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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Documentary 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' to air on Lifetime

Jan. 18, 2020 2:04 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigative documentary about Jeffrey Epstein and how the millionaire sex offender avoided scrutiny is coming to Lifetime. The four-hour film, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” will air this summer, the cable channel said Saturday. Epstein, 66, killed himself in his...

This photo provided by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office shows Jim Farmer. A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. (Rutherford County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Former NBA player to plead not guilty to human trafficking

Jan. 17, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was caught up in an undercover law enforcement sting last October. Farmer, 55, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested again...

37 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case

Jan. 16, 2020 4:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 37 people accused of sending cocaine and other drugs from Puerto Rico to Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country using the U.S. Postal Service, authorities said Thursday. The United States Attorney's Office in Eastern Wisconsin said the drugs were sold in...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human smuggling charges in federal courts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald first reported they are accused of...

Banker found guilty of smuggling Picasso painting from Spain

Jan. 16, 2020 8:35 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court sentenced a former bank president to 18 months in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso that was deemed a national artistic treasure out of the country. The court also fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín 52.4 million...

Men charged with smuggling to help Pakistan nuke program

Jan. 15, 2020 4:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five men are accused of conspiring to smuggle aircraft parts, electronic components and other technical equipment from the U.S. to Pakistan to support that country's nuclear program, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in New Hampshire. The men were indicted...

Police in North Macedonia find 36 migrants packed in truck

Jan. 15, 2020 7:34 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia found 36 migrants who are believed to have entered the country illegally from Greece packed in a truck during a routine check. The driver was arrested. Police said Wednesday that officers stopped the truck near the southern town of Strumitsa the...

Kelsi Deel, left,, director, explains as Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump tours a local safe haven in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Ivanka Trump: White House will seek to end human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2020 4:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called “modern day slavery." President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser made the comments during a trip to Atlanta on Tuesday. She visited nonprofit groups that help victims of human trafficking....

FILE - In this May 17, 2011  file photo, a New York City Department of Corrections bus passes the sign near the gate at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York.  Four correctional officers at Rikers Island jail have been suspended without pay after they allegedly stood by and failed to stop a teenage inmate from hanging himself on Thanksgiving, leaving him hospitalized in intensive care. Nicholas Feliciano, 18, remained unconscious in a hospital prison ward Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 a week after he nearly died in his Rikers Island jail cell, according to the Legal Aid Society, the public defender organization that represents him in court.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

6 guards, 15 others charged in Rikers Island bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against six New York City correctional officers accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs to inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex. Fifteen other people, including several inmates, also were charged in criminal...

FILE - This 1998 file frame from video provided by C-SPAN shows George Nader, then-president and editor of Middle East Insight. Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. (C-SPAN via AP, File)

Mueller probe witness pleads guilty on child sex charges

Jan. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, entered a plea deal...