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SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

SAN DIEGO  — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California. Loiza acknowledged that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up a minimum of 10 years in a prison and maximum … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Kelly A. Lynch, Former Controller of Small Business Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $229,000

BOSTON, Ms. – A Boston woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to bank fraud in connection with the embezzlement of over $229,000 from a small business that employed her. Kelly A. Lynch, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Oct. 9, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Kelly A. Lynch, Former Controller of Small Business Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $229,000

FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 53, of Niceville, and Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, pleaded guilty on July 11 and June 28, respectively, to conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official.  Additionally, Vertefeuille pleaded guilty to obtaining and disclosing procurement information. The … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer

LONDON  | Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

LONDON  — Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. The former Conservative Party leader, now a member of the House of Lords, wrote in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph that the effort to control cannabis has been lost and that it is “deluded” to … Continue reading LONDON  | Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

Montana News: Kalispell, Jared J. Davis, Former head of Sandusky business charged with defrauding investors out of $10 million

Kalispell, Montana – The leader of an international binary options scheme was arrested and a 19-count federal indictment unsealed, charging him with defrauding investors out of at least $10 million. Jared J. Davis previously lived in the Columbus area but currently resides in Kalispell, Montana.  He was indicted on multiple charges including conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Montana News: Kalispell, Jared J. Davis, Former head of Sandusky business charged with defrauding investors out of $10 million

Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

NEW YORK/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons, has died of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. Gamble, recognizable during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, according to … Continue reading Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

CAIRO/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Egypt’s former top auditor on Saturday suffered serious injuries to his face and leg during an apparent kidnapping attempt that turned into a brawl outside his suburban Cairo home, his defense lawyers told The Associated Press. Lawyers Ali Taha and Tareq el-Awady said three men armed with knives jumped out of two … Continue reading Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise

MADRID/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, says she will not seek re-election as regional parliament speaker when the chamber meets Jan 17. Forcadell, who is under investigation for rebellion for her involvement in the push … Continue reading The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise