A half-dozen states have enacted college savings accounts with deposits for every child born or adopted in the state.
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Five Connecticut police officers have been charged with misdemeanors over their treatment of a Black man after he was paralyzed from the chest down in the back of a police van. Officials announced the charges Monday. Randy Cox was being driven to a New Haven police station June 19 for processing on a weapons charge when the driver braked hard, apparently to avoid a collision. As Cox pleaded for help, saying he couldn’t move, some of the officers mocked him and accused him of faking his injuries. Then, the officers dragged him by his feet and placed him in a holding cell. The officers face charges of second-degree reckless endangerment and cruelty to persons.
There was talk of impeachment at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial. But the subject was not former President Donald Trump, who was impeached twice. Instead, the question arose as to whether lawyers for his company were angling on Monday to impeach their own witness, longtime Trump accountant Donald Bender. Bender is a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years overseeing tax returns for Trump’s hundreds of entities. Defense lawyer Susan Necheles says Bender “surprised” her when he testified that he didn’t actually do much work on the company’s tax returns. Bender indicated that he delegated some work to other firm employees.
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Republican officials in a rural Arizona county are refusing to certify the 2022 election ahead of the Monday deadline. The decision comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races. State election officials have vowed to sue Cochise County if the board of supervisors misses Monday’s deadline to approve the official tally of votes, known as the canvass. Two Republican supervisors delayed the canvass vote until hearing once more about concerns over the certification of ballot tabulators, though election officials have repeatedly said that the equipment is properly approved.
The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday. The former warden is accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year. Garcia is among five workers charged with abusing inmates at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, and the first to go to trial. Opening statements and the first witnesses are expected Monday in federal court in Oakland. Garcia has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Garcia would face up to 15 years in prison.
Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the fallout from the collapse of FTX continues. BlockFi said Monday that it was filing for bankruptcy protection to stabilize its business and give it the chance to perform a restructuring. FTX filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. At the time, BlockFi announced on Twitter that it wasn’t able to do business as usual and was pausing client withdrawals as a result of FTX’s implosion. BlockFi, which was bailed out by FTX early last summer, said it anticipates recoveries from FTX will be delayed.