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Stories with subject: Racketeering
  • Omaha man faces federal charges in 2010 homicide 
    Updated: May-24-15 11:26 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha man is facing federal charges for a 2010 slaying that prosecutors say was linked to gang activity.

  • Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects 
    Updated: May-22-15 1:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

  • New trial set for 6 charged in reserve officer's slaying 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:03 am

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - A new trial is set for six people charged in connection with the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer.

  • 37 members of international gang indicted in NC 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:43 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Thirty-seven members of the international gang known as "MS-13" face racketeering and conspiracy charges following their indictment by a federal grand jury in North Carolina.

  • 6 Philly narcotics officers acquitted in racketeering case 
    Updated: May-14-15 12:52 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal jury has cleared six former Philadelphia drug squad officers in a corruption case that prompted scores of convictions to be overturned amid charges that the officers stole more than $400,000 in drug money, beat suspects and lied to win convictions.

  • Feds charge 29 in takedown of Florida Latin Kings gang 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:08 pm

    MIAMI - A federal grand jury has indicted 29 people in South Florida on racketeering and other charges in what investigators called a takedown of the Latin Kings gang leadership.

  • Texan pleads guilty in Mississippi to traveling with cocaine 
    Updated: May-12-15 8:05 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 19 for a Texas man who has pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge.

  • Atlanta schools release study on impact of cheating scandal 
    Updated: May-08-15 4:53 pm

    ATLANTA - Thousands of Atlanta Public School students affected by a cheating scandal that led to criminal charges against educators have fallen behind in reading and English language arts compared to classmates whose tests showed little or no evidence of manipulation.

  • Prosecutors charge 33 in alleged criminal enterprise 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:11 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly three dozen people have been charged in California as part of a criminal network that illegally sold millions of dollars in prescription drugs and engaged in bank fraud, money laundering and racketeering, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

  • 2 Michigan men admit role in Mississippi drug conspiracy 
    Updated: May-04-15 9:43 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Two Michigan men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilos of cocaine and 1 kilo of heroin in South Mississippi.

  • Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 7:52 pm

    ATLANTA - A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the trial stemming from the city's standardized test cheating scandal.

  • Ex-FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying during Bulger trial 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 5:19 pm

    BOSTON - A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial and overstated his professional accomplishments, including falsely claiming to be the first officer who recovered the rifle used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., federal officials said Thursday in announcing a perjury case against him.

  • Texan admits to trafficking drug to pay off gambling debt 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 5:47 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - A 39-year-old Texas man has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to interstate travel in aid of a racketeering organization.