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N. Carolina attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

Jan. 21, 2022 08:33 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina attorney has pleaded guilty for her role in a conspiracy in which she and others created credit profiles using illegally obtained social security numbers and used the accounts to buy a luxury car and get plastic surgery, a federal prosecutor said. ...

Florida man gets 5 years for COVID-19 relief, tax fraud

Jan. 19, 2022 15:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of fraudulently collecting more than $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief funds has been sentenced to five years in prison. Johnson Eustache, of Palm Bay, was sentenced Tuesday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He pleaded...

Man pleads guilty to lying to get over $55K from CARES Act

Jan. 04, 2022 10:55 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to making false statements to receive over $55,000 in federal CARES Act relief funds aimed at helping small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents and statements, the man lied...

China defends science exchange program following US arrest

Dec. 22, 2021 06:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday defended its international scientific exchange programs in the wake of the conviction of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China manages...

Harvard professor found guilty of hiding ties to China

Dec. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program was found guilty on all counts Tuesday. Charles Lieber, 62, the former chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, had pleaded not guilty to two...

Witnesses: Fraud defendant triggers Texas courtroom brawl

Dec. 14, 2021 19:28 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A defendant in a criminal fraud case punched and attacked a bailiff, prosecutor and judge after he was denied bond Tuesday at a court hearing in Houston, witnesses said. Joseph Catarineau, 58, was making a routine appearance before state District Judge Danny Lacayo...

NY state judge convicted of obstruction in federal probe

Dec. 13, 2021 18:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state judge was convicted Monday of obstructing a federal probe into one of the nation's oldest and largest credit unions for over a half million New York City workers, including hospital employees, as well as state and federal workers. At the end of a...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 01, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Here’s our interim grade of Ricketts during the pandemic — which isn’t over Gov. Pete Ricketts has declared victory over COVID-19, writing in his latest column that “Nebraska has come through the...