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S. Dakota AG hires missing Indigenous, trafficking positions

Nov. 30, 2022 14:30 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general on Wednesday announced that he has filled a position to coordinate efforts from state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations, to tackle alarming rates of Indigenous people going missing or having their...

At Trump Org. fraud trial, defense rests and deflects blame

Nov. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested Monday at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial after a contentious day in court, putting the case involving former President Donald Trump’s real estate empire on track for deliberations next week. Trump Organization lawyers...

New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

Nov. 26, 2022 08:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems. That's just what election...

Banker for Alex Murdaugh convicted of bank fraud charges

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A banker charged with helping disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh take money from the legal settlements of clients was found guilty late Tuesday of wire and bank fraud charges in South Carolina. Former Palmetto State Bank CEO Russell Laffitte was allowed to...

Ex-attorney Murdaugh looms over fraud trial of his banker

Nov. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A banker accused of helping disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh take money from the legal settlements of clients is the first person to stand trial in the sprawling rural South Carolina legal drama that has captivated true-crime audiences. Former Palmetto State...

Boston pays out $2.1M to settle Christian flag legal case

Nov. 08, 2022 15:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has agreed to pay more than $2.1 million to the Christian legal organization that backed a court challenge after the city refused to fly a Christian flag outside City Hall, a case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The settlement...

Arizona county official grilled on hand-count plan in court

Nov. 04, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A southern Arizona judge heard from a parade of witnesses Friday in a case brought by opponents of an unusual plan driven by local officials who question the accuracy of ballot-counting machines and want to hand-count all the ballots in the election that concludes next week. ...

Trump Org. trial jury: 8 men, 4 women, and a few opinions

Oct. 27, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s taken just three days to seat a jury of 12 people in the tax fraud trial of Donald Trump’s company — surprising even some people involved in the case who thought it would take at least a week to find an impartial panel in heavily Democratic New York City. ...

Commissioner guilty of lying to enter detention facility

Oct. 27, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida village commissioner and former beauty queen has been sentenced to a year of probation and 50 hours of community service for pretending to be a paralegal to get into a federal immigration detention center to see her romantic partner. Julianna Clare...

Attorneys general say Albertsons should delay $4B dividend

Oct. 27, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of attorneys general is asking Albertsons to delay a $4 billion payout to its shareholders until they can complete a review of Kroger's planned acquisition of the grocery chain. Kroger earlier this month announced it was paying $20 billion to buy Albertsons. The...