Embezzlement

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Gates.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 06, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Paul Manafort conspired to hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts from the IRS and directed his longtime deputy to lie to bookkeepers, banks and accountants to conceal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Gates.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 06, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The longtime deputy to Paul Manafort began testifying Monday in the financial fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, producing a hugely anticipated courtroom showdown between two business associates who once worked closely together and played important roles in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Gates.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 06, 2018 - 3:20 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The former longtime deputy to President Donald Trump's campaign chairman is scheduled to testify next in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial, Manafort's lawyer said Monday. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing said in court that Rick Gates will testify at the conclusion of the...
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August 03, 2018 - 4:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world's most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 20, 2018 - 7:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany formally ended extradition proceedings against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Friday after Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant, leaving the separatist leader free to leave the country. The state court in Schleswig revoked a German warrant putting...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting with lawmakers of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
July 19, 2018 - 9:45 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting the Catalonia region's independence, including former regional president Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont fled to Belgium to avoid arrest...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting with lawmakers of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin, Germany. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
July 19, 2018 - 8:15 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges, including ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont fled to Belgium after an Oct. 1 referendum to avoid arrest and then eventually...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A German court on Thursday, July 12, 2018 decided that he can be extradited to Spain on breach of trust charges but denied the extradition on charges of rebellion. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 12, 2018 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court removed a hurdle Thursday for legally allowing the extradition of a prominent Catalan politician to Spain on charges of embezzlement, although no such extradition request has been approved by prosecutors. In its decision in the case of Carles Puigdemont, the Schleswig-...
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July 05, 2018 - 2:04 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said Thursday. The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:23 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a mayor and two former government employees on charges of public corruption. FBI spokesman Carlos Osorio told The Associated Press on Thursday that the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande is accused of...
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