Tag: Fraud and false statements

US seeks to drop Chinese researcher’s visa fraud case

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. prosecutors sought Thursday to drop their case against a Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military...

Clarification: Bribery Investigation-Ohio story

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CINCINNATI — In some versions of story published July 22, 2021, The Associated Press reported that FirstEnergy Corp. in Ohio was charged with conspiracy...

CEO calls FirstEnergy’s conduct ‘wrong and unacceptable’

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CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

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CINCINNATI — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to...

Jurors deliberate in trial of suspended Ga. insurance chief

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ATLANTA — Jurors must now sort out who they believe after the prosecution and defense told two very different stories about suspended Georgia Insurance...

Ga. insurance chief grabs ‘last chance’ as credibility hit

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ATLANTA — Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner told jurors Wednesday that his trial “is my last chance” to persuade them and the wider world that...

Michael Avenatti faces embezzlement trial in California

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison a $25 million extortion case in New...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red...

Ex-housing authority director indicted for alleged fraud

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The former executive director of a northern Indiana city’s housing authority has been indicted along with four others in a...

Russian hacker known as ‘bot master’ to be sentenced in US

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Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence for a Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" on charges he operated a network...