FORMER crime boss Terry Adams has been caged for a year after claiming he was too skint to pay a £50,000 court bill. The 64-year-old said he was living in a council house on the dole after already forking out £720,000 to avoid further time in jail. Adams - the ex-chief of London's most notorious modern crime family - still owes £46,258.51 of his ill-gotten gains after being caged for seven years in 2007 for money laundering. But the ex-crime lord told Westminster Magistrates Court today he was "living on handouts", adding: "I had nothing then and I have nothing now". He has now been jailed for 12 months after a judge rejected his claim he could only pay back "£10 to £15 a week". Adams was forced to sell his £1.6million mansion in Mill Hill, north London, to pay part of the original fine and avoid being banged up.CRIME DOESN'T PAY He described his latest address as a "small one bedroom council flat" in Bloomsbury where he lives with his wife Ruth, 58. … [Read more...] about Crime lord Terry Adams jailed for claiming he is too POOR to pay £50k court bill
President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the publication of the stolen material into a White House victory. The self-proclaimed dirty trickster, arrested by the FBI in a raid before dawn Friday at his Florida home, blasted the prosecution as politically motivated. In a circus-like atmosphere outside the courthouse, as supporters cheered him on and spectators shouted "Lock Him Up," Stone proclaimed his innocence and predicted his vindication. "As I have said previously, there is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the president, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself," Stone said. The seven-count indictment, the first criminal case in months in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, provides the most detail to date about how … [Read more...] about Trump Confidant Roger Stone Is Arrested, Charged With Lying About Hacked Emails
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Eric Tucker and Chad Day Associated Press January 25, 2019 WASHINGTON — Shouting ‘‘FBI, open the door,’’ authorities arrested Roger Stone, a confidant of President Trump, before dawn Friday in a criminal case that revealed that senior members of the Trump campaign sought to benefit from the release of hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed ‘‘dirty trickster’’ with a long history with Trump, is the first criminal case in months from special counsel Robert Mueller. Stone appeared at court in shackles later in the morning, did not enter a plea and was released on a $250,000 bond.Outside court, he raised his arms, formed ‘‘V'’ signs with his fingers and blasted the special counsel’s Russia probe as ‘‘politically … [Read more...] about Roger Stone becomes the sixth Trump adviser charged by special counsel
Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post Published 12:00 pm PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Republican political operatives Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater pose for a portrait on March 21, 1985. Republican political operatives Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater pose for a portrait on March 21, 1985. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Harry Naltchayan Photo: Washington Post Photo By Harry Naltchayan Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Republican political operatives Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater pose for a portrait on March 21, 1985. Republican political operatives Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater pose for a portrait on March 21, 1985. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Harry … [Read more...] about How Manafort and Stone rose to D.C. power
President Donald Trump is confident he can defy recent political history and turn Minnesota red in 2020. He said so in June, telling a Duluth rally that snagging the state he came within 44,765 votes of winning would be "really, really easy" next time. Trump's campaign team considers Minnesota — which hasn't voted for a Republican presidential nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 — a 2020 battleground. Strategists in both parties say they might be right, and some early forecasts put the state in the tossup column. "There's a misperception of Minnesota as relatively safe territory" for Democrats, said Carrie Lucking, manager of Tim Walz's winning campaign for governor, one of a handful of big wins by Democrats in the recent midterm elections. "That is problematic from a resource perspective" because the state party will need help fending off a Trump offensive. Gregg Peppin, who helped Republican Jim Hagedorn win Walz's U.S. House seat in southern Minnesota, thinks the state … [Read more...] about Will Minnesota be tossup state in 2020 elections?