Embezzlement

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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FILE- In this May 5, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks to the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. Brown was found guilty on Thursday, May 11, 2017, of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 3:29 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:53 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A medical researcher in South Carolina has been sentenced to prison for misusing millions of federal grant funds. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported ( http://bit.ly/2qtNJGw ) that former Mount Pleasant resident Dr. Jian-Yun Dong was sentenced to nearly six years in...
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte leave their house before voting in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 23, 2017 - 5:24 am
PARIS (AP) — From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined — and often have been overshadowed during the campaign — by rivals pledging...
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April 15, 2017 - 8:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — A court has sentenced Habib al-Adly, Hosni Mubarak's last minister of interior, to seven years in prison for embezzlement of public funds. The ruling against Adly and 12 other former ministry officials on Saturday for embezzlement of over LE2 billion ($110.3 million) of the ministry's...
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A torn poster with the picture of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is pasted on a barrier in Paris, France, Monday, March 27, 2017. The first French presidential ballot will take place on April 23 and the two top candidates go into a runoff on May 7. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 28, 2017 - 5:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed. Fillon himself had already been charged in the case, which has deeply damaged the conservative candidate's...
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