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Canadian man pleads guilty in Bismarck slaying

Oct. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian man facing the possibility of life in prison for the death of a Bismarck man two years ago has entered into a plea agreement that would send him to prison for 25 years. The Bismarck Tribune reports Earl Howard, 43, of Bellwood, Ontario,...

Maryland man convicted of money laundering conspiracy

Oct. 22, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of charges stemming from a scheme to defraud account holders at a credit union, a federal prosecutor says. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland says in a news release that a federal jury convicted Francis Arthur,...

Man sentenced for credit card scam targeting crafts chain

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A California man who fled to Mexico after being charged in a widespread credit card scam involving arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison, according to federal prosecutors in New Jersey. Jose...

Woman reaches plea deal after daughter found dead amid filth

Oct. 19, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A 50-year-old Louisiana woman has accepted a 50-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in the death of her 25-year-old disabled daughter, who died dehydrated and in filth. Karen Johnson Harrison of the Plainview area pleaded guilty Monday to...

Ex-bank employee pleads guilty to roles in 2 fraud schemes

Oct. 08, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of a Massachusetts bank pleaded guilty on Friday to her role in two separate fraud schemes, federal prosecutors said. Rushell Harris, 32, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston to two counts of conspiracy to commit...

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

Oct. 07, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses. “The...

3 sentenced for roles in interstate dog fighting network

Oct. 07, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in an interstate dog fighting network operating in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. “The violent and cruel act of dog fighting is a heinous...

Ex-Boston police union boss pleads guilty in OT fraud case

Oct. 04, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police union boss has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $16,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence warehouse, federal prosecutors said Monday. Thomas Nee, 64, of Quincy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy...

Alex Jones loses lawsuits over Sandy Hook 'hoax' conspiracy

Oct. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

A Texas judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits brought by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over his claims that the shooting was a hoax. Judge Maya...

Second person charged in death of missing woman

Sep. 30, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marion County officials have charged a second person in connection with the murder of a Salem woman who had been missing for several months. Court records show Jayda Bailey, 24, was arraigned last week in Marion County Circuit Court on charges of...