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  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide’s corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecution’s star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe “was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail,” said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. Asked if Howe — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan — will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorney’s Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • LAPD Submits Three Harvey Weinstein Sex Cases to District Attorney

    02/08/2018 8:28:41 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    The LAPD has submitted three sexual abuse cases against Harvey Weinstein to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office for possible charges, a spokesman said Thursday. No details of the allegations were released. The LAPD has previously acknowledged that it was investigating a claim that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a hotel in 2013. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed “lewd acts” in 2015. The LAPD submitted the three cases on Feb. 1. The D.A.’s office can choose to file a case or decline to prosecute, but it may also request additional investigation or...
  • “I just signed your death warrant”: Did the judge in the Nassar trial go too far

    01/24/2018 11:58:46 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read his statement, contempt dripping from her voice, before she glares at him, dangles the page, and drops it in disgust. “I just signed your death warrant,” she crowed later in sentencing him to 40-175 years.
  • Why Turkey cares about the trial of Reza Zarrab

    01/09/2018 6:31:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil
    Brookings ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | Amanda Sloat
    In recent weeks, there has been increasing American interest in a previously little-watched judicial saga unfolding in New York district court. Like a Turkish soap opera, it involves a dashing businessman with a pop-star wife, corruption allegations, leaked tapes of private conversations and intrigue at the highest levels of government. The trial of Reza Zarrab on charges of evading Iran sanctions, including any revelations he makes about corruption in the Turkish government, could have significant political and economic implications for Turkey. It could also damage already fraught relations between Turkey and the United States.
  • Judge Issues Final Decision in Bundy Trial

    01/08/2018 3:26:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 8, 2018 at 11:43am | Tim Pearce
    U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled Monday the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would be dismissed “with prejudice” and ordered the rancher set free after federal prosecutors willfully withheld exculpatory evidence during the 2017 trial. Navarro ruled a mistrial in the Bundy case last month after prosecutors “willful(ly)” withheld exculpatory evidence favorable to the four men on trial: Cliven Bundy, his two sons and one other person. The judge found that prosecutors had violated the defendant’s civil rights and violated federal law by hiding evidence from the court.
  • A New Trial in Scotland May Bring Universal Basic Income to Life

    12/27/2017 6:22:44 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 28 replies
    Futurism ^ | Lou Del Bello
    Advocates of universal basic income believe that the unconditional offer of a regular, though tiny, sum of money could help many get back on their feet, and even encourage them to invest in new business ideas. However, people from both sides of the political aisle have engaged with the proposal, which would cost money upfront but could deliver important savings by replacing unemployment benefits...
  • The Government Is Botching Another Bundy Trial

    12/20/2017 3:19:40 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Outside (magazine) ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | James Pogue
    Last week, the judge overseeing the trial of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, and a militia leader named Ryan Payne unexpectedly sent the jury home. She had already called a hearing and released the defendants, who up until then had spent almost two years in pretrial detention. Now she called for a sealed hearing to discuss a growing file of previously undisclosed evidence.This trial focuses on the four so-called “most culpable” leaders of the standoff between federal agents and militias and Bundy loyalists at the family’s Nevada ranch in 2014. It is the latest in a series of trials covering the...
  • Bundy Trial Meltdown #TrialOfTheCentury

    12/19/2017 3:30:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | December 19, 2017 | Terry Noonkester
    The Bundy Ranch Protest leaders are now on trial in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It has been another busy week for the lawyers.  Judge Navarro excused the jurors from December 11th –  20th because more time was needed to deal with motions by the defense concerning the failure of the prosecution to hand over exculpatory evidence.  Because of this failure, the prosecution has committed at least seven Brady or Giglio violations. These are Fifth Amendment, Due Process violations. The defense team has filed several motions for a dismissal of the case as a remedy.       Late Sunday night and early...
  • Getting rid of Bob Menendez would be “appalling”

    12/19/2017 8:30:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot ^ | December 19, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we noted here previously, there were a few people in the media cautiously suggesting that while the #MeToo movement was sweeping away alleged sexual offenders in Congress this year, it might be an opportune time for the Democrats to relieve themselves of the embarrassment of having Bob Menendez hanging around. The New Jersey Democrat narrowly dodged a bullet when his corruption case ended in a mistrial, but that far from exonerated him. So if pressure from colleagues was enough to show Al Franken the door (assuming he actually leaves), might the same tactic work with Menendez? And more to...
  • Prosecutors urge judge in NV standoff case to limit defense theories

    12/19/2017 7:21:32 AM PST · by azkathy · 18 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 12/19/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutors have asked the judge in the Bundy case to limit defense theories, and not allow Cliven Bundy, his two sons and Ryan Payne to claim federal officers provoked their armed standoff over the roundup of Bundy cattle, or that they were entrapped or acted in self-defense in April 2014. In a motion filed late Monday, Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre argues that the defendants are relying on "theories of defenses that are not legally cognizable.'' The motion to restrict the defense theories comes as the trial is stalled, and the judge is considering whether the government violated its obligation...
  • Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement: "This Is Not What America Is Supposed To Be...

    11/26/2017 4:04:36 PM PST · by Kalamata
    YouTube ^ | November 26, 2017 | Martin Brodel
    Includes an oral recitation of Nevadan Ryan Bundy's amazingly written and powerful Opening Statement in his trial.
  • U.S. Tells Ankara Iran-Sanctions-Case Suspect In 'Good Health'

    11/16/2017 7:31:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | November 16, 2017 12:56 GMT | None stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Washington has told Ankara that jailed Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab -- a gold trader who is awaiting trial in the United States on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran -- is in good medical condition. Bozdag made the remarks on November 16, a day after Turkey announced it had sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Zarrab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8. But U.S. prosecutors said that posting was an error and he remained...
  • MSNBC host has perfectly logical reason for not covering Menendez trial

    11/14/2017 11:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | November 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Today the jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ) will go back to work on orders of the judge, seeking to break what appears to be heading for a deadlock. Of course, if you don’t read conservative blogs or watch Fox News, you probably didn’t know that. There’s been a vacuum in terms of coverage on the major networks and most of cable news. One glaring example of this is MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who freely admits that he hasn’t mentioned the trial once since it began.Why is that? He was actually asked about it...
  • Cliven Bundy to Remain in Jail – Bunkerville Standoff

    Ammon Bundy will have one more chance to argue for his release on Monday. The third Bunkerville Standoff Trail in Las Vegas has been delayed for several motions to be resolved before opening arguments.Thursday saw a pre-trial detention release hearing for the four defendants, Cliven Bundy, his two sons Ryan and Ammon, as well as defendant Ryan Payne.Bret Whipple, attorney for Cliven Bundy, argued for release of his client citing his age and failing health. The elder Bundy has noticeably weakened since his incarceration nearly two years ago.Whipple told the court of Bundy’s dental problems, noting that the 71-year-old has...
  • Prosecution Calls Government Liars (Bunkerville, 3rd Trial)

    10/31/2017 4:18:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | October 30, 2017 | staff
    The Bunkerville Standoff Trial-Of-The-Century began with a bang this weekend, even before jury selection got underway Monday morning.A motion filed on behalf of defendant Ryan Payne this weekend addressed the prosecution’s requested extension to respond to Payne’s sealed motion.Specifically, Ryan Payne filed a motion to dismiss the case based on a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and it’s attachments. The court had ordered the prosecution to turn over the report’s attachments to the defense. There are hundreds of pages of attachments to the report, which concerns SAC Dan Love, the incident commander of the 2014 cattle...
  • Nevada ranch standoff: Jury selection begins in trial of Cliven Bundy, sons

    10/31/2017 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Updated on October 31, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS - The federal trial against Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, his two sons, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, and Ryan Payne began Monday with prosecutors and defense lawyers questioning potential jurors about their beliefs on guns, protests, the government, ranching and the impact of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the city's famous strip. Ryan Bundy, representing himself, had his leg shackles removed and then posed his own questions from a podium before a group of nearly 50 potential jurors. "I am a true Nevadan. I was born on Nevada Day," he said, referencing Halloween -- the day Nevada...
  • Michael Rubin: Reza Zarrab case is Erdoğan's nightmare (Turkey, Halkbank)

    10/19/2017 7:00:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 11 Sep 2017, 09:53 | ANF NEWS DESK
    Michael Rubin stated that the arrest warrant issued for former minister Zafer Çağlayan could be a sign that Zarrab is talking to prosecutors and giving evidence. Michael Rubin, academic and former staff advisor for Iran and Iraq at the Pentagon, spoke to ANF English service on the inclusion of one of Erdoğan’s former ministers, Zafer Çağlayan, in the case file of Reza Zarrab, its influence on Zarrab’s case and Washington-Ankara relations, and Erdoğan’s planned visit to the U.S. in mid-September. Rubin remarked that the arrest warrant issued for Zafer Çağlayan could be a sign that Zarrab is talking to prosecutors...
  • Sebelius Testifies She Felt Menendez Wanted Her To ‘Take Some Action’

    10/05/2017 7:35:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | robert donochie
    Former Health and Human Services Administrator Kathleen Sebelius testified Tuesday in Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal corruption trial, saying she felt at one point he wanted her to “take some action.” Prosecutors allege Menendez used his political power to lobby Sebelius and others on behalf of a Florida eye doctor who overcharged Medicaid by nearly $9 million, reports Politico. In exchange for Menendez’s efforts to save the doctor from “punishment,” prosecutors charge the doctor lavished him with massive political donations and extravagant trips. The trial focused Tuesday on whether Menendez did take a bribe from the doctor, Solomon Melgen, who...
  • Fighting for the 1st Amendment in the Bunkerville Trial (Bundy's)

    10/01/2017 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Freedom of the Press has been a driving issue in the Bunkerville Standoff trials happening in Las Vegas.From the ‘First Amendment Zone’ to the incarceration of a media reporter, the government has made every attempt to keep the truth from the public.Pete Santilli has been an independent internet journalist for a number of years, reporting on government over reach and wasteful spending.Santilli was the only full-time news media that attended the Bunkerville Standoff. There were other news reporters, but not before most of them watched Pete’s reports on his YouTube channel.The government has repeatedly shown contempt for the US Constitution...
  • At Menendez Trial, Legal Wrestling Over Definition of ‘Constituent’

    09/20/2017 5:40:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/17 | NICK CORASANITI
    **SNIP** More broadly, it has inserted a level of rhetorical uncertainty into one of the core principles defining the responsibilities of members of Congress: whether they serve on behalf of the people from their home state, or whether, once elected, they represent much broader interests. The prosecution, citing Black’s Law Dictionary, argued in a brief filed on Tuesday that “the straightforward answer is that Senator Menendez’s constituents are the New Jerseyans that he was elected to represent in the United States Senate.” But the defense, in a brief that was also filed Tuesday, claimed that the term was significantly amorphous...