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Bibi1581 Blog For 05/23/2018: Morning Edition

1…………> A Fake Billionaire: CA

Following a two-week trial, a federal jury in Denver, Colorado, has convicted a California man named Kenneth Brewington, 55, of Corona, California, on multiple charges for his role in an investment scheme in which he falsely told investors that he was a billionaire who could access certain financing, including hundreds of millions in cash in an overseas bank account, in exchange for up-front fees.

He was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, one count of laundering monetary instruments, and two counts of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity.

“Kenneth Brewington and his co-conspirators deceived investors by falsely claiming to have hundreds of millions of dollars in cash in an overseas bank account as part of a criminal scheme to steal the investors’ hard-earned money,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Cronan. “The Department of Justice is dedicated to working with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute people who are involved in fraudulent investment schemes, and to pursuing justice for the victims of those crimes.”




2…………> Open Borders “Coffee Cup”: Filth, Crime, Misery


The Islamic Sheikdom of French Interior Minister ordered the evacuation of some 2,300 migrants living in makeshift camps in Paris amid a row with the city’s mayor over the strategy to resolve the long-lasting crisis, by ordered police to work out an evacuation operation as soon as possible not only to find shelter for migrants but also to run “administrative controls.”

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has appealed to the government to provide shelter for migrants sleeping rough in deteriorating conditions and fix the “inhuman,” mushrooming squalid and packed camps along canals in the eastern and northeastern parts of the city, raising alarm for safety and public hygiene.



3…………> “Deaf Them Yankees”: The Cuba “Sonars”

In an unmistakable sign of deadly hostility by the secret services of China, a country whose president Mr.Xi is reportedly having a “very good chemistry” with President Trump, a US Government employee in the southern part of the country has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the US embassy said — recalling similar experiences among 21 American diplomats in Cuba.

“A US Government employee in China recently reported subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure. The US Government is taking these reports seriously and has informed its official staff in China of this event,” a statement said.

The unnamed American citizen assigned to the consulate in Guangzhou had reported a variety of “physical symptoms” dating from late 2017 to April this year, the US embassy in Beijing said in an email.

The worker was sent to the United States for further evaluation, where “the clinical findings of this evaluation matched mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),” the embassy said.




4…………> Spanish Treasure: Worth Billions

A Spanish galleon that sank more than 300 years ago laden with gold worth now almost 22 billion dollars, was found three years ago in 1800 feet of water of the Colombian coast near the town of San Jose, a watery grave where 600 men were lost in a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession. 


“We’ve been holding this under wraps out of respect for the Colombian government,” said WHOI’s vice president for marine facilities and operations, Rob Munier.

The exact location of the wreck of the San Jose, often called the “holy grail of shipwrecks”, was long considered one of history’s enduring maritime mysteries.




5…………> Van Gogh Jr: X-Ray Find

Art restorer Jiri Lauterkranc has been studying a painting called “La Crau with a View of Montmajour” for three years after his team found it by using a  combination of a specialist X-ray scanner and traditional methods to identify the painting.

Mr. Lauterkranc believes the painting is a genuine Vincent Van Gogh and is sending evidence to the Van Gogh Foundation for final verification.

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