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Rapper Sean Kingston's home raided by SWAT; mother arrested on fraud and theft charges

May. 23, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A SWAT team raided rapper Sean Kingston's rented South Florida mansion on Thursday and arrested his mother on fraud and theft charges that an attorney says stem partly from the installation of a massive TV at the home. Broward County detectives...

Former UK Post Office boss breaks down in inquiry over scandal that saw hundreds wrongly convicted

May. 22, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former head of Britain's Post Office Paula Vennells broke down in tears on several occasions as she gave evidence Wednesday to an inquiry into one of the country’s biggest miscarriages of justice that saw hundreds of branch managers wrongly convicted of theft or fraud because...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...

Mississippi woman pleads guilty to stealing government funds

May. 21, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally taking unemployment benefits, authorities said Tuesday. Misty Burgess, of Plantersville, entered the plea to one count of theft of government funds in U.S. District Court for the Northern...

Judge in Trump's hush money trial threatened to remove witness from court for behavior on stand

May. 20, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial cleared the courtroom of reporters Monday and then threatened to remove the defense's witness from the trial altogether because of his behavior on the stand, which included making comments under his breath and rolling his eyes, a court...

Inmate wins medical release order hours after being rushed to hospital, put on life support

May. 20, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An ailing prison inmate serving a life sentence in Pennsylvania for killing a man during a 1975 robbery won a medical release order from a judge Monday, although the decision came hours after he was put on life support. Ezra Bozeman, 68, won the release from...

Maine man charged with stealing, crashing 2 police cars held without bail

May. 20, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man charged with crashing two law enforcement vehicles during a police chase that concluded with gunfire from 11 officers should be held without bail until his trial, prosecutors said Monday. Gary Porter of Maine had been arrested on a warrant for theft on...

Robbers made off with 'several million euros' of jewels in armed heist of ‘Jeweler to the Stars’

May. 19, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Armed robbers who used a motorbike as a battering ram made off with “several million euros'” (dollars) worth of valuables in a heist of the luxury Paris boutique of self-declared “Jeweler to the Stars" Harry Winston, the French prosecutor’s office overseeing the police probe...

Armed robbers hit luxury store in Paris reported to be 'Jeweler to the Stars'

May. 18, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police were hunting for armed robbers Saturday who hit a jewelry store on one of Paris' poshest streets, and media reports said the target was the exclusive Harry Winston boutique, self-described “Jeweler to the Stars." Paris police said the armed robbers...

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

May. 16, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. ...