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Rangel facing ethics charges

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, already disciplined for breaking House rules for accepting travel paid by companies, faced new charges Thursday that he violated ethics rules.

 

Can NJ keep its pension promises? No way, many officials concede

Experts and officials have begun to say it more clearly: There is no way New Jersey will ever be able to pay for the promises it has made to current and retired workers.

 

Bergen agency chief resigns after being implicated in federal fraud case

The chairman of an agency that’s played a key and often controversial role in many Bergen County projects was implicated Thursday by two co-workers at his mortgage brokerage firm of using his public office to defraud lenders.

 

Chatty Former Mayor Convicted of Overages

Cesar Carasa was quite the talker when he was mayor of West Miami, but he couldn't sweet talk a Miami-Dade jury, who convicted him of exploiting his official position after Carasa accumulated some pretty hefty overage charges on his city cell phone.

 

Special Report: Delaware Drinking Water at Risk

Tainted groundwater is spreading across thousands of acres in northern Delaware and has reached the Potomac Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to people across much of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

 

One Bergenfield ex-councilman accepts deal with prosecutors while councilwoman will likely stand trial

Two former Bergenfield council members who were co-defendants in a forgery case parted ways Tuesday when offered Pretrial Intervention.

 

Lance Armstrong Hires Criminal Defense Attorney Amid Fed Probe

The New York Daily News is reporting that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has retained a criminal defense attorney to represent him in an ongoing federal investigation into possible fraud and doping violations.

 

Teacher helped students cheat, district says

Manatee County School District officials are moving to fire a first-grade teacher who they say helped her students cheat on the SAT and gave them inflated grades on their report cards.

 

Ex-mascot, treasurer admits guilt in Toms River Little League scam

The onetime mascot and former treasurer of the Toms River Little League East admitted today that he diverted more than $200,000 from the nonprofit sports organization to his personal use.

 

Miami Dolphins' Phillip Merling accused of felony

The Broward State Attorney's Office has formally charged Miami Dolphin Phillip Merling with felony battery on his pregnant girlfriend.

 

Boy Scout Leader Arrested On 75 Child Porn Charges

A Boy Scout volunteer is facing 75 counts of possession of child pornography, and now police want to know if his perversion ever went beyond the computer.

 

Ex-firefighter sentenced for arson at Champaign fire station

A former Champaign firefighter was sentenced Monday to four years of probation with 119 weekend days in jail for setting a colleague's truck on fire at a Champaign fire station.

 

Retired intelligence analyst, wife sentenced in spying for Cuba

A retired State Department intelligence analyst was sentenced to life in prison and his wife got more than six years Friday for spying for Cuba for nearly 30 years.

 

Bell officials under fire for extravagant pay

Anger is mounting for Bell city residents who say their city administrators have extravagant salaries, while taxpayers struggle to make ends meet.

 

Judge Refuses To Force Minimum Wage On State Workers

A judge has declined to force the state controller to comply with an order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to pay state workers minimum wage to deal with the state budget deficit.

 

Members of the N.J. Council on the Arts seek increased freebies, records show

As Christie was lecturing state bureaucrats that they shouldn’t receive perks that are not available to ordinary citizens, members of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts were seeking more freebies — not fewer.

 

Babysitter Convicted in Abuse in Eagan

A 31-year-old Eagan woman has been convicted of malicious punishment of child in the abuse of a 6-month-old baby, which suffered several broken bones.

 

Vick trustee seeks repayment of millions

The trustee in Michael Vick's bankruptcy case is seeking repayment of at least $2 million that the NFL quarterback doled out to friends and family members in the months before he was sent to federal prison for running a dogfighting operation.

 

Ex-Sunnyside administrator admits sexual conduct with student

A former Sunnyside School District assistant principal faces prison time after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

 

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick cited for sexual misconduct in prison

The Detroit Free Press reports Kilpatrick has been cited for sexual misconduct during a holiday meeting with his wife in a visitor's area at Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee.

 

Mass. liquor inspector charged with taking bribe

An inspector for the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has been charged with accepting a $3,000 bribe in exchange for helping a convicted felon get a liquor license.

 

Priest Arrested For Sexual Battery In Fairfax

Fairfax County Police say that on July 7, 2010, they were called to a home on the 12700 block of Franklin Farm Road in Herndon, Virginia.

 

Taxpayers to foot bill for Kilpatrick's defense

Clad in an inmate's uniform and leg irons, a noticeably thinner Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded poverty Tuesday when charged in federal court with 19 counts of fraud and income tax violations.

 

Miramar man accused of beating patient at mental health center

A Miramar man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges he battered a disabled man while working as a security guard at a mental healthcare facility in Florida City.

 

Insurance brokers plead not guilty to NJ fraud

Three insurance brokers from Maryland have pleaded not guilty to charges that they bilked the city of Perth Amboy, N.J., out of more than $216,000 by collecting payments for a nonexistent wellness program for city workers.

 

Caregiver accused of stealing from, abusing ill man

A DeLand woman is accused of stealing from, and trying to sell property back to, a 71-year-old man in ill health she was hired to care for, a Volusia County sheriff's spokesman said Sunday.

 

County council candidate wanted on warrant

A candidate for the County Council this year is a wanted man, and a woman jockeying for another council seat is on probation for failing to properly care for two women at a group home.

