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Samsung Heavy Industries to pay criminal fine in bribe case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A major South Korean shipbuilder has agreed to pay a $75 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution in the U.S. for a conspiracy to bribe officials in Brazil. Samsung Heavy Industries entered a deferred prosecution agreement Friday with federal prosecutors in Alexandria. At a...

Trump denigrates US diplomats, pushes conspiracy theories

Nov. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering his own take on five long days of public hearings, President Donald Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry as “total nonsense” on Friday and bad-mouthed a number of the U.S. diplomats who testified to Congress about his Ukraine pressure campaign. In one breath,...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was...

Man part of fentanyl trafficking ring gets 13-year sentence

Nov. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was part of a drug trafficking operation that sold fentanyl on the dark web has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said Friday that 29-year-old Brett Trageser was sentenced earlier this...

UK police make new arrest over people-smuggling truck deaths

Nov. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland on Friday over the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. The Essex Police force said the man was detained on a highway northwest of London on suspicion of...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

The Latest: Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas

Nov. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the fraud and tax evasion case against disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges but pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in a case...

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion charges; pleads not guilty to wire fraud

Nov. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EST
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleads guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion charges; pleads not guilty to wire fraud.

4 plead guilty in $5.4 million meth distribution conspiracy

Nov. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four people — including a mother and two of her children — have pleaded guilty in a $5.4 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old Linda Kay Ballard; her 27-year-old son, Eric Edward...

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...