Embezzlement

March 14, 2019 - 11:18 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which went bankrupt after it was hacked, has been found guilty of manipulating electronic data but cleared of embezzlement and breach of trust charges. The sentence handed down Friday of two years and six months,...
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March. 7, 2019. Tymoshenko is running in the president election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 07, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday promised life imprisonment for anyone convicted of military corruption allegations, including the incumbent president. A media investigation last week detailed alleged embezzlement schemes in Ukraine's military...
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Protesters block traffic as they rally along the main Khreshchatyk Street, accusing the current authorities, including the Mayor and the President, of corruption, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The rally took place less than a month before the country's presidential election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 06, 2019 - 8:09 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kiev directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior anti-corruption official and tackle the country's corruption problem. In a speech Tuesday, Ambassador Marie...
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Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey is seen on a screen, with public observers and journalists below, during a court session in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Calvey, co-founder of one of Russia's oldest and biggest equity firms Baring Vostok, was arrested earlier February on suspicion of fraud. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 28, 2019 - 12:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection with an embezzlement probe. The Moscow City Court's decision to keep Michael Calvey behind bars until...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The firm managed by jailed U.S. investor Michael Calvey appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to take "personal control" of a fraud case against him and his colleagues. Calvey and five colleagues were arrested this month on allegations of embezzlement involving a...
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Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 21, 2019 - 11:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained last week and...
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February 21, 2019 - 4:38 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The former chief financial officer for the school district of Berkeley County, South Carolina, has been sentenced to just over 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million. News outlets report 62-year-old Brantley Thomas was sentenced Wednesday on federal charges...
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February 17, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by U.S. immigration authorities. William and Roberto Isaias were arrested Wednesday in Miami and detained...
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Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA, is prepped for an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors. Salvadorans go to the polls this Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
January 31, 2019 - 12:01 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadorans have watched as internationally sponsored investigative bodies in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras brought high-profile cases that took down corrupt politicians and businesspeople. Nayib Bukele wants to give his compatriots their own version of that...
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January 28, 2019 - 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel "Pras" Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he aided a scheme to try to get the Justice Department...
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