 

80 Ga. Educators Under Suspicion Of Cheating

About 80 educators are being investigated by the state for possible cheating on standardized tests last year.

 

Integrity Bank Execs Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges

The bank trumpeted its Christian-based operating principles. It failed in August 2008.

 

Judge sending Lohan to jail for 90 days after ruling actress violated probation in drug case

A judge is sending Lindsay Lohan to jail for 90 days after ruling she violated probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.

 

Otis Mathis surrenders on charges he fondled himself at meeting

Former Detroit Public Schools board president Otis Mathis III turned himself in today to face charges based on allegations that he fondled himself in a meeting with the superintendent last month.

 

Ex-Detroit Schools board chief charged over alleged lewd act

Former Detroit Public Schools Board of Education President Otis Mathis faces up to five years in prison on charges of misconduct in office for allegedly fondling himself while meeting privately with the district General Superintendent Teresa Gueyser.

 

Ex-Speaker DiMasi asks judge to restore pension

An attorney for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi asked Wednesday that his government pension be restored while he awaits trials on federal corruption charges, saying the state has refused to hold a mandatory hearing before suspending those benefits.

 

Walpole priest charged with assault on adult male

A Roman Catholic priest from Walpole has pleaded not guilty to groping a 21-year-old man at a Canton Park and Ride lot.

 

Gwinnett Commission Chair Apologizes After DUI Arrest

Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister is apologizing after his arrest on charges of driving under the influence in a county-issued car.

 

Wis. chief forester fined $263 for shooting turkey

The chief forester in Wisconsin has turned himself in and paid a $263 fine for shooting a hen turkey out of season.

 

W&M assistant professor charged with online sex crime

An assistant professor at the College of William and Mary was arrested Thursday and charged with enticing a 13-year-old girl to send him nude photos of herself online.

 

FDA: Airline food could make passengers sick

The new study, compiled with data from the Food and Drug Administration, finds that many of the meals provided by airline catering companies like LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet, are prepared in unsafe, unsanitary conditions.

 

Provo's councilman developer: man of truth or deceit?

Court records from a half-dozen cases show that many people are unhappy with Steve Turley, a Provo Municipal Councilman who is also a developer in the city.

 

Palin's Fund "Officially" Illegal; May Change Political Defense Funding

An investigation by the same man who looked into whether Palin abused her power when firing Walt Monegan, now finds that she isolated state ethics laws.

 

Alexandria Teacher Charged With Sexual Battery

Police have charged a high school teacher with sexual battery after investigating a student's complaint that the teacher had touched her inappropriately.

 

Federal Agent Accused Of Violent Attack On Wife

According to probable cause documents, a diplomatic security officer with the U.S. State Department argued with his wife, who accused him of having an affair.

 

D.C. attorney checks out lottery-contract partner

D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles is looking into whether council members vetted a $38 million lottery contract to a Greek-based gaming company that joined with a local firm outside the bidding process.

 

Prince George's shakedown allegation investigated

The state prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into allegations that several elected officials and politically connected operatives in Prince George's County tried to shake down a developer who wanted to lease space to a county agency, according to a source familiar with the state probe.

 

Loan officer guilty in foreclosure scheme

An Annapolis loan officer admitted yesterday he promised to help two homeowners avoid foreclosure, only to strip them of their equity and leave them homeless.

 

Puerto Rican senator accused of OK’ing legislation in exchange for Las Vegas trip

Sen. Hector Martinez Maldonado, 41, is accused of trading political favors for services from businessman Juan Bravo Fernandez, the U.S. Justice Department said.

 

Mayor Perez to Submit Resignation Letter on Friday

Perez was convicted last Friday on corruption charges.

 

Former Indian Center director begins program to avoid jail

Edward Smiley, the former director of the Farmington Indian Center accused of embezzling nearly $30,000, is doing work around the houses of family and friends who donated money so he could enter a pre-prosecution diversion program and avoid jail time.

 

Ex-finance chief admits fraud, disputes amount

The former Laurel schools finance chief has admitted to defrauding the school district but disputes the amount, saying he didn't take the full $151,000 that authorities and the district charge.

 

Woman Pleads to Embezzling from Lakeville PTO

A former officer of a Lakeville elementary school's parent-teacher organization has pleaded guilty to theft charges for alleging taking $54,000 in PTO funds.

 

Boston priest accused of adult sexual misconduct

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has suspended a priest serving at a church in the city's Mattapan neighborhood over allegations of adult sexual misconduct.

 

Former Perth Amboy official is sentenced for misusing city funds

Two aides to former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas, who is awaiting trial on corruption charges, were sentenced today in New Brunswick for improper use of city funds.

 

City Supervisor Accused Of Reselling Cigarettes

A city department supervisor was charged Wednesday with stealing cigarettes confiscated by city inspectors and re-selling them for personal profit.

 

Former Laurel School Official Indicted for Theft

The former finance director of the Laurel School District has been indicted on 99 felony counts of theft and other charges for allegedly embezzling more than $150,000 from the district, the Delaware Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.

 

Police probe City Hall heist

Detectives investigating a $153,000 theft from City Hall are focused on a brief period when both employees and the public had access to the money-filled bag stowed in a vault, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop said yesterday.

 

Audit: Indebted treatment center made interest-free loans to director

At a time when Howard County’s Specialized Trauma Treatment and Recovery Center was tens of thousands of dollars in the red and months away from shutting down, the non-profit made an interest-free loan to its executive director, a county audit has found.

 

California Mortgage Company Fined $20,000 for Deceptive Solicitation Letters

A California mortgage company has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for mailing what Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure said were deceptive direct-mail solicitations designed to suggest an affiliation with the Office of Veterans Affairs.

 

KY pastor charged with sex crimes

A central Kentucky pastor is facing sex-related charges in two counties.

 

NC Congressman Apologizes for Behavior on Video

A Democratic congressman apologized Monday after video posted online showed him swatting at a video camera and demanding that two men taping him with it identify themselves.

 

Alaska's pension suit settled for $500M

Alaska officials announced late Friday that they'd won a record actuarial malpractice settlement from a consulting firm they say knowingly gave bad advice to the Alaska Retirement Management Board, costing the state billions.

 

Former Homeland Security official faces sentencing

A former Department of Homeland Security official once responsible for stopping illegal aliens from entering the country through key ports in New England faces sentencing this week for encouraging her Brazilian housekeeper to remain in the United States illegally.

 

Ex-Firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A volunteer firefighter in Riverdale has pleaded guilty to setting a a building on fire in 2008.

 

Former NH deputy town clerk sentenced

The former deputy town clerk in Barnstead, N.H., has been sentenced to three months in jail on charges of stealing nearly $5,000 in property tax payments.

 

Anne Arundel Council Feasts, Workers Get Furloughed

Council members may hold jobs and services in their claws, but that didn’t stop them from spending more than $1,100 on crabs and booze at a waterfront Annapolis restaurant -- just hours after approving a slashed budget with 12-day worker furloughs.

 

FoodShare fraud -- Loopholes in federal assistance program leave it open to abuse

Lost your FoodShare card? No problem, here's another. Sold it for gas money or to buy alcohol? Sure thing, here's another FoodShare card.

 

DC Postal Chief Out, Accused of Assault

The U.S. Postal Service says its top official in the Washington region has departed after accusations that he assaulted a manager at a processing center in Sterling.

 

MA court denies ex-Senator's bid to dismiss charge

James Marzilli, an Arlington Democrat, faces various charges after allegedly making sexually explicit remarks to four women in one day in 2008 and trying to grope one of them.

 

Kwame Kilpatrick sent to Manistee prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent his 40th birthday Tuesday at Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee, where he will likely spend the remainder of his 14-month prison sentence.

 

Ex-Blagojevich Aide Talks Of Plans To Make Money

The birth of a conspiracy to profit from Rod Blagojevich's position came as early as 2003 when the then-governor met with three close advisers to discuss how to make money and divvy up the spoils, a key witness testified Wednesday.

 

Former Lynwood principal pleads no contest to molestations

A former high school principal and volleyball coach at two Lynwood campuses pleaded no contest today to charges that he molested four female students.

 

Hawthorne mayor charged with burglary

Prosecutors charged Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi with burglary and grand theft Tuesday after they say he stole a commercial food mixer from the Hawthorne School District.

 

Ex-Social Worker Charged In $1M Tax Return Scam

A former Los Angeles County social services worker has been charged with filing bogus tax returns using indigent clients' identities to obtain $1 million in tax refunds.

 

OC teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A former Orange County high school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a student and vandalizing his car.

 

Tucson teacher accused of sex with girl, 17

Authorities have arrested a Tucson high school social studies teacher on charges that he had a sexual relationship with an underage student.

 

Grand Jury Investigates Elbert County Assessor

CBS4 has learned a grand jury has been convened and is issuing subpoenas as it looks into operations at the Elbert County Assessor's Office.

 

Second Nurse Arrested in Hepatitis C Case

Lakeman, nurse anesthetist Keith Mathahs and Dr. Dipak Desai are accused of infecting at least seven patients by using unsafe injection procedures.

 

Former YMCA Coach Pleads Guilty To Child Rape

A former YMCA girls basketball coach pleaded guilty Monday to 20 charges, including crimes of forcible child rape committed against two victims that he coached and multiple child pornography crimes for using hidden cameras to film his sexual assaults of the victims without their knowledge ...

 

Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor

Charlie Sheen has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case and work at a Colorado theater company during a 30-day jail sentence, his wife's attorney said Monday.

 

Ex-CIA station chief enters plea in sex, drug case

A former CIA station chief who allegedly raped an unconscious Algerian woman pleaded guilty Monday to abusive sexual contact and unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm.

 

Staff forced disabled girls to fight in youth home

Workers at a center for distressed children provoked seven developmentally disabled girls into a fight of biting and bruising, while they laughed, cheered and promised the winners a precious prize: after-school snacks.

 

Baby sitter left kids in hot car while she got facial at salon, police say

Police in Southwest Florida, near Fort Myers, say a baby sitter left two children and two pets in a car with the windows rolled up on a hot afternoon while she got a facial at a salon.

 

Former Arts Council director pleads guilty to grand larceny

Celeste Lawson, the former executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Arts Council, pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree grand larceny and repeatedly failing to file state income taxes for stealing at least $25,526.12 in council funds to finance her casino gambling.

