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Louisville businessman indicted in $53 million tax evasion

A Kentucky businessman has been charged by a New York federal grand jury in an alleged $53 million tax evasion scheme and insurance frauds totaling more than $100 million.


Charity founder indicted on federal charges

The founder of USA Harvest is facing federal charges that he stole from the charity, laundered money and failed to report income.


Kid porn soliciting charged

Up until last month when he was fired, Hasty worked as a Campus Life director with Youth for Christ and was assigned to two Huntington County middle schools - Riverview and Crestview.


Phoenix exec accused of taking kickbacks

Investigators believe former public-works assistant director Ronald Cross received kickbacks, including a down payment for a house, from officials with Clark's Maintenance as part of the scheme.


Feds show cash trail at Kilpatrick trial

Kilpatrick is charged with committing fraud, bribery, tax crimes and a racketeering conspiracy before resigning from office in 2008.


Teacher Admits Sending Lewd Message to Student

A D.C. elementary school teacher faces dismissal after admitting to sending a lewd Facebook message to a 12-year-old girl.


Jailed teacher's past behavior described as hostile, 'volatile'

Even before he was arrested Thursday on charges that he tried to hire a hit man to kill another teacher, Pepe thought administrators and co-workers were spreading rumors about him.


Las Vegas doctor to pay nearly $500,000 over Medicare fraud allegations

A Las Vegas cancer specialist has agreed to pay the Justice Department $486,000 to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced Monday.


Megachurch pastor admits sex with teen girl, says he 'was not aware of law'

Jack Alan Schaap, the former pastor of a Hammond megachurch, said Wednesday he didn't know he was committing a crime when he transported a teen girl across state lines for sexual activity.


Lit Up Lawmaker: Robinson Refused Breathalyzer

Sources have confirmed to FOX40 that the man in the video, busted last night for suspicion of DUI, is former Orange County assembly member Richard Robinson.


Do bailed-out banks remain bad, while good banks behave better?

While multiple factors are obviously at play when a bank gets bailed out (such as political pressure to keep corporate customers afloat), the research here suggests that when it comes to risk, bad banks largely carry on regardless.


CF Mayor resigns, agrees to plead guilty to corruption

Charles Moreau has been under investigation for more than 2 years. Police say he accepted a heating furnace from his friend and campaign contributor, Michael Bouthillette.


Traveling preacher to face child rape trial in Pa.

The girl's mother pleaded no-contest in April to charges including endangerment and soliciting perjury. Investigators say she knew Bradshaw intended to have sex with her daughter then encouraged the girl to lie to police.


NYPD: Lindsay Lohan hits pedestrian, leaves scene

Lindsay Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday morning after allegedly striking a pedestrian in New York.


Ex-Priest Sues NY Archdiocese for Libel in Sex Abuse Allegations

A once-prominent defrocked Bronx priest is suing the Archdiocese of New York for libel, claiming the sex abuse allegations he once faced are false, and that church officials knew it when they repeated them in a public news release.


Lanier firefighter charged with arson

One of Lanier County's volunteer firefighters has been charged with four counts of arson, according to the Lanier County Sheriff's Office.


Paramedic Accused Of Abusing Patient; Incident Caught On Tape

A Baltimore City paramedic was arrested and accused of abusing a patient in his care. Police say it was all caught on tape.


FBI probes IT deal, Ficano's former aides

FBI agents investigating the administration of Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano are scrutinizing his former aides' dealings with one of the county's largest information technologies contractors.


Former Pontiac city councilman indicted on bribery, drug charges related to cocaine shipping scheme

A former Pontiac city councilman was indicted on charges that he pocketed $40,000 in bribes to help a presumed drug dealer set up a money laundering business in Pontiac and transport a shipment of cocaine.


Scouts failed to report sex abuse, report says

The Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of suspected child sex abusers to authorities and often helped cover up the accusations over two decades, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.


Seattle minister, former foster parent pleads guilty to child rape

A minister and former foster parent accused of sexually abusing at least 10 young boys pleaded guilty Thursday to a number of charges, including child rape.


DC Councilmember Has Had License Suspended 5 Times

Records show that D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown has had his driver's license suspended five times over the past eight years because of traffic violations and failure to pay tickets.


Prosecutor: Agreement reached in Md. delegate’s criminal case

Maryland’s state prosecutor says a verbal agreement has been reached to settle cases involving a lawmaker accused of using campaign funds to pay for wedding expenses and using state money to pay an employee in her private law firm.


Ex-teacher, coach pleads guilty to molestation

A former teacher and baseball coach at a southwest Missouri high school faces up to eight years in prison for molesting three boys on his team.


Firefighter indicted on felony arson charges

A local firefighter and associate deputy with the Defiance County Sheriff's Office has been indicted on two counts of aggravated arson for allegedly starting a fire inside his garage.


Former mail carrier in Fulton sentenced for bilking feds out of $326,000

A former central New York mail carrier has been sentenced to more than a year in prison and ordered to pay back the more than $325,000 in workers compensation funds she stole from the federal government.


Minister of new NH church arrested

A minister of a newly opened church in New Hampshire has been accused of paying a prostitute for sexual acts.


Sentencing for former D.C. Council chairman delayed

Judge Richard J. Leon on Monday granted a motion to postpone the sentencing from Sept. 20 to Nov. 13 after Brown pleaded guilty in June to felony bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation related to his 2008 campaign for re-election as an at-large council member.


Trial set for Lavaca alderman accused of indecency

A November trial has been scheduled for a Lavaca alderman charged with sexual indecency with a child and harassment.


Prosecutors: Daycare worker admits abusing 23 kids

Prosecutors say a 23-year-old daycare worker in Idaho has confessed to sexually abusing 23 children.


Omaha Banker Gets 16 Months in Prison for Fraud

Authorities say Breault applied for nearly $600,000 in loans using names of people without their permission by forging signatures.


Former Holland church youth leader to be sentenced in molestation case

Jonathan King Meyer, a former Holland church youth leader, will be sentenced today in a molestation case that involved three teens.


2nd Woman Testifies Against Anne Arundel County Executive

More trouble for embattled Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold. Another woman has come forward alleging sexually inappropriate behavior and language by her former boss.


Cal officials admit to selling football tickets without seats

Cal says it is fixing a problem that led to the sale of seats that did not exist in three sections of renovated Memorial Stadium for last Saturday's season-opening game against Nevada.


Donny Ray Williams of Washington, D.C., charged with sex crimes, says he is 'innocent of every single charge'

A former subcommittee staff director at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has been charged with drugging several women and taking advantage of them sexually while they were under the influence of the drugs.


Bel Air youth pastor charged with sexual abuse

A Bel Air youth pastor was terminated from his position after being charged with the sexual abuse of a minor.


N.J. Teachers, Principals Suspended in Cheating Scandal

Three teachers and two principals in a New Jersey school district have been suspended, accused of helping their young students cheat on statewide standardized exams in 2010.


S.C. Lawmaker to Go to Court in Tax Evasion Case

State revenue officials claim he didn't file income taxes for 2005 through 2008 until he filed delinquent returns, and under-reported his income, in 2009.


House GOP 'troubled' by Dwyer's drunken accident

The House GOP caucus in Annapolis put out a statement this afternoon that they are "troubled" by the behavior of Republican Del. Don Dwyer, who has acknowledged being drunk while piloting a speedboat that collided with another vessel and sent six people to the hospital.


San Francisco archbishop-elect apologizes for DUI arrest

The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has apologized for his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, behavior that he said brought "shame" and "disgrace" on himself and the church, though legal experts said was unlikely to derail his promotion.


Former firefighter sentenced for setting restaurant fire

On July 19, 2010, witnesses say they saw Michaud fully dressed to fight a fire before the alarm sounded at the restaurant on Maple Street in Mechanic Falls.


Murphy AWOL for three-fourths of hearings

U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, D-5th, was absent 78 percent of the time during his committee and subcommittee hearings in the 110th Congress, according to a Hearst Connecticut Newspapers analysis that is consistent with a series of hard-hitting television ads by Murphy's GOP Senate opponent, Linda McMahon.


Towson priest gets probation for indecent exposure in Harford

A Catholic priest from Towson was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with all of the time suspended, after pleading guilty in Harford County Wednesday to a single charge of indecent exposure, stemming from his arrest inside an Abingdon adult bookstore in January.


Father DeCosta accused of sex abuse

Father George DeCosta, who for almost three decades was the parish priest at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, has been accused of abuse by two Hawaii men.


Judge exceeds plea agreement, sends McGee to jail for up to 88 days

McGee also admitted Tuesday to violating probation for a previous DUI conviction last winter in connection with the same case — the result of a sexual harassment complaint that cost McGee his Senate seat and his role in legislative leadership.


USDA probing possible Calif. slaughterhouse recall

Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows-some unable to walk-being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.


Former Alorton mayor gets 43 months in prison

A federal judge in East St. Louis has sentenced former Alorton Mayor Randy McCallum to 43 months in prison on corruption charges.


Teacher Fired for Refusing to Make Students Buy Pricey Textbooks

Wanting to save his students some money, rather than requiring them to buy an e-book he considered "redundant" and "irrelevant," he left all texts off his syllabus and is now out of a job because of it.


LDS leader charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child

Bothell is a resident of Centerville who served on a local stake High Council for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the time of his arrest, and was also employed by the LDS Church.


Kan. rep. apologizes for nude Sea of Galilee swim

A Republican congressman representing Kansas has apologized for embarrassing his supporters by swimming naked at the holy site of the Sea of Galilee while on a fact-finding mission to Israel.


Emory admits overstating data to boost rankings

Emory University on Friday admitted it intentionally “misreported” admissions data for more than 10 years to college ranking services and national publications.


DES deputy retires amid nepotism inquiry

Both officials were accused of getting their daughters part-time jobs within the department and then arranging for the young women to be laid off, instead of resigning, in order to collect unemployment benefits.


Prosecution rests in kidnapping trial of pastor

Prosecutors rested their case on Friday against an Amish-Mennonite pastor accused of abetting an international parental kidnapping, after three days of testimony suggesting that others had also conspired to help a born-again Christian mother spirit her daughter abroad.


