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Dallas Attorney Rayshun Jackson charged for laundering proceeds of drug trafficking

A Dallas lawyer has been charged with laundering money that he believed was the proceeds of a drug trafficking operation. Rayshun Jackson was arrested and charged on April 14. “Attorneys swear an oath to conduct themselves with integrity and uphold...

Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young indicted for tampering with records

Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young is under indictment for his part in the text messaging case involving four other city council members in 2018. Young was indicted on one count of tampering with records for allegedly deleting text messages related...

Chicago political operative for ex-Senator Sandoval pleads guilty to lying about bribe payments

A political operative with ties to indicted Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and the late state Sen. Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing material information from the FBI. In doing so, Rudy Acosta Sr., 70, admitted that he made cash...

Second Recology executive charged with bribery in San Francisco city hall corruption scandal

A second former executive at waste and recycling company Recology has been charged with bribery in connection with a city hall corruption scandal that has ensnared former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and other city officials. Federal prosecutors said John Francis Porter,...

Former Braskem CEO Jose Grubisich pleads guilty for role in a bribery scheme

The former chief executive officer of Braskem SA, Brazil’s largest petrochemicals company, admitted he took part in a sweeping bribery plot the U.S. said also involved Braskem’s parent company, Odebrecht SA. Jose Carlos Grubisich, 64, pleaded guilty on Thursday to...

Former CEO of Eastern Shore broadband cooperative accused of embezzling $160,000

The former CEO of an Eastern Shore broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal bribery and embezzlement charges, court records show. Patrick Mitchell, who was fired as CEO of the Salisbury-based Maryland Broadband Cooperative in 2019, is accused of using...

Actor Zachary Horwitz arrested for running a $690 million Ponzi scheme

A Los Angeles actor was the mastermind of a $690 million Ponzi scheme that bilked investors who thought their money would finance distribution rights for movies that would run on HBO and Netflix, according to authorities. Zachary Joseph Horwitz, who...

Former FBI official jailed for receiving bribes and tax fraud

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official James Heslep, 52, of Gainesville, Virginia, was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for receiving a bribe by a public official, Acting U.S. Attorney...

Former Harris County deputy constable charged for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering

A now former Harris County deputy constable has been charged with conspiring with his girlfriend to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lowery. According to a release, a federal grand jury returned a...

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes surrenders to U.S authorities in Hawaii

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes surrendered to United States authorities in Hawaii on Tuesday, six months after federal prosecutors first levied charges against him and three fellow BitMEX executives. In a statement, Hayes’ lawyers described the Singapore resident as “a self-made entrepreneur...

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