FBI and SEC Probe into Insider Trading Investigation of Carl Icahn, Billy Walters & PGA’s Phil Mickelson
Investor, Bettor, and Golfer Investigated for Insider Trading, Oh My!!!
The NY Times is reporting that federal authorities are investigating a series of well-timed trades made by PGA golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters, focusing on trading in two different stocks from 2011 and 2012. The Feds are looking into whether Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by billionaire investor Carl Icahn about his investments in public corporations. The stock trades in question are with Clorox in 2011 and Dean Foods in 2012. As reported at the Business Insider Mickelson stated, “I have done absolutely nothing wrong. I have cooperated with the government in this investigation and will continue to do so.”
Federal authorities are examining a series of well-timed trades made by the golfer Phil Mickelson and the gambler William T. Walters, people briefed on the investigation said, focusing on trading in two different stocks. The authorities are also questioning what role, if any, the investor Carl C. Icahn may have had in sharing information about one of the stocks: the consumer products company Clorox.
Mr. Mickelson, a three-time winner of the Masters golf tournament and one of the country’s highest-earning athletes, placed his Clorox trade in 2011, the people briefed on the investigation said. Mr. Walters, an owner of golf courses who is often considered the most successful sports bettor in the country, made a similar trade about that time, the people added.
Mr. Icahn, a 78-year-old billionaire and one of the best-known investors in the world, was mounting a takeover bid for Clorox around the time that Mr. Mickelson and Mr. Walters placed their trades.
The F.B.I. and Securities and Exchange Commission, which are leading the inquiry along with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, are examining whether Mr. Icahn leaked details of his Clorox bid to Mr. Walters, the people briefed on the investigation said. One theory, the people said, is that Mr. Walters might have passed that information to Mr. Mickelson.
88 Year Old Russell Dermond Found Murdered & Decapitated, His 87 Year Old Wife Shirley Dermond Missing in Reynolds Plantation, GA
GRUESOME MURDER AND WIFE MISSING IN REYNOLDS PLANTATION, GA.
88 year old Russell Dermond was found murdered in his garage and his wife, 87 year old Shirley Dermond is missing and believed abducted. She is not believed to be a suspect in her husband’s death. Authorities confirmed that Russell Dermond was found decapitated. Investigators believe Russell Dermond was killed between last Friday and Sunday, and they’re still searching for his severed head. Shirley Dermond is 5-foot-2 and weighs 148 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be in danger. In an area where there is almost literally no crime, the the two lived in a multimillion dollar gated community. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said he doesn’t believe the attack was random, partly because there was no evidence of forced entry or a struggle.
Investigators are treating her disappearance as an abduction, he said. There is no indication she’s a suspect, and there’s “plenty” to indicate she was taken, he said. Her pocketbook, cell phone and vehicle were all at the million-dollar waterfront home where her husband’s headless body was found.
Investigators believe Russell Dermond was killed between last Friday and Sunday, and they’re still searching for his severed head, Sills told reporters, describing the case as “very unusual” and the most frustrating homicide of his career.
“I don’t think it’s a random incident. I think for whatever reason these people were singled out for this,” Sills said. “They live in the most exclusive neighborhood, or one of the most exclusive neighborhoods, in this county. … They’re on a cul-de-sac in a gated, multimillion dollar resort community that we have no crime in.”
Investigators fear Dermond’s 87-year-old wife, Shirley, was abducted or killed. They were searching for her with the help of the FBI.
“We looked in the woods adjacent to the house, we looked in the lake,” Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said during a news conference. “Her pocketbook and things like that are there, her cellphone is there, the car is there — we don’t have anything to track.”
“I certainly hope that she’s still alive but I’m not overly optimistic because of her husband,” he said Thursday afternoon. “If it’s an abduction, you would expect some sort of extortion demand. If it was an assassination you would think both of the people would be there — both bodies would be there.”
Anyone with more information should call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 706-485-8557.
And now for something completely different … From The Smoking Gun, Al Sharpton was an FBI mob informant.
It is almost simply implausible to believe that the Reverend Al was an FBI mob rat. Al Sharpton was known by the FBI as “CI-7” worked for the FBI in the mid-1980s and regularly interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families, specifically leaders of the Genovese family, and he secretly recorded their conversations. Where was the microphone, in his medallion? Just when you thought you had heard it all.
