ZURICH (AP) — Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin was banned for life by FIFA on Monday, 16 months after he was convicted of corruption charges in the United States.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — State auditors found suspicious practices in how Pinal County used anti-racketeering funds but a subsequent criminal investigation is ending without producing charges...
BOSTON (AP) — A member of the violent MS-13 gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the death of a 16-year-old boy killed by gang members because he was suspected of cooperating with...
The Latest: Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a trial centered on a cult-like group based in upstate New York (all times local):
TV actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty in a case...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a ruling throwing out convictions on some charges for a former northeastern Pennsylvania judge in what prosecutors said were juveniles...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of being an "enforcer" for a large-scale prostitution ring that brought people into the country illegally to work in New Jersey brothels has been sentenced to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating...
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit brought by landlords that alleged racketeering by a southern Indiana city related to a planned redevelopment...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah that involves a juror removed from his 2016 racketeering trial.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston residents have been released on bond after making initial court appearances on charges that they were part of a nationwide college admissions...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An initial court appearance has been held for the Wake Forest University women's volleyball coach accused in a scheme to help get wealthy children into elite...
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of taking $2.7 million in bribes as part of a massive college admissions scheme has made his initial court...
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer who was captured nearly 15 years after he fled while awaiting trial on charges that he ripped off drug dealers has been convicted in federal...
Imprisoned mobster Carmine Persico dead at age 85
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime boss of the infamous Colombo crime family, Carmine "the Snake" Persico, has died at the age of 85.
Attorney Benson Weintraub says Persico died on Thursday at the...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered eight purported members of a Chicago street gang to stand trial in September on charges that they participated in a criminal organization that killed six...
Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1...
18 members of white supremacist prison gang indicted
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eighteen members of a white supremacist prison gang have been charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy and kidnapping that resulted in at least six homicides during the past...
Racketeering lawsuit by Dakota Access developer dismissed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups and activists, saying he found no evidence of a coordinated criminal enterprise.
Federal officials announce ‘takedown’ of 2 Los Angeles gangs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've dealt a blow to two Los Angeles gangs that have ties to the Mexican Mafia after charging dozens of suspected members with racketeering and drug and gun violations in indictments announced Wednesday.
Indictments against the Vineland Boys gang say its members exerted control over their San Fernando Valley territory by shooting and assaulting rival gangs, trafficking in drugs and guns, and extorting money from other dealers.
Rogue Baltimore detective sentenced in racketeering case
BALTIMORE (AP) — A disgraced Baltimore police detective who led a double life as a drug gang collaborator has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role on an out-of-control unit of city officers who resold looted narcotics, conducted brazen robberies, and falsified evidence.
Admitted pipeline vandalizer fights racketeering lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Phoenix woman who has publicly admitted to vandalism along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in two states is asking a judge to dismiss her as a defendant in a $1 billion federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the pipeline developer.
Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemalan soccer's governing body, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and ordered to forfeit $350,000 after pleading guilty for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal uncovered by U.S. prosecutors.
Motorcycle gang members charged with murder, racketeering
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several members of the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club have been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder, kidnapping and racketeering conspiracy charges.
The U.S. Department of Justice says the gang has ties in Washington and Oregon.
Reputed Philadelphia mobster charged with extortion, threats
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a reputed Philadelphia mobster with extorting and threatening man who took out a loan from him.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 56-year-old Philip Narducci and his associate James Gallo face charges related to extortion and conspiracy.
Pot owners plead guilty in unique charges vs. legal business
DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty Friday to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the U.S.
Pharmacist in elder abuse case pleads guilty to fraud
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutors say a pharmacist charged in a scheme to exploit elderly and disabled adults in Albany and Macon has pleaded guilty.
State Attorney General Chris Carr tells news outlets that Paylow Pharmacy owner Perry Kirka pleaded guilty to identity fraud Friday. Carr says in a Tuesday statement that Kirka dispensed medications to Georgia Medicaid recipients and sought reimbursement without ensuring they received the prescriptions.
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Peoria gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charges
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A man indicted last year with 14 others for being members of Peoria's Bomb Squad street gang has pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering charges.
Terry Moss admitted to attempted murder in aid of racketeering; use of a firearm in relation to a violent crime; and to possession and distribution of crack cocaine.
Oklahoma attorney faces racketeering, solicitation charges
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma attorney has been accused of racketeering, solicitation for murder and other charges by the state's multicounty grand jury.
An indictment unsealed Monday accuses 54-year-old Winston Connor II of Grove of 10 charges involving his relationship with 36-year-old Slint Tate, a former client of Connor's who is serving life in prison for first-degree murder.
Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.
The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy.
FBI offers $5K for info on ‘dangerous’ Georgia gang member
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a Georgia gang member it says is armed and dangerous.
