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Former Yankton Sioux Tribe's police chief charged with fraud

Dec. 07, 2022 11:28 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The former police chief of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has been charged by federal prosecutors with wire fraud and theft from the tribe. Federal prosecutors allege that Chris Saunsoci sought wages both from the tribe and a local ministry that...

State files criminal charges against Wisconsin dairy farm

Dec. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State prosecutors filed criminal charges against a Kewaunee farmer, agronomist and hauler who allegedly illegally dumped nearly 3 million gallons of excess manure that washed into tributaries of Lake Michigan. All three defendants are charged with felony counts...

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Dec. 06, 2022 21:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House....

Argentina's VP Fernández guilty in $1B fraud, gets 6 years

Dec. 06, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency. A...

Mississippi grain company's ex-CEO indicted on fraud charges

Dec. 06, 2022 19:08 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The former leader of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges, more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy, prosecutors said Tuesday. John R. Coleman, 46, of Greenwood, Mississippi, is the...

Donald Trump’s company found guilty of tax fraud in scheme hatched by top executives

Dec. 06, 2022 16:03 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company found guilty of tax fraud in scheme hatched by top executives.

A jury has reached a verdict in the criminal tax fraud case against Donald Trump’s company, the Trump Organization

Dec. 06, 2022 15:55 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in the criminal tax fraud case against Donald Trump’s company, the Trump Organization.

Argentine VP Cristina Fernández guilty in $1 billion fraud, sentenced to 6 years and lifetime ban from public office

Dec. 06, 2022 15:44 PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine VP Cristina Fernández guilty in $1 billion fraud, sentenced to 6 years and lifetime ban from public office.

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in California fraud case

Dec. 05, 2022 22:29 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing porn star Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, was sentenced in California on Monday to 14 years in prison for cheating clients out of millions of dollars. Avenatti was also fined $10 million by U.S....

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...