Fraud and false statements

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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Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends a parliament session in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 19, 2018 - 9:13 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers agreed Friday to lift the immunity from prosecution for Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. The 111-69 vote in the lower house of parliament allows police to complete their investigation into Babis' possible involvement in...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The...
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In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Mickey Munday talks to a reporter in Love Park in North Miami, Fla. Federal prosecutors want to use the past of Munday, a pilot from Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era against him during an upcoming trial on charges of participating in an auto fraud ring. Court documents filed ahead of a Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, hearing claim Munday has openly bragged about his past in interviews, social media posts and in the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 17, 2018 - 12:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail. A federal jury found Mickey Munday, 72, guilty of...
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