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Georgia spends $200K a year on indicted insurance chief

Jan. 25, 2021 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia taxpayers are spending nearly $200,000 a year in salary and benefits for an insurance commissioner who's been suspended for nearly two years. When Insurance Commissioner John King presented his budget to lawmakers last week, it included $194,899 for “one-time funds for one...

Man accused of hitting cop, escaping custody indicted

Jan. 22, 2021 5:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of ramming a Portland police officer while driving a stolen pickup on Christmas Eve — then later escaping custody — has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. David Dahlen III, 24, escaped a holding cell on the Portland Police Bureau’s...

Lawyer for ex-DEA agent: Charges mired in anti-Italian bias

Jan. 22, 2021 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of a former federal agent charged with pocketing $250,000 in bribes to protect the Mafia is rooted in a “racial animus” toward Italian Americans, his lawyer contends. Federal prosecutors have failed to identify “a single penny” Joseph Bongiovanni...

Louisville Police detective charged with perjury

Jan. 22, 2021 4:13 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police detective has been indicted on two counts of perjury for testimony he gave in a 2018 theft case. A grand jury returned the indictments against Louisville Metro Police Det. John David Green on Thursday. Jefferson County prosecutors said Green knowingly gave false...

Couple indicted for pandemic unemployment benefits fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 5:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who worked for the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and her husband are facing charges they sought to illegally collect unemployment benefits for workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Tiffany Pacheco, 35, and Arthur Pacheco, 47, were indicted Thursday in...

Indictment: Ex-youth soccer club official stole nearly $200K

Jan. 21, 2021 5:19 PM EST

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — A former youth soccer club treasurer accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from the organization is now facing charges, authorities said. Richard Campbell, 59, of Miamisburg, faces three counts of aggravated theft in an indictment recently handed up by a Montgomery County grand jury....

Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' charged in illegal wildlife trade

Jan. 20, 2021 5:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went by the nickname “the Monkey Whisperer” has been charged in federal court with illegally transporting and selling primates, including a species considered endangered, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, 57, of Parrish,...

2 Hawaii men plead not guilty in 2014 Maui hate crime case

Jan. 19, 2021 4:23 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men each indicted with one federal count of a hate crime in the alleged beating of a white man on Maui in 2014 pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Kaulana Alo Kaonohi and Levi Aki, Jr. entered their pleas during a telephone conference from the Federal Detention...

DuPont, ex-worker indicted for plant gas leak that killed 4

Jan. 19, 2021 3:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A chemical company and a former employee have been indicted for their roles in a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Four employees at the now-closed DuPont chemical plant in LaPorte, Texas, died in the release of...

Man accused of damaging senator's office faces federal count

Jan. 19, 2021 1:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of using an ax to smash windows at the entrance of Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo appeared in federal court Tuesday after prosecutors released a one-page indictment against him. Thomas Starks is charged with injury or depredation...