Latest Conspiracy News

Man admits arson conspiracy in Independence

Aug. 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 46-year-old Independence man has admitted he was hired to burn down a store by a man trying to settle a grievance with a former employee. Randall Eugene Yeager Jr., pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in an arson conspiracy. Yeager said he was hired on two occasions to...

Man in Sweden suspected of conspiracy to commit terror

Aug. 15, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a man arrested in northern Sweden who initially was suspected of planning a murder is now suspected of conspiracy to commit terrorism. In a statement, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said Thursday no further details were available pending the investigation but...

Virginia man pleads guilty to providing fake driver licenses

Aug. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man has pleaded guilty to providing and transferring Maryland driver licenses by bribing two workers at the Motor Vehicle Administration. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland says 34-year-old Warner Antonio Portillo of Manassas, Virginia, pleaded...

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars charged with federal tax evasion

Aug. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from "Chrisley Knows Best" from the IRS. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of...

Questions swirl around Epstein's monitoring before suicide

Aug. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Jeffrey Epstein's two guards the night he hanged himself in his federal jail cell wasn't a regular correctional officer, according to people familiar with the detention center, which is now under scrutiny for what Attorney General William Barr on Monday called "serious...

The Latest: 1 of Epstein's guards not a corrections officer

Aug. 12, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A person familiar with operations at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself says one of the two people guarding him the night he died wasn't a correctional officer. The person wasn't authorized to...

Wyoming doctor, brother sentenced to prison for pill sales

Aug. 12, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming doctor and his brother have been sentenced to prison for a drug distribution conspiracy that resulted in a woman's death. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Shakeel Kahn was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for writing prescriptions for money. His brother, Nabeel Kahn,...

3 charged in cyberstalking conspiracy to murder Missouri man

Aug. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say three men have been indicted in a cyberstalking conspiracy that used GPS tracking devices to help murder a Missouri man. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday that the conspiracy began in November 2017 until March 2018 and resulted in the death of Christopher Harris...

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories

Aug. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated...

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories

Aug. 11, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated...