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Health fraud case: Mississippi pharmacy owner gets 18 years

Jan. 16, 2021 5:04 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi owner of pharmacies and pharmacy distributors has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay the government nearly $287.7 million for his part in what prosecutors described as a $510 million health care fraud involving high-priced pain cream. Wade...

FILE — This file combo of images shows, from left, amateur basketball league director Merl Code, former Adidas executive James Gatto, and business manager Christian Dawkins. A federal appeals court in New York, Friday, Jan. 15, 2020, upheld convictions Code, Gatto and Dawkins in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches. (AP Photo/File)

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

Jan. 15, 2021 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches and left a stain on the integrity of college athletics. The 2nd U.S. Circuit...

FILE - This file photo from Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021, shows Trump supporters swarming the Capitol, as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. A little used Civil War-era statute that outlaws waging war against the United States is getting a fresh look after the attacks on the Capitol. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

Jan. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks. An Egyptian cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and...

Woman pleas guilty to selling fentanyl that led to death

Jan. 13, 2021 9:00 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Mount Vernon woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Whatcom and Skagit counties that led to two overdoses, including the death of a Bellingham 17-year-old in 2019. Rosaliana Lopez-Rodriguez, 22, faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S....

Congressional staff passes through a metal detector and security screening as they enter the House chamber, new measures put into place after a mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

Jan. 12, 2021 11:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:28 p.m. The House has voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and hold a Cabinet vote to remove President Donald Trump from...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, hospital staff members enter an elevator with the body of a COVID-19 victim on a gurney at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. California health authorities reported on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, a record high of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health says the number raises the state's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 29,233. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

Jan. 9, 2021 10:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has posted another daily record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 16,105 new infections reported Saturday, and a near-record of 1,135 deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. The country has now topped 1.5 million total infections and over 133,000 deaths so...

This photo provided by Justin Cave shows Rosanne Boyland.  Boyland, from Kennesaw, Ga., was one of three people who died of medical emergencies during the violence inside and outside the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. A friend said Boyland was pinned to the ground and trampled during a violent clash between rioters and police. (Justin Cave via AP)

Family: Trump supporter who died followed QAnon conspiracy

Jan. 9, 2021 1:00 AM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Before she died in Wednesday’s siege at the U.S. Capitol, Rosanne Boyland was a recovering drug addict who wanted to become a sobriety counselor. But she also believed, wrongly, that President Donald Trump won the November election, and she'd begun following a dark conspiracy...

Ex-cop gets 9-year sentence in Newark water scandal

Jan. 7, 2021 3:51 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Newark police officer to nine years in prison Thursday for giving kickbacks to the former head of the city's scandal-ridden water corporation. Janell Robinson, 45, had previously been convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy. She was accused of paying...

West Virginia woman pleads guilty in wire fraud scheme

Jan. 6, 2021 4:15 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty in a wire fraud scheme. Lois Brotherton, 65, of Charleston, entered the plea in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Tuesday. She also agreed to pay more than $48,500 in restitution. Brotherton...

Guilty plea in military transportation bribery case

Jan. 5, 2021 6:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former federal employee has pleaded guilty in New Orleans after prosecutors said he agreed to take $250,000 in bribes to steer transportation contracts to a Georgia businessman. U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office said 48-year-old Erick Martin pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy...