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Michigan expands state's victims fund, increases payouts

May. 19, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed expansions to Michigan's crime victim compensation fund, which ranks worst in the nation for application rates, according to the Alliance for Safety and Justice. Hurdles in the state’s laws for victims and their...

Ex-interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleads guilty to corruption

May. 19, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former interim mayor in Puerto Rico pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a bribery conspiracy just weeks after the ex-mayor he replaced pleaded guilty in the same case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Ramón Conde Meléndez, who also once...

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

May. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The...

Ex-Fort Bragg worker gets 3 years for taking bribes

May. 19, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who worked at Fort Bragg was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison for bribery and money laundering related to government contracts, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said in a news release...

South Dakota report: Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 18, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously approved a report finding that Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter got preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser's license in 2020. The findings of last year's legislative...

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Cannon doesn't advance in council primary

May. 18, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former mayor of North Carolina's largest city, disgraced from a corruption investigation that ultimately sent him to federal prison, has come up short in his bid to return to municipal office. Patrick Cannon finished last in a six-candidate race in...

Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament

May. 18, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. Conservative lawmaker was released on bail Wednesday while police investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault against him, the latest in a series of sexual misconduct allegations that have led some to label Britain's Parliament a toxic workplace. The...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

May. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising, after courts last month in Switzerland and the European Union ruled in the family's favor. ...

US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China

May. 17, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued longtime Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to register as a foreign agent because of lobbying work it says he performed at the behest of the Chinese government during the Trump administration. The department...

Guatemala leader won't attend summit in LA after US critique

May. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday he will not attend the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles, following criticism from the Biden administration for reappointing an attorney general the U.S. accuses of protecting the corrupt. ...