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Marist Brothers say member abused 14 minors at Chile schools

Marist Brothers say member abused 14 minors at Chile schools

The Marist Brothers in Chile say a brother who worked at two of the order’s schools abused at least 14 minors from the 1970s until 2000, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. A statement by the Marists to parents and teachers said the order has begun legal action against Abel Perez, and its leaders have met with victims and will donate money to a non-government group that protects children. Perez acknowledged the abuse to his superiors in 2010 and was later transfe…
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Exclusive: Surveillance Tape Captures Possible Serial Burglars In South Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Miami Police say new surveillance tape shows some young suspects who may be serial burglars and were arrested after an alert homeowner called 911. The tape obtained exclusively by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows an alarming image: two males wearing backpacks and darting through a home that they have broken into just before 4:30 p.m. on Monday. “From this residence they took $40,000 worth of jewelry,” said South Miami Polic…
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White supremacist found guilty after willing to kill for undercover FBI agents

A Broward County white supremacist has been convicted of multiple felonies in federal court in Fort Lauderdale after rolling to Georgia to commit murder. But Adrian Apodaca’s murder target didn’t really exist. Also, he found himself under investigation mainly because of a white supremacist informing for the FBI, according to the Sun Sentinel. In fact, so little around Apodaca — nicknamed “Skitz” — was as it seemed to the two-time convicted felon that defense counsel Neison Marks asked the jury to consider his client an entrapment victim. While the FBI conned Apodaca, Marks said, he was working his own put-on by lying about previous criminal activities. The jury didn’t buy it. They found Apodaca guilty on Tuesday of two counts of attempting to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; one count of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire; Hobbs Act robbery; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime or drug trafficking crime; and possession of ammunition by a convicted person. He will be sentenced Dec. 8 Apodaca lived behind the Dirty White Boys motorcycle club in Davie, the Sun Sentinel reported, in 2015 when he met Steven Watt — club member, white supremacist and, since 2009, FBI informant. Watt dropped dime to the FBI on illegal activities and unprovoked violence, which he felt hurt the white supremacist cause. After Apodaca allegedly told Watt that he had committed murders in New Mexico and Arizona, Watt told the FBI and the FBI got interested in Apodaca. According to the criminal complaint, “The case was opened to mitigate any potential threats posed by Apodaca and to determine whether he was engaging in criminal activities.” Not only did he claim to be the founder of the Vinlander Social Club, characterized as a “violent white supremacist organization” by the FBI, but his rap sheet included criminal confinement, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting law enforcement from arrests in 1999 and 2012. He was arrested in Indiana and Arizona, respectively, on those charges. After doing time for the firearm possession conviction, Apodaca moved to Broward County. The FBI sent in undercover agents posing as members of an affluent and violent white supremacist crime organization. Apodaca bragged to one agent in a recorded conversation that he had “killed a lot of people” while with the Vinlander Social Club in Arizona. Also, he spoke of imitating cops while ripping off a drug house for a million-dollar haul. The faux white supremacist group used Apodaca for some minor faux jobs before he agreed to kill “Tony” over a debt owed to the group. The criminal complaint described a very enthusiastic, thorough thinking Apodaca: “Yeah, I just need to get a silencer, a weapon, a drop off point, a picture.” Apodaca also requested surveillance and intelligence regarding Tony, stating, “If we can get eyes on him and, like, find out what his habits are … I wanna find out when he takes a piss. I wanna fînd out when he (expletives) leaves his house …what his random habits are.” Apodaca also asked UCE-6259 what type of security Tony has around him and what time he comes home at night.” Then, Apodaca provided a list of his hitman needs, headlined by “a good high capacity round handgun w/suppressor, at least 5-10+ rnd magazines, Xtreme Penetrator from Lehigh Defense (ammo type).” He also wanted a gas mask, body armor and Bear Off pepper spray. An undercover agent paid Apodaca $2,500 and told him another $2,500 would be paid upon job completion. Apodaca drove to Valdosta, Georgia, with the undercover agent, where they met a second undercover agent. And where Apodaca got arrested.
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UF expects legal action after rebuffing white nationalists

University of Florida officials say a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer is threatening legal action after the school refused to rent it space on campus for a September event. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said in a statement Wednesday that representatives of the National Policy Institute informed school officials that the group has retained legal counsel and plans to pursue efforts to hold the event as originally requested. No formal complaint has been filed, but Fuchs says they’re…
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Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. In exchange for bribery payments, the postal workers provided special addresses on their routes where the drugs could be shipped and then intercepted the packages and delivered them to a person they believed was a drug trafficker using the postal system to ship multiple kilograms of cocaine at a time into the area, U.S. Attorney John Horn said. But it wa…
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