Embezzlement

February 02, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission says a Miami businessman accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors' money in a Vermont ski area has agreed to pay back more than $81 million. The SEC announced the settlement with Ariel Quiros Friday. It must be approved by a...
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January 24, 2018 - 1:28 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an executive with a New York-based hospitality company embezzled nearly $14 million. George Dfouni pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and tax evasion. The 47-year-old Wayne man faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced April 30. Prosecutors...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm, appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thanh, accused of embezzling $622,000 from a property project, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for embezzlement in thermo power plant. Germany in August accused Vietnamese agents of snatching Thanh from a Berlin park, a charge Vietnam denied. The incident strained relations between the two countries. (An Dang/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led into a courtroom by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thanh, former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm, is accused of embezzling $622,000 from a property project. Thanh was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for embezzlement in thermo power plant. Germany in August accused Vietnamese agents of snatching Thanh from a Berlin park, a charge Vietnam denied. The incident strained relations between the two countries. (An Dang/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 10:58 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 7:27 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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Dinh La Thang appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include the former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Thang, former Politburo member and former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam is accused of "deliberately violating state economic management regulations. (Doan Tan/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:53 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court began a major corruption trial on Monday of 22 defendants, including a former senior Vietnamese Communist Party official and a top oil executive the government is accused of snatching from Germany. Most of the defendants are current or former senior oil...
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Dinh La Thang appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include the former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Thang, former Politburo member and former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam is accused of "deliberately violating state economic management regulations. (Doan Tan/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 12:17 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang, 57, also was formerly the chairman...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led into a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Thanh, former chairman of a construction arm of state energy giant PetroVietnam is accused of the same charge as well as embezzlement. Vietnam has begun a major corruption trial against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and the former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:59 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang, 57, also was formerly the chairman...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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