Billionaire Bill Gates gave estranged wife Melinda almost £1.4billion in shares on the day the couple went public with their divorce. The shares were gifted from Cascade Investment, a company controlled by Bill Gates to manage the proceeds of his Microsoft stock sales and dividends. On Monday, the company transferred more than 14million shares in Canadian National Railway and over 2.9 million shares in AutoNation, the largest US chain of car dealerships, to Melinda, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The transfers, with a combined value of about $1.8billion, were made just hours after the pair unexpectedly announced their separation after 27 years of marriage on twitter. It's since transpired that Melinda filed the court documents, two years after admitting married life was "incredbily hard". The deal is understood to be part of a separation agreement put in place by Mr and Mrs Gates who did not sign any prenuptial agreements at the time of … [Read more...] about Bill Gates gave Melinda almost £1.4bn worth of shares on day couple announced divorce
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CIVIL rights activist Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Andrew Brown Jr's funeral next week. A service for the dad-of-10 - who was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21 - will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3). It comes as Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten on Thursday released the names of the deputies involved in the incident. He revealed four of the cops at the scene did not fire their weapons - but other three who did will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while those staying on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. Sheriff Wooten said: "I'll continue to be transparent whenever I can -- without interfering in the independent investigation." Read our live blog below for the very latest … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Al Sharpton to give dad-of-10’s eulogy as deputies who shot him are identified
ANDREW Brown Jr was fatally shot by a police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant on April 21 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Days after his death, authorities have described Brown, 42, as a career drug dealer who had a 180-page criminal rap sheet. Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history? According to the search warrant signed off a day before his death, Brown had a criminal rap sheet dating back more than thirty years . Now details of the search warrant that ultimately led to Brown's death have been revealed. Authorized on April 20 by North Carolina Superior Court Senior Resident Judge Jerry R. Tillett, it states that a confidential source had been in contact with a senior member of a narcotics task force. Agent R.D. Johnson of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was allegedly told by the informant that they had been purchasing illegal drugs from Brown for over a year, according to Fox News . They claim to have bought "different … [Read more...] about Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history?
ANDREW Brown Jr’s family are demanding to see body cam footage from his shooting amid growing anger and several expected protests His family dispute the police account of what happened during the shooting on April 21 in North Carolina - and now demand to see bodycam footage. The dad-of-10 was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21. The Brown family are preparing for a funeral, which will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3), with a eulogy delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton. Memorials for the dead man begin with two weekend walk-through viewings. One of Mr Brown’s relatives has given CNN a different account of what happened that disputes the official one. The relative said that Brown started backing up his car "and they started shooting the front windshield of his car”. "And then he took off to go across the yard and they started shooting the back window of his car,’ he added. That contrasts with … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Family demand body cam footage ahead of Monday funeral as anger grows & protests due
ANDREW Brown Jr was shot dead by police officers as they attempted to arrest him on April 21 , 2021. Family lawyer Ben Crump said that Brown received a "kill shot to the back of the head" and that the father of 10 had his hands on his car steering wheel when he was fatally shot. Read our Andrew Brown Jr. live blog for the latest updates Why was Andrew Brown Jr being arrested? The shooting took place about 8.30am on April 21 when deputies attempted to serve a drug-related arrest warrant on Brown at his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina . According to the search warrant that was signed one day before, Brown had a criminal rap sheet dating back thirty years . Authorized on April 20 by North Carolina Superior Court Senior Resident Judge Jerry R. Tillett, the warrant stated that a confidential source had been in contact with a senior member of a narcotics task force. Agent R.D. Johnson of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was allegedly told by the … [Read more...] about Why was Andrew Brown Jr being arrested?