Hedge fund manager fakes his own death to avoid repaying his investors

Moazzam “Mark” Malik 
By: Feng Qian

A hedge fund manager who used investors’ cash for his lavish lifestyle, faked his own death in order to avoid returning the money to its rightful owners, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the hedge fund manager in New York City, with stealing money from his investors.

The SEC alleges that Moazzam “Mark” Malik falsely claimed to be operating a hedge fund with approximately $100 million in assets under management, and he solicited investors with promises of consistently high returns.

Although he raised $840,774 from investors, his fund never made real investments and never held more than $90,177 in assets as Malik continually withdrew the cash and spent it as his own.

Despite repeated demands from investors for the return of their money, Malik has flatly refused or delayed the bulk of their redemption requests.

He allegedly went so far as to create a fictitious fund employee who sent one investor an e-mail claiming that Malik had died of a heart attack.

“By pretending to be a successful hedge fund manager, Malik conned investors into bankrolling his lavish lifestyle,” said Andrew M. Calamari, Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office.

“Besides luxury travel, dining, and jewelry, investor funds paid for Malik’s continuing education courses at Harvard and his subscription to a matrimonial matching website,” Calamari said.

According to the SEC’s complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Malik has been continuing to solicit investors amid the redemption requests.

His fund has changed its name several times since he created it in 2010. Malik initially called it Wall Street Creative Partners before changing it to Seven Sages Capital LP and then American Bridge Investment Group LLC.

Most recently it has been known as Wolf Hedge LLC. Malik described his fund as “a privately held Global Investment Management firm dedicated to the individuals and institutions around the world.”

The SEC alleges that Malik created a fictitious “Amanda Ebert” who was identified with a title of “Investor Relations, Wolf Hedge LLC” in email communications with several investors.

Malik included in the emails a purported photograph of Ebert that he copied off the Internet. The real-life woman in the photo does not know Malik and never authorized the use of her image in the emails.

Olympics judge caught trading and possessing 125,000 images of child sexual abuse

Olympics ceremony 
By: Chan Yuan

An Olympics judge was arrested, charged and convicted of child sexual abuse after being caught with 125,000 images of child sexual abuse, prosecutors in New Zealand said.

Now, 54-year-old Peter John Wrigley will spend six years and six months in prison for trading and possessing child sexual abuse images.

He had over 124,000 images and videos, and had produced several images himself. Most of the images he held were of children under 10 years old being sexually abused, some children as young as one year old.

Wrigley was accused of importing, exporting and possessing child sexual abuse images. Wrigley was questioned and searched by Customs officers at Auckland Airport on arrival from China.

Further examination and forensic analysis of his electronic devices showed he had over 73,500 images of child sexual abuse.

Customs investigators executed a search warrant, taking more laptops, hard drives, a video camera and DVDs, as well as books on child photography, photos and printouts.

He was arrested after an interview, during which he admitted taking several objectionable images himself. Detective Crystal Smith said that each image represented harm to children.

“Our investigation identified two children in New Zealand who were victims of the defendant. Police will continue to use a joint approach with other agencies to uncover child sex offenders, hold them accountable and most importantly, deny them further opportunities to harm more victims,” Smith said.

Wrigley was a judge at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012.

He was also the president of the Porirua Aurora Harriers club, a member of the Wellington Scottish Club, and an administrator with Athletics Wellington.

He was named "official of the year" at the 2013 Wellington Sports Awards.

Couple who just met for the first time has sex in mall in front of horrified children (video)

Couple making out in public 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Children who were shopping for clothes, were horrified to see a couple having sex in a mall, police in California said.

Chula Vista Police said that a man and a woman, who had just met while riding a train together, started kissing and rolling in the middle of the mall for everyone to see.

Witnesses said that the incident unfolded in front of Christina’s Dress Shop around 3:30 p.m. Witnesses took videos of the couple through the window of the store.

According to the police investigation, the two kept their clothes on the first 15 minutes. Then the man persuaded his new girlfriend to take off her clothes.

