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Nation Jul 06Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking, molestation charges
Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials.
Nation Jun 27Manafort pleads not guilty in New York mortgage fraud case
The state charges could keep Paul Manafort locked up even if Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election meddling.
Politics Jun 21House panel to subpoena Felix Sater after no-show
The House intelligence committee says it will subpoena the Russia-born business executive after he did not appear for a scheduled interview Friday to discuss his behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump's effort to build a skyscraper in Moscow during the presidential…
Nation May 21Officer testifies he inflated charge against Eric Garner after his death
Officer Justin Damico testified that after riding in an ambulance with the dying Garner, he went ahead on his own and filled out arrest papers listing a felony tax charge that would have required prosecutors to prove Garner, a small-time…
Nation Apr 23Ex-CEO is first drug exec indicted in opioid crisis, U.S. Attorney says
The indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III ordered subordinates to ignore red flags about certain pharmacy customers to maximize company revenues and his own pay, which more than doubled between 2012 and 2016 as…
Politics Apr 05Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender
A New York City judge designated former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner a Level 1 offender under state law and ordered him to register as a sex offender. It comes as Weiner nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for…
Politics Mar 26Lawsuit says Felix Sater looked to launder cash through Trump projects
A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.
Politics Feb 28Michael Cohen to testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday
A day after publicly testifying before the House's oversight committee, Michael Cohen returned Thursday to Capitol Hill, this time to testify behind closed doors to the House intelligence committee.
Nation Feb 27Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand
On WikiLeaks, Michael Cohen says in the prepared testimony that he was in Donald Trump's office in July 2016 when longtime adviser Roger Stone called Trump.
Politics Feb 26Michael Cohen claims lying, racism and cheating by Trump
WASHINGTON — In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president’s former lawyer on Wednesday cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex, and lied throughout…