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‘I’ve Been Fighting This 27 Years’: Man’s Murder Conviction Dismissed

June 11, 2018 |

An Oklahoma City man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1991 slaying of a homeless man was released Monday after testing on DNA recovered at the crime scene failed to match him, the AP reports. A judge vacated the sentence and dismissed the case against Johnny Tallbear,…

Pakistan sentences man in first conviction over child porn

April 27, 2018 |

A Pakistani court in the eastern city of Sargodha has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for working for a child pornography network, the first such conviction in this Islamic nation.
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Philly Prosecutors Want Meek Mill’s Gun Conviction Thrown Out, Judge Shuts Down

April 16, 2018 |

Prosecutors in Meek Mill’s case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper — but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend. Philly’s D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court ……

WhatsApp Photo Secures ‘Groundbreaking’ Conviction

April 16, 2018 |

Fingerprinting is an “old-fashioned technique,” says Dave Thomas of the South Wales police. Convicting a drug dealer on the basis of a partial fingerprint from a photo in a WhatsApp message, however, is groundbreaking stuff. The image of a hand holding ecstasy pills was the key evidence in a case…


Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction

January 25, 2018 |

A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption and money laundering conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday, casting doubt on his plans to run again in an upcoming presidential election. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Ecuador selects new VP after Odebrecht scandal conviction

January 7, 2018 |

Ecuador has chosen a new vice president to replace Jorge Glas, who was sentenced to 6 years in jail for his role in a bribery scheme involving the Brazilian company at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.
FOX News

Kayaker’s Killer Released 6 Weeks After Her Conviction

December 22, 2017 |

A New York woman sent to prison for causing the death of her fiance on the Hudson River got an early Christmas present: her release from jail not even two months after hearing her fate in court. Angelika Graswald had been sentenced in early November to 16 months to four…


Indian court overturns rape conviction

September 29, 2017 |

An acquittal in a high-profile rape case in India has reignited debate over the meaning of consent after a judge set aside the conviction of a Bollywood filmmaker, saying “a feeble ‘no'” could still signal willingness on the part of an alleged victim. – RSS Channel – World


Violence breaks out after guru’s conviction

August 29, 2017 |

Popular spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two of his followers – RSS Channel – World

Samsung Heir’s Bribery Conviction Leaves Void at the Top

August 26, 2017 |

The five-year jail term for the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Jae-yong, risks stymieing decision making at a time when it needs bold moves to keep pace with China and Silicon Valley. US Business