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There Has Never Been A Worse Nickname Demotion For A Notorious Bank Robber Than Going From Cyborg Bandit to Elephant Man Bandit

FBI- 02/23/16 The masked criminal known as the Cyborg Bandit and, later, the Elephant Man Bandit was robbing Seattle-area banks at an average of more than two per month for an entire year before he was caught—in the act of robbing a bank he had already robbed. For investigators who routinely work bank robberies, the story of 46-year-old Anthony Hathaway, sentenced last month to nearly nine years in prison, is surprising in some ways but all too familiar in others. “In this particular case and in general, bank robbery is a crime of last resort,” said Len Carver, a detective with the Seattle Police Department and member of the FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force. “Occasionally you get a thrill seeker or a truly violent individual, but most people who rob banks are supporting an addiction of some kind—drugs or gambling—and they are desperate.” Hathaway’s addiction was to prescription painkillers and then to heroin. According to court records, he suffered an injury and became addicted to the opiate Oxycontin. After losing his job, he turned to crime to feed his addiction, and between February 2013 and February 2014, Hathaway admitted to 30 bank robberies. He sometimes hit the same bank multiple times. “Seattle has had many serial bandits over the years,” Carver said, “but Hathaway was prolific. He might top the list for sheer number of robberies in a one-year period.” During the holdups, which usually occurred late in the afternoon, Hathaway wore a mask and gloves. In the early crimes, he wore textured metallic fabric over his face and was nicknamed the Cyborg Bandit because the disguise was similar to that of cyborgs in science fiction productions. After that disguise began receiving too much media attention, he covered his head with a shirt and cut out two eye holes. That earned him the nickname the Elephant Man Bandit because of the similarity to a movie character of the same name.

FBI- 02/23/16
The masked criminal known as the Cyborg Bandit and, later, the Elephant Man Bandit was robbing Seattle-area banks at an average of more than two per month for an entire year before he was caught—in the act of robbing a bank he had already robbed.
For investigators who routinely work bank robberies, the story of 46-year-old Anthony Hathaway, sentenced last month to nearly nine years in prison, is surprising in some ways but all too familiar in others.
“In this particular case and in general, bank robbery is a crime of last resort,” said Len Carver, a detective with the Seattle Police Department and member of the FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force. “Occasionally you get a thrill seeker or a truly violent individual, but most people who rob banks are supporting an addiction of some kind—drugs or gambling—and they are desperate.”
Hathaway’s addiction was to prescription painkillers and then to heroin. According to court records, he suffered an injury and became addicted to the opiate Oxycontin. After losing his job, he turned to crime to feed his addiction, and between February 2013 and February 2014, Hathaway admitted to 30 bank robberies. He sometimes hit the same bank multiple times.
“Seattle has had many serial bandits over the years,” Carver said, “but Hathaway was prolific. He might top the list for sheer number of robberies in a one-year period.”
During the holdups, which usually occurred late in the afternoon, Hathaway wore a mask and gloves. In the early crimes, he wore textured metallic fabric over his face and was nicknamed the Cyborg Bandit because the disguise was similar to that of cyborgs in science fiction productions. After that disguise began receiving too much media attention, he covered his head with a shirt and cut out two eye holes. That earned him the nickname the Elephant Man Bandit because of the similarity to a movie character of the same name.

What a demotion. Yea yea I get that this guy was just robbing banks to fuel his drug addiction, but once you pull of the first bank robbery and you’re highly addicted to heroin and Oxycontin, then that first bank robbery is the first day you become a career criminal pretty much. And I would like to think that your rep matters. Maybe you want to move on to bigger banks and you need your reputation to get the best in the business to pull of bigger bank heist. I mean this guy robbed 30 banks in a year!!! Bodhi and his crew robbed the same amount in 3 years. This guy was a record holder. I can’t even fathom in this day and age of anyone touching that record. Its like Gretzky’s point total. Now imagine if Gretzky wasn’t called The Great One. What if he was called the Steve Buschemi of hockey. When you achieve an accomplishment that rare, your nick name is your reputation. it becomes your signature. Your nick name begins stories. It can demand respect. Its how you’re remembered. To go from the name Cyborg Bandit to The Elephant Man Bandit is one of the great injustices in criminal lore, but only you are to blame. Maybe some how police had a lead with your chainmail face mask and you had to go with something new, but from there you just gotta up it too some Mad Villain mask or something. Not some throw away crew neck sweater with two holes in it. I have to at least believe drug addicted bank robbers think legacy matters, and his is ruined.

You went from this….bio_destroyer

to this…………..

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This guy deserves prison.

Some Bangladesh Islamisc Group Made a Hit List Comprised Of Secular Bloggers

 (CNN)Islamic extremists in Bangladesh appear to be taking their war on secular writers and bloggers beyond the South Asian country's borders. A hit list purporting to be from the militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team has been sent out threatening people in Europe and North America. "Let Bangladesh revoke the citizenship of these enemies of Islam," a statement accompanying the list says. "If not, we will hunt them down in whatever part of God's world we find them and kill them right there." The list contains nine people in the United Kingdom, eight in Germany, two in the United States, one in Canada and one in Sweden. CNN isn't reporting any of the names on the list.

