Latest Indictments News

March trial set for suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 23, 2022 09:33 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man indicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective who was also an FBI task force officer faces a March trial in the slaying. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig McKee scheduled Shane Meehan's trial to begin March 28 at the federal...

County official pleads guilty to misdemeanor election fraud

Jan. 21, 2022 21:22 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — An East Texas county commissioner and his wife have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud after reaching a plea deal that allows him to remain in office. Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown and his wife Marlene Jackson entered their pleas Thursday...

Indicted Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry loses 2 big GOP backers

Jan. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's political fortunes took a major hit Friday when two of Nebraska's most prominent Republicans withdrew their longtime support for him and endorsed a state lawmaker who hopes to unseat the nine-term congressman in the GOP primary. ...

Prosecutor: Alex Murdaugh now faces 71 charges; $8.5M stolen

Jan. 21, 2022 13:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A once-prominent South Carolina lawyer now faces 71 charges that he stole nearly $8.5 million in wrongful death and wreck settlements from more than a dozen people after another round of indictments against Alex Murdaugh were handed up Friday. The 23 new...

Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one...

Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana man Wednesday on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if he's convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer. Shane Meehan, 45, of Terre Haute, was...

Former county official faces embezzlement, fraud charges

Jan. 19, 2022 17:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former emergency manager for a Mississippi county has been arrested following his indictment for fraud and embezzlement. State Auditor Shad White said Wednesday that agents from his office arrested Gregory Sanford and presented him with a $17,063 demand...

Political aide to Texas agriculture commissioner indicted

Jan. 18, 2022 21:22 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A longtime aide to Texas' agriculture commissioner was indicted Tuesday on charges of soliciting thousands of dollars in bribes from farmers in exchange for licenses to produce hemp. Todd Smith, a top aid to Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted by a Travis...

FBI, US agencies look beyond indictments in cybercrime fight

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the head of the bureau's cyber division said in an interview with The Associated Press. Arrests and indictments of foreign...

Lawyer outlines defense for indicted Baltimore prosecutor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is innocent of federal charges that she lied about the pandemic harming her personal businesses to withdraw money from her retirement savings, her lawyer argued as he defended her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Baltimore...