The Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the handling of the criminal case of Roger Stone, former political adviser to President Donald Trump. The probe by the department’s inspector general will reportedly look into Attorney General William Barr’s February decision to override a sentencing recommendation for Stone made by rank-and-file prosecutors. The prosecutors recommended a sentence of seven to nine years in prison for Stone, but the department later filed another recommendation asking for a lighter sentence. The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General would not “confirm or deny the existence of any ongoing investigation” to The Epoch Times. Meanwhile, DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told media outlets that they “welcome the review.” She did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment. The revelation…
According to Taiwan’s state Central News Agency (CNA), the former host of variety show “100 percent Entertainment” was found unresponsive by his father in his apartment in the capital, Taipei, around 11 am local time on Wednesday.
The Director of the Qiyan Police Station of the Beitou Branch of the Taipei City Police Department said in a press conference that the fire department responded to calls about a death in a building near Sanhe Street.
The cause of death is not yet known. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, CNA reported.
Police said Huang—known to fans as ‘Little Ghost’—returned home Tuesday night and did not leave, according to the agency.
Huang—born Huang Hong Sheng—rose to fame hosting a nature program for children called “Follow Me, Go!” before joining the Japanese-Taiwanese boy band HC3. In 2003, after the band’s breakup, he joined another boy band, “Cosmo.”
As a solo artist, he released five albums and multiple singles.
He starred in TV dramas including “Love You” and “Mysterious Incredible Terminator,” before appearing in films including Singaporean comedy “Already Famous” and “Din Tao: Leader of the Parade.”
“Already Famous” director Michelle Chong led the online tributes to Huang, sharing a photo collage of the pair, along with the caption: “Unbelievable. You will always be the first leading man in my life. RIP.”
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