Counterfeiting and forgery

February 13, 2019 - 9:42 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Seven men have been arrested in northern Greece after police seized bundles of fake U.S. $100 bills stashed in a warehouse with a total face value of $200,000. The suspects, all Greeks, aged 40 to 64, include a retired print shop worker. Three more men are wanted for...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, talks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 19, 2018 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years. The reforms could offer a path to freedom for...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad has stepped aside from his IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention...
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Honduran migrants get a ride out of Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The migrants are part of a second caravan of more than 1,000 that forced its way across the river from Guatemala on Monday. Some have begun arriving in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 30, 2018 - 9:07 pm
NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — More than 1,000 people in a second migrant caravan that forged its way across the river from Guatemala began walking through southern Mexico on Tuesday and reached the city of Tapachula — some 250 miles behind a larger group and more than 1,000 miles from the closest U.S...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle in 2009, when he forged a...
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July 20, 2018 - 9:41 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges. The Courier Journal reports Katina Powell was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of criminal possession of a forged...
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June 28, 2018 - 2:35 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing the identities of people facing deportation and using them to run up bills totaling $190,000. Raphael Sanchez resigned when he was charged in the...
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Prefect of the Vatican Library Bishop Cesare Pasini leafs through an authentic 15th Century copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 11:37 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United States returned to the Vatican Library Thursday a rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. It's the third such return in recent years after U.S. investigators,...
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May 17, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team. News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for...
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In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018 photo Emory Ellis, of Boston, sits for a photo in a park, in Boston. Ellis was arrested in 2015 after he tried to buy breakfast at Burger King using a $10 bill that the cashier thought was fake. Ellis’ arrest resulted in a probation violation that landed him in jail for three months before prosecutors dropped the charge when authorities determined the bill was real. Ellis is suing Burger King accusing them in a lawsuit filed this week of discriminating against him because he’s black and homeless. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 17, 2018 - 12:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and more than three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash, he says. Now Ellis is...
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