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Feds charge at least 10 men in Nigerian online romance scam

Nov. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least 10 men in several states have been charged in a Nigerian romance money laundering scheme that swindled victims out of more than $1.5 million. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said during a news conference in Tulsa on Wednesday that many of the victims were seniors, the Tulsa World...

Charlottesville suit seeks to link online talk to violence

Nov. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EST

The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet. Using a private server on a...

FBI: Cybercrimes on the rise because of sophisticated scams

Nov. 9, 2019 7:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had likely been spying on his communications with the...

Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

Nov. 8, 2019 5:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl's family following her suicide. Adrian Raul O'Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas. Prosecutors said O'Dell, now 19,...

Virginia man gets prison for cyberstalking ex-girlfriends

Nov. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriends and sending nude photos of them to their families, friends and even a church. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports 23-year-old Satyasurya Sahas Thumma was sentenced Thursday on charges...

Sweden charges Iraqi man with spying for Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 6:04 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 46-year-old Iraqi man was on Wednesday charged with spying for Iran by gathering information on Iranian refugees in Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. Prosecutor Hans-Jorgen Hanstrom said the man, who was not identified, collected "personal information" about Iranian Arabs, known as...

Ex- Vegas payment processing firm chief guilty in fraud case

Nov. 5, 2019 6:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British man who lived in Las Vegas and Texas has pleaded guilty in U.S. court in Nevada to bilking hundreds of thousands of victims out of at least $11 million, prosecutors said Tuesday. Gareth David Long acknowledged that he abused personal and financial information obtained through his...

Roger Stone leaves Day 1 of trial early over food poisoning

Nov. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trial of Roger Stone, the flamboyant former confidant of President Donald Trump, kicked off Tuesday amid a host of medical issues involving both the defendant and a spectator. Shortly after jury selection began, the courtroom had to be cleared for more than a half hour when a man...

Seattle woman suspected of Capital One hack granted bond

Nov. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say a software engineer who pleaded not guilty to deferral computer and wire fraud charges in a Capital One hack was released from jail on bond. KING-TV reported Monday that 33-year-old Paige Thompson was granted bond Monday. Authorities say Thompson is expected...

The Latest: Synagogue suspect monitored by ADL since 2016

Nov. 4, 2019 6:09 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with plotting to bomb a Colorado synagogue (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The regional head of the Anti-Defamation League says it had been monitoring the online activity of a man accused of plotting to bomb a Colorado synagogue for a couple of years. The ADL's...