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California man given 27 years for school credit card fraud

Dec. 8, 2019 6:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for a credit card scheme that targeted students in the San Juan Unified School District. The Sacramento Bee reported 41-year-old Ruslan Kirilyuk of Beverly Hills was convicted of 24 counts of wire fraud and other charges....

Prosecutor: Former immigration attorney, husband convicted

Dec. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband each face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February on convictions for conspiring to commit acts that included forging the signature of a court clerk. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Sullivan said...

Former Iowa sports radio host pleads guilty in fraud case

Dec. 7, 2019 12:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Des Moines sports radio host accused of swindling at least eight people out of $1.5 million has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Marty Tirrell, 60, entered the plea Friday in federal court, the Des Moines Register reported. He faces up to 20 years in prison when...

Ex-school official accused of stealing from Arizona district

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager for a rural Arizona school district is accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the district and a youth soccer organization. A 21-count grand jury indictment filed late last month in Pinal County Superior Court charged Amanda Dawn Holcomb with fraud, theft, computer...

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to resolve fraud case

Dec. 6, 2019 7:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over $1 billion as part of a deal to resolve bribery conspiracy charges, prosecutors in New York said Friday. Prosecutors said Ericsson and the company's subsidiary Ericsson Egypt Limited were charged with conspiring to bribe...

Investigators find no evidence assessor neglected duties

Dec. 6, 2019 4:19 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence an Arizona official neglected his duties after he was charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands, officials said. The investigators have said it is up to county supervisors to determine if Maricopa...

Prosecutors say Alaska dentist rode hoverboard at procedure

Dec. 6, 2019 4:05 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a hoverboard, authorities said. Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Seth Lookhart with felony Medicaid fraud and reckless endangerment. A...

Embattled mayor seeks postponement of federal trial

Dec. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts mayor facing federal investment fraud and extortion charges as well as prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to delay his trial several months. In a joint filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors and lawyers for 27-year-old Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia requested...

Woman jailed, ordered to pay $100K for Social Security fraud

Dec. 6, 2019 1:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to about a year in jail and must pay back more than $100,000 for Social Security fraud after collecting benefits that were intended for her daughters, prosecutors said. Kelly McCabe, of Old Orchard Beach, was sentenced to about a year in jail and three...

Botswana opposition files election challenges alleging fraud

Dec. 6, 2019 12:12 PM EST

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — An opposition coalition in Botswana has begun filing court challenges to the recent election alleging fraud and arguing that its candidate should be president. Lawyers for the Umbrella for Democratic Change have not shared evidence backing their allegations of systematic rigging....