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south metro postmaster allegedly faked work injuries, collected $275k


federal authorities allege that a south metro postmaster for years faked injuries and collected more than $275,000 to cover lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing various physical chores away from his job.andrew k. broughton, 60, of faribault, was charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. broughton was charged in federal court in minneapolis by “information,” meaning that he’s notified authorities of his intention to plead guilty.on monday, judge joan ericksen ruled that broughton “is financially unable to employ counsel” and had an attorney provided for him by the government. about a year ago, broughton and his wife filed for bankruptcy.that attorney, kevin o’brien, said thursday that he and broughton “anticipate resolving this case throug






south metro postmaster allegedly faked work injuries, collected $275k


federal authorities allege that a south metro postmaster for years faked injuries and collected more than $275,000 to cover lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing various physical chores away from his job.andrew k. broughton, 60, of faribault, was charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. broughton was charged in federal court in minneapolis by "information," meaning that he's notified authorities of his intention to plead guilty.on monday, judge joan ericksen ruled that broughton "is financially unable to employ counsel" and had an attorney provided for him by the government. about a year ago, broughton and his wife filed for bankruptcy.that attorney, kevin o'brien, said thursday that he and broughton "anticipate resolving this case throug






feds: south metro postmaster faked work injuries, collected $275k while off job


federal authorities allege that a south metro postmaster for years faked injuries and collected more than $275,000 to cover lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing various physical chores away from his job.andrew k. broughton, 60, of faribault, was charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. broughton was charged in federal court in minneapolis by “information,” meaning that he’s notified authorities of his intention to plead guilty.on monday, judge joan ericksen ruled that broughton “is financially unable to employ counsel” and will have an attorney provided for him by the government. about a year ago, broughton and his wife filed for bankruptcy.messages were left thursday with broughton and his attorney seeking reaction to the allegations.ac






feds: south metro postmaster faked work injuries, collected $275k while off job


federal authorities allege that a south metro postmaster for years faked injuries and collected more than $275,000 to cover lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing various physical chores away from his job.andrew k. broughton, 60, of faribault, was charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. broughton was charged in federal court in minneapolis by "information," meaning that he's notified authorities of his intention to plead guilty.on monday, judge joan ericksen ruled that broughton "is financially unable to employ counsel" and will have an attorney provided for him by the government. about a year ago, broughton and his wife filed for bankruptcy.broughton's attorney, kevin o'brien, said thursday that his client's sentence will include him agr






university of minnesota law professor indicted in fraud scheme


a university of minnesota law professor has been indicted on charges that he orchestrated a fraud scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from investors in companies that he ran.according to the indictment, from 2006 to 2013, edward s. adams stole more than $4.38 million from investors and paid more than $2.54 million to his own law firm.adams, an attorney who joined the law school faculty in 1992, is expected to make his first appearance this week in u.s. district court in minneapolis.federal investigators allege adams, who held several positions in apollo diamond, inc., deposited money from investors into several accounts that he controlled.he told investors that their money would be used for the company’s operations.instead, he embezzled the money, federal officials allege.by 2010, the c






university of minnesota law professor indicted in fraud scheme


a university of minnesota law professor has been indicted on charges that he orchestrated a fraud scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from investors in companies that he ran.according to the indictment, from 2006 to 2013, edward s. adams stole more than $4.38 million from investors and paid more than $2.54 million to his own law firm. adams, an attorney who joined the law school faculty in 1992, is expected to make his first appearance this week in u.s. district court in minneapolis.federal investigators allege adams, who held several positions in apollo diamond, inc., deposited money from investors into several accounts that he controlled. he told investors that their money would be used for the company's operations. instead, he embezzled the money, federal officials allege.by 2010, th






suspect in motel shooting says victim 'challenged my manhood': prosecutor


a man charged with murdering his cousin in a suburban motel told authorities that the shooting happened after the victim "challenged my manhood," prosecutors said in court wednesday.deon h. moore, 34, told authorities that his gun went off by accident while he was fighting with his cousin after two had been drinking together at a motel 6 in elk grove village, cook county prosecutors said during moore's bond court appearance.but authorities said those claims didn't match the physical evidence and have charged moore with first-degree murder in the death of larry moore, 33, of chicago.in addition to a gunshot wound to the neck, larry moore also suffered broken bones in his face and head lacerations, which authorities allege were caused by deon moore pistol-whipping his cousin.yet authorities






death penalty trial to begin for inmate in guard’s slaying


scranton, pa. (ap) — opening statements are scheduled monday in federal court in the death penalty trial of an inmate charged in a pennsylvania federal prison guard’s death more than four years ago.jessie con-ui, 40, is charged in the february 2013 stabbing death of corrections officer eric williams at the canaan federal prison in waymart. williams, 34, was working in a housing unit at the prison when he was attacked. con-ui was angry after the guard ordered a search of his cell the previous day and stabbed the victim more than 200 times, authorities allege.prosecutors are expected to show jurors surveillance video they say indicates the attack was premediated. they allege that con-ui stopped the attack to walk over to a shower, clean a cut on his hand and wrap it before continuing the att






prosecutor: suspect in motel shooting says victim 'challenged my manhood'


a man charged with murdering his cousin in a suburban motel told authorities that the shooting happened after the victim "challenged my manhood," prosecutors said in court wednesday.deon h. moore, 34, told authorities that his gun went off by accident while he was fighting with his cousin after the two had been drinking together at a motel 6 in elk grove village, cook county prosecutors said during moore's bond court appearance.but authorities said those claims didn't match the physical evidence and have charged moore with first-degree murder in the death of larry moore, 33, of chicago.in addition to a gunshot wound to the neck, larry moore also suffered broken bones in his face and head lacerations, which authorities allege were caused by deon moore pistol-whipping his cousin.authorities






death penalty trial to begin for inmate in guard's slaying


scranton, pa. — opening statements are scheduled monday in federal court in the death penalty trial of an inmate charged in a pennsylvania federal prison guard's death more than four years ago.jessie con-ui, 40, is charged in the february 2013 stabbing death of corrections officer eric williams at the canaan federal prison in waymart. williams, 34, was working in a housing unit at the prison when he was attacked. con-ui was angry after the guard ordered a search of his cell the previous day and stabbed the victim more than 200 times, authorities allege.prosecutors are expected to show jurors surveillance video they say indicates the attack was premediated. they allege that con-ui stopped the attack to walk over to a shower, clean a cut on his hand and wrap it before continuing the attack.






pharmacy and medical practice accused of using san diego marines in $67 million


a small pharmacy in utah and a doctor’s office in tennessee have been implicated in an alleged kickback scheme that used san diego county marines to defraud the military’s health insurance provider out of at least $67 million, according to court records filed in san diego by federal authorities.the allegations add to a growing number of investigations into fraudulent prescriptions of compound medications – high-priced drugs custom-made by pharmacists to tailor to a patient’s specific needs. the investigations have led to arrests in similar cases across the country and a change in how tricare — which serves 9.4 million active, retired and reserve military and their families — bills for such drugs.the loss to the government has been huge, federal authorities allege.in just the first four mon






man who posed as psychiatrist at chicago clinic given 13 years in prison


a man who pleaded guilty last year to posing as a psychologist in the south suburbs has continued seeing patients, including a 9-year-old, federal prosecutors allege.using an identity stolen from a licensed physician, scott curtis redman, 36, formerly of hammond, ind., prescribed 71 prescriptions...a man who pleaded guilty last year to posing as a psychologist in the south suburbs has continued seeing patients, including a 9-year-old, federal prosecutors allege.using an identity stolen from a licensed physician, scott curtis redman, 36, formerly of hammond, ind., prescribed 71 prescriptions... (gregory pratt)






'dreamer' detained in mississippi after speaking out about fears of migrants in


'dreamer' in washington state still faces deportation as attorneys accuse immigration agents of deceptionrick andersona federal magistrate has refused to release from custody a 23-year-old mexican immigrant whose case has drawn an international audience — first, because he has been accepted in a program that shields “dreamers” from deportation, and now because his attorneys allege officials altered documents to...a federal magistrate has refused to release from custody a 23-year-old mexican immigrant whose case has drawn an international audience — first, because he has been accepted in a program that shields “dreamers” from deportation, and now because his attorneys allege officials altered documents to... (rick anderson)






man accused of dealing guns, drugs from la jolla home


a 39-year-old convicted felon was arrested wenesday on suspicion of dealing guns and drugs from his la jolla home.paul joseph holdy’s arrest came nearly a year after the fbi and bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives launched an investigation, the u.s. attorney’s office said.during the probe, undercover agents purchased an undisclosed amount of drugs and 19 guns, including short-barrel machine guns, assault rifles and handguns, according to court documents. agents also bought gun silencers from holdy.authorities allege the la jolla resident manufactured some of the guns he sold. as a result of a prior felony conviction of being in possession of a controlled substance for sale, holdy is prohibited from having guns or ammunition under federal law, the u.s. attorney’s office said






us trial in jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year


bismarck, n.d. (ap) — a u.s. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year.federal judge dan hovland has rescheduled the trial that was to begin july 17 in north dakota to jan. 22, 2018. one of the suspects’ attorneys said he had a conflict next month and also needed more time to prepare.federal prosecutors didn’t object. u.s. attorney chris myers anticipates the trial might last as long as three weeks.authorities allege the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly americans out of more than $5.7 million. the case is being tried in north dakota because the investigation began in the state in 2012.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.there are five other suspects. two are in custody in jamaica awaiting e






uk backpacker 'raped repeatedly' over two months in australia


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption police allege the attacks happened in locations across queensland a british backpacker was allegedly raped, assaulted and choked during a two-month hostage ordeal in australia.the 22-year-old woman was subjected to repeated attacks in locations across queensland, police say.the ordeal ended on sunday when police made a routine stop of a vehicle being driven by the woman, and noticed she had serious facial injuries.an australian man who appeared to be "hiding from police" was arrested in the back of the vehicle, police said.what do police allege happened?authorities allege the pair met three months ago in northern queensland before agreeing to go on a road trip.police say the woman was then held against her will and repeatedly attacked between 2 janu






uk backpacker 'raped repeatedly' over two months in australia


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption police allege the attacks happened in locations across queensland a british backpacker was allegedly raped, assaulted and choked during a two-month hostage ordeal in australia.the 22-year-old woman was subjected to repeated attacks in locations across queensland, police say.the ordeal ended on sunday when police made a routine stop of a vehicle being driven by the woman, and noticed she had serious facial injuries.an australian man who appeared to be "hiding from police" was arrested in the back of the vehicle, police said.what do police allege happened?authorities allege the pair met three months ago in northern queensland before agreeing to go on a road trip.police say the woman was then held against her will and repeatedly attacked between 2 janu






us trial in jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year


bismarck, n.d. — a u.s. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year.u.s. district judge dan hovland rescheduled the trial that was to begin july 17 in federal court in north dakota to jan. 22, 2018, after one of the suspects' attorneys said he had a conflict next month and also needed more time to prepare.federal prosecutors didn't object to the change. u.s. attorney chris myers anticipates the trial might last as long as three weeks.a total of 15 people are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in the scam that authorities said bilked at least 90 mostly elderly americans out of more than $5.7 million. the suspects could face decades in prison if convicted.nine of the 10 suspects facing tr






man accused of dealing guns, drugs from la jolla home


a 39-year-old convicted felon was arrested wednesday on suspicion of dealing guns and drugs from his la jolla home.paul joseph holdy’s arrest came nearly a year after the fbi and bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives launched an investigation, the u.s. attorney’s office said.during the probe, undercover agents purchased an undisclosed amount of drugs and 19 guns, including short-barrel machine guns, assault rifles and handguns, according to court documents. agents also bought gun silencers from holdy.authorities allege the la jolla resident manufactured some of the guns he sold.as a result of a prior felony conviction of being in possession of a controlled substance for sale, holdy is prohibited from having guns or ammunition under federal law, the u.s. attorney’s office said






feds allege california marines involved in $67m health fraud


san diego — federal authorities say southern california marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million.the san diego union-tribune (http://bit.ly/2v1kixi) says a complaint was filed thursday in san diego as part of a civil asset forfeiture case. authorities are trying to seize the property of a tennessee couple.investigators say marines were recruited at up to $300 a month for a so-called medical study that involved phone consultations with a doctor's office in cleveland, tennessee, owned by jimmy and ashley collins.the marines were prescribed costly compound drugs.a pharmacy in bountiful, utah, filled thousands of prescriptions and billed them to the insurer, tricare.lawyers for the couple deny they committed fraud.






