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Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of...

Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2022 14:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday. The race will determine the ideological balance of the court. ...

Oxford school shooting trial delayed by appeal by parents

Nov. 29, 2022 11:13 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the January trial for the parents of the teenager who killed four students at his high school, a victory for defense lawyers who argue that involuntary manslaughter charges don't fit. The court ordered the state appeals...

EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault...

Trial starts in Norway for Putin ally's son who flew drone

Nov. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The son of a Russian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin denied any wrongdoing Tuesday at the start of his trial in northern Norway, where he is accused of violating a law that bars Russians from flying drones. Andrey Yakunin who holds both a...

Russian opposition figure Yashin goes on trial

Nov. 29, 2022 07:34 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday opened the trial of a prominent Russian opposition figure who faces charges stemming from his criticism of the Kremlin's action in Ukraine. Ilya Yashin, one of the few Kremlin critics to have remained in the country amid an intensifying...

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

Nov. 28, 2022 23:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates...

Jury selection starts in murder trial of Forth Worth officer

Nov. 28, 2022 18:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who in 2019 fatally shot a Black woman through a window of her own home while responding to a call about an open front door. Dean is charged with shooting and...

Prosecutor: Triggerman or not, find man guilty in 8 slayings

Nov. 28, 2022 18:43 PM EST

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The first defendant to face trial in the slayings of eight people from another Ohio family should be convicted regardless of whether he was a triggerman, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as closing arguments began. George Wagner IV, his brother and parents were...

Ex-Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 goes on trial

Nov. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The capital murder trial began Monday of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in South Texas, telling investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his border hometown. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David...