- Engineering firm exec admits role in pay-to-play scheme Updated: May-03-16 6:12 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A former executive of a politically connected engineering firm has admitted his role in a $1 million scheme to get around New Jersey's pay-to-play laws.
- Ohio businessman admits he didn't pay $600k in federal taxes Updated: May-03-16 3:37 am
CLEVELAND - An Ohio businessman accused in federal court of bankrolling a luxurious lifestyle by not paying more than $600,000 in federal income taxes has pleaded guilty.
- Argentina prosecutor asks probe of ex-president and son Updated: May-03-16 12:33 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A federal prosecutor asked on Monday that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.
- Lawsuit: Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice Updated: May-02-16 11:38 am
CHICAGO - A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.
- Federal jury convicts woman in health fraud scheme Updated: May-02-16 10:10 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal court jury has convicted the owner of a health care company for her role in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme operating in and around New Orleans.
- Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers Updated: May-01-16 6:37 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
- St. George man allegedly defrauded group that helps disabled Updated: Apr-30-16 6:10 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - A human resource officer is accused of defrauding a St. George company that provides group home services to people with autism and other disabilities.
- Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI campaign cash sting Updated: Apr-29-16 8:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state.
- China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading Updated: Apr-29-16 6:15 am
BEIJING - A prominent investor and the general manager of China's biggest stock brokerage have been arrested on insider trading charges, the government announced Friday, in the latest aftershock from a plunge in stock prices last year.
- UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 12:12 am
SYDNEY - An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.
- Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player Updated: Apr-28-16 9:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith.
- The Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment Updated: Apr-28-16 8:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local):
- Drug company to pay back rebates owed to Washington Updated: Apr-28-16 6:43 pm
SEATTLE - The state attorney general's office has announced a national pharmaceutical company accused of underpaying drug rebates owed to Medicaid will pay Washington $22.9 million.
- West Virginia auditor to head white collar crime center Updated: Apr-28-16 1:59 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The auditor of West Virginia will be the next president and CEO of the National White Collar Crime Center in Richmond, Virginia.
- Romania: media owner questioned over massive tax evasion Updated: Apr-27-16 8:33 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Prosecutors in Romania say they have questioned a media owner on suspicion of tax evasion worth 8 million ($9 million).
- US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.
- Couple get home detention in supplement misbranding case Updated: Apr-25-16 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - The husband-and-wife owners of a Los Angeles County nutritional supplement company have been sentenced to home detention and probation for illegally importing so-called royal jelly from China under mislabeled customs documents.
- Deutsche Bank co-CEO acquitted of attempted fraud charges Updated: Apr-25-16 6:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen has been acquitted of attempted fraud charges related to the bank's long-running battle with the heirs of a now-deceased media mogul.
- Oil company to pay fines over 3 Atchafalaya oil spills Updated: Apr-23-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Lafayette-based oil company has agreed to pay more than $700,000 in fines in connection with three crude oil spills in the Atchafalaya River basin.
- Texas health commissioner retiring after year on the job Updated: Apr-22-16 6:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' health commissioner is retiring a year after being appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in the wake of a contracting scandal over a company hired to root out Medicaid fraud.
- Another defendant sentenced in New Jersey timeshare scam Updated: Apr-22-16 5:02 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Another defendant has been sentenced to prison for his role in a scam that ripped off people who had invested in timeshare properties.
- Former Amedisys official pleads guilty in tax credit scheme Updated: Apr-22-16 8:07 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former official with the hospice care company Amedisys has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after being accused of using a fake film tax credit scheme to divert more than $7.6 million to his personal bank accounts.
- 3 sentenced in $9M Maine marijuana-growing operation Updated: Apr-21-16 5:39 pm
TOWNSHIP 37, Maine - Six years ago, there was more than logging going on in the wilderness in eastern Maine. Hidden from view and protected by gates, a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation featured a warehouse, bunkhouses, migrant workers - and $9 million worth of marijuana.
- Walgreens to settle NY attorney general probe for $500,000 Updated: Apr-21-16 1:32 pm
Walgreens will pay $500,000 to settle the latest case of a company accused of duping New York consumers over prices.
- North Dakota to pursue fine against trucking company Updated: Apr-21-16 6:38 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota regulators will continue to pursue $950,000 in fines against a trucking company accused of illegally dumping saltwater on a Williams County road in 2014.