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Rudy Giuliani set to testify in Georgia election probe

Aug. 17, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is scheduled to appear in an Atlanta courthouse to testify before a special grand jury that is investigating attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia. It's unclear how much the former New York...

Ex-congressman from California arrested, charged with fraud

Aug. 16, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Congressman from central California was arrested Tuesday by federal agents on wire fraud, money laundering, and campaign contribution fraud charges stemming from “multiple fraud schemes,” federal prosecutors said. Terrance “T.J.” Cox was...

Feds: Man defrauded pandemic programs of more than $300K

Aug. 16, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding federal pandemic assistance programs of more than $300,000, which investigators say was spent on trucks, exercise equipment, a big-screen TV and laptop computers. Craig Franck, 40, of Levant, also used some of the...

Trump legal adviser ordered to testify in Ga. election probe

Aug. 16, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Colorado on Tuesday ordered a legal adviser for former President Donald Trump's campaign to travel to Georgia to testify before a special grand jury that's looking into whether Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. ...

AGs: Lender heaped insurance plans onto unwitting borrowers

Aug. 16, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Maryland-based lender deceived its loan customers by selling them insurance policies they didn't ask for or know about in many cases, the attorneys general of a handful of states claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit...

Former ITT Tech students get $3.9B in debt cancellation

Aug. 16, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who used federal loans to attend ITT Technical Institute as far back as 2005 will automatically get that debt canceled after authorities found “widespread and pervasive misrepresentations” at the defunct for-profit college chain, the Biden administration announced...

California surgeon pleads guilty in sober living fraud case

Aug. 15, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty in an insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures. Randy Rosen ran Wellness Wave, a surgical center in...

Trump Org. CFO expected to plead guilty in NY tax case

Aug. 15, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief is expected to plead guilty as soon as Thursday in a tax evasion case that is the only criminal prosecution to arise from a long-running investigation into the former president’s company, three people familiar with the matter told The...

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 election

Aug. 15, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The...

Mississippi businessman sentenced in pandemic relief fraud

Aug. 15, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for misusing over $6 million in business loans through a coronavirus pandemic relief program. Christopher Paul Lick of Starkville received the 78-month sentence Friday from U.S....