Updated: 4:27 PM At a press conference Friday, the Shawano police chief said authorities believe members of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology targeted people who have stood in their way, but he also asked fearful residents to be confident in their investigation.
Updated: 4:30 PM Hours before being arrested on a Federal warrant, Naomi Issacson, the C.E.O. of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology issued a statement saying Shawano City officials created the ‘hit list’ that is the subject of an F.B.I. investigation to enflame and terrorize to public, and bring about S.I.S.T.’s demise.
Updated: 9:51 AM The Shawano City Council held a regularly scheduled council meeting under some very tense conditions Wednesday night.
A hit list uncovered by the F.B.I. has the names of 60 people from the Shawano community, including members of Law Enforcement, the Mayor, and other leaders present at Wednesday's meeting.
Updated: 2:51 PM FBI agents say they're investigating a list with the names of sixty people in the Shawano area, threatening them with Federal crimes.
At a meeting with potential victims, law enforcement said the Rama Behera and "The Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology" are being investigated in connection to the list.
Updated: 4:32 PM Shawano Mayor Lorna Marquardt's lawsuit against the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology is now one step closer to reaching a conclusion. Depositions of three key members of S.I.S.T. were held in Shawano Monday.
Updated: 8:32 PM Recently, one of the hotels Avraham Cohen owns is drawing complaints and protests because it's the site of private adult parties hosted by a swingers group called ‘Share Your Secrets’.
Posted: 7:07 PM For the better part of 20 years, community members say Rama Behera and his followers had remained mostly under-the-radar.
But local officials say in recent years, the group has seemed to shift their focus, by buying millions of dollars worth of buildings and businesses around the city of Shawano.
Updated: 11:18 AM Cults and extreme religious groups are grabbing headlines these days. After learning that another controversial group is operating right here in North Central Wisconsin, NewsChannel 7 set out to learn more about it, its members, and its elusive leader.
Posted: 4:08 PM NewsChannel 7 is beginning its series of special reports Monday on an extreme religious group in Shawano and their history and impact on the community. They're called The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and are led by a man known as Avraham Cohen.