Mississippi Certified Public Accountant Indicted For Tax Fraud

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 27, which was unsealed today, charging Hattiesburg, Mississippi certified public accountant Carl Nicholson with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, four counts of filing false tax returns, and six counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst for the Southern District of Mississippi, and Mississippi State Auditor Shad White.

According to the indictment, Nicholson was a CPA doing business in Forest County, Mississippi.  From 2012 to 2015, Nicholson is alleged to

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“Truth Was Irrelevant” WSJ Asks: Was Brennan’s Action The Real “Treason”?

The Wall Street Journal continues to counter  the  liberal mainstream media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome, dropping uncomfortable truth-bombs and refusing to back off its intense pressure to get to the truth and hold those responsible, accountable (in a forum that is hard for the establishment to shrug off as ‘Alt-Right’ or ‘Nazi’ or be ‘punished’ by search- and social-media-giants).

And once again Kimberley Strassel – who by now has become the focus of social media attacks for her truth-seeking reporting – does it again this morning, as she points out – after his ‘treasonous’ outbursts, that Obama’s CIA Director

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Trump Waives Attorney-Client Privilege On Secret Recording Of Hush Payment

President Trump’s attorneys have waived attorney-client privilege over a secretly recorded conversation in which Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen discuss a payment over a claim that ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal’s had a year-long affair with the President starting in 2006, reports the Washington Examiner.

A secretly recorded conversation between President Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was reportedly deemed privileged material by the special master reviewing a trove of documents and electronic files seized from Cohen by the FBI in April. ...read more

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Bloomberg Launches Twitter Feed For Trading Algos

Bloomberg has again confirmed what was well known: algorithms scour Twitter daily, looking for material and content to trade. Now, in an attempt to further streamline and encourage this, Bloomberg is creating a Twitter stream specifically for finance and specifically for algorithms.

Bloomberg has figured out what most people in the trading community have known for years: that Twitter is an invaluable asset for traders and those in the financial industry. Not only are company disclosures made through the social media site, but “FinTwit”, as it as it is commonly known, is full of industry participants – ranging from

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NATO: Doomed To Destruction By Its Own Growth

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby in the United States created a superhero with a novel twist. He was called Giant-Man, and the bigger he got, the weaker he became. Today that character is a prophetic parable about the future of the post- Cold War “super-NATO” that has expanded to include 29 nations compromising more than 880 million people.

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Big Brother Surveillance Begins: Cuomo Unveils Facial Scanning At New York Toll Plazas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed on Friday that facial recognition cameras installed at bridge and tunnel toll plazas across New York City are scanning every driver’s face and feeding them into a massive database designed to catch suspected criminals.

“When it reads that license plate, it reads it for scofflaws . . . [but] the toll is almost the least significant contribution that this electronic equipment can actually perform,” Cuomo said at a press conference outside the Queens Midtown Tunnel. ...read more

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Airbnb Goes Full Peter Thiel: Finances Host’s Lawsuit Against NYC

Airbnb Inc. has taken a page straight from the Peter Thiel playbook of litigation funding. Thiel, an American billionaire, secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s privacy case against now-defunct Gawker Media. Investors placing bets on lawsuits have long operated under a veil of secrecy.

As litigation funding becomes more well known in the United States, it seems as the online home-rental company is now providing financial assistance for a lawsuit brought by one of its hosts against New York City, as the startup gears up for a vicious fight with officials. ...read more

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Turkey’s Erdogan Will Run Country Singlehandedly, “Dissenters Will Be Fired”: Top Advisor

In the aftermath of the recent presidential election which granted Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan executive powers, it appears the president wasted no time to make himself into a dictator.

Speaking to Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, Mehmet Uçum, one of Erdogan’s chief advisers, Erdogan “will decide on how to run the country singlehandedly under the country’s new system of government, and any personnel who do not fit in will be immediately replaced.” He added that the new system would make it possible for issues that had been held up under the old parliamentary system to be resolved in the

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Ignore Tariffs, According To Goldman This Is The Biggest Risk From A Global Trade War

One month ago, when previewing the potential fallout from an “all out” global trade war, which for simplicity’s sake many have equated with an across-the-board 10% tariff on all US imports and exports, we presented an analysis from Barclays, according to which the hit to 2018 EPS for S&P 500 companies would be ~11% and, thus, “completely offset the positive fiscal stimulus from tax reform.”

Furthermore, the impact on exporters which would be directly affected, would be 5%, while that on US companies that import finished goods or inputs would be higher, at roughly 6%. This, to Barclays, highlights the

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