‘Mob Wives’ star Drita D’Avanzo’s husband sentenced to 5 years in federal gun case

Drita D’Avanzo watched her mobster husband as he was handed a sentence on Friday to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in a Brooklyn courthouse to possessing a firearm while being a felon. The “Mob Wives” star sat in the gallery as federal Judge Rachel Kovner read the verdict to her husband Lee[…]

Federal judge dismisses House GOP lawsuit over proxy voting during coronavirus pandemic

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by House Republicans against the House Democratic majority that allows members to vote remotely by proxy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the judge saying the suit is barred by the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives had passed a resolution[…]

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Unlawful federal spying on journalists in Portland should cost officials their jobs

Last week, this column argued that the only constitutional role for armed federal forces in Portland, Ore., was to assist U.S. marshals in protecting federal property and personnel there — in this case, the federal courthouse and those who come to it. The column also argued that under the U.S. Constitution, the feds have no[…]

DHS fires back at ‘myths’ Portland violence decreased due to fewer federal agents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pushed back Wednesday on claims violence decreased in Portland due to a reduction in the federal presence there, arguing instead that the relative calm stemmed from state and local authorities “finally” doing their jobs. On Tuesday, DHS issued a statement outlining what it called “myths” surrounding their agents’ effects on unrest in[…]

Sens. Cotton, Blackburn, Loeffler introduce bill to allow concealed carry for prosecutors, federal judges

Federal prosecutors and judges would get the ability to carry concealed firearms if a bill introduced by a trio of southern Republican senators is made law. Sens. Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn and Kelly Loeffler introduced the Protect Our Prosecutors and Judges Act on Tuesday to allow federal prosecutors and judges to have a concealed carry license. The bill[…]

De Blasio appears to blames NYC’s crime surge on lack of federal stimulus money

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pinned the hefty task of solving the Big Apple’s crime problem on the federal government, arguing during a recent interview that “federal support” will help thwart the uptick in violence. De Blasio, a Democrat, was being interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday night when he suggested the[…]

Trey Gowdy reacts to federal court vacating Boston bomber’s death sentence

Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy joined Fox News Radio‘s “The Guy Benson Show” Friday to react to the breaking news that a federal appeals court had thrown out the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A three-judge panel ordered a new penalty-phase trial on the grounds that the case judge did not vet the[…]

Tennessee lawmaker charged with theft of federal grants, allegedly used it for personal expenses

A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 dollars in federal grant money to pay for various expenses, including campaign events as well as her wedding, honeymoon and later divorce, according to reports. Katrina Robinson faces counts of theft and embezzlement, The New York Times reported. The money was intended to[…]

Two former heads of Mexican federal police indicted on cartel crimes

A New York grand jury indicted two former heads of the Mexican federal police force Thursday. One of the members oversaw anti-narcotics units vetted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tied to two Mexican bloodbaths that left dozens dead or missing, reports ProPublica. HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: DESPITE TRUMP TWEET, ELECTION WON’T BE DELAYED — BUT[…]

Boston man accused of firing 11 shots at police in June riots faces federal charges

A Boston-area man accused of opening fire on a group of police officers during a night of riots and looting is facing multiple federal charges, authorities said Thursday. John Boampong, 37, is accused of indiscriminately firing 11 gunshots at officers from his car in the early hours of June 1 following a violent protest. He was charged Thursday[…]