Conspiracy

Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 23, 2020 - 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session ,...
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FILE - This Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo shows special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released in Washington. An Associated Press review shows the idea of Ukrainian interference took root during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was spread online and then amplified by Putin before some of America’s elected officials made it their truth. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
January 12, 2020 - 1:06 pm
The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine — and not Russia — that was...
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File - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Paul Petersen, an Arizona elected official accused of running a multi-state adoption scheme, leaves court following an initial appearance on charges filed in the state in Salt Lake City. A woman accused of aiding a politician in metro Phoenix in what authorities say was an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and theft charges. Lynwood Jennet admitted in court Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, that she helped arrange benefits from Arizona's Medicaid program for expecting mothers who did not reside in the state. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 19, 2019 - 3:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A woman accused of helping a metro Phoenix politician in what authorities have called an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands pleaded guilty Thursday to helping arrange benefits from Arizona's Medicaid program for expecting mothers even though the women...
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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 - 3:23 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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In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with members of the Revolutionary Guard's all-volunteer Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a "conspiracy" involving the U.S., as authorities began to acknowledge the scale of the demonstrations. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in background. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 9:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a “conspiracy” involving the U.S., as authorities began to acknowledge the scale of the...
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FILE - This Monday Oct. 28, 2019 file photo of a court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook, shows lorry driver Maurice Robinson on a video-link at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court, England. Maurice Robinson, the truck driver charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck, pleaded guilty on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, to lesser charges. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — A truck driver charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in the back of a vehicle he had allegedly been driving pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges, as police made a new arrest in the case. Northern Irish trucker Maurice Robinson,...
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November 24, 2019 - 5:57 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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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 - 2:56 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...
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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 - 6:19 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 - 4:21 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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