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Opening statements made in $1B Florida Medicare fraud case

Feb. 12, 2019 12:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida health care executive used bribery, kickbacks and false paperwork in a $1 billion effort to fleece Medicare and Medicaid, one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. But an attorney for 50-year-old Philip Esformes told jurors as trial...

Push to honor black tennis star comes amid blackface scandal

Feb. 10, 2019 4:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...

6 arrests in killing of journalist who exposed FIFA official

Feb. 8, 2019 6:23 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Six people have been arrested and released on bail in connection with last month's killing in Ghana of an undercover journalist who exposed a high-ranking official at FIFA as corrupt, police said on Friday. David Eklu, director general of police public affairs, said the arrests on...

Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000

Feb. 5, 2019 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemalan soccer's governing body, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and ordered to forfeit $350,000 after pleading guilty for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal uncovered by U.S. prosecutors. Judge Pamela K. Chen issued the sentence during a...

Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emails

Feb. 5, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as...

NCAA rules Jayhawks' De Sousa ineligible for season

Feb. 1, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA declared Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and next season late Friday, dealing a significant blow to a team that began the season with national title hopes. De Sousa's name surfaced last summer in an FBI probe into corruption in college...

Philly union leader pleads not guilty in embezzlement case

Feb. 1, 2019 3:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful Philadelphia union leader pleaded not guilty on Friday in an embezzlement and influence-peddling case that reached City Hall. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, 58, has been a major political player in Pennsylvania, steering $30 million raised by the local electricians union to mostly...

The Latest: Union leader pleads not guilty to bribery, theft

Feb. 1, 2019 2:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a Philadelphia union leader's court appearance in an embezzlement and influence-peddling case (all times local): 2 p.m. A powerful Philadelphia union leader has pleaded not guilty in a bribery and embezzlement case that reaches City Hall. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty...

Tokyo Olympic CEO says no need for Takeda to resign

Feb. 1, 2019 6:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The chief executive of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee said Friday there is no need for another top Japanese official to resign despite being investigated in a bribery scandal. Toshiro Muto defended Tsunekazu Takeda, who is the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a vice president...

The Latest: Ex-Oklahoma State coach pleads guilty to bribery

Jan. 30, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea by former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has pleaded guilty, admitting to accepting $22,000 in bribes to convince NBA-destined athletes to team up...