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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing three accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, a step toward possible criminal charges for the movie producer, a spokesman for the county District Attorney's office said on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has provided arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday, as pressure mounts for the scandal-plagued president to step down.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive in the family's squalid home were charged on Thursday with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, as prosecutors said the victims were beaten, starved and chained.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian authorities said on Tuesday a former prime minister and top official have been banned from leaving the country as prosecutors lead a corruption probe in which 12 people, including government officials, have been arrested.
TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Monday with financial and exporter stocks leading gains, offsetting weakness in construction stocks after news prosecutors raided the headquarters of at least two construction firms for alleged antitrust violations.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail term and a fine of 7 billion won ($6.44 million) for Lotte Group chief Shin Dong-bin over a bribery scandal involving former President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-shil, a Lotte spokesman said on Thursday.
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.
At House GOPers' request, Sessions tells prosecutors to look into uranium deal and Clinton Foundation
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" presented by House Republicans, including alleged ties between the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have dropped an investigation of film director Roman Polanski after finding the statute of limitations did not allow pursuing allegations by a former German actress and model that he raped her in 1972 when she was 15 years old.
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are seeking a court ruling that would make it easier to convict whistleblowers for breaking the country's bank secrecy law wherever they are in the world, legal documents show.
(Reuters) - New Orleans prosecutors used forged subpoenas, false evidence and the threat of jail to create "a culture of fear" to compel crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with investigators, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has denied receiving "undue advantages" from Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media and president of Paris St Germain, after Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Jerome Valcke, the banned former FIFA secretary general, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, over World Cup broadcasting deals.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors said on Thursday they had opened a criminal investigation into former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, focused on corruption linked to World Cup broadcasting rights.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal proceeding against former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Qatar's beIN Media Chief Executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the latest escalation in their ongoing investigation into corruption in soccer.
Donning gray pants, an untucked white button-down shirt and long gray beard, Ahmed Abu Khatallah silently took notes and sipped water inside a packed Washington courtroom on Monday as prosecutors outlined a case that will attempt to paint him as the ringleader of the 2012 terrorist attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors are seeking to revoke the bond for the mother of the Texas "affluenza" youth, saying she violated bail terms ahead of her trial on charges of aiding her son escape to Mexico, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors were expected on Friday to continue using comedian Bill Cosby's own words against him at his sexual assault trial, as they appeared close to completing their case.
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors served a new murder warrant on a former nurse known as the "angel of death" for killing infants to keep her behind bars and thwart a mandatory release set for next year, a district attorney said on Friday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether a protest sign calling for the killing of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan violated laws against inciting violence, police said on Monday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Former German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer was questioned by Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of their investigation into his country's successful bid for the 2006 World Cup.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Soulja Boy was charged on Monday with possessing an assault weapon and receiving stolen property following a December raid at his Hollywood home by police, Los Angeles prosecutors said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group, the country's biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye's government gained momentum.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities moved quickly to arrest wealthy real estate scion Robert Durst last year because they feared he would flee after his confession to multiple killings was aired in the chilling HBO documentary "The Jinx," Los Angeles prosecutors said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The founder of New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners was arrested on Monday as prosecutors unveiled an indictment charging him and six others with an approximately $1 billion fraud.
SAO PAULO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Odebrecht SA's former chief executive Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht has told prosecutors that Brazilian President Michel Temer asked for a 10 million-real ($3 million) political contribution from the company, Folha de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors and defense lawyers for Bill Cosby will resume a crucial legal battle on Wednesday, as a judge considers whether to allow more than a dozen female accusers to testify at his criminal trial next year.
(Reuters) - Bill Cosby returns to a Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday, where his lawyers are expected to renew their battle with prosecutors over whether more than a dozen female accusers can testify at his criminal sexual trial next year.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police asked prosecutors to charge former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for more crimes in the country's widest-ever corruption probe, Globo's G1 news site reported on Monday.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police asked prosecutors to charge former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for more crimes in the country's widest-ever corruption probe, Globo's G1 news site reported on Monday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings and seized evidence from the AMAG dealership network after an appellate court ruled Swiss investigators must conduct their own investigation of an emissions scandal at German carmaker Volkswagen AG , they said on Friday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye cannot be questioned by Tuesday as prosecutors have requested, her lawyer said, as she resists growing calls to resign over an influence scandal that has engulfed her administration.
ZURICH/LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal probe into an employee of commodities group Trafigura as part of a wider investigation into suspected corruption at Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, the Office of the Attorney General said on Monday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors have widened a probe into suspected market manipulation by managers at Volkswagen to include the carmaker's supervisory board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW said on Sunday.
SOFIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's prosecutors have charged two former directors of state electricity firm NEK with causing financial damage by signing a nuclear deal that cost the business more than 77 million euros ($86 million).