O.C. officials botched Bustamante harassment probe, audit shows

Bustamante, a former executive in the county's public works department who was arrested in July, is accused of sexual assault, false imprisonment and battery of seven female county employees over an eight-year span.


Politician accused of embezzling from church

Representatives from the First Baptist Church of Poinciana claim Durfey stole more than $56,000 from the church's bank accounts.


Arundel officers reveal details of working for Leopold

As Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold awaits trial on criminal allegations that he misused his police detail for personal and political gain, new depositions from police officers provide a glimpse of working relationships at the center of another controversy.


Iredell commissioner who falsified documents resigns

Just days after saying she wouldn't resign for falsifying a building inspection form related to her private Christian school in Statesville, Iredell County commissioner Renee Griffith announced Wednesday that she will relinquish her seat on the board.


Some big businesses owe millions in city water bills

As Baltimore moved to take the homes of hundreds of city residents for unpaid water bills as small as $350, the city water system allowed some big businesses, nonprofits and government offices to run up delinquent accounts totaling more than $10 million, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.


DHHS: Maggots found on Sanford nursing home patient

The Newton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Sanford has reported an incident involving maggots on a patient.


Former rescue chief pleads guilty to embezzling

A man who served as chief of the Shelby Rescue Squad pleaded quilty this week to embezzling from the organization.


Assemblyman Schroeder sued over unpaid loan

Monday's lawsuit comes days after state authorities charged Robert Schroeder, R-Washington Township, with knowingly writing bad checks totaling nearly $400,000 to two investors in his military supply company.


Former Latrobe mayor pleads guilty to theft

The former mayor of Latrobe and a one-time rising star in the county Republican party pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing more than $52,000 from his old employer.


Former Mayor of Upland Sentenced

Pomierski is the first to be sentenced of four convicted in corruption related charges in the City of Upland.


Virginia Beach minister charged with sexually abusing teen

Virginia Beach police have charged a pastor with sexually abusing a teen about six years ago.


Ex-Idaho senator: Bathroom trip official business

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business.


Moreno, Medrano tell judge they can’t afford to pay for their legal defense

Both are accused of taking bribes and kickbacks to sell bandages to public hospitals including Stroger Hospital.


Hammond Church: Fired Pastor Admitted Sex With 17-Year-Old

Officials First Baptist Church of Hammond., Ind., said Wednesday night fired Pastor Jack Schaap admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl who is a member of the church, prompting their decision to fire him this week.


Ex-leader of major California union faces theft, tax charges

The 15-count indictment, which also contains allegations that he violated tax laws and gave false information to a mortgage lender, carries combined maximum prison sentences of more than 200 years.


$30 Million In Unreported GSA Bonuses Uncovered By WUSA9 Investigation, Rep John Mica Plans Congressional Investigation

The U.S. Government won't explain, but a 9 News Now investigation has found $30 million in unreported bonuses for fiscal year 2011 - making the already troubled General Services Administration's total bonus pool nearly $44 million.


Former Portola Valley superintendent accepts plea deal in felony case to avoid long prison term

Former Portola Valley schools superintendent Timothy Hanretty, who allegedly stole $101,000 from the district and misappropriated almost $2 million when he worked for Woodside's school district, pleaded no contest Tuesday to multiple felony charges on the condition that he would not be sentenced to more than four years in state prison.


Day Care Owner Sentenced on 3 Counts Of Abuse

A 77-year-old day care owner may spend the rest of his life behind bars for sexually abusing three girls.


Ex-official in Ohio corruption case gets 28 years

Other bribes included home renovations, an Ohio State football jersey worth $3,600, high-end restaurant meals, limousine service, use of a condominium and up to $2,000 toward the cost of a Rolex watch, the indictment said.


Pa. Monsignor Gets 3-6 Years in Sex Abuse Cover-up

A Roman Catholic monsignor who became the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up sex abuse claims against priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison by a judge who said he "enabled monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children."


Mission Youth Leader Charged with Rape

A man who was a youth leader at mission in Ashland, Ky. has been arrested and charged with third-degree rape.


Official Charged in Fed Probe Resigns

Prosecutors allege Ramey lied to an FBI agent about absentee ballot applications. The case stems from a conspiracy to sway Lincoln County's 2010 Democratic primary with fraudulent absentee ballots.


UPDATED: Police arrest Long Beach priest for sexual assault on 2 women, 1 girl

Father Luis Jose Cuevas, a parish priest at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 5390 Linden Ave., is facing nine counts of sexual assault following accusations from three alleged victims, said Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton.


SEC: Miami Misled Bond Investors On City Finances

The City of Miami is under fire from the Securities and Exchange Commission which claims it misled investors in millions of dollars in bonds about its financial health.


Lynwood corruption trial closely watched

For years, prosecutors say, Lynwood council members lived large on the working-class city's dime.

One councilman charged his city credit card to watch Playboy channel movies at a Washington hotel. Another got a $100 daily allowance from the city to play in golf tournaments and attend a Tony Bennett concert and also used his city credit card for a $193 dinner at the House of Blues, prosecutors say.


