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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…
Nation Nov 13Long-awaited U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ begins
The story of the botched assassination attempt on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be part of an epic tale told in a tightly secured New York City courtroom starting Tuesday as lawyers make their opening statements in the drug lord's…
Nation Oct 11Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case
The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault.
Politics Aug 21Michael Cohen pleads guilty to charges over hush money
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," said he and President Donald Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.
Politics Aug 20AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe…
Nation Jun 05Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, criminal sex act charges
The 66-year-old Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His attorney, Ben Brafman, has challenged the credibility of his alleged victims and says his client is confident he is going to clear his name.
Nation May 29Weinstein lawyer says accuser was in consensual relationship
Attorney Benjamin Brafman made the remark after meeting behind closed doors with prosecutors and a New York judge Tuesday over defense concerns about whether film producer Harvey Weinstein can get a fair trial.
Politics Apr 27Trump’s recent comments about Michael Cohen raise more questions
The president's recent remarks has prompted fresh questions about his relationship with Cohen in the tangle of legal dealings involving the president, his legal fixer and Stormy Daniels.
Nation Mar 09Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical chief who increased price of lifesaving drug, sentenced to 7 years in prison
Martin Shkreli, the self-promoting pharmaceutical executive notorious for trolling critics online, was convicted in a securities fraud case last year unconnected to the price increase dispute.
Politics Jul 17Former N.Y. congressman Michael Grimm sentenced to 8 months in prison
NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion.