Embezzlement

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a chart during a press conference, outlining details that lead to extortion charges for attorney Michael Avenatti, on Monday March 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 25, 2019 - 10:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully exonerated" of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. He told reporters late Monday he will "never stop...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
March 25, 2019 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Connie Marie Kent, 52, of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft from a credit union and has agreed to repay nearly $40,000. She...
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Far-right demonstrators throw toy pigs and shout "Poroshenko's pigs to jail" during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 16, 2019 - 10:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko. Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in...
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March 14, 2019 - 10:18 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which went bankrupt after it was hacked, has been found guilty of manipulating electronic data but cleared of embezzlement and breach of trust charges. The sentence handed down Friday of two years and six months,...
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March. 7, 2019. Tymoshenko is running in the president election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 07, 2019 - 9:31 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has promised life imprisonment for anyone found guilty in alleged military corruption that reportedly includes incumbent Petro Poroshenko. A media investigation last week detailed alleged embezzlement schemes in the nation's...
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Protesters block traffic as they rally along the main Khreshchatyk Street, accusing the current authorities, including the Mayor and the President, of corruption, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The rally took place less than a month before the country's presidential election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 06, 2019 - 4:34 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kiev directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior anti-corruption official and tackle the country's corruption problem. In a speech Tuesday, Ambassador Marie...
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Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey is seen on a screen, with public observers and journalists below, during a court session in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Calvey, co-founder of one of Russia's oldest and biggest equity firms Baring Vostok, was arrested earlier February on suspicion of fraud. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 28, 2019 - 6:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection with an embezzlement probe. The Moscow City Court's decision Thursday to keep Michael Calvey behind bars until...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The firm managed by jailed U.S. investor Michael Calvey has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to take "personal control" of a fraud case against him and his colleagues. Calvey and five colleagues were arrested this month on allegations of embezzlement involving a Russian...
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Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 21, 2019 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained last week and...
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