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California liquor CEO to plead guilty in college admissions scam

A Peninsula woman who is also the chief executive officer of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme less than a month before she was scheduled to face trial, according...

FBI raids Detroit City Hall, council members’ homes in corruption probe

FBI agents today searched offices at Detroit City Hall and the homes of two City Council members, just a few weeks after another councilman was charged in an alleged bribery scheme. Agents and state police were seen at the homes...

Former president of El Salvador soccer federation pleads guilty to bribery charge

The former president of El Salvador's soccer federation pleaded guilty on Monday to a racketeering conspiracy charge arising from a global soccer corruption probe involving the payment of bribes to stage and broadcast matches. Reynaldo Vasquez, 65, the former president...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s own agency clears him of bribery, abuse of office claims

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office released a report Tuesday claiming to clear him of allegations that he repeatedly misused his power to help a campaign donor. Last fall, eight senior staffers accused Paxton of using the agency to benefit...

U.S. hands former drug cartel lord Eduardo Arellano Felix to Mexico

Former Mexican drug cartel leader Eduardo Arellano Felix was handed over by the United States to Mexico on Monday to face criminal charges, including organized crime, after serving time in a U.S. federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Mexican Army...

Dallas real estate developer jailed for bribing city council member

Devin Hall came from a pioneering southern Dallas family who lived up to his promise until his attempts to do business at City Hall hit a snag. His real estate development work had greatly improved his community. And he’d never...

Former Westinghouse executive charged with fraud in failed nuclear project

A former top executive of U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co has been charged with 16 felony counts for his alleged role in concealing cost overruns and delays that dogged the now-abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors in...

Oklahoma City businessman pleads guilty to scheme to open bank account for laundering money from marijuana sales

An Oklahoma City businessman pled guilty in connection with a scheme to open a bank account under false pretenses to launder money from marijuana sales. According to Acting United States Attorney Robert Troester, Victor Ngo, 33, and Friendly Management Group,...

Former Norfolk sheriff admits campaign finance violations, denies bribes

A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff testified in his own defense Wednesday, admitting to violating campaign finance laws and getting loans and gifts from businessmen who had city jail contracts, but he denied taking bribes. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe is...

Operator of bitcoin mixer Helix pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

An operator of a bitcoin “mixer” has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Larry Dean Harmon, who ran a mixer called Helix, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. He...

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