Man accused of defrauding comic book icon appears in court

Entertainment 05/26/19, 14:49

A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee has had his initial court appearance in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse.Keya Morgan appeared Sunday in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive of justice.Court documents ...

Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

Entertainment 05/25/19, 15:05

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.Los Angeles police say Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early Saturday on an outstanding arrest warrant.Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery ...

Update: R. Kelly back at hearing in sexual abuse case

Entertainment 05/07/19, 11:15

The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in court for a hearing in his sexual abuse case. Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Chicago. ...

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 Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an ...

Moscow court orders new study in theater director’s case

Europe 04/15/19, 03:54

A court in Moscow has commissioned a new expert study in the case of an acclaimed theater and film director accused of embezzlement, and adjourned the hearings for two months.The court on Monday upheld a motion by Kirill Serebrennikov's defense that claimed that the charges against him are based on ...

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 California grand jury on a raft of additional charges following ...

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 risks for Mt. Gox users.The Tokyo District Court cleared Karpeles ...

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 public funds.The secretary of state recently released a list 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 bouquets and toy pigs to symbolize the embezzlement of state ...

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 the city 350 kilometers (210 miles) east of Kiev, the ...

Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange’s Karpeles avoids jail time in Japan

Business 03/14/19, 23:10

Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking, was found guilty Friday of manipulating electronic data but cleared of embezzlement and breach of trust charges.The Tokyo District Court handed down a prison sentence of two years and six months, suspended for ...

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 fund manager Michael Calvey, which has rattled the country's business ...

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 controlled by Poroshenko."Those who earned even one black kopeck by ...

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 his senior associates in the alleged embezzlement of military funds.Poroshenko ...

Moscow court orders prominent US investor to remain in jail

Europe 02/28/19, 07:42

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection with an embezzlement probe. The Moscow City Court’s decision to keep Michael Calvey behind bars until April 13 ...

US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

Business 02/21/19, 07:33

The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation.Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained last week and jailed for two months ...

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 to mostly Democratic candidates in the last decade alone.An indictment ...

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 along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the ...

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