He also stripped off all his clothes. Her legs were in the air, and the man was on top of her, while children watched. The couple continued having sex despite the fact the police officers arrived at the scene.

The 20-year-old man was forcefully handcuffed and taken to jail while the 38-year-old woman was given a citation. Police said that the couple didn’t know each other's names.

Woman freaks out after getting stung by a scorpion on plane during trip (video)

Scorpion illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A plane was forced to go back to the gate after a woman suffered a sting by a scorpion, an Alaska Airlines company spokesperson said.

The scorpion stung the woman's hand just as the plane was ready for takeoff from an airport in Los Angeles, California.

Flight 567 was heading to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night. The plane returned to the gate, and the woman was checked by doctors.

She refused further medical treatment, but did not go back on the plane.

The woman killed the scorpion by stomping on it, and flight attendants checked overhead compartments for additional insects.

It is unclear how the scorpion boarded the plane, but the flight originated in Los Cabos, Mexico, where scorpions are common. The flight took off at 8:40 p.m., about an hour late.

16 and Pregnant star offers sex in exchange for cash (video)

Valerie Fairman 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A member of the MTV series 16 and Pregnant, was arrested on charges of prostitution after offering to perform a sex act in exchange for cash, police in Delaware said.

21-year-old Valerie Fairman was arrested for prostitution after police said that they saw her working in the streets looking for clients.

According to the police investigation, Fairman, who appeared in season 2 of the series, was walking the streets of New Castle. Police conducted a sting operation after getting a lot of complaints from citizens about prostitution in the area.

Valerie of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash. Valerie was arrested along with 7 other women.

Brooke Hatfield, 23, of Wilmington; Stephanie Brown, 26, of Newark; Dawn Price, 32, of Newark; Jaquya Fairley, 34, of New Castle; Lindsey Taylor, 30, of Newark; Kristina Weaver, 33, of New Castle; and Leslie Larkin, 54, of Wilmington, were arrested for prostitution.

Judge threatens woman with jail if she does not write letters to her fiance who is in prison for slashing her throat

Jason Hughes 
By: Feng Qian

Women’s rights organizations in the United Kingdom, are fuming after a judge ordered a woman who was brutally attacked by her fiance to regularly write him letters or face jail.

29-year-old Natalie Allman of Herefordshire, was ordered by the court to keep in contact with 42-year-old Jason Hughes.

Specifically, Allman needs to keep Hughes in the loop about his 5-year-old twin boys. Allman has to send her attacker three letters per year, along with photos of the children.

According to the police investigation, when the boys were just 2 years old, they saw their father beat their mother, slashing her throat with a knife and trying to suffocate her with a pillow.

Allman was warned with jail if she does not comply with judge's order. Allman had to undergo cosmetic surgery on her injured throat after the vicious assault.

Allman dumped her fiance because of his controlling behavior and excessive alcohol consumption. On the day of the stabbing, Hughes discovered that his fiancee was hanging out with a new boyfriend.

Hughes was sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Judge slams teen rape victim for drinking alcohol before being raped by 2 men

Craig Whitelaw and Kristofer McLaren 
By: Chan Yuan

A judge in the United Kingdom, is drawing criticism after slamming a teen rape victim about getting drunk before being assaulted by two men.

The judge told the teen that she was extremely foolish and unwise to get very drunk before sending to jail the two men who attacked her.

Craig Whitelaw and Kristofer McLaren, both 21 years old, raped the 18-year-old woman in an alley after dragging her away from a nearby nightclub.

The Teesside Crown Court had been told that before the attack, the woman was so drunk that she threw herself and random men.

The two defendants raped the woman for 50 minutes, and when they were done with her, she was left behind disheveled, distraught and covered in blood.

Judge Justice Males sentenced both men to serve 9 years in prison. The judge accused the men of using the teen’s body as their personal toy.

The defendants however, claimed that the sex was consensual. The court heard that the woman kissed McLaren and Whitelaw at the club before being dragged outside.

The jury convicted both defendants of one count of rape.

Mother allowed to burn down home of rapist who killed her daughter (video)

Jared Harrell and Somer Thompson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Florida, was allowed to burn down the home of a child rapist while firefighters watched.

