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  • Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty to unlicensed use of currency

    Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty to unlicensed use of currency
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who helped to promote bitcoin wants to remain in the business despite pleading guilty Thursday to indirectly helping send more than $1 million in the digital currency to users of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his...
  • Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say

    Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say
    Broward sheriff's deputies seized 152 cannabis plants at an Oakland Park home after a search warrant was served early Tuesday, the agency said. The confiscated plants, worth about $150,000, ranged in size from seedlings to 5 feet high. They were lined up...
  • Dutch national pleads guilty in U.S. to running online narcotics bazaar

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Dutch national who created and ran an elaborate online marketplace for the buying and selling of narcotics has pleaded guilty to U.S. drug trafficking and money laundering charges, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Marc Willems,...
  • Dutch national pleads guilty to running online marketplace for drugs

    He was a global entrepreneur doing business in every state and 45 foreign countries. He connected buyers and sellers in a virtual marketplace where millions of dollars' worth of merchandise was traded. For customers, he offered quality control by...
  • Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...
  • Aide to Guinea-Bissau ex-navy chief gets 6-1/2 years in U.S. prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A onetime aide to a former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau was sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2 years in a U.S. prison for his role in cocaine trafficking, more than a year after the two were arrested in a drug sting off the West African...
  • 'Huge bust' in Lake results in drug charges against 74 suspected dealers

    'Huge bust' in Lake results in drug charges against 74 suspected dealers
    CLERMONT — A ring of 74 suspected drug dealers — some operating with children present — didn't stray far from home when they infiltrated the county with cocaine, heroin and prescription pills, authorities said Tuesday. But after a...
  • Prosecutors: Man plotted obstruction after slaying off-duty cop

    Prosecutors: Man plotted obstruction after slaying off-duty cop
    When authorities dropped all charges against Jason Austin in the slayings of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his female companion six years ago, he could have used it as a watershed moment to turn his life around, federal prosecutors said...
  • Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online

    Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online
    A Southern California family was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors with selling counterfeit erectile-dysfunction drugs, like Viagra and Cialis, online. John Gitmed, 52, his daughter Felicia Gitmed, 23, his nephew Anthony Pollino Jr., 36, all of Los...
  • Former Haitian President Aristide in the spotlight amid criminal probe

    For a twice-deposed, twice-exiled leader who longed for home, Haiti's firebrand former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, remains holed up behind closed doors. The reclusive former leader has missed many of life's milestones since his return to Haiti 3...
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....