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What happened to Sandra Bland?

That’s the question that’s floating around Waller County this week.

This is after Bland was arrested Friday and placed in the Waller County jail.

Monday she was found hanging in her jail cell according to friends.
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Sources in the community say they spoke with Bland Saturday and she had a $5,000 bond for assaulting a police officer.  We’re told she was originally pulled over for failing to signal by a State Trooper.

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Some in the racially charged community say they now suspect foul play. One friend tells the Factor the 28 year old just got a new job and had everything to live for.

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis confirms the Texas Rangers have been brought in to conduct the investigation. 

A representative at the Sheriff’s office says they will soon release a press release on the issue.

In the meantime, some family and friends in the community say they plan to protest to the sheriff’s office until they get answers and justice!

Update Press Release from Sheriff:

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Here’s a new song by Slim Thug called Chuuch.

It has become wildly popular on radio and the Internet because there is also a message delivered by Pastor Joel Osteen.

Slim has been a member of Osteen’s church for years and says using his pastors sermon in the song was a perfect fit.

What do you think?

The song was part of Thug’s recently released album called Hogg Life Volume II.

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(Northwest Houston, Texas)

The Triumphant Church, an 18 month old
congregation in Northwest Houston has been broken into 5 times over the past 12 months.

The most recent break in was last night July 12th at approximately 9:45pm. The hot item on the list for the thieves is copper.

Theft at any time is bad, but during the hottest season of the year
makes it even worse.
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The Pastor and congregation lays much of the fault on the landlord who
refuses to properly light and secure a large portion of the strip center that remains unoccupied.

The Triumphant Church is also home to W.A.A.O. (Winning Against All Odds) Ministries, a community outreach program that offers programs and services to children, youth and adults
that are facing crises and challenges of many kinds. According to Pastor Tim Dixon, the church
wants to raise awareness to this ongoing problem and hopefully get some much needed
assistance from businesses and citizens in Houston, Texas.

A press conference is scheduled for July 13th at 4:00 p.m. CT at The Triumphant Church.

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Today, July 10, 2015, Kenneth Ray Ferguson, 39 years old, was sentenced to the maximum of 40 years
in prison for the felony charges of Possession of Child Pornography by Judge Kathleen Hamilton in the 359th
District Court in Montgomery County, Texas.
On October 2, 2013, at the conclusion of an extensive undercover operation, Pct. 4 Constables Office
Captain Mark Seals and other investigators from the Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task
Force converged on Ferguson’s residence in Porter, Texas. After executing a search warrant, Ferguson was
arrested on four counts of Possession of Child Pornography for images they recovered directly from a laptop
computer in Ferguson’s possession. Federal Agents from Homeland Security Investigations later assisted with
a full forensic download and recovered other videos that were confirmed to be Child Pornography. Some of
the videos depicted children as young as four years old engaged in explicit sex acts with adult men. Under
Texas law, each image or video can be charged as a separate third degree felony, with a punishment range of
two to ten years in prison.
On Monday, July 6, 2015, Ferguson entered a guilty plea to the four counts of Possession of Child
Pornography. During the punishment phase of the trial, Assistant District Attorneys Adam McLane and Mary
Nan Huffman showed the jury several very graphic videos with children as young as four being sexually
assaulted by adult males. Ferguson’s attorneys told the jury that he was a military veteran suffering from
PTSD and substance abuse, and that he should receive probation. After hearing two days of evidence and
testimony from both sides, a Montgomery County jury sentenced Ferguson to 10 years in prison for each of
the four counts. Under Texas law, a judge has the discretion to “stack” the separate prison sentences so that
they run consecutively instead of concurrently. The State filed a motion to stack the sentences in this case
and today, Judge Hamilton granted the motion and stacked the sentences. Therefore, Ferguson was
sentenced to a total of 40 years confinement in prison; the maximum allowable by law in this case.
Adam McLane, ICAC Prosecutor: “I think that one of the jurors in this case summed it up best when she said
that she “would never be able to get the images of small children being raped by grown men out of her head.”
Those that decide to possess child pornography in Montgomery County will be caught and put in prison where
they belong.

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A MONTGOMERY COUNTY MAN HAS LEARNED HIS FATE IS SEALED AFTER HE ADMITTED DOWNLOADING CHILD PORN.

