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  • Kentucky court suspends prosecutor who asked for nude photos

    Kentucky court suspends prosecutor who asked for nude photos

    Criminal Law 09/17/2022

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended an Eastern Kentucky prosecutor who promised to help a defendant in exchange for nude photos.Ronnie Goldy is the commonwealth’s attorney for Bath, Menifee, Montgomery and Rowan counties. Although the cour...

  • Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    Criminal Law 08/01/2022

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation.Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta...

  • Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Criminal Law 06/03/2022

    A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Vermont to kidnapping a man who was later found shot to death in a snowbank in 2018 in what prosecutors allege is a murder-for-hire case stemming from a financial dispute. Federal prosecu...

  • Mexico high court OKs preference for state power plants

    Mexico high court OKs preference for state power plants

    Criminal Law 04/06/2022

    Mexico’s Supreme Court deemed constitutional Thursday a controversial energy law pushed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that gives government-owned power plants preference over private competitors.The law took effect in M...

  • Man convicted of fraudulently seeking $13M in COVID-19 loans

    Man convicted of fraudulently seeking $13M in COVID-19 loans

    Criminal Law 02/28/2022

    A Massachusetts businessman has been convicted of fraudulently seeking more than $13 million in federal coronavirus pandemic relief loans, federal prosecutors said. Elijah Majak Buoi, 40, of Winchester, was convicted Thursday of four counts of wire f...

  • US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    Criminal Law 01/05/2022

    The Biden administration on Monday slapped sanctions on top members of Myanmar’s judiciary and one of its main revenue-producing ports over rights abuses since last year’s coup. The sanctions on the country’s attorney general, supre...

  • International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    Criminal Law 11/09/2021

    The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, the first time a country in Latin Am...

  • Spain: Venezuelan spymaster loses court extradition dispute

    Spain: Venezuelan spymaster loses court extradition dispute

    Criminal Law 09/20/2021

    Spain’s Supreme Court refused Monday to suspend a government decision allowing a former Venezuelan spymaster to be extradited to the United States. Lawyers for Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for over a decade was late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez&rsq...

  • Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    Criminal Law 09/12/2021

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove two members of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board from a high-profile death penalty case. The court’s brief ruling on Friday denied a prosecutor’s request to remove Adam L...

  • 40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    Criminal Law 07/24/2021

      Maine’s supreme court has upheld a 40-year prison sentence imposed on a man who killed his roommate in Old Orchard Beach. Dustan Bentley pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 65-year-old William Popplewell, who was beaten, stabbe...

  • San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Criminal Law 07/20/2021

    At Bullard & Powell, we believe that every criminal case, just like the person being charged, is unique. To that end, we do not view our cases as simply files to be worked on, but view them from the perspective of our clients. We work closely wit...

  • British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    Criminal Law 06/16/2021

    British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court in his quest to end impunity for atrocities and to try to hold trial...

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