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Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their role in international sweepstakes that were allegedly scams.

Maurice Levy and Derrick Levy, 51 and 54, respectively, committed a series of sweepstake scams across the United States, preying on elderly and easily confused victims, federal prosecutors alleged.

The two men, both Jamaican nationals, used a call center in Costa Rica and masked their location through fake US calling codes, according to the Department of Justice. 

“Maurice Levy and Derrick Levy further admitted that they would call individuals in the United States, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, and falsely claim that the individuals had won a sweepstakes prize but were required to pay fees prior to the delivery of the prize. In truth, no such prize existed,” the DOJ said in a statement.

“Once a victim made an initial payment for the purported fees, Maurice Levy, Derrick Levy, and their co-conspirators would continue to call the victim, falsely representing that a mistake had been made and that the victim had actually won a prize of a greater amount, or an issue had occurred, and the victim needed to pay additional fees to claim the prize,” the DOJ continued. “Many victims sent tens of thousands of dollars to Maurice Levy, Derrick Levy, and their co-conspirators in response to these calls.”

The courtyard of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building on April 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S.
The courtyard of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building on April 01, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Levy and Levy were accused of taking in almost $10 million over the course of eight years.

“During the scheme, Derrick Levy and Maurice Levy fraudulently obtained more than $9,400,000 from victims, which was used to continue operating the call centers and for the co-conspirators’ personal benefit,” the DOJ concluded.

The DOJ has been handling numerous COVID-19 relief fund scams perpetrated over the course of the pandemic.

The department has prioritized cracking down on COVID-19 fraud since March when it appointed prosecutor Kevin Chamers as director for COVID-19 fraud enforcement. The group’s latest bust includes 21 individuals who ran schemes defrauding Americans out of $149 million and counting, the DOJ says.

The fraudster’s charges relate to “false billings to federal programs and theft from federally-funded pandemic assistance programs.”



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Can you keep up? It’s hard to believe the Kardashian family hasn’t always been famous! Don’t believe us? Try going on social media without seeing Kim Kardashian’s ongoing SKIMS content on Instagram or a funny Khloé Kardashian remark on Twitter. Still, even now that they’ve been around for seemingly as long as we can remember, there are still plenty of people asking why are the Kardashians even famous — and how did they get to be so popular?

While it may be hard to believe, the family has only really been around for more or less a decade. Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered in 2006 after Kris Jenner saw an opportunity for a reality show. Kim — a.k.a. OG BFF to Paris Hilton — was receiving attention from her sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J.

“I started to look at our careers like pieces on a chessboard. Every day, I woke up and walked into my office and asked myself, ‘What move do you need to make today?’” Kris revealed in her 2011 memoir. “It was very calculated. My business decisions and strategies were very intentional, definite and planned to the nth degree.”

Former American Idol judge and KUWTK executive producer Ryan Seacrest was interested in learning more about the family. Before the series was picked up by E!, Ryan remembered filming a barbecue in their home. “They were all together — as crazy and as fun as loving as they are — and they were throwing each other in the pool,” he explained. “I came back and saw the tape. And I thought, ‘Oh my God, we’ve got to show this to E!’ … We had no idea it would become the monster pop culture business that it is.”

Kylie Jenner explained to Teen Vogue in 2016 how being a teenager in the spotlight was difficult. “It’s probably the hardest thing,” she revealed. “You don’t know who you are. I didn’t know who I was a year ago, and I still don’t know exactly who I am now. You’re trying to grow up and make mistakes and everybody’s watching. It’s become a job more than who I am. I don’t even want to be that person anymore.”

Nearly 16 years after they landed on our television screens, the Kardashian-Jenner family has become a massive empire collectively and individually. After saying goodbye to KUWTK, the clan debuted their new Hulu series, The Kardashians, in 2022, which will continue for a second season.  

Keep reading to see how the family rose to fame!



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The closing arguments in the murder trial of Nipsey Hussle began in Los Angeles on Thursday as prosecutors claimed his killer came strapped with two loaded weapons and a plan to shoot the rapper dead.

The rapper was murdered when nemesis Eric Holder allegedly unloaded at least 13 shots from a semi-automatic weapon and a handgun in front of the Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles in 2019, according to prosecutors.

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said Holder deliberately killed Hussle and injured two other men — and insisted the slaying had nothing to do with a “snitching allegation.”

“He walked up to the group and said to Nipsey Hussle, ‘You’re through,’” McKinney said to jurors. “He didn’t say, ‘I’m not a snitch … Why are you talking about me?’

“I submit to you that the motive for killing Nipsey Hussle had little or nothing to do with the conversation they had. [Holder] already had a preexisting jealousy toward Nipsey Hussle.”

Holder’s murder trial began earlier this month, more than three years after he gunned down Hussle — whose real name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom — on March 31, 2019.

Defendant Eric Holder, 33, is facing murder and attempted murder charges.
Defendant Eric Holder, 33, is facing murder and attempted murder charges.
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Eric Holder, center, is seated next to his attorney Aaron Jensen, left, during closing arguments at his trial on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Los Angeles.
Eric Holder is seated next to his attorney Aaron Jensen during closing arguments at his trial on Jun. 30, 2022.
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Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Aaron Jansen said Holder shot Hussle in the heat of passion because the “Racks in the Middle” rapper accused his client of being a snitch.

Holder, 32, is facing multiple charges, including murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

McKinney said on Thursday that the attack on Hussle “was personal” and video footage showed Holder kicking Hussle while the rapper was on the ground bleeding and fighting for his life.

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Nipsey Hussle allegedly called Holder a snitch.
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Hussle and his accused killer grew up in the same neighborhood and belonged to the same street gang — the Rollin 60s Crips. The similarities between the two men ended there as Hussle gained stardom for his music, while Holder struggled with his own rap career, McKinney told jurors.

“When people get successful, they make money, they leave their neighborhood … this man was different,” McKinney said to jurors as he put up a smiling picture of Hussle on a large television screen. “He wanted to change the neighborhood. He invested in the neighborhood — and the neighborhood loved him.”

Jansen admitted to jurors that his client shot Hussle but denied that it was premeditated. He said Hussle’s accusation that Holder was a snitch inflamed his client. 

Eric Ronald Holder Jr. who is accused of killing Rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussle was murdered when nemesis Eric Holder allegedly unloaded at least 13 shots from a semi-automatic weapon and a handgun.
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The tragic incident happened in front of the Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles.

Jansen said Holder should have been charged with voluntary manslaughter instead of murder. The lawyer insisted his client did not intend to shoot the other two men — Kerry Lathan and Shermi Cervinta Villanueva — because he did not know them.

McKinney, however, said on Thursday that Holder planned the killing.

“The evidence showed he went over there, willing to kill everyone in that space,” McKinney said. “Nipsey was clearly the target but (Holder) was willing to kill everyone or chase them away.”

Lathan, 56, suffered major injuries from a shot to the back and is now wheelchair-bound in a convalescent home. Villanueva, Lathan’s nephew, was only grazed by a bullet. Both men testified during the trial.

The trial was continued on Tuesday after Holder was reportedly attacked by inmates after he was transported back to jail after he left court on Monday.

McKinney will continue his closing argument on Thursday and will be followed by the defense.



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Speaking out. Chrisley Knows Best stars Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie Chrisley, are opening up about their guilty verdict in their latest “Chrisley Confessions” podcast and how certain comments have reached the ears of their son Grayson.

Explaining that Grayson, 16, is “sensitive,” Todd, 53, said that despite the “overflowing of love and support,” there “has been some of those comments, and it does hurt [Grayson’s] feelings.”

“We’ve dealt with so much negative press here lately, and we’ve had negative press before, but not like we’ve had here since the verdict,” he added.

“This is a telling time for us as a family, of people who have reached out, and of people who haven’t reached out,” Julie, 49, added of the aftermath of the verdict, with Todd saying that one or two people haven’t reached out in support, and it is bothering them, but that they haven’t been involved in their lives.

The pair initially broke their silence after they were found guilty of fraud charges, with the couple’s lawyer said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 7, “Disappointed in the verdict. An appeal is planned.”

As In Touch previously reported, the jury reached a verdict in the Chrisleys’ federal fraud case. Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud and wire fraud. They are facing up to 30 years in prison.

