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Former CEO of Philly wholesale produce market gets 10 years in prison for $7.8m fraud

The former longtime CEO of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market was sentenced Monday to 10 years and one month in federal prison for stealing nearly $8 million from the massive supplier of restaurants, grocery stores, and neighborhood markets in...

GoFundMe scam ringleader Mark D’Amico pleads guilty to fraudulent campaign involving homeless man

Mark D’Amico, the South Jersey man involved in a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 purportedly to benefit a homeless veteran as repayment for a concocted act of kindness, pleaded guilty Monday, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said. D’Amico,...

Businessman pleads guilty to bribing ex-state Sen. Martin Sandoval to secure the purchase of state-owned property

A suburban businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he paid at least $15,000 in bribes to then-state Sen. Martin Sandoval to secure the purchase of state-owned property near his company in McCook. Vahooman Mirkhaef, 60, who goes by...

Former Detroit cop pleads guilty to accepting bribes from tower

The former Detroit police official who oversaw abandoned vehicle auctions pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to accepting bribes from an unnamed tower for nearly two years. Alonzo Jones, 55, of Detroit pleaded guilty to bribery concerning programs receiving federal...

U.S. Prosecutors seek 4 years in prison for wife of Mexican drug lord El Chapo

U.S. Prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to sentence the wife of the imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" to four years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro,...

Megachurch leader, self-proclaimed ‘Son of God’ charged with sex trafficking

The leader of a Philippines-based church was charged with having sex with women and underage girls who faced threats of abuse and “eternal damnation” unless they catered to the self-proclaimed “son of God," federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Apollo Carreon Quiboloy...

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces 27 new charges of financial crimes

Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was indicted on 27 charges of embezzlement and other crimes, a prosecutor said on Friday, on top of previous charges of insurance fraud in a conspiracy to arrange his own death. A state grand...

Oakland County attorney convicted for conspiracy to bribe a politician

Jurors deliberated for about an hour Wednesday before convicting a lawyer of three federal bribery counts after prosecutors say he teamed with trash titan Chuck Rizzo to bribe a Macomb County politician. Jay Schwartz, 55, of Northville faces up to 10...

US repatriate former Bank of China exec wanted in $485 million fraud case to China

A former Bank of China manager who fled to the U.S. two decades ago where he was convicted in a $485 million fraud case has been returned to China, marking a victory in Xi Jinping’s efforts to have corrupt...

University of Miami professor gets jail for Venezuela money laundering scheme

Bruce Bagley is a noted expert on crime and corruption in Latin America, writing books on the topic and serving as a go-to person for journalists. But at the same time, prosecutors said, Dr. Bagley, a retired University of Miami...

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