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Accused U.S. mail bomber Sayoc could face life in prison with new charges

09 Nov 2018

NEW YORK New York federal prosecutors on Friday brought new charges against Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man accused of mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Jury chosen for U.S. trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo'

07 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Twelve New Yorkers were chosen Wednesday to sit on the jury that will decide the fate of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, whose trial on U.S. drug trafficking charges begins next week.

Manhattan subway bomber found guilty of supporting Islamic State

07 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The Bangladeshi man accused of detonating a bomb last December in a New York City subway passageway on behalf of Islamic State was found guilty on Tuesday of all six criminal counts against him, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and support of a terrorist organisation, according to federal prosecutors.

More potential 'El Chapo' jurors excused for safety fears

06 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The pool of potential jurors for the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman continued to shrink on Tuesday, with two people who expressed fears about their safety and one self-described "fan" of the defendant cut from the running.

Former Akebia employee gets three years in prison for insider trading

06 Nov 2018

A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison after being convicted of working with a friend at a rival drugmaker to engage in insider trading based on information they learned about drug studies, according to the office of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling.

U.S. jury selection begins for 'El Chapo' trial; safety fears muted

05 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, which is expected to last four months, began on Monday with the selection of jurors in a federal court in Brooklyn. | Video

U.S. official felt 'obligation' to leak documents on Manafort, others - lawyer

02 Nov 2018

NEW YORK A lawyer for a U.S. Treasury Department employee charged with leaking to a journalist confidential documents on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others, said on Friday that his client was motivated by public service.

U.S. charges financier, former Goldman bankers for 1MDB

02 Nov 2018

NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR U.S. prosecutors unveiled criminal charges on Thursday against two former Goldman Sachs Group Inc bankers and Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho tied to the alleged theft of billions of dollars from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. | Video

Manhattan subway bomber was not part of Islamic State, lawyer says

30 Oct 2018

NEW YORK The man accused of detonating a bomb in a New York City subway passageway on behalf of Islamic State last December was a troubled individual who committed a serious crime but not a terrorist, his lawyer told jurors in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Tuesday.

El Chapo loses last minute bid to postpone trial

30 Oct 2018

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Tuesday turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to delay his trial, scheduled to begin next Monday with jury selection in Brooklyn federal court.

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