 

Ex-Teacher Sentenced for Filming Porn

A former teacher at a Fauquier County middle school has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for producing child pornography by filming himself engaging in sexual activity with a student.

 

Ex-Sen. Wilkerson to plead guilty in bribe case

Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, caught on video allegedly stuffing bribes into her sweater and bra, has agreed to plead guilty in a federal corruption case.

 

Asheville firefighter resigns following arrest

An Arden man charged with soliciting a child by computer for sex resigned from his job as an Asheville firefighter last week.

 

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich goes on trial for corruption

The corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich began Thursday, 18 months after authorities arrested him at home at dawn one day and accused him of trying to sell the Senate seat that President Barack Obama had vacated for the White House.

 

Judge sets bail at $250K for former Bayonne bank executive charged with embezzling

A former Pamrapo Bank executive who was charged this morning with embezzling more than $600,000 was released on $250,000 bail today.

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont ordered to pay $3M to subscribers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont overpaid its former chief executive officer by $3 million over an eight-year period and has been ordered to pay the money back to its subscribers by 2012 in the form of reduced premiums, a top state regulator said Wednesday.

 

Volusia County firefighter arrested for burglary

Volusia County firefighter Michael Michaud was arrested on May 24, 2010 for burglary and schemes to defraud charges involving multiple victims.

 

Corruption indictments for 3 former RI councilmen

Three former North Providence town councilmen have been indicted on corruption charges, following their arrests earlier this month for allegedly sharing in a $25,000 bribe.

 

Ex-CEO handed 2-year theft sentence

A man was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of taking money from a fund for residents who live in group homes while he was chief operating officer for the agency.

 

Corruption Charges Move Forward Against Former House Speaker and Aides

A grand jury accused the 10 defendants of conspiring to use taxpayers' funds, employees and resources for political campaign purposes.

 

Ex-NY state senator sentenced to 7 years in prison

Sen. Efrain Gonzalez Jr., 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III after he pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges last year, admitting that he drained funds from two not-for-profit Bronx charities to buy everything from New York Yankees tickets to jewelry.

 

NH AG says 7 charged in license fraud scheme

New Hampshire authorities have arrested seven people on charges that they took part in a bribery scheme to provide drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants.

 

IG report: Meth, porn use by drilling agency staff

Staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography, according to an Interior Department report alleging a culture of cronyism between regulators and the industry.

 

Howard County Teacher Accused of Sex With Student in School Classroom

A Howard County teacher has been arrested on a charge of having sex with a student in a classroom at Atholton High School in Columbia.

 

Kilpatrick imprisoned, faces 1½ to 5 years

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick entered the Michigan state prison system today after being sentenced to 1½ to five years for violating his probation.

 

Perrigo receives warning letter from FDA over metal shavings

A variety of manufacturing missteps, including inadequate handling of metal shavings in a batch of bottles to be filled with Ibuprofen tablets, has Perrigo Co. in hot water with the Food and Drug Administration.

 

Broker gets 3 years in fraud

An Annapolis-area mortgage broker who moonlighted for the past several years as a financial adviser "guaranteed" his clients a 10.85 percent annual return on their investments, according to federal prosecutors.

 

Report: CDC Used Bad Data to Claim DC Water Safe

A congressional investigation has found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention knowingly used flawed data to claim in 2004 that high lead levels in the District's drinking water were not a public health risk.

 

Florida Prosecutor Drops Sansom Perjury Charge

A prosecutor Wednesday said he's dropping a perjury charge against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, but the criminal case against the ex-lawmaker and two co-defendants will continue on other counts.

 

Police: Principal Sent Nude Photo To Boy

An assistant principal from the Tampa area was arrested Thursday on accusations of sending a naked picture of herself to a 14-year-old boy.

 

DWP To Fire 2 Employees After CBS 2 Investigation

The Department of Water and Power is firing two utility crew workers caught on videotape drinking beer and spending hours inside a strip club while on the job.

 

Ex-president of Royal Palm Beach youth baseball league arrested on grand-theft charges over missing $55,000

The former president of a youth baseball league was arrested Wednesday on charges that he stole at least $55,000 from his league.

 

2 Pueblo charter schools told to fire CFO

The Pueblo City Schools board is ordering two charter schools to fire their chief financial officer.

 

Plummer Teacher Sentenced for Sex Abuse

A former physical education and health teacher at Lakeside High School in Plummer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

 

Morristown councilman charged with DWI

Councilman James Smith was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

Official quits after accusation of bribery

A third North Providence councilman accused of corruption resigned yesterday, more than a week after being charged with sharing in a $25,000 bribe.

 

Settlement Reached In Priest Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Twenty-six people suing Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese are going to share a $17.65 million settlement that will end the legal cases against the church stemming from a series of priest sex abuse cases.

 

Witness in Mayor's Trial Says There Were Attempts to Crack Down on Costa

Mayor Perez is accused of getting free work on his home in exchange for Costa getting millions in contracts from the city.

 

Caught On Tape: Teacher Beats Student In School

School administrators say they put her on administrative leave when they heard about the incident late last month. Now that they've seen the video, she's been fired.

