Embezzlement - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Embezzlement LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California art dealer has been sentenced to jail for stealing more than $1 million from owners of paintings, including former Disney executive Michael Ovitz. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 63-year-old Perry Rubenstein was ordered Monday to serve six months in jail, three years of probation and pay $1.1 million to Ovitz and ... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-05-22T23:49:00Z Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70, and her top aide that included using hundreds of tho... Fri, 12 May 2017 07:29:00 GMT 2017-05-12T07:29:00Z Isn't it moronic: Morissette manager sad over 'stupid' theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alanis Morissette's meteoric rise to fame put her in need of someone who could wisely invest her fortune for her future. She thought she found that person in Jonathan Todd Schwartz, a money manager to the stars, who earned her trust and assured her that her nest egg was secure and growing. But even as she was repaying... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:09:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:09:00Z Alanis Morissette's ex-manager gets 6 years for stealing $7M LOS ANGELES (AP) — A business manager who stole more than $7 million from Alanis Morissette and others was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison after the singer made a pitch for a lengthy and severe sentence saying he stole her dreams. Morissette said she had placed the fortune she earned through her fame in the trust of Jonathan Todd Schwar... Thu, 04 May 2017 03:52:00 GMT 2017-05-04T03:52:00Z The Latest: Morissette's ex-manager gets 6 years for theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for Alanis Morissette's thieving ex-business manager (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Alanis Morissette's ex-business manager has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing millions from the singer and other clients. Jonathan Todd Schwartz also was ordered to pay... Thu, 04 May 2017 02:07:00 GMT 2017-05-04T02:07:00Z Mubarak-era minister of interior sentenced to 7 years CAIRO (AP) — A court has sentenced Habib al-Adly, Hosni Mubarak's last minister of interior, to seven years in prison for embezzlement of public funds. The ruling against Adly and 12 other former ministry officials on Saturday for embezzlement of over LE2 billion ($110.3 million) of the ministry's funds will land the man synonymous with the worst excesses of Mubarak's securi... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:03:00 GMT 2017-04-15T12:03:00Z Samsung tips huge jump in profit despite corruption scandal SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 48 percent, a better-than-expected result that analysts believed to be driven by strong smartphone components. The quarterly earnings preview show that how Samsung's business is booming while its stock trade near historic highs, despite unprecedented crises in recent... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:02:00 GMT 2017-04-07T03:02:00Z Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention CAIRO (AP) — Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years. The 88-year-old onetime autocratic ruler now walks free, acquitted over his role... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-03-24T17:48:00Z The Latest: Fillon holds rally in southern France amid probe PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon says he might have made mistakes but has asked the French people to judge him on his 36-year career in elected office to serve the nation. He is facing preliminary charges in an investigat... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-03-15T19:02:00Z Prosecutor orders release of Egypt's ousted leader Mubarak CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Monday, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order. The decision ends nearly six years of legal proceedings against Mubarak and seems certain to revive the ongoing debate over whether the goals of the 2011 uprising that ended his reign were ever realized. ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:40:00 GMT 2017-03-13T18:40:00Z Lawyers deny all charges against Samsung heir SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lawyers denied on Thursday all charges brought against Lee Jae-yong, the billionaire heir to Samsung, and questioned the legitimacy of the indictment in a massive corruption scandal that has ensnared the country's president. Lee's lawyers told a preliminary hearing that prosecutors are unfairly trying to create an impress... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:54:00 GMT 2017-03-09T09:54:00Z Ukrainian court arrests top tax official MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Ukraine's capital has placed a top tax official under arrest pending trial on embezzlement charges. A 14-hour hearing closed early Tuesday when the Kiev district court ruled to send Roman Nasirov, chief of the Ukrainian Fiscal Service, to pre-trial detention for two months. Nasirov will be granted house arrest if he pays $3.7 million, an unheard-of b... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:39:00 GMT 2017-03-07T10:39:00Z Court meets on Ukraine tax chief's $74M embezzlement case MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A court in Kiev was hearing motions Monday on the $74 million embezzlement case against Ukraine's top tax official. Roman Nasirov, chief of the Ukrainian Fiscal Service, was detained over the weekend and instantly reported heart problems. His detention expired late Sunday, and Nasirov, lying on a stretcher, spent the night in the courtroom. Outside, doz... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:49:00 GMT 2017-03-06T12:49:00Z Ex-Stockton, California, mayor arrested at airport SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Sunday at the San Francisco International Airport, where he arrived from a vacation in South America, his attorney said. The former mayor was arrested Sunday as he returned from Colombia, his attorney, Allen Sawyer, told Sacramento television station KCRA ( ... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:10:00 GMT 2017-03-06T02:10:00Z South Korean prosecutors indict Samsung's de facto chief SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye. The indictment of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is a huge hit for the largest and most successful of the big businesses that... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-02-28T12:20:00Z Court sends ex-IMF chief to prison in credit card scandal MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has sentenced Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the International Monetary Fund, to 4 ½ years in prison for misusing a Spanish bank's corporate credit card. The court convicted Rato of unlawful misappropriation of funds during his 2010-12 leadership of Bankia, a bank that later had to be bailed out. It found that the credit cards were used f... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:48:00 GMT 2017-02-23T14:48:00Z South Korean court approves arrest of Samsung heir SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal, a stunning decline for the princeling of South Korea's richest family. The Seoul Central District Court's decision to issue a warrant to arrest Lee Jae-yong, 48, a... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-02-17T01:07:00Z Feds raid NYC's Friars Club in possible embezzlement probe NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Postal Service investigators raided the legendary Friars Club after club members tipped off federal prosecutors to a possible embezzlement scheme at the place best known for celebrity roasts. Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Donna Harris confirmed Wednesday that agents served a search warrant earlier this week at the private wood... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:25:00 GMT 2017-02-15T22:25:00Z French prosecutor probes job once held by candidate's wife PARIS (AP) — French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon's campaign hit its first major hurdle Wednesday, when financial prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation following claims that his wife was paid about 500,000 euros ($537,000) with parliamentary funds while holding a fake job. France's financial prosecutor launched its probe into suspected emb... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-01-25T22:47:00Z Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezz... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:53:00 GMT 2017-01-19T02:53:00Z Seoul court begins reviewing arrest of Samsung heir SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has begun reviewing the arrest of a Samsung Electronics vice chairman who faces allegations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. Lee Jae-yong, the only son of the Samsung chairman, has arrived Wednesday for the hearing at the Seoul Central District Court but said nothing to the huge media gathering awaiting him outside the cour... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-01-18T02:31:00Z Lawmaker: Ex-N. Korea diplomat fled due to 'reign of terror' SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A high-profile North Korean defector told South Korean lawmakers on Monday that he fled because of disillusionment with what he describes as a "tyrannical reign of terror" by leader Kim Jong Un, according to one of the lawmakers who attended their private meeting. Seoul announced in August that Thae Yong Ho, No. 2 at the North's ... 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