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Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...

Cooperator could soon testify in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution could soon testify in a criminal case that grew from a New York State economic redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Kevin Schuler, a former executive at the construction firm LPCiminelli, pleaded guilty last month to charges that he committed...

Mob boss trial has brought closure, victim's family says

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a nightclub owner that a former New England Mafia boss is charged with killing said Tuesday the trial has provided the closure they have been seeking for more than two decades. Steven DiSarro's family released a statement after jurors finished their first day of deliberations in...

Germany: Syrian teen admits assault on man wearing skullcap

Jun. 19, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old from Syria confessed to assaulting a man wearing a skullcap in the German capital as his trial opened Tuesday in a case that gave rise to concerns about rising anti-Semitism and prompted demonstrations in the streets. The April attack was caught on video by the 21-year-old...

Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

Jun. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor. A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer in March of...

Judge withholds ruling on Meek Mill's request for new trial

Jun. 18, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge said Monday she'll rule in "due time" after an evidence hearing to determine whether rapper Meek Mill should get a new trial in his decade-old gun and drug convictions. Mill's attorneys have asked for a new trial based on credibility issues with former Philadelphia...

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

Jun. 18, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme said he learned his lesson and was finished with a life of crime. It turns out the government, however, wasn't finished with him. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Tuesday to decide whether Salemme...

The Latest: Mob boss trial deliberations to start Tuesday

Jun. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case against an elderly former Mafia boss (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Attorneys gave their closing arguments Monday in the case...

Trial set for baby sitter charged in 3-year-old girl's death

Jun. 18, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The trial of an Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl has been set for fall. A judge on Monday set Oct. 2 for 36-year-old Lindsay Partin's trial in a court in Hamilton, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. Emergency crews responded to...

Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 18, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zhou told a...