Netanyahu’s coalition whip steps down amid graft probe

A politician known for his fierce loyalty to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigned as coalition chairman Wednesday as police investigated allegations against him of corruption and mob ties. “The current situation is making it difficult for me to operate,” David Bitan wrote in a Facebook post, while stressing he would remain a member of parliament… Continue reading “Netanyahu’s coalition whip steps down amid graft probe”

Prosecutors drop charges against 2 who allege cop beat them into confessing

CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors dropped murder charges Thursday against two longtime inmates a little more than a week after a judge threw out their confessions because of “bald-faced lies” by a controversial former Chicago police detective. First Assistant State’s Attorney Eric Sussman said prosecutors had “no choice but to dismiss the case” after Judge James… Continue reading “Prosecutors drop charges against 2 who allege cop beat them into confessing”

Revised law sees fall in recorded juvenile crime

Case numbers decline as courts opt for rehabilitation over punishment and criminal records, as Cao Yin reports. The number of court cases involving minors – children age 17 and younger – has fallen by almost 50 percent in the past five years, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Statistics. The report shows… Continue reading “Revised law sees fall in recorded juvenile crime”

We Wrote Some Stuff Today That Wasn’t About Kim Kardashian Too — See Also

Kim Kardashian CLICK CLICK CLICK: Kim Kardashian West is interning at an entertainment law firm. Click on it, there’s no use fighting it. KIRKLAND & ELLIS JOINS THE BONUS PARTY: Apparently most associates are getting 30-40 percent more than market rate. Kathryn has the low down. TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES ATTACK LEGAL IMMIGRANTS: He’s doing it quietly… Continue reading “We Wrote Some Stuff Today That Wasn’t About Kim Kardashian Too — See Also”

Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry

An Argentine judge on Wednesday ordered searches of the navy headquarters and a shipyard as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities in repairs on the submarine that disappeared 35 days ago, judicial sources said. Investigators are trying to determine whether safety and material protocols were fully implemented when the submarine San Juan underwent maintenance and… Continue reading “Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry”

I owe my success to a caring judge

Wang Ming (not his real name), a 24-year-old ex-offender who now studies in France. Wen I stole mobile phones and cash during my high school days, I never thought of myself as a criminal – I just wanted to show courage and stop other people from looking down on me. I knew little about the crime… Continue reading “I owe my success to a caring judge”

Suspects Arrested in Table View With a Hijacked Vehicle [press release]

Western Cape: Eager to protect the community, members of Table View police were patrolling their area during the early hours of this morning when their attention was drawn to a black Hyundai i10 with three male occupants. The members were aware that a similar vehicle was hijacked in Muizenberg on Sunday 2017-12-17 and decided to pull… Continue reading “Suspects Arrested in Table View With a Hijacked Vehicle [press release]”

Head of State Wants Involvement in Fight Against Crime

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, defended Thursday greater participation of society in fighting crime that hits the citizen, damage the economy and the good name of the country. The Head of State, who was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Attorney General and his deputies, said that he intends to halt the… Continue reading “Head of State Wants Involvement in Fight Against Crime”

Calling All Texans: What The Hell Is Going On With Haynes & Boone’s Bonuses?

Haynes and Boone announced its bonuses this week, and with it, the Cravath match has come to Texas. The firm does individualized bonuses, but people in Dallas are telling us that they received a match of the Cravath scale. Thing is, people outside of Texas are telling us that they received more. Like, we’re talking Geico… Continue reading “Calling All Texans: What The Hell Is Going On With Haynes & Boone’s Bonuses?”

Securities commission sets example for other central departments to follow

HUANG WEI, assistant chair of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, appeared in court in Beijing on Tuesday, as a representative of the top securities watchdog in an appeal hearing. Beijing News commented on Thursday: The commission meted out an administrative penalty to Xintai Electric Company in July last year, because the company was caught trying to… Continue reading “Securities commission sets example for other central departments to follow”

Mnangagwa Warns ‘Big Fish’, No ‘Sacred Cows’ In Corruption Fight

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa The warning comes as Zimbabweans are putting the President under more and more pressure to deal with the “criminals around him” and those who were not netted in during “Operation Restore legacy” under which a number of G-40 members were arrested for corruption. Said Mnangagwa: “The goal of my gvt is to… Continue reading “Mnangagwa Warns ‘Big Fish’, No ‘Sacred Cows’ In Corruption Fight”

Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: Are Reports Of Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Greatly Exaggerated?

A few months ago, I heard an intriguing rumor: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the pivotal “swing vote” on the U.S. Supreme Court, would announce his retirement in early 2018. It wouldn’t be effective until the end of the current Term, around late June 2018. But Justice Kennedy was said to be planning on this early announcement… Continue reading “Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: Are Reports Of Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Greatly Exaggerated?”

