Criminal Charges

RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina officials sought to charge political operator

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now disputed 2018 congressional race, according to documents released Wednesday. The documents detail a two year investigation by the North Carolina State Board … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina officials sought to charge political operator

WASHINGTON | Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money that is used for health services other than abortion … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON | Judge’s order didn’t end family separations at border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The  Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge’s order didn’t end family separations at border

WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

SAN DIEGO | Official: No one arrested in border clash will be prosecuted

SAN DIEGO — No criminal charges will be filed against any of the 42 people associated with a caravan of Central American migrants who were arrested in a clash that ended with U.S. authorities firing tear gas into Mexico to counter rock throwers, The Associated Press has learned. The decision not to prosecute came despite … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Official: No one arrested in border clash will be prosecuted

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Mueller of ‘ruining lives’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian election meddling and the 2016 Trump campaign (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A day after President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was accused of violating a plea agreement in the Russia investigation, Trump is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller (MUHL’-ur) of “ruining lives.” Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Mueller of ‘ruining lives’

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: MUELLER ACCUSES MANAFORT OF BREAKING PLEA AGREEMENT BY LYING The extraordinary allegation could expose Trump’s former campaign chairman to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. MISSISSIPPI VOTERS TO CAST HISTORIC BALLOTS In a race … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

MOSCOW | Kremlin critic, facing new charge, sounds alarm on Interpol

MOSCOW  — Russian prosecutors announced new criminal charges against U.S.-born Kremlin foe Bill Browder on Monday, days before a Russian police officer could become president of Interpol in a move that some Moscow critics fear might politicize the law enforcement agency. Browder and other opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin have complained that Russia has … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin critic, facing new charge, sounds alarm on Interpol

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Announces Charges Filed against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy, Matthew A. Hutchings

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley yesterday announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Gasconade County against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew A. Hutchings.  Deputy Hutchings is charged with two counts of sodomy in the first degree, and one count of sexual abuse in the first degree. In … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Announces Charges Filed against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy, Matthew A. Hutchings

INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Indiana prosecutor believes women’s claims vs AG

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on an investigation into allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A special prosecutor says he believes the claims of the four women who accused Indiana’s attorney general of groping them at a party, but that he doesn’t have sufficient evidence to prosecute. … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Indiana prosecutor believes women’s claims vs AG

LOS ANGELES | Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Weinstein

LOS ANGELES  — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Weinstein

LOS ANGELES | Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

LOS ANGELES  — A California jury has found a pipeline company guilty of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state’s worst coastal spill in 25 years. The jury in Santa Barbara County reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of Houston on Friday following a four-month trial. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

BEIJING | China’s JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

BEIJING — A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Zhang Shuhan, a JD.com official, said Monday by phone that “Liu Qiangdong has been released without charges and he is now back in China.” Also known … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them. Confronting mounting legal and political threats, Trump took to Twitter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

WASHINGTON | His former associates in court, Trump focuses on ‘winning’

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West Virginia, questions mounted about his possible legal exposure and political future. In … Continue reading WASHINGTON | His former associates in court, Trump focuses on ‘winning’

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a timetable to publicly release a redacted version of … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

Missouri News: Continued Increase in Federal Regional Violent Crime Prosecutions

ST LOUIS, MO – The United States Attorney’s Office will prosecute aggressively violent criminals and drug dealers.  Federal prosecution is a powerful tool in the fight to reduce violent crime.  At least 85% of federal sentences must be served; there is no parole in the federal system.  None.  Sentences are served in prisons far from … Continue reading Missouri News: Continued Increase in Federal Regional Violent Crime Prosecutions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. Dotcom’s … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

NEW YORK  | The Latest: Weinstein arrives to surrender in assault probe

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 7:27 a.m. Harvey Weinstein has arrived at a police station in New York where he is expected to surrender himself to face criminal charges in a sexual assault probe. Weinstein stepped from a black SUV and walked … Continue reading NEW YORK  | The Latest: Weinstein arrives to surrender in assault probe

St Louis man sentenced to 81 months in prison for fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 24, 2017 (STL.News) – After using customer’s private information to have credit for private use and racking up charges of more than $110,000, Eddie Lee Regan, age 51, was sentenced to 81 months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple fraud charges. Between August 2015 and July 2016, utilizing the name Eddie … Continue reading St Louis man sentenced to 81 months in prison for fraud