Diena Thompson was very happy when she was given the honor of setting fire to the house of the man who raped and killed her daughter.

“Now, I am the big bad wolf knocking down his door,” Thompson said after setting the home of Jared Harrell on fire.

Five years ago, Harrell, who lived in the home that belonged to his stepfather, kidnapped 7-year-old Somer Thompson, while she was walking home from school.

The girl was walking with her sisters and friends, but she ran ahead to pet a dog that belonged to Harrell. He saw the girl and lured her into the home, which was in the process of being foreclosed.

He then kidnapped, raped and suffocated the child in his Jacksonville home. Police found her body in a Georgia landfill several days later.

The bank donated the house to the Somer Thompson Foundation, a charity set up by Diena Thompson.

She donated the home to the local fire department so that they can practice life saving skills in the case of real house fires.

A number of fire departments used the home for training before Thompson set the home on fire.

As the flames burned down the home, Thompson watched and remembered her daughter.

Harrell pleaded guilty to murder, sexual battery, kidnapping and other charges. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Mother takes revenge and busts police officer who had sex with underage daughter

Benjamin Davis 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A mother was furious when she learned that a police officer had sex with her underage daughter.

26-year-old Benjamin Davis of Moundsville, West Virginia, was recently forced to resign from the police force after the concerned mother exposed him as a child molester in her own undercover operation.

When the mother learned that Davis had sexually assaulted her 15-year-old girl numerous times, she created a fake online profile so that she could gather evidence.

In her profile, the mother pretended to be a 17-year-old girl. She wrote the words “cops rule” in the description of her picture.

Davis responded to the 17-year-old girl. The mother began chatting with him and said that she loved cops and that she was a minor who was interested in developing a sexual relationship with one.

After chatting for a while, the two set up a time to meet, State Police Sgt. Matthew Adams said.

When she had enough evidence against Davis, the woman revealed her true identity as the mother of the victim.

“Your actions will make people trust the police even less,” the mother told Davis.

He was arrested on charges of third degree sexual assault and two counts of soliciting a minor.

During the investigation, officers retrieved nude photos of the officer and the victim on electronic devices belonging to both the suspect and the victim.

Davis quit his job as a police officer before he could be fired.

Woman invites her current husband and former husband to dinner every night

Angelica Wilson with her family and former husband 
By: Feng Qian

A woman in the United Kingdom, is defending her decision to have her former husband at her home every night for dinner.

Angelica Wilson said that she serves dinner to her children, her husband Glenn, and to her former husband
George Hill.

Although she has been criticized by many people, including her children’s friends, Angelica said that it works well for her and her family.

Angelica, 47, from Blackpool, had 4 children with her former husband before he cheated on her. The couple divorced over 10 years ago, but they remained friendly for the sake of their children.

When she married her current husband, Angelica said that the two men became close friends.

Angelica said this unusual set-up is good for her children, William, 16, George, 19, Anna, 20, Saman­­tha, 24, and 26-year-old Christopher.

Woman sets fire to her apartment after boyfriend smoked all her marijuana

Linda B. Lopez 
By: Chan Yuan

An angry woman set her home on fire after accusing her boyfriend of smoking all her drugs.

The woman of Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty to setting fire to an apartment in West Suburban. She was angry with her boyfriend who smoked all her marijuana.

35-year-old Linda Lopez pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from the Riverside Police.

She was initially charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced in a deal with prosecutors.

Lopez was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison, and she was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.

According to police, Lopez had been living in an apartment in the 2900 block of Harlem in Riverside for two weeks.

Lopez told police that she fell asleep, and when she awoke, her marijuana was gone. She accused her live-in boyfriend of smoking all of her pot. The two got into an argument, which turned violent. Lopez punched her boyfriend and threatened to stab him, police said.

Lopez then poured perfume on some towels in the hallway and set them on fire. The fire damaged the hallway, a door and a wall before the Riverside Fire Department put it out.

