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WASHINGTON | With final jabs at FBI, Michael Flynn heads to sentencing

WASHINGTON— Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts. Flynn has not tried to retract his guilty plea, and there’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | With final jabs at FBI, Michael Flynn heads to sentencing

WASHINGTON | Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. Flynn’s lawyers have suggested investigators discouraged him from having an attorney present during the January 2017 interview and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office pushed back Friday at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he agreed on his own to meet with federal agents and did not need a warning that it was against the law to lie to them. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report to prison as scheduled, rejecting his last-minute bid to delay his two-week sentence. Papadopoulos is to begin serving his sentence Monday. He was sentenced in September for lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation. He had sought a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

VIRGINIA News: California Man, Eun Soo Lee Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

Eun Soo Lee Lied About Making Threats Against Congressman Tom Garrett Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A California man, who made threats of violence against Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett, pleaded guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to one count of lying to federal agents, United States Attorney … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: California Man, Eun Soo Lee Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden package similar to packages that had bombs

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A law enforcement official says a package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden appears similar to packages containing bombs sent to prominent Democrats and has been intercepted at a Delaware mail facility. The official wasn’t authorized … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden package similar to packages that had bombs

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Indicted New York congressman calls criminal probe a shock

BUFFALO, N.Y.  — Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was “the shock of all shocks” when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged reports that he had rejected a plea deal. In an interview airing Monday, the three-term New York lawmaker told Buffalo television station WIVB … Continue reading BUFFALO, N.Y. | Indicted New York congressman calls criminal probe a shock

VIRGINIA News: Roanoke Attorney, Scott A. Webber Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

Scott A. Webber Lied about Sexual Relationships, Drug Use with Clients Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke defense attorney, who engaged in sexual activities with his clients, exchanged legal services for sexual acts from his clients, possessed and used controlled substances, and lied to federal agents about his conduct, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Roanoke Attorney, Scott A. Webber Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

SAN FRANCISCO | Hacker sentenced to 5 years for major Yahoo security breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young computer hacker who investigators say unwittingly worked for Russian spies was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for his role in a massive security breach at Yahoo that federal agents say was directed by a Russian intelligence agency. U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria also fined Karim Baratov $250,000 during … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Hacker sentenced to 5 years for major Yahoo security breach

OKLAHOMA CITY | Mother’s obituary helps officers nab 1981 prison escapee

OKLAHOMA CITY | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  —Investigators say a woman’s obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison. The U.S. Marshals Service says 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday at an office in Houston where he worked under a pseudonym. The … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Mother’s obituary helps officers nab 1981 prison escapee

WASHINGTON | AP sources: Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

WASHINGTON| April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who claim to have had affairs with Trump, two people familiar with the investigation said Tuesday. Public corruption prosecutors in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP sources: Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

WASHINGTON | Federal agents raid office of Trump’s personal attorney

WASHINGTON | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. A furious Trump, who in the last month has escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said Monday from the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal agents raid office of Trump’s personal attorney

WASHINGTON | Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

WASHINGTON | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. A furious Trump, who in the last month has escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said from the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

The Latest: Police: Latest Austin blast not tied to others

AUSTIN, Texas /March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin was caused by an “incendiary device” and is not related to the series of bombs that has rocked Texas’ capital city. The Austin Police Department and … Continue reading The Latest: Police: Latest Austin blast not tied to others

SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va./January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Do police have the right to go on private property — uninvited and without a warrant — to search a vehicle? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to answer when the court takes up the case of a Virginia man who was arrested after a … Continue reading SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search