Activist seeks dismissal from pipeline racketeering lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian and environmental activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit says her opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline was constitutionally protected free speech, not an attempt to incite violence as the company alleges.
Krystal Two Bulls asked a judge in a court filing last month to dismiss her from the lawsuit filed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which built the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to Illinois.
Oklahoma AG: Defunct publisher will pay about $1M to victims
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A father and son who ran an Oklahoma-based publishing company have agreed to pay back about $1 million to the thousands of writers and musicians they defrauded, according to the state's attorney general.
Jury finds Mongols motorcycle club guilty of racketeering
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday found the Mongols motorcycle club guilty of racketeering and conspiracy, opening the way for the government to seize the club's trademarked logo and ban members from wearing their cherished patches.
Federal prosecutors will ask the judge to fine the Mongol Nation — the entity that owns the club trademark — and order it to forfeit rights to the image of a bald, ponytailed Genghis Khan-style warrior in sunglasses astride a chopper motorcycle.
FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party.
The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery, extortion, bank fraud, racketeering and other crimes. Not mentioned in the indictment is Democratic nominee for governor Andrew Gillum, who served as Tallahassee's mayor during the investigation.
Feds charge DEA agent with trafficking drugs, guns with gang
CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer is accused of trafficking drugs and guns to a violent international street gang and then joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency so he could continue.
Jury deliberations to resume latest meningitis outbreak case
BOSTON (AP) — Jury deliberations are continuing in the case of six former employees of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds.
Jurors in the latest case stemming from the outbreak linked to the now-closed New England Compounding Center are scheduled to return to federal court on Monday after failing to reach a verdict Friday.
The former employees face mail fraud, racketeering and conspiracy charges.
Man convicted in radio host’s slaying gets life sentence
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in the slaying of a New Jersey radio show host in a plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.
Ferdinand Augello continued to maintain his innocence when he was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in October on murder, conspiracy, racketeering and other counts in the 2012 shooting of April Kauffman.
Street gang member gets consecutive life terms in shootings
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking street gang leader convicted of murder and other crimes has been sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison plus 35 years,
Tony Phillips was sentenced Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Grape Street Crips member had been convicted in July on 10 counts, including murder in aid of racketeering, attempted murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy.
Gang leader who allegedly sought social media clout charged
CHICAGO (AP) — A purported leader of a Gangster Disciples faction faces a charge of committing murder in the aid racketeering as Chicago federal prosecutors continue to target social media-conscious street gangs.
A recently unsealed indictment alleges Pierre Robinson fatally shot rival Glenn Houston at a convenience store in 2014 in part to boost his status and the status of his South Side Evans Mobb gang on social media.
Ex-executive to cooperate with feds in opioid kickback case
BOSTON (AP) — A former opioid sales executive admitted Wednesday to participating in a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray for people who didn't need it and will cooperate with prosecutors targeting his co-workers in the closely watched case against Insys Therapeutics.
MS-13 member gets life for role in slayings of 2 teen boys
BOSTON (AP) — A member of the MS-13 gang has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in two killings in Boston in which the teenage victims were lured to their deaths via social media.
Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Edwin Gonzalez was sentenced Tuesday following his conviction on racketeering charges.
Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense attorney for Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says his client is "completely innocent" of federal racketeering and firearms charges.
The rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, is among five people indicted this week on charges that he directed or participated in violent acts as part of a deadly gang known as the 9 Trey Bloods.
Hammond gang member sentenced to 28 years in prison
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced in federal court to 28 years in prison for crimes that included a slaying prosecutors say was committed to further his standing in the Latin Kings street gang.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 22-year-old Anton James Jr. of Hammond, Indiana, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.
Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was deemed a likely danger to the community and denied bail Monday after a prosecutor said there was evidence that he directed or participated in multiple acts of violence as part of a deadly gang.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman concluded an hourlong hearing by citing "troubling" corroborating evidence offered by a prosecutor to show that 6ix9ine directed or participated in multiple acts of violence over the last eight months.
The Latest: Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine held on multiple charges
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (all times local):
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (teh-KAH'-shee sihks-NEYN') was detained without bail after a prosecutor said he was involved in violence.
A federal magistrate judge Monday ordered him held until a Tuesday bail hearing. Judge Henry Pitman cited the discovery of evidence from a gunpoint robbery and an automatic pistol found in his home as reason to deny bail.
Brian Bowen sues Adidas, associates over corruption scandal
Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several associates caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal alleging federal racketeering violations that cost him the chance to develop his game.
Las Vegas prostitution investment produces indictment
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A racketeering indictment stemming from a Las Vegas police investigation accuses five people of running businesses fronting as illegal houses of prostitution.
The state Attorney General's Office's announced Thursday says the Clark County grand jury's indictment alleged a total of 36 counts, including racketeering, conspiracy and pandering.