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PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Feds to file hate-crime charges in shooting

PITTSBURGH — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department intends to file hate crime and other charges against the man accused in a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 people. In a statement Saturday, Sessions said the killings were … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Feds to file hate-crime charges in shooting

PHILADELPHIA | Feds: Man posed as a prince to get explicit photos from boys

PHILADELPHIA  — A Philadelphia man pretended to be a prince in an elaborate catfishing scheme to get young boys to send him explicit photographs of themselves, according to federal authorities. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 49-year-old David Milliner pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges during a court hearing Thursday. Prosecutors said Milliner claimed he was … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Feds: Man posed as a prince to get explicit photos from boys

MIAMI | Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

MIAMI  — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of nursing home owner Philip Esformes, who is accused of filing … Continue reading MIAMI | Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

LOS ANGELES | Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti said Wednesday he doesn’t owe any money personally and called the court filing “politically motivated.” Court records showed Avenatti’s former firm, Eagan … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes