Latest Indictments News

Men suspected of being in violent MS-13 gang are indicted

Aug. 17, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury in California indicted 12 men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang on charges that include murder, extortion, arson and drug trafficking, authorities said. The men indicted Thursday in San Jose lived in Santa Cruz — a sanctuary city —...

Man charged with threatening to kill congressman's kids

Aug. 17, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges that he threatened to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast because he was upset about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Laurence Key was indicted Thursday on charges of communication of a threat to kidnap...

State seeks death for man accused of killing Florida officer

Aug. 17, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — State prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer and then taunting other officers. Court documents say 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret was fleeing officer Adam Jobbers-Miller after stealing a cellphone July 21 when he...

Memphis man charged in 2007 killing during robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Friday that 48-year-old Ricky Munn also has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the death of...

Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that 38-year-old Markese Gibbs was extradited last week to Memphis after his...

Inmate facing new charges in prison guard's hammer death

Aug. 16, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A man in prison for murder has been indicted in the death of a Minnesota prison guard who was killed with a hammer. A grand jury returned the indictment on first-degree murder charges Tuesday against Edward Muhammad Johnson, 42. He's accused of killing Department of Corrections...

US border inspector is accused of choking a traveler

Aug. 15, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. border inspector has been indicted on charges of choking a traveler. The U.S. attorney's office in San Diego says 70-year-old Customs and Border Protection Officer Harvey Booker is accused of strangling the traveler July 8 at the San Ysidro border crossing, the nation's busiest....

Feds: Atlanta corruption probe could yield more indictments

Aug. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday, the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta said he's expanding a corruption investigation that's already charged several high-ranking officials from Reed's administration, and he expects more...

Indicted ex-officer released from jail until October trial

Aug. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer indicted on assault charges for punching a man has pleaded not guilty and been released from custody by a judge until his trial in October. The Baltimore Sun reports Arthur Williams entered his plea Wednesday to charges of first- and second-degree assault...

Lawyer: Chicago alderman to plead guilty in corruption cases

Aug. 15, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Chicago City Council is expected to join a long list of city aldermen to be convicted in corruption cases after his attorney told a federal court that he'd plead guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Christopher Groham said during a Wednesday hearing that Alderman Willie...