Stories tagged: money laundering
Fri., April 13, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Backpage.com founder freed on $1M bond in case over sex ads
A founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com was released from custody Friday after spending a week in jail on charges alleging that he knowingly published ads for sexual services …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
State: Casino worker preyed on addicts, laundered $1.5M
The Washington State Gambling Commission says a couple suspected of providing $300,000 in loans to people with gambling problems at a Tukwila casino and then threatening them in order to …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
U.S. Bancorp to pays $613 million over money laundering charges
U.S. Bancorp said Thursday it will pay $613 million in fines and penalties to settle allegations that the bank had poor anti-money laundering controls, which put the bank repeatedly at …
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: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Feds drop money laundering charges against Coeur d’Alene doctor ensnared in ex-wife’s drug case
All 10 felony money laundering charges will be dismissed against Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle in exchange for a guilty plea on two misdemeanor charges that he did not report …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Spain seizes property worth $735 million linked to Syrian leader Assad’s uncle
Spanish police investigating a money laundering case on Tuesday raided properties and blocked dozens of bank accounts, including some belonging or linked to relatives of former Syrian vice president Rifaat …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Dutch authorities carry out raids in tax evasion probe
Dutch authorities have carried out raids in multiple countries in an investigation into dozens of people suspected of tax evasion and money laundering via an unidentified Swiss bank.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene doctor knew nothing of Las Vegas stripper wife’s drug empire
Dr. Stanley Toelle’s money flowed freely to support the lifestyle of his Las Vegas wife, Loren. In a court statement, she says he had no idea she was involved in …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Daughter of accused drug ringleader pleads guilty in Idaho to money laundering charge
The daughter of an accused drug trafficking ringleader operating out of North Idaho pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiracy to launder money from illegal drugs sold across five …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 9:46 p.m.
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
A Washington state man suspected of bilking more than a dozen Alaskans of a total of $2.7 million was arrested Thursday after being charged with wire fraud and money laundering.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project
Six months before he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump announced a new real estate project in Baku, Azerbaijan. The partner was Anar Mammadov, the son of a government minister …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
House won’t seek to impeach state auditor
Leaders in Washington’s House of Representatives say they don’t plan to impeach state Auditor Troy Kelley, who is fighting federal charges of tax evasion, money laundering and perjury.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Three defendants in alleged drug ring plead not guilty in Coeur d’Alene
Three defendants in an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Idaho doctor indicted in alleged drug ring sanctioned a year ago
A Coeur d’Alene doctor indicted as part of an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring surrendered his passport Monday and was released from federal custody. Dr. Stanley Alvin Toelle, 61, a …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 7:13 a.m.
Indicted Washington auditor seeks return of seized $908,000
Indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley is asking a judge to force the Justice Department to return $908,000.
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
Woman arrested on multiple theft counts
A 21-year-old woman was arrested on 21 counts of theft-related activity during an investigation into vehicle prowling in north Spokane.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Pawn shop owners help retrieve stolen saxophone
When Washington State University senior Rachel Murphy got a phone call from police last week, she’d almost lost hope. A Spokane officer told the music performance major that her tenor …
Tue., July 29, 2014, 2:19 p.m.
Kimberly Jeffreys sentenced to home detention in fraud case
Kimberly Jeffreys, ex-wife of imprisoned developer Greg Jeffreys, will not step foot in a federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud earlier this year, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 10:47 a.m.
Sacred Heart pharmacy tech pleads guilty in pill theft
Pending a judge’s approval, Paul Martsin will spend five years in prison for stealing thousands of high-powered prescription medications and pay more than $11,000 to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013, 7:46 a.m.
‘Whitey’ Bulger sentenced to life in prison
BOSTON — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his murderous reign of terror in the 1970s and ‘80s, bringing to a …
Sat., July 13, 2013
Gonzaga donor once convicted of 1993 money laundering
A Gonzaga University trustee credited with the largest single donation to the school also has a criminal record of money laundering. John J. Hemmingson was convicted by a New Orleans …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Woman charged with stealing $10,000 from neighbor
A Spokane Valley woman has been charged with forcing a 91-year-old neighbor to give her power of attorney, and then stealing $10,000 from the elderly woman’s bank account. Jody Scotece, …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Indictment alleges Jeffreys’ dark side
People describe Greg Jeffreys as one of the smartest men they know. A persuasive salesman. A tireless worker. An aggressive negotiator and sophisticated dealmaker of uncommon boldness. He was also …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 12:02 a.m.
Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 11:41 p.m.
Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Some former federal prosecutors are among those who think prosecutors should have brought criminal charges against some former executives at British bank HSBC after it was …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 8:39 a.m.
Govt outlines HSBC ties to drug money laundering
WASHINGTON (AP) — British bank HSBC violated the Bank Secrecy Act in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics drug traffickers in Mexico and intentionally allowed prohibited transactions with …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012, 12:24 a.m.
HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case
LONDON (AP) — HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, 11:05 p.m.
HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States. The …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, 2:54 p.m.
AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
DeLay attorneys: Ex-GOP star didn’t launder money
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay have told an appeals court that the one-time GOP heavyweight never committed money laundering. Prosecutors say …