They were indicted in 2019 on 12 counts of tax evasion, bank and wire fraud and conspiracy. Todd denied the allegations in a lengthy statement via Instagram that August.

“It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time. I won’t go into details, but it involved all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents forging our signatures, and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything. We even discovered that he illegally bugged our home,” he wrote at the time. “To get revenge, he took a bunch of his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud. That got their attention all right, but once we had a chance to explain who he was and what he’d done to us, they realized it was all a bunch of nonsense and they sent him on his way.”

The businessman went on to claim that the former employee “persuaded a different set of investigators at the U.S. Attorney’s office not only to reopen the case but also to grant him immunity from prosecution for his own crimes and bring charges against us.”

“I’m telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of,” he concluded his statement. “Not only do we know we’ve done nothing wrong, but we’ve got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it.”

When the case went to trial in May, the couple’s attorney, Bruce Morris, doubled down on the claims that former employee, Mark Braddock, had committed without the Chrisleys’ knowledge. In exchange for his cooperation in the trial, the government granted Braddock immunity in the case.

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During the trial, Braddock also made claims about an alleged affair with Todd. In his closing statements on June 2, Morris slammed Braddock’s claims as “fantasy.” He added, “I suggest to you that Mark Braddock is the very picture of reasonable doubt.”



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A group of 66 journalists sent a rare protest letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Thursday asking that President Biden’s staff abandon a mysterious pre-screening process for reporters and reopen large events to all journalists.

The letter from many current White House reporters — including prominent TV correspondents, famed veteran reporters and leaders of the White House Correspondents’ Association — follows a full year of the secretive selection process for venues such as the East Room that in past administrations were “open press.”

Biden aides have refused to tell the White House Correspondents’ Association the selection criteria and individual reporters have received an array of conflicting explanations, resulting in a widespread belief that the practice is meant to shape the variety of questions presented to the president.

“The current method of allowing a limited number of reporters into these events is not only restrictive and antithetical to the concept of a free press, but it has been done without any transparent process into how reporters are selected to cover these events,” the letter says.

“The continued inability of the White House to be candid and transparent about the selection process for reporters attending his remarks undermines President Biden’s credibility when he says he is a defender of the First Amendment,” it continues.

“The incongruity of these restrictions underscores the belief by many reporters that the administration seeks to limit access to the president by anyone outside of the pool, or anyone who might ask a question the administration doesn’t want asked.”

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The White House press office ended COVID-19 capacity restrictions for the briefing room in early June 2021, but has continued with “spacing constraints.”
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“Let us be candid,” the letter goes on. “Our job is not to be liked, nor is it to be concerned about whether or not you like what we ask. Reporters’ ability to question the most powerful man in our government shouldn’t be discretionary.”

“The administration’s continued efforts to limit access to the president cannot be defended. Any notion that space is ‘limited’ is not supported by the fact that every other president before Biden (including Trump) allowed full access to the very same spaces without making us fill out a request form prior to admittance.”

The letter concludes, “Thank you for your attention to these ahistorical problems. We ask you to see to it that the protocols are changed back to the access norms to which we are accustomed.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claims “I actually don’t know” how the selection process works, but denied it amounted to “blacklisting.”
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CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, CBS’s Ed O’Keefe and Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich and Kevin Corke signed the letter, as did legendary former ABC anchor and White House reporter Sam Donaldson, TheGrio’s April Ryan, Newsmax’s James Rosen, Gray Television’s Jon Decker and Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett.

The letter was drafted by veteran journalist Brian Karem, who writes for Salon. The second signature was from CBS Radio’s Steven Portnoy, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, who privately lobbied against the practice for months. A reporter for The Post signed third and helped circulate the document.

Two other correspondents’ association board members — Todd GIllman of The Dally Morning News and Francesca Chambers of USA Today — signed, as did past presidents of the association Tom DeFrank and George Condon, both of National Journal, and all five candidates in this year’s association election.

In all, reporters assigned to more than half of the seats in the White House briefing room signed the letter.

The White House press office ended COVID-19 capacity restrictions for the briefing room in early June 2021, but has continued to claim “spacing constraints” to justify prescreening of reporters allowed into Biden’s own much larger indoor events, where he often takes questions.

