Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud scheme

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud scheme

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s real estate company was convicted on Tuesday of carrying out a 15-year-long criminal scheme to defraud tax authorities, adding to the legal woes facing the former U.S. president as he campaigns for the office again in 2024. The Trump Organization – which operates hotels, golf courses, and … Read more

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for the Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations … Read more

Explainer: What legal problems does U.S. presidential candidate Trump face?

Explainer: What legal problems does U.S. presidential candidate Trump face?

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday announced he will run again for the White House in 2024, faces a series of investigations and lawsuits. MISSING GOVERNMENT RECORDS The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation of Trump for retaining government records, including some marked as classified, after leaving … Read more

Trump defied Jan 6 committee subpoena, panel says

Trump defied Jan 6 committee subpoena, panel says

Nov 14 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump did not show up for deposition testimony before the congressional committee investigating his supporters’ attack on the U.S. Capitol last year, the panel said on Monday. In doing so Trump defied a subpoena issued by the panel in October, Chair Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, and co-Chair Liz … Read more

Biden expects Russia to get more serious about prisoner swap for Griner

Biden expects Russia to get more serious about prisoner swap for Griner

NBA star was moved from detention near Moscow on Nov. 4 Griner faces 9 years in penal colony on drugs charges Lawyers don’t know her location or destination WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he expected Russian President Vladimir Putin will be willing to talk more seriously with Washington … Read more

Nikolas Cruz: Parkland school shooter sentenced to life in prison

Nikolas Cruz: Parkland school shooter sentenced to life in prison

Nov 2 (Reuters) – Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 students and staff with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, was formally sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after listening to hours of anguished testimony from survivors and victims’ relatives. A jury voted last month to spare Cruz, 24, the death penalty, instead … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claims

Exclusive: Tesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claims

Oct 25 – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla‚Äôs … Read more

Massachusetts woman accused of assaulting officers with swarm of angry bees

Massachusetts woman accused of assaulting officers with swarm of angry bees

Oct 20 (Reuters) – A Massachusetts woman stands accused of using a swarm of bees as a dangerous weapon, according to a county sheriff, after she allegedly unleashed a hive of angry insects on deputies trying to serve an eviction notice last week. The incident unfolded when Rorie Woods, a 55-year-old professional beekeeper, drove up … Read more

Jailed Harvey Weinstein faces rape trial in Los Angeles

Jailed Harvey Weinstein faces rape trial in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein, currently serving a 23-year sentence for sex crimes in New York, is back on trial on criminal charges in Los Angeles, the city where he once held sway as one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood. Weinstein, 70, is facing 11 charges of rape and sexual … Read more

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay U.S. $778 million

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay U.S. 8 million

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – French cement maker Lafarge pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a U.S. charge that it made payments to groups designated as terrorists by the United States, including Islamic State. The admission in Brooklyn federal court marked the first time a company has pleaded guilty in the United States to charges … Read more