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Attorney: Contractor Got $454K For ‘Pile Of Dirt’ at Church

STARKVILLE, Miss. — A judge has ruled that a Mississippi contractor will have to pay restitution after accepting more than $450,000 to build a church sanctuary but doing little work. Donald Crowther is owner of TCM Construction of Long Beach. …

Former Indivior CEO Pleads Guilty in U.S. in Opioid Addiction Treatment Probe

Shaun Thaxter, the former chief executive of drugmaker Indivior Plc, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a criminal charge arising out of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the marketing of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone. Thaxter pleaded guilty in federal …

PG&E Won’t Make Victims of Deadly Fire Pay Its Criminal Fine

PG&E Corp. won’t tap a fund for wildfire victims to pay $4 million in fines and expenses for involuntary manslaughter, avoiding a possible hurdle to its exit from bankruptcy. Insurers with claims against PG&E in bankruptcy agreed to wait 15 …

American Airlines Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Jetliner

An American Airlines Group Inc. mechanic pleaded guilty to attempted destruction of an aircraft for tampering with a critical flight-monitoring device on a jet in Miami. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Miami …

Minnesotan Pleads Guilty to Faking Death in $2M Insurance Scam

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death eight years ago in Eastern Europe to collect a $2 million life insurance policy has pleaded guilty. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that 54-year-old Igor Vorotinov, …

Maryland Teen Pleads Guilty to Burning Speed Camera Box

A Howard County teenager has pleaded guilty to setting speed-camera equipment on fire. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Connor Lynn Eash of Glenelg pleaded guilty Monday to malicious destruction of property and attempted malicious burning stemming from two incidents in May. Police …

Alabama Jeweler to Plead Guilty in Missing Diamonds Case

The former owner of a Mountain Brook, Ala., jewelry store has agreed to plead guilty in a missing diamonds case. Court documents filed Friday show Joseph Harold Gandy of Vestavia Hills has agreed to plead guilty to money laundering and …

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty in $5M Violin Theft

A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance …

Trying to Summon Ghosts, Men Destroy Vacant Louisiana Mansion

Seven men have pleaded guilty to arson or trespassing in a fire that destroyed the vacant LeBeau Plantation mansion in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish last November. The sheriff said when they were arrested that the men told investigators they were …

Ohio Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Work Comp Fraud; Must Repay $300K

A Nelsonville (Athens County) chiropractor has been ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Michael L. Brown pleaded guilty Aug. 22 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of …