 

Pastor's company facing sanctions

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation found probable cause that the company run by David Durden and the Rev. Greg Roberts, violated state contractor rules by abandoning a home construction project and by not paying a building supply company.

 

Sex-abuse allegation: Catholic diocese faces lawsuits by two different victims

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando is facing two lawsuits this month that accuse priests of molesting boys years ago in Central Florida.

 

AP Source: Cushing tested positive for HCG

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the NFL's banned substance list.

 

Compton Teacher To Be Arraigned On Sex Charges

A Compton High School math teacher Tuesday is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he had sex with three students on campus.

 

Ex-firefighter charged with another arson

A former volunteer firefighter already jailed on charges he set his former fire hall and a bingo hall on fire, is now charged with burning down a hunting camp home while his 14-year-old son was with him.

 

Orange Commissioner Bill Segal didn't fully disclose his ties to developer

Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal for years did not fully disclose his business ties to a longtime Central Florida developer, even though the commission has voted at least nine times on deals involving her while he has been in office.

 

Former Mapleton City controller gets jail for theft

A former Mapleton City financial recorder was sentenced to jail Thursday to theft for taking city gift cards and postage stamps and selling them on eBay.

 

Thomas Jefferson H.S. Embezzler Pleads Guilty

A former Thomas Jefferson High School For Science and Technology employee pleaded guilty to stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from the prestigious Alexandria magnet school.

 

Postal employee faces federal charge

A part-time postal worker has been suspended over the abandoned mail found in a Chesterfield creek.

 

John Karoly sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison

Karoly pleaded guilty last summer to three counts of failing to pay taxes on more than $5 million in income from 2002, 2004 and 2005. He also was found guilty of mail fraud and money laundering.

 

Paper Says Fenty, Rhee Disregard Parking Signs

Last month word came out that vehicles assigned to the offices of Fenty and Rhee had racked up hundreds of dollars in unpaid parking tickets and traffic fines, according to the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor.

 

Funeral Home Ordered Closed After 40 Bodies Found

A Maryland board has suspended the license of a Riverdale funeral home after an inspector found what seemed to be 40 bodies in body bags in its garage.

 

Woman Charged with Theft of Memorial Fund

A woman in Columbia County is being accused of stealing from her late husband's charity.

 

Youth Soccer Coach Charged With Sodomy

An Arlington soccer coach has been arrested and charged with forcible sodomy, and police are concerned there may be more victims.

 

Former Pastor Accused of Stealing From Church

A former Highland County pastor faces a 17 count indictment tonight for theft from the church where he once preached.

 

Aretha Franklin fails to pay tax bill

The state of Michigan filed a lien against the "Queen of Soul" last month accusing her of owing more than $11,000 in delinquent income taxes.

 

Lawmaker Stephens could lose pharmacy license

An assistant minority leader in the Illinois House could lose his pharmacy license after being charged with driving under the influence.

 

Oakland mayor breaks promise to take pay cut

Despite his pledge last year to join Oakland city workers being forced to take a 10 percent pay cut, Mayor Ron Dellums has never stopped collecting his full $183,000-a-year salary.

 

Las Plumas High School ROTC teacher gets probation for sexual tryst with student

A judge Wednesday granted probation to a former Las Plumas High School Navy Junior ROTC instructor who admitted having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student.

 

Rocklin Youth Pastor Sentenced In Child Sex Case

A married former youth pastor from Rocklin has been sentenced to prison for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl from his church.

 

Virginia Beach paramedic convicted of sexually assaulting young girl

A Virginia Beach paramedic is now convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl.

 

Judge: Teacher illegally retaliated against by AISD

A state district judge in Austin has ruled in favor of a former Bailey Middle School teacher who had sued the Austin school district, claiming he had been illegally retaliated against for engaging in union activity and for helping expose a 2003 grade-changing scandal involving Bailey Principal Julia Fletcher.

 

Former Oakland Mayor Sentenced After Felony Conviction

He was facing close to ten years behind bars after his conviction in March on three counts of official misconduct.
An investigation found he benefited financially from rebuilding transmissions on city police cars at an unlicensed shop at his house.

 

Bansal Pleads Guilty in OCTO Bribery Scandal

Bansal admitted that between September 2005 and March 2009, he and his company paid more than $700,000 in bribes to three employees of the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

 

Choir director charged with stealing from church

The choir director, Gloria Christofano, 42, wrote a check for $60,000, saying she'd make good on it after she refinances or sells her Penn Township home, said county Detective William Brown.

 

Ex-Council Aide Pleads Not Guilty in Taxi Scandal

Ted G, Loza, Graham's former chief of staff, asked for or received more than $30,000 in cash, trips, limousine rides and meals in exchange for pushing laws favorable to the taxi cab industry, prosecutors said.

 

Asset freeze ordered in pension fund case

A civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accuses investment adviser Roy Dixon Jr. and his company Onyx Capital Advisers LLC of bilking two city of Detroit pension funds and one in Pontiac of more than $3.11 million.

 

Prosecutor asked to investigate Maryland lawmaker

The state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful Maryland lawmaker improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy.

 

Leader accused of theft resigns

The departure represents the latest controversy for the church known as "the Westminster Abbey of Hawai'i," which also faces questions from the AG's office over its fundraising practices and is being sued for disinterring dozens of human remains.

