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Tennessee man charged with killing 2 men at tire shop

May. 17, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee say a 36-year-old man has been indicted on charges that he killed his boss and a co-worker at a tire shop. The Shelby County district attorney's office says Rickey Hull Jr. was indicted Thursday on two counts of first-degree murder stemming from a shooting at...

South Carolina tech firm, CEO indicted on fraud charges

May. 17, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million. The Post and Courier reports Micfo LLC and its CEO, 36-year-old Amir Golestan, were indicted this week in federal court on...

Indicted Georgia insurance commissioner suspends himself

May. 16, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's insurance commissioner says he will voluntarily suspend himself from office two days after being indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. A 38-count indictment accuses Jim Beck of orchestrating an elaborate invoicing scheme to steal more than $2...

Michigan lawmaker denies cash-for-vote scheme, won't quit

May. 16, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker charged with seeking a bribe from a union said investigators got it wrong and he won't resign. Republican state Rep. Larry Inman is charged with attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. Prosecutors say messages show him urging a labor union to...

Kemp calls for indicted insurance commissioner to resign

May. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp called for the resignation of Georgia's insurance commissioner Wednesday after he was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering that stem from alleged crimes that preceded his election. Kemp, in a letter to fellow Republican Jim Beck, asked...

2 ex-guards sentenced for covering up abuse of inmates

May. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Two former Louisiana prison guards will spend time behind bars for covering up abuse of inmates in 2016 when they worked at the Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release Wednesday that 34-year-old Demario Shaffer of Delhi was sentenced...

Georgia insurance commissioner indicted on fraud charges

May. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's insurance commissioner was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering that stem from alleged crimes that preceded his election. The 38-count indictment accuses Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck, 57, of devising an elaborate...

Sentencing for 2 Louisiana prison guards in abuse case

May. 14, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Separate sentencings are scheduled Wednesday for two former Louisiana prison guards who pleaded guilty to plotting to hide the fact that they sprayed chemical into the faces of kneeling, handcuffed inmates. Former Sgt. Demario Shaffer and former Officer David Parker are the first of four...

Man charged in son's death 20 years after remains found

May. 14, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been indicted on a murder charge decades after his son's skeletal remains were found under a highway billboard. News outlets report 57-year-old John Russell Whitt was also indicted Monday on a charge of concealing a death. For years, 10-year-old Robert...

Indicted St. Louis County businessman faces more trouble

May. 13, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A businessman already accused of bribery as part of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's pay-to-play scheme is facing fraud accusations from a state agency. The Missouri Secretary of State's office said Monday that its securities division has issued a cease-and-desist order...