Ex-Honduras first lady sentenced to prison for embezzlement

Ex-Honduras first lady sentenced to prison for embezzlement

FILE – Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo leaves court after her conviction on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug. 20, 2019. A judge sentenced Bonilla de Lobo to 14 years in prison Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on corruption charges, the second time Bonilla had been sentenced. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez, File) .

Feds: Minnesota food scheme steals $250M; 47 people charged

Feds: Minnesota food scheme steals 0M;  47 people charged

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest fraud scheme yet to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children. Prosecutors say the defendants created companies that claimed to … Read more

Glencore pays up to $ 1.5B to resolve corruption claims

Glencore pays up to $ 1.5B to resolve corruption claims

BERLIN – Commodities firm Glencore says it has reached deals with authorities in the United States, Britain and Brazil to resolve corruption allegations in return for penalties totaling up to $ 1.5 billion. The Anglo-Swiss company said late Tuesday that it will pay $ 700 million to resolve a US bribery probe and a further … Read more

Conservative Texas activist allegedly sought federal support

Conservative Texas activist allegedly sought federal support

A prominent Houston conservative activist charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated assault had asked a U.S. attorney to provide federal marshals to help his private investigator TownThe Associated Press 7 May 2022, 22:23 • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HOUSTON – A Houston conservative activist charged with unlawful restraint and … Read more

Cardinal: Pope OK’d spending 1M euros to free kidnapped now

Cardinal: Pope OK’d spending 1M euros to free kidnapped now

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday, revealing previously secret papal approval to hire a British security firm to find the nun and secure her freedom. Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s bombshell testimony could pose serious security … Read more

Kansas researcher convicted of illegal secret China work

Kansas researcher convicted of illegal secret China work

A researcher was convicted Thursday of illegally concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas Town HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press 8 April 2022, 01:35 • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A researcher was convicted on Thursday of illegally concealing work he was doing for … Read more

Ousted Tennessee senator sentenced to probation for fraud

Ousted Tennessee senator sentenced to probation for fraud

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A former Tennessee state senator expelled from office after a conviction for using federal grant money on wedding expenses instead of the nursing school she operates was sentenced Friday to a year of probation but no prison time. Katrina Robinson had faced four to 10 months in prison under sentencing guidelines after … Read more

Former Amazon employee sentenced to 10 months in bribery scheme

Former Amazon employee sentenced to 10 months in bribery scheme

Photographer: Thorsten Wagner / Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A former Amazon employee was sentenced Friday to federal prison for his involvement in an international bribery scheme. Rohit Kadimisetty, who worked as a seller support employee out of Amazon’s Hyderabad, India, office until 2015, was ordered to spend 10 months … Read more

Frozen embryos will keep accused bitcoin money launderers from fleeing

Frozen embryos will keep accused bitcoin money launderers from fleeing

The Bitcoin logo is displayed on the screen of a Bitcoin ATM on November 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images A lawyer for the New York couple accused of an “extraordinarily complex” scheme to launder $ 4.5 billion in stolen bitcoin argues in a court filing that they are not … Read more

IRS isn’t texting or emailing you about stimulus checks

IRS isn’t texting or emailing you about stimulus checks

If you receive an email or text message from the IRS about a stimulus check or unemployment claim, watch out – it’s most likely a scam, the agency says. As tax season heats up, so do fraud attempts. This year, that includes potential scams related to many Covid-19 relief measures, including stimulus checks and unemployment … Read more