Fraud and false statements

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York fraud trial of a reputed Philadelphia mob boss (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal prosecutor in New York says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss was a "fixer" in a widespread scheme to collect insurance payments by bribing doctors to write bogus...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps, surviving attempts on his life and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is back in court facing federal fraud charges. Opening statements in the trial of Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino are set for Tuesday in federal court...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrives at federal court in Philadelphia. The reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements are set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Manhattan. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is facing fraud charges in a federal trial in New York City. Opening statements in the trial of Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino are set for Tuesday in Manhattan. The 55-year-old...
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January 26, 2018 - 4:43 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil rights group is filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security for failing to release information connected to President Donald Trump's now-disbanded voter fraud commission. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law...
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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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In this April 25, 2015, photo, fans of the Nanjing Qianbao soccer team hold their team's banner before a match in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The soccer club is invested by part of Qianbao. Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, hundreds of people marched in freezing weather in Nanjing, where Qianbao was founded in 2012, shouting for the government to take action. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 9:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or...
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January 23, 2018 - 6:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach addresses the crowd during a fundraiser for his campaign for governor featuring Donald Trump Jr., in Overland Park, Kan. Kobach, the former vice chairman of the Trump voter fraud commission, said previously that he planned to advise Homeland Security on the commission’s work. In mid-January 2018, he said he has not had any communication with the department but remains in contact with the White House. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 21, 2018 - 8:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear to have stalled. He transferred the work of the commission investigating his claim to the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach addresses the crowd during a fundraiser for his campaign for governor featuring Donald Trump Jr., in Overland Park, Kan. Kobach, the former vice chairman of the Trump voter fraud commission, said previously that he planned to advise Homeland Security on the commission’s work. In mid-January 2018, he said he has not had any communication with the department but remains in contact with the White House. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 21, 2018 - 8:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to show that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in 2016 appear to have stalled. A White House official said in court documents that the commission produced no preliminary findings to be forwarded, and the voter data it collected from some states...
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January 20, 2018 - 10:40 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals who were forced to work in illegal call centers. Croatian police said Saturday they have detained two Croatian and two Chinese citizens accused of...
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