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins is one of the many journalist who signed the letter.
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Jean-Pierre said at a June briefing “I actually don’t know” how the selection process works, but denied it amounted to “blacklisting.” Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki in October declined to share the criteria, saying at a briefing, “I don’t have any more information on that.”

Over the past year, reporters were given a wide range of conflicting explanations of how the selection for events works, leading reporters to conclude that it was done in a way intended to shape the variety of questions posed to Biden, who often takes questions at such events, and to screen out others.

Jean-Pierre did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.



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Father-son bonding. Little People, Big World alum Jacob Roloff was hired to help dad Matt Roloff build his new home on their family’s Oregon farm. 

“Got offered a side gig digging Geotech test holes today,” Jacob, 25, shared via his Instagram Stories on Thursday, June 30, over a photo of a Takeuchi excavator. “Just learned how to operate this a couple months ago,” he added. 

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The news of the youngest Roloff’s new job comes just two days after Matt, 60, announced they were preparing to break ground on his and girlfriend Caryn Chandler’s new house. 

“Flipping the cutting edge on Track hoe bucket,” he wrote in an Instagram caption. “Now that the rains are gone I can start digging out for the new house,” he added before “breaking ground” two days later. 

Matt shared a sneak peek of the digging process as they prepare to lay the foundation of their future home. The Roloff Farm owner then panned over the progress made all the way to a far away red flag, before sharing that they have decided to change the direction of the house from southwest to directly west. “We’re going to point the house that way instead of that way. So, that little teeny maneuver is causing me to do a lot of digging,” he said.

Matt and Caryn’s new addition comes amid major drama between the patriarch and his older son Zach Roloff, and after he put 16 acres of the family land up for sale, including their former family home and barn. 

“My ultimate hope was that the entire Roloff Farms property would stay in our family for generations to come,” the California native shared while announcing the sale on May 15. “Keeping that dream alive at this point was just not meant to be.”

“My twin boys decided not to consider working together toward a possible joint sale,” he added of sons Jeremy and Zach, 32. “Based on that, turning the big 60 in my cranky old body, the continuing maintenance/demands of the farm — the difficult decision was made so I could take steps toward my retirement goals,” he continued.

For Zach’s part, he considered his father’s words “misguided and false,” adding that his father is “not taking responsibility for his own actions.”

“My dad is manipulating the narrative right before the season comes out,” Zach, 32, commented on his father’s post. “This post is a new shocking low of cowardice and manipulation of his family and kids for his own gain.”

Despite his ongoing drama with Zach, the father of four seemingly has a healthy relationship with his youngest son as Jacob’s wife shared that he “works [on the farm] full time.”

“We live only about five minutes away,” she added in a June 28 Instagram Q&A with fans.



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​Former President Donald Trump ripped into Cassidy Hutchinson, the one-time White House aide who dropped several bombshell revelations at a House hearing this week — deriding her as a “social climber,” claiming she was “living in a fantasy land” and discounting her allegation that he lunged at a Secret Service agent on Jan. 6, 2021.

The 45th president laughed off the suggestion by Hutchinson that he tried to overpower his protective detail and drive the presidential SUV to the Capitol, saying during a Thursday interview with News​m​ax that “these guys lift 350 pounds, I don’t.”

“The woman is living in a fantasy land,” he said of Hutchinson, a former top aide to ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

“She’s a social climber, if you call that social,” he continued. “I think it’s just a shame that this is happening to this country, and we don’t have any Republicans up there to dispute it.”

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Cassidy Hutchinson accused Trump of trying to grab the wheel of his limousine from a Secret Service agent when they wouldn’t let him join the Jan. 6 riot.
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Trump denied allegations Hutchinson made over his alleged actions during the Capitol Riot.
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According to Hutchinson, who testified under oath before the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot Tuesday, Trump became so incensed when Secret Service agents refused to allow him to join his supporters that ​he tried to grab the steering wheel of the SUV he was being driven in and lunged toward Secret Service agent Robert “Bobby” Engel.​

“I’m the f–king president! Take me up to the Capitol now!” an irate Trump shouted, recalled Hutchinson, who said she ​had been told about the incident by Antony Ornato, then the White ​House’s deputy chief of staff for operations.

