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Chicago man guilty of aiding Pakistan militant group

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. jury Thursday found a Pakistani-born Chicago businessman guilty of providing support to an Islamic militant group responsible for the 2008 assault on Mumbai but not guilty of taking part in the attack. In a mixed verdict, the jury also found Tahawwur Rana, 50, a former…

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn released to house arrest after sexual assault charges

NEW YORK (AFP) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was spending his first day outside a prison on Saturday after his lawyers posted $6 million bond in the wake of his indictment on sexual assault and attempted rape charges. Strauss-Kahn was freed from New York’s Rikers Island jail on Friday,…

IMF chief gets $1 million bail in sex assault case

NEW YORK (AFP) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn was set for release on bail Friday, allowing the once powerful IMF chief to be reunited with his family for the first time since his arrest on sex assault charges. A New York court ordered him to be released as early as Friday on…

Ex-workers say American Apparel posted their nude photos online

NEW YORK – A woman who accused American Apparel Inc chief executive Dov Charney of keeping her as a teenage sex slave is now suing him and his clothing retailer for defamation. In the complaint, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the former American Apparel saleswoman and two other…

US charges 3 with negligence in WaMu bank collapse

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government accused three bankers Thursday with reckless mismanagement that led to the country’s largest-ever bank collapse during the 2008-2009 home loan crisis. In rare charges brought against bankers involved in the home-finance industry collapse, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation told Seattle federal district court that…

Group: Supreme Court justices ‘participated in political strategy sessions’ before Citizens United

On the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, which overturned nearly a century of restrictions on campaign spending, a progressive group has asked the Department of Justice to look into “conflicts of interest” two justices may have had when issuing the ruling. In a petition to…

Judge backs US detention of Al Qaeda-linked Algerian

WASHINGTON — A US federal judge Tuesday affirmed the government’s right to hold at the Guantanamo Bay detention center Abdul Razak Ali, a 40-year-old Algerian suspected of ties to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Judge Richard Leon, in a decision issued on the ninth anniversary of the opening of the controversial…

US subpoenas Twitter, seeking information on WikiLeaks’ 635,561 followers

A Dutch investigative journalist blasted the US Department of Justice for requesting information on everyone following WikiLeaks’ Twitter account and everyone they follow. Which would include Raw Story. The US Department of Justice subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter in December in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation of the…

Russia finds Khodorkovsky guilty in second trial

A Moscow court on Monday found jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty in his second fraud trial, a judgement seen as a pivotal moment in Russia’s post-Soviet history that upset rights campaigners. Khodorkovsky and co-accused Platon Lebedev were convicted of embezzlement and money laundering, said judge Viktor Danilkin, dashing the hopes…

Former Russian oil tycoon to hear verdict

MOSCOW – A Moscow court is expected Monday to begin announcing the verdict in the second trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case some see as a bellwether of Russia’s political future. Once the country’s richest man, now its most prominent prisoner, Khodorkovsky, 47, is already serving an…

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