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Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

Aug. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering. Media mogul Nabil Karoui's Nessma television station announced the Friday arrest, along with Tunisia's Interior Ministry. Karoui was detained in the...

Former Florida State football star gets prison sentence

Aug. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former star linebacker on Florida State's 1993 national championship football team has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison and must pay more than $1 million in restitution after pleading guilty earlier this year on tax fraud charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the...

'Chrisley Knows Best' couple plead not guilty to charges

Aug. 14, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and other federal charges that their lawyers said stemmed from false allegations made by a former employee. The "Chrisley Knows Best" stars entered the pleas during their initial court appearance...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars charged with federal tax evasion

Aug. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from "Chrisley Knows Best" from the IRS. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of...

Target in Florida FBI corruption probe removed from office

Aug. 9, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A suspended city commissioner who once ran the Florida Democratic Party has been removed from office. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday removing Scott Maddox from his Tallahassee commission seat. Maddox pleaded guilty earlier this week to wire fraud, mail fraud and...

California man pleads guilty in Florida to $1.3B fraud scam

Aug. 8, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty in Florida to orchestrating a $1.3 billion real estate fraud scheme that stole money from thousands of investors nationwide and agreed to forfeit valuable jewelry, wine and paintings by artists such as Picasso and Renoir. Court records show 61-year-old Robert...

Germany charges ex-Deutsche Bank employee in vast tax scam

Aug. 8, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have indicted a 48-year-old former employee of Deutsche Bank as part of a probe into a massive tax evasion scam that's already seen 13 people sentenced to up to eight years imprisonment. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said Thursday that the suspect, an Austrian citizen, was part...

Belgian prosecutors settle with HSBC in tax dodging case

Aug. 6, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors said Tuesday they have reached a settlement worth nearly 300 million euros ($335 million) with a Swiss private banking branch of HSBC over a longstanding fraud and tax dodging case. The Brussels prosecutor's office said it was able to reach a settlement partly because of...

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering

Aug. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter in Tanzania was charged Monday with money laundering and will remain behind bars, a week after he was arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality. Erick Kabendera, who writes for a number of local and international...

Arkansas governor says lawmaker should resign or be ousted

Aug. 2, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor said Friday that a state lawmaker who pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes should be removed from office if he doesn't resign. Gov. Asa Hutchinson repeated his call for state Rep. Mickey Gates to resign, saying it his fellow Republican has no...