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May 10, 2019 - 4:15 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison. Seth Rehfuss had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. U.S. District...
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Anna Sorokin cries during sentencing at New York State Supreme Court in New York, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years behind bars. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)
May 09, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years in prison. The 28-year-old, who had played...
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Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
May 08, 2019 - 1:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge who ordered a default judgment against R. Kelly after the singer failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by one of his alleged victims now says the suit can proceed. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday reinstated the lawsuit after...
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In this March 27, 2015 photo Amanda Knox talks to reporters outside her mother's home, in Seattle, WA, United States. Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, for the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in the university hilltop town of Perugia. Knox on Twitter that “I'm honored to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time” after she was invited to attend a conference June 14-15 in Modena organized by the Italy Innocence Project, which seeks to help people who have been convicted for crimes they did not commit. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2019 - 11:29 am
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The 31-year-old American was invited to attend a conference June 13-...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Ames, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 07, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 1 p.m. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the House should begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential candidate went to the Senate floor on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, file photo, 1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna, left, and his defense attorney Capt. Tom Clark, right, walk in Camp Speicher, a large U.S. base near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, Iraq. The White House announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that President Donald Trump pardoned Behenna, a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera, File)
May 06, 2019 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen listens to a question while testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. On May 6 , 2019, Cohen is scheduled to begin a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Mount Hope, N.Y., for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 03, 2019 - 9:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Situation" and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It's not reality TV. It's a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do...
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Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller Report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 01, 2019 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Private tensions between Justice Department leaders and special counsel Robert Mueller's team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion Wednesday as Attorney General William Barr pushed back at the special counsel's "snitty" complaints over his handling of the Trump-Russia...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to three-to10-years for sexual assault. An appeals court on Monday April 29, 2019, has denied Cosby's latest effort to be released from prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 3:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has denied Bill Cosby's latest request to leave prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. Defense lawyers say the 81-year-old comedian is likely to have his conviction overturned because of trial errors. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says they...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:12 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are scheduled to ask a judge to throw out video recordings that police say show him twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor. Kraft's attorneys are expected to tell Judge Leonard Hanser on Friday that Jupiter...
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