Jail video of Jeffrey Epstein’s first suicide attempt was deleted, prosecutors reveal

Surveillance video footage from outside the jail cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his first reported suicide attempt in July has been deleted, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Epstein’s former cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, complained in December that he had been told the video was missing. A day after Barket complained, prosecutors said the video had been found by MCC staff and that prosecutors were working to obtain the video


Surveillance video footage from outside the jail cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his first reported suicide attempt in July has been deleted, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday.
Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Epstein’s former cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, complained in December that he had been told the video was missing.
A day after Barket complained, prosecutors said the video had been found by MCC staff and that prosecutors were working to obtain the video
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Jail video of Jeffrey Epstein's first suicide attempt was deleted, prosecutors reveal

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.

Surveillance video footage from outside the jail cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his first reported suicide attempt in July has been deleted, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where Epstein was being held after his arrest on charges of allegedly trafficking dozens of underage girls, “inadvertently preserved” video feed from the wrong area of the jail, prosecutors wrote in a court filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

“As a result, video from outside the defendant’s cell” on July 22 and 23, which covered the time Epstein made his first alleged attempt to kill himself inside the federal lockup, “no longer exists.”

Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Emery Nelson told CNBC: “We decline to comment as the Epstein case is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.”

The Department of Justice declined to comment. The Metropolitan Correctional Center did not respond to a request for comment.

Epstein, who was a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, died in the Manhattan jail in August. The New York City Medical Examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging.

Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Epstein’s former cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, complained in December that he had been told the video was missing.

Tartaglione, a former police officer from Westchester County, New York, who is accused of several drug-related murders, has said he saved Epstein’s life during the first reported suicide attempt.

A day after Barket complained, prosecutors said the video had been found by MCC staff and that prosecutors were working to obtain the video.

But in their court filing Thursday, prosecutors said that after reviewing the video, they realized that while the footage was from the correct date and time, it “captured a different tier than the one where” Epstein’s cell was located.

The video that was preserved showed another cell, which the MCC computer system had incorrectly listed as being occupied by Tartaglione.

“Therefore, when MCC legal counsel asked that the video outside of [Esptein’s cell] be preserved, the MCC preserved video outside” the other cell in which Tartaglione was purportedly staying.


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‘Missing’ jail video from first Jeffrey Epstein suicide attempt has been found, prosecutors tell judge

Federal prosecutors have found surveillance video of the area around the cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on the day of his first jailhouse suicide attempt, according to a new court filing. The video, which prosecutors said was actually preserved by jail staff as previously requested, was being sought by lawyers for Epstein’s former cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. That cellmate, former Westchester County, New York, police officer Nicholas Tartag


Federal prosecutors have found surveillance video of the area around the cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on the day of his first jailhouse suicide attempt, according to a new court filing.
The video, which prosecutors said was actually preserved by jail staff as previously requested, was being sought by lawyers for Epstein’s former cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
That cellmate, former Westchester County, New York, police officer Nicholas Tartag
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'Missing' jail video from first Jeffrey Epstein suicide attempt has been found, prosecutors tell judge

Federal prosecutors have found surveillance video of the area around the cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on the day of his first jailhouse suicide attempt, according to a new court filing. Earlier this week, they said the footage was missing.

The video, which prosecutors said was actually preserved by jail staff as previously requested, was being sought by lawyers for Epstein’s former cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

That cellmate, former Westchester County, New York, police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, claims he helped save the life of the wealthy investor Epstein during his suicide bid at the federal jail on July 23.

Epstein, 66, died weeks later in from what authorities have ruled was a suicide by hanging in that jail, where the former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton was awaiting trial on charges related to his alleged sexual abuse of dozens of underage girls from 2002 through 2005.

His death, which remains under investigation, sparked conspiracy theories that he actually was murdered because of his ties to wealthy and powerful people, some of whom have been accused of having sex with Epstein’s victims. Neither Trump nor Clinton have been accused of having sex with women connected to Epstein.

Prosecutors have charged two guards with trying to cover up their alleged failure to conduct mandated safety checks on Epstein and other inmates in the hours before he was found unresponsive in the cell.

Video surveillance from the hours before Epstein was found lifeless on Aug. 10 shows that no one entered his cell after he entered it the night before.

At the time of his death, Epstein did not have a cellmate.

But Tartaglione was in the cell on July 23, when Epstein is believed to have first tried to kill himself, and when jail staff found him semiconscious on the floor of the cell, with marks on his neck.

Tartaglione is being held in the jail without bail on charges related to the drug-connected murders of four people.


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GM, LG Chem to create $2.3 billion battery cell venture for electric vehicles, to create 1,100 jobs in Ohio

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Chem will invest up to $2.3 billion by 2023 to form a joint venture in Ohio for the production of battery cells for electric vehicles. The joint venture could decide to supply to other companies in the future, according to GM. The plant, according to GM, is expected to drive cost per kilowatt-hours, a key metric for making electric vehicles more affordable, to “industry-leading levels.” Tesla last year said its Gigafactory 1 battery plant with Panasonic in Nevada


DETROIT – General Motors and LG Chem will invest up to $2.3 billion by 2023 to form a joint venture in Ohio for the production of battery cells for electric vehicles.
The joint venture could decide to supply to other companies in the future, according to GM.
The plant, according to GM, is expected to drive cost per kilowatt-hours, a key metric for making electric vehicles more affordable, to “industry-leading levels.”
Tesla last year said its Gigafactory 1 battery plant with Panasonic in Nevada
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GM, LG Chem to create $2.3 billion battery cell venture for electric vehicles, to create 1,100 jobs in Ohio

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Chem will invest up to $2.3 billion by 2023 to form a joint venture in Ohio for the production of battery cells for electric vehicles.

The companies plan to build a battery cell factory in the Lordstown area of northeast Ohio. Construction of the plant, which is expected to be among the largest in the world, is scheduled to begin in mid-2020.

The facility, according to GM, is projected to create 1,100 new jobs for the area, which lost thousands of jobs when the automaker shuttered its Lordstown assembly plant and sold it to an all-electric vehicle start-up earlier this year.

The equally owned joint venture at this time plans to exclusively supply batteries for GM’s next generation of EVs, which GM has said is expected to arrive in 2021. The joint venture could decide to supply to other companies in the future, according to GM.

Shares of GM were relatively flat after opening at $35.60 on Thursday. The stock, which has a market value of nearly $51 billion, has gained 6% since the start of the year.

GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra said the new plant is “another important and significant step toward an all-electric future,” which includes at least 20 new all-electric vehicles globally by 2023.

“The new facility will help us scale production and dramatically enhance EV profitability and affordability,” she said during a media event Thursday at the automaker’s battery lab in suburban Detroit.

GM has said its next-generation EVs will be profitable after years of automakers losing money on current and earlier EVs.

The plant, according to GM, is expected to drive cost per kilowatt-hours, a key metric for making electric vehicles more affordable, to “industry-leading levels.”

The plant’s annual capacity is expected to be more than 30 gigawatt-hours “with flexibility for expansion,” according to GM. Tesla last year said its Gigafactory 1 battery plant with Panasonic in Nevada had reached an annualized rate of 20 GWh, making it “the highest-volume battery plant in the world.”

The GM-LG Chem collaboration also includes a joint development agreement to develop and produce advanced battery technologies.

LG Chem Vice Chairman and CEO Hak-Cheol Shin described the venture as “another milestone in General Motors-LG Chem relationship.”

“The joint venture that we are signing today is more than just a collaboration,” he said Thursday at the media event. “It marks the beginning of a great journey that will create an emission-free society and transform the global automotive market into an eco-friendly era.”

LG Chem, which expects its battery business to grow to $25 billion by 2024, currently provides battery cells for GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV. The South Korean-based chemical company previously supplied the cells for the discontinued Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Spark EVs.

It’s unclear at this time whether or not the plant will be unionized. GM said it will be up to the venture’s employees to decide.

The jobs at the joint venture plant are expected to pay lower than top wages at the automaker’s assembly plants, however, Barra said they will be “very good paying jobs.”


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Australia rolls out tech to catch people using cell phones while driving

Authorities in New South Wales, Australia, have launched a detection camera program that aims to stop people illegally using their smartphone while driving. It is illegal to hold and use a cellphone while driving or riding a vehicle in New South Wales. According to New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, the system utilizes both fixed and transportable cameras. The Centre for Road Safety says that “strict controls” are in place to make sure that images taken by the system are managed and stored


Authorities in New South Wales, Australia, have launched a detection camera program that aims to stop people illegally using their smartphone while driving.
It is illegal to hold and use a cellphone while driving or riding a vehicle in New South Wales.
According to New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, the system utilizes both fixed and transportable cameras.
The Centre for Road Safety says that “strict controls” are in place to make sure that images taken by the system are managed and stored
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Australia rolls out tech to catch people using cell phones while driving

Authorities in New South Wales, Australia, have launched a detection camera program that aims to stop people illegally using their smartphone while driving.

During the first three months of the new system, which went live Sunday, drivers caught by the technology will be sent a warning letter.

After this, offenders will be given five demerit points and a fine of 344 Australian dollars, which equates to around $235. The fine rises to 457 Australian dollars in school zones. It is illegal to hold and use a cellphone while driving or riding a vehicle in New South Wales.

According to New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, the system utilizes both fixed and transportable cameras. It also uses artificial intelligence to “automatically review images and detect offending drivers.”

Authorized personnel are used to verify images that the system picks out. The Centre for Road Safety says that “strict controls” are in place to make sure that images taken by the system are managed and stored securely.

“Independent modeling has shown these cameras could prevent around 100 fatal and serious injury crashes over five years,” Bernard Carlon, the executive director of transport for New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, said in a statement at the end of last week.

“There is strong community support for more enforcement, with 80% of people surveyed supporting the use of detection cameras to stop illegal mobile phone use,” Carlon added.

The rollout of the scheme follows a pilot which took place between January and June. During that trial, technology supplied by a firm called Acusensus was able to check 8.5 million vehicles and determined that over 100,000 drivers had been using their phones illegally.

As the cars we drive become increasingly sophisticated, the technology that underpins them poses a unique set of challenges.

“Currently, technology is more likely to create distractions in vehicles than it is to combat it,” Alain Dunoyer, SBD Automotive’s head of autonomous research and consulting, said in a statement sent to CNBC via email.

“These days, cars have a shopping list of features which has led to tasks that were historically quite simple becoming drastically more complicated and distracting,” he added.

“Through biometric testing, we have found that these once simple tasks, like changing the radio station or increasing the temperature, can now demand a level of a driver attention similar to that of negotiating a complex junction.”

Distracted driving is certainly a serious issue. In the U.S., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has described it as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.”

This can include talking or texting on a phone, eating or drinking while at the wheel, and even talking to other people in the vehicle. The NHTSA says that in 2017, 3,166 people were killed in crashes that involved distracted drivers.


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Mark Cuban: ‘I don’t need to unplug’ from my cell phone or answering emails

“Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran says she and the other Sharks are “fascinated” by Mark Cuban’s ability to answer his texts and emails “the minute he gets” them. “I’ll be three days behind in texts and thinking I’m pretty good because I’m keeping up,” Corcoran told guest Cuban on her Nov. 19 podcast “888-Barbara.” “I don’t need to unplug for the most part,” Cuban told Corcoran. And it’s just like delete, delete, delete,” Cuban said. Cuban told Corcoran he is able to balance family time and


“Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran says she and the other Sharks are “fascinated” by Mark Cuban’s ability to answer his texts and emails “the minute he gets” them.
“I’ll be three days behind in texts and thinking I’m pretty good because I’m keeping up,” Corcoran told guest Cuban on her Nov. 19 podcast “888-Barbara.”
“I don’t need to unplug for the most part,” Cuban told Corcoran.
And it’s just like delete, delete, delete,” Cuban said.
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Mark Cuban: 'I don't need to unplug' from my cell phone or answering emails

“Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran says she and the other Sharks are “fascinated” by Mark Cuban’s ability to answer his texts and emails “the minute he gets” them.

