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Montana man gets 10 years for faking COVID, missing court

Jan. 27, 2023 18:44 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for defrauding two elderly Butte residents had another 10 years added to his term this week for lying when he said he missed a court hearing because he had COVID-19. The Butte man was sentenced in March 2022...

Danish lawmaker acquitted of EU funds fraud

Dec. 21, 2022 07:09 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A right-wing Danish lawmaker was acquitted Wednesday of misusing European Union funds worth 98,835 kroner ($14,105) and falsifying documents. A Copenhagen court found Morten Messerschmidt, who heads the once powerful Danish People’s Party, not guilty of...

Ex-consultant for ex-U.S. Rep Scott Taylor takes plea deal

Dec. 05, 2022 18:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former campaign consultant for ex-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor pleaded no contest Monday to three election-related misdemeanor charges in a case involving fraudulent petition signatures. Robert “Rob” Catron will avoid prison time after receiving a...

Ex-con gets at least 18 years in severed head case in Vegas

Dec. 01, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-convict who led police on a chase around Las Vegas before officers found the severed head and dismembered body of his friend in a stolen vehicle he was driving was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison. Eric John Holland said he was “truly...

Spy claims raised in Uruguay probe of ex-presidential guard

Nov. 30, 2022 01:06 AM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two months into an investigation of alleged passport forgery involving the former security chief for Uruguay's president, questions are expanding after a newspaper's reports that prosecutors have also found evidence of political spying and blackmail against opposition...

Philadelphia man charged for forging 2019 election petitions

Nov. 17, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia political consultant is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures to get Democratic nominee clients onto 2019 primary ballots in the city, according to the Attorney General's office. The charges announced Wednesday against...

Connecticut Democratic official sentenced for ballot fraud

Nov. 15, 2022 16:34 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former chairperson of a local Democratic Party in Connecticut must serve two years' probation and pay a $35,000 fine for fraudulently submitting absentee applications and ballots for dozens of people without their knowledge during a local election. John...

Filipino troops, rebels forge truce after fighting kills 10

Nov. 11, 2022 01:17 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops forged a ceasefire with Muslim guerrillas after 10 combatants were killed in clashes in a southern village and frantic efforts were made to prevent an escalation that could threaten a major peace accord, military commanders and the rebels said Friday....