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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

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'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalise fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

NEW YORK The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalise fellow inmates with Islamic State and al Qaeda propaganda, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

13 Jan 2018

Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

11 Jan 2018

Accused N.Y. subway bomber pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

NEW YORK The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal terrorism charges.

11 Jan 2018

U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

NEW YORK The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on U.S. terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.

08 Jan 2018

Ex-Hong Kong official pleads not guilty to U.S. corruption charges

NEW YORK, Jan 8 A former Hong Kong government official on Monday pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese energy company.

05 Jan 2018

Ex-SEC enforcement chief named deputy U.S. attorney in Manhattan

NEW YORK Newly appointed interim U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan has tapped Robert Khuzami, formerly director of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as his deputy, Berman's office announced Friday.

05 Jan 2018

Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more than $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

05 Jan 2018

Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK, Jan 5 A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

05 Jan 2018

Ex-U.N. chief Ban's nephew pleads guilty to U.S. corruption charges

NEW YORK A nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe an official at a sovereign wealth fund in order to sell a building complex in Vietnam.

04 Jan 2018

U.S. jury finds Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran dodge sanctions

NEW YORK A U.S. jury on Wednesday found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey. | Video

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