another suspect arrested in alleged jamaican lottery scam


bismarck, n.d. — u.s. and jamaican authorities have apprehended another suspect in an alleged multimillion-dollar lottery scam targeting dozens of americans.north dakota u.s. attorney chris myers says gregory gooden was arrested this week in jamaica. gooden was one of four fugitives still being sought in the case.a total of 15 people are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. ten who have pleaded not guilty are scheduled for trial july 17 in federal court in north dakota. three other suspects remain fugitives, and another is in custody in jamaica awaiting extradition.authorities allege the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly americans out of more than $5.7 million. the case is being tried in north dakota because the investigation began in the state more th






man pleads not guilty to stealing from reservation program


pierre, s.d. (ap) — a rapid city man has pleaded not guilty to stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people on american indian reservations in the dakotas.fifty-five-year-old kevin lewis is charged in u.s. district court with theft from a program receiving federal funds. authorities allege he took an unspecified amount of money while working as managing attorney for dakota plains legal services.a trial date hasn’t been set. lewis faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, along with restitution.






i planned no harm, says man accused of wisconsin gun shop theft, sending manifes


a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to president donald trump said friday that he had no plans to harm the public while he was on the run for 10 days.joseph jakubowski called wtmj-tv from jail on friday, telling the station he'd intended to go to north dakota "to get off the grid, to go into the wild, to disappear." he blamed the media for stoking public fear and said he wanted to be free "of society, the system, government, all of it. it's all i wanted to do."investigators allege jakubowski broke into a gun shop near janesville and stole 18 guns, two silencers and ammunition, and mailed the manifesto to the white house on april 4. his burned vehicle was a few miles from the shop found nearby. authorit






feds allege california marines involved in $67m health fraud


san diego (ap) — federal authorities say southern california marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government’s military health insurance provider out of $67 million.the san diego union-tribune (http://bit.ly/2v1kixi) says a complaint was filed thursday in san diego as part of a civil asset forfeiture case. authorities are trying to seize the property of a tennessee couple.investigators say marines were recruited at up to $300 a month for a so-called medical study that involved phone consultations with a doctor’s office in cleveland, tennessee, owned by jimmy and ashley collins.the marines were prescribed costly compound drugs.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a pharmacy in bountiful, utah, filled thousands of prescriptions and billed them to the insur






federal authorities: texas man tried planting bomb on confederate statue


a houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a confederate statue at a houston park, authorities said monday.prosecutors allege 25-year-old andrew schneck was caught on saturday evening near a statue of richard dowling, a lieutenant in the confederate army. a houston park ranger found schneck holding two boxes with duct tape and wires as well as a bottle and a small tube containing compounds that tests later revealed were explosive materials, according to a criminal complaint.schneck's arrest comes after events in charlottesville, va., where a white supremacist rally over the removal of a confederate statue resulted in three deaths, and the removals of other statues nationwide, inclu






man accused in gun shop theft says he planned no harm


janesville, wis. (ap) — a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to president donald trump said friday that he had no plans to harm the public while he was on the run for 10 days.joseph jakubowski called wtmj-tv (http://bit.ly/2qb3xqk ) from jail on friday, telling the station he’d intended to go to north dakota “to get off the grid, to go into the wild, to disappear.” he blamed the media for stoking public fear and said he wanted to be free “of society, the system, government, all of it. it’s all i wanted to do.”investigators allege jakubowski broke into a gun shop near janesville and stole 18 guns, two silencers and ammunition, and mailed the manifesto to the white house on april 4. his burned vehicle was






man accused in gun shop theft says he planned no harm


janesville, wis. (ap) — a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to president donald trump said friday that he had no plans to harm the public while he was on the run for 10 days.joseph jakubowski called wtmj-tv (http://bit.ly/2qb3xqk ) from jail on friday, telling the station he’d intended to go to north dakota “to get off the grid, to go into the wild, to disappear.” he blamed the media for stoking public fear and said he wanted to be free “of society, the system, government, all of it. it’s all i wanted to do.”investigators allege jakubowski broke into a gun shop near janesville and stole 18 guns, two silencers and ammunition, and mailed the manifesto to the white house on april 4. his burned vehicle was






south metro postmaster allegedly faked work injuries, collected $275k


federal authorities allege that a minnesota postmaster faked injuries for years, collecting more than $275,000 in lost wages and medical bills, even though he was performing physical tasks while away from his job.andrew k. broughton, 60, of faribault, is charged with committing fraud to obtain federal employee compensation. broughton was charged in federal court in minneapolis by "information," meaning that he's notified authorities of his intention to plead guilty.on monday, judge joan ericksen ruled that broughton "is financially unable to employ counsel" and had an attorney provided for him by the government. about a year ago, broughton and his wife filed for bankruptcy.that attorney, kevin o'brien, said thursday that he and broughton "anticipate resolving this case through a guilty ple