CNN-Islamic extremists in Bangladesh appear to be taking their war on secular writers and bloggers beyond the South Asian country’s borders.
A hit list purporting to be from the militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team has been sent out threatening people in Europe and North America.
“Let Bangladesh revoke the citizenship of these enemies of Islam,” a statement accompanying the list says. “If not, we will hunt them down in whatever part of God’s world we find them and kill them right there.”
The list contains nine people in the United Kingdom, eight in Germany, two in the United States, one in Canada and one in Sweden. CNN isn’t reporting any of the names on the list.

Oh shit son! Things just got real at the Ugly Orange! Am I a potentially threat to these people? I might’ve said some religious shit in the past and theres really nothing i can say to defend myself here because im certainly not Islamic by any stretch of the imagination. I mean i had pork for lunch. Im not one to make my self seem like im a big deal or anything, but I may or may not be sitting by my phone waiting for CNN/Interpol/FBI/CIA/Blackwater any intelligence group really, waiting for them to tell me i’ve been put on this Bangladesh kill list. Either way, if not, Fuck you guys man! I gotta stand up for my fellow bloggers! Its pageviews or death on the blogging streets and we’re ready to die so long as it gets out clicks up. I dare Ansarullah Bangla try to come after me. I’ll throw a blog in their face so fast it’ll put the fear of Jesus Christ in them.

This Hewlett Packard Assistant Snaked The Company Out of Thousands of Dollars.

A woman who worked as an assistant for a senior HP executive was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million from the company. She was also ordered to pay $954,000 restitution in installments of $3,000 a month, Dana Littlefield at The San Diego Union Tribune reports. The woman, Holli Dawn Coulman, pleaded guilty to the charges last year, the FBI reported in a press release. She worked at HP from 2000 to May 2012. Part of her job was to manage corporate credit cards, which were supposed to be used for approved business expenses. Coulman was accused of using them them to "support an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle," the FBI said. This included spending: Over $100,000 at the La Costa Resort Spa Over $43,000 at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach Thousands of dollars in airfare for trips to Hawaii and Europe Thousands of dollars at the Apple Store More than $33,000 in BTO Sports motocross gear Thousands of dollars at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom The FBI said she also used the company credit cards to pay for more than $350,000 in expenses for her brother’s business. When HP program administrators questioned the expenditures, she deleted their emails, or fabricated receipts and invoices, or sent fake email replies from her boss saying the expenses were authorized, the FBI said. She was fired from HP, The Union-Tribune reports, and then she was fired from her next job after HP notified her new employer of this investigation. Coulman expressed deep remorse for her actions in a letter she wrote to the court, Littlefield reports. She told the judge, "I cannot offer any explanation for the criminally bad decisions I've made ... I would love for a do-over, and admittedly I am scared to death to go to prison ... But I know there must be consequences."

Business Insider- A woman who worked as an assistant for a senior HP executive was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million from the company.
She was also ordered to pay $954,000 restitution in installments of $3,000 a month, Dana Littlefield at The San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The woman, Holli Dawn Coulman, pleaded guilty to the charges last year, the FBI reported in a press release.
She worked at HP from 2000 to May 2012. Part of her job was to manage corporate credit cards, which were supposed to be used for approved business expenses. Coulman was accused of using them them to “support an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle,” the FBI said. This included spending:
Over $100,000 at the La Costa Resort Spa
Over $43,000 at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach
Thousands of dollars in airfare for trips to Hawaii and Europe
Thousands of dollars at the Apple Store
More than $33,000 in BTO Sports motocross gear
Thousands of dollars at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
The FBI said she also used the company credit cards to pay for more than $350,000 in expenses for her brother’s business.
When HP program administrators questioned the expenditures, she deleted their emails, or fabricated receipts and invoices, or sent fake email replies from her boss saying the expenses were authorized, the FBI said.
She was fired from HP, The Union-Tribune reports, and then she was fired from her next job after HP notified her new employer of this investigation.
Coulman expressed deep remorse for her actions in a letter she wrote to the court, Littlefield reports. She told the judge, “I cannot offer any explanation for the criminally bad decisions I’ve made … I would love for a do-over, and admittedly I am scared to death to go to prison … But I know there must be consequences.”

Welp. Guess what Holli, when you get caught flying too close to the sun sometimes you get slapped with company embezzlement, a 21 month prison sentence, and nearly 27 years of paying off restitutions equalling to $954,000 dollars. It happens. She should’ve just had better excuses ready like Elaine in Seinfeld. The resorts in my head I could see as a business expense. Corporate retreat having to destress or a place to talk about company stuff. Big businesses do that all the time. Thousands of dollars at a company rival, Apple? Thats just a work expense. The 350k on your brothers business i cant really defend and the motocross gear is a little bit of a stretch but if you can chalk it up as a work vehicle id try it. You gotta make him believe that the comforter you expensed is actually the Aristotle Goose Down Tunic and you wouldn’t be in the clink for the next two years.

Either way though some of the blame has to be on the company. This isn’t like Peter from Office Space, siphoning off pennies to accumulate millions here. She pulled the good ol, “Oh no you see dad said i could do it” to Mom so its okay. Need to see a receipt? sure let me type one up on Microsoft Word and print it out for ya. And the best of all,  her great scheme, when sent a work email about it, she deleted said email. Boom. Gone. Not a problem anymore if its the trash folder! If you can let a deleted email circumvent all your rules and operations regarding spending company cash, you deserve to get embezzled.