Fraud and false statements

FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017 file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to throw out the convictions of the two former aides to former Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey's 'Bridgegate' case. Baroni and Kelly have argued their actions may have unethical but weren't criminal. The court's decision, expected this spring, could have a far-reaching impact on how public corruption investigations are handled. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 14, 2020 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed broadly skeptical Tuesday of the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey's “Bridgegate” scandal where officials created a massive traffic jam to punish a mayor who refused to endorse then-governor Chris Christie's reelection. The justices...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen leaves court in Salt Lake City. He resigned from his elected position on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 07, 2020 - 5:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Attorney Justin Clark speaks in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, one of President Donald Trump's top re-election advisers is promising an aggressive effort on Election Day in battleground states. Clark told an audience of influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the GOP will go on offense in 2020 to monitor polls in key swing states like Wisconsin. The Associated Press obtained audio of Clark's comments from the November gathering. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli File)
December 20, 2019 - 10:07 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by The...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, left, arrives at Greece's supreme court in Athens. Greece's justice minister has signed an order on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France - concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian former cryptocurrency trading platform operator. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, file)
December 20, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Greece's justice minister has signed an order for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France — concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian cryptocurrency trading platform operator. Government officials said Friday that Justice Minister Konstantinos...
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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 Jan. 30, 2006, file photo former Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers exits Manhattan federal court in New York. Ebbers, the former top executive sentenced to 25 years in prison in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history was ordered freed from prison Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, for medical reasons. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)
December 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top executive sentenced to 25 years in prison in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history was ordered freed from prison Wednesday for medical reasons. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni ordered the release of former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. Manafort has been hospitalized during his federal prison sentence. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter who couldn’t discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 10:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has thrown out Paul Manafort’s New York mortgage fraud case on double jeopardy grounds. Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled Wednesday that state law precludes prosecution. Manafort, 70, was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016. He was later convicted in two federal cases...
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People hold placards calling for the resignation of Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis, as thousands of demonstrators gather to demand his resignation at the Wenceslas square in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Babis faces legations that he has misused EU subsidies for a farm he transferred to his family members, though he denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
December 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the Czech capital Tuesday to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign in a renewed wave of protests against the populist billionaire. The march came a week after another protest rally in Prague and demonstrations in towns across the country on...
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December 16, 2019 - 8:18 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president has been charged with attempting to murder her husband. Marry Chiwenga, a former model and wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and...
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December 14, 2019 - 2:25 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a former Wells Fargo employee of stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of a bank in North Carolina. An indictment unsealed this week alleges 29-year-old Arlando M. Henderson took the cash from customer deposits on at least 18...
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