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World Feb 12U.S. jury convicts Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’
Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a…
Nation Feb 04After months of testimony, jury deliberates in ‘El Chapo’ drug-smuggling trial
Prosecutors say Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is responsible for smuggling at least 200 tons of cocaine into the United States and for a wave of killings in turf wars with other cartels.
Nation Feb 03El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war
In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers.
World Jan 29‘El Chapo’ defense rests case after 30 minutes
After a prosecution that spanned 11 weeks and had its share of bombshells, attorney Jeffrey Lichtman called one witness and entered one document into evidence before resting the defense's case.
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.