Tag Archives: Judge

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Judge rips attorney as 'unprofessional' in Russia probe case

Judge rips attorney as 'unprofessional' in Russia probe caseWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and "Animal House" in recent court filings are inappropriate.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

U.S. judge: defense lawyer's conduct in Russia probe 'unprofessional'

U.S. judge: defense lawyer's conduct in Russia probe 'unprofessional'Judge Dabney Friedrich told lawyer Eric Dubelier to stop what she called “meritless personal attacks” against Mueller’s team. Dubelier is defending Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a Russian firm accused of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. “I’ll say it plain and simple: knock it off,” Friedrich told Dubelier in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

‘Putin’s Chef’ Lawyer’s Tactics Called ‘Unprofessional’ by Judge

‘Putin’s Chef’ Lawyer’s Tactics Called ‘Unprofessional’ by Judge“It’s unprofessional, inappropriate and ineffective,” Judge Dabney Friedrich told defense lawyer Eric Dubelier during a Washington federal court hearing on Monday. Dubelier’s client is Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a company run by Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, a man sometimes referred to as “Putin’s chef” because Vladimir Putin had hosted dinners in his restaurants.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

A Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Has Fled to the U.S. to Protest President Maduro's Rule

A Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Has Fled to the U.S. to Protest President Maduro's RuleJudge Christian Zerpa disavowed the government of President Nicolas Maduro



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Robert Mueller grand jury gets more time; judge extends 18-month term set to expire in coming days

Robert Mueller grand jury gets more time; judge extends 18-month term set to expire in coming daysRobert Mueller grand jury gets more time; judge approves term extension



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assault

Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assaultA judge in Nantucket has ordered Kevin Spacey to appear in court next week for his arraignment on sexual assault charges, denying the two-time Oscar winner’s plea for him to be excused from what he described as a media circus. Spacey said in court documents, filed on Monday, that will plead not guilty to indecent assault. The 59-year-old actor is accused of groping an 18-year-old employee of the Club Car, a restaurant and bar on the island of Nantucket, in July 2016. In the court documents, obtained by The Telegraph, he asked the judge that he be exempt from the January 7 arraignment, arguing that his presence would "amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with the case." His lawyer added that his presence would heighten the "prejudicial media interest" in the case and contaminate the jury pool. The judge swiftly denied Spacey's request, ordering that he attend the court proceedings.   Kevin Spacey, pictured during his time as director of the Old Vic theatre in London Credit: Clara Molden for The Telegraph His lawyers have been trying for some time to avoid the spectacle of the two-time Oscar winner appearing in court. On Thursday Michael Giardino, the Cape and Islands assistant district attorney, filed a motion saying that the prosecution did not agree to the defence’s request that Spacey be allowed to stay away. The prosecution argued that Massachusetts state rules for criminal procedure require that a defendant appear at arraignment. Lawyers for both sides agreed on the January 7 arraignment date during a December 20 hearing, at which Clerk-Magistrate Ryan Kearney found probable cause to charge Spacey. This allegation was first made public by the accuser’s mother, former news anchor Heather Unruh, in November 2017. Former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh speaks at a press conference in Boston November 8, 2017 during which she accused actor Kevin Spacey of allegedly sexually abusing her son in July 2016  Her son told investigators in the autumn that he was the one who approached Spacey that summer night, wanting a photo, and proceeded to drink heavily with the House of Cards actor after finishing his shift before the alleged assault took place, some time after midnight, police reports in the case show. Spacey’s lawyers on December 20 argued that there were “inconsistencies” in the accuser’s story, and claimed that he didn’t pull away from the actor for three minutes. The accuser has admitted telling Spacey he was 23 – the legal age for drinking in the state is 21. Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen men — some of them teens at the time of the alleged incidents — but the Nantucket case is the first to result in criminal charges. It carries a possible five years in prison.  



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect

Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effectJudge Reed O'Connor agreed to stay his decision because "many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty" while appeals played out.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heardA US judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed. Opposition Democrats, who have seen the law survive previous legal and legislative attacks, view it as a signature achievement of former president Barack Obama. Republicans on the other hand dismiss it as governmental overreach and President Donald Trump made repealing the law a key part of his campaign platform.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines