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Investor Cosmo gets 25 years in jail for $400 million Ponzi scheme

A US federal court on Friday sentenced a New York-based man to 25 years in prison after he admitted stealing more than $195 million from thousands of investors in a $400 million Ponzi scheme. Nicholas Cosmo — who ran two New York investment companies, Agape World Inc. and Agape Merchant…

Ex-U.S. soldier loses appeal over rape and killing of Iraqis

CHICAGO — A former US soldier serving a life sentence for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the slaughter of her family lost his appeal Tuesday, court records showed. Steven Green, named as the ringleader in the March 2006 atrocity, was tried in civilian court after…

Appeals court makes it easier for gov’t to hold Gitmo detainees

In a decision that will likely make it more difficult for Guantanamo prisoners to win release, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today reversed a lower court’s ruling in the pivotal case of a Yemeni detainee. In a 14-page decision, the appeals court rejected the lower court’s…

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