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Man gets 25 years for trying to kill police informant

Dec. 13, 2019 11:53 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been given 25 years in prison for trying to kill a police informant. The Sioux City Journal reported that Isaac McDonald, 23, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. He'd pleaded guilty to conspiracy to tamper with a witness by attempting...

Man pleads guilty in Missouri to aiding Islamic State

Dec. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A New York man has become the fifth person to plead guilty for participating in a conspiracy to help a former Missouri man who died in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State. Nihad Rosic, 31, of Utica, New York, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis to providing material...

Reputed Latin Kings chief pleads not guilty to racketeering

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The man described by authorities as the leader of the Latin Kings gang's East Coast operations pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. Michael Cecchetelli, 40, of Springfield, and four other alleged members of the gang agreed to voluntary detention after their...

3 charged with running $722M cryptocurrency scam

Dec. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado, while Jobadiah Weeks,...

Woman rescued from West Virginia mine enters guilty plea

Dec. 10, 2019 5:29 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who was rescued along with two other people from an inactive coal mine last year has pleaded guilty to destruction of property and conspiracy. Erica Treadway entered the plea deal Monday, news outlets reported. She faces up to eight years in prison at sentencing...

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was charged in federal court in...

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

Dec. 10, 2019 12:03 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy.

Las Vegas man sentenced for $5M payroll tax scam

Dec. 9, 2019 9:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Las Vegas man who bilked dozens of small businesses out of more than $5 million with a phony payroll company scheme was sentenced Monday to seven years and three months in prison, authorities said. Jason Newling, 47, who is a former Southern California resident, was sentenced in Los...

Prosecutor: Former immigration attorney, husband convicted

Dec. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband each face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February on convictions for conspiring to commit acts that included forging the signature of a court clerk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Sullivan said...

Crossroads prison employee, 2 inmates charged in drug scheme

Dec. 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A corrections officer at Crossroads Correctional Center, two inmates and the wife of one of the inmates are charged with conspiring to bring drugs into the private prison in Shelby. Three of the four are scheduled to be arraigned in District Court in Great Falls next Wednesday. ...