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4 companies seek to revive stalled Terre Haute casino plans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two companies that already operate casinos in Indiana are among four seeking to take over the stalled effort to open a new casino in Terre Haute. Those applications were submitted by Wednesday’s deadline to the Indiana Gaming Commission for...

Politico pardoned by Trump accused of illegal campaign scam

Sep. 20, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. ...

Ex-state lawmaker gets 15 months in corruption scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state lawmaker was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauding a bank to obtain loans to buy a home and repay personal debts, and collecting income that he...

Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Sep. 10, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who gained notoriety for helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions in an effort to build a marijuana business in the U.S. ...

New Mexico high court avoids mayor campaign funding case

Sep. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the Albuquerque city clerk’s decision to deny Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales about $600,000 in public financing for his campaign for mayor. The state high court on Wednesday...

Wisconsin US Senate candidate charged with theft, fraud

Sep. 07, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a...

Plea and a trial loom in next month for Giuliani associates

Sep. 06, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The October illegal campaign contribution trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani — and a guilty plea set to occur this week by a second associate — puts a spotlight on Giuliani as a criminal probe of the former mayor and his dealings with Ukraine move closer to a...

Retrial set for ex-Arkansas lawmaker on corruption charges

Aug. 28, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled the retrial of a former Arkansas state senator on bribery and fraud charges for the first week of October. Court records, first reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, show U.S. District Judge Judge Price...

Detroit changing towing rules after corruption probes

Aug. 26, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Officials in Detroit are looking at making continued changes to city towing rules after several federal corruption probes. Mayor Mike Duggan told reporters Thursday that he’s asked the city’s police chief for a plan in two weeks to eliminate a decade-long practice of...

FBI searches Detroit City Hall, 2 council members' homes

Aug. 25, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — FBI agents on Wednesday searched offices at Detroit City Hall and the homes of two City Council members, just a few weeks after another councilman was charged in an alleged bribery scheme. Agents and state police were seen at the homes of Janeé Ayers and...