Child care worker held, center surrenders license

The DCF statement said Hagins is also a youth pastor with Promise Land Ministries in Eustis and was employed at a group home for vulnerable adults.


Ruth Coleman, California parks director, resigns amid budget irregularities

The director of California's state parks system resigned Friday after officials discovered that her department had $54 million of unspent money in its accounts that it had not reported to the Department of Finance, even while the state said parks were so short of money that many needed to be closed.


Former Florida lawmaker Mandy Dawson gets 6 months in prison for tax evasion

Dawson, a Democrat who represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties in the state Senate and House for 16 years, pleaded guilty earlier this year to concealing income she secretly received from lobbyists and others.


Security Guard Arrested For Stealing From Store

Mr. Roseboro was employed by a private security company that was contracted by Lowe's Foods for the purposes of providing security to the store and he was on-duty with Lowe's Foods when this incident occurred.


GSA inspector probes $268K awards ceremony

The General Services Administration spent more than $268,000 on a one-day awards ceremony, an inspector general told Congress Thursday, the latest revelation of lavish government conferences on the taxpayers' tab.


LaRoque indicted on charges of theft, misuse of funds

A federal grand jury has issued an eight-count indictment against Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, for theft and misuse of funds from his small-business lending organizations.


Whistle blower warnings cause outrage

B. Todd Jones is warning agents about consequences if they go outside their chain of command, like they did in the gun scandal.


FDLE takes up forgery complaint against SCF President Lars Hafner

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will decide whether criminal charges are warranted against State College of Florida President Lars Hafner.


Former Tangipahoa Parish councilman convicted

The case stems from Petitto's proposal and vote on a 2006 council resolution that helped his brother earn nearly $200,000 in a land deal.


GSA To Cut 85 Percent Of Cash Awards To Senior Officials In Wake Of WUSA9 Bonus Investigation

The bonuses included $9,400 for GSA Commissioner Jeffrey Neeley, who left the agency in disgrace after organizing the $823,000 Las Vegas conference with 2,200 square foot hotel rooms, tuxedos, clowns, and high dollar food and appetizers.


Ex-USU official arrested in theft, scholarship misappropriation case

Felony charges were filed Friday against Utah State University’s former executive director of enrollment services, who is accused of stealing money and improperly awarding scholarships to family members.


Virgil E. Ball of Waldrof, Md. Pleads Guilty For Postal Service Embezzlement Of Over $43,000

Among his duties were taking sealed deposit envelopes collected from various post offices in southern Maryland, putting them in deposit bags, creating a shipping manifest by scanning and manually completing a checklist before handing over the deposit bags to the armored truck.


Sources: New Sandusky accusations date back to 1970s

Three men have come forward to say they were sexually abused by convicted former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as the 1970s, sources close to the case told a Pennsylvania newspaper.


Boy Scouts director tied to child porn and sexual battery, fired

William Brewer was the Northwest Mississippi Executive Director of the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts. He was in charge of scouts in at least 5 counties, but not anymore.


Vallejo: Caregiver accused of locking quadriplegic man in U-Haul cargo area

A Vallejo caregiver who allegedly locked a quadriplegic man in the back of a U-Haul truck Thursday while she used a bathroom was arraigned Monday in Solano County Superior Court.


Local pastor faces child-rape charges

Rutherford David Downs is accused of two charges of sexual battery of a child under 12 and 13 charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12.


Mayor of Scarville, former city clerk, charged with theft

Mayor Michelle Hermanson, 42, and Jolene Carter, 33, both face up to 20 years of incarceration and up to $25,000 in fines.


UPDATED: Columbia County Code Enforcement Officer Won't Face Charges

Vowell knocked at her door to give her a violation for her grass being too long. After knocking several times, he entered her home, walked into her bedroom, and told her to get up.


Priest charged with two separate counts of shoplifting

A Catholic priest has left his job at St. Clare parish, pending the outcome of two shoplifting charges against him.


Ex-Highland Park EM to appeal charges

Arthur Blackwell II is accused of taking $264,000 in unauthorized payments and refusing to turn over records.

Before he was fired in 2009, the state had started paying him more than $130,000 a year.


City selling records containing employees' personal information

The City of Baltimore has been selling records containing personal information about its employees, including home addresses and driver's license numbers, even though the city's own lawyers say the information cannot legally be disclosed under state law.


DC firefighters reportedly fill private outdoor pool on day after severe storm

Less than 24 hours after the storm roared through the city leaving ten of thousands without power, someone at the highest level of the fire department ordered Engine 30 out of service and told the sergeant in command to go to a home on 55th Street and fill its above-ground pool.


N.Y. rabbi sentenced to 46 months in N.J. money laundering sting

Forty-six people were eventually charged in the Bid Rig takedown, including five rabbis accused of money laundering — all have pleaded guilty — and dozens of public officials, including three mayors, and political candidates accused of corruption.


Santa Ana City Councilman Arrested On Sexual Battery Charges

Bustamante faces over a dozen felony charges including six felony counts of false imprisonment and assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense.


Former Alaska Youth Leader Pleads Guilty to 'Lewdness'

A former Alaskan statewide youth leader will spend two months in jail after pleading guilty to the crime of “lewdness involving a child,” for molesting an Alaska high school student in the group he led.


Levee official charged with public indecency

A local drainage and levee district official is accused of exposing himself Tuesday at the Village Hall in front of a female employee.


State worker paid criminal $80,000

A Virginia Department of Corrections employee paid a prolific criminal with whom he had a homosexual relationship nearly $80,000 in public funds to perform work for the state that was never done, a recent report concludes.


West Tenn. teacher charged with teen sex

Sheriff's officers said deputies arrested Reeves near the home of the 15-year-old girl after her boyfriend called to report sexual contact between the teacher and the girl.


DCF investigator on run from child-sex charges arrested

On the run for much of a week after he was linked to a high-profile investigation into the sexual trafficking of foster children, a state child-abuse investigator was arrested Saturday while he was trying to flee to the Dominican Republic.


GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion for health fraud

GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third in the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, the Justice Department said Monday.


Report: Ex-PSU president OK'd not reporting abuse

Emails show Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable" for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.


East Prairie pastor faces additional sodomy charge

An East Prairie, Mo., church pastor arrested on child pornography and sodomy charges now faces an additional charge of sodomy.


Minn. store clerk, Zahi, charged with lottery fraud

A Hopkins convenience store clerk is accused using validation codes from lottery scratch tickets to cash in winners before they were sold.

Zahi is accused of "micro-scratching" or revealing a tiny portion of the ticket that contains the validation code that determines if a ticket is a winner.


Former pastor, wife accused of stealing $400K from church

Two former pastors at a southeast Houston church, who are accused of stealing $430,000 from the church's accounts, were released Monday from the Harris County Jail after posting bail.


Allen Parish School Board member pleads guilty

As part of the guilty plea, Welch, 46, must resign from his school board position and pay $2,000 in restitution, officials said.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Tuesday's plea was the result of an internal theft from Coushatta Resort Casino, where Welch formerly was employed.


Reston Zoo Director Charged With Animal Cruelty

The director of the Reston Zoo has been charged with animal cruelty and possession of a controlled substance following an investigation.


Baylis firefighter charged with arson

The Pike County State's Attorney is expected to file formal charges against a Baylis firefighter accused of setting a mobile home on fire.


Former bank manager pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former bank manager pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling money from banking customers to feed a gambling habit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.


Catholic Church Monsignor Convicted In Clergy Abuse Trial

A Roman Catholic church official has been convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy in a landmark clergy-abuse trial, making him the first U.S. church official branded a felon for covering up abuse claims.


Aberdeen Proving Ground workers indicted for massive metal theft

Four civilians working at Aberdeen Proving Ground were indicted Friday on charges they stole more than 50,000 pounds of government copper and aluminum, worth $212,000, from the U.S. Army facility.


Two former San Mateo County employees arrested on charges of stealing from the estates of deceased residents

Public administrators are charged with investigating and administering the estates of county residents who die without a will or a person willing to act as the estate administrator.


Florida ex-principal denied bond, could face death penalty or life in prison

After Anthony Giancola was arrested five years ago for buying crack cocaine at the Tampa Bay-area middle school that he oversaw as principal, he told reporters that he needed to make some changes.


Karen Toles, Prince George's County Councilwoman, Placed On Probation

A Prince George's County councilwoman has been given probation before judgment on a reckless driving charge.


Treasurers accused of mishandling $1.4 million

Two treasurers listed on a state audit released Tuesday of a now-closed local charter school are responsible for a combined $1.4 million in allegedly mishandled public funds, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis.


Former CASA director booked on embezzlement charges

Just a couple of weeks after the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division began their preliminary inquiry into domestic violence victims advocate group Citizens Against Spouse Abuse, the group's director has been booked on embezzlement charges.


Sex offender lives at Colorado lawmaker's home

The Denver Post reports 32-year-old Michael Frierson lives at Republican Rep. Randy Baumgardner's address in Hot Sulphur Springs. Frierson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual assault and received five years' probation for incidents in 2004 involving a victim younger than 14.


Former DC councilmember Thomas thanks supporters

A former D.C. councilmember who's heading to prison this week for embezzling $350,000 from the city says he was "humbled" by his prosecution.

Thomas admitted taking funds earmarked for youth sports programs and spending them on luxury vehicles, travel and golf.


Prince George's delegate convicted of theft, misconduct

Tiffany Alston, a freshman delegate from Prince George's County, was convicted Tuesday morning of stealing $800 in General Assembly funds to pay an employee of her law firm.

Prosecutors said that Alston used the state dollars because her law firm was broke and had bounced 49 checks in 2010 before the bank closed its account.


Ex-Palm Bay fire official accused of burn

A former assistant chief for Palm Bay Fire-Rescue who built a career out of battling dangerous blazes faces charges he set a fire on state-owned marsh land — just so he could clear the area for turkey hunting season, state officials report.


Ex-Idaho senator arrested in sex harassment case

Former Idaho Republican state Sen. John McGee was arrested after prosecutors charged him with misdemeanor disturbing the peace and with violating probation terms for a 2011 DUI conviction.