rcmp allege federal procurement employee with no link to admiral leaked shipbuil


the employee’s alleged involvement in leaks could undercut any case against norman, suspended as vice-chief of the defence staff over similar allegations






plea hearing set for ohio man linked to extremists


columbus, ohio — a federal judge has set a june plea hearing for an ohio man accused of trying to travel to libya to join the islamic state group.documents filed in federal court last week say aaron daniels, of columbus, will plead guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.authorities allege daniels wired $250 to an islamic state operative in january 2016 and told an undercover informant he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.daniels was taken into custody last year at john glenn columbus international airport after a months-long investigation.judge edmond sargus on friday scheduled daniels' plea hearing for june 29.daniel faces 20 years in prison. his attorney did not return a message seeking comment.






judge: federal lawsuit against baylor university can proceed


houston — a lawsuit filed against baylor university by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled tuesday.the women, identified as "jane doe" plaintiffs, allege baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn't enforce federal general discrimination protections.baylor had sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing the former students' allegations were insufficient to state a claim of liability and the women had failed to plausibly allege they were subjected to "further" harassment after reporting their initial sexual assaults.the university faces several federal lawsuits from women who say baylor mishandled, ignored or suppressed their claims of assault for years, including several cases involving football play






seattle police officer charged in large-scale pot-smuggling operation


veteran seattle police officer alex chapackdee is accused of helping his brother-in-law and others smuggle at least 100 kilograms of marijuana to the east coast. in return, chapackdee was paid $10,000 a month, charges allege.a 17-year veteran seattle police officer has been charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana along with three other people federal agents say were part of a large-scale drug smuggling responsible for delivering at least 100 kilograms of marijuana to the east coast.according to a 15-page complaint unsealed monday in u.s. district court, officer alex chapackdee — part of an elite five-member community policing team operating out of the department’s south precinct — is charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana along with tuan van le, samath khanhphontgphane and






new plea hearing set for ohio man accused of links to is


columbus, ohio — a federal judge has rescheduled a plea hearing for an ohio man accused of trying to travel to libya to join the islamic state group.documents filed in federal court say aaron daniels, of columbus, will plead guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.authorities allege daniels wired $250 to an islamic state operative in january 2016 and told an undercover informant he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.daniels was taken into custody last year at john glenn columbus international airport after a months-long investigation.judge edmond sargus on friday rescheduled daniels' plea hearing to july 6 from june 29.daniel faces 20 years in prison. a message was left with his attorney seeking comment.






man arrested over threats to jewish institutions nationwide


new york — a jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against jewish community centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to new york's anti-defamation league, in an effort to harass and vilify his former girlfriend, federal officials said friday.juan thompson, 31, was arrested in st. louis and will appear in federal court in missouri on friday afternoon on a charge of cyberstalking, authorities said. there was no information on an attorney who could comment on his behalf.federal officials have been investigating 122 bomb threats called in to nearly 100 jewish community college schools, child care and other similar facilities in three dozen states. the first wave of calls started jan. 9. thompson made threats in his name and in the woman's name, and his first






two killed in finland stabbing spree


police in turku, finland, shot and detained a man who they allege stabbed at least eight people in the city’s center, killing two. authorities said it was unclear if it was terrorism.the attacker was being treated for gunshot wounds, said stephan sundqvist, superintendent for the police in finland’s southwest region. he didn’t name the...






sister says arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness


dardanelle, ark. — an arkansas man charged in the shooting deaths of a sheriff's deputy and two other people has a history of mental illness, his sister said friday.james arthur bowden, 42, surrendered thursday after a five-hour standoff at a house near dardanelle where 61-year-old rita miller and 17-year-old ciera miller were found dead, the state police said. investigators allege that he gunned down yell county sheriff's lt. kevin c. mainhart during a traffic stop early that morning near the home, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of little rock.bowden's sister, julie inmon, told the associated press that the millers were the mother and daughter of her brother's girlfriend, 31-year-old haley mcham. she said she spoke to her brother by phone during the standoff and he told her






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