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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defence reviews evidence

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman's lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors.

14 Jul 2018

Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland

NEW YORK Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. prosecutors announced.

13 Jul 2018

Ex-N.Y. state university official found guilty of bid-rigging

NEW YORK The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was found guilty on Thursday of charges that he helped rig a 2013 bidding process for a billion-dollar development project intended to revitalize the Buffalo, New York region.

13 Jul 2018

Ex-N.Y. pension fund manager gets 21 months prison for taking bribes

NEW YORK, July 12 A former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Thursday for taking part in a scheme to steer trades to two brokerages in exchange for bribes that included vacations, cocaine and prostitutes.

11 Jul 2018

Unit of Spain's Imagina pleads guilty to bribing soccer officials

NEW YORK A Florida-based unit of the Spanish sports media group Imagina on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of bribing Latin American soccer officials and was ordered to pay more than $24 million, the latest penalty imposed in the sprawling U.S. investigation of corruption at world soccer's governing body FIFA.

10 Jul 2018

Unit of Spain's Imagina pleads guilty to bribing soccer officials

NEW YORK A Florida-based unit of the Spanish sports media group Imagina on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of bribing Latin American soccer officials and was ordered to pay over $24 million, the latest penalty imposed in the sprawling U.S. investigation into corruption at world soccer's governing body FIFA.

04 Jul 2018

Trump administration must turn over information about 2020 census question

NEW YORK A federal judge on Tuesday ordered President Donald Trump's administration to hand information about its plan to ask people filling out the 2020 census form whether they are U.S. citizens over to a group of states and cities suing the administration over the question.

02 Jul 2018

Harvey Weinstein charged with assaulting third woman

NEW YORK The Manhattan district attorney on Monday announced new criminal charges against film producer Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of sexually assaulting a third woman in addition to the two mentioned in earlier charges.

30 Jun 2018

U.S. SEC accuses ex-Cantor Fitzgerald brokers of secret commission sharing

NEW YORK U.S. securities regulators on Friday charged two former Cantor Fitzgerald & Co brokers with sharing commissions on customer transactions off the books, and announced the firm had agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve the related claims.

29 Jun 2018

New York jury finds three guilty of $60 mln tribal bond fraud

NEW YORK, June 28 A jury in Manhattan federal court on Thursday found three people guilty of orchestrating a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe and multiple pension funds through the issue of $60 million worth of tribal bonds, prosecutors said.

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