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U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

“The defendant’s crime was serious and caused damage to the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” Mueller’s memo said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Muller also told the judge that Papadopoulos had not fully cooperated with prosecutors.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Judge sets bail at $750K in cryptocurrency for alleged EA hacker

“A San Francisco judge has set bail in cryptocurrency for an alleged hacker” reports cnet.com. Judges can order “just about anything” for bail, Simmons said, adding that the point is to get a defendant to show up in court.This likely isn’t the first time a US judge has allowed cryptocurrency for bail, Assistant District Attorney Abraham Simmons told the Palo Alto Daily Post.Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley last week set bail at $750,000 in cryptocurrency — such as bitcoin or ethereum — for a Serbian man accused of hacking video game…

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Gunman who killed five at Florida airport to get life in prison

“The federal judge ruled in March 2017 that he was mentally fit to stand trial” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Under a deal with prosecutors that was approved by a federal judge, he escaped the death penalty and will instead be sentenced to five consecutive life terms followed by 120 years in prison, without the right of appeal.A psychologist testified during a plea hearing in May that Santiago had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.When U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom asked Santiago at the plea hearing why he carried out the…

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California judge rejects plea deal in Oakland warehouse fire

“(Reuters) – Two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were due back in court on Friday to set a possible trial date after a judge rejected their plea deal” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Under the plea deal, Almena, 48, and Harris, 28, would have been respectively sentenced to nine and six years in prison.After hearing two days of sometimes emotional testimony last week, Judge Cramer rejected the plea deal and scheduled the hearing for Friday, when a trial date may…

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Trump confidentiality agreements flawed, judge rules

“The motion from the Trump campaign attorneys included a copy of the agreement Denson signed, which was similar to documents that have “ writes Aol Staff for aol.com. The ruling exposes potential weaknesses in the non-disparagement and non-disclosure agreements that staff at Trump’s White House, his campaign, and the Trump Organization have been made to sign. Source: aol.com Share This:

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U.S. judge blocks programs letting ‘Grand Theft Auto’ players ‘cheat’

“Take-Two had accused David Zipperer of selling computer programs called Menyoo and Absolute that let users of the “Grand Theft Auto V” multiplayer feature Grand Theft Auto Online cheat by altering the game for their own benefit, or “griefing” other players by altering their game play without permission” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc , the maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it…

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Should coffee come with cancer warnings? California says no

“A Los Angeles judge ruled that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings to coffee drinkers” writes Tiffany Hsu for seattletimes.com. That undisputed fact led a Los Angeles judge to rule this spring that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings to coffee drinkers.But it also reflects a rising concern that a blizzard of cancer warnings has desensitized consumers to serious health hazards. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

“(Reuters) – A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration’s request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. ACLU lawyer Josh Block said the decision means the administration must set forth its “actual reasons” for the ban.Several federal judges have blocked that ban, which reversed a year-old Obama administration policy, or a narrower version announced in March 2018. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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A judge in Washington state on Tuesday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed against the state by a group of child activists.

“A judge in Washington state on Tuesday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed against the state by a group of child activists” writes Susan Montoya Bryan for washingtonexaminer.com. An initial statement by Our Children’s Trust, the group representing the children, suggested Judge Scott erred in his decision. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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