Embezzlement

November 22, 2017 - 7:34 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company carry American passports, people with knowledge of the case said Wednesday. The men's U.S. citizenship affords them rights under international law, the State...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:36 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two former town officials in South Carolina have been indicted on charges they stole about $200,000 from the town. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a federal grand jury has indicted former Kiawah Island town administrator Tumiko Rucker and former Kiawah Island...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:10 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The head of a New Mexico company that drew national attention for developing an electronic flying vehicle has been arrested for fraud and embezzlement. KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Dumitru Popescu was arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia, last week and then extradited to...
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In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman attends a swearing in ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The king has sworn in new officials to take over from a powerful prince and former minister believed to be detained in a large-scale sweep that has shocked the country and upended longstanding traditions within the ruling family. (Saudi Press Agency, via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 9:23 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption. Saudi critics and experts have called the...
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Demonstrators block a highway during a general strike in Borrassa, near Girona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. A general strike in Catalonia was muted Wednesday, but pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped trains in Spain's northeastern region to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials and secessionist activists. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 09, 2017 - 6:44 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The European Union has conceded that developments in Catalonia could have a negative impact on Spain's economy. In its half-yearly forecasts, the European Commission said the risk exists that "future...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont pauses while addressing Catalan mayors who travelled to Brussels to take part in an event in support of the ousted Catalan government in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Puigdemont is fighting extradition to Spain, where other members of the ousted Cabinet have been sent to jail while awaiting the results of a probe for allegedly weaving a strategy to secede from Spain. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 07, 2017 - 2:10 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia's ousted leader vowed Tuesday to prolong the fight for independence from Spain and urged the European Union to speak out over the jailing of Catalan officials in a rebellion case. Carles Puigdemont's comments came at a campaign-style rally in Belgium's capital attended by...
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Visitors from Catalonia and some Warsaw residents hold a protest in support of Catalan separatists in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 04, 2017 - 4:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the crisis over regional lawmakers in Catalonia voting to declare independence from Spain (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Several thousand people marched in Spain's Basque Country to protest the Spanish government's takeover of Catalonia's affairs to impede the region's...
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Sacked Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont looks on after a press conference in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is calling for avoiding violence and says dialogue is a priority during his first address on Belgian soil. Puigdemont on Tuesday recapped the issues which led him to leave for Belgium the previous day, but did not immediately say in his statement what he would do in Brussels or whether he would seek asylum. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
November 03, 2017 - 5:07 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen in Brussels, including the ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who said he was prepared to run for his old job even while battling extradition in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont smiles after a press conference in Brussels. Puigdemont says he is ready to run for re-election in December and would be prepared to run his campaign from Belgium, where he is in hiding. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
November 03, 2017 - 3:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four aides who have been last seen in Brussels. National Court investigating judge Carmen Lamela...
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Demonstrators gather outside the Catalonian Parliament to protest against the decision of a judge to jail ex-members of the Catalan government, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. A Spanish judge has ordered nine ex-members of the government in Catalonia jailed while they are investigated on possible charges of sedition, rebellion and embezzlement. Banners translate as 'Freedom for Political Prisoners'. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 02, 2017 - 3:50 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The spokeswoman for the Catalan republican left party ERC has reacted to a judge's decision to jail politicians, including ERC militant and ousted Vice President Oriol Junqueras, by calling on "democrats"...
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