Stephen E. Abraham's assignment to the Pentagon unit that runs the hearings at Gitmo, Cuba, seemed a perfect fit. A lawyer in civilian life, he had been decorated for counterespionage and counterterrorism work during 22 years as a reserve Army i
28 months ago, a jury found the former star athlete and high school scholar guilty of child molestation for having oral sex, as a 17-year-old, with his girlfriend, then 15. Even after a judge deemed his 10-year prison sentence "a grave miscarria
Bush adminstration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine US attorneys, saying that the Justice Dept will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress
This is a fantastic legal victory that firmly establishes the lack of credibility of the police testimony....Further, the use of force practiced here by MSP Airport Police is now firmly established as absolutely excessive and unwarranted.
Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against casino gamblers who won big on a slot machine that had been installed with faulty software. The machine at Caesars Indiana credited gamblers $10 for each dollar they inserted because the software w
(I'll hold my breath until more details come out from the gang that can't shoot straight) A contract worker has been accused of stealing nuclear secrets and trying to peddle them to a foreign government, NBC News reports.
The former Marine at the center of the first case of espionage at the White House in modern history was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for stealing and passing on top secret documents. "There's no doubt you did betray a position
A federal judge dismissed criminal charges Monday against 13 former partners of accounting giant KPMG, including 2 in Southern California, gutting what had been billed as the largest tax fraud case in US history. The ex-partners and other defendents
"On July 17th I’ll be appearing in Federal court charged, essentially, with petitioning the government for a redress of grievances. Starting at 8:00 a.m that day we'll rally in front of Concord's federal eyesore/building...then two hour
Deposed media tycoon Conrad Black was found guilty Friday of fraud and obstruction of justice, at the end of a complex trail in which he was accused of raiding his company's coffers and bilking shareholders. Black was however cleared of 8 charge
I have been wanting to write to you about a incident that took place in arizonia lasy year on July 14th 2006. It seems like no one wants to ever tell the truth when it comes to any police department and just what they get away with. WELL Im so tired
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified he was unaware of civil liberties violations committed by the FBI during its exercise of Patriot Act powers. But Gonzales was sent notifications when such violations occurred and had reported to the Intelli
A Massachusetts woman was found innocent of animal cruelty after New Hampshire prosecutors failed to prove she was responsible for the welfare of a dog left outside her parents' home overnight in subzero temperatures.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales received reports detailing legal or procedural violations by FBI agents in the months before he told senators that no such abuses had occurred, The Washington post reported Tuesday. In April 2005,
An 11-year-old girl was charged with drunken driving after leading police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph that ended when she flipped the car in an Alabama beach town.
"Ms. Leadbetter isn't the only innocent Internet user that has been ensnared by the RIAA's litigation dragnet. But she is one of the few who have fought back, resisting RIAA pressure to pay settlement monies for something she did not do,
A federal appeals court has overturned the bank robbery conviction of a Phoenix woman, saying federal prosecutors violated her rights to a fair trial by not disclosing that bank robberies pulled off by a woman with a similar description continued aft
Mandy Martinson - 15 years for helping her boyfriend count his drug-dealing money. Dejarion Echols - 20 years for selling a small amount of crack and owning a gun, causing Reagen-appointed federal judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. to say, "This is one
A Florida man was set free by a jury for a self defense shooting when Norman Borden was nearly killed in October 2006 by 3 men who burned his house down and euthanized his dogs.
Transcripts of four hearings in the case of Thomas Kontogiannis, a financier who pleaded guilty in connection with the Randy "Duke" Cunningham scandal, will remain sealed, a federal appeals court said yesterday. Kontogiannis pleaded guilty
A federal appeals court said Friday it would release some of the documents it reviewed when deciding to force journalists to testify in the CIA leak investigation. The ruling followed a request by the AP and Dow Jones, which asked for the release
The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state's property seizure law as unconstitutional insofar as it denied property owners the right to a fair trial before a jury to defend their automobiles and cash.
A TOP-RANKING US judge has stunned a conference of Australian judges by advocating secret trials for terrorists, more surveillance of Muslim populations across North America and an end to counter-terrorism efforts being "hog-tied" by the US
The United States, which has the most prisoners of any country in the world, last year recorded the largest increase in the number of people in prisons and jails since 2000, the Justice Department reported.
Osama bin Laden's face and words loomed over the U.S. terrorism trial of former "dirty bomber" suspect Jose Padilla as jurors were shown a 10-year-old videotaped interview of the al Qaeda leader. [So much for untainted jurors.] Not accu
BAE Systems PLC said Tuesday that the US Dept of Justice has begun an investigation of the company's dealings with Saudi Arabia. BAE's brief announcement said the investigation related to the company's compliance with anti-corruption law
The lawsuit filed by Pearson, an administrative law judge, has been mocked worldwide as a frivolous and outrageous legal action, and cost the Chungs two years of litigation, sleepless nights, financial and emotional stress.
A federal judge who used to authorize wiretaps in terrorism and espionage cases criticized yesterday President Bush's decision to order warrantless surveillance after the 9/11 attacks. "We have to understand you can fight the war [on terror
The cars the teens had so meticulously souped up and tricked out were crushed as part of a crackdown on illegal street racing in Southern California. Authorities destroyed six vehicles hoping would-be racers think again after looking at the mashed ma
In Star Wars, Episode 3, in response to the Senate’s grant of sweeping powers to Chancellor Palpatine, Padme declares, “So this is how liberty dies: with thunderous applause.”