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Prosecutors: Man sought kickbacks for coronavirus tests

Mar. 30, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia man used concerns over the coronavirus in a bid to defraud Medicare out of more than $1.1 million. Erik Santos, 49, of Braselton, Georgia, was arrested Monday at his home by FBI agents and was due to make his initial court appearance later...

Police: Las Vegas man killed after being lured by dating app

Mar. 29, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A couple has been accused of killing a Las Vegas man they allegedly lured through an online dating app, according to authorities. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 24-year-old Jacob Berkovitz and 27-year-old Tonya Dillard are jailed on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy...

This image provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows a reward poster for Cliver Alcala-Cordones that was released on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The U.S. Justice Department has indicted Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. (Department of Justice via AP)

AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custody

Mar. 27, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday. Cliver Alcalá has been an outspoken critic of...

AP Sources: Ex-Venezuelan general indicted with Nicolás Maduro in alleged narcoterrorism conspiracy is in DEA custody

Mar. 27, 2020 6:24 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — AP Sources: Ex-Venezuelan general indicted with Nicolás Maduro in alleged narcoterrorism conspiracy is in DEA custody.

College bribery scandal figure freed early over virus fear

Mar. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California winemaker who was convicted in the college admissions bribery scandal has been released early from federal prison because of concerns over the coronavirus. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 54, was freed on March 17, two weeks before the end of his five-month prison term, after U.S....

Judge nixes appeal of man who tried to get informant killed

Mar. 23, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to vacate the sentence of a Delaware drug dealer who tried to hire someone to kill an informant. The judge ruled there was no merit to William Boney's claims that his trial lawyer was ineffective and that a previous marijuana trafficking conviction was...

Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the main market in Gaza City, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Middle East has some 20,000 cases of the virus, with most cases in Iran or linked to travel from Iran. The vast majority of people recover from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

Mar. 22, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, and Syria, which has been devastated by nine years of civil war and sanctions, raised fears Sunday that the pandemic may soon prey on...

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation on a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Iran's supreme leader Sunday refused U.S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory

Mar. 22, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory claiming the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country...

YouTube couple sentenced for stealing from government

Mar. 17, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida couple with a popular YouTube channel have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing Social Security and federal tax funds. Billy Altidor, 29, received two years, and Evanie Louis, 28, received one year and a day during a Monday hearing in Orlando federal court,...

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 booking photo provided by the Travis County (Texas) Sheriff's Office is Alex Jones. Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones was booked into an Austin jail shortly after midnight and released on bond a few hours later, sheriff's office spokeswoman Kristen Dark said. (Travis County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrested for DWI in Texas

Mar. 10, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated after his wife called police to their house over an argument, according to court records released Tuesday. The Infowars founder was booked into an Austin jail shortly after...