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Former pharma executive charged with embezzling millions

Dec. 06, 2021 15:59 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former executive and owner of a pharmaceutical company embezzled millions of dollars from his company to use for personal expenses, the U.S. attorney's charged in a criminal complaint released Monday. John Klein allegedly took about $3.9 million from a...

UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

Dec. 02, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and embezzlement scandal in the union's top ranks. The “one member, one vote”...

Auto workers likely to approve direct election of leadership

Dec. 01, 2021 22:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union apparently will approve picking their leaders in direct elections. With 72% of the ballots counted, nearly 63% favor direct elections, while about 37% want to keep the current system of delegates selecting the...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Nov. 24, 2021 05:37 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers. Then earlier this month,...

County supervisor arrested for embezzling government funds

Nov. 23, 2021 16:28 PM EST

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A county supervisor in southeastern Mississippi is accused of unlawfully using a government-owned car and cell phone to operate his beauty supply business. Jones County District Five Supervisor Travares Comegys was arrested Monday after being...

Ex-pastor pleads guilty to stealing from mid-Michigan church

Nov. 21, 2021 09:40 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former pastor of a mid-Michigan church has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the church over several years, prosecutors said. Douglas Hammond pleaded guilty as charged to one count of embezzlement over...

Ex-deputy municipal clerk faces embezzlement charge

Nov. 18, 2021 17:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former deputy municipal clerk in a Mississippi town was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling cash from residents paying their water bills. Juanyana Holloway, 23, who worked for the Town of Sumrall, was arrested after being indicted for...

Mississippi woman pleads to stealing mail

Nov. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mail carrier has pleaded guilty to embezzling mail, federal authorities said Wednesday. According to court documents, Jeanetta N. Williams, 38, of Byram, delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County. After receiving complaints...

Woman accused of stealing $800,000 from Florida companies

Nov. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A former bookkeeper used her position to steal over $800,000 from three southwest Florida companies, including a charity, officials said. Mary Melissa Chancy, 35, was arrested Tuesday following a two-year investigation by economic crimes...

Israel sentences Spanish woman for aiding banned group

Nov. 17, 2021 11:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Wednesday handed down a reduced sentence to a Spanish woman who admitted in a plea bargain to raising funds for a West Bank charity that were diverted to a banned militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. ...