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Three Pakistanis plead guilty to U.S. terror charges

WASHINGTON — Three Pakistani nationals pleaded guilty before a US court Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, Justice Department officials said. At a hearing before US District Judge John Bates in Washington, the three — Irfan Ul Haq, 37; Qasim Ali, 32; and Zahid Yousaf, 43 —…

U.S. charges 72 over ‘nightmare’ Internet child porn network

WASHINGTON — US officials Wednesday unveiled charges against 72 people in their largest global probe into Internet child pornography which smashed a “nightmare” online bulletin board catering to pedophiles. The investigation launched in 2009 has led to arrests in the US and 13 other countries of participants in Dreamboard, which…

Army sergeant and colleague charged in Kuwait bribes scheme

WASHINGTON — A US Army sergeant and his colleague took more than $170,000 in a bribes and money laundering scheme at Camp Arifjan, a US military base in Kuwait, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. The 11-count indictment made public in Wheeling, West Virginia, charged Sergeant First Class Richard Evick,…

Moveon.org asks DOJ to investigate Chamber’s funding

The liberal grassroots organization MoveOn asked the Department of Justice on Tuesday to initiate a criminal investigation into the US Chamber of Commerce, alleging the group is directly or indirectly soliciting political donations from foreign sources. The Chamber, the nation’s largest and most powerful business lobby, naturally denies the allegations,…

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