Fraud and false statements

Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom is escorted by police to a courtroom in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala said Tuesday they have detained former President Alvaro Colom and almost his entire former cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, is the...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss profited from health insurance and gambling schemes despite his claims he had retired from his life of crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr made the accusations Tuesday in closing arguments at the New York City trial of...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York is appearing before a federal judge in what could be a last-ditch attempt to avoid deportation. Ravi Ragbir is appealing a 2001 criminal conviction for wire fraud that...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:19 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The ringleaders of a credit card fraud scheme that made almost $180,000 in fraudulent purchases at stores in multiple states have been sentenced to prison. The U.S. attorney for Connecticut says the group's leader, 31-year-old Mei Bao Lu, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months...
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In this Monday May 23, 2005 file photo Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him to announce the establishment of Trump University at a press conference in New York. A federal appeals court has upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018, rejected an effort by one student, Sherri Simpson, to opt out of the deal and pursue her own lawsuit. The move would have derailed the settlement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews,File)
February 06, 2018 - 2:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an effort by student Sherri Simpson to opt out of the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos is locked in a van that is stopped in the street by protesters outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Phoenix. The lawyer for Garcia de Rayos, an immigrant mother who was deported shortly after President Donald Trump took office, said Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, he wants to reopen the case against her for using a fraudulent ID to get a job, a felony conviction that left her open to deportation. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The lawyer for an immigrant mother deported shortly after President Donald Trump took office said Monday he wants to reopen the case against her for using a fraudulent ID to get a job — a felony conviction that left her open to deportation. Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado told a late...
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Carlos Garcia, executive director of the immigrant advocate group Puente, addresses a rally of some 40 people outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Phoenix, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A year ago, immigrant mother Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was arrested and deported back to her native Mexico. Her case became a cause celebre for advocates who say President Donald Trump's immigration policies hurt families. Her attorney is seeking to reopen her case for using a fraudulent ID to get a job, a conviction that made her vulnerable to deportation under Trump after enjoying leniency during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
February 05, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The lawyer for an immigrant mother deported shortly after President Donald Trump took office said Monday he wants to reopen the case against her for using a fraudulent ID to get a job — a felony conviction that left her open to deportation. Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado told a late...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain has extradited to the United States a Russian citizen who is suspected of being one of the world's most notorious spammers. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old from St. Petersburg, was arrested in April while vacationing with his family in Barcelona. U.S. authorities had asked for him...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — 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 and give up ownership of two ski resorts, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday. The proposed settlement with Ariel...
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February 02, 2018 - 6:06 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain has extradited to the United States a Russian citizen who is suspected of being one of the world's most notorious spammers. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old from St. Petersburg, was arrested in April while vacationing with his family in Barcelona. U.S. authorities had asked for him...
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