Andrew Rakhshan had big plans for his new life in the U.S. and he hoped you wouldn't read about his criminal history online, including his imprisonment in Canada for fraud. But if a news item about him happened to appear somewhere, he extorted, intimidated and threatened the news organization into taking it down or he would crash the website using his computer skills, a federal indictment says. He was successful for a while, using a "distributed denial of service attack," prosecutors say.
The warehouse was one of Portillo's "only significant assets at the time," the special prosecutor, Michael Uhl, said in a court filing. "No reasonable person would have siphoned out the vast majority of the warehouse proceeds to various other accounts controlled by one of their children," Uhl said in a filing last year. Richard Roper, a former U.S. attorney in Dallas, said contempt charges happen "infrequently" and usually result in a fine and probation.
Jimmy Luis Briseno was lucky for someone facing a felony tax fraud charge. Briseno, who ran a tax preparation business, got a break in 2016 when a federal judge granted his request to work at a related mailing business while awaiting trial on the tax case. The mailing business is located in the same Garland and Mesquite offices where he operates his tax preparation service, Tax Genius, according to court records.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".