SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former executive director of California’s largest labor union was booked into jail Friday after she and her husband had their first court appearance on charges including tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi auditor says two people are accused of taking money from a volunteer fire department.
Mark Hanna is a former chief of Red Banks Volunteer Fire Department in north Mississippi's Marshall County.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union agencies are launching a year-long operation to crack down on fraud targeting the bloc's multibillion-euro COVID-19 pandemic recovery fund, EU police agency Europol announced Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii County council member pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $38,000 while serving as executive director of a state commission that administers community service programs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top staff member at California's largest labor union has resigned after she and her husband were charged with felonies including tax fraud.
Alma Hernandez served as executive director for SEIU California since 2016.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi auditor said Tuesday that he is demanding repayment of $77 million in misspent welfare money in one of the poorest states in the nation. This includes $828,000 the auditor is seeking from retired NFL player Brett Favre and an employee of his business, Favre Enterprises.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former sheriff in Mississippi and a former worker at a county hospital each has been indicted on charges of embezzlement.
State Auditor Shad White said former Yalobusha County Sheriff William “Lance” Humphreys was formally charged after he allegedly stole nearly $5,000 from the county's “Inmate Canteen Account,” which is used to provide educational and recreational resources to county inmates, White's office said in a news release Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police union boss has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $16,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence warehouse, federal prosecutors said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — A former executive at a Massachusetts shoe manufacturer convicted last month of embezzling $30 million from the company must also now surrender his $800,000 home, according to court records.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Tennessee state senator charged with using federal grant money awarded to a health care school she operated on her wedding, a political campaign event and other personal expenses.
ROME (AP) — A court in southern Italy on Thursday convicted the former mayor of a tiny town dubbed “the town of welcome” of aiding illegal immigration and sentenced him to 13 years and two months in prison.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Ald. Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor theft by fraud charge, one of five charges she faces for allegedly taking more than $20,000 in campaign funds and false travel reimbursements from the city.
DETROIT (AP) — A registered nurse from southeastern Michigan has been arrested Wednesday in the theft of COVID-19 vaccination record cards from a Veteran’s Administration hospital.
Vaccine lot numbers also were stolen to make the cards appear legitimate before they were sold for $150 to $200 each, according to the U.S.
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police officer has been accused of stealing guns from the police department where he worked, authorities said Tuesday.
In a news release, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said former North Topsail Beach police officer Mark William Ray Jr., 41, is charged with 15 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, embezzlement, and felony conversion, according to an agency news release.
DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been charged in connection with the embezzlement of more than $220,000 in union funds.
Verdine Day, 62, was named in a criminal complaint and scheduled to appear in federal court on bank fraud and wire fraud, the U.S.
WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi circuit court clerk was arrested Monday, days after a grand jury indicted him on four counts of embezzlement.
Jeffrey O'Neal was the Stone County circuit clerk from 2016 to 2020.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated has been acquitted on 15 of 20 charges, according to court records.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from people who have been ordered to pay court-sentenced fees and fines.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses is set to go to trial.
NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) — A former employee of a West Virginia city faces embezzlement and other charges, officials said.
Roberta Hysell, 53, of New Haven, was charged by a Mason County grand jury on Tuesday, WSAZ-TV reported.
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The former president of a Mississippi county's fire council is accused of embezzling money from the agency.
Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested William Lee Garrick, 42, of Laurel, Mississippi, on one count of embezzlement on Tuesday, WDAM-TV reported.
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — An employee in charge of maintaining Berrien County grounds and buildings was charged with embezzlement and faced up to five years in prison, authorities announced.
Berrien County Building and Grounds Superintendent Joel Todd Johnson, 59, allegedly used county funds to buy materials and tools for personal home construction and improvement jobs, according to county Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A grand jury has charged a municipal official with embezzling more than $100,000 from the South Dakota Association of Highway Superintendents.
Brookings County State’s Attorney Dan Nelson announced Friday that Duane Buthe has been indicted, the Argus Leader reported.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Minnehaha County highway superintendent has been indicted by a grand jury on an embezzlement charge.
According to the indictment announced Friday by the Brooking County state's attorney, Duane Buthe is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the South Dakota Association of County Highway Superintendents between 2013 and 2021.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the embezzlement trial of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is charged with stealing millions in settlement money from his clients.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former United States Golf Association employee has been charged in a scheme to embezzle funds from the unauthorized sale of U.S. Open Championship tickets, Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former branch manager of a western Pennsylvania credit union stole $340,000 and then set the bank safe on fire to throw off investigators, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A federal grand jury indicted Patty Lynn Mavrakis of Belle Vernon on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement, wire fraud and using a fire to commit a federal felony.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana businessman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 from two medical companies has been sentenced to 4 1(backslash)2 years in prison.
