Alfredo Beltran Leyva, an ex drug cartel leader once allied with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman received a life sentence in a U.S. prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to running a drug trafficking operation that smuggled tons of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S.
Hackers posing as students applying for financial aid fraudulently obtained 8,000 tax refunds, costing the US government $30 million and exposing thousands of people to identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.
Federal agents raided on Wednesday the Los Angeles-area facilities of a business suspected to be involved in a US$ 50 million visa fraud operation that helped rich Chinese nationals, some fugitives, obtain green cards.
New York police arrested on Wednesday infamous mobster Vincent Asaro, 82, along with John Gotti, 23, the grandson and namesake of late "Teflon Don," who headed the Gambino family, on charges of arson.
United States authorities announced the arrest of a Lithuanian man for scamming two large technology firms into wiring him US$ 100 million in an elaborate phishing scheme.
The operations manager at metals-refining company NTR Metals was charged on Thursday with taking part in a gold smuggling network that made billions of dollars from illegal mines in Peru.
Authorities arrested 12 people suspected of having made US$12 million by stealing electronics or printer ink cartridges from stores like Staples, Office Depot or BestBuy and then reselling them on Amazon and eBay.
Nine high-ranking Navy officers were arrested for accepting luxury travel, elaborate dinners and prostitutes from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified Navy information, U.S. authorities said Tuesday.
Volkswagen finalized Friday a US$ 4.3 billion settlement with the US Justice Department after being caught using secret software to cheat emissions tests over the last six years.
A U.S. attorney plead guilty Monday to systematically extorting a total of US$ 6 million from people who illegally downloaded pornographic movies.
A Southern California aircraft broker has pleaded guilty to laundering drug money and buying airplanes for Mexican cartels to ship narcotics.
Thanks to a tip off from a hotel worker, the Department of Justice has uncovered a complex network of international money laundering and fraud that authorities say conned over 170 people and six companies out of US$ 13 million.
A U.S. court charged the owner of a Texas hospice and 15 of his aides for billing government health funds more than US$ 60 million for services they either never provided or were not allowed, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Texas.
A California bank must pay a US$ seven million fine for "willful violations" of several anti-money laundering rules, the U.S. government agency safeguarding the financial system said Monday.
A U.S. court on Friday sentenced a pimp to more than 15 years in prison after one of his victims told judges he forced her to have sex with 60 men a day.
U.S. authorities said Thursday they have arrested a former baggage handler at the Los Angeles International Airport for using his employee credentials to smuggle cocaine.
A leader of the Sinaloa Cartel pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering in United States federal court on Thursday, admitting he was responsible for moving tons of narcotics and millions of dollars between the U.S. and Mexico, authorities said.
Austrian police arrested Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash on Tuesday moments after a Vienna court granted extradition requested by the United States.
The recent spike in deportation raids sweeping the United States has inspired scam artists to prey on people’s fears and pose as immigration agents demanding money from immigrants to avoid deportation, New York Attorney General warned on Wednesday.
The United States government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for playing “a significant role in international narcotics trafficking,” the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Monday.
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