Peter Madoff will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy and falsifying records in connection with his brother's infamous Ponzi scheme, according to a court filing from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
An alleged gang leader has pleaded guilty to orchestrating an execution in a Vancouver-area highrise that ultimately left six dead — a shocking crime that ripped apart the families of two innocent bystanders and caused the region’s violent gang war to explode into the national spotlight.
Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le’s plea on Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder comes more than six years after the mass killing and marks a dramatic turn at a trial that has offered a rare, and at times gruesome, glimpse into the region’s gang underworld.
Today, French bank BNP Paribas plead guilty Monday to criminal money-laundering laws by helping clients dodge sanctions on Iran, Sudan and other countries.As part of the settlement, BNP will pay a record penalty of close to $9 billion.Former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said the fine was neither fair, just, nor proportionate and carries risks for the global financial system.
An elderly US couple charged with spying for Cuba for almost 30 years pleaded guilty in the conspiracy Friday, with the husband agreeing to serve a life sentence, the US Justice Department said.Former State Department official Walter Myers, 72, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit espionage and two counts of wire fraud, while his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to gather and transmit national defense information, according to the department.