Former lawyer who threw a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle during a police brutality protest has been sentenced to 15 months in prison

Former lawyer who threw a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD vehicle during a police brutality protest has been sentenced to 15 months in prison

CNN — A US District Judge has sentenced a former lawyer to 15 months in prison after she made a Molotov cocktail and threw it at an empty New York Police Department vehicle during an anti-Brooklyn police brutality protest in 2020. Urooj Rahman, 34, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Brian Cogan after pleading guilty … Read more

Allen Weisselberg: Form Trump Org. CFO toes line of allegiances while testifying under plea deal condition

Allen Weisselberg: Form Trump Org.  CFO toes line of allegiances while testifying under plea deal condition

CNN — Former CFO Allen Weisselberg appeared visibly pulled in his Friday testimony between allegiance to his employer and needing to cooperate with prosecutors to satisfy his plea agreement in the criminal trial of the Trump Organization. The defense attorneys challenged him to that effect several times Friday morning, and attorney Susan Necheles briefly grilled … Read more

Trump’s running for president again. Does that get him off the legal hook?

Trump’s running for president again.  Does that get him off the legal hook?

CNN — The never-ending legal problems swirling around former President Donald Trump are already taking center stage in his freshly announced 2024 presidential campaign. Trump himself, in his speech declaring his candidacy on Tuesday, ranted about how he was a “victim” of the “weaponization of the justice system,” as he railed against the search the … Read more

Michael Flynn ordered to testify in Atlanta grand jury probe into Trump’s election subversion

Michael Flynn ordered to testify in Atlanta grand jury probe into Trump’s election subversion

CNN — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn must testify before an Atlanta-area special grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, a Florida judge ordered Tuesday. “I am going to make a finding that the witness is indeed material and necessary in the … Read more

Canada’s Trudeau deletes tweet falsely claiming Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

Canada’s Trudeau deletes tweet falsely claiming Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

CNN — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deleted a tweet containing false information on mass death sentences in Iran, after a viral campaign on social media circulated the fake news. Celebrities and users shared a picture on Instagram showing a woman holding an Iranian flag with the caption “Iran sentences 15,000 protesters to death – … Read more

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

CNN — Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA. London-based news channel Iran International has become one of the go-to sources for many Iranians looking for news … Read more

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

Grand jury returns federal indictment against Paul Pelosi’s alleged attacker

CNN — A grand jury has returned a federal indictment charging David DePape, the man accused of violently attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in late October, with attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault of an immediate family member of a federal official. “If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 30 years … Read more

Nirav Modi: Indian diamond billionaire loses appeal against extradition from UK

Nirav Modi: Indian diamond billionaire loses appeal against extradition from UK

London CNN — A London court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from Indian billionaire Nirav Modi against his extradition from the United Kingdom to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering. British police arrested the diamond dealer in 2019 in London over his alleged involvement in a bank fraud that could be worth … Read more

Steve Bannon appeals contempt of Congress conviction

Steve Bannon appeals contempt of Congress conviction

CNN — Steve Bannon, former adviser and strategist for former President Donald Trump, filed a notice of appeal in federal court Friday to challenge his conviction and sentence for criminal contempt of Congress. Bannon’s sentence of four months in prison – for failing to turn over documents or show up to testify before the House … Read more

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz expected to be sentenced to life in prison Wednesday

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz expected to be sentenced to life in prison Wednesday

CNN — The gunman who murdered 17 people in 2018 at a South Florida high school is expected to be sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, bringing to a close an agonizing, monthslong trial in which a jury declined to recommend a death sentence. Nikolas Cruz, 24, is due to … Read more