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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

Prosecutors: Doctor, wife illegally imported meds from China

Aug. 7, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts psychiatrist and his wife both face charges in connection with a scheme to illegally import medications to treat alcohol and opioid dependence from China and falsify shipping documents to hide the contents of the imported packages, federal prosecutors said Friday. Dr. Rahim...

Man admits role in major drug, money laundering conspiracy

Aug. 7, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has admitted in federal court in St. Louis that he led a conspiracy that sold up to 22,000 pounds of marijuana across the country. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Kevin Boles also laundered between $1.5 million and $3.5 million in drug proceeds. He pleaded guilty...

US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money laundering

Aug. 5, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — United States prosecutors charged a former Guatemala economy minister Wednesday in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them into bribes for corrupt politicians. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida alleges...

18-month sentence in $10 million telemarketing scam

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mexican citizen convicted in a $10 million telemarketing scam was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison by a federal judge. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans said the sentence was handed down Tuesday in the case of Jesus Adrian Ledesma Bernal, 32. Bernal had pleaded...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, CEO of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), attends a meeting in Paris, France. The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities in both countries said. Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya in 2019 as a result of corruption investigations, including into his alleged ties to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company that secured contracts across Latin America through a network of bribes. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

Former oil boss faces more charges in Mexico corruption case

Jul. 29, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former government oil company chief who says he was “used” by “an organized apparatus of power” faced a new round of charges Wednesday, after a judge ruled he could stay out of prison while on trial. Emilio Lozoya, who will have to wear a monitoring bracelet...

Man sought in teenage girl's slaying caught in Pennsylvania

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N..J (AP) — A man wanted in the death of a 17-year-old girl gunned down on a northern New Jersey street earlier this month was captured early Tuesday in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Jahquell Carter, 24, was arrested around 7 a.m. in Plymouth, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's...

2 accused in murder conspiracy to be tried together

Jul. 28, 2020 7:47 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a separate trial by a man accused of killing the husband of his co-defendent near Bismarck last winter. South Central District Judge Douglas Bahr ruled Earl Howard, 42, and Nikkisue Entzel, 39, will be tried together on accusations that they plotted...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 21, 2020, file photo, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

'Unholy alliance' of power, money fueled corruption scheme

Jul. 25, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An accused co-conspirator called it an “unholy alliance" — dealings between a longtime Ohio politician seeking to restore his power and an energy company in desperate need of a billion-dollar bailout to rescue two nuclear plants in the state. Both the politician, current...

3 more sentenced in huge health care fraud scheme

Jul. 23, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG Miss. (AP) — Three more people accused of participating in a multimillion-dollar pharmacy scheme were sentenced Thursday in federal court in Mississippi. U.S. District Senior Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Glenn Beach, 47, of Sumrall, to 13 years, and Hope Thomley, 53, of Hattiesburg to 14...