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Former DEA Agent Pleads Guilty to Laundering Colombian Drug Money

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A former DEA agent Jose Irizarry and his wife, Nathalia Gomez Irizarry, pled guilty to laundering Colombian drug money. 

The two admitted to diverting over $9 million drug proceeds from undercover DEA investigations for seven years. The money was diverted into bank accounts controlled by the two and their conspirators for their personal benefits.

“In a shocking breach of the public’s trust, former DEA Special Agent Jose Irizarry, together with his wife, Nathalia Gomez-Irizarry, abused his position by illegally diverting millions of dollars in drug proceeds from undercover operations to personally benefit themselves,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Brian C. Rabbitt.  

“Sworn law enforcement agents are entrusted with great responsibility, and the department will hold accountable those who exploit their positions to profit from public corruption.”

The former agent was entrusted with the government’s shell accounts, front companies, and couriers to combat drug trafficking and money laundering.

However, he conspired to launder money for the Colombian cartel he had been tasked to fight, betraying his badge and giving false reports to mislead his superiors.

The DEA’s acting administrator, Timothy J. Shea, said Irizarry’s actions “do not reflect the high standards of conduct we demand of our employees and our agents.”

“Corruption and betrayal of the American people — the very people we stand to protect — have no place at DEA, and neither does Mr. Irizarry.” 

He is said to have used the money to fund his lavish life, which included buying luxurious homes, high-end cars, a $30,000 Tiffany diamond ring, and other things for his conspirators and cash gifts to his family.

The two pleaded guilty to 19 charges, including sharing confidential law enforcement information with his money laundering conspirators.

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After the hearing, Irizarry told The Associated Press, “I’m atoning for my sins,”..“I want to move forward.” 

In 2010, he filed for personal bankruptcy. According to his plea, he started diverting money from undercover money laundering investigations to bank accounts opened with stolen identities for himself and his conspirators soon after filing for bankruptcy.

The sentencing date was not set, but the disgraced former drug enforcement agent faces potentially several decades behind bars for his heinous crimes.

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Jared Leto Returns As The Jokers In Zack Snyder’s New ‘Justice League’

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Jared Leto returns as the joker in Zack Snyder’s new version of ‘Justice League,’ reprising his 2016 role in ‘Suicide Squad.’

The four hours long upcoming Snyder Cut will premiere on HBO Max in 2021. Leto will be joining the rest of the actors from the “Justice League” for additional photography on the project this week.

In this new film, the presence of Leto further connects the new “Justice League” movie with the previous DC Comics film “Suicide Squad.” The 2016 film featured Ben Affleck as Batman, who tries to take down Leto’s Joker and Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie.

Leto has always been interested in returning to the Joker role. Speaking to Variety In 2019, Jared said, “I would definitely play the Joker again,.” “It all depends on the script and the circumstances, as it always does.” he added. 

However, Leto did not appear in Robbie’s next outing as Harley Quinn, “Birds of Prey,” and is not expected to make an appearance in the 2021 James Gunn’s follow-up “The Suicide Squad,” where Robbie and Davis will reprise their roles.

During the 2016 ‘Suicide Squad’ opening,’ Leto reportedly went too deep into the joker character that he sent disturbing gifts to his castmates, including a dead pig to Viola Davis and a live rat to Robbie.

Reports confirm that the original “Justice League” producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will not be credited on the new Zack Snyder film. 

The reason why the two producers are not being credited is that the project was announced in May and had nothing to do with ‘Justice League’ actor Ray Fisher’s allegations that Johns and Berg enabled allegedly abusive behavior by Whedon on the set of the reshoots. Fisher is also expected to be a part of the photography for Snyder’s new version of the “Justice League.”

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AMBER ROSE POSTS NUDE PHOTO TO PROMOTE HER ONLYFANS ACCOUNT

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Amber Rose is one of the newest celebrities to be joining OnlyFans. Unlike some of her celebrity counterparts, the American model and social media personality is going to be sharing content that the platform was initially designed for; X-rated content. For a monthly subscription of $19.99, you can experience what the socialite will be sharing on her page.

Amber’ Levonchuck’ Rose joined the platform on September 29 and has been promoting her page with suggestive videos. The latest being a nude photo that she shared on her Twitter account. The 36-year-old teased the content she will post on OnlyFans as she stripped down, and her privates were covered only by emojis. 

In the photo, she laid on a bed, turned onto her side with one knee crossing over another, and heart eyes emoji providing her coverage.

That was not the only incentive she posted. She also included a video jiggling her ass to a Swae Lee song and wrote ‘Here’s a lil freebie hit the link to see EVERYTHING.’ 

The social media personality and mother of two does not shy away from showing some skin. Before rising to fame, the Philadelphia-born store started stripping at just 15-years-old under the name Paris. 

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A$ap Rocky And Tyler The Creator Are The New Faces Of Gucci

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A$AP Rocky and  Tyler, the Creator, have just been announced as the new faces of Gucci. The two rappers will star alongside Iggy Pop in the new Gucci campaign, photographed and directed by Harmony Korine.

The two rappers pull up to  Iggy Pop’s mansion in Los Angeles in a vintage bronze Rolls-Royce wearing Gucci’s retro menswear. The video continues to show , Iggy, “The Godfather of Punk,” greet his guests and show off some dance moves to Cerrone’s ’70s tune “Supernature.

A$AP is wearing a monogrammed Gucci blazer and a pair of oversized sunglasses while Tyler is rocking a green three-piece suit. After dancing around the pool, the trio dines on heaping bowls of spaghetti as they are joined by some feathery friends, including a blue macaw and Iggy’s parrot Biggy Pop.

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Kanye West Makes a Surprise Visit to the Caribbean Island

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After announcing his run for the U.S. presidency on July 4th, 2020, Kanye West is officially on the ballot for the November election in 11 states.

The rap star and third-party U.S. presidential candidate visited Haiti last week on Friday. On his Twitter, Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced that he was with the rapper who had come to visit Labadee and I’lle de la Tortue (tourist Island destinations off the Haitian North-western coast).

His added photos were showing both of them wearing face masks. Local media says the 43-year-old rapper landed Friday morning at the Cape Haitian international airport where he met the president. He was wearing a lilac hoodie, his signature sneakers, and dark pants.

Receiving a bouquet, he was warmly welcomed by official greeters, airport workers, fans, and press members. He also bumped into tennis star Naomi Osaka.

 President Jovenel accompanied him on his visit to the two picturesque Islands. After a few hours and an outfit change, the rapper was persuaded by locals to join a dance circle, which he happily agreed to. He also took the microphone at one point and dropped some bars.

He shared a lot of pictures on his twitter, depicting Haiti’s history and captioned, ”Haiti is where our people started the first revolution that freed us from slavery.“ He added another caption, saying, “We are here to complete the revolution. We are building the future.”

On Saturday, his Haitian trip was cut short by his wife Kim K, who was waiting for him in Los Angeles so that they could attend the wedding of their close friends.

Report has it that this is his second visit to the Caribbean island in just a week. He had been to Jamaica, where he broke COVID 19 protocols after photos of him without a face mask surfaced. He was with reggae musician Buju Banton. The two are said to be working on a music collaboration.

Was KimYe’s visit to Haiti linked to his candidacy? It remains unclear as he has not commented on the issue, and President Moise didn’t speak further about his visit on his twitter page.

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China Threatens To Kill Tiktok-Oracle Deal Over Trump’s ‘dirty’ Tactics

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China’s state-run media is denouncing the TikTok deal. Terming it as “an American trap” and a “dirty and underhanded trick.” An agreement that a few days ago seemed like a win for China. The quick shift in China’s sentiments indicates just how complicated it is to agree on finding the proper valuation for the app. It potentially has huge repercussions ahead, depending on how the world’s biggest economies handle security threats that come with new technologies that could propel growth over the next coming years. 

The political stakes for China are like the marathon trade talks, which ended with a phase-one deal in January. President Xi Jinping does not want to appear to have been influenced by the Trump administration into signing any agreements.

According to Kendra Schaefer, head of digital research at the Trivium Consultancy in Beijing, “Beijing basically doesn’t want to set a precedent where the U.S. can be allowed to unilaterally flex in this way,” said Schaefer, “Having some role to play in the decision balances things out a bit.”

Oracle Corporation and Walmart Inc. agreed to take 20% a new Us based operation named TikTok Global. This entity would set a boundary over the apps international operations and data whose worth is estimated to be up to $60 billion. This operation, described by Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Party-run Global Times in China, as “still unfair but it avoids the worst result.

The deal, however, seemed to please President Trump, who called off the ban on TikTok. 

Signs of trouble emerged Monday, when ByteDance contended that it would remain in control of TikTok Global, contradicting President Trump’s earlier claims of Americans controlling the new entity. 

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