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Conservative U.S. Justice Gorsuch again sides with liberals in criminal case

Conservative U.S. Justice Gorsuch again sides with liberals in criminal caseThe court ruled that the right of Andre Haymond to face a jury trial under the U.S. Constitution’s Sixth Amendment was violated when a judge unilaterally imposed an additional prison sentence after Haymond violated the terms of his supervised release. Haymond originally was sentenced to just over three years in prison and 10 years of supervised release after being convicted by a jury in 2010 of possessing pornographic images involving children. After completing his sentence, Haymond was found in 2015 in possession of 59 additional images.



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Corruption Crisis: How Criminal Politicians Poisoned the Dominican Republic

Corruption Crisis: How Criminal Politicians Poisoned the Dominican RepublicThe recent deaths of American tourists and shooting of former Boston Red Sox superstar David Ortiz have shed a light on the Dominican Republic’s lack of security, its poor public-health regulations, its failed criminal justice system, and its high levels of corruption and impunity.Over the past fifteen years, the Dominican Republic has become the ideal place for domestic and transnational criminals to operate with impunity. The criminal activities that transpire in the Dominican Republic range from armed robberies and improvised laboratories that specialize in counterfeiting booze and medications to drug trafficking, political corruption, contract killings, illegal arms trade and human trafficking. Every ten minutes a robbery takes place in the Dominican Republic.The Dominican criminal justice system’s credibility has declined steadily since the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, PLD) rose to power in 2004. As a result, crime has skyrocketed to levels the likes of which the country has never seen before. In addition, the institutions and law enforcement agencies tasked with protecting the public health and providing security of human drugs, biological products, medications, consumer goods and food supply are virtually operating unchecked.Few countries have as corrupt a criminal justice system as the Dominican Republic. The scarce but well-intended efforts that law-enforcement officials have made to arrest criminals and raid clandestine laboratories and drug spots are often hampered by the Dominican Republic's weak criminal justice system, which, in many cases, fails to prosecute and imprison perpetrators due to their influence within or association to the PLD.Due to intractable criminal activity and continuous health and security breaches, adulterated pesticides and counterfeit alcoholic beverages have potentially killed tourists like Robert Wallace, David Harrison, Miranda Schaup, Yvette Monique, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day. Both substances are regularly present at Dominican Republic’s luxury hotels. A failed criminal justice system.



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Nunes to send eight criminal referrals to DOJ on allegations of lying to Congress, leaking classified info

Nunes to send eight criminal referrals to DOJ on allegations of lying to Congress, leaking classified infoHouse Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes is targeting allegations of misconduct during the Trump-Russia investigation; Griff Jenkins reports.



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President Trump announces the Second Step Act to aid Americans with criminal records reenter society successfully

President Trump announces the Second Step Act to aid Americans with criminal records reenter society successfullyRaw video: The president makes the announcement during the open media portion of the 2019 Prison Reform Summit.



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Michael Avenatti goes from media darling to criminal suspect

Michael Avenatti goes from media darling to criminal suspectLOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti seemingly came out of nowhere, a sharply dressed lawyer with a penetrating gaze who said he would prove President Donald Trump had sex with a porn star and paid her off to keep quiet ahead of the 2016 election.



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FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashes

FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashesThe FBI has joined the widening criminal probe into how Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets were deemed as safe in the months before two of them crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia,



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The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving Time

The Supreme Court Ruled That Immigrants With a Criminal Past Can Be Detained Years After Serving TimeThe 5-4 ruling gives the federal government the power to detain immigrants with a criminal past years after they finish serving time



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Two-thirds of Americans think Trump is a criminal and most believe Michael Cohen over president, poll finds

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump is a criminal and most believe Michael Cohen over president, poll findsAlmost two-thirds of Americans believe Donald Trump committed crimes before he was elected, a poll has found. Forty-five per cent of US voters think the president has even broken the law since entering the White House, compared to 43 per cent who do not, according to Quinnipiac University’s survey. Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll, said the results “deliver a double-barrelled gut punch” to Mr Trump’s integrity.



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Criminal charges in undecided N. Carolina congressional race

Criminal charges in undecided N. Carolina congressional raceRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.



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Paul Manafort: US government could not find anyone as 'brazenly' criminal as Trump's former campaign manager

Paul Manafort: US government could not find anyone as 'brazenly' criminal as Trump's former campaign managerFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort broke the law so often and so “brazenly” that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller has called his criminal history “unique”. The document also revealed Manafort continued to break the law even after his 2017 indictment by the special prosecutor, who is investigating Russian election interference and related matters. “For over a decade, Manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law,” the memo states.



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