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Ex-Blackwater guard sentenced to 37 months for Afghan’s death

WASHINGTON — A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to three years and one month in prison Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter in a Kabul shooting in 2009, the US Justice Department announced. Christopher Drotleff, 31, and Justin Cannon, 29, another former Blackwater employee, were convicted in March of involuntary manslaughter…

FCC approves Comcast takeover of NBC-Universal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put its stamp of approval Tuesday on a plan by cable-provider Comcast to acquire NBC Universal. “In a 4-to-1 vote, the FCC determined the deal was in the nation’s public interest and assigned a number of conditions to the venture to ensure that Comcast shares…

Polanski free after Swiss reject extradition

GENEVA — Swiss authorities have rejected a US extradition request for director Roman Polanski over a child sex case and the film-maker can go free from house arrest, the justice minister said Monday. “The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA. The freedom-restricting measures…

Holder: Criminal probe into BP oil spill ‘ongoing’

WASHINGTON — The US Justice Department is still investigating the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to determine whether to bring criminal charges, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday. “The investigation is ongoing. We are in the process of accumulating documents, talking to witnesses on both the criminal…

Holder: World Bank estimates corruption serves as 20 percent tax

US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday reaffirmed his country’s commitment to fight corruption, which he described as “one of the great struggles of our time.” “Put simply, corruption undermines the promise of democracy. It imperils development, stability, and faith in our markets,” he said at the Paris headquarters of…

Holder: World Bank estimates corruption serves as 20 percent tax

US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday reaffirmed his country’s commitment to fight corruption, which he described as “one of the great struggles of our time.” “Put simply, corruption undermines the promise of democracy. It imperils development, stability, and faith in our markets,” he said at the Paris headquarters of…

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