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  • ATLANTA, June 5- The state of Michigan filed felony racketeering and fraud claims against Chesapeake Energy Corp on Thursday, in the latest legal fallout from Chesapeake's ambitious attempt to acquire drilling rights amid the U.S. fracking boom.

  • Chesapeake Energy charged with alleged fraud Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Michigan's AG filed felony racketeering and fraud claims against Chesapeake Energy, alleging the firm canceled land leases under false pretenses.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- A federal judge on Friday rejected a bid by a U.S. lawyer to stall the enforcement of a ruling that found he used fraud to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in March that barred him from collecting on a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in the United States.

  • Former Detroit mayor gets 28-year prison sentence Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reads a statement September 4, 2008 at his office in Detroit, Michigan.

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in jail for corruption and fraud that added to the Motor City's fiscal woes.