An online celebrity with more than 3.5 million YouTube subscribers was detained on Monday for allegedly assaulting a police officer at a Miami Beach hotel.
Four offenses were brought against Nikita Dragun, 26, including violence on an officer and disruptive behavior.
Police were summoned to the Good Times Hotel at 601 Washington Avenue after hearing allegations of a lady making a disturbance and roaming the pool area naked, according to an arrest record.
Before entering her room, transgender person Dragun allegedly tossed a water bottle at the hotel security.
Before notifying Dragun that she could be had to leave the premises, officers entered her room and overheard loud music. According to reports, Dragun threatened to hurl another bottle and then shut the door on the cops. She was apprehended and brought to the Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Facility.
Her detention is on a $2,000 bail.
The influencer, who is well-known for her work in cosmetics and beauty items, presently has over 9 million Instagram followers and 14 million TikTok followers.
As he cast his ballot on Tuesday morning in Palm Beach, Florida, the former president of the United States predicted the Republicans would have a “wonderful night.”
He told reporters outside the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center that he had voted to re-elect Florida Governor Ron DeSantis despite the possibility that the two might shortly compete for the presidency in 2024, as many people anticipate.
It’s going to be extremely thrilling to watch, and I think we’re going to have a very huge night,” Trump said.
On November 15, Trump plans to make a statement in Florida, claiming it will “be a very exciting day for a lot of people.”
After a chase involving a stolen car came to an end following multiple collisions in southwest Miami-Dade, police brought a suspect into custody.
When the stolen car collided with two Miami-Dade Police Department vehicles at the junction of Southwest 216th Street and 137th Avenue, the pursuit officially started.
Unidentified suspect gave police a chase before crashing into at least one other vehicle and eluding capture.
The man was apprehended by police close to Southwest 126th Street and 147th Avenue.
What accusations the defendant will face is unknown, according to the investigators.
According to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, Walz has 730,519 votes to Jensen’s 529,613 ballots with 1,694 of 4,103 precincts reporting.
In his bid for reelection, Minnesota’s Democratic governor ran on a platform of defending access to abortion and bolstering the state’s economy.
According to a governor’s spokesman, “Gov. Walz is happy that Minnesota has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and that Minnesota has been recognized one of the country’s top places for business.”
“To establish an economy that benefits everyone, he wants to build on this achievement. He has worked to deliver $2000 cheques to Minnesota families in response to growing costs so they can more easily pay for needs like food, groceries, and child care. Additionally, he approved tax cuts for the middle class, and he would reject regressive tax schemes like Scott Jensen’s, which would hike sales taxes across the board, including those on clothes and food.”
As a result of increased crime, inflation, and dissatisfaction with Walz’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jensen campaigned on the idea that people wanted a change.
Are things better for you now than they were four years ago? Jensen remarked.
“Because of the high cost of food, petrol, and energy, I want Minnesotans to understand that Tim Walz and I are quite different from one another. Walz has suggested raising the gas tax, licensing fees, and other levies, and I’ll let you keep more of the money you earn for yourself.”
Controversial remarks made by Jensen during his run for governor included a comparison of COVID-19 lockdown procedures to the Holocaust.
After he changed his mind on the abortion topic, Jensen received criticism from both conservatives and progressives. The drama was also heightened by his running buddy, retired Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk. Throughout the campaign, Birk’s noisy Twitter activity attracted a lot of attention.
Additionally, Birk’s anti-abortion “rape card” remark received much notice and condemnation.
In the meanwhile, Walz’s management received harsh criticism when the U.S. 50 persons were charged by the Justice Department in relation to the $250 million Feeding Our Future scam.
No disturbances have taken place in the Land of 10,000 Lakes as of Wednesday midnight. Both Democratic candidates for governor and secretary of state are expected to succeed in winning reelection.
At midnight, Democratic candidates for State Auditor Julie Blaha and Attorney General Keith Ellison both had slim leads over their Republican rivals.
State Auditor race, unofficial tally at 12:08 a.m.
Republican Ryan Wilson — 1,065,324 votes
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Julie Blaha — 1,105,268 votes
Attorney General race, unofficial tally at 12:08 a.m.
Republican Jim Schultz — 1,133,528 votes
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Keith Ellison — 1,187,507 votes
The contests for Minnesota’s U.S. House seats lacked any suspense except from the Second District, which was ultimately called for Democratic Rep. Angie Craig.
GOP representatives All four candidates for reelection—Tom Emmer, Brad Finstad, Michelle Fischbach, and Pete Stauber—are expected to succeed.
Ilhan Omar, Dean Phillips, and Betty McCollum, all Democrats, were expected to be re-elected.
The highest jury judgement ever rendered in Minnesota was $564 million, handed by a federal jury in St. Paul on Tuesday afternoon in a case involving the Ponzi scam of Twin Cities businessman Tom Petters.
