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Iran rights lawyer won't appeal new jail ruling: husband

Iran rights lawyer won't appeal new jail ruling: husbandIranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh will not appeal a 12-year prison sentence imposed on her last week for “encouraging corruption and debauchery”, her husband said on Sunday. “She said she wouldn’t want to appeal, and the reason is that the judicial process is unfair and such protests will do no good,” Reza Khandan told AFP over telephone. “She does not want to undertake any judicial action since she does not agree with the judicial process.



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Trump ex-campaign chief faces New York charges, more jail time

Trump ex-campaign chief faces New York charges, more jail timeNew York prosecutors filed mortgage fraud and other charges on Wednesday against Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chief, just minutes after he was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison in another case. Manafort, 69, who appeared in court in a wheelchair, is now facing a total of 7.5 years in jail after going before two federal judges for tax crimes, bank fraud and conspiracy charges.



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Top cardinal gets six years jail for 'appalling' choirboy abuse

Top cardinal gets six years jail for 'appalling' choirboy abuseDisgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for the “brazen” sexual abuse of two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a “grave” abuse of power. Judge Peter Kidd, his remarks broadcast live on television, said the 77-year-old was guilty of “appalling offending” and “breathtakingly arrogant” attacks that took advantage of his position of authority over the boys, then aged 13.



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Paul Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager sentenced to less than four years in jail for fraud

Paul Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager sentenced to less than four years in jail for fraudPaul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has been sentenced by a judge to 47 months in jail – considerably less than prosecutors had sought for the 69-year-old known for wearing $ 10,000 suits. In what came as nothing less than a jolt to observers – prosecutors had requested he be jailed for up to 25 years – the man who served as Mr Trump’s campaign chief for a short but crucial few months, appeared to have been successful in his appeal to the federal judge TS Ellis to show mercy. There was no immediate reaction from either special counsel Robert Mueller or the president.



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Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face jail time for funneling PAC funds?

Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face jail time for funneling PAC funds?Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff face allegations of funneling $ 1 million in donations to private businesses; reaction from Republican strategist Ned Ryun.



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Michael Cohen: How Trump's former lawyer will survive prison life, according to his jail guide

Michael Cohen: How Trump's former lawyer will survive prison life, according to his jail guideMichael Cohen will be stripped of most of his liberties when he enters the US prison system in May after pleading guilty to financial crimes, campaign violations and lying to congress. Cohen will likely serve his three-year sentence at the FCI Otisville after US district judge William Pauley said he would recommend the prison for him to the Bureau of Prisons – which determines where a prisoner will be held – in court last year. Considered one of “America’s 10 cushiest prisons” by Forbes Magazine, FCI Otisville is a medium-security correctional institution boasting basketball and tennis courts, a baseball field and an alternate, minimum-security satellite camp.



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Facing Jail in Caracas, Guaido Travels Across South America

Facing Jail in Caracas, Guaido Travels Across South AmericaPeru’s President Martin Viscarra has also invited Guaido to Lima, according to the deputy foreign minister. The opposition leader insists he’ll be home soon, but his lengthening regional tour raises questions about just how and when he intends to get back to Caracas. Guaido, head of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, risks not only being blocked from re-entering Venezuela, but being tossed into jail after violating a foreign-travel ban.



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With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate(Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top foreign investors.



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Roger Stone Draws the Judge Who Threw Paul Manafort in Jail

Roger Stone Draws the Judge Who Threw Paul Manafort in JailThe no-nonsense judge assigned Stone’s case has already demonstrated that she’s got little patience for defendants who misbehave. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a gag order on Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and later revoked his bail and threw him in jail. “This is not middle school,” Jackson told Manafort’s lawyers before ordering him locked up in June for alleged witness tampering.



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Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jailA Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, was arrested alongside Alexander Kirillov, a self-styled sex guru, when the two arrived at Moscow’s main airport following their deportation from Thailand last Thursday. Vashukevich had been waiting to travel on to the Belarusian capital Minsk.



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