Ex-state trooper held on $1M bond in Detroit teen’s death on ATV

DETROIT — A former Michigan State Police trooper was jailed on $1 million bond after his arraignment Thursday morning on a murder charge in the death of a Detroit teen who was Tasered while fleeing on an ATV. Mark Bessner, 43, who appeared in 36th District Court in a dress suit, was led away by bailiffs… Continue reading “Ex-state trooper held on $1M bond in Detroit teen’s death on ATV”

EFCC Lied About Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Motors Says

Innoson Motors has rejected claims that its founder and CEO, Innocent Chukwuma, was arrested because he ignored an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. It said the businessman was never invited prior to his arrest and dared the anti-graft agency to present evidence of invitation to Nigerians. Mr. Chukwuma was arrested on Tuesday morning… Continue reading “EFCC Lied About Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Motors Says”

Are You Pissed About Your Bonus? You’re Not Alone…

Biglaw bonus season has been rolling on for about a month now, and we can tell that there’s some discontent among the ranks of associates. While associates at many firms will take home up to six-figure sums of bonus cash, associates at other firms will receive significantly less money. There is anger afoot, and we’ve received… Continue reading “Are You Pissed About Your Bonus? You’re Not Alone…”

Madam Beats Me Daily – Oga Sodomises Me At Night, Maid Tells Police

A 19-year-old woman has narrated to operatives of Lagos State Police Command how her ‘Madam’ assaults her daily, while the husband sodomises her at night. The Lagos-based couple is currently being investigated by the Police over physical and sexual abuse of the maid at their Aunty Toyin Street, Kodeibo Estate, Isheri-Oshun, Lagos. The victim, Blessing Joseph,… Continue reading “Madam Beats Me Daily – Oga Sodomises Me At Night, Maid Tells Police”

Senate Condemns Innoson’s Chairman Arrest

The Senate yesterday condemned arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). To this effect, it mandated its committee on anti corruption and financial crimes to investigate the matter within 24 hours. The resolution followed a point of order by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who… Continue reading “Senate Condemns Innoson’s Chairman Arrest”

One of Malawi Police’s ‘Most Wanted’ Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

Police in Ntcheu have arrested a 22 year old man suspected to be a notorious armed robber who shot and injured a Burundian National and a bicycle taxi operator in Mangochi on December 14, 2017. The incident, according to Mangochi Police Publicist, Rodrick Maida, occurred around 9:00 pm on the material day at Soko bus depot… Continue reading “One of Malawi Police’s ‘Most Wanted’ Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested”

Drugs Recovered in Kwadukuza, Suspect Arrested [press release]

Today, the Provincial Drug Task Team were conducting their crime prevention duties at KwaDukuza area as part of Safer Festive Season operations to cub drugs in the area and reducing drug-related cases during these holidays. While patrolling, they followed up information about a suspect who was allegedly dealing in drugs in the area. The members proceeded… Continue reading “Drugs Recovered in Kwadukuza, Suspect Arrested [press release]”

UK court rules for transgender woman denied contact with her Haredi children

Judge overturns lower court ruling ordering woman not be allowed to see her five kids; other parent had claimed contact would harm children’s standing in the community Britain’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling ordering a transgender woman not to see her five ultra-Orthodox children. The court ruled Wednesday that “the best interests of… Continue reading “UK court rules for transgender woman denied contact with her Haredi children”

Shell, Eni to Stand Trial in Italy Over Malabu Deal

A judge in Milan, Italy has ordered Royal Dutch Shell and Italian energy giant, Eni, to stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245 from Malabu Oil in Nigeria. The judge also ordered the other key figures such as Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr.… Continue reading “Shell, Eni to Stand Trial in Italy Over Malabu Deal”

Man jailed for molesting daughter

AMMAN — The Court of Cassation has upheld an August Criminal Court ruling sentencing a Syrian refugee man to a maximum prison term after convicting him of molesting his daughter in the Zaatari refugee camp March. The court declared the defendant guilty of molesting his 16-year-old daughter and handed him a five-year and four month prison… Continue reading “Man jailed for molesting daughter”

Student jailed for 20 years over killing

A former Chinese graduate student in Japan was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of killing a fellow Chinese student in Tokyo last year. The prosecutor told the District Court in the Japanese capital that on Nov 3 last year, Chen Shifeng, 26, stabbed Jiang Ge, 24, in the neck a… Continue reading “Student jailed for 20 years over killing”

It’s The Shortest Day Of The Year, But It Didn’t Feel That Way– See Also

HERE’S AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR AND JUDGE MICHAEL PONSOR: Not to be confused with Judge Richard Posner. As I did, repeatedly, as I struggled to give even a passing concern to work-related issues today. Lat has an interview the the best-selling novelist. AHH, HERE’S THE RICHARD POSNER STORY: See… It’s CONFUSING right? You have to be… Continue reading “It’s The Shortest Day Of The Year, But It Didn’t Feel That Way– See Also”

Chikwawa DHO Suspects Appear in Court, DHO Refuses Involvement

Hearing have started in the case in which 15 Chikwawa District Health Officers were arrested weeks ago over alleged theft of 28 mattresses at the District Hospital. Acting District Health Officer for Chikwawa, Dr Winnie Mhone told the First Grade Magistrate sitting at Chikwawa Court on Wednesday during cross examination that she indeed found the mattresses… Continue reading “Chikwawa DHO Suspects Appear in Court, DHO Refuses Involvement”

Exclusive – Court Documents Show Nigerian Senator Lied, His Seat Was Declared Vacant

