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Two men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána.  If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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Betty Raisor

first_imgBetty Raisor, 83, of Moores Hill passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Betty was born Sunday, July 14, 1935 in Vevay, IN, the daughter of Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase.  She married William Raisor August 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death May 24, 2009.  Betty was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and gardening.Betty is survived by son William (Glenda) Raisor Jr. of Milan; daughters: Kimberly Goodpaster of Moores Hill, Cathy (Dave) Nordhoff of Milan and Karen Ping (Mark) Rutherford of Milan; brother Clarence (Norma) Chase and sister Elizabeth Little both of Vevay; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 2 brothers; and 6 sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Friday, June 21, 2019 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Rev. Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery near Moores Hill.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 9 – 11 AM Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Betty to Manderly Health Care Patient Activity Fund or donor’s choice.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812) 744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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IOC investigates allegations of bribery over Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid

first_imgShare via Email Olympic Games Lamine Diack International Olympic Committee Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Sergey Bubka (@sergey_bubka)Mr Diack has never contacted me about my vote at the election of the host city for the Olympic Games 2016. My lawyers will write to Mr Diack to ask him to explain the allegations of Mr Cabral who wrongly claims in his testimony that Mr Diack could secure my vote.July 5, 2019 Share on Messenger Share on Twitter news Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on WhatsApp The International Olympic Committee is to investigate allegations that nine of its members – including the pole vaulter Sergey Bubka and the Olympic swimming champion Alexander Popov – were bribed to vote for Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games bid.The claims were made by the former governor of Rio de Janeiro Sérgio Cabral, who told a court he had paid $2m (£1.59m) to Lamine Diack, the former president of athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, to buy votes.Cabral said the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Arthur Nuzman, had assured him the scheme would work because Diack had a history of such behaviour.“I said, Nuzman, what are our guarantees here? And he said, ‘traditionally he sells four, five, six votes. There is a risk that we don’t get through to the second round.’”Cabral, who has been sentenced to almost 200 years in jail for his part in a series of corruption scandals, said Diack guaranteed up to six votes for $1.5m and then came back and offered more if he was paid an extra $500,000. Cabral said he authorised the payment. “We did it,” Cabral said.The French authorities have already charged the former athlete Frankie Fredericks in connection with the vote-buying scheme, as part of a wide investigation into Diack and his son, Papa Massata Diack, the disgraced former marketing agent for the IAAF. Last month the Diacks were also charged with money laundering and corruption. “I totally reject these stupid allegations, especially coming from somebody that I have never met neither discussed,” Papa Massata Diack told the Guardian via email. “I think he is trying to make a deal with the prosecutors to reduce his sanction to 70 years in prison.”An IOC spokesperson said its chief ethics and compliance officer had already began an investigation. “The IOC has turned the page with regard to good governance and in particular the procedure of the election of host cities,” he added.Diack resigned as an honorary IOC member in November 2015, a day after he was suspended following the launch of a French investigation into corruption and money-laundering. Nuzman’s IOC membership was suspended in October 2017 following his arrest in Brazil on corruption charges. He is fighting the charges.Bubka has rejected what he calls “all the false claims” made by Cabral and claimed Diack never contacted him about his vote for the 2016 hosts. Popov said he was “extremely surprised at the appearance of such information with the illegal use of my name” and promised to cooperate with the IOC inquiry. The Diacks and Fredericks have also previously denied any wrongdoing. Sport politicslast_img read more

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