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4 indicted on charges stemming from Charlottesville rallies

Oct. 10, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted four California men on conspiracy and rioting charges in connection with a torch-lit march and a rally of white nationalists in Virginia last year. U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen's office announced the indictment Wednesday. It came about week after...

No second take from appeals court in 'Hollywood South' case

Oct. 10, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to reconsider an August ruling that could mean prison time for a movie producer and an attorney convicted of fraud involving Louisiana's "Hollywood South" film tax credit program. Producer Peter Hoffman and attorney Michael Arata were sentenced to...

Prosecutors: Chicago cops gave 'identical false information'

Oct. 5, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say in court documents that three Chicago police officers accused of lying in reports about the threat Laquan McDonald posed before he was killed by Officer Jason Van Dyke gave "virtually identical false information" about the 2014 shooting. A Cook County judge overseeing the...

Grand jury indicts Detroit councilman on bribery charges

Oct. 4, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Detroit city councilman on corruption charges tied to $15,000 in bribes and free auto body work solicited and accepted from a business owner in return for help on a property issue. The U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit said Gabe Leland faces one...

Man acquitted in pregnant woman's slaying in North Dakota

Sep. 28, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man was acquitted Friday of helping to kill a pregnant neighbor by tightening a rope around the woman's neck after his girlfriend cut the baby from her womb. William Hoehn, 33, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the August 2017 death of 22-year-old Savanna...

The Latest: Man acquitted in pregnant woman's slaying

Sep. 28, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a North Dakota man accused in the killing of a pregnant woman (all times local): 4 p.m. A jury in North Dakota has acquitted a man accused of helping to kill a woman whose baby was cut from her womb. William Hoehn (heyn) was charged with conspiracy to commit...

Man sentenced in sending of ecstasy from Europe to Colorado

Sep. 27, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man identified by authorities as the leader of an international drug syndicate that mailed thousands of ecstasy pills from Europe to Colorado was sentenced to 11 years in prison under a plea deal. The Denver Post reports Filip Lucian Simion was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Denver...

North Dakota man denies helping kill pregnant woman

Sep. 27, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. William Hoehn, 33, disputed testimony from his...

The Latest: No verdict in trial in pregnant woman's death

Sep. 27, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, accused of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Savanna Greywind (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A North Dakota jury has gone home for the day without a quick verdict for a man accused of conspiring in the slaying of a pregnant woman whose...

The Latest: Judge: Testimony could show agreement to murder

Sep. 26, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, accused in the death of a pregnant North Dakota woman (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge presiding over the trial of a man accused in the killing of a pregnant North Dakota woman says testimony from his former girlfriend could be taken as...