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A former top leader at Northside Independent School District is indicted on bribery charges. The Bexar County District Attorney's office says a grand jury indicted Bernie Morin for bribery and gift to a public servant. The former Northside director of maintenance and operations is accused of soliciting money and obtaining it from individuals who did business with the school district. In one case, Morin is accused of collecting more than $25,000 from a vendor. If convicted, Morin faces up to 20 years in prison.
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Billie Sol Estes to be remembered at funeral
May 18, 2013 10:18 GMT
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- Family and friends are set to remember flamboyant swindler Billie Sol Estes, a man whose name was synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed and corruption.
The funeral for Estes is set for Saturday afternoon in Granbury, located about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Estes died in his sleep Tuesday at the age of 88.
He became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962, when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program. But he reigned as the state's king of con men for nearly 50 years.
Estes was best known for the scandal that broke out during President John F. Kennedy's administration involving phony financial statements and non-existent fertilizer tanks. Several lower-level agriculture officials resigned and Estes wound up spending several years in prison.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.