Luis Alonso Lugo and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press Updated 10:38 am PDT, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 FILE - This Nov. 30, 2006 file photo shows oil drills in Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela's oil rich Zulia state. The Trump administration needs to decide by July 27, 2019 whether or not to allow Chevron to keep operating in Venezuela. less FILE - This Nov. 30, 2006 file photo shows oil drills in Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela's oil rich Zulia state. The Trump administration needs to decide by July 27, 2019 whether or not to allow Chevron to keep ... more Photo: Leslie Mazoch, AP Photo: Leslie Mazoch, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE - This Nov. 30, 2006 file photo shows oil drills in Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela's oil rich Zulia state. The Trump administration needs to … [Read more...] about Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?
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Kat Stafford Detroit Free Press Published 11:36 AM EDT May 31, 2019 The Detroit Land Bank Authority spent more than half a million dollars in legal expenses amid a wide-ranging federal probe of the city’s demolition program, according to records obtained by the Free Press. The newspaper's analysis of legal invoices, obtained under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, found that the Land Bank paid $537,414 to two high-powered firms — WilmerHale and Miller Canfield — for legal representation since June 29, 2016. The legal counsel was for the Land Bank, as well as two other entities: the City of Detroit and the Detroit Building Authority. The Free Press spent more than 10 months pursuing the invoices — filing a handful of open records requests and encountering delays from the Land Bank. The agency at one point charged more than $4,000 to produce the public documents, before reducing the price after delays in providing the … [Read more...] about Legal fees in Detroit blight removal cost $537,414
Updated 3:05 pm PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti speaks outside court about Michael Cohen's sentencing in New York. Federal prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. John C. Fry, an investigative analyst for the IRS's law enforcement arm, was charged on Feb. 4 with unlawful disclosure of suspicious activity reports, prosecutors said. He acknowledged releasing the information to attorney Michael Avenatti, the affidavit says. less FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti speaks outside court about Michael Cohen's sentencing in New York. Federal prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking ... more Photo: Julio Cortez, AP … [Read more...] about IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records
Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 12:20 AM EST Feb 15, 2019 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday announced charges against a Detroit racketeering ring accused of illegally gaining $100,000 in state property tax credits. An investigation found that between February 2014 and April 2018, the group used fake Social Security numbers to secure Homestead Property Tax Credits from the Michigan Department of Treasury that none of the members were entitled to, Nessel's office said in a statement. An audit of the returns alerted authorities to the scheme. Once receiving the rebate checks, the suspects allegedly split the proceeds with two people identified as the suspected ring leaders, Persalyn Williams, 41, and Lamar Johnson, 38, who allegedly pocketed more than $50,000 and $15,000, respectively, the Attorney General's Office reported. “It’s unfortunate these individuals appear to have taken advantage of a tax … [Read more...] about AG: Detroit racketeering ring netted $100K in tax credit scheme
Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 2:19 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 A retired state Treasury employee is facing embezzlement charges following a two-year investigation by the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Attorney General’s office. Cheryl Anne Hall of Traverse City is charged with embezzlement by a public official of $50,000 to $100,000, three counts of identity theft, three counts of allowing a false statement to be made in a tax return, and three counts of larceny by conversion. A warrant was issued Friday for the 63-year-old woman out of 86th District Court in Sutton’s Bay. Hall was a general office assistant working in the cashier area of the treasury's Traverse City field office before her retirement in June 2016, said Treasury spokesman Ron Leix. She had worked for the state for 37 years, 21 of which were spent with the Treasury. Authorities were first alerted to the issue by a taxpayer “who noticed payment discrepancies,” … [Read more...] about Retired treasury employee charged with embezzlement in Traverse City