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Venezuela Supreme Court orders prosecution of new oil boards

Venezuela Supreme Court orders prosecution of new oil boardsVenezuela’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that executives appointed to boards affiliated with state oil firm PDVSA — in a bid for control by opposition leader Juan Guaido — face criminal prosecution. The court — packed with Maduro loyalists — ordered legal action against 15 executives that the National Assembly, headed by Guaido, named on Wednesday to form four new executive boards for PDVSA and its US-based affiliate Citgo.



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Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian Trolls

Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian TrollsThe special counsel’s office wrote in a filing that prosecutors only need to show that the company, Concord Management and Consulting, and its alleged co-conspirators agreed to engage in conduct that violated their duties to register as foreign agents and report campaign expenditures. “The government is not required to prove that the conspirators actually violated” federal election and campaign finance laws, prosecutors wrote.



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Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein case

Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein caseThe prosecution has admitted to a new embarrassing error in the Harvey Weinstein case, saying a police detective told one of the disgraced Hollywood producer’s accusers to delete from her phone anything she wanted to keep private. In a letter to Weinstein’s attorney dated Tuesday, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon acknowledged that the lead detective had made the recommendation to one of two women accusing Weinstein in the case, in which he faces charges of rape and a forced oral sex act. “This new development even further undermines the integrity of an already deeply flawed indictment of Mr Weinstein,” his lawyer Ben Brafman was quoted by a spokeswoman as saying.



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'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution arguesALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday.



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Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss charges

Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss chargesProsecutors have rested their case against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he avoided taxes on at least $ 16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up. More than two dozen witnesses painted a picture of Mr Manafort, 69, as a lavish spender with little regard for the law. The prosecution allege that Mr Manafort stashed his money from his political consulting work in 31 undisclosed offshore bank accounts, and skirted taxes on that income by wiring it directly to vendors to snap up real estate, bespoke suits, cars and antique rugs.



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Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exceptionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.



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As juror sleeps, prosecution plods along at sanctions trial

As juror sleeps, prosecution plods along at sanctions trialNEW YORK (AP) — As a juror slept, a wealthy Turkish-Iranian businessman who was arrested on his way to Disney World described to a jury Friday how he overcame U.S. economic sanctions to help Iran move $ 1 billion through foreign banks.



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Judge lectures prosecution on 1st day of Menendez testimony

Judge lectures prosecution on 1st day of Menendez testimonyNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The judge in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his longtime friend chastised prosecutors Thursday for asking a witness "irrelevant" questions, and he cautioned both sides to avoid turning the case into a tabloid trial by focusing on details about swanky hotels, limestone baths and rain showers.



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