Priest, father, teacher facing charges of traveling to meet a minor for sex

Shriner is a teacher at The Geneva School, a Christian school on State Road 436 in Winter Park, and an Episcopalian priest assisting at New Covenant Anglican Church in Winter Springs and the father of two minors.


Doctor accused of unapproved research at state hospital quits

A doctor accused of performing unauthorized research at a public psychiatric hospital resigned Friday, one day after state officials accused him of making a DVD in which patients were videotaped against their will and identified without permission.


School security official remains despite assault charge

Despite being charged with aggravated assault on a special-needs student, Lawrence Carpenter continues working as the security chief of a charter school.

Distinctions in Urban Education Seasons Charter School was founded by his mother, Doris Carpenter, who also serves as the school’s principal.


Tennessee lawmakers bend rules to help each other

A longtime practice in the Tennessee legislature of lawmakers voting for colleagues who are momentarily away from their desks is coming under new scrutiny after some were discovered not to be even at the statehouse.


Irrigation Official Resigns Over Child Abuse Allegations

Sanchez’s neighbor shot a disturbing video of him hitting his stepson with a belt after the boy dropped a baseball during a game of catch.


Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar arrested

Megachurch pastor and televangelist Creflo Dollar was arrested early Friday after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home.


Former Lutheran official sentenced to jail, not prison

A former Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod official was placed on probation for 10 years Monday and ordered to serve one year in jail with work-release privileges as a condition of probation for possession of child pornography.


New Charge Filed Against Kwame Brown

Prosecutors have filed another charge against former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown -- this time a misdemeanor campaign finance charge in D.C. Superior Court.


Longtime Buchanan treasurer indicted on 12 embezzlement counts by grand jury

The town of Buchanan's former longtime treasurer was indicted Monday by a Botetourt County grand jury on 12 counts of felony embezzlement for allegedly stealing money while in the town's employ during 2011.


Former Abenaki chief accused of embezzlement

Swanton police say 44-year-old April St. Francis Merrill of Highgate is accused of embezzling $35,000 from the tribe.


Former Pr. George's charity administrator charged

According to an affidavit filed in federal court, auditors found that Penny Parker Green had stolen about $136,600 to $166,140 from the Arc of Prince George's.


Assistant principal pleads guilty to stealing credit cards from colleagues

A Howard County assistant principal pleaded guilty Monday to stealing credit cards from school system employees and using them to make several purchases last December.


Former Grangeville Hospital Foundation Director pleads guilty

The complaint alleged that, between January 2008 and January 2011, Rockwell took money from five separate bank accounts of the Syringa General Hospital Foundation.


Former Damien chaplain sued over sexual abuse allegations

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Oahu Circuit Court, claims the then-13-year-old boy was a freshman when he was abused during an overnight retreat by the Rev. Gerald Funcheon, a former chaplain and teacher at Damien Memorial School.


Rep claims Bettencourt faked internship reports

A state representative from Chichester said House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt falsified reports of a law school internship and did not tell the truth Friday about why he decided to resign from the House.


DPW administrator fired after report

The investigation found Pontarelli would come into work late after an event at the nightclub and leave early. On those days, undercover video shows him going into the club on DPW hours, then running errands at several banks and often heading back home early.


Jury deliberating in trial of Mahwah pastor accused of sexual relationship with girl

The Rev. Curtis Franklin of the Mahwah Full Gospel Church started a sexual relationship with the girl in 2002, when she was 15 and he was 22 years older, Ken Ralph, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor, said during the trial in Superior Court in Hackensack.


Ex-Official Seeks Leniency In Kansas Theft Case

A former public works director who admitted stealing equipment from a Kansas county is pleading with a federal judge to spare him from prison.


Two Philadelphia Archdiocese priests are found to be unsuitable for ministry

Two priests have been found unsuitable for ministry following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday.


Convicted state Senator Jane Orie quits as sentencing on 14 counts looms

Convicted state Sen. Jane Orie stepped down from her seat today, a few days after her state Supreme Court justice sister was charged with similar allegations she used taxpayer-funded staff for campaigns.


Two Security Guards Arrested In Frederick

Police say the victim was assaulted and placed in handcuffs by the security guards, who detained him without authority. Police say the security guards were not on the property they were assigned to.


Maryland builder must repay almost $2 million in plea

A Maryland builder must repay almost $2 million after having pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and comitting bank and wire fraud.


Former O.C. Humane Society Director Arrested for Theft

The former director of the Ocean City Humane Society is facing theft charges in connection with three separate cases, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.


Child choked during church service

Deputies say an 11-year-old passed out after being choked with a cord by a church volunteer in the middle of a church service.


FBI Arrests Ormond Evangelist Luis Morales

A Florida-based evangelist was taken into federal custody Thursday and accused of inappropriate contact with underage girls, WESH 2 News learned exclusively.


State transportation agent in DeLand indicted on bribery charges

Moore, who worked out of the Florida Department of Transportation's DeLand office, accepted $30,000 in bribes while Orlando-based MLA Furniture received more than $451,000 in fraudulent claims from the state, according to a federal affidavit.


