Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

The former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the Michigan attorney general’s office, shortly after he was charged with human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and other crimes. Mr. Geddert, who owned a gym where athletes said they were sexually assaulted by the former team doctor […]

US: Police will not face charges in Daniel Prude’s death

Grand jury votes not to indict police officers involved in arrest and suffocation death of 41-year-old man in Rochester, New York. The police officers involved in the arrest and asphyxiation death of an unarmed Black man in the US state of New York last year will not face criminal charges, the state’s attorney general announced […]

Sri Lanka ex-president ‘should face charges over 2019 attacks’

Investigation says Sirisena, intelligence chiefs should be prosecuted for failing to prevent 2019 Easter Sunday suicide attacks. Sri Lanka’s former president Maithripala Sirisena and his intelligence chiefs should be prosecuted for failing to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 279 people, according to an investigation. Sirisena, who left office last year, was […]

Sweden charges man with spying for Russia

Unidentified 47-year-old alleged to have handed over information to Russia for several years in return for money. Sweden has charged a 47-year-old man with spying for Russia by selling information for several years to a Russian diplomat. Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist said in a statement on Monday that the unidentified man had worked as a consultant […]

US charges three North Koreans for major hacks and cyber-thefts

North Korean intelligence agents charged with $1.3bn in cyber-heists, extortion, malware and phishing schemes. The United States Justice Department has charged three computer programmers working for the North Korean military with using cross-border cyberattacks to raise money for North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un. A federal indictment unsealed in federal court in Los […]

Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Black Bird-Watcher, Has Charges Dismissed

The case against Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park and falsely told them that he had threatened her, was dismissed on Tuesday after Ms. Cooper completed a therapeutic educational program that included instruction about racial biases. At a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, the prosecution […]

Alexey Navalny appears in court on defamation charges

Kremlin critic, facing charges of insulting a WWII veteran, says the case is politically motivated. Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has appeared in a Moscow court facing charges of insulting a World War II veteran, after being ordered to prison in a separate case that sparked global outrage and mass protests in Russia The hearing […]

Charges dismissed against officers who shoved elderly protester

In the June incident, two police officers shoved Martin Gugino, 75, to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest. Charges against two police officers who were filmed shoving to the ground an elderly protester during a Black Lives Matter protest in Buffalo, New York have been dismissed, the county’s district attorney announced on Thursday. […]

Springsteen Faces Drunken Driving Charges in New Jersey

Months before he appeared in his first Super Bowl commercial, driving a white Jeep in an ad that urged a torn country to find middle ground, Bruce Springsteen was charged with drunken driving in New Jersey. A rock legend and favorite son of the state, Mr. Springsteen was arrested on Nov. 14 in Gateway National […]

Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup

NEW YORK: Volkan Bozkir, president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), condemned the military coup in Myanmar and called for “unrestricted humanitarian access to Rakhine state and other parts of the country.”Rakhine is home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. “He is deeply concerned that the military coup in Myanmar could further exacerbate the […]

Pakistan: Ismail’s father arrested on terrorism charges

Islamabad , Pakistan. A Pakistani court has granted police custody to Muhammad Ismail, the father of prominent human rights activists, on “terrorism” charges, which rights groups say are part of a continuing campaign of harassment. A court in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Wednesday remanded Mohammad in police custody for three days, his […]

Myanmar police file charges against Suu Kyi, says document

BREAKING Police document says search of Suu Kyi’s residence found hand-held radios that were imported illegally and used without permission. Myanmar’s police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for breaches of an import-export law and sought her detention until February 15, according to a police document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. […]

Father of Pakistani rights activist arrested on ‘terror’ charges

Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has granted police custody of Muhammad Ismail, the father of a prominent Pakistani human rights activist, on “terrorism” charges that rights groups say are part of a sustained campaign of harassment. The court in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar granted police custody of Muhammad for three days during […]

House Dems make case for conviction; Trump denies charges

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1612291316810916800 Tue, 2021-02-02 18:03 WASHINGTON: Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters “like a loaded cannon” at the US Capitol, House Democrats said Tuesday in making their most detailed case yet for why the former president should be convicted […]

Colombia court charges former FARC commanders with war crimes

Trubunal unveils first criminal charges against former FARC fighters since the 2016 peace deal. Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) on Thursday accused eight former commanders of the demobilised FARC fighters of war crimes and crimes against humanity for taking hostages during the country’s internal armed conflict. This is the first time since the signing […]

Extradited teacher appears in Australia court on sex charges

article author:  AP Author:  AP ID:  1611813685120775500 Thu, 2021-01-28 05:49 MELBOURNE: A former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday to face child sex abuse charges.Malka Leifer, 54, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court by video link from a police station where she is in COVID-19 quarantine.Wearing a […]

Rich couple took COVID vaccine meant for Indigenous: Charges

Canadian couple charged with flying to rural, First Nations settlement and posing as residents to take vaccine. Great Canadian Gaming CEO Rod Baker has resigned, the company said on Monday, after he and his wife were charged with travelling to a northern Canada settlement that is majority Indigenous and misleading authorities in order to receive […]

Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ drug charges on former defense minister, releases evidence

article author:  AP Author:  AP ID:  1610761698641233100 Sat, 2021-01-16 04:32 MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the US Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defense minister and then his government published what he said was the entire case file provided by US authorities when […]

Mexico says won’t pursue charges against ex-defence minister

Attorney general says no evidence that Salvador Cienfuegos, previously arrested in the US, collaborated with a major drug cartel. Mexico will not pursue criminal charges against Salvador Cienfuegos, the attorney general’s office said in a statement on Thursday, despite accusations by prosecutors in the United States that the former defence minister had collaborated with a […]

Zimbabwe journalist says will not seek bail but ‘fight’ charges

Arrested for the third time in six months, Hopewell Chin’ono says he wants to challenge the state to withdraw charges against him. On Friday, Zimbabwean journalist, government critic and anti-corruption campaigner Hopewell Chin’ono was jailed for the third time in six months. On Monday, he said he will not apply for bail, promising instead to […]

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle US fraud charges after MAX crashes

Author:  John BIERS | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1610063039802560100 Fri, 2021-01-08 02:38 NEW YORK: US prosecutors on Thursday hit Boeing with $2.5 billion in fines, settling a criminal charge over claims the company defrauded regulators overseeing the 737 MAX, which was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Boeing […]

No charges against police officer who shot Jacob Blake

Kenosha district attorney says no police offices to face charges over shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in August. A Wisconsin prosecutor announced on Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralysed and sparking protests […]

Israeli prosecutors detail corruption charges against Netanyahu

Case relates to Israeli PM promoting Bezeq telecom company in exchange for positive coverage on its popular Walla news site. Israeli prosecutors have released an amended indictment spelling out detailed charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a corruption case in which he is accused of trading favours with a powerful media mogul. Netanyahu has […]