This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses. Joel Greenberg, former tax collector for Seminole County, was accused of stalking a political opponent, public corruption, making fake licenses and scheming to submit false claims for a federal loan. He pleaded guilty to six federal crimes, including identity theft, stalking, wire fraud and conspiracy to bribe a public official. Prosecutors said he paid at least one girl to have sex with him and other men. “Nothing justifies my actions. My conduct is so shameful. I feel remorse for what I’ve done,” Greenberg said Thursday before U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell sentenced him in an Orlando courtroom. Greenberg also directly apologized to the residents of Seminole County, … [Read more...] about Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts
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The celebrity comeback has become a cliche in recent years - an expected stop on the trolley car of fame, a required slide in a talent manager's PowerPoint presentation. Comebacks rely on our nostalgia but, even more, on the entertainment industry's need to fill endless hours of programming time. They're business now. Then there's the return of Brendan Fraser. This one feels good. This one feels personal. Fraser plays a very big man in a little movie called "The Whale," which opens in theaters Dec. 9. When it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, the actor received an eight-minute standing ovation that left him and the audience in tears. Best actor trophy talk immediately ensued, and three months later he's still the bookmaker's choice, in part because no one outside festival audiences has seen "The Whale" and in part because everyone seems happy to have Brendan Fraser back. Which prompts a question: Why? He never actually went away. The truth is that we've come … [Read more...] about Brendan Fraser’s comeback says less about him than it says about us
Listen to this article In a meeting with all 17 employees at the company’s headquarters in Munich on Wednesday, Berger announced that ITR will not organise the 2023 DTM season, with talks being held for an orderly dissolution of the business. This does not mean the DTM is coming to a close, and Berger remains in discussions with ADAC to bring the championship under its umbrella. “The discussions with the ADAC are very constructive, but there is still no final decision," former Formula 1 driver Berger said in a statement. "But since we have corporate responsibility, we have to clarify things now. We have decided that the ITR will no longer advertise the DTM 2023." "Against the background of the given framework conditions and in view of the numerous challenges, the economic risk for the next year is too great. "Personally, I very much regret that, because the entire team worked very hard for the success of the DTM. But even without the ITR, there can be a future for the … [Read more...] about Berger dissolves ITR as DTM-ADAC talks continue for 2023
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner will release a behind-the-scenes account of the 2022 Formula 1 season, as he publishes his first book during the coming months. Steiner will be the star of the upcoming ‘Surviving to Drive’ book, penned by the man himself, when it’s released to the world in April 2023. Transworld Publishers, part of the Penguin Random House media group, have picked up the UK & Commonwealth rights to Steiner’s book, which the Haas team boss wrote as an ongoing diary throughout the 2022 F1 season. As the first season under the sweeping new technical regulations, Haas enjoyed a far more competitive season than they had in 2020 and ’21, with both Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher scoring points – the Danish driver, in particular, picking up some eye-catching results early in the year. Guenther Steiner In his book ‘Surviving to Drive’, Steiner will take readers behind the scenes of Haas’ 2022 F1 season, with the Austrian ‘taking fans on the thrilling … [Read more...] about Guenther Steiner’s tell-all book ‘Surviving to Drive’ set for release in 2023
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 21 WalletHub has determined the 2019 best foodie cities in the U.S., and Houston didn't crack the top 20. The personal finance website compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 30 key metrics including the cost of groceries, affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants and food festivals per capita to calculate its rankings. The culinary hotspots that made the cut are wallet-friendly and cater to diners who prefer to cook at home, explore the local flavors or both. Get a taste of what Houston's diverse culinary scene has to offer: See all the Houston restaurants Guy Fieri featured on "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" above. Despite its nationally-acclaimed culinary scene, the Bayou City only ranked No. 21. TOP 100: See the best restaurants … [Read more...] about Houston ranks No. 21 ‘Best Foodie City in America’ according to WalletHub study
Early into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter video game franchise, the player is whisked away from the character whose perspective they've occupied, a British operative working undercover in Amsterdam. Suddenly, you're playing instead as Rodolfo "Rudy" Parra, a member of the Mexican Special Forces. Parra, along with sandpaper-throated superior Alejandro Vargas, is working with the CIA to stop the smuggling of an Iranian terrorist over the U.S./Mexico border and into a fictional Texas town. Before long, Parra and Vargas have killed a dozen people, terrorized roughly the same number of civilians, and lost track of their target amid the roaring flames of a cartel safehouse set afire. This scene, set within a level called "Borderline," is a loaded one. As described in an article by Steven Santana , its imagery strikes horrific real-world parallels with the brutal treatment of Latin American migrants, playing into rhetoric that … [Read more...] about Does ‘Call of Duty’ have anything to say with its controversial Texas level?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 CHATHAM, Va. - The land came first, 5,557 acres of forest purchased two years after the Revolutionary War by a Virginia slaveholder and future congressman. The mansion came next - a symbol of fortune and power built by enslaved workers, who spent seven years assembling the stately home brick by brick until it was finally finished in 1825. "It's been occupied by a Walter Coles and his wife ever since then," says the latest Walter Coles - the fifth of that name - as he sits in the same parlor his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all sat in before him, recounting the history of Coles Hill as his predecessors look down from portraits on all four walls. Coles, 84, is one of countless Americans who still benefit from the wealth accumulated by America's 18th- and 19th-century slaveholders. And his … [Read more...] about Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground.
Porsche is the latest automaker to get into the non-fungible token (NFT) art business. The automaker introduces the collection of digital images featuring the 911 at Art Basel in Miami, Florida. Porsche partners with 3d artist Patrick Vogel and his studio ALT/SHIFT to create these designs. Buyers select a core theme for their car: Lifestyle, Performance, and Heritage. In January 2023, the company plans to have 7,500 unique NFTs available. Purchases are limited to three per person. The owner can view the car in the virtual world from a rendering in Unreal Engine 5. Gallery: Porsche NFT Collection 6 Photos "The NFT artworks enable us to take our understanding of modern luxury and the unique brand positioning of Porsche into the digital world," said Detlev von Platen, a member of the Porsche Executive Board for Sales and Marketing. Porsche's Art Basel presentation also … [Read more...] about Porsche launches NFT collection of 911s at Art Basel