Embezzlement

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a chart during a press conference, outlining details that lead to extortion charges for attorney Michael Avenatti, on Monday March 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully exonerated" of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. He told reporters late Monday he will "never stop...
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March 20, 2019 - 7:58 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former employee at a warehouse business in South Carolina is pleading guilty to taking more than $530,000 from the company over five years. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Jennifer S. Godin worked for Trans-Hold of North Charleston, which stores cargo...
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March 19, 2019 - 9:11 am
UNIOIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with stealing money from the water company where she worked. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release Monday that 74-year-old Sara Whitmire Gilliam of Buffalo in Union County has been charged in the theft,...
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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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