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Covering federal law enforcement for @AP. Former Louisiana, Georgia and Texas newspaperman. Tell me your story: JMustian@ap.orgSource
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Epstein: How he died and what it means for his accusers

Epstein: How he died and what it means for his accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, officials said Saturday. His death angered some accusers who had hoped to confront him in court and see him serve a long prison sentence. It also raises questions about how he was able to harm himself while in federal custody. Epstein was accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars in cash for massages and then sexually abusing them at various locations, including homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and New York from 2002 through 2005. He had pleaded not guilty. Here’s...

August 11, 2019
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4 La. State Police troopers charged in excessive force cases

4 La. State Police troopers charged in excessive force cases

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/police-arrests-louisiana-monroe-police-reform-d5a9e35316747a3aa37e83ba717f9c0eClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/police-arrests-louisiana-monroe-police-reform-d5a9e35316747a3aa37e83ba717f9c0eClick to copyRelated topicsThe Louisiana State Police on Monday arrested four troopers accused of using excessive force, deactivating their body-worn cameras and making false statements about two arrests in 2019 and 2020. The charges followed a monthslong internal investigation into use of force incidents in the northern part of the state — a probe...

Feb 9
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What of 'Individual-1'? Feds' Trump campaign case is 'dead'

What of 'Individual-1'? Feds' Trump campaign case is 'dead'

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-campaign-case-dead-a03b35429340d997593f049885331035Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-campaign-case-dead-a03b35429340d997593f049885331035Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — The federal probe of hush money paid to cover up former President Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs hasn’t been restarted, even though he no longer has the legal shield of the presidency, The Associated Press has learned.Trump’s exit from the White House last month prompted speculation that U.S prosecutors might revive the...

Feb 5
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NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-new-york-trump-investigations-us-news-manhattan-55dd15e84db5fa7d4dcded088f39e888Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-new-york-trump-investigations-us-news-manhattan-55dd15e84db5fa7d4dcded088f39e888Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump’s business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting.The interview focused in part on...

Jan 15
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FBI: Proud Boys fan stockpiled ammo, knives in NY home

FBI: Proud Boys fan stockpiled ammo, knives in NY home

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-new-york-queens-d408f980909ca231027c5fd02704a330Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-new-york-queens-d408f980909ca231027c5fd02704a330Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — A Proud Boys supporter who threatened to deploy “three cars full of armed patriots” to Washington last week was charged Wednesday with stockpiling military-style combat knives and more than 1,000 rifle rounds in his New York home, federal authorities said. Eduard Florea, 40, was charged with possessing ammunition as a convicted felon and...

Jan 13
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'Under the rug:' Sexual misconduct shakes FBI's senior ranks

'Under the rug:' Sexual misconduct shakes FBI's senior ranks

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/fbi-sexual-misconduct-investigation-a0d33e4770acef8ff5f4a48f0267202cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/fbi-sexual-misconduct-investigation-a0d33e4770acef8ff5f4a48f0267202cClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — An assistant FBI director retired after he was accused of drunkenly groping a female subordinate in a stairwell. Another senior FBI official left after he was found to have sexually harassed eight employees. Yet another high-ranking FBI agent retired after he was accused of blackmailing a young employee into sexual...

Dec 10
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Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death

Black man's family views graphic video of in-custody death

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/john-bel-edwards-ahmaud-arbery-racial-injustice-louisiana-dc51668ec596f27e81c2c0c27d6f08c0Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/john-bel-edwards-ahmaud-arbery-racial-injustice-louisiana-dc51668ec596f27e81c2c0c27d6f08c0Click to copyRelated topicsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down...

Oct 15
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AP: Trooper's mic records talk of beating, choking Black man

AP: Trooper's mic records talk of beating, choking Black man

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-louisiana-a84a8378a6d6f9998dc9e980ab7228c5Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-louisiana-a84a8378a6d6f9998dc9e980ab7228c5Click to copyRelated topicsIn graphic, matter-of-fact chatter picked up on his body-camera mic, a Louisiana State trooper implicated in the death of a Black man can be heard talking of beating and choking him before “all of a sudden he just went limp.” “I beat the ever-living f--- out of him,” the trooper said in a 27-second audio clip obtained by The Associated Press.It is the most...

Oct 1
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Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/0dbc69ed28ae5983982d67fb3ac2d00fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/0dbc69ed28ae5983982d67fb3ac2d00fClick to copyRelated topicsA Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him following an internal investigation into the May 2019 death of Ronald Greene, a case that has drawn mounting scrutiny and...

Sep 21
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