- NC toll road moves ahead with contractor guilty of fraud Updated: May-28-15 6:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina transportation officials are pushing ahead with an embattled toll road outside Charlotte, even after a politically connected paving contractor involved in the $840-million project pleaded guilty last year to defrauding taxpayers.
- Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser Updated: May-28-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.
- Madoff accountant sentenced to home detention Updated: May-28-15 4:14 pm
NEW YORK - A former accountant who certified fake financial records hiding Bernard Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme was sentenced on Thursday to one year of home confinement, becoming the latest defendant to avoid prison by cooperating in the case.
- THE LATEST: CAF backs Blatter, says FIFA vote should go on Updated: May-28-15 7:58 am
ZURICH - The Latest on FIFA developments:
- Businessman pleads guilty to wire fraud, tax charge Updated: May-28-15 4:41 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a New Orleans businessman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and failing to pay taxes.
- Ex-Madoff trader testifies against co-workers, avoids prison Updated: May-27-15 3:28 pm
NEW YORK - A longtime trader for Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months of home confinement after his testimony helped convict five former co-workers for their roles in history's largest Ponzi scheme.
- Retired PPG worker confined to home in trade secrets case Updated: May-27-15 11:58 am
PITTSBURGH - A federal magistrate has released a retired PPG Industries researcher from jail, but ordered him confined to his home until he stands trial on charges of stealing trade secrets for a Chinese company.
- US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 6:22 am
- Minnesota man gets 10 years in prison for $20M Ponzi scheme Updated: May-27-15 2:17 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing $20 million from investors as part of a Ponzi scheme.
- Lawyer sentenced to 18 months for stock fraud scheme Updated: May-26-15 5:56 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A New York-based lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally manipulating the stocks of two companies.
- Final defendant sentenced in Petro America securities fraud Updated: May-22-15 5:05 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 46-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in a $10.2 million securities fraud conspiracy that victimized more than 12,000 investors across the U.S. and Canada.
- NW Indiana accountant accused of fraud faced 34 counts Updated: May-21-15 5:59 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a northwest Indiana accounting firm on 34 counts, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe Updated: May-21-15 3:48 am
BOISE, Idaho - An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.
- Ex-Madoff employee sentenced to 9 months of home detention Updated: May-20-15 4:44 pm
NEW YORK - A second-generation employee of Bernard Madoff who was one of the earliest government cooperators after the massive Ponzi scheme was revealed was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of home detention.
- Va. business owner collapses after being sentenced for fraud Updated: May-20-15 1:15 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A business owner on Virginia's Eastern Shore collapsed in the courtroom after she was sentenced for a fraud scheme.
- Vancouver man pleads guilty to securities fraud Updated: May-20-15 11:03 am
TACOMA, Washington - Federal prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Tacoma to securities fraud for pump-and-dump schemes involving half a dozen stocks.
- 6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology Updated: May-20-15 10:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.
- Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda Updated: May-20-15 6:20 am
There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. A sample of what's on the agenda of some individual owners, and two small business advocacy groups:
- Ex-CEO of Colorado real estate group gets 5 years for theft Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado - A longtime CEO of the Summit Association of Realtors who stole more than $415,000 from the nonprofit organization has been sentenced to five years in prison and must pay back the money.
- Ex-comptroller of Albuquerque company pleads guilty to fraud Updated: May-19-15 4:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The former comptroller of an Albuquerque construction company has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges.
- Storage company sentenced in illegal human waste disposal Updated: May-19-15 6:14 am
SAN DIEGO - A storage company and its owner have been sentenced to time served and ordered to pay nearly $60,000 for illegally disposing of thousands of gallons of untreated human waste in the desert east of San Diego.
- Consumer fraud case involving South Carolina being discussed Updated: May-19-15 4:07 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond is in Washington, where he's scheduled to discuss what's being called a major consumer fraud case involving the state.
- Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon Updated: May-17-15 1:54 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia deported a fugitive Russian tycoon Sunday who was living illegally in the Southeast Asian country after he was accused of embezzling $175 million in his homeland.
- Va. Beach woman pleads guilty in investment fraud case Updated: May-16-15 12:29 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A Virginia Beach woman has pleaded guilty to running an investment fraud scheme.
- Man pleads guilty to fatal shooting at construction company Updated: May-15-15 12:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Slaughter man who went on a shooting rampage at Grady Crawford Construction Co. in 2009, several months after the Baton Rouge firm fired him, has pleaded guilty to killing two workers and wounding a third.