Tag: United States Attorney

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

BNP Paribas Fined $8.8 Billion

MANHATTAN (CN) – The French bank BNP Paribas on Monday agreed to pay $8.8 billion for conspiring to process transactions through the U.S. financial system for Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. – BNP Paribas agreed to forfeit $8,833,600,000 – the amount of proceeds […]

Navy Sailor Admits He Led a Hacking Group

By DAVID LEE (CN) – A former systems administrator in the nuclear reactor department of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman has admitted leading hacking into more than 50 military, university and business computer systems to steal the identities of thousands of people. Former U.S. Navy enlistee […]

Guilty Plea in Falsifying U.S. Background Checks

  WASHINGTON (CN) – A former government contractor faces prison time after pleading guilty Thursday to falsifying background checks on various applicants, including those seeking classified work. Brian Rapier, 34, is the 18th background investigator to be convicted on charges of making false representations in federal background checks. […]

Wealthy widow AVOIDS jail after keeping maid as a virtual slave for more than five years and ‘making her sleep in a closet’ in her 20,000-square-foot mansion

Annie  George, 41, sentenced to five years’ probation, eights months of home  confinement Judge  ordered George to forfeit her $1.9million Llenroc stone mansion in Rexford,  NY Widow was  acquitted of treating Valsamma Mathai as a slave for financial gain Mathai was  removed in May 2011 after her son […]