Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for prosecutors in New York to see President Trump’s financial records, a stunning defeat for Mr. Trump but a decision that probably means the records will be shielded from public scrutiny under grand jury secrecy rules until after the election, and perhaps indefinitely. In a […]

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Feds seek to keep guns seized after West Texas mass shooting

Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep more than two dozen guns and firearm accessories seized from a man whose home was searched last year following a mass shooting in West Texas By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press July 8, 2020, 11:54 PM 3 min read DALLAS — Prosecutors are seeking to keep dozens of guns and […]

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Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa

Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against a Black Lives Matter protester accused of stealing a confidential police document and another who allegedly displayed it during a TV news broadcast By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press July 7, 2020, 8:00 PM 3 min read IOWA CITY, Iowa — Prosecutors in Iowa […]

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Woman pleads guilty in scheme to offer information to Russia

Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia woman who had served in the Air Force planned to offer classified information to the Russian government By JOHN RABY Associated Press July 6, 2020, 11:25 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman who previously served in the […]

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Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein friend

Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate to face charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday at a $1 million estate on 156 acres that she purchased last December in Bradford, New […]

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Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein pal

Prosecutors have told a judge they’d like to schedule a Friday court appearance for Jeffrey Epstein’s associate on charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse By The Associated Press July 6, 2020, 2:01 AM 1 min read New York — Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in […]

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Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escape

Tokyo prosecutors say their request for extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, flee Japan while he was out on bail has been filed By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer July 3, 2020, 5:25 AM 2 min read TOKYO — Tokyo prosecutors said Friday that a […]

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US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers they say are sailing toward Venezuela with 1.1 million barrels of gasoline supplied by Iran By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press July 3, 2020, 12:26 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers […]

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Texas DA files new charges resulting from deadly drug raid

Prosecutors say the investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid has resulted in charges being filed against six ex-officers By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press July 2, 2020, 12:30 AM 4 min read 4 min read HOUSTON — The investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following […]

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Man charged with conspiring to hide kids’ bodies in his yard

Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property, adding to the charges he faces in the strange case that involves the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses. The new charges against Chad Daybell were filed […]

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White Florida officer charged in shoving of Black woman

Prosecutors say a white Florida police officer is facing a battery charge for allegedly shoving a kneeling Black woman to the ground during a protest march last month By The Associated Press July 1, 2020, 2:44 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A […]

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Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain’s death in police custody

The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in suburban Denver last year because he was “being suspicious.” Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order directing state Attorney General Phil […]

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More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

Federal prosecutors have announced the arrests of more than six dozen people on charges ranging from murder to arson to looting in connection with rioting that grew out of protests over the death of George Floyd in the past five weeks. Floyd’s death in Minneapolis Police custody on May 25 sparked protests around the country […]

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Chrystul Kizer, Teen Charged With Killing Sexual Abuser, Is Released on Bond

Chrystul Kizer, a 19-year-old who was charged in the 2018 killing of a man who prosecutors said sexually abused her, was released from a Wisconsin jail on Monday after a bail fund in Chicago paid her $400,000 bond. Ms. Kizer was 17 when she shot Randall Volar, 34, in Kenosha, Wis., on June 5, 2018. […]

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Federal charges in NYPD firebombing case called draconian

Dozens of former prosecutors are questioning the government’s handling of a case against two lawyers hit with charges that could put them in prison for nearly 50 years for torching an empty New York City police vehicle last month. Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, a pair of young Brooklyn attorneys, face federal counts that would […]

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France requests trial for 9 suspects in 2016 Bastille Day truck attack

France’s counterterrorism prosecutors made a formal request Tuesday for nine suspects to face trial in connection with the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead. In a statement following the end of a judicial investigation, the Paris-based prosecutors’ office did not disclose the identity of the suspects. Four suspects have […]

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8 Minutes, 46 Seconds Became a Symbol in George Floyd’s Death. The Exact Time Is Less Clear.

MINNEAPOLIS — After prosecutors said that a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, that number became a grim symbol of police brutality. At memorials for Mr. Floyd, mourners stood in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Activists have walked and run 8.46 miles in Mr. […]

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Live Protest Updates: Some Atlanta Officers Stay Home After Rayshard Brooks Charges

Here’s what you need to know: After prosecutors filed a murder charge in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, many Atlanta police officers stay home. Prosecutors say the officer who shot Mr. Brooks declared, ‘I got him.’ Trump defended the Atlanta officer and said Colin Kaepernick should get another chance in the N.F.L. Because of loopholes, […]

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The Latest: Lexington police probe slurs at online meeting

TOP OF THE HOUR: — President Trump says police “have not been treated fairly.” — Prosecutors acknowledge Floyd pinned by Minneapolis officers for 7:46. — Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder in shooting of Rayshard Brooks. ___ LEXINGTON, Ky. — A virtual city council meeting in Kentucky was interrupted Wednesday night by people making […]

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Prosecutor: Officer kicked Rayshard Brooks after shooting

ATLANTA — As Rayshard Brooks lay dying in a Wendy’s parking lot, prosecutors say the white Atlanta police officer who shot him in the back kicked him and didn’t give him medical attention for more than two minutes. “I got him!” Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard quoted Officer Garrett Rolfe as saying. Rolfe shot […]

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Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks

Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that Brooks was not a deadly threat and that the officer kicked the wounded black man and offered no medical treatment for over 2 minutes as he lay dying on the ground. Brooks was holding a […]

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California tech CEO charged in coronavirus test fraud case

Federal prosecutors have charged the CEO of a  Silicon Valley medical technology company with misleading investors by falsely claiming the company had developed an approved blood test for the coronavirus By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ June 9, 2020, 11:57 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN FRANCISCO — […]

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Feds seek to reinstate conviction of Flynn business partner

While federal prosecutors are trying to dismiss their case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, they are trying to get their conviction against his one-time business partner reinstated By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press June 7, 2020, 7:43 PM 2 min read 2 min read FALLS CHURCH, Va. — While federal prosecutors are trying to […]

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Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd case

As damning as video evidence in the George Floyd case appears to be, prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd’s May 25 death. Exhibit No. 1 at trial is likely to be bystander video showing Officer Derek Chauvin pressing […]

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