May 12, 2021


Prosecutors charge Marshfield, Mo. insurance agent with stealing from elderly couple

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Webster County prosecutor filed charges against a Marshfield insurance agent accused of defrauding an elderly couple.

Lacey Stokes faces charges of stealing and exploiting an elderly person. She appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

The couple filed a police report on April 16. Investigators say the couple paid $5,300 in premiums for auto, farm, home and a cabin and boat dock through L Stokes Agency. The couple learned the insurance company never received payment for the policies.

“This one is so public and the exposure to individuals who believed they had a policy of insurance,

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California man sentenced for drowning his two sons in ‘diabolical’ insurance scheme, prosecutors say

Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, drove a vehicle — with his wife and two sons inside — off a Los Angeles port into the San Pedro Bay in April 2015. Elmezayen escaped the submerged car through his open window. His ex-wife, Rabab Diab, could not swim but survived when a nearby fisherman threw her a life preserver.

The couple’s sons, 13-year-old Elhassan and 8-year-old Abdelkrim, drowned. Both children were said to have autism, the release said.

US District Judge John F. Walter called Elmezayen’s scheme “evil and diabolical.”

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Trump Tower Chicago loan now included in New York City prosecutors’ finance investigation

CHICAGO — The Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoenaed documents from an investment company that loaned the Trump Organization millions of dollars for its Chicago skyscraper in a sign that the investigation into the former president’s finances continues to expand, people familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Prosecutors issued the grand jury subpoena to Fortress Investment Management late last year, the people said, as part of their wide-ranging investigation into former President Donald Trump and his company.

Investigators’ interest in how Trump and his company treated the Chicago loan is an expansion of an inquiry that encompasses multiple aspects of

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Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are sharpening their focus on the company’s long-serving chief financial officer, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could step up pressure on him to cooperate with the investigation if the prosecutors unearth evidence of wrongdoing on his part. He has served as the Trump Organization’s financial gatekeeper for more than two decades and could be a vital source of information for the government about

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