Fraud and false statements

January 20, 2018 - 10:40 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals who were forced to work in illegal call centers. Croatian police said Saturday they have detained two Croatian and two Chinese citizens accused of...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The...
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January 17, 2018 - 9:52 am
MIAMI (AP) — A jury has begun to deliberate in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. Jurors began discussing the fate Wednesday morning of 72-year-old Mickey Munday, who has become well known through his open...
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January 09, 2018 - 3:54 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has officially terminated a consent decree prohibiting the Republican National Committee from engaging in tactics that can lead to voter intimidation, ending a legal dispute that dates back to President Ronald Reagan's first term. The decree was to...
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FILE - In this Sept.19, 2014 file photo, a customer checks the iPhone 6, in Paris. A French prosecutor office said Tuesday Jan.9, 2018 an investigation into Apple over alleged planned obsolescence of some of its smartphones has been opened. It follows a legal complaint filed in December by pro-consumer group Halte a l'obsolescence programmee (Stop Planned Obsolescence). Under a 2015 law, it is banned to intentionally shorten lifespan of a product in order to incite customers replace it. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week and is led by the French body in charge of fraud control, which is part of the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2017 courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Mehmet Atilla, right, testifies during his trial on corruption charges in New York. The Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions has been convicted Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, by a jury in New York, after a trial that sowed distrust between the two nations. He was convicted of four conspiracy counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, plus one bank fraud count. He was acquitted of a money laundering charge. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:59 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions as a "legal disgrace." A day after Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a 47-year-old deputy general manager of state-run Halkbank was found guilty of five counts including bank...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. On Twitter early Thursday he said states that wouldn't cooperate must know they have people voting illegally. Trump convened the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 03, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, legal threats and information denials. The White House blamed the decision, announced Wednesday evening, on a refusal by more than a dozen states to comply...
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In this Dec. 21, 2017, photo, a notice stating the license to practice medicine for Dr. Andrzej Zielke has been suspended, is posted on the door at the closed Medical Frontiers office in Gibsonia, Pa. The Justice Department is giving federal prosecutors in 12 regions ravaged by the opioid abuse epidemic a trove of data officials say will help them stop over-prescribing doctors. But some experts say doctors are just a small part of a problem that won't be cured without prevention and treatment. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 01, 2018 - 9:35 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a strategy that gives them better access to drug and health-care data is helping them stop doctors who irresponsibly prescribe addictive pain pills. It's called the Justice Department's Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. The unit provides authorities in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Democrat Doug Jones speaks in Birmingham, Ala. Roy Moore is going to court to try to stop Alabama from certifying Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. Moore filed a lawsuit Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 2017, in Montgomery Circuit Court. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 28, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Alabama (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Alabama election officials have officially declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of a special Senate election held earlier this month. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore by about 22,000 votes on...
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