The former mob snitch has become a regular in the White House, where he has met with the 44th president in the East Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the Oval Office. He has also attended Obama Christmas parties, speeches, policy announcements, and even watched a Super Bowl with the First Family (an evening the man has called “one of the highlights of my life”). During these gatherings, he has mingled with cabinet members, top Obama aides, military leaders, business executives, and members of Congress. His former confederates were a decidedly dicier lot: ex-convicts, extortionists, heroin traffickers, and mob henchmen. The man’s surreptitious recordings, FBI records show, aided his government handlers in the successful targeting of powerful Mafia figures with nicknames like Benny Eggs, Chin, Fritzy, Corky, and Baldy Dom.
The ex-informant has been one of Obama’s most unwavering backers, a cheerleader who has nightly bludgeoned the president’s Republican opponents in televised broadsides. For his part, Obama has sought the man’s counsel, embraced him publicly, and saluted his “commitment to fight injustice and inequality.” The president has even commented favorably on his friend’s svelte figure, the physical manifestation of a rehabilitation effort that coincided with Obama’s ascension to the White House. This radical makeover has brought the man wealth, a daily TV show, bespoke suits, a luxury Upper West Side apartment, and a spot on best seller lists.
Most importantly, he has the ear of the President of the United States, an equally remarkable and perplexing achievement for the former FBI asset known as “CI-7,” the Rev. Al Sharpton.
A lengthy investigation by The Smoking Gun has uncovered remarkable details about Sharpton’s past work as an informant for a joint organized crime task force comprised of FBI agents and NYPD detectives, as well as his dealings with an assortment of wiseguys.
Beginning in the mid-1980s and spanning several years, Sharpton’s cooperation was fraught with danger since the FBI’s principal targets were leaders of the Genovese crime family, the country’s largest and most feared Mafia outfit. In addition to aiding the FBI/NYPD task force, which was known as the “Genovese squad,” Sharpton’s cooperation extended to several other investigative agencies.
TSG’s account of Sharpton’s secret life as “CI-7” is based on hundreds of pages of confidential FBI affidavits, documents released by the bureau in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, court records, and extensive interviews with six members of the Genovese squad, as well as other law enforcement officials to whom the activist provided assistance.
Like almost every other FBI informant, Sharpton was solely an information source. The parameters of his cooperation did not include Sharpton ever surfacing publicly or testifying on a witness stand.
Check out the pics of Al Sharpton at The Daily News … Rev. Al Sharpton worked as FBI informant, taping conversations with mob pals to help bring down Genovese crime family.
Sharpton became an informant after he was caught on tape with a drug kingpin discussing cocaine deals, and the feds threatened him with charges unless he flipped and snitched on mafia acquaintances, according to The Smoking Gun. In an interview with the Daily News on Monday, Sharpton disputed much of the report, saying he turned to authorities after receiving threats from Gambino family member Joseph (Joe Bana) Buonanno and others.
2 year old Myra Lewis has been missing since Saturday, March 1, 2014. Myra Lewis was last seen at her parents’ home on Mount Pilgrim Road in Camden, Mississippi. As per WLBT, Ericka Lewis, the child’s mother, said she last saw Myra when leaving to go to the grocery store. Myra and her sister were outside playing, and Ericka Lewis told them to go inside. The mother saw Myra walk back into the house with her sister, where the children’s father was. Myra Lewis has not been seen or heard from since.
Missing 2 Year Old Myra Lewis
The missing persons case is being treated as an abduction by the authorities and the FBI has has offered a $20,000 reward for the return of the missing toddler. Daniel McMullen, the FBI special agent in charge stated, “We are confident that information will be uncovered which will lead to Myra’s return, and we continue to solicit the public’s assistance in locating this little girl.”
Authorities hope she’s still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.
Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said.
She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds.
UPDATE I: Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said he believes Myra is alive, but said the investigation has moved from a search to an investigation.
Tucker also held a news conference Sunday, which was attended by a large group of Myra’s family.
“We feel confident that Myra’s somewhere in the area,” Tucker said.
Tucker said the investigation is still that of a missing child rather than an abduction, but Tucker said everyone who came in contact with Myra the day she went missing is a suspect — even Myra’s mother, Erika Lewis.
19 Year Old Miranda Barbour (with Husband Elytte Barbour) Admits to Pennsylvania Craigslist Killing of Troy LaFerrara, Says She Killed at Least 22 Others From Alaska to North Carolina … “When I Hit 22, I Stopped Counting”
19 year old female serial, thrill-kill, satanic murderer admits to killing of Troy LaFerrara and at least 22 other individuals … “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.”
