- Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors Updated: Aug-03-15 7:27 pm
McKINNEY, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to prosecutors, and helped persuade a state lawmaker and another wealthy businessman to buy more than $100,000 in shares.
- Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general Updated: Aug-03-15 7:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charged with three felony counts of securities fraud in an indictment unsealed Monday. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.
- Former Saline County sheriff pleads guilty to wire fraud Updated: Aug-03-15 5:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Federal prosecutors have announced that the former Saline County sheriff has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for using money from his campaign account to pay for personal items and expenses charged to his sheriff's office credit card.
- Houston businessman charged with running Ponzi scheme Updated: Aug-03-15 4:16 pm
HOUSTON - A Houston-area businessman charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with defrauding investors of $114 million through a Ponzi scheme has agreed to return allegedly ill-gotten gains with interest.
- The Latest: Defense lawyer says Texas AG to plead not guilty Updated: Aug-03-15 3:27 pm
McKINNEY, Texas - The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):
- Former N. Carolina employees union leader accused of fraud Updated: Aug-03-15 3:11 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The former executive director of a government employee union has been indicted on fraud-related charges involving more than $570,000 while at the State Employees Association of North Carolina over five years.
- Man admits role in 2 fraud schemes, faces lengthy sentence Updated: Aug-02-15 4:52 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has admitted his involvement in two fraud schemes.
- Nuns' tipoff leads Spanish police to arrest 212 for fraud Updated: Aug-02-15 2:57 pm
MADRID - Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).
- Florida man sentenced for stealing classified documents Updated: Aug-02-15 1:32 pm
MIAMI - A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing classified documents while working at a U.S. military base in Honduras.
- Maui chiropractor fined on 69 counts of fraud Updated: Aug-02-15 12:40 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - State officials have fined James Hattaway of Maui Family Chiropractic $7,000 for 69 counts of fraud.
- West Palm man sentenced for stealing classified documents Updated: Aug-02-15 10:55 am
MIAMI - A West Palm Beach man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing classified documents while working at a U.S. military base in Honduras..
- Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.
- Doctor denies charges in federal drug conspiracy case Updated: Jul-31-15 4:20 pm
BALTIMORE - A former Frederick physician has pleaded not guilty to federal narcotics and fraud charges.
- Texas woman who ran child placement agency accused of fraud Updated: Jul-31-15 3:02 pm
HOUSTON - A Houston woman who operated a foster care and child placement agency has been accused of adoption fraud.
- Texas woman charged in Oklahoma with Medicaid fraud Updated: Jul-31-15 10:49 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges against a Texas woman.
- Harvey woman pleads guilty disaster fraud and theft Updated: Jul-31-15 8:35 am
NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old Harvey woman has pleaded guilty to one count of disaster fraud and five counts of theft.
- Des Allemands woman charged with BP relief fraud Updated: Jul-31-15 8:22 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury in New Orleans has charged a 42-year-old Des Allemands woman with making a false claim for disaster relief after the 2010 BP oil spill.
- 3 plead not guilty to Medicaid fraud Updated: Jul-31-15 7:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Three people have pleaded not guilty to Medicaid fraud, related to claims made in providing care to a disabled adult.
- Spain: Court accepts princess' request to slash bail Updated: Jul-31-15 4:20 am
MADRID - A Spanish court has agreed to slash the 2.7 million-euro ($3 million) bail set for Princess Cristina while she awaits trial for tax fraud.
- Businessmen accused of defrauding investors with lies Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
CAZENOVIA, New York - Two New York businessmen are accused of misleading investors by lying about the investments' prospects.
- Providence council candidate, manager charged with fraud Updated: Jul-30-15 9:19 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A former Providence City Council candidate and his campaign manager are charged with election fraud in connection with the 2014 primary.
- Feds says more than $13 million recovered from rogue doctor Updated: Jul-30-15 6:37 pm
DETROIT - The government says $13 million to $14 million has been recovered so far from a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave unnecessary treatments to patients.
- Appeals court upholds convictions in Petro America case Updated: Jul-30-15 4:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal appeals court panel has upheld the convictions of five people for bilking mostly poor investors out of millions of dollars with promises that they could become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams by spending as little as $100.
- Anchorage doctor sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud Updated: Jul-30-15 3:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage physician convicted of defrauding the government of Medicaid funding has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
- Ex-lawmaker from Bridgeport rejects plea deal in fraud case Updated: Jul-30-15 2:55 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - Former Bridgeport state Rep. Christina Ayala has rejected a plea deal in an alleged election fraud case and a trial has been scheduled for September.