Tag: Convicted

Former Police Officer Tou Thao Found Guilty in George Floyd’s Death

Former Police Officer Tou Thao Found Guilty in George Floyd’s Death

A former Minneapolis police officer has been convicted of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter for his role in keeping bystanders back in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, according to court documents filed Monday.

Brittney Griner Pens Thank You Letter, Urges Supporters to Write to Paul Whelan

Brittney Griner Pens Thank You Letter, Urges Supporters to Write to Paul Whelan

Brittney Griner is finally home. On Wednesday, she posted an open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Paul Whelan, an American detained in Russia. “Your letters were also bigger than uplifting me,” Griner said in a handwritten letter, which she posted to Instagram. “They showed me the power of collective hands.” “Thanks to the efforts of so many, including you, I am home after nearly 10 months,” she wrote. Griner said that words of hope from fans has kept her spirits up, helping “me not to lose hope at a time where I was full of regret and vulnerable in ways I could have never imagined.”

Congressman Convicted after Being Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Agents

Congressman Convicted after Being Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Agents

A Nebraska Representative, Jeff Fortenberry, was accused of lying to F.B.I. agents who were investigating illegal foreign donations. On Thursday in Los Angeles, Jeff Fortenberry was convicted in federal court on one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of making false statements, after lying to federal authorities who were investigating an illegal campaign contribution made by a foreign citizen during the congressman’s 2016 re-election.

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