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File - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, McGregor Scott, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, looks over a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 displayed in Sacramento, Calif., that was among the vehicles seized by the federal government to be auctioned off. The cars belonged to owners of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company that have pleaded guilty for participating in what federal prosecutors called a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff entered pleas Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, involving the scam that could result in up to 30 years in prison for him, and up to 15 years in prison for her. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California couple pleads guilty to plotting $1B Ponzi scheme

Jan. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owners of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Friday to charges that they plotted a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. As part of their plea deal, prosecutors said the husband and wife team from Martinez agreed to forfeit...

Irish judge: Suspect in migrant truck deaths should go to UK

Jan. 24, 2020 7:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An Irish judge ruled Friday that a truck driver wanted over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerated container near London can be extradited from Ireland to the U.K. At Dublin's High Court, Judge Donald Binchy said 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison should be sent to Britain to...

Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Jan. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session , which...

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

Jan. 23, 2020 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ordered 27-year-old Cameron Collins to serve 500 hours of community service over the next five...

STORY REMOVED: PA--Waitress-Casino Scheme

Jan. 21, 2020 5:47 PM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about an ex-waitress sentenced for her role in a slot machine scam at a Pennsylvania casino. The information is outdated; the sentencing occurred in 2017 and was re-published erroneously. The AP will not move a corrected version of the...

Homicide charge dropped against 1 in movie theater slaying

Jan. 18, 2020 3:31 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped criminal homicide and conspiracy charges against one of two men arrested in a shooting death inside a Pennsylvania movie theater last month. Jalen Bellaflores, 19, remains charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and evidence-tampering, a...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prevent her from reforming racist practices. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said the...

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Jan. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EST
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

Ex-US Treasury worker pleads guilty in Russia probe leak

Jan. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. Treasury Department senior adviser pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Natalie Edwards, 41, of Quinton, Virginia, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District...

FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

As trial nears, Trump keeps discredited Ukraine theory alive

Jan. 12, 2020 1:07 PM EST

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia —...