial Licenses/Permits To Applicants; Barrett said he opposes the proposed city citizenship ordinance 090411 & says the 1996 Act is a federal issue. http://bit.ly/jL0kM

Milw., WI: Legistar posted video online of Sept. 29, 2009 hearing of citizenship requirement ordinance 090411 for licenses and permits, click on video http://bit.ly/YywZO

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International Warrants Issued For Alleged Israeli Hitmen

Alleged 11 Israeli hitmen suspected of murdering Hamas leader in Dubai, 2 Palestinians have been arrested in connection with the murder (Photos: Dubai Police/ABC News)

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 16, 2010

Dubai -The United Arab of Emarites (UAE) government of Dubai has issued international warrants for 11 suspected Israeli hitmen who used elaborate disguises, fake European passports and false identities to commit a cold blooded brutal murder. The hitmen pretended to be tourists while staying at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai to carry out their plot to murder Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, 50, on January 19.
On Monday, Lieutenant General Tamim said, two Palestinians were arrested last week in Jordan and extradited to UAE in connection to the crime. One of the suspects is believed to have met with one of the hitmen. Both are residents of the UAE and one of the suspects had met Al Mabhouh at the airport. Al Mabhouh was heading to Sudan and then China from Dubai. Tamim also said, Al Mabhouh had met with members of his group and bought a pair of shoes.
Dubai police investigators released hotel surveillance footage of the suspects. Al Mabhouh was shocked with a taser. Taser marks found on the body show he was tased in his neck, back ear, leg, above his heart, genitals, and was burned with cigarettes, and then suffocated with a pillow, according to Al Mabhouh's family who told media outlets about police details of the homicide. The suspects had tried to coverup the murder by making it look like Al Mabhouh had died of natural causes, police revealed.
Three of the suspects were using Irish passports, but Ireland authorities confirmed they were fake. One suspect was seen going into a bathroom and then came out with a different disguise who was later identified as Kevin Daveron, according to surveillance footage. Another involved was a woman identified as Gail who was using an Irish passport, and all the accomplices had foreign passports, 1 French, 1 German, 3 Irish, and 6 British. At least, 6 other unidentified suspects including a second woman have been added in connection with the homicide and are being sought, Dubai homicide investigators confirmed.
Dubai Police Chief Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim in a press release says the suspects after the murder left through Dubai airport and travelled to Hong Kong and other European destinations. We know where they are today and we are getting Interpol warrants issued for their arrests, Chief Tamim says. He added, the investigation hasn't ruled out an Israeli hit on Al Mabhouh, but if the suspects were found to be Israelis, Dubai would issue an arrest warrant for Israel's Prime Minister.
Al Mabhouh founded the Ezzedine Al Qassem brigade, the military wing of the Islamist Palestinian movement. Israel's Mossad Secret Service believed Al Mabhouh was in Dubai trying to buy arms from Iran and was suspected of supplying rockets and arms supplies to Hamas fighters.
Al Mabhouh was wanted in Israel for his alleged involvement in the 1989 kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers and their deaths, according to the Israel government.
Dubai police said they had solved the murder within 24 hours, but waited a few days to announce Al Mabhouh's murder until Interpol's assistance was secured, and for results to be confirmed. The crime took place within 20 minutes of Al Mabhouh's arrival to his hotel room, where he was tortured and smothered with a pillow.
Al Mabhouh's body was found a day later in room 230 after his murder. Hamas fighters have vowed revenge for the brutal murder of Mabhouh. 

Dubai police released hotel video of suspected Israeli hitmen: http://bit.ly/cKyyZx and http://bit.ly/9j3vci

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Son Fatally Shot Both Parents