CAPTAIN MARK SEALS WITH THE PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE SAYS A JURY, AFTER DELIBERATING TIL 9 PM TUESDAY NIGHT, HAS THROWN THE BOOK AT KENNETH FERGUSON – HE ADMITTED TO DOWNLOADING CHILD PORN ON HIS LAPTOP. 

FERGUSON ENTERED THAT GUILTY PLEA BEFORE HIS TRIAL.

HOWEVER, THE PORTER RESIDENT DECIDED TO ALLOW A JURY INSTEAD OF THE JUDGE TO DECIDE HIS PUNISHMENT. 

THAT JURY HANDED HIM THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR EACH CHARGE WHICH IS TEN YEARS.

THAT MEANS THE 39 YEAR OLD CAREER MILITARY MAN COULD FAE UP TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE KATHLEEN HAMILTON WILL DECIDE HOW MUCH TIME HE WILL ACTUALLY HAVE TO SERVE LATER THIS MORNING.

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Six Houstonians have been arrested on wide-ranging charges involving a $12 million conspiracy to commit health care fraud and to pay kickbacks, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The arrests were made in conjunction with a search warrant executed at a downtown office building where several clinics and a blood testing laboratory were located.
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The 25-count indictment was returned July 1, 2015, and unsealed today. Those charged and arrested today include the owner and operator of the clinics and lab – Mktrich “Mike” Yepremian, 58, Dr. Harding Ross, 61, Dr. Faiz Ahmed, 63, Jermaine Doleman, 38, Michael Wayne Wilson, 46, and Eric Johnson, 61, all of Houston.

They are expected to make their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy at 2:00 p.m. today.

The indictment alleges Yepremian paid Doleman, Wilson and Johnson to bring Medicare and Medicaid patients to his clinics in order for him to bill for multiple, medically unnecessary diagnostic and blood tests. In turn, Doleman, Wilson and Johnson would then allegedly pay the patients to attend the clinics. Doleman is also charged in this district in another health care fraud scheme over allegedly similar conduct.

According to the indictment, the scheme began in 2006. The indictment alleges Yepremian controlled all funds from the false billing, but the clinics were allegedly held in the names of “straw owners.” The clinics involved included Crawford Medical Services, Mid City Healthcare and Care Family Practice all in Houston; Arca Medical Clinic formerly in Conroe and now in Houston, as well as a lab called Empire Clinical Laboratory in Houston.

Yepremian is also charged with money laundering for allegedly funneling money to relatives.

The statutory maximum penalty upon conviction of either the conspiracy, money laundering or any of the substantive counts of health care fraud is up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine. If convicted of a violation of the anti-kickback statute, Yepremian, Wilson and Johnson also face up to five years imprisonment as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

The charges are the result of the investigative efforts of the Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the FBI. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Bradley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari are prosecuting the case.

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Monday, July 6, 2015, at approximately 9:00 PM, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Canine unit gave a positive alert on a vehicle that was parked near the inmate visitation area, at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Center, located at #1 Criminal Justice Drive, in Conroe, Texas.  The driver of the vehicle was visiting an inmate that was housed at the Montgomery County Jail.  When the driver returned to his vehicle, the vehicle was searched by the Special Investigations Unit Deputy.  The Deputy located and seized approximately 77 grams of, “Ice”, methamphetamine and an electronic scale.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, “2nd degree felony”.  It was additionally discovered that the suspect was out on bond from Harris County on a possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver charge.  The Special Investigations Unit was assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division. 

Arrested:
Gary Lee Howard (date of birth 10/09/1981)

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All we can do at this point is pray for the best. The latest information I’m getting from Krispy Kreme reps is their Houston store is slated to open July 21. Let’s just hope they stick with this date. The grand opening for KK’s return to Houston has been delayed by months for the Highway 6 location. 

It’s one big party – make sure you mark you calendar now and come join me live at LA Bar and Restaurant next door to Ragin Cajun on Richmond Avenue this Friday night. We are doing another edition of Isiah Factor Uncensored and we are not charging at the door – but you can slip a few dollars in my pocket. Come meet the newsmakers, celebrities, and interesting guests plus the hot topics. This is how you want to plan your Friday night. Get there early because the show kicks off at 9:30 pm live on Fox 26 News!