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Stories with subject: Racketeering
  • 2 plead not guilty in major cybercrime ring 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:44 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Two Ukrainian men suspected of involvement in a major cybercrime operation that used computer malware to steal millions of dollars pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Nebraska.

  • Grand Jury indicts gang members with racketeering 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:52 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Leaders, members and associates of the "Big Money Block Boyz" gang have been charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in separate indictments on drug-related counts ranging from racketeering and conspiracy to attempted murder and obstruction of justice.

  • Convicted trash hauler to get $3.1M in settlement 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:21 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Federal authorities have agreed to pay $3.1 million to a trash hauler convicted in a price-fixing conspiracy to settle his claim that they violated their plea agreement with him by selling his companies but failing to pay him.

  • Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:38 pm
  • PHOENIX - Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

  • California state senator freed from jail on bond 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:44 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - California state Sen. Leland Yee has been released from custody and his lawyer says the Democrat from San Francisco plans to plead not guilty to corruption and gun charges.

  • Senate OKs raising age for prostitution charges 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:30 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers are trying to combat human trafficking and improve the state's treatment of victims with a large bill package moving ahead in both chambers.

  • Unions, Bill Sizemore reach deal on lawsuit 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:16 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the state's two teachers unions against political activist Bill Sizemore and his main financial backer, Loren Parks.

  • Feds move toward extradition of Mexico ex-governor 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:19 pm
  • DALLAS - Federal prosecutors have indicated they will seek the extradition of a former Mexican governor indicted in the United States for racketeering and money laundering.

  • Edwards says he's running for seat in Congress 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 6:06 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Three years after his release from a federal prison, 86-year-old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about his political future and launching a longshot campaign that, if successful, would mark the second major political comeback of his life.