Former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf agreed to a lifetime ban from the banking industry and a $17.5 million fine, a result of the fake-accounts scandal that roiled Wells Fargo when he ran the bank. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency charged five other former Wells Fargo executives.
A federal appeals court partially overturned the conviction of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, underscoring the difficulty of bringing corruption cases against public officials. Silver could still spend time in prison.
In a case with broad implications for government transparency, an Atlanta jury on Thursday convicted a former city official of deliberately frustrating requests for public records. She was fined $1,500.
A federal judge authorized the release of former WorldCom Inc. chief executive Bernard Ebbers from prison after more than 13 years because of his deteriorating health. He is the highest-profile defendant so far to have benefited from a provision of the First Step Act that allows federal courts to reduce terms absent a request from the federal government.
A New York judge state law prohibits the type of case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney in an effort to ensure that Paul Manafort would be held accountable and remain in custody should President Donald Trump move to issue a pardon for his federal convictions.
The “Full House” star claims the government is “concealing” evidence showing she and her husband had no idea their efforts to send their daughters to college put bribes in the pockets of school officials.