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Lawyer: Man who killed mob boss thought he was helping Trump

Jul. 22, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing a reputed New York mob boss was deluded by internet conspiracy theories and thought he was helping President Donald Trump defend Democracy, his attorney said in court papers filed Friday. Anthony Comello is facing murder charges in the March 13 shooting of...

Billings man gets 4 years prison in meth trafficking case

Jul. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to four years in prison after the man admitted selling methamphetamine as part of a large drug trafficking ring. Steven Amundson, of Billings, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters after pleading guilty to possession...

Alleged drug ring leader's trial moved to SW Indiana

Jul. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man's first trial ended in a mistrial. Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug...

Authorities crack down on Milwaukee drug ring; 15 charged

Jul. 16, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities in Milwaukee have cracked down on an alleged drug-trafficking ring. Law officers executed arrest and search warrants Tuesday at multiple locations in Milwaukee. The operation coincided with the unsealing of an indictment charging 15 defendants with conspiracy to distribute...

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

Jul. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than he and his smattering of small-town peace officers can handle. War between Mexican cartels has broken out again...

Colombian man pleads guilty in US to leading fatal drug ring

Jul. 12, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Colombian national accused of managing an international fentanyl trafficking operation from a Canadian prison has pleaded guilty in federal court. Thirty-eight-year Daniel Vivas Ceron appeared Friday in North Dakota, where the case originated after an 18-year-old Grand Forks resident...

Attorney for ex-presidents in Mexico ordered to stand trial

Jul. 10, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico on Wednesday ordered a prominent attorney linked to former presidents to stand trial on charges of organized crime and money laundering. A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name confirmed the case involves allegations that lawyer Juan Ramon Collado...

Man gets life in prison for distributing meth in Tennessee

Jul. 10, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for distributing large amounts of methamphetamine. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson, Tennessee, said in a news release Tuesday that 58-year-old Rolando Lopez and several other co-defendants trafficked...

Mexican prosecutors arrest prominent lawyer in capital

Jul. 9, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal prosecutors say they have arrested a prominent lawyer on suspicion of involvement in organized crime and money laundering. A statement from the Attorney General's Office says attorney Juan Ramón Collado was detained Tuesday in an affluent neighborhood of Mexico City...

Texas man pleads guilty in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

Jul. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty in the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas county fair after one suspect ordered the killings as part of a "carnival mafia" initiation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office said in a news release that Rusty Lee Frasier, 36, of...