Conspiracy

May 03, 2018 - 11:13 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors say four former Wilmington Trust executives convicted of fraud and conspiracy were victims of their own arrogance. Former bank president Robert Harra Jr., former chief credit officer William North, former chief financial officer David Gibson and former controller...
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May 03, 2018 - 6:56 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program were convicted Thursday of fraud and conspiracy charges. The former Wilmington Trust executives were convicted after a six-week trial in...
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District of Columbia City Council President Phil Mendelson speaks during an impromptu news conference outside City Hall, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Washington, as other council members listen. The council has been roiled by mounting tensions and controversy that originally stemmed from councilman Trayon White claiming the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking dynasty and frequent subject of anti-Semitic conspiracy, were controlling Washington’s weather conditions. (AP Photo/Ashraf Khalil)
May 02, 2018 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the Washington city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions. The issue nearly derailed a City Council meeting Tuesday morning and resulted in the...
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FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The jury in their trial returns to the courtroom on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to get final instructions and to hear arguments before getting the case for deliberation. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer appears before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent subcommittee on Investigations looking into Backpage.com. Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under a plea agreement announced Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
April 13, 2018 - 2:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel,"...
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April 12, 2018 - 2:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal jury convicted a former Texas congressman on fraud and conspiracy charges Thursday for misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses. Steve Stockman, a Republican, was accused of conspiring with two staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of...
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In this March 6, 2017 photo, Sun Zhengcai, then party secretary of Chongqing, attends a meeting on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Former Chinese political high-flyer Sun is standing trial Thursday, April 12, 2018, for bribery in eastern China, making him one of the highest-level officials to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 12, 2018 - 2:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese political high-flyer who has been accused of plotting against the ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, setting the stage for one of the highest-level convictions in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and political disloyalty...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 booking photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows Patrick Eugene Stein. Stein is one of three members of a militia group are standing trial on charges alleging they were plotting to bomb a mosque and a southwestern Kansas apartment complex IN 2016 where Somali refugees live. Gavin Wright, Stein and Curtis Allen have pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. Opening statements in the trial began Thursday March 22, 2017 in Wichita. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP File)
March 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of three militia members accused of conspiring to bomb an apartment complex housing Somalis (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Jury selection has begun for three militia members accused of conspiring to bomb an apartment complex housing Somalis in Kansas...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office shows Gavin Wright. Wright is one of three members of a militia group are set to stand trial on charges alleging they were plotting to bomb a mosque and a southwestern Kansas apartment complex IN 2016 where Somali refugees live. Wright, Eugene Stein. and Curtis Allen have pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. Their trial is scheduled to start Tuesday, March 20, 2017 in Wichita. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP File)
March 17, 2018 - 10:58 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the "the Crusaders" met in an office to pick the targets of bombings that they hoped would inspire a wave of attacks on Muslims throughout the U.S. In a business...
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March 12, 2018 - 1:53 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear opening statements and testimony in the federal fraud and conspiracy case against four former executives of Wilmington Trust Corporation. Former bank president Robert V.A. Harra Jr., and three other former executives are charged with fraud, conspiracy...
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