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Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor

Nov. 4, 2019 8:22 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy vowed to take their fight to court after an election official on Monday rejected their bid to move forward with seeking to oust him from office. Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said she based her decision on...

UAW president taking leave amid corruption probe

Nov. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting...

A top United Auto Workers officer faces embezzlement charges

Oct. 31, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A high-ranking United Auto Workers official is facing felony charges of embezzlement and fraud, and prosecutors say that several top union officials conspired to steal more than $1.5 million from the union. Prosecutors outlined the charges against Edward N. Robinson in a filing Thursday in...

Former Coca-Cola employee accused of embezzling $450,000

Oct. 29, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee embezzled more than $450,000 from Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Tuesday that 41-year-old Anne Gronek-Gibbs is charged with wire fraud. Gronek-Gibbs was a sales director at the company....

Minnesota professor accused of embezzlement reaches deal

Oct. 25, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota law professor accused of stealing millions of dollars from his father-in-law's company has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors. Edward Adams entered the plea Thursday to a misdemeanor charge related to federal income taxes. Prosecutors agreed to...

Indicted California congressman's wife seeks to testify

Oct. 22, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors and the defense attorneys of the wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter want her sentencing tied to the misuse of campaign funds moved until after her husband's trial. The request was filed Tuesday in federal court in San Diego. Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to one...

Bookkeeper sentenced for embezzling nearly $1.6 million

Oct. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia bookkeeper who embezzled nearly $1.6 million from his New Jersey employer over a 10-year period has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. Peter Goodchild must also pay restitution under the sentence imposed Thursday. Prosecutors say the...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

AP Explains: A look at the verdict in Spain separatist trial

Oct. 14, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in an illegal and failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017. Former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras...