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2 charged with hacking SEC computers in trading scheme

Jan. 15, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Ukrainian men hacked into the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers to steal thousands of quarterly and annual reports of public companies and worked with traders to use the information to make more than $4 million in illegal profits, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said...

The Situation due to report to federal prison for tax fraud

Jan. 15, 2019 8:07 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. The 36-year-old is scheduled to report to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday to begin serving an eight-month sentence for tax...

Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn

Jan. 15, 2019 3:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo District Court turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn for release on bail Tuesday, prolonging his detention by weeks and possibly months. Ghosn, 64, who was arrested on Nov. 19, has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his...

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections...

Galloway sworn in for another term as Missouri auditor

Jan. 14, 2019 2:04 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says she's creating a public corruption team now she's been sworn in for another term. The 36-year-old Democrat took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda. This will be her first full term in office. She was...

Kansas City day care operator guilty in fraud scheme

Jan. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Kansas City day care has been convicted in a $400,000 fraud scheme. The Kansas City Star reports a federal jury in Kansas City found 41-year-old Sharif Karie guilty of 29 crimes including conspiracy, theft of government money, identity theft, wire fraud and money...

The Latest: Congo runner-up asks court to order vote recount

Jan. 12, 2019 9:46 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu confirms that he has filed a court challenge to the election results asking for a recount. The constitutional court has seven days to consider it. Fayulu has alleged a...

Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu arrives at constitutional court to challenge election results, alleging fraud

Jan. 12, 2019 8:55 AM EST
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu arrives at constitutional court to challenge election results, alleging fraud.

Letter: Congress may resolve disputed N Carolina election

Jan. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. House member signaled Friday that Congress may ultimately resolve the nation's last undecided congressional race. The head of the House Administration Committee, Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California, asked North Carolina elections officials to preserve all original...

Idaho company steals from South Dakota tribe, Alaska Natives

Jan. 11, 2019 5:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company that sells posters to raise money for schools has admitted to defrauding a South Dakota tribe and at least two organizations tied to Alaska Natives. All Around Sports, in Boise, and its owner, Chris Hoshaw, have "reached an agreement with the Department of Justice in...