Racketeering

August 19, 2019 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who...
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July 24, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly unsealed court records confirm that Felix Sater, a former business associate of President Donald Trump, was an invaluable FBI source who used his ties to the criminal underworld to rat out New York's organized crime families and gather intelligence on Al Qaida and arms dealers...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday, July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
July 12, 2019 - 2:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sex crimes case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Singer R. Kelly has appeared in Chicago court following two sweeping new federal indictments that include charges of sex crimes against minors and paying victims and witnesses to cover up...
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Jim Hanzo
June 27, 2019 - 10:23 am
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office has secured a special grand jury indictment that charges 4 New Orleans teenagers with racketeering and violating the Louisiana Racketeering Act The teens, according to a special grand jury, showed a progression that began with car burglaries and ended with...
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In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting through "secret" files, nondisclosure agreements between the church and families, heart wrenching letters from parents begging for action, priests' own psychiatric evaluations. They're looking to prosecute, and not just priests. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 11, 2019 - 4:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They're looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes...
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May 31, 2019 - 2:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges. Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her less formal request Thursday for Alderman...
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Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Monday May 20, 2019. Zuma is appearing for four days this week seeking a stay of prosecution on charges of corruption. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 3:57 am
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008, file photo, a the Mongols motorcycle club's logo is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles. A federal judge on Friday, May 17, 2019, fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses astride a chopper-style bike. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
May 18, 2019 - 6:59 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, law enforcement enters the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin arresting Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in Morton County, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit in North Dakota state court alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline to federal court, where the environmental group has already prevailed against racketeering claims alleged by the pipeline's developer. Greenpeace wants a federal judge to throw out the latest claims of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. The company is fighting the effort, maintaining the case belongs at the state court level. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool File)
April 27, 2019 - 8:45 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a court dispute involving Greenpeace and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Greenpeace is dropping an effort to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, law enforcement enters the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin arresting Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in Morton County, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit in North Dakota state court alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline to federal court, where the environmental group has already prevailed against racketeering claims alleged by the pipeline's developer. Greenpeace wants a federal judge to throw out the latest claims of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. The company is fighting the effort, maintaining the case belongs at the state court level. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool File)
April 27, 2019 - 8:09 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court. The environmental group has already prevailed in federal court against racketeering claims alleged by Texas-based pipeline...
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