Contrary to claims by Kogi East Senator, Attai Aidoko, that he remains the rightful occupant of the Kogi East senatorial seat, court documents indicate the seat was declared vacant. Shortly after an Abuja Division of the Appeal Court on Monday dismissed Mr. Adoko’s Appeal, requesting the determination of three issues from the lower court, the senator… Continue reading “Exclusive – Court Documents Show Nigerian Senator Lied, His Seat Was Declared Vacant”

Five Suspects Arrested for Possession of Suspected Stolen Property [press release]

PORT ELIZABETH: Festive season operations continue yielding good successes as members from Mount Road Station followed up on information of suspected stolen property in Central, Port Elizabeth. Five suspects aged between 29 and 36 were arrested and 300 master boxes of cigarettes were confiscated. On Monday, 18 December 2017 at about 20:00, SAPS Mount Road members… Continue reading “Five Suspects Arrested for Possession of Suspected Stolen Property [press release]”

Stephanie Coker’s Husband Arrested for Fraud

All is not well in on-air personality Stephanie Coker’s home. Her property developer husband, Olumide Aderinokun, has been arrested and arraigned on an eight-count charge before Igbosere Magistrate Covert alongside Balogun Adeniyi Abdul-Wakil, a staff of the New Town Development Authority (NTDA) for alleged conspiracy, forgery and for selling a land deceptively. In one of the… Continue reading “Stephanie Coker’s Husband Arrested for Fraud”

Trump Admin. Tried to Stop Rape Victim’s Abortion

The head of President Donald Trump’s refugee office attempted to prevent a 17-year-old rape victim in detention from getting an abortion, court documents have shown. E. Scott Lloyd, an anti-abortion activist in charge of the Trump administration’s refugee resettlement program, made efforts to thwart the abortion, contrary to White House policy under presidents George W. Bush… Continue reading “Trump Admin. Tried to Stop Rape Victim’s Abortion”

Erdogan supporters plead guilty to assaulting protesters

Two supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pleaded guilty to assaulting demonstrators in Washington, according to court documents released on Thursday. A group of Turkish security officials and Erdogan supporters attacked pro-Kurdish protesters during his visit to Washington in May, an incident that raised tensions between the US and Ankara. Sinan Narin and Eyup Yildirim… Continue reading “Erdogan supporters plead guilty to assaulting protesters”

Man treated for injuries in crash was shot, dies

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating after medical personnel discovered a man injured in a crash Thursday night had also been shot, Trenton police said. A vehicle slammed into a utility pole and another car around 6 p.m. in the 300 block of Mulberry Street. The driver was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical… Continue reading “Man treated for injuries in crash was shot, dies”

Special Bonuses On Top Of Regular Bonuses Are The New Norm At This Firm

Aww, all you Biglaw associates were hoping that another firm decided to beat the Cravath bonus scale. Stop being greedy little Scrooges, get into the holiday spirit, and think about your colleagues on the staff side for once. Since bonus season kicked off at the end of November, we’ve received emails from law firm support staff… Continue reading “Special Bonuses On Top Of Regular Bonuses Are The New Norm At This Firm”

US Sanctions Chechen Strongman Kadyrov, 4 Other Russians

The United States has financially blacklisted five Russians, including Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, whom it accused of carrying out deadly repression against people trying to expose government corruption. The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday, as head of the Chechen republic, Kadyrov “oversees an administration involved in disappearances and extra-judicial killings. One of Kadyrov’s political opponents was… Continue reading “US Sanctions Chechen Strongman Kadyrov, 4 Other Russians”

Man suspected of murdering wife in Petah Tikva

42-year-old husband thought to have knifed spouse and then himself over concerns of infidelity, also injuring son who tried to defend her A Petah Tikva woman died Thursday after she was apparently stabbed by her husband in what police suspect was a murder-suicide attempt. Paramedics rushed the woman, thought to be in her 30s, to the… Continue reading “Man suspected of murdering wife in Petah Tikva”

Family of Australian Woman Killed by US Police Concerned About Investigation

The father of an Australian woman killed by a police officer in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota says his family is concerned that investigators have not fulfilled their promise to give prosecutors all the necessary information to determine whether the officer involved should be charged with a crime. Justine Damond was shot in an alley… Continue reading “Family of Australian Woman Killed by US Police Concerned About Investigation”

Will this bear hunt protester get sent back to jail Wednesday?

The college professor arrested eight times since 2005 while protesting the state’s bear hunt may find out Wednesday if he is going back to jail. Bill Crain and four other protesters arrested during the 2017 hunt, which concluded Sunday, are scheduled to appear Wednesday in Andover Township Municipal Court. Crain, 73, was arrested Oct. 14 after… Continue reading “Will this bear hunt protester get sent back to jail Wednesday?”

