Fraud and false statements

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 too fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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January 29, 2020 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A deep-in-debt Michael Avenatti threatened to deploy his big social media and television presence like a “modern weapon” to try to extort up to $25 million from Nike, a prosecutor claimed Wednesday while a lawyer for the California attorney told jurors at a trial's opening not to...
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President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk with reporters before a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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January 28, 2020 - 4:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin. Netanyahu, who was visiting Washington ahead of the launch of President Donald Trump's long-anticipated...
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January 28, 2020 - 3:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Airbus says it has reached potential settlement agreements with financial investigators in the U.S., Britain and France. British and French authorities are investigating alleged fraud and bribery related to Airbus’ use of outside consultants to sell planes. U.S. authorities are also...
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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to go to B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Wanzhou is in court for hearings over an American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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January 22, 2020 - 3:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian justice department lawyer said Wednesday that fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the United States. This week's hearings deal with...
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January 22, 2020 - 1:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The...
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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained last year at the behest of American authorities, leaves B.C. Supreme Court following a case management hearing, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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January 17, 2020 - 4:38 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law. The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is...
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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)
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January 14, 2020 - 3:10 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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January 13, 2020 - 6:16 pm
A former financial planner who was kicked out of the securities industry and ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to customers he allegedly tricked into high-risk investments went on trial Monday on criminal fraud charges. Anthony Diaz was fired by a series of brokerages amid persistent...
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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)
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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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January 07, 2020 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former banker at Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge Tuesday, admitting that he stole secrets from the investment bank and gave them to a securities trader in Switzerland. Bryan Cohen, 33, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to commit...
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