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HSBC to pay $100 million to settle U.S. probe into currency rigging

(Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc on Thursday agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a U.S. criminal probe into the rigging of currency transactions, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers.

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Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better picture of the economy than it did three months ago, signaling its conviction the country is making slow but steady progress in eradicating deflation.

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U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

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Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

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Ex-lawmaker runs for seat after prison

Former congressman Michael Grimm talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about his felony conviction and decision to get back into politics after serving time in prison.

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Turkey's Erdogan says bilateral legal accords with U.S. losing validity

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned that bilateral legal accords with the United States were "losing validity", lashing out at Washington over the conviction of a Turkish banker in a U.S. trial.

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UPDATE 4-Turkey says U.S. conviction of banker is "unprecedented interference"

* Executive at state lender convicted on Iran sanctions evasion

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Turkey says U.S. conviction of banker is 'unprecedented interference'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday a U.S. jury's decision to convict a Turkish banker for helping Iran evade sanctions was an unprecedented interference in its internal affairs, and dismissed the court case as a political plot.

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Turkey says U.S. conviction of banker 'unjust and unfortunate'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday slammed a U.S. jury's decision to convict a Turkish banker for helping Iran evade sanctions as "unjust and unfortunate" and cast the trial as unprecedented interference in Ankara's internal affairs.

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Senior Turkish official slams U.S. conviction of banker

ISTANBUL, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A senior Turkish government official said on Wednesday that the conviction of Turkish banker Hakan Atilla in the United States violated international law.

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Cities sue Pentagon over background checks

The cities of New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco are suing the Department of Defense for failing to consistently report convictions to a federal database that is checked before firearms purchases.

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U.S. cities sue military over gun background-check system

(Reuters) - The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers.

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Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central election commission voted on Monday to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in a presidential election next year, saying he was ineligible because of a past criminal conviction.

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Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes call for protests

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, clearing him of convictions for human rights crimes and graft before completion of a 25-year prison sentence.

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Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori, citing his health

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, clearing him of convictions for human rights crimes and graft before completion of a 25-year prison sentence.

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Kremlin critic running for Russian president

Russian activist Alexey Navalny kicked off a run for the country's presidency on Sunday even though an embezzlement conviction would appear to disqualify him from pursuing the job.

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15 Years After Deportation, Marine Wins Right to Come Back to U.S.

Marco A. Chavez, a green card holder and Marine Corps veteran, was deported in 2002 after a conviction, but a pardon this year allowed him to return.

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Brazil's Workers Party formalizes support for ex-president Lula

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's leftist Workers Party (PT) approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as the nation's left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption conviction.

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Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

(Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on drug trafficking charges.

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U.S. appeals court vacates conviction of drug distributor over Botox

Dec 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated the conviction of the owner of a wholesale drug distributor accused of selling authentic Botox and other drugs with foreign labels, dealing another setback to the government, which has struggled at times to successfully prosecute similar such cases.

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Ex-New York town official sentenced to two-and-half years for bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former elected official of a New York City suburb was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday following his conviction in what U.S. prosecutors have called the first criminal securities fraud case brought over municipal bonds.

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Brazil appeals court schedules early decision on Lula appeal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Jan. 24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race.

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Court upholds conviction in 'Making of a Murderer' case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer," overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict.

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Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for vandalizing mosque

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who vandalized a Florida mosque in January 2016 and left a raw slab of bacon on its doorstep was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction, a state attorney's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Brock Turner Is Appealing His Sexual Assault Conviction

The former Stanford student, who served three months of a six-month sentence after being convicted of felony sexual assault, is seeking a retrial.

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Brock Turner asks for new trial

The former Stanford University swimmer who was convicted last year of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman -- and spent only three months in jail -- is appealing his convictions and requesting a new trial.

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Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault conviction

(Reuters) - A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough.

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U.S. prosecutors seek arrest of illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle murder

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday sought to arrest an illegal immigrant acquitted of murdering a San Francisco woman in a case raised during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying his conviction on a lesser weapons charge violated the terms of his supervised release.

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Massachusetts prosecutors to toss 6,000 cases tied to drug chemist

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts prosecutors on Thursday said they would dismiss more than 6,000 convictions linked to a former forensic chemist who authorities said for eight years stole drug evidence and worked in a state lab under the influence.