“I’ll be three days behind in texts and thinking I’m pretty good because I’m keeping up,” Corcoran told guest Cuban on her Nov. 19 podcast “888-Barbara.”

“How do you do it? How do you unplug, Mark? You’re constantly on. How do you pull out the plug, or is that not necessary? Is that a fallacy?”

“I don’t need to unplug for the most part,” Cuban told Corcoran. “I’m the only one who sees [the emails and texts]. Going back in my business and career, it’s always been easier for me just to do it than to explain to someone what I want. It’s just easier for me and faster.”

He added that he doesn’t need an assistant to answer messages for him or have a barrier between him and the rest of the world, saying dealing with the “kooks of the world” is the “fun part.”

“I’ve always done email. I have emails going back 25 years. And it’s just like delete, delete, delete,” Cuban said.

“I can just read the first paragraph and know, as opposed to someone not knowing, sitting down, reviewing everything, explaining to them, trying to adjust and figuring out what to do next.”

Cuban even gave out his phone number to the public via a celebrity texting start-up called Community, encouraging anyone to text him, whether it be to pitch him, discuss “Shark Tank,” or chat about his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks.

“Not every entrepreneur, not every business-person wants to put themselves out there. But I will,” Cuban said on the podcast “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Oct. 10. “I’ll try to answer 20-30 a day. You can text me. I think being accessible, being available, that’s important.”

Cuban told Corcoran he is able to balance family time and working out with his business, without unplugging from his phone. He said at his kids’ ages, it’s harder for him to interject himself in their lives anyway.

“I just try to connect with my family and be available for them,” he said. “I kidnap them to go to lunch. My son is 10, so it’s still fun. But with my 13[-year-old] or 16-year-old [daughters], it’s like everything is a one-word answer. They’re good kids, so it’s fun to spend as much time as I can.”

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Jeffrey Epstein death: Trial set for guards accused of skipping jail checks before sex offender’s suicide

Two Manhattan federal jail guards accused of trying to cover up their failure to check on accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before his suicide are now scheduled to go on trial April 20. Prosecutors previously said some of the video does not show anyone approaching Epstein’s cell after he was last seen entering it on the night of Aug. 9. Prosecutors and defense lawyers said Monday they expect the guards’ trial to last one week. The defendants, who are free on bail, are sch


Two Manhattan federal jail guards accused of trying to cover up their failure to check on accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before his suicide are now scheduled to go on trial April 20.
Prosecutors previously said some of the video does not show anyone approaching Epstein’s cell after he was last seen entering it on the night of Aug. 9.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers said Monday they expect the guards’ trial to last one week.
The defendants, who are free on bail, are sch
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Jeffrey Epstein death: Trial set for guards accused of skipping jail checks before sex offender's suicide

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.

Two Manhattan federal jail guards accused of trying to cover up their failure to check on accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before his suicide are now scheduled to go on trial April 20.

The trial of Tova Noel and Michael Thomas was set during a hearing Monday at which federal prosecutors said they have obtained “hundreds of hours of video” from the Metropolitan Correctional Center of the night before the wealthy investor Epstein was found Aug. 10 unresponsive in his cell with a noose around his neck.

Prosecutors previously said some of the video does not show anyone approaching Epstein’s cell after he was last seen entering it on the night of Aug. 9.

Noel and Thomas were charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with conspiracy and falsifying official records.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office has said the guards appeared to have slept, surfed the internet, moved around a common area and sat at their desk instead of doing mandated inmate head counts and regular rounds in the special protective unit of the jail, where Epstein was being held awaiting trial.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers said Monday they expect the guards’ trial to last one week.

The defendants, who are free on bail, are scheduled to return to court Jan. 30 for a pretrial conference.

The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled Epstein’s death a suicide by hanging.

But Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother, has said the injuries found on Epstein’s neck were more consistent in cases of homicide than in suicide.

The death remains under investigation by several federal agencies.

Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, as well as of Britain’s Prince Andrew, was a registered sex offender at the time of his death, which occurred weeks after he was found semiconscious with marks on his neck in his cell in an apparent initial suicide attempt.


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A lightweight car powered by hydrogen could change the way we think about driving

London is already home to a number of hydrogen buses, while European railway manufacturer Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell train entered into passenger service in September 2018. Major automobile manufacturers that have dipped into the hydrogen fuel cell market include Toyota and Honda. “But instead of running off a battery which stores the electricity chemically, it’s running off a fuel cell, a hydrogen fuel cell,” he added. While there are benefits when it comes to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, cost


London is already home to a number of hydrogen buses, while European railway manufacturer Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell train entered into passenger service in September 2018.
Major automobile manufacturers that have dipped into the hydrogen fuel cell market include Toyota and Honda.
“But instead of running off a battery which stores the electricity chemically, it’s running off a fuel cell, a hydrogen fuel cell,” he added.
While there are benefits when it comes to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, cost
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A lightweight car powered by hydrogen could change the way we think about driving

From battery electric cars and bike share schemes to on-demand taxi services booked via smartphone, the way we move around is changing.

In the years ahead, hydrogen-fueled vehicles could also have a part to play in our planet’s transport mix. The European Commission has described hydrogen as an energy carrier with “great potential for clean, efficient power in stationary, portable and transport applications.”

London is already home to a number of hydrogen buses, while European railway manufacturer Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell train entered into passenger service in September 2018.

Major automobile manufacturers that have dipped into the hydrogen fuel cell market include Toyota and Honda.

In Wales, a firm called Riversimple is developing a two-seater car which uses a hydrogen fuel cell. An engineering protoype of the car, which is called the Rasa, weighs 580 kilograms, according to the company. The average weight of a small car, such as a Nissan Micra, is more than double this.

Each wheel of the Rasa hosts an electric motor, and it has clocked speeds of more than 60 miles per hour. Water is a by-product of the process used to power the car.

“(A) hydrogen powered car is effectively an electric car, so you still have an electric motor and the car is still quiet,” Nicolas Sergent, who works on design and engineering at Riversimple, told CNBC’s Sustainable Energy.

“But instead of running off a battery which stores the electricity chemically, it’s running off a fuel cell, a hydrogen fuel cell,” he added.

While there are benefits when it comes to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, cost and a lack of charging infrastructure could potentially hamper widespread adoption.

Riversimple’s founder sought to emphasize the benefits, however.

“Refueling a hydrogen car requires much less behavior change than battery electric cars,” Hugo Spowers said. “It’s a very similar experience to filling a petrol car,” he added.

“It takes three or four minutes and you drive away with a full tank of gas, which gives you the same sort of range as a petrol engine car would have,” he went on to say.


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Thieves targeted crypto execs and threatened their families in wide-ranging scheme, says DOJ

Two alleged thieves targeted cryptocurrency executives and threatened their families, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide-ranging scheme, according to a Justice Department indictment handed down Thursday in Massachusetts. Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington, both of Massachusetts, allegedly targeted cryptocurrency executives and commentators, including individuals who published crypocurrency trading guidance, owners of blockchain-based businesses and cryptocurrency project leaders.


Two alleged thieves targeted cryptocurrency executives and threatened their families, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide-ranging scheme, according to a Justice Department indictment handed down Thursday in Massachusetts.
Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington, both of Massachusetts, allegedly targeted cryptocurrency executives and commentators, including individuals who published crypocurrency trading guidance, owners of blockchain-based businesses and cryptocurrency project leaders.
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Thieves targeted crypto execs and threatened their families in wide-ranging scheme, says DOJ

An application for Bitcoin in front of a window of the offices of the bank ‘La Maison du Bitcoin’ in Paris, France.

Two alleged thieves targeted cryptocurrency executives and threatened their families, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide-ranging scheme, according to a Justice Department indictment handed down Thursday in Massachusetts.

Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington, both of Massachusetts, allegedly targeted cryptocurrency executives and commentators, including individuals who published crypocurrency trading guidance, owners of blockchain-based businesses and cryptocurrency project leaders. In all, they were allegedly stole or attempted to steal $550,000.

The indictments highlight fears that scammers will target highly public participants in the still-young cryptocurrency space. The FBI has issued warnings to early cryptocurrency adopters to be on alert and protect their private information.

The complaint says Meiggs and Harrington used cell phone SIM card swapping to gain access to victims’ cryptocoin accounts, and sent hostile messages to targets, often threatening their families.

SIM swapping exploits the process through which cell phone carriers assign phone numbers to new phones. Thieves convince the victim’s cell carrier to reassign their number to a phone controlled by the criminal. They then use the phone to authenticate monetary transactions.

In one case, the defendants allegedly used the mobile device access to gain further access to a California-based victim’s Gmail and Yahoo email accounts, which contained tax returns and passwords. “They then changed the passwords on [the victim’s] online accounts,” the indictment reads. The complaint says they were able to steal $10,000 from this victim, and also accessed his Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts. They even sent a text message to the victim’s daughter, saying “Tell your dad to give us bitcoin,” according to the complaint.

In another case, Meiggs allegedly harrassed a Michigan-based victim, sending the victim messages showing that he knew his and his mother’s addresses, and threatening to kill the victim’s wife if he did not give up his Instagram handle.

The pair along with co-conspirators allegedly stole $165,000 from another victim by gaining access to his Gmail account and finding a private key there for a cryptocurrency wallet.

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You may be able to save up to $268 a year by switching your cell phone plan

But it turns out that over half of Americans with unlimited cell phone plans consume less than 10 gigabytes monthly. There are also apps such as Data Usage and My Data Tracker (available for both Android and iPhone users) that can help you monitor your usage. Prepaid plans typically don’t charge all of the taxes and fees that you get hit with on a traditional plan. Meanwhile Verizon offers a prepaid unlimited plan for $65 a month, $5 less than its traditional basic unlimited plan. It’s worth not


But it turns out that over half of Americans with unlimited cell phone plans consume less than 10 gigabytes monthly.
There are also apps such as Data Usage and My Data Tracker (available for both Android and iPhone users) that can help you monitor your usage.
Prepaid plans typically don’t charge all of the taxes and fees that you get hit with on a traditional plan.
Meanwhile Verizon offers a prepaid unlimited plan for $65 a month, $5 less than its traditional basic unlimited plan.
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You may be able to save up to $268 a year by switching your cell phone plan

Americans spend a lot to stay connected. Last year, the average person spent $1,188, which comes out to about $99 a month, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey. And when you look at Americans between the ages of 25 and 64, the average monthly spending jumps by about $15. But it turns out that over half of Americans with unlimited cell phone plans consume less than 10 gigabytes monthly. If they switched to a plan with a data cap, they could save $268.44 a year, according to recent research from phone trade-in site ItsWorthMore. The results are based on a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults who were asked how much data they typically use in a month, how much money they spend on their wireless bill each month, and what their data plan was like. About 41% of the survey respondents used an unlimited plan, with the average person spending about $84 a month and using about 12 GB of data, ItsWorthMore found. This is a bargain compared to the BLS estimate of $99 a year, but keep in mind this was a smaller sample size and relied on self-reported data. Almost an equal number of respondents, 42%, were on a plan that capped their data. Those with limits spent $62.45 on their bills, or $22.37 less a month than those on unlimited, and used about 5.2 GB of data. It pays to be a savvy data user. If you want to save some money on your phone bill, here are a few ways to get started.

Track your data usage

Knowing how much data you burn through on a monthly basis is the first step toward lowering your bill. Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, you can look up your month-to-date usage in your phone’s settings. There are also apps such as Data Usage and My Data Tracker (available for both Android and iPhone users) that can help you monitor your usage. Once you start tracking, you may discover that you actually don’t need unlimited high speed data, especially if you use under 10GB, which is what experts typically consider the tipping point to going with an unlimited plan. The average American uses about 9.2GB of cellular data per month (though younger users, ages 18 to 24, consume about 11.2GB), according to market research firm NPD Group. That’s up dramatically from just a year ago when the average person used just 5.8GB. It’s definitely possible to use far less data, and save some money in the process. For example, you can cut down you data usage by connecting to Wi-Fi networks when they’re available, or by avoiding data-heavy activities, such as streaming videos, downloading or uploading media. You can also turn off the option to have your apps automatically refreshing on background.

Look into prepaid options

If you’re really hesitant to make a big change and cap your data, consider at least changing your unlimited plan to a prepaid one if you haven’t already. On a prepaid plan, you pay at the beginning of the month, prior to receiving your service, whereas with a traditional or “postpaid” plan you pay at the end of the month. Prepaid plans typically don’t charge all of the taxes and fees that you get hit with on a traditional plan. In fact, the Tax Foundation found that, in 2018, taxes, fees and surcharges made up a whopping 19% of the average customer’s wireless bill. And the plans themselves can be cheaper. AT&T and T-Mobile have prepaid unlimited plans starting at $50 per month for one line, as opposed to their basic unlimited postpaid plans that start at $70 and $60 a month, respectively. Meanwhile Verizon offers a prepaid unlimited plan for $65 a month, $5 less than its traditional basic unlimited plan. Sprint offers its prepaid services through its subsidiary Boost. It’s worth noting that prepaid plans may differ than postpaid plans, even with the same carrier. For example, there are typically fine print restrictions noting that your data speeds may be slowed during times of high usage.

Better yet, switch to a low-cost carrier


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GM deal with UAW includes closing three US plants, $11,000 ‘ratification’ bonuses

Michael Wayland / CNBCDETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ proposed tentative deal with General Motors includes the closure of three U.S. plants, including a large assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, according to the union. GM told the union it would bring battery cell production to Mahoning Valley, a region that includes Lordstown in Ohio. The sale of the plant and battery cell production, according to the company, are not covered under the proposed tentative agreement. GM, according to a person f


Michael Wayland / CNBCDETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ proposed tentative deal with General Motors includes the closure of three U.S. plants, including a large assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, according to the union.
GM told the union it would bring battery cell production to Mahoning Valley, a region that includes Lordstown in Ohio.
The sale of the plant and battery cell production, according to the company, are not covered under the proposed tentative agreement.
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GM deal with UAW includes closing three US plants, $11,000 'ratification' bonuses

United Auto Workers members on strike picket outside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on Sept. 25, 2019 in Detroit. Michael Wayland / CNBC

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers’ proposed tentative deal with General Motors includes the closure of three U.S. plants, including a large assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, according to the union. The plants, including two powertrain operations in Michigan and Maryland, had been earmarked in November to end production this year, but the Detroit automaker had to negotiate the closures as part of contract negotiations with the union. A parts distribution facility for GM in Fontana, Calif. also would close under the four-year deal. A fourth plant in Detroit assembly plant that was also slated for closure, as previously reported by CNBC, will be spared to build a new all-electric pickup for the automaker, if the deal is ratified. The plant is still slated to end production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala by January. A timeframe for production of the pickup and the complete closures of the other U.S. facilities was not disclosed by the union, however the three plants were already idled by the automaker earlier this year. GM declined to comment.

Battery cell production

GM, in a statement, said it remains “committed to future investment and job growth” in Ohio. GM told the union it would bring battery cell production to Mahoning Valley, a region that includes Lordstown in Ohio. The plans, according to GM, would create about 1,000 manufacturing jobs, and include the sale Lordstown to Lordstown Motors Corp., a new company that plans to build electric pickups for commercial fleet customers. That company plans to initially create 400 jobs, GM said.

The sale of the plant and battery cell production, according to the company, are not covered under the proposed tentative agreement. GM, according to a person familiar with the negotiations, is expected to invest $9 billion in manufacturing operations as part of the deal, including the battery cell production. About $7.7 billion of that would be “direct” investment in current U.S. plants. The UAW did not disclose the total expected investment in its summary of the deal that was released Thursday.

Pay increases, bonuses


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