6 Suspected Somali Pirates Held in Seychelles Face 30 Years in Prison

Six Somali nationals who were transferred to Seychelles after being caught attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel last month could face 30 years imprisonment if convicted. That statement was made Thursday by David Esparon, the principal state counsel, in the Attorney General’s Office. Esparon told SNA that the suspects will now face prosecution before… Continue reading “6 Suspected Somali Pirates Held in Seychelles Face 30 Years in Prison”

Pope Francis to Speak at Funeral of Disgraced US Cardinal   

Pope Francis is set to offer a “final commendation” Thursday at the Rome funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, even as Law’s critics recalled him as the disgraced archbishop of Boston in the United States who covered up the actions of pedophile priests. The Vatican said Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, will… Continue reading “Pope Francis to Speak at Funeral of Disgraced US Cardinal   “

N.J. Democratic strategist settles sexual harassment case against Fox News

A longtime New Jersey Democratic strategist and a former Fox News on-air contributor has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News and the conservative network’s former CEO Roger Ailes. Julie Roginsky, a Fox News employee who worked for two former New Jersey U.S. senators and Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, had no comment beyond a mutually agreed… Continue reading “N.J. Democratic strategist settles sexual harassment case against Fox News”

15 days in jail for college professor arrested at bear hunt protest

Bill Crain is heading back to jail — this time for 15 days. The longtime City College of New York psychology professor, who has drawn widespread attention for his recurring civil disobedience arrests during the New Jersey bear hunt, pleaded guilty Wednesday night in Andover Township Municipal Court. Crain, 73, was ordered to report to the… Continue reading “15 days in jail for college professor arrested at bear hunt protest”

Planned Parenthood Asks SCOTUS To Review Abortion Law

An Arkansas law that would leave just one abortion provider in the entire state—and effectively ban abortion for roughly a quarter of its residents—must be blocked by the Supreme Court, the nation’s principal abortion rights group said Thursday. Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court to assess the constitutionality of Act 577, a law that requires abortion… Continue reading “Planned Parenthood Asks SCOTUS To Review Abortion Law”

Radio France Internationale Journalist’s 10-year Sentence Quashed [press release]

In response to today’s Appeal Chamber of the Military Court ruling quashing the 10 year sentence of Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba, Ilaria Allegrozzi, Amnesty International’s Lake Chad researcher said: “This ruling is a victory for Ahmed Abba, who has been detained for more than two years simply for doing his job as a journalist.… Continue reading “Radio France Internationale Journalist’s 10-year Sentence Quashed [press release]”

Deaf woman claims discrimination by cops in lawsuit over arrest

A deaf woman who was arrested on charges she assaulted a Monroe Township police officer in 2016 has filed a federal lawsuit claiming discrimination and violation of federal disability laws. Officers responded to an apartment complex on Jan. 26 following a 911 call “that a deaf couple was yelling at an obese woman outside of the… Continue reading “Deaf woman claims discrimination by cops in lawsuit over arrest”

Elderly Couple Caught With 60 Pounds Of Marijuana in Nebraska

Authorities revealed they arrested an elderly couple in York County, Nebraska, after they were found carrying 60 pounds of marijuana. York County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the arrest and said approximately 60 pounds of marijuana were found by them Dec. 19 after the department initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 80 (I-80), which is a transcontinental limited-access… Continue reading “Elderly Couple Caught With 60 Pounds Of Marijuana in Nebraska”

3 injured in Jersey City weekend shootings

JERSEY CITY — Police are investigating three weekend shootings that left a woman and two men injured. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries in the incidents, which occurred between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, city spokeswoman Kimberly Scalcione said. The first shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday near Atlantic Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.… Continue reading “3 injured in Jersey City weekend shootings”

Did N.J. pol abuse power of office by making traffic stop, flashing badge?

JERSEY CITY — A long-time Hudson County politician used a police-like badge to pull over a motorist he claims nearly forced him into oncoming traffic, before flashing the badge a second time and telling the driver the police “work for me,” the driver said. The 31-year-old driver said Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea first brandished the… Continue reading “Did N.J. pol abuse power of office by making traffic stop, flashing badge?”

I’ve Never Forged Tax Documents in My Life – Innoson Boss

The Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma has denied the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he forged tax waiver documents. The auto manufacturer also denied that he was ever invited by the EFCC, noting that throughout his ordeal with the agency, he was never told why… Continue reading “I’ve Never Forged Tax Documents in My Life – Innoson Boss”

Chinese Court Convicts 44 Taiwanese Nationals in Telecom Fraud Scheme

A Beijing court has handed down prison sentences to 44 Taiwanese nationals in connection with a fraudulent telecom operation based in Kenya, a decision that is likely to increase tensions between China and self-ruled Taiwan. The Taiwanese nationals were among 85 suspects who received various jail terms during Thursday’s court session.Two of the Taiwanese nationals were… Continue reading “Chinese Court Convicts 44 Taiwanese Nationals in Telecom Fraud Scheme”

Dutch ban Bandidos bikers gang

Dutch judges on Wednesday banned the violent bikers gang the Bandidos and ordered all its chapters to close down, saying it posed a public threat. “The Bandidos characterise themselves as lawless and use slogans that contain violent messages,” the court in the Dutch city of Utrecht said in its ruling. “The club has a culture in… Continue reading “Dutch ban Bandidos bikers gang”

Man accused of killing Irvington dad in front of his family caught in Pa.

