Latest Indictments News

Judge conducts hearing on request to hold Trump in contempt for social media posts

Apr. 23, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge held a hearing Tuesday on prosecutors' request to hold Donald Trump in contempt of court and fine him for social media posts that they say violated a gag order. Prosecutors in the historic hush money case cited 10 posts on Trump’s social media account and...

Trump could avoid trial this year on 2020 election charges. Is the hush money case a worthy proxy?

Apr. 23, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faces serious charges in two cases over whether he attempted to subvert the Constitution by overturning the results of a fair election and illegally remain in power. Yet it’s a New York case centered on payments to silence an adult...

A well-known figure in a German far-right party tells his trial he is completely innocent

Apr. 23, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the best-known figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party said Tuesday at his trial on charges of using a Nazi slogan that he is “completely innocent.” Björn Höcke went on trial at the state court in the eastern city of Halle last week, months...

Trial opens for former Virginia hospital medical director accused of sexual abuse of ex-patients

Apr. 22, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — The former longtime medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children used physical examinations as a “ruse” to sexually abuse two teenage patients, a prosecutor said Monday, while the physician's attorney “adamantly” denied any inappropriate...

Key takeaways from the opening statements in Donald Trump's hush money trial

Apr. 22, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's opening statements in the first criminal trial of a former American president provided a clear roadmap of how prosecutors will try to make the case that Donald Trump broke the law, and how the defense plans to fight the charges on multiple fronts. Lawyers...

Man charged with hate crime for vandalizing Islamic center at Rutgers, prosecutors say

Apr. 22, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of vandalizing an Islamic center at New Jersey’s flagship university on the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr has been charged with a hate crime, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Jacob Beacher, 24, of North Plainfield, faces single counts...

No charges yet in weekend crash that killed 2 siblings at Michigan birthday party

Apr. 22, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Investigators need more time to collect information before charges can be filed in the deaths of two young siblings who were killed by a suspected drunken driver at a child's weekend birthday party, a Michigan prosecutor said Monday. “We expect to...

Russia convicts the spokesperson for Facebook owner Meta in a swift trial in absentia

Apr. 22, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

A court in Russia on Monday convicted the spokesperson of U.S. technology company Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, of justifying terrorism and sentenced him to six years in prison in a swift trial in absentia, Russia's independent news site Mediazona reported. According to...

Celebrity handbag designer sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling crocodile handbags

Apr. 22, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities from Britney Spears to the cast of the “Sex and the City” TV series was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Miami federal court on charges of smuggling crocodile handbags from her...

Trump's lawyer tells jurors that the former president is innocent of the charges brought against him in hush money case

Apr. 22, 2024 11:36 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Trump's lawyer tells jurors that the former president is innocent of the charges brought against him in hush money case.