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Missouri Lawmaker Indicted For Stem Cell Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri state legislator on fraud charges after she falsely promoted a treatment she was selling at medical clinics as containing stem cells that could treat various diseases, including COVID-19. The …

Las Vegas Gym Sued Over Allegations of U.S. Gymnastics Coach Abuse

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight women who were taught by a former USA Gymnastics coach now facing lewdness and sexual assault charges are suing the Las Vegas gym where he trained them from 2009 to 2015. A civil negligence and …

Dupont, Ex-Worker Indicted for Plant Gas Leak that Killed 4

HOUSTON (AP) — A chemical company and a former employee have been indicted for their roles in a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Four employees at the now-closed DuPont …

6 Russian Officers Charged in ‘Destructive’ Hacking Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. …

4 Charged in Allegedly Staged Crash Settled for $4.7M

NEW ORLEANS — Four people have been charged in what prosecutors say was a staged wreck that was settled for $4.7 million. The indictment brought the total to 32 people accused of faking accidents with tractor-trailers to get insurance money, …

China-Backed Hackers ‘Targeted COVID-19 Vaccine Firm Moderna’

WASHINGTON — Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc, a U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, this year in a bid to steal data, according to a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking. China on Friday rejected the accusation that …

Indivior to Resolve U.S. Opioid Treatment Marketing Claims For $600 Million

Indivior Plc on Friday said it had agreed to pay $600 million and have a subsidiary plead guilty to a criminal charge to resolve U.S. allegations that it engaged in an illegal scheme to boost prescriptions of its opioid addiction …

U.S. Accuses Chinese Nationals of Hacking Spree Targeting COVID Data, Defense Secrets

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for hacking defense contractors, COVID researchers, and other companies worldwide, according to a court filing published on Tuesday. U.S. authorities said the Chinese nationals, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, participated …

Colorado Funeral Home Operators Charged With Selling Bodies

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Federal authorities arrested the operators of a Colorado funeral home accused of selling body parts or entire bodies without the consent of families. Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, 66-year-old Shirley Koch, were arrested Tuesday and …

FBI Takes Down Nigerian Fraudsters in $46M Case

LOS ANGELES — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. …