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Republican Michigan elector testifies he never intended to make false public record

Feb. 14, 2024 16:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican accused of participating in a fake elector plot after the 2020 presidential election testified Wednesday that he did not know how the electoral process worked and never intended to make a false public record. “We were told this was an...

Fake Michigan Certificate of Votes mailed to U.S. Senate after 2020 presidential vote, official says

Feb. 13, 2024 16:30 PM EST

A fake Certificate of Votes was submitted to the U.S. Senate following Michigan’s 2020 presidential election, an official testified Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for six people facing forgery and other charges for allegedly serving as false electors. The “purported”...

A prosecutor says man killed, disposed of daughter like 'trash.' His lawyer says he didn't kill her

Feb. 08, 2024 17:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man brutally beat his 5-year-old daughter to death and spent months moving her body around before disposing of it “like yesterday's trash,” a prosecutor said Thursday. But the man's lawyer said he didn't harm the child and the last person who saw her alive...

A computer scientist says he's the mystery creator of bitcoin. A London judge aims to find the truth

Feb. 06, 2024 14:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — One of the enduring mysteries of the cryptocurrency industry took center stage Tuesday in a London court where a trial could finally settle the debate over the identity of bitcoin's founder. Australian computer scientist Craig Wright entered the witness box at the...

Moroccan authorities plan new laws to combat art forgeries in growing market

Feb. 05, 2024 17:40 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is planning on passing new laws and strengthening penalties to combat art forgeries in order to protect a multimillion dollar art market that officials believe will continue to grow. The North African nation's chief prosecutor on Monday kicked off a...

Olympic member Sheikh Ahmad has conviction for forgery upheld on appeal though won't serve jail time

Jan. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Long-time Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait had his conviction for forgery upheld on appeal, a Swiss court said in a ruling published Monday, though he will not serve jail time for his part in a coup plot to implicate public rivals at home. Sheikh Ahmad...

Colorado funeral home owners apparently sought to cover up money problems by abandoning bodies

Jan. 17, 2024 19:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado funeral home owners apparently sought to cover up their financial difficulties by abandoning nearly 200 bodies that they had agreed to cremate or bury, instead storing the remains in a neglected building in many cases for years, a Colorado judge said Wednesday as he...

Investigators found stacked bodies and maggots at a neglected Colorado funeral home, FBI agent says

Jan. 11, 2024 20:47 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Investigators who entered a Colorado funeral home where nearly 200 abandoned bodies were found encountered stacks of partially covered human remains, bodily fluids several inches deep on the floor, and flies and maggots throughout the building, an FBI agent testified Thursday. ...

A Colorado funeral home owner accused of abandoning dozens of bodies may be close to leaving jail

Jan. 04, 2024 19:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An owner of a Colorado funeral home accused of abandoning nearly 200 bodies in a building for years was worried as far back as 2020 about getting caught, a prosecutor said Thursday at a hearing where the prosecution objected to lowering his bond. “My one and only...

Former Michigan GOP spokesperson testifies fake elector defendants were misled

Dec. 14, 2023 18:37 PM EST

A former communications director for the Michigan GOP testified Thursday that he believes an attorney for then-President Donald Trump’s campaign “took advantage” of some of the 15 Republicans who face forgery and another charges for allegedly serving as false electors. Anthony...