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow convicted a prominent U.S. investor on charges of embezzlement and handed him a suspended sentence on Friday, a verdict he deplored as “deeply unfair.”
Michael Calvey was accused of embezzlement from the Russian bank Vostochny, in which his investment firm Baring Vostok had a controlling stake.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a trial judge's dismissal of charges accusing a former New Mexico sheriff of embezzlement, fraud and other financial crimes.
A Court of Appeals panel disagreed with parts of now-former District Court Judge Charles Brown's decision dismissing the case against Heath White but said prosecutors failed to provide evidence that probable cause existed to warrant making the ex-Torrance County sheriff stand trial.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president is proposing that hundreds of tycoons suspected of embezzlement reach a deal with the state to finance public hospitals, schools and development projects in poor regions to avoid convictions.
PARIS (AP) — France’s top court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Equatorial Guinea’s vice president for money laundering and embezzling millions of dollars in public money.
The ill-gotten gains are now to be returned to the central African country's population under a new French legal procedure that seeks to ensure the money doesn’t again fall into corrupt hands.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A fraud and embezzlement trial over alleged mismanagement of the Holy See’s investments began Tuesday in Vatican City, with a once-powerful cardinal among the 10 defendants saying he remains “obedient” to Pope Francis, who stripped his privileges to bring him before the tribunal.
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says it got $1.1 million for a lakefront house in northern Michigan that was being built for a former president who was sentenced to prison in a federal corruption probe.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina prison manager has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in prison for embezzling more than $260,000 from the state over nearly eight years.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued an arrest warrant for former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.
Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado said Thursday the charges are related to crimes allegedly committed when Sánchez Cerén served as vice-president in the administration of Mauricio Funes from 2009 to 2014.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York, now is on trial in California on charges of embezzling millions from his clients and told jurors Wednesday that he “gave people who had no chance a fighting chance.”
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A former superintendent for two central Illinois school districts has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to repay $343,000 he admitted embezzling over several years from the districts.
SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mayor has been suspended after a grand jury indicted him on charges that he directed town funds to an account he controlled.
Jerald E. Sanders has been mayor of the 900-person town of Swansea since 2019, after serving nine years on the Town Council.
DETROIT (AP) — The man who formerly oversaw a major region of United Auto Workers was sentenced to prison Tuesday for his part in a union racketeering scandal.
Vance Pearson, who was based in the St.
ROME (AP) — A Vatican judge on Saturday indicted 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, on charges including embezzlement, abuse of office, extortion and fraud in connection with the Secretariat of State’s 350 million-euro investment in a London real estate venture.
ROME (AP) — The Vatican has set a July 27 trial date for 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal and papal contender, on charges related to the Holy See’s 350 million-euro investment in a luxury London real estate venture.
BOSTON (AP) — An eighth person has pleaded guilty in connection to an overtime fraud scheme at the Boston Police Department's evidence warehouse, federal prosecutors said.
Craig Smalls, 55, of Boston, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds, according to a statement from the U.S.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling a total of more than $600,000 from two Louisiana employers.
Christy Bartholomew, 39, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty earlier this week to wire fraud, the U.S.
DETROIT (AP) — Rory Gamble, a former Ford Motor Co. factory worker who led the United Auto Workers through one of the most turbulent periods in its history, is retiring effective June 30 after nearly a half-century of union membership.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer who authorities say received almost $13,000 in fraudulent overtime pay while working at the department's evidence warehouse has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found New Mexico's former state tax chief guilty of embezzling more than $25,000 from a trucking business while she served in former Gov. Susana Martinez’s cabinet.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was elected to the state legislature but resigned before being sworn in has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $16,000 from an environmental nonprofit and using the money on his political campaign, prosecutors said.
ROME (AP) — Lawyers for an Italian intelligence analyst wanted by the Vatican on embezzlement-related charges have asked Italy's government to press papal prosecutors to decide whether to put her on trial or archive the case.
BOSTON (AP) — Two more former Boston police officers are pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with an investigation into overtime fraud at the department’s evidence warehouse.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell's office said Friday that Gerard O’Brien, 62, of Braintree, and Diana Lopez, 56, of Milton, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds.