Fraud and false statements

November 13, 2019 - 4:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...
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The U.S. Capitol is seen as the House is set to begin public impeachment inquiry hearings as lawmakers debate whether to remove President Donald Trump from office, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. At left is the Peace Monument. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 12, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings set to begin Wednesday will pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama...
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales looks on during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Morales is calling for new presidential elections and an overhaul of the electoral system Sunday after a preliminary report by the Organization of American States found irregularities in the Oct. 20 elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 10, 2019 - 4:31 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments,...
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November 07, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning three Nicaraguan officials accused of human rights abuses, election fraud and corruption. The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Thursday announced the sanctions, which block the officials from doing business...
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November 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president of the United Auto Workers union on Wednesday became the 13th person to be charged in a federal investigation of alleged corruption at the union and auto companies. Joe Ashton is accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a contractor who...
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Perry Santillo walks outside the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, after pleading guilty to a federal fraud charge. Prosecutors say Santillo masterminded a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $115 million from investors around the country. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
November 04, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The fraudster called himself "King Perry," and for a while he lived like royalty. Perry Santillo masterminded a long-running investment scam that collected more than $115 million from 1,000 investors around the country, using some of the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle of...
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November 01, 2019 - 9:25 am
BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents Friday saying the couple plans to plead not guilty to charges of...
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FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows County Assessor Paul Petersen, who has been indicted in an adoption fraud case. Petersen is accused of arranging for dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give their children up for adoption. Utah also has charged him with 11 felony counts, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday, Oct. 23, to notify Petersen that it plans to consider suspending him for up to 120 days. It can't remove him from office and he's refused to resign. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
October 28, 2019 - 7:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in Arizona was suspended Monday after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption. Leaders in Arizona's most populous...
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October 25, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Victims told a federal judge...
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Demonstrators block a road during a protest against the reelection of President Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Morales declared himself the outright winner Thursday of an election in which he was seeking a fourth term as president, enraging his opponents who alleged vote fraud and called for further protests to demand a second round of voting. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 25, 2019 - 5:21 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for incumbent Evo Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. The Supreme Electoral...
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