‘Madea Goes to Jail’ star Ion Overman among 19 charged with PPP fraud

Actors, musicians and athletes are among the 19 people around the country who have been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on Paycheck Protection Program loan fraud.  Among the most notable is Madea Goes to Jail star Ion Overman, 45, who is also known for her roles as Det. Elena Ruiz in CBS’ “Wisdom of […]

18 former NBA players have been charged with fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has handed down indictments against 18 former NBA players for allegedly attempting to defraud the league’s health and welfare benefits plan to the tune of almost $4 million. The legal documents were unsealed in a federal court in New York on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Federal prosecutors accuse the 18 […]

Jussie Smollett breaks his silence, says he’s on ‘quarantine day 421’ (video)

Disgraced “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett ended his nine-month moratorium from social media to announce that he’s on “quarantine day 421.” It was an obvious reference to the alleged attack on him in January 2019 in Chicago that sent his life and career spiraling into ruin. Smollett, 37, posted along with a video of himself singing […]

College administrator in HBCU prostitution scandal sentenced in Georgia

The woman at the heart of a prostitution scandal that rocked Fort Valley State University has been sentenced for her role. Alecia J. Johnson, 49, had been identified as the ringleader of a prostitution scheme that involved prominent men in Fort Valley, Georgia, and students. Johnson was the only woman indicted, along with six men, […]

Kodak Black is facing an additional 10 years in prison

Bombastic and trouble-prone rapper, Kodak Black, is stacking up a jaw-dropping list of state and federal indictments that could send him to prison for several decades. The U.S. Department of Justice quickly obtained a two-count indictment against the 21-year-old rapper for allegedly supplying false information to a Florida gun shop dealer this past weekend in order […]

Feds indict jail guards who beat inmate and engaged in cover up (video)

A horrible case of a Black inmate being abused in a Kentucky prison has resulted in a federal indictment of two former guards and their supervisor. A press release on Wednesday, May 9, 2019, announced the federal grand jury indictments of David M. Schwartz, 48, Donna K. Gentry, 55, and Devan Edwards, 21. The three are […]

Jussie Smollett returns to ‘Empire’ and Twitter explodes

“Empire” fans were feeling some kind of way when embattled actor Jussie Smollett returned to the show after his arrest in February. “Empire” fans watched as the specter of considerable legal trouble hangs over Smollett’s head for allegedly hiring two Nigerian brothers to stage a hate crime against him. Last week, Smollett, 36, was indicted on […]

AKA adviser and 6 men indicted in Fort Valley State University pimping scandal

A scandal that shocked the Fort Valley State University community has taken another turn. Law enforcement officials have now indicted two former college administrators and at least six Black men in a salacious scandal that involved the sex trafficking of AKA sorority pledges. In April 2018, rolling out reported on a GBI investigation that was […]