Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in scam

Entertainment 04/09/19, 12:52

Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were hit Tuesday with a new charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.The move comes a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty — signaling an escalation in ...

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn says a ‘conspiracy’ led to his arrest

Business 04/09/19, 01:49

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is maintaining he is innocent and in a video released by his legal team accuses some executives at the Japanese automaker of a "conspiracy" that led to his arrest on financial misconduct allegations.Ghosn, wearing a white shirt and dark jacket, spoke calmly in a nearly ...

Update: Huffman says ‘no excuse’ for her actions

Sports 04/08/19, 14:37

The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local):3:35 p.m.Actress Felicity Huffman is apologizing for taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme.FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, former Texas tennis coach Michael Center, left, departs federal court in Boston with an unidentified ...

Ohio gamer pleads guilty in deadly Kansas hoax case

U.S. 04/03/19, 17:04

An Ohio gamer upset over a $1.50 bet in an online game pleaded guilty Wednesday to asking a prankster to make a bogus emergency call, then trying to hide his involvement when he realized the antic had gotten a Kansas man killed by police.Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, ...

Update: 1st parent guilty plea in college scam imminent

California 04/03/19, 15:25

The Latest on court appearances for prominent parents, including Hollywood actresses, charged in the sweeping college admissions scam (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A California entrepreneur has become the first of 33 parents charged in a college admissions scam to agree to plead guilty. Peter Jan Sartorio's lawyers said in court documents filed ...

Ex-mayoral assistant gets probation in bribery case

U.S. 04/01/19, 17:43

An ex-assistant to the former mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city has been sentenced to five years of probation in a bribery case. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that 39-year-old Eron Lloyd was ordered Monday to spend six months of his probationary sentence on home confinement. Lloyd, a former assistant to former ...

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

U.S. 03/18/19, 14:56

A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the highest-ranking official snagged in an investigation that has exposed corruption between labor and management.The conspiracy charge against Norwood ...

New Mexico compound suspects face new conspiracy charges

U.S. 03/14/19, 17:39

Five extended family members who had been living on a remote New Mexico compound where authorities say a 3-year-old boy died before it was raided last year have been indicted on terrorism-related charges that accuse them of conspiring to attack U.S. law enforcement officers, military members and government employees, authorities ...

Actresses Huffman, Loughlin charged in bribery scheme

Entertainment 03/12/19, 11:09

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with at least 40 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, prosecutors said. "These parents ...

Homeless man pleads guilty to state charge in GoFundMe plot

U.S. 03/08/19, 23:00

A homeless man pleaded guilty Friday to a state charge in a GoFundMe scheme that prosecutors say brought in $400,000 with a made-up story about him aiding a stranded driver.Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Friday in New Jersey Superior Court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception.He faces ...

Woman, homeless man in GoFundMe scheme plead guilty

U.S. 03/06/19, 16:37

A homeless man and a woman have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a GoFundMe scheme that prosecutors say netted $400,000 with a phony story about him coming to her aid.Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 28-year-old Katelyn McClure, of Bordentown, ...

Feds seek multiyear sentences in college basketball case

Sports 02/28/19, 15:46

Federal prosecutors have recommended multiyear prison sentences for three men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school.Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code were convicted of conspiracy ...

Reports: NYC prosecutors preparing case against Manafort

New York 02/22/19, 20:21

Prosecutors in New York City are building a potential criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as he awaits sentencing on federal conspiracy and fraud convictions, according to reports published Friday. If the Manhattan district attorney's office brings state-level charges, Manafort could face prosecution even if Trump ...

El Chapo to seek new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

U.S. 02/22/19, 14:15

Attorneys for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are asking for a new trial in light of what they say was jury misconduct during his drug conspiracy trial.Guzman's defense team said Friday it plans to request an evidentiary hearing "to determine the extent of the misconduct."The filing came two days ...

Mueller to file sentencing memo in Manafort conspiracy case

Politics 02/22/19, 12:15

Special counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday deadline to weigh in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s punishment in one of his two criminal cases. The sentencing recommendation comes as the 69-year-old Manafort, who led Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for several critical months, is already staring down the possibility of ...

Feds: El Chapo’s sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges

U.S. 02/21/19, 18:30

Two sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said Thursday. Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, are charged in a single-count indictment that was unsealed last week in Washington. Prosecutors allege the two brothers conspired to distribute ...

Rogue Baltimore detective sentenced in racketeering case

U.S. 02/12/19, 16:43

A disgraced Baltimore police detective who led a double life as a drug gang collaborator has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role on an out-of-control unit of city officers who resold looted narcotics, conducted brazen robberies, and falsified evidence.Momodu Gondo, who joined the police force ...

Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:54

A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions.A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was also charged with bribery and wire ...

In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

Politics 12/13/18, 12:49

A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal ...

Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trial

Texas 12/12/18, 21:48

Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges.A federal jury in Minnesota found all five guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and other charges, the Star Tribune reported . Jurors returned ...

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