Conspiracy

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Mike Braun on November 3, 2018 in Franklin Township, Indiana. Braun is locked in a tight race with incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly.
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AP News
October 10, 2019 - 10:46 am
Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's re-election.
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John Dougherty and Bobby Henon
KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
August 07, 2019 - 2:02 pm
UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Philadelphia heard arguments Wednesday on whether there should be two separate trials in the corruption case against Philadelphia Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and his seven co-defendants. The 116-count indictment...
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Jeffrey Bizzack, left, arrives at federal court with a member of his defense team, Wednesday July 24, 2019, in Boston where he is expected to plead guilty to charges for allegedly paying to get his son into the University of Southern California.
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July 24, 2019 - 10:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — A California man accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge. Jeffrey Bizzack is scheduled to enter his plea in Boston's federal court Wednesday. He agreed in June to plead guilty to conspiracy to...
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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. has been sentenced again to 10 years in prison for various charges, including racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Fattah, 62, has served two and a half years of the sentence. His lawyers said...
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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019.
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July 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, file
July 08, 2019 - 11:52 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. ___ NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors made another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14. The 66-year...
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This in Jan. 28, 2019 photo, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright departs from a funeral service for a Scranton Police patrolman at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa.
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July 02, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery,...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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Chaka Fattah
Richard Michael Pruitt/Dallas Morning News
Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors will not re-try former longtime Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery convictions overturned by an appeals court. In a court filing, U.S. Assistant Attorneys Jennifer Williams and Eric Gibson said "it is in the interest of justice" to dismiss four bribery...
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In this April 21, 2013 file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia.
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April 26, 2019 - 11:40 am
By Ashraf Khalik, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman who admitted to being a secret agent for the Kremlin has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Maria Butina has been jailed since her July 2018 arrest and will get credit for time served. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan also...
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