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  • Standard Chartered hires ex U.S. prosecutors amid sanctions probe

    Standard Chartered Plc has hired two former prosecutors to police its transactions for criminal activity, a spokesman said on Friday, as the British bank wrestles with a series of legal and compliance problems. The hires in the past two months coincide...
  • Miami man guilty of smuggling Dodgers star Yasiel Puig

    The Miami man who financed and arranged baseball star Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring in a smuggling operation designed to capitalize on the player's major league value. Gilberto Suarez, 40, faces a maximum prison...
  • In Mazatlan, Mexico, bands' field concert goes unexplained

    In Mazatlan, Mexico, bands' field concert goes unexplained
    Step away from the well-trod paths of sun-pinkened American and Canadian tourists here on Mexico's Pacific coast, and the real Mazatlan emerges. Down a street marked by a convenience store — what Mexican corner isn't? — there are a few...
  • Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails

    Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails
    For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography. But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
  • Chicago brothers detail how Mexican cartel moved cocaine by jets

    The twin brothers from Chicago have been in witness protection for more than five years, providing federal authorities with details of how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel network allegedly supplied them with thousands of pounds of...
  • High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago

    High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago
    The highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel member ever sentenced in the U.S. was given 22 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Chicago. "I tell you — and I tell you on behalf of all Chicagoans … we are tired, tired of drug trafficking, and it...
  • Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico

    Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico
    Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining kingpin of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome family-run drug cartel, was captured Wednesday in central Mexico, authorities announced. Beltran Leyva was taken into custody by army forces “without a shot...
  • Slain detective fought Tampa's mob

    Slain detective fought Tampa's mob
    TAMPA - Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn't matter. A Tampa police detective, Larsen was ringing Richard Cloud, who had just recently been fired as head of the police narcotics...
  • Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel

    Mexico nabs boss of once-feared Juarez drug cartel
    Mexican security forces on Thursday captured the leader of the once-feared Juarez Cartel in the country's restive north on Thursday, the second drug kingpin to fall in just over a week. Vicente Carrillo, 51, long-time head of the Juarez Cartel, was a...
  • Martin Scott Catino: Drug traffickers latest trouble for U.S. at Mexican border

    Highway 80 in southeastern Arizona is an eerie ride in this otherwise beautiful stretch of jagged mountains, boulder-strewn landscapes and powder-blue skies. U.S. border patrol vehicles punctuate this scenic and lightly traveled road, which stretches...
  • Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says

    Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says
    Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded. The report, released Thursday by the Justice Department&...