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US prosecutors allege bribes in 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

Apr. 7, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...

Mayor's corruption trial delayed as new doc premiering

Apr. 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts mayor facing federal investment fraud and extortion charges has been delayed several months. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a tweet Monday that the trial of former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia that had been slated for May has now been...

Woman who stole $5M denied prison release

Apr. 6, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who stole nearly $5 million from close friends and family was denied special release from prison because of the pandemic on Monday. U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell Jr. said in his ruling there is “nothing unique” about Monique...

Woman who stole $5M requests prison release amid pandemic

Apr. 5, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who stole nearly $5 million from close friends and family is requesting that she be released from prison to home confinement until the coronavirus pandemic “has subsided,” according to court filings. Monique Brady, of East Greenwich, pleaded guilty...

A Saturday, April 4, 2020, photo  provided by Prescott, Ariz., police shows Keith Brown. Prescott police say Brown, a housekeeping employee, has been fired from his hospital job after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded. Lt. Jon Brambila said Brown, 48, was arrested Friday at Yavapai Regional Medical Center on suspicion of one count each of theft and fraud after police found numerous items valued at $1,700 in Brown's vehicle and residence. (Prescott police via AP)

Police arrest hospital aide in thefts of equipment, supplies

Apr. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A housekeeping employee at a Prescott hospital has been fired after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, police said Saturday. Keith Brown, 49, of Prescott was arrested Friday...

No home detention for man worried about virus in prison

Apr. 4, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said it's not willing yet to release a Detroit-area man who fears he could catch the coronavirus while serving a prison sentence for health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow said Rajesh Doshi isn't a threat to the public. He recommended that Doshi serve the...

A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

Apr. 3, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of...

This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows William Neil Gallagher. Gallagher, a financial consultant and radio host who stole more than $20 million from investors, has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars after reaching a plea agreement with Dallas County prosecutors. Gallagher, pleaded guilty Friday, March, 10, 2020,to one count each of theft of more than $300,000, money laundering of more than $300,000 and securities fraud of more than $100,000. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Radio host gets 25 years in Ponzi scheme targeting listeners

Apr. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas radio host and financial consultant who admitted to conning elderly listeners out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence was imposed as part of a plea deal that William Neil “Doc” Gallagher, 79, agreed to on Friday with...

Judgment against Christian music promoter in fraud case

Apr. 2, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has obtained a judgment against a Maine concert promoter who it charged with operating a financial fraud related to Christian music events. The commission charged Jeffrey Wall of Freeport and his business, The Lighthouse Events, a year...