 

Former School Principal On Trial For Sex Scandal

Bernard is accused of covering up a sexual assault in his school in order to keep a star football player on the field.

 

Figure in Waterbury Scandal Sentenced to Probation, Home Confinement

A contractor has been sentenced to six months home confinement for giving gratuities, including designer clothing and a loan that was never repaid, to former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano.

 

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's problems grow

Officials said Espada may face a number of criminal charges, ranging from wire and mail fraud, to money laundering and theft of government funds.

 

2 face additional charges in N.J. corruption probe

An additional count of mail fraud has been filed against former Assemblyman Louis Manzo of Jersey City and his brother Ronald, who served as his political adviser.

 

SEC employees surfed porn as economy fell

Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.

 

KU ticket scandal involves big money and goes back years, attorney says

A Lawrence developer and convicted felon who reportedly spurred a criminal investigation into University of Kansas basketball ticket sales has broad ties to the KU athletic scene.

 

Toms River school board office, super's home hit with search warrants in corruption probe

FBI agents this morning executed a search warrant at the offices of the Toms River Regional Board of Education and the home of School Superintendent Michael J. Ritacco in connection with a fraud and corruption investigation that may involve the district's insurance contracts, sources said.

 

Cardinal won't lead Mass after scandal

A Colombian cardinal slated to be the main celebrant of a pontifical solemn high Mass Saturday at the Washington's National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has stepped aside because of security concerns after his name surfaced in the church's clergy-abuse scandal.

 

Former supervisor's wife charged with stealing town funds

Former town Supervisor Francis Matthews did not know how to handle town finances or use a town computer, his wife Randi L. Matthews told state police investigators who were looking into missing town funds.

 

Ex-Hoboken mayor Peter Cammarano III pleads guilty to extortion in N.J. corruption bust

Of all those charged in last year’s sprawling FBI sting, perhaps no one was caught uttering more brazen words than Peter J. Cammarano III, the former mayor of Hoboken.

 

Kilpatrick turns to public for help

Kwame Kilpatrick’s spokesman reiterated this morning that supporters of the ex-mayor will soon be able to make donations to his restitution cause.

 

Church Pedophilia Scandal Grows In Latin America

The detention of an 83-year-old priest in Brazil for allegedly abusing boys as young as 12 in a case involving lurid videotape and a congressional investigation has added to the scandals hitting the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.

 

Maine teacher on trial for sex charges

A former Maine music teacher convicted of unlawful touching and assault is now on trial for bringing a child across state lines to engage in sexual activity.

 

Catholic priest arrested in molestation case

A Roman Catholic priest in Tennessee was arrested Monday, less than a week after a Jeffersonville, Ind., man accused him of molesting him as a boy from about 1975 to 1980.

 

Judge signals jail likely for Kwame Kilpatrick

A judge has ruled that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has violated terms of his probation by failing to report some of his assets.

 

NH liquor commissioner fired after DWI charge

One of New Hampshire's state liquor commissioners has lost his job after being charged with driving while intoxicated.

 

Sunnyside official saddened by sex crimes arrest

We begin tonight with more trouble at the Sunnyside school district. An assistant principal in charge of watching over the students of Chaparral Middle School has been arrested on several charges of sex with a minor.

 

United Way board keeps audit results confidential

The agency's board of directors has decided not to release reports from two auditing firms hired to find out why United Way lost track of its cash flow and fell months behind on payments to dozens of local charities serving the needy.

 

Ex-NSA worker from Md. charged in classified leak case

A former high-ranking National Security Agency employee was indicted on 10 felony charges Thursday for his alleged role in leaking classified information to a news reporter.

 

Former Church Counselor Admits Sex Assaults

The former Rocky Mountain High School counselor admitted assaulting five children in 1998, four boys and one girl.

 

Former Williamson County fire official sentenced to 40 years in prison

The former president of the Sam Bass Fire Department board was sentenced Tuesday to serve a maximum of 40 years in prison for theft and possession of child pornography, Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley said.

 

Former Waverly fire dept. treasurer accused of misappropriating funds

A former treasurer with Waverly's volunteer fire department in Sussex County has been charged with misappropriating $60,000 in department money.

 

Mass. priest arrested in prostitution sting

Police said a Chelmsford priest who was arrested in a prostitution sting at a New Hampshire hotel responded to an ad on Craigslist.

 

2 Tennessee Companies are Under Investigation For Selling Bogus Healthcare Plans

Federal authorities are investigating Smart Data Solutions based out of Springfield and the American Trade Association for scamming people.

 

Airport screener gets jail for theft from luggage

A Philadelphia woman was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for stealing $100 from carry-on luggage she was screening as a transportation security officer at Philadelphia International Airport ...

 

Agencies told to lay down law on Gray

Two days after the District's campaign-finance investigators "exonerated" D.C. Council chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray for allowing a city developer to improve his home, D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles blasted a pair of city agencies for failing to enforce the law on a pattern of building-code violations by Mr. Gray.

 

Orie sister suspended from Supreme Court job

State court administrators said today they suspended Janine Orie from her job as an aide to her sister, state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin.

