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NEW YORK | Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions to 32 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman imposed the term for Mehmet Hakan Atilla on Wednesday in Manhattan. The 47-year-old Atilla had been convicted at a trial that ended in January. Lawyers for Atilla … Continue reading NEW YORK | Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

SAN FRANCISCO | US judge scraps Oakland, California, ban on coal shipments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California on Tuesday struck down the city of Oakland’s ban on coal shipments at a proposed cargo terminal, siding with a developer who wants to use the site to transport Utah coal to Asia. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | US judge scraps Oakland, California, ban on coal shipments

ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

ST. PAUL, Minn | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with suspicion and … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

KANSAS CITY | Former St. Joseph Business Owner Sentenced for $1.5 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A St. Joseph, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for leading a $1.5 million tax fraud scheme. Dinorah Lynn Stoll-Weaver, 50, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Stoll-Weaver to … Continue reading KANSAS CITY | Former St. Joseph Business Owner Sentenced for $1.5 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

‘Pharma Bro’ gets 7 years in prison in securities fraud case

NEW YORK/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The smirk wiped from his face, a crying Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud Friday in a hard fall for the pharmaceutical-industry bad boy vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug. Shkreli, the boyish-looking, 34-year-old entrepreneur dubbed the “Pharma Bro” for his … Continue reading ‘Pharma Bro’ gets 7 years in prison in securities fraud case

Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont./February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump’s approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) pipeline said the documents could bolster … Continue reading Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline