Conspiracy

December 10, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado, while Jobadiah Weeks,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's then Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. Garcia Luna has been indicted in New York on charges that he took millions of dollars in bribes from a drug cartel. Garcia Luna was arrested Monday, Dec. 9. 2019, by federal agents in Dallas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
December 10, 2019 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief made an initial court appearance in Dallas on Tuesday afternoon on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes to let the Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, waived his rights to an identity hearing. He...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2008, file photo, Bumble Bee Foods President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Lischewski, center, flanked by Butterball President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Shoemaker, left, and Dole Food Company President and Chief Executive Officer David DeLorenzo, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods has been convicted for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Department of Justice says a jury found Lischewski guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
December 03, 2019 - 5:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods was convicted Tuesday for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies, federal prosecutors said. A jury in San Francisco found Christopher Lischewski guilty after a four-week trial, the U.S...
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A convoy of ambulances leave the Noi Bai airport on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Media reports in Vietnam say the bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England last month have arrived in Vietnam and have been transported by ambulances to their hometowns. (VnExpress via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 12:02 am
DIEN CHAU, Vietnam (AP) — The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England last month were repatriated to their homeland on Wednesday and have been taken to their families. The bodies arrived on a flight that landed in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital,...
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November 24, 2019 - 2:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland in the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. Essex Police said Sunday that Christopher Kennedy was charged with conspiracy to arrange people...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during NCAA Collegiate National Champions Day at the White House, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2019 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering his own take on five long days of public hearings, President Donald Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry as “total nonsense” on Friday and bad-mouthed a number of the U.S. diplomats who testified to Congress about his Ukraine pressure campaign. In one breath, Trump...
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This undated file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office shows Jerry Chun Shing Lee. The former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to an espionage conspiracy with China could be facing more than two decades in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Lee is scheduled for sentencing Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in federal court in Alexandria, Va. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, left, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore with her attorney Steven Silverman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to schools, libraries and a medical system to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 21, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books and exposing once again the depths of corruption in the city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in federal...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announces an 11-count indictment against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The disgraced former mayor has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
November 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...
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Ambassador Kurt Volker, left, former special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former official at the National Security Council, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as...
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