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Federal judge blasts Miami prosecutors for spying on defense

Dec. 08, 2022 17:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A judge in Miami has admonished federal prosecutors for instructing a cooperating witness to spy on his co-defendants — and then lying to the court to cover up misconduct he said violated their constitutional right to a fair trial. In an excoriating ruling unsealed...

Judge weighs how to proceed on case against Alaska lawmaker

Dec. 08, 2022 17:08 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge was weighing Thursday whether to allow a case to proceed to trial that alleges that an Alaska lawmaker’s ties to the far-right Oath Keepers group disqualifies him from holding office. Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna in September...

No bond for woman charged in death of socialite mom

Dec. 08, 2022 15:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge declined to ease bond conditions Thursday and release a Chicago woman who is charged with conspiracy in the 2014 death of her wealthy mother during a luxury vacation in Bali. The decision means Heather Mack, 27, will remain in custody without bond while...

Families dismayed at trial for Rio-Paris Air France crash

Dec. 08, 2022 09:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Families of the 228 people killed on a Rio-Paris flight that crashed in 2009 were hoping for justice at last. Instead, they're wracked with anger and disappointment as a long-awaited trial wraps up Thursday with little sign that anyone will be held accountable. The...

Trial ordered for 5 men in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Dec. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five men were turned over for trial Wednesday on charges involving a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Michael Null, William Null, Eric Molitor and Shawn Fix, all from Michigan, are accused of providing material support for terrorist...

March trial set in Vermont for mall kidnapping

Dec. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her child from a mall in New Hampshire and then bringing them to Vermont in 2019 is expected to go on trial in March. Everett Simpson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Police say Simpson...

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Dec. 06, 2022 21:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House....

Appeals court upholds most Eyman campaign finance violations

Dec. 06, 2022 20:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld most of the campaign finance violations that longtime anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman was found liable for last year. The court kept in place the multimillion-dollar verdict against Eyman and the majority...

Man goes to trial on charges he ran unlicensed bitcoin biz

Dec. 06, 2022 19:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange business catered to romance and imposter scammers who conned their victims into wiring him money that he shared as virtual currency with the criminals after taking his cut, a prosecutor alleged during...

February prelim set for accused killer of Fernley teenager

Dec. 06, 2022 18:36 PM EST

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March has been found competent to stand trial and ordered to appear at a two-day preliminary hearing in February. A Lyon County district judge in Yerington set Troy Driver's preliminary hearing for...