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Politics Apr 11Trump’s sister retires from the bench, negating judicial ethics complaints
Maryanne Trump Barry's retirement as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia ends a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes.
Nation Mar 25U.S. attorneys charge Michael Avenatti with extortion and wire, bank fraud
U.S. prosecutors on two coasts have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.
Nation Mar 21Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump critics
Cesar Sayoc sent rudimentary bombs — none of which detonated — to 16 targets, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, several members of Congress, former President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Devices were also…
Politics Mar 19Records show FBI was investigating Michael Cohen long before raid
A search warrant released Tuesday shows the federal inquiry into Michael Cohen had been going on since July 2017 — far longer than had previously been known.
Nation Mar 053 convicted in college basketball bribery scandal get prison sentences
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said he had to balance the need for a stern message with the realization that others who did similar crimes were not prosecuted in a widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two…
Politics Feb 20Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed due to surgery recovery
President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to…
Nation Feb 07Info on FBI raid of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to be released, judge says
A judge confirmed that federal prosecutors in New York are still investigating campaign finance crimes committed when President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid two women to stay silent about alleged affairs with Trump.
Politics Jan 15Trump administration barred from adding citizenship question to 2020 census, for now
In a 277-page decision that won't be the final word on the issue, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that while such a question would be constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had moved to add it to the census arbitrarily…
World Jan 08Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case
A Russian lawyer who became a focal point of the investigation into whether there was collusion between Russians and President Donald Trump's election campaign was charged with obstruction of justice Tuesday in an unrelated case in New York.
Politics Dec 12Judge gives former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison
Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of…