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Ex-police chief to stand trial in military surplus case

Apr. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

THETFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former Flint-area police chief will stand trial on embezzlement and obstruction of justice charges tied to his department’s use of surplus military equipment, including parachutes and mine detectors. A circuit court judge has determined that a district judge abused...

FILE - In this Thursday Feb. 3, 2011 file photo Blackfeet Nation chairman Willie Sharp talks during his State of the Tribal Nations Address at the Montana capitol in Helena, Mont. Sharp was sentenced Monday, March 30, 2020, to 10 months in prison for a scheme that stole money from a tribal early education program. (Eliza Wiley/Independent Record via AP)

Ex-Blackfeet chairman gets 10 months prison in fraud case

Mar. 30, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who defrauded a tribal Head Start early education program through an overtime pay scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison and his plea to be spared prison time because of the coronavirus was denied. Willie Sharp's attorney had argued the...

Warrant issued for woman accused of stealing from employer

Mar. 30, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have been looking for a 44-year-old woman suspected of embezzling more than $137,000 from her Grand Island employer. Hall County Court records say Rhonda Rowe is charged with felony theft. She's accused of stealing from Grand Kubota while working there from August 2018...

Macomb County prosecutor arraigned on corruption charges

Mar. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Macomb County's prosecutor was arraigned on corruption charges Friday in connection with allegations that he ran a criminal enterprise and embezzled $600,000 for country club catering, home security cameras and other perks. Michigan's Attorney General's office said Eric Smith...

Deputies: Crime Stoppers official embezzled donated SUV

Mar. 27, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Crime Stoppers official in New Mexico is facing charges after investigators say he used a donated SUV for personal use. A criminal complaint filed Wednesday says Johnny Adams drove the gifted Ford Expedition SUV meant for the San Juan County Crime Stoppers doing off hours and also...

Ex-tribal chair seeks light sentence in fraud, cites virus

Mar. 26, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who pleaded guilty to defrauding a tribal education program through an overtime pay scheme is asking for probation instead of prison due to the coronavirus. Federal prosecutors have recommended about two years in prison for Willie Sharp, 66, after...

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Bangladesh's former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's government said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, it will release Zia, 74 years old, for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh releases jailed ex-PM Zia for six months

Mar. 25, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government on Wednesday released imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not attempt to leave the country. Zia had spent more than two years in the prison cell of the Bangabandhu...

Former court clerk sentenced for embezzlement conviction

Mar. 24, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A former court clerk in Mississippi has been sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation after she was convicted of embezzlement. Karen Refre was the municipal court clerk in Philadelphia. State Auditor Shad White said in a news release Tuesday that Refre...

FILE- In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Macomb County prosecutor Eric Smith, left, flanked by Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, speaks to the news media in Warren, Mich. Authorities have charged Smith with corruption Tuesday, March 24, 2020, alleging he ran a criminal enterprise and embezzled cash for country club catering, home security cameras and other perks. Smith, the chief law enforcer in Macomb County, Michigan's third-largest, had repeatedly declared his innocence while state police spent months poring over documents and canceled checks. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, file)

Macomb County prosecutor charged with running a slush fund

Mar. 24, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities charged a suburban Detroit prosecutor with corruption Tuesday, alleging he ran a criminal enterprise and embezzled cash for country club catering, home security cameras and other perks. Eric Smith, the chief law enforcer in Macomb County, Michigan's third-largest, had repeatedly...

W.Va. man gets probation, home confinement for embezzlement

Mar. 20, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who pleaded guilty to stealing from a children's nonprofit will spend three years confined to his home as a part of his sentence. Christopher Kimes was sentenced Wednesday to seven years probation, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Kimes, the former director...