Corey R. Kucharski

Argument led son to shoot father ten times and mother four times

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 16, 2010

Milwaukee -Corey R. Kucharski, 34, suspected of fatally shooting both his parents a week ago has been charged last Wednesday February 10, with 2 counts of 1st-degree intentional homicide in connection with the deaths of Ralph R. Kucharski, 57, and Pamela J. Kucharski, 57. Corey after shooting his parents on February 7, at about 12:45 a.m., he called 911 and told the operator to send a coronor to the 2300 block of S. 10th St. where he lived in the south side.
When police arrived they found Corey outside on the porch with his hands on the air. Police found a Beretta 9mm handgun on the kitchen table, and his father's body was found on the floor. He had been shot ten times. His mother's body was found in the living room. She had been shot four times.
Corey told investigators that he had argued with his parents and after killing them, he also wanted to kill himself. But, he rather rot in jail, according to the criminal complaint.
Corey's bail was set at $500,000, and unable to post bail he remains at the Milwaukee County Jail. If convicted, Corey is facing two life sentences.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

4 Suspects Sought By Feds Connected To Colombian Pilot Drug Cartel

María Patricia Rodríguez Monsalve aka "La Señora," "La Doctora"
(Top photo: CNP)
(Bottom photo: marcfievet.com Narconews de Colombia)

Twenty-five suspects with alleged ties to the Colombian Pilot Drug Cartel charged with drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 14, 2010

Dallas, Texas -On Friday, the U.S. Drug Administration (U.S. DEA) through a press release said, that U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in Beaumont, Texas had announced that 25 alleged members of the Pilot Cartel, a Colombian drug trafficking organization had been indicted by a Plano federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas. The indictment, which was returned by the federal grand jury on Oct. 15, 2009 and unsealed on Feb. 5, 2010, charged the 25 defendants with drug trafficking crimes, including conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States and manufacturing and distribution of cocaine in the United States. According to the indictment, the defendants are alleged to be members of the Pilot Cartel, a drug trafficking organization with ties to the Eduardo Gaitan Cartel in Medellin and other drug cartels in Central America, but were the main cocaine suppliers for both the Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Sinaloa Cartel and the Tijuana Cartel. The suspects who earned about $300,000 U.S. per shipment and earning more than $1 million U.S. dollars per year, are responsible for transporting by private aircrafts between 5-7 tons of cocaine weekly through Central America and Mexico as a transshipment point. One of suspects would actually transport between 4-7 tons per month. To date, this investigation has seized 7.5 tons of cocaine and $4.25 million in assets, the DEA confirmed.
Last Monday, 21 suspects, including 12 pilots, 4 who financed the operation and 4 who managed the operation, were arrested under an extradition request by the U.S. in various cities, Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga, Ibagué, Chía and Villanueva (Casanare) in Colombia. Among them was María Patricia Rodríguez Monsalve, 38, aka "La Señora" or "La Doctora" a pilot herself and the leader of the Pilot Cartel. She is the first high ranking drug cartel woman leader to be detained.
Authorities are now looking for 4 more suspects who were indicted, and more than 16 other arrests related to the operation of Pilot Cartel are expected. The 21 suspects are in the process of being extradicted to the U.S. If convicted of multiple charges, they are facing from 10 years to life in a federal prison.
Those charged, arrested and subject for extradition to the U.S.A. from Colombia include: Jairo Hernando Rodríguez Beltrán, Fabio Lorenzo Ibarra Cruz, Mario Fernándo Gómez González, John Freddy Correa, Freddy Arciniegas Niño, Óscar Orlando Barrera Pineda, Luis Guillermo Valencia Bedoya, Erik Van Dorian López Agudelo, Cristian Vásquez Angel, Hermán Federico Umbreit Urrutia, Óscar Ruiz Correa, Jaime Gonzalo Castiblanco Calbancante, Javier Marín Arboleda, Fernando Alexander Moreno Rodríguez, José Guillermo Gallón Henao, Bayron de Jesús González Vásquez, Robert William Villegas, Jaime Andrés Rodríguez Melo, Hugo Ancir Megudán Méndez, Orlando Prieto Gómez and Maria Patricia Rodríguez Monsalve.
Rodríguez Monsalve's operations was the infrastructure for the Maximiliano Bonilla aka "Valenciano," Danie Barrera aka "El Loco Barrera," and the Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle brothers, known as "Los Comba" (the gang).
Rodríguez Monsalve along with five other suspects operated the Pilot Drug Cartel. They handled flight smuggling operations from Rodriguez Monsalve private properties that were turned into clandestine air fields connecting air routes from the Pacific, Central America to Mexico, and then the drugs would get smuggled into the U.S.
The five suspects were identified as, Freddy Arciniegas Niño, José Guilerrmo Gallón Henao, Mario Gómez, Julio Hernando Moya, and John Freddy Correa who is also affiliated with the brothers "Comba" or "Calle Serna". Freddy Correa was able to managed the cocaine drug making laboratories in Nariño, Cauca and Valle de Cauca in Colombia.
Eric Van Dorian López Agudelo, was an active special agent with the Colombian Department of Security Administration (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, DAS) compatibile to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He allegedly provided information to the Pilot Drug Cartel in exchange for money, according to the U.S. federal indictment.
Gómez was able to recruit other pilots and the drug smuggling air routes extended to Honduras, Nicaragua Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá, Venezuela, Africa and Europe. Moya was in the process of establishing various businesses in Florida and handled the alteration of flight plans and provided false documents for the airplanes.
Authorities confiscated between 15-25 private planes including 5 which were registered to Rodríguez Monsalve who travelled to Panamá and Miami frequently, where she owned luxury apartments.
Rodríguez Monsalve is the widow of Francisco Iván Cifuentes Villa aka "El Pancho" who supplied the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico with 5-6 tons of cocaine weekly before he was killed on April 23, 2007. His wife inherited the operation until last week when the Colombian National Police and the U.S. DEA took the suspects into custody without incident, after a two year investigation.
The coordinated undercover law enforcement deployment of 35 units with more than 80 special agents, Texas law enforcement and the Colombian National Police (CNP) and involving at least ten countries operated as "Operation Frontiers" or "Operation No Fly Zone" in a foreign country, is the largest cocaine drug bust within the last decade, according to General Óscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo of the CNP. It was a model operation and other countries should following similar law enforcement operations, added Naranjo Trujillo.
Operation Frontiers included training a dozen beautiful, attractive and sexy looking undercover police women who managed to infiltrated the Pilot Cartel and gather intelligence for more than six months. The women frequent a nightclub in Colombia where the members of the Pilot Cartel hangout. They were able to befriend, seduce and get air flight schedules of cocaine shipments from the pilots. The police women have becomed known as "Las Bella Mujeres con Placas, the Pretty Women with a Badge" all over Latin America, since the news broke last week about their success in shuting down one of the largest air drug smuggling operations within ten countries including Africa and Europe.
The U.S. government and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of the State of Texas were initially involved when one of the private planes used in the Pilot Drug Cartel smuggling operation was traced back to where it was purchased in Beaumont, Texas. Also, when an informant gave authorities a cell phone number from a pilot in August 2007. The pilot later crashed his plane with a cargo of cocaine and killed himself. When authorities traced phone calls from his cell phone, they discovered that Rodríguez Monsalve had frequently called the pilot. Authorities then realized that Rodríguez Monsalve had taken over her late husband's drug trafficking operations. Her phone was wiretapped and authorities heard conversations of shipments and quantities between pilots and her. Pilots phones were also wiretapped and it was discovered that Civil Air officials were collaborating with the smugglers and provided them with permits and fight plans.
"We cannot sit back and allow these drug trafficking organizations, wherever they are located, to transport tons of cocaine to the United States, with impunity," said U.S. Attorney Bales. "In this operation, the agents, both American and Colombian, are literally reaching across hemispheres to strike a blow against a criminal organization that is a vital lifeline to several Mexican drug cartels. We are proud to be part of what we believe to be an historical effort in the war on drugs."
"Operation ‘No Fly Zone’ represents an unprecedented level of international law enforcement cooperation between the Colombian National Police and North Texas law enforcement agencies,” said James L. Capra, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  “The complete dismantlement of this criminal organization based in Colombia will severely impact the ability of drug traffickers to transport cocaine from the jungles of Colombia, via Central America and Mexico, to the United States using small aircraft.”
Terri K. Wyatt, Special Agent/PIO says, the case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) HIDTA Group 1 and the Colombian National Police. HIDTA Group 1 consists of: the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Coppell Police Department, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, the Dallas Police Department, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the Irving Police Department, the Richardson Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Waxahachie Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather Rattan and Camelia Lopez. 
Provisional arrest warrants, the legal instruments which triggered the enforcement actions and arrests in Colombia, were prepared with the assistance of the DOJ Criminal Division's Office of International Affairs in Washington D.C.,  assistance of the DOJ Criminal Division's Office of International Affairs in Washington D.C.
An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

