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Maria Butina’s US Boyfriend Hit With Charges

February 7, 2019 |

The US boyfriend of Russian spy Maria Butina is facing charges of his own. Conservative political operative Paul Erickson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering, which “appear largely unrelated” to the conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential race, reports CNN . For now, the…
Newser

U.S. Levels Criminal Charges Against China’s Huawei

January 29, 2019 |

The Trump administration unveiled a sweeping set of criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies in its latest salvo against the telecom giant just days before U.S.-China trade talks are set to resume.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

January 29, 2019 |

The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury…
Newser

Spy Charges Put Huawei’s European Ambitions in Jeopardy

January 16, 2019 |

Polish officials are debating how to defuse any potential security threats related to Huawei after the bombshell arrest of an employee.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Hit With Charges

January 8, 2019 |

A Russian lawyer who became a focal point of the investigation into whether there was collusion between Russians and President Trump’s election campaign was charged with obstruction of justice Tuesday in an unrelated case in New York, the AP reports. Natalia Veselnitskaya was accused in an indictment of submitting deceptive…
Newser

Fla. County Charges Its Oldest Murder Suspect Ever

January 8, 2019 |

Investigators say an 86-year-old Florida woman fatally beat her 89-year-old husband with a walking cane, reports the AP . Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s officials say Ramona Maxine Lund is charged with murder and is being held in the jail’s infirmary on $ 250,000 bond as authorities work together to evaluate whether…
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CNN

Russia charges US citizen with espionage

January 3, 2019 |

American citizen Paul Whelan has been formally charged in Russia with espionage, his lawyer said Thursday, almost a week after he was detained in Moscow while on what his family says was only a vacation trip.
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Texas Longhorns’ Mascot Bevo the Bull Charges Georgia’s Uga the Bulldog

January 2, 2019 |

The Texas Longhorns’ mascot, Bevo the steer, was NOT down to meet its University of Georgia counterpart in Uga the bulldog, and it might be ’cause it’d just seen red. UTA’s live animal mascot was brought out to the football field Sunday ahead of…

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Alleged Poisoner Had ‘Good Strategy’ to Duck Charges

December 29, 2018 |

Seems Yukai Yang had a solution to his problem: Get the heck outta Dodge. The former Lehigh University student, charged with trying to poison his roommate , has been accused of trying to flee the US while authorities investigated him, ABC 7 reports. County prosecutors in Pennsylvania say the Chinese national…
Newser

Felony Charges Dropped in Flint Water Case

December 27, 2018 |

Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number of officials who have agreed to such deals. Stephen Busch pleaded no contest to disturbing a public meeting, and Michael…
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