1. Welcome to kiwibox

    We're happy that you are part of our community. Please take a few minutes discover how kiwibox works.

    You want to explore kiwibox on your own? No problem. You can easily restart the tour at any time by using the sidebar if you change your mind.

  2. Logo

    A click on the kiwibox Logo brings you back to the startpage. Besides a menue with a lot of useful links opens if you mouse over.

  3. Notifications

    You may find all of your news, friendship requests and messages up right in the navigation bar.

  4. Settings

    Just mouse over a post and the gearwheel will appear. Here you'll find all the settings for your news.

  5. Supermodul

    The supermodul summarizes various contents. Enjoy exploring!


sonnycmha   , 68

from West New York


Attorney: Pastor Accused Of Triple Slaying At Pawn Shop Was Not At Store On Day Of Shootings

Redskins attorney responds to Obama

5933638820114750382.jpg The Hockensmiths acquired the Danville pawn shop from Keith a few months prior to the shootings there, said Hockensmiths brother, Tony. The transaction apparently didnt go smoothly, he said, and there had been conflicts over certain terms. Also, Michael Hockensmith had been selling gold to Keith, who has a gold-buying business in Somerset, but had shifted his business elsewhere, his brother said. Michael Hockensmith and Keith became friends years ago when Keith was youth minister at Main Street Baptist Church. Michael Hockensmith worked at Keiths pawn shops before purchasing the Danville shop where he and his wife died along with Smith. Michael Hockensmith also served as a youth minister. Stanziano said his client has been battling brain cancer but that its in remission. The attorney also said that Keith didnt attend the Hockensmiths funeral, as some of the victims relatives claimed. Keith was on vacation in Florida with his family at the time, Stanziano said.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/attorney-pastor-accused-of-triple-slaying-at-pawn-shop-was-not-at-store-on-day-of-shootings/2013/10/11/21006602-32be-11e3-ad00-ec4c6b31cbed_story.html

5933638818766075360.jpg EDT October 6, 2013 In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, Zena "Chief Z" Williams signs autographs during fan appreciation day at the Washington Redskins' NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP) Atlanta Braves SHARE 1404 CONNECT 55 TWEET 120 COMMENTEMAILMORE The Washington Redskins had their attorney respond to President Obama's suggestion that the football team change its name. "We at the Redskins respect everyone," said a statement from attorney Lanny J. Davis. "But like devoted fans of the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Blackhawks (from President Obama's hometown ), we love our team and its name and, like those fans, we do not intend to disparage or disrespect a racial or ethnic group." Obama, citing objections from Native Americans and others to the nickname "Redskins," suggested a name change when asked about it during an interview with the Associated Press.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/10/06/obama-washington-redskins-football-lanny-j-davis/2931859/

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hits AirBnB with subpoena for user data

5932142647150336914.jpg But tech firms are especially worried about handing over data to the government especially in the wake of public revelation that the NSA is spying on American citizens through various tech companies. Vincent Sandoval/WireImage NSA to see you? Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky cautions that the government is over-reaching in its demand for data. Even the politicians who wrote the original law agree it was never designed to target regular people who occasionally share their homes, the company said in a statement. We are concerned that this is an unreasonably broad government demand for user data and we remain committed to protecting our users' privacy." Sites like AirBnB, Homeaway and even Craigslist have become popular in recent years as an alternative way to stay when out of town. The sites bill themselves as providing a live-like-a-local experience often at a fraction of the price of a regular hotel room. Pols rallied against the sites four years ago after complaints of rowdy guests. Worse, some landlords were evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments so they could offer the pads online not only breaking the law, but robbing the city of housing. These are the people the AGs office is looking to punish, the shady landlord or the traveling salesman who is gone half the year.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/state-airbnb-article-1.1477934

Attorney general rules Hampden police officer was justified in shooting man

5933638826381554704.jpg Authorities told CNBC that the victim, who trusted Kalpakis as a friend and member of the community, saw only one of the four properties before buying them. Bette Kalpakis, now his ex-wife, was also a victim. According to the charges, Kalpakis conned her out of $402,152 by forging power of attorney on a mortgage loan with JPMorgan Chase for their Old Westbury residence, whose deed was in her name. He got the loan without her knowledge, then pocketed the money. Sources also told CNBC that Kalpakis even victimized a girlfriend in a bogus business deal. "I know it's crazy and people will roll their eyes when I say I didn't attempt to steal money from anyone, but that wasn't my intention," he said. "I want to show that I'm truly sorry and regret everything that I've done in my life. I don't want to hide from what I've done; I don't want to run from what I've done. I want to take responsibility... And if I have to work the rest of my life to make things right, I will do that." Kalpakis, who pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the first degree and second degree, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnbc.com/id/101105847

Jurors: Fla. Attorney Guilty of Racketeering in Gambling Scheme Masquerading as Charity

5933638833763055172.jpg allowComments:true! displayComments:true! In attorney generals race, a self-described successor to Cuccinelli faces his opposite RICHMOND The race to succeed Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II pits a Republican who has been philosophically in step with the incumbent against a Democrat who says hed head in the opposite direction. State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) faces Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun) in the low-profile but consequential contest. Ben Pershing Cuccinellis conservatism, McAuliffes lack of experience and both mens ethics issues have shaped campaign. The Obenshain-Herring matchup also has been dwarfed by the lieutenant governors race, a typically below-the-radar affair grabbing lots of headlines this time because one of the candidates, Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson (R), has made a string of blunt statements about gays, Planned Parenthood and non-Christians. But the attorney generals race will decide who serves as the commonwealths top lawyer, presiding over a 400-employee public law firm that reviews, interprets and defends Virginia law. The contest also could help determine whos at the top of the ticket four years from now, given that the last six attorneys general have run for governor, including outgoing Gov.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-attorney-generals-race-a-self-described-successor-to-cuccinelli-faces-his-opposite/2013/10/11/58e426d6-2d40-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_story.html

