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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 20 2017

U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Sep 19 2017

Mexican businessman pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charge

NEW YORK A former partner and part-owner of Mexico's InvestaBank SA pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a U.S. charge that he and others fraudulently obtained $21 million in tax refunds from the Mexican government.

Sep 18 2017

Peruvian gets 12 years for running fraud out of Trump Building

NEW YORK A Peruvian man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of defrauding investors out of more than $1.2 million, using a video pitch that featured the Trump Building in downtown Manhattan, where he had an office.

Sep 18 2017

U.S. trial set to begin for ex-HSBC executive in foreign exchange scheme

NEW YORK A former high-ranking HSBC Holdings Plc executive from Britain on Monday will become the first person to go to trial on charges stemming from a U.S. probe into foreign exchange rate manipulation.

Sep 14 2017

Ex-Air China employee wins dismissal of U.S. smuggling charge

NEW YORK A former Air China Ltd employee linked to a high-profile U.N. corruption case has won dismissal of a U.S. charge that she helped Chinese military personnel smuggle packages out of the United States, though she still faces other charges.

Sep 14 2017

Ex-U.S. congressman Weiner seeks to avoid prison in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK Former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner has asked a judge not to sentence him to prison after he admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, igniting a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Sep 14 2017

Shkreli ordered jailed after online bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, citing a Facebook post in which the former drug company executive offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair. | Video

Sep 13 2017

Shkreli ordered jailed for online bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

Sept 13 A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, citing a Facebook post in which the former drug company executive nicknamed the "Pharma Bro" offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.

Sep 13 2017

Ex-guard at New York's Rikers jail sentenced 30 years for inmate death

NEW YORK A former guard at New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of violating the civil rights of an inmate by kicking him repeatedly in the head, causing his death.

Sep 12 2017

Shkreli apologizes for placing bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair

Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli on Tuesday apologized for a Facebook post that offered his followers a $5,000 reward for obtaining a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair, a post that led U.S. prosecutors to ask that he be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud.

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