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Cesar De Castro, center, attorney for Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former top security official, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves Federal court in Brooklyn, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Indicted former Mexico security chief not interested in plea

Jan. 21, 2020 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico’s former top security official is “very much looking forward” to fighting charges he took tens of millions of dollars in drug-money bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, a defense attorney said Tuesday. ...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Kansas shows researcher Franklin Feng Tao. Tao concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and recruited at least four researchers and students, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kelsey Kimberlin/University of Kansas via AP, File)

Attorney: Kansas researcher denies concealing Chinese work

Jan. 16, 2020 4:49 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for a Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas hit back on Thursday against a new indictment, saying the case has nothing to do with the Chinese government's alleged attempts obtain U.S. intellectual...

FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Houston Police Department shows Steven Bryant, left, and Gerald Goines, in Houston. A grand jury has indicted former Houston Police Officers Bryant and Goines for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)

Murder indictments handed down in deadly Houston drug raid

Jan. 15, 2020 7:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Houston police officers — including one who is facing murder counts — for their roles in a deadly January 2019 drug raid that killed a couple, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The indictments follow similar charges that were filed in August...

Men charged with smuggling to help Pakistan nuke program

Jan. 15, 2020 4:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five men are accused of conspiring to smuggle aircraft parts, electronic components and other technical equipment from the U.S. to Pakistan to support that country's nuclear program, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in New Hampshire. The men were indicted...

In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins leaves federal court in New York. Prosecutors recommended Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, that Collins receive nearly five years for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick is scheduled to sentence Collins on Friday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Prosecutors seek nearly 5 years in prison for ex-Congressman

Jan. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former congressman should serve nearly five years in prison for insider trading, especially after coming to represent “the cynical idea that those in power who make the laws are not required to follow them,” prosecutors said Monday. Christopher Collins, 69, is scheduled to...

Grafton Thomas is led from Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. following his arraignment Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Thomas was charged in the stabbings of multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in Monsey, an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City.  (Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP)

Hanukkah stabbing suspect indicted on federal hate crimes

Jan. 9, 2020 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal grand jury handed up hate crime charges Thursday against the man accused of stabbing five people with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City. The indictment charges Grafton Thomas with five counts each of attempting to kill victims based on their religion...

Seated, back row from left to right, former Chester County Sheriff's Lt. Johnny Neal, former Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse and suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood await a bond hearing after being indicted on state charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, South Carolina. All three men also face federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

New charges against SC sheriff including pocketing overtime

Jan. 9, 2020 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina sheriff already facing federal charges was indicted Thursday on state charges that he took money meant to pay overtime for his deputies and had officers convert his barn into a flashy man cave while they were on the clock, prosecutors said. Chester County...

Ex-boyfriend in GoFundMe scam faces federal indictment

Jan. 8, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme involving a homeless veteran was indicted Wednesday on federal charges. Mark D'Amico faces a total of 16 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering, the U.S....

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone speaks during a memorial service for fallen Florence County Sheriff investigator Farrah Turner at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleaded guilty Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, to embezzlement and misconduct in office, according to the state attorney general's office. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro File)

Sheriff admits stealing public money; avoids prison

Jan. 8, 2020 5:25 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday to committing crimes while in office, becoming the 10th sheriff to do so in the past decade. But like four of those other former lawmen, he won't spend any time in prison. Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone pleaded...