• Ex-comptroller of Albuquerque company is sentenced to prison

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former comptroller of an Albuquerque construction company has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in federal prison after being convicted of fraud and identity theft.

  • Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.

  • Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud.

  • Secretary of State Dianna Duran, center, is flanked by her legal team, attorney Erlinda Johnson, right, and legal assistant Travis Baggett during a hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The judge agreed to extend deadlines in the case and set a new date for a preliminary hearing. Duran is facing dozens of charges stemming from allegations that she misused campaign donations. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Judge to consider request to push back hearing in Duran case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge decided Thursday that a legal team should get more time to prepare a defense to fraud and other charges against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran given the complexity of the case.

  • In this Oct. 5, 2015 photo, Allen Walton, owner of the surveillance equipment company SpyGuy Security, poses for a photo as he conducts online business at a coffee shop in Dallas. As more people receive new chip credit cards designed to thwart thieves, the fraudsters who use cards to steal from stores are expected to switch to e-commerce. Walton realizes SpyGuy could be a target as it grows and online fraud increases. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new chip credit cards that shoppers are getting in their mailboxes may prevent criminals from stealing from stores, but many thieves are expected to move their operations online. Small businesses could be the most vulnerable.

  • In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the President of the General Assembly 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Former United Nations General Assembly President Ashe accepted more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

  • Spanish prosecutors call for arrest of Messi’s father

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona prosecutors are calling for the arrest of Lionel Messi’s father in a tax fraud case.

  • More accusations leveled against high-ranking NM official

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors said Friday they intend to seek stiffer penalties against embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran under a state law that pertains to public officials accused of wrongdoing.