Man falls out of window while trying to throw trash into passing garbage truck

Manuel Erinna 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man, who has beaten a cat, was hospitalized after he fell out of a window.

55-year-old Manuel Erinna was seriously injured when he fell about 35 feet from a second floor window in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

After falling from the window, Erinna was hit by a garbage truck, police said.

Detective Capt. Steven Vicente said the man was trying to throw trash out the window and into the garbage truck that was about to empty a dumpster around 12:00 p.m.

Erinna landed on the snow covered sidewalk behind the truck, but the driver did not see him. The truck hit the man as it backed into a driveway.

The driver heard a woman scream and he stopped the vehicle. Erinna is believed to have suffered a broken leg from the fall and was “in and out of consciousness,” police said.

A spokesperson for the Rhode Island Hospital, said that Erinna was in good condition.

No charges were filed against the driver.

Erinna was previously arrested for hitting a cat with a baseball bat because the animal scratched his girlfriend’s daughter. The cat lost an eye during the beating.

Erinna was charged with animal cruelty in the attack. His case is pending at the New Bedford District Court.

“What goes around comes around,” a neighbor said about Erinna when she heard that he was hit by a truck.

13-year-old children run child pornography Instagram account

Images illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were shocked to learn that a child pornography site was run by young teenagers.

Police are asking parents to check the social media accounts of their children after three teenagers were accused of creating a sexually explicit Instagram account.

The teens requested students to post explicit photos of other children. They would then upload the photos to their Instagram account so that all their followers can mock the victims.

Pembroke Pines Police arrested a 13-year-old girl along with a 12 and 13-year-old boy after a 10 week investigation.

The teenagers are facing charges of electronic transmission of child pornography.

“The Pembroke Pines Police Department urges the community to pay close attention to the online activity of their children,” Sgt. Angela Goodwin said in a press release.

Parents who think their children may have been exploited should contact the police, she said.

Police said that the Instagram account encouraged its 500 followers to post nude and sexually explicit photos of minors.

The photos included the victims’ names and personal information. Many followers made cruel comments in response to the images.

Man murders 11-year-old boy because he and his brother bullied him

Bullying illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man who was arrested on charges of murder, told police that he killed a boy because he ridiculed him, police in Japan said.

Wakayama Police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Oshu Nakamura, after he admitted to stabbing 11-year-old Toshi Morita because the boy made fun of him earlier that day.

Nakamura told investigators that the boy and his brother ridiculed him as he was exercising outside of his house. He also claimed to have been bullied by the boys over a long period of time.

The suspect also said that he does not regret killing the child.

Initially, Nakamura denied Knowing the victim, and claimed that he was watching television at home at the time of the murder.

However, witnesses saw the suspect running away from the scene of the stabbing. Nakamura is accused of fatally stabbing Morita in a vacant lot near his home.

Police also found the knife used in the attack in the suspect’s home. Blood stains on the knife matched the DNA of the boy.

Parents record themselves pushing large bug onto face of their terrified 3-year-old boy

Bugs illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A couple has been arrested on charges of child abuse after recording themselves pushing a large insect onto the face of their young child, police in Japan said.

Gunma Police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Narumi Takeuchi, and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryuma Nishida, after being seen on video pushing the bug onto the face of their 3-year-old son.

According to the police investigation, the two suspects held down their crying child and placed the bug onto his face and under his shirt while they were in a car.

The parents also recorded the incident and uploaded the video to the Internet. On the video the child can be seen crying, but the parents just didn’t care.

Surprisingly, some believe that police have overreacted.

“As messed up as this is, I don't know if it's serious enough to warrant an arrest. Putting a bug on your kid. I mean, come on,” a man identified as Speed commented.

“I really disagree. It's totally messed up and hateful because the intent was to forcibly freak out the kid and shoot a video of it. They also probably killed the bug. What mother would allow someone to do that to their child? What kind of boyfriend would want to do it?,” Farmboy relied.

Children pull dead newborn baby from river after believing she was a doll (video)

Doll illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A teen mother was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her newborn baby and dumping her into a river, police in Japan said.