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N.Y. murder conviction tossed because juror applied for prosecutor job

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out the April 2014 conviction of a man in Manhattan's East Harlem section for killing his girlfriend, because a juror failed to disclose she had applied for a prosecutor's job in the office handling the case.

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Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database

A review by the military has found several dozen cases where it failed to report serious criminal convictions to the federal gun background-check databases.

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New York murder conviction tossed because juror applied for prosecutor job

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out the April 2014 conviction of a man in Manhattan's East Harlem section for killing his girlfriend, because a juror failed to disclose she had applied for a prosecutor's job in the office handling the case.

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Serbia’s Brand of Reconciliation: Embracing Old War Criminals

Despite the conviction of Gen. Ratko Mladic for war crimes, Serbia’s collective memory of its role in the Yugoslav civil wars is more forgiving.

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BRIEF-FINRA fines JPMorgan Securities $1.25 mln for improper employee screening

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Finra says it fines jpmorgan securities $1.25 million for failing to appropriately fingerprint or screen its employees Finra says jpmorgan securiites failed to conduct timely or adequate background checks on about 8,600, or 95 percent, of its non-registered associates from january 2009 to may 2017 Finra says jpmorgan securities failed to properly screen for felony convictions, regulatory disciplinary actions Finra says jpmorgan securities neither admitted nor denied the charge

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15 men exonerated in one day, and 7 cops taken off the street

The drug convictions of 15 men in Chicago have been thrown out after they claimed they were framed years earlier by a police sergeant, who went to prison for a related crime, and his team of officers.

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Judge overturns rape conviction, frees man after 45 years in prison

After nearly 46 years in a Louisiana prison, Wilbert Jones became a free man Wednesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a 1971 rape case.

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James Foley's parents: Justice for our son

The UN estimates that over the last decade, more than 900 journalists, including our son, James W. Foley, have been killed for bringing news to the public. Sadly, only one in 10 of these cases has led to a conviction.

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Deal to Bolster Gun Background Checks Is Reached by Senators

After a Texas gunman secured firearms despite a domestic assault conviction, senators from both parties move to bolster the gun background check system.

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Air Force silence on shooter's record reflects systemic problem, sources say

The US Air Force's failure to properly document Texas gunman Devin Kelley's 2012 court martial conviction for assault on his wife and their child in a federal database used for firearm sale background checks reflects a systemic problem with the Department of Defense's system for sharing critical case information with the FBI, several former FBI and military agents told CNN.

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UPDATE 1-UK regulator delays banning jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said on Wednesday it would postpone banning jailed former trader Tom Hayes from the financial services industry until an investigation into his conviction has been completed.

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Air Force error helped Texas church shooter buy guns

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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U.S. Air Force error allowed Texas church gunman to buy weapons

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Air Force didn't log Texas church gunman conviction in U.S. database

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Texas Gunman, and Trump vs. the Courts

We look at why a domestic violence conviction did not stop Devin Kelley from buying weapons, and at how the president’s comments can influence court rulings.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Divided U.S. court upholds gun seizure in 'parking while black' case

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a man found with an illegal gun while sitting in a car parked too close to a Milwaukee crosswalk, prompting the dissenting judges to accuse the majority of letting police improperly stop people for "parking while black."

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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Tiger Woods on Friday pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.

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Tiger Woods expected to plead guilty to reckless driving in Florida

(Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday to a reckless driving charge and enter a program for first-time offenders to avoid a conviction for driving under the influence, court officials said.

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Dutch far-right politician Wilders appeals discrimination verdict

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch politician Geert Wilders launched an appeal on Tuesday against his conviction last December for inciting discrimination in a trial he said was politically motivated.

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Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.

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Judge rejects motion to clear Arpaio's conviction

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Joe Arpaio's request to erase a criminal contempt conviction from his record, saying a presidential pardon of the former sheriff didn't change the facts of the case.

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Russian opposition leader's fraud conviction arbitrary, Europe's top rights court says

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's conviction for fraud in 2014 had been "arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable" and ordered Russia to pay him compensation.

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Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executive avoids prison time after fraud conviction

(Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, whose collapse five years ago was the largest failure of a law firm in U.S. history, has avoided prison time after being convicted of defrauding the firm's investors.

