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.
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.
An Afghan immigrant and self-confessed Al-Qaeda agent, Najibullah Zazi, pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to blow up New York's subway system in protest against the war in Afghanistan.Zazi, 25, pleaded guilty to three charges: conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, and providing material support to the Al-Qaeda Islamist network.He told the federal court in Brooklyn that his plans to blow up New York targets just after the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks included "mortal operations" in the underground train system.
Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty Monday to attempting last year to blow up New York's subway system in protest against the war in Afghanistan.Zazi, 25, who admitted in court to having ties to Al-Qaeda, pleaded guilty to three charges: conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, and providing material support to the Al-Qaeda Islamist network.