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Indiana man gets 7 years for scheme that bilked investors

May. 21, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for a Ponzi-like scheme that bilked more than two dozen investors out of their retirement savings. A federal judge also ordered George R. McKown, 71, on Friday to pay more than $5.2...

Power Rangers actor charged with paycheck protection fraud

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The actor who played Red Power Ranger in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” films and television series has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy relating to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, officials said. Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, of McKinney,...

Veteran Miami DEA agents charged in bribery conspiracy

May. 20, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

A current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a former supervisor in the agency were charged Friday with leaking confidential law enforcement information to defense lawyers in Miami in exchange for $70,000 in cash. A five-count indictment unsealed in New York charges the...

Former Georgia insurance commissioner Oxendine indicted

May. 20, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia insurance commissioner has been indicted on federal charges related to an alleged health care scheme. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Oxendine on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money...

Ex-interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to corruption

May. 19, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a bribery conspiracy just weeks after the ex-mayor he replaced pleaded guilty in the same case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Ramón Conde Meléndez, who also once...

2 plead guilty in scheme to manipulate Amazon Marketplace

May. 18, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two more defendants have pleaded guilty for their role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to manipulate the Amazon Marketplace e-commerce platform. Six people have been charged in the conspiracy, which federal prosecutors say involved paying bribes to get Amazon...

Woman pleads guilty in $1.2M COVID-19 fraud scheme

May. 18, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Virginia to a $1.2 million scheme that defrauded COVID-19 pandemic relief programs using victims’ personal information that she obtained through her state government employment, a prosecutor said. U.S....

White supremacist group member is 4th convicted in Michigan

May. 17, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A young Michigan man accused of being in a white supremacist group has pleaded no contest to conspiracy and other crimes that included assessing whether vacant state properties could be used for paramilitary training, authorities said Tuesday. Four members of a...

Sioux Falls man guilty of selling drugs that led to 2 deaths

May. 16, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of distributing a powerful synthetic opioid that resulted in the deaths of two people. A federal jury on Friday found Jeffrey Moore, of Sioux Falls, guilty of two counts of distribution of a controlled...

Jury convicts Virginia family of forced labor conspiracy

May. 14, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal jury convicted on Friday three members of a Virginia family of conspiring to coerce another family member to perform domestic services by verbally assaulting and physically abusing the victim over 12 years, according to a federal prosecutor. Zahida...