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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and changes at the Department of Justice (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “a very highly respected man” as he faces criticism about his appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Trump said Friday “I don’t know Matt … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

New York News: A.G. Underwood Announces Takedown Of Staten Island-Based Cigarette Trafficking Ring

Joint AG-NYPD Investigation Reveals Trafficking Ring Allegedly Transported Nearly 4 Million Cigarettes from Virginia to New York and Evaded Over $1.3 Million in New York Taxes 79-Count Indictment Charges 12 Defendants with Criminal Tax Fraud, Money Laundering, and Related Tax Crimes NY – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood yesterday announced the indictment of 12 individuals … Continue reading New York News: A.G. Underwood Announces Takedown Of Staten Island-Based Cigarette Trafficking Ring

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November’s midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York. After pleading not guilty in August to separate federal charges, both congressmen are entering the final weeks of the … Continue reading Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

MADRID | Andorra charges Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering

MADRID— A judge in Andorra has charged 28 people, including former officials in Venezuela, with money laundering offenses over a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that plundered $2 billion from the Venezuelan state oil company between 2007 and 2012. Investigating magistrate Canolic Mingorance issued the indictments on Thursday, wrapping up a five-year investigation into opaque deposits in the … Continue reading MADRID | Andorra charges Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering