By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/13 — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering,
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 01/20 — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade,
LODI, N.J. (AP) 12/07 — A New Jersey strip club that served as a favorite hangout for fictional mobsters in HBO’s “The Sopranos” has been ordered to shut down as authorities investigate possible real-life crimes.Read more »
By KELVIN CHAN and KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 09/16 — In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 08/04 — A defendant in a money laundering case has at least two things in common with “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli — the same name and the same judge.
MAURICIO SAVARESE and SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 07/13 — The former president who brought Brazil to prominence on the world stage has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering — a historic judgment underscoring that no one is out of reach of this Latin American country’s sprawling graft investigation.
MARCOS MARTINEZ, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) 07/09 — A man who considered himself the Pablo Escobar of gold smuggling and two other former workers at a Miami-area refinery imported more than $1 billion in illegally mined gold from South America in a vast money-laundering scheme from 2013 to 2016,
KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 06/29 — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors,
KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) 06/03 — Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected militants, taking about $3 million out of their pockets,
CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) 04/13 — A quarter-century after he vanished on the eve of a major drug indictment, the last of Miami’s fabled “cocaine cowboys”
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) 03/12 — The Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) 01/27 — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested two men in Syracuse on charges stemming from the seizure of a pound of cocaine and more than $250,000 in cash.
BOSTON (AP) 01/24 — A Brazilian man arrested in connection with the discovery of about $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment has been held without bail.
TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/20 — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.
PETER ORSI, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 01/20 — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and,
LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) 11/29 — Police have arrested 36 people, seized gold, cocaine, automatic weapons and millions of euros as they broke up a drugs and money-laundering ring operating between Morocco and Europe,
MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) 11/09 — Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still rely mainly on cash.