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Indictment: Soldier in bomb plot wanted to set fire to home

A federal grand jury in Kansas has indicted an Army soldier on charges that he distributed explosives information and threatened to set fire to a home.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a new indictment Monday that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

Federal prosecutors say U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Indicted congressman’s wife pleads guilty to corruption

The wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Thursday to a single corruption count and agreed to testify against her husband at his trial on charges the couple spent …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig indicted over work with Manafort

Attorney Gregory Craig, who served as White House counsel for President Barack Obama, was charged Thursday with lying to federal officials who were examining whether he should have registered as …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Feds say Avenatti deceived to prevent ‘house of cards’ collapse

Federal prosecutors have described Michael Avenatti as a scheming lawyer who bilked clients, cheated on his taxes and shuffled money between accounts and businesses to avoid being caught


Israel AG recommends indicting Netanyahu with bribery and breach of trust

Israel’s attorney general on Thursday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery and breach of trust in a series of corruption cases, a momentous move that shook up Israel’s …


Roger Stone loves dogs. His indictment says he threatened to steal one.

Longtime President Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone was charged Friday with lying and witness tampering in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


Prosecutors indict Nissan’s Ghosn for underreporting pay

Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income.


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu in telecom case

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges related to a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant, prompting immediate calls for his resignation.


Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

The captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake and killed 17 people, including nine members of one family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation …


Synagogue rampage suspect indicted as funerals continue

The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …


Private school future in flux after official’s indictment

A man accused of playing a part in a multimillion-dollar cellphone smuggling ring told the Idaho Press on Wednesday that his biggest concern is the future of the private classical …


Harvey Weinstein indicted on new sexual-assault charges, could face life in prison

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces additional counts of sexual assault that could carry a potential life sentence if he is convicted, prosecutors announced Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

Harvey Weinstein indicted in New York rape case

Harvey Weinstein declined Wednesday to testify before the New York grand jury that is weighing whether to indict him on rape and other sex charges, with his lawyers saying there …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

Missouri’s top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

U.S. gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air …


Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor

Missouri lawmakers returned to the Statehouse Monday for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair; wife had roots in Spokane

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018

Indictment shows how deeply social media firms got played by Russian agents

Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.


Defense: Witness in Montana murder case was under indictment

A psychologist who was the sole defense witness during a Montana man’s first-degree murder trial was indicted on drug charges days before she testified.


Idaho man indicted for illegally voting

An Idaho man has been indicted on a federal voter fraud charge.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

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: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ‘embellished’

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

Manafort and Gates face decades in prison, millions in fines

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s business associate Rick Gates face decades in federal prison and millions of dollars in potential fines if convicted on all …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Drug company founder indicted in U.S.-wide opioid conspiracy

U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of …