The jury determined that BMO Harris Bank must pay the Petters bankruptcy trustees $484 million in compensatory damages and about $80 million in punitive penalties. According to Doug Kelley, the bankruptcy trustee in charge of managing the recovery of funds in Petters’ $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest financial crime in Minnesota history, BMO Harris may be liable for as much as $1 billion due to an estimated $400 million in prejudgment interest, which dates back to when the case was filed in 2012.
In 2012, Kelley filed a case against M&I Bank in the St. Paul federal bankruptcy court, alleging civil conspiracy, violation of fiduciary responsibility, and aiding and abetting fraud. BMO Harris Bank, a division of BMO Financial Holdings, purchased M&I Bank in 2011.
In order to maintain a profitable banking relationship, Kelley claimed that bank employees were engaged in Petters’ criminal activities by disregarding several warning signs when handling his company accounts prior to 2008.
During the seven years that Petters was a client, more than $41 billion “flowed through a single checking account,” Kelley claimed. “I knew it was an absurd amount to move through a small-business checking account as a former federal prosecutor for white-collar crime.”
He said that several computer-generated money-laundering signals linked to the checking account were disregarded by bank employees.
If they had followed the proper procedures, Kelley claimed, they would have reported any suspicious activities to the authorities. “They had suspicious-activity reports for 39 consecutive months, yet they turned off all those alarms. They might have halted this Ponzi scam in its tracks if they had reported it to the authorities at an early stage.
BMO Financial Group representatives said on Tuesday that they will set aside $1.12 billion Canadian dollars as a result of the verdict “in conformity with current accounting principles.” BMO Financial Group is situated in Montreal. They stated in a prepared statement that they “strongly dispute” the claims made in the case and that they intend to challenge the jury’s decision and judgment.
BMO representatives expressed disappointment with the jury’s decision, saying it was not justified by the facts or the law. We aim to use all available means, including appeals, to have the jury’s decision overturned. We will submit a variety of post-trial applications to the trial judge. We are sure that we have solid reasons to appeal.
According to bank representatives, BMO Harris is entitled to recoup around 21% of whatever sum it pays to the trustee under a prior agreement related to another Petters issue.
Kelley, who has been working since 2008 to assist businesses and people who lost billions in Petters’ scams, expressed confidence in the jury’s decision. He estimated that the appeals procedure may last 12 to 18 months.
Officials from BMO Harris and Kelley were twice urged to talk about a potential settlement during proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kelley said.
There was never even a hint that they may come to an agreement with us, he claimed. “Well, that’s good, we continued repeating. We’ll go to trial because there is no doubt in our minds that what you did was improper.
When Petters Co. was exposed as a huge Ponzi scam in 2008, Petters’ economic empire collapsed. Money earned through the scam was used to support Petters’ legal enterprises, such as Sun Country Airlines in Mendota Heights, as well as to pay for the acquisition of other companies, such as Polaroid Corp.
Petters, 65, a former resident of Wayzata, was charged with many charges of conspiracy, money laundering, wire fraud, and mail fraud in 2008. After a federal jury found him guilty on all counts a year later, he was given a 50-year prison term by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, he is a prisoner at the federal facility in Leavenworth, Kansas, and his release date is May 13, 2050.
Other participants in the scheme were also found guilty. Petters and the others who received punishments included forfeiting property obtained via the Ponzi scheme, such as automobiles, real estate, and bank and investment accounts.
More than 300 lawsuits were filed by Kelley, the majority of which were “claw-backs” or bankruptcy adversary procedures, in an effort to recoup further earnings and staff incentives given to Petters’ initial investors or executives.
More than $737 million has been collected and given back to victims and creditors as of this writing. According to Kelley, this includes payments to bankruptcy estates, distributions to creditors, payments to lenders, and money that the US government has forfeited for victim compensation.
In connection with a $1.4 million Medicaid fraud scheme in which he and others got payment for mental health services they never rendered, a Bloomington man entered a guilty plea.
Abdirahman Yonis, 35, was a mental health professional at Minnesota Multicultural Counseling Clinic, which has locations in St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, and Roseville, where the authorities claim the fraud took place. According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger, Yonis pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in connection with creating and signing client progress reports and then accepting payment from the Minnesota Medicaid program even though the services were never rendered.
According to the news release, “the Medicaid program paid more than $1.4 million for services that never happened as a consequence of the false and fraudulent claims.”
His guilty plea results in two Medicaid fraud schemes totalling more than $5.4 million, making it the 16th criminal conviction. 15 individuals have admitted guilt, one has been found guilty after a trial, and three are still at large since 2021, when numerous people were indicted in two distinct Medicaid fraud instances. The Medicaid program will get reparations from those found guilty.