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Spain: Court annuls daily releases for Catalan secessionists

Dec. 4, 2020 6:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has revoked a less restrictive prison status awarded to nine Catalan political figures previously sentenced to jail for their part in a secession attempt in Catalonia. The status would have allowed them almost daily release. The court said Friday that such a measure was...

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Trump, walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One upon returning from Camp David. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit

Dec. 3, 2020 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser said Thursday that she was deposed for more than five hours by attorneys alleging that the president's 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds — an inquiry Ivanka Trump claimed is a “waste of taxpayer...

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Darlington County jail is former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone. Boone who previously pleaded guilty to stealing public money and was then arrested a month later on a criminal domestic violence charge pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, to the abuse count. A judge sentenced Boone to spend 30 days in jail or pay a $1,000 fine, suspended upon the successful completion of nearly seven months of domestic abuse counseling, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced. (Darlington County Jail via AP)

Ex-South Carolina sheriff pleads guilty to domestic violence

Dec. 2, 2020 8:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff who previously pleaded guilty to stealing public money and was then arrested a month later on a criminal domestic violence charge pleaded guilty Wednesday to the abuse count. A judge sentenced former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone to spend 30 days...

US investor released after 19-month house arrest in Russia

Nov. 12, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release, after 19 months of house arrest, of a prominent American investor charged with alleged embezzlement. The court said it took note of Michael Calvey’s compliance with the house arrest imposed in April 2019, and of his stated need...

A supporter of ousted President Martin Vizcarra holds a banner with a message that reads in Spanish,

Peru ouster throws nation's anti-corruption drive into doubt

Nov. 11, 2020 9:03 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold. The chief of state had emerged as...

South Korean police officers stand outside a residence of former President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Lee was sent back to prison on Monday, four days after the country’s top court upheld a 17-year prison term on him over corruption crimes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Ex-South Korean President Lee back to prison after ruling

Nov. 2, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sent back to prison on Monday, four days after the country’s top court upheld his 17-year prison term for corruption crimes. South Korean television stations showed a convoy of black vehicles, including one carrying Lee,...

FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s top court on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, upheld a 17-year prison term imposed on ex-President Lee over a range of high-profile corruption charges, a ruling that will send him back to jail again.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

Oct. 29, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon. Lee has been convicted of taking bribes worth millions of dollars from big...

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Spain: judge probes Catalan separatism links with Russia

Oct. 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign and overall effort to destabilize Europe that Spanish investigators link to Russia....

Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

Oct. 17, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing. Federal police targeted Roraima state’s Sen. Chico...

One of best-known tycoons and one of the richest men in the Balkans, Ivica Todoric, stands before the county court in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Croatian court has acquitted the country’s best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty of charges that they syphoned 1,25 million euros ($1,47 million) from the Agrokor firm. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia tycoon Todoric acquitted in one trial, more pending

Oct. 7, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday acquitted the country's best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court in the capital, Zagreb, on Wednesday ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty...