Embezzlement

August 12, 2017 - 2:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia church worker accused of embezzling $315,000 has pleaded guilty to theft-related charges. A statement from federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Sherie Britton of McDonough entered the plea during a hearing Thursday. Britton worked as administrator of a church in...
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July 27, 2017 - 10:48 am
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison. The San Diego Union-Tribune says ( http://bit.ly/2h3MkWv ) Sherri Potts was sentenced Tuesday. Potts was finance director of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi talk to reporters outside the Vatican City from the Perugino gate. Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there's hardly better real estate in this tiny city state than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and overlooks the Vatican hotel that Pope Francis calls home. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 17, 2017 - 1:04 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and overlooks the hotel that Pope Francis calls home. The 300-...
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Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles speaks at a press conference at the Justice Ministry in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. A Tokyo court began hearings Tuesday into charges that Karpeles, the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange, accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 11, 2017 - 6:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of embezzlement and data manipulation. Japanese authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system and inflating his account. Mt. Gox shut down in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to face embezzlement charges. Authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his cash account by $1 million. He was arrested in August 2015 and released on bail months later. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has pleaded innocent to charges of embezzlement and data manipulation. France-born Mark Karpeles went on trial Tuesday, suspected of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his account. Speaking...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to face embezzlement charges. Authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his cash account by $1 million. He was arrested in August 2015 and released on bail months later. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
July 11, 2017 - 2:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Tuesday into charges that the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. French-born Mark Karpeles was whisked into the Tokyo District Court after arriving in a white car. Mt...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to face embezzlement charges. Authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his cash account by $1 million. He was arrested in August 2015 and released on bail months later. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
July 10, 2017 - 11:16 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Tuesday into charges that the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. French-born Mark Karpeles was whisked into the Tokyo District Court after arriving in a white car. Mt...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges stands in protest outside an office building housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo. The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is due to appear in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, to face embezzlement charges. Authorities suspect France-born Mark Karpeles of accessing the exchange's computer system in February 2013 and inflating his cash account by $1 million. He was arrested in August 2015 and released on bail months later. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
July 10, 2017 - 10:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has begun hearings into charges that the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. French-born Mark Karpeles was whisked into the Tokyo District Court early Tuesday after arriving in a...
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July 03, 2017 - 10:55 am
MADRID (AP) — A prosecutor is asking Spain's Supreme Court to increase the sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of King Felipe by possibly eight years. Inaki Urdangarin was sentenced earlier this year to six years and three months in prison for fraud and tax evasion. The case centered on...
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May 16, 2017 - 4:30 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator accused by prosecutors of misusing more than $200,000 in campaign funds on such items as vacations, theater tickets and haircuts is to be sentenced on federal charges. Former state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell will appear Tuesday in Winston...
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