Federal Investigators

NEW YORK | Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws. Cohen, 52, is due to appear at 11 a.m. at a courthouse … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Mueller and Comey are ‘Best Friends’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation and President Donald Trump‘s views on it (all times local): 7:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is marking what’s expected to be a busy day for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation by launching a Twitter broadside against the prosecutor and his team. Mueller faces court … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Mueller and Comey are ‘Best Friends’

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’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone says he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press on Friday that he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show last week … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

Nebraska News: Omaha Man, Lafi Jafari Sentenced For Making a False Statement to Federal Investigators

Omaha, Nebraska – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that on November 15, 2018, United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Lafi Jafari, age 74, of Omaha, Nebraska, to a term of one year probation and a fine of $20,000 following his felony conviction for making a false statement to federal investigators. … Continue reading Nebraska News: Omaha Man, Lafi Jafari Sentenced For Making a False Statement to Federal Investigators

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says

IOWA CITY, Iowa— Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen vary widely in … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Illinois prison officials say they can’t disclose information about the death of an inmate that led to the suspension of several staff members because the department didn’t maintain a copy of the records before sending them to federal investigators. Former federal prosecutors and detectives were surprised by the Illinois Department of Corrections’ … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say the man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft. Authorities on Saturday also … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft