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Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 MurdersVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.



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Prosecutor Fired Over Rant on Uber Driver Apologizes: 'My Career Is Done'

Prosecutor Fired Over Rant on Uber Driver Apologizes: 'My Career Is Done'Jody Warner was accused of being drunk and obnoxious by the driver, who recorded her as she berated him.



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Foul-Mouthed State Prosecutor Berates, Threatens Uber Driver

Foul-Mouthed State Prosecutor Berates, Threatens Uber DriverA Texas prosecutor identified as the woman heard in an audio clip berating an Uber driver has been fired, The Dallas Morning News reports.



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Prosecutor: Black slain for 'socializing' with white female

Prosecutor: Black slain for 'socializing' with white femaleGRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A black man slain in Georgia 34 years ago was killed because he had been "socializing with a white female," a prosecutor said as he asked a judge to deny bond for two suspects in the recently revived cold case.



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Catalan leader travels to Brussels as Spanish state prosecutor calls for rebellion and sedition charges

Catalan leader travels to Brussels as Spanish state prosecutor calls for rebellion and sedition chargesCarles Puigdemont, the ousted president of Catalonia who defied the Spanish state by declaring his region’s independence, has fled Spain to Brussels, fuelling speculation that he may seek political asylum in Belgium. Sources from the Catalan government, which has been formally removed from power by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, told The Telegraph that Mr Puigdemont had travelled to the Belgian capital on Monday, reportedly accompanied by five colleagues from his former administration. On Monday all 14 members of Mr Puigdemont’s ousted executive were accused by Spain’s chief prosecutor of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for organising an illegal referendum in Catalonia before declaring independence. Six members of the speaker’s committee at the Catalan parliament face the same accusations for pushing ahead with illegal procedures ahead of last Friday’s proclamation of an independent Catalan republic. A Mossos d'Esquadra, a Catalan regional police officer, stands guard outside the Generalitat Palace, the Catalan regional government headquarter in Barcelona Credit: YVES HERMAN/ REUTERS Catalonia’s public television channel, TV3, said that Mr Puigdemont and some of his former government colleagues were “in a safe and secluded place”. On Sunday Belgium’s migration minister, Theo Francken, had appeared to invite Mr Puigdemont to request asylum in the country to avoid being arrested and facing up to 30 years in jail if found guilty of rebellion. A spokesperson for Mr Francken said on Monday that he could not confirm rumours regarding the deposed Catalan leader’s presence in Brussels. The Belgian state broadcaster VRT said  Mr Puigdemont would “meet lawyers and political representatives” without providing details. Mr Francken is a member of the New Flemish Alliance, the largest party in Belgium’s coalition government, which has offered consistent support for the cause of Catalan independence. The chief spokesman of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, Fernando Martínez Maíllo, said that Mr Puigdemont fleeing to Brussels was an “error and a sign of desperation”. And there were signs in Catalonia that Mr Puigdemont’s decision to leave the country was not shared by all of his former government colleagues, some of whom showed up for work in their departments on Monday, despite the imposition of direct rule from Madrid under emergency constitutional powers. “There are some people who are still working for Catalonia in the functions that correspond to them and others who will explain their decisions at some point,” a source from the office of Catalonia’s ousted vice president, Oriol Junqueras, said of Mr Puigdemont’s journey. Al despatx, exercint les responsabilitats que ens ha encomanat el poble de Catalunya. #seguimpic.twitter.com/npc6vFH0rB— Josep Rull i Andreu (@joseprull) October 30, 2017 The source said that the now deposed Catalan number two had gone to work in Catalonia’s economy department on Monday. Josep Rull, another ousted government member, posted a photograph of himself on Twitter sitting at his desk, on which a copy of Monday’s edition of the Catalan newspaper El Punt Avui was visible. Spain’s interior minister, Juan Ignacio Zoído, appealed to Mr Rull to desist from his defiant attitude, explaining that the Catalan Mossos d’Esquadra police force had been given direct orders from Madrid to file criminal reports against regional officials who did not accept their dismissals. “I ask him to be sensible and to avoid dragging more public servants to the precipice,” said Mr Zoído. Bon dia �� A post shared by Carles Puigdemont (@carlespuigdemont) on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:39pm PDT Amid expectation that he might also defy Madrid and attempt to enter his former presidential headquarters on Monday morning, Mr Puigdemont appeared to be relishing the game of cat and mouse, posting a photograph of an interior view of the government palace on Instagram in an ambiguous hint that he may have found a way of sneaking inside. The mystery as to Mr Puigdemont’s whereabouts deepened when he failed to attend a meeting of his PDeCAT pro-independence party where the decision was taken to run in elections imposed on the region by Mr Rajoy and set for December 21. A source from Mr Junqueras’ Catalan Republican Left party said they would also enter the elections, as long as they are “free of the violence and intimidation we saw during the referendum”, marred by police charges against voters. “We will never deny Catalan people the chance to choose at the ballot box. We ask that the Spanish government respect their decision this time.” Watch: Police enter Catalan government buildings after dissolution of Parliament Police enter Catalan government buildings after dissolution of Parliament 00:37  



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Top prosecutor in high-profile Virginia office resigning

Top prosecutor in high-profile Virginia office resigningALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Dana Boente, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced his resignation Friday, but said he plans to stay on until a successor is in place.



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Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor(KTLA) — A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.



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'Horrific Pain.' Killer Didn't Know Teen Was Still Alive When He Set Her On Fire, Prosecutor Says

'Horrific Pain.' Killer Didn't Know Teen Was Still Alive When He Set Her On Fire, Prosecutor SaysJessica Chambers had burns on 93% of her body when she was found



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'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutorBy Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a “shocking” disregard for patients’ lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said at the start of the man’s trial in Boston federal court. Varghese told jurors that Chin, 49, recklessly failed to ensure the compounding pharmacy’s drugs were produced in sanitary conditions in order to keep up with demand from hospitals nationally for its products.



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Former Venezuelan prosecutor meets Mexican attorney general

Former Venezuelan prosecutor meets Mexican attorney generalVenezuela’s former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega met Mexico’s attorney general on Thursday, a Mexican official said, weeks after she fled her homeland accusing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in corruption. Ortega, who was removed from her position earlier this month, said a week ago she had evidence that Maduro was involved in graft with construction company Odebrecht. The 59-year-old Ortega has said she would give details of the corruption cases to authorities in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.



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