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Lawyer Urges Jurors to Acquit Ex-NY doctor in Sex Abuse Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors hearing evidence Monday against a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing nearly 150 patients can “cancel” and “condemn him,” but they should acquit him of federal charges that he enticed women to cross …

Two Farmers Indicted in Kentucky Crop Insurance Fraud

Two Kentucky farmers and a relative have been indicted for falsifying crop damage and exaggerating the size of their fields in order to reap crop insurance benefits. A federal grand jury last week charged Randall Taulbee and James McDonald, of …

Prosecutors Say Criminal Gang Took Control of Emergency Mitigation Industry in NYC

Federal prosecutors have charged nine individuals in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that they say took control of a Brooklyn damage restoration company and used violence and threats to intimidate competitors and dominate the emergency mitigation industry in New York City. …

Murdaugh Friend Charged With Aiding Insurance Fraud Scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A longtime friend of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh now faces 18 charges involving the theft of more than $3 million in insurance money from the family of Murdaugh’s dead housekeeper, according to newly unsealed court …

Families Concerned After Deaths in Houston Police Crashes

HOUSTON (AP) _ The families of two Houston residents killed in a series of recent traffic accidents involving local law enforcement said Thursday they believe their loved ones’ deaths are part of an ongoing problem with police pursuits and driver …

Indictment Charges 23 Conspirators in Alleged Staged Accident Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged 23 people in an alleged scheme that they say claimed nearly $1 million in damages from staged automobile accidents. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced the unsealing of a 138-count federal …

Broker, Pastor to Spend 15 Weekends in Jail For Insurance Fraud

A Nebraska insurance agent and church pastor will spend 15 weekends in jail and pay $63,443.77 in restitution for filing false insurance claims. Codie D. Malesker, a pastor and board member of the Faith Community Tabernacle and operator of the …

Indictment Says Company Ignored California Oil Spill Alarms

LOS ANGELES (AP)–A Houston-based oil company and two subsidiaries were indicted Wednesday for a crude spill that fouled Southern California waters and beaches in October, an event prosecutors say was caused in part by failing to properly act when alarms …

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 …