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Jury takes fraud case against Elizabeth Holmes's ex-partner

Jun. 24, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The fate of hard-nosed technology executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is now in the hands of a jury that will weigh criminal charges alleging he joined disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, his former partner, in an elaborate fraud that jarred Silicon Valley. ...

Kentucky trooper charged with conspiracy, misleading conduct

Jun. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of conspiracy and engaging in misleading conduct stemming from an arrest that involved use of force, officials said. Michael L. Howell, 32, of London, Kentucky, was accused of...

DA: 9/11 conspiracy fueled San Francisco airport stabbings

Jun. 23, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man may have been motivated by a conspiracy theory related to the 9/11 attacks when he stabbed and wounded three people with a machete earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport, prosecutors said. The 33-year-old Yuba...

Andrew Gillum, once a Florida governor candidate, indicted

Jun. 22, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has been indicted on 21 federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud for funneling donations through third parties back to himself for personal use, prosecutors said Wednesday. The U.S....

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. U..S. District Judge Timothy...

2 more plead guilty to roles in drug trafficking scheme

Jun. 18, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts residents have pleaded guilty to their roles in a drug trafficking ring that included the sale of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl out of a market, federal prosecutors said. Cintia Franco, 34, and Amauris Antonio Rosario Garcia, 39,...

Former Honolulu prosecutor indicted on bribery allegations

Jun. 17, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. grand jury has indicted Honolulu’s former top prosecutor and four others, alleging that employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed Keith Kaneshiro with campaign donations in exchange for Kaneshiro’s prosecution of a former company employee. ...

Peruvian president faces investigation in corruption case

Jun. 17, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Castillo appeared Friday before national prosecutors to face questions as part of an investigation against him in which he is accused of being the leader of an alleged criminal conspiracy that received bribes for public works contracts. ...

Authorities: Man gets 9 years for stealing nude images

Jun. 16, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A California man accused of breaking into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts and stealing private photos and videos of nude young women has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Hao Kuo Chi, 41, of La Puente, California, was sentenced Wednesday in...

Guilty plea entered in theft of COVID-19 relief funds

Jun. 14, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former West Haven City Hall employee has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge for his part in the theft of more than $600,000 in federal money that was supposed to be spent for pandemic relief. John Bernardo, 66, who served as a housing specialist...