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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...

Complaint: Scam cost health insurance companies millions

Dec. 18, 2018 2:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged a man with scamming health insurance companies out of more than $10 million. A criminal complaint released Monday charges Jonas Knopf with a conspiracy in which he created sham companies in Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as fake...

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...

2 men convicted in 2013 slaying of disc jockey, activist

Dec. 17, 2018 2:33 PM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the shooting death of a popular disc jockey in a drive-by shooting outside a northeastern Pennsylvania bar five years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County deliberated for a little over an hour before convicting...