Racketeering

Bryan Schroder, Alaska's U.S. Attorney announces that several members of a white supremacist gang operating in Alaska prisons or shipped to facilities in Colorado and Arizona, have been charged in a racketing enterprise in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Members who sport Nazi tattoos face racketeering charges including murder, kidnapping, assault, and distribution of narcotics and firearms. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 27, 2019 - 8:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating death of a member whose Nazi tattoo was burned off his rib cage with a hot knife. Fuhrer, who legally...
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Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corporation, leaves after appearing in federal court in New York on bribery charges, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Abbott is among dozens of people who were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 12, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Four people arrested in New York City in the college admissions prosecution have each been released on $500,000 bail after brief appearances in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, at podium, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles with the trademarked Mongols logo seen on a motorcycle at right. A California federal judge has refused to order the Mongols motorcycle gang to forfeit its trademarked logo, delivering a blow to prosecutors. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that such an order would have been unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo, ruling such a move would be unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana nullified a first-of-its-...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:59 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Thursday sued...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien, right, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles about the arrest of several Mongol motorcycle gang members in six states as a vest with the Mongols logo displayed. Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, found that the government could seize control of the group's trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said. The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...
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December 13, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. A Boston jury...
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This April 3, 2018 still image from a surveillance video, provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, was released by federal prosecutors to document alleged involvement by rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in several violent incidents and to support their request to a judge that the rapper be denied bail. Authorities say this frame shows 6ix9nine — whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez — carrying a firearm into a building near Times Square where Hernandez and others participated in a gunpoint robbery of a rival. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense attorney for Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says his client is "completely innocent" of federal racketeering and firearms charges. The rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, is among five people indicted this week on charges that he directed or participated in...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Federal authorities say Hernandez is in custody and awaiting a Manhattan court appearance. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, is among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was deemed a likely danger to the community and denied bail Monday after a prosecutor said there was evidence that he directed or participated in multiple acts of violence as part of a deadly gang. U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman concluded an hourlong...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, South Carolina's Brian Bowen plays around with teammates before an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, in Columbia, S.C. Former Louisville and South Carolina play Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several associates caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal alleging federal racketing violations that cost him the chance to develop his game. Bowen’s lawsuit was filed Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in U.S. District Court in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
November 19, 2018 - 11:59 am
Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several associates caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal alleging federal racketeering violations that cost him the chance to develop his game. Bowen's lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo Hope, left, and Mike Reilly of Pueblo, Colo., attend a news conference in reaction to the announcement that a federal lawsuit is being filed on behalf of the couple by a Washington D.C.-based group to shut down the state's $800-million-a-year marijuana industry, in Denver. A federal jury in Denver has ruled against the couple, finding that a neighboring marijuana grow operator did not hurt their property values. It was the first time a jury considered a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering law to target a marijuana company. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:27 am
DENVER (AP) — A federal jury has ruled against a Colorado couple who claimed that a marijuana growing operation hurt the value of their property with sweeping mountain views in a case that was closely watched by the U.S. cannabis industry. Jurors reached their verdict in Denver after deliberating...
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