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Carole Baskin gifted properties worth hundreds of thousands to handy man after husband Don Lewis’s disappearance

CAROLE Baskin gifted properties worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to her handyman shortly after husband Don Lewis’s disappearance, The Sun can reveal.

The new twist comes after handyman Kenny Farr’s ex-wife Trish claimed he told her Don was ground up and fed to the alligators.

Carole recently starred in Dancing With The Stars

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Carole recently starred in Dancing With The Stars Credit: Getty Images – Getty

A cadaver dog also recently picked up the scent of human remains just meters from a lake house that once belonged to Don, raising further questions about the mysterious case, which gained worldwide attention in the docu-series Tiger King.

Investigator Jim Rathman, who conducted a lengthy probe into the case for Tigers, Lies and Cover Ups, an Investigation Discovery documentary, says he uncovered unusual connections between Carole, Don and Kenny including how Kenny brought home all of Don’s gun collection around the time he went missing.

Property records shared with The Sun also show how Kenny was gifted six properties by Carole for under $20k – when they were worth 15 times that sum, according to property records in Florida.

Carole hit back against the claims, telling The Sun the properties were not gifts as she was just trying to help him get started in business and he later signed them back over.

Don Lewis disappeared in 1997

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Don Lewis disappeared in 1997 Credit: Netflix
Don's case gained attention following the success of documentary Tiger King starring Joe Exotic

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Don’s case gained attention following the success of documentary Tiger King starring Joe ExoticCredit: ©2020 NETFLIX

“[Kenny’s ex wife] Trish revealed that missing link to me telling me about the property transfers,” Jim told The Sun.

“Baskin gave multiple properties to Kenny, just a month after her husband went missing.

“And these transactions were under $10k value, which you do not have to report to the IRS.

“But they were worth hundreds of thousands.

“I mean I

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Rick Parry sparks civil war by siding with Liverpool and Man Utd in radical shake-up plan

Rick Parry has sparked civil war after cooking up a Premier League coup with Liverpool and Manchester United.

It has provoked a furious reaction from the Premier League, other top flight clubs and brought a stinging reaction from the Government.

A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport said: ”We are surprised and disappointed that at a time of crisis when we have urged the top tiers of professional football to come together and finalise a deal to help lower league clubs there appear to be backroom deals being cooked up that would create a closed shop at the very top of the game.

“Sustainability, integrity and fair competition are absolutely paramount and anything that may undermine them is deeply troubling. Fans must be front of all our minds, and this shows why our fan led review of football governance will be so critical.”



Rick Parry holding a sign: Parry has sparked outrage among government, the Premier League and other top-flight clubs


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Parry has sparked outrage among government, the Premier League and other top-flight clubs

The Premier League do not view it as a rescue plan but as a hostile takeover and even criticised EFL chairman Parry publicly in their own statement and Mirror Sport understands it has caused a huge rift between the two leagues, endangering any EFL bail out.

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are believed to have initiated the plan, it has been supported by the United hierarchy but has been done without knowledge of the other clubs and is now in danger of collapsing before getting to first base.

The plan would give bigger clubs more power, the Premier League would be reduced to 18 clubs and an overhaul of the League Cup with the Community Shield scrapped in exchange for a £250m bail out for the EFL.



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holding a ball: The Community Shield would be scrapped as part of the new plans


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Coppell man charged with scamming $17 million in PPP money to buy luxury cars and homes

Federal investigators say a Coppell man fraudulently applied for dozens of federal stimulus PPP grants and received more than $17 million that he spent buying real estate and luxury cars such as a Bentley and a Corvette.



Government prosecutors have now charged dozens of people with fraudulently receiving grants from the Payroll Protection Program.


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Government prosecutors have now charged dozens of people with fraudulently receiving grants from the Payroll Protection Program.

