Epstein suicide prompts conspiracy theories, skepticism

New York 08/10/19, 17:50

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide in federal custody is provoking skepticism among online conspiracy theorists and even some officials who question how he could have killed himself in a highly secured part of the jail set aside for high-profile inmates. Epstein had ...

Health executive says he bribed Arkansas governor’s nephew

U.S. 06/12/19, 17:06

A former health care executive admitted Wednesday to taking part in a conspiracy to bribe a former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew, in a widening corruption probe that's ensnared several legislators and lobbyists.Robin Raveendran, 63, pleaded guilty ...

Uncle denies theft in Hawaii power couple’s corruption trial

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:07

The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife?"Absolutely not," answered Gerard Puana.U.S. prosecutors say framing ...

Coach pleads to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

Sports 05/14/19, 15:37

A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion ...

2 convicted in college basketball corruption trial

Sports 05/08/19, 15:20

An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of ...

Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy in Virginia rally

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:54

A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California.Thomas Walter Gillen, 25, of Redondo Beach, California, became the second member of the ...

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

U.S. 04/24/19, 05:06

A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart.Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor ...

Ex-coach, parent to plead guilty in college admissions scam

Soccer 04/23/19, 10:24

Two more people charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty.Authorities said Tuesday that former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities.Toby ...

Vegas man charged with murder in California doctor slaying

U.S. 04/19/19, 16:31

A 27-year-old ex-convict was charged Friday with murder and conspiracy in the killing of a California doctor whose bludgeoned corpse was found last month in the trunk of an abandoned car in the desert outside Las Vegas.Jon Logan Kennison stood ...

Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud

U.S. 04/18/19, 18:29

A minister at a secretive church in North Carolina has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay $466,960 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of the congregation.Kent ...

Accused test taker in college scandal set to plead guilty

Sports 04/12/19, 12:21

A Florida prep school administrator is set to plead guilty to taking entrance exams for students in a nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.Mark Riddell is due to enter guilty pleas Friday afternoon to one count each of conspiracy to commit ...

Homeless man faces sentencing in $400,000 GoFundMe scam

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:17

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft ...

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