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Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids

Jul. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills. A Justice Department release says the pharmaceutical distributor, two of its former officials and two pharmacists were indicted...

Photographer indicted on child pornography charges

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A photographer arrested in 2018 after authorities said he raped underage models was charged with coercing six minor victims in Oregon to engage in child pornography. The Statesman Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced Wednesday that Robert Arnold Koester, 52, was...

Judge won't toss charges in Vietnamese tour leaders killing

Jul. 17, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Criminal charges will stand against a convicted felon facing a death penalty trial in the killings of two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, a judge said Wednesday. Clark County District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt upheld the indictment against Julius Damiano Deangilo...

The Latest: Judge won't toss charges in tour leaders slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a convicted felon's bid to have charges dismissed against him in the killing of two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip hotel (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A judge rejected a bid to throw out a criminal indictment against a convicted felon facing a death penalty...

Prosecutors want death for 2 charged in couple's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say they're seeking the death penalty against two people indicted on capital murder charges in the slaying of an Alabama couple. Al.com reports court documents say prosecutors want death for 24-year-old Zachary Phillips and 30-year-old Kristen Gullion as the slayings...

Arkansas woman indicted in Tennessee pastor's death

Jul. 17, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Arkansas woman has been indicted on charges in a shooting that killed a Tennessee pastor and wounded his wife. A Shelby County district attorney's office statement says 40-year-old Latoshia Daniels was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...

2 arrested in multi-year probe of Muncie public corruption

Jul. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Muncie city official and a local contractor have been indicted on federal charges that are the latest to come out of a probe of public corruption in the central Indiana city. Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Debra Nicole Grigsby of Muncie and 60-year-old Tony Franklin of Yorktown...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond in sex case

Jul. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999...

Ex-county commissioner indicted on fraud charge

Jul. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A horse owner and former county official in North Carolina is accused by prosecutors of funneling public money meant to boost the local economy into remote businesses that staged or promoted equestrian shows. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Tuesday that an...