It may be a slow process but Harris County investigators have been relentlessly in going after sexually oriented businesses in our community.
The latest is X&P Massage located on Beechnut in Harris County.
Investigators from the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office has arrested owner Haiqin Yu of Sugarland.
He’s charged with operating a massage parlor without a license, illegally operating a sexually oriented business, and promoting prostitution.
Yu remains locked up in the Harris County jail until he can make his bail.
Update: Victim transported to Ben Taub hospital!
Sources tell the Factor there has been a stabbing at Delmar Stadium tonight.
We’re told at least one man, a 45 year old, has been stabbed in the neck and anckle.
I’m hearing HISD police officers have been dispatched to the scene.
My source also says one person is in custody at this time.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights middle school teams play in HISD.
Stay tuned for more details as my phone continues to blow up!
A 31-year-old Pakistani national has been charged with multiple counts of mail and bank fraud for defrauding FedEx for shipping fees he incurred as part of his cell phone and electronics export business, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The indictment alleges that Babar Butt, who resided in multiple locations in Houston and Spring, operated an electronics export business and routinely shipped items to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Butt was taken into custody this morning and is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson at 2:00 p.m. today.
The indictment alleges that from February 2015 through August 2016, Butt devised a scheme whereby he defrauded FedEx by opening various shipping accounts. He would allegedly ship one or more packages of cell phones and electronics to Dubai and elsewhere until the charges were declined and he could no longer ship on that account. According to the indictment, he would then open new accounts to continue his scheme and would again not pay his shipping invoices, causing significant losses to FedEx. He also cashed several checks drawn on a closed bank account which caused significant losses to Bank of Texas, according to the indictment.
Butt is charged with 14 counts of mail fraud and three counts of bank fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison for a conviction of mail fraud. The bank fraud counts carry a maximum of 30 years imprisonment as well as a possible $1 million maximum fine. The indictment also seeks a money judgment equal to the total value of the property subject to forfeiture – estimated to be, but not limited to, approximately $287,679.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Winter is prosecuting the case.
THE BIG PAYBACK
KCOH TV 92.9 FM HD2 presents, The Big Payback thanksgiving parade, taking place on November 19, 2016! The parade will be located on 5011 Almeda Rd, and will be from 10am through 3pm. The event will give back to the community by providing five families in need with fully loaded turkey baskets. The parade will also give away gas cards to community members that come to the event on Saturday. The Big Payback is an effort arranged by KCOH program director and COO, Jerri P. Beasley, to bring the community of Houston together to help others this holiday season.
A great selection of local musicians will showcase their work during the parade. KCOH actively supports independent artists with immense talent who will now have a stage to perform on during The Big Payback Parade. Marcus Kemp, leader of Prayze Nation, will provide a wonderful and spirited show. The music acts range from genres touching on gospel, hip-hop, r&b, and jazz. KCOH is excited to provide for the community, and can’t wait to see you there!
The Verge: Samsung has announced it’s ending production of the Galaxy Note 7 around the world, pulling the plug on the phone after a months-long controversy over its defective, dangerous batteries. “Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” said Samsung in a statement. The announcement follows yesterday’s news that the company is recalling all Note 7 devices, including the supposedly safe replacement phones.
Samsung issued the worldwide recall yesterday after at at least five replacement Note 7 handsets caught fire over the past week. “Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7,” said the company yesterday. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission commended the decision, with chairman Elliot Kaye saying: “It is the right move for Samsung to suspend the sale and exchange of all Galaxy Note 7s.”
D’artagnan Bebel and Isiah Carey Rockefeller Center
Isiah inside Fox News Headquarters New York
Lee Hawkins, Isiah Carey, and Duarte Geraldino
The Factor recently went on a business trip to New York City.
I had a chance to visit some landmarks from Chinatown to Harlem.
I also made stops by Rockefeller Center and Manhattan where I stayed.
I also had a chance to visit with friends Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins and PBS reporter Duarte Geraldino.
Here are the photos I captured in the Big Apple!
Press Release: On October 3rd, 2016 at approximately 8:34 P.M. the Livingston Police Department received a complaint from a local Livingston Independent School District Student that a terroristic threat had been made against the school on a social media site. The individual making the threat had identified himself as “Larry Brown” on his Facebook page. The Livingston Police Department immediately opened a investigation into the threats and began working with the social media site and LISD administration to identify the subject and validity of the threat. The investigation continued into the night and at 12:57 A.M. Officers with the Livingston Police Department took a 14 year old juvenile into custody for Terroristic Threat which is a third degree felony. The Livingston Police Department considers any threats of this nature a very high priority and will aggressively pursue the investigation to insure the safety of the faculty and students of LISD.