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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, charged Zuberi, a major donor to President Donald Trump's Inaugural Committee, with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Trump donor charged with obstructing inauguration inquiry

Jan. 7, 2020 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, recently pleaded guilty in a...

Attorney Stephen Murrin, right, speaks to reporters in front of the federal courthouse in Atlanta on Jan. 7, 2020, as his client, Larry Scott, looks on. Scott served as director of the city's Office of Contract Compliance and resigned before pleading guilty last year to charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. When he pleaded guilty in September, he admitted he failed to disclose outside consulting work and didn't report some income to tax authorities. He was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years in prison and to pay about $124,000 in restitution. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Ex-Atlanta official gets 2-year sentence in corruption probe

Jan. 7, 2020 3:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who was tasked with ensuring equal opportunities for those seeking contracts with the city of Atlanta was given a two-year prison sentence Tuesday for failing to disclose outside consulting work and not reporting some income to tax authorities. Larry Scott was director of the city's...

In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Sen. Kevin Cramer's office, Tommy Fisher, right, talks with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., at the lawmaker's office in Washington, D.C. Fisher runs Fisher Sand & Gravel, the North Dakota company that won a $400 million contract to build part of the border wall. But the contract is now being audited over concern it may not meet requirements.  (Sen. Kevin Cramer's office via AP)

Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

Jan. 4, 2020 11:45 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to build a border wall faster and cheaper than others could, with technology “so revolutionary, it's like comparing the iPhone to a pay phone.” Fisher Sand and Gravel, he...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, arrives with Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. In the back ground left German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Germany says new rule requiring receipts fights tax fraud

Dec. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister is defending a new rule taking effect Jan. 1 that will require shops to provide a receipt for every purchase, a change that critics fear will result in vast amounts of paper being wasted. The rule aims to combat the evasion of value-added taxes but some...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. Manafort has been hospitalized during his federal prison sentence. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter who couldn’t discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Manafort's NY fraud case tossed over double jeopardy concern

Dec. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman in federal prison. The ruling was a blow to what had widely been seen as an...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, self-exiled contractor Mohamed Ali, from Egypt, poses for a photo at an office in Spain. A state-run Egyptian newspaper says Ali, whose allegations of corruption against the country's ruling military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax evasion. Ali had released a series of viral videos from Spain earlier this year, pitching himself as a former government insider who witnessed high-level corruption and large-scale misuse of funds as a construction contractor for the military. Ali did not provide evidence to support his claims. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Egyptian whistleblower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A self-exiled Egyptian businessman whose allegations of corruption against the country's military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax evasion. Mohamed Ali had released a series of viral videos from Spain earlier this year, pitching himself as a...

Gerald Margolis, center left, branch manager of Philip Morris in Thailand, talks to reporters at Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The court has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines, and ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). (AP Photo)

Thai court fines Philip Morris $39.7 million for tax evasion

Nov. 29, 2019 6:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court found Philip...

Former sheriff sentenced to 18 months for food fraud

Nov. 25, 2019 7:07 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a former Alabama sheriff to 18 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to obtain inexpensive jail food and boost his personal income. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke sentenced former Pickens...

Imaad Zuberi, left, leaves the federal courthouse with his attorney Thomas O'Brien, right, in Los Angeles, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Zuberi pleaded guilty to funneling donations from foreigners to U.S. political campaigns. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

Prosecutors: Political donor sought to silence witnesses

Nov. 22, 2019 10:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political fundraiser accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections offered six witnesses in his case more than $6 million to keep quiet, federal prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors also revealed new allegations that the donor, Imaad Zuberi, acted as an unregistered agent for...