For an online copy of the unsealed February 5, 2010 federal indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern District Court of Texas is posted at ketknbc.com: http://bit.ly/aVupfV

Related Pilot Drug Cartel articles:

Historic drug bust: U.S. DEA and Colombian National Police stop air shipments of 5-6 tons of cocaine weekly to 10 countries http://bit.ly/awsorH

Colombian undercover police women trained by U.S. DEA instrumental in Pilot Cartel drug bust effecting six drug cartels http://bit.ly/9b57zl

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Immigration Reform Comprehensive Fact Finding Data

2010 Immigration Reform essential for America

Compiled by H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
February 13, 2010

The following Internet immigration reform article links are provided to better understand an intriguing issue attributed to contributions and economic effect undocumented immigrants have on the U.S. 

A comprehensive view of Media/Orgs./Groups articles on Immigration & Reform, a website by American Apparel, Legalize LA http://bit.ly/aeLSv5

Immigration reform legislation for New Year http://bit.ly/6CMpdT & A call for Obama to pardon 12 million immigrants http://bit.ly/6QYLZx

Consumers Union, had Consumer Reports 2010 translated into Spanish to tap into the 2013 projected $1.3 trillion U.S. Hispanic buying power, which includes undocumented immigrants http://bit.ly/dnXfHq

Scott P. Brown (Rep.) elected to U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, victory seen as a set back for Immigration Reform Bill http://bit.ly/7bCP4q

Corporations should invest in legalizing illegal workers. New Year's Resolutions On Immigration by H. Nelson Goodson http://bit.ly/5I5Wwk

NEW AMERICANS IN THE BADGER STATE Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians in Wisconsin Report http://bit.ly/6xYmIF

USA: Report; Immigration "chaotic" system led to wrongful deportations & 83 deaths at detention centers within 5 years http://bit.ly/4U8qKR

Nation Awaits Federal Court Of Appeals Decision On Hazleton Anti- Immigrant Law (Lozano v. City of Hazleton) http://bit.ly/bEYpaj

Pro-immigration PAC's growing and generating cash http://bit.ly/c8Xscj 

WI: Latino Business Growth In Milwaukee's South Side http://bit.ly/1EEXns

Milw., WI: City Licenses Committee postpones citizenship ordinance for professional and commercial licenses or permits http://bit.ly/YUlTF

Milw., WI Mayor Tom Barrett To Keep Current Practice To Provide Professional & Commercial Licenses/Permits To Applicants; Barrett said he opposes the proposed city citizenship ordinance 090411 & says the 1996 Act is a federal issue. http://bit.ly/jL0kM

Milw., WI: Legistar posted video online of Sept. 29, 2009 hearing of citizenship requirement ordinance 090411 for licenses and permits, click on video http://bit.ly/YywZO

Milw., WI: Immigration Reform March To Incooperate Protest Opposing City Citizenship Ordinance For Licenses & Permits http://bit.ly/sxIWf

Federal mandate: 700 major U.S. companies must fire all illegal aliens hired or face stiff federal penalties http://bit.ly/A9Mrq 

Report Says Immigration Agents Broke Laws and Agency Rules in Home Raids http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/nyregion/22raids.html

40th Anniversary planned: Takeover of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall led to higher educational opportunities for Latinos in Wisconsin http://bit.ly/MBHYO

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Undercover Police Women Infiltrated Pilot Cartel To Get Crucial Intelligence

(Photo: Colombian National Police)

12 undercover policewomen befriended and seduced members of the Pilot Cartel for intelligence leading to the cocaine drug bust of the decade

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 12, 2010

Bogotá, Colombia - A news report by the Caracol TV says that police sources revealed intelligence information about the smuggling operation of the Pilot Cartel, which helped shut down air shipments of cocaine. Authorities in Colombia and the U.S. DEA trained and used a dozen undercover policewomen for more than six months to befriend, seduce and infiltrate the Pilot Cartel.
They were part of "Operation Frontiers" a coordinated international law enforcement operation involving 35 separate units of more than 80 undercover special agents from both the U.S. DEA, North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force, the Colombian National Police, the U.S. Attorney's Eastern District Office in Dallas, Texas and the Colombian Attorney General's Office.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) is a program that enhances and coordinates drug control efforts among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The program provides agencies with coordination equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.(Whitehouse)
21 suspects, including 12 pilots were arrested in Colombia. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Dallas were able to get a Plano grand jury to indict 25 suspects in October and the indictments were unsealed on February 5. The Colombian suspects were charged in the U.S. District, Eastern District Court of Texas with manufacturing, transporting and distribution of a controlled substance, cocaine. If convicted, each suspect is facing life in federal prison.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The indictments of the suspects have not been posted in the U.S. Attorney's Office website as of yet, but the indictments were unsealed in early February, according to John M. Bales United States Attorney.
The suspects will be extradicted from Colombia to face multiple charges in Texas. Authorities have seized 7 1/2 tons of cocaine and $4.25 million in assets.
The undercover policewomen were selected for being attractive and sexy looking women. They frequent a nightclub where members of the Pilot Cartel used to hang out. The women were able to get vital information on flight schedules, drug shipment drops and were given access to photographs of planes, including other items.
Two of the pilots detained had told the undercover policewomen who were their buyers and how they would destroy some of the planes. The pilots also told the women about a trip to Mexico and Central America, which the women would pass the information to officers nearby, who later would confirm through flight plans. The pilots would tell the women that they earned more than $1 million dollars a year.
Police uniform officers were always nearby to provide support in case something went wrong, but they were trained so well that none of them were ever in danger. The undercover policewomen (la bella docena con placas, the beautiful dozen with a badge) are credited for their success in helping to shut down the Pilot Cartel. The pilot's arrest and decommissioning between 15-25 planes is causing a ripple effect by stopping air shipments of cocaine to other drug cartels. Colombian National Police General Óscar Naranjo said on Monday that Operation Frontiers was the largest drug bust in a decade and has cut the cocaine flow to drug cartels in Mexico and other countries.
Authorities are expected to detained 16 more suspects involved in the Pilot Drug Cartel.
Last Monday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. DEA) and the Colombian National Police executed search and arrest warrants under a two year secret Operation Frontiers. The operation was so well kept a secret that none of the 21 suspects taken into custody for alleged manufacturing, transporting and distribution of 5-6 tons of cocaine weekly from Columbia to 10 countries had any idea they were the targets. 12 pilots and 9 other accomplices were arrested for operating the Pilot Cartel.
They transported by private planes tons of cocaine to the cartels in Colombia, and two Mexican cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel and the Tijuana Cartel, and the cocaine would then eventually end up in the U.S. María Patricia Rodríguez Monsalve, 38, aka "La Señora" or "La Doctora", herself a pilot is considered a partner and cocaine supplier for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán known drug lord of the Sinaloa Cartel. Rodríguez Monsalve is the first woman detained by authorities to lead a drug cartel.
Rodríguez Monsalve's operations was the infrastructure for the Maximiliano Bonilla aka "Valenciano", Danie Barrera aka "El Loco Barrera", and the Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle brothers, known as "Los Comba" (the gang).
Rodríguez Monsalve was arrested along with other five suspects known to operate the Pilot Drug Cartel. They handled flight smuggling operations from Rodriguez Monsalve private properties that were turned into clandestine air fields connecting air routes from the Pacific, Central America to Mexico, and then the drugs would get smuggled into the U.S.

Caracol TV news clip about undercover policewomen who infiltrated the Pilot Drug Cartel (Spanish): http://bit.ly/bhgOek

For an online copy of the unsealed February 5, 2010 federal indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern District Court of Texas is posted at ketknbc.com: http://bit.ly/aVupfV

Related article:

Drug bust of the decade: U.S. DEA & Colombian National Police stop air shipments of 5-6 tons of cocaine weekly to 10 countries http://bit.ly/awsorH

(Sources: narcotraficoenmexico.blogspot.com, elespectador.com, Caracol TV, Televisa and Columbian National Police)

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