 

Police instructor shoots self during gun demo

Robert J. Stewart, 55, was demonstrating the use of a 9mm Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol at about 7:51 p.m. at the firing range when he shot himself in the upper right thigh in front of 24 recruits and several instructors ...

 

Sen. Ensign resists calls to resign

Sen. John Ensign is resisting calls for his resignation, saying he's trying to become a better person amid investigations arising from his extramarital affair.

 

Flynn's Oil to repay customers; owner charged with felony

In at least three years, Flynn's Oil Co. customers who pre-paid for oil they never received will get their money back, according to an agreement reached between the Exeter company and the state attorney general's office.

 

Ex-NJ Lawmaker Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

A former New Jersey lawmaker who championed legislation fighting child pornography pleaded guilty Monday to distributing nude images of underage girls.

 

Embattled DPS contractor spent lavishly, lawsuit shows

In the summer of 2005, Detroit businesswoman Sherry Washington and three partners sold Detroit Public Schools on a pilot wellness program for its employees.

 

Ex-union treasurer sentenced

The former treasurer from the local Communications Workers union was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation, six months of home detention and 200 hours of community service after admitting to embezzling $110,000.

 

Ex-clerk gets jail for embezzling

A former Livonia police clerk will spend 30 days in jail, served on weekends, and will be on probation for two years for stealing $20,000 while she worked at the Police Department.

 

Shoplifting principal resigns job

Following a shoplifting conviction in February, Matt Fawcett of Kalispell resigned as the principal of Canyon Elementary School in Hungry Horse.

 

Flynn's Oil pleads guilty, will repay customers

A New Hampshire oil company said to have taken money from customers and never delivered their heating oil is going to pay them back.

 

Director faces criminal charge

A worker at a Coralville nursing home who allegedly threatened to fire any colleagues who reported quality-of-care concerns to state inspectors faces criminal charges.

 

Prosecutor: Preacher accused of killing wife lived a 'double-life'

Traveling preacher Anthony Hopkins lived a double-life as a "man of God" who preached at churches while storing his wife's dead body in a freezer and having sex with his stepdaughter, prosecutors said in court this morning.

 

City Hall corruption defendant sentenced to 24 months

McGill was accused of conspiring with former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill in a scheme in which Hill was accused of using his position on the City Council to collect bribes in exchange for local government benefits.

 

DOJ files suit against KBR

The federal government has filed a lawsuit against KBR Inc. saying the contractor improperly charged the use of private security contractors to the Army.

 

Theft of city fuel admitted

A former Baltimore public works employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the city and reselling it as part of a scheme that went unnoticed for a year and a half.

 

Finance director boosted his pay by $151K

Former Laurel schools Finance Director William Hitch Jr. paid himself $151,322 more than he was entitled to, according to a state audit that also documents other financial issues in the district.

 

Mount Vernon pastor charged with attempting to forge drug prescription

An assistant pastor at a Mount Vernon church faces a series of drug charges, after authorities said she tried to forge drug prescriptions and was found with hundreds of pills that did not belong to her.

 

Corruption doesn’t pay like it used to

The state pension board last month disallowed the six years that former Sen. Joseph Coniglio served in the Legislature, cutting his taxpayer-funded retirement pay from $1,037 to $71 a month as a result of his conviction for extortion and mail fraud.

 

IRS Files Lien Against Marion Barry

The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien against D.C. councilman and former mayor Marion Barry saying he owes more than $15,000 in unpaid income taxes from 2005 through 2008.

 

Bribery indictment unlikely this month for Jetton

Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton appears unlikely to be indicted for bribery this month for his handling of a 2005 bill regulating sexually oriented businesses.

 

Teacher gets 2 years in prison for teen sex

A Burbank middle school teacher admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old student, and on Thursday, she pleaded no contest to having a sexual relationship with a male student.

 

Judge won't dismiss charges against DiMasi, three associates

DiMasi, who resigned as speaker in January 2009, was indicted in June on charges that he conspired with three associates to steer two state contracts worth $17.5 million to Cognos, a Burlington software firm.

 

Vt. lawmaker charged with DUI

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says state Rep. Peter Perley was arrested March 15 after a clerk at a convenience store called to report an intoxicated man.

 

IRS seeks 'unpaid liability' from Barry

Federal tax collectors filed notice of the lien with the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue Recorder of Deeds last month, citing more than $15,000 in unpaid income taxes from 2005 through 2008.

 

Police stop state school superintendent Randy Dorn

State schools chief Randy Dorn could learn today if he'll face charges stemming from his arrest early Sunday in Pierce County on suspicion of drunken driving.

 

Ex-IOGCC bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

A federal judge has sentenced a former Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission bookkeeper to three years or probation for embezzling more than $40,000 from the agency.

 

Judge orders dialysis firm to repay $19.4 million

A federal judge has ordered a kidney dialysis company to repay $19.4 million to Medicare in a case that began as a whistle-blower lawsuit filed in St. Louis in 2005.

 

Bartlett accounting clerk fired for stealing tax payments

Bartlett has fired an accounting clerk for misappropriating tax payments and diverting money to her own pocket.

 

Officials: Veteran Alton firefighter admits to setting 11 fires

Police say a 22-year veteran firefighter has confessed to setting 11 fires over the last four years in this community and in New Durham.

