September 28, 2012 |
BEIJING - A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party. In a post to her blog that has since been removed, Wang Xuemei, a forensic expert with the top prosecutors' agency, said official accounts lack sufficient evidence that Neil Heywood died from cyanide poisoning, which she describes as leaving the body obviously discolored.
November 15, 2013 |
WITH PLENTY of preening self-portraits and pointless chatter with friends, 17-year-old Nasheen K. Anderson's Twitter feed at first looks like that of any typical teenager. But it doesn't take long before you find some jaw-dropping stuff. In one photo Anderson posted, a cat rests its head on a man's erect penis. Another shows a woman squirting milk from her naked breast into a coffee mug. Others show extreme close-ups of women's naked genitalia, Anderson flashing gang signs or showing a handgun jammed beneath a mattress, and a "family photo shoot" of a smiling woman pointing a handgun at four beaming school-age children.
May 23, 2012 |
A 22-year-old Bensalem Township man who found an extra $69,300 mistakenly deposited into his bank account surrendered today on charges he spent most of the money. Police said Joseph Bucci, of the 3300 block West End Avenue in Trevose, used the money to buy food, clothing, furniture, a vehicle, airline tickets and a pet dog. Bucci was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, both third-degree felonies. Police said Wells Fargo accidentally deposited the money in his account but by the time the bank discovered the error, he only had $2,000 remaining.
March 21, 2013 |
FOR AT LEAST two recent weeks, the Twitter account of District Attorney Seth Williams was following two accounts that regularly dished out nude and seminude photos of women. The accounts, @RateMyLatin and @RateMyEbony, were suspended between March 9 and March 11 by Twitter and disappeared from the D.A.'s account. They resumed posting on March 12 but were not restored to Williams' feed. Images captured by the Daily News in late February showed the lewd accounts listed in plain sight among the 573 Twitter users that Williams' account, @DASethWilliams, followed at the time.
January 6, 2012 |
THE OWNER of a now-defunct Feasterville law firm, Debbie Carlitz, told a federal judge yesterday that admitted fraudster Bonnie Sweeten stole her payroll checks and deposited them into her own personal account. Sweeten, 41, who was the office manager at the law firm, had been expected to be sentenced yesterday, but attorneys for the government and Sweeten spent all day arguing over how much money that Sweeten, who worked at the law firm from 2005 to 2009, stole. The feds say more than $1.1 million; the defense says $948,077.
July 16, 2011
No community in the Philadelphia region has been harder hit by the foreclosure crisis than Willingboro. Read an account of who has been affected and how foreclosures have hurt other local towns in Sunday's Inquirer.
February 19, 2013
SOMEBODY hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo. The tweets stopped after a little more than an hour, and Burger King said it had reached out to Twitter to suspend the account. A Twitter spokesman did not immediately respond to a phone message left on Monday. Burger King usually tweets several times a week; typical tweets promote sales on chicken sandwiches, or ask how many bites it takes to eat a chicken nugget.
October 3, 2012
A WEST Philadelphia man was charged Monday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in connection with a scheme to defraud the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office. Authorities said Paul Roane, 40, agreed to receive a bogus $21,673 check in September 2009, made payable to him on the bank account of the Sheriff's Office. Roane, the fourth defendant charged in the case, allegedly deposited the check into his bank account, withdrew the proceeds and shared the money with his co-conspirators, including Richard Bell.
August 24, 2012
A VIEWING for Officer Moses Walker Jr. will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, on Lehigh Avenue near 20th Street in North Philadelphia, where the officer was a member. A second viewing will be held at 7 a.m. Monday, followed by services at 10 a.m. Walker will be buried at Fernwood Cemetery, 6501 Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 announced Wednesday that an account has been set up with the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union to benefit Walker's family.
July 21, 2011 |
Joseph James Sr., a high-ranking city employee was fired yesterday for setting up a secret rewards account for city purchasing and using the points to buy $48,000 in luxury goods. City Inspector General Amy Kurland said James, former deputy information officer for communications and operations in the Department of Technology, and former city worker Francis Punzo, set up a Verizon Business Link Rewards account to do city purchasing without authorization, Kurland said. They then used the account to buy $48,000 in iPods, Tumi luggage and televisions.