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Dominican Congressman arrested in US for international cocaine trafficking

A congressman from the Dominican Republic was arrested at Miami International Airport on cocaine trafficking charges, authorities said. Federal law enforcement officers arrested 58-year-old Miguel Andres Gutierrez Diaz at the airport Monday night after he arrived on a flight from...

Former Seminole tax collector Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking a minor

Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of the Republican Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty on Monday to six federal criminal counts, including sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl. The guilty plea by the former Seminole county tax collector is part of a...

Former Rockbridge County jail superintendent gets 51 months in prison for corruption

The former superintendent of the Rockbridge County Regional Jail has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for charges related to federal civil rights violations and public corruption, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday. After a six-day...

Former Fall River Mayor Correia convicted for fraud, extorting marijuana businesses

The former mayor of Fall River, Mass., who was elected at 23 after pitching himself as an ambitious entrepreneur and product of the city, was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of defrauding investors of more than $200,000...

Former TPG Star Bill McGlashan jailed for three months in college admissions scam

A former senior executive at private equity firm TPG Capital was sentenced on Wednesday to three months in prison for participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme by paying $50,000 to rig his son's college entrance exam...

Swiss Life agrees $77.4 million settlement in U.S. criminal tax evasion case

Swiss Life Holding AG (SLHN.S) agreed to pay $77.4 million and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve a U.S. criminal case in which Switzerland's largest insurer was accused of helping wealthy American clients evade taxes. The three-year agreement announced on Friday...

Former president of Oklahoma-based First Mortgage Company pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

A former president of an Oklahoma City-based mortgage company has pleaded guilty to defrauding two locally-based banks, Fannie Mae, and others over the course of three years. Officials say 70-year-old Ronald J. McCord was the former president of First Mortgage Company, an...

Ericsson agrees $97million settlement with Nokia in bribery probe

Ericsson has agreed to pay Nokia EUR 80 million (roughly $97 million) for a damages claim related to bribery and corruption investigations previously settled with U.S. authorities. In 2019 Ericsson was fined more than $1 billion to resolve separate but related cases...

U.S DoJ, IRS probe crypto exchange Binance over crypto crimes

Binance Holdings Ltd. is under investigation by the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service, ensnaring the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange in U.S. efforts to root out illicit activity that’s thrived in the red-hot but mostly unregulated market. As part of...

3 current, former NYPD officers accused of taking bribes to steer damaged cars to tow firm

Three current and former NYPD officers from Long Island were hit with federal charges Tuesday alleging they took thousands of dollars in bribes as part of a scheme to improperly direct damaged cars to one particular tow truck company,...

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