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Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence comments Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Jackson, Miss., after the announcement of the indictments of four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. Their announcement happened a day before the one-year anniversary of the raids in which 680 people were arrested at seven poultry plants in central Mississippi. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst listens in rear. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

Aug. 6, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Not guilty pleas for 4 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe

Aug. 6, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not guilty pleas were entered Thursday by attorneys for four members of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants. Former Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four others are charged with...

Michigan man indicted in cyberstalking of ex-Mississippi gov

Aug. 5, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of making threats against a former Mississippi governor has been indicted by a Mississippi grand jury on a cyberstalking charge. Harold Joseph Collins, 49, of Detroit, was indicted by the Hinds County grand jury on the single count last month, The Clarion Ledger...

LA man charged with setting fire during George Floyd protest

Aug. 5, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 42-year-old man has been indicted on federal arson charges in connection with a fire in May that damaged a popular Los Angeles restaurant during protests of racial inequality that were marred by vandalism and thefts. Mario Ernesto Alvarado faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted...

Grand jury doesn't indict judge on domestic violence charge

Aug. 4, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BUCHANAN, Ga. (AP) — A west Georgia grand jury declined to indict a superior court judge on misdemeanor battery charges after his wife recanted her accusation. The Times-Georgian of Carrollton reports Haralson County grand jurors on Friday declined to indict Superior Court Judge Meng Lim. Lim had been...

South Alabama doctor indicted in drug-billing scheme

Aug. 2, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama doctor has become the 30th person charged in what federal authorities describe as a fraud scheme involving a north Alabama pharmacy. Dr. Michelle Martine Jackson of Fairhope was indicted on charges including conspiracy to receive kickbacks and fraud, according to a...

DA: Suburban NYC jail guards mistreated female inmates

Jul. 31, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Two jail guards in the New York City suburbs were indicted Friday on charges alleging they sexually mistreated non-white female inmates. Christopher Taggart, 39, is accused of allowing contraband into the Rockland County Correctional Center and engaging in what prosecutors deemed an...

Ex-candidate charged with fraud on nominating petitions

Jul. 31, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Flagstaff mayoral candidate accused of forging petition signatures to appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot has been indicted on fraud and other charges. The indictment filed Thursday alleged Victor John Varela signed the names of six other people on his nominating...

Man indicted for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into jail

Jul. 31, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — A man released from a Massachusetts jail after testing positive for the coronavirus has been indicted for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs back inside the facility, authorities said. Eric Jalbert, 31, was indicted by an Essex County grand jury for allegedly attempting to smuggle...

FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Houston Police Department shows Steven Bryant, left, and Gerald Goines, in Houston. Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted six former Houston police officers, including Bryant and Goines, whose work with a narcotics unit has been under scrutiny since a 2019 drug raid in which a couple was killed. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)

Ex-Houston officers indicted in wake of deadly drug raid

Jul. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted six former Houston police officers whose work with a narcotics unit has been under scrutiny since a 2019 drug raid in which a couple was killed, prosecutors announced Friday. Prosecutors allege that the former officers falsified documentation about drug payments to...