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Ringleader of check fraud scheme gets 5 years in prison

Jun. 27, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ringleader of a plot that defrauded multiple Rhode Island banks out of tens of thousands of dollars through a counterfeit check scheme has been sentenced to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said Monday. Terrance Richardson, 30, of Providence,...

Andrew Giuliani invokes famous dad in bid for NY governor

Jun. 27, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 2020, Rudy Giuliani is not someone most politicians would summon to hold a news conference on their behalf. As the frontman of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, Giuliani made notorious appearances before cameras where he...

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional...

Last Nevada county approves primary results after hand count

Jun. 25, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Counties across Nevada on Friday certified the last outstanding results of the state’s June 14 primary election after critics questioned the tallies by describing their own experiences at the polls and repeating conspiracy theories that nearly derailed certification in New...

Jury takes fraud case against Elizabeth Holmes's ex-partner

Jun. 24, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fate of hard-nosed technology executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is now in the hands of a jury that will weigh criminal charges alleging he joined disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, his former partner, in an elaborate fraud that jarred Silicon Valley. ...

Mississippi man gets 30 months for COVID-related wire fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for wire fraud related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, federal authorities said. Court documents show Hancock County Sheriff's deputies arrested Trevon Evans, 25, of Kiln, on Aug. 3, 2020, in...

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

Jun. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month...

Ex-Washington state employee pleads guilty to pandemic fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former employee of Washington state’s Employment Security Department pleaded guilty to three federal felonies for exploiting his employment for personal enrichment and fraudulently distributing at least $360,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, prosecutors said....

NC doctor indicted in medical equipment scheme

Jun. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina doctor has been indicted in connection with a scheme that defrauded federal programs of more than $11 million, a U.S. attorney said. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Sudipta...

Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Jun. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony...