Racketeering

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, TobyMacFarlane departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities said Tuesday, April 23, that MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities in the case. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Laura Janke...
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Bryan Schroder, Alaska's U.S. Attorney announces that several members of a white supremacist gang operating in Alaska prisons or shipped to facilities in Colorado and Arizona, have been charged in a racketing enterprise in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Members who sport Nazi tattoos face racketeering charges including murder, kidnapping, assault, and distribution of narcotics and firearms. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 27, 2019 - 9:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating death of a member whose Nazi tattoo was burned off his rib cage with a hot knife. Fuhrer, who legally...
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FBI Special Agent in Charge Boston Division Joseph Bonavolonta, left, and U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, right, face reporters as they announce indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The founder of an admissions consulting company has pleaded guilty to running a nationwide college admissions bribery scheme involving wealthy...
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March 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern...
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March 08, 2019 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime boss of the infamous Colombo crime family, Carmine "the Snake" Persico, has died at the age of 85. Attorney Benson Weintraub says Persico died on Thursday at the Duke University Medical Center. He had been serving what was effectively a life sentence at a federal prison...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien, right, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles about the arrest of several Mongol motorcycle gang members in six states as a vest with the Mongols logo displayed. Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, found that the government could seize control of the group's trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said. The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:30 am
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a Georgia gang member it says is armed and dangerous. News outlets report the agency said Tuesday that it is seeking information on 25-year-old Antariouse "Phat" Caldwell, who was indicted last year...
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December 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses. A Boston jury acquitted another employee, pharmacist...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Federal authorities say Hernandez is in custody and awaiting a Manhattan court appearance. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, is among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
November 19, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance on racketeering charges alleging that he participated in the July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of his gang's rivals last spring. The Brooklyn-based...
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November 01, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Colorado jury's pot verdict (all times local): 3 p.m. Analysts and industry lawyers says a Colorado jury likely threw cold water on a novel legal claim targeting cannabis companies with federal racketeering lawsuits. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected...
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