Fraud and false statements

December 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against two Russian men in what authorities say was one of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade. Maksim V. Yakubets, 32, of Moscow and Igor Turashev, 38, from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia were charged in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018 file photo Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis waits in front of his residency in Prague, Czech Republic. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, the Czech Republic's prosecutor general has overturned a previous decision by the prosecution to drop charges against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
December 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis faces charges again over an alleged $2 million fraud involving European Union subsidies after the country’s chief prosecutor overturned a previous decision to drop the case. Prosecutor General Pavel Zeman announced the move Wednesday after evaluating...
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People walk past a building listed as the address of China Innovation Investment Limited in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Australia’s Treasurer on Saturday labeled detailed accusations of China infiltrating and disrupting democratic systems in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan as “very disturbing.” A Chinese defector revealed he was part of the Hong Kong-based investment firm, which was a front for the Chinese government to conduct political and economic espionage in Hong Kong, including infiltrating universities and directing bashings and cyber attacks against dissidents. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 23, 2019 - 11:54 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — China denied the explosive claims of a self-confessed spy seeking asylum in Australia, saying Sunday he is a convicted fraudster wanted by Shanghai police. The Nine Network newspapers reported that Chinese defector Wang “William” Liqiang has given Australia’s...
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November 23, 2019 - 7:30 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish media reports say Iraq’s defense minister, who holds dual Iraqi-Swedish citizenship, is suspected of illegally receiving benefits in Sweden. Local media, citing a Swedish defense official, reported that Najah al-Shammari claimed child and housing support for years despite...
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the military base in El Alto, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 10, 2019. Hours later Morales announced his resignation under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 22, 2019 - 7:44 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold new elections and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives, officials said. The...
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s attorney general on Thursday, Nov. 21, formally charged Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. Netanyahu angrily accused prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.” (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 21, 2019 - 12:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted...
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Honolulu acting prosecutor Dwight Nadamoto speaks at a news conference in Honolulu, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Nadamoto says he's been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. Adamoto stepped in as Honolulu's top prosecutor after Keith Kaneshiro received notice from the FBI that he's a target in an investigation. Kaneshiro denies any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
November 20, 2019 - 6:48 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s acting prosecutor has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. Dwight Nadamoto stepped in as Honolulu’s top prosecutor after Keith Kaneshiro received notice from the FBI that he’s a target in an investigation. Kaneshiro denies any wrongdoing. A 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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November 19, 2019 - 1:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad. German news agency dpa reports that some 850 officers, including tax fraud investigators, raided 63 buildings across the country and in the Netherlands. Some 27...
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