Counterfeiting and forgery

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 1, 2018, Russia's Danil Lysenko makes an attempt in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. British newspaper The Sunday Times reported Sunday June 2, 2019, that documents from a fake clinic were filed to the Athletics Integrity Unit, which investigates doping cases, as evidence showing that Russia's athlete Danil Lysenko was too ill to update anti-doping officials on his whereabouts. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
June 02, 2019 - 10:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian track and field federation said Sunday it's cooperating with an investigation into allegations its officials submitted forged paperwork in a doping case. British newspaper The Sunday Times reported that documents from a fake clinic were filed to the Athletics Integrity...
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May 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say a man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in the sale of counterfeit tickets to sporting events, including the Super Bowl. Prosecutors said 45-year-old Eugene Smith of Lithonia, Georgia, was sentenced Monday to 51 months...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah gestures as he addresses the closing ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad has stepped aside from his IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 file photo, FIFA Executive Committee member Worawi Makudi speaks to reporters during a press conference at the office of the Football Association of Thailand in Bangkok. Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his ban for forgery ahead of a Thailand soccer federation election, it was reported on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The former Thai federation president is appealing against a 3 1/2-year FIFA ban that expires in April 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:12 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his ban for forgery ahead of a Thailand soccer federation election. Makudi said outside the court on Thursday he was "very confident. I didn't do anything wrong."...
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July 20, 2018 - 9:41 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges. The Courier Journal reports Katina Powell was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of criminal possession of a forged...
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May 17, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team. News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for...
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FILE - At left, in a March 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. At right, Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts in the final minute of the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Hofstra in Uniondale, N.Y. Villanova coach Jay Wright has a fan in 76ers coach Brett Brown. The two bonded on a trip to the Middle East and have stayed close as each built their programs in their own way. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bond that connects Jay Wright and Brett Brown was forged in the Holy Land, where the Philadelphia-area coaches taught basketball on floors lined with rubble, bent rims and no nets. The setting was far removed from anything that resembled Brown's "Process" with the...
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December 13, 2017 - 3:50 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to be arrested since the Bulldogs won the Southeastern Conference championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. Defensive back...
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November 10, 2017 - 8:51 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A waitress at a restaurant run by a retired Pittsburgh Steelers star is accused of stealing over $70,000 from the eatery. WPXI-TV reports Kimberly Cook was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking from Hines Ward's restaurant called Table 86. Cook is accused of...
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August 24, 2017 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Watford has been fined nearly 4 million pounds ($5.1 million) for supplying falsified financial information to allow Italian businessman Gino Pozzo to become the club's owner. Watford pleaded guilty to submitting a forged bank letter to provide proof that Pozzo had enough funds to...
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