Miranda Barbour admitted in a prison interview with The Daily Item, that she and her husband, 22 Elytte Barbour, killed 42 year old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton in what isbe called the Pennsylvania Craigslist killing. The newlywed couple posted out on Craigslist paid companionship. Miranda said she agreed to sex for $100 with LaFerrara. The two met in the parking lot of the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf, and drove nearly six miles to Sunbury. It was then when the Barbour’s killed the unsuspecting Craigslist respondent. Miranda Barbour and Elytte Barbour have been charged by Sunbury police in the November 11, 2013 fatal knifing of Troy LaFerrara. The victims body was found in the backyard of a home in Sunbury on November 12. Troy Laferrara had been stabbed 20 times and strangled.
Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton. In a prison interview Friday night, she said that she considered sparing his life until he said the wrong thing. She also said LaFerrara was one of dozens of such victims she killed in the past six years.
LaFerrara, Miranda Barbour said, was Elytte’s first victim.
The 42-year-old Port Trevorton resident was killed on the Barbours’ three-week wedding anniversary.
“I remember everything,” Miranda Barbour said. “It is like watching a movie.”
She said she agreed to sex for $100 with LaFerrara, whom she met through a Craigslist ad. The two met in the parking lot of the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf, and drove nearly six miles to Sunbury.
At one point, she planned to let LaFerrara out of her Honda CRV.
“He said the wrong things,” she said. “And then things got out of control. I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed. My husband was just supposed to strangle him.”
As if this was not bad enough. It get’s worse, much, much worse. Miranda Barbour also admitted to killing at least 22 individuals from Alaska to North Carolina. She stated, “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.” Miranda Barbour also stated that LaFerrara was Elytte’s first victim. Miranda Barbour also said that if she is let out of jail, she will kill again.
She wants to plead guilty to LaFerrara’s murder, and said she is ready to speak with police about her other victims.
“I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said.
LaFerrara, Miranda Barbour said, was Elytte’s first victim.
The 42-year-old Port Trevorton resident was killed on the Barbours’ three-week wedding anniversary.
“I remember everything,” Miranda Barbour said. “It is like watching a movie.”
UPDATE I: The twisted and warped past of Miranda Barbour including sexual molestation at the age of 4 and the introduction into a Satanic cult.
She said she was sexually molested at age 4 and was introduced to murder at 13, literally in the hands of a man who led her to satanism — beliefs that she said she held at the time of the LaFerrara homicide.
“I feel it is Miranda said when she was 4, she was sexually molested by a relative.
Elizabeth Dean, Miranda’s mother, confirmed Saturday that her sister’s husband was later arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
“It was bad,” Dean said. “I never let (her) stay anywhere except for my sister’s house, and I was devastated when I found out.”
Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska. Soon after, Miranda said, she had her first experience in murder.time to get all of this out,” she said. “I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out.”
The FBI said on Sunday it was in contact with local police in the case of Miranda Barbour, who is charged with murdering a Pennsylvania man she lured via the website Craigslist and reportedly admits to the killing and at least 22 other slayings.
The FBI said on Sunday in a statement that its Philadelphia division “has recently been in contact with the Sunbury Police Department regarding Miranda Barbour, and will offer any assistance requested in the case.”
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Self-Radicalized Islamist Avionics Technician Terry Lee Loewen Arrested & Charged in Planned Suicide Bombing Attempt at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to Inflict Maximum Number of Death Before Christmas (VIDEO)
Terrorism has reached The Heartland of America …
Terry Lee Loewen, a 58 year old avionics technician has been arrested after his failed suicide bombing terrorist attemp at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports, that Loewen was arrested without incident after his failed suicide bombing where he planned to inflict a maximum number of deaths at the airport prior to Christmas. Thankfully, unbeknown to Loewen, the individual he had been conspiring with in the bomb plot were FBI agents. Loewen is now facing federal charges of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Before you say, hmm … looks like a domestic terrorist because all the media was quick to say is that, he is white. Yup, no Muslim connection here. WRONG!!! Terry Lee Loewen is a white male who self-radicalized himself by reading Islamist literature online and had made statements about wanting to commit “violent jihad” against the United States. As Jihad Watch aptly and correctly states, when will this ignorant media get a clue as they “continue to pretend that jihad terror has something to do with race rather than with religious belief and ideology.”