 

Covington Doctor Indicted For Attempted Murder

A Kenton County grand jury indicted Dr. Douglas Rank of Covington for attempted murder after police say he stabbed a woman with a sword.

 

FBI sting leads from N.J. to Kilpatricks

The wide-ranging investigation into Detroit public corruption has direct links to an East Coast sting operation that featured a fictitious insurance company run by the FBI, the Free Press has learned.

 

Calhoun Co. volunteer firefighter charged with arson

Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers says a volunteer firefighter has been arrested and charged with arson.

 

Former Lexington Blue Grass Airport executive pleads guilty

A former top executive of Lexington's Blue Grass Airport has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

 

Miami-Dade teacher charged with having sex with underage student

A teacher at Robert Morgan Educational Center was arrested early Wednesday, charged with having oral sex with an underage female student.

 

Michelle Spence-Jones asks judge to dismiss indictments

Spence-Jones, 42, is accused of soliciting a bribe from a prominent developer in exchange for a favorable vote. She is also facing an unrelated grand theft charge.

 

Ex-Broward School Board member pleads guilty to bribery

Suspended Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher, tearful but composed, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal bribery charge, an admission that could result in more than three years in prison.

 

Judge: Winfrey must defend ex-headmistress's suit

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey must defend a defamation suit over remarks she made about a headmistress at her girls' school in South Africa after a sex-abuse scandal erupted there, a U.S. judge ruled.

 

Principal signed Filipino teachers to buy, sell makeup

The principal of a Baltimore City high school recruited seven Filipino teachers on her staff to buy and resell thousands of dollars of Mary Kay cosmetics, a business arrangement the teachers entered reluctantly but felt would keep them in good standing with their boss.

 

Cordaro, Munchak Named in Federal Indictment

A federal grand jury Tuesday morning returned that 40-count indictment against Bob Cordaro and A.J. Munchak, charging them with using their roles as county commissioners to make money illegally.

 

D.C. Councilman's SUV Ticketed, Booted

The council voted in 2002 to exempt itself from most parking-related penalties.

 

Senators question $1 million pay for charity's CEO

A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.

 

Marion Barry Censured, Stripped of Powerful Assignments

Bennett's report found Barry failed to disclose his financial and sexual relationship with a woman whom he awarded a personal services contract, and took a cut of the $15,000 the woman received. The investigation also found numerous irregularities in Ward 8 groups funded by city grants arranged by Barry.

 

12 Rockville Firefighters Suspended

A dozen volunteer firefighters in Rockville -- included three teenages arrested for burglary and theft -- have been suspended after they were accused of being part of two separate break-ins.

 

Law firm hired to aid Miami in federal probe

The SEC is examining whether Miami misled bond investors about the city's true financial picture when it issued the bonds worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

 

Eggelletion sentenced to prison

In December, he pleaded guilty to charges he took part in a money laundering scheme and tax evasion.

 

Police: PTO Treasurer Stole Over $10,000

A Cynthiana, Kentucky woman who also serves as a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) treasurer is facing numerous charges for allegedly stealing from a school.

 

Homewood hypnotherapist convicted of abusing boy

Police said Haluska had presented himself as a hypnotherapist, minister, lecturer and author involved with several child-advocate organizations.

 

Former Priest Ordered to Trial

A former Episcopal priest is now heading to trial on charges that he molested two boys.

 

Turnpike ex-chief Rubin facing federal charges of obstruction

Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged the former chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and a close ally of convicted former state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo with obstruction of justice.

 

Ex-NASA official pleads guilty

A former high-ranking NASA official has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to designing contracts in a way that netted him more than $270,000 in illegal profits.

 

Anti-gay rights state senator from California admits he's homosexual after DUI arrest

Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn said Monday he is gay, ending days of speculation that began after his arrest last week for investigation of driving under the influence.

 

Former church secretary pleads to theft

A former church secretary accused of stealing more than $35,000 from her congregation pleaded guilty Monday to theft by unlawful taking of movable property.

 

Selectmen arrested for DWI, won't seek relection

Selectmen Chairman Nicholas Hay confirmed this morning he will not seek re-election after being arrested in Jaffrey, N.H., for driving while intoxicated Friday night.

 

Court: Corrupt pol Wayne Bryant can't use campaign cash for legal bills

The unanimous ruling upheld an advisory opinion by state election regulators that barred former state Sen. Wayne Bryant from using $640,000 from his campaign account to help pay for his legal defense against federal corruption charges.

 

Steelers QB Accused Of Sexual Assault Again

The two-time Super Bowl winner already faces a lawsuit from a woman who claims he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel and casino, an allegation he strongly denies.

 

COURTS: Newfane dentist Geise admits guilt

On the third day of trial Friday against Scott D. Geise, the Newfane dentist pleaded guilty to felony charges of filing false health care claims and a false tax return.

 

School board group faces fraud probe, money crisis

Two teams of auditors are going through records of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

 

3rd Pueblo Postal Carrier Admits Theft

A third postal carrier from Pueblo has admitted stealing gift cards and cash from the mail.

 

Kilpatrick loses bid to halt case

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday rejected Kwame Kilpatrick's bid to halt a probation violation hearing, but his lawyer says the prosecution has a long way to go to prove its case.

 

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