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Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

Dec. 03, 2021 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new...

$2.5M theft scheme: Georgia ex-official begins prison term

Dec. 02, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck began a seven-year prison sentence Thursday, convicted earlier this year on 37 counts involving a scheme to steal more than $2.5 million from a state-chartered insurer of last resort Beck reported to a...

German prosecutors probe alleged tax evasion by tax advisers

Nov. 30, 2021 11:22 AM EST

German investigators searched offices of accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and the homes of current and former employees Tuesday in a probe of alleged tax evasion by tax advisers. The searches took place at offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hannover and...

Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for corruption

Nov. 26, 2021 10:51 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. The ruling by Judge Marcelo Bretas became public...

Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges. Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington, was arraigned in...

Florida man gets 2 years for COVID-19 relief fraud

Nov. 17, 2021 18:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida tax preparer was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for collecting nearly $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds after submitting more than 100 fraudulent applications for himself and others. Leonel Rivero, 35, was sentenced in...

Doughnut shop operators convicted of hiding $2.8M in sales

Nov. 11, 2021 10:03 AM EST

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The operators of three doughnut shops in central New York were convicted of tax evasion after concealing $2.8 million in cash sales from the government, according to federal prosecutors. Rome residents John Zourdos, his wife Helen Zourdos and their...

California parent gets 6 weeks prison in admissions scandal

Nov. 10, 2021 18:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California parent was sentenced Wednesday to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 60, of Calabasas, was also ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and...

Commissioner pleads guilty to defrauding child food program

Nov. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges last week in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 54, and Belena Turner, 50, both of...

Indictment charges 24 with money laundering, tax fraud

Nov. 06, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury in North Carolina has returned a sealed, 12-count indictment charging 24 people in a scheme to defraud the federal government and four states of millions of dollars in tax revenues from cigarette sales. The defendants were...