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Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for corruption

Nov. 26, 2021 10:51 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. The ruling by Judge Marcelo Bretas became public...

Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges. Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington, was arraigned in...

Florida man gets 2 years for COVID-19 relief fraud

Nov. 17, 2021 18:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida tax preparer was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for collecting nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds after submitting more than 100 fraudulent applications for himself and others. Leonel Rivero, 35, was sentenced in...

Doughnut shop operators convicted of hiding $2.8M in sales

Nov. 11, 2021 10:03 AM EST

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The operators of three doughnut shops in central New York were convicted of tax evasion after concealing $2.8 million in cash sales from the government, according to federal prosecutors. Rome residents John Zourdos, his wife Helen Zourdos and their...

California parent gets 6 weeks prison in admissions scandal

Nov. 10, 2021 18:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California parent was sentenced Wednesday to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 60, of Calabasas, was also ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and...

Commissioner pleads guilty to defrauding child food program

Nov. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges last week in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 54, and Belena Turner, 50, both of...

Indictment charges 24 with money laundering, tax fraud

Nov. 06, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury in North Carolina has returned a sealed, 12-count indictment charging 24 people in a scheme to defraud the federal government and four states of millions of dollars in tax revenues from cigarette sales. The defendants were...

Chauvin, ex-wife plead not guilty to tax evasion charges

Nov. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge entered not guilty pleas on tax evasion charges Friday on behalf of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, and for the officer's ex-wife. Washington County District Judge Sheridan...

New grand jury seated as Trump criminal probe continues

Nov. 04, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump’s business dealings have convened a new grand jury to hear evidence in the probe as the previous panel’s term was set to run out, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. ...

Ex-Illinois House Leader Arroyo pleads guilty to bribery

Nov. 03, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House of Representatives pleaded guilty Wednesday in a bribery scheme that cost him his political career and could send him to prison for 20 years. Luis Arroyo entered the plea in U.S. District Court...