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Belarus model arrested for Thai sex seminar pleads guilty

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported. A lawyer representing Vashukevich said...

Ex-correctional officer sentenced in Maryland bribery case

Jan. 14, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former correctional officer has been sentenced to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to bribery and conspiracy, marking the end of a two-year investigation into corruption inside Maryland's prisons. Phillipe Jordan Jr. was sentenced Friday. Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced...

Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

Jan. 11, 2019 4:54 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows former state Sen. Gilbert...

Ohio man, girlfriend accused of plotting violent attack

Jan. 3, 2019 3:40 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend arrested last month in a terrorism investigation have been indicted on additional charges accusing them of obtaining guns and explosives for a domestic terror attack that was never carried out. The Toledo pair now faces several conspiracy charges,...

Colombian ex-official gets US prison in bribery scheme

Jan. 3, 2019 12:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Colombian anti-corruption official has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges in a bribery scheme. Court records show a Miami federal judge ordered the sentence Wednesday for Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, former director...

Investment fraud case in US expands to 4 women from Israel

Dec. 27, 2018 11:05 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — They followed a call script for reassuring investors: A broker boasted of winning up to 95 percent of his trades. Sales representatives promised a client she would be a millionaire within a year if she didn't withdraw her five-figure investment. "If you win, I win," the broker told...

Judge: No evidence of conspiracy to assault late inmate

Dec. 20, 2018 2:26 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a U.S. District judge has ruled in favor of his county in a lawsuit alleging a former jailer conspired with inmates in an assault on another man in jail who was found dead the same day. The Natchez Democrat quotes Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten in a...

Ex-bank president gets 6 years prison for fraud, conspiracy

Dec. 17, 2018 2:53 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for covering up the bank's troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust...

Smuggler for Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty in Florida

Dec. 15, 2018 3:26 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An organizer for multiple Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States. The United States Attorney's Office in Tampa said Friday that 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo of...

In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

Dec. 13, 2018 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors....