Racketeering

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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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo Hope, left, and Mike Reilly of Pueblo, Colo., attend a news conference in reaction to the announcement that a federal lawsuit is being filed on behalf of the couple by a Washington D.C.-based group to shut down the state's $800-million-a-year marijuana industry, in Denver. A federal trial in Colorado on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, could have far-reaching effects on the budding U.S. marijuana industry if a jury sides with the couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 28, 2018 - 1:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney William McSwain is shown at a news conference in Philadelphia. McSwain sent out grand jury subpoenas last week to Pennsylvania dioceses as part of a federal investigation of clergy abuse in Catholic churches. The investigation, which follows a state grand jury probe, was confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. McSwain wouldn't comment. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at...
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August 03, 2018 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A member of the Genovese crime family has been arrested for his role in a 1997 stabbing death. The FBI says it arrested John Tortora on Thursday in the November 1997 murder of 29-year-old Richard Ortiz in Yonkers. Federal prosecutors say the 61-year-old Tortora ordered a hit on...
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July 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has no claim under federal racketeering law for damages against a Dutch environmental group that urged banks not to finance the $3.8 billion project. Judge Billy Roy Wilson dismissed Netherlands-based...
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July 24, 2018 - 3:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune was arrested Tuesday in connection with her work with an upstate New York self-improvement organization accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex. Clare Bronfman, a daughter of the late billionaire...
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