Latest Embezzlement News

Amid scandal, UAW leaders name Rory Gamble as president

Dec. 5, 2019 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president. He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022. Jones stepped down last month after being...

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum

Dec. 5, 2019 1:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a Catholic bishop with embezzlement after he allegedly took a six-figure sum from an elderly parishioner to buy himself a property. The diocese of Aachen said Thursday that Johannes Buendgens has pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation and is stepping...

Armenia’s ex-president accused of embezzlement

Dec. 4, 2019 1:48 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s state investigative agency has accused the nation’s former president of embezzlement — charges he dismisses as political. The Special Investigation Service said Wednesday that Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia’s president for a decade from 2008, is...

Former prosecutor says corrupt congressman got ‘great’ deal

Dec. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses under a plea deal that a former federal prosecutor called “great” for the congressman who had faced 60 counts....

The Latest: California’s Hunter doesn’t say when he’ll quit

Dec. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea to misusing campaign money (all times local): 11 a.m. California Rep. Duncan Hunter showed no emotion in the courtroom when he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign money. Outside court he declined to say when he...

California Rep. Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge

Dec. 2, 2019 6:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail, a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the victim of a political witch hunt. Hunter said in an...

UAW bolsters financial controls after embezzlement scandal

Dec. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday...

The Latest: Rep. Hunter’s opponents applaud his decision

Dec. 2, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter saying he will plead guilty to the misuse of campaign funds and indicating he will leave Congress (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Two Republicans and one Democrat running for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s seat say the California Republican...

California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to misusing campaign funds

Dec. 2, 2019 2:24 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to misusing campaign funds.

Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

Nov. 30, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000 bonus for...