SAO PAULO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Corruption charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva piled up on Monday as prosecutors accused him and Marcelo Odebrecht, ex-CEO of engineering group Odebrecht SA, in an alleged bribery scheme related to contracts in Angola.
ZURICH/SINGAPORE, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether the country's banks were used to misappropriate $800 million belonging to a former subsidiary of Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB.
ZURICH, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether the country's financial industry was used in the alleged misappropriation of $800 million from a former subsidiary of Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
(Reuters) - A Georgia man accidentally left his toddler son to die in a hot car in 2014 but did not kill him intentionally in order to pursue online sex as prosecutors contend, his defense lawyer argued on Tuesday.
TAIPEI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan's prosecutors said they are questioning ex-finance minister Chang Sheng-ford as a witness in connection with an investigation into Mega Financial Holding whose unit was fined $180 million by U.S. authorities for violating anti-money laundering regulations.
TAIPEI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Taiwanese authorities are investigating whether Mega Financial Holding Co and its banking unit violated local laws after it was fined $180 million by New York authorities for anti-money laundering violations, the island's prosecutors said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - A former friend of convicted murderer and ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez will identify him as the man who fatally shot two Cape Verdean nationals after a dispute at a Boston nightclub in July 2012, Massachusetts prosecutors said on Tuesday.
ZURICH, July 20 (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors on Wednesday said they were helping their counterparts in the United States in an investigation into cash allegedly stolen from the Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog has called on prosecutors to investigate Volkswagen's entire former management board over the time it took to disclose the carmaker's emissions test cheating, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The new probe by German prosecutors against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and another senior executive does not provide fresh facts that indicate a possible severe neglect of duty by the accused managers, VW said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrew Caspersen, the Wall Street executive accused of scheming to defraud investors out of as much as $95 million, is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday as prosecutors file papers that often indicate a plea may follow later.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former Los Angeles sanitation worker convicted of murdering nine women and a teenage girl in the "Grim Sleeper" killings returned to court on Thursday for the penalty phase of his trial as prosecutors began making a case that he deserves to be executed.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Mining companies Vale SA and BHP Billiton were hit with a 155 billion-real ($43.5 billion) civil lawsuit for the collapse of a dam at a mine last year that killed 19 people and caused damage that prosecutors said was comparable to BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the ability of federal prosecutors to broker deals allowing corporate defendants to avoid criminal convictions in a case involving a Dutch company accused of illegally shipping aircraft parts to Iran and other countries.
WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the ability of federal prosecutors to broker deals allowing corporate defendants to avoid criminal convictions in a case involving a Dutch company accused of illegally shipping aircraft parts to Iran and other countries.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian investigators searched a plot of land near the French border on Thursday in connection with the arrest of a man Paris prosecutors say was planning an imminent attack in France.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels prosecutors on Monday said they had charged three more people with participating in a terrorist group after a series of raids following bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a metro train last week.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors filed criminal charges against the Southern California Gas company on Tuesday over a huge methane leak near the city that has forced thousands of residents from their homes since October.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors filed criminal charges against the Southern California Gas company on Tuesday over a huge methane leak near the city that has forced thousands...
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against the Southern California Gas company over a huge methane leak near the city sparked by an underground pipeline rupture that has forced thousands of residents from their homes since October.
FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors are expected to ask a judge on Tuesday to move to adult court the case of a teenager given probation in juvenile court for killing four people while driving drunk, a sentence critics say was too lenient and influenced by the family's wealth.
(Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges against a former California Highway Patrol officer who was caught in a cell phone video beating a black, mentally ill, homeless woman beside a freeway last year, officials said.
SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Federal Court agreed to keep billionaire financier André Esteves jailed indefinitely, as prosecutors prepare to file charges against him, the news website G1 said on Sunday, without saying how it obtained the information.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.
Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge on Friday berated U.S. prosecutors for opposing the efforts of a U.S. citizen to leave the Colombian prison where he is currently incarcerated and return immediately to New York to face securities fraud charges.
SALEM, Mass. (Reuters) - Massachusetts prosecutors on Monday are set to open their case against a 16-year-old charged with raping and murdering a popular teacher at his suburban high school two years ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday over how to resolve an appeal by a black Georgia death row inmate convicted of murdering an elderly white woman in a 1987 trial in which he contends prosecutors unlawfully excluded black jury candidates.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill into law that prohibits prosecutors from using the state's secret investigation law to probe political crimes - a measure used to convict four of his aides and investigate his campaign.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's former President Ion Iliescu faced Supreme Court prosecutors at a criminal investigation on Wednesday into the storming of peaceful demonstrations in Bucharest in 1990 by tens of thousands of miners.
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, already under fire over steep price hikes for two heart drugs, said it had been subpoenaed by U.S. prosecutors seeking details on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , under fire for price increases of its two heart drugs, said it was subpoenaed by U.S. prosecutors on its pricing, drug distribution and patient assistance programs.