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Ex-husband of 'Real Housewives' star is charged in assault

Jun. 30, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The ex-husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member hired a reputed mobster to carry out an assault of the woman's current husband in exchange for a lavish wedding reception, federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Tuesday. Thomas Manzo, 55, of Franklin Lakes,...

FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hawit, the former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central American and the Caribbean, has been sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit sentenced to time served

Jun. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean was sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras,...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, arrives to federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The criminal convictions of former soccer officials Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin have been upheld in a 3-0 decision by a U.S. federal appeals court. “Napout and Marin argue principally that their convictions rest upon impermissible extraterritorial applications of the honest services wire fraud statute,” the panel wrote in a decision announced Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Convictions of FIFA officials upheld by US appeals court

Jun. 22, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The criminal convictions of former soccer officials Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin were upheld Monday in a 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The pair were among the group arrested in 2015 at FIFA meetings in Zurich. U.S. prosecutors alleged bribes were...

Officials: Slain Mexican Mafia chief ran gang from prison

Jun. 11, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A purported leader of the Mexican Mafia whom the federal government once accused of running street gang operations from inside California's most secure prison has been killed by two other inmates, officials said Thursday. Danny Roman, 64, was killed Wednesday at the Substance...

Ex-LA council top aide to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme

May. 27, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former top aide to Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar will plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. George Esparza, 33, agreed to plead to a count of racketeering...