Accounting fraud

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, Liu Zhongtian, the Chinese billionaire chairman of the China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, celebrates at the company's listing ceremony in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Liu has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs, U.S. prosecutors said, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Liu and the aluminum company he previously headed, were charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. (AP Photo/File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese billionaire has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Zhongtian Liu, the founder of China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, and the aluminum company he previously headed, were...
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May 10, 2019 - 6:50 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four Tennessee pain management clinics have abruptly closed amid state and federal health insurance fraud investigations. The Tennessean reports the clinics formerly with PainMD and rebranded under the name Rinova officially closed Wednesday. Federal authorities last year...
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Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Ghosn, facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, says he will hold a news conference on April 11. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 7:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, says he will hold a news conference on April 11. Ghosn said Wednesday on his new verified Twitter account that "I'm getting ready to tell the truth about what's happening." Ghosn was arrested in November...
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Co-chairs of the Special Committee for Improving Governance, Seiichiro Nishioka, left, and Sadayuki Sakakibara, right, attend a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Nissan’s committee, set up to strengthen corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is recommending the Japanese automaker add more independent outside directors on its board and better oversee compensation and auditing. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 27, 2019 - 8:29 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Nissan committee set up to strengthen corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday an investigation found he had wielded too much power and recommended the scandal-hit Japanese automaker add more independent outside directors to its...
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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, front, travels in a car Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, after posting 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) in bail once an appeal by prosecutors against his release was rejected. Ghosn was arrested in November and is charged with falsifying financial reports and breach of trust. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 06, 2019 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Wearing a mask, cap and what looked like a construction worker's outfit, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, left a Tokyo detention center Wednesday after posting 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail. Although his face was obscured as he left the facility, Ghosn's...
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A car carrying a masked man, center, believed to be former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, leaves Tokyo’s Detention Center in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Ghosn was released Wednesday after putting up 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) in bail.(Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the release of former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn from the Tokyo Detention Center after he posted 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail (all times local): 6:30 p.m. France's finance minister says they decision to free Carlos Ghosn on bail will allow him to defend...
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Junichiro Hironaka, Chief defense lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, March 4, 2019. Hironaka said Monday that Ghosn promised to accept camera surveillance as a way to monitor his activities if he is released from the detention center where he has been held since his Nov. 19 arrest. Ghosn has been charged with falsifying financial reports and breach of trust. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 04, 2019 - 4:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The new lawyer of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he believes the auto executive's latest request for release from a Japanese detention center on bail, his third, might succeed. Junichiro Hironaka said Monday that Ghosn promised to accept camera surveillance as a way to...
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February 28, 2019 - 4:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman detained for more than three months in Japan, requested his release on bail Thursday, the Tokyo District Court said. Two earlier requests were rejected. The auto industry veteran was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, becomes emotional as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is casting the president as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex...
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In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 after Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Ghosn was resigned. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning extremely rare acquittals in Japan, has been tapped to defend Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn as he battles charges of false financial reporting and breach of trust. The move, confirmed Wednesday by Ghosn and Hironaka's office,...
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