Fake Covid-19 cards result in arrest

A California-licensed homeopathic doctor was arrested today for her alleged scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and to falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards by making it appear that customers had received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Moderna vaccine. Juli A. Mazi, 41, of Napa, is charged with one count of wire fraud andContinue reading “Fake Covid-19 cards result in arrest”

Looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

More Afghans are likely to flee their homes due to escalating violence, the U.N. refugee agency warned on Tuesday, as the Taliban take control of more territory in response to the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces. “Afghanistan is on the brink of another humanitarian crisis. This can be avoided. This should be avoided,” said BabarContinue reading “Looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan”

Newark tax preparer sent to prison

A Pennsylvania man who worked as a tax preparer in Newark was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for helping his clients file falsified tax returns that generated larger refunds. Sylvain Dienhoue, 53, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an indictment charging him withContinue reading “Newark tax preparer sent to prison”

Four people shot at Woodbridge hotel

A shooting during a bachelorette party at a hotel in the Iselin section of Woodbridge is under investigation. Four people were injured by gunshots early Monday at the hotel, but authorities have not disclosed a motive for the shooting. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said Woodbridge Police responded to reports of a shooting that occurredContinue reading “Four people shot at Woodbridge hotel”

UN special rapporteur to Myanmar warns of ‘mass deaths’ from starvation, disease

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar —the country once known as Burma —has warned of “mass deaths” from starvation and disease in the wake of fighting between rebel groups and junta forces in the east of the coup-stricken country. Myanmar has been in chaos and its economy paralyzed since the February putschContinue reading “UN special rapporteur to Myanmar warns of ‘mass deaths’ from starvation, disease”

On first international trip, Biden declares: ‘United States is back’

As President Joe Biden embarks on his first international trip this week, his brand of personal diplomacy will be tested and he spoke forcefully about restoring American alliances in Europe, describing them as a cornerstone of global security. Biden told US troops at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England—home to an American refueling wing—that he wasContinue reading “On first international trip, Biden declares: ‘United States is back’”

Devine may charge Senator Joseph P. Cryan with violating the Ku Klux Klan Act

Democratic strategist James J. Devine is considering a lawsuit that would allege that Senator Joseph Cryan and his political operation violated the Ku Klux Klan Act. That 1871 law prohibits interference with any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving support or advocacy in favor of any qualified candidate. Intended to protect CongressContinue reading “Devine may charge Senator Joseph P. Cryan with violating the Ku Klux Klan Act”