City Attorney's office goes after illegal medical marijuana clinics

5915782146713412846.gif A Florida attorney was convicted Friday of using a veterans' organization as a front for a $300 million gambling operation in a case that led to the resignation of the state's lieutenant governor and caused the Legislature to ban so-called Internet cafes. Six jurors deliberated for more than 14 hours before finding Kelly Mathis of Jacksonville guilty of possessing slot machines, helping operate a lottery and racketeering. He was found guilty on all but one of 104 counts against him. He was the first top lawyers in san diego of 57 defendants to go to trial in a case that led to the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll who had worked as a consultant for the Allied Veterans charity.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/gaming/verdict-in-fla-attorneys-trial-may-affect-cases/nbLdk/

Ex-attorney pleads guilty, stole over $4 million

5933638838442373290.jpg Ferrara and Michael Strumolo, who ran independent from a ticket, challenged in their victory in Morris County Superior Court , saying Valori and Peluso each received an unusually high number of mail-in votes. They also said the winners received enough fraudulent absentee votes to change the outcome of the election. A judge eventually tossed the challenge. Barberio said the rumor of Paul Carifi helping Nelson get absentee ballots, coupled with Nelson's request for Inglesino's unredacted legal bills that came just after Paul Carifi's was denied, led him to believe Nelson might give James Carifi the bills. That, Barberio said, created the appearance of a conflict of interest. Nelson denied having a conflict and said that he also wanted to know how much Parsippany spent for legal services on a pair of controversial topics other than James Carifi's litigation the recently shot-down Waterview development proposal and the township's "Field of Dreams" project. "Rumors, invective and innuendos about whether the Carifis support me or not have nothing to do with John Inglesino's legal bills," Nelson said. "The fact remains that it is the council's responsibility to hold the administration accountable for the bills they accrue and the township council has a statutory right to see those bills." Inglesino said he "would imagine" it would be up to the mayor and council to decide whether a conflict really exists. Barberio didn't say whose call that was to make.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/10/attorney_wont_tell_parsippany_councilmen_what_hes_doing_for_township.html

In attorney general’s race, a self-described successor to Cuccinelli faces his opposite

5891550048679876650.jpg Photos after the incident show wounds to the back of Castellani Jr.s head and neck. As bad as it was, and it was horrible, I thank God that at least he was alive and it didnt get the front of his neck, said Castellani Jr.s mother Terri. While Castellani Jr. is alive, his parents tell NBC10 that doctors say their son may never be the same. They dont anticipate that it will go away because that was from the lacerations and the doctors explained that some of the nerves get severed on the scalp, Castellani said. Castellani Jr.s parents tell NBC10 police charged their son with aggravated assault and accused him of punching an officer and punching the police dog. Im an attorney in the community and Ive represented police officers before, Castellani said. Never in my life have I seen anything like this before, let alone with my own son. Castellani is suing the officers involved, accusing them of excessive force.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/Several-Brutality-Allegations-Made-Against-Officer-in-Video--225896801.html

Attorney won't tell Parsippany councilmen what he's doing for township

5933638847040764670.jpg Attorney Guilty of Racketeering in Gambling Scheme Masquerading as Charity SANFORD, Fla. October 11, 2013 (AP) Jurors: Fla. attorney guilty of racketeering in gambling scheme masquerading as charity. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/emergency-official-killed-60-injured-truck-train-collision-20547849

AC Mayor Asks Attorney General & DOJ to Investigate Officer in Beating Video

http://www.smarterresumes.com/attorney-resume.jpg Proposition D, approved by voters in May, banned all medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles except for 135 that registered with the city in 2007 and continued to pay business taxes. "There's a consistency to this process that differs from what we've seen in the past," Feuer said. "We're tryingto impose some clarity given the rules that the voters put in place." The City Attorney's office sent letters to 850 other clinics believed to be in business, and Feuer said that will likely lead to additional prosecutions. Even though marijuana may be used for medicinal purposes in California, pot shops could still face penalties from federal authorities. The city attorney made his comments in a morning briefing with reporters. Feuer was sworn in as city attorney July 1. "It is a new day on so many levels," Feuer said.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2013/10/11/14963/city-attorney-s-office-goes-after-illegal-medical/

Jurors disagree in trial of Fla. attorney

5913580387154844544.jpg The incident that led to Arrigonis shooting began when Arrigoni, who had been drinking heavily, told his live-in girlfriend that he was going to commit suicide and got a gun out of his car, the attorney generals office said Friday. She called 911 about 9:15 p.m. but hung up when he again threatened to kill himself. When Bailey and Officer William Miller arrived, Arrigoni was trying to break down the locked door of the bedroom where the girlfriend had gone in an attempt to call 911 again, the report said. As the officers ascended the steep and narrow stairwell to the second floor of the residence, they heard Arrigoni shouting to his girlfriend, You just killed me, you just killed me. Once at the top of the stairs, Sgt. Bailey noted the broken bedroom door and yelled Police! as he crossed the threshold of the room, the attorney generals office said. Mr. Arrigoni, who was standing next to the girlfriend at the foot of the bed in the small bedroom, turned toward Sgt. Bailey and pointed a handgun later determined to be a loaded.380 caliber semiautomatic pistol directly at Sgt. Bailey. Sgt. Bailey fired two rounds from his.45 caliber service weapon at Mr.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://bangordailynews.com/2013/10/11/news/bangor/ags-office-rules-hampden-policeman-was-justified-in-shooting-man-at-home-on-main-road-south/