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BUCHAREST, Romania | 6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party fired six ministers on Monday as the beleaguered party chairman sought to tighten his grip on the government. Social Democrat chairman Liviu Dragnea has come under fire for his management style and corruption convictions, but has vowed to continue as party leader even though he can’t be … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | 6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday. It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes … Continue reading BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, of Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Waynesburg, Kentucky, man who was caught at a traffic stop with 10 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire was convicted by a federal trial jury Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Kevin Ray Wilson, 46, was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, of Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas City Man, George S. Schrand, Jr., of Meth Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri man was convicted by a federal trial jury Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. George S. Schrand, Jr., 36, was found guilty of the charge contained in a May 1, 2018, superseding indictment. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that on March 13, 2017, … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas City Man, George S. Schrand, Jr., of Meth Trafficking

BERLIN  | European court rejects Austrian’s case over prophet slur

BERLIN  — The European Court of Human Rights says an Austrian woman’s conviction for calling the prophet of Islam a pedophile didn’t breach her freedom of speech. The Strasbourg-based ECHR ruled Thursday that Austrian courts had “carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected.” … Continue reading BERLIN  | European court rejects Austrian’s case over prophet slur

PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says the 81-year-old Cosby is replacing the suburban Philadelphia lawyer who handled his sentencing with a pair of criminal defense attorneys. Joseph Green … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who has denied most of the charges levelled on him, … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption