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Ex-officer accused of raping woman, exposing her to HIV

Jan. 23, 2020 1:42 AM EST

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a former police officer in Maryland accused of raping a woman he had pulled over and exposing her to HIV. Martique Vanderpool, 30, has been charged with 11 counts including first-degree rape, authorities said at a press conference Wednesday,...

Drug detective accused of trading official actions for sex

Jan. 22, 2020 2:59 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses a former central Pennsylvania detective who served on a drug task force of having traded official actions for sexual favors. Federal prosecutors said a grand jury indicted former Carlisle police officer Christopher Collare, 52, of...

Former Baltimore lawmaker scheduled to be arraigned

Jan. 22, 2020 4:53 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former state lawmaker who represented Baltimore and was a leading advocate for legalizing marijuana in Maryland is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on bribery and fraud charges. Former state Del. Cheryl Diane Glenn is expected to appear in federal court in Baltimore. Prosecutors...

Cesar De Castro, center, attorney for Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former top security official, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves Federal court in Brooklyn, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Indicted former Mexico security chief not interested in plea

Jan. 21, 2020 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico’s former top security official is “very much looking forward” to fighting charges he took tens of millions of dollars in drug-money bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, a defense attorney said Tuesday. ...

5 Mississippi men charged with murder in 2018 party killing

Jan. 21, 2020 2:31 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Five men in Mississippi have been indicted on murder charges in what authorities described as a deadly, gang-related home invasion during a 2018 Super Bowl party. The Sun Herald reported the men, scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, were Robert “S.J.” Jackson;...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

Ex-police chief accused of taking $134,000 in bribes

Jan. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief has been indicted on federal bribery and fraud counts that accuse him of taking $134,000 in bribes to help a radio communications vendor obtain contracts. Timothy Ray Vasquez made an initial court appearance Friday in federal court in San Angelo. He...

Additional charge filed in threats to Maryland synagogue

Jan. 17, 2020 4:49 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors say made threatening telephone calls to a Maryland synagogue is facing an additional charge. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland said a federal grand jury on Thursday returned a superseding indictment against Stephen Lyle Orback. Prosecutors accuse him of...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Kansas shows researcher Franklin Feng Tao. Tao concealed work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas and recruited at least four researchers and students, according to revised federal charges filed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kelsey Kimberlin/University of Kansas via AP, File)

Attorney: Kansas researcher denies concealing Chinese work

Jan. 16, 2020 4:49 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for a Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas hit back on Thursday against a new indictment, saying the case has nothing to do with the Chinese government's alleged attempts obtain U.S. intellectual...

Indictment: Family members stole more than $1.4M from widow

Jan. 16, 2020 2:05 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Five family members and another person stole more than $1.4 million from a widow who was under the family’s care, according to an indictment handed up Thursday. Authorities said the victim’s 90-year-old sister and the sister's son assumed power of attorney for the victim...