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Ex-bank employee pleads guilty to roles in 2 fraud schemes

Oct. 08, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of a Massachusetts bank pleaded guilty on Friday to her role in two separate fraud schemes, federal prosecutors said. Rushell Harris, 32, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston to two counts of conspiracy to commit...

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

Oct. 07, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses. “The...

3 sentenced for roles in interstate dog fighting network

Oct. 07, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in an interstate dog fighting network operating in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. “The violent and cruel act of dog fighting is a heinous...

Ex-Boston police union boss pleads guilty in OT fraud case

Oct. 04, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police union boss has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $16,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence warehouse, federal prosecutors said Monday. Thomas Nee, 64, of Quincy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy...

Alex Jones loses lawsuits over Sandy Hook 'hoax' conspiracy

Oct. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

A Texas judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits brought by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over his claims that the shooting was a hoax. Judge Maya...

Second person charged in death of missing woman

Sep. 30, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marion County officials have charged a second person in connection with the murder of a Salem woman who had been missing for several months. Court records show Jayda Bailey, 24, was arraigned last week in Marion County Circuit Court on charges of...

US jury convicts leader of neo-Nazi threat campaign

Sep. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury in Seattle on Wednesday convicted a leader of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states. The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday following a two-day trial before convicting 25-year-old...

Detroit council member pleads guilty to taking towing bribes

Sep. 28, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A member of the Detroit City Council pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy, admitting that he and an aide accepted nearly $36,000 in bribes related to oversight of towing. Andre Spivey, 47, took the money from an undercover agent or an informant. He's...

Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

4 California militia members plead guilty to conspiracy

Sep. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of an alleged California militia group have pleaded guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice in the case of a federal guard who was fatally shot in Oakland more than a year ago, federal prosecutors said. The men — followers of the...