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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Jun. 18, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines, the...

Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

Jun. 18, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near Avila,...

Man suspected of defrauding more than 1,000 Walmart stores

Jun. 16, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. has been arrested in Arizona. The Yuma Police Department says 23-year-old Thomas Frudaker was apprehended Wednesday after store employees noticed a suspicious transaction and...

Correction: Conversion Therapy Ban-California story

Jun. 15, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 12 about a bill to declare gay conversion therapy fraudulent, The Associated Press misspelled a speaker's last name. It is Jim Domen, not Doman. A corrected version of the story is below: Group fights bill to declare gay conversion therapy a fraud An effort to call...

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes deal on tax fraud case

Jun. 15, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish media reports that Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.8 milllion) in exchange for a prison sentence that would most likely be suspended. Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported Friday that Ronaldo is ready...

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

Jun. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command....

Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

Jun. 15, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud as part of an agreement filed...

Senator calls for investigation into possible fish fraud

Jun. 15, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is asking federal agencies to investigate where a leading sustainable seafood distributor actually gets its fish, after an Associated Press investigation found Brooklyn-based Sea To Table was selling tuna labeled as coming from docks where it wasn't landed and with the names of boats that...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

Jun. 14, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the New York town....