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Iowa teens charged with killing teacher remain jailed

Dec. 03, 2021 13:17 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher will remain in jail after a judge opted to keep their bail bond at $1 million cash only in a decision released Friday. ...

Maryland man pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

Dec. 03, 2021 08:40 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to his role in a bid to victimize businesses and cause losses totaling more than $4 million through a stolen check scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland says in a news release that Oyekanmi Oworu, 35, of...

Man pleads guilty to role in widespread romance scam

Dec. 02, 2021 10:18 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man has pleaded guilty to helping Nigerian romance scammers bilk women in 25 states out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and electronics. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old Bonmene...

Puerto Rico mayor pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Dec. 02, 2021 10:11 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A prominent mayor in Puerto Rico accused of awarding 50 contracts worth nearly $10 million to an asphalt company has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks, federal officials said Thursday. Félix Delgado, who...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Dec. 01, 2021 19:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, of...

FACT FOCUS: New omicron variant fuels old misinformation

Nov. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EST

A new coronavirus variant revived old conspiracy theories this week as widely shared social media posts falsely claimed the omicron variant was nothing but a cover-up for darker agendas. Some online personalities over the weekend suggested omicron was invented as an...

Man pleads guilty to role in drug transport conspiracy

Nov. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to transport drugs and cash using secret compartments inside tractor trailers. Jamil Roman, 44, of Chicopee, was indicted in 2016. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Springfield to...

2 Iowa teens charged with teacher's murder seek lower bond

Nov. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two southeast Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher asked a state court judge Tuesday to lower their bond so they could be released from jail, while prosecutors asked it be...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads guilty to federal charge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

A New Jersey man who conspired with his girlfriend to concoct a feelgood story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty before...

Maryland man pleads guilty to stealing church donations

Nov. 20, 2021 10:31 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme to steal donation checks mailed to religious institutions, according to federal prosecutors. Mateus Vaduva, 29, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and...