Fraud and false statements

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello holds a press conference, almost two days after federal authorities arrested the island's former secretary of education and five other people on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 11, 2019. At the time of the arrests, Rossello was in the middle of a family vacation in France, which he canceled to travel back to the Island. U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said Gov. Ricardo Rossello was not involved in the investigation. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 11:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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Police block protesters from advancing to La Fortaleza governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 9:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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July 09, 2019 - 6:39 am
PARIS (AP) — A court has acquitted French tycoon Bernard Tapie of fraud over a 404 million-euro ($452.5 million at the current exchange rate) payment linked to the sale of sportswear company Adidas in the 1990s. Tapie, who has been battling cancer, was not present for Tuesday's verdict. He has...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York. Jay-Z’s business entities have sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a “colossal accounting scandal.” The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Manhattan, accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper’s Roc Nation apparel company. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
July 05, 2019 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's business entities sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a "colossal accounting scandal." The lawsuit accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper's Roc Nation apparel company. There...
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FILE - In this Feb.4, 2015 file photo, French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala gestures to the media as he leaves a Paris court house. A French court has convicted Friday July 5, 2019 controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, found guilty in the past of anti-Semitism, on fraud and money laundering charges, and sentenced him to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 05, 2019 - 9:45 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted controversial comedian Dieudonne on fraud and money laundering charges and sentenced him to two years in prison. Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has previously been found guilty of anti-Semitism, was not present for Friday's verdict and sentencing to three...
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July 02, 2019 - 10:12 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon." The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state's Republican agriculture...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Penn head coach Jerome Allen shouts instructions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The former Penn coach, now an assistant coach in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to four years’ probation, the 47-year-old Allen must pay a $202,000 fine and forfeit another $18,000. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 02, 2019 - 10:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen,...
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Former Honolulu deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha walks into federal court for a hearing to decide if she should be held while awaiting sentencing on conspiracy charges, Friday, June 28, 2019 in Honolulu. U.S. attorneys want Kealoha locked up now that jurors have found her guilty of conspiracy in a plot to frame a relative. Kealoha and her now-retired police chief husband Louis Kealoha were convicted Thursday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
June 28, 2019 - 9:24 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Two U.S. marshals led a former Honolulu prosecutor out of a courtroom Friday when a U.S. judge ordered her detained after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy and he expressed concern that she could try to obstruct justice before being sentenced. Katherine Kealoha left her purse...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. A federal appeals court in New York City is considering whether the securities fraud conviction against Shkreli, the former drug company executive known as “Pharma Bro” should be thrown out. An attorney Shkreli urged the court to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for Shkreli, claiming the trial judge gave confusing instructions to the jury about the law. A prosecutor insisted the instructions were proper. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday over whether the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," should be thrown out. Defense attorney Mark Baker urged the court in New York City to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019 file photo, former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, and his wife former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, walk out of federal court in Honolulu. A jury has found the former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle. The verdict came Thursday, June 27, 2019, in what has been described as Hawaii’s biggest corruption case. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, file)
June 27, 2019 - 11:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement. The verdict came Thursday in...
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