The federal government accuses the former president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association of defrauding four banks and credit unions as well as General Motors by using fake vehicle sales and fraudulent loan applications to pocket millions of dollars in a four-year scheme.Andrew Gabler, 50, of Harborcreek, Pa., who owned the now-closed Lakeside Chevrolet-Buick in Erie County, Pa., and Lakeside Auto Sales, which had operated as two used-only stores, was named with his former finance manager Chad Bednarski, 48, of Fairview, Pa., in a 17-count federal indictment last week. A grand jury charged the pair with conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud, the Department of Justice and the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced.The plot, which ran from about January 2015 until January of this year, led to losses of nearly $1.9 million to S&T Bank, an Indiana, Pa., lender that provided vehicle floorplan financing to the dealerships, federal … [Read more...] about U.S.: Fraud made ex-NIADA leader millions
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Eric Tucker Associated Press Published 5:03 PM EDT Aug 8, 2019 Washington – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part of Trump’s plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him. The complaint contends that the two officials responsible for demoting and then firing McCabe – FBI Director Chris Wray and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions – created a pretext to force him out in accordance with the president’s wishes. “Trump demanded Plaintiff’s personal allegiance, he sought retaliation when Plaintiff refused to give it, and Sessions, Wray, and others served as Trump’s personal enforcers rather than the nation’s highest law enforcement officials, catering … [Read more...] about Ex-FBI No. 2 official Andrew McCabe sues over his firing
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold … [Read more...] about Former FBI leaders to testify on Russian threat, Mueller report
Eric Tucker Associated Press Published 12:02 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Washington – The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf. The complaint filed Tuesday says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it followed before dismissing him. The department has withheld the information, McCabe’s lawyers allege, for fear that the materials could be used against them in any additional lawsuits. “We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, one of McCabe’s lawyers, said in an email to The Associated Press. The case pits the career law enforcement official against a Justice Department that employed him for more than two decades. It refocuses attention on a firing last March that divided current and former Justice … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: DOJ not providing documents to ex-FBI official
President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.Trump also told Comey that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Russia had "some of the most beautiful hookers in the world" even as he adamantly, and repeatedly, distanced himself from a salacious allegation involving prostitutes in Moscow, the documents state.The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he documented them in writing. Those encounters in the weeks before Comey's May 2017 firing include a Trump Tower discussion about a possible encounter between Trump and prostitutes in Moscow; a White House dinner at which Comey says … [Read more...] about What did former FBI director write about his meetings with Trump? Read the memos here.