criminal charges

  • Russian Court Jails US Reporter Gershkovich For 16 Years In Spying Case

    On Friday, a Russian court found U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum-security penal colony. The Wall Street Journal, his employer, condemned the verdict as a “disgraceful sham conviction.” Gershkovich, a 32-year-old American who denied any wrongdoing, went on trial last month in Yekaterinburg, accused of…

  • Harvey Weinstein Retrial On NY Rape Charges Tentatively Set For Nov. 12

    Harvey Weinstein could face a retrial on rape charges in Manhattan on Nov. 12 after a judge set a tentative trial date at a Friday court hearing. Judge Curtis Farber expressed openness to an earlier start date in September, depending on the progress of pretrial discovery. Weinstein’s lawyers indicated their desire to proceed as soon…

  • Hunter Biden Tries To Toss Criminal Cases Using Trump Special Counsel Ruling

    On Thursday, Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, moved to dismiss his criminal conviction on gun charges and a separate tax evasion case, arguing that the special counsel prosecuting him was unlawfully appointed. Biden’s lawyers cited a federal judge’s decision on Monday to dismiss the criminal case against former President Donald Trump for…

  • Prosecutors Appeal Trump Classified Documents Case Dismissal

    U.S. prosecutors appealed on Wednesday a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the criminal case Special Counsel Jack Smith brought against Donald Trump. Smith’s office filed a notice requesting the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive the case and overturn Florida-based U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling. On Monday, Cannon ruled that Attorney…

  • Exiled Chinese Businessman Guo Convicted At US Fraud Trial

    Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese businessman and outspoken critic of Beijing’s communist government, faced conviction on Tuesday in his U.S. trial for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from online followers. The trial, lasting seven weeks, ended with Guo found guilty on nine of the 12 criminal counts, including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud. U.S.…

  • Judge Presiding Over Young Thug’s RICO Case Recused, Case To Be Reassigned

    In a significant development, the judge overseeing the high-profile racketeering case involving rapper Young Thug and several co-defendants has been recused from the case. Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville faced removal after motions from Young Thug and another defendant raised concerns about a closed-door meeting with prosecutors and a state witness. The…

  • Archegos Founder Bill Hwang Convicted At Fraud Trial Over Fund’s Collapse

    A jury in Manhattan federal court convicted Archegos Capital Management founder Sung Kook “Bill” Hwang of fraud and other charges on Wednesday. Prosecutors accused him of market manipulation ahead of the 2021 collapse of his $36 billion private investment firm. The jury, which began deliberations on Tuesday, found Hwang guilty on 10 of 11 criminal…

  • Boeing Talks Impact Of Guilty Plea With Defense Department

    Boeing is negotiating with the U.S. Defense Department regarding how the planemaker’s planned guilty plea could affect its extensive government contracts, according to a person familiar with the matter. On Sunday, the Justice Department announced in a court filing that Boeing had agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud conspiracy charge to resolve an…

  • Judge Declares Mistrial In Karen Read Case, Raises Double Jeopardy Concerns

    Karen Read’s legal saga may take a complex turn following a mistrial declaration by the judge, leaving unanswered questions about potential retrial charges after a divided jury’s decision. In a dramatic development, TMZ reports that the jury’s vote on second-degree murder was a unanimous 12-0 in favor of acquittal, while they were also united in…

  • Trump Seeks Pause On Classified Documents Case After Immunity Ruling

    Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a U.S. judge on Friday to partially pause the criminal case accusing him of mishandling classified documents. They based their request on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that presidents have broad immunity for official acts. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, argued that this ruling, which granted him immunity in a case…