Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

Entertainment 04/18/19, 14:55

Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the ...

Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:55

Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late Wednesday by a Southern ...

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchanges’ Karpeles appeals conviction

Business 03/29/19, 03:16

Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data.Karpeles' lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said Friday his client had merely tried to reduce the ...

APNewsBreak: Ex-governor pardoned late mentor’s grandson

U.S. 03/27/19, 12:42

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor's grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that detail pardons for crimes including drug trafficking, tax evasion and embezzlement of ...

Ukraine’s ultra-right increasingly visible as election nears

Europe 03/27/19, 02:33

As Ukraine's presidential election draws near, its ultranationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible, posing a dilemma for the West.Thousands of far-right activists marched to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko's administration headquarters earlier this month, chanting about alleged corruption and throwing funeral-style ...

10 arrested in nationalist protest against Ukraine’s leader

World 03/16/19, 10:23

Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko.Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in ...

Putin courts Russian business, keeps mum on jailed US exec

Business 03/14/19, 11:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will do more to encourage investments and reduce business risks.Putin's speech Thursday at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs comes weeks after the arrest of U.S. investment ...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko promises prison for military embezzlers

Europe 03/07/19, 10:31

Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has promised life imprisonment for anyone found guilty in alleged military corruption that reportedly includes incumbent Petro Poroshenko.A media investigation last week detailed alleged embezzlement schemes in the nation's military industries, including at a factory ...

Protesters in Ukraine call for president’s impeachment

Europe 02/28/19, 11:16

Several hundred people have marched across the Ukrainian capital calling for the impeachment of the country's president.President Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking re-election in a March 31 vote, has come under fire over a journalistic investigation that implicated one of ...

Philly union leader pleads not guilty in embezzlement case

Sports 02/01/19, 14:55

A powerful Philadelphia union leader pleaded not guilty on Friday in an embezzlement and influence-peddling case that reached City Hall.Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, 58, has been a major political player in Pennsylvania, steering $30 million raised by the local electricians union ...

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Business 12/11/18, 22:19

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.Najib was charged ...

Woman who spent $21M at Harrods bailed, fights extradition

Europe 11/08/18, 10:22

Like many people, Zamira Hajiyeva often dropped by a neighborhood shop, just down the street from her London home, to pick up a few things — including gem-encrusted jewelry and a cellar-full of fine wines. Hajiyeva's local shop was posh department ...

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