Indiana Pastor Arrested After Cameras Found in Church Restroom

A central Indiana church has removed its pastor following his arrest on charges that he planted two video cameras inside a women's restroom at the church.


Campaign may be linked to bogus debt

A Youngstown Democrat running for state auditor in 2006 used fake loans from friends and family to make his campaign coffers look flush and then cut a deal with the Ohio Democratic Party to get out of the race in exchange for $115,000 in donations to pay off the bogus debts, according to a complaint filed with the Ohio Elections Commission.


Former Wayne County IT exec admits taking bribe

Edwards, the county's deputy chief information officer until he resigned suddenly on April 5, pleaded guilty Monday to accepting a $13,000 "gratuity" from a county vendor.


Yahoo CEO quits after lying on resume

Yahoo says CEO Scott Thompson has left the company. Thompson has been under fire for more than a week over mentions in his resume and company filings of a computer science degree he did not earn.


NIH worker pleads guilty to stealing from gov’t

According to her plea agreement, McCoy was issued government credit cards to purchase goods and services for official use. She used the cards to buy items she later sold on the Internet, including more than 100 iPads.


Government accuses Kwame Kilpatrick of accepting lavish gifts from pension investment adviser

The agency accused Kilpatrick and Beasley, both pension fund trustees, of accepting $125,000 worth of gifts -- including private jet travel, golf outings, massages and concert tickets -- from an investment adviser to the city's pension funds in exchange for preferential treatment.


Slidell minister to be sentenced for sex crimes against 16-year-old girl

Keith James Boyd, pastor of the Open Door Apostolic Church in Slidell, was found guilty in March of carnal knowledge and indecent behavior with a juvenile.


Former Whaling Commission Director Pleads Guilty to Theft

The former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and misapplication of $475,000 in commission money.


House passes bill that spares state rep $444,500 in disputed taxes

State Rep. Monique Davis’ Democratic friends in the Illinois House Tuesday spared her from a tax bill of at least $444,500.


Bridgeport councilman arrested on misdemeanor menacing and harassment charges

Bridgeport City Councilman Byron Leon Dave was arrested today on misdemeanor charges of menacing and harassment for an incident in which he reportedly brandished a pistol, a Jackson County Sheriff Department news release said.


Church volunteer charged with child rape, molestation

Prosecutors on Whidbey Island have charged a youth ministry volunteer with raping and molesting two young boys, and police say he used his own church as a hunting ground.


Ex-Vegas Pastor due in Court on Child sex Charges

A 55-year-old former church pastor who was captured as a fugitive in Mexico in January is due to face a Las Vegas judge on charges that he sexually assaulted at least four young girls in his congregation under the guise of counseling.


Former principal arrested again

Martin-White, former principal of Elko Institute for Academic Achievement, had a temporary protective order filed against her by her estranged husband, Joel White, and her 22-year-old stepdaughter, Brooke White after allegedly making verbal threats and throwing rocks at Joel White’s car.


Ex-Councilman Arrested On Drunken Driving Charge

A former City-County Council member arrested on drunken driving charges told an officer he would have him promoted if he just drove him home, police said.


Ex-Edmeston clerk charged with embezzling funds

A former Edmeston town clerk was being held at Otsego County Correctional Facility on Wednesday night after being charged with stealing nearly $3,000 in town funds while she was still on the job.


Jeffrey Walker sentenced for fraud scheme

Former NFL football player Jeffrey Walker is going to prison for defrauding investors in four states of more than $2 million in what prosecutors say was a land development scheme involving property in China.


18 join sex abuse lawsuit against Helena diocese

One of two major sex abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena grew Tuesday with the addition of 18 plaintiffs, bringing the total to 76 alleged victims in that case.


Gretna City Administrator fired, arrested

Investigators said she took anywhere from $500 to $1,500 from the Gretna Senior Citizen Fund.


Ex-director pleads guilty to $4,300 theft

The township’s former senior center director, who is also the wife of a township committeeman, has pleaded guilty to bilking the township out of nearly $4,300 by diverting checks from a travel agency she used to arrange two cruise-ship excursions for members of a township senior center, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr.


Investigation into N.Ky. mayor completed, results to be announced

Martin is accused of retaliatory behavior and comments, misuse of city facilities, violating the Open Records Act, and burning city documents.


Joseph Mongelli pleads guilty, faces 6 months in jail

Former Elmwood Park Council President Joseph Mongelli faces up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and securities fraud in New York.


Illinois Lottery contracts marred by conflicts of interest

GTECH, which owns 80 percent of Northstar, poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a campaign fund that funneled $1.5 million to Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 campaign.


State lawmaker accused of bribery due in court

The Chicago Democrat has been charged with accepting a bribe in exchange for using his influence to obtain a state grant for a daycare center. Smith was arrested March 13, days before Illinois' primary election where he won the Democratic nomination despite his arrest.


Aide's wife to testify in Edwards trial

The wife of a former campaign aide for John Edwards takes the stand Monday in a federal court in North Carolina, where she is expected to detail her role in helping conceal the one-time Democratic presidential hopeful's affair with a videographer.


