Prosecutors said Black and Powell used fraudulent email and digital payment accounts to trick customers and divert payments for catering orders and other restaurant sales to bank accounts under their personal control.
Birmingham’s mayor joined law enforcement and prosecutors Friday announcing a new promise to crack down on gun violence that continues to plague the city, but Black Lives Matter Birmingham says it has heard this before from officials.
Mayor Randall Woodfin says the city is trying to get a handle on gun violence and looking at ways to fight the no snitch culture. That may include a witness protection program like the federal government uses.
The specialized, highly trained group of law enforcement officers will comprise a working partnership with the FBI and the North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force to share resources, manage and investigate drug crime within St. Clair County and its borders.
During the search detectives located 292 grams of methamphetamines, 256 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of heroin, 6.57 grams of marijuana, 3 firearms, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and over $4800 in currency.
Officers with the Tyler Police Department rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl from a home in the 3600 block of Woods Boulevard Saturday after TPD received word from the FBI that a kidnapping victim might be at that location.
Woodfin says Birmingham Police Department is doing all it can to bring the people responsible for the violence building up around the city accountable, but he says the community will also have to play a role to make it happen.
The parents of the woman who was killed in that Easter Sunday shooting at Patton Park continue to grieve the loss of their daughter and now feel called to speak out against the gun violence that claimed her life.