Latest Judiciary News

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, a judicial official told The Associated...

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

Jun. 18, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said Monday that retired Judge Steven Taylor will serve as special...

Judge: Church must return $2 million from Ponzi scheme

Jun. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Florida church and its two pastors should return $2 million in donations they received from a parishioner who stole the money in a Ponzi scheme. Federal Judge Robin Rosenberg ruled that the Winners Church and its father and son pastors, Frederick and...

2 boys charged in fatal carjacking attempt

Jun. 18, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two teenage boys have been charged in juvenile court in a fatal carjacking attempt in Hennepin County. Prosecutors say the 15- and 16-year-old boys, armed with pistols, approached 39-year-old Steven Markey who was sitting in his parked car in northeast Minneapolis last Tuesday. Court...

Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

Jun. 18, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week "begin the process of...

Governor appoints former judge to state Ethic Commission

Jun. 17, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A professional mediator in civil and commercial court cases has been named to serve on New Mexico's fledgling state Ethics Commission. Former state district court judge William Lang was appointed Tuesday by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to serve on the commission when it...

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

Jun. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde of Fort Worth...

Judge lets an additional lawyer represent Hawaii couple

Jun. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Soon after a Honolulu prosecutor and her police chief husband were indicted and accused of a fraud scheme that funded their lavish lifestyle, they told a judge they couldn't pay for lawyers to represent them. The public servant couple, who lived in the swanky part of town, used money bilked...

The Latest: Ex-police chief won't testify in his defense

Jun. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaii corruption trial against a former police chief, his prosecutor wife and current and former officers (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A retired Honolulu police chief charged in a corruption case won't be testifying in his defense. Louis Kealoha rested his case Monday after...

North Carolina GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legislative leaders filed a response to a motion from attorneys for Common Cause, the state...