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Florida Woman found guilty of Hurricane Irma relief fraud

Nov. 22, 2019 4:20 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been convicted of fraudulently obtaining Hurricane Irma disaster relief money. Court records show that 37-year-old Karen Latrice Houston was convicted by a jury in Tampa federal court this week of three counts of theft of government funds. She faces up to 10 years in...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

2 doctors plead guilty in health care fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two doctors have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release, said 37-year-old Dr. Shahjahan Sultan, of Madison, Mississippi, and 56-year-old Dr. Thomas Edward Sturdavant, of Kingsport, Tennessee, entered their pleas...

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects indictment

Nov. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli political developments (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected his indictment on an array of corruption charges, saying the country is witnessing an “attempted coup” against him. In a defiant statement...

Mayor of St. Louis suburb charged in election fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 81-year-old mayor of a St. Louis suburb was charged Thursday with submitting fraudulent absentee voter applications in what prosecutors say was an effort to illegally influence the city’s municipal elections. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins is charged with four counts of...

Ex-California sheriff’s deputy gets prison for stolen gun

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy to 14 months in prison for fraud after she lied about her department-issued firearm being stolen. The San Francisco Examiner reported Thursday that 55-year-old April Myres was sentenced Tuesday after a trial last...

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Nov. 21, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an...

The Latest: Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas

Nov. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the fraud and tax evasion case against disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges but pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in a case...

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion charges; pleads not guilty to wire fraud

Nov. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion charges; pleads not guilty to wire fraud.

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Nov. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust stems from three long-running cases that have divided Israelis and cast a long shadow across the political scene. The Justice Ministry announced the indictment Thursday, upending...