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U.S. top court rejects convicted coal executive's appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction stemming from a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners ended on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

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U.S. top court leaves Guantanamo detainee's conviction intact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the last remaining conviction of a Yemeni man who was put on trial before a special military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval base in Cuba for his role as an al Qaeda publicist.

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Arpaio case is not over yet

This week in Phoenix, US District Judge Susan Bolton will hear arguments relating to President Donald Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio. Trump pardoned the former Maricopa County sheriff on August 25, and the Department of Justice has dropped its case against him. A hearing Wednesday is to decide whether Arpaio's conviction stands or is vacated -- thus closing an infamous chapter in Arizona history.

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U.S. calls on Russia to release Crimean dissident: State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States was "deeply troubled" by the conviction and jail sentence of a Crimean dissident opposed to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and called on Tuesday for his release, the State Department said.

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Brazil's Lula extends lead in 2018 vote despite graft conviction: poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva extended his lead in the run-up to the 2018 presidential election despite a corruption conviction that could bar him from running, a poll showed on Saturday.

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Bin Laden son-in-law's conviction upheld; U.S. says 'justice done'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction on terrorism charges of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti-born cleric who was a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and spokesman for the al Qaeda leader.

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U.S. appeals court upholds Bin Laden son-in-law's conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, on terrorism-related charges.

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Court overturns rape conviction, says 'a feeble no' could mean yes

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.

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British banker to appeal conviction over HK double murders

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former British banker Rurik Jutting, who was jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women he tortured in his luxury apartment, is planning to appeal, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court halts Georgia execution of man convicted of 1990 murder

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a black man scheduled to die on Tuesday in Georgia after his lawyers argued that his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.

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Dean Skelos’s 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned

A federal appeals panel cited the same Supreme Court decision used to vacate the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker.

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Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's corruption conviction vacated, faces retrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges.

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Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's conviction is vacated

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges.

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Georgia scheduled to execute man for murdering sister-in-law

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man for the 1990 shotgun murder of his sister-in-law, as lawyers for the inmate argue the lethal injection should be halted because his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.

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Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson's murder conviction

(Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson for murdering his third wife.

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Prosecutors Want Anthony Weiner to Serve About 2 Years in Prison

The government asked a judge to sentence Mr. Weiner to a prison term of 21 to 27 months for his conviction in a sexting case.

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U.S. gambler Walters loses bid to stay free during insider trading appeal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on Tuesday to remain free while he appeals his conviction and five-year prison sentence for insider trading.

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U.S. gambler Walters asks to stay free during insider trading appeal

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A lawyer for famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court to let his client remain free while he appeals his conviction and five-year prison sentence for insider trading.

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Russian Islamic State fighter sentenced to hang in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Russian Islamic State fighter was sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq on Tuesday, authorities said, a rare conviction of a foreign militant on terrorism charges.

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Justice Department, ex-Obama lawyers duel over Arpaio pardon

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a criminal conviction against ex-Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be dismissed as moot in the wake of a controversial pardon from President Donald Trump, according to a court filing.

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U.S. seeks at least 30 years for nephews of Venezuela's first lady

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady should serve at least 30 years in prison for their convictions in the United States on drug trafficking charges, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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Martin Shkreli seeks to overturn part of his conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli on Friday asked a judge to throw out part of his criminal conviction, a day after prosecutors sought to have him jailed until his sentencing.

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Misconduct prosecutor is indicted for same

An Illinois state prosecutor who had been assigned to investigate police and prosecutorial misconduct arising from a wrongful murder conviction has himself been indicted on multiple misconduct charges.

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Opinion: Trump doing to Dreamers what was done to him

To understand how President Donald Trump could rescind a program protecting nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants, it helps to recognize two of his strongest traits. The first is his conviction, as he explained it to me in 2014, that "most people aren't worthy of respect." The second is his profound fear of his fellow human being -- at least ones who don't resemble him.

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Fugitive Italian 'cocaine king' arrested in Uruguay

ROME (Reuters) - One of Italy's most wanted mob bosses has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run from convictions for mafia association, drug trafficking and other serious crimes, the Italian Interior Ministry said on Monday.

