In this courtroom sketch, Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, third from left in the stand, is questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sidhardha Kamarju, center, while defense attorney Victor Rocco, second from right, and Turkish banker defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, listen during Zarrab's federal court trial, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. Zarrab testified that he helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions with help from Atilla. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 8:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish government minister on Thursday branded the New York trial of a Turkish bank executive on charges of violation of sanctions against Iran as a new attempt by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen to harm Turkey's government. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, the...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant described on Wednesday how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio...
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November 29, 2017 - 6:03 pm
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A former gymnastics instructor already in jail in Boston awaiting trial on a charge of child rape has been accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at a New Jersey gym. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says 34-year-old Jorge Rodriguez assaulted the child over...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:26 am
MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Five former high school hockey players in Pennsylvania will stand trial on assault charges stemming from an on-ice brawl earlier this year. At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors alleged it was a planned attack during the Ridley High School players' final game in...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of Colombia's soccer federation concluded South America's three members of the FIFA executive committee during the 2010 vote that selected Qatar over the United States to host the 2022 World Cup were the sport's most corrupt people on the continent. Completing...
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November 27, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of Colombia's soccer federation testified Monday that a sports marketing executive told him up to $15 million in bribe money was available for South American officials from Qatari interests ahead of the FIFA executive committee vote to decide the site of the...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a witness testified Tuesday in federal court. As the second week of testimony...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name "Fiat." Money for Paraguay's boss was listed as "Honda." Excel spreadsheets detailed the cloak-and-dagger recording system of money given to "Benz," ''VW," ''Toyota," ''Kia," and "Peugeot," among others, including a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 1970 file photo, Charles Manson reacts to photographers as he goes to lunch after an outbreak in court that resulted in his ejection, along with three female co-defendants, in the Sharon Tate murder trial. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
November 20, 2017 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was. The cult leader, accused of the most notorious murders in decades,...
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Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Marin, of Brazil, is one of three former South American soccer officials on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 20, 2017 - 2:53 am
Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...
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