The Newark man wanted in the robbery and killing of an Irvington resident gunned down earlier this month in front of his wife and son was captured Tuesday in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Tashan Green, 23, was arrested Tuesday in a home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by authorities from both states and the FBI, officials said. Green faces… Continue reading “Man accused of killing Irvington dad in front of his family caught in Pa.”

What Really Goes On Behind Closed Doors When A Biglaw Partner Gropes An Associate

Welcome back to The Pink Ghetto, a series where we take a look at some of the most appalling stories from one of the most sexist industries in the world: the legal profession. Today, we have a story about a drunken encounter between a Biglaw partner and two women, both associates, who were forced to endure… Continue reading “What Really Goes On Behind Closed Doors When A Biglaw Partner Gropes An Associate”

Olympic champ sues over alleged abuse cover-up

Gymnast says secret settlement was forced on her to keep quiet LOS ANGELES – Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains American Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.… Continue reading “Olympic champ sues over alleged abuse cover-up”

Fight for Charles Manson’s remains has turned into a ‘circus,’ Kern County attorney says

LOS ANGELES — Even in death, Charles Manson is proving to be troublesome for authorities. A month after Manson died in a Bakersfield hospital, at least five people have stepped forward to claim his remains. With so many parties vying for the body, the Kern County Counsel filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court this… Continue reading “Fight for Charles Manson’s remains has turned into a ‘circus,’ Kern County attorney says”

FDA Case – Setina Titosse Sentenced to 18 Years

The Maputo City Court on Wednesday sentenced Setina Titosse, former chairperson of the government’s Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), to 18 years imprisonment for her part in the theft of 170 million meticais (worth about 5.6 million US dollars at the exchange rate of the time) from FDA funds. Of the 23 others in the dock alongside… Continue reading “FDA Case – Setina Titosse Sentenced to 18 Years”

Man dies after being hit by truck in Livingston

A man was struck by a newspaper delivery van and killed early Wednesday morning in Livingston, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino said. The victim was hit by the Star-Ledger delivery van around 1 a.m. near South Orange Avenue and JFK Parkway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been identified but… Continue reading “Man dies after being hit by truck in Livingston”

Two Plead Guilty Over Brawl at Turkish Embassy in Washington

Two Turkish-American men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a brawl at the Turkish Embassy in Washington earlier this year, according to court documents. Sinan Narin, 45, of Virginia and Eyup Yildirim, 50, of New Jersey “each pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count of assault with significant… Continue reading “Two Plead Guilty Over Brawl at Turkish Embassy in Washington”

Malaysia to Hang 2 Nigerians for Drug Trafficking

A court in Malaysia has sentenced two Nigerian students to death by hanging for trafficking hard drug. A High Court Judge, Datuk Abdul Halim Aman sitting in Shah Alam ruled that Mustafa Azmir, 28, and Jude Nnamdi Achonye, 30 be hanged after convicting them. Their ordeal started three years ago when the two students of a… Continue reading “Malaysia to Hang 2 Nigerians for Drug Trafficking”

Judge Posner Taking On Pro Se Case After Fourth Circuit Did Something Incredibly Stupid

Judge Richard Posner When Judge Richard Posner left the bench to assist pro se litigants — a group that he felt were left systematically disadvantaged by the federal courts — he probably didn’t expect the Fourth Circuit would prove his point so decisively. Posner volunteered to advise William Bond in the latter’s ongoing case. Bond alleges… Continue reading “Judge Posner Taking On Pro Se Case After Fourth Circuit Did Something Incredibly Stupid”

Why Integreon Acquired Allegory: Live Conversation With Bob Rowe And Alma Asay

A few days ago, I wrote about some of the significant legal tech hires of 2017 and what they said about growth in the industry in 2018 and beyond. I cheated on one of my selections by including Integreon’s acquisition of Allegory, founded by former Gibson Dunn litigator Alma Asay. Alma is something of a legal… Continue reading “Why Integreon Acquired Allegory: Live Conversation With Bob Rowe And Alma Asay”

Who Is Rev. James Csaszar and Did He Commit Suicide?

A Catholic priest, who was under joint investigation for “questionable” texts and phone communications with a minor along with possible misuse of church funds, killed himself in Chicago on Wednesday, according to a statement from Bishop Campbell, from a Catholic diocese in Ohio. James Csaszar, of the Church of Resurrection in the Columbus suburb of New… Continue reading “Who Is Rev. James Csaszar and Did He Commit Suicide?”

KQ Sacking Case Halted Pending Appeal By Airline

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has stopped court proceedings in a case involving the sacking of 157 Kenya Airways engineers and technicians who were reinstated on Monday. This is after KQ lawyers filed a motion at the Court of Appeal challenging the reinstatement order given by Justice Hellen Wasilwa. Justice Wasilwa was told that immediately… Continue reading “KQ Sacking Case Halted Pending Appeal By Airline”

Zim Central Bank Warns Against Use of Bitcoin

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Thursday warned the public against the use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin because of the risks involved. In a statement, RBZ governor John Mangudya noted that the use of virtual currencies or cryptocurrencies was on the increase both locally and globally, with Bitcoin being the most popular. He… Continue reading “Zim Central Bank Warns Against Use of Bitcoin”

Jeff Sessions orders examination of Bundy case after mistrial over prosecution bungling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped into the Bundy prosecution after Wednesday’s mistrial, ordering a third-party examination of the case in light of the latest government snafu. “The attorney general takes this issue very seriously and has personally directed that an expert in the [Justice Department’s] discovery obligations be deployed to examine the case and advise as… Continue reading “Jeff Sessions orders examination of Bundy case after mistrial over prosecution bungling”

Weinstein hit with $10mn sexual harassment suit in NY

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his ex-production company have been hit with a $10 million New York lawsuit by a former associate producer on Netflix show “Marco Polo”. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Alexandra Canosa in the New York Supreme Court on Wednesday accuses the 65-year-old father of five of violations that include sexual… Continue reading “Weinstein hit with $10mn sexual harassment suit in NY”

Tributes to ‘justice done’ as Yugoslav war crimes court closes

Tributes flowed Thursday to mark the end of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), whose groundbreaking work brought to justice those behind the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. It has heard more than 4,650 witnesses tell their stories. Its judges have sat for more than 10,800 days and read some… Continue reading “Tributes to ‘justice done’ as Yugoslav war crimes court closes”

Veteran Brazilian politician jailed for corruption

One of Brazil’s longest-serving politicians, a former mayor of Sao Paulo, surrendered to police Wednesday to start a nearly eight year prison sentence for money laundering. Brazil’s entire political class is mired in corruption scandals uncovered by prosecutors and police over the last four years and Paulo Maluf, 86, is seen by many as a symbol… Continue reading “Veteran Brazilian politician jailed for corruption”

This guy’s mugshot is ridiculous, but the charges against him are downright disgusting

linn county sheriff’s office Andrew Irving of Oregon decided to spin around during his mugshot and lift his shirt so that the camera could capture only capture his back. After the initial mugshot, the cops turned the perp around and got a photo of his face; but his little police office stunt isn’t the worst thing… Continue reading “This guy’s mugshot is ridiculous, but the charges against him are downright disgusting”

Pastor Docked for Allegedly Duping Worshipper of N1.1m

A 40-year-old man, Femi Adewale, was on Thursday arraigned before Chief Magistrate B. B. Adebowale of an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly collecting N1.1 million under false pretences from a worshipper. Adewale who claimed to be a pastor collected N1.1 million from one Ibukun Aderonmu, with a promise to assist her to solve her… Continue reading “Pastor Docked for Allegedly Duping Worshipper of N1.1m”

‘Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode’

An Arab man arrested for attacking a Kosher restaurant in Amsterdam has pledged to follow up with more violent attacks, a Dutch anti-Semitism monitor has warned, yet was freed just over two days after his initial arrest. On the morning of December 7th, Saleh Ali smashed the windows of the HaCarmel restaurant in Amsterdam while carrying… Continue reading “‘Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode’”

Trump Commutes Fraud Sentence Of Kosher Meatpacker

President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of former kosher meat executive Sholom Rubashkin, who was sentenced to 27 years in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. The White House in a press release stated the action was “encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch.” It… Continue reading “Trump Commutes Fraud Sentence Of Kosher Meatpacker”

Tehran judiciary nixes hopes of swift release for UK-Iranian mother

Tehran’s judiciary chief on Friday dismissed hopes of a swift release, possibly in time for Christmas, for British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition. Gholamhossein Esmaili said there was no possibility the Thomson Reuters Foundation employee could be freed until she had been tried on additional charges filed last month… Continue reading “Tehran judiciary nixes hopes of swift release for UK-Iranian mother”

US teen sentenced to 25 years in mental hospital in ‘Slender Man’ case

A US teen who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a friend to appease a fictitious internet character was sentenced to 25 years in mental hospital by a judge on Thursday. Anissa Weier and her friend Morgan Geyser were both 12-years-old when they stabbed classmate Payton Leutner 19 times in 2014, because they wanted to appease… Continue reading “US teen sentenced to 25 years in mental hospital in ‘Slender Man’ case”

Romanian trucker gets life for murdering German jogger

A German court on Friday sentenced a Romanian truck driver who confessed to the rape and murder of a jogger to life imprisonment, after he came under suspicion for the 2014 killing of another woman. The regional court in the southwestern city of Freiburg found the defendant, identified only as 40-year-old Catalin C., guilty at the… Continue reading “Romanian trucker gets life for murdering German jogger”

Judge Stops Deportations Of Somalis Stuck On Plane

A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to halt its second attempt to deport 92 Somali citizens who were shackled and allegedly abused by federal immigration agents on a plane earlier this month. A lawyer for the immigrants said her clients were set to be deported Wednesday morning. “The judge acted… Continue reading “Judge Stops Deportations Of Somalis Stuck On Plane”

Police Officer Killed and One Injured [press release]

Port Elizabeth: The Provincial Commissioner for Eastern Cape, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga has strongly condemned an armed attack on two police officers resulting in the death of one Constable and the wounding of a Sergeant. It is alleged that on Thursday evening at about 23:00 Mount Road members attended to an alarm at PE Ice Cream… Continue reading “Police Officer Killed and One Injured [press release]”

Investigators identify suspect in Linden homicide

Authorities are looking for a Linden man who has been charged in the murder of another man Wednesday afternoon, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said. The victim, 27-year-old Alphonso Pearson, was found outside his home on Cleveland Avenue with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Man… Continue reading “Investigators identify suspect in Linden homicide”

Nanny’s arson trial on hold after her lawyer walks out

Mother and three children died in fire that police believe was intentionally set The trial of a nanny accused of setting fire to an apartment and causing the death of a woman and her three children, was suspended on Thursday when the defendant’s lawyer walked out after failing to convince the court that the hearing should… Continue reading “Nanny’s arson trial on hold after her lawyer walks out”

Plot to kidnap soldier to force release of terrorists

The State Prosecutor’s Office filed an indictment Sunday against the terrorists responsible for the stabbing attack in Arad, in which IDF soldier Ron Yitzhak Kukia was murdered while waiting at a bus stop last month. Two suspects were arrested for the murder of Kukia the next day, Khaled and Zuhay Abu Jouda. During the interrogation one… Continue reading “Plot to kidnap soldier to force release of terrorists”

RFI journalist acquitted in Cameroon

A Radio France International (RFI) correspondent was acquitted Thursday in Cameroon after he was jailed for 10 years in April for “laundering the proceeds of terrorist acts”, representatives said. A military tribunal in Yaounde acquitted Ahmed Abba following an appeal, but he was sentenced to 24 months in prison for a lesser charge of failing to… Continue reading “RFI journalist acquitted in Cameroon”

Halt execution of academic ‘immediately’, UN experts tell Iran

Four UN rights experts on Wednesday called on Iran to “immediately” annul the death sentence against an academic accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers, warning his trial had been marred by violations. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian emergency medicine specialist resident in Sweden, was sentenced to death in the Islamic republic in October for… Continue reading “Halt execution of academic ‘immediately’, UN experts tell Iran”

Mother Who Faked Son’s Cancer Sentenced to Probation

A mother who forced her son to undergo medically unnecessary cancer treatments and fundraised $40,000 through fake GoFundMe pages will face years of probation and intensive psychotherapy. Monika Burgett, 40, invented brain cancer symptoms for her son when he was a toddler, encouraging doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to prescribe him pain medications like… Continue reading “Mother Who Faked Son’s Cancer Sentenced to Probation”

Man wanted for Bayonne daytime shooting arrested in Jersey City

BAYONNE — Authorities have arrested a Jersey City man wanted for shooting a man on 19th Street and Avenue C earlier this month, police said. Shortly after midnight Tuesday, officials from the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Task Force, Jersey City Police Department, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raeqwan Cromartie in the… Continue reading “Man wanted for Bayonne daytime shooting arrested in Jersey City”

Report: FBI Agents Quizzed About Uranium One Deal

The Justice Department has reportedly started questioning FBI agents about evidence they discovered in a previous investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal, as the country’s top law enforcement agency deals with allegations of bias from Republicans and President Donald Trump. Related: The Hillary Clinton Russia Uranium One conspiracy theory makes no sense The internal questioning… Continue reading “Report: FBI Agents Quizzed About Uranium One Deal”

Gdim Izik Trial – Mohamed El Ayoubi Gets 20-Year Sentence in Absentia, No Remission

The Salé Appeal court sentenced in absentia, on Wednesday, suspect Mohamed El Ayoubi, who was sued for violence and aggravated assault against members of the forces of order as part of the Gdim Izik events, to twenty years in prison with no remission. The court had decided in January to separate the case of El Ayoubi,… Continue reading “Gdim Izik Trial – Mohamed El Ayoubi Gets 20-Year Sentence in Absentia, No Remission”

A Florida mom might be a felon after a child swore in front of her son and she totally lost it

Twitter/mspringerwftv Tara Lancuski of Daytona Beach was arrested on Wednesday after a child complained that she beat him after he swore in front of her son; however, Lancuski says that the charges aren’t true. The Florida mother of two is accused of choking and beating the 11-year-old boy while her 7-year-old son hit the victim with… Continue reading “A Florida mom might be a felon after a child swore in front of her son and she totally lost it”

Officials Still Refuse to Declare Their Assets

Thousands of senior Mozambican officials are defying the clause in the 2012 Law on Public Probity, which obliges them to declare their assets. Lucia do Amaral, the chairperson of the Reception and Verification Commission (CRV), the body in charge of implementing the law, told a Maputo seminar on Thursday that 7,056 officials are obliged to declare… Continue reading “Officials Still Refuse to Declare Their Assets”

Brooklyn Resident to Serve 15 Years on Terror Charges

A U.S. federal court sentenced a Brooklyn resident to 15 years in prison on terrorism charges, according to the Department of Justice. Kazakhstan citizen was charged with conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Islamic State. He first expressed support for Islamic State in 2014, according to court filings. “Saidakhmetov’s plan was… Continue reading “Brooklyn Resident to Serve 15 Years on Terror Charges”