“Is there something wrong with her?” Trump mused aloud.

“She said I jumped from a car, I started strangling a Secret Service agent? I grabbed the steering wheel of a car? Said I wanted guns at my rally? I didn’t want guns. I have to speak, too​,” added the former president, who alleged the ​Secret Service called Hutchinson’s claims “totally false.”​​

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Hutchinson continues to stand by her Tuesday testimony.
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Soon after Hutchinson’s testimony, Secret Service sources disputed the claims to a number of media outlets, with CNN reporting that Ornato had denied even relating the account to her.  

“They put her on, and they don’t even confirm it with the Secret Service,” Trump said. “The Secret Service people in the car said this didn’t happen, but you don’t even need that. Who would do that? I would grab a Secret Service person by the throat?​”

​​In her testimony, Hutchinson also said that Trump was aware that some in the crowd at his “Stop the Steal” rally at the Ellipse were armed with AR-15-style assault rifles and firearms — but told Secret Service agents to remove the metal detectors to increase the size of the crowd in camera shots.

“I was in the vicinity of a conversation where I overheard the president say something to the effect of, ‘I don’t f–king care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f–king [magnetometers] away,’” Hutchinson said.

Trump insisted in the Newsmax interview that he “didn’t want other people to get hurt” but added the crowd was “one of the biggest groups I’ve ever spoken to before.”

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Allegedly Trump knew that his supporters were armed during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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The former president went on to claim the House committee was “illegally formed.”

“When you look at what they’re doing, and you look at what they’re saying, what they’re doing to the country, the good news is, a lot of people aren’t watching. A lot of people aren’t listening to it, but they’re trying to do real harm,” he said.

Hutchinson’s lawyers Jody Hunt and William Jordan said late Wednesday that their client
“stands by all of the testimony she provided yesterday, under oath, to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.”

Committee vice chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), a frequent Trump critic, also defended Hutchinson in a Wednesday night speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in Simi Valley, Calif.

“Her bravery and patriotism yesterday were awesome to behold,” Cheney said of the committee’s star witness.





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Ladies love a man who can make them laugh. Pete Davidson has been labeled as a very eligible bachelor for his many high-profile, yet short-lived, relationships. The Saturday Night Live star has been consistently in the public eye for his PDA moments and couples quarrels, but now his rumored marriage is making headlines.

Pete may be getting flirty with Kim Kardashian, but before that, he was linked to model Kaia Gerber. The brunette beauty is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, with her career set to excel much like her mother’s. The two were spotted cozying up during their trip to Miami back in November 2019. They were all over each other as they lounged on the beach and took a dip in the pool, but unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last as they called it quits in mid-January 2020.

Prior to his romantic getaway with Kaia, Pete opened up to Paper magazine about dating in the spotlight. In the article published in November 2019, he discussed how he applies the lessons he learns from each of his highly-watched relationships.

“That it’s nobody’s business,” Pete said. “I think when you first get in a relationship and you’re on television, you don’t realize that when you post a photo of you and your girlfriend, you’re pretty much announcing to the world your relationship. I didn’t know that because I know couples that are together that I followed that, you know, are my homies that work at Best Buy, and when they post each other’s picture all the time and there are no articles written about it or they’re not followed around, you forget that you have to approach it differently, which is really difficult for both [people in the relationship], because the second [the public] knows you’re together, it’s already against you.”

He added, “You’re losing. Because now they know you’re together, if you’re not [seen together], they know something went wrong. As opposed to like … people date. People date and are friends.”

Pete also told the outlet he understands he can be a little overbearing and it can make his love interests uncomfortable. “My love language, when I’m in a relationship, is I treat the person I’m with like a princess,” he said. “I try to go as above and beyond as possible because that’s what you’re supposed to do?”

“If you’re in a relationship with someone, you’re just supposed to make that person feel as special as possible,” the comedian continued. “But sometimes when you put so much on someone, it overwhelms them, and then they don’t know if they could come close to that. Or if they can keep up with it. So, it’s very off-putting to some … It’s something I had to learn in a past relationship, which sucked to learn through that person, but it makes you better.”

Scroll below for a look at Pete’s celebrity relationships over the years. 





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An overwhelmed cop desperately called for assistance at the scene of the migrant death truck horror in Texas  — saying he had “too many bodies” to deal with, according to a report Thursday.

The disturbing request came as San Antonio cops were using police radios amid the search for the driver of the tractor-trailer, the San Antonio Express-News said.

“I have too many bodies here,” the unidentified officer reportedly said.

Cops initially estimated that 20 migrants had died in the sweltering trailer on Monday, according to recordings obtained by Express-News.

But authorities later counted 48 dead at the scene, with five more later dying later, pushing the toll to 53.

During the search for driver Homero Zamorano, who was reportedly “very high on meth” at the time, one cop broadcast his description, according to recordings obtained by the Express-News.

“Heavy-set Hispanic male. He may be wearing a brown shirt,” the cop said.

Police found 48 people dead at the scene and five more would pass away later.
Police found 48 people dead at the scene and five more would later die.
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A memorial to the 53 people who died while being smuggled across the border in a truck.
A memorial to the 53 people who died while being smuggled across the border.
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Another cop reportedly said the driver might have a teardrop tattooed on his face and a bunny tattooed on his neck, and he was later reportedly described as wearing a striped shirt.

According to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, Zamorano was identified through a distinctive black shirt with stripes and a hat that matched a surveillance recording made at an immigration checkpoint he allegedly passed through earlier.

A sickening photo posted online Wednesday allegedly shows Zamorano grinning as he leaned out of the driver’s side of the 18-wheeler at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Encinal, Texas, about 120 miles south of San Antonio.

Truck driver Homero Zamorano seen at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Encinal, Texas.
Truck driver Homero Zamorano seen at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Encinal, Texas.
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An alleged accomplice, Christian Martinez, 28, told authorities that Zamorano was unaware an air-conditioning unit in the trailer had stopped working, the Express-News said, citing court papers filed against Martinez, who could also face the death penalty.

The documents include alleged text messages between Zamorano and Martinez, including one from 6:17 p.m. — shortly after the dead migrants were discovered — in which Martinez allegedly used code to ask Zamorano, “Where you at?”

“Wya, bro,” the message allegedly said.



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Dramatic reality. Despite wanting to be portrayed as a happy family on Sister WivesKody Brown’s family has had plenty of drama over the years.

One major feud in the family is between Kody’s first wife, Meri Brown, and second wife, Janelle Brown. While Kody and Meri agreed to have a polygamist marriage before tying the knot, she made it clear she wasn’t thrilled that Janelle would be the second woman joining their marriage.

Even before becoming sister wives, Meri and Janelle knew each other because Janelle had previously been married to Meri’s brother, Adam Barber. It’s believed Kody pursued a relationship with Janelle when her marriage to Adam ended, and they began their courtship soon after.

While some fans think Kody went behind Meri’s back to pursue a courtship with Janelle, the Brown patriarch further offended his first wife when he initially planned to marry Janelle on Meri’s birthday.

It seems Meri has also rubbed Janelle the wrong way, as Kody’s second wife has accused Meri of making snide comments about her several times. In the family’s book Becoming Sister Wives, Janelle revealed that housekeeping was a point of contention between Kody’s first two wives.

While the mother of six explained in the book that she enjoyed living alone because she could put off cleaning and doing the dishes, she claimed Meri and Kody ganged up on her and insisted she clean the house at night so that the duo could enjoy it in the morning.

Another feud in the Brown family is between Janelle, Kody and his third wife, Christine. Tension between Kody and his wives grew when he legally divorced Meri to marry his fourth wife, Robyn, in 2014. The pair legally wed in order to adopt her kids from a previous relationship.

The wives, especially Christine and Janelle, made it clear that they didn’t want Robyn to join the family, though Kody dismissed their feelings and married her anyway.

Additionally, Kody has feuded with a handful of his children. During a Sister Wives tell-all in February 2022, Janelle revealed that Kody has strained relationships with “[several] of [his] children.” She said that the rift was due to the “ways his [COVID-19] rules went down.”

Keep scrolling to read about the Brown family feuds.



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