Money laundering

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

The case against the Calderon brothers

California state senator Ron Calderon is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and aiding in the filing of false tax returns. His brother, former […]

02/22/2014

In this March 21, 2012 photo, Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City businessman, left, arrives at a court to attend a hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (AP Photo, file)

Sean Penn with US businessman wanted in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Actor Sean Penn says he is with Jacob Ostreicher after a humanitarian operation was carried out to remove the New York businessman from Bolivia. Penn said Ostreicher is safe, well […]

12/17/2013

This photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's office shows items inside James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig's apartment at the Princess Eugenia complex, in Santa Monica, Calif. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger's California apartment after his arrest two years ago, The Boston Globe reported Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/US Attorney's Office)

Bulger belongings could land on auction block

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the […]

11/30/2013

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4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an […]

11/08/2013

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NY investigates virtual money to stem criminal use

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is trying to corral the “Wild West” atmosphere of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and may create new regulations to keep the growing technology from being used in crimes. […]

08/12/2013

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

01/18/2013

Doctor gets year in prison for $11M Medicare fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California doctor has been sentenced to prison for an $11 million Medicare scheme that paid kickbacks to patients recruited on Skid Row.

12/19/2012

Ariz. donation to Calif. called 'money laundering'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s political watchdog agency says an $11 million campaign donation from an Arizona nonprofit represents the largest case of campaign money laundering in state history. The California Fair Political Practices Commission […]

11/05/2012

Man gets 10 years for fake gold investment scheme

  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County prosecutors say an Irvine man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $280,000 from a woman who thought she was investing in […]

10/30/2012

2 arrested in Colombia after swallowing dollars

BOGOTA (AP) – Colombian police have arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 in cash hidden in their stomachs. Authorities say the men swallowed the dollars wrapped in […]

09/14/2012

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