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NEW YORK | Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman

NEW YORK— A former president of the United Nations General Assembly said Tuesday that he never witnessed “anything improper” on the part of a prominent Hong Kong businessman on trial in New York on charges of bribing government leaders in two African nations to land lucrative business deals for a Chinese oil and gas conglomerate. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former UN president backs indicted Hong Kong businessman

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say that evidence presented at the trial of a rebel leader known as “The Terminator” proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prosecutors at the global court are delivering … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

HONG KONG | Doctor accused of killing family with gas-filled yoga ball

HONG KONG — An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car. Malaysian citizen Khaw Kim-sun, 53, was allegedly having an affair and had become estranged from his wife and four children, although they continued to … Continue reading HONG KONG | Doctor accused of killing family with gas-filled yoga ball

WASHINGTON  | Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

WASHINGTON  — Two questions loom large as Paul Manafort prepares to walk into a federal courtroom Tuesday: Will Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman spend what effectively could be the rest of his life in prison? Or will special counsel Robert Mueller be handed a defeat in his team’s first trial since his appointment more than … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

U.S. Department of State News: Burma Court Decision To Continue Trial of Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: We are saddened and disappointed by today’s court decision to proceed with charges against journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for their alleged violations of the Official Secrets Act.  This is a step backward for press freedom and raises questions about the rule … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Burma Court Decision To Continue Trial of Reuters Journalists

WASHINGTON | Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement as he awaits trial

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, say their client has been in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on financial charges. The lawyers say Manafort is locked in a jail cell in Virginia for 23 hours a day, excluding visits from the attorney general, and has been in solitary … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement as he awaits trial

JERUSALEM  | Trial begins for ex-Israeli minister charged as Iran spy

JERUSALEM  — A former Israeli government minister charged with spying for archenemy Iran is standing trial in Jerusalem. Gonen Segev appeared in court on Thursday. He was extradited from Equatorial Guinea earlier this year. Israel says Segev, who served as minister in mid 1990s, was an agent for Iranian intelligence. Prosecutor Geula Cohen says the … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Trial begins for ex-Israeli minister charged as Iran spy

US Sen. Menendez trial reboot will see something old, new

NEWARK, N.J./January 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The retrial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and fraud charges could be a Cliffs Notes version of the first trial, with prosecutors trimming some of the witnesses and evidence that may not have had an impact in Menendez I, which ended in a hung jury last fall. So what … Continue reading US Sen. Menendez trial reboot will see something old, new

Saudi corruption sweep to move to trial with 95 detained

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago by the kingdom’s influential crown prince, Saudi press quoting the attorney general reported on Wednesday. A Saudi infographic shared on social media said that detainees who have not agreed on … Continue reading Saudi corruption sweep to move to trial with 95 detained

Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive

HANOI, Vietnam /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam’s state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam’s construction arm and is accused of embezzling $622,000 from a … Continue reading Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive

Trial in Kim Jong Nam’s murder resumes in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Malaysia’s high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader resumed Monday after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera footages capturing the attack. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, 29, are … Continue reading Trial in Kim Jong Nam’s murder resumes in Malaysia

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing

GRETNA, La./January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb. Ronald Gasser, 55, is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 1, 2016, shooting of the local high school football star. McKnight, 28, was … Continue reading Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing

Trial for serial killer opens in Russia’s Siberia

MOSCOW/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A court in Siberia has opened hearings in the trial of a former policeman who is charged with the murder of 60 people. Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, was first arrested in 2012 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 22 women. While in custody, … Continue reading Trial for serial killer opens in Russia’s Siberia

2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict

NEW YORK /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Two former South American soccer officials were convicted Friday of corruption charges at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal, while deliberations will continue next week for a third official. A federal jury in New York deliberated a week before reaching the partial verdict. Jose … Continue reading 2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict

Paris attacks suspect’s trial in Belgium postponed

BRUSSELS /December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A closely watched trial in Belgium involving the only surviving suspect in the 2015 attacks in Paris has been postponed to give a newly appointed lawyer time to prepare. Salah Abdeslam’s trial in Brussels was set to begin Monday but the defense requested a delay. Lawyer Sven Mary told … Continue reading Paris attacks suspect’s trial in Belgium postponed

St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

ST. LOUIS, MO/September 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, with the judge declaring that he would not be swayed by “partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.” The acquittal of Jason Stockley … Continue reading St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

NEW YORK/June 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Martin Shkreli: “Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys’ advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 … Continue reading ‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Cosby alternate juror ‘probably’ would have convicted

NORRISTOWN, PA/June 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — An alternate juror in Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault case said Monday he “probably” would have voted to convict and was “ridiculously sick” when he found out the main jury couldn’t reach a verdict. A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors plan to retry … Continue reading Cosby alternate juror ‘probably’ would have convicted

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Jury Hears Opening Statements in Missouri’s Sixth Ovarian Cancer Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

NEW YORK/June 12, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri’s sixth trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and their alleged association with ovarian cancer is now underway in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis.  During opening statements last Friday, attorneys for three women who died of the disease asserted that the healthcare products giant continued to … Continue reading Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Jury Hears Opening Statements in Missouri’s Sixth Ovarian Cancer Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

Legal Clinic Students Successfully Represent Plaintiff in Jury Trial

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 20, 2017 (STL.News) This spring, third-year students Emily Bell and Ryan Reed had the rare opportunity to get real-world experience by representing a plaintiff as lead counsel in a jury trial, just a few months before graduation. The consumer case involved a client who had problems with the way in which her … Continue reading Legal Clinic Students Successfully Represent Plaintiff in Jury Trial

Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP)(STL.News) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, … Continue reading Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby’s trial

Mistrial: Ohio police shooting trial jury deadlocked

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial after a jury said it was deadlocked Saturday in the case of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County prosecutor said jurors were leaning toward a lesser conviction of voluntary manslaughter and … Continue reading Mistrial: Ohio police shooting trial jury deadlocked