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Prosecutors: Boy Died in Exorcism-Like Ritual at Compound

August 14, 2018 |

A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found at a New Mexico compound where children were allegedly trained to conduct school shootings died during an exorcism-like ritual, prosecutors say. Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, allegedly taken from his Georgia home late last year, suffered from seizures, and his father believed he was possessed by…
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Prosecutors: Kids Trained to Kill at NM Compound

August 8, 2018 |

The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. Per the AP , the documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where…
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Manafort Judge Instructs Prosecutors Not to ‘Gild the Lily’

August 3, 2018 |

Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper took the stand on day three of the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial on bank and tax fraud charges, but the buzzier portion of the day saw the judge instructing prosecutors not to “gild the lily” when it came to Manafort’s luxurious lifestyle. Prosecutors have been painting…
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Prosecutors Describe Manafort’s ‘VIP’ Jail Treatment

July 11, 2018 |

A new court filing reveals that Paul Manafort’s life in prison apparently isn’t all that awful. Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that the financial crimes trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman should not be delayed, as Manafort’s lawyers have argued for. Despite his lawyers saying he spends nearly all of…
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Latvian Prosecutors Charge Top ECB Official With Taking Bribes

July 1, 2018 |

Latvian prosecutors said on Friday they had charged the Baltic nation’s central-bank governor with taking bribes of half a million euros, escalating an investigation that has deprived the European Central Bank of one of its top officials.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Prosecutors Decide on Teens Who Taunted Drowning Man

June 22, 2018 |

Florida prosecutors say they aren’t charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death, the AP reports. State Attorney Phil Archer released a statement Friday announcing his office’s decision not to criminally charge four juveniles and one adult for failing to help 31-year-old Jamel…
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California prosecutors accuse 2 manufacturers of selling toddler formulas with high levels of lead

June 8, 2018 |

California’s attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing two food manufacturers of selling toddler formulas with illegally high levels of lead.

Graceleigh Inc. and Nutraceutical Corp. are accused of violating Proposition 65, which requires businesses to warn customers about exposure to…


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Prosecutors: He Fed a Sick Puppy to a Turtle

June 2, 2018 |

An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, reports the AP . Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday. He faces up to six months in jail and a $ 5,…
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Prosecutors: Tourist Lynched in Amazon Had Bought a Pistol

April 25, 2018 |

The Canadian man lynched in the Amazon last Thursday is the No. 1 suspect in the death of an octogenarian shaman, prosecutors say. Reuters reports on the new evidence that brought them to that conclusion: a silver-colored pistol prosecutor Ricardo Jimenez says Sebastian Woodroffe purchased in early April. They were…
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