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Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 years

Jun. 19, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug cartel leader who went undercover to inform on Mexican kingpin "El Chapo" and other major traffickers has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that 48-year-old Henry De Jesus Lopez Londono, who was arrested in Argentina and extradited to...

Last Camp Minden defendant agrees he owes US $149,000

Jun. 15, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The last defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site. William Terry Wright's plea agreement was described in news release Friday from the U.S. attorney's...

Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

Jun. 15, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud as part of an agreement filed...

Woman pleads guilty to faking will to stop house seizure

Jun. 14, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to faking a will to keep a drug dealer's home from being seized by the government. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 38-year-old Samantha Smith entered the plea Tuesday for conspiracy to obstruct justice. Smith's charges stem from the prosecution...

Camp Minden explosives: Lawyer expects guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

The last defendant in a case involving a huge explosion at Louisiana National Guard-owned site is expected to plead guilty, his attorney said Wednesday. William Terry Wright has a change-of-plea hearing Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT, according to U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote's electronic docket. "About all I...

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

Jun. 13, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case that drew national attention. Casey Viner, 18, of North College Hill, Ohio, and Shane Gaskill,...

Latest: Judge: Gamers cannot play pending 'swatting' trial

Jun. 13, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on two gamers charged in fatal "swatting" call in Wichita (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Two gamers whose online dispute over a video game allegedly led to a swatting call that resulted in police fatally shooting a Wichita, Kansas, man were prohibited from any online gaming...

The Latest: 2nd brother gets 43 months in medical lab scam

Jun. 13, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of two brothers who ran a $100 million health fraud scheme between 2006 and 2013 (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The second of two brothers involved in a bribes-for-referrals health fraud scam that brought in more than $100 million has been sentenced to 43...

4 arrested in disappearance of 2 teens missing since 2016

Jun. 11, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four men including two brothers were charged with murder Monday, nearly two years after the mysterious disappearances of two California teenagers who told their parents they were leaving for a while but never returned home. One of the Sacramento-area four, 18-year-old Jesus Campos...

2 members of secretive NC sect charged with fraud conspiracy

Jun. 7, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was meant to keep money coming into the sect. Marion Kent Covington, 63, and Diane Mary McKinny, 65, both of...