When you think things can’t get any worse, they usually do. Now, 115.000 QuadrigaCX crypto investors, who trusted QuadrigaCX fintech solutions with their hard-earned money, are still waiting with empty hands for their money back or at least for some answers. Unfortunately, as the QuadrigaCX case unfolds it seems that things are getting shadier than ever. It seems that one of the co-founders have a dark past he was trying to hide by changing his name and hiring IT experts to purge his questionable past. Omar Dhanani, now known as Michael Patryn used to be a known con-artist in the US. American authorities charged and arrested him for trying to pull up numerous scams. These scams include credit-fraud, identity theft, and burglary.
Ivan Misiura | United States
A federal grand jury has indicted former Baltimore Sergeant Keith Gladstone. Charges in the February 28th indictment that were unsealed at Tuesdays trial include: conspiracy to deprive civil rights, conspiracy to commit offence against the United States, and also witness tampering.
Gladstone planted a BB-gun at the scene of a drug bust, according to accusations. The same scene where an officer ran down a suspect with his vehicle in march, 2014. The offending officer, Wayne Jenkins, than called sergeant Gladstone and reportedly ordered him to plant the phony firearm. Baltimore charged the suspect with both drug possession and possession of an illegal weapon.
HR 8, a bill greatly expanding federal background checks coasted through a Democrat-controlled house the morning of February 27th, 2019. The bill also had eight Republican signatures on it, five of whom were co-sponsors. Democrats and gun control advocates describe this as a major victory and “the most significant gun control measure in two decades”.
It is unlikely that the bill will pass through the Senate. If the unlikely occurs, President Trump has publicly expressed that a veto would come from his office.
Griffen Smith | United States
The Trump administration released a statement in mid-February expressing interest in sending nuclear energy plants across the world to the Arabian Peninsula nation, Saudi Arabia. The house immediately released a 24-page document calling the pending deal a potential nuclear arms race. Many in Washington are labeling this an indirect way of giving Saudi Arabia Nuclear weapons. Some also argue we ought to cut ties to Saudi Arabia altogether. However, there are some benefits to the world from giving Saudi Arabia technology for nuclear energy.