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The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

Sep. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her punishment. A...

LA man will plead guilty to smuggling cocaine to Australia

Sep. 13, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to smuggling nearly 90 pounds of cocaine to Australia by concealing it in items such as water heaters, air conditioners and lampstands. Prosecutors announced Friday that Vardges Markosyan of North Hollywood has agreed to enter pleas to...

Alleged street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering

Sep. 11, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of a Chicago street gang implicated in drug trafficking and deadly violence on the city's West Side has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. With his guilty plea Wednesday, Stevon Sims joined Keith Chatman, Rontrell Turnipseed, Marchello Devine and Deandre...

Man pleads in drug raid that sent officers to hospital

Sep. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty to federal drug possession and conspiracy to distribute charges following a raid at his home that authorities said resulted in a drug exposure that sent numerous police officers to a hospital. Forty-year-old Anthony Lozito was arrested in August 2017...

Lawsuit: City violated woman's rights to protect officer

Sep. 9, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is accused of violating the due process rights of a woman in order to protect the identity of a police officer who shocked her with a stun gun. Rosa Lee Butcher was awarded $5,000 by a jury that found "John Does" on the Clarksburg police force used excessive...

Louisiana mom allegedly sends drugs to jailed son

Sep. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman is accused of plotting to smuggle a drug used to treat pain and addiction to her jailed son. The News-Star reports that Judy Futch, of Arcadia, is free after being arrested Wednesday on one count each of criminal conspiracy and of distributing a narcotic. A...

New Mexico lawyer, Nevada client indicted in tax conspiracy

Sep. 6, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico attorney and his Nevada client have been indicted over accusations they conspired to file false federal income tax returns. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Robert Fiser of Albuquerque and 55-year-old Victor Kearney of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, tried to conceal millions...

30 indicted in international drug distribution scheme

Sep. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 30 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to distribute hundreds of pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico through Southern California and into Canada. The U.S. Department of Justice says 13 defendants were arrested Thursday in the...

Around 2,000 people vie to prove German city doesn't exist

Sep. 5, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Around 2,000 people are vying to win 1 million euros ($1.1 million) offered by a German city to anyone who can deliver solid proof it doesn't exist. Officials in Bielefeld announced the competition last month, saying that there are "no limits to creativity" but only incontrovertible evidence...

New Jersey man charged in alleged online dating scheme

Sep. 4, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been accused of duping people into sending money to people posing as U.S. military personnel in a $2.1 million online dating scheme. NJ.com reports that 35-year-old Rubbin Sarpong of Millville is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged scheme...