Radio host gets 25 years in Ponzi scheme targeting listeners

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas radio host and financial consultant who admitted to conning elderly listeners out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 25 years in prison. ...

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and oppositio...

Prison sentence of Brazil soccer executive Marin cut short

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of Brazilian soccer was granted compassionate release from a U.S. federal prison on Monday amid the new coronavirus pandemic, his sentence cut short by about eight mont...

A defiant Maduro threatens 'cowboy' Trump after drug charge

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and warning that...

AP sources: US to indict Venezuela's Maduro, aides

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterpri...

Taiwanese accused of flouting coronavirus rules, money laundering in Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 30 Taiwanese have been confined to their residences in Paraguay for breaking the country’s health regulations aimed at containing the coronavirus (COVID-19...

Group accused of impersonating Walmart execs, scamming $900K

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A group of North Carolina counterfeiters has been accused of impersonating Walmart corporate executives and scamming multiple stores in several states out of about $900,000, cou...

2 men plead guilty to laundering $750K from a dating scam

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men pleaded guilty in an online dating scheme where a Kentucky woman was scammed out of more than $750,000. Kahad A. Wuupini, of Seattle, Washington, an...

Miami crime expert to plead guilty in Venezuela graft case

MIAMI (AP) — A University of Miami professor who is a top expert on money laundering in Latin America is scheduled to plead guilty for trying to hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme wi...

AP sources: Feds wiretap former DEA supervisor in leak probe

MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive cas...

Suspect charged in bank fraud case repatriated to Taiwan

A Taiwanese woman accused of defrauding nine banks of NT$38.6 billion (US$1.27 billion) in loans has been repatriated to face trial after she was arrested in the United States late last year, accordin...

1st trial in Swiss FIFA investigation opens in court Monday

GENEVA (AP) — Five years into a sprawling investigation of soccer corruption, the first courtroom trial in Switzerland is due to begin on Monday in a 2006 World Cup fraud case. Forme...

Kim Kardashian West, former prisoners visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kim Kardashian West visited the White House on Wednesday along with three women who had their sentences commuted by President Donald Trump last month, allowing them early release fro...

Portugal raids soccer clubs, agents in tax investigation

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities conducted extensive raids Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected tax evasion in soccer transfers. Former Spain and Real M...

Russia freezes bank accounts of opposition leader, family

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday the government has frozen all of his bank accounts, as well as the accounts of his wife, his two children and his elderly parents. ...