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Rep. Ilhan Omar facing new scrutiny over past effort to win leniency for 9 men accused of trying to joining ISISJanuary 26, 2019 | dailybusinessnews
Embattled congressional freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., once asked a judge to show leniency toward a group of Minnesota men accused of trying to join the Islamic State terror group.
Michael Cohen’s decision to cooperate with federal investigators ended up slightly lessening his punishment. The lawyer who made his career protecting President Trump was on Wednesday sentenced to 36 months for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 campaign. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Cohen, 52,…
Jared Fogle might have his most ridiculous legal argument yet for a judge to undo his plea deal — and Larry Nassar is his exhibit A. Fogle filed docs seeking to withdraw his guilty plea, and focuses on one of his many charges ……
“Snowden did not try to mask his identity, or lie to the FBI. He knew he would pay a personal price. As he has,” 15 former staff members of the Church Committee write in an 8-page letter to President Obama. The Church Committee investigated illegal activity by intelligence agencies in…
In response to the anger over the six-month jail term former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner received after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, California lawmakers Monday passed legislation that would keep such a sentence from being handed down again. The current law calls for a mandatory prison term when a victim…
Pope Francis urged a more lenient approach to divorced Catholics in a major document published Friday, effectively encouraging clergy to grant some divorced people Holy Communion and opening a new phase in a long-running struggle within the church over its moral teaching.
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Brazil’s antitrust regulator has secured the cooperation of some engineering firms and executives in the first leniency agreement arising from a bribery scandal at state-run Petrobras, the agency said on Friday. The firms, Setal Engenharia e Construções and Setal Óleo e Gás (SOG), agreed on Thursday to admit to price-fixing contracts with state-run Petroleo Brasileoro SA (Petrobras) and provide information to investigators, the regulator said in a statement. The engineering firms and executives are accused of forming a cartel. The dozens of companies investigated by various agencies in the multibillion-dollar Petrobras scandal have urged Brazil’s government to strike a grand bargain to minimize fallout and prevent possible lay-offs and bankruptcies that would further damage Brazil’s fragile economy.
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