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LOS ANGELES — Digging into deep-pocket gluttony, Martin Scorsese's dark comedy "The Wolf of Wall Street" highlights a world rich in drugs, fast cars and private jets. The American dream is amplified, yet those indulging in it are never satisfied.
PHOENIX — A former special military unit commander and 20 of current and former Air National Guard soldiers have been charged with defrauding the government.
“Okay, we know what the writer thinks is wrong. Does he have any idea what to do about it?”
A Mesa father and son have been convicted of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme that targeted the area's Mormon community.
SEATTLE — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
Investigators say due to some creative Ireland-based tax gimmicks, Apple has managed to keep $75 billion away from the IRS’s reach just in the years 2009-2012.
It was no surprise a 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for stabbing another man at the Country Thunder music festival in Pinal County. News reports tell of an argument escalating into violence. I’d bet excessive and criminal alcohol consumption played a part in this crime.
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics was stepping down — the first pontiff to do so since 1415.
The state's chief election officer wants tighter financial reporting laws so voters know who is really funding campaigns.
Arizona voters are no closer today to finding who is providing major funding against two ballot initiatives despite a California Supreme Court ruling ordering disclosure.
A Gilbert man who used the cover of his financial business to provide fraudulent loans to distressed homeowners was sentenced to slightly more than two years in federal prison and ordered to repay the victims he scammed nearly $1 million in restitution.
A Gilbert father and his two sons are facing federal charges following their arrests involving a $10 million money order scheme authorities say stemmed from the Mama Mia Panaderia and Market in Chandler.
Twenty people from rival street gangs have been arrested by Phoenix police for their alleged involvement in at least two murders and conspiring to commit others.
As Medicare payments for penis pumps have soared by more than 500 percent in the past decade, federal fraud investigators have challenged the legitimacy of payments for thousands of the devices.
A Gilbert man who spearheaded an investment fraud scheme involving distressed homeowner loans, is facing up to 20 years in federal prison for the crimes.
“I don’t want Andy Thomas to lose his livelihood. Having studied at the knee of Sheriff Arpaio perhaps he can assist Republican vice-presidential candidate Allen West in ferreting out those 81 card-carrying communists.”
Many Arizona university students may find themselves paying more to go to school should a minimum tuition bill, HB 2675 sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, become law.
A 47-year-old Gilbert man could spend at least three decades in federal prison for a bogus investment scheme that bilked at least eight investors out of $855,000 when they thought they were helping homeowners facing foreclosure.
The already embattled Fiesta Bowl has a new legal fight on its hands.
Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who served a stint on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" before a jury convicted him recently on multiple counts of public corruption, and other famous public dis-servants get the attention.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.
Indicted infomercial pitchman Donald Lapre of Ahwatukee Foothills, was arrested June 23 on an outstanding warrant and was arraigned in a medical facility before Magistrate Judge Lawrence O. Anderson.
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Saying it wants to protect its tax-exempt status, the Fiesta Bowl is asking more than two dozen current and former lawmakers to justify taking free tickets and travel — or be prepared to reimburse costs of more than $150,000.
WASHINGTON - There's a growing consensus that online gambling on U.S. websites will eventually be legalized by individual states or by federal law.