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Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana man Wednesday on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if he's convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer. Shane Meehan, 45, of Terre Haute, was...

Former county official faces embezzlement, fraud charges

Jan. 19, 2022 17:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former emergency manager for a Mississippi county has been arrested following his indictment for fraud and embezzlement. State Auditor Shad White said Wednesday that agents from his office arrested Gregory Sanford and presented him with a $17,063 demand...

Political aide to Texas agriculture commissioner indicted

Jan. 18, 2022 21:22 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A longtime aide to Texas' agriculture commissioner was indicted Tuesday on charges of soliciting thousands of dollars in bribes from farmers in exchange for licenses to produce hemp. Todd Smith, a top aid to Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted by a Travis...

FBI, US agencies look beyond indictments in cybercrime fight

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the head of the bureau's cyber division said in an interview with The Associated Press. Arrests and indictments of foreign...

Lawyer outlines defense for indicted Baltimore prosecutor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor is innocent of federal charges that she lied about the pandemic harming her personal businesses to withdraw money from her retirement savings, her lawyer argued as he defended her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Baltimore...

Grand jury: No indictment in shooting death by Iowa deputy

Jan. 18, 2022 12:39 PM EST

CHELSEA, Iowa (AP) — A Tama County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by law enforcement in the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy during an armed confrontation last October. The grand jury declined to return an indictment in the shooting that killed...

Woman indicted on murder charge in death of infant son

Jan. 16, 2022 11:53 AM EST

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky woman has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son, police said. A Trigg County grand jury handed down an indictment Friday for Shaylynn Curtis, 28, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Kentucky State Police. ...

Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

Jan. 15, 2022 18:37 PM EST

The seditious conspiracy case against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marks the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Capitol, but invoking the rarely used charge carries considerable risks. Still, legal...

Prosecutors urge 3-to-4 year prison term for Giuliani pal

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A three-to-four year prison sentence is appropriate for a Florida businessman who facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions after helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine, prosecutors said Friday after defense lawyers urged their client be...

Former Alabama sheriff indicted on ethics, campaign charges

Jan. 14, 2022 16:48 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray Norris, who resigned last year during an impeachment probe, was indicted on ethics and campaign finance charges, prosecutors said Friday. Attorney General Steve Marshall said Norris, who quit in May, was charged with...