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NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

Former state worker charged with trying to steal $60,000

May. 27, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia state employee has been indicted on charges that she tried to steal $60,000 from two women. A Jackson County grand jury on Monday indicted Marquetta Curry on one count of exploitation of an older person, one count of forgery and one count of...

Wichita woman admits defrauding employer of $3.1 million

May. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding her former employer of about $3.1 million, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Nancy Martin, 77, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and filing a false tax document. Martin was bookkeeper, business...

Virginia man pleads guilty to failing to pay $1.3M in taxes

May. 27, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he failed to pay $1.3 million in taxes to the IRS by withholding payroll taxes from three different companies owned by his family, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber said in a news...

Michigan GOP governor hopefuls off ballot, court fight next

May. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Two of the leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor say they will ask the courts to intervene after they were found ineligible Thursday for the August primary, reshaping the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the battleground state this fall. ...

Alabama man ordered to pay $12M, serve 15 years for fraud

May. 26, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to using bank fraud to live an opulent lifestyle that included a private jet and luxury cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $12 million in restitution, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

Former Indiana attorney gets 10 years for investment scam

May. 26, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana attorney who pleaded guilty to scamming elderly investors as part of a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison. Sven Eric Marshall was sentenced Tuesday to 121 months by a federal judge in South Bend...

Spanish court dismisses Shakira appeal in tax fraud case

May. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A court in Spain on Thursday dismissed Colombian singer Shakira's appeal in a tax fraud case, paving the way for a trial after a judge previously concluded there was enough evidence to suggest the pop star may have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. The...

Ex-Kentucky lawmaker pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

May. 26, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker and pharmacy owner has admitted in federal court to billing insurance programs for prescriptions that customers didn’t pick up, according to a published report. Robert Goforth, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud and a...

Man pleads guilty to fraud in getting COVID-19 work benefits

May. 26, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding government programs that were intended to provide assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. George Adyns, 51, of Sandown, who was chief financial officer of several companies in Plaistow,...