Ex-Texas Rep. Steve Stockman gets 10 years for conspiracy

HOUSTON (AP) — Disgraced former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman will serve 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to bilk at least $775,000 from conservative foundations that intended the donation...

UK man pleads guilty in US to role in investment scam

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in western New York say a man from the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to being part of an international boiler room operation that scammed 250 investors out...

Over 40 Sri Lankan students duped into working in Taiwan slaughterhouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The University of Kang Ning has been reprimanded by the Ministry of Education for allowing over 40 of its Sri Lankan students to work in slaughterhouses in Taipei and Tainan, r...

Tusk being questioned in Polish probe into pyramid scheme

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, is being questioned in his native Poland as part of a parliamentary investigation into a pyramid scheme that cheated thousands of P...

Head of secretive North Carolina sect named in fraud scam

The leader of a secretive church in North Carolina has been named in federal court records as someone who "promoted" an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of her congregat...

So-called 'Frack Master' pleads guilty in Dallas to fraud

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Dallas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" and went on TV to discuss oil and gas has pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges in an $80 million sca...

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees dur...

Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

WASHINGTON (AP) — She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and cal...

Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.8 million has been sentenced to six years ...

3 Taiwanese arrested for alleged US$1.2m scam posing as Chinese police in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese men were arrested for suspected involvement in a scam where they posed as Chinese officials and extorted around US$1.2 million (NT$37.09 million) from a ma...

Romanian police question fake medic on suspicion of rapes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police say they are questioning a man who falsely posed as a gynecologist on suspicion of 27 counts of rape and sexual abuse. In a statement Friday...

Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in ...

Senate vote on health care likely fodder for both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for co...

French federation president closes door to Benzema's return

PARIS (AP) — Karim Benzema's hopes of returning to France's national soccer team appear to be shrinking. In an interview with local newspaper Ouest France published Wednesday, French...

2 men plead guilty in statewide phone extortion scheme

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two men have pleaded guilty to scamming thousands of dollars from dozens of people across New York in an elaborate phone scam involving threats to kill the victim...