Fukui Police said that they have arrested the 17-year-old unidentified girl on suspicion of killing her newborn baby girl after giving birth at her home.

According to the police investigation, the girl gave birth to the baby girl in a toilet at her home early on Wednesday morning. She then killed the baby and dumped the body into the Umawatari river.

The body was found by children who were walking to school. The children first thought that the baby was a doll. After realizing that the doll was a dead girl, they called the police.

Police said the girl went to a hospital on the same day, and they waited until she was discharged to arrest her. The girl, who is single and lives with her parents, told police that they did not know that she was pregnant.

Fat 100-year-old crocodile dies of overeating after worshippers fed it goats in order to achieve their hearts’ desires (video)

Crocodile illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A fat old crocodile in Bangladesh, died of overeating after worshippers were feeding it goats to achieve good luck.

Employees of the Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali Shrine, said that the 100-year-old crocodile has died of overeating this week, after eating too many goats and chickens.

Visitors believed that feeding the crocodile would bring them good luck. Recently, more people came to feed the crocodile due to the worsening economic situation.

The visitors claimed that anyone who feeds the hungry crocodiles, have their hearts’ desires fulfilled.

Most of the time, they fed the crocodile chickens, but more recently people have been offering goats, believing that the larger sacrifices meant more chances of their desires being fulfilled.

The 100-year-old crocodile was not the only one to die of overeating. Its three friends also died of overeating. Worshippers will now have to look for new crocodiles to feed in order to achieve good luck.

Elderly man shoplifts chocolates because nobody ever gave him chocolate as a gift

Chocolates illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

An elderly man who never received chocolate as a gift, decided to give himself a gift by shoplifting chocolates from a store, police in Japan said.

Hyogo Police said that they arrested the 67-year-old unidentified man on Saturday, for shoplifting.

He was caught with two bars of chocolate in his pocket, which were worth about 157 yen ($1.32).

During questioning, the man told police that he shoplifted because nobody ever gave him chocolate as a gift so he decided to give himself a present.

According to the police investigation, during a trip to the grocery store in the morning, the suspect bought vegetables and other consumer goods.

An employee of the store saw the suspect place two chocolate bars in his pocket for which he did not pay. The suspect had a lot of cash in his pocket, but he refused to pay for the chocolates.

Burglar covers his eye and chest with stolen bras to disguise himself (video)

Bra illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for a man who broke into a truck and stole women’s clothing.

The man, who was nude at the time, put stolen bras over his eyes and chest.

Police in California, said that they are looking for the man who was dubbed the “bra bandit.” The man was seen stealing clothes and other items from the truck.

Security cameras from the outside of a house in Coachella, recorded the thief wearing one bra over his eyes and a bra on his chest. He also wore a skirt and women’s boots.

The man was seen sniffing the bras while walking past the home.

Police said that the truck was unlocked. A video of the incident has been released. The suspect who is seen in the video trying to scare a cat on a porch, also took cleaning products from the truck.

The security camera video shows the man narrowly avoiding being caught when a Riverside County Sheriff's Office patrol car drove by just after he went into the truck.

Vidal Coronel, who is the daughter of the truck owner, said that clothes belonged to her sister, and it was in the truck because her sister had been using the vehicle while moving.

Police officer’s 10-year-old daughter uses his gun to shoot her younger sister

Police officer with gun illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A 10-year-old girl shot her younger sister with her father’s gun.

Police in California, said that the 10-year-old daughter of a lieutenant, shot her younger sister with her father’s service weapon.

Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez said that he spoke with the 8-year-old girl at the hospital. The girl was shot in the torso and is in stable condition.

Gomez said that the girls' father was getting ready for work and had removed the magazine from his pistol before leaving the weapon on a bed.

His 10-year-old daughter grabbed the gun, which had one bullet left in the chamber.

It discharged to hit the younger girl.

The lieutenant immediately called emergency services to ask for an ambulance, and he also notified the Fresno Police.

Madera County Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Varney said that although the gun was the officer's service weapon, he will not face any charges. The officer was allowed to work as usual and will not be placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.