Fraud and false statements

FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, Brooke Covington, right, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindle, N.C., leaves a hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse in Rutherfordton, N.C., accompanied by her husband, Marion Kent Covington, far left, and attorney Joshua Valentine. Marion Kent Covington, 63, and Diane Mary McKinny, 65, two members of the secretive evangelical church in North Carolina, were charged Thursday, June 7, 2018, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was meant to keep money coming into the sect. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:55 pm
Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was meant to keep money coming into the sect. Marion Kent Covington, 63, and Diane Mary McKinny, 65...
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June 06, 2018 - 8:42 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic has again sworn in billionaire Andrej Babis as prime minister, a move that could see the Communist Party taking a share of power for the first time since the 1989 anti-Communist Velvet Revolution. The centrist ANO (YES) movement led by Babis won a...
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This June 5, 2018, photo provided by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office in Fulton, Mo., shows Sherry Paulo, of Fulton, one of five people charged Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in connection with the death of Carl DeBrodie, a developmentally disabled Missouri man whose body was found encased in concrete months after he disappeared. DeBrodie disappeared in 2016 and his body was found in April 2017 in a Fulton storage shed. (Callaway County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 3:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a year after a developmentally disabled Missouri man's body was found encased in concrete, two people who are accused in a lawsuit of making him fight for their entertainment have been charged in his death, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Sherry Paulo, 53, and...
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Thousands of demonstrators gather for a protest at the Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Thousands Czechs are rallying in the capital and some other places to protest acting Prime Minister Andrej Babis due to fraud charges he faces and his plan to create a government supported by the maverick Communist Party. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 05, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in the capital of Prague to protest acting Prime Minister Andrej Babis because he is under investigation for fraud and still plans to create a government supported by the maverick Communist Party. Tuesday's rally at downtown Wenceslas Square takes...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington.
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of making several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases. Mueller’s team says in a new court filing that Manafort and one of his associates made several attempts to contact two witnesses in an effort to influence their testimony while he was on house arrest earlier this year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 05, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A spokesman for Paul Manafort is responding to allegations made by federal prosecutors that the former Trump campaign chairman attempted to tamper with witnesses. Jason Maloni says in a...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2014 file photo, conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, left, accompanied by his lawyer Benjamin Brafman leaves federal court, in New York. President Donald Trump says he will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud. Trump tweeted Thursday: “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” D’Souza was sentenced in 2014 to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to violating federal election law. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 31, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's consideration of pardons and sentence commutations (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump has pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" D'Souza had pleaded guilty...
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May 31, 2018 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Goldman Sachs vice president has been arrested in California on insider-trading charges brought in New York. Woojae Jung was to appear Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to face six counts of securities fraud and a conspiracy charge. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman...
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Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, unfocused right, walks past Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, background left, during the first day of a motion of no confidence session at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Spain's opposition Socialists tried to persuade smaller parties to support their bid to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative government as they opened a tense parliamentary debate on their no-confidence motion. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 31, 2018 - 1:21 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's conservative government appeared doomed Thursday to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, with the center-left Socialist party poised to take power. A Basque nationalist party's announcement that it would vote in favor of the motion spelled the almost certain end of Prime...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media in Chicago before reporting to federal prison in Denver. President Donald Trump says he is considering commuting the sentence of ex- Gov. Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart. The comments came aboard Air Force One on Thursday, May 31, 2018, after he tweeted that he planned to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza. Blagojevich, a Democrat, began serving his 14-year prison sentence on corruption convictions in 2012. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who did a stint in federal prison after she was convicted of charges related to...
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People walk past a Wumei convenience store, part of the Wumart Stores retail company, in Beijing, Thursday, May 31, 2018. China's supreme court has thrown out the fraud conviction of a retail tycoon in an unusual gesture of official leniency toward entrepreneurs amid a string of high-profile detentions and prosecutions that has rattled the Chinese business world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2018 - 5:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's supreme court threw out a retail tycoon's fraud conviction on Thursday in an unusual show of leniency toward entrepreneurs amid a string of high-profile detentions that has rattled the Chinese business world. Zhang Wenzhong, former chairman of one of China's biggest retail...
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