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AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

Aug. 20, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people confirmed...

No verdict in Manafort trial after 3 days of deliberations

Aug. 20, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has finished its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Jurors deliberated until 6:15 p.m. Monday, later than usual, before being dismissed for the day. They'll resume Tuesday...

Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal

Aug. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which the Navy said...

Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud

Aug. 19, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency says it has detained a deputy head of the nation's top space corporation on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Sunday's that Alexei Beloborodov, a deputy director general of the state-controlled RKK Energiya company, has been detained along with...

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Aug. 18, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway in...

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Aug. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he...

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Aug. 17, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns when explaining why he...

The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

Aug. 17, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent home for the weekend after concluding a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent...

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Aug. 17, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court. Soumaila Cisse held a news conference to...

Plant owner agrees to plead guilty after immigration raid

Aug. 17, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took more than 90 people into custody has agreed to plead guilty to employing unauthorized immigrants. News outlets report James Brantley also agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud this...