Tag: Racketeering

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

Indictment: White supremacists were rewarded for violence

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TAMPA, Fla. — A white supremacist group rewarded members with tattoo “patches" for committing acts of violence, including assaulting peaceful demonstrators at a racial...

UAW leader sentenced for role in racketeering scandal

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DETROIT — The man who formerly oversaw a major region of United Auto Workers was sentenced to prison Tuesday for his part in a...

Pharmacy exec resentenced to 14 years in meningitis outbreak

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BOSTON — A founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts pharmaceutical facility responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak will spend 14 and a half years behind...

Watchdog subpoenas FirstEnergy info on payment to regulator

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CLEVELAND — Ohio’s consumer utility watchdog is demanding that FirstEnergy Corp. share more information about $4.3 million that was paid to an attorney to...

R. Kelly seeks to shake up defense team ahead of NYC trial

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NEW YORK — Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly wants to shake up his legal defense team two months before he is set to go...

Ohio utility gets SEC subpoena regarding tainted energy bill

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CLEVELAND — The electric utility AEP Ohio said Tuesday that the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents related...

Police: Suspected Baltimore gang leader dead after standoff

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A suspected Baltimore gang leader died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with law enforcement Tuesday afternoon...

Corruption trial of former South African president starts

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JOHANNESBURG — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma began Wednesday more than 25 years after some of his alleged offenses. ...

Federal judge in South Carolina dismisses Bowen lawsuit

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A federal judge in South Carolina has dismissed former Louisville and South Carolina basketball player Brian Bowen II's lawsuit against Adidas...