Conspiracy

January 29, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After a prosecution that spanned 11 weeks and had its share of bombshells, the defense case at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman clocked in on Tuesday at a mere 30 minutes. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman called one witness and entered one document into...
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FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The three militia men could face life in prison for a foiled plot to blow up a mosque and apartments housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. A federal judge will sentence Stein, Wright and Allen on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
January 25, 2019 - 6:52 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three militia members convicted of taking part in a foiled plot to massacre Muslims in southwest Kansas were sentenced Friday to decades in prison during an emotional court hearing in which one of the targeted victims pleaded: "Please don't hate us." U.S. District Judge Eric...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, Anastasia Vashukevich, leaves the Pattaya Provincial Court in Chonburi province, Thailand. A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has pleaded guilty in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported. A lawyer representing Anastasia Vashukevich said she and seven co-defendants would be freed Tuesday night Jan. 15, 2019, and deported. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
January 15, 2019 - 7:40 am
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported. A lawyer representing Vashukevich...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2013 file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Prosecutors say they have “resolved” a case against Butina accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal. The information was included in a court filing Monday. (AP Photo/File)
December 13, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Maria Butina, accused by the United States of being a secret agent for the Russian government (all times local): 12 p.m. A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal court in Washington. Maria...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities announced a raft of conspiracy and tax fraud charges Tuesday against four men in the first U.S. prosecution related to the so-called Panama Papers. The 11-count indictment unsealed in Manhattan stems from what prosecutors described as an "intercontinental money...
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November 26, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been charged in the U.S. with scheming to bring tons of cocaine into the country. Federal prosecutors in New York announced drug conspiracy and other charges against Antonio "Tony" Hernandez on Monday. He has previously...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The former finance chief of Venezuela's state oil company pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in an alleged $1.2 billion embezzlement scheme, a major breakthrough for U.S. prosecutors targeting corruption by people close to President Nicolas Maduro, including his stepsons...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Jany Leveille, from left, with her attorney Kelly Golightley, and Siraj Ibn Wahhaj with attorney Tom Clark listen to the prosecutor during a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse. Federal prosecutors say the FBI has arrested five former residents, including Leveille and Wahhaj, of a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property. Taos County District Attorney Donald Gallegos said Friday, Aug. 31, his office will now seek grand jury indictments involving the death. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:34 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property. Taos County District Attorney Donald Gallegos said his office will...
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This March 12, 2018 photo released by the Cobb County Police shows Dr. Joseph L. Burton in Marietta, Ga. Burton has been indicted along with seven other individuals by a federal grand jury on charges of illegal distribution of opioid painkillers and other drugs in Atlanta. Burton is to be sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Cobb County Police via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 6:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A highly regarded former Georgia medical examiner has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison for trading opioid prescriptions for sex in what former colleagues say is a sad and shocking turn for a man they knew as an ethical and dedicated public servant. A forensic pathologist...
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