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Court: Turkish Halkbank to be charged in Iran sanctions case

Oct. 22, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish bank must face criminal charges that it evaded sanctions against Iran by processing billions of dollars of Iranian oil revenue, an appeals court ruled Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge...

Governor's ex-chief of staff can remain free before trial

Oct. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal magistrate determined Friday that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff can remain free before his trial on charges that he defrauded a state agency he led by inducing it to pay him nearly $280,000 in mostly severance pay before moving to the...

Georgia pastor indicted on COVID-19 relief fraud charges

Oct. 22, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to stealing thousands of dollars in COVID-19 assistance funds and using some of the money to buy a luxury car. Mack Devon Knight, 45, is accused of lying to the Small...

Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to sex assault of inmate

Oct. 22, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

KNASAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Clay County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a jail inmate after he was indicted on the charge earlier in the week. Darreon Black, 29, of Kansas City, entered the plea Thursday after the grand jury...

US targets graft in Venezuela's flagship food box program

Oct. 21, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors have unveiled criminal charges against an alleged corruption ring accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to a top ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to profit from lucrative contracts to import food and medicine at a time of widespread...

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

Oct. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have seemed far-fetched just days ago. The nine-term Republican congressman...

Virginia man indicted for scheme to defraud investors

Oct. 21, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Virginia man who they say duped investors out of more than $740,000 by convincing them to help him build a religion-themed family entertainment venue, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The U.S. Attorney’s...

Ex-councilman gets maximum for lying on gun application

Oct. 21, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina county councilman has been given the maximum 18-month sentence for lying about an indictment on child sex charges when he tried to buy a gun. “If I could give you more, I probably would,” federal district Judge Mary...

Kentucky man charged with carjacking that resulted in death

Oct. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Kentucky man on a charge of carjacking resulting in death in connection with a wreck that killed a Louisville teenager, prosecutors said. Michael J. Dewitt, 28, of Louisville, was indicted Wednesday in the case....

Los Angeles City Council suspends indicted councilman

Oct. 20, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas pleaded not guilty Wednesday to public corruption charges only hours after his colleagues suspended him and the city controller cut off his pay. Ridley-Thomas, 66, entered pleas to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for...