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A photo, date not known, provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York shows Audrey Strauss. Strauss, a federal prosecutor who held a key role in the case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, worked Monday, June 22, to restore calm to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, following the abrupt ouster of her predecessor. Strauss, the newly appointed acting U.S. attorney, sent an email to the staff Saturday night within hours of the announcement by U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman that he would leave his position and would be replaced by her. (U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York via AP)

Federal prosecutor who led Cohen probe now atop NY office

Jun. 22, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor who held a key role in the case against President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney worked Monday to restore calm to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, following the abrupt ouster of her predecessor. Audrey Strauss, the newly appointed acting U.S....

Judge blocks ICE from civil arrests at New York courthouses

Jun. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal immigration authorities can’t make civil arrests at New York state courthouses or arrest anyone going there for a proceeding because a policy change was made in an arbitrary and capricious manner, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by Judge Jed S. Rakoff came after...

U. of Miami professor pleads guilty in Venezuela graft case

Jun. 1, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A University of Miami professor blamed a controversial law enforcement informant for his career-ending decision to try and hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme run by a businessman connected to Venezuela’s socialist government. Bruce Bagley revealed the identify of the...