Embezzlement

Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, left, prepares to get on a vehicle as he leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The court sentenced the billionaire Samsung heir to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes that fed public anger leading to the ouster of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 3:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong says the billionaire's legal team will appeal a five-year prison sentence for bribery and other crimes. "As a lawyer I cannot...
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August 24, 2017 - 12:33 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit Washington on Sept. 12 at the invitation of President Donald Trump. A White House statement says the two leaders will discuss ways to bolster ties and expand regional cooperation. The visit marks the 60th anniversary of...
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Russia's theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov waits for hearings in a court in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Serebrennikov is accused of embezzling 68 million rubles ($1.1 million) of government funds that were earmarked for a production at his theater, the Investigative Committee, which looks into high-profile crimes, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 23, 2017 - 8:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court put a widely revered theater director under house arrest Wednesday on charges of embezzling $1.1 million, in a case widely seen as part of ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia. Kirill Serebrennikov, whose productions spanned from drama to opera to movies...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Kirill Serebrennikov, one of Russia's most venerated theater and film directors leads a rehearsal in the Bolshoi Theater, in Moscow, Russia. In a statement Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017, Russia's top investigative body says it has detained Serebrennikov and is pressing charges against him of embezzling 68 million rubles (US dlrs 1.1 million) of government funds that were earmarked for a production at his theater. (AP Photo/Damir Yusupov)
August 22, 2017 - 11:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a move that sent a shockwave through Russia's art community, investigators on Tuesday detained a prominent theater director famous for his biting satire of Russian officialdom on charges of embezzling $1.1 million. Kirill Serebrennikov, 47, who has won international acclaim for his...
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August 22, 2017 - 4:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body said Tuesday it has detained one of Russia's most prominent theater directors and is pressing charges of embezzlement against him. Serebrennikov, known for bold productions that poke fun at Russia's growing social conservatism, is one of Russia's most...
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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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