Counterfeiting and forgery

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, talks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years. The reforms could offer a path to freedom for...
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Diane Rwigara, the country's most prominent opposition figure, speaks to the media after being acquitted of charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, at the high court in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted Rwigara of all charges, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. (AP Photo)
December 06, 2018 - 12:44 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara's case has...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is escorted by policemen to a court where she denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery says no amount of pressure will silence her. (AP Photo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:59 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, with judges saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of insurrection and forgery. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is escorted by policemen to a court where she denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery says no amount of pressure will silence her. (AP Photo, File)
December 06, 2018 - 9:57 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, with judges saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of insurrection and forgery. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is escorted by policemen to a court where she denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery says no amount of pressure will silence her. (AP Photo, File)
December 05, 2018 - 5:03 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of...
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November 28, 2018 - 8:30 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek cleaner jailed for 10 years for forging an elementary school certificate to get her state-paid job was freed Wednesday after a court ordered her temporary release on compassionate grounds. The 53-year-old kindergarten cleaner's punishment had been widely criticized as...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad has stepped aside from his IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention...
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Honduran migrants get a ride out of Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The migrants are part of a second caravan of more than 1,000 that forced its way across the river from Guatemala on Monday. Some have begun arriving in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 30, 2018 - 9:07 pm
NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — More than 1,000 people in a second migrant caravan that forged its way across the river from Guatemala began walking through southern Mexico on Tuesday and reached the city of Tapachula — some 250 miles behind a larger group and more than 1,000 miles from the closest U.S...
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September 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say they've arrested 14 Iranians they allege entered the island nation on "forged Asian passports." Bahrain's Interior Ministry made the announcement Saturday night, saying those arrested paid for the Asian passports in cash to be able to...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security authorities say they've seized a large haul of counterfeit luxury handbags, wallets and belts smuggled through ports in the New York-city area and Los Angeles. U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced charges in New York City against 33 people...
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