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Massachusetts man pleads guilty to role in romance scam

Jul. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say played a role in scamming two women in their 70s out of a total of more than $75,000 has pleaded guilty to money laundering and visa fraud charges, federal prosecutors say. Fortune Aikorogie, 33, of Lynn, used a counterfeit Zimbabwean passport and U.S....

Authorities ID victim of July 4th shooting in Lynn

Jul. 6, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a shooting during a July Fourth cookout in Massachusetts. The man shot at about 10 p.m. Saturday in Lynn was Noe Hernandez, 35, according to a statement Sunday from the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. The Lynn...

1 killed, 4 others hurt when gunfire erupts during cookout

Jul. 5, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted at a holiday cookout, officials said Sunday. A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Salem Hospital and another shooting victim was transferred to a Boston hospital, the district attorney’s office said. Three...

In this Jan. 29, 2009, photo, Sean Murphy, alleged mastermind behind a $2 million jewelry heist from the E.A. Dion jewelry manufacturing company in 2008, in Attleboro, Mass., listens to a list of charges brought against him during arraignment in Attleboro District Court. At right is court officer Howie Werman. In a February 2020 letter to The Associated Press, the career criminal said he is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

May. 28, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. Sean Murphy and two other men were convicted of breaking into the...