Latest Obstruction of justice News

Sheriff probed after comments surface condemning Black staff

Sep. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff was recorded calling Black employees by derogatory names and saying they should be fired, a television station reported. Several Black officers in leadership positions were later demoted or fired. Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene...

Convicted of killing cop in 2017, man faces life sentence

Sep. 28, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been convicted of killing a 29-year-old New Orleans police officer in October 2017, and faces life in prison. “We are pleased that the jury delivered justice to the family of slain officer Marcus McNeil,” Police Superintendent Shaun...

Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency

Sep. 22, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded...

Jury hears opening statements at NYC trial of Trump ally

Sep. 21, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A close ally of Donald Trump used his access to the former Republican president to secretly help the United Arab Emirates try to gain influence over American foreign policy in a scheme about “power and money,” a prosecutor said Wednesday at a federal trial. A...

EXPLAINER: R. Kelly acquitted on rigging trial. Why?

Sep. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors this week scored multiple convictions against R. Kelly at the singer’s trial in Chicago, but they lost on the headline charge — that Kelly obstructed justice by rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted him. ...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex offender

Sep. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

R&B superstar R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have long been shadowed by allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the singer has been found guilty in his hometown of Chicago on child pornography charges, but acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing...

Jury gets R. Kelly's child pornography and trial-fixing case

Sep. 13, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday at R. Kelly's federal trial in Chicago, sorting through a month of evidence and arguments on charges accusing the singer of producing child pornography, enticing minors for sex and rigging his 2008 child porn trial. Standing at a...

Ex-state trooper takes plea deal in 2018 shooting

Sep. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former state trooper has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a case that accused her of shooting a 19-year-old man as he ran away after a traffic stop. Kasha Domingue pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice in the 2018 case...

20 years, $25,000 to kids for moving, burning mom's body

Sep. 08, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Three men who pleaded guilty to obstructing justice by driving a woman’s body across parish lines and setting it and the car she had been using on fire have been sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison. State District Judge C. Kerry Anderson also ordered...

R. Kelly ex-manager says he believed singer's abuse denials

Sep. 07, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly’s former business manager told jurors Wednesday he believed the singer's denials of sexual misconduct that emerged against his boss, adding that he came to understand that fending off false claims was a cost of doing business for a superstar. ...