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Final 2 fugitives captured in large Jamaican lottery scam

The last two fugitives in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities said cost dozens of mostly elderly Americans millions of dollars have been captured in the Caribbean country. Continue reading

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Court cases from coordinated 2016 pipeline protest delayed

Several court cases stemming from a coordinated pipeline protest in four states two years ago have been delayed, including one where a judge decided to allow two women to argue their law-breaking was necessary to prevent a greater harm. Continue reading

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Prosecutors detail background of lottery scam suspect

Prosecutors allege the last suspect fighting charges in what’s believed to be the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam tried in U.S. courts funneled money between the two countries through her airline job. Continue reading

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Suspect in Jamaican lottery scam wants evidence suppressed

The last suspect set for trial in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam being prosecuted in the U.S. is seeking to have evidence suppressed. Continue reading

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4 more guilty pleas in large Jamaican lottery scam in the US

Four more suspects in October either pleaded guilty or agreed to do so in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam in the U.S., leaving just five of the 15 defendants still scheduled for trial in January. Continue reading

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Database seeks to highlight attacks on energy infrastructure

An oil and gas industry group is seeking to highlight what it says is an increase in protester attacks on energy infrastructure such as oil pipelines through an online database cataloguing incidents of “eco-terrorism, sabotage, arson, vandalism and vio… Continue reading

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2 more suspects plead guilty in large Jamaican lottery scam

Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost dozens of mostly elderly Americans millions of dollars. Continue reading

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Activists in 4-state pipeline protest embrace unique defense

An environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline in North Dakota a year ago as part of a broader four-state effort to draw attention to climate change is due to stand trial along with the man who filmed his deeds. Continue reading

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2 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects brought to US

All of the 13 suspects arrested in what authorities believe is the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam to be prosecuted in the U.S. have now entered pleas in federal court, with more than one-third of them admitting guilt or scheduled to do so. Continue reading

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2 more defendants in Jamaican lottery scam reach plea deals

Two more defendants have reached plea agreements with U.S. prosecutors in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.7 million. Continue reading

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Groups sued by pipeline company decry attack on free speech

Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline say the lawsuit is an attack on free speech and an effort to punish supporters of American Indian tribes that oppose the project over fears of environmental harm. Continue reading

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Another Jamaican lottery scam suspect scheduled for trial

Another defendant in a Jamaican lottery scam authorities say bilked 90 mostly elderly Americans out of $5.7 million has been scheduled for trial. Continue reading

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Suspect in Jamaican lottery scam pleads not guilty in US

A suspect in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam accused of bilking mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court. Continue reading

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Alleged mastermind of Jamaican lottery scam pleads guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Continue reading

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Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty

A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal court in North Dakota. Continue reading

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Another suspect arrested in alleged Jamaican lottery scam

U.S. and Jamaican authorities have apprehended another suspect in an alleged multimillion-dollar lottery scam targeting dozens of Americans. Continue reading

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