Stories tagged: conspiracy
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Turkish businessman describes $50M bribe at sanctions trial
A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey’s finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker’s fears …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Auburn fires indicted basketball assistant Chuck Person
Auburn has fired associate head basketball coach Chuck Person, who has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges. The university announced the move a day after Person and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?
The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Peru judge orders ex-president jailed in corruption case
A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
‘Pizzagate’ gunman in D.C. sentenced to four years in prison
A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” was sentenced Thursday to four years …
Mon., May 29, 2017
Ruth Marcus: Just one week shows something isn’t right
Greg Gianforte’s attack is simply a well-documented illustration of this larger ill. The events of a single week serve to underscore the gravity of the malady.
Sat., March 11, 2017
Krauthammer: Conspiracy chasing poses real danger
Self-created crisis can leave us distracted, spent and unprepared when the real thing hits.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Russia connection deserving of suspicion
Noteworthy is that these same Obama doubters haven’t expressed any concern about Trump’s cavalier denial of Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Trump national security adviser’s son fired from transition team after promoting fake news
Michael Flynn Jr. has been let go from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team after spreading online conspiracy theories on Twitter. He is the son of Trump’s pick for national security …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Uzbek man convicted of terror-related charges drops appeal
An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Creator of malware used to drain bank accounts gets 9 years
The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Engineer accused of illegally helping China build reactors
A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2013, 11:13 a.m.
Whitey Bulger guilty of racketeering, conspiracy
BOSTON — Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy.
Fri., March 29, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
Colville boys, 10 and 11, will stand trial in murder conspiracy
A Stevens County judge has ruled that two boys, ages 10 and 11, are competent to stand trial in juvenile court for first-degree conspiracy to murder a female classmate.
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012, 12:10 a.m.
Ex-Nat’l Lampoon CEO to be sentenced in fraud case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former chief executive of National Lampoon and two co-conspirators faced possible life sentences Friday after being convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million. U.S. …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, 7:04 a.m.
Charged exec cooperating in W.Va. mine blast probe
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men widened their net Wednesday, filing criminal charges against a longtime Massey Energy executive who …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 12:02 a.m.
New charges bring Penn State officials to court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, 1:29 a.m.
Court: Judge erred in tossing Smith case verdicts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
LA County assessor arrested in corruption case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
Ex-Iowa egg farm manager pleads guilty to bribery
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
20 suspects arrested in marijuana ring
An organized crime task force has arrested 20 suspects and is looking for six more in what authorities describe as a major marijuana growing and distribution ring that’s operated in …
Fri., Feb. 7, 1997
Judge Lets Stand Cap On Commissions
A federal judge has refused to order reinstatement of a 10 percent commission that travel agents once received for booking airline tickets. The airlines capped commissions two years ago, setting …
Fri., Feb. 7, 1997
Probe Reveals Bias By Astra Managers
Federal investigators have concluded that managers at Astra USA sexually harassed numerous women employees and collaborated to cover up the harassment, Business Week magazine reports in its latest issue. The …
Sun., Feb. 2, 1997
Greed Drove Gucci’s Ex, Officials Say Former Wife One Of Five Charged With Family Scion’s ‘95 Murder
Patricia Reggiani Martinelli in an Italian police mug shot. Photo by Associated Press
Wed., Dec. 4, 1996
Adm Indictments Handed Down
Former Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre poses in his office at Future Health Technologies last year. Photo by Associated Press
Thu., Sept. 19, 1996
Harness Driver Indicted
Freehold Raceway’s top harness driver last year was indicted for fixing races in 1995, Attorney General Peter Verniero said. Racing investigators claim Richard Wojcio, 36, of Freehold, conspired with other …
Wed., July 3, 1996
Agents Seize Militia Weapons Bombs, Machine Guns Found; 10 Plead Innocent To Charges
Federal agents searching the homes and caches of Arizona’s Viper militia said Tuesday that they found bombs, hundreds of pounds of bomb-making material, more than 200 blasting caps, about 70 …
Sun., April 30, 1995
Malcolm X’S Widow Ends Farrakhan Feud
Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, does not blame Louis Farrakhan for her husband’s assassination, a Nation of Islam leader said Saturday. “Dr. Shabazz has … confirmed our contention …
Fri., April 28, 1995
Judge Rules On Evidence For Shabazz Trial
A statement in which Malcolm X’s daughter said she wanted Louis Farrakhan dead will be allowed at her trial, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge James M. Rosenbaum ruled, …