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Former University of Miami professor charged with sending equipment to Iran

A former University of Miami professor, his wife and his sister are facing federal charges related to purchasing genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and illegally shipping it to Iran, prosecutors said. Mohammad Faghihi, 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53,...

Former Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scam

Georgetown University's former head tennis coach has agreed to plead guilty to charges arising from the U.S. college admissions scandal and admit he accepted bribes to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school as fake athletic...

Arkansas orthodontist pleads guilty in scheme to bribe former state Senator Jeremy Hutchinson

Benjamin Burris, an orthodontist who operated clinics across Arkansas, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday morning to one count of bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson to pass laws to benefit Burris' businesses. Burris paid Hutchinson $157,500 between February 2014...

Prosecutors seek 11-years in prison for former Fall River Mayor Correia in corruption case

Federal prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison term for disgraced former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia following his May conviction on felony fraud and corruption charges. In court documents filed Friday, prosecutors also called on a judge to order the once celebrated...

Actor Zachary Horwitz set to plead guilty in $650 million Ponzi scheme

Zachary Horwitz, an actor in low-budget horror and science-fiction movies, has agreed to plead guilty to running a massive Hollywood Ponzi scheme. Horwitz, 34, admitted in court papers that he duped investors into giving him more than $650 million for...

Former Montebello cop admits to accepting at least $14,000 in bribes from gang member

A former Montebello police officer has pleaded guilty to bribery after admitting he accepted at least $14,000 from a gang member. Rudolph Petersen, 34, was on the Montebello force when he agreed to escort a U-Haul truck containing illegal marijuana...

San Francisco trash disposal company fined $36m for bribery

The trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco have agreed to pay a $36 million criminal penalty for their role in a wide-ranging federal public corruption probe involving the city’s former public works director. The three subsidiaries of Recology Inc....

Former Tallahassee Mayor Scott Maddox sentenced to five years in prison for fraud

Former city commissioner who once ran the Florida Democratic Party was sentenced to five years in federal prison for taking money from Uber and undercover FBI agents in exchange for his influence. Former Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox pleaded guilty in...

Former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps charged with COVID relief fraud

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps on 19 counts alleging that he tried to defraud federal, state and county government organizations out of more than $450,000 in coronavirus relief funding. The U.S. Attorney’s...

US charges ex-Ericsson employee in bribery case

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged a former employee of Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) with scheming to bribe Djibouti government officials in order to win business with a state-owned telecommunications company. The U.S. Department of Justice said Afework Bereket,...

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