Former Polk school official Williams sentenced for bribery conspiracy

Williams was accused of awarding contracts from December 2004 to January 2009 in return for vacation trips, fishing expeditions, airline travel and construction work on his house.


Ex-Ward 5 ANC official sentenced for theft of public funds

An elected official who stole nearly $30,000 in D.C. taxpayer funds was sentenced to 15 weekends in jail Friday.


Police: DeLand Catholic school teacher made videos of students undressing

A St. Peter Catholic School eighth-grade math teacher is under arrest after police say he hid pen cameras in a classroom storage closet where students changed clothes, then viewed videos of them undressing.


Former pastor charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old

Forty-nine-year-old Luckner Sylvain was arraigned Wednesday at Norwich Superior Court on charges including first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.


Police probe Twin Rivers superintendent's computer

Sacramento Police Department officials copied files and information from the district-issued computer of Twin Rivers Unified Superintendent Frank Porter as part of an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by the district's Police Department.


Ex-Mason Co. school official admits bribery

A former Mason County Board of Education member faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a bribery charge.


Longview pastor suspended after DWI arrest

The senior pastor of one of Longview’s oldest and largest churches has been suspended from duties after being arrested on a drunken driving charge.


Guilty plea planned in Ted Nugent hunting case

Rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent was expected to plead guilty Tuesday to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in Alaska.


Thompson cohort pays politicians, not overdue taxes

Myrtle Gomez and her company, Nursing Enterprises Inc., have donated more than $20,000 to D.C. and federal politicians over the years, even as the D.C.-based home health agency has struggled to pay years of overdue taxes.


Former school employee arrested

The Baker School District’s former accounts payable specialist who also served as the secretary/treasurer for the Baker Rural Fire Protection District has been charged with stealing from both agencies.


Former Joplin cemetery owner sentenced to federal prison

The former owner of Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin was sentenced Wednesday in federal court for failing to pay more than $1.1 million in payroll taxes that were deducted from his employees’ wages.


Dixon Comptroller Rita A. Crundwell accused of theft, free on bond

The longtime financial officer of a northern Illinois city who is accused of stealing $30 million is free on a $4,500 recognizance bond.


Minister Pleads Guilty to Murdering Wife

A South Texas Pentecostal minister has pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of his wife a little more than a year ago.


Arlington priest once in charge of child protection investigated

A Catholic priest formerly in charge of the Diocese of Arlington’s child protection and safety office was placed on administrative leave while police investigate whether he was involved in sexual misconduct with a boy in the late 1990s, officials said Wednesday.


Pastor gets at least 40 years for raping girl

Timothy Jackson was sentenced Tuesday morning by Judge Michael Callahan of Third Circuit Court on multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against the girl, who was 11 when the rapes began.


GSA execs got deals on luxury suites, Congress told

Auditors also found instances where GSA employees asked for or accepted room discounts for friends and relatives who joined them in Las Vegas during the time they were negotiating with the M Resort in Henderson, and on occasions they stayed there for multiple pre-conference planning meetings.


Former Warren County supervisor accused of theft

Rebecca Lynn Butcher, 51, is accused of stealing "tens of thousands of dollars" paid by Medicaid recipients from 2008 to 2010 to meet their spend-down amounts, which are required to receive Medicaid.


Little Havana Charter School Principal Accused Of FCAT Tampering

According to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald, school attorney Carmen Calzon said Ramz Academy Charter School Principal Julio Carrera opened sealed test booklets, took handwritten notes on the questions and handed out “study guides” to teachers.


Ex-Deacon Gets 8 Years In DC Prostitute Assault

Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the sentence for 27-year-old Colin Hatch of Capitol Heights, Md., who pleaded guilty in March to attempted first-degree sexual abuse and possessing a firearm during the commission of the crime of violence.


Former Craven fifth-grade teacher pleads guilty to child porn

A federal court could sentence a former fifth-grade teacher from Craven County to up to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to encouraging children to produce sexual images online.


Local pastor, televangelist, takes Alford Plea in court today

Local pastor and television evangelist Brenda Viars made an Alford Plea in court today to two charges of willful neglect of an adult.


Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trial

He is accused of using about $1 million in undisclosed payments from campaign donors to cover up an affair during his 2008 White House bid.


Former Secaucus mayor faces sentencing

Elwell was convicted in July 2011 on one count of accepting $10,000 from an informant posing as a crooked developer. But he was acquitted on two extortion counts.


City workers suspended without pay in Warren

Three city workers accused of stealing thousands of dollars in city property, including a heavy-duty toilet seat, a dog run and a vinyl picket fence, have been suspended without pay, Mayor Jim Fouts said Thursday.


Agency investigates claims against director

An article published Sunday in the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald disclosed that Cleo Klepzig faces a misdemeanor charge of child abandonment in Delaware. A warrant for Klepzig’s arrest was issued in 2007 and remains in effect.


Florida track athletes left stranded on side of road after coach’s suspended license incident

A Florida high school track and field coach stranded his athletes in a disturbing situation when he was pulled over while driving team members to a meet in Gainesville only to be kicked out of his vehicle for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, leaving four members of the team stranded on the side of a state highway.