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Fiat Chrysler Nears Plea Deal in U.S. Emissions Fraud Probe – Sources

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal conduct to resolve a multiyear emissions fraud probe surrounding Ram pickup trucks and Jeep sport-utility vehicles with diesel engines, people familiar with the matter said. FCA lawyers …

South Dakota AG Gets Fines, No Jail Time in Pedestrian Death

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg avoided any jail time Thursday after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor traffic charges for a crash last year in which he struck and killed a man who was …

Repair Shop Owner Pleads Guilty To Insurance Fraud Charges

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers’ vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said. …

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Nears Guilty Plea Agreement in U.S. Criminal Probe-Sources

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma LP, the OxyContin maker controlled by members of the wealthy Sackler family, is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal charges as part of a broader deal to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into …

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 …