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Why It Matters:

The former Vice President has often self describes himself throughout his political career as "middle class" and one of "poorest" senators during his time in Congress. However, since leaving the Obama Administration Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, has earned more than $15 million according to the former Vice President's financial disclosure forms.

Read Biden's Tax Documents:

The large portion of the Bidens' income came from lucrative book deals and paid speaking engagements.


What Happened:

An employee from Nemadj Research, a contractor that provides patient eligibility and billing services to the LA County Health Department, had fallen victim to a phishing email hack on March 28th of this year, according to a press release by Nemadj Research.

What Type of Data was Exposed:

The data that was potentially exposed varies from patient to patient, but may have included info like the patient's names, address, date of birth, phone number, account numbers, medical record numbers, admission and discharge dates, Medi-Cal ID numbers, time of service. Two patients Social Security Numbers and diagnostic codes of four patients were also hacked.

Remember When:

  • LA Times reported in 2016, L.A's Department of Health was targeted in a ransomware attack that raided county computers and stopped users from accessing data.

  • Also in 2016, a Nigerian national used the same phishing technique to hack LA County's emails and exposed the personal data of 750,000+ people.


photo of the indictment

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jerry Epstein has pleaded not guilty on new charges ranging from sex trafficking of underage girls to molestation.

The Indictment:

Within the indictment Epstein is accused of persuading and recruiting "dozens" of underage girls, from 2002 up to 2005, to be "sexually exploited and abused by Epstein "at his homes in Manhattan, New.York, and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations".

  • Due to the accusations, Epstein will have to forfeit both his New York and Palm Beach estates to federal authorities.

  • Also, within the indictment Epstein is accused of paying a percentage of his victims to “recruit additional girls” and created a “network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit”.

  • Epstein allegedly worked and colluded with employees or associates to pay off victims, get in touch with victims, and plan their sexual encounters with Epstein.

The Charges:

  • One count of sex trafficking of minors.

  • One count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.

  • If convicted Epstein would serve 45 years in prison, which carry no mandatory minimum sentences.