Exec indicted in Stanford fraud case enters not guilty pleas

Exec in Stanford fraud case pleads not guilty

HOUSTON — The chief investment officer of Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s companies pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the first indictment in the federal government’s investigation of the troubled financial firm.

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Pendergest-Holt indicted on 2 counts in Stanford fraud case

Exec indicted on 2 counts in Stanford fraud case

HOUSTON — The chief investment officer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s companies became the first person Tuesday indicted in a federal investigation of an alleged massive Ponzi scheme.

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Grand jury indicts chief investment officer of Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s companies

Executive indicted on 2 counts in Stanford case

HOUSTON — A federal grand jury in Houston has indicted the chief investment officer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s companies, alleging she obstructed the government’s investigation in a fraud case.

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Williams pleads guilty in Houston cocaine case, gets 2 years deferred adjudication probation

Williams gets 2 years probation in Texas drug case

HOUSTON — NFL receiver Reggie Williams must serve two years of probation for cocaine possession in a case in which a Taser was used to subdue him.

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Federal judge in Texas who pleaded guilty in sexual abuse case gets 33 months in prison

Federal judge in sex case gets nearly 3 years

HOUSTON — A disgraced federal judge was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison for lying to investigators about sexually abusing two female employees, who said they feared him so much they hid from him in the courthouse.

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Informants say contractor was trying to smuggle Blackwater weapons after Iraq shooting

Informants allege proposed Blackwater weapons dump

RALEIGH, N.C. — A defense contractor charged with trying to smuggle firearms out of Iraq claimed Blackwater guards asked him to help get rid of weapons after a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad, two government informants say in court documents.

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Troubled billionaire Stanford shows up at marshal’s office in Houston to try to surrender

Stanford tries to surrender to federal authorities

HOUSTON — R. Allen Stanford, accused by federal regulators in a civil complaint of running an $8 billion investment fraud, tried to turn himself in to federal marshals in Houston on Thursday, but they didn’t take him into custody because no warrant has been issued for him.

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Maersk Alabama sailor sues, claiming companies knowingly put crew in danger of pirates

Sailor sues over safety of pirated Maersk Alabama

HOUSTON — A member of the crew on the U.S.-flagged ship hijacked by African pirates is suing the owner and another company, accusing them of knowingly putting sailors in danger.

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Starbucks faces conditional class action lawsuit over non payment of overtime

Ronald Reed, a Starbucks employee, filed the lawsuit in January,  seeking to represent people who worked as Starbucks store managers from Jan. 15, 2006, to the present. His lawyers have until May 11 to give the court the names and addresses of those people.

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Attorney: Mice, leaky roof and gaping holes found at Ga. plant linked to salmonella outbreak

Attorney: Mice, leaky roof found at Ga. nut plant

ATLANTA — A south Georgia factory linked to a deadly nationwide salmonella outbreak was infested with vermin and had a leaky roof, gaping holes and other problems, attorneys said Thursday after touring the plant.

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