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Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry

Nov. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings set to begin Wednesday will pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration....

Court upholds convictions of 2 corrupt Baltimore detectives

Nov. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the robbery, racketeering and conspiracy convictions of two Baltimore detectives who were members of a corrupt police unit. Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor were each sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted during a 2018 trial. Both...

4 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents pleaded guilty on Monday in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme also agreed to reverse his plea and accept guilt. Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle Janavs, Manuel Henriquez and Elizabeth Henriquez entered guilty...

Delay in ex-South African leader's case as appeal planned

Oct. 15, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) — Court proceedings for former South African president Jacob Zuma were pushed back to Feb. 4 on Tuesday as his legal team said it would appeal a ruling dismissing its attempt to halt prosecution on graft charges for good. Zuma faces charges of corruption, money...

Federal prosecutors turn over evidence in corruption case

Oct. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have unveiled the extent of their case against a long-time Chicago alderman facing federal racketeering and other charges. In a hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Dow, prosecutors said they have given more than 40,000 pages and 100 discs of evidence to...

Baltimore prosecutor wants 790 'tainted' convictions erased

Oct. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has begun asking judges to throw out nearly 800 convictions that she said were tainted by officers linked to a corruption scandal. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's review found 790 criminal cases handled by 25 city officers...

Feds: Mob bullies spoke of plot to fix college hoops game

Oct. 3, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities bringing a racketeering indictment against purported members of a New York City organized crime family say their tactics are reminiscent of playground bullies. Federal prosecutors say 11 Colombo members or associates are among 20 people charged Thursday with extortion,...

Test proctor agrees to plead guilty in admissions scheme

Oct. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college exam proctor has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators in the sweeping college admissions scheme. Court documents filed Tuesday say Igor Dvorskiy agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering. He previously pleaded not guilty...

Case stalled months after an aborted deportation to Israel

Sep. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — The ankle bracelet is again around the leg of Abdelhaleem Ashqar, just as it was nearly 15 years ago when he ran for the presidency of the Palestinian territories from his northern Virginia home. Now, the bracelet monitors his whereabouts as he waits to be deported, a deportation...

Ex-care center owner charged with manslaughter, racketeering

Sep. 24, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general's office said Tuesday that it has charged 10 people with 76 criminal counts following an investigation into the death of a 72-year-old man and what it described as egregious neglect of other patients at a northern Minnesota care center. The most serious...