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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang speaks at a press reception for his book on China's property market in Shanghai. Ren, who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in a corruption case, the government announced. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who became known for speaking up about...

Mississippi corrections employee accused of embezzlement

Sep. 18, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections employee has been arrested on charges of embezzlement after officials say he stole prison property and sold it for personal profit. Corrections Commander Carl Arnold, 60, was arrested Tuesday and suspended without pay, Commissioner Burl Cain...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, toppled headstones rest on the ground in Park Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn. The former caretaker of the cemetery is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic audit discovered the theft of funds from Park Cemetery in Bridgeport between 2016 and 2018. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Ex-manager of bone-strewn cemetery charged with embezzling

Sep. 16, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former caretaker of a Connecticut cemetery where police found bones strewn about and new graves placed over old ones is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 66, was charged with first-degree larceny on Sept. 10 after a forensic...

Man pleads guilty to role in $600K malware protection scam

Sep. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man from India has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that tried to embezzle about $600,000 from seven people over the age of 65 in the U.S., federal prosecutors say. Chirag Sachdeva, 30, participated in a telemarketing scheme that offered victims computer protection services...

Woman charged with embezzling from nursing home resident

Sep. 15, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former admissions director at a Massachusetts nursing home faces charges of embezzling more than $230,000 from a resident and spending the money on home repairs, vacations and other personal expenses, prosecutors said. Christina Polcari, 54, of Belmont, was indicted by a grand jury on...

Ex-Driscoll's exec sentenced for stealing from berry giant

Sep. 10, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former executive for one of the world's largest berry suppliers was sentenced to federal prison Thursday and ordered to repay nearly $1.5 million. Marc Marier, 42, of Napierville, Illinois, was sentenced in a San Jose federal courtroom to 29 months in prison after pleading guilty...

Trial set for battle over funds from Oklahoma charter school

Sep. 9, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a legal battle involving Oklahoma's attempt to review financial records from a private company that manages a public charter school. District Judge Natalie Mai set the trial date for Dec. 16, The Oklahoman reported Wednesday. State Auditor and Inspector...

Ex-law firm employee charged with embezzling almost $750,000

Sep. 9, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to the embezzlement of nearly three-quarters of a million dollars from her employer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Sarah Gaulin, 39, will plead guilty to bank fraud, wire fraud, and...

63-month prison sentence for man in car ferry embezzlement

Sep. 4, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a scheme to steal money from the business. Piper was the controller at Lake Michigan Carferry, which operates the S.S. Badger between Ludington and Manitowoc,...

FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Russian police carry opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, from a demonstration against President Vladimir Putin in Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia. Attempts over the years to silence Kremlin critic Navalny have all failed so far. Now Navalny is in a coma in a Berlin hospital after suffering what German authorities say was a poisoning with a chemical nerve agent while traveling in Siberia on Aug. 20. (AP Photo, File)

Attempts to halt Kremlin critic Navalny have failed so far

Sep. 4, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — All the attempts over the years to stop the work of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have failed — so far. He’s been jailed repeatedly and twice put on trial for embezzlement and fraud. He's been put under house arrest and splashed in the face with green antiseptic, damaging his...