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Judge to decide whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges

11:07am BST

NEW YORK A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Thursday whether American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls or be released to his Manhattan mansion under house arrest.

Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released

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NEW YORK Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a probe that began last year and landed Cohen in prison.

U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

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NEW YORK Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil." | Video

Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer

17 Jul 2019

NEW YORK A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter.

Epstein's accusers urge U.S. judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial

16 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls. | Video

Epstein sought to pay off potential witnesses, U.S. prosecutors say

13 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Jailed American financier Jeffrey Epstein made payments to two potential witnesses seeking to influence them in the child sex trafficking case against him late last year, prosecutors said late on Friday.

Jailed financier Epstein seeks house arrest in Manhattan mansion

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

U.S. wants 'El Chapo' in prison for life, after he hears from murder plot victim

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors said they want the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to spend the rest of his life - plus 30 years - in prison, after he hears from a victim who survived one of his murder plots.

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets approval for new lawyers in rape case

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got approval from a New York judge to hire a new legal team two months before his scheduled rape trial. | Video

Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges

10 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions. | Video

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