A coalition of federal agencies charged Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, with applying for $24.8 million in PPP loans for 15 businesses that claimed to have more than 500 employees, but in fact, many of the businesses were registered after the CARES Act was passed and did not have any employees, according to court documents detailing the indictment.

“Mr. Sah exploited this terrible pandemic for personal gain – and he should be held accountable to the American people for that behavior,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox in a statement. “COVID-19 has devastated the finances of hardworking business owners across the nation. PPP funds should be reserved for those who really need them to keep their companies afloat.”

Sah was arrested Sept. 16 and remains in custody, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Texas.

Sah is one of dozens indicted by government prosecutors for fraudulently applying for forgivable loans through the Payroll Protection Program, the $650 billion slice of the CARES Act designed to help small businesses cover costs for wages, rent and utilities. Among those charged with fraud were a former NFL football player and a former reality television star.

More than 5.2 million loans were approved nationwide. According to the U.S. Treasury Department, Texas businesses were approved for more than $41 billion in grants that were intended to go to businesses with 500 employees or fewer.

The indictment said

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Muncie man accused of confining DCS contractor

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Michael Hoover (Photo: Photo provided)

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man is accused of refusing to allow a contractor for the Indiana Department of Child Services to leave his home.

Michael G. Hoover, 34, was arrested Saturday, preliminarily charged with criminal confinement, battery and interference with the Department of Child Services.

A woman “who works with a company through (DCS)” told Delaware County sheriff’s deputies when she went to Hoover’s home — in the 3700 block of North Harvest Drive — on Friday, he was engaged in activity that violated an agreement with DCS.

Court documents did not specify what that behavior was.

After she told Hoover she would have to report the incident to her supervisor, she said, he grabbed a back pack she was wearing and pulled her back into his residence. She said he then blocked her access to steps on a porch for three to four minutes.

He then followed her to her car and for a time stood next to the vehicle.

The woman told deputies Hoover “didn’t want her to leave in fear that (he) would lose his children.”

He was later released from the Delaware County jail after posting a $10,000 bond.

Hoover was arrested in June after he was accused of battering a 13-year-old boy at his ex-wife’s Randolph County home.

His trial in that case — on counts of domestic battery and battery on a child — is set for Oct. 26 in Randolph Circuit Court.

In other crime news:

Hospital disturbance: A Muncie man was arrested after he allegedly caused a disturbance in the emergency department at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, in the process threatening to harm a hospital police officer.

Bobby A. Chapman, 43, of the 900 block of East Dunn Avenue,

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Meet the man who tells Californians their homes have burned down

  • Wildfires have burned more than 3 million acres of land in Northern California since the start of the year.
  • One volunteer, Dan Ryant, has been driving from neighborhood to neighborhood and livestreaming footage of burnt houses so evacuated residents can see if their houses survived the blazes.
  • His footage is sometimes heartbreaking for survivors to see, but gives them “a jump-start on rebuilding and facing their future.”
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Since January, California wildfires have already burned more than 3 million acres, an area about half the size of Hawaii.

Thousands of properties are in the paths of the fires, and with many residents having evacuated, they often must wait days or weeks to find out if their homes survived.

Enter Dan Ryant. For three years, the Northern California man has trekked through neighborhoods devastated by fires with camera in hand, streaming the wreckage live on Facebook to an audience hoping to see if their homes are still standing.

His footage is often the first glimpse people have into their neighborhood after a fire.

“Good morning, everybody. I’m broadcasting again from Berry Creek, California,” one recent livestream began, before turning to some bad news. 

“Back behind where these cars are here, it looks like another structure — I don’t know if it’s all part of the same property or not — but that structure is also gone,” he said in the broadcast. “Sorry for your loss. I really wish I could have delivered better news to you.”

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A burnt home in Berry Creek, California, that Dan Ryant visited during a recent trip after the North Complex Fire ripped through the neighborhood.

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This year’s North Complex Fire in Butte County is the fifth California wildfire Ryant has documented since

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