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Paraguayan ex-politician, husband plead guilty in conspiracy

Sep. 17, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former member of Paraguay’s Congress and her husband have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering, U.S. authorities announced. Cynthia Elizabeth Tarragó Diaz, 41, and her husband Raimundo Va, 45, agreed to accept at least $2 million in U.S. currency from...

Georgia man gets prison for Masters golf ticket scheme

Sep. 14, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain tickets to the Masters golf tournament. Federal prosecutors say Stephen Michael Freeman, 42, of Athens, and three family members in Texas...

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty over threats to journalists

Sep. 8, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Neo-Nazi has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle to a charge that he conspired to threaten journalists. Johnny Roman Garza, 21, of Queen Creek, Arizona, entered the plea by video conference Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one count of conspiracy to mail threatening...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Mexican drug lord Joaquin

El Chapo's lawyers appeal his US drug conspiracy conviction

Sep. 5, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants his U.S. conspiracy conviction thrown out. An appeal filed Friday argues that a judge made rulings allowing a jury to hear faulty evidence at his trial. It also cites reports that before reaching a guilty verdict,...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo made available by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, confiscated hammerhead shark fins are displayed at the Port of Miami. Federal authorities say they indicted 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious metals after disrupting a criminal enterprise that dealt drugs and sold illegally harvested shark fins to buyers overseas. U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine in Savannah, Georgia, told a news conference Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uncovered the conspiracy while investigating the illegal practice of cutting the fins off live sharks and dumping them back into the water to die. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Indictment accuses 12 of illegally trading shark fins, drugs

Sep. 4, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities said Thursday that they have charged 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious metals after disrupting a criminal enterprise that dealt drugs and sold illegally harvested shark fins to buyers overseas. U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine of...

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Kenosha, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump spins baseless tale of ‘thugs’ flying to protests

Sep. 2, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” intent on undermining his reelection prospects. The claims first took root on Facebook and Twitter earlier this year after...

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Thai panel says officials impeded case against Red Bull heir

Sep. 1, 2020 5:28 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A panel appointed by Thailand’s prime minister to look into the handling of the criminal case against an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune involving a fatal hit-and-run incident has found there was a conspiracy to shield him from prosecution and recommended that those involved...

Michelle Troconis appears in Stamford Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Stamford, Conn.  Connecticut prosecutors filed new evidence tampering charges against Troconis, accused in connection with the presumed killing of a mother of five who disappearance last year spurred interest nationwide.   (H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

New charges filed against woman in Jennifer Dulos case

Aug. 28, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors filed new evidence tampering charges Friday against a woman accused in connection with the presumed killing of Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five whose disappearance last year spurred interest nationwide. Michelle Troconis, a dual American and Venezuelan...

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2 men charged in '02 killing of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay

Aug. 17, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two decades after the slaying of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, federal prosecutors said Monday they have solved one of New York City’s most enduring mysteries, charging two men from his neighborhood with murder and suggesting that the hip-hop artist — celebrated for his...

Prosecutors in El Salvador file charges against ex-president

Aug. 14, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador presented charges of bribery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy Friday against former President Mauricio Funes, who has fled to Nicaragua. The charges allege that Funes, his companion, Ada Mitchell Guzmán, and several others defrauded...