Terry Lee Loewen
For months, authorities allege, a 58-year-old avionics technician named Terry Lee Loewen – driven by radical ideas and prepared to die in a suicide attack – moved forward with a plot to detonate explosives at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
The planned attack was designed to inflict the maximum number of deaths at an airport in the nation’s midsection before Christmas, says a detailed criminal complaint filed Friday.
The plot got as far as a gate to the airport shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, when authorities arrested Loewen without incident. What he didn’t know until his arrest is that the people he had been conspiring with all along were FBI agents, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Friday, stressing that the public and passengers were never in danger.
Loewen now faces three federal charges filed in Wichita: One count of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization that Loewen thought was al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen.
Press Conference with United States attorney Barry Grissom announces the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen on terrorism charges on Friday.
From the presser, Terry Lee Loewen has been under investigation by the Wichita Joint Terrorism Task Force since early summer 2013:
Loewen has been under investigation by the Wichita Joint Terrorism Task Force since early summer 2013, Grissom said. Loewen didn’t realize he was having an online conversation with an FBI employee in which Loewen expressed “desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of al Qaeda,” the criminal complaint said.
Over a period of months, Grissom said, Loewen took a series of steps to act on the plot, as part of the jihad, or “holy war.”
There is an Aug. 5 communication in which he told an FBI employee, “As time goes on I care less and less about what other people think of me, or my views on Islam. I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations, and Sharia Law.” He was also quoted as saying “I believe the Muslim who is labeled ‘a radical fundamentalist’ is closer to Allah … than the ones labeled ‘moderates’. Just my opinion; if I’m off base, please set me straight.”
UPDATE I: CNN has a time line of the criminal complaint against Loewen of what led to his arrest and includes excerpts from statements and written communications.
UPDATE II: ‘Brother Bin Laden is a great inspiration to me’:
- Loewen told an undercover FBI agent whom he believed to be like-minded that he ‘wanted to commit violent jihad against the US’
- Suspect wrote in an online chat: ‘Brothers like Osama bin Laden and Anwar Al Awlaki are a great inspiration to me’
- Neighbor told MailOnline that Loewen ‘kept to himself’ but that his arrest was a complete shock
- According to the affidavit, Loewen wrote in a suicide note to a family member: ‘I expect to be called a terrorist (which I am), a psychopath, and a homicidal maniac’
Kanye West Compares Himself to Police Officers and Soldiers … “I’m Giving my Body on the Stage. I’m Putting my Life at Risk, This is Like Being a Police Officer, or Like War”
WE MIGHT JUST HAVE A WINNER FOR IDIOT OF THE YEAR …
Barack Obama may have the hands down lie of the year; however, rapper Kanye West has maybe the most ignorant, dumb a$$ comment of the year. Both seem to be so out of touch with reality. However, what is it that they have the most in common … narcissism.
Kanye West, rapper, clown, delusional, entitled rich person who lives in another reality, actually had the nerve and audacity to compare what he does to that of police officers and soldiers. Yep, I kid you not. West said in an interview in an interview on US radio program Saturday Night Online on the weekend, “I’m giving my body on the stage, I’m putting my life at risk. This is like being a police officer, or like war. You’re going out to do your job every day, knowing that something could happen to you. “You know, like verbally from the press bashing you. Or you could actually slip on the stage.”
WTF … First of all let me say, being an egotist, over-payed, no talent, self-centered delusion singer has nothing in common with being a police officer or US soldier, who put their lives in danger every day to protect our freedoms. As a matter of fact they risk their lives to give individuals to make dumb ass comments like you just did. The police and soldiers are heroes, you are a zero. This fool is actually comparing being verbally attacked by the media or slipping on stage to police putting themselves into unknown situations every time they pull a car over, every time the enter a home or when they knowingly must deal with murderers, rapists and drug cartels. And dare compare to our military soldiers in harms way and battling terrorists, bullets, bombs and IED’s? IDIOT!
Rapper Kanye West is once again courting controversy, this time by comparing the risks he takes on stage every night to those taken by soldiers and police officers performing their duties.
Unlike a hoax in which Kanye supposedly compared himself to the late Nelson Mandela that went viral across social media, Kanye actually made these comments.
“I’m giving my body on the stage, I’m putting my life at risk,” the hip hop megastar and new father said of performing on his Yeezus tour.
“This is like being a police officer, or like war. You’re going out to do your job every day, knowing that something could happen to you.
“You know, like verbally from the press bashing you,” he elaborated, in an interview on US radio program Saturday Night Online on the weekend. “Or you could actually slip on the stage.”
I have always believed that everyone served a purpose in life, some are put on this earth to be a bad example. However, I may have to make Kanye West an exception. There are only so many ignorant things one can say before you are considered completely irrelevant. In other important Kanye West news, Kim Kardashian has blond hair.
I would love to get the take of our own Dana Pretzer of Scared Monkeys Radio, who when he is not doing fantastic interviews discussing missing persons and true crime on The Dana Pretzer Show with guest like Clint Van Zandt, Diane Dimond, Robin Sax, Pat Brown, Wendy Murphy and many, many more like our own Blink from Blink on Crime , he is doing his real job as a police officer in Canada.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – Preview of Tonight’s Dana Pretzer Show with Clint Van Zandt, Susan Bartelstone and Mikey McBryan
- Don’t miss tonight’s show with former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt, domestic violence expert Susan Bartelstone and Mikey McBryan from Ice Pilots
Is Maria, the blond, blue eyed girl that was found with her abductor Gypsy couple in Greece possibly missing Lisa Irwin who was 10 months old when she went missing on October 4, 2011 at the age of in Kansas City, MO? The FBI and Greek authorities will work to determine that the child isn’t that of missing Kansas City toddler Lisa Irwin as well as other missing children.
Lisa Irwin, the Kansas City baby who disappeared two years ago, is among the candidates considered by authorities to be a match for “Maria,” the blue-eyed, blond girl found living with alleged abductors in Greece last week, the attorney for the missing girl’s family said Tuesday.
Lisa, who was 10 months old when she vanished from her parents’ home in October 2011, is among the eight to 10 leads being reviewed by authorities, John Picerno told FoxNews.com.
If authorities believe the two girls are the same person, the next step would involve a DNA test, Picerno said. He added that Lisa’s parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, are trying to stay positive as the investigation works its course.
“It’s been a long two years,” Picerno said. “Sightings such as these give them hope.”
The development in the case began last week, when Greek police searching for drugs and weapons raided a Roma camp near the town of Farsala and discovered Maria, Sky News reported.
Greek authorities, investigating mystery girl Maria, alerted to Baby Lisa’s disappearance in KC.
Although Greek authorities say the child taken from a Roma encampment appears to be at least two years older than Kansas City’s Lisa Irwin, her parents were hopeful Tuesday that the child known as Maria is their missing daughter.
“We’re trying not to get our hopes up too much, but we are very hopeful that she could be Lisa,” said the missing girl’s mother, Deborah Bradley.
Federal investigators in Kansas City said they have been in contact with authorities in Greece after receiving calls once pictures of the girl found with a Gypsy couple appeared in the media.
DNA from a little girl found living in the squalor of a Gypsy encampment in central Greece does not match an international database of missing persons, Greek authorities told ABC News.
The setback only deepens the mystery as to the identity of the blonde-haired girl called Maria who was discovered in the camp by Greek police last week during a nationwide crackdown on Gypsies, also known as Roma.
The findings by Interpol initially suggest that the girl is not one of the hundreds of children reported missing every year in its database.
That database does not include reports of missing U.S. children and several American families whose kids have disappeared — along with hundreds of European families with missing kids -- have had their hopes kindled by the mystery of the blonde girl.
FBI Releases New Information and Timeline In Search For Missing 15 Year Old Abigail Hernandez in Conway, NH
The FBI has released new information and put together a timeline in the disappearance of 15 year old Abigail Hernandez in Conway, New Hampshire. Abigail Hernandez went missing on Wednesday afternoon, October 9, 2013 after she left she left Kennett High School and was walking on and walking on a powerline trail. However, investigators had firth thought that Abigail Hernandez returned home after school, now they are saying that she never did. The FBI has created a timeline of events from interviews and surveillance video gathered.
Missing – Abigail Hernandez
Abby was seen leaving school at 2:29pm last Wednesday and exchanged a series of texts with a classmate between 2:23 and 2:53pm. At 2:35pm, she was seen walking on the power line trail from Eagle’s Way.
There were multiple unconfirmed reports of someone matching Abby’s description between 2:40 and 3:30pm walking on the North-South Highway.
Her last cell phone activity was at 3:07pm when she sent a text message to the same classmate on the west side of Cranmore Mountain.
Investigators are also asking the public to be on the lookout for Abby’s white iPhone 5 with a pink and grey case.
FBI officials say they have “significant fears” for the safety of a New Hampshire teen missing for more than a week.
Investigators shared their growing concern for 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez Saturday.
Anyone who may have any information about Hernandez is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at www.tips.fbi.gov.