By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/15 — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin.
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/14 — Jurors convicted a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on federal bribery and fraud charges Tuesday in a trial that further exposed the state capital’s culture of backroom deal-making.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) 01/03 — A politically prominent Florida eye doctor could get more than 30 years in prison for stealing $100 million in one of history’s largest Medicare frauds.
By PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 10/26 — 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 pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.
By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) 09/28 — A once-obscure admitted con man named Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer III may have failed in his scheme to make low-budget movies with money swiped from pro athletes,Read more »
By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) 09/27 — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball,Read more »
YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) 08/25 — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president,
ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 07/27 — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):
2:30 p.m. An Italian prosecutor says he is investigating employees of aid groups that are rescuing migrants off Libya for allegedly facilitating illegal migration,
BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) 03/25 — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 03/22 — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor is scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday, where he’ll face arraignment on bribery and extortion charges.
DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) 03/05 — He once was New Jersey’s highest ranking law enforcement official, a mentor to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies.
PETER ORSI, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 02/07 — Look to your right: There’s the Pillar of Light, a towering monument shaped like a vanilla wafer cookie.
LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/12 — A Chinese billionaire’s former chief assistant awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case wants a judge to toss out statements he made to the FBI after his arrest,