Money laundering

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, Jordan Belfort attends the premiere party for "The Wolf of Wall Street" at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, a federal judge in New York City said she wants to make sure real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. Belfort has so far paid off about $13 million of an owed $110 million in restitution. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting his...
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In this Nov. 6, 2017 photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. A federal judge in Washington says special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 15, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision was a setback for Manafort in his defense against charges of...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, singer Brian McKnight arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, N.J., is accused of running a multimillion dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and McKnight who invested in a sports drink company. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:37 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight, who invested in a sports drink company. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, faces 16 charges including wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion. Six of...
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May 03, 2018 - 4:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Financial Supervisory Authority says there "have been serious shortcomings" in controlling Danske Bank' activities within its Estonian branch. The authority's head, Jesper Berg, says Danske Bank "responded too late to information" about lacking money laundering...
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Backpage.com founders James Larkin, left, and Michael Lacey, right, leave U.S. District Court in downtown Phoenix on Monday, April 30, 2018. A judge set a January 2020 trial date for Larkin and Lacey on charges that they knowingly ran prostitution ads and laundered money earned from the classified advertising site. The founders and five site employees have pleaded not guilty to charges. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud)
April 30, 2018 - 3:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Leaving a Phoenix courthouse Monday, Backpage.com co-founder Michael Lacey offered his first public comments about allegations of running prostitution ads and money laundering. "Nonsense!" Lacey said before his attorney added that his client had no further comment. Lacey, and co-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 22, 2018 file photo, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing close connection between government officials and the Russian lawyer who took part in a 2016 meeting with Donald Trump’s son and his then-campaign chairman. The emails suggest that Natalia Veselnitskaya worked closely with a top official in Russia’s Prosecutor-General’s office to fend off a US fraud case against her client, according to the Dossier organization. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, file)
April 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An organization established by an exiled Russian tycoon says it has obtained emails showing collaboration between Russian government officials and the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 and has denied having connections to the Kremlin. The emails the Dossier organization...
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CORRECTS TYPO OF CITY NAME - Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad smiles during an interview with Associated Press at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mahathir says a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 18, 2018 - 7:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections. Mahathir, Asia's longest-...
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April 16, 2018 - 9:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A co-founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com who has been jailed for the last 10 days on charges of facilitating prostitution was released on a $1 million bond Monday as he awaits trial. At a brief hearing at a federal courthouse in Phoenix, James Larkin was ordered...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer appears before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent subcommittee on Investigations looking into Backpage.com. Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under a plea agreement announced Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
April 13, 2018 - 2:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel,"...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the guilty plea by the CEO of the website Backpage.com (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Texas Attorney General's office said Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas. In a statement Thursday, the office said Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer...
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