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Ex-mayor’s indictment adds to Baltimore’s corruption woes

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The ex-mayor of Baltimore, a city where law enforcement at all levels has long battled corruption and violent crime, is set to appear Thursday in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published children’s books. Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, is scheduled to...

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...

The Latest: Lawyer to address Pugh’s fraud charges in court

Nov. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the federal indictment filed against former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A lawyer representing former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says he has no comment on the federal indictment charging her with fraud and tax evasion. Defense attorney...

Ex-Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of self-published children’s books

Nov. 20, 2019 8:25 AM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ex-Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of self-published children’s books.

German authorities conduct money laundering raids

Nov. 19, 2019 6:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad. German news agency dpa reports that some 850 officers, including tax fraud investigators, raided 63 buildings across the country and in the Netherlands. Some 27 suspects...

German authorities search homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Nov. 19, 2019 6:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have raided the homes and offices of six businesspeople and bankers as part of an investigation into a massive tax fraud scheme. Hesse state prosecutors said Tuesday in addition to 12 searches in Hesse and Bavaria, an apartment was searched in the Netherlands. The suspects,...

Cohen partner gets probation in tax fraud case

Oct. 30, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A past associate of President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to probation Wednesday for engaging in tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman, 48, who was dubbed the Taxi King of New York for managing cab fleets for investors including Cohen, was sentenced in...

Accountant who ripped off Olympic snowboarder gets prison

Oct. 25, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Victims told a federal judge Thursday how...

Florida judge: $1.3B scam nets Californian 25 years' prison

Oct. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A California man has been sentenced by a Florida judge to 25 years in prison for orchestrating a $1.3 billion fraud scheme that stole money from at least 7,000 investors nationwide. Court records show 61-year-old Robert Shapiro was sentenced Tuesday in Miami federal court after previously...

Arkansas House ousts member over no-contest plea in tax case

Oct. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House voted Friday to expel a member who pleaded no contest to not paying his state income taxes, making him the first person to be kicked out of that chamber since the 1800s. Lawmakers voted 88-4 to oust Republican state Rep. Mickey Gates, easily eclipsing the...