Former exec at Rothstein law firm gets 10-year sentence for role in $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme

Ex-legal exec gets 10-year sentence in Ponzi scam

Global survey of lawyers finds corruption tainting legal profession in many countries

Survey finds corruption tainting legal profession

JPMorgan halts more than 50,000 foreclosures over possible flaws as industry problem grows

JPMorgan halts 50K foreclosures for possible flaws

2 plead not guilty to robbing Ohio real estate agent; suspect sought in another agent’s death

2 plead not guilty in robbery of Ohio realty agent

State audit: Troubled LA suburb mismanaged more than $50 million in bond, city funding

Audit: City mismanaged over $50 million in funds

State audit: Troubled LA suburb mismanaged tens of millions of dollars in bond, city funding

Audit finds Bell misused millions in city funds

Judge says Bell officials charged in corruption case must show bail money isn’t tainted

Judge to eye bail money in Calif corruption case

‘Sexting’ Wisconsin prosecutor says he’ll get therapy, consider time off but won’t resign

‘Sexting’ Wis. prosecutor says he’ll get therapy

Former Mass. real estate executive expected pleads guilty in campaign fund scheme

Ex-exec pleads guilty in Mass. campaign fund case

Fla. pastor rethinks decision to cancel burning Qurans, says lied to about moving NY mosque.

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Farm owners plead not guilty in Hawaii human trafficking case after judge throws out plea deal

Hawaii human trafficking guilty plea rejected

AP Exclusive: Backers of NY mosque appear divided, investor says he may sell if price is right

AP Exclusive: Backers of NYC mosque appear divided

Backers of NYC mosque appear divided; one investor says he may sell out if the price is right

Backers of NYC Islamic center appear divided

Hawaii farm owners to be sentenced for treatment of field workers brought to US from Thailand

Farms being prosecuted for importing Thai workers

FBI says 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers is largest human-trafficking case in US

FBI: 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers

California AG sues ‘tax lady’ Roni Deutch for $34 million, accuses her of defrauding customers

“Tax lady” Roni Deutch faces Calif. fraud lawsuit

Infant skeletons wrapped in 1930s newspapers found in Los Angeles apartment basement trunk

Infant skeletons found in Calif. basement trunk

NYC lawsuit says Census Bureau ignored employment commission warning, discriminated in hiring

NYC lawsuit: Census Bureau discriminated in hiring

Company says Conn. gunman who killed 8 had been ‘embraced’ as team member, denies any racism

Co.: Conn. shooter was selling beer to 3rd party

911 call reveals racial disparity at Conn. beer distributor where driver went on fatal rampage

911 call on Conn. shooting shows racial disparity

Conn. gunman’s girlfriend says he was ‘dazed, confused’ before workplace rampage that killed 8

Girlfriend: Conn. gunman ‘dazed’ before rampage

Groups: Gov’t blocking representation of al-Awlaki’s father, challenge to targeted killings

Groups challenge terror-related rule on attorneys

Husband is arrested in fatal stabbing of Ohio woman who worked as a marriage counselor

Police: Ohio marriage counselor killed by husband

Filmmaker says he went undercover for law firm suing Dole in banana plantation worker case

Filmmaker: I was undercover operative for law firm

Blagojevich trial hears that Jackson supporters mixed talk of cash and the Senate seat

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

Road-builder in emotional cross-exam with defense attorney over pressure from Blagojevich

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Martha Coakley

Supreme Court strikes down part of anti-fraud law created after Enron, other scandals

Supreme Court strikes down part of anti-fraud law

Supreme Court weakens the law used to imprison Enron boss, media mogul and public figures

High court reins in prosecutors’ use of fraud law

Supreme Court limits use of ‘honest service’ fraud law, sides with ex-Enron CEO Skilling

High court sides with ex-Enron CEO Skilling

Egypt court annuls government land deal with top community developer Talaat Moustafa Group

Egypt court annuls developer land deal

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Tuesday annulled a land sale between the government and the country’s largest publicly listed property developer on grounds it was not opened to public bidding, Egypt’s Middle East News Agency reported.

NY law would be 1st to take all criminals’ DNA, from misdemeanor offenses to felonies

NY law would be 1st to take DNA from all criminals

Justice Department announces nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud, some 500 arrests

Feds announce arrests in mortgage fraud crackdown

California man behind $50M Ponzi scheme was accountant by day, Vegas high-roller by night

Long-running Calif. Ponzi scheme preyed on elderly

Ex-lawyer in Florida gets 50 years prison sentence for orchestrating $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme

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Suicide bombers strike police training center in southern Afghanistan’s main city

Suicide bombers attack Afghan police compound

SEC pursues fraud charges against 3 former Diebold executives, settles with company

SEC reaches $25M fraud settlement with Diebold

US laywer being held in Rwandan prison on charges of genocide denial sees legal team

US lawyer held in Rwandan prison sees legal team

Lawyers’ association demands release of US lawyer charged with denying Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

Rwandan police asked to release US attorney

Associated Press National News Calendar

AP National News Calendar

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Federal judge to begin sorting through claims on Fla. Ponzi operator Scott Rothstein’s assets

Judge sorts claims in Rothstein Fla. Ponzi scheme

Pa. panel in kids-for-cash scandal recommends improved oversight of judges, cites greed

Pa. kids-for-cash panel calls for more oversight

State panel in Pennsylvania ‘kids for cash’ scandal recommends improved oversight of judges

Pa. ‘kids for cash’ panel calls for more oversight

Financial adviser to celebrities including Wesley Snipes is charged in $30 million fraud

NYC financial adviser to celebrities is charged

2 murders, 2 assaults, 500 stolen items of women’s underwear: Canadian pilot becomes suspect

Canada top commander charged with murder, assault

Obama administration picks Washington lawyer for second-in-command at Justice Department