- EU office estimates almost $1 billion in graft last year Updated: May-31-16 1:36 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union's anti-fraud office said that almost $1 billion of the bloc's budget was lost to graft and irregularities last year.
- Washington auditor to face another fraud trial Updated: May-31-16 1:13 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Federal prosecutors say they plan to try Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley again on fraud charges, after his five-week fraud trial ended with a hung jury in April.
- Judge allows Quiros to sell or mortgage condo Updated: May-31-16 11:47 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A judge is allowing a Miami businessman accused of fraud involving developments in Vermont to sell a New York condominium to pay legal fees and living expenses.
- California pension fund CEO to be sentenced for bribery Updated: May-31-16 10:42 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors want the former head of the nation's largest public pension fund sent to prison for four years after he acknowledged accepting more than $200,000 in bribes and trying to steer investments to help an associate.
- Feds: Woman repeatedly dislocated shoulder to get pain pills Updated: May-31-16 9:53 am
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania woman charged with purposely and repeatedly dislocating her shoulder so she could get painkillers is scheduled to plead guilty.
- High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case Updated: May-31-16 9:38 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
- Messi's tax fraud case begins with player avoiding court Updated: May-31-16 9:30 am
MADRID - Lionel Messi's tax trial began Tuesday with the player deciding not to appear in court for early proceedings.
- High-profile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer Updated: May-30-16 6:53 am
MADRID - Now that the season is over, Lionel Messi is getting ready to go to court.
- DSS finds fraud in 3 percent of food aid claims from floods Updated: May-29-16 4:17 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina's social service agencies say an audit shows about 3 percent of the 178,000 people who applied for help buying groceries after October's massive floods lied on their applications.
- UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison Updated: May-29-16 1:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.
- Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud Updated: May-29-16 9:22 am
MADRID - A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States.
- Woman sentenced in theft of money through charity website Updated: May-28-16 5:22 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to time served to 23 months in the theft of money through what authorities said was a fraudulent charity fundraising page online.
- 3 sentenced in West Texas construction bribery scheme Updated: May-28-16 1:59 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Three people have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme in which bribes were paid to steer construction projects at a West Texas military base to one company.
- Fiesta raises money for immigration services Updated: May-28-16 10:55 am
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon - Immigrants often have many questions about their legal status and path to citizenship. In McMinnville, many of them turn to AnaVella Magana, an immigration counselor at Lutheran Community Services Northwest.
- Napoleonville woman pleads guilty to lying to federal agent Updated: May-28-16 10:37 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Napoleonville woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a claim filed following Hurricane Gustav.
- 2 upstate NY women sentenced for defrauding elderly Updated: May-28-16 8:33 am
PLATTSBURGH, New York - Two women from northern New York have been sentenced to jail for defrauding elderly people by telling the victims that their grandchildren or other relatives needed money for bail.
- 3 current and ex-Navy officers charged in bribery scandal Updated: May-28-16 12:13 am
SAN DIEGO - Three current and former Navy officers have been charged in one of the worst bribery and fraud scandal to rock the Navy.
- Polygamous leader asks again to be let out of jail Updated: May-27-16 5:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A high-ranking polygamous sect leader accused of helping orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme says he should be let out of jail since the trial has been pushed back to October.
- Husband, wife charged with running Ponzi scheme Updated: May-27-16 3:07 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A married couple from New Jersey has been charged after investigators say they ran a Ponzi scheme and used the money to buy luxury cars and jewelry.
- Missouri man pleads to $18M housing scheme Updated: May-27-16 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A man who owns apartment complexes in south-central Missouri has pleaded guilty to a federal charge stemming from an $18 million fraud scheme.
- Feds: Missouri woman involved in counterfeit phone scheme Updated: May-27-16 7:40 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the sale of more than $80 million worth of counterfeit cellphone components.
- Woman charged with false voter registration in Ohio Updated: May-27-16 7:33 am
LISBON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people's names among new registrations.
- Former Atlanta money manager pleads guilty to $35M scheme Updated: May-27-16 4:38 am
ATLANTA - The former head of an Atlanta money management firm has pleaded guilty to conspiring with a former business partner to defraud investors of more than $35 million through a fraud scheme.
- State: ID fraud charges against 12 construction workers Updated: May-27-16 4:24 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's attorney general says a dozen workers for a Flora construction company are accused of identity fraud and violating the Mississippi Employment Protection Act.
- Former Pinckneyville bookkeeper sentenced in fraud case Updated: May-26-16 10:45 pm
BENTON, Illinois - A 53-year-old former bookkeeper for a small southern Illinois fire protection district has been sentenced to prison for defrauding taxpayers of more than $444,000.