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Man Gets 15 Months for Inciting to Riot in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who posted online to urge others to join massive crowds that were looting downtown businesses in the summer of 2020 was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Tuesday. James Massey, 23, pleaded guilty …

Pharmacist Gets 10 Years For $180M Health Care Fraud Scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Mississippi pharmacist has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for a $180 million health insurance fraud scheme involving unnecessary prescriptions for expensive pain creams and other medications. Mitchell …

Prosecutor: Driver Who Killed 4 Homeless People Was Drunk

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The man who allegedly drove into a homeless encampment in Salem, Oregon, killing four people, had roughly double the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, prosecutors said Monday. Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 24, was ordered jailed …

Jeffrey Epstein Paid Prince Andrew Accuser $500,000 in 2009 Settlement

A woman suing Prince Andrew for sexual assault agreed in a confidential 2009 settlement with Jeffrey Epstein to release “any other person” involved in the case from litigation in exchange for $500,000. Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against Queen Elizabeth’s second son …

Russian Businessman, Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Hacking Scheme

BOSTON–Five Russians including a Kremlin-linked businessman now in U.S. custody carried out a vast, $82 million insider trading scheme that allowed them to profit from corporate information stolen through hacking, U.S. authorities said on Monday. Vladislav Klyushin, the owner of …

Man Charged With Setting Fire at Historic California Mission

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire that gutted much of a historic Catholic church in Southern California last year was intentionally set, prosecutors said Tuesday. The July 11 blaze engulfed the the rooftop and most of the interior of …

U.S. Justice Department Backs Extending Ban on Fentanyl Copycats

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has signaled support for legislation to extend by seven months a ban on illegal copycat versions of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic painkiller that has helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic. Without action from Congress, …

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. …

Driver Accused of Texting Gets Prison in Pedestrian’s Death

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the death of a pedestrian that prosecutors said occurred as the driver was texting — an accusation the defendant denied on the stand. Alexandra …

Florida Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Masterminding Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, pleaded not guilty to charges on Tuesday. Graham Clark told Circuit …