criminal cases

WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends

WASHINGTON— The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases is throwing a wrench into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in a new order that the terms of Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends

CAIRO | Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

CAIRO— Egypt’s highest appeals court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. Saturday’s ruling by the Court of Cessation, Egypt’s final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak’s younger son and one-time heir apparent, could run for … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tells NRA to stop selling insurance policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California has ordered the National Rifle Association to stop selling an insurance policy that covers legal costs for injury or damage from legally using a gun. The state Department of Insurance on Tuesday issued a cease and desist order saying that the NRA sold an unlicensed insurance product in the state. The order … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tells NRA to stop selling insurance policy

NEW YORK | NY clergy sex abuse may be sweeping but legal cases few

NEW YORK  — The New York attorney general’s new investigation into clergy sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church could be sweeping, delving into confidential church files in a state where hundreds of people have already made claims through programs run by the church itself. But few criminal cases or lawsuits may come out … Continue reading NEW YORK | NY clergy sex abuse may be sweeping but legal cases few

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

DURHAM, N.C.  /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Problems identifying protesters on video hindered North Carolina prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling a Confederate statue last summer. A judge dismissed the criminal cases against the first two defendants to appear in a series of individual trials, and he found a … Continue reading Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals