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Helena man convicted of taking $390k stolen from armored car

Jan. 17, 2020 2:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man has been convicted of taking $390,000 that was stolen from an armored truck and spending it on gambling, day trading, and travel. A federal jury found John Gregory Alexander Herrin, 30, guilty Thursday of interstate transportation of stolen property and eight counts of...

Guatemala: Ex-economy minister sought on graft charges

Jan. 16, 2020 8:39 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister was declared a fugitive from justice Thursday, a day after he appeared in court to face corruption allegations. Chief anti-impunity prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval said Acisclo Valladares Urruela was not at his residence when authorities went there in the...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

Jan. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a scheme that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran rescuing a woman from the side of a highway pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared in court in Camden to...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

STORY REMOVED: US--Helpful Homeless Man

Jan. 16, 2020 6:13 PM EST
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a homeless Samaritan scam. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.
FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

Arizona couple allegedly traded drugs for food stamps, cash

Jan. 14, 2020 5:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State prosecutors say the owners of a Glendale convenience store have been arrested for allegedly selling illegal drugs in exchange for food stamps and cash. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz and Gretel De La Fuente Gamez are accused of...

former Salvadoran congressman Roberto Silva Pereira arrives at the Judicial Center of San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Silva Pereira who was a congressman from El Salvador's conservative National Conciliation Party was arrested Wednesday following his deportation from the United States, where he fled in 2007. He allegedly bribed local officials to grant unfair contracts to front companies. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Former Salvadoran congressman arrested on arrival from US

Jan. 8, 2020 9:00 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former Salvadoran congressman was arrested Wednesday following his deportation from the United States, where he fled in 2007. Roberto Silva Pereira was a congressman from El Salvador's conservative National Conciliation Party who was stripped of his immunity from...

Ex-boyfriend in GoFundMe scam faces federal indictment

Jan. 8, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme involving a homeless veteran was indicted Wednesday on federal charges. Mark D'Amico faces a total of 16 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering, the U.S....

House speaker could be called to testify in ex-aide's trial

Jan. 7, 2020 2:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House speaker could be called as a witness if one of his former campaign aides goes on trial in a money laundering case. The aide, Jeff Britt, pleaded not guilty in November to charges of money laundering and making a prohibited campaign contribution. A pretrial...

Nigerian used fake passports to launder romance fraud money

Jan. 7, 2020 7:27 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal officials say a Maryland man used fake passports to facilitate a money laundering conspiracy involving nearly $1 million. Arinze Michael Ozor, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of forgery or false use of a passport, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of...