The One-Eyed Judge: An Interview With Judge Michael Ponsor

In the past four months, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing four federal judges for the pages of Above the Law: Judge Richard Posner (7th Cir.), Judge Raymond M. Kethledge (6th Cir.), Judge Frederic Block (E.D.N.Y.), and Judge Michael Ponsor (D. Mass.). One thing these judges share in common, besides their service on the federal bench,… Continue reading “The One-Eyed Judge: An Interview With Judge Michael Ponsor”

Judge Dismisses Legal Bid For Mueller Leak Probe

A federal judge won’t order the Justice Department and FBI to investigate leaks from the ongoing special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing a lawsuit by a conservative advocacy group on Wednesday. The suit, filed by Freedom Watch last month, demanded that the court order government officials to fulfill their duties… Continue reading “Judge Dismisses Legal Bid For Mueller Leak Probe”

Murder case in French Alps sparks serial killer fears

Police in the French Alps are re-examining a host of missing people cases after charging a man on Wednesday over a second abduction and murder in the area. Nordahl Lelandais, a former military dog trainer, was charged with the murder of Arthur Noyer, a 24-year-old soldier who was last seen in the early hours of April… Continue reading “Murder case in French Alps sparks serial killer fears”

Deck The Halls With Legal Podcasts

In this season of giving, reward yourself with the gift of thought-provoking legal podcasts that will keep you entertained whether you’re wrapping presents or decorating the Christmas tree. This month, Legal Talk Network covered topics like diversity in the legal industry, the latest technology you can put on your wishlist, and actions you can take to… Continue reading “Deck The Halls With Legal Podcasts”

A 6-week-old baby is reportedly missing after police say they found her mother found dead

Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 5.46.52 PM Police say they discovered Carolina Flores’ body around midday Tuesday at an apartment in the Greenspoint area. RELATED: What a cult leader dad allegedly did to his estranged family gives us the creeps Investigators say she suffered multiple stab wounds, and, perhaps just as disturbing, her 6-week-old baby girl Shanally… Continue reading “A 6-week-old baby is reportedly missing after police say they found her mother found dead”

Who Was Cardinal Law? Disgraced Cleric Dies Aged 86

Cardinal Bernard Law has died at the age of 86 in Rome. The Vatican confirmed his death in a one-line news release on Wednesday that read: “Cardinal Bernard Law died early this morning after a long illness.” Law was once an influential figure in the U.S. Catholic Church but fell from grace in 2002 after he… Continue reading “Who Was Cardinal Law? Disgraced Cleric Dies Aged 86”

NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress shoots at home invaders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR team owner and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress shot at three masked men who broke into his home in North Carolina on Sunday night, media outlets reported. Childress, 72, said he was upstairs with his wife at about 10:30 p.m. when he heard glass break downstairs. He grabbed his handgun,… Continue reading “NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress shoots at home invaders”

President Trump issues first commuted sentence for a federal prisoner – here’s what we know

President Trump Honors Native American Code Talkers At White House President Donald Trump used his presidential power to commute the first prison sentence for a federal prisoner of his presidency Wednesday when he commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin. Rubashkin, who was the former CEO of the United States’s largest kosher meat-processing plant, was convicted in… Continue reading “President Trump issues first commuted sentence for a federal prisoner – here’s what we know”

No bail for choir teacher charged with repeated sex assaults of student

The Port Republic Elementary School teacher and church choir director accused of repeated sex assaults on a student over a three-year period has been ordered held without bail by a judge in Atlantic County, authorities said. Brian McSee, 53, of Port Republic, faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, official misconduct, criminal sexual contact and endangering the… Continue reading “No bail for choir teacher charged with repeated sex assaults of student”

Man to Die By Hanging for Armed Robbery in Ekiti

A middle aged man, Waliu Abifarin was on Wednesday sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery by an Ado-Ekiti High Court. The presiding Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, who found Abifarin guilty on the strength of evidence adduced before the court by the prosecution, added that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. Daramola… Continue reading “Man to Die By Hanging for Armed Robbery in Ekiti”

Man Imprisoned For Child Sexual Assault Should Be Declared Innocent, Judge Says

A judge ruled this week that a Texas man imprisoned for sexually assaulting a child should have his conviction overturned. Judge Donna King of Williamson County said Greg Kelley met the legal threshold to be formally declared innocent. Kelley was arrested in 2013 and accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. He was sentenced to 25-years… Continue reading “Man Imprisoned For Child Sexual Assault Should Be Declared Innocent, Judge Says”

Nigeria’s Attorney General Speaks On Arrest of Innoson Motors Chief

The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, has said that he is yet to briefed on the facts that led to the arrest and detention of the chairman of Innoson Motors company, Innocent Chukwuma, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Malami stated this on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents at… Continue reading “Nigeria’s Attorney General Speaks On Arrest of Innoson Motors Chief”

New technology puts a face to mother of infant found dead

Authorities in Monmouth County released Wednesday a headshot of what the mother of an infant found decapitated in a recycling center in 2014 may look like. For the first time in New Jersey, authorities say, investigators used a new technology that predicts what the mother of the baby may look like at age 25 by using… Continue reading “New technology puts a face to mother of infant found dead”