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Impersonator of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars sees U.S. conviction upheld

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A disbarred U.S. lawyer convicted of impersonating Dead Sea Scrolls scholars in emails on Thursday lost his bid to escape his two-month prison sentence.

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Indian police issue shoot on sight order ahead of guru's sentencing

ROHTAK, India (Reuters) - Police in India issued orders on Monday to shoot protesters on sight ahead of the sentencing of a self-styled guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly clashes last week.

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A Guide to Joe Arpaio, the Longtime Sheriff Who Escaped Strife

He served six terms as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona before earning a criminal conviction and a presidential pardon. The Times first mentioned him in 1994.

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India detains hundreds, cancels more than 300 trains after deadly 'godman' protests

PANCHKULA, India (Reuters) - Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and canceled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 29 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled 'godman'.

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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case

President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night.

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U.S. sentences ex-Guinea minister to seven years in prison for laundering bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Guinea government minister was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday following his conviction of laundering $8.5 million in bribes that U.S. prosecutors say he took in exchange for helping a Chinese conglomerate secure mining rights.

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'Crown Heights' explores perseverance in tale of wrongful conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new film based on the true story of a man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for murder seeks the silver lining in human perseverance while exploring the flaws in the U.S. justice system.

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Brazil's Lula says party may field someone else in 2018

PENEDO, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Reuters on Wednesday that his recent conviction for corruption might mean that his Workers Party will have to field a candidate other than him in next year's election.

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UPDATE 2-SAC's Martoma fails to overturn U.S. insider trading conviction

NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the insider trading conviction of Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager for billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP, after the U.S. Supreme Court made such cases easier to pursue.

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U.S. appeals court upholds insider trading conviction of SAC's Martoma

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the insider trading conviction of Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager, rejecting his claims that there was inadequate evidence of guilt and that the jury instructions were defective.

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Twice-convicted ex-Jefferies trader faces prison after losing bail request

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected former Jefferies Group mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak's request to stay out of prison while he appeals his second conviction and two-year sentence for defrauding customers on bond prices.

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Brazil's Lula on the road, eyes comeback despite graft conviction

LAGARTO, Brazil (Reuters) - Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday accused Brazil's government of undoing social progress made during his years in office and vowed to restore it if he was allowed to run again next year.

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Nevada Parole Board Unaware of O.J. Simpson’s Old Conviction

Parole commissioners were unaware that Mr. Simpson pleaded no contest in 1989 to battery of his wife, though it is unclear whether that might have made them reconsider setting him free.

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Thailand sentences man to 18 years in prison for insulting monarchy

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai man was jailed for 18 years on Wednesday for posting six video clips deemed insulting to the monarchy, his lawyer said, the latest conviction in junta-ruled Thailand where authorities have cracked down on critics of the monarchy and military.

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First Words: ‘Virtue Signaling’ Isn’t the Problem. Not Believing One Another Is.

The more sheltered and fragmented American communities become, the harder we find it to trust that other people hold real convictions.

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U.S. appeals court upholds trader's spoofing conviction

Aug 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former New Jersey-based high-speed trader who was found guilty in the first U.S. criminal trial involving the manipulative trading practice known as spoofing.

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Shkreli sentence turns on antics, investor impact of crime

(Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli could spend years in prison for Friday's investor fraud conviction if the judge focuses on the intended impact of his crime and his "Pharma Bro" social media antics, according to legal experts.

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U.S. appeals court agrees to reconsider 'Making a Murderer' conviction

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Friday agreed to reconsider the decision of a federal judge who overturned the homicide conviction of a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence in a case chronicled in the Netflix television documentary "Making of a Murderer."

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Ex-Blackwater guard's murder conviction in 2007 Baghdad shooting is overturned

A federal appeals court judge overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a security contractor involved in the 2007 shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square at the height of the Iraq War -- a deadly encounter that left 17 people dead.

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Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Sentences in Blackwater Case

A federal appeals court tossed out sentences and a verdict stemming from a shooting in Baghdad in 2007 that left 31 Iraqi civilians dead or wounded.

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U.S. court tosses murder conviction of ex-Blackwater guard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the murder conviction of an ex-Blackwater security guard and ordered